Sep 03, 2015 11:54AM

Hanging Out With Hanneli

Shot by Renee Carey.

We recently hooked up with model/blogger/internet celeb Hanneli Mustaparta for a shoot that was all about good denim and chill forest vibes. We wanted to get to know the Norwegian babe at bit better, so we asked her some important questions about her first crush, hanging out with Anna Wintour and which emojis she most identifies with. 

Full Name: Hanneli Mustaparta

Nickname: Hanni or Han

Starsign: Libra

Where are you from? 
I'm from the suburbs of Oslo in Norway.

Where are you living now?
Tribeca, New York.

What were you into in high school?
Boys and slutty plastic-y looking tops with lacing in the back... I didn't think it was slutty though, but looking back they're very slutty. I also bought all these vintage men's pants and I was wearing my boxers (that was when it was really cool to show your boxers) and then I had really short crop tops, like small kids t-shirts. 

In what ways have you changed since then?
You care more about everything when you're younger. The cool thing about growing up is that you get a little more relaxed about things and more comfortable with everything. And you wonder how you will get there when you're younger 'cause you see adults are very comfortable and they don't get shy or embarrassed and then you come to that point you're like, "Oh, I get it now."

Who was your first crush?
Orlando Bloom from Lord of the Rings; I only liked him with that long blonde hair and those pointy ears… If he actually existed in real life I would be all for it.

What's a skill you wish you possessed?
Singing. I love singing, but I really wish [my voice] was nice when it came out, like really beautiful.

What's been the most surreal moment of your career so far?
So many things! Having meetings with Anna Wintour, just me and her, that's a bit crazy. Hanging out with Miuccia Prada who I love, I'm a big, big fan. And I've done so many jobs where I'm like, "What?" I've been a brand ambassador for Calvin Klein, I'm doing projects with Dior. There are so many fun things going on.

What's your secret talent?
I'm a very good juggler.

What's your favourite love song?
I remember making out like crazy to Toni Braxton's 'Unbreak My Heart'.
What's your spirit animal?  
Seahorses and dogs.

What do you want to be when you grown up?
I feel grown up already, but I want to have a life where you are excited about what you do and things make you happy and if I'm not, I want to change that.

What's the most romantic thing someone has ever done for you?
Actually something just happened this morning. I had mentioned a book to the guy I'm dating, a book that I was like, "Oh, I wanna read this book bad but I don't know where to get it," and he sent me a video and he said that he had found it. I think that's so sweet.

Which emoji best sums you up?
I like the whale that's splashing out things because it's very excited and kind of doe-eyed... There's a lot of energy in that splash coming out. And then the swirling hearts, the one that laughs with the tears, and the rainbow. And sometimes the aubergine (that's the dirty one).

Photography: Renee Carey
Fashion: Chloe Hill
Hair & Make-up: Samantha Patrikopoulos using M.A.C Cosmetics