Ru Saxon is an upcoming fashion model and singer-songwriter from Essex, UK. After checking out Ru Saxon’s creative portfolio we were really keen to learn more about her experiences, interests and aspirations as well as sharing some of her growing portfolio with you. Read the interview below where Ru discusses, amongst other things, who she is inspired by in fashion, what she’s been working on for the last 12 months and what she does to relax.
Q: How did you get into fashion modeling?
My social network, I do music so I also met designers, photographers and it all started as a laugh until I realized my potential. The sky is the limit.
Q: How have the last 12 months been for you?
I’ve achieved a lot of things I never thought or imagined I would be doing. I.e. modeling, my songs radio play on BBC introducing Essex, ambassador for Sparty sports wear, as well as working in a law industry (all in one). I’ve no idea how I do it.
Q: Who inspires you?
I am mostly inspired by successful women such as Gabrielle Union, Erykah Badu; life coaches such as Jim Rohn, Brian Tracey and the women in my family notably my late grandmother Faith Mary Shamuyarira.
Q: Which modern day fashion designers or fashion icons do you look up to?
I really like designs by Isabel Wong, my fashion icon is Victoria Beckham and this will sound weird but I appreciate Kanye West’s fashion sense.
Q: Do you prefer to shoot on location or in the studio?
I prefer shoots on location; it really depends with the idea behind it.
Q: Do you have any interesting stories about a particular photo shoot, or a casting you’d like to share?
The one I can think off is a little too embarrassing so I’ll have to pass.
Q: How do you prepare for a fashion shoot or show?
I allow at least weeks or days of drinking and eating well. Green tea is the key to getting rid of all toxins in your body so I have loads of healthy food and drink.
Q: Do you have a favourite photograph?
My favourite photograph is taken by Bartosz Och, the photograph is super artistic which I love.
Q: Who is your favourite photographer?
My favourite photographer is Bartosz Och – Facebook/Bartoszoch photography
Q: Is there anybody you would like to work with?
One of my dreams is to work with a high fashion French designer or brand, something like Christian Dior or Chanel that to me would be a great accomplishment.
Q: What does fashion mean to you?
Fashion allows me to express myself and how I feel.
Q: How would you define your personal style?
My personal style is very laid back, I like to wear plain clothes in the winter that way I can accessorize more. The one thing I pay a lot more attention to is my nail colour, especially in the summer I like to wear bright coloured clothes in the summer so I top it off with some Jazzy coloured nails.
Q: Where are you based?
Q: What’s it like being where you’re from?
Being an Essex girl is good and bad (Essex stereotype) I’m just lucky to be a little smart pants…but hey you know what they say Essex is the new Hollywood.
Q: What’s been the highlight of your career to date?
I think a magazine publication with Flaunt magazine as I least expected it.
Q: What are you hoping to achieve over the next 12 months?
The next 12 months I am hoping to be published in a high fashion magazine such as vogue and have my name known all over in the fashion industry.
Q: What do you do to relax?
I to read books, write songs, have a catch up with friends over a nice cocktail, and a hot chocolate pudding.
Q: Where would your favourite holiday (vacation) be and why?
A nice holiday by the beach or south of France, I like a chilled holiday with a bit of everything culture, food, a friendly community and shopping.
Q: What songs are on your iPod at the moment?
I love Spectrum by Florence and Calvin Harris, Beth Ditto ‘love long distance’, Alicia Keys ‘brand new me’, and my own song Ru Saxon ‘To you’
Q: Do you have any interesting hobbies?
I am singer songwriter but my secret hobby is gardening…its quite therapeutic
Q: If you could give a little piece of advice for new or aspiring models what would it be?
Build a great portfolio, network and always be on time
Q: What motivates you to do what you do?
What motivates me is the fact that I don’t allow fear to get in the way so I dare to be different, do everything I love and I do love a challenge.
Q: Is there anything else you’d like to let our readers know about?
Besides modeling I am a singer songwriter and follow RuSaxon on twitter and Facebook for updates. I am also an ambassador for a new women’s sports wear Spartzy!
Editor’s Note: Ru Saxon brings a vitality and dynamic energy to every shot. She is versatile and has a creative edge which brings a sense of individuality to her best shots.
If you’d like to learn more about or get in touch with Ru Saxon just follow the links below:
twitter link: http://twitter.com/rusaxon
Web page link: http://www.starnow.co.uk/RuSaxon