Fashion model, beauty blogger

This is me – Ruth Crilly – fashion model, writer and beauty insider. I have been an international fashion model for over ten years now and am still working for brilliant brands, shooting in exciting locations and generally feeling very lucky to have such a great job.

Past and present ad campaigns include Swatch, Olay, Myla Lingerie, Patrick Cox, River Island and Sunsilk and I have appeared in editorials for magazines including Elle, Vogue, Glamour, Grazia, Cosmopolitan – both in the UK and all over the world.

I started modelling in 2001 after spending two years at the University of Birmingham studying law. It was a bit of a risk, but thankfully all turned out well! I didn’t ever go back to my law studies, but decided to do a degree in Literature and in July 2008 I graduated with a First Class Honours Degree. I’m a bit of an education addict if truth be known – I’ve always some course or another on the go! I’m currently studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway and juggling my various commitments, including A Model Recommends and freelance work.

If you’d like to find out more about A Model Recommends, then have a look at About This Site. (Imaginatively named, I know.)

If you’d quite like to book me for a job, then please see Work With Me. (Again, it took me hours to come up with that page name!)

Lastly, please do join up to A Model Recommends Exclusive if you’d like to be part of the ever-growing community that uses the site. It gives you access to the giveaways and competitions and also a quarterly newsletter with special posts and reviews! If you fancy a natter, I can usually be found on Twitter or Facebook, but the best way to get involved is to leave a comment on one of the posts.