BELOW IS MY INTERVIEW AND PROFILE BY MISS ILONA HAMER FOR HER INCREDIBLE NEW BLOG WWW.YOUARENOTILONA.COM WHICH MAKES ALL OTHER FASHION EDITORIAL BLOGS LOOK FASHIONABLY PASSÈ. NOBODY HAS EVER DRESSED ME BETTER THAN ILONA, WHETHER IT'S IN CHANEL FOR MY VERY FIRST JOB AT AUSTRALIAN VOGUE WHICH SHE SCOUTED ME FOR (FOR WHICH I WILL FOREVER BE THANKFUL AS I WOULDN'T BE WHERE I AM RIGHT NOW HAD I NOT STARTED MODELLING AFTER THAT JOB) OR IN LANVIN BELOW. SHE IS ALWAYS A MUSE IN MY BOOK!
Miss Alexandra Katherine Berry Spencer
Twenty three years young
WHERE ARE YOU AS YOU ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
I started on the way home from Palm Springs, Tried to finish at Sunset Towers and am now finally getting them in from home in West Hollywood.
WHAT MADE YOU DECIDE TO START YOUR BLOG?
Boredom! I googled 100 things to do when you’re bored and landed on number two, Start a blog.
Balenciaga, Dion Lee, Josh Goot, James Perse Menswear, Prada
FAVOURITE COLLABORATION SO FAR AND ANY NEW COLLABORATIONS IN THE MIX?
I have collaborated with Friend of Mine for four years as a model, stylist, Creative Director, Designer and most recently I shot their latest campaign in Las Vegas which was the first time I had ever shot something for someone else. I am actually on the way to cast the next campaign which we are going to shoot before we both leave for the holidays. Earlier this year I collaborated with Los Angeles Jewellery designer Luv Aj to create The Septum collection which was based around 90′s body piercings and am starting to work with The Viceroy hotel group which I am super excited about. I also have one really big collaboration coming up next year which I can’t wait to show everyone.
BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE?
I’m flying home next week to shoot the Bonds Campaign which is so exciting because I grew up looking at Bonds girls and campaigns thinking how amazing they were and to be asked to be one is just crazy. It’s a personal one and I think because i’ve been living overseas for so long I am feeling incredibly patriotic!! But my favourite job to date is still the very first job I ever did for Australian Vogue that you picked me for! Thanks Ilona!
FIVE THINGS YOU COULD NOT LIVE WITHOUT:
3. My Passport
5. Moscow Mules with Tequila
I AM CURRENTLY LISTENING TO:
spottieottiedopaliscious by Outcast
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA OF HAPPINESS?
With friends and family on the beach in summer.
IN 10 YEARS TIME YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE…
With friends and family on a yacht bigger than Puff Daddy’s somewhere off the Côte d’Azur and in love and with a few babies.
YOU TRAVEL A LOT FOR WORK AND PERSONALLY – BEST TRAVEL TIP?
Always be the last one to board! Make it very clear that the arm rest is YOURS and Crying at check in always gets you upgraded.
SOMETHING PEOPLE DON’T KNOW ABOUT ME IS…
I have been to see Shakira in concert. I’m sorry.
FAVOURITE PLACE OR CITY IN THE WORLD?
Rio De Janeiro!!
WHAT HAS BEEN INSPIRING YOU LATELY?
Will Smith quotes. Trust me!
WHAT IS THE BEST PURCHASE YOU HAVE EVER MADE?
My camera and I’m a little too into my iPad.
NEXT BIG PURCHASE ON YOUR MIND IS?
Your Chanel bag! I knew when I picked it up at this shoot I would be buying myself one for Christmas. The classic 2.55 in Caviar. Of course!
SWEATER BY BOTTEGA VENETA. SKIRT BY LANVIN.
Photography: HOLLY BLAKE. Styling: ILONA HAMER. Hair: JENNY KIMMake up: NAOMI MCFADDEN.Shot at LUXE STUDIOS, Sydney