She’s the Vetements favourite and RUSSH regular who has a thing for surprises and let us shave her head for Issue 47. On a summer’s morning in East London she played muse to friend and fellow model Christina Carey, who captured her bathed in sunlight and right at home. Here, Suzi Leenaars tells about that day, her “liberal” upbringing and living all around the world.
Model, musician, self-described maths nerd – Alewya Demmisse is all these things and much, much more. She’s appeared on the pages of high fashion titles alongside the likes of Naomi Campbell and Cara Delevingne however, it is her scrawled linear sketches – inked out in felt tip pens or sharpies on anything from paper and canvas to city walls and salvaged wood that is gaining traction in the city she now calls home.
For nearly two decades, she’s manned the front for Victoria’s Secret, earning iconic status alongside Angels like Gisele Bündchen and Adriana Lima. She’s faced campaigns for the likes of Dior, Armani, Oscar de la Renta, Gucci and Calvin Klein, walked for Vivienne Westwood, Prada and Kenzo, and photographed by Demarchelier and Meisel. The girl from Brazil opened up to RUSSH about her greatest indulgences and having no regrets.