Style Stories: The Model Edition

From how to take the perfect photo, to how they got the job. We went behind the scenes with the stars of DP’s denim campaign, to get the low-down on what it’s really like living the model life.

As part of our Style Stories series we went behind-the-scenes on our latest denim shoot to catch up with models @vanessajpowell and @aaliciasnt. Read on for the  #Stylestories the model edition…

 

Vanessa J. Powell

First up is the gorgeous, curvy and all-round ray-of-light @vanessajpowell

 

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On your style icons…

Kim Kardashian, Queen Bey (all hail the style queen her style recently has been so ON)… and me haha. I love my style, I love searching through thrift stores for those one-off finds (I am all about sustainable fashion).

On the best piece of style advice you’ve ever been given…

Either boobs or legs, never both, especially if you’re a curvy girl like me. Unless it’s a super-classy full-length gown with a plunging neckline and a cheeky leg slit… then I might just make an exception.

On your style. Describe in in 3 words. GO…

Classy, flirty, sassy.

On how you got ‘the job’…

I’m still so new to this and have to pinch myself on the daily that it’s really happening. [ed’s note – she literally makes a sweeping arm gesture around the shoot and beams from ear to ear] I was working as a marketing manager and I kept getting told I should model, so this year I walked into my agency in February and they signed me on the spot. Now I have my dream job and have just bought my dream house from it. I’m so happy I want to cry!

On what you love (or hate – give us the goss) the most about modelling

I love meeting new people, free food on set and getting paid to wear cute clothes.

I hate… travelling on the stinky tube. Literally that’s all I can think of.

On how to look good in a photo – any tips (seriously, help us) …

Chin down, smize and pop that hip. If you’re on the beach just point that toe and lengthen those legs.

On your summer playlist…

Cardi B is my everything. Beyoncé eveeerryday. Future, Asap Rocky and the Foal’s new album is incredible.

Sum up your Instagram in 3 words…

Vibrant, vivacious and voluptuous!

On your perfect day (who, what, where would you like to wake up with)…

On a beach, sipping fresh juice, with my very handsome (currently imaginary) husband giving me a foot massage.

On your dream travel destination (we’d take you if we had the budget, honest)…

St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean. My heritage is English, Lithuanian and Caribbean, so I’d love to go and see where my grandparents are from. I haven’t been…yet.

 

Alicia Santos

Next up, with style tips straight from the French capital is the beautiful @aaliciasnt

 

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On your favourite item of clothes…

Either a leather jacket — so easy to thrown on with jeans for that perfect rock and roll vibe Or a jumpsuit — just one item and you’re ready to go. So easy (unless you need the bathroom of course).

On your style. Describe in in 3 words. GO…

Easy, chic (of course, I’m French), sexy…you know that je ne sais quoi.

On how you got ‘the job’…

I was scouted on the street walking home from school at 16. Modelling had never even crossed my mind before, so I said to myself I’d try it for 1 year… 7 years later…I’m still going strong.

On what you love (or hate – give us the goss) the most about modelling…

I hate… the early mornings!

Love… the endless travel, the amazing people, I never get bored of going to work.

On how to look good in a photo – any tips (seriously, help us) …

Point those toes- it’ll make everything look looooong and so good, and then just smile and be yourself.

Oh and get a facial every 6 months, seriously it really helps your skin to glow.

On your summer playlist…

Everything! Indian, Arabit, techno, jazz and I love funk!

On your perfect day (who, what, where would you like to wake up with)….

With my boyfriend on holiday. Anywhere. Just having some time off together would be perfect.

On your dream travel destination (we’d take you if we had the budget, honest)….

I’ve always dreamt of going to Petra in Jordan.

Click here for more Style Stories and don’t forget to check out our Denim Fit Guide to see our models in action and also find the best new-season denim for you! 

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Rachael - Assistant Editor

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