Saturday, September 8, 2012

Fashion Week Chatter with a Top Model

America's Next Top Model alum Eugena Washington has been a fixture on the Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week scene. Everything She Wants spotted her at Fashion Palette: A Showcase of Australian Designers sashaying down the runway in elaborate gowns, Bohemian sheaths and barely anything at all, and again at the By Misha presentation modeling a feminine frock.

Eugena Washington after the By Misha presentation.

We chatted with the leggy brown-skinned beauty (she recalls a young Naomi) after the By Misha presentation at Alvin Ailey American Dance Center to find out how her Fashion Week is going so far.

The California native says life has been good since she was the second runner-up Cycle 7 of "Top Model." In addition to runway, she's done print, commercial and video work.  For Fashion Week, the chameleon says she doesn't know how many shows she has booked until the day before. "I couldn't handle it if I knew any sooner," says the Muse Management model who has since relocated to New York City.

In the elevator ride down, Eugena and two other models from the show massaged their feet -- a relief after standing for hours in shoes that were too small.  "I squeezed into a size 9," she told her fellow cat walkers. "I really wear a 9.5, but no one has half sizes."

Eugena modeling in the Fashion Palette showcase.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

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