NYFW SS17: Through Louisa Warwick’s Eyes

Ah New York, New York. The concrete jungle where dreams are made of, and it’s true- there’s nothing you can’t do.

But unfortunately, attending New York Fashion Week wasn’t possible for me this time round. So, instead, I engaged the next best thing and enlisted an eagle eye for behind the scenes and on the runway access- my good friend, previous interviewee and renowned fashion model, Louisa Warwick.

Niki Stavia SS17 | Getty Images

Over the course of the occasion, Louisa stole the show on the catwalks of Minan Wong and Niki Stavia- whom she stated “had some of the most beautiful designs I’d ever worn”.

During our discussion, the lovely Louisa declared her favoured hairstyle of NYFW to be a “fishtail bun and loose curls”, which she wore for one of her five shows- Samantha Leibowitz.

Samantha Leibowitz SS17 | Paul Newland
In regards to other New York Fashion Week events, the blonde beauty declared she “loved the Marc Jacobs show”, and agrees that Alice + Olivia’s designs were “beautiful”!

Warwick shortly revealed her Fashion Week essentials, her list consisting of every girl’s go-to’s: lip balm, a phone charger, your wallet and phone!

Yang by Yang Lu SS17 | Getty Images

And now it seems like New York Fashion Week was a world away. Overseeing Fashion Month via the front row, backstage or social media projects a different outlook on the occasion, so I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the event through major model, Louisa Warwick’s eyes.

I’d also like to thank Louisa for collaborating with Models on Trend on this article!

Louisa’s social media:

Instagram: @louisawarwick

Twitter: @LouisaWarwick

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Chloe Lloyd

Cover star and campaign it-girl, Chloe Lloyd is one of the most recognised faces across the globe, pinned down for her envied edgy style and subtle sophistication. The Cheshire-born chick has built a career in the modeling industry, with numerous vibrant achievements under her belt and the best is yet to come!

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Lloyd has a tale to tell in regards to how she entered the industry. Having been scouted as a teenager, the blond Brit repeatedly refused offers from agencies until age 19, when she marked her grand entrance with Storm Models. 5 years later, and now with Select Models as her Mother Agent, Chloe continues to be in constant demand across the globe,  demonstrating that hard work and motivation are the keys to success.

I’d love to land another big beauty campaign and TV ad as beauty work is probably my favourite.

Now being classed as one of the most iconic British supermodels, some of Lloyd’s stand out works consist of campaigns with Maybelline New York and Thomas Sabo, two Elle covers and so on. When asked to comment on her double bill of cover features, Lloyd was as humble as ever, claiming “I never dreamt I’d cover one let alone two”. Other recent business ventures consist of campaigns for high street brands like Quiz Clothing and Dorothy Perkins, alongside being the face of Spectrum Collections and Wed2B.

Maybelline New York
Thomas Sabo ‘Eau de Karma’

In regards to her career aspirations, Chloe names “another big beauty campaign” as one of her goals due to her passion for makeup, but “a British Vogue cover wouldn’t be too bad” either!

In addition to her rocketing career, Lloyd has established a blog (chloelloyd.co.uk) which she showcases her fashion favourites and beauty go-to’s. She reveals to having created websites from a young age, but decided to return to her childhood hobby as her style has recently evolved and matured. Her outfit posts in particular attract an abundance of online eyes, and during our discussion, Chloe pinpoints “slip dresses with bulky winter boots” as her go-to summer combination- which she has recently exhibited on her site!

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Continuing on the thread of fashion, Chloe also mentions how she adores to shop in “random vintage shops” and unearth distinctive treasures you can’t find elsewhere! But even models need a little inspiration sometimes, and when asked about her style icons, Chloe states “I’ve loved Mary Kate and Ashley since I was a kid”, and shortly mentions Kate Moss as she “nails the rock and roll look”.

Quiz Clothing

As a lover of fashion, a devotion to beauty and skincare must entail! Chloe reveals to having a consistent skincare routine all year round, but declares how she’s recently enhanced her haircare routine by taking “hair supplements and sleep in hair masks”; she also swears by Easilocks extensions.

