5 mins with top model Tolula Adeyemi

25 November 2008


Rising star Tolula Adeyemi must be pretty chuffed with herself right now. Not only is she Vivienne Westwood's latest muse but now she's replaced Daisy Lowe as the new face of the Hari S/S '09 campaign. So of course Grazia hot-footed it over to have a quick chat with the lady herself to find out what designer's she loving right now, what she wants for Christmas. Oh, and what she really thought of Vivienne Westwood sending her down the catwalk topless!

How would you describe your style?
I would say it's both masculine and feminine.

What were the last three things you bought?
-I went a bit crazy at the last McQueen sample sale! I got a Mongolian and leather black jacket (it was missing its bottom half but I don't care if it's unfinished. It was 80% off and amazing!)
-A HARI Charcoal grey Off-duty Icon tracksuit, which I live in it when I'm relaxing.
-Black gingham patterned and patent 80's Reebok classics, which I love!

What's always in your handbag?
My i-Pod is a must as I love music, plus lip balm, a Hari Rasta Hat. Oh, and half the contents of my bedroom! I just can't seem to carry light!

Who is your name to watch?
I love designer Hannah Marshall - I think she's going to be huge. Every time I wear her stuff I get constant compliments and she's actually a lovely girl with a great imagination. I am also loving singer LadyHawke, Coco Sumner and actor David Leon.

Talk to us about the topless Vivienne Westwood S/S '09 runway...
Nobody told me about the topless thing beforehand but it wasn't really a big deal. Vivienne's seen and done it all anyways! And I think Vivienne and Andreas thought that it wouldn't be a big deal for me so I expect that's why I
wasn't told. There's nothing wrong with nudity! I think it doesn't matter
what shape women are. We are all beautiful.

What do you want for Christmas?
I would love a holiday or a car because I'm learning to drive.


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