Photography by Driely S.

Devon Windsor

Model

| East Village

Missouri-born Devon Windsor is no ordinary 20-something. At just 21-years-old, she’s already walked most of the major runways (read Alexander McQueen, Chanel Haute Couture, Céline), starred in a Balmain campaign alongside Cindy Bruna and become a real-life angel… Victoria’s Secret that is. (Yes, we’ve already begun questioning our life choices.) Windsor first stepped onto the scene when she strutted for Prada in 2013— the designer gave her her signature bleach blonde tresses— and since, she’s been casted by everyone from Stella McCartney to Jason Wu. It isn’t all work though, off-duty, Windsor’s life is just as enchanting: we’re talking Coachella hangouts with fellow model Gigi Hadid, selfies with Kendall Jenner and girls nights in with singer Rita Ora. Here, she sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on NYC.

NEIGHBORHOOD STANDBY: I spend a lot of time in SoHo because I live near there and have friends in the area. One of my favorite restaurants is Mercer Kitchen (MAP IT, BOOK ITx). They have this coconut soup with chicken and rice that is so delicious!

COFFEE OR TEA: Both! My favorite is a dirty chai tea latte with almond milk from The Bean (MAP IT, x). It’s so yummy and it satisfies my sweet tooth!

ALL-TIME FAVORITE RESTAURANT: I love food so I have many favorite restaurants, but one of my favorites is Catch (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x)— their mushroom pasta is addictive!

COCKTAIL DE LA NUIT: Currently, I’m into Moscow mules. I usually stick to wine and don’t drink much hard alcohol, but if I do, I go for that!

MUSIC PICK: My friends and I really like Paul’s Baby Grand (MAP IT, x) or Acme (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x). It’s more of a lounge, but it has really good music and vibes!

BEST BRUNCH: Lafayette (MAP IT, BOOK IT, x) has an amazing brunch selection! My favorite is the frisée salad with bacon and poached eggs!

BEST PEOPLE WATCHING: Walking around SoHo or Union Square.

HEALTHY STAPLE: Hu Kitchen (MAP IT, x)— it’s all organic and freshly made. I usually get chicken with a side of roasted pineapple and broccoli.

GUILTY PLEASURE: I’m a big foodie and I love my pasta and dessert! Like I said, I love the mushroom pasta from Catch and I also love Pinkberry (MAP IT)!

NY’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: Still yet to discover it!

FIRST THING I MISS WHEN I’M AWAY: That everything is open 24-hours a day!

REGULAR AT: I would say I’m a regular at Mercer Kitchen and The Bean. I live close to both and they’re easy to pop in and relax at any time of the day!

 DELIVERY GO-TO: I mostly order-in Japanese food, often from Haru (MAP IT, x).

TO RELAX AND UNWIND: I love walking along the West Side Highway. It’s so beautiful; it doesn’t even feel like New York.

DREAM SHOOT LOCATION: Maybe on one of the many bridges— that could be beautiful!

CLOSET CHECK: My style changes depending on the day. Sometimes, I’ll be super edgy with all black and leather, and then other times, I’m more laid-back in classic blue jeans and sneakers. I also love to get glammed up! I like Saint Laurent (MAP IT) and Intermix (MAP IT, x) for clothing and accessories. For jewelry, Catbird in Brooklyn (MAP IT, x) has the cutest pieces— simple and chic.

BEST HOST/HOSTESS GIFTS: Depends on the person, but you can’t go wrong with a candle or flowers!

BEAUTY BLACK BOOK: I love Bliss Spa (MAP IT, x). They give amazing oxygen facials and massages!

FIT PICK: I go to Equinox (MAP IT, x) and I do a lot of pilates. I also workout at Aerospace (MAP IT, x) and Gotham Gym (MAP IT, x).

ULTIMATE NY MOMENT: One time, when I was in the subway, there was an entire show! It was a group of people break dancing, singing and performing in between the trains. Only in New York would there be a random show that is underground and entirely free! CP

Devon’s New York

From L to R: First Row: Earrings from Catbird; Windsor; Inside Lafayette; Catch. Second Row: Inside Mercer Kitchen; Womenswear from Intermix; ACME happy hour; Windsor in Paris.

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