Besides the beautiful Spring/Summer 2016 collection, she also shared words of wisdom for us to steal!
If you’re looking for a muse to inspire a new you this year, you can always count on a supermodel for inspo, and who better than former Victoria’s Secret Angel, Karlie Kloss, the new campaign girl for Topshop Spring/Summer 2016, now launched globally.
Images of the collection, modelled by Karlie, were shot beautifully in New York by photographer Tyrone Lebon and styled by Topshop Creative Director, Kate Phelan.
Now, this isn’t her first time modelling with Topshop and as excited as we are to check out (read: envy) the amazing outfits she wore we couldn’t agree more with Kate’s comment on Karlie.
“It is thrilling to have Karlie back, eight years after her first modelling job and first Topshop campaign alongside Jourdan Dunn. She is the ultimate Topshop girl and modern – a world-renowned fashion figure, businesswoman, entrepreneur and philanthropist who will resonate with our global customers through her many talents, ambitions and passions,” says Kate.
The new ‘It’ girl is definitely the perfect person to look up to. Just to name a few of her credentials: she has landed major campaigns for Dior, Marc Jacobs and Topshop; was listed in the top 10 of Forbe’s Highest Paid Models; launched a YouTube channel and her own gluten-free cookie brand with Chef Christina Tosi called Karlie’s Kookies; and lastly, studied coding and computer programming at the Flatiron School and collaborated with the school to set up the Kode with Karlie Scholarship to fund girls interested in software engineering courses.
We can’t deny she’s one tough kookie (pun intended) but we wondered how she got the movtivation and drive to have it all by age 23.
In an exclusive interview with Topshop, Karlie shares words of inspiration she lives by that we can all follow. Take note ladies!
“I’m so inspired by the strong, powerful women that I get to interact with. So many of the great people in the fashion industry are women, and I grew up in a house of women who are so unique and independent thinking. Everyone needs girl power in their life.”
“I grew up in Mid-West America with not always the healthiest food, but in the past few years I’ve got into cooking with cleaner and fresher ingredients. If you use fresh ingredients that are in season, you don’t even have to do much cooking.”
“I need the release of exercise. I spend so much time in a studio or on an airplane, so it helps me to physically and mentally stay sharp. I used to hate running – I couldn’t breathe. So to get over that I started training for a half marathon! I’m a bit extreme like that.”
“I have to motivate myself to train. I’m human! Especially when it’s cold and miserable in January. But you’ve got to put your gym clothes on and just get there. Do enough to break a sweat and it’ll change your energy for the entire day.”
“I’m so close to my three sisters. When we’re all back home in St Louis it’s just loud – lots of food, lots of laughing, lots of cooking! There’s nothing I love more than going home – surrounded by love.”
“I think it’s a great trend: girls supporting girls. Girl support, whether that’s sister to sister or friend to friend, is a much better trend than girls pulling one another down.”
“If you want to be successful, just dive in. Find something you really enjoy, that you’re really passionate about and go full speed ahead. If you’re truly passionate about something and put in the hard work, then success is inevitable.”