|Picture by Richard Briseño|
-How did you became a model and how long have you been doing this?
I've been modeling since 2009 and I started off my first shoot with a first time photographer. It was a perfect match.
-I could not but love your style. How would you describe your style yourself and where do you find your inspiration? We want to know all about your awesome closet!
I really get my inspiration from my roots which have always lied in metal, goth, and punk subcultures and that's where I draw everything from and just kind of mix it all together to create my own style. My closet consists of some bigger brand items but mostly a lot of it is from small name artists and designers.
|Picture by Richard Briseño|
-What is the one thing that you are the most proud of?
What I'm most proud of is what modeling has done for myself as an individual. I've always had anxiety issues and modeling has helped push me out of comfort zone and pursue my dreams.
-Do you have some sort of exercise routine, do you watch how you eat or do you just go with the wind?
Ideally I like to go to the gym 3x a week where I focus on cardio and weight training. I love food though so it's hard for me to stick to a particular diet. I try to eat light and healthy during the weekdays and then have cheat meals on the weekends.
|Picture by Noize Faktory|
-What do you do besides modeling?
For the most part I'm a home-body and I like to read, play XBOX, and watch movies. But I occasionally go out and go-go dance at industrial clubs in LA. I also have gotten into altering and making clothing which I do off-and-on and sell on my etsy shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Gh3ttoBla5terDesigns
-When did you start doing gogo dancing and what do you love the most about it?
I don't really recall a time or place where I started. I think at one point a promoter had mentioned for me to get on the go-go box and that's what basically started it. I really just go-go dance for fun, the part I love the most is definitely the extra space on the go-go boxes or stage to move and dance without bumping into people.
|Picture by Richard Briseño at Linda Vista Hospital|
-What photoshoot has been your favorite so far?
That is so hard to say because every photoshoot has something special about it and the amazing photographers I've worked with all deserve credit. If I had to pick one though it would probably be the shoot I did in 2013 with Richard Briseño at the infamous Linda Vista Hospital in Los Angeles. I've always wanted to visit that abandoned hospital and I was so fortunate he was able to get us in.
-Who is the person you would love to be working with?
There are a lot of great photographers I follow on facebook that I would love to work with, too many to name, but some of whom I hope to work with in the future.
-What are the most important things in life?
My family. I live with my amazing boyfriend, our little French Bulldog, and our black cat. They mean everything to me.
-Tattoo time! Tattoos can tell a lot about the person who is carries them. How many tattoos do you have and do they have stories behind them?
I feel like I have just one large tattoo that just isn't fully connected yet. My tattoos do have significant meaning that would really only make sense to myself. They have a lot to do with my family, upbringing, and just things I personally adore.
|Photographer: Dave G.|
-What do you think about beauty, what things define it? Do you have something to say to those people who still fight to discovering themselves?
Beauty is always in the eye of the beholder. It can not be defined and it's up to each individual to define and create themselves. If you feel lost, you're not the only one. We all start somewhere and eventually evolve.
-What kind of dreams do you have?
I've modeled for clothing companies before and I'd love to work with some of my favorite brands. I also just got my first publication in a magazine and my next step is to work towards being on covers. Honestly the sky's the limit!
|Photo by Rico J C Photography|
Dress by Violaceous Latex
-Tell us your 5 best beauty/style tips you use:
1) Perfecting makeup takes a lot of trial and error, there is no top secret miracle, you just have to keep trying and find what works best for you. 2
) You don't have to buy expensive clothes to stand out. A lot of my outfits are fairly simple but I accessorize the hell out of them and it turns into a whole new look.
3) Never be afraid of trying something new and different, it's what'll make you stand out from the crowd.
4) Don't always go for big brands, support independent artists because that's where the hidden treasures are.
5) Be yourself. The term is cliché for a reason, it's true. You should always feel comfortable with what you're doing and express what makes you happy.
-Is there any future plans/photoshoots you are waiting for?
Yes, there are a few photographers I've been talking with recently and we're in the works for some upcoming shoots so stay tuned!