INTERVIEW / FASHION STORY "CLAIRE DE REGGE"

April 20, 2017 2:00 PM

Interview / Fashion Story

"CLAIRE DE REGGE" is now available!

Check inside for the full page of editorial

>>FULL PAGE EDITORIAL<< 

 

 

--------- CLAIRE DE REGGE's INTERVIEW ---------

 

 

1. Where are you from? 

I’m from Liège, a city located in east Belgium. My country is known for beer, chocolate, waffles, and french fries.

 

2.How long have you been working as a model?

For a long time! I was found by my first agent at the age of 14, but I didn’t start working right away, because I was still a baby back then. I think I got my first model job at 16 years old.

 

3.What is your most memorable experience modeling?

It’s definitely the time when I did the cover of ELLE Belgium. It was my first trip with an entire team, and it was not a small trip, because we went to shoot in Phuket, Thailand for a week. It was like a paid vacation. I had to swim in the crystal blue water and take some sun on a personal, long-tail boat.

 

4.What excites you the most about your work?

First, going to amazing places. A new place is like meeting someone for the first time. There is so much to discover, and it’s inspiring to me– the culture, the architecture, the people that live there. Second, it’s a job where you meet people from everywhere around the planet, and in this business they are all interested in art in different ways. I like to get to know a bit about everyone and their interests. There is always something new to learn.

 

5.If you hadn't pursued modeling, what do you think you would be doing now?

I would be doing what I want to do when I retire from modeling. I studied art at school, and when I started modeling full-time, I began painting and doing some collages. It’s my way of expressing myself, and I’m trying to develop the business of me as an artist at the same time as I'm modeling.

 

6.What are some of your other interests?

Art in all visual matters like video, photography, painting, architecture, sculpture. I like to know it’s history– what’s behind a piece of art, its message, the way it’s made.

 

7.How would you describe your personal style?

I’m a dreamer. I like to discover new stuff and learn new things.

 

8.What is your routine to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

As you know, there are all the basic things like eating healthily and doing sports, but I do something really fun as well. I often turn on the music and dance in the living room with my boyfriend. We laugh a lot and exercise at the same time. It's great!

 

9.When did you start working as an artist?

I think I’ve always considered myself as one. When I was a child, I was drawing, painting, making artistic stuff out of everything. At a restaurant, I would draw on the table set. In the garden, I would create a small village with tree leaves and pieces of wood– like a miniature Japanese garden. I had my first camera when I was 8, and I would take pictures of flowers, landscapes, and people. I would also cut pictures out of magazines to stick them all around my room, and it's actually something that I still do in my collages, before adding my personal touch with paint.

 

10.Where have you lived, and how have those places influenced your understanding of art?

I’ve been traveling a lot around Europe, Italy, Spain, France, also in London, but the best was always the USA, especially New York. To me, New York is a place where everyone comes from somewhere else, and they all have so many nice stories to tell. For art, I’ve always understood it the same way– all art is beautiful in its own way, and there is always something new to learn about it.

 

11.Which artists do you most admire?

I have a particular interest in Andy Warhol. He turned visual elements of popular culture into fine arts. What characterizes the pop art movement is the role of the consumer society. American artists like Andy Warhol will highlight the influence that advertising, magazines, comics, and television can have on our consumer decisions. The concept of pop art presents itself more in the approach and the operation in which the work is inscribed, than in the work itself. This process is what I do with fashion. I discovered a hidden side of this environment, so I collect beautiful pictures of girls to give them a real personality, and not the one they are shaped in, where we are told that it is beautiful, so we all want to look like them.

 

12.Are there any specific icons or characters that especially inspire you?

All fashion icons, celebrities, models. The women I represent are all made perfect by artifices, and my artistic approach is to blur all that superfluous, sometimes by shaping them like they are in a comic, by adding a wild animal and flowers in the background, sometimes through explosions of colors, or by placing cuts of images.

 

13.Do you have any exciting upcoming projects?

I’m currently working on lots of new projects. I have never been able to do only one at the time. I'm creating a series of collages with only images from PHOTO magazine from the eighties. Also, I'm working on a few black and white paintings of women portraiture with a powerful sentence for each. But, for my most personal work, I’m creating a book with photographs of New York and the people that live in the city.

 

14.What is one thing that would surprise TWELV readers?

