Hers is a refreshing allure, like a clear winter’s morning. It’s cool, no doubt, but just one smile and sunshine prevails. The girl from Doncaster, England, became aware of her own beauty when friends of her grandparents proclaimed her a “bonnie lass”. It wouldn’t take long for the world to catch on. A Burberry darling by age 16, and one of Karl Lagerfeld’s chosen few, that haircut – dubbed ‘The Sam’ – clinched her iconic status. Fire in the ice, she’s got the look.
“The main lesson my job has taught me about beauty is less is often more.”
First impressions are … Very important. The first thing I notice about someone who walks into a room is … What they’re wearing. My relationship with my hair is … Very low maintenance. Wash and go. The person who taught me most about beauty is … All the makeup and hair artists I’ve met along the way. I couldn’t live without … My friends and family.
“I’m happiest when I’m at home with my mates watching TV with a nice cup of tea.”
My style is influenced by … Whatever I fancy. I feel most comfortable in … Skinny black jeans and a leopard print shirt. I’m attracted to … People who are easy to talk to and who are funny. I started modelling when … I was 13, when I was scouted. I finished school and went full-time when I was 18. My friends would describe me as … Always up for a laugh.
PHOTOGRAPHY Ward Ivan Rafik @ ArtList
FASHION Verity Parker @ Jed Root
MODEL Sam Rollinson @ Select Model Management
HAIR Mari Ohashi @ LGA using Bumble and bumble
MAKEUP Niamh Quinn @ LGA using M.A.C
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANTS David Gilbey and Bryan Monaco
STYLIST’S ASSISTANT Neelam Nijjar
HAIR ASSISTANT Natalie Shafii
MAKEUP ASSISTANT Libby James
PRODUCTION ArtList Paris