NEW YORK — Danielle Lashley began her modeling life as a Louis Vuitton exclusive back in March of this year. In the intervening 181 days, she has traveled to Japan, where she walked again for Nicolas Ghesquière in the designer’s cruise runway show, staged in Kyoto. The Bournemouth, England native also notched back some memorable editorial shoots, one of which was published in Wonderland. “People told me to be a model when I was younger, but I didn’t really take it seriously. I’m really enjoying it actually. I was a waitress beforehand, but now I love it. Everything happens for a reason.” If it was not obvious waiting tables, then modeling twice for Louis Vuitton and the rest have driven home Danielle’s newfound calling. Danielle arrived in New York last month and is raring to go on what will be her first full ready-to-wear season.

Credits include: Title, “Next Questions — Danielle Lashley”; Interview and video, Damien Neva at Next Management; Model, Danielle Lashley.