Rebekka Eriksen, Model
Meet the radiant and ethereal 20-year-old model who walks the runway for some of the biggest fashion houses – one of which who asked her to break into their London store.
So, tell us what’s going on at the moment…
I’ve been walking shows at fashion week. First New York, then London and Milan, and now Paris.
What’s the most fun job you’ve done as a model?
In my last year at school there was quite a bit of interest in me as a model but I wasn’t allowed to miss classes. I only went to very few castings for international brands, and ended up landing an exclusive contract with Burberry in London. I had my own chauffeur-driven car and stayed at the Hilton hotel. The first two days were spent shooting images for Burberry’s web shop. The funniest part of the job was actually a Snapchat story, which I did together with another model. We had to pretend to break into Burberry’s London flagship [store] to steal clothes and play dress up in the middle of the night. It was such a laugh and the job ended with me walking their show. I love Burberry’s universe, and it was my first international show. All the top models were there; there were 70 of us all together. It was a monumental experience.
Describe your morning skin care regimen.
I always start the day with a shower, where I wash my face with Tromborg’s Face Foam. My skin is super sensitive but I’ve found two creams that work for me: One is Hydrance from Avène – it’s a lightweight formula but gives my skin a real moisture boost. The other is Repair from Locobase, a rich, protective cream. My skin often gets red when stressed. Every now and again I use a little concealer where needed, but otherwise I keep my skin make-up free.
Describe your evening skin care regimen.
I cleanse my face with coconut oil. If I’ve been working and have worn a lot of make-up, I’ll use Bioderma’s make-up remover first. It’s great for sensitive skin. My skin can sometimes give me problems and I’ve experienced allergic reactions after jobs, from make-up removers in particular. That’s why I tend to stick to coconut oil, which I take with me when travelling for work. I remove any residue with Tromborg’s Face Foam, and if my skin gets red I calm it with a mineral water spray, which I always carry when flying.
Describe your go-to party make-up.
I always use concealer on red patches around my nose and dark circles under my eyes. I mattify my forehead and chin with a little powder, curl my lashes and put on mascara. If I’m going partying I wear black eyeliner. If it’s a big occasion like New Year’s Eve or a party out of town I’ll wear eye shadow or lipstick – but it doesn’t happen that often.
Which perfumes are your favourites?
I wear Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche, but Gucci’s Envy has a special place in my heart. I don’t wear perfume every day but am pretty loyal to my favourites. When you wear the same perfume over a long period of time, your clothes and belonging end up smelling of it and people connect the scent to you. I love that thought.
How do you care for your skin?
I love Biotherm’s body products and totally understand why Lait Corporel is the world’s best-selling body lotion: It softens my skin and smells delicious. Biotherm’s Deo Pure is a really effective, neutral and affordable deodorant. During the summer months I swear by sun cream and use Tromborg’s SPF 50 on my face and SPF 30 on my body. It’s important for me to take care of my skin, and I don’t lounge in the sun all day because of my job.
How do you care for your hair?
My hair is naturally curly so I care for it by letting it dry naturally. If my curls are dry I’ll use Aveda’s Dry Remedy oil, massaging 3-4 drops in the ends. I prefer to shower in the evening so my hair can dry naturally – which also makes my curls more beautiful. I have my ends trimmed between jobs but when I need a good cut I visit My-T Sharp in Larsbjørnsstræde, Copenhagen. They’re really good and know how I like my hair.
How do you stay in shape?
I train twice a week with my [model] agency. There are different teachers – yoga, parkour and dance – and we work out both indoors and outdoors. It’s such good fun and challenging on so many levels.
Texst Liv Winther & Sophie Bendtsen, Photopraphy Liv Winther for WASH YOUR FACE