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She’s so Nous! Meet BreAnna ~

 

1. Name?:

BreAnna Caroline Young.

2. Where are you from?:

Dallas, Texas.

4. Do you have a book that changed your life?:

A book that has changed my life has most definitely been the Harry Potter series as a whole. I read them all twice and when I was a child I would go to midnight book releases with my siblings. I just thought it was the most magical time!

5. What inspires you the most?:

My mother and father inspire me to love and lift others as I have watched them raise me and my six brothers and sisters supporting us at our good and bad times always.

 

Breanna and her son. <3

6. What’s been your greatest achievement (so far)?:

My greatest achievement that I never knew I wanted to achieve in life is motherhood. Every day, I am able to learn more about myself that I never knew was possible. It’s like the gift that keeps on enriching my soul, watching my six-year-old son grow.

7. What’s your guilty pleasure?:

I thoroughly enjoy my Costco membership at peak sample hours.

 

 

8. Have you ever pranked called someone?:

One time in my childhood, I was playing an online game, Neopets. When I spun the wheel of fortune, I landed on 10,000 neopoints and out of excitement (?), I called 9-1-1 and hung up…..not knowing later they would show up to my house and have my parents answer the door.

9. What food will you absolutely not, under any circumstances, eat?:

I am a human garbage disposal! I eat absolutely everything. Case closed.

10. What makes you feel nostalgic?

My journal makes me feel nostalgic. I have been writing in it ever since I had only little to say, such as: “hi it is this time. Okay, sleep good self.” 😆

 

 

11. Have you overcome one of your fears?:

I always told myself (due to being exposed to Jaws prematurely by my five older siblings) I would never surf, but as I can be quite the daredevil and having since moved out to LA – I tried it. I got up on the board my first try, and now I can’t wait to continue learning!

12. What’s the most embarrassing trend that you gave into?:

OVER PLUCKING MY EYEBROWS! I trust nobody before 2010, but thankfully had a unibrow as a child so they grew back fine, haha.

13. What are you most proud of?:

I am most proud of my son. Being a single mother, I was always worried that this would negatively affect him. However, I am proud to say that he is the most amazing and special little human that I have ever set my eyes on.

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Laura Evans ~

 

1. Name?:

Laura Bella Evans.

2. Where are you from?:

Australia!

3. What motivated you to move from Australia to LA?:

I moved to LA from Australia to open up new career experiences. I have also never been to LA so I am super excited to explore and meet new people.

4. How is Australia similar to LA?:

Australia has similar weather from where I come from on the Gold Coast.

5. How is Australia different from LA?:

Australia has a lot less people, smaller population.

 

 

 

6. What, do you feel, was one of the best parts about growing up in Australia?:

The beaches. There’s nowhere like Australia and the beaches are amazing! I grew up living two minutes by foot near the beach

7. Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation is Santorini, Greece. There is something about the dramatic views and stunning sunsets that look so dreamy. Everything about this place looks so incredible and i can’t wait to visit and experience everything in this magical place.

8. What inspires you the most?:

Strong, KIND and loyal women that work their arse off to be who they are!

9. Which superpower would you want to have?:

If i could have a super power it would be to fly. I think that would be the most incredible thing ever. You would feel so alive and free!

 

 

10. What’s your guilty pleasure?:

My guilty pleasure is definitely chocolate. It is so good but so bad!

11. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

California by Phantom Planet from the TV show, The O.C. Favourite show of all time.

12. How do you kick back and relax?:

I love to binge watch TV shows and drink tea. Netflix & Tea is life!

13. Which emoji would best capture your essence?:

🐯

 

 

 

14. What is your dream pet? (It doesn’t have to be traditional!):

My dream pet is definitely a dog. Very traditional but I am such a dog lover and those lil things make me so happy!!! No matter what, a dog can always put a smile on my face.

15. Do you have any mottos you live by?:

Have courage and be kind.

16. What are you looking to accomplish by moving to the USA?:

LA is definitely the next step in my career. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to see what LA has in store for me! This is my first time into America so I am so excited to experience the lifestyle and travel.

 

 

 

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Oh me oh my! Chandler Bailey‘s editorial with LA Magazine‘s September 2018 issue is now released, and it’s quite a treat to look at! The spread is titled “Power Play,” which fits her vibe perfectly as she is quickly becoming a fashion force to be reckoned with. 😉❤️

The spread is designed to intermingle both the masculine and the feminine sides of a gal’s wardrobe, emphasizing the boss lady within. To see the magic ✨ that has resulted, take a look at the full editorial below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Can’t get enough of Chandler?

Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Steve Simko, Instagram | Website.

Styist – Linda Immediato, Instagram.

Hair – Ericka Verrett, Instagram.

MUA – Geoffrey Rodriguez, Instagram.

 

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Taylor ~

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

 

1. Name:

Taylor Harvick.

2. How old are you?:

Today I turned 20 years old.

3. Where are you from?:

Oklahoma.

4. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

Whip It” soundtrack is always the first to come to mind.

 

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

5. How many bones have you broken?:

1, I broke my elbow on a motor scooter when I was younger. I have yet to ride a bird lol.

