Lara Stone needs no introduction: that gap-toothed smirk framed by killer cheekbones and a curvy silhouette—not to mention her attitude—sets her apart from a sea of leggy models. Ask any of the designers she’s worked with, from Riccardo Tisci and Karl Lagerfeld to Marc Jacobs and Francisco Costa, you’ll be hard pressed to find one who doesn’t hope to do so again.
Stone also happens to be the new face of Mercedes-Benz, the official sponsor of New York Fashion Week, which means we had the chance to chat with the supermodel yesterday afternoon.
Stone’s dead-pan, dry sense of humor and genuine disappointment when we reached the end of our interview made us heart her even more than before.
Hometown: The Netherlands
Zodiac sign: Sagittarius
How would your best friend describe you in 5 words? Oh dear… That’s a hard one! She’d probably say I’m easy-going, generous, nice, helpful and hopefully a good friend.
Karaoke song of choice: No. I can’t, no. When I still was drinking, I’d maybe sing out loud in public, but now? No way.
Current guilty pleasure: I just got a puppy.
What kind? What’s his name?! Bert. He’s a Border Terrier and he’s going to be my guilty pleasure. I’ve been doing lots of shopping for him on Amazon. All sorts of different collars and different toys. I haven’t got him yet; I’m getting him on Monday. I’m so excited.
Secret talent: No. Unfortunately no. Not singing, not dancing either, not anything musical… Knitting! I’m really good at knitting.
Whose closet would you like to raid? It would be Carine Roitfeld. I would take everything. All of her shoes.
Who makes you LOL on Twitter? I like the Queen. Obviously some person has got a Twitter for her and she Tweets really funny stuff. Also my friend David Arnold. He’s a musician; he’s incredibly funny.
Worst pick-up line you’ve ever heard: So many. Probably flashing someone is probably the worst of the worst.
I’ve never experienced that one! Well, we live in Paris.
Song currently stuck in your head: The last album I downloaded was the Lana Del Rey album. I love it.
If you weren’t a model, you’d be: I’d still be working at McDonald’s.
What did you eat for breakfast? A protein shake after my running. Really boring.
Biggest model misconception? That we all hate each other and fight.
Wait, that’s not true?! I know, it’d be so much more fun.
Thanks for answering my questions! That’s it?! Aw!
Oh, we’ve got more! What can’t you leave home without? Obviously I can’t live without my iPhone. I just converted.
How are your thumbs handling the screen? It’s a bit exhausting, especially when you have to write in Dutch sometimes. You have to change the language and it goes all wrong, so I’m still getting used to it. But I like it better than my Blackberry, for sure.
Who are you top three favorite designers? Calvin, Calvin, Calvin!