We solely discovered a number of weeks in the past, once we went behind the scenes on the model’s marketing campaign photograph shoot. At the Hollywood Downtowner Inn, a big neon “Motel” signal, pale crimson awnings and intimate courtyard labored collectively to create a retro 1960s set.
In a small room outfitted with bouncy beds, hairstylist (and E! Style Collective’s) Scotty Cunha combed by way of Sofia’s strands as she sat in a excessive-prime make-up chair. The room was full of individuals on cell telephones and assistants shifting clothes racks forwards and backwards.
When it is time for our unique interview, it is clear the 18-year-previous, clad in black FENTY Puma x Rihanna lace-up sweatpants, is assured in her personal pores and skin.
“I have a tough personality but then have a very soft side to me,” she defined. “I’m kind of a tomboy but I throw it together with girly pieces. For instance, I’m wearing these sweatpants but they have all these holes up the side so I’m showing some leg. I feel like I’m wearing sweatpants so it’s sporty but also sexy.”
Sofia’s love for trend began at age 10, when her mother made her select her personal outfits for college. And identical to her well-known sister, Nicole Richie, her present strategy to type is one thing to behold.
“I don’t really keep up with trends; I just wear what I want. I don’t really let anyone’s opinion get to me,” she famous. “I stay in my own head.”
Sort of like Rihannawho Sofia considers a style position mannequin.
“I think she dresses how she wants to dress. And I think that’s really cool because, these days, you run into people that dress to fit certain stereotypes, and I just like someone who is being themselves. I sound like a Rihanna obsessor,” she added whereas laughing. “I usually listen to Rihanna the whole time. Music is a big thing for me when I’m shooting. It gets me in a groove.”
Her hair now completed and make-up virtually completed, one can not help however discover her supple, olive-toned pores and skin. Even at a younger age, it is dealt with with care.
“I sleep in coconut oil,” clarified the budding mannequin. “I simply soak in it…in my hair, on my face, on my pores and skin, throughout—it is sort of my factor. Growing up, my dad [Lionel Richie] used to do it. He nonetheless does. So as a child I might simply cowl myself in coconut oil, as a result of I used to go like this to my dad [she rubbed her arm] on a regular basis, and I might inform him how smooth he was. I needed to be tender…that is a bizarre option to describe myself.”
Weird? Maybe. Accurate? Entirely.