NYC-based model Dorian Reeves was discovered at an open call for Mode Models Edmonton in 2011 and has been modelling ever since. He has walked exclusively for Versace this past June, and graced the pages of Plain, Bello and Visual Tales magazines - just to name a few. He talks to us about Versace, what he expected modeling to be like, books and more ...
The Fashion Law– How old are you and what's your nationality?
Dorian Reeves – I'm 20 years old and I'm Canadian.
The Fashion Law– Business today is so much about branding. Do you feel like models are brands?
Dorian Reeves– I feel that models have certain brands written across their forehead. I believe that you've got to know who to sell yourself to as a product.
The Fashion Law– How do you think you are different from other models?
Dorian Reeves– What separates me from other models may be my looks, but I'd say it is my personality and character, as well. I'm optimistic, relaxed, instinctive, ambitious, and naughty!
The Fashion Law– What did you think of modeling before you got started?
Dorian Reeves– 3 words: Glamorous, Travel, Girls. So far, the travelling and girls have exceeded my expectations. As far as the 'glamorous' lifestyle goes, it isn't like what you see on TV, in my opinion.
The Fashion Law– What has been the highlight of modeling for you so far? Is there a specific job you loved?
Dorian Reeves – This is hard for me because I truly do enjoy all of it, but walking exclusively for Versace stands out for me.
The Fashion Law– Do you think there are any downsides to modeling?
Dorian Reeves – I feel that modeling has only led me to bigger and better opportunities via travelling and the social aspect of it all. Maybe the only downside is the manipulative behaviour of those in "power."
The Fashion Law– Is there a particular designer or design house that you absolutely want to work with?
Dorian Reeves– Dress me in that Chanel, baby.
The Fashion Law – What do you like to do when you're not traveling and working?
Dorian Reeves– I spend time reading, singing, and making green drinks.
The Fashion Law– Where do you see yourself in the next several years?
Dorian Reeves– Talking to you about this interview.
The Fashion Law– What are you obsessed with right now?
Dorian Reeves– This book I've been reading, Nietzsche's Thus Spoke Zarathustra.