Q&A with Model Maia Cotton

16 April, 2019

The Look of Love

We sat down with Maia Cotton, model and face behind our new Vivid Luxe collection, to speak about her career, life and what inspires her.

How did your modelling career begin? 

It began when I was 14. I was scouted on Instagram by my mother agent in New Zealand. I started modelling for small jobs there, then signed in Sydney and after that New York. I moved to New York two years ago and have been doing it full time ever since. 

You live in New York City, what are your favourite three things to do there? 

Walking around the West Village in the spring, getting Sunday brunch outside, and going to see new shows at the galleries in Chelsea. 

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Walking the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2018.

What does a typical day look like for you?

If I’m not working on set, I wake up and workout at 9am. Then I usually have a few castings throughout the day, which are like job interviews with potential clients. I am also in university part-time via correspondence, so when I have a few spare hours I use that time to study. In the evenings I usually meet up with my friends and cook dinner and watch something new on Netflix! Right now I’m addicted to the OA... 

What is your favourite holiday destination?

I’d be lying if I didn’t say it was the Bay of Islands at home in New Zealand. 

What is your favourite way to spend a Sunday?

Going to a yoga class with my girlfriends, then getting brunch straight after. My favourite places to get Sunday brunch are either Banter or Ruby’s. (Both Australian!) Afterwards, I love to just cosy up at a coffee shop and read a good book. 

Who or what inspires you?

The city always inspires me. Just getting out and walking around my neighbourhood always gives me some perspective and reminds me of how incredible it is to be able to live and work in New York.  

Who's wardrobe would you love to steal?

Marie Von Behren’s. Her Instagram account @mvb is my all-time style inspiration! I’m obsessed.