Saffron was shot exclusively for by Rhys Thorpe, with styling by Aartthie Mahakuperan, hair by Stefano Mazzoleni using Bed Head by Tigi, and makeup by Ellie Tobin. Thanks to Sabrina Kakar.


Saffron Vadher

Elite London (London)




Place of Origin:

Ethnic Origin:
My dad is Gujarati, but grew up in Narobi, Kenya and my mum is English


How discovered:
My friends suggested that I should go into modelling agencies around London, I went to Elite first and they picked up on me.

What was your first modeling job?
My first job was opening the Burberry SS17 show on an exclusive… the next week I also opened Alexander McQueen FW17 in Paris.

Favorite things:
I love yoga and reading.

What are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Justin Bieber at the moment – cringe!

Favorite movie, tv show:
Favourite film is Shawshank redemption, and my favourite show is between Bob’s Burgers and Rick and Morty.

Favorite designer, fragrance or beauty product:
YSL ‘Black Opium’ for sure.

What were you doing before modeling?
Fun fact…. I was actually training in the cheese room at the John Lewis food hall.

What would you be doing if you weren’t modeling?
I used to be in stage shows and did a lot of extra work so maybe I would have tried going into acting.

What’s something uncool that you love anyway?
If you asked my sister, she’d say everything I like is uncool, but I would say I really love cheese.

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Before the Burberry show all the exclusives met up and tested make up and lighting. We all got along so well and it makes walking the show that much more of a memorable experience. Also, when I was shooting in Paris I was working with one of the girls from the Burberry show, so I always love meeting and seeing the same girls around the world.

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
I love London because you have such easy access to such fun activities! Such as good places to go for lunch/dinner and also going to theatres and going shopping.

Which brand would you really love to model for?
I would love to work for Givenchy, the shows and the collections are always breath-taking.

Place you would love to visit:
I would love to visit Thailand at one point

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Food! I’m only just learning to cook, so at the moment I’m obsessed with looking at different recipes and finding out what I want to make next! I’m cooking a lot with my grandma at the moment so I’m cooking a lot of Indian dishes.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
I would say the best advice I’ve ever got was from a gentleman I met from working at Wimbledon about 2 years ago. And he said to ‘never blame anyone but yourself’ and I think that’s always stuck with me.

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