October 15th, 2012
Select lovely Alex Rose talks to us about her love of ketchup bagels and Hugh Laurie.
Where I was scouted: In December 2009 at the Birmingham Clothes Show.
Current obsession: Hi-tops. Also in my head I believe Matt Smith and I will have children.
Pet peeve: Undeserved arrogance.
Guilty pleasure: Sex & The City and Sean Paul.
Last lie I told: I told someone I was a really really good ballet dancer and was going to be in the next Swan Lake.
Dream job: I’d love to work in a festival food van because you would never ever be hungry, you’d meet loads of people and only have to work three months of the year.
Favourite childhood memory: Sounds a bit weird but one Christmas I was at my uncle’s house and a fire started. Luckily is wasn’t too bad but we ended up having Christmas dinner with the fireman underneath the burnt holes made by the fire.
Where is home: The Black Boy pub in Winchester, it’s full of taxidermy. It’s a fun place to go drink beer, play board games and stroke fake cats!
Favourite food: Ketchup bagel
Dream dinner date: Hugh Laurie, I just want to sit on his lap and get him to read me stories.
I like my eggs: When I moved to my own place in Brixton I couldn’t cook so I lived on fried egg sandwiches for a week. I like both sides fried, I can’t do that runny business.
Favourite movie: Dead Poets Society.
Least favourite movie: Drag Me To Hell, it’s a terrible film!
First cd I bought: Electric Avenue, I’ve still got it!
Music I love: Soul and motown, but right now I’m listening to a lot of old skool garage.
Most treasured possession: Fossilised dinosaur poo, there’s a big story behind it. It will never leave my bedside.
Career highlight: Doing a shoot at a funfair, and I did a shoot backstage at the 1234 festival, I had a mohawk and wore one of Lady Gaga’s tops. That was fun.
I would describe myself as.. I met a Scottish man at a festival, he turned around to me and said I was a romantic built on kinky foundations. I think that’s a pretty good description.
Happiest moment: Watching the sunset on a beach listening to my Pulp Fiction soundtrack and drinking free mojitos.
Photographer Daniel Thomas Smith
Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente
Hair & Make Up Lara Himpelmann using GUERLAIN A/W 2012 (ROSE AUX JOUES BLUSH DUO, PARURE DE LUMIERE) & BUMBLE & BUMBLE
Model Alex Rose at SELECT
Alex wears jacket by CHRISTOPHER KANE