High-Fashion Feeding! Model Valeria Garcia Wears a Breast Pump While Walking the Runway

Valeria Garcia's empowering actions come two months after model Mara Martin breastfed her daughter on a Sports Illustrated runway

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Pumping waits for no one — not even working moms.

This mantra was personified Friday during a Marta Jakubowski fashion show at BFC Show Space in London, where model Valeria Garcia strutted down the catwalk with a very unconventional accessory: a breast pump.

Garcia’s all-black getup included a blazer that was open to expose her lace bra, where the pump’s cups were visible underneath the sheer material.

The device she carried was Elvie‘s wearable, app-controlled breast pump, which the brand claims to be the first silent pump of its kind, according to U.K. outlet Evening Express.

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Garcia’s bold statement echoes that of model Mara Martin, who walked the Sports Illustrated Swim Search fashion show runway in July while breastfeeding her 5-month-old daughter Aria.

In a clip from the show, Martin was seen carrying her daughter — who was wearing blue earmuffs to block out the noise of the music — while spectators cheered.

“I can’t believe I am waking up to headlines with me and my daughter in them for doing something I do every day,” she posted on Instagram the following morning. “It is truly so humbling and unreal to say the least.”

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Martin, 30, spoke to PEOPLE about the experience following her fashion-show appearance, advising her fellow women, “You can do it all.”

“You can go out. You can pursue your dream,” she urged. “You can totally work, you can have a kid. You can be in a bathing suit. You can be confident in your body no matter what it looks like.”

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