Woah, now this is odd. I know I'm a bit late on the news but check out that picture. Lithuanian model Auguste Abeliunaite (or Auguste Tomasuite), one of the newer faces in fashion who has also walked in Burberry, Prada, and Pringle of Scotland looked like she was crying on the Jil Sander runway last Friday. What had happened?! Was there a fight backstage?? Did her agent tell her to lose more weight (not saying that she's fat, she really isn't...but you know how agencies are nowadays)?? Wall Street Journal reported that Jil Sander's US publicist said in an e-mail that he did not notice the tears. I'll believe that. Modelinia thinks she was crying "tears of joy". Highly doubt it. Poor gal.
I'm a bit late with posting this here, but a few days ago, NY Mag got word that Auguste's sensitive pale blue eyes could not adjust to the lighting and camera flashes very well, thus comes the waterworks. The model left a comment on Wall Street Journal's Heard on the Runway blog entry about her:
There wasnt any small shoes or my emocional problems!!!! The lights was very strong and cameras was flashing all the time. My eyes are very sensitive thats why i was crying.She's pretty good at English...just saying. Anyway, that's the end of that. Now please media people, stop deriving meaning from her tears. And PLEASE don't make some connection to the damn economy.
Photo: Getty Images