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The Wardrobe Diary: The Model Edit

The Wardrobe Diary: The Model Edit

What does a top fashion model wear when she’s off-duty? We spent time with Eve Delf, a London-based model and taste-maker, to find out.

Scouted when she was just 15 years old in her hometown in East Sussex, model Eve Delf has a tonne of industry experience under her belt and the friends to match. A runway fixture, she’s walked for London designer Ashley Williams, been shot by Miles Aldridge for Vogue and was one of our favourite faces at Dolce & Gabbana’s exclusive Alta Moda show. She counts models Sam Rollinson, Eliza Cummings and Sang Woo amongst her nearest and dearest, and is basically part of one of London’s coolest girl crews. Her style is chic, sometimes playful and always her own. Not to mention the knock-out brows she sports every day of the week. We caught up with Eve on-set to find out what the average week looks like in the life of an in-demand model.

MONDAY

A couple of weeks ago I’d been away in New York for castings and jobs for months, and when the plane finally touched down in the UK I almost felt emotional when I spotted an M&S in the airport! I had to run straight to my fitting for Dolce & Gabbana – no time for jetlag. After the fitting I went straight home to the flat that I share with my best friend, model Charlotte Wiggins and her boyfriend, before heading back into town for the Dolce & Gabbana rehearsal. There were a lot of models there, which was great because I was able to hang out with my friends Sam Rollinson, Eliza Cummings and Sang Woo, who I hadn’t seen in ages.

Eve wears: Coat Burberry, Sweater Gucci, Jeans Saint Laurent, Boots Fendi, Bag Saint Laurent

TUESDAY

Although my ridiculous pink velvet bed is very hard to get out of in the morning, work is work. The day of the Dolce show I stopped by my favourite coffee house, “Coffee Works Project” in Islington, and wolfed a cappuccino down before heading to the location. Despite the long days, they’re always good. It’s always exciting to see familiar faces on set. After the show there is, of course, an after party. There was lots of pasta, lots of dancing and lots of Pornstar Martinis. My favourite combination of things.

Eve wears: Coat Burberry, Sweater Gucci, Jeans Saint Laurent, Boots Fendi, Bag Valentino, Bag Saint Laurent

WEDNESDAY

I like to start my days with a good breakfast, so I’ll take time to make some scrambled eggs on toast with avocado and a nice strong Yorkshire brew before I go to my castings. I’ll stop by the agency to see my lovely agents. We’ll have a sit down and a good gossip before getting down to my work schedule for the next couple of weeks. I tend to go to castings by myself, unless my housemate and friend Charlotte has the same one, then we’ll go together and have lunch with our friend, Sam Rollinson, and wash it all down with a Bellini. Days like this will end with song writing in the flat followed by a good old fashion bubble bath.

Eve wears: Jacket Kenzo, Knit Helmut Lang, Belt Gucci, Bag Gucci, Jeans Saint Laurent

THURSDAY

Finally. A day of rest. Few and far between, this will involve lots of reading. I love to read. I’m currently reading “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr. I’ll take the opportunity to attempt playing my guitar and write or record some songs (whilst wearing a onesie), and then I’ll probably go swimming.

When Charlotte, Sam and I are all in town after not seeing each other for a couple of months, we’re always super excited. We’re planning a trip to the Somerset House SKATE event soon. It’s so festive and beautiful. I am truly tragic on the ice, but when I’m with my best friends and there’s mulled wine and mince pies, things can only be good.

Eve wears: Trainers Gucci, Jacket Kenzo, Knit Helmut Lang, Belt Gucci, Bag Gucci, Jeans Saint Laurent

FRIDAY

At the weekend I’ll often go back to Rye in East Sussex to see my family. I grew up on a farm that overlooks the sea – every time I go home it’s like a mini detox. My mum will look after me and cook amazing food – her signature dish is a prawn curry. My step dad will make me laugh until I cry. We all like to ride our bikes to the beach at Camber where we walk our dogs Maud, the pug, and Bunty, the Welsh Springer spaniel. Then I’ll visit my dad and step-mum. Dad will play the piano and I will sing along and we often go for a walks in the countryside. It’s magic and I love the fresh air.

Eve wears: Trainers Gucci, Jacket Kenzo, Knit Helmut Lang, Belt Gucci, Bag Gucci, Jeans Saint Laurent

Model: Eve Delf, Photography: Ben Parks, Styling: Sophie van der Welle, Hair & Makeup: Hannah Sorcha