A few weeks ago I did a collaboration with some great talent for the February issue of Zephyr magazine – free download here. I wore incredible floral crowns and arm ornament by Hoot and Holler, had makeup and hair done by Stephanie Neiheisel, and a great stylist Jennifer O’Bannon all captured by an incredible photographer, Michelle Herrick!
Yes my fingers are black like I have the black plague, it was awesome! I’ve never modeled in such an avant-garde way, expressionless in my face but using body language to portray a feeling.
Modeling jobs have dynamic ranges across the board. I’m thankful that my first job with my LA agency when I was 21, was quite horrific. I pretty much looked liked a cracked out clown in a red frayed dress with frizzy hair and I just had to grin and pose and look all mad. That experience made me realize that sometimes you just play a role, you act, and most of all, you do your job!
I then started to take a different appreciation for modeling and acting – it was more about delivering a character rather than always looking like a prom queen or Cover Girl, that’s what I’ve started to really enjoy about it.