Model Muse: Interview With Emily Carter of Ford Models

I remember first coming across Emily Carter in my days as a FashionIndie blogger back in 2010 when she was sixteen and had just been signed to Ford ModelsYears later today at eighteen years old she's still the raddest model I know! So, from her really sweet taste in music, to casting calls, Fashion Weeks, and traveling the world, here's a more one on one view at a day in the life of Emily.

+ The Basics:
·      Nickname: Em, M.C., EmCar (the list is endless..!)

·      Age: 18

·      Hometown: New York City

·      Occupation: Model, off-duty Student, babysitter, amateur writer, super amateur photographer

·      How would you describe your personal style in a few words? Simple, comfortable, black.

+ Model Talk:

NV:What does a day as Emily Carter usually consist of?
EC: Depends on where in the world I am! I usually have a few castings or a job. If I’m in another country I’ll explore museums, restaurants, markets etc. If I’m in NYC I’ll spend days off with my family.


NV:  What are some projects that you are currently working on right now in your modeling career?  
EC: Trying to travel as much as possible. I think this job gives me an incredible opportunity to see and learn about the world and I want to take advantage of that. 

NV: The best moment you have experienced in modeling so far?  
EC: Shooting a prom story for Teen Vogue. I got to wear big, poofy, pink gowns and tiaras! My one and only princess moment. 

NV: Favorite designers to wear/have worked with? 
EC:The Marc by Marc Jacobs team was really fun to work with! We shot for a couple days so I got to know everyone and it didn’t feel like work at all! I love Rag+Bone’s clothing and J.Crew has great basics but honestly my favorite outfit is my Aviator Nation sweatpants/sweatshirt. So incredibly soft and comfy. 

NV:  Aside from modeling what are your other hobbies/passions?  
EC:  Reading Russian fiction, watching old scary movies, writing, seeing art. 

NV: Where do you see yourself five years from now? 
EC:  Graduating from college!

·      NV: Do you have any advice for aspiring models? 
  EC: Be smart, be healthy, and don’t give up!

This & That:
·      NV: Favorite songs on repeat this week?  
  EC: White Dress-Kanye West, Free-Graffiti6, Pale Blue Eyes-The Velvet Underground

 NV: Favorite color: 
EC: Changes all the time but right now Pumpkin Orange! 

NV:  Who do you consider your style muses to be (living or dead)?  
EC: My mom! She always looks elegant and put together. Kate Moss has awesome style. It’s simple so it doesn’t distract from her magnetic personality.

NV:  Your favorite items in your closet right now are:  
EC: A leather jacket from Veda that I got for trade, simple black jeans from Rag+Bone that I wear pretty much everyday and boots from a French brand called Swildens…that’s basically my uniform!

NV: What are your top fall 2012 fashion/beauty trends this season? 
EC: I’m not exactly up to date on the trends but I love the idea of mixing prints. I wish I could pull it off! In terms of beauty trends Argan Oil is magical. I think dark plum lipstick is beautiful but every time I attempt it I end up wiping it off and opting for chapstick! Does quinoa count as a beauty trend? I could eat it for every meal.

NV:  If you could live in another era, when would it be and why?  
EC: Probably the mid 17th century/Enlightenment era. It’s such a fascinating time in history and it would be awesome to meet Locke, Voltaire, Newton, Descartes etc. That era completely changed the course of history so I imagine it would be an exciting time to be alive. In terms of fashion, I’d want to live in the 60’s. Women had gained a lot of rights and I think that translated to their style. A lot more daring and bold. 

NV: Favorite local NYC spots:  
EC: MoMA, Blue Bottle Coffee, Levain Bakery (Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies are other-worldly,) Tokyo 7 for vintage, Le Labo has the best smelling candles, Angelika theater always has interesting films and a cute café.

 For more Emily Carter follow her updates and travels via 
Twitter | Instagram

 Also, you can check out that FashionIndie post I was talking about earlier here: Model Lust Emily Carter Joins Ford Models


Ashley said...

So happy you stumbled across my blog so I could discover yours! ADORE it! Following, lovely xx

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Chidiogo Maxwell said...

she looks totally stunning and seems soo intriguing.
Great post love :)

Piel del Cosmos said...

She looks great :)
I´ve just discover your blog and I´m in love with it!!!
It´s really inspiring thanks for sharing!
hope you can visit my blog and leave some comments and i´d love to follow each other <3


XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX said...

she looks beautiful! would you like to follow each other in gfc? let me know!

XxxLoveIsBeautyxxX said...

followed you back :)

Jardin de la Mode said...

Wow, she's gorgeous!

X Sabrina

CoastWithMe said...

She is gorgeous:))! Just found your blog and am your newest follower on GFC #57! Check out my blog if you'd like:)! Thanks!

Rita @ www.CoastWithMe.com

Hanna & Christel said...

She is wonderful!


Anmari ish said...

Oh cool! lovely photos as well!
love your blog dear, how would you like to follow each other on Bloglovin and GFC?


Sinem Aygan said...

Liked your style! Follow each other on GFC?


WY said...

Great interview! x

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