Top Model, Mexico.
NYC or Mexico: NYC
Sneakers or heles: Heels
MoMa or Guggenheim: MoMa
Photos or runway: I love both, but photos are always a bit more exciting and there is always something new about them, every shoot I do is completely different every time.
Fashion icon: Audrey Hepburn
Designer: Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy
New upcoming designer: YAKAMPOT
Favorite spot: Spring Street Natural Soho
Dessert: Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding
Guilty pleasure: Haagen Dazs’s Praline and Cream
Musical, movie or character: De Rouille et D’os by Jacques Audiard.
Blog: The Model Burnbook
Photographer: Mario Testino and Annie Leibovitz
Perfume: Ange ou Demon by Givenchy
Book: The Fault in our Stars – John Green
Piece from your closet: Fendi Polifonia metalic heels
Boutique worth stopping by: Scoop and Intermix.
Alejandra Infante has been working in the modeling industry for over 8 years now. Traveling became her biggest passion as it shows her and teaches her extraordinary things. She has worked with well known brands, such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Intermix, L´Oreal, Bvulgari, Saks 5th Avenue, Net-a-Porter, Benetton and for magazines of the likes of Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Hia London, Huf Mag, The Magazine Thailand, Haunted, Cosmopolitan Russia and many others. Her favorite job, until now, was working for a Mexican project called “Estrellas Bicentenario”, which gave her the opportunity to discover amazing and exotic places all over Mexico.
She loves playing Tennis and some day, hopes to graduate from Law School. She recently appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Mexico and Latin America Bride´s First Edition and she just did a shoot with Vogue Mexico. Alejandra admires women who keep it real and are true to themselves. “I like it when people are authentic and not necessarily follow the crowd”, she said. “You don’t really have to follow the latest trend to look fashionable or stylish, I think is more about how you put things together and work with your body and personality”.
Her style depends on her mood, and she usually wears whatever makes her feel comfortable. “I don’t wear things just because they are trendy”, she said. She loves layers, and that boyish-biker-chic look, but confesses that an elegant and sophisticated style is one of her favorites. The oldest piece inside her closet is a pair of jeans and she secretly told us that becoming a model was the last thing that crossed her mind. She started at the age of 15, when an agency spotted her. “I would have never imagined that I would become a model”, she said. “I have always been a more boyish, sporty girl before everything started”.
Alejandra loves her job. She explains that every time she portraits an image for a brand, magazine or campaign, she encounters the opportunity to be an alter ego, thanks to the story and creative concept behind the shoot. “But in the end it is just work”, she said. “ It is not always the luxurious lifestyle people think models have, it’s an exciting job but at the end it’s just a job”.
The fact that modeling allows her to meet new people, be part of fresh stories and visit different places almost every day is what drives her crazy about the industry. She gets to go places she never thought she would actually visit and now understands the story behind every garment she gets to wear from the designer’s point of view. “Once you understand the creative process and inspiration of a fashion piece”, she said. “You respect the idea that you are wearing much more than a simple piece of clothing, you realize it is a piece which has been perfected by an artist who has gone through a very long process before you get to wear it”.
She is looking for a pair of rag and bone leather pants and working out is her secret for being in a good mood. She feels inspired by biker chic, grunge and boho styles. She also mentions how Mexican models have become more present in the international fashion industry and she believes it’s important to support them.
Alejandra Infante’s hard work and effort, has taken her to be one of Mexico’s and Latin America most important top models and The Fancy Archive wants to congratulate her.