We all know Lydia Hearst for her modeling work with some of the world’s best designers and photographers. And it came as no surprise when Lydia has returned to be a face ofMiss Me Fall 2013 campaign after her successful collaboration in the previous season. Nu-Mode´ magazine had a privilege to ask Lydia a few questions about her experience shooting in the historic locations in New Orleans, her take on fashion and what it means to be a Miss Me girl.
Irina Romashevskaya: You’ve worked with Miss Me for Spring/Summer 2013 and now returned for Fall 2013 campaign. What made it different this time?
Lydia Hearst: A general rule of thumb is to always expect the unexpected. I love working with Miss Me because you are not only working with talented professionals, but with people
with talented professionals, but with people who I can call my friends. They make shooting a fun and memorable experience and the destinations we went to these past two seasons have been incredible. This was my first time in New Orleans and it has such a rich history and culture. Everyone should make it a point to go there at least once.
What were your favorite moments during the shoot?
One of the more exciting and exhilarating moments was walking down a narrow strip in platforms and skinny jeans between two rail cars moving in opposite directions. One wrong step and the shoot would have been over!
It was admittedly a bit scary, but exciting! The image from that moment is one of my favorites from the entire shoot. I also had the opportunity to see one of the more historic sites, Oak Alley Plantation - which is also the Vampire Lestat's home from Interview with the Vampire. I also had the chance to try NOLA's 'Famous Gator On A Stick' while we were shooting; and yes, it is exactly what it sounds like an Alligator sausage on a stick - It was incredible!
“It is always important to be comfortable in what you wear and to dress for yourself, not others.”
Who is a Miss Me girl?
She's you, she's me... She is every girl. The Miss Me girl is confident and beautiful on the inside and out, always up for adventure and making a positive impact on the world and wearing her jeans while doing it.
What can you tell us about Miss Me Fall 2013 collection? What are your favorite pieces?
There is a fall jacket that you will see that is faux leather and has knitted sleeves, that
is by far my absolutely favorite piece in the collection, aside from the jeans.
How many pairs of Miss Me jeans do you own?
Too many to count!
How would you describe your own clothing style?
Fashion. Eclectic. I am always changing, growing and learning more about myself and the world every day. It is always important to be comfortable in what you wear and to dress for yourself, not others.
“Always remember that you can never be overdressed, overeducated, or have too many jeans.”
Can you give us a couple of your best styling tips?
Fashion is all about comfort and self-expression. If you are comfortable and happy in your own skin, you can pull off any outfit.
“The Miss Me girl is confident and beautiful on the inside and out, always up for adventure and making a positive impact on the world and wearing her jeans while doing it.”
What is the ultimate must-have item in every girl’s wardrobe this season?
Miss Me Jeans, of course! Always remember that you can never be overdressed, overeducated, or have too many jeans.
Miss Me campaign is currently being featured in publications such as Lucky, Vogue, Elle, Harper¹s Bazaar, and Cosmopolitan as well as a billboard in the Southern California region. Lydia has also been announced as one of the Supermodel coaches alongside Naomi Campbell for the 2nd season of “The Face” on Oxygen Network.
Nu-Mode´ Interview Irina Romashevskaya