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Monday, December 15, 2014


Tisa McCay founded TM Model Management in 2013 for the Model. As a new agency in one of the largest markets, we are set apart from the other agencies in Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on keeping a very small and closely managed roster of models. We give each of our models close one on one attention. Once signed, models can guarantee they won't just be a number to us. We will make it a priority to know them personally and manage their careers closely. We focus on the model's needs. We established our agency for THE MODEL by THE Model.

Phone: (818) 876-0444

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

We can't believe it's our final featured members post of 2014! Here's to a wonderful holiday season for all of our users, and a happy and healthy new year. If you would like to submit yourself as potential featured member in 2015, please email us at featured@modelwirenetwork.com. Thanks for another great year!


Our December featured model, Olga C., resides in Los Angeles. Check out her profile for more gorgeous photos!


RJ LaMendola graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor's in Arts Degree from the Brooks Institute where he routinely possessed his class's top portfolio. The artist is blessed with the eye of a painter that appreciates the subtlety for composition, light and color. His skill enables the metamorphosis from the banal to art.

RJ's roots are in Chicago and his time spent on the dunes of Lake Michigan germinated his passion for art. He is able to capture the pure essence of everything he photographs, and he develops a genuine connection with his subjects. He is intensely curious and looks for inspiration in everything.

As the artist found inspirations in the natural beauty of Lake Michigan he now finds revelation in the Blue Pacific's expanse. He's an avid surfer and devotes time and talent to his charity work for those less fortunate.


Originally born and raised in Shreveport, LA, Bethany Garita (Pretty In Ink By Beth) currently resides in Southern California, where she does makeup and hair freelance. She began life as a painter, which led to her friends asking Bethany to do their makeup like her paintings. Bethany used photos from her first shoot, which she booked via a model on MySpace, and photos of her friends to build her first rough portfolio. She has now been in the industry for almost 10 years and has worked in both film and print.

Why makeup artistry?
Why not?! It's fun, I get to work with models, travel, and I use my God-given art skills every day! As a mother I also love it because I set my own schedules, and I love being a part of the magic that happens behind the scenes. Plus I get to play with makeup!
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
Allan "Whitey" Snyder. He created the most timeless, glamorous and iconic look ever on Marilyn Monroe. 
What inspires you?
I am inspired by paintings, seasons, fashion shows, history, and so many other things. I have a book with loads of ripped out photos and snap shots, scribble, and it may look like the book and ravings of a lunatic to someone else, but it's all reference and inspiration to me.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
 Well, the first thing I look for is good skin; I cannot stress how important that is to me. The other things are awkward beauties, very androgynous features, or anything striking, like women with a strong jaw line!
What product can you not live without?
I can't live without mascara. Take everything else, but leave me my mascara!
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
I will have to say it was the 6 months I worked on the TV series SALEM. I met some amazing people who became great friends; I learned a lot and got some great experience under my belt. It was my first big project and I am still so humbled and grateful for the experience. 
What is your personal style?
I am super relaxed; I am always in jeans and a t-shirt, with a pair of Vans, Keds, or Converse on. I also love oversized shirts and layers. I am very much inspired by Korean street fashion the most.
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
I can't say that I have a favorite band, but my favorite song is "The Girl You Want" by Devo.
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?
I have had plenty of embarrassing moments in my life, but I can luckily say that so far, I have yet to have any on the job and hope to keep it that way! 


Shelby George Smith is a freelance event and salon stylist and makeup artist, specializing in highlighting and dimensional color, curly textures, layered haircuts and bridal styling. She graduated from The Paul Mitchell School of Orlando in 2006 and has been in the beauty business ever since. After three year of honing her skills in the sunshine state, she headed over to Portland, OR where she not only worked behind the chair, but she served as a cosmetology educator at the International Beauty School. Now Shelby calls Chicago, IL home where she is a salon stylist at Fulton Market's FM Hair Studio as well as a member of The Bridal Team Chicago.


Queena Yan was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada where she developed a sense of style at an early age. A knack for matching and color coordinating without knowing fashion came easy. She had no idea it would become her desired career. She received her first degree at V.C.C. where she created her very first collection. The overall response was so overwhelming that it motivated her to collaborate and assist with the start of HardHood Clothing, a Canadian based high end urban street wear company. This subsequently motivated her to pursue her higher education and career in fashion at F.I.T. in New York City.

