Published on August 3rd, 2017 | by Jerry Doby0
Live Session: International Actress, Luxury Journalist and Model Rachel Ritfeld
Rachel Ritfeld has been stunning fashion fans on runways since she was a budding teenager. Hailing from the country of Surinam, a Dutch Colony, Rachel began from humble beginnings to become an international sensation in the modeling, print, film and television realms. Currently, alongside her campaign bookings, Rachel is a luxury destination columnist for the Voice Newspaper in London. The Hype Magazine caught up with Rachel on the island of St. Kitts during the 2017 St. Kitts Music Festival on assignment. As an actress, her roles are ever expanding, landing a role in the latest of the Mission Impossible franchise “Rogue Nation” and the British television series “The Royals” starring the legendary Joan Collins.
We got Rachel to weigh in on a few things after connecting at the Kittian Bay development of Christophe Harbour, St. Kitts…you’ll have to pardon the wind noise…the natural air conditioning was on full blast a points.
A single mother, Rachel balances a massive workload, filming away from her mother, daughter and her adopted city of London. Off camera during lunch, she further explained that her philosophy is that each member of the family must want the others to be as happy as themselves which is why she includes her daughter has her own busy career in show business as well. She says this makes their time together even more special and she ensures to block out time away from bookings to present for her family…not just in the spot but actively participating as much and as often as she can. It was really cool to witness the FaceTime conversation between mother and daughter at different times throughout our day. Much respect to single mothers living with tough career choices!
Throughout the music festival, we of course ran into Rachel as she went about her duties for her column with the Voice Newspaper, engaging with vendors and party goers…seems that lighting up the space around her comes natural and she was alway surrounded by smiling people.
It’s rare to sit in on another correspondent’s interview however, Rachel pulled this one off with only about 2 minutes warning as she sat in for me for an after performance moment with young songstress Briannagh D…Rachel was such a good sport to do this as a challenge!!! Tune in!
Last but not least…a few more looks at Rachel…enjoy!