Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I was thinking the other day about how many talented people I personally know and am constantly inspired and motivated by. I decided to do a lil write up about some of them that are seriously soaring to new heights very quickly. Enjoy and please please check out their work, they will not disappoint <3

Van Der Neer
These two adorable people are Nicole and Justin. They make up the clothing line Van Der Neer. I first met this couple when I went to cosmetology school with Nicole many moons ago. Since then, the two of them have been designing and constructing some amazing clothing pieces that straddle the line between really rad clothes and pieces of art. I have been fortunate enough to have been in a few of their fashion shows (Launch 2010 and 2011, Neocrocker at the Crocker Art Museum, among others) and they have always been mind blowing. I highly suggest checking out their work. 

Since we're on the topic of fashion, this beauty is Alice. She is a french model and actress friend of mine living in LA. I knew her work long before I had ever met her. Photos of her had been in my "inspiration" folder for a long time. Beautiful inside and out and I can't wait to see how far this girl goes.

This is one of my oldest friends, Danny. I've known him for just about a decade. Musician, model, actor, writer, director, the list goes on and on. This dude is seriously rad and mega talented. Right now he is living in LA and working on a movie (Hardcore Hearts) that he wrote and starred in. He's another talent that I am super excited to see get bigger and bigger.

This is Richard. He is one of the kindest and smartest people I have ever met. He is an artist and a writer and I'm sure many other things that I am not aware of. His novel No Wolf, is on sale everywhere and has fantastic reviews. His art (so cool btw) you can see here. He has gallery showings here and there so be on the look out for him!

Photographer extraordinaire, Gary Roberts. Since the early days of my modeling career, if you can call it that, I've been working with Gary. I am a huge fan of his work, he knows what he's doing but is so humble about it. I can throw just about any idea at him (and trust me, I have) and he can make it not only work but be more than I could have asked for. I'm waiting for the day he makes this his full time job.

This pretty girl is Georgina. She makes some seriously amazing jewelry. Her blog, We Are A Precious Stone, chronicles her jewelry making along with her life. Her work has definitely inspired me in the jewelry making that I do. I just hope she puts some of those beautiful gems up for sale soon!

So I maaaay be a lil biased with this one considering that he is the bf, however, his work speaks for itself. He's most known as the DJ Shaun Slaughter, although he writes his own music under the name D.A.M.B. and is a very talented and self taught Graphic Designer. He has DJ'ed all over the country, had his music DJ'd by others all over the world and has done graphic design for countless companies, events, etc. Plus he's pretty handsome too :)

Another beautiful friend of mine, Annie. Not only gorgeous and a dear friend but a crazy talented interior designer and owner of Nest Vintage in San Diego. Her shop has received accolades from various magazines and her home is styled better than any magazine I have ever seen. This girl has impeccable taste and style and definitely has the eye for beautiful vintage furniture.

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