London-based model, Jace Moody, made his official debut just over a year ago and has been gracing the covers of a plethora of magazines ever since. Discovered by fellow models John Pearson and Chris Forberg, Moody, who says he's known for his cheekbones, has been on the pages of Wonderland, V MAN, HERO, AnOther Man, and GQ magazines, just to name a few. He talked to us about his favorite job to date, misconceptions about modeling, why he loves Dolce & Gabbana, and more ...
The Fashion Law – How old are you and what's your nationality?
Jace Moody – I'm 22 and I'm English, born and raised in Yorkshire
The Fashion Law – Business today is so much about branding do you feel like models are brands?
Jace Moody – Models are like brands in the sense that they all have their own unique style, attitude and know what direction they want to move in.
The Fashion Law – How do you think you are different from other models?
Jace Moody – I'd say my work ethic sets me apart from others. I like to be busy and have something going on all of the time.
The Fashion Law – What did you think of modeling before you got started?
Jace Moody – Like many people I had the misconception that everything in modeling is luxurious, doing things like shooting on beaches getting paid thousands a day. This can be the case sometimes but people don't see the work you put in before to get there. I also didn't realise how many men were working as models. There is a lot of competition these days.
The Fashion Law – What has been the highlight of modeling for you so far? Is there a specific job you loved?
Jace Moody – I once did a Top Gun themed shoot where I played Maverick (Tom Cruise's character). We were at an RAF airport hanger and I got to shoot in fighter jets. I really got into playing the character and had such a fun day. Saying that, I enjoy most jobs. They are all different and new experiences.
The Fashion Law – Do you think there are any downsides to modeling?
Jace Moody – I dont think any model enjoys waiting at castings for a long time. Also, handing the clothes back at the end of a shoot isn't fun. They would go nicely in my wardrobe!
The Fashion Law – Is there a particular designer or design house that you absolutely want to work with?
Jace Moody – I'd love to work with Dolce and Gabbana. Their clothing fits me really well and I like that they have a family of models that they work with. I think men can aspire to be like the guys in the campaigns and women are attracted to them.
The Fashion Law – What do you like to do when you're not traveling/working?
Jace Moody – I spend time at home in Yorkshire with my family and friends having a laugh, eating good food and having a few drinks. I love being outside, working out and playing sports.
The Fashion Law – Where do you see yourself in the next several years?
Jace Moody – I'll continue with modeling. It provides some amazing experiences. However, I hope to get more involved in some sort of business. I used to work in Sales & Marketing before modeling and I studied business management. So, I'd like to put my skills to use. It would be a dream to build a relationship with a brand and perhaps work for them in the same way as Nacho Figueras does with Ralph Lauren, for example.
The Fashion Law – What are you obsessed with right now?
Jace Moody – Summer. I can't wait for the nice weather to arrive here in the UK!