En route to her second degree, Queena worked with various photographers, wardrobe stylists, choreographers, directors and artists such as Bill Blass, Al Rodriguez, Lee Clower, Lucy Corrigan, Isle White, Derek Reed, and Lil Kim to name a few.

Her work has been featured in Vogue Italia, Vh1, MTV, Paper-cut and other various magazines, as well as film and TV. Queena's goal is to create a high end movement combining fashion, music, art, dance, photography, and styling which would culminate into her brand, Queena Yan.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

A new month means great new featured members over here at ModelWire Network! Check out our amazing November features below! If you would like to be considered for a future month, please email us at featured@modelwirenetwork.com. We are planning ahead for the beginning of the year, and are especially interested in finding  members who are working on seasonal/holiday projects over the next two months. If that sounds like you, make sure to contact us!


Our featured model for November, Andre Watson, is currently based in NYC. He is repped domestically by Q Models.


Kat Kaye is a fashion photographer based in Los Angeles. She has a photo studio in Woodland Hills and works all over the greater LA area. In December, she will become a graduate of Art Center College of Design, and she also holds a degree in Communications from the University of California, San Diego.

Kat captures emotions, narratives, and character with her fashion photography. She has experience 


Katie McGregor is a Philadelphia-based makeup artist with experience in beauty, commercial, film, TV, special effects, face and body painting, and much more.


David Harrington is a creative force in the entertainment and salon industries, having styled for fashion greats such as Gucci, Escada and worked as a personal stylist for many celebrities. His artistry has been showcased on runways, Entertainment Tonight, Flawless Magazine, Univision, and the British GQ Awards, to name a few. Locally, his print work has been highlighted in Los Angeles Fashion Magazine. He has worked with a diverse clientele over the years in London, New York, San Francisco, New Orleans, and is now sharing his talent and vision with Los Angeles.

Why hair styling?
Since I was 14 I was interested in hair. It is all about creating a look for someone.
Who is your favorite hair stylist of all time?
Vidal Sassoon
What inspires you?
Fashion is my biggest inspiration. The hair and makeup complete the look.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
I really don't select the models, the photographer, producer or designer does. I look at the hair and looks that we are doing and focus on how to create the look.
What product can you not live without?
A great hairspray and a great styling wax or paste.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
I worked on a desert shoot with a French actress. The wardrobe stylist was from Paris and had a great sense of style. It was so much fun.
What is your personal style?
It depends on the day. I can go classic to jeans and t-shirt - all about the mood.
What genre does your work focus on?
Editorial and beauty, but I love it all.
What is your favorite band, musician or song of all time?
David Bowie


Sheree Carella was born and raised on Modesto, CA and moved to Los Angeles to pursue her career in fashion. She has been partnered with the line, Kareena's, since she was 20. She discovered her passion for fashion styling while working with the line.

Sheree specializes in styling for editorial, advertising, and commercial projects, as well as image consultation.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

On Monday the fashion industry lost one of its greats, and a true living legend, Oscar de la Renta.

His career unofficially began at the young age of 19, when he started drawing clothes for newspapers and fashion houses to make extra money while at university in Spain. This work led to an apprenticeship with Cristóbal Balenciaga, who became his mentor. De la Renta's career started to take off in 1961, when he became a couture assistant at Lanvin in Paris. 

In a career that spanned more than 50 years, Oscar de la Renta has produced some of the most beautiful couture, bridal, and ready-to-wear fashion in the world. Here is a brief look at some of his most recent memorable work...

Amal Alamuddin with Oscar de la Renta. 

Amy Adams

Cameron Diaz

Jenna Bush

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Lawrence

Jessica Alba

Jessica Biel

Kerry Washinton

Kristin Davis

Lupita Nyongo

Michelle Dockery

Oprah Winfrey with de la Renta

Sarah Jessica Parker portraying Carrie Bradshaw

Oscar de la Renta: 1932-2014

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

It's time to get to know our fabulous fall featured members for October! (Say that three times fast.) We are thrilled to have so many talented people as part of the ModelWire Network community. If you are interested in in collaborating with these (or any other members) consider posting a project through your MWN account. All collaborations are eligible to be featured on our homepage banners!


Rashel W. was born in Khartoum, Sudan and spent her childhood in Egypt and Canada. She moved to North America in 1999 with her family, where she attended school. In addition to her modeling experience, Rashel has practiced various styles of dance including hip hop, African, belly dancing, and a bit of contemporary and ballet. She enjoys sports such as floor hockey, basketball, soccer, tennis, badminton, and volleyball.

