Chic Profiles | LA beauty Sophia Tatum – Watch

The American beauty Sophia Tatum catches up with Chic Management recapping when she was first scouted and her ultimate kind of day.
Read full interview below.

How were you discovered ?

I was discovered when I was 11 at the Dorothy chandler pavilion in LA. I was there watching ballet and during intermission, this guy came up to us in a white suit, and asks if I’m a model or if I would like to ever do modelling. Well, it turned out he was the president of Next LA. When he found out I was only 11, he said I was too young and gave my Mum his card. He then mentioned if I ever would consider modelling to give him a call when I was older. When I just turned 15, my mum found his card and asked if it was something I wanted to do. I said it was so we gave him a call. He remembered me and I got signed from there.

What was your very first modelling job ? What has been your favourite?

My first job was for Rue 21. Oh gosh, there has been so many amazing jobs. I honestly can’t pick aha. Pretty much every job/shoot I do always has something enjoyable. But I always love shoots were I get to step out of the boundaries and be super creative.

What is the greatest thing about hometown/ country? 

I think the best thing about growing up in LA is you are given so many opportunities to be anything you want.

What would be your ultimate kind of day?

Binge watching Lord of the Rings or taking an amazing walk in nature preferably one with waterfalls and beautiful views.

What’s the best advice you have ever received?

Never doubt yourself. You can accomplish anything you want, all you have to do is believe in who you are and love yourself through this journey of life.


An exclusive Chic Management Interview.

Rachel Rutt for Instyle Magazine’s July Issue

Our beauty Rachel Rutt shines in the latest issue of Instyle,
looking like a floral vision in ‘Pitch Perfect‘ she talks to Chris
Urankar and teaches us a thing or five about herself…
the international catwalks to the recording studio, model-turned-musician
Rachel Rutt is always pitch perfect. See her bloom under a canopy of striking
1. She was
born in Hong Kong…

and raised in Japan. Rutt then moved
to western Sydney with her mum when she was 15. “The beauty of the area is
that it has a strong migrant culture,”
she says. “What I love about Australia
is that everyone has a unique story, whether your family has been here
for 200 years or you arrived last week.”
2. Akira
Isogawa was her first big fan.
With high
cheekbones and almond eyes, Rutt’s unique features come from her Singaporean
mum and English dad. On her debut for Akira Isogawa’s spring/summer lookbook in
2008, Rutt says her “appearance was celebrated for the first time. Before then
I was cast as ‘kooky’.”
3. She not
only models clothes, she’s made them, too.
The fashion
pack followed Isogawa’s foresight and Rutt has since worked for 3.1 Phillip
Lim, Mark Fast and Wayne. “Modelling is an incredible platform for meeting
other creatives,” says the 23 year old, whose love of knitting backstage at
shows saw her release a range of clothing through UK-based label Wool And The
Gang in 2013.
4. The girl
can sing!
Along with Ryan Grieve of The
Canyons, she formed Heart People. Rutt’s Björk-meets-Lykke-Li vocal style takes
centre stage, while the band’s sound is “inspired
by nature”. Watch here!
Photographed By Troyt Coburn
Styled By Gemma Keil
Hair: Daren Borthwick
Make-Up: Peter Beard.

Oliver Grand:
Meet Elle Morris

Our incredible Elouise Morris shines in her latest shoot & interview with Oliver Grand!…

I am currently working on…
 writing and illustrating a few kids fantasy stories based on my childhood.
I knew I wanted to be a model when…
 my Mum entered me in a model search comp so I had no choice, haha. But I’m glad she did, I love my job!
My style
 is pretty simple and depends on my mood.
When I’m going to castings for jobs I am usually in jeans, a t-shirt and
boots. If I’m going out then I will wear something a little flirty.
Otherwise, I pretty much live in a bikini or my gym gear.
The 3 things I look for in a guy…
  are nice eyes, someone to make me laugh, and he must love animals!!!
The first think I notice about him…
  is always his
eyes. I do like a nice back and arms too. I’m pretty casual with my
style so I like guys that are laid back with their’s too.
Every man should own…
  a good pair jeans and an awesome t-shirt that I can I wear. Although I prefer them without!

The best first date…
  would have to be at the beach or
bush walking. I feel like you get to know the person more being out in
nature. Plus if I trip, I can fall into his arms and that leads into
My biggest male celebrity crush…
  is Charlie Hunnam, aka Jax from Sons of Anarchy. Heath Ledger and Adrian Grenier are big ones too.
And female…  
Angelina Jolie and Margot Robbie.
I never thought I would…
 have a pet rooster as a best friend. I can’t help it he makes me laugh!
I don’t do dating apps
 I’m usually pretty forward when I meet people in person.
My Spotify
 line up consists of Neil Young and Fleetwood Mac, always. I just saw Drake, so he’s on repeat at the moment too.
If I wasn’t modelling…
 I would be acting. Well, I’m
taking classes currently so that’s the next avenue. I like to do
impersonations and make people laugh, otherwise I would be working with

Bridget Hollitt for All My Friends Are Models

Model/ singer/ actor Bridget Hollitt sat down with Justice Jones to talk study tips, honing the modelling craft, liaising with world leaders and much more. See below for the full interview via All My Friends are Models

Photographer: Sonny Vandevelde

How did you first get into the world of modelling?
I was a finalist in the Girlfriend model search in 2010 and landed a contract with Chic.

Amazing, There are definitely some stunners coming out of Chic.
What is your ethnicity?
Half Chinese/Half Aussie

No wonder you are so beautiful.
Who is your style inspo?
I get inspiration from heaps of different sources….My friend Sam is a
fashion queen because she dresses perfectly to suit her appearance and
personality, so I think she’s pretty cool. I don’t really have a fashion
icon per se, because I think style should be different for every

Describe your fashion style in 3 words.
Eclectic, Variable, Youthful.

What’s your favourite item in your wardrobe?
My Nike ‘Roshe’ runs. They are so comforting, especially after a long week in uncomfortable heels.

Comfort – I like the way you think.
The coolest jobs I’ve done so far are . . . 
I just shot the new Sportsgirl campaign last week, which is exciting.
I shot a Forever New Campaign, Mecca Cosmetics, I walked in the David
Jones A/W launch this year and I’m currently at the airport about to
head down to Melbourne for VAMFF!

Ok, so they are REALLY cool jobs! So exciting.
Who is your favourite designer and why?
Right now I’m loving Toni Maticevski. He’s toeing the line between sharp structure and sweet, girly elegance.

