With personality in spades, Sebastian Sauve is a rising star in the world of modeling. Sebastian has starred in campaigns for Zara, Benetton, Just Cavalli and Stone Island in addition to gracing the covers of numerous fashion bibles including L’Officiel Hommes. Emily Sandberg and I caught up with Sebastian during one of the busiest times on the fashion calendar to talk to him about modeling, harnessing the power of social media and his latest venture as a creative director for ODDA magazine.
As a creative director for ODDA, what do you think is unique about the point of view of your magazine?
By chance I was involved in an interview much like this one and got talking to the interviewer afterward. He shared an idea with me that got us talking. We then developed a business plan and put our team together and BOOM!; ODDA’s your uncle. It’s a fresh idea trying to look at the other side of fashion. We are unique in that we touch on all things fashion and show the inner workings of the industry.
What do you think is the biggest misconception about modeling?
I think the biggest misconception is that it pays a lot. I’d say male models earn about 10 percent compared to their female counterparts. Although it really depends on the person and the job.
In addition to modeling you helped create a magazine and run a blog that had 60K hits in two months. How has branding been integral to your career development and what are your future plans?
Hey, it’s all in the marketing; Professional bullshit. Modeling is a game. It’s a profession for sure, but you still have to bullshit your way to the top, much like Monopoly. In terms of my career it’s quite separate, but they do aid each other somewhat. I have future plans to expand and take over the whole world of course.
Do you feel male models are subject to the same scrutiny as female models and how do you deal with pressures of the business?
Definitely not. Male models have it easy in comparison because there’s not nearly as much pressure. I get almost none since I’m lucky enough to not get any pressure. I’m 25 and more experienced in life so people tend not to fuck with me the way they do they younglings.
What has been the highlight of your career thus far?
Actually having a career. Oh, and having a bag named after me is awesome.
Follow him at @SebastianSauve