6. Which emoji captures your essence?:

🌹🕯♍️

7. Most valuable high school class?:

English and creative writing.

8. How do you overcome your fears?:

By just jumping in and doing the thing that scares me.

9. Do you have any lucky memorabilia? Why is it lucky?:

Really any old family jewelry that has been passed down to me. It feels lucky because it has been worn for years before me.

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

10. What would the title of your memoir be?:

Probably something like, “There’s No Handbook on Life.”

11. When you eat candy do the best flavors go first or last?:

Best flavors first!

12. What’s your go-to Karaoke song?:

Anything by Shania Twain or Dixie Chicks (Goodbye Earl).

13. What inspires you the most?:

Resilient, strong, and uplifting people. Oh yeah, and Jesse Jo Stark.

 

 

 

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Donny & Marie Osmond’s classic hit, “I’m a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock N Roll,” is playing through our ears while reviewing Aliya, Lee, and Phoenix‘s new shoot with Elegant Magazine’s August 2018 issue – and we love it! In Elegant’s recent issue, these Nous girls take a break from their big city lives, and embrace some good ‘ole fashion ‘American country’ living. The result = pure art! To see what we are gushing about, take a look at the full editorial below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love what you see?

Check out Elegant Magazine’s website and follow them on Instagram.

Can’t Get of enough of Aliya, Lee, and Phoenix? 

Check out Aliya’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Lee’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Phoenix’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Taurat Hossain, Instagram | Website.

Wardrobe – Vanessa Puccini, Instagram.

Lighting Assistant – Selia Tep.

MUA – Nykki Gee, Instagram | Website.

Hair Stylist – Karla Jazmin, Instagram.

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Ella ~

 

Name?:

Ella Calderon.

How old are you?:

14 years old.

Where are you from?:

The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.

Do you have a book that changed your life?:

Yes! I absolutely fell in love with Romeo and Juliet. It’s such a tragic love story. The way they die is what really hit me!

Which superpower would you want have?:

The one superpower that I would most want is to be able to turn into any animal by the snap of my fingers. I could turn into a bird and fly, or turn into a dolphin and spend my days in the ocean.

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?:

It would be amazing to go to Italy or Australia someday! But so far the most dreamy place I’ve been is Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai is all about nature – everywhere you look is green, lush, and so secluded. I would spend the day surfing and swimming in Hanalei Bay and then walk into town for a shaved ice with macadamia ice cream. HEAVEN!

What is your favorite era of music and why?:

I actually love 50’s music. It just makes me feel happy and bright and that all is right with the world!

What’s your guilty pleasure?:

Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream!!! My absolute favorite flavor is Sweet Cream at Jeni’s. Splendid Ice Cream. When my uncle comes in town, it’s almost a daily stop!

 

 

Photo by Wes Klain.

 

How many bones have you broken?:

Never broken a bone and not planning on it!

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

Anne Hathaway’s new wardrobe in The Devil Wears Prada. I would kill for those clothes!!

Favorite Movie?:

It’s a tie between Liar Liar and Pretty Woman. Liar Liar makes me laugh harder than I ever have before, and Pretty Woman just makes me happy a girl.

What’s your favorite weekend activity?:

My perfect weekend day would be a day spent in Malibu, swimming and surfing at Surfrider beach, then grabbing some carne asada tacos at the taco truck on PCH and of course a stop at Jeni’s in Calabasas on the way home.

 

What are you most proud of?:

I would say I’m most proud of my grades at school. I work really hard and it’s paying off!

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Haley ~

1.) Name?:

My name is Haley Kubesh

2.) What’s your age and where are you from?:

I am 16 years old and I am from Laguna Hills, a small area in Orange County.

3.) Do you have a book that changed your life?:

A book that changed my life was A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. It reminded me of the strength that all women have and the resilience of the human soul through tragedy and difficult situations. This book is a wonderful message to never give up and never let someone own you, be true to yourself always and find freedom through your own abilities.

4.) Which superpower would you want to have?:

If I could have one superpower it would be to read minds. I’m constantly trying to figure out what others are thinking. When I’m older, I am interested in being a therapist because honestly I’m just too curious about other people’s brains.

 

 

5.) What is the funniest thing that happened to your recently?:

A fun fact about me is that every time I’m with my friends, we all end up laughing hysterically about something and I say “this is the funniest thing that’s ever happened.” All my friends make fun of me because it could be literally 20 minutes later and I’ve already changed my mind about the “funniest thing that’s ever happened”.

6.) If you had to choose one thing you were most passionate about, what would it be and why?:

If I had to choose one thing I was most passionate about, it would be modeling. I’ve been modeling since I was 9 and have always loved being able to bring life to pictures with my expressions and connect with photographers. I always have a sense of fulfillment after a good shoot and I feel so confident. I almost feel like my on set personality is my alter ego.

7.) What’s your guilty pleasure?:

My guilty pleasure is eating cookies n cream ice cream and binge watching netflix shows instead of sleeping at night. Oops. 😉

8.) Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation would be Paris during winter. I’m obsessed with Christmas decorations and the cozy feel during that time of year, so sightseeing in Paris, wearing fashionable scarves, boots, and sipping hot cocoa would be a dream come true.