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Jenny Hands

But, setting aside the career talk, celebrations are in order as Miss Lloyd is soon to be Mrs Cuthbert! Chloes fiance, Josh Cuthbert, member of boyband Union J, proposed during a romantic getaway in Venice in November last year. ‘Chlosh’ met at an event in late 2014, shortly moved in together and have been devoted to one another since. Chloe describes their ready-to-wed relationship as feeling “more united”, but jokes that their engagement sometimes “makes me feel old!” The couple, soon after arriving back in London Town, held a large bash to mark the occasion, the bride-to-be describing the gathering as a “really fun” night.

Chloe’s Instagram | @chloelloyd

However, life as a model isn’t always so perfect as it may appear to be, and the blond blogger is rightfully vocal when it comes to the difficulties she and other models face within the industry. Chloe expresses her “frustration” surrounding the rise of social media, stating it’s unfair that “even more pressure has now been put on models” to build their online following in order to receive work. “If you don’t get a job, forget it ever existed and have total tunnel vision!” is Chloe’s advice to aspiring models. She also recommends to grow a thick skin and avoid taking rejection personally.

At the same time, social media is also an incredible way to control your own image

But, Lloyd ensures to discuss the positives that stem from online activity. Chloe discusses how platforms such as Instagram enable models to showcase “your own personal pick of images” to clients and project your personality. Chloes Instagram (@chloelloyd) is a personal favourite of mine, as she not only promotes her current campaigns, but also provides an insight into her personal life- whether it be her most recent vacation, or a day out with Josh!

Chloe also combats the stereotypes surrounding the profession, and explains how the majority of models opt support one another, and avoid rivaled competition within their line of work. “We all respect and compliment each other” is Lloyd’s response, “Girls supporting girls is cool”.

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And there you have it- the lovely Miss Lloyd in a nutshell. Beauty with brains and bursting with talents; I look forward to seeing what else Chloe has in store, because I know it’ll be great.

I’d also like to thank Chloe for taking the time to answer my questions!

Chloe’s social media:

Instagram: @chloelloyd

Twitter: @xChloeLloyd

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Georgia Sumner

Georgia Sumner, 25, is jet-setting her way towards stardom in the modelling and acting industry. Originating from the English county of West Sussex, Sumner has kickstarted her career and there’s no stopping her.

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Sumner was first discovered at the age of eleven at a Christina Aguilera concert, but shortly decided to put career decisions on hold due to her youth, saying “at that age you don’t really have a huge amount of self-awareness”. Choosing to enter the modelling industry 5 years later, Miss Sumner’s claim to fame began after she featured in an 8 page spread for ‘Urban Life Magazine’, and described it as a “really fun shoot”.

James Bartolozzi

Since then, Sumner has proved to be more than deserving of her success, having collaborated with international brands such as Vivienne Westwood, Next Company and Rush Hair to name a few. The cover star has also featured in numerous publications such as Porter and Look Magazine.

One of her most recent works was with bridal giant, Victoria Harper Couture, stating it was a delight to “spend my days dressed like a princess” whilst working with such a “fun group of people”.

Victoria Harper Couture | Behind the scenes

 

Victoria Harper Couture

But, modelling hasn’t always been the love of her life, as the brunette bombshell is currently pursuing her lifetime goal of being on the big screen, stating “I have always wanted to act, it’s still what I want to do”. And so, to achieve her dream, Sumner has recently graduated from the prestigious T. Schreiber Studio for Film and Theatre in New York, describing it as “the best year of my life”. To date, Miss Sumner has featured in some of our favourite movies and TV shows such as the BBC series, ‘Material Girl’, and global box office hit, ‘Swinging with the Fenkels’, alongside co-star, Mandy Moore. However that’s not to say Georgia doesn’t share her love for both modelling and acting, as the glamorous girl-next-door personifies the belief that you needn’t limit yourself to only one career when you’re bursting with creative talents!

However, Sumner follows the ideology of work hard, play hard, and on the rare occasion of a day off, she loves “watching movies”, putting in extra hours at the gym and hanging with friends- one of whom is previous interviewee, Louisa Warwick!

JetSmarter event | via Louisa’s twitter @LouisaWarwick

Sumner is also a big lover of fashion, and is globally envied for her less-is-more style. Some of her staple items consist of “high-waisted jeans, body suits, black booties and a classic handbag”. Furthermore, you’ll be pleased to know that her taste doesn’t break the bank, stating she’s a big lover of highstreet names”Topshop and Urban Outfitters”, but likes to combine such items with pieces from high end labels like “Alice & Olivia and YSL” for good proportion.

