This week, Alex Dunstan from Select Model Management came and charmed us…
How and when did you become a model?
It was at London Bridge when I was 16 or 17 years old. I went to buy some fags when a woman said I was beautiful. I thought it was just a chat up line but then she asked if I considered modelling. She managed to track me down a few months later and signed me.
What were you doing before modelling?
I was at college studying chemistry, biology, physics and psychology. I wanted to do something in bio chemistry/ toxicology. I’ve started going through stuff again in my spare time so I can do a new course to finish my studies.
What do you like to do when you’re not modelling?
Spending time with my girlfriend, doing tae kwon do and hanging out with my friends
What type of music do you like?
Anything to be honest. Into my soul and old stuff, like Eric Clapton.
What’s your favourite film?
True Romance is one of my favourites, it’s absolutely amazing.
What shows did you walk in last season?
Dior, Galliano, Thom Browne…. I did six shows in Milan and six in Paris.
Where has been your favourite place you’ve travelled to?
I spent a few months in Tokyo which was such a good experience. It was the biggest cultural difference I’ve had. I also liked Stockholm.
What’s your favourite place to hang out in London?
China Town. I like the restaurants which I’ve been going to since I was a kid. I grew up in south London so east Dulwich is also where I like to hang out.
What’s been your favourite fashion moment so far?
The Lanvin Gold fragrance campaign was the biggest job I’ve done. I also love working with James Long – I always wear his clothes, as far as I’m concerned he does the best jackets. The most fun I have ever had was in New York on a shoot with photographer John Tan. It was a little editorial at the back of a bar. There was only three of us: me, him and the stylist. We spent all day drinking Bloody Marys, smoking and shooting. It really was the most fun I’ve had on a shoot.
What would you like to do in the future?
I will do this as long as the work keeps coming in. My aim is to invest some of the money and get a flat or house. I also want to set some other things up so if I do finish doing this I have something to fall back on.
Photographer David Adams
Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente
Photographic assistance Nicolo Terraneo
Hair Lotte O’Shea using L’OREAL
Make up Bobana Parojcic using M.A.C
Model Alex Dunston at SELECT MODEL MANAGEMENT
Portrait: black leather jacket ALEX’S OWN by JAMES LONG, patterned shirt by JAMES LONG, navy jumper ALEX’S OWN Three images: patterned shirt by JAMES LONG, navy jumper ALEX’S OWN