Meet Habsa, who went from book bag-bearing to Miu Miu-wearing in just 5 days

Image by Carin Backoff

Life comes at you fast. Sometimes it comes at you full-tilt, marvelously, miraculously, majorly (whatever you will), in the way of a Miu Miu show complete with all the pageantry of any Muccia Prada put on affair. Five days ago, Habsa Abdulkadir was simply a 16-year-old in Denmark doing 16-year-old things like being a school student, until she signed with her agency Le Management last Friday. The Danish belle’s picture was shared over her agent’s private account and immediately caught the attention of Establishment Casting. Just like that Habsa was at the airport on her way to Paris (after a 10-minute crash course in walking the runway) and by Monday was at fittings for Miu Miu’s F/W 19 show. Today, Habsa made her maiden voyage as a model down the catwalk donning Miuccia’s super smol sunglasses and a flower embroidered dress with less than a week’s worth of fashion schooling (and missed a few days of actual school)––and you know what? She’s a natural! “When I was told that Miu Miu wanted me to walk for the fashion show I couldn’t believe it and I was just so shocked, it’s a great thing, I’m just so happy,” the brand new model told us moments after the show.

Images backstage by Carin Backoff

Image by Carin Backoff

Credit: Getty, Pascal Le Segretain / Staff

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