in today's model feature we like to introduce you to Zoe Cecilie Vendel Vogelius, a young and up coming model from the western part of Denmark. You might already have seen her in some of the pictures of photographer Egon Hye as well as in the article 'long distance shooting before the dusk' in Lifestyle ZZ. We now have got the opportunity for an interview with her to be able to provide you a glimpse into her world of modeling.
My name is Zoe Cecilie Vendel Vogelius, and I am 18 years old. I was born in a small town on a Danish island named Fyn. After a while, me and my mom moved to a city named Silkeborg, in Jutland, and today I still live here with my mom and my little brother who is 13. Right now, im studying on Silkeborg Gymnasium in second grade, where I study socialstudies as a main course. In my sparetime I'm mostly studying and doing homework. Otherwise I work as an amateur model and I have a job in a nightclub as a wardrobe girl in the weekends.
Since I was a little girl, I always loved to be in front of the camera. I love to get some challenges about posing and try new stuff. Everytime you work as a model, you get some new learning about what to do, and what not to do. I love to cross some limits, because it's only your mind, which is making your own personal limits.
What’s been the highlight of your career so far?
It was actually a coincident, that a photographer found me on facebook. He was an amateur, and needed a model to practise on, and so I gave it a shot. And then some different photographers started contacting me about they wanted to do photoshoots with me. But it was first, when my photographer, Egon Hye, started taking pictures of me, that I got some attention about my work. And after a photoshoot with Egon Hye as a photographer, this magazine Streetfashion-MagZZine.com contacted us, and wanted to interview and show our photoseries on their website.
Tell us about some of your recent shoots.
I had a very different shoot few weeks ago. It was with a photoclub from middle Jutland. The theme was colours. Mostly headshots with a crazy painting in the face. There was makeup artists to make our makeup. We were 4 models and 9 photographers, and that was a lot of fun and a whole new thing for me. That was my first shoot with that kind of makeup, and I liked it a lot.
It is of course a hard work to do. You have to be focused all the time, but it is worth it, because it is so fun too. You need to spend a lot of time in the makeup chair, haha. It takes time to do hair and makeup, so there is a lot of pre work before the shoot. But when you like to do yourself pretty, then it isn't a problem, haha.
I mostly like my cooperation with Egon Hye, who is the person I have the most of my photoshoots with. I think it is very important to have a good bond between model and photographer. I can personally say, when I feel confident with my photographer, then I perform better in front of the camera.
Define your personal style.
I think I am a girl, who wears everything, and I am not this girl, with only one style. I love small dresses, high heels, lots of accessories and dramatic makeup. But I also like to wear some jeans, sneaks and a street shirt or something in that way. I think I am an everything-girl, haha.
Who would you say is your 'style muse'?
I dont know if I have a style muse, but I like Zara Larsson, and her way to style. Her style is so different, classic, girly and fancy in the same time. She just don't have that one way to dress, but in all way to dress herself up, i like it a lot!
Your favourite designer is… ?
Absolutely Pierre Balmain. Im really in love with Balmains type of different styles, and his way to make this exclusive clothes. He makes all his clothes so completely and all these details in one dress, so amazing! All the decoration, the different styles and absolutely pretty clothes for both women and men. I think he's is my favourite designer, because Balmain makes this clothes, that not everyone can carry owing to these special unique look.
I will say Vogue. Vogue have always the newest trends and runways.
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
Oh, right now, im really in love with the pink fringe tassel dress from Balmain, that Kylie Jenner wore to Harper's Bazaars celebration.
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
Finish my education, have fun, have a lot of photoshoots and enjoy life.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
New York, absolutely. It has always been my dream to see and visit NY.