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Q&As with Rodarte's favourite models

As part of their State of Fashion takeover, Rodarte chat to Chloe Nørgaard, Riley Montana and more about ice cream, Andy Warhol and their favourite imaginary places

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A  Chloe Norgaard
Chloe Nørgaard

As part of our new summer US project States of Independence, we've invited our favourite 30 American curators, magazines, creatives and institutions to take over Dazed for a day. Today, as part of our State of Fashion week, Kate and Laura, the designers behind Rodarte tell us their childhood obsessions, take over the Dazed Instagram and share exclusive playlists from Grimes, Kim Gordon and more. 

To celebrate Rodarte Day on Dazed, Kate and Laura rounded up some of their favourite models to find out more about them and their lives off the catwalk, from their favourite artists and LA hangouts to their ice cream flavour of choice – complete with some selfies, ofc.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Riley Montana
Riley Montana

Full name: Riley Montana

Date of birth: 6th August 1990

Astrological sign: Leo

Place of birth: Detroit

If you could have anyone in the world write the first chapter of your biography, who would it be and what would the first chapter be about?

My best friend of 12 years, Chell. She would probably talk about my upbringing. She has been around since my struggling days all the way until now. She is very proud to see me go from foster care to Vogue magazine.

What was your first love?

Rocky road ice cream.

What is your favorite language?

French, despite the fact I can only say "oui". I feel sexy when I say "oui" though, so I love it haha.

If I gave you a medal right now, what would it be for?

Probably for some sort of food tasting contest. I can call out almost any food blindfolded. I'd call that a medal-worthy talent.

What characteristics do you most envy in others?

I envy anyone who has the ability to walk past a fresh cookie shop. Very strong individuals.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Devon Windsor
Devon Windsor

Full name: Devon Elizabeth Windsor

Astrological sign: Pisces

Place of Birth: St. Louis, Missouri

Favorite artist?

Andy Warhol.

Thunder or lightning?

Lightning. Loud, destructive, dangerous but beautiful.

Planes or cars?

I hate road trips but I love cruising around in my car with the music up and windows down. I hate traveling in airplanes but it is a necessity for my job!

What is your greatest love?

Food.

What is your favorite place in NY?

Along the west side highway. There are so many fun places to go like mini golfing and trapeze. It is also just really beautiful along the water.

Night or Day?

Depends on my mood. I love waking up and being outside when it is a nice sunny day, but there is also something exciting when the moon is out and the stars are shining.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A  Chloe Norgaard
Chloe Nørgaard

Full name: Chloe Melissa Nørgaard

Date of birth: 25th June 1990

Astrological Sign: Crab 😳

Place of Birth: Long Beach California

What is your favorite place in San Francisco?

Haight Ashbury.

What is your favorite thing to collect?

Pictures from my disposable cameras, polaroids and stickers.

What is your favourite memory?

Running through the wildflowers with my little brother and mum, eating peaches in Texas and dancing around the house with my dad blasting Jethro Tull and Frank Zappa.

High school or university?

High school was a mix of torture from girls and keg parties, in university I actually paid attention and loved it.

What is your favorite season?

Spring in Japan or Long Island, Christmas in Denmark.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Ewa Wladymiruk
Ewa Wladymiruk

Full Name: Ewa Wladymiruk

Date of birth: 15th May 1996

Astrological Sign: Taurus

Place of birth: Police, Poland

What is your favorite place in New York?

I love New York so much that every corner of this city is special for me. But my top place is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

What is your favorite color?

Black! Morticia Addams said "It is such a happy color” and I agree.

What is your favorite hidden treasure?

La chouette d'or, the golden owl hidden in France.

Favorite myth?

Hades and Persephone.

What's the first thing you think of when I say "red”?

…Velvet Cake. :P

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A  Marine Deleeuw
Marine Deleeuw

Full name: Marine Deleeuw

Date of birth: 8th August 1994

Astrological sign: My last name means “The Lion” and my astrological sign is Leo.

