Apr 20, 2012 6:20PM

Meet the Models — Olivia Thornton

Shaky photos and nervous banter with hot babes at a casting.

Yesterday, Oyster held a casting with our Fashion Week contributors Mark Vassallo and Yimmy Yayo at Luxe Studios. I got to go too, which was exciting (and also terrifying). My general disposition is always at least 70% flustered and my natural state could be described as ‘first date’, so the thought of being surrounded by literally hundreds of females — impossibly good-looking females with legs longer than my entire body — sent me into somewhat of a panic. Miraculously, and without the aid of a hip flask, I managed to keep my shit together long enough to take some very shaky iPhone photos of the girls and forget all of the questions that I had prepared for them in the process. JOURNALISM. It was really difficult not to tell every girl that she was beautiful, so I just went ahead and did it.

Olivia Thornton from Viviens was one of the first girls I spoke to, and I'm glad because she was really cool.

Ingrid Kesa: Hi Olivia, how old are you?
Olivia Thornton: I’m 19.

Cool. So have you walked at fashion week before?
Yes, this will be my third time. The first time I did it I was still in high school so I came down, walked in two shows and then went back to school.

Came down? Where did you grow up?
In Murwillumbah. It’s a small town just north of Byron Bay, on the Queensland and New South Wales border.

Does your family live up there still?
Yep.


Olivia off-duty shot by Street Peeper.

And are you based in sydney now?
I’m kind of in-between. I've been traveling for the last 6 months, but I’m back and really enjoying it.

What’s a job you’ve done lately that you really enjoyed or was good for your career?
Well, I don’t know if this was good for my career, I mean obviously it was but it was nothing huge or anything... I did this editorial recently in Paris and the concept was kind of Alice in Wonderland... she’s stuck in this little house and she’s a giant. They had this box with these stretchy walls and I kind of had to be, like, pushing through this material and it was all really cool so I enjoyed that.


Olivia by James Nelson.

What was the last book you read?
It was The Secret.

What did you think?
Yeah! I really liked it. I keep re-reading bits because I think it’s got some relevant life advice and I kind of try to live by it a little bit, yeah, it’s got some good things to live by I think.


Aje SS11 lookbook.

Follow Olivia on Twitter — @oliviakthornton

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Words: Ingrid Kesa
Main image: Ingrid Kesa

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