While we’re used to seeing Victoria’s Secret Angels strutting down the runway at the annual fashion show or sporting this season’s hottest lingerie styles on a Times Square billboard, it’s not every day that we get to raid one of their closets. Lucky for us, Alexina Graham—one of the newest faces to walk for the brand this past year *and* the model for Coveteur’s brand-new e-shop—was more than happy to invite us inside her Manhattan apartment for an afternoon of dress-up. Taking a peek inside her three separate closets (an incredible amount of storage for New York City), it was clear that she has a thing for investing in statement pieces. Hermès Birkin bag, anyone?
After venturing up to her rooftop—which has an incredible view of Midtown and Chelsea—we learned that the Brit was essentially destined to become a model, as her mother once had a career in front of the camera as well. “We’re super close,” she explains, slipping into one of her favorite Saint Laurent blazers and a pair of cropped trousers. “She used to be a model, and she provides such good insight to not only my career, but all aspects of my life.” With almost 10 years in the industry under her belt, Graham has certainly mastered the chic, model-off-duty look so many of us love. Priority number one for achieving this vibe? A quality leather jacket, obviously. “Those are my favorites,” she says in her warm Nottingham accent after we pull out a pile of Acne bombers and another Saint Laurent staple (the label is one of her must-haves). A bright red calfskin style is especially delicious, and when paired with her red hair, it’s a definite showstopper. What else would you expect from only the second redhead to ever walk in the Victoria’s Secret show? (The first was supermodel and Cov alum Karen Elson.)
Click through to find out what happened during her first-ever fashion editorial, what she always keeps with her on long set days, and how her life changed after walking in last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Plus, shop her closet here.