GQ Australia December 2018 Lucky Blue Smith by Carter Smith
The famous Aussie publication names Man of the Year to Lucky Blue Smith, and we got it here, let’s scroll down.
“This is so mind blowing to me, I remember just a few years ago I was bombing hills with my friends and getting kicked out of water parks… I never ever thought I would be on the cover of any magazine and to be on the cover of @gqaustralia is honestly shocking, thank you so much again to the GQ team,
shot by @carterbedloesmith styled by @warrenalfiebaker and grooming by the great @mirachai obviously… THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤🖤”
Lucky Blue smith could have been anything he wanted in life. His parents told him that, and for a while it was true. At first, he imagines life as a pro footballer, and then an Olympic athlete.
Later, a teenage Lucky Blue fancied himself an entertainment lawyer. “I don’t think I even really knew what a entertainment lawyers does,” he says, now baffled by the choice, “but I just liked the sound of it.”
International Man of Style: Lucky Blue Smith
“I was scouted really, really young,” he recalls. “We took a road trip to LA from Utah and I met my agent Mimi –who’s my agent now– and she signed me.”
He was 12 at this point, by the way, and while little of this interested the would-be entertainment lawyer (“I just wanted to go to the beach and hang out”), a few days later he found himself on his first shoot, for Vogue Japan.
The photographer was Hedi Slimane. “I had no clue who that was, and it was maybe the second time I’d ever even heard the word ‘Vogue’,” he says. “But looking back, I can’t believe I had the opportunity to shoot with Hedi at that age.”
For the issue of GQ Australia, the photography is by Carter Smith, styled by Warren Alfie Baker.
“Thank you so much @gqaustralia for the international man of style award, I feel beyond blessed and truly appreciate this… also big shouts to my mom for being my OG stylist and laying a foundation for my style.🖤”
In a career spanning nearly a decade, the Utah-born, LA-based model has worked with every fashion brand you can imagine. But the most exciting thing about Lucky Blue is that he’s only just getting started.
The words published by Jake Millar at GQ continues. The opportunities keep coming, at 14 he landed his first major campaign, for Levi’s, but it was when he turned 16 and walked his first fashion week that things really took off.
“That’s when I started booking good shows and editorials,” he says, “and when I noticed I could actually have a career.”
This modern James Dean vibe but blonde
With his trademark blond hair, sapphire-blue eyes and lips that naturally fall into a gentle pout, he soon found himself one of the world’s most in-demand models. He has starred in campaign for Tom Ford, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Harrolds.
Walked runways for Fendi, Chanel and Ralph Lauren; and appeared in virtually every fashion publication you could imagine.
He is now 20 years old, and has over three million followers on Instagram.
Fitting, then, that he may end ip in the entertainment industry after all. The law degree will have to wait.
You can read the full featuring at: @gqaustralia