Just back from a stint in Europe taking her first at bat in the big, bad, competitive game of high fashion modelling, Grace is home to catch her breath on the east coast and to figure out what a 20 year old who has it all should do next. Oh to be young again.
While some girls may envy the face and body that landed Grace on the runway at Milan Fashion Week, what is far more enviable is the 20 year old's strong sense of self and distinct personal style. Something that takes most of us years to figure out while we weed through the constant influence of others that distract us from expressing our own essence. This girl knows what she likes and isn't too concerned if you agree with her or not.
No matter how young or old, we can always learn from the brave, and in my opinion brave is defined by a girl who can confidently wear a jacket that she knows her boyfriend hates.
Here is a little Q & A with Grace about her style, modelling, and ... some other stuff.
Navy blue and gold!
What is playing on your Ipod?
Always a toss up between Fleetwood Mac, Johnny Cash, and A$AP Rocky... depends on which way the wind is blowin.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
There's no way I can pick one. Any given day from my childhood would pretty much sum it up. Falling in and out of love with every person, song, branch, sport, sand dollar, and snow mobile track with siblings that were weirdos just like me.
Fav TV character?
I fall hard and I fall fast so as of right now, Rusty from the True Detective is the reason I wake up every morning. Once Walking Dead starts again I'll have a different answer.
What is your dream job?
To design jewelry, bags and shoes with Versace that is all American Horror Story inspired... but who doesn't dream about that.
Three things you can't live without?
Sriracha Sauce, my calculator watch, and the chance to dance to music like nobody else fucking exists.
What is the best part about modelling?
Being inspired by people so cool and creative that even if I wanted to share their story with my friends I couldn't. I learned to live in the moment because I knew I'd never be there with those people again. Live it, soak it all the fuck in, not even pictures can sum up the experience.
What is the worst part about modelling?
It's super hard to invest emotion and time because at the end of the day making it big seems like the biggest fluke out there. You gotta know the right people, and you gotta be in the right place at the right time. It's hard to see pictures in magazines that look ugly as shit knowing you woulda' done better but might not get the chance to prove it.
Who is your biggest fashion inspiration?
Fuck knows where I get my style. My mama has inspired me in the sense that I wear whatever I want to wear. I like when people stare at me and I'm definitely not going to lose any sleep over kids wearing what some blog told them to wear, judging me. Chances are if Mitch Kramer would wear it, so would I.
Describe your style in 3 words
East Coast Versace versace versace
Hair and Makeup: FRED Salon
Clothes and Styling: Grace Court
Photography and Direction: Sasha Bitar