Monday, February 6, 2017

This week on #mtmradio.. CLEMENTINE DESSEAUX

Today’s guest is my good friend Clementine Desseaux. Clem and I are both signed to Muse Models here in NYC. She is the co-founder of the amazing All Woman Project which I was so lucky to be a part of. She also has a wonderful fashion, cooking, lifestyle and beauty blog called Bonjour Clem (bonjourclem.com) which you should go check out for some style inspo and a yummy recipe or two! By far though, I was so impressed (and inspired) when I learned that Clem has her own creative agency called Les Mijotes. I love it when I see young women being so badass, I mean running your own creative agency in your twenties? That’s pretty awesome.Click the link below to hear her episode!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

On the podcast this week.. CHARLI HOWARD!


Today’s guest is my beautiful friend Charli Howard. Charli and I are both with Muse Models and she has the interesting experience of being signed to the straight size board and the plus size board of our agency. Just last year Charli wrote an open letter to her former modeling agency, calling them out for body-shaming her, which inevitably went viral. She recently spoke on a panel at Refinery 29’s 67% symposium and is the co-founder of the amazing All Woman project that I got to be a part of. Click below to hear her episode!


Monday, January 23, 2017

On the podcast this week... DANIKA BRYSHA!

We're so excited this week to have Danika Brysha on #mtmradio. Danika is an amazing model having worked with brands from Benefit Cosmetics to Old Navy. She's a role model, wellness personality and self-care coach. Danika is the founder and CEO of Model Meals - a healthy meal delivery service that she was inspired to start after her own challenges with food. You can find her on the Food Network's Chopped, speaking at women's empowerment events and working on bettering herself every day. Be sure to visit ModelMeals.com and follow them on instagram at @modelmealskitchen. Don't forget to follow Danika on instagram and twitter @danikabrysha!



Thursday, January 19, 2017

On the podcast this week..EBONEE DAVIS!


This week on the podcast we have Ebonee Davis. Ebonee is of course a successful model, having worked for everyone from Sports Illustrated, Urban Outfitters, Victoria’s Secret, Mac Cosmetics and Calvin Klein. I love that she embraces her sexuality and shows women that they can do the same. She also fights against the notion that women should compare themselves to one another and be in competition with each other. I always appreciate her constant support to me in an industry where a lot of girls hate on each other instead of showing love. But what’s my favourite thing about her? She uses her platform and her following to raise awareness around issues like social justice. And I especially love that she’s one of the few people that understand how fashion has a place in social justice and in politics. Click below to listen now and hear all of that and a lot more!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Quick makeup video and podcast with Bianca Harris!

Hey everyone! Have you seen this video I did with my friend Bianca Harris? It's all about good makeup for brown skin. I constantly get asked what products I'm using and honestly..I'm not a makeup expert at all! So I don't usually feel really comfortable giving recommendations. Bianca and I filmed a video for her channel a while back and she used some products I really liked so, I figured we could make a video for my channel showing which products we used and give some good recommendations for people with brown skin. Give it a watch and let me know what you think :)

A couple days a go Bianca and I also recorded an episode for her podcast - WIPP. We talked about so many cool things and I'd love for you to take a listen. Click HERE to listen (or below), and comment below or on SoundCloud to give us your feedback!
 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

ALL WOMAN PROJECT

I am so so incredibly happy to share the images from the All Woman Project that I got to be a part of. My two wonderful friends from Muse Models (my agency): Charli Howard and Clementine Desseaux came up with the idea to finally produce a campaign using women of all different sizes and colours.


The idea was to demonstrate that it's possible to have women all different women, who doesn't fit the status quo, in one campaign together. That never happens! Look at some of the campaigns of brands and advertising out right now. Are there straight sized models? Yes. Are there plus sized models? Yes. Are they ever TOGETHER? Never. And the issue isn't just with sizing.

For me, this project meant a lot. Representation for coloured models, especially of Indian descent is [putting it lightly] pretty horrible in the fashion industry. It's particularly horrendous for darker skinned Indian women like me. So for me, this project was about demonstrating that Indian women have as much a place in diversity campaigns as other minorities. I could never visualize myself being a model when I was younger because I didn't see anyone in media that looked like me. My mission is really to change that. I want brown girls to see ourselves represented in media to help us realize that we are beautiful, we can do anything and we don't need to aspire to have light skin or caucasian features in order to be accepted.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My article on thewrit.net! #aftershock2016

Hey everyone! I'm so excited to be a part of thewrit.net - a crowd sourced journalism blog run by my friend Victoria Kuketz! It's a pretty cool concept because they call on a topic and the readers or writers (like me!) get to weigh in with some short thoughts. It's really interesting to see the difference perspectives of people from so many diverse fields, all in one place!

 The first topic we were asked to write about was the aftermath of the 2016 US Presidential Election.