Having rocked the hot pants off Jason Wu‘s spring runway, Cora Keegan’s enjoying a very promising career. With that Gemma Ward-meets-Arizona Muse face, the Las Vegas native’s a guaranteed fashion week staple. We caught up with the PYT to talk dry shampoo, smoothies and outdoor movies.
ELLE: What did you have for breakfast this morning? Cora Keegan: Smoothie and yogurt.
ELLE: What goes through your head when you walk down the runway? CK: “Ouch- my eyes hurt. I want to close them. Don’t look down. I wonder if I look normal walking like this…”
ELLE: What clothes or brands do you like to wear when you’re not working? CK: Helmut Lang, Aritzia, Madewell, Theory.
ELLE: Any beauty secrets for staying fresh during fashion week? CK: Dry shampoo, lots of sleep, water, and yoga!
ELLE: What’s the most exciting moment in New York you’ve had so far? CK: Everything about New York is exciting. I love how you can just aimlessly wander and find something to do. Outdoor movies at Tompkins Park are always fun to go to!
ELLE: What music are you listening to on your iPod to get you through the week? CK: Led Zeppelin, Twin Shadow, Mew, Cocteau Twins.
ELLE: Do you have a favorite snack to keep your energy up between shows? CK: Bananas!
ELLE: What’s been your favorite collection or item of clothing you’ve spotted at fashion week? CK: I LOVE how Jason Wu teamed up with contemporary street artist KAWS to make pop prints for his collection this season. It gives a fresh fun vibe to classic pieces.