Who What Wen-------
Liu Wen has been on top of the modeling game for a few years now (she is currently ranked #6 on Models.com), so she’s a seasoned vet when it comes to fashion month madness. Wen walked in 50 major shows for Spring 2012, including Chanel, Balenciaga, Balmain, and Proenza Schouler, and chronicled some behind-the-scenes moments, from massages to motorcycle rides, for Style.com using her iPhone.
Pictured, above: “I had to take a bus to the Peter Som show because the L train wasn’t running. Actually, I think it was my first-ever bus ride in New York!”
“Models like to give each other massages backstage sometimes to stay energized and comfortable.” Pictured: Wen’s friends Mirte Maas and Hanne Gaby Odiele, at Anna Sui.
“You don’t usually see motorcycle helmets on the runway like the ones at Alexander Wang (here is fellow model at Marilyn, Valery Ka, backstage). But the back of my motorcycle driver’s helmet is something I spend a long time looking at every day in Paris. I love how you can see the beautiful city in the reflection, too!”
“Here are Mirte [Maas] and I getting our eyebrows dyed back the correct color after the Balenciaga show.”
“This is my view of the Chanel venue during rehearsal. Like each season, it was such an amazing set! I also got to reunite with Iris Strubegger, who I missed all season, backstage at Chanel.”