Just 15 months after losing a hand and eye in an aeroplane propeller accident, US model Lauren Scruggs, 24, is moving on.
Ms Scruggs was severely injured when she walked into a plane's rotating propeller in December of 2011.
She suffered extensive injuries including brain damage, and still has memory loss from the accident.
Over several months Ms Scruggs underwent a shoulder and collarbone reconstruction and was fitted for a prosthetic eye and hand.
Throughout the ordeal her parents and twin sister were constantly by her side, and her story attracted world-wide media attention.
"It is one of the biggest blessings looking back on this year and observing how much healing and restoration has happened" Scruggs told news.com.au.
Although Ms Scruggs is still recovering and has an intensive rehabilitation regime she has recently joined E! News as a reporter, and says her passion and enthusiasm for fashion are unchanged.
Recently she was assigned to cover Fashion Week in New York, interviewing celebrities and designers and reporting live from the red carpet.
Ms Scruggs admits she still has a lot to learn about interview techniques, but that talking to Michael Kors and Heidi Klum were highlights.
"I have been to fashion week each season for many years, but this season took a new turn," she said.
"I so enjoy the hype of fashion week, and to be able to interview people that have the same interests and passions is exhilarating."
In addition to reporting for E! News Ms Scruggs has written a book on her ordeal – Still Lola – and continues to work on a magazine and blog she started publishing in 2011, Lola Magazine.
"In majority, the accident has increased my passions and has brought more depth to them," she told news.com.au.
"I have been introduced to new, wonderful experiences. Last year taught me to step outside of my comfort zone without fear, because so much personal growth takes place."Sources: news.com.au, Today
Author: Eleanor Ainge Roy, Approving Editor: Nick Pearson