I’m not sure if it is surprising, but when I was in New York, I made stickers with one of my drawings, and I stuck them around the city and everywhere I've gone since.

 

15.Do you have any life-essential tips for our readers?
There's a sentence I came up with one day, "Wild heart never stop dreaming." I consider myself like both. Never stop dreaming and never stop realizing your dreams.

 

16. So, what are your lifelong dreams?

I’d love to become a famous artist. I think I’m not working hard enough for that yet, but I’m trying to always improve myself so that one day, maybe I can get there.

 

 

INTERVIEWED BY YU WATANABE

EDITED BY HOLLIS DE LANEY

 

PHOTOGRAPHY: CHIAKI KATO

STYLING: MASAMI MARUSAWA

HAIR: RENA INOUE

MAKEUP: SIM

FASHION EDITOR: YU WATANABE

 

MODEL: CLAIRE DE REGGE @NEW YORK MODELS

 

related posts

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Fashion Story "NEVER TALK WITH STRANGERS"

Exclusive CHRISTIAN SIRIANO Fashion Story "NEVER TALK WITH STRANGERS" is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

September 06, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

Sophie Auster Exclusive Interview / Fashion Story "The Beautiful Sounds of Sophie Auster"

Sophoe Auster Exclusive Interview / Fashion Story "THE BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS OF SOPHIE AUSTER" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

August 27, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

KTZ Fashion Story "NEW MODERN"

Exclusive KTZ Fashion Story "NEW MODERN" is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

August 22, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

GUESS Fashion Story "GUESS WHO I AM?"

Exclusive GUESS Fashion Story "GUESS WHO I AM?" is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

August 20, 2015 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

SCHIELD Fall/Winter 2015-16

SCHIELD, an avant-garde jewelry line, holds a new concept of an art, fashion, and photography project...

August 17, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

LOUIS VUITTON "Series 3"

Nicolas Ghesquière has continued Louis Vuitton’s ongoing advertising campaign with "Series 3," featuring the LV Fall/Winter 2015-2016 collection...

August 08, 2015 9:00 AM  |  Fashion

Glamour Games: Gigi Hadid vs. Michael Kors

Rare are the moments when our favorite fashion icons step down from their sacred fame pedestals to act like normal human beings - just like us!

July 27, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

"Prada Raw" Eyewear Collection Spring /Summer 2015

“Prada Raw” is a new eyewear collection that was released this summer.

July 23, 2015 10:00 AM  |  Fashion

"KENZO FW15 Campaign Short Film By Gregg Araki” Progeny of Mastermind

KENZO’s designer duo Carol Lim and Humberto Leon have never failed to impress.

July 21, 2015 9:00 AM  |  Fashion

3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Story "BLONDE ON BLONDE"

Exclusive 3.1 Phillip Lim Fashion Story "BLONDE ON BLONDE" is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

July 15, 2015 3:00 PM  |  Fashion

TWELV MAGAZINE TANABATA PARTY

Every year, on the seventh of July, two lovers - stars Vega and Altair, who are separated by the Milky Way, have the chance to meet for a single day.

July 14, 2015 12:00 PM  |  Fashion

Jason Wu Fashion Story "NEW DAWN FADES"

Exclusive Jason Wu Fashion Story "NEW DAWN FADES" is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

July 11, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

PARLEY FOR THE OCEANS

Last night, the TWELV team had the distinct pleasure of attending the United Nations x Parley Launch event.
June 30, 2015 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

Miu Miu Releases Fall/Winter 2015 Campaign “Subjective Relativity”

There is something fantastic about the moments when a fashion brand steps back from the world of campaigns with perfectly shot studio pictures.

June 28, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

Jill Stuart Fashion Story "EXIT DOOR"

Exclusive Jill Stuart Fashion Story "EXIT DOOR"  is now available.

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

June 25, 2015 1:00 PM  |  Fashion

COOL CAT in collaboration with LOST ART

Cool Cat launched its new summer campaign in collaboration with Lost Art. Stylist Hissa Igarashi and photographer Chama brought this collaboration to life and created a compelling campaign.

June 23, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

NARS x Steven Klein

In celebration of an upcoming cosmetic collaboration, Steven Klein, Francois Nars, Etienne Russo, and Susanne Bartsch took over the historical Alder Manor in Yonkers, New York for a night of...

