“At the end of the day, when you’re a small-town girl and meeting people like Madonna and Michael Hutchence and Sting and Bono, and you’re sitting at a dinner with them or on a first-name basis with people like Kate and Johnny [Depp], of course there are gonna be a lot of ‘holy sh—! “I will never lie and say I always felt like I was meant to be there, or ‘Oh, so-and-so is my best friend.’ It’s still like that.” But it’s not bold-faced names she admires most.
When asked who are her American heroes, she says, “The people who are the backbone of this country.
Her Instagram feed consists of off-duty shots of her gardening; riding her horse, Doc; and getting ready for dinner in a parking lot after a day of surfing.
When she’s working, she can transform into whatever you want—a sophisticated sex bomb for Tom Ford, a Park Avenue royal for Oscar de la Renta—but as she’s sitting across from me, her posture pitched forward and her expression open, everything about her seems to say, How can I help you? “It’s been my nickname forever.” It’s also the name of the website she’s launching this fall: will take a back-to-basics approach to lifestyle, featuring stories along with a curated shop of items made in America.
If you were 40-something, you were done, over with.” Still, she worries about getting older like the rest of us, pointing to a cluster of sunspots along her jawline that had been annoying her just the other day.“It’s a really great bonding experience for us,” Murphy says.“I believe in some of those old-fashioned rules.” As for her romantic status, Murphy is currently single. ” She’s also still modeling, and walked the fall shows for Dries Van Noten and Michael Kors this past spring.She frequently played hooky to hang out with a boyfriend who “thought he was Jim Morrison,” but an agent scouted her at a school event and soon it was off to Paris for the summer before her senior year. She modeled part-time in New York until she was 21, then went all in.“I said, ‘I’m gonna commit to this.’ ” Cut to streaking through the halls of Le Bristol Paris hotel with Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell, Shalom Harlow, and Amber Valletta, after drinking Champagne all day backstage at the shows.