She’s the model for our AW16 campaign but there’s much more to Eva Kay than just a pretty face. We grabbed ten minutes of her time to talk pizza, meteorology and a mutual love of shoes…
Describe your style in three words:
My style is kind of hard to describe in three words because every day I dress so different. But if I had to break it down, I would probably say effortless, adventurous, and minimalistic. I love to dress for how I want to feel that day.
How did you get into modelling?
I started modelling when I was fifteen in my hometown in Nebraska. I just showed up to a casting call and started doing some local work. After that, I started branching out a bit more. I went on to Chicago while I was still finishing school, and then moved to New York shortly after graduating.
Favourite thing about it?
My favourite thing about modelling would have to be the traveling. I love seeing new places. Because of modelling I’ve gotten to see so many places that I thought I could only dream of.
And your career highlight so far?
Definitely walking in my first NYFW show. It gave me such a rush, and it was amazing seeing women of all different backgrounds and body shapes walking the same runway.
Favourite location you’ve been with modelling?
My favourite location so far would definitely have to be Scotland. It was such a beautiful, unforgettable experience, and I can’t imagine a more amazing place to shoot.
And your favourite ever buy?
My favourite ever buy would probably have to be a pair of shoes at some point or the other. No exact pair comes to mind, but I always base my entire outfit around what pair of shoes I want to wear that particular day. Shoes are very important to my look.
What’s your Holy Grail beauty product?
My “holy grail” beauty product changes with every season. But at this moment my favourite product to use is rose water. It’s so great for the skin and it tones as well as hydrates, and that’s so important when you’re traveling so much.
Who were your icons growing up?
I never had any celebrity icons growing up. I always looked up to my mom and grandma when I was younger, and still now. They always taught me to keep a strong head on my shoulders and stand up for myself in the most gracious way. And to ultimately just stay true to who I am as a young woman.
What can you not stop listening to at the moment?
Right now I can’t stop listening to the band Whitney. His voice is so angelic and it’s perfect music to listen to on my morning commute to work.
What are you reading/watching at the moment?
I’m always reading about three books at once, but I just finished The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo. The book follows a shepherd boy’s journey as he goes after his own “Personal Legend.” It was such an eye opening book, and if you’re into that kind of thing you should definitely read it.
Pizza. 100%. I could eat pizza every day for the rest of my life and be the happiest girl.
What did you want to be when you were little?
When I was little I always wanted to be a meteorologist. I was always obsessed with storm systems and would watch the news just to catch the weather.
What do you miss the most when you’re away from home?
The thing I miss most (besides my family, of course) is my cat, Milton. He’s the sweetest little boy ever, and I’ve had him since he could fit in the palm of my hand. So, my mom is sure to send me regular pictures of him to let me know how he’s doing. <3
Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?
In ten years’ time I hope to continue to do what my heart wants to do. So far in life, when I’ve wanted something, I’ve done everything in my power to get to that goal and I just hope I still have that passion in ten years. I feel like that’s so important to have that drive in yourself, because if you don’t have that then what else is there?