Model| West Village
If Taylor Swift (known for her ever-growing group of gal pals) dubs you “homeslice” in her chart-topping music video, you better believe all eyes are on you to prove that you can hang. That is, unless you’re Martha Hunt, of course, at which point your case needs little convincing. A member of Victoria’s Secret’s newest crop of angels, Hunt’s “Bad Blood” role wasn’t exactly her first appearance in the public eye; the 26-year-old model has been making a name for herself since her 2007 debut at Paris Fashion Week— her first job was walking for designer Issey Miyake. Since, she’s graced the runways of Jason Wu, Prada, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney, colored the pages of ELLE, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and starred in major campaigns for the likes of Rebecca Minkoff and Free People, the latter of which her boyfriend, photographer Jason McDonald shot— there’s a fashion power couple for you. After spending a morning with the duo (plus Hunt’s precious pup, Bear), we’re happy to say she’s as genuinely sweet as she is beautiful; we get it T. Swift… So, Martha, mind if we call you “homeslice” too? Here, Hunt sits down with CITIPHILE to reveal her little black book on NYC.
BEST PEOPLE WATCHING: The subway, always.
NY’S BEST-KEPT SECRET: I went to go see a random comedy show at Comedy Cellar (MAP IT, x) and Jerry Seinfeld surprised the whole audience with a routine; any star could step out to the mic on any unknown night there.
FIRST THING I MISS WHEN I’M AWAY: The energy, the feeling that we are all a part of something big and the 24-hour delivery.
DREAM NY SHOOT LOCATION: Donna Karan’s loft studio in the West Village.
CLOSET CHECK: I feel like my style is becoming more classic; I’m starting to only look for timeless one-of-a-kind pieces, rather than what’s trendy. I like to shop at Reformation (MAP IT, x), Ritual Vintage (MAP IT, x) and Victoria’s Secret.
FIT PICK: ModelFit offers amazing classes for toning the body. I work out with my trainer there— we do a mix of pilates and strength-training exercises.
ULTIMATE NY MOMENT: On one occasion, it was the night before Thanksgiving and I realized I had taken the wrong coat to the cleaners. I had to do a live TV interview outside for the Macy’s Day Parade the following morning and the only nice coat I had was covered in blonde dog hair (which definitely shows up on HD). Everywhere was closed, but I found one cleaner that opened its doors for me. I was panicked, but the guy told me not to to worry; he would do what he could for the coat. I picked it up an hour later, fully cleaned, and he wouldn’t even let me pay for it. He said to take it as a “gift” and to go kill it on my interview. He gave me the reassurance I needed to feel like luck was on my side for the big day. Something about that experience reminded me that New Yorkers do have full hearts and we have each other’s backs when we really need it! So… everyone should go to Marta’s Cleaners in Brooklyn because they run an excellent business. CP