Melanie Sutrathada
Melanie Sutrathada
FWO’s Brand Manager Melanie Sutrathada believes in eating dessert first, always looking for the silver lining, and that you can never be overdressed or overeducated. Say hello at @melaniesutra.

New to NYFW: Interview with NEXT Model Lini Kennedy at FTL Moda

Interview with Lini Kennedy at NEXT Artists Beauty Lounge at FTL Moda


Story with Carlos Martinez

Q: Tell us about your career, what you’ve been doing so far in New York as a model, and anything else.

I started modeling when I was 16.


Yeah, I started in Brazil really early. I started traveling to Europe, Paris, London, Milan, Barcelona. It’s my favorite city.

Q: I’ve never been but I’d love to go. So what are you doing for Fashion Week? Anything super special for New York?

Yeah, you know what? Now I’m doing Sherri Hill. I love this brand, I just started with them. So now I’m going to do this show for the first time. Actually, it’s the first time that I’m here in New York for Fashion Week!

I love Sherri Hill … I just started with them.

Q: Oh my God.

It’s my first time here, yeah.

Q: I’m so excited to hear that.

I’m so excited, too. It’s like a dream come true.

Being in New York is like a dream come true.

Q: So you’ve been living in New York now for how long?

I just moved here in February, I guess.

Q: February. Okay, so very, very new. That’s so exciting! It means you have so many things to do in New York. As a model, how do you feel the scene is different in New York versus in Brazil or in Europe?

It’s a bit different. I’m so excited because everything is really different. The scene, the jobs and everything. I’m very happy to be here.

Q: You have so much time to learn and grow, and I feel like New York is the perfect place to be in when you’re in fashion — but also when you just want to just learn about what’s happening in the world. Thank you so much for joining us Lini, we’re so excited to have you and can’t wait to see you in New York.

Let’s see, thank you.


With love,


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