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Le Masterpiece, on canvas WALLIS DAY

Le Masterpiece, on canvas WALLIS DAY

Le Masterpiece,
on canvas WALLIS DAY

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L’BEAUTÉ

muse WALLIS DAY for MODELS1 artist RACHELL SMITH for WIB AGENCY editor-in-chief and interview STEPHANIE AROUESTY art direction ALEXIS LÓPEZ fashion stylist THEOPHILE HERMAND makeup artist ANETE SALINIEKA using ARMANI BEAUTY hair artist DAVIDE BARBIERI for A FRAME AGENCY with LEONOR GREYL photo assistants CAMERON SMITH and SOPHIE PHILLIPS studio LOFT STUDIOS LONDON

In the universe of beauty, a face like Wallis Day’s is the perfect canvas to create a work of art through an extraordinary beauty look, only to be immortalized in a photograph that captures an unrepeatable instant between the muse, the light, this time, seen through the lens of renowned photographer, Rachell Smith.

The art issue, stars Wallis Day, the British actress who has a sublime and unique beauty. She’s created iconic looks in every red carpet, is in the successful series “Sex/Life” and is convinced that art is the ultimate goal.

We spoke exclusively with Wallis, who gave life to Angie on “The Royals” and this is what she told us.

L’Beauté How did your career transition from modeling to an acting?
Wallis Day I’ve always had a passion for being artistically creative and was fortunate enough to start my journey with Models1 at an early age. The transition to acting felt like a natural progression, as it was something I had always done. Whilst modelling, I had the opportunity to collaborate with amazing directors and producers who gave me the chance to start screen testing. From there, it just unfolded organically, and the rest, as they say, is history!

LB Favorite red carpet look of all time?
WD I’m grateful to have an incredible glam team, that I’ve worked with for several years – Alisha Dobson on hair & Joe Pickering-Taylor on make up. With a deep understanding of my vision, we collaborate seamlessly together, bouncing ideas off each other. My stylist, Madeleine Bowden, is an integral part of this too, and it’s her expertise that brings it all together.

L’Beauté How did your career transition from modeling to an acting?
Wallis Day I’ve always had a passion for being artistically creative and was fortunate enough to start my journey with Models1 at an early age. The transition to acting felt like a natural progression, as it was something I had always done. Whilst modelling, I had the opportunity to collaborate with amazing directors and producers who gave me the chance to start screen testing. From there, it just unfolded organically, and the rest, as they say, is history!

LB Favorite red carpet look of all time?
WD I’m grateful to have an incredible glam team, that I’ve worked with for several years – Alisha Dobson on hair & Joe Pickering-Taylor on make up. With a deep understanding of my vision, we collaborate seamlessly together, bouncing ideas off each other. My stylist, Madeleine Bowden, is an integral part of this too, and it’s her expertise that brings it all together.

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LB Of all your iconic looks, which is your favorite?

WD I must say, our look at the 2023 Fashion Awards in London, holds a special place in my heart. It was a departure from anything I had worn before, despite it pouring with rain on the carpet hahaha.

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Dress PREEN by THORNTON BREGAZZI, Skirt ROISIN PIERCE

LB Describe your fashion style in three words.
WD Daring, romantic, tailored.

LB When preparing to bring a character to life, what is an item or product you absolutely need?
WD I like to keep it old school so I’m a bit of a stationary nerd.. I need to jot ideas down in the moment, as it helps me connect with the character’s identity and bring them to life authentically. My creative process involves immersing myself into the character, which at times can be emotionally challenging. I have a whole creative process which helps me understand the essence of who they really are and what they’re about.

LB What do you consider to be the most significant thing about your character, Gigi, in Sex/Life, and why?
WD Gigi is a character with depth and what I find most significant about her is how much of a hopeless romantic she is. She’d do anything for love but ultimately the type of love for her son is what gives her the strength to walk away.

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LB How do you choose your looks for awards season?
WD Selecting looks for awards season is a team effort involving my exceptional glam team. Through years of collaboration, we’ve developed a strong synergy, constantly bouncing ideas off each other. Madeleine is particularly adept at staying ahead of fashion trends and being attuned to the latest trends. Working closely with her, we have the privilege of partnering with incredible designers who introduce us to their latest collections. Together, we curate outfits that not only make a bold statement but also authentically capture my personal style and embody the essence of the specific event.

LB The best beauty tips learned throughout your career?
WD Hydration is key, and I always carry a good SPF on-the-go spray. Recently I’ve been particularly loving Kate Somerville for its compatibility with makeup.

LB Best British Make Up brand?

WD I admire Pat McGrath’s bold and boundary-pushing approach to makeup, and love that she has the ability to make theatrical looks more everyday.

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LB How do you prep to start a new project?
WD That’s the point where Wallis Day slips off the radar for the next few months! Which is why its so important to me that when I do get downtime I spend it with my loved ones.

LB What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
WD I love spending time with friends and family, you can’t beat a Sunday pub lunch. I have a dog that keeps me active, and I enjoy cooking with some good music in the background. I’m also obsessed with exploring new recipes from cookbooks, I have a plant based meat company called Plant Punk so I love trying new foods.

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Dress SIMONE ROCHAS, Short ROISIN PIERCE

LB What’s your favorite masterpiece?

WD Currently, my favorite masterpiece is “Poor Things” the film. However, if you’d asked me 3 years ago I probably would have said one of my favorite poetry books or spy thriller novels.

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Quick Fire Q’s

Aging gracefully or forever young

Blonde or brunette

Gloss or lipstick

Matte skin or glowy skin

Fill in the blank...

Art is… objective

Beauty is…

whatever you want it to be

Time is… a gift

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