Style Voyeur is proud to be back in 2015 with more awesome #5minwith collaborations. First up we have Vivien’s brand new face, Sam Barrett! My god, get ready for this guys – she will knock you over and have you asking what just happened to the past 15 minutes of your life because you got so lost in those damn eyes!
#5minwith is an ongoing personal project by photographer Stef King, shot exclusively for Style Voyeur.
Name: Sam Barrett
Hometown: Perth, WA
Style Voyeur: What’s it like to be Sam Barrett? It’s really exciting at the moment. I’m finishing up my last year of school and am being given all these opportunities, which I am so thankful for. I feel that I am right where I want to be and now I am ready to go wherever my life shall take me. The possibilities are endless and that is so exciting to me.
How did you get into modeling? It all started a few months ago, when I was scouted by a lovely lady called Charlie on Facebook. She sent some pictures of me to Christine from Vivien’s who then said she’d really like to meet me. Within a day or so I met Vivien’s and was signed. I was incredibly excited.
Where do you want to be in 5 years? It would be an absolute dream to be on the cover of Vogue! I hope to do some traveling and to see all of the beauty that life has to offer, though I love being able to just take every day as it comes and take on all of the wonderful opportunities that life presents me with.
What about in 10 years? I see myself being at the pinnacle of what was hopefully a successful modeling career, and to have pursued both acting and singing as well. I, of course hope to have found love and I definitely see myself having a family in the future.
A day in your life is? You could say it is eventful. I wake up early each morning so that I am ready for whatever it is that I will be doing. I go to school every day and when I come home it’s time to do some studying and chores. I like to go running or for a walk to help clear my mind and relax. I’ll then have dinner and spend some time with my beautiful family.
What do you eat for breakfast? Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and my favourite meal for sure so I always have something good. I love ‘bliss balls’ at the moment which I make myself with fresh dates, nuts, seeds, coconut and raw cacao powder. Can’t get enough of them.
What are a few of your fave things? I’m in love with turtlenecks right now, fresh figs from my garden at home, Sam Smith’s voice and I put peanut butter on just about everything.
Do you follow any blogs, which ones? I find ‘Humans of New York‘ quite interesting. It’s so raw and there are some beautiful stories on there of people’s life journeys.
Describe your personal style? I like to keep things simple and chic with just a bit of quirk. A lot of denim, simple shoes like boots or sneakers, black and white tees but with a statement piece like a really cool vintage piece of jewellery or a kimono.
Do you remember the very first time you noticed the world of fashion? Since a very young age I’ve had such a great intrigue with fashion. I would beg my mum to buy me all the fashion magazines I could get my hands on and would sit and look through them for hours just admiring it all. I had such a fascination with dolls and would create clothing for them with my Mum’s fabrics, then I’d put on little catwalk shows for them.
Do you look up to any models? I’ve always loved Gemma Ward. She’s breathtaking and it makes me so proud to know that she is a Perth girl and that Vivien’s is where it all started for her.
I hear you do ballet, how long have you been doing it for? I started dancing when I was four years old and have always found a lot of happiness in doing it, ballet especially. I had a break from dancing last year but I’ve gotten right back into it this year, which has been amazing. I’m so grateful for my background in dancing for teaching me grace, elegance and a lot of self-determination and discipline.
What inspires you? Strong, determined and beautiful women are definitely something that continues to inspire me. My mum is one of those women and has always been an inspiration to me.
What makes you feel uncomfortable? If I feel like I’m worrying about something too much or stressting over it then I might get uncomfortable. I think it’s so important to live within every moment and just enjoy the ride.
What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover? I like people that are passionate and loyal and having a great sense of humour is always wonderful.
What do you love most about modeling? The amount of creativity that goes into it. I love being someone’s canvas and seeing all the different looks that are created with that. Seeing the joy on people’s faces when a photo turns out well really energises me. Every experience I have had in modeling so far has been memorable and special in its own way.
What are a few of your beauty tips? Drink plenty of water everyday, don’t forget to moisturise and eat nutrient dense foods.
What do you do to stay in shape? I do a lot of dancing which is both fun and great for exercise. I love running and swimming also.
What would you consider to be your greatest achievement to date? I learnt to cook a few years ago and I consider myself to be pretty good at it. My friends and family are always requesting I make my recipes for them, which is super flattering!
With thanks to Vivien’s Model Management.
Follow Sam on instagram @samantha.barrett
Photographer Stef King – www.stefking.com
‘Til next time,
xxx SV xxx