The female model in our summer campaign, Soundtrack to Summer, also happens to be a talented ballet dancer, which we first discovered in Sophie Raper’s Style Ambassador feature earlier this year. We catch up with the Sydney-based fashionista to talk glasses, sunnies and summer tunes.
Hey Sophie! Great to catch up with you again. Hi Clearly! Always a pleasure.
When did you begin dancing? I started dancing in 1993. Aged three.
Wow, you must really love it to still be so dedicated! What is it that you love the most about dancing? The freedom movement gives you is like no other feeling; it’s magical. I also love the constant challenge. No matter how much you rehearse you are never perfect, so therefore it’s a really motivational art form.
We’re excited to be featuring you in our summer campaign! If you had to pick a favourite pair of specs and sunnies from our summer shoot, which would they be? It would have to be the LOVE L7005S Rose Gold sunnies and the Derek Cardigan 7012 frames in Ice.
What would be your greatest piece of advice for picking out the right eyewear this summer? I say summer is a time for adventurous behaviour and lots of colour. So pick something following that formula and you can’t go wrong!
What style of sunnies will you be rocking this summer? I literally wore every style under the sun (or shall we say cloud) during the winter. This summer though, I think I might go square.
Are you going to any festivals? If not, where do you wish you were going? The Laneway lineup was released last week and it’s great, so I’ll definitely be getting a ticket. I have always wanted to go to Falls, yet to go…perhaps next year.
I say summer is a time for adventurous behaviour and lots of colour. So pick something following that formula and you can’t go wrong!
What song best sums up summertime to you? All Saints ‘Pure Shores’
A song with the word ‘eye’ in it: I’m adding an ‘S’ here. Kim Carnes ‘Bette Davis Eyes’.
Check out Sophie’s summer soundtrack below!