Interview with Chris Arundel
ph. by Olivia Locher
Tell us about your beginnings in modeling…
Well i was scouted in east london on the way too a friends house. it was dark and late and a car pulled up next too me. A guy jumped out and asked me if i had ever though about modeling, i hadn’t but the next day we met up, he took some polaroids of me and it all went from there.
You live in the UK, but when looking at you it’s hard to believe you’re simply British… so, do you have roots in other countries?
I do have quite a mix. English, Irish and a little bit of Asian and Russian.
What do you think is your biggest achievement so far?
It would have to be walking the Yohji Yamamoto show in Paris so many times.
And what would you like to achieve?
Just to have fun and travel. And meet nice people.
What’s the best and the worst aspect of modeling for you?
The best is meeting good people, travelling and the experiences. The worst are the assholes and shit you have to put up with.
What do you do in your daily life? School, other job…?
I study illustration.
What inspires you, in work and in life?
My girlfriend Stefani.
Where do you see yourself in ten years? Still in fashion?
I’m not really sure yet. Maybe in fashion but definitely not in the position I am in now. Successful and rich hopefully.
You probably know this, but you look like a lovely girl… ;) How does this affect your daily life?
Haha not too much, things are very different on and off the camera.
What is androgyny to you? Is it just a look you were born with or it includes the inside too?
It is what it is. It can be how you look, how you act.. It can come naturally or be fabricated.
How do you dress on daily basis?
Different everyday, I switch it up every now and then. Sometimes designer clothes, sometimes some old jeans i forgot existed and a baggy t-shirt.
Unfortunately, lately some models from your field, like Marcel Castenmiller or Tomek Szczukiecki cut their hair… I hope you’re not planning this crime…?
Not at the moment. I like it long and until that changes neither will my hair.
And some favorites now:
musician/band? Eminem or Sam Cooke
book? American Psycho
food? $1 Pizza
designer? Yohji Yamamoto
Thank you! :)