SPRING'15 L.W.B. by LIFEwithBIRD Behind The Scenes with Alys Hale

LIFEwithBIRD Behind The Scenes with Alys Hale

Introducing L.W.B. by LIFEwithBIRD Spring'15 collection; effortless volume meets contemporary fabrics and a fresh colour palette.

Meet international model and face of the L.W.B. Spring'15 campaign, Alys Hale.  


How did you get into modelling and what is your favourite part of the job?

I was scouted at a music festival when I was 13. I had just seen my favourite punk band at the time so was surprised they saw through the sweat and questionably baggy jeans! My favourite part of the job is the opportunity to travel and meet interesting people. I enjoy feeling part of the creative process when it comes to making a striking or thought provoking image.


If you weren’t a model you would be…

I've never just modelled, I used modelling to pay for my degree in English at Oxford and now it pays for my band. Got to fund new guitar strings somehow...


How would you describe your own personal style? You’re surrounded by fashion everyday but what do you love for you? 

My style is definitely sporadic! It's very dependent on my mood but usually involves lots of black, boots for stomping around in and my boyfriend's leather jacket.


What is your pick from the Spring'14 campaign?

My favourite pieces from this collection are the black split side tunic, the white l/s panel layered top and the black volume jump suit. 


Where’s your favourite hang out in Sydney?

My favourite hangout in Sydney would probably be Low Bar on Crown Street. It's a second home for all of my friends and does a mean negroni.


If you could tell your story in one ten-song playlist what would it consist of?

Only 10? Well I can do this chapter of my story then...

1) Suicide - Dream Baby Dream

2) Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

3) PJ Harvey - This is Love 

4) The Replacements - Androgynous

5) The Preatures - Whatever You Want 

6) Peggy Seeger - Gonna Be An Engineer

7) The Slits - Typical Girls

8) Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - Slowly Goes The Night

9) Rowland S Howard - Dead Radio

10) Iggy Pop and The Stooges - Tonight

What consumes your thoughts?

My thoughts are constantly bouncing off one and other all the time. I'm obsessing over recording some new songs, why Lydia Lunch's book 'Paradoxia' disturbs and enthrals me, what to have for dinner, how my friends are doing, what my boyfriend is thinking and if a feminist utopia is possible...but that's just right now.

Preorder L.W.B. Spring'15 now - collection available in-store July 2015. For more behind the scenes, head to Pinterest.


Behind The Scenes Photography Maddie Roux
Model Alys Hale