Total disclosure: Before British brand AllSaints announced Maya Thurman-Hawke as the face of its Spring 2017 collection, we’d nearly forgotten that Uma Thurman and Ethan Hawke had replicated their near-perfect DNA. But that the Hollywood legends did, giving said offspring a relatively down-to-Earth upbringing as compared to other “actor’s kids.”
“For the most part, they kept me out of the public eye,” Thurman-Hawke told Vanity Fair. “The truth is, I have made very few public appearances, and when I have, my parents have been very careful to allow me to have my own experience. The first ‘advice’ I’ve gotten that comes to mind and probably some of the best has been not to worry about it too much and to smile if that will make you happy.” However, like other #blessed Hollywood heirs, Maya got her parents’ good looks and acting chops — the model-slash-actress is currently in her first year at Julliard.
While the college freshman spends most of her time “really busy with school and auditions,” she values her financial independence, hence the AllSaints contract. “She did that modeling gig so that she didn’t have to ask me for spending money,” Hawke told E! News at the Toronto International Film Festival. (Celebrity spawn, they’re just like us.)
Maya stars in a series of print ads as well as an accompanying fashion film, entitled Far From Here. Shot in Woodstock, New York (where Maya spent a large chunk of her childhood), the film shows the freckle-faced beauty frolicking, swimming and hitching a ride through the countryside in apropos milky, semi-sheer boho dresses, worn-in leather jackets, silky oversized bombers, military-style button downs and various cowboy boots.
In contrast to the work of other A-list progeny (i.e. Kaia Gerber’s Marc Jacobs Beauty ads), Maya’s video for AllSaints is meant as an escape from — not embodiment of — the high fashion ideal. “As the title suggests, making this film with Maya is a conscious decision to escape from the city and New York’s increasingly overcrowded fashion week. Taking a trip up to Woodstock with Maya to capture the collection in the environment that inspired it–and then share it a week later with the world–felt more appropriate, more free, more now,” AllSaints creative director Wil Beedle told Elle.
Amen to that. If you, like us, are in the mood for some well-earned, nature-filled escapism, check out the dreamlike video below.
[ via Elle ]