Few models have created a brand around themselves as strong as Arizona Muse’s. Just her name says it all.
Raised in Tucson, Arizona, Muse’s career began when she was a teenager but didn’t take off until she was in her early twenties. Now 28, the blonde beauty seems to have it all, and she took a moment to speak to loaded about her career and her life in London.
loaded: What is home for you?
Muse: Kensington with my fiancé, Boniface, and seven-year-old son, Nikko. I was born in Arizona where I lived until I was nine. I feel like I’m from both places.
loaded: How often do you fly?
Muse: Once a week on average — on both business and economy. Obviously business is better.
loaded: Most memorable meal?
Muse: Caviar Kaspia in Paris serves caviar over a baked potato. I once went after a shoot with Mario Sorrenti and it was the most delicious thing. The caviar is warmed up over the hot baked potato, and then served with a very light crème fraîche.
loaded: What’s your favourite London landmark?
Muse: My big claim to fame is that my great-great-great-great grandfather was the architect of the Natural History Museum, so I love going there.
loaded: If you could buy any building in the world, which would it be?
Muse: The Eastern Columbia Building in Los Angeles; I absolutely love art deco architecture.
loaded: How do you stay in shape?
Muse: I love to go for runs in new cities. Over Christmas I ran up the river Saône in Lyon and discovered a beautiful island in the centre of the river called Île Barbe.
loaded: Favourite shoot location?
Muse: Vietnam was amazing. The shoot was around Hanoi and it’s just beautiful at night: they send tiny paper boats with tea lights in them down the river. Vietnamese food is a favourite, especially spring rolls with rice wrappers and Pho.
loaded: Your dream road-trip buddy?
Muse: I’d go with Bob Dylan in a big old square silver Cadillac and explore the American Deep South, places like Georgia and Louisiana. He wouldn’t even need to sing.
loaded: Extreme sport holiday you’d like to try?
Muse: Kitesurfing — Tarifa is a great spot. We once rented a little house just outside the town and the Spanish food was amazing.
loaded: What’s your holiday soundtrack?
Muse: I love The xx. ‘Crystalised’ is my favourite track. Nikko is a fan as well. I suppose the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
Thank you, Arizona, for speaking to loaded. You can follow the model on Instagram.
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