Getting to know the girl behind the grid.
We just dropped a full wardrobe edit with our fave girl crush, Taylor LaShae. Yes, thee Taylor LaShae–the IG it-girl thats on all of our mood-boards and #ootd inspo folders. And get this, she’s just as beautiful and charismatic as she is on your grid, irl. We talked all things modeling, going after whatever the hell you want, and unexpected beauty tips. Dive in and shop the edit below.
You’re from Tx, grew up in LA, live in New York, and now you’re off to Paris! What made you move around so much?
I’m one of those humans who really can’t keep still! I traveled so much when I was a kid, and just haven’t stopped. I get the itch to move every 2 years or so—just for experiences and new scenery! I mean, why not? You only have one life.
How did you get into modeling and fashion?
Well, I started as a modeling agent when I was 16 and have been in the realm since. I am shorter than “your average model” so I just stayed behind the scenes. When Instagram came out I got more and more in front of the camera. Therefore, a model was born! haha.
What’s your favorite part about your job?
The new people I meet. I get to meet new friends on set who do what I do in the industry every day. They are my fam for the day—not to mention working in different locations constantly—doesn’t hurt.
What changes do you want to see in the modeling world, if any?
I want to see more candidness. I want to see shoots that are more genuine and not posey (even though I am guilty of it). I am trying myself to capture more organic shots…but if I could see more of anything change, it would be the stigma of posing.
“Be clear to WHO YOU ARE—capture that, share it. Let the world know.”
Any advice for aspiring models or people looking to go into fashion?
SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE DOING! Be as creative as you can be! Be clear to WHO YOU ARE—capture that, share it. Let the world know. Show people your style, your modeling, your designs, your art! Don’t care what other people think. Even if people don’t like your style or what you do—they will respect you for what you do. Or they wont. You have to edit yourself to what makes you you! DON’T BE AFRAID. SHARE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO. The universe works in crazy ways… put out in the world and you will receive what you ask for.
You seem to always be traveling–what are your beauty hacks while on the road?
This is a weird one, for me anyway . Because my answer to beauty hacks always comes down to this:
Vaseline. When I travel my skin gets so dry so my hack is to always carry some. Trust.
What’s your favorite item in your closet?
My new Chloe boots ♥
How has your style evolved over time?
It evolves every other day haha, I change my mind and mix match all my styles repeatedly! I love that part about clothes. You can mix it all and just hope you can pull it off at the end of the day lol.
Who are your biggest style inspirations?
Anna Karina, Christy Turlington, Elsa Hosk and of course, Bella Hadid.
What’s next for you?
I have a couple things up my sleeves… BUT for now… they are secret, so you’ll just have to wait ♥ ♥