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Oxygen’s THE FACE// LIVE WITH ZIMMERMANN

ZIMMERMANN STRIPES
This Friday morning I’ll be covering one of my absolute favorite shows, ZIMMERMANN, for Oxygen’s THE FACE here at NYFW!  Oxygen and I have partnered together for NYFW to give you that insider’s peek at the industry and to provide my point of view as a NYC model while at Lincoln Center. It’s pretty amazing to be on the other side of it this season…taking a seat at the show while the craziness happens backstage! Zimmerman is an Australian designer label I’ve been coveting all year. I spent an hour in her Soho store…trying to find the perfect piece to wear to her show. After getting fitted in crop tops, gorgeous cut-out dresses, and bralettes, I ended up with this stunning striped jumpsuit with a gorgeous V-neck and ruched waist. With it’s bare chest, I will be piling on the jewelry. Nothing better than layering on a bohemian gold choker and long necklace, along with a bold cuff, statement rings…and of course, I’ll be trying to keep warm with a good ol’ leather jacket. The jumpsuit itself does all the talking!
There’s so much on the horizon this fashion week, but honestly, I cannot wait for the new season of THE FACE! As a model, I’m so drawn to it. I still can’t believe I’ve been modeling for over 8 years! From starting off doing runway, to print editorials around the world, to finally landing those huge campaigns where you see your face at every mall… and in every magazine. But of course, it comes with MAJOR challenges, competition, and many hours on an airplace. There’s of course the good, bad, and the ugly hehe! Because guess what?! Becoming the new face in town doesn’t just happen overnight. You’ve got to pay your dues, gain confidence, and just believe in yourself throughout all the madness. I was only 15 when I was thrown in front of the camera…just a schoolgirl who loved to get dressed in all sorts of crazy ways before going to castings. I guess that’s what helped…learning to really stand out from the pack, because honestly, it’s not just about looks. The show, THE FACE, gives you the completely inside peek into the fashion industry as three teams of aspiring “modeltestants”, each led by a supermodel coach, are guided through real life assignments, including photo shoots and commercials. Can you say NAOMI CAMPBELL?! It’s pretty amazing to see how a model can grow with just a little bit of advice from the experts. The models will be exposed to the biggest and most influential names in the industry, or who they like to call FaceMakers, who appear throughout the show to help judge and lend their expertise. In the end, only one girl will be chosen to become ‘The Face’ of Frédéric Fekkai’s 2014 national ad campaign. Basically, it’s a model’s dream come true! I can’t wait to really peek into these girl’s worlds…I know what they’re going through! 
Make sure to follow me this Friday morning LIVE at Zimmermann’s runway show here in NYC…by following my Instagram/Twitter, as well as #TheFace @Oxygen on Instagram and @TheFaceOnOxygen on Twitter!
Tune-In to THE FACE: the new season starts Wednesday, March 5th at 10/9c only on Oxygen
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NATIVE GLITTER

(VOGUE Germany Jan ’14// CHANEL Dallas runway looks// For Love & Lemons S/S ’14//The 2 Bandits lookbook)
Here’s a mas-hup of what’s been bottled up inside my head. The Chanel DALLAS runway show literally got me craving cactus, Texas, and a WHOOOLE lot of fringe. The artics are a’ coming to NYC this week and now I’ve got some seriously new ideas on how to stay warm….the native way! Oh, and nothing can beat a little glitter and shine. Talk about some seroiusly silver cheeckbones. But yes, I’m getting back into my heavy necklaces and fringed handbags, and oversize printed knits in reds, blacks, and whites. Maybe you’ll even see a feather sticking in my hat. That…or taking a trip to Guatemala. The latest S/S ’13 For Love & Lemons lookbook has me wishing of lightweight sexy dresses, metal arm bands, and a good tan. You know, just au natural…drifting away in a field of horses. Is it too early to wish for another city getaway?

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W CONCEPT LOOKBOOK// OUT NOW

W Concept Fall/Winter ’13 Lookbook shot by Ryan Yoon

W Concept has literally been my latest obsession. When they asked me to model their latest lookbook, I jumped at the opportunity! I’ve followed their store long before our shoot, and I already knew that they carried just about every brand I’d ever wear. Just discovering now that they have storefronts all over the world, carrying everything from Saint Laurent to Current/Elliot to Free People! A timeless piece for every type girl. Here, we shot the Fall/Winter coat story. Super soft wools in every single shade, perfect to snuggle against during our chilly shoot down in DUMBO, Brooklyn. I could have taken all of these pieces home, next to the fuzzy sweaters and amazing hats. I like how with the smokey eye, the super straight hair and blunt bangs, it’s a bit of the more cleaned up version of my style. Put-together and oh, so effortless. 
SHOP the lookbook here, and read my interview! I love you W Concept!


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WIND BREAKER

(H&M A/W ’13 vest, TOPSHOP x NORDSTROM sweater, Pia Pouro trousers, VEESHOO leather sneakers, Jess Rizzuti handbag, Vanessa Mooney rings, Blackwater Moon gold ring)

I can already see the snow falling from my window…and it’s not even winter yet! The wind’s been howling all weekend, that I could almost feel it coming. My only wind breaker happened to be this H&M wool vest. So long and heavy-duty, it nearly hits the floor. A fuzzy lemon sweater and a good trouser really lit up my roof…with the flowers and leaves twirling all around me. But best of all? I’m addicted to the beat-up white leather sneaker. This travel shoe, made in Milan by the designer, Eduardo, of the brand, VEESHOO. They came as a little surprise from my lads at TWELV magazine, and honestly, I fell in love with these cushion-y badboys. I’ve got them now in two colors…to zip right off when I’m on the plane.

My next adventures? CALIFORNIA! I’ll be working this week in Huntington Beach, SURF CITY, on a very special shoot. Till then, follow my Instagram for updates. I’ve got a plane to catch on this snow day!


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