She’s walked the runways (Miu Miu, Dolce & Gabbana and Marchesa among them) and earned her Victoria’s Secret Angel wings, and now Taylor Hill is the face of Topshop, one of fashion’s most recognizable names. Here, the 20- year- old model chats about moving to New York and why she loves cold-weather style.
What was it like growing up in Colorado? “It was cold, but fun! I have a lot of siblings, and we would go snowboarding, hiking and sledding on snow days. We lived in the middle of nowhere— the closest city was Denver, which was 30 minutes away. Coming to New York was such a shock. I was like, ‘ Where’s the sky?’”
How did you prep for your first runway casting? “When I did my first NYFW season, my agent took me into Topshop and bought me black, skinny jeans, a white tank top and heels [for castings]. From then on, I loved it. It’s the in- between of low- end and high- end. You feel so comfortable shopping in there because you’re never spending a fortune getting what you want.”
What do you love about winter dressing? “The layering. During the summer, fashion can get boring really quick— you only wear so many things and you’re always wearing sandals. You can really switch it up in the winter with coats, hats and boots. There’s more to play with.” — Jillian Vieira