Erin Heatherton’s successful modelling career has meant she’s appeared in everything from Sports Illustrated to Elle and Esquire and held the much coveted role of Victoria’s Secret Angel. In Australia as an ambassador for Impulse, she wowed crowds when she attended the Manning Cartell show and has been a favourite with the fashion snappers at MBFWA. Here Erin reveals her favourite shows at Fashion Week, the biggest misconception about models and why she really wants to move to Sydney…
What are you doing in Australia?
I’m out here with Impulse fragrances, which I relaunched with my friends Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Zippora Seven last August. The 3 of us are the faces of the brand. I also attended the Manning Cartell show at MBFWA and hosted a fashion week breakfast for Impulse. It’s my second home. I really love coming to Australia.
What are your fashion week essentials?
A great bag. Impulse Romantic spark – perfect for fashion girl on the go and a really fun attitude – it’s about being social and enjoying the chaos.
What are your favourite summer trends you’ve seen on the runway this season?
Colour. Manning Cartell did some really pretty pieces this season. I can’t wait to take a few pieces back home with me. I also loved the shapes that were on the runway at Ellery.
What are your summer essentials?
Vintage Levis shorts, Impulse fragrance in your bag at the beach and SPF!
What is your summer beauty prep?
I like to keep things simple. I just curl my lashes and wear some tinted lip balm.
What is your beauty routine?
Most of my skincare is by Dr Colbert. I swear by his facial toning disks, the stimulate serum and the Illumino face oil. I also love Impulse Romantic Spark because it is so easy to just throw in my handbag and top up with fragrance throughout the day when I’m running around. I’ve also just tried the Lanolips tinted lip balm in Apples. It’s fantastic!
What are the best and worst parts of modelling?
The best… the travelling. The worst…. travelling sans luggage. Hopefully my bags show up on this trip before I have to go home again.
What is the biggest misconception about being a model?
Probably that we aren’t like normal girls. We all have the same insecurities and the same day to day struggles as everyone else.
What is the best fashion tip you’ve picked up over years?
Adding a structured bag to any outfit is a great way to pull any look together
What are the wardrobe items you cant live without?
My black leather jacket and anything from Céline.
Who is your favourite fashion icon?
Who are your favourite people to follow on Instagram?
@designmilk, @casavoguebrasil, @stylemeromy
Will you get some downtime during your Sydney trip?
Very briefly. I went to the beach right off the plane.
What are your favourite bars/restaurants in Sydney?
Chat Thai is my favourite restaurant. But unfortunately I don’t think I’m going to have time to go there on this trip.
What do you do in your downtime?
I’ve always been really active. So biking, Ballet Beautiful, going for walks, I also love going to music concerts. And when I’m in Sydney I love to just hang out at the beach.
Biggest personal and career highlight?
Personal highlight was being on the show The League and doing improv comedy. It’s my favourite thing to watch and so it’s really fun to have the chance to do it myself. My biggest career highlight was walking in Valentino’s last show in Rome.
What’s your dream job?
My dream job would be to host a show in Sydney so I can stay here for longer!
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hosting a show in Sydney… I definitely want to be living here.
Want more of Erin? Check out my Date with Kate with Erin!