When you think of Stella Maxwell, it probably comes first With glamorous images of models walking catwalks for famous designers in mind, it may come as a surprise to learn that the Belgian-born, New Zealand-raised model is actually very down-to-earth compared to real life.
In this issue of Model Diaries, Maxwell brings Vogue brought the camera to Paris during her day’s work, which happened to include walking Andreas Kronthaler for Vivienne Westwood’s show. First things first: She introduces us to her surprisingly sparse beauty routine – an eye patch to combat jet lag (just a few days ago, she told us she’s still in LA), some face rolling, just so.
Maxwell put on men’s trousers, black corset, men’s jacket, and a pair of platform Dr. Martens, and went out for coffee, but did not leave the hotel I met a friend who was a makeup artist. “My first casting probably scared me and I was still young,” she recalls as she strolled the streets of Paris. “In this industry, you learn very quickly how to see good and bad, yes or no, and you get used to it!” Later, Maxwell recalled how the industry had changed since she first started, saying that it had It’s about “measurement and statistics”. Now it’s more about the model’s personality.
Her candor The business is perhaps one of the reasons she’s been doing it for over a decade, but she admits it’s not without sacrifices. Like she had to miss the wedding of one of her best friends in Morocco. She added: “You have this career for a while, and if you want to take every opportunity, you have to really go for it.”
Later, at the show, she offered valuable advice for walking in Westwood’s signature platform heels, which once featured Naomi Campbell. “Because the shoes are so high, the trick is to not cross your feet,” Maxwell showed off her slightly robotic but cool struts as she walks. “Walk straight with your feet.” She admits that she meditates before the catwalk and doesn’t worry about shoes, but neitherno
Worry. “Get up with a smile even if you fall! It’s no big deal,” she added. It may be this positive attitude that made fellow model Bella Hadid “Vogue” Fake jealousy on the set of Maxwell. “I want to follow Stella for a day,” she exclaimed. Stars are like us!
Director: Talia Collis
Director of Photography : Etienne Baussan
Edit: Matthew Colby