Maticevski is the greatest. One of my favourite staples of
his current collection is the ‘Hazzard Overcoat’ – the black mesh,
perfect in SO many ways.

Do you get to travel much with work?
Haven’t gotten to travel yet, but really want to! I’ve never been to London, but I’ve always dreamed of going there.

London is such a fashion hub, you will love it.

Image by: Ana Suntay-Tañedo

Bridgett, you are officially the epitome of brains and beauty – congratulations on achieving dux!

How did you juggle school and modelling?
Thank you!! To be honest, I didn’t really… school for me was an
opportunity to explore drama and music whilst setting a foundation for
my future. So that was my big juggle in high school. Since a lot of work
was up in Sydney and I was living in Melbourne, I knew it would be
difficult going to castings and jobs while trying to coordinate
everything I had going on in Melbourne. I communicated the importance of
school to my agency and they were so amazingly understanding. I did a
few jobs here and there throughout my final years of school and dealt
with any classes I missed by being proactive, emailing teachers to find
out what I’d missed, all to get ahead when I knew I would be losing
homework time in the near future. Now I’m taking a bit of time before
uni to really focus my energy on modelling.

Well, it all paid off. You’re killing the modelling world right now and you nailed your final year of school.
Do you have any study tips to pass on to current HSC students?
Never compare yourself to others. Learn how you learn and stick to that.

Just revel in the discipline and structure it gives you, and enjoy
feeling like you’re working   towards achieving your full potential

Grasp all opportunities offered to you, and be busy.

Ask questions, and learn concepts in more detail than you need to know.

Choose subjects you are passionate about, but gain
info from lots of different sources including other text books, people
who have done well in the past, other students. Don’t only rely on your

So, is uni something you have thought about or is modelling number one in your life right now?
I definitely want to study at uni. As well as having a back up plan, I
really want to have a career in something other than
entertainment/fashion at some point in my life. There are so many things
that interest me and I only have a limited time to cram it all in! So
I’m currently planning on studying arts and law at
Melbourne university next year, and I’m really excited because as dorky
as this is, I miss learning!!

That makes sense, if you are as talented as you are, why limit yourself to one industry and profession?
In your opinion, is modelling a talent you are born with or like any craft, something you have to practice and learn?
The last 2 months have taught me that it is definitely a craft you
work at. Particular physical attributes will help you in modelling but
more and more every day people are challenging these ‘rules’ and proving
that success in modelling can be just as much about hard work, or
having something ‘special’, as it is about height and measurements. I
think the most magnetic and engaging models are the ones with palpable
confidence, spirit and determination. I think the people who are good in
front of the camera have practiced, know the angles that work for them
and are not afraid to take risks.
These are things that I want to focus on improving now, because I’ve
realised that good modelling is so much more than just frolicking in
front of a camera. One more thing I want to work on is being able to
receive the brief or the ‘story’ that you need to tell 15 minutes before
you have to tell it. As a person who has always prepared for things in
time, I often don’t really grasp the brief until after the shoot is over
and I have all these amazing ideas for what I could have done! You’ve
got to be good on your feet and be able to adhere to the vision of the
shoot without delay, and I think that is a difficult skill that comes
with experience.

generally underestimate the commitment involved in modelling. I love
talking to girls like you, who constantly challenge shallow perceptions
of models.

What inspires you?
People who are focused, who know what they want and who go for it.
I’m pretty focused when I know what I want but it’s just a question of
figuring out what that is!
My amazing sisters: one’s in Med school and one is doing her first
year of internship as a Doctor. Their intelligence and hard work
inspired me all the way through schooling.
People who put their friends first, despite their own personal desires and ambitions.
People who have taken their fame and used it to feed good causes also
inspire me. For example Emma Watson… My beliefs pretty much align with
hers and I’m so glad she’s putting them out there.

I love your first focus inspiration, so true.
Ok, time for some quirky questions, you ready?
If I could be best friends with any model it would be . . .  
. . . probably Cara Delevingne. She seems really unconventional and free spirited.

Something that most people don’t know about models is that we . . .
. . . have to be able to really think on our feet and be prepared for anything. We’re our own directors most of the time.

It’s my day off, I’m …
. . . running errands, writing letters, getting good food with good friends . . . or sleeping!

First word that comes to your mind when I say:

Cronut – YES
Paris – ambience 
Crocs – pool
Kitten – AHH!
Faux Fur – small doses
Kale – . . but I haven’t tried it so I guess I shouldn’t judge!
Grammys or Oscars? Oscars

Favourite food?
I can’t choose between tacos and pancakes….so maybe burritos?

What is on your “Kick back and relax” playlist?
– Shine by Felix Jaehn
– Home by the Falls
– Song for Grace by Animaux

Secret talents? 
I love to sing, play piano and violin. I also love acting, but I probably wouldn’t describe these as secret talents…probably more public passions!

Wow. You are crazy talented.
If you were guaranteed to make it big in either the modelling world, acting sphere or music industry what would you choose?
I don’t ever intend on choosing. One of the biggest hurdles I’ve had
to overcome over the years, is people telling you, “you can’t do
everything” and I’ve always tried to prove them wrong. But if I
absolutely HAD to, I think I would choose acting. It has the catharsis
that I get from music, and modelling to me is another form of acting.
You have a story to tell and a character to portray. Acting is also
quite analytical which I like, and I find the psychoanalysis of
characters really fascinating. But I really do love them all equally!

If anyone is going to do everything, I think it will be you! I
totally get where you are coming from though, acting does provide the
same emotional escape as music and modelling is at the core, a form of

This final question is one of my favourites, it really gives us insight into personality and passion.
If you were given opportunity to liaise with every world leader for a day, what would you discuss and why?
I think two of our most pressing problems are poverty, and the
feelings of ostracism that lead to a lot of the anger and pain in our
world. I think we should look to a cultural shift away from materialism,
and keep trying to rid ourselves of the divisions we have placed
between cultures, religions etc. that spark the kind of acts of violence
and anger we’ve been witnessing lately.

Nathalie Darcas for All My Friends Are Models

Nathalie Darcas sat down with the All My Friends Are Models team to talk music, relationships, social media, and much more. See below for the full interview.

