"I had the best childhood getting lost on adventures in the woods with my sister and friends,” says British model Milly Simmonds whose adventures today include photoshoots for L’Officiel, Marie Claire and Vogue in different countries. Scouted in London at the young age of 16, she scored her big Burberry campaign in her first show season. Today, she divides her time between London and New York, two cities that have a lot to offer to a beauty like Milly.
by Jody Furlong in London, when I was about 16. It had never really occurred to me I could be a model. Once I was on my first test shoot I thought it was great fun and I couldn't possibly turn down the opportunity so I moved to London when I was 17 after I finished my A levels.
I LOVE A LOT ABOUT MODELLING.
I have learnt how to look after my body, which I really enjoy. Travelling to countless different places I would never even think of going. Meeting amazing people. I have also learnt a lot about myself as travelling you spend a lot of time alone.
(Laughs) But I do have a few beauty tips. Taking make up off is crucial as well as moisturizing. I like using my own products and I do my own facials. I love the brand Aloe Forever as it’s very gentle on the skin. They have a great face mask, which I do one to two times a week. They also have a great dry oil for the face which is so silky and radiant.
twice a week and train with my trainer Alex who works for Tim Hayes Fitness 2-3 times a week. Then I train Saturdays. Also power walking is a great form of exercise. I love to work out.
I have a very healthy balanced diet and try to stay off carbs. Of course I treat myself once in a while. If I do, it's an Indian take away or some sort of dessert but that's not too often.
To be a successful model and make a business out of myself. Enjoy life and everything that it brings. There's a lot of things I want to do but for now modelling is my main focus.
Photography by Brian Daly; styling by Kevin Kim; make-up by Alex Babsky / Frank Agency; hair by Gow Tanaka; model: Milly Simmonds / Elite London; casting director: Megan McCluskie.