She’s the mischief-maker who hails from Porthleven: a “salty, crusty, boozy and never-changing” harbour village in Cornwall, England. Having left home at the age of 15, she was soon scouted and moved closer to London, and then to NYC – the girl that got away, and made it big. With that peachy tousled hair and contagious smile it’s no wonder she caught our attention. In the heat of Sydney summer we got to know her on an afternoon at Lady Bay Beach. Introducing our February Face, Farah Holt.
“The shoot was fun and easy, we had a laugh all day. It was a privilege for me to be able to be completely myself on set rather than modelling or acting in a role that I was given in the morning.”
A consummate host, when she’s not in front of the lens you’ll find her cooking for her loved ones – “the way I’m able to bond with the people I care about at a home with cooked food is really special” – or reading – “[it] inspires me always and forever. It’s my greatest love”. A believer in dressing for her mood, with Holt we never know exactly what we’re going to get: exactly the way we like it. “My style changes depending on my mood – the worse I feel the wilder I dress. But it’s mainly colourful, chavvy, a bit tacky and quite tight.”
A true Sagittarian, she describes herself as “flaky, flighty, romantic, impulsive and passionate with a cruel, harsh wit that often doesn’t go down how I imagine it will”. High-energy and cool to the core, she credits the industry with shaping the woman she is today. “Well, even though it started out much the opposite way, modelling has given me a huge sense of comfortability in my own skin and I’m grateful for the confidence and social skills I have gained over the years of travelling. I’m an absolute pro at small talk.” A once in a lifetime kind of girl – and now that she’s here, we’re not willing to let this one get away.
“I don’t think I ever idolised anyone to be honest but I’ve been in a deeply one-sided love affair with Moto GP World champ rider Valentino Rossi since puberty.”
“[My best life lesson] is don’t think too hard. I haven’t learnt it yet though.”
PHOTOGRAPHY Adrian Price
FASHION Natalie Petrevski
MODEL Farah Holt @ Vivien’s Models
HAIR & MAKEUP Samantha P @ Work Agency using Ella Baché
PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT Leif Prenzlau