Model Monday: Melodie Monrose
March 28, 2011 § 2 Comments
It is hard to imagine Melodie Monrose’s vicious cheekbones shyly hidden behind a book, but her mother, an educator, wouldn’t have anything else. Her childhood was spent in libraries, museums, and other cultural centers, until she was discovered in 2010. Mere weeks before the spring 2011 runway casting shows began, Melodie was whisked away from her home in Martinique, and hurried to NYC, where she was signed to Wilhelmena Models – on the spot! Her timing may have hindered some opportunities, but success couldn’t be thwarted and Melodie landed a spot in Vena Cava’s show, which opened doors for her to walk in Marc Jacobs, DKNY, rag & bone, and Jason Wu shows later that week. The rest is history; the shows she was featured in basically launch her to supermodel status. From Prada, Missoni, Bottega Veneta, and Gucci in Milan to Yves Saint Laurent and Valentino in Paris. An icon in the making, Melodie Monrose, though just a year in the game, is no rookie to the runway.
She appeared in the February 2011 all-black editorial in Italian Vogue, alongside Jourdan Dunn and Chanel Iman.
Her role models are all beauties in their own right, Noémie Lenoir’s, Coca Rocha, and Marilyn Monroe, undoubtedly faves for their outstanding looks, enviable abilities, and most importantly, that certain je ne sais quoi about them.
An artsy fartsy girl at heart, she still loves to go to museums and watch movies- she has an affinity for Pedro Almodóvar’s flicks. In her next life, she sees herself as a fashion designer. Her dreams of becoming a designer were dashed growing up, but she hopes that after experiencing modeling, she will pick up a few things that will provide her with the requisite background to create an amazing collection.