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A Minute with A Model: Freja Beha Erichsen

A chic chat with the face behind the Fall 2016 Michael Kors Collection Campaign.


With her covetable shaggy chop, chiseled, dimpled cheeks and inimitable edgy attitude, the fashion world’s “Queen of Cool” needs no introduction. The Danish model was discovered on the street in her hometown of Copenhagen in 2005 and quickly became a favorite on the fashion week circuit and campaign calendar. Today, over a decade later, Erichsen’s ‘it-model’ star power shines brighter than ever. We took five with our latest campaign face to talk about the shoot, personal style and where to find the best coffee in Brooklyn.


Michael says Fall 2016 is all about “individual style.” How would you describe your personal style?
I would describe it as utilitarian and minimalistic. I love washed out colors and for me it’s about finding the best quality in fabric.
Do you have any favorite pieces from the collection?
I really liked all the beautiful long-sleeved silk shirts and beautiful coats.
How long have you known Michael?
I have known Michael for about 10 years now. It’s always great to work with him and the atmosphere at the show and the shoot is great. He is such a kind man and he has many fun stories to tell.
What was the mood you were trying to evoke for the Fall 2016 campaign?
I felt really confident and comfortable in the clothes and it was easy to project that confidence in front of the camera.

What is the best style advice you’ve ever been given?
I quite like the “look at yourself in the mirror before you leave the house and take off one accessory” rule - oftentimes less is more.
You live in Brooklyn—what’s your favorite neighborhood and what do you love about it?
There are so many great parts of Brooklyn, I think it depends on one’s mood and the time of year. In the spring and summertime, I love the area around Prospect Park and the botanical garden.
What are your favorite haunts in Brooklyn?
I love Blue Bottle Coffee on Berry Street, it’s the best coffee I’ve had. Rough Trade on North 9th street has a great concert space and there are many interesting shows there. As for restaurants, I really like Pok Pok in Red Hook, it is definitely worth the trip even if you don’t live anywhere near it.