“It’s a big name for a little girl,” Arizona Muse quips of her own name, which she was not particularly fond of as a child. "Big" is an understatement. In addition to her diamond-shaped face and those gorgeous, thick brows, the Santa Fe native’s unique moniker helped earn her countless runway turns and advertising campaigns when she became a model at age 19.
Arizona's inaugural task as a newly named Estée Lauder spokesmodel in 2013 was to front the brand’s first major fragrance in 10 years, a lush floral woody scent named Modern Muse. Her confidence, independent streak and refreshing self-awareness helped inform the duality that lies at the heart of the fragrance, offering a scent that is soft and feminine without ever compromising its strength and power. Here, the 25-year-old who relocated to London last year with her five-year-old son, Nikko, offers a moving window into her life and the creative spirit that fuels it.