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Alongside this, the brunette bombshell enjoys switching up her skincare routine, saying “I experiment with products all the time”. But, to ensure she maintains her pristine, glowing complexion, Georgia is devoted to “Creme de la Mere or Kiehls'” moisturisers and eye creams. In addition to this, if she requires a little rejuvenation, the brunette beauty says the Peter Thomas Roth under-eye patches are her go-to.

Pago Chico

Sumner is also known for her desirable physique, stating her daily workout is based around weight training as it keeps her “toned and lean”, and agrees that seeing results motivates her “to keep going”. Because of this, Sumner is a prime example that if you strive to achieve something, whether it’s work or personal-related, there needn’t be any reason to prevent your success.

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To conclude, Miss Georgia Sumner has flawlessly demonstrated that self belief and and big dreams are the methods for success!

I’d also like to thank Georgia for taking the time to answer my questions!

Speak soon, Lx

Georgia’s Social Media:

Instagram: @itsgeorgiasumner

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Alli Simpson

17-year-old Aussie, Alli Simpson, is the one to watch out for within the modelling and music industry, and is swiftly becoming to be one of the most influential teens in the public eye, though it’s safe to say that she does not take her role lightly. Currently living in Los Angeles, California, Alli’s enthusiasm and message of staying true to yourself enables her to be an inspiration for women and men across the world.

Alli’s Instagram | @allisimpson

Originating from the Gold Coast of Australia, Alli has transitioned from being a competitive swimmer to teaming up with some of our favourite household names. Having only started modelling five years ago at the youthful age of 12, precisely a year after she’d moved to LA, Alli is the perfect example that kindness, sincerity, and self belief is all you need to succeed in this world.

The blonde beauty’s first campaign was with teen-targeted shoe company ‘Love Pastry’, and it’s fair to say that she’s come a long way since then. Alli has recently featured in campaigns with international accessories giant ‘Claire’s’, and American clothing brand ‘Mudd’, which she worked alongside with Noah Cyrus, Sammy Wilk, Stella Hudgens, and Vine duo, Jack & Jack. When asked what it was like to collaborate with such brands, Simpson describes it as “a dream come true” as she’s “made some incredible friends out of it”, and later discusses how thankful she is for the oppurtunities she has rightfully received whilst living in LA.

Mudd Clothing

To add to her growing list of accomplishments, Alli already has four singles under her belt, after releasing her first hit song ‘Why I’m Single’ in June 2013. The Aussie states that her elder brother, singer, Cody Simpson, was the one who inspired her “to make music in the first place”.

‘Why I’m Single’ artwork

When asked about her future plans, Simpson states that she prefers to take “one day at a time”, though promises that more music is on the way. Her most recent single, ‘Roll ’em Up’ featuring Jack & Jack, is her first ever musical collaboration, and states that the boys were “super fun” to work with, whilst agreeing she would love to work with them in the future.

‘Roll ’em Up’ artwork

Furthermore, Alli has become the host of her own self-titled radio show on American station ‘Radio Disney’, primarily discussing topics such as fashion, music, and boys. When asked about how she’d earned her role, Alli discusses how she’d worked with the company doing interviews with stars such as One Direction and Justin Bieber at various times throughout the past few years. Ever since airing, ‘The Alli Simpson Show’ has featured celebrity guests such as Gigi Hadid, Fifth Harmony, and Nick Jonas, with the blonde bombshell agreeing it’s “pretty damn cool” to have her own show.

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As well as accessorizing, Alli is also a big lover of fashion. Often sharing outfit inspiration across her social media, the Aussie has accumulated over 3.1 million followers on Twitter and Instagram combined, but is also known and loved for spreading her down-to-earth, motivational status’ discussing the positivity involved with new experiences and life as a whole.

Reverting back to the topic of fashion, Simpson states that “all kinds of boots” are her favourite fall fashion item, and particularly loves to incorporate “tans, navy blues and military greens” within her outfits in order to follow autumnal trends. Although it’s frequently seen that she always ensures add her own unique touch of sophistication and class that money simply cannot buy. Alli later states that a “tight sleek ponytail” or a “messy bun” are her go-to’s this season.