Rashel has appeared in various print campaigns, runways, and music videos over the past four years.


Raised just outside of Washington, D.C. from the age of seven, Tim Coburn is an award-winning and talented young photographer who has masterfully honed his craft over the years. With his keen eye for fashion and innate aesthetic sensibilities, Tim was destined to pursue a life dedicated to the art of commercial photography.

Why photography?
When I was 15, my father gave me a camera and I never looked back!
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
Michael Thomas - amazing!
What inspires you?
Trends, nature, technology, and bodies.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
An edge...something special. An image I can't look away from.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
I'm a Nikon guy, all the way. I currently use the D3.
What genre does your work focus on?
I mostly focus on commercial work, but I love editorial as well. 


Venny Losiyana felt strongly from the start about her calling as a makeup artist. Empowering a woman with confidence and to feel beautiful about herself is so important, and Venny uses the power of makeup to do this.

Over the past six years she has been a makeup artist in Indonesia, Singapore, and New York. Her work is known within the wedding, fashion, and editorial industry. Since coming to New York, Venny has been doing makeup for photo shoots, fashion shows, short films, and weddings.

Why Makeup Artistry?
I enjoy seeing my clients smile after seeing the end results. Everyone has beauty, but not everyone can see it, and through makeup, I can help bring out their beauty.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
Scott Barnes
What inspires you?
I see every makeup event as a new canvas. I'm inspired by the client's face - the structure, uniqueness, and strengths I bring out, while correcting the weaknesses.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Someone photogenic
What product can you not live without?
I cannot live without my eyebrow pencil.
What genre does your work focus on?
Commercial, editorial, fashion and beauty. 


Since 2000, hundreds of Massachusetts and New York residents have been experiencing the creation of modern, chic, and manageable hair styles by Janice LaTorre, a professional stylist licensed in both states. Most of Janice's professional career was spent in Massachusetts, at an Aveda Concept Salon, Indra.

In 2010, Janice decided to pursue a career path of her own and created her own business, Janice LaTorre Professional Hair Care. In MA, Janice is one of the busiest stylists in the Andover area, maintaining very high clientele retention. New to NYC in 2010, Janice quickly gained popularity upon the trendy and fast-paced island. She was based out of Red Market Salon for about 2 years before becoming a freelancer. As a freelance hair stylist, Janice has been working on high fashion editorials, music videos, and on location services. Janice loves being able to bring the high fashion of New York City back to her Massachusetts clients.


With a strong background in fashion and design, Amanda Wall lives and breathes the work of beauty everyday. She holds a BFA in Interior Design/Interior Architecture and also worked as a professional model while completing her education. From her work in front of the camera, Amanda translated her education and experience to the production side of the business working as a wardrobe stylist and casting director for Bumble & Bumble, New York. She relocated her work from NY to LA, where she continues to model and style. She is co-founder and Creative Director of Whitehouse Los Angeles. Amanda also owns and directs Whitehouse Models, a boutique modeling agency in LA.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

It's time to get to know our September featured members! We are always amazed at the stunning work of our members. Each month new names pop up on the site and we are blown away by the talent. If you would like to be considered for a future month, please email us at featured@modelwirenetwork.com.

Eve Mauro is a Sicilian-American actress and fashion model. Born to a Sicilian father and a Russian mother, Mauro is the youngest of six siblings. She moved from Orlando, FL to Los Angeles at the age of 21 and began her acting and modeling career.

Mauro is a supporter of four charities: Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Save the Children, and Susan G. Komen Cure for Cancer.

She is currently repped by DT Models in Los Angeles.

Who is your favorite model of all time?
My favorite model of all time would be Laetitia Casta. She exudes great sexual confidence and has a timelessness about her.
What inspires you?
Life inspires me. Everything, anything, you name it. If you search for inspiration you can find it in whatever you want.
What do you look for when selecting a photographer to work with?
I suppose I look for a similar vision. Someone who is also pleasant to work with.
What is your favorite project that you have worked on?
Working with Ellen Von Unwerth for Sang Bleu Magazine and her book would have to be some of my favorite projects. She was so creative, fun, and natural. 
What is your personal style?
My style is very simple. I mostly wear a black tank top, jeans, and boots with a leather jacket. Accessories are optional. I supposed if you had to put my style in a category, it would be rocker biker chic.
What is your favorite band or song of all time? 
My favorite song of all time would be Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata. I've probably played it a million times. My favorite band of all time is Nine Inch Nails. Their album Broken is my favorite for sure. 

