Long-haired, feline-featured Sophie Rose Yall is the reclusive, beautiful model, who recently turned sweet sixteen, then signed to IMG.
First spotted sauntering down Oxford Street after attending a talk at the ICA with Tracey Emin, young Sophie Yall is totally unaware of her innocently bewitching beauty. Interested in fashion from a young age, this East Anglian born and based brunette embodies the essence of style effortlessly. Studying fashion and textiles at City College Norwich, she is a small town girl with plans to make it big on the catwalk, for reasons other than just her good looks. Preferring classic sounds to current music, she cites The Velvet Underground, Patti Smith, Bob Dylan and David Bowie as her iPod artists of choice and favours a quiet night in with a good movie to a wild night out. i-D online took time out with the freshly signed face to chat passions and Prada.
What is your favourite part of your body? Maybe my hair.
What was the last song you listened to on your iPod? Queen Jane Approximately by Bob Dylan.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Analytical, ambitious, creative, [a] perfectionist, introverted.
What are your favourite labels or brands? Comme des Garçons, Vivienne Westwood, Prada.
Who is your style icon? I don’t have a consistent style icon but there are lots of people whose style I like!
Which modern women are an inspiration to you? Louise Wilson and Venetia Scott, both for different reasons.
What place in the world is the most special to you and why? Staithes in Yorkshire is my favourite place, it’s really beautiful and tiny.
Where do you feel safest? In my bedroom.
Where are you off to now? I’m going to get a coach home to Norwich.
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Text: Milly McMahon