Born and raised in Derbyshire, Molly Smith was first scouted whilst shopping in Covent Garden at the age of 14. She has since been photographed by the legendary Mario Testino and has featured in Burberry and Alexandra McQueen’s campaign shoots. This month, we sit down with the beautiful Molly, the face of our SS19 campaign to discuss her modelling background and her favourite ASCENO looks.
Where did your love of fashion begin and how did you end up in the industry? Who first introduced you to fashion?
I think I've had a slow introduction to fashion. From amazing couture pieces on shoots to hunting through vintage shops for a bargain in London, I think I've only really started to find my love for it now I'm older and dare to try different things out whether it works or not.
What has been your best experience in the industry?
Being in Morocco with the ASCENO team was honestly really amazing! The location was absolutely beautiful, the people were wicked and there wasn't a pair of heels in sight! What more could a girl want.
How would you describe a typical day? And how do you relax?
I'm currently doing an acting course and part of our homework is to be kind to ourselves/ actively rest for at least 10 minutes a day. I've realised that exercise does that for me, I'm so out of breath and sweaty I don't have time to worry about anything else.
How would you describe your work ethic?
If you're not saving lives don't act like you are. Instead enjoy and have fun.
How would you describe your personal style? And who would be your style icon?
I've never really had a style icon but I love the style of the 60s. If its bright, colourful or glittery, I'll have it.
ASCENO is a brand that takes a woman effortlessly through every part of her day whether she is lounging around the house, going to a meeting or going to a cocktail party. Where would you wear ASCENO and how does this way of dressing fit your lifestyle?
Sometimes you don't want to think about what to wear first thing in the morning but you obviously don't want anyone else to know that so a good pair of jeans, some DMs and a beautiful silk ASCENO shirt is the perfect effortless cool you need.
How important is it to look effortless? And what does this mean to you?
To be effortless is to be truly confident in your individuality.
We clearly love silk pyjamas and wear them in so many different scenarios. Can you tell us three ways you would style your pjs?
On the beach with a bikini, with a pair of flares or with nothing else on at all...
How does this brand make you feel?
Like a bond girl that doesn't get out of bed (except for a swim in the ocean in her multi diagonal stripe high waisted bikini).
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