Louise Pedersen: I should have prepped for Vogue
Louise Pedersen was completely clueless ahead of her Vogue casting.
The Danish model has been striking poses for 13 years now after being scouted on a train; by the time she reached her destination, Oslo Central Station in Norway, she had been offered a meeting at 2pm Model Management.
Part of her career beginnings included stopping by the offices of US Vogue to get a Polaroid taken and Louise still remembers the occasion like it was yesterday.
"I was so happy that Vogue wanted to see me - and then I got really nervous. I would have liked to have been more 'cool' during the initial meeting," she recalled to vogue.com.
"I was so incredibly clueless about what to wear. I believe the heels that I was wearing in the shot were actually from Vogue’s closet!"
Louise was late for her appointment and felt especially bad after learning the casting director was suffering from a migraine that day.
She's walked for the likes of Prada, Calvin Klein and Balenciaga as well as landing campaigns for brand including Gucci over the years. Asked what advice she has for models preparing for castings, the 33-year-old kept it simple.
"It’s your job to look the part, so do it! Be you and be present in each appointment that you have," she urged.
"I got the call while I was out in the city, so there was really no time to prepare. Nothing really fazed me back then and I don’t think I truly knew what was going on, or the importance of it, until I was standing in the reception."