Milly Simmonds from Union Models brightened up our Sunday when she popped in for a chat.
How did you become a model?
I got scouted when I was 17 by a guy called Jody Furlong and signed with Union. I finished school then moved to London to model full time.
What were you doing before modelling?
I was just at school studying history, art and textiles. I loved textiles and I was really into sport. I did a bit of modelling whilst still at school as they let me have the time off but I waited until I finished my A-levels before doing it full time.
What do you like to do when you’re not modelling?
I like doing art and I’m starting to make jewellery. I also like hanging out with my friends and shopping.
What type of music do you like?
Everything except heavy metal. I like old school hip-hop and R&B, The Rolling Stones and a bit of Motown.
What’s your favourite film?
The other day I saw This Means War; it was stupid but funny and Tom Hardy is really hot! I love Dirty dancing and The Hangover.
What shows did you walk in last season?
Emporio Armani, Topshop, Moschino Cheap & Chic, Antonio Marras… I did all of them! Armani was really fun as there were 70 of us. All the shows great to do as you get a real adrenalin rush.
Where has been your favourite place you’ve travelled?
Brazil, I did a shoot in Rio when the carnival was on which was amazing. I also love going to New York.
What’s your favourite place to hang out in London?
My flat and Primrose Hill, especially when it’s sunny. I like going out for drinks around there.
Do you have a particular photographer you would like to work with?
Steven Meisel, that’s the big one and Bruce Weber.
What’s your favourite item of clothing?
A big comfy jumper, sunglasses and a pair of jeans I’ve had since I was 13, they are the most comfy jeans I’ve ever worn.
What would you like to do in the future?
In the next few years I would quite like to move to New York and continue modelling and my far off dream after modelling would be to move to Cornwall and do interior design or own my own business. Maybe have a beach bar or café. I would also like to do horse-riding again. I used to go all the time before I moved to London and I miss it.
Photographer David Adams
Fashion Editor and words Francesca Prudente
Hair Lotte O’Shea using BUMBLE & BUMBLE
Make up Emily Mergaert using M.A.C
Model Milly Simmonds at UNION
In all images Milly wears sheer floral print top by MARY KATRANTZOU & geometric print trousers by JW ANDERSON