Congratulation's from Streetfashion MagZZine to Harriotte Lane for winning Miss Junior Teen Great Britain 2015/2016.
She's just 14 years young and already going to start a great career as a model. We were lucky to get an interview with her.
Harriotte, first of all congratulations to become Miss Junior Teen Great Britain.
How do you feel about it?
I still don’t believe it! I remember I’ve won and get all excited again!!! I couldn’t be more proud though of representing such a prestigious title and being the person chosen to represent so many hardworking girls.
Seeing your remarkable way, I am curious where your endurance comes from in your young age?
I want to be successful and that doesn’t happen from waiting for it to happen. You have to work hard and create opportunities.
Why modelling and what does it mean to you?
So many reasons for why modelling for me, I got involved when I was younger because my mum needed a model for some client pictures, it was a fun experience which sparked the interest but modelling for me is my creative outlet and lets me be comfortable with who I am.
What do you love most about modelling?
I love the creative aspect, the clothing and the styling. I try to work with positive people as well so time spent in good company is always a pleasure. I also like to see what impact the work has, hopefully it helps build a brand, sell a product or create a lifestyle aspiration.
What will be your responsibilities in the role as Miss Junior Teen Great Britain?
It’s about being a good role model, I think if you ask my pageant Director I come under the category of ‘crazy’ out of the queens as I do like to have fun. There are some expectations to do a certain amount of appearances but I did that quota in the first month as I’m really active in community and charity work already.
Being Miss Junior Teen Great Britain gives me more opportunities than I could ever create, its put me on a national platform which has been great for my modelling work, I’m reasonably well know and a good reputation in the North East but this has given interest Internationally, I’ve even just cast for a New York based modelling agency, fingers crossed for positive feedback on that soon!
Last shoot was with Photographer Richard Hanley, (make and hair by Diva Dust) for a new brand about to launch called Always |Wear Red, it’s an accessory company that only sells red luxury items. I was challenged to see if women could wear mens ties. I think we nailed it and totally went crazy with the styling mashing together mens suits and ties with gowns and crown.
September and October I shot loads of product images, it’s that time of year when shops have the new stock that they need on the web but I prefer the editorial style work, 40 outfits in the same positions on a plain back drop isn’t much fun, but it pays and often gets you more work if it’s done well.
What really goes on behind the scenes as a model?
Lots of eating hahaha, its not all glamor as some people think. Location shoots can often find you freezing, changing in fields and facing all the elements. Last year I did a bikini shoot on the roof top of a building in February. It was blowing a gale, about 3 degrees and raining, it’s hard to channel your inner goddess when you are cold, wet and often tired as some shoots can take a full day. We nailed the shoot though and celebrated with chips!
Which photographers in the industry do you most enjoy working with?
So many amazing photographers in the North East, I think my top 2 shoots are with Marie Harkness and Sarah Brown, both were organised by a good friend who owns editorial model agency Savalas Models. The shoots with Marie and Sarah were the foundation to my portfolio that got the interest of 4 London agencies that want to see me when I hit 15.
Gigi Hadid is my muse all round, I love her style, her quirky nature. Rosie Huntington-Whitely is also a big influence, I love how classy and confident she is.
PJ’s are my life! That and jodhpurs as I ride and have my own horse who I spend most of my spare time with. When I dress to go out I don’t follow the crowd and I don’t do casual very well, I tend to wear dresses but I think that’s a tall girl thing as I gave up finding trousers long enough!
I try to be unique and express myself. Stylist Nisha Vedhara helps me pick a lot of my wardrobe choices and I buy most of my day wear from her shop Love Niche.
Your favourite designer is… ?
Elie Saab, one day I want to walk on the Miss World or Miss Universe stage in one of his creations
Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar?
Harper’s Bazaar, so much more quirky and creative
Is there any particular designer piece you are crushing on right now?
I have 100’s of screen grabs of my current clothing crushes, if only double tapping on Instagram put it in the wardrobe! Currently have 3 Sherri Hill gowns I’m trying to choose between for giving back my crown in, I want all 3 of them!
What do you hope to be doing in the next 5 years?
I hope I’m an established main board model for a major agency plus I plan to study fashion at university as well so in 5 years I should be on that journey.
I also want to go for Miss World or Miss Universe when I’m old enough, once I hand back my Miss Junior Teen Great Britain Crown I plan to continue my pageant journey towards them and hopefully get to compete internationally.
If you could be anywhere else but here, where would you go?
So many places I want to go, New York, Dubai, Australia, everywhere in Europe but right now I love living in Newcastle.