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Talking Heads – Kevin Demaj

Shot by Ciro Galluccio – Fashion Editor Lavinia Feliziani – Model Kevin Demaj at Elite – Grooming Francesca Maffi – Photographer Assistants Timothy Boué and Ilaria Biffi – Casting by Isadora Banaudi – Interview by Chelsea McPartlon // Sweater Sun68 – Hat Paul Smith

The life of a model is a bit chaotic, not always knowing when, or even where, you‘ll have your next booking. How has that impacted your daily life? 
Honestly, that’s what I love about being a model. Traveling and always meeting new people…I hate monotony!
What do you do to manage stress? Do you practice yoga, blast music or take a walk?
I try not to stress out, especially for work, because in doing so you end up not achieving anything. Anyhow, music is my antidote to stress!
Small rural town or big city?
Big city, since it offers many more chances work-wise.
Are you a big food enthusiast? What would your ‘last meal’ be?
Yes! I’m definitely a food enthusiast, and I like and try to experiment in the kitchen. It’s so hard to choose what my last meal would be! (Laughs, E.D.)
What’s your biggest fear in the world?
My biggest fear is not being able to leave behind something good for the world. 
What was the very first modeling gig you had? Were you scared and uncomfortable?
My first gig was a fashion show, and honestly I was a bit anxious. I think it’s quite normal to feel uncomfortable at the beginning, especially for fashion shows. It still happens sometimes, but with time I’ve managed to find peace of mind.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever been asked to do while modeling?
Once, while I was in Venice I was asked to get into the mud, but it was worth it, because the job was great!

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Sweater and Shirt Jil Sander – Trousers Miaoran – Shoes Prada // Vest and Shoes Prada – Trousers Jil Sander

If you opened your phone to show me, what app’s would I find? What application do you use the most?
Instagram is definitely the app I use the most, even though I try not to spend so much time on it. I think social networks in general are such a waste of time, we could spend that time doing something more productive!
Texting or calling?
What’s your favourite book? 
I can’t name just one. However, I’m currently reading one on the law of attraction, that’s very interesting!
What’s the last thing you do at night before going to sleep?
I like to have a glass of wine and read a book.
If you could only live in one place for the rest of your life, where’d it be and why?
I’d go somewhere in the mountains, far from the chaos.
Favourite guilty pleasure?
A glass of good wine! (Smiles, E.D.)
What items are on your fashion wish list?
Everything from Saint Laurent


Total Look Prada – Shoes Paul Smith // Tank Top and Trousers Miaoran – Shoes Jil Sander

What three values would you say are engraved in you?
Honesty, loyalty and positivity. 
If you could jump back, or to the future, what era would you choose to live in?
If I could travel through time, I actually wouldn’t. I want to live the present at my best. 
Do you have a ‘celebrity crush’? Who is it and why?
I’d say Johnny Depp, I admire him so much! He’s definitely incredible in all his work, and I love how charismatic he is.
What zodiac sign are you? Does it resonate with you at all?
I’m an Aries, and I really do believe in it! I think astrological signs influence everyone.
Do you see yourself in the future doing something besides modeling? Or would you like to continue with it for the rest of your life?
It’s well known that you can’t, or won’t, model for your entire life, but I’ll do my best as long as I have the chance.
What’s your favourite song?
‘Life Is Good’ by Drake!


Jacket Paul Smith – Trousers Miaoran – Shoes Jil Sander // Sweater Sun68 – Hat Paul Smith