Watches & Jewellery

Wild & Freja: Danish Model Freja Beha Erichsen Talks Tiffany & Co.'s New T1 Line

Fifteen years since her runway debut, the "Queen of Cool" fronts another Tiffany & Co. campaign. The 32-year-old supermodel speaks to us in an exclusive phone interview about the brand's T1 collection, and how she's "tall, tender, and talkative in the morning".
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What do you like most about the new T1 range of jewellery

It's elegant and simple, which I appreciate very much. That's something I look for in jewellery. I would wear the bracelet and a ring, and that's enough. I like to keep the pieces simple, and let them speak. 


Are you more of a rose, yellow or white gold person?

I like all of the above (laughs). I used to wear white gold, and I wear yellow gold a lot now. I'm not at the pink gold stage just yet. I think it also depends on what you're wearing, and if you've got a nice tan. 


What's your take when it comes to diamonds?

For me, diamonds are a very personal thing — something given to me, or something significant for myself. Diamonds are associated with love and a person's gesture or gift of love and appreciation. 

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What are some words starting with the letter "T" that you think best describe yourself?

Tall, tender, and talkative in the morning, which is terrible to some!


During more "normal" times, travelling the world is such a natural part of work for you. How have you been coping with staying in much more?

Not travelling is... interesting. I live in New York, and when the pandemic happened, I knew where I wanted to be, which is near my loved ones. So I went home to Denmark for a couple of weeks. I'm so used to travelling, so at first, it was a little strange. But I really appreciate it in the end. I feel more relaxed, and I think this is the most relaxed I have been since I was a child. I've found peace in not wanting to move around. 


This issue is about celebrating icons, which is fitting, as both yourself and T1 are iconic. Who is your personal icon?

I think all women who have helped push for equality and being free. There's Danish author Karen Blixen, also know as Isak Dinesen, and Frida Kahlo — strong women who've lived the life they wanted. 


It's been 15 years since you burst onto the scene. What would you say is the secret to your longevity?

I don't really know (laughs). Over the years, from being a teenager to an adult, I think there has definitely been a progression. 



First seen in the September 2020 issue of L'Officiel Singapore



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