Alli’s Instagram | @allsimpson

When asked about her style icons, Simpson chooses “Selena Gomez, Candice Swanepoel, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley” and also her Mum, though just like many other girls of her age, with myself included, she uses “fashion blogs and tumblr” for ongoing inspiration.

During our conversation, Alli also discusses her passion for travelling, and mentions how she “fell in love with Europe” after visiting, but particularly took appeal to cities such as Paris and Barcelona. The Aussie also states that her “dream trip” would be to holiday destination Santorini, Greece with all of her closest friends.

To conclude, Alli Simpson is a prime example that a good attitude, ambition, and a smile is all you need to achieve what you can only dream to do, therefore making her what I, and many others, aspire to replicate in ourselves.

I’d also like to say thank you to Alli for taking the time to answer my questions!

Speak soon. Lx

Alli’s Social Media:

Twitter: @allisimpson

Instagram: @allisimpson

Facebook: Alli Simpson

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Louisa Warwick

22-year-old model, Louisa Warwick, is the current model-of-the-moment, originating from Winchester, Hampshire. Now based in The Big Apple, Warwick is the perfect example of how self-belief, dedication, and hard-work can get you anywhere in life that you can only dream to go.

Ruben Marin of Marin Photography NYC

With brains as well as beauty, Louisa attended Marlborough College to do her A-Levels, until she made her first public appearance as a model on the hit TV show ‘Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model’ at the age of 18 shortly after- and she hasn’t looked back since! 5 years later, the blond beauty already has some astounding achievements under her belt, such as featuring in campaigns of our favourite brands like Calvin Klein, L’Oreal Paris and TRESemmé.

Calvin Klein

However modelling hasn’t always been the main focus of her life, as in her teenage years, Louisa was competing in national cross country competitions, earning the position of reigning champion in South-West England for two years in a row. Warwick discovered her love for the sport as youthful age of 13, and also took part in the steeplechase and 3000m track running.

Jose Corella | Nole Martin | themanuc

Currently, Louisa, who’s turning 23-years-old next month, is studying Sports Management at New York University, which involves learning how to lead and promote sports organizations, as well as gaining knowledge across various business sectors, such as merchandising, finance and marketing. Warwick chose the course because she’s “grown up around sports”, and is currently preparing to enter her final year.

Sam Sarfati

Due to her athletic background, Louisa has always been committed to a healthy lifestyle, and ensures she eats “three full meals a day”. Warwick states that she prefers to eat a “cooked meal” for breakfast, some type of fish with salad for lunch, but mixes up dinner to provide differentiation and a well-rounded diet. Furthermore, Louisa takes daily Biotin and Iron supplements, and is devoted to working out 4 times a week by going for long runs around Central Park, going to the gym, or attending exercise classes.

Louisa is also known for playing a supporting role in the smash movie ‘Rush’ featuring Chris Hemsworth, and states it was “very exciting” to be a part of a highly successful film. The movie is based around characters James Hunt (Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), and their shared rivalry in F1 racing.

Rush

Unsurprisingly, Louisa has a substantial passion for fashion, stating that she loves designers such as “Balmain, Saint Laurent and DSquared” but also pays an extensive amount of attention to her favourite high street stores like “Topshop and River Island”. When asked how she would describe her style, Warwick chooses “chic, sophisticated and cute”, of which perfectly fits her glamorous-girl-next-door look. The blond bombshell also states her main style icon is successful fashion designer Georgina Chapman, the co-founder of international label ‘Marchesa’, simply because she “carries herself with such style and grace”.

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However, when she’s in need of a break from her hectic schedule, Warwick enjoys to “visit art galleries, work out, travel, and hangout with friends” during her downtime. Louisa is often spotted in New York’s hot-spots with her friends Mara Teigen and Jocelyn Chew, who are also models, spreading their glamour and charming personalities across social media.

Louisa’s Instagram | @louisawarwick

To conclude, Louisa Warwick is a highly influential public figure, and it’s safe to say that she takes her role extremely seriously. Louisa is an ideal example that age really is just a number, and that you’re accomplishments are only limited by the size of your dreams.

Thank you to Louisa for taking the time to answer my questions!