Q&A: Model Alyssah Paccoud's
Q&A: Model Alyssah Paccoud's
The star of our new reflective video and campaign hails from a northerly locale in Canada, where it tends to hover between 9 and 26 degrees this time of year. We asked her for all her tips and tricks on making best of the short days and less-than-warm weather.
Childhood home…
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Zodiac sign…
Sagittarius
Favorite thing about winter…
Snow, Christmas and getting to spend time with my family
Least favorite thing about winter…
How short the days get
Favorite healthy meal…
A parsnip-carrot soup that my mom makes
Your winter survival strategy…
I find it helps to wake up early every day.
Go-to beauty essentials…
Unscented lotion, and Vaseline for chapped lips
Favorite way to spend a cozy Sunday…
Stay home and watch movies while drinking a nice mug of Earl Grey.
Snow or sun…
A snowy, sunny day
Favorite way to spend a snow day…
Going out to play in the snow. If it’s dark out, it’s a lot of fun to lie in a snowbank and watch the snow fall from beneath a streetlight. It gets so quiet when it snows — it’s really soothing.
Photographed by Seiji Fujimori
Left: Alyssah Paccoud in Tory Sport’s Performance Satin Color-Block Jacket; top right and bottom right: wearing the Color-Block Track Jacket and Color-Block Track Pants; in top photo, in the Sherpa Fleece Snap Pullover and Wide-Leg Track Pants, photographed by Seiji Fujimori
Favorite outdoor activity…
Sledding
Favorite place to visit…
Jasper National Park. Jasper is a really cozy little town, and the surrounding mountains are breathtaking.
Favorite thing to wear when you work out…
I usually opt for just shorts and a T-shirt — I feel most comfortable in loose-fitting clothes that are easy to move in.
Where you would wear our new reflective gear…
It would actually be super useful in Edmonton, since a lot of the crosswalks are badly illuminated. Having the reflective gear anytime I’m walking or jogging when it’s dark would help me feel a lot safer in the streets.
What ‘find your passion’ means to you…
To me, it means to find something that you can’t help but keep coming back to. Something that satiates you and inspires you to be a better version of yourself.
Three things you are passionate about...
Feminism and environmentalism. And I love to learn, especially science.
Favorite movie of all time…
It’d have to be a tie between Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon.
Currently reading…
Seveneves, a science fiction book that my friend lent to me.
Listening…
A lot of Mitski, but I’m also really into Microwave.
Binge-watching…
I just recently finished Banana Fish. The ending had me crying.