Saturday 21 April 2018

Maybe next time! Li Ann Smal missed out on meeting model pal Suki's beau Bradley Cooper

Li Ann Smal for Burberry with Suki Waterhouse and Maleika Firth
Li Ann Smal for Burberry with Suki Waterhouse and Maleika Firth
Pictured today at the BT2 Press Day were (l to r) models Louise (Self Portrait Sequin Dress €340) and Li Ann (Yellow Self Portrait Burnout Midi Dress €305) Picture: Leon Farrell / Photocall Irelan
Pictured at the BT2 press day at the Dean Hotel were (L-R) models: Louise wearing AQ/AQ white maxi dress,€215; Li Ann wearing a Self Portrait red lace dress, €305; and Rasma wearing Alexa Chung for AG denim dress, €245. Pic: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
Li Ann Smal for Dunnes Stores: She wears an orange ponte tunic dress, €30; navy print sateen trouser, €25; black/blue snake messenger bag, €20 and open toe chunky buckle heel, €25
Li Ann Smal features in Vogue Korea
Li-Ann Small in a Chloe outfit and Louise Byrne models a Victoria Beckham coat

Sharon McGowan

Model Li Ann Smal can count it-girl Suki Waterhouse among her famous friends, but she revealed she also has a secret soft spot for her famous boyfriend Bradley Cooper.

The Greystones girl (20) admitted that while she loved working with Victoria Secret model Malaika Firth and it-girl Sukie for Burberry, she was gutted she never had the chance to meet Waterhouse's A-list other half.

"The girls were really sound. They're just cool gals, so it was nice," she told the Herald. "Unfortunately Bradley wasn't there - I would've loved to have seen him and his pert behind," she laughed.

Read more: Exclusive: From Burberry to Dunnes Stores - Li Ann Smal bags another major campaign

Pictured at the BT2 press day at the Dean Hotel were (L-R) models: Louise wearing AQ/AQ white maxi dress,€215; Li Ann wearing a Self Portrait red lace dress, €305; and Rasma wearing Alexa Chung for AG denim dress, €245. Pic: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland
Pictured at the BT2 press day at the Dean Hotel were (L-R) models: Louise wearing AQ/AQ white maxi dress,€215; Li Ann wearing a Self Portrait red lace dress, €305; and Rasma wearing Alexa Chung for AG denim dress, €245. Pic: Leon Farrell / Photocall Ireland

While discovering she had been named as one of the faces of the high fashion brand was a dream come true for Li Ann, she said it's now a distant memory as the jobs roll in.

"When I found out about it it was unreal. I was so happy, I even did a little victory dance. I have a victory dance for everything important," she said. "It was fun, but it was so long ago that I've kinda just forgotten about it."

Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper attend The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party
Suki Waterhouse and Bradley Cooper attend The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party

The raven-haired beauty, who was modelling at the launch of the BT2 Spring Summer Collection at the Dean Hotel yesterday, said that although she's enjoying modelling at the moment, she's looking forward to taking a break and travelling around the world once she finishes her Psychology degree in Trinity.

Read more: Irish model Li Ann Smal shoots with Suki Waterhouse and gets the Vogue treatment

Pictured today at the BT2 Press Day were (l to r) models Louise (Self Portrait Sequin Dress €340) and Li Ann (Yellow Self Portrait Burnout Midi Dress €305) Picture: Leon Farrell / Photocall Irelan
Pictured today at the BT2 Press Day were (l to r) models Louise (Self Portrait Sequin Dress €340) and Li Ann (Yellow Self Portrait Burnout Midi Dress €305) Picture: Leon Farrell / Photocall Irelan

"I don't really know what I want to do yet - I'm just going to float around and hopefully travel after college.

"I might model but I'll probably be a bit old, so we'll see.

"It'd be handy to have it as a job on the side but in general I just want to float around the world and see what happens," she said.

In the meantime, she confessed that college is her number one priority and that she's managing to juggle her time between work and study well. "Modelling is taking a back seat," she said.

Li Ann Smal for Dunnes Stores: She wears an orange ponte tunic dress, €30; navy print sateen trouser, €25; black/blue snake messenger bag, €20 and open toe chunky buckle heel, €25
Li Ann Smal for Dunnes Stores: She wears an orange ponte tunic dress, €30; navy print sateen trouser, €25; black/blue snake messenger bag, €20 and open toe chunky buckle heel, €25

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