Even if you don’t already know Nyadak Thot’s name, we’re sure you’ve seen the model gracing the pages of British Vogue or walking the runways for everyone from Prabal Gurung to Victoria’s Secret. And now that she’s one of Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty muses, Thot—who prefers to go by her longtime nickname, Duckie—is officially a fashion and beauty industry mainstay. Fittingly, she has the perfect model-off-duty wardrobe to match her skyrocketing career, which she graciously agreed to let us riffle through at her Brooklyn apartment.
While we watched slack-jawed as Thot slipped into an I.Am.Gia miniskirt suit set, and later an oversized periwinkle Saks Potts puffer—her endlessly long legs making us dream about adding a few elusive inches to our frames—we chatted about her storied career in the modeling world and how it’s been adjusting to a New York City–paced life after leaving her native Australia. Plus, we got the insight on her dream career moment (which follows in the footsteps of many top supermodels before her), what it was like working with Rihanna, and discovered that she really has a *thing* for shoes. Models—they’re just like us!
Check out what pieces Thot keeps in her closet for looking fashion-forward during her worldwide travels, and how exactly a budding supermodel stands out from her peers in a crowded industry.