Freja Beha ErichsenSHARE
To get to know this girl, just look at her limbs. Her skin is punctuated by adage-inspired, heartening tattoos. ‘This too shall pass’ is inked on her arm, ‘float’ on her neck, ‘redemption’, ‘serendipity is life’, ‘this world tonight is mine’ – signs of her spirit are found all over. She could be the leader of the pack – if she wanted. Wang once made a motorcycle stiletto boot for her, but it’s not for that which she seeks recognition. Actively supporting the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Boarders), she does all she can for them. She keeps her world private, and comes and goes as she pleases. There’s maturity in that, a somewhat grounded sophistication. And at our cover shoot, we uncovered that, little by little...
I feel good when I… Am with my loved ones. I’m most comfortable in... My favorite pants and shirt. To unwind after a hard day’s work I like to... Have a good dinner with people I love. Right now, I’m listening to... Led Zeppelin III on the record player. I couldn’t live without... My loved ones. I keep fit by... Hiking. The last movie I watched was... August: Osage County. My favourite food is... My mother’s. The last book I read was... War and Peace by Tolstoy. My wardrobe consists of... Mainly black, olive, gray and white. I’m looking forward to... Spending time with my family and little nieces – they grow so quickly. I always wanted to... Visit Bhutan. My mum... Is the best mum there is. I became involved with the charity Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)... About three or four years ago. It is important for me to support MSF because... NGOs like them help so many people worldwide where there’s little or no help to be had if it wasn’t for their persistence and determination. The biggest thing I’ve learnt working with MSF is... That you’ve got to try. I believe the fashion industry can contribute to MSF by... Supporting initiatives to raise awareness. It’s lovely to see an industry come together to support any charity.