An Interview with Model Emma Connolly
We’re talking style, travel & gym workouts with the ultimate mega-babe, model and owner of the perfect pout. Meet Missguided fave; Emma Connolly…
Tell us a bit about yourself…
I studied fashion design for 5 years and I’ve been modelling full time for 6 years. I love lying down and if I could live my life horizontally, I would.
What does a typical day look like for you?
Wake up, eat, work out, call my agent, see clients and take photographs.
You and Proudlock are the cutest couple, what’s the key to a relationship like yours?
We are pretty lucky that we get on so well so everything pretty easy breezy. Support, love and good humour is the key.
What’s your workout routine?
My workout ranges between HIIT training and Pilates or Yoga. I’m pretty regimented with workouts and try to do one a day. I absolutely love food and eating and I have to balance it out.
Where’s the best place you’ve travelled to and why?
I’ve spent the last two years travelling to A LOT of places and each place has been pretty special. Nepal was definitely up there as its a pretty spiritual, beautiful place and the people are some of the kindest I’ve ever met. I’m just back from the Maldives too which was pretty ridic.
Who is your favourite photographer to work with and why?
I’ve worked with so many amazing and inspiring photographers. One of my favourites I’ve ever worked with is an amazing, hilarious and wonderful man called Mark Seagar. He was one of the first photographers who shot me when I was 16 and captured me when I was a lot more naive, young and stupid.
What broke you into the modelling scene?
My amazing manager Mark. And some damn hard work and dedication.
What does the next year look like for you?
Lots more travelling and hopefully continuing to meet more talented and inspiring people. I’m heading to Miami next week for a pretty exciting new project.
Who are you listening to at the moment?
Tory Lanes, Mura Masa and Zero 7.
What’s your song to get you ready for a party?
Marvin Gaye – Got to Give it Up.
What tips do you have for girls who want to start modelling?
Be confident and don’t let anyone be mean to you. It’s literally the blind leading the blind and no one has a clue whats going on so just own it.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
Anything leather, platforms and my Gucci loafers. And my rings. I have about 10329 that I’ve picked up along my travels, mostly from Morocco. If I don’t have them on I feel like my hands have fallen off.
What items do you make sure you pack on your travels?
Mosquito spray!!!! I always get eaten ALIVE. And my camera. I know I share A LOT of photos on my social platforms but I have thousands more that I have printed in our house. I actually printed 48,000 last week (from this year – yikes) and keep them in a trunk in our lounge.
Who is your style icon and why?
Anyone who loves pyjamas and being comfortable.
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
What best describes your style?
Comfort and pyjamas. Its actually a running joke amongst my friends that I now just wear pyjamas in real life with heels. I’m all for the loose fitting, comfy and chilled look. I style with enormous sunnies, 48 rings, a floor length trench and a Gucci clutch.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Mary-Kate & Ashley’s.
Wanna know more? Follow her on Insta @emmalouiseconnolly
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