For having such an ordinary name, model Ashley Smith (@therealashsmith) hasn't led an ordinary life. Now a resident New Yorker, the gap-toothed Texan has walked for Chanel, Balenciaga, and Altuzarra and recently landed a lengthy spread in Sports Illustrated - the crossover being something that not many fashion models have the opportunity to master. Now, Smith can also count herself a designer - having just launched her second collaboration with Californian skate brand, RVCA this spring with four more to come.
Where do you currently live?
East Village, NYC
Where are you originally from?
Austin, Texas. It's actually a long story I'm from all over the place.
What do you do?
I am a renaissance woman! But modeling pays the bills.
Any upcoming projects?
Just always collaborating with friends and working on my clothing line with RVCA.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
A cute boy in a punk tee having a rad picnic in a field full of sunflowers playing 60s gold.
What is your greatest fear?
To get my heart broken.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?
My inability to listen to reason. I want to do it. And I want to do it now. My stop and think thingy in my brain is broken.
What is the trait you most deplore in others?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Candy. Mostly Blow Pops
What is your favorite journey?
What do you consider the most overrated virtue?
Temperance. Life is too short.
On what occasion do you lie?
When I know the truth is really going to upset the person.
What do you dislike the most about your appearance?
I'm perfect. Have you seen me?
Which living person do you most despise?
Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
What is your greatest regret?
Not going to art school.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
When and where were you happiest?
Idk might as well be now. Can't change the past. Can't predict the future.
Which talent would you most like to have?
Being able to play metal guitar.
What is your current state of mind?
If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
I would give myself telekinesis.
If you could change one thing about your family, what would it be?
My dad would be a famous metal guitarist.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I don't think I've achieved it yet. But I was just in Sports Illustrated. That's kinda cool.
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
A kitty cat.
What is your most treasured possession?
My collection of photos of my friends over the years.
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery?
Losing my sense of humor.
Where would you like to live?
Ireland. In a castle.
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most marked characteristic?
What is the quality you most like in a man?
A sense of humor
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
A sense of humor
What do you most value in your friends?
Ability to listen.
Who are your favorite writers?
Who is your favorite hero of fiction?
Fun from Adventure Time.
Who are your heroes in real life?
What is it that you most dislike?
The cold. Don't ask me why I live in NY.
How would you like to die?
Epic death by sword fight.
Your favorite painter?
Your favorite musician?
What is your favorite color?
Sea foam green
What is your favorite flower?
What natural gift would you most like to possess?
Playing metal guitar. I'd almost sell my soul for it.
What is your present state of mind?
Life's too short.
What is your motto?