Zoe Kravitz is the new face of Vera Wang's Preppy Princess fragrance, the star of Eleven Paris‘ spring campaign, and was the face of Alexander Wang's T campaign last fall. But she's not a model. Or at least, she doesn't think of herself as one.
"I don't consider myself to be a model at all," Kravitz told Fashionista. "I actually get really uncomfortable at photo shoots." Kravitz, who is currently shooting X-Men: First Class, says she's an actress first. "When you're acting you can hide behind a character," she explains. "Doing a photo shoots make me nervous." Luckily she says Bruce Weber, who shot her Vera Wang fragrance campaign, put her at ease.
And while Kravitz is BFF with Alexander Wang, she shies away from the fashion scene. Beyond Wang she can't recall the names of designers she likes to wear while promoting her films on the red carpet, and isn't keen on going to fashion shows (unless it's Wang, of course), because, she says, "it's become to a big to-do and I'm intimidated by all the flash bulbs."
But if Kravitz shuns the fashion "scene" she still loves her vintage. In New York she loves the flea market at 26th and Sixth Ave. and recommends going early and going alone to stay focused. Her sharp vintage sense (and her ability to find the best pieces) was honed at an early age thanks to her mom, the amazingly stylish Lisa Bonet.
"When I was little my mom used to wake me up at five in the morning to go to the Rose Bowl flea market in LA," Kravitz says. "She'd buy me strange little bonnets from the 1800s because she's just quirky like that."
And if anyone could pull of a vintage bonnet from the 1800s, it's Kravitz.