Thursday, September 20, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Mariana!
We stopped by Mariana Dantec’s very first shoot with us and caught a few minutes with her just as the finishing touches were put on her makeup (as soon as she checked out her pout in the mirror, she exclaimed, “Wow, that is orange!”). This sweet, international beauty grew up in Indonesia and attended a French school, moved to France, Australia, then a year and a half ago landed in New York City, where she lives now. Super laid-back and down to earth, she repeatedly told us she likes situations where everyone’s happy and there’s “no fuss,” and has learned to keep inside her own world within the frenzy of NYC. Although she’s pretty practical and level-headed (hope some of that rubs off on us!), she does admit to splurging on ridiculous shorts and dresses sometimes. A girl after our own heart!
Capricorn, but I don’t really follow astrology.
My mom calls me Mar, and in Indonesian that sounds nice but not really in English. So everyone calls me by Mariana.
I couldn’t live without:
A good pair of everyday shoes. I wear Converse every day. It’s necessary in NYC to have shoes you can walk in.
My closet is full of:
Sweaters. I like second-hand shopping the best.
If I could live in any era:
I’m pretty happy now, but it would be nice to live in a time that predates airplanes, technology and all that jazz, where you’re not pressed by time and can write and receive letters.
Right now I really want to:
Take all this off and put my hair up!
A silly TV series, like True Blood. Sometimes I will sit and watch all day—it’s kind of a waste of time.
It sounds cliché, but take care of the basic things, like eating properly, getting enough sleep, and drinking enough water.
Remember to stop, breathe, and get back to the core of who you are and what you believe in.
Tuesday, August 7, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Saria!
Though it may have been Saria’s flawless skin and perfect pout that instantly drew us in, the Taiwanese beauty also happens to be one of the sweetest girls ever. So naturally, we had to chat with her during hair and makeup about everything from Salt ‘n Pepa to flying cars.
My friends call me…
My closet is…
Full of bright colors!
I couldn’t live without…
If I could live in any era, it’d be…
The future, so I could have a flying car like in The Fifth Element
My favorite photo shoot song…
“Push It” by Salt-N-Pepa
Right now, I really want to…
Play with my miniature Jack Russell, Joel!
My signature scent…
The best advice I’ve ever gotten…
Chance is for those who have prepared themselves.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Lais!
When you first meet Lais Oliveira, you’d never guess that she’s rocked YSL on the catwalk, graced the pages of Vogue Italia and Dazed & Confused, and has been shot by some of the fashion world’s most iconic photographers. It’s not because the Brazilian-born model isn’t beyond gorgeous, but because she’s totally down-to-earth and has a way of making you instantly feel like you’ve been friends for years. So here’s the scoop on a few of her favorite things, from cooking to the best makeup remover she’s used.
When I’m not modeling…
I like to cook, read, take walks with my dog, and talk to my sister.
My favorite places in the world…
Mexico and Brazil
My dream job when I was five…
To be a veterinarian.
I’d love to learn how to…
Play the harmonica!
I would never…
Intentionally hurt anyone.
My favorite beauty product is…
Bioderma Demaquilante. It’s the best makeup remover ever.
Words to live by…
Always be grateful for everything you have.
Can you keep a secret?
Yes, a secret is always secret
Monday, July 2, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet India!
We’re stoked to have one of our favorite Nasty Gals back in the studio, dancing around to old school hip hop in between photo shoots. Since the stunning Philly native is always a blast to hang out with, we sat down to chat about her off-duty obsessions and rock ‘n roll dreams.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012 Model In The Morning: Meet Izzy!
This Arizona-born beauty has been on our radar for quite some time, so we couldn’t wait to have her down in the studio for some photo shoot funtimes. As it turns out, she’s just as amazing off-camera as she is to shoot, so we asked her to fill us in on everything from her first fashion memory to her favorite meal in the whole world.