H. PLATINIUM BLOND
SH. 43 EU/9.5 US/9 UK SU.
Basketball Diaries story starring model Claes Nordstrom (Priscillas Model Management) styled by Chiara Bianchino for a sportswear inspired story by Sydney based photographer Rodney Ye.
Name: Claes Nordstrom
Agency: Priscilla’s Model Management
Hometown: Katrineholm, Sweden
Describe a favorite childhood memory: Once me and some friends decided to build a giant T-Rex made out of wood, it was suppose to be as big as 10 stories high with the control room located in the head with the eyes as the main room. We all agreed to live in the T-Rex but we never got close to build it. Only the dream of one day we would live there and control the T-Rex remained.
What were you doing before modelling and do you miss it? I was studying in Sweden Civil Engineering Computer Science. Yes, some things I will always miss from my time when I studied, like friends, the student parties, and all the crazy stuff we did.
Name two songs you know all the lyrics to: Smash Mouth – All Star / Lonely Island (feat Justin Timberlake) – Motherlover
What makes you happy? Small things in life like fresh orange juice in the morning.
As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Spiderman.
Photography by Mick Bruzzese
Special thanks to Valerie Norman @ Priscillas.
Name: Claes Nordstrom
Place of birth: Sweden
Star sign: Taurus
Where are you now: I’m at a cafe in Surry Hills.
Social media: You can find me on instagram @claesnordstrom
How did you get started in modelling: I was scouted by the most adorable friend Saffron at a party in Coogee.
Three words to describe your first show: Thrilling, glamourous, wicked.
Your favourite show during MBFWA: Emma Mulholland and Zambesi.
Any plans for the international shows: Lots of plans but nothing decided yet.
Your best job: The hair expo with Shane Henning and Troyt Coburn on Noddys On The King. It was my first real modelling job and the shoot was so fun with a great team!
Do your friends pay you out for being a model: Not really, most of them are really impressed.
Most awkward thing you have had to do on the job: I don’t know if it is just me but I don’t feel embarrassed for anything I have done. I feel perfectly fine walking around in undies back stage.
Does your mom collect photos of you: Yes, yes she does. She’s constantly looking for new photos to put in her collection.
If you weren’t modelling: Studying or traveling around the world.
Coolest photographer you have worked with: Byron Spencer.
Most hilarious piece of clothing you have had to wear: Nothing hilarious, more like clothes out of this world – really amazing and rad. I can’t think of any specific piece of clothing but I love Emma Mulholland and the metallic’s from Burberry.
The latest edition to your wardrobe: Blue leather shoes by Jack London.
You will never see me wearing: Women’s clothes haha, jokes aside, I will never put on the hideous crocs or the ugg boots.
Most treasured item in your wardrobe: Probably my jacket or some of my shoes.
Signature scent: The One Dolce & Gabbana.
Signature drink: Sparkling water with lime or coconut water.
Favorite film: Hot Rod, simply hilarious all through the whole movie!
Currently listening to: Foxes, Lana Del Ray and Florrie.
Favourite holiday destination: NYC or the one time when I lived in a native village in Hungary with my family and friends! Such an amazing cultural experience.
Currently obsessed: Girls, clothes and Australia.
If you could have dinner with anyone: Emma Stone, just look at her! Not to mention how funny she is!
If you were invisible: I would be the master of hide and seek!
To play yourself in a movie: Justin Timberlake, big fan of his music and acting!
Something people don’t know about you: I used to compete professionally at track and field when I was 15 years old…
Swedish model Claes Nordtrom was scouted in Sydney, Australia back in February 2013.
Since then the bleach-blonde sports fan has been building his book and made his first appearance on the catwalk for Calvin Klein Platinum in Hong Kong at the end of October.
Claes has Calvin Klein Collection written all over him, we’d put money on him walking for them in January ’14 along with other top brands!
Full Name: Claes Göran Nordström
Birth date: 5th May
Birthplace: Katrineholm, Sweden.
Ethnic Origin: Swedish
How were you scouted: In Sydney when some of my housemate’s girlfriend’s friends came over one night to have a drink.
What’s your best feature: I guess my ability to stay calm in stressful environments?
Favourite grooming product: Redken for Men Work Hard Moulding Paste.
Hobbies: Athletics and technology
Fitness Regime: Working at the gym, lifting weights and running
Favourite Movie: Gone In 60 Seconds
What was the last track you listened to on your iPod?: In Flames – The Mirror’s Truth
What is your biggest fear?: If something bad happened to someone close to me
What is your dream country to visit?: Japan or USA
If you were not modeling, what would you be doing?: Studying
If you could be on the cover of any magazine, it would be: GQ
What’s the funniest thing that has happened to you on a shoot?: Holding an umbrella while tons of fruits was raining down on me!
What’s your favorite fashion city and why?: NYC, it’s vibrant and alive
Who are your idols?: My parents
What was the last dream you remember?: I got a motorcycle license and remember how glad I was to have it
One word to describe yourself: Determined
Twitter name: @claesnordstrom
Instagram name: claesnordstrom
How much money would you need to shave your hair off? €5 000
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