Who // Bree Smith, Model
Locale // NYC
Personal Mantra // “If you truly live in the moment, happy is all you can be. Take risks and eat chocolate” :) -me xx
HOW WERE YOU DISCOVERED?
One day during my junior year of high school I was looking for prom dresses online and stumbled across a contest. The contest stated that you would win a free trip to New York City along with a 2-year modeling contract. I entered the contest not expecting anything out of it, but really wanting that free trip to NY because I had never been. Weeks went by and I had forgotten all about the contest until this lady kept calling me (during my former glory days baking in the sun trying to get darker than all my friends on spring break.) She finally left a message. A sweet-overjoyed message to be exact, saying please call me back regarding the contest you entered, you are a finalist. I listened a few times to make sure I heard correctly, completely in disbelief. As a finalist, along with nine other girls, I had to make a video. I was so shy and nervous at the time, but in the end the public voted me for the win! So thanks to all those people for making my world change in an instant and helping me find my passion.
WHAT ITEMS FROM THE WEST 14TH AUTUMN/ WINTER 2015 COLLECTION WOULD YOU LIKE TO WEAR NOW?
I’m obsessed with this whole collection, I love leather. I wouldn’t be mad to wear a different leather jacket everyday. Am I right ladies? Right now I really want to be in the Upper East Blanket Coat (Arrives in March) to accent my white hair. And I’d wear the West Broadway Legging to complete the leather ‘cool biker look’. So effortlessly chic.
YOUR VICE IS
I’m a chocolate addict.
IF YOU COULD TRADE CLOSETS WITH SOMEONE, WHO WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
I would choose Blake Lively. I think she is a great example of a classy, yet true to herself gal.
DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE IN 3 WORDS.
simple elegant sexy
BEST EXPERICENCE WHILE YOU WERE IN SYDNEY?
How do I choose just one? Sydney is by far one of my favorite places I have ever been! I can definitely see myself living there. If I had to choose one experience I would say the zoo. I come from a city with a well-known zoo, but you just cannot beat the view of Sydney’s Zoo. Apart from all the exotic animals the states don’t have in their zoos, you cannot beat the view those Giraffes get!
WHAT’S CURRENTLY ON REPEAT ON YOUR PLAYLIST?
I’m currently obsessed with Sam Smith. His voice is to die for.
YOUR FAVORITE MODEL OF ALL TIME IS ...
I would be lying if I said I had a favorite. I love following the present day models who set great examples of humbleness and healthy lifestyles.
WHAT’S YOUR HOMETOWN'S BEST KEPT SECRET?
To this day, after traveling all around the world and becoming a chocolate connoisseur, I have not found a better chocolate factory other than DeBrands Chocolatier.
FAVORITE DESTINATION YOU HAVE TRAVELED TO IS ...
(besides Sydney) Puerto Rico, I had the best vacation of my life there. The people were friendly and the food was top notch. I tend to fall in love with places that have amazing beaches.
WHAT IS THE BEST ADVICE YOU WERE EVER GIVEN?
Be yourself. It is so easy to get caught up in things you see other people doing, but you have to be true to yourself. I’m a lot more happy that way.
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