Half French, Half American – my mate Nat started studying Biomedicine after school to then defer and travel for work and she hasn’t really looked back! Armed with her cheery, super sweet personality and cheeky smile she took off.
Basing herself between Sydney and Melbourne, modelling with Chadwicks and Chic she then took off to the States for work. While there last year she featured in editorials and (covers) for Marie France, Women’s health US, Shape Germany and has shot for Billabong, a handful of editorials for Cleo, Women’s fitness, Lucky Brand denim US, Cotton on body, bunch of campaigns for Lorna Jane, endless list of swimwear labels, Sports Girl, Jeans West, a contract with Windsor Smith, and the list goes on.
While not exactly shooting in the high end department, she is making a mark for herself in AUS and in the states as the quintessential Girl Next Door/Aussie beach babe.
Recently, back in Melbourne we wanted to shoot a story with some edge and grunge, using natural light and a garage.
What’s your background? Where did you grow up?
My dad is French and mum is American. As a result I was born in Connecticut, USA. I lived there for a couple of years before moving to a suburb outside of Paris until I was about ten years old for dad’s work. We then somehow ended up in Melbourne where my family has lived ever since. A little bit confusing but so fun having lived in all of these different places! As a result of it all I can say I speak fluent French.
You seem to shoot for a lot of swimwear and sports labels. What’s that like? Are you naturally quite fit and healthy?
I love it!! I grew up being outdoors all the time, hiking, swimming in lakes, bike riding around our neighborhood in France. I love being active and have recently started studying a nutritional medicine degree part time online. Shooting for labels and magazines that embody this sort of lifestyle means I get to shoot in some really beautiful locations too with some pretty awesome clients.
Where has modeling taken you?
When I first got to LA last year, I was lucky enough to be taken by women’s health to this incredible ranch up in Topanga. It was this simple, rustic cabin overlooking these amazing hills and the interior was incredible. They had their own little outdoor shower over looking the hills and everything! That and going to the Gili Islands for a week last year with Cleo and Billabong in the midst of living in New York with no beach in sight. It felt amazing! Oh, and I recently went to Wanaka in New Zealand for a shoot too… that was pretty cool!!
What’s your favorite aspect of the job?
It has to be the travelling. The nature of the job has allowed me to live for months at a time in so many incredible different cities. As long as I am working well… you really can stick around for as long as you please… or until you feel you need to move on. It is all very transient, but to a certain extend there is a lot of flexibility.
What do you struggle with the most?
Ahhh… It’s always changing! For one, constantly moving around and basing yourself in different places for work can be really challenging and daunting at first but ultimately so beneficial as you really get to know yourself…and you become super independent. The work itself is also so sporadic. You can go from one crazy busy week to one that is completely dead. It can be hard to factor and plan the rest of your life around that. I constantly tend to feel a little all over the place due to the lack of routine in my life. On the flip side, that very aspect can actually be quite fun and exciting, as you never know what might be around the corner.
Does if ever affect your relationships?
Absolutely. You have to put in a lot more effort when you are away from friends and family. It can also be quite hard if you start seeing someone… Unless I’m back in Melbourne I’m probably not sticking around for more than 6 months, which can pose a bit of a problem if you start to really like them! But hey, I’ve found you bounce back pretty damn quickly from that sort of thing once you get to a new place and life starts to get busy again.
Where is your favourite city in the world?
Probably Paris… I am completely I love with the architecture and language…nat darcas bike bralette
Where do you call home?
What are your thoughts around social media?
For so long I was so resistant towards it. I also felt quite frustrated and frankly pissed off at the way it seemed to be completely changing the dynamic and nature of the industry. What if I wanted to keep my personal life private, and my down time chilling out and enjoying the moment rather than always being on the lookout for a cool Instagram opportunity? Over time I have slowly come around to it though. I do realize it’s a great way to get yourself out there and get on the radar of potential clients. People want to see what your up to and what your about. I guess it’s just one of those things that’s going to take a bit of getting used to.
Favourite bands/ Artists at the moment?
I went and saw #1 dad’s play at the Enmore the other night. I am absolutely obsessed. That and I’m loving a bit of London grammar, the national, alt j, banks and Cold War kids…
Where is your favourite city in the world?
Probably Paris… I am completely I love with the architecture and language…
Where do you call home?
What is your most memorable modelling moment?
Probably living and working in New York for six months… we can classify that under an extremely prolonged… exciting moment.
Instagram: @natdarcas
Photographer: David Higgs
Stylist: Elaine Marshall
Hair & Make Up: Trish Sousa

Find the full shoot and interview at All My Friends Are Models

by Amy Finlayson

With the onset of her next major exhibition, our AmyFinlayson speaks exclusively to us about the next phase of
her career and offers CHIC readers an exclusive ‘ORGANICA‘ offer not to be
her 6 years in New York, Amy seized the opportunity of being in one of the world’s
greatest creative centers by immersing herself in the art world. Working at
some of the best and most reputable galleries and art companies in the city,
she was surrounded by constant inspiration and opportunity, which led to her
developing her own artistic practice. 
With her love of art ignited, it was a
natural progression to solidify this career with a formal education. She now
holds a Bachelor of Arts from Curtin University of Technology, majoring in
Visual Culture.
early work in the art world sees her influences rooted strongly in
contemporary, boundary pushing mixed media. The evolution of her work is fueled
not only by her knowledge and vast travels, but also by personal emotion and
experience, culminating in a form of self-expression through multimedia and
image manipulation.
With both knowledge and inspiration, her work has many forms that aren’t bound
by convention and standard industry aesthetics.
Which leads us to ‘ORGANICA‘….
 “For me (Organica), is a
natural transformation. This transformation happens both to the images,
through a kind of self- appropriation, and in my own life as I start to
move onto new chapters. 
This is the blossoming, fluid, organic way of
life-moving and changing- not always beautiful but certainly
is pleased to announce a exclusive offer for Chic readers…
  When you purchase one
of the last remaining original ORGANICA pieces, you will receive a limited
edition ORGANICA print of your choice at no extra cost.
 Please mention this article at time of sale.
All sales can be made via the website: or via email at  [email protected].
(Offer valid till the end of April only)

what’s next for our Amy?… the answer to that question is “TEN.” 

next exhibition to hit Sydney presented by her new company The Fin

TEN will feature a
selection of small works by 10 of Australia’s freshest and most exciting up and
coming artists, such as Rose Ashton, Brooklyn Wheelan, Tanya Linney and Gemma Ward… One not to be missed.

this space as Amy Finlayson dominates the Sydney art scene… we’re too excited
to watch everyone fall in love…

Bridget Malcolm’s Movie Guide

You might not expect a Victoria’s Secret model to gravitate toward
esoteric films, but Bridget Malcolm defies the stereotypes. Favoring
trippy Jodorowsky tales and Chaplin flicks over standard blockbuster
fare, Malcolm’s selection of her all-time favorites is more art house
than multiplex. Avant-garde leanings aside, Malcolm is no snob—her list
balances highbrow with guilty pleasure via the addition of an ’80s teen
horror classic. Read on for her movie musts….

