LOS ANGELES, CA
published curve model
Tell us a mantra you live by?
"Don’t let fear hold you back!"
How did you first discover your creativity?
"I have been creating since I was a child, whether it be growing up in theatre or putting together full concerts and shows in my living room with friends and family. Being creative is essential to who I am. As a singer-songwriter, model, stylist and actor, my creative flow is always moving. For so long I fought the urge to be a professional creative until it just took over my life. Now I try to use each facet of my passions to help with the other, and I think it’s the reason I’m able to successfully pursue them all."
What are you currently working on?
"I’m currently finishing an EP that will be dropping later this year, and working on campaigns booked at home with my bestie and favorite photog babe @peggyshootsfilm. Working at home during this time with my BFF has been so helpful to keep my creative juices flowing and has been such a learning experience business wise as a freelancer."
What inspires you?
"I am obsessed with Old Hollywood and the style, interior design and fashion of the 60s & 70s. The color palettes and home decor from those eras definitely inspire me when styling props. I am CONSTANTLY on the hunt for a new thrifted piece and always source my props and clothing from vintage shops and Goodwills across the country."
What constitutes a perfect day at work?
"A dream day on set starts with a late call time, a full female ran production team, and modeling for Savage X Fenty or Skims. As a curve model, my dream is to book a big campaign and represent thick girls like myself. "
What's the most fulfilling thing about being a creative?
"For so long, I thought I didn’t have the resources to create daily and pursue it as a full time career, but in the past year Peggy and I have done just that. We are fully hands on, from production to modeling and seeing so many brands resonate with our vision truly makes all the hard work worth it."
As a creative, what is the hardest thing you've had to deal with?
"The hardest things I’ve had to deal with is the exclusivity of some major or main stream brands. Most of the time you can look on a brands Instagram and immediately tell if they cater to more than one body size or not. Since I am curvy, it can be discouraging to get “no’s” from brands I’ve adored and supported for years, based solely on having a body that would actually resonate with a larger audience of consumers."
What's the best piece of advice you can give?
"Take the leap! If you want to work for a brand, tell them! Because I wasn’t afraid to hear no, I’ve created long lasting relationships with so many brands just because I started the conversation."
Where do you want to be in 5 years?
What is your ART✰BISH moment?
"I would love to be touring, have a campaign hit Times Square, hopefully that Savage X Fenty campaign I mentioned earlier and partner with Peggy and Guess. Booking a huge campaigns like those with my best friend would truly be a dream come true."
"My ART BISH moment is definitely modeling for Glamour Mag in their Decades segment, or style assisting my girl Casie Wendel (@casiewndl) on the “Roxanne” by @ArizonaZervas music video!"