Originally from Madrid, Spain, Cynthia Gutierrez studied advertising and pr before moving to the Emirates five years ago. She is the head booker at Wilhelmina Models Dubai where she works with agencies in New York, Miami and across the globe in order to bring the freshest faces and most professional models to Dubai. Although she is passionate about her job and dedicates herself full time and beyond to the agency handling all the model drama and crazy schedules, Cynthia loves to travel and explore the world. If she’s not working on raising the standards for the industry in the region, meeting with clients or supervising her Internationals she can be found dancing or singing close to the stage at most live rock concerts.
Cynthia and Farah at Mary Katrantzou Presentation
How does a typical work morning start for you?
A typical day is everything but normal at an agency, so I wake up 6:30 am and go straight to the gym. It gives me the focus and energy I need for the long and always interesting day ahead.
Three things you wouldn’t leave home without?
I always need lipstick, my mobile and my notebook, (so I can write down ideas or check my models schedules)!
What do you love most about Dubai?
The mix of cultures this city has to offer. Dubai is very cosmopolitan and young. I love making friends from all over the world. Sometimes you just need to scratch the surface because there is so much to explore. Galleries, events and all these new concept stores/spaces and areas like Al Quoz. I love The Mine for example. Creativity is rapidly developing here so its a great time to be here to be a part of the change and make a difference.
Art Installation at THE MINE
Who is your style crush?
I love Siena Miller’s style. It’s never complicated and always “in”.
Favorite Restaurant in Dubai?
I love Japanese so definitely Zuma.
Cynthia meeting photographer Luc Bassompierre at Capital D
The best way to spend the weekend?
I love working out and yoga, so I always make sure to get some time for that on the weekends. But the best is to spend a day on the beach or on a boat with friends, and ALWAYS with the phone switched off. Did I mention I love concerts?
Favorite fashion designer?
I don’t have a favorite, I love many designers but right now I really dig Mara Hoffman and Isabel Marant.
Your signature style?
I love to wear dresses, sandals and I always accessorize with a scarf, even when it’s hot.
Cynthia with Wilhelmina’s Hostess Booker Fabiola who will be profiled on the blog next!