As a little girl, I always dreamed of working in the fashion industry. My bedroom walls were covered with photographs ripped from my favorite magazines.
I knew I wanted to be part of the creative process, what goes into making an image. (I had my heart set on fashion college once I graduated from school.) Happily, I didn't have to deliberate: When I was 16, on a trip to London during my school holidays, I was asked to join a modeling agency. I was sure they'd gotten it all wrong; my foray into modeling would be only a few weeks long. Now, 12 years later, I have seen the industry inside and out- the best and the worst- and experienced all the things I wished for when I was young. It's something I'm ever grateful for.
You're only as good as your opportunities allow in life. So my guest-editing of this issue of harper feels rather full circle. I love passing along my tips on beauty and fashion, and I really love creative-directing shoots, putting together a dream team, and overseeing everything it takes to produce beautiful images. I hope you enjoy the magazine as much as I've enjoyed bringing it to life.