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My secret life Daisy Lowe, model, 20


My parents were ... My mother was incredibly creative and absolutely mental. She nurtured me to do what I wanted to do when I wanted to do it.

The house I grew up in ... There were loads, we moved around all the time. Our houses were always well designed with amazing antiques, white floorboards, big drapes and 1920s erotic paintings.

When I was a child I wanted to be ... a lawyer. That didn't quite work out. I left school just after my GCSEs, but I got good results so I proved to myself that I could do it.

The first time I got drunk ... I had just turned 14, and was at a birthday party of a girl in the year above me. Her dad had put on a free bar and I spent most of the night kissing my best friend. It was ridiculous.

If I could change one thing about myself ... I would make the tube that runs from my kidney to my bladder a normal shape, so that I didn't have to have an operation soon.

You wouldn't know it but I'm very good at ... cleaning. It's my de-stress if I'm in a bad mood.

You may not know it but I'm no good at ... being patient.

Last night I dreamt ... my best friend was given a new suit and I had an infestation of spiders living in my body. It was really scary.

What I see when I look in the mirror ... Lots and lots of freckles.

My favourite item of clothing is ... a pair of black Chanel boots, which I bought on eBay a few years ago and haven't taken off since.

I wish I'd never worn ... orange corduroy flares, which I wore as a child.

It's not fashionable but I like ... sports bras – they're just so comfortable.

I drive/ride ... I have a Nissan Figaro, which I love – but I can't drive yet. So I walk everywhere with my dog Monty. He's a Maltese and he's awesome.

My home is ... a big loft in New York with lots of 1970s furniture, which I share with my boyfriend Will. A lot of my friends have painted murals on the wall. It smells of my cooking and is usually rammed with people.

My favourite building ... is Gaudi's Batllo House in Barcelona. It's a piece of art.

My favourite work of art is ... 'Gaia' by Alex Grey. You can just get lost in it.

A book that changed me ... There were two: 'Prozac Nation' by Elizabeth Wurtzel and 'A Million Little Pieces' by James Frey. My mum made me read them in order to help me understand addiction.

Movie heaven ... is everything David Lynch has ever made, but my all-time favourite film is 'True Romance'.

The last album I downloaded was ... the self-titled album by XX.

My secret crush is ... Damon Albarn. He took me to Thorpe Park when I was seven years old, he bought me a necklace with the letter D on it and told me it was the best letter ever. I haven't met him since, but I've never loved anyone as much as him.

My greatest regret ... I don't like having regrets, I think it's important not to.

The person who really makes me laugh is ... my best friend Margo. She is really outspoken with impeccable comic timing.

The last time I cried ... was in the doctor's office yesterday when I found out I was going to have to have the operation. I cry fairly regularly, it's important to let it out.

My five-year plan ... is to live and learn.

My life in six words ... full of love, one big adventure.

A life in brief

Daisy Lowe was born in London on 27 January 1989, the daughter of singer/songwriter turned interior designer Pearl Lowe and Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale. Daisy is the face of lingerie brand Agent Provocateur and Marc by Marc Jacobs. Her photo diary can be seen at viceland.com/storiesoftheeye, and she appears in a film by the band Noah and the Whale, which accompanies their new album 'The First Days of Spring', out now

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