Get to know Sarah Macklin.
I first met Sarah Macklin, the gorgeous 5’9 model and It-girl from Portsmouth Hampshire in England when she attended the MILLY Fall 2013 runway show. She lives between New York and London, an international girl of mystery—she is smart, fun and so beautiful, both inside and out. I thought she would be the perfect model for my MILLY Resort 2014 collection lookbook. I caught up with her behind the scenes —read on to get a glimpse into her life! xo Michelle
MILLY: What’s the best part about your job?
SARAH MACKLIN: There’s no other job where you get a phone call at 8 o’clock at night saying ‘You are flying to South Africa tomorrow, or you’re flying to Greece tomorrow, you’re flying to LA’. It’s, for me that’s such a great part of my job.
MILLY: What are some of your favorite pieces from the MILLY Resort ’14 shoot?
SARAH MACKLIN: One of my favorites is definitely, since I put it on I fell in love with it, the MILLY strapless jumpsuit. And they’re so comfortable but you feel really expensive and you feel really sexy when you wear it, which is what I love. I also love the gorgeous saturated prints and the bright colors.
MILLY: Do you have a style mantra?
SARAH MACKLIN:I always think it’s not necessarily about what you should wear, but what makes you feel good.
MILLY: Resort always makes us dream of a vacation—what is about your favorite retreat when you’re not working?
SARAH MACKLIN: My retreat for me is my parent’s house in the countryside. It is like ‘Holiday Inn for Sarah’. I go back and I’m looked after and I get to see my mom and the country and I have my dog there. It’s all about country walks and home cooking. That for me is a retreat because I am in my own world and that’s when I’m most relaxed.
MILLY: Tell us about your favorite spots in New York and London, since you travel between both cities..
SARAH MACKLIN: Okay, my favorite brunch spot is Brew. If I have a weekend off, I’ll go to the Common and I’ll have a great lunch at Brew and if it’s sunny, which, not all the time it is, I like to go for a huge walk.
In New York, I love the West Village. I love going along the Highline. I love getting bikes and cycling from the Highline along the West Side Highway, way up to Central Park. I just love being outdoors.
MILLY: Sounds like fun! You always look amazing - do you have a style icon?
SARAH MACKLIN: I love Sienna Miller’s style. And Alanis Morissette—she’s so cool in my eyes. I think she just chucks anything on and it’s instantly cool.