Sep 26, 2013 6:35PM

Meet: Stella Maxwell

Shot by David Mandelberg and styled by Britt McCamey.

Stella Maxwell is the part-Irish model who was born in Belgium, raised in New Zealand and lives between three cities. She looks like a real-life elf princess and has the personality of a hurricane — all energy and excitement. We thought an editorial shoot in New York would be the perfect time to get to know Stella some more. 

Britt McCamey: Where do you live?
Stella Maxwell: I live between LA, NYC and Paris.
What are you reading at the moment?
I’m reading Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov. My favorite quote from this book is, "The tongue can conceal the truth but the eyes never." It's my third time reading this book and it gets more interesting each time. 
Favorite Flowers?
I love sunflowers. They follow the sun and that's so beautiful.  
My favorite is scent is also by Ditpyque but I'm not telling you what it is - that's a secret.
Who inspires you?
My brother. I love him. 
Favorite movies?
My top three fun movies would have to be Clueless, The Fifth Element, and The Breakfast Club. 
Fashion Idol?
The old Chinese lady I saw playing cards the other day in the park. 
Is it true you love Phil Collins?
Phil's cool but my true love is my mom and dad. 
Cheap Monday or Rag and Bone.
Favorite accessories?
Colourful socks and all kinds of chokers. 
Favorite designers?
Rick Owens and Jeremy Scott .
Saint Laurent and Vans.
American Apparel backpacks and Prada .
When we shot together it was pretty obvious that you're much more than your everyday model. Do you have acting or designing aspirations and what are you going to do next?
I'm working on a music project right now. I can't say much more but its kind of radical. 
What keeps you engaged with fashion?
I think fashion is a powerful tool. If it's used in a thoughtful and respectful way it can really do so much. Make a person feel beautiful and it encourages expression and creativity.  
Favorite photographer to work with?
Terry Richardson and David Mushegain. 
Biggest peev?
People being rude to other people. 
Career highlights /low moments? 
Being photographed for Oyster /When the shoot was over. 
What’s next for you?
I'm gunna go get breakfast cause I want some damn porridge. 
Photography: David Mandelberg
Fashion/Interview: Britt McCamey
Make-up: Beau Derrick
Modell: Stella Maxwell @ Ford