Place of birth: Valenciennes, France

What is your favorite thing to collect?

T-shirts! At every city I’ve visited, I’ve bought a shirt with the classic “I <3”  slogan on it for my mum. The first one I bought was I <3 NY.

What is your greatest love?

I fell in love this past May. It’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before.

What is your favorite room?

Even after staying at amazing hotels all over the world, my favorite room is still my bedroom at my mum’s place.

Thunder or lightning?

Thunder. I love when the power goes out at night and you have to stay at home with friends, family, or a special someone and you can hear thunder in the background; it’s amazing!

What is your favorite place in New York?

The Surf Bar in Williamsburg. There’s sand on the ground, and they serve really good caipirinha, so it reminds me of Brazil!

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Kelly Mittendorf
Kelly Mittendorf

Full Name: Kelly Linden Mittendorf

Date of birth: June 14 1994

Astrological sign: Gemini

Place of birth: Arizona, USA

Favorite sports hero?

Space Jam era Michael Jordan.

Favorite planet?

A galaxy far, far away.

If I gave you a medal right now, what would it be for?

Most enthusiastic Tumblr-er. 

What is your most loved character in literature?

Hermione Granger, still.

What is your favourite place in London?

My friends and I usually go to Camden on the weekends. If there isn't good vintage to dig through there's always a laugh or weird food. 

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Juliana Schurig
Juliana Schurig

Full name: Juliana Grace Schurig

Astrological sign: Gemini

Place of birth: New Jersey

What was your first love?

My dog, Maverick.

What is your favorite room?

My kitchen.

C.S Lewis or Freud?

Freud.

Who is your favorite side-kick?

Mini Me.

Favorite imaginary place?

The Emerald City of Oz.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Zlata Mangafic
Zlata Mangafić

Name: Zlata Mangafić

Date of birth: 10th February 1992

Astrological sign: Aquarius

Place of birth: Belgrade, Serbia

What is your favorite song of all time?

"The End" – The Doors.

What is your favorite painter/painting?

Eugene Delacroix – "La Mort de Sardanapale".

What is your favorite place in London?

East London, I love the markets and the vintage stores.

Favorite flavour?

Coconut Milkshake.

What is you favorite fun fair ride of all time?

I grew up in Munich so I try to go every year to the Oktoberfest. My absolute favorite its the Cyber Space – I think you sit with seven other people in secure seats and you’ll be thrown around in 360 degrees. As soon as you are on the very top (50 meters) you feel like you're falling, because you're facing the ground on the way down.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Magdalena Jasek
Magdalena Jasek

Your Full Name: Magdalena Jasek

Birthday: 28th November 1993

Astrological sign: Sagittarius

Place of birth: Warsaw, Poland

If you could have anyone in the world write the first chapter of your biography who would be and why? Also, what would the first chapter be about?

I think it would be J.K.Rowling. I loved her books when I was a child and always wanted to meet her, so it would be amazing for her to tell my story. The first chapter would be about my family, because they mean a lot to me, and they have obviously had a huge influence on my life. Without them, my (imaginary) biography would be totally different. 

What was your first love?

I’m still waiting for it!

What is your favorite painter/painting?

“Road with Cypress and Star” painted by Vincent van Gogh.

Marilyn Monroe or Elizabeth Taylor?

Elizabeth Taylor. 

J.D. Salinger or Jack Kerouac?

J. D. Salinger.

Dazed Rodarte takeover model Q&A Waleska Gorczevski
Waleska Gorczevski

Full name: Waleska Gorczevski Pereira

Date of birth: 8th October, 1997

Astrological Sign: Libra

Place of birth: Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil

What is your favorite place to read a book?

A calm place with silence.

What is your favorite flower?

A sunflower.

What is your favorite smell?

The wet grass and earth after a good rain.

What is your favorite sea creature?

My favorite sea creature is a whale.

Spiderman or Superman?

Superman.

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