June 18, 2015 1:01 PM  |  Fashion

BACKSTAGE #7: A Woman

Behind the scenes of TWELV Magazine’s inspired creations” 

June 15, 2015 3:55 PM  |  Fashion

Balmain x H&M – Get Ready for the Balmainnation

It all started about a month ago at the Billboard Music Awards...

June 09, 2015 4:46 PM  |  Fashion

STACY MARTIN BECOMES MIU MIU’S FRAGRANCE MUSE

Miuccia Prada has finally deemed it appropriate for her highly regarded Miu Miu brand to produce a fragrance.

June 07, 2015 4:27 PM  |  Fashion

Y3 Fashion Story "Paint it Black"

Y3 One Brand Story "Paint It Black" is now available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

May 29, 2015 11:00 AM  |  Fashion

Lykke Li For GUCCI '15 Campaign Film

Lykke Li stars in a new commercial/ short film for Gucci’s 2015 Spring/Summer collection.

May 28, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

TOUS Celebrates Their S/S2015 Miami Collection

TWELV was invited to attend a party by TOUS celebrating their Spring Summer 2015 Miami collection and Gala for TOUS, a capsule collaboration with Spanish blogger, Gala González.

May 21, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

AUBREY PEEPLES Exclusive INTERVIEW / FASHION STORY "GOOD & BAD GIRL"

AUBREY PEEPLES EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW / FASHION STORY "GOOD & BAD GIRL" is now updated!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

May 20, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

PRADA PRE-FALL AD CAMPAIGN: VAMPIRE CHIC

In true Prada fashion, the brand’s latest ad campaign poses questions about gender and what the sexes share with each other, or choose not to.

May 17, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO SS15 AD CAMPAIGN: AN ICY COOL TAKE ON SPRING

Spring collections are expected to contain friendly florals and playful, evocative colors. Christian Siriano, however, has a different idea about how to usher in the warm weather.

May 11, 2015 4:02 PM  |  Fashion

GOLA: CELEBRATING 110 YEARS OF RICH SNEAKER HERITAGE

110 years is a long time by anyone’s standards, but for a sneaker brand’s existence, it’s virtually unheard of. That is of course with the exception of U.K.

May 08, 2015 3:42 PM  |  Fashion

Fashion Story "Candy Store Rock by Bregje Heinen"

Exclusive Fashion Story "Candy Store Rock by Bregje Heinen" is now updated!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

May 07, 2015 1:00 PM  |  Fashion
Photograph by Moeka Nakamura

TWELV MAGAZINE HAPPY SPRING PARTY @ Chloe 81

Spring has finally sprung here in NYC! Winter is starting to feel like a distant memory as the days are finally getting brighter and warmer.

May 06, 2015 4:17 PM  |  Fashion

MARCHESA SPRING 2016: TIMELESS ELEGANCE

Marchesa is known for classically feminine designs and complex yet tastefully understated details.

April 28, 2015 4:00 PM  |  Fashion

Madonna's Ghosttown Custom Made Wardrobe by Chrome Hearts

The apocalypse is here.  Fire is burning through the streets, nobody to be found at first glance, but wait—a flawless figure is surviving with grace— B***h, she’s Madonna.

April 27, 2015 3:07 PM  |  Fashion

Fashion Story "Love Me Two Times"

Exclusive Fashion Story "Love Me Two Times" is now updated!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

April 10, 2015 5:00 PM  |  Fashion

SMELL GREAT THIS SPRING VIA ISSEY MIYAKE

Spring is just around the corner.  And as an ode to the impending thaw and arrival of warmer weather, storied designer Issey Miyake has released a brand new limited edition fragrance.  Entitled...

March 26, 2015 3:11 PM  |  Fashion

THE GUMMY BEAR BED

TWELV MAGAZINE X CRAIGS BED Fashion Story "THE GUMMY BEAR BED" is available!

Check inside for the Full Page Editorial

March 26, 2015 1:00 PM  |  Fashion

CHANEL F/W2015 READY-TO-WEAR

Chanel’s Paris Fashion Week offering probably made its attendees really hungry.

March 17, 2015 3:20 PM  |  Fashion

Pages

SITE BY: monocomplex©Marbles & Marbles International Inc. Drupal Development by: DivDiv, NYC
▲ back to top ▲