Crush of the week – Dania & Her Road to PRADA

Its sunday again. Its time to present our Crush of this week.

Dania Bazaiti is our Crush not just for the class and style she has but she’s the first Albanian Model who has won a 3 year contract with one of the biggest houses of Fashion, PRADA.

But we’ll be back to talk about that later.

First lets see how all this started.
It all begin when she was only 14 years old she was out with some frends at the lake, and a girl that worked on a agency that was one of the most known at that time in Tirana ‘Bindi Model Managment‘ proposed her to try to be part of the fashion world.She went at the agency and decided to start working with them. First she had to do 2 months of trainig how to act infront of the camera, the positions and other stuff without her parents permision cuz she was afraid that after they found out what she was doing they will not allowed her to be part of it. But in the end the contract was Signed.

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Only after a few weeks she was part of Agency comes the first Dania’s work like a model on a Magazine called “JETA”. “I was inexperienced at that time and the Photo consisted with the idea that I was above a table and since the first moment I slipped and broker the heel.” (Remembers always as one of the most embarrassing moments haha).

And after that comes the first big step, she had to go at the other side of the world alone to work with other fashion comapanys for events, show rooms. You may say how she did by her own on one of the biggest citys of the world? But, it wasn’t that easy since the first day there was like she was in an other planet and all those faces looked to her like “Copy-Paste” she said to us while smiling. “The first job was out and one of the most difficult moments because I did not expect to go on the other side of the world and in another continent. Once I arrived in Beijing and accommodated, when I first came I lost hahaha, I felt like an alien walking because I was the only one spotted in the crowd of people. Then I got comfy and then almost every day had different work to do as in catwalks, show room or spots.” Dania says to us.

One of the best performance and well paid ones that she remembers by that times, was the participation of launching one of the most expensive phones in the world, “Vertu“, which costs $6,500-$10,000.

But the journey towards the fame was just begging and Dania continues to show us more. As she mentioned: “The right to say 3 months in Beijing went too fast and I felt in love with the place there. After returning to Albania I’ve made some Editorials for magazines like “Elegance”, “Mapo”, “Living”. And then I had another experience back to China where I firmed a lucrative contract. This time in Guangzhou for about 4 months.”

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What about Milano? “Milano began as something thoughtless and together with my manager at that time I knocked on all the doors of large companies where 3 of them received me, but I have chosen ‘Women” where did a 3 year contract and my travels from Tirana to Milano were frequent than ever. Since I adapted with this work I had everything easier than before. PRADA got me early for a Showroom and then worked on their projects for about a year and a half where I describe as one of the best experiences of my life.”

There didn’t missed even the catwalks for Sisley.

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Milano, must admit that was pretty difficult For her because of the competition is too great from almost anywhere in the world, and the travel and living expenses must assure by herself  and life is pretty expensive there.

“The best photographer I’ve worked in Milano was MEKA where is one of the most famous there. Meka photographed me even at the last showroom of Versace Versus, where I want to emphasize that something has happened quite funny, as trousers that should wear were very narrow and was torn in my rear and I was forced to go to the catwalks in that way because of the limited time that doesn’t promised.” As one of the funniest moments that Dania remember.

Last cooperation in Albania was with the photographer and also her friend “Edvina Meta” where they realized some thoughtful and mature photos.

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“Next year I expect a lot of commitments because I’m off to London and Berlin because of an interesting project that you’ll learn soon.”

Untill the next crush hope you’ll enjoy our Dania and we wish her much success in her modeling life.

Lots of love ❤️

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Written by Jurgen Cellima
Jurgen a hairdresser from Tirana with a love for coffee, fashion and Art in general.I had this kind of obsession to always look good and classy in my own way, trust me i do that very well and makes me feel better everyday I try to. And yeah you might have get it that I'm an Old School type.