In Paris, renowned hairdresser Yannick D’Ys cut her hair short for the iconic “Twiggy” look. The legendary Karl Lagerfeld then featured Patricia in his Chanel, Lagerfeld, Chloe and Fendi fashion shows. Karl also photographed her for his Chanel look book, and Patricia became somewhat of a muse for him at that time.
Patricia became a familiar face on the Runways of Paris, New York and Milan, walking for the fashion world’s top designers -Versace, Valentino, YSL, Ralph Lauren, Oscar de la Renta and many more. Patricia was the featured cover girl and appeared in Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Allure, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, among many others.
At the height of her modeling career, Patricia was the face for L’oreal Cosmetics worldwide, for print ads and television. She had many photo shoots for prestigious campaigns by Valentino, Alberta Ferretti, Yves Saint Laurent, Joan Vass, Iceberg and Guess Jeans.
The transforming artistry in the makeup chair captured Patricia’s heart and imagination. She worked with the world’s elite makeup artists – Laura Mercier, Kevyn Aucoin, Bobbi Brown, Francois Nars, Sonja Kashuk and Stephane Marais. In the makeup chair and on set, Patricia learned the tricks of the trade….not only what looks and feels great, but what performs under the hot photo shoot lights, in the split second clothing changes of the runway shows, and even bathing suit photo shoots in January! She fell in love with the transforming artistry of applying makeup.
Despite her success in the world of fashion and beauty, Patricia always maintained her modest disposition and girl next door allure. She decided to leave the glamorous world of modeling behind and start a family. Her daughter, Anna, was born in 2000 and her son, Luca, in 2002. In the following years, Patricia was dedicated to raising her family.
Patricia never lost her love for beauty and fashion, especially makeup. Sensing a need for high performance makeup that really looks and feels great and that carries a message of inspiration… Patricia’s next chapter is Runway Rogue, a line of high performance cosmetics dedicated to explore the Attitude of Beauty. Be part of that journey, check out RunwayRoguebeauty.com