Georgia May Jagger: "I grew up wearing high street fashion"
A down-to-earth beauty
Georgia May Jagger sure has one killer set of genes. With a father who's one of the biggest rock stars in the world (the indestructible Mick Jagger), and a voluptuous, full-blooded Texan supermodel for a mother (Jerry Hall), it's fair to say Georgia is the product of one pretty great gene pool.
In fact, the first thing you notice about Georgia upon meeting her, is her full lips (a reminder of her famous dad) and gorgeous blonde hair (thanks mum). It's pretty hard to ignore her famous lineage as she disarms you with her genuine smile and the charming gap between her front teeth, but we quickly discovered that Georgia has her feet planted firmly on the ground. We spoke to Georgia in London, on the set of the campaign for British high-street brand Reserved.
You've been modelling for six years already and you've already worked for some huge names. What was the first big job that came your way?
The cover of Russian Vogue, and after that came the cover of the British edition. Soon I was hired for Hudson Jeans campaign. Everything came together in just one summer and I wasn't even aware what was going on or that this was the turning point for me. I was pretty shocked.
You've done a lot of high-street campaigns. Do you wear these brands in your own life?
Of course, I'm English after all. I grew up on Topshop and high street brands. My parents weren't very indulging when it came to designer clothes and crazy shopping sprees, I had my own allowance that I had to learn how to spend. I think wearing only designer clothes can be quite boring, I prefer to mix and match - have one timeless designer piece and then combine it with plain high street shirts or tights.
How would you describe your personal style?
I'm not sure, maybe a mixture of glam and tomboy? I appreciate comfort. I love sneakers, Dr. Martens and loose-fitting overalls. I wear high heels on castings because I'm fairly short for a model.
What are your fashion must-haves?
A black leather jacket and heeled boots always works for me.
What is your favorite fashion moment?
I would have to say [last] year's Met Gala. Thierry Mugler designed a dress just for me and I loved it!
How do you stay fit? Do you work out?
Not at all. I know I should, but all the travelling I have to do is so exhausting that I don't have the time. Just this week I spent 24 hours on a plane, and I have another transatlantic flight tomorrow.
Models often say that the worst thing about modeling is the loneliness of constantly travelling. Do you sometimes feel lonely?
When I feel lonely I watch bad quality shows on my laptop.
Bad quality as in Kardashians?
No, not as bad! [laughs] I'm addicted to Scandal.
Do you find time for friends in your schedule?
Of course. My best friends are models [Cara Delevingne and Suki Waterhouse] so we can somehow manage to put our schedules together and hang out.
How do you handle the media in the UK? They are known for being quite ruthless and they almost invented tabloid journalism.
It's true that they are quite ruthless. I don't encounter them much because I'm pretty scandal free. They probably think I'm boring.
Do you have passions outside modelling?
I love photography and I even took photography classes. But at this point I'm more focused on modelling because we all know that this line of work can't last forever.
There are quite a few models on the scene today that are older than 40. Don't you feel there has been a change? That a modeling career can last longer?
There has been a change considering that the girls don't change from season to season. I think people today want personality and a face that they can connect with the brand and what it represents. My mother still can't believe that there is work for her, although I wouldn't say there are many famous models [getting work] after the age of 40. But it's good that different generations of women work as models because people who buy products are not all teenagers.
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