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10 things you need to know about anna cleveland

Meet the model on fire (literally)

by Tish Weinstock
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23 March 2016, 1:25pm

Image via @anna_vrc

Anna Cleveland has been living in a fantasy world of her creation, ever since she was a child. Growing up in a small village on top of a mountain, overlooking the lake views of Lago Maggiore, near Milan, and being the only foreign family, Anna never truly felt like she fit in. That is, however, until she discovered her love of fashion - which isn't surprising considering she's grown up around it for her entire life, as the daughter of world famous supermodel, Pat Cleveland. By 13, she'd been styled by Christopher Niquet, by 17 she'd become Zac Posen's muse, and by her 20s, she'd fully emerged out of her mother's shadows as a model in her own right, although she was happy to share some of her mother's spotlight when the two were photographer for Lanvin's spring/summer 15 campaign. Walking 16 shows this season, which included dancing down the Moschino catwalk while her dress was on fire ("it felt right!") her star shines ever brighter.

1.She's been obsessed with fashion all her life…
"All of the girls from the town would come over to my house to play dress up and secretively put on make up (as their mothers wouldn't allow it). Fashion, beauty and characterising have always been my escape and sense of empowerment."

2.When she's not waltzing down the catwalk, dress on fire, you can find her…
"Dancing, acting, singing, reading, traveling, exploring, styling, art and directing."

3.Her friends would describe her as…
"An open minded, friendly and adventurous dreamer that always looks at the glass half full."

4.She also gives great advice…
"Feed yourself with positive thoughts everyday no matter how many doors slam in your face. Remember, when one door closes another one will be open for you. Trust in timing and love yourself."

6.The naughtiest thing she's ever done is…
"Taking my clothes off in the desert and running to the top of a hill!"

7.Her ultimate girl band would consist of…
"Catherine Baba, Katie Grand, Pat Cleveland, Yaz Bukey."

8.And it would sound like a mix of…
"Soul, disco funk, jazz and classical."

9.For Anna, the best thing about being a girl in 2016 is…
"Being able to have your own career."

10.Her hopes for the future are…
"To continue to be innovative."

Credits


Images via @anna_vrc
Anna Cleveland is with NEXT Models