When growing up in a small town, modeling might seem like a far stretch for most. But for Hannah Holman, a trip to the mall at 15 was all it took. Making her debut in 2009 as a “Prada girl” and also being featured in the Miu Miu campaign, Ms. Holman still has that gusto and has become an editorial staple with her constant transformations and discovering new places around the world. Though, her latest discovery? “Bliss Spa body treatments! My favorite is the 'high thighs' treatment, which really helps with smoothing the buttocks. (winks)”
Here Ms. Holman exclusively shares her most memorable shoot for Marc Jacobs, her top secret beauty massage, and her dreams of living on a ranch, showing that the 22 year old is still an American girl at heart.
MY MOTHER KNOWS EVERYTHING!
She knows me more than I know myself, and I'm only just realizing that! Home never changes. It's quiet and peaceful... I love going back because of that. It's always as I left it. (smiles)
THE MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT
for me was the Marc Jacobs Daisy perfume in Rhonda, Spain. I was not only excited because I was shooting my first perfume with the one and only Marc Jacobs, but also because I was getting to see and experience a part of the world I would have never gone to otherwise. I'm a country girl and love when shoots take me out of the big cities that I normally visit.
I LOVE TO FEEL FEMININE
relaxed and cool in my clothes, so I go for a classic glamour and sporty look. My ultimate dream is to live on a ranch wearing only beautiful clothes! Like a beautiful Ralph Lauren floral summer gown in bare feet. All very flowing, cozy and luxurious.
BEAUTY IS NATURAL
It just comes. In the way someone moves, speaks or looks. It’s never forced. Being able to face rejection and criticism is something that comes with growing up. Your strength and confidence grow as you learn to understand and love yourself no matter what others opinion is of you.
A BIG SECRET OF MINE…
Lymphatic massage! I do it before work when I wake up puffy. I've also recently started using MV face products by Sharon McGlinchey. It's all organic and natural ingredients and my skin has been thanking me! Her Jojoba oil is my favorite.
IT GETS SO BORING DOING THE SAME STUFF AT THE GYM
so I like to try different things. Pole dancing, rock climbing, dance classes, ice skating, getting lost on longs walks, anything to keep not only my body busy but my mind occupied!
I NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT
my lip salve (usually paw paw or Vaseline), geranium oil (so I smell yummy), headphones (for all the boring bits of travel), silk scarf (my dad got me hooked on silk hunting scarves from Wyoming), and a hair tie.
MY DAD OFTEN ASKS ME IF I'M HAPPY...
He reminds me that "Happiness isn't the absence of problems but how you choose to deal with them". This is my goal, to have the ability to enjoy all of life's ups and downs and to appreciate the simple things. In my dad's opinion, as long as you’re happy then "you’re doing what you’re supposed to", no matter how big or small.
Photography by Marianna Sanvito; styling by Raffaella Campeggi; hair and make-up by Mary Cesardi / Atomo Management; model: Hannah Holman / Premium; stylist's assistant: Letizia Maria Allodi.
Casting by Megan McCluskie.
Opening Image: shirt by Vivienne Westwood Anglomania.