Ge­or­gia May Jag­ger for Thierry Mu­gler An­gel

GE­OR­GIA MAY JAG­GER

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS -

She has her fa­ther’s mouth, her mother’s blonde beauty and has just been cho­sen as the face of Thierry Mu­gler’s

An­gel per­fume.

Ge­or­gia May Jag­ger is a model at the top of her game, daz­zling with fresh­ness and ex­ud­ing con­fi­dence

MC: It must be quite mov­ing to follow in your mother’s (Jerry Hall) foot­steps as the face of An­gel?

Yes. I feel par­tic­u­larly hon­oured to have been se­lected by the Mu­gler house be­cause I never thought that one day I would suc­ceed my mother. It seemed im­pos­si­ble. She had a framed poster of an An­gel per­fume ad on her dress­ing-room wall and I used to think, ‘Wow, I could never do as well.’

MC: Was it ob­vi­ous that you would be­come a model, with a mother and a sis­ter in the business?

Oh, cer­tainly not! I re­mem­ber say­ing, ‘Do not ex­pect me to do this stink­ing job!’ [Laughs] The work did not in­ter­est me at all. I couldn’t see what was grat­i­fy­ing about it. But you know how it goes, I ac­cepted a job, then two, and now here I am… I stopped for a while but I missed it too much. To­day, I love this job!

MC: What ad­vice did your mother give you when you started out?

To al­ways be on time for shoots. Punc­tu­al­ity is the virtue of queens, right? Also, to al­ways be nice to oth­ers even if they’re not with you. My mother al­ways told me that if some­one is ag­gres­sive or neg­a­tive to­wards you, that per­son is un­doubt­edly suf­fer­ing from heartache you are not aware of. She also taught me to love un­con­di­tion­ally and with­out lim­its.

MC: And your fa­ther (Mick Jag­ger)? What ad­vice did he give?

To grow as much as pos­si­ble. Like him, I travel a lot and early in my ca­reer he said, ‘Ev­ery time you ar­rive in a city, find out what there is to see or hear. Don’t waste your time on bulls*** trendy restau­rants and bor­ing peo­ple. Grow up!’ When we took him to Kenya, he in­sisted we do treks rather than sim­ply ride around in a 4x4 like tourists. My fa­ther is con­vinced that only cu­rios­ity pre­vents age­ing. And he is right be­cause the re­sult is there: he re­mains ex­traor­di­nar­ily young.

MC: You see him of­ten?

As much as I can. He has his tours, I have my mod­el­ling as­sign­ments. We see each other for fam­ily cel­e­bra­tions and some week­ends.

MC: What are your beauty tips?

I like go­ing for fa­cials. I drink a lot of wa­ter. I’m crazy about mas­cara and lip­stick, both pas­sions passed down by my mother and sis­ter. Other than that, I al­ways wear a mois­turiser with sun­screen.

MC: And after a sleep­less night?

To be hon­est, it doesn’t hap­pen very of­ten, for­tu­nately. I spray my face with very cold wa­ter – there’s re­ally noth­ing bet­ter.

MC: What do you find most se­duc­tive?

Con­fi­dence. I of­ten tell my friends that if you can master con­fi­dence, there is almost noth­ing you can’t get. In­clud­ing love.

MC: What’s your dead­li­est weapon of se­duc­tion?

My sense of hu­mour. It is a trait I in­her­ited from my par­ents and I’m pretty proud of it. Life is so bloody bor­ing with­out a good come­back!

MC: Is it dif­fi­cult to em­body beauty?

If you can find and show some­thing hid­den and ugly within your­self, you’ll do well at em­body­ing beauty. It’s not a ques­tion of dif­fi­culty, but rather of be­ing in touch with your­self. I hope I am.

MC: Gap teeth are very fash­ion­able now. Did you ever con­sider clos­ing the gap when you were younger?

It crossed my mind when I was younger but I dis­like the idea of mess­ing with my ap­pear­ance. I am what I am.The idea of chang­ing my body hor­ri­fies me. All this stuff, Bo­tox and all the rest, it’s pretty but it is end­less; an un­even bat­tle you can­not win. Time wins ev­ery time.

MC: With your gen­er­ous mouth and great hair, you’ve been com­pared to Brigitte Bar­dot. Does that flat­ter or an­noy you?

An­noy? Oh no! It would be pre­ten­tious to not be flat­tered by such a com­par­i­son. She is so beau­ti­ful. No one to­day comes close to her.

MC: Are you more city rocker or earth child?

A bit of both. I have a dog and a cat and can en­vis­age liv­ing like Bar­dot with an­i­mals in the coun­try­side. I love my dad’s home in France.As a child I went there ev­ery Au­gust. It was oblig­a­tory – but deadly bor­ing when you’re a teen!

RIGHT TOP AND TROUSERS, MU­GLER; SHOES, MARNI;

LEFT SILK DRESS, CHANEL

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