Modern Times (1936) and The Great Dictator (1940), directed by Charlie Chaplin

“I have always loved Charlie Chaplin, so any of his movies are number
one for me. His character The Tramp is so multifaceted, which is
incredible to witness in silent films, and Charlie Chaplin has always
fascinated me as a human!”

The Lost Boys (1987), directed by Joel Schumacher

“Two words: Jason Patric. It also has an incredible soundtrack, outfits…and I’m a sucker for ’80s vampires.”

“Jodorowsky is a super-interesting guy, and this movie is a direct reflection of that—very surreal, amusing, and symbolic. Read Psychomagic to get more of Jodorowski’s shaman vibe!” 

The Darjeeling Limited (2007), directed by Wes Anderson

“I listened to this soundtrack a lot before actually watching the
movie, and both are amazing. I’ve yet to meet a Wes Anderson movie I
didn’t love!”

Pulp Fiction (1994), directed by Quentin Tarantino

“I struggle with violence in movies, but I have never found it more
perfectly pulled off than in a Quentin Tarantino movie. He manages to
make it hilariously brutal, and the California surf music accompaniment
in this movie makes me so happy.”

Montana Cox for Sunday Life

Our divine Montana Cox covers the latest issue of Sunday Life looking like a vision in white for their racing special ‘Saddle Up‘…
How would you describe your personal style?
Really laid-back and classic. I love men’s-style suiting,
which is very in this season. I love pants and a T-shirt,
I love jeans – they are very relaxed and boyish.
Who influences you, fashion-wise?
When I do runway shows overseas, it’s all the models;
when I go to castings, I like to get tips from what they’re
wearing, and how they’re wearing it.
Who’s your favourite style icon, past or present?
I like the classic style icons, like Audrey Hepburn –
she was very feminine but wore turtlenecks with black
trousers. I love that kind of look, where it’s sleek and
beautiful but with a masculine edge. And for these days,
I love [Ukrainian/Canadian model] Daria Werbowy.
What do you love to do when at home in Melbourne?
My house is probably the number-one place on my list
– and Mum’s dinner! I love to go to Cookie in Swanston
Street. I like the Richmond trattoria Baby, Thirty Eight
Chairs in South Yarra is another favourite. Probably my
number one is the bistro France-Soir in South Yarra.
…And shopping?
Apart from David Jones, little boutiques and op shops,
I like going around Brunswick Street, looking at all
those little stores you can’t find anywhere else.

Photographer: James Mullins
Stylist: Penny McCarthy
Hair stylist: Richard Kavanagh
MUA: Max Made

New York Fashion Week with Grace Simmons

As we leave this years New York Fashion week behind us, we catch the busy Grace Simmons to talk shows, looks, who she brushed shoulders with & all things beauty….

Kicking off our catch up, It’d would only be normal to find out what her NYFW essentials are, which means a good old peek into her handbag…
The night before your first
show at NYFW this year, how did you prepare & what were you doing?
 My first show was Richard Chai! The night before I was out
until about 1am at fittings and castings so I didn’t have that much time to
think about the show which was probably a good thing I think! But the morning
of the show I was pretty nervous and couldn’t sit still because I was also mega
excited to finally walk at NYFW!

The secret to maintaining your skin during NYFW?

MOISTURIZE! Especially in the cold weather! The super low
temperatures (I’m talking -15 degrees #ew) on top of having 2 or 3 different sets
of makeup on your skin each day really drains it of its natural oils so I
always carry in my bag a good lip moisturizer (at the moment I’m obsessed with
Smith’s Mocha Rose Lip Balm – it’s so hydrating plus it smells like chocolate
so it’s a win win) and also a good body moisturizer (my all-time favourite
being Avène Eau Thermale body lotion!)



Your go to off duty shoe during NYFW…

Hands down Nike Air Force 1s, I basically live in them!

Describe backstage in 3 words.

 (backstage at Marc Jacobs)

 Did you meet any
models who you have been dreaming of meeting?

I got to meet Malaika Firth who is such a sweetheart and
she was so nice to me even though I’m practically a nobody compared to her!!

Lets talk celebrities, who who who?
Yes!! I met Nicki Minaj backstage at Marc Jacobs! She was
so funny and her accent was so sassy and amazing! I also got to meet KendallJenner twice – at a casting and then again at Marc Jacobs when she walked in
the show! To top it off I also met Victoria Beckham at the casting for her

You were star struck when you….

Walked into the casting for Victoria Beckham and she was
there! I had expected it to just be a casting director – that you wouldn’t meet
her until the fittings at least, but I just walked into the casting room and
there she was! It kinda took the wind out of me for a split second before I
could mentally slap myself out of it!!


If you could take home any of your looks from this year’s
show – which one would it be?

Hmmm that’s a tough one!! A tie between the beautiful
long flowing dress I wore in the Zimmermann show and my insanely amazing faux
fur jacket and pleated skirt I wore in the Marc Jacobs show! Can’t I have both?

One thing that’s running through your mind whilst on the

It’s not one thing – it’s a million things! “Don’t
fall, make sure you go the right way, walk well, don’t run into the other
models…” the list goes on!!

You wouldn’t go a day without…
Talking to my mum… I’m such a mummy’s girl and I love
to talk to her about how my castings/fittings/shows are going and also to get
advice, from anything like “How long do I microwave this for?” to
“What should I wear to this particular casting?” to “Should I
put this in the dryer or will it shrink?” She’s my go-to woman for
everything, even though she’s literally half a world away (god bless
  And there you have it, What NYFW looked & felt like through the eyes of our gorgeous Grace Simmons.. next stop Milan!

Meet the Model: Molly Paisley

Our development beauty Molly Paisley has recently been snapped up by Oyster to be the latest feature on ‘Meet The Model‘ we love the shots and the interview that follows.
We’re so excited for all the great things in store for Molly!

Name: Molly
Nickname: Moll
Star Sign: Libra
Where are you from and where are you currently living?
From Sydney, living in the Maraylya/Hawksbury area.
What were you into in high school?
I’m still in school. I love agriculture, sport and equestrian.
What did you do for your last birthday?
Went to the beach with two friends 🙂
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever what would it be?
If you could have any animal as a pet, what would you choose?
A horse.
What scares you most?
Best piece of advice you ever received?
Ignore the bullies.
What celebrity do you have a crush on?
Channing Tatum.
Best Youtube clip you’ve ever seen?
Scare cam clips!
Do you prefer crowds, small groups or being alone?
Small groups.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Equine nurse.

