Magical Summer Memories with Andreea Diaconu
Surfing on empty beaches, exploring unknown forests, making pancakes in the wild – Andreea Diaconu's summer of dreams is spent far from the fast pace of the big cities.
Romanian model and H&M's Forever Summer campaign star Andreea Diaconu loves the outdoors and knows how the summer months are best spent. She's surfing, dancing, reading, munching on watermelon and creating playlists. But, as a mega successful model, she's expected to travel constantly and live in a big city. Which isn't where a nature and fresh-air enthusiast belongs.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR MOST MEMORABLE SUMMER MOMENT?
"[It's from] last August when my boyfriend and I went camping and surfing in Maine. We were the only ones on this beautiful river mouth that was encased by cliffs. [Aside from surfing] we explored a bog forest, and every morning we made pancakes in the open. It was more than magical."
IS THERE ANY WAY TO PROLONG SUMMER?
"I keep surfing until November which extends my summer vibe – I also live by the beach so I'm in constant holiday mode. I think having good friends and new, out-of-comfort-zone experiences is a guarantee of keeping your toes in the sand."
Every morning we made pancakes in the open. It was more than magical.
ARE YOU DIFFERENT IN THE SUMMER?
"I definitely have a lot of personalities, but I never thought of getting a summer one! I guess I'm much less stressed since I'm more active. I tend to dress more like a girl in the summer, in contrast to winter."
SO WHAT WILL YOU BE WEARING FOR THE MONTHS AHEAD?
"I never really think about what to wear, so not needing extra layers feels like heaven to me. I have a lot of slip dresses in many different patterns. The same goes for ballerinas and sneakers – plenty of colours that I mix with funky caps, sunglasses and blouses. I cut my old jeans last summer and they're the perfect fit, so those and a T-shirt is good for me."
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO EAT IN THE SUMMER?
"I tend to be less hungry in the summer, and since I don't eat a lot of veggies and fruits, I generally overeat them [this time of year]! I've eaten one watermelon a day every summer since I was a kid. Ice cream and frozen berries, tacos and any sort of fish come after that."
WHAT 3 THINGS DOES EVERYONE HAVE TO DO BEFORE SUMMER ENDS?
"Read more than seven books, try any sort of water activity and dance in the ocean under a full moon."
WHAT WILL YOU LISTEN TO THIS SUMMER?
"Mac DeMarco, Bob Dylan, William Onyeabor, Connan Mockasin, The Kinks and two hundred other artists. I make a new playlist every other month so it really depends on who I'm with and what my mood is."
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