Ms. Banfield launched Ms. Porizkova and Mr. Sorkin, 59, by textual content message, and they started corresponding. A month later, she flew to Los Angeles to go on a date. (Reached by electronic mail, Mr. Sorkin mentioned that he prefers to not remark about folks until he’s working with them, “but if Paulina’s ever a cinematographer on something I write I’ll give you a thousand words.”)
While on the West Coast, Ms. Porizkova additionally hung out with kinfolk, together with Colleen Otcasek, 57, the spouse of Ric’s oldest son, Chris, and Olivia Otcasek, 22, Colleen and Chris’s daughter.
Colleen, herself a mannequin and a daughter of the Nineteen Fifties display screen legend Don Murray, mentioned that after a long time of anticipating to be stunning and silent, Paulina needs to be reconsidered. “I know this is something she struggled with in the ’80s and ’90s,” Colleen mentioned. “I think she wanted to be known as very intelligent. She was a supermodel at 17 years old and she’s doing all these interviews with people asking big questions about her perspective on life. The media fails to acknowledge that they are looking for wise words from a teenager.”
Even for Olivia, a product of the always-be-sharing Insta-generation, Paulina has a capability to interrupt by way of reserve. “She pulls out this openness in us when we’re together,” Olivia mentioned. “My mom and I are super, super-close, and we think we talk about every subject. But when Paulina’s around, it’s like, ‘Grandma’s here, let’s talk about sex!’”
Back in her house, Ms. Porizkova was unpacking, sorting by way of mail and peeling and posting samples of non permanent wallpaper for Oliver’s bed room.
The house, she realized the day she determined to hire it, is instantly subsequent door to the very first one the place she lived in New York, again within the Eighties. “Talk about full circle,” she mentioned, a bit sadly. “Being 17 you feel like, everything is about to happen. Here I am, 40 years later, it’s happened. I’m like, ‘Is this it or is this the end of one circle and the beginning of another?’
“The hope from the past is tempered with reality of what it takes to go places, how hard things can be, and how everything is not magical. At the same time, you gain self-knowledge and, perhaps, acceptance of yourself that makes you so much more interesting as a person. It’s not that I’m stronger now. It’s that I’m aware of my strength.”