If you weren’t modelling, what career would you pursue?
If I was completely out of the creative field, I would do something along the lines of rescuing animals. I feel very passionate about that. Maybe have a farm where I take in homeless dogs and cats.
Have you got any role models in the industry? Or role models in general?
Debbie Harry is my ultimate role model. She’s unapologetically badass and beautiful.
What would be your dream photo shoot?
I’ve always wanted to shoot on location somewhere really tropical.
You dress in a very unique style, tell us more about it? Where do you take your inspiration from?
To be honest, I’ve never been someone who saves inspo photos for reference. I literally wear what makes me feel comfortable and what feels like ‘me’ as cheesy as that sounds. But it’s true! I can tell when something is off about my outfit and will change it until it feels normal. And once it is, I’m like, “OK, I can safely leave the house now”. I just like bright colours and pastels; pink mules, bright blue sweaters, mixing with animal prints always.
Tell us about the business you founded? How did you get the idea to start selling the clothes you are wearing?
I started sourcing and thrifting vintage more seriously back in Chicago but always had such a passion for it. I love the search for vintage designer pieces, the digging in dirty thrift stores. I love to shop for people on eBay and in stores. It’s just easy and fun for me. So I figured why not make a brand out of it. It’s been really fun to put my creative feel into everything I source.
Let’s talk about LA. Did you grow up here? If not, why did you move to LA?
I did not, i grew up in Chicago. LA has an energy that just mixes well with my personality. I love camping and hiking and being able to drive everywhere. Being close to nature and fresh air is really important for my mental health. I’ve got a good relationship with this city, it’s very special to me. Like my second home.
Which is your favourite neighbourhood in LA?
Mount Washington, where i live.
What is it that you like most about the LA life style and the people?
That everyone seeks a healthy lifestyle. That’s a mentality i grew up in thanks to my mom, so finding health conscious people and friends who like to camp and be outside, explore, that is the most attractive thing to me about the lifestyle here.