5 Minutes with:

One of our internationals in town right now is the lovely Alexis Ren… We thought we’d catch up with her to see if we knew all about this Californian beauty, turns out we learnt more than 1 fact about this bright eyed bubbly American sweetheart!
In 3 words how would your friends describe
 Vibrant courageous compassionate
Favorite time of the year & Why?
I love the Summer…Everyone has rosy
cheeks and smiles from ear to ear. It can’t be beat.
Star Sign?
I’m a Sagittarius.
Santa Monica, CA.
 When the weather is amazing we can find
At the beach with a book or in the water
with a smile.
When it’s not so amazing you will be…
Curled up in bed with tea working or in
yoga class– hoping the sun will come out and play!
First thing you do in the morning?
Usually in LA I get up and get some coffee
then head to yoga. But here in Bondi beach I’ve been doing morning swims and
runs. It’s so magical.
Favorite breakfast?
Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and
coffee, please.
If you could only pick one hobbie to do for
the rest of your life what would it be?

Bed side table must haves…
Almonds, perfume, and a book.
Favorite song right now?
These Eyes- Tora
Dream dinner party of you and 4 celebrities
(dead or alive) would involve?
1. Johnny Depp
2. Candice Swanepoel
3. Mila Kunis
4. Robert Downey Jr.
Celebrity crush?
Johnny Depp
What has been your biggest accomplishment
to date?
There has been so many amazing
accomplishments that I’m  grateful for. I couldn’t choose just one. I’m
very happy where I am in life and I’m excited to see where else it takes me.
When you’re in front of the camera what’s
going through your mind?
Whatever emotion the photographer wants is
usually what’s going through my mind. I don’t usually think of specific
things-mostly feelings.
Which photographer would you be honored to
work with?
Russell James.
How do you stay connected with your fans?
For the last year it’s been pretty much
through the internet/social media, but this year I want to change that. I want
to be more involved– I want to give back what they gave me. I have a few
What’s something we don’t know about you?
I was home schooled my entire life. I’ve
never been in a classroom.
Is Sydney everything you thought it would
Everything and more! I never thought I
would feel so at home in a place so far away from my actual home. I’m going to
miss Sydney, and cherish the memories I made here. I’ll definitely be back

5 Minutes with Ksenija Lukich

Our divine Ksenija Lukich has had a life changing month. 
Being crowned the E! News Australia’s host after battling it out against thousands of applicants from across Australia. It’s safe to say she deserves her title and we couldn’t be happier for her recent success!… We’re so excited to watch Ksenija take over the world, so it would only be fitting for us to catch up with her and learn about Ksenija’s world.

So, you’ve recently had a career/life
somersault. You’ve gone from being an Aussie working model to being crowned E! Australia’s
If you can put it into words, how would you describe your life right now?

crazy! I cant believe that only 2 months ago I was modeling and now my life has
completely changed. Its been a marvelously humbling, wonderful experience. I
feel so unbelievably lucky.

   Safe to say it’s a big change you’ve gone through, what’s the best
advice you’ve received since and who was it from?

a very simple piece of advice but it’s “be yourself” that has been one that’s
really stuck with me. Giuliana Rancic told me that the first time I met

 Aside from being mentored by Guiliana herself, You’ve also recently interviewed Jean Paul
Guiltier and Kelly Osborne whilst they’ve been in the country. How do you
prepare/plan for these big interviews?

of research. I have been constructing the interviews myself with the help of a
coach and producer. Its been a lot of preparation over the last month. I think
if you know your subject you are going to feel more confident. 

How do you overcome nerves/fan girl moments
before these interviews?

have a big thing for Disney. Singing and listening to my favourite movie songs
relaxes me. I suppose I get a little nostalgic and it helps to get me in a good head space. 

What’s your biggest fear being the interviewer
with these big celebs?

someone will be completely unresponsive to my questions and I’ll freeze up. But
so far so good. I guess that’s why you always need to be prepared.

 Now for the cliché questions…Who (if it hasn’t
already happened) would be your dream celeb to interview?

would just love to interview Jennifer Lawrence because she seems like such a
cool chick. Also Meryl Streep, because of how iconic she is in Hollywood. Both
are exceptional actresses too!
(photo source: Daily Telegraph)

Celeb crush? 

 Favourite city in the world?

York baby

Looking back, what did you love about

great people I met and the flexibility to work all over the world

 …and what did you find challenging about it?

Modeling is up and down, so
managing that lifestyle was sometimes tricky 

 What does a Saturday in the life of Ksenija
look like?

up slowly, brunch with a strong coffee, walking around the shops, afternoon
relaxing on the couch. Then wine and dinner with friends.

Favourite Sydney dinner spot?

and wine at 121 BC in Surry Hills. Its the perfect date spot.

What are you looking forward to in the year

2015 awards season. E! is the home of the Red Carpet so I’m so excited to have
the opportunity to be a part of it next year. Its been a dream of mine to go to
the Oscars. 

Next big purchase for yourself?

pair of black Louboutin pumps. Every girl needs a pair!

Go to shopping destination in Sydney?

Intersection in Paddington. Best Australian designers all in one spot!

Favourite Emoji right now?
 (words/photos: sami sloane)

Gilli Islands with Nathalie Darcas for Billabong Australia!

Our little star Nat Darcas has just spent her past weeks on location for Billabong Australia in the Gilli Islands, Indonesia. Being a destination on most’s beach holiday lists we had to catch up with Nat to see how the trip was amongst a catch up!


Melbourne, Australia 

Where are you as you answer these
Am back in NY on a train heading south to NYC from

So you’ve recently shot in the Gilli
Islands for Cleo and Billabong Australia…
Describe a days work on location
Wake up was around 6 am, followed by
hair and makeup down by the villas pool. Once budi juspandi (the wonderful
makeup artist) had me all ready to go, we would walk to breakfast which was
just out the front of the villa, coincidentally right on the beach 😉  !
After filling up on some papaya and various other exotic fruits we would then
hit the island, exploring and shooting it’s various hidden treasures and
corners. Some lunch breaks we were lucky enough to have a quick dip in the
ocean! However that was mostly reserved for wrap time at the end of the day…
Followed by a cocktail or two. 

Best experience about the trip?
The whole trip was incredibly special.
We all became quite close as a team! There was one day in particular where we
had two shoots, one in the morning and a totally different one in the
afternoon. We all took it as an opportunity to have a bit of a lunch time swim.
I have never seen such crystal clear, blue waters in my life! That and eating
lots of papayas and sipping on coconuts. 

