In KL to guest judge on ‘Asia’s Asia s Next Top Model’, the English model del chats with BAZAAR about beauty, philanthropy, and working the runways s for Jean Paul Gaultier. By Evanna na Ramly.
Highlights of your career so far? r? I’ve walked the catwalk many times for r Jean Paul Gaultier, Chanel, and Dior. It was a pleasure working with Alexander McQueen, especially on his earlier shows. Steven Meisel was a treat; he’s such a clever man. Working with Irving Penn, that was a real experience. “I love that the fashion n If you weren’t a model, world is embracing what would you be? beauty from all across the I’ve no idea! I started so young; world. Beauty is global.” I was 15 when I entered my first competition and 16 when I started work. Perhaps an actress or a dancer. You get dolled up for shows; what about in your down time? Usually light make-up. For work they pile it on, which I love but my skin doesn’t like. Shu Uemura Face Architect foundation is so light and blends in nicely, and the Depsea water in it is good for the skin. I love MAC mascara and eyeliner, and Lancôme or MAC blusher to make it look like I’ve had d eight hours sleep when I’ve only had three. A beauty icon? Debbie Harry. Her energy, her incredible beauty, style, and music are hard to beat. How does it feel to be a part of f Asia’s Next Top Model Cycle Two? wo o? It’s so exciting. The models are very sweet e ete and the standards are high. It’s brilliant just watching and getting to know them. m. The Malaysian version gets much nicer locations, and the tropical weather is great. eat. Qualities a model must possess? s? The most important thing is being versatile, atile, being able to adapt because you put yourself urself in so many different situations with various ious people. Having a sense of humour is really ally important, too. I think there is not just one perception of beauty anymore. I love that at the fashion world is embracing beauty from all across the world. Beauty is global. Jade Parfitt and designer friend Jasper Conran Tell us about the philanthropic work you do.
m Ever thought about a charitable beauty foray, too?
How do you unwind?
BBest advice you ever received? Be kind, to yourself and others. That’s something I always try to practise; it’s a long lesson to learn.
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