“I had a baby five months ago in Brazil, so this is my first job in New York in a year and a half. I didn’t travel at all when I was pregnant. I flew in yesterday for the fitting, and I’ll leave tomorrow to go back to the baby in Brazil. I have to get my son’s little visa done so he can come, too. Being a mom has changed everything: you have a different energy, you see everything differently. It’s such an incredible feeling. I miss my son, Bento, so much. Bento means ‘blessed’ in Portuguese. I really understand what love means now. Having a baby also changes your body so much. I have had to work out a lot—three times a week I get trained with boxing and fighting with my trainer in Brazil. And your skin texture changes; I have to moisturize so much. When I was pregnant, I used Clarins Tonic Body Treatment Oil and Mustela Specific Support Bust Cream and Belly Cream so I wouldn’t get stretch marks. Mustela makes a cream for every part of your body! And it worked. They also say your hair falls out when you stop breastfeeding. I’m still breastfeeding now—he’s almost six months. I’m going to breastfeed him until I can’t, I guess. I was three years old when I stopped. It was a nightmare for my mom, but they say that’s why I grew so much and I’m so tall! [Laughs] It feels a little weird to be back on the runway, but I think I was really prepared for this moment. I have such a better life now, because I have a family… But I love my job and I want to continue doing this. I missed everybody.”
—as told to ITG
Caroline Trentini photographed backstage at Alexander Wang Fall 2014 by Emily Weiss on Saturday February 8, 2014. Hair by Guido for Redken and makeup by Diane Kendal for Nars.