Favorite food on the trip?
Fish and vegetable curry …

For the people who haven’t been… How
would you describe it in 3 words?
Perfect beach holiday 

What was your first memorable modelling
The first time I had to travel
interstate or overseas for a job was for Lorna Jane. We shot in Tangalooma on
Moreton Island for a couple of days. That and seeing my first editorial come
out in Yen way back when!
How do you keep fit and maintain you
killer bod?
Lots of running, walking, pilates, and
yoga. I have to mix It up or I get bored. I also love the outdoors so naturally
that helps quite a bit! 

What city is home away from home?
Paris would have to be my home away from
home. My dad is French and as a result the majority of my family still lives
around there. We also lived there for 5 years growing up.

Favorite home cooked meal?
Roasted veggies (especially sweet
potato) or a slow cooked lamb shoulder 

The person who’s style you wish you
could steal?
Hmmm.. I have always loved Kate Bosworth’s style! 

The one piece of clothing you can’t live
My floral jumpsuit from Reformation 

Last big purchase you made?
An Isabel Marant skirt

Next big purchase will probably be..
I am on the lookout for the perfect
small black bag.. 

On a Friday night, where can we most
likely find you?
Either Hanging out with friends or
catching up on sleep!

Beach or poolside?

The beach!!

Brothers and sisters?

19 year old little  brother

Coffee order?

Soy flat white (nothing beats a good
Melbourne coffee)

How would your friends and family
describe you in 5 words?? 

Honest (maybe a little too honest at
times), warm hearted, goofy, All over the place… 

5 Minutes with Nicole Pollard!

Fresh off the Dolce & Gabbana catwalk in Capri, our very own home grown favorite Nicole Pollard is a force to be reckoned with.
 Walking for the likes Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Dior, Gucci, and Ellie Saab only to name a few.
 Nicole is in high demand, so it would only be normal to catch up to see how she is and learn a thing or two we didn’t know about our supermodel on the rise….

Star sign? 
Coffee order?
Where are you as you answer these
Madrid airport waiting for a flight
Last thing you Googled? 
Last big purchase was? 
My Valentino
bag earlier this year 
Next big purchase will probably be? 
Not too sure, saving for an apartment!
Best destination your job has taken
you to? 
Recently, Capri. I want to go back already.
Best thing about being a model is? 
You get to meet great people and create friends all over the world 
What’s running through your mind on
the runway? 
Where do we stop again?
Favorite city in the world?
constantly changes, Paris in the summer is definitely up there but nothing
beats home. Australia is still #1
On a Friday night where are we most
likely to find you? 
Either out having a drink with friends or in bed on my
Describe your personal style in 3
Easy, relaxed, comfy
Favourite item of clothing you own? 
My backpack
Your best friends would describe you
One said ‘vivacious, curious & delectable’, another just called me a
‘lanky nerd’ then changed it to ‘goofy tomboy but hilarious at times’
Favourite home cooked meal? 
Spag bowl or bangers and mash, does a BBQ count?
If we were to turn on your iPod
right now, what would be playing? 
James Vincent McMorrow 
Any guilty pleasures? 
Yes but thats
too embarrassing 
One thing that annoys you? 
that walk really slow down the street and walk 5 abreast so there is no
possible way around, then think it’s okay to just suddenly stop in the middle of
a busy sidewalk. Times Square gives me a headache. 
Documentaries or Reality TV? 
1 thing that people don’t know about
you is? 
I’m extremely indecisive 

Words: Sami Sloane // Photos:, Chic

Tuesdays with Yaya Deng!

Labelled by Vogues Australia’s as being ‘One To Watch’ our beautiful Yaya Deng popped in to the agency today to say hello. So we thought we’d have a quick catch up and snap up her awesome street style. Read on…..
Nairobi, Kenya
Star sign?
Favorite home cooked meal?
Coffee order?
Long black
Last thing you Googled?
Box braids
Last big purchase was?
A Michael Kors tote!

Next big purchase will probably be?
A Zara shopping spree!
Favorite model of all time?
Naomi Campbell
Best Career memory to date?
3 things that help you unwind after a long days work?
– Music
– Hot bath
– Tea
Facvorite emoji right now?

Shoes: Sportsgirl
Dress: Cotton on
Jacket: Neisha Clothing

5 Minutes with Gabby Westbrook Patrick

Our stunning Gabby Westbrook-Patrick is in Sydney for a hot minute. 
Spending most of her time as an in demand model in New York we couldn’t wait to see her, say hello and have a quick catch up!

Sydney, australia!
Favourite home cooked meal?
Mums veggie burgers
Coffee Order?
Soy Mocha
Last thing you googled?
I’m afraid it’s…..Geordie Shore.
 Last big purchase was?
My Stuart Weitzman thigh high boots

Next big purchase will probably be?
 Art by Charmaine Olivia
Favorite model of all time?
Best career memory to date?
My Elle Australia cover!
3 things that help you unwind after a long days work?
1. Chocolate
2. My puppy
3. Friends!
Favorite Emoji right now?


Thursdays with Hannah Saul

It’s hard to fault Hannah Saul. She’s got the killer bod, an empire that’s on the rise and not to mention a cult following on social media. She’s definitely one to keep an eye on because you can’t help but feel there are big things in-store for this Byron Bay home grown Aussie girl.
We sat down with Hannah to talk about Friday nights, what’s in her fridge and her next big purchase….
Your biggest role model right now and why?
Lorna Jane Clarkson –
She is such an idol of mine & I the she lives her life. I love everything she represents and the message she puts out to
the world.  She is an inspiration to so many
and I can only hope to build my empire like the way she’s built Lorna Jane .
Favorite destination your job has taken you to?
Dream job destination?
St Bart’s

Favorite job so far has been?
Jets / Lorna Jane

How do you unwind after a hard day’s work?
I go for a walk, spend
time with my partner and enjoy a glass of wine

Three things that help me unwind are…
Exercise, music and

Who’s style do you wish you could steal?
Rosie Huntington- Whitely! She always nails

Denim or leather?

Right now what are you obsessed with?
Building my empire and
working on my company – Mind Body and Saul

Last big purchase you made?
Leather Thigh high

Next big purchase will probably be?
A Prada handbag is
definitely on the list!

Ideal vacation destination?
I would love to
explore the Bahamas
The one item of clothing you can’t live without?
Gym clothes!!