Veronika Gant is originally from Slovakia and her life is all about art. She has learned more about wedding photography since moving to the U.S. and has started working as a newborn photographer as well. She is a versatile photographer, who is able to step in and do hair, makeup and wardrobe styling for her shoots if needed!

Veronika shot campaigns for radio station EUROPA 2 and GOSH Cosmetics in Slovakia and also worked with Exit Model Management modeling agency.

Why photography?
Through photography you can see real feelings and I love it.
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
Annie Leibovitz 
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
I need to see something in her/him.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
Canon 5D Mark II
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
A campaign for Gosh Cosmetics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KPVU_Um1iXU
What is your personal style?
High-end fashion and editorial.
What genre does your work focus on?
Editorial and beauty.
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?
I did pictures for my good friend and the next day I deleted them from my memory card and forgot to download them to my laptop. 

Courtney's love for the world of beauty started very early on when she first discovered Kevyn Aucoin's book, The Art of Makeup. He inspired her to make over anyone who would sit in front of her and she quickly fell in love with the power that makeup had to transform people both physically and emotionally. Eager to turn her passion into a career, she left her Midwest roots and made the move to California where she attended the Empire Academy of Makeup to hone her skills as a professional makeup artist.

Courtney began her career in Los Angeles working for Urban Decay cosmetics, but it wasn't until she began to freelance on numerous editorial shoots, corporate videos, indie films, runway shows, and red carpet events, that she developed her own signature style as an artist. Her clean, understated beauty aesthetic, combined with her down-to-earth attitude has clients coming back time and time again. Courtney's love and excitement for the beauty world is infections and is instantly apparent to anyone who steps into her chair.

Why makeup artist?
Growing up, I was actually quite shy and makeup helped me to come out of my shell. I discovered that when I put it on, I immediately felt more confident and outgoing around others. It was an emotional transformation as much as it was a physical one. My attitude changed, my body language changed, and I suddenly felt like I could take on the world. that feeling became addictive and I couldn't wait to get other women in my chair to share the same excitement.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
Kevyn Aucoin. I know it is such a cliche answer, but it's true. My aunt picked up one of his books for me when I was young and I was absolutely enamored by the images. That book became my bible. I studied it and read through it hundreds of times. His images are so iconic and beautiful and demonstrated the power makeup had to completely transform someone. He made me realize makeup was a true art form and one you could make a living doing. Not only was he gifted, but he seemed so humble and kind as well, something you don't always see in the beauty world.
As far as makeup artists today go, I am obsessed with Mary Phillip's work. She makes her clients' skin look so fresh and flawless without caking on tons of product. Her work on Jennifer Lopez is so much fun to watch because she plays with so many different looks yet still manages to put the JLo spin on it.
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by other artists' work. I could spend hours scouring Instagram looking at images. There are just so many talented MUA's on there! I'm inspired by badass femaile entrepreneurs. I just finished reading #GirlBoss by Sophia Amoruso and The Glitter Plan by the Juicy Couture creators, and I couldn't be more motivated. I love people who make something out of nothing. I love surrounding myself with other artists and visionaries who have big dreams and endless passion. Those people keep me going. I'm inspired by people who don't take "no" for an answer and know how to ask for what they want. I'm inspired by my Mom, who has mastered the art of tough love. And Los Angeles - I love this city and it never ceases to amaze me.
What product can you not live without?
I cannot live without my Graftobian HD cream foundation. It feels like butter and blends like a dream on the skin. I use it as a foundation as well as an under eye concealer. And I most definitely cannot live without my eyelash extensions!! They save me so much time and make me feel so glamorous at all times.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
My favorite project was actually a look book shoot for a handmade, earth friendly clothing line called Where Clothes. It was shot in Cape Cod over a weekend and there were like 10 girls there holed up together in the house where we were shooting. Normally when you get that many females together, drama is always bound to happen, but they were the most amazing, inspiring group of women and I left feeling like I had a new family. It was such a crazy bonding experience filled with intimate sharing, burnt nachos, and a scavenger hunt in a scary abandoned home. Meeting people like that is why I love my job so much.
What genre(s) does your work focus on?
I definitely do a lot of editorial work. I love the freedom you have to experiment with the makeup. It's always more fun when you are able to be creative. I love when the hair, makeup, wardrobe, and lighting all come together to create an interesting story and the photographer is able to capture that. Every time I see the images from a shoot I did, it feels like Christmas morning. There is nothing like it. 

