Irina Lazareanu_takesseasonoff.jpgFor those of you who have been wondering where exactly Irina Lazareanu has gotten to this week (she has been spotted around the tents at New York, but not on the catwalk) an explanation has been offered:

"To be honest, I wanted to take a season off," she told Style File. "I wanted to focus on my music, and not be distracted. I wanted to relax and write. And I wanted to give them a chance to miss me. Do you think they'll miss me?"

Hmm... I suppose if you're going to be hanging around the place anyway, why not to make it really worth your while by appearing in a show or two?

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