Fashion shows are becoming more diverse. It’s no longer striking to see people of all sizes, ethnicities and genders on the runway. Also pregnant women. Catalan Neus Bermejo paraded during the nine months of gestation on catwalks throughout Spain, including the 080 Fashion Barcelona one year ago. The Mataró model was accompanied on the catwalks throughout her pregnancy and the little girl grew in her mother’s womb between spotlights, photographers, makeup, hair and fashion.
Neus, 27, gave birth last December to her first daughter Neus Solé i Bermejo. From this moment on, it is common to see breastfeeding the little girl behind the scenes parades to which he is summoned. He also always finds a way for his baby is in public to see her as she walks the catwalk wearing clothes from all brands.
Bermejo started modeling 12 years ago and has become one of the most sought-after faces in national modeling. “It has its good and its bad things. It’s a very unpredictable job, both financially and to plan your everyday life. You can do one month very well and then not get paid for two,” he explains during a meeting with El Periódico de Catalunya, of the Prensa Ibérica group, before one of his fashion shows at the 32nd edition of 080 Barcelona Fashion. “It’s a good trip, met a lot of people, and now everything is fine with the girl because I don’t have a fixed schedule and I can be with her often“, Add.
Fears and uncertainties
When Neus became pregnant, she felt the fear and uncertainty of not knowing if she would be able to work and what would happen to her career. First “I didn’t know if I wanted to work while pregnant“, since he risked experiencing a “very strong” exposure. But the moment he decided to continue betting on his career, he wanted to participate in every fashion show. “I felt that Being pregnant was very cool for everyone because of the inclusiveness. But what about right after giving birth? I didn’t know if my body would recover,” says the Catalan.
“These were issues that I didn’t care much about at the time, but at work I thought I was going to be nine months pregnant, I was going to have a big belly for six months and then I was going to have a big belly. be unemployed for four hours. I did my calculations the time I was going to spend without entering“, comment. Without embargo, you know that during the embarazo you can continue to work and do your work and mediocre after you have left it there. Aunque el volumen de trabajo ha disminuido, ha sido porque la propia Neus ha priorizado pasar tiempo con tiempo her daughter. “It makes sense for me to be with her right now“, he rocks.
When she worked while pregnant, she always felt very supported. She is, however, aware that the rise of diversity on the catwalks has made her task easier. “If I had gotten pregnant three or four years ago, I would have been out of work for a year.“, she emphasizes. “I was lucky that we were moving forward a little and that more beauty standards were starting to become visible,” adds the model from Mataró.
Of course, Bermejo warns that this growing inclusiveness still does not fully reflect society. “There will be some ‘curvy’ or tall ones, but they are beautiful and have perfect curves. There will be a 60-year-old model, but with white, straight, beautiful hair and a perfect face. This is not the case. is not the majority of people who are 60. There are more beauty standards reflected, but Within these canons, there is obviously still a selection” warns the model.
Recovery and conciliation
After giving birth, the Catalan faced the postpartum period, although she assures that he did not devote “a minimum of energy” or effort to physical recovery. Until a few months ago, he didn’t even look in the mirror. “Luckily or not, I’m actually now a little thinner than I was before I was pregnant, unintentionally, but I’m still breastfeeding,” she explains. The model dedicated her postpartum period to taking care of her daughter.
But there are also shadows. “You’re a model, you don’t look at yourself in the mirror, and there comes a day when you see that you want to travel and do things, but at the same time you don’t want to part with it,” says- She. explain. Of course, conciliation during these months was easy. Neus can take her daughter to all the shows, breastfeed her in the dressing rooms and then see her on the catwalk. Neus is now fighting to get rid of the label of pregnant woman and mother: “I want to be Neus the model and that’s it. Alone, without pregnancy and without a daughter“.