HOW DID YOU GET STARTED MODELING?
I started by just playfully posing for friends of mine who were studying photography, or who just liked taking pretty pictures. I'd always wanted to try my hand at modeling though and wanted to push myself further. Then last summer I did a promo shoot for Hottopic.com and I was just in awe of how awesome it felt to be featured on such a major website like that. It was all the motivation I needed to dive head first and seek out more projects for myself.
WHAT EXCITES YOU ABOUT MODELING?
What excites me is the adventures behind every single photo I have and the fact that I have so many more projects ahead of me and stories to unfold. Because of modeling I have met so many people and have been to so many places that I could never have imagined before. It is the experiences, the art, the people, nearly every aspect of what I do excites me.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE TYPES OF OUTFITS TO MODEL IN?
The more eccentric the better. I love bold lines, high contrast, intricate textures, pieces with flow and movement and all-around interesting clothing that begs to show off. The crazier the clothing, the more fun I can have posing and playing in it!
WHAT ARE YOUR LEAST FAVORITES?
I don't like outfits that look too costume-y, like clothing that looks like it was bought at Party City during Halloween time. That's pretty much the only thing I won't wear! haha
WHAT KIND OF SHOOTS WOULD YOU LIKE TO WORK ON IN THE FUTURE?
I want to get in to working with designers and working on projects for publishment!
ARE THERE ANY OTHER CREATIVE MEDIUMS YOU WORK IN?
Make up! I am in love with make up artistry and would like to further myself in that field as well!
Other than that, I'm sort of a jack of all trades, master of none. It's pretty ridiculous.
WHAT KIND OF MUSIC DO YOU LIKE?
I like all sorts of music but my favorite kind of music is ambient/psychedelic and most forms of electronic music.
My favorite group of all time has to be Shpongle but second in line is Gorillaz.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO FOR FUN?
I like traveling small distances with friends whenever I get the chance. I don't care if we're thrift-store hunting in San Diego, going out for sushi, or taking an adventure to go to LA for the night. I just love to get out of the house, get dolled up and make memories every chance I get!
But...if I'm not out and about, I'm usually at home with my cat and my boyfriend drinking coffee and curled up at the computer. n__n\
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And I use tumblr as a non-professional outlet where I can communicate with fans, talk about my personal life, and post my NSFW content.