Being nominated for Hairstylist of the Year and Makeup Artist of the year for 2003 by the International Photographers Association, and winning the prestigious "Lucie Award" for Hairstylist of the Year, Mitzi Spallas has come full circle in the world of beauty. Beginning her career as a hairdresser in the late 1980's on the East Coast, Mitzi worked her way up to become one of the five members of the artistic council for Zotos International, a team of top hair stylists from around the world who would dictate the next season's beauty trends. 

Her freelance career started out strong when she met punk rock legend Billy Idol, who she can still count as a steady client after 20 years. Working with Billy introduced her to some of the best photographers and directors in the business, such as director David Fincher and photographer Anton Corbin early in her career. 

Tim Barron knew from a young age that he wanted to be part of the fashion world and is always looking for ways to advance in the career he wants. He collaborates with talented teams to interpret fashion into images conveying a story; creating stunning editorials.

Barron is attracted to work that evokes a sense of dark and whimsical. He is always drawing inspiration from literature, film, and/or art and combining it with current fashion trends.

He currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

NYFW Spring 2015 Collections

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week is in full-swing, and with about half of the shows done, we've got our eyes on the trends. As with many a spring collection, florals, pastels and jewel tones are at the forefront. And not to be forgotten, eternally chic black and white pairings were all over the place. We've also spied a lot of cutouts, geometric patterns, two piece ensembles, sheer, shine and volume. Take a look at some of our favorite looks to hit the runway so far...

Carolina Herrera
Mara Hoffman

Charlotte Ronson


Lela Rose

Luis Antonio

Tadashi Shoji

Vivian Tam

Monique Lhuillier

We have to admit, we're always partial to Monique Lhuillier, Tadashi Shoji, and Carolina Herrera runways. (We love a fabulous gown!)

What has been your favorite collection so far? Sound off in the comments and let us know!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Meet Our Featured Members of the Month

Introducing our featured members for the month of August! We've got a couple of MWN newbies, so welcome to the site - we're so glad you're here! If you are interested in collaborating with other members, reach out via your profile! All MWN collaborations are eligible to be featured on our homepage banner slides! If you would like to be considered as a potential featured member in an upcoming month, email us at featured@modelwirenetwork.com.

Peeky is a plus size model that was born and raised in Holland and is now based in NYC. As a teenager, she did not like her body because it didn't look like the frames that models and celebrities were sporting in the magazines she read. Everything changed when she read about a plus size model competition, which she entered and won.

Peeky was first signed with an agency in Holland and then other agents around the world followed. She has worked for Vogue, Marina Rinaldi, Elena Miro, Anna Scholz, Evans, Lane Bryant, Macy's, Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor, Dillards, and more.

Working as a plus size model did not only teach Peeky how to accept her body, but it lead to a genuine love of her curves. Her goal is to get rid of the "only one body type is beautiful" concept as we know it in fashion and strive toward an industry where all shapes and sizes are embraced.

Born in Saigon and raised in St. Louis, Tuan Lee is a commercial and editorial photographer currently based in Los Angeles.

Why photography?
There's a simple thrill of pressing the shutter and then the enjoyment of looking at that moment as much as you want. And I love the way photographs age. It's so magical to me.
Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
It's so tough to choose just one. Excluding the living, it would be hard to find a Herb Ritts image I didn't like. Of those who are here now? I'd go with Nick Knight.
What inspires you?
California. I just moved to Los Angeles three years ago. The people, ideas, and natural beauty around here completely enchant me.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Assuming they have a good look, I want to work with someone who has a great attitude, ability to transform on camera, and confidence.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
Right now, my workhorse is the Canon 5dIII.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
It's really true - I love them all. But the first one where I actually got paid will always be pretty special.
What is your personal style?
Clothes with simple washing instructions! That's why jeans work for me - they tell you at the store to never wash them. Okay great!
What genre does your work focus on?
I'm a commercial/editorial shooter. I love shooting people and capturing their confidence.
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
So unfair! I'll go with T.Rex - Electric Warrior. The album has this gem, "You have the universe reclining in your hair..."
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?
The time I asked a model to put on this dress we made out of rugs. 

Archangela Chelsea is a Los Angeles based professional freelance makeup artist working with celebrities, fashion and editorials. She is always open for collaborations.

