“I wear make-up and enjoy it now…I am less apologetic about that now. Sometimes I just want to wear a dress,” says Arizona Muse in the November 2015 ELLE UK cover story photographed by Kerry Hallihan. Arizona speaks with writer Kenya Hunt about her childhood spent in the American Southwest and how it helped shape the woman she is today. Clearly Arizona’s rough-and-tumble youth have had no adverse effects on the woman who would later become the face of Estée Lauder and countless others.  “All of my friends were trying to be as tough as the boys. I didn’t wear any nail polish, wouldn’t put on make-up. I was curious about it but it wasn’t cool, which is really strange. I wish that it had been encouraged and fostered, to see what it’s like to be girlie, and to try these really feminine things that are fun and that I really enjoy now.”

Credits include: Publication, ELLE UK November 2015; Title, “Dream Weaver”; Photography, Kerry Hallihan; Fashion, Anne-Marie Curtis; Hair, Lok Lau at CLM Hair & Makeup using Kiehl’s; Makeup, Kirstin Piggott at Julian Watson Agency using Rimmel London; Location, Paul O’Grady at Northfolk Locations; Film, Adam Gichie at Image & Picture. Special thanks to Holkham Estate.

Arizona Muse | ELLE UK November 2015 (Photography: Kerry Hallihan)

Arizona Muse | ELLE UK November 2015 (Photography: Kerry Hallihan)