3 must have bedside table objects
Lucas’ Paw Paw  – Glasshouse Candle – Gratitude calendar

Nightly beauty routine consists of?
Rose hip oil and a
great eye serum
If we were to open you’re fridge right now, what are 3 things
we’d see?
Chocolate, Coconut
water, loads of vegies

Favorite cooking ingredient?
H2CoCo Coconut oil.
Any guilty pleasures?
Shopping, Perfume and
Where can we most likely find you on a Friday night?
At home with my boy
enjoying a nice dinner with a glass of wine. 

Favorite song right now?
Drunk in Love – Diplo

Last thing you Googled?
Victoria Secret!

Last movie you watched?
The Other Woman

Favorite Emoji?
He’s so cute and cheeky!!
To see what Hannah’s up to when not modelling or building her empire, follow her on Instagram here

Interview: Shanina Shaik

What are your favourite accessories at the moment?
My Bailey and Nelson Sunglasses and bracelets from Petit Grand, I love the simplicity of them!
Are you excited to be back in Australia?
I’m very excited to be back home in Australia.  I Love coming home to see my family and working in a familiar environment between Sydney and Melbourne!
Where is your favourite restaurant at the moment?
The Wine Library in Paddington and City Wine Shop in Melbourne !
What do you do in your “off time” ?
Sleep, workout, shopping and catching up with family and friends.
Do you have a hobby?
Have you read any good books lately?
My girlfriends told me to have a quick read of “manology”
Do you have any Pets?
2 dogs in Australia named Ralphy and CK. I’m getting a dog in NY and he is still a baby. I will see him in a few more weeks which is so exciting !
Tell us a secret about yourself?
I talk in my sleep whilst having big dreams…
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Interview: Ollie Henderson

What is your favourite new piece of clothing, old piece of clothing, accessory?
My favorite piece of new clothing is a Romance Was Born dress, favorite piece of old clothing is a leather jacket and my favorite accessory would  be my Cyberdog goggles.
How would people describe your style? 
Currently I’m running with Tank Girl meets 1970’s Punk, but I’m feeling a change coming on. New look is more Givenchy chic meets Cyberpunk. 
One thing people would not know about you?
I used to be in a marching band playing tenor horn when I was a kid, and yes I was very cool. 
 In five years what do you want your life to look like?      

When did Alys Hale (Chic model/best friend/band mate) and you meet?
I met Alys when I first moved to London 2-3 years ago. Our booker set us up on a friendship date predicting that we would get along. I remember the day, Alys had blonde hair and was wearing all black and I had brown hair, and was wearing a rainbow of colours. He found it amusing that we looked so different but were so similar. 
Tell me about your band with Alys, Kitty and Cal?
Our band is called Tank Twin. It started with Alys and I’s mutual obsession with Tank Girl. We developed a hypothetical band called Tank Twin (for obvious reasons) when we were back both in London last year. The musical side of the band came together when Alys wrote me a song called Electric Awesome Dope Girl to help me remember the string on the bass (EADG). From there our baby was born. Upon Alys’ return to Australia I learnt bass, pulled in our very musically talented pals Kitty and Cal Callahan, who also look quite twin like, wrote some songs and the rest is musical history.
What instrument are you playing/ who taught you?
I’m on bass. I have been learning from my friends, mostly Laura Bailey of Mezko, Alys, and am doing a whole lot of practice. We booked our first gig almost as soon as we officially formed, so I only had 3 weeks to learn before the show. Given I had only learnt the string names the week before this was very ambitious. All my free time was dedicated to practice, up to 10 hours every day, and somehow I managed to pull it together. The biggest problem I had was my fingers tips getting sore and blistering from playing too much.
Tell us about your first gig, how did it go?
We played our first gig at The Flinders. I was so flattered by the support we had from our friends. We had a bit of a rusty start with a few technical difficulties, but managed to bring it home strong in the end. We have been asked to do a few other 
gigs around town since, so I guess it was a success.  
What inspires you creatively?
Mostly people, at the moment my inspirational person is Richard Feynman.
Any other creative endeavours currently working on?
Usually I work in visual art. I am currently working on an interactive technology based piece that will reflect the individual’s ghost. 
I also styled my first shoot for Feel the Future, the latest project from the wonderful Renee Warner and Gibson Fox. It will be launched next month and I’m very keen to see the end result. I was inspired and humbled to see things from the other side of the camera. 
What exhibition are you having in New York? Or is it a secret?
Secret for now.
Exclusive interview by Chic Management

Interview with Rhianna Porter

Rhianna Porter just touched down from walking at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Chic talks to Rhianna about her favorite experiences and what she missed back home.

Best experience in modelling career to date?

Walking Paris Fashion Week. 
Favourite Fashion show that you walked in while overseas?

Every show was equally fun so it’s hard to say, probably walking for Christopher Kane in London as at the time I didn’t realise Anna Wintour and Donatella Versace were in the front row. Finding out later completely threw me…I had no idea and was thankful I didn’t as I would have been so nervous!
Most exciting person you met?

I met Donatella Versace.
Is she lovely?

Yes she is lovely, she is amazing. She has this incredible energy. I was completely star struck!
Favourite local and international designer?

Alex Perry and it would have to be Prada.
What did you miss the most when you were overseas?

The beaches. Even though I live in the hills district in Sydney, the beach is my favourite thing about Australia.  I missed the warm weather and also my cat.
Plan/goals for 2013?

To walk every single fashion week I can and to take time to travel to New York. 
Did you have a new year’s resolution, how is that panning out?

Walk New York Fashion Week…I’m really hoping that happens. Also, I wanted to get a kitten and have done that.

What is your favourite new piece of clothing?

New tiger stussy jumper, its all over my instagram…I love it!
What is your favourite beauty product? Favourite beauty tip?

All Kora products. And the best thing I do every day, is exfoliate as much as possible.
Favourite thing to do at night in Sydney?

Chill out with my friends anywhere. 
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Interview: Charlotte Lohmann

Tell us about Triforce, how did your creative partnership with Ryan begin?
We were friends for a few years, then he started an 8-bit electronic band and needed a vocalist.