Her work has been featured on/in America's Next Top Model, ModelsWeb TV, Vogue Italia, Nationalist Magazine, Estela Magazine, TRUE Magazine, Bitmap Magazine, and various runways and festivals.

During his teen years, Michael Onsouvanh tested his talent by doing his sister's hair everyday. When he reached 7th grade, he was booked for his first wedding and this was the start of his career. Michael was able to teach himself to cut and color hair by experimenting with multiple weddings, friends, and family members. By his freshman year of high school, he had his own business. With four years of high school left, he had time to perfect his talent. After high school he relocated to Chicago. He was looking for a challenge and attended Pivot Point International. 

While attending beauty school his teachers realized he had talent, skills and passion for doing hair and makeup. Right away they placed him in competitions. After many competitions, he took two 1st place titles. Michael is always trying new things with beauty; he takes risks, and when he does, he puts his whole heart and soul into it. The experience has how brought him to do big things. He believes there is beauty in everyone. With the right stylist and makeup artist, you can be anything you want to be. 

Russel Frank's love and passion for the fashion industry began when he was a Visual Merchandise Manager - from dressing mannequins and window displays to creating a story with apparel in a retail environment.

Russel attended the Art Institute of Phoenix, majoring in Fashion Marketing, and earned his degree in 2011. After graduating, Russel relocated to Las Vegas, where he has continued to pursue his career in fashion. He is the Stylist Director for the Fashion Week Las Vegas Runway, in addition to working as a freelance wardrobe stylist. 

Why wardrobe stylist?
As a wardrobe stylist I feel I am able to express myself and my creative side with fashion. Styling tells a story through wardrobe as my source of media. A painter uses paint brushes and paint, a writer uses the pen, and I use wardrobe and accessories to tell my story. A designer can do the same thing, but I feel as a stylist, I can manipulate and elevate the look of a designer's dress from what he/she may have originally intended for it to be. I have to be conscious of the scenery, the hair, the makeup - everything that goes into the image is manipulated by the wardrobe stylist.
Who is your favorite wardrobe stylist of all time?
Grace Coddington, Fashion Editor for Vogue. She manipulates wardrobe to help create such beautiful images. What she uses to style, the layers of wardrobe, the textures, the colors.
What inspires you?
Everything inspires me! I don't really look into trends and fashion magazines, I look at fashion itself. I look for inspiration from the collections that designers put out. What can I use from that collection to make amazing editorial pieces? Instagram inspires me, from the people I follow to the hashtags I look up, I find a lot of different inspirational images that lead to something more. I always try to surround myself with other artists to keep amazing creativity flowing.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Some people look to see if they are a signed model or not. I don't believe in that. I look for the measurements. First thing - are they tall, right body frame, the total package? Next is their portfolio. What kind of model are we seeking? Blonde, brunette, redhead, short hair, long hair, etc...I mostly like to lean towards long hair - it just gives us more options to work with.
What is your favorite store to shop at or brand?
I don't necessarily have a favorite brand or store. If I am looking for something or going on a shopping splurge, I tend to lean towards Express, Topshop, Zara, Forever 21, or H & M. I always find something I want or need. I am a huge fan of DSquared, Tom Ford, and John Varvatos as menswear designers. Trina Turk (Mr. Turk) has an amazing and bright vibrant wardrobe. A little too bright for my personal style, but I love that sense of style; the collection is so flamboyant. I can appreciate that label.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
There have been so many! I would have to say working Fashion Week. I meet so many people; it's an amazing week every 6 months. I love it. Working with 50 plus models, the hair team, the makeup team, the designers - I build such close relationships with everyone. It gives me such a high that I dread going back to the real world. 
What is your personal style?
When I am on set, I'm so laid back - jeans and a t-shirt. But that depends on my team. There are certain people I work with who I know love to post BTS (behind the scenes) pics, so I have to make sure I look decent enough for them. I would say I tend to lean towards a preppy, layered look. I love a good button up shirt with a cardigan, chinos, and some slip on Toms. Add a fabric belt, some bracelets and a watch - I'm happy!
What genre does your work focus on?
I'm more of an edgy, editorial stylist. I need that drama, that texture, that oooohhh la la amazing style. Raise the bar!
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
My favorite song? No one would guess it. Ice Cube's You Can Do It from the Player's Club soundtrack. It's literally the only type of song in that genre I have in my playlist.