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01 May

At Home with Maggie Maurer

 

During these crazy times and being at home quarantined we had a delight speaking and creating an exlcusive story with top model Maggie Maurer.

 

Who are you (the long answer, no cheating by just giving your name!) and what is your profession (as in, how do you define it, rather than just the job title it has)?

 

Joy is my middle name.  I am from a small town in Northern New York state called Potsdam. I was born and raised there with my 2 brothers and 4 sisters . We were all home schooled. I never went to college , I started modeling when I was 25 , after a friend sent some photos of me to an agency without telling me.  I am a Model and I believe my job in to bring to life the idea from the minds of all the different creatives I have had the pleasure to work with.

 

How do you think Covid-19 will effect the fashion industry both long-term and short-term?  How do you see the impact of Corona crisis on the general perception of fashion? Do you believe everything will just go back to normal after Covid-19, or how do you see it will be?

 

Let's wait and see , shall we ?

 

How do you spend your Quarantine time and are you still able to create while being quarantined?

 

I feel like I have just moved into my flat in London , even though I have lived here for 5 years. The slow pace has been very welcome on my end. I am with my boyfriend ( Scott Archibald ) and we have been working on some really amazing stuff. Thankfully for me he is a photographer and I have not had to succumb to  a "Zoom " or " Facetime " shoot. The voyeuristic nature of it I find disturbing.

 

 

What is in your planning for this year and how will Covid-19 effect that?

 

I  did plan to split my time half here (London ) and half in the states. Proved to myself yet again not to make plans. 

 

What is your daily beauty routine like? 

 

Same as it ever was! Apple cider vinegar mixed with water for toner, rose water, aloe vera, coconut oil with 2 drops and lavender essential oil. In that order.

 

 

What is the coolest new thing you have learnt since being quarantined?

 

I am in the middle of my first batch of Matza ball soup. It's my favorite soup. And the mere thought of it could bring a tear of joy to my eye.

 

What's your work-from-home style like during these times?

 

Do you mean what I wear ? When I shoot at home skin is always better, so I guess naked.  Any other time I'm always in a hoodie.

 

Tell us something about yourself that isn't on your resume (a secret skill, a hobby, a previous job or fun fact about you).

 

I hate to cook the same thing twice.

 

 

 What's the first place you'd want to go when it's safe again to travel and go out of our homes?

 

Local meaning London? I guess the pub with my mates. Travel wise I really miss LA .

 

What inspired you to start working in the fashion industry? And what are you most proud achieving of thus far?

 

Nothing really inspired me but when the opportunity came along I saw it was something that could change my life. The Years I spent working at CÉLINE will always be the thing that shaped me and gave me the understanding of the industry as a whole. You have to know what you do to be good at what you do. 

 

What is your favourite song at the moment and why? Do you have a playlist that you would like to share with us?

 

I do yoga to my Friend Mona Matsuoka's DJ sets ( find on soundcloud )  April 8  Spring mix is a fav.  Where is the cool playlist on spotify , Anderson Paak  Malibu , Childish Gambino " Awaken , My love! " Nirvana Unplugged and Etta James Radio. Most of the time though I listen to whatever my boyfriend is playing. 

 

What is the first thing you like to do when you wake up, and last thing you like to do before going to bed?

 

This is going to be super cringy but I never get up or go to sleep without a cuddle from Scott , human contact is so important. Second thing is a cuppa tea and cigarette out on the front steps, in the sun or rain.

 

PHOTO CREDITS:

model: Maggie Maurer @d’management 

Story Title: P(L)ANTS.

Photographer: Scott Archibald @archiegram

Location: Home -  Communal Back Garden, London.

Wearing: Peter Do Pants @thepeterdo

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