Amber Valletta looks gorgeous in black and white for the cover of Editorialist‘s Holiday 2014 digital issue, available now.
Here is what the 40-year-old supermodel and actress had to share with the mag:
On connecting with the website’s origin: “My mother was an environmental activist who was very passionate about giving back to the community. I grew up on my grandparents’ farm, so I knew about environmentalism even before it was a hot topic and I always had a strong connection to the world around me. I also saw that there was a disconnect in our industry between producing things not just responsibly to the environment, but also to people, and paying people fairly. So when I started to think about my next steps and building a brand, I decided that it needed to match my beliefs. So I began researching to see if there were any brands that were like-minded.”
On walking in Christian Dior‘s 2007 show for designer John Galliano: “Galliano is one of my favorites and a friend of mine, and [the experience] was just so cool. It was this incredible moment to be in Versailles and doing a big anniversary show for Dior.”
On being called a muse: To master anything, you have to be exceptional and work very hard, and the same for being a muse. A muse is not just [someone] who sits in the corner looking beautiful. A muse is actually an active, powerful word.”
For more from Amber, visit Editorialist.com!