The latest chapter in our Meet the Muse series spotlights London-based Adrienne Villenueva. This student and self-proclaimed “compulsive adventurer” dons a range of casual and streetwear garb, showing her affinity for sneakers alongside select menswear pieces. Brands featured include BBC/ICECREAM, Caine London, Joseph, Rokit London, and a grip of her own pieces.
We asked Adrienne 10 questions in order to get to know her a little more. See what she had to say below and check out the previous Meet the Muse installment with Margaux Avril.
Your first modeling gig?
I traveled to Saudi Arabia in 2014 and some photographers approached me for a shoot. They put me in a big red dress and a body of water.
Your current 9-to-5?
I study Development Geography at King’s College London.
Your ideal Saturday night?
I like nighttime adventures. The other day I rented a bike and rode around London for three hours.
Your first thought each morning?
Well, that was a weird dream.
Your favorite wardrobe item?
Black culottes. Mine are made with a SCUBA material.
Your best piece of advice?
To only surround yourself with people who encourage your growth: mentally and physically.
Your no. 1 album?
I’ve got two, Purple Naked Ladies by The Internet and The Water[s] by Mick Jenkins.
Your childhood hero?
David Attenborough – he inspired me to engage in the beauty of nature which is why I now study the development of the world. Everything is so manmade today that we forget nature really determines us all.
Your most treasured possession?
I have two things I always keep with me: a friend gave me a good luck coin that says “Fu” when I was 14 and the other is a small angel. They both fit in my purse.
Your own personal motto?
If you’re not prepared to work a 9-5, be prepared to work 24/7.