We caught up with our newest face, the gorgeous Helene for a quick chat!
Nationality: French, British, German (half Eritrean but not a national)
Hometown: South London
How were you discovered? I wasn’t actually discovered – I was encouraged! Some friends recommended becoming part of the Nevs fam, and here I am!
What were you doing before you were a model? I’m still currently an arts journalist and going into my final year of an English and French degree – so it’s all systems go for me!
How excited are you to be a part of the Nevs Fam? Very – all the girls (and boys) seem lovely; it’s great to see so many different backgrounds and ethnicities
How has 2016 been for you so far? It’s wicked - I’ve met some amazing people at work, and travelling – couldn’t have asked for a better year
What makes you tick? I love visiting art exhibitions, writing articles and wandering around streets with my brother
What are your super essential items you carry with you to castings? Pink Vaseline – it’s the staple for keeping my lips glossy and managing my unruly eyebrows.
What do you enjoy most about your job? Meeting amazing people and getting to see the processes behind their talent
What is your most treasured possession? A ring from the Saatchi gallery that my best friend got me
Dream Vacation? Zanzibar
Favourite Designer? DKNY
Couldn’t live without? My Maman
Currently on your playlist? Freddie Gibbs and Madlib, Giggs - Landlord , J Dilla, Kelis
What makes you smile? The sun on my back
Most recent purchase? U.P Renoma black side bag
Fave movie of all time? Jeux d’enfants
Highlight of your career so far? Working with photographer Nadine Ljewere, her photographs always come out beautifully
Currently reading? The Vulture, Gil-Scott Heron
Biggest fear? My loved ones hurt
Biggest challenge to date? Teaching English in French primary schools
Whats your secret to a happy life? Take pleasure in simple things
Your mantra is? Adapt to your struggle – be it big or small (amen to that!)
Obsessed with right now? Always been an obsession – my gourmet porridge creations
Sum yourself up in three words; happy, neurotic, lovable
What do you think is the key to a good work / life balance? Understanding there are no set hours for work and play - you have to take everything as it comes, and relax
What does the rest of 2016 hold for you - anything exciting in the pipeline? Many more trips around the world and who knows what else!
Follow Helene on Instagram: @heleneselam