What do you love about working with Ryan?
He’s a creative genius and the most motivated person I know, which motivates me to try things I would never have done on my own. He also encourages me and makes me feel like I can do anything!
What music training have you undertaken?
I’ve had a couple of singing lessons here and there but I’m mainly self-taught. My entire family are very musical though so I have been surrounded by it my whole life. I just started my diploma of music at TAFE which is AMAZING and I recommend it to any aspiring musician.
What shows have you done and where?
We’ve done a few shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane but our music has changed a lot since then. We took 6 months off gigs to revamp our style and make some crazy animations to support our music. We had our first gig last Saturday with Van She which was pretty cool.
When is the album expected to be released?
In a couple of months…we have a few singles to release first!
Will you have a party to celebrate?
Yes an album release show will definitely be on the cards.
Where do you find inspiration?
From my favorite artists, different styles of music, bush doofs, nature, entheogens and life experience.
Favorite musician of all time?
There is absolutely no way I could pick just one! But my favorite genres are djent (sub genre of metal), deep tech electronic and glitch hop.
What was your new year’s resolution and how is it going?
To create more music, move out of home, start studying…I’ve done them all!
What do you think you will be doing in 5 years?
Playing music in either South America, India or Nepal.
Any travel plans for Triforce?
Hopefully after we’ve developed a solid fan base in Australia we’ll start touring internationally. Definitely a national tour at the end of this year though.
Exclusive interview by Chic Management

INTERVIEW: Isabelle Cornish

What are you looking forward to in 2013?
Who or what are you inspired by at the moment?
What is something nobody would know about you? Hidden talents/party tricks?
I can lick my nose with my tongue.
What place in the world would you want to retire (if you could take everyone with you)?
What is your favorite possession in the whole world?
My family.
What perfume do you wear?
Calvin Klein One
What was your New Year’s resolution, how is it going?
Its going pretty well. I want to remember people’s names after meeting them and so far I’m doing pretty good.
Ultimate dream car?
Bat mobile.
What album have you been listening to lately?
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis.
Craziest piece of clothing you own?
House of Holland fluoro pink striped dress.

p:Daniella Rech

Exclusive interview by Chic Management

The Raw Book interviews Valentina Ruby

Tell us about yourself?
Hi! My name is Valentina, I’m a 16 year old girl from Sydney, Australia. I model and sometimes work at a health food shop/ cafe. How did I get here? I’m not too sure, maybe I did something amazing in a past life to deserve such good fortune in this one.
What is beauty to you and how do you define beauty?
Beauty is everything, not in a shallow way. I mean everything is beautiful. Imperfection is beauty, perfection is beauty. It is everywhere if you open your eyes and look.
How did you get discovered as a model?
My beautiful mother was working on a shoot with a photographer and she showed him a photo of me, then we were in contact with Chic and it all seemed to happen really fast after that.
You’re very young – only sixteen – but you’ve already decided to pursue modeling as a full time career. Was modeling always something you dreamt of doing as a child?
Sort of, it wasn’t my main dream as a child. But I was always tall and people were always putting the idea in my head, so I guess I knew it could be an option.
What career path would you pursue if you weren’t modeling?
There are lots of things that I would pursue! I’m doing a yoga teaching course next year, so that’s one thing I am passionate about. I’d also love to study naturopathy and other various things in that field.
What do you like and dislike about modeling?
I get the opportunity to work with so many amazing people, and it’s so lovely when you get to work outside a studio in nature. It’s perfect. I have also met some of the loveliest people ever, when I work with them, it doesn’t feel like work. It feels like I’m doing something I love! And everyone should love their job. What do I not like? Nothing, I’d feel like a brat if I complained. I am very lucky. The only thing I could possibly complain about is how sore my scalp got at fashion week!

As a model exposed to the fashion industry, how has your perception of beauty evolved?
Sometimes I’ll see a pretty face and think yes, they’re pretty. But perhaps before modelling I would have found that face to be stunning. I am surrounded by pretty faces all the time. Now it’s the stranger faces that stick out to me, that is what I find the most beautiful now.
Please share an anecdote from a photoshoot or runway show you’ve done.
Turtle Girl knows who she is.

I know that you have some strong opinions about education and school. Are you currently home schooled? Why or why not?
I am home schooled, when I was 14 I was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. I was medicated and told it would be permanent, and if anything the dosage would only go up. But main stream schooling was pointless for me as I was asleep in every class, it was a very bad time for me. I was always getting in trouble for falling asleep before I knew what was wrong with me. So as soon as I got my diagnosis I applied for home schooling. It was really helpful for me while my narcolepsy was bad. But these days I’m feeling healthier than ever, and I’m constantly forgetting I have narcolepsy. Not to mention I’ve been off medication for more than a year. All through eating healthily and practicing yoga and meditation. Next I’m starting a yoga teaching course!

Who and what inspire you daily?
Nature, my friends and people who have reached true happiness.
As a model, you will eventually come to the point where nudity comes into question during photoshoots. Do you think the human body is most beautiful clothed or bare?
What I love about clothes is the story you can tell or the mood you can create using them. And who doesn’t love clothes! But I am 100% for nudity, and it has never made sense to me why it offends SO many people. It’s just like… we were born naked and then you grow up and society says it’s not okay for people to see you naked! That your body is wrong! The beautiful and unique body you were born with must be covered up. Relax. If you don’t like nudity don’t get naked.

One thing you are very passionate about is health. Why did you personally become vegan and why do you believe it is so important?
Originally, I became vegan on a search for health when I wanted to come off my medication. It wasn’t the first diet I tried, I tried the blood type diet which told me I needed to eat red meat. I’d never eaten red meat before except for when my Grandma would hide sausages in my food when I was younger. I tried to eat red meat, I really did give it a go even though to me it felt wrong, it tasted awful and made me feel sick. So I gave up on that, and then came across the raw food diet. Sometimes you hear about diets being called a fad diet. But it’s more of a lifestyle and from the second I started reading about it I felt that it resonated with me. It just made sense. So many people are getting sick from the processed foods they eat, and they have no idea. And then what’s next? They go to the doctor and the doctor will prescribe a medication that will make your symptoms go away, but damage your body in some other form. From eating living foods, full of vitamins, I feel amazing. I have all this energy I never had. While I came to veganism for health am I also vegan for ethical reasons now. If you can be even healthier without killing animals and without supporting animal cruelty why would you eat meat and other animal products? Because you like the taste? Because being vegan seems controversial? I try not to sound preachy, but when asked about it you’ll get honesty!
What songs are on your personal playlist?
This Is Why I’m Hot / Die Antwoord
So What / Die Antwoord
Animal / Filthy Creatures
Goldie / A$AP Rocky
I’m God / Clams Casino
Belispeak (W0LCNUM Remix) / Purity Ring
Sir Psycho Sexy / Red Hot Chili Peppers
and everything by RHCP!
What are three things most people don’t know about you?
1. I come off as quiet and shy most of the time but in reality I’m a bit crazy. 
2. I can dream while I’m half awake. 
3. I can put my legs over my shoulders and walk on my hands.
p: Natalia Parsonson