5 minutes with supermodel, Erin Wasson

5 minutes with supermodel, Erin Wasson

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5 minutes with supermodel, Erin Wasson

Erin Wasson embodies that special brand of cool. With more than 15 years in the fashion industry, Wasson remains a force without ever compromising her individuality—or her eccentricities. I caught up with the straight-talking Maybelline New York spokeswoman during New York Fashion Week, where we talked about everything from her beloved rescue pooch, Cream, to her most memorable runway show.

Julia McEwen: You've worked with hundreds of hairstylists and makeup artists. Do you have a favourite?

Erin Wasson:
"It depends on the city. I have teams in L.A. and New York that I love. There's a makeup artist named Rose-Marie Swift [founder of RMS Beauty] and she's incredible. She'll read your horoscope while doing your makeup. She's madly esoteric, very deep, spiritual and into astrology. You're like, ‘Wow, this is great! You just did my makeup and now I'm enlightened about my Aquarius sign.'"

JM: I love catching you and your pup on Instagram. Have you always been an animal person?

EW: "Oh yeah. I rescued 15 animals over the course of my lifetime. They're so incredible; they give you so much. When you rescue animals, they know it and they're better dogs because of it."

JM: What's one of your favourite runway shows that you've walked in?

EW: "All the [Alexander] McQueen shows. He transcended what a fashion show is and gave everyone in that room an absolute experience. It was pure escapism."

JM: Food-wise, what's your go-to meal?

EW: "That's so hard! Probably a really beautiful whitefish, with lavender lemon butter and a side of farro, and maybe some roasted brussels sprouts and a glass of wine."

JM: What gives you joy in your free time?

EW: "Riding my bike, going surfing with the girls and horseback riding. I tried dressage, but I'm not an equestrian kind of gal."

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This story was originally titled "Five Minutes with Supermodel Erin Wasson" in the May 2014 issue.
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5 minutes with supermodel, Erin Wasson