 

 

 

9.) What makes you feel nostalgic?:

Music makes me feel nostalgic a lot, for instance my mom always used to sing, “You are my Sunshine,” to my twin brother and I growing up. Whenever I hear that song, I always get a warm fuzzy feeling inside and long for the days when I was young and carefree.

10: What is your dream pet?:

My dream pet would be an adorable otter that I could keep in my bathtub and go for swims with. Don’t worry, I would invest in a swimming pool so it would have lots of room to play.

11.) How do you kick back and relax?:

I kick back and relax by reading, which I love because it transports me to a different place, and listening to jazz music on my record player, specifically Frank Sinatra. I’m obsessed with his music. I also love going to the beach and tanning with my best friends.

 

12.) What inspires you the most?:

What inspires me most are the small moments in life, for example when the sunshine warms your skin so nicely, a song speaks powerfully to your soul, or you see a rainbow that takes your breath away. In these moments I feel pure bliss and so connected to the universe. It reminds me of how much beauty there is in the world and inspires me to go out, do great things, explore, and experience more of this bliss.

 

 

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Photos taken by Wes Klain, Instagram | Website.

Digitals taken by Nous Model Management.

 

Summer maybe coming to an end (😣), but these new photographs of Alyssa Miller are giving us life. 🌷 Alyssa recently shot with the Aussie brand, Spell & the Gypsy, whose backstory is as unique and influential as their designs.

The line was created by two sisters, Elizabeth and Isabella, alluding “to the dreams of their Latvian grandparents who fled war-torn Europe bound for America, but for a twist of fate ended up in a dusty refugee camp in Australia; to their hippie parents, a leather craftsman and potter, who in the 1970s hopped from town to town following their own wild dreams” (as described on spelldesigns.com).

We absolutely ADORE Spell & the Gypsy’s love for pursuing dreams, colors, florals, age-old-lace, and how good Alyssa Miller looks in these monumental designs! ✨ To see what we are talking about, take a look below:

 

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Photographer – Brydie Mack, Website | Instagram.
Hair – Ashlee Rose, Instagram.
Set location – At the ‘Ghost Ranch’ of late Georgia O’Keeffe.

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Izzy ~

 

1. Name?:

Hi! My name is Izzy Hoffman.

2. Age?:

I am 15 years old!

3. Where are you from?:

I am from sunny Phoenix, Arizona!

4. Which superpower would you want to have?:

I would definitely love to have the ability to fly because imagine the views! Also, it would reduce the amount of pollution from cars, and because I love birds!

 

5. Do you have a book that changed your life?:

As silly as this may sound, the one book that really shaped me to be who I am today, was actually a series that I read a in about 3rd grade called: How to Train your Dragon.

It really helped me to grow a passion for animals and it taught me how to be loving, and giving to others. There were other ramifications from reading this book at such a young age… a house full of pets, starting with a bearded dragon named “Weezy,” who is now eight years old!

6. Do you believe in ghosts?:

I think I have to say yes to that. I mean, how else would I lose all of my socks, my homework, and my jewelry? Obviously I didn’t lose them…

 

 

7. Which emoji would best capture your essence?:

This emoji To me, this emoji is excited, fashionable, and ready for an adventure!

8. When you eat a bag of candy, do you save the best flavors for last? Or, do they go first?:

I’ve always tried to be one of those “save the best for last” types of people, as they seem to have so much willpower,  but…it’s candy! I just can’t resist and I end up eating the best first, or whatever I see first.

9. Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation would be to visit the country of Chile. My first stop would be the Santuario Igualdad (@santuariogualdad), an amazing animal sanctuary run by two beautiful people who rescue the most vulnerable creatures, having been victims of the meat and dairy industries. Then, I would head to the thousands of miles of amazing coastline and, of course, a hike into the beautiful Andes!

 

10. Favorite movie or T.V show soundtrack?:

The Stranger Things soundtrack is epic because it’s all 80’s classics and I love 80’s music. It’s so upbeat, fun, and no autotune!

11. What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave into?:

Oh man…too many for sure. Probably the most embarrassing would be the Silly Band era. I remember when there were days I’d go to school with Silly Bands covering each limb…fully.

12. What’s under your bed?:

Honestly, a lot of things. The secret to keeping such a clean and organized room is to shove everything under your bed!

 

 

 

13. What’s your favorite 1990’s-2000’s jam?:

Well, I don’t know if this is still my current fave, but it for sure used to be. When I was really young, I used to sing Gwen Stefani’s song called “Sweet Escape,” but to me, I referred to it as the “Woo Woo Song” (due to the main chorus background vocals). Interesting choice, I suppose?

14. Who/What inspires you the most?:

I would say that my mom’s passion and energy inspires me the most. She always puts in her best effort for anything and anyone, which takes a lot of compassion. She is also a very hard worker and she deals with a lot, but is always there to support me with all her heart in my career!

Thank you mom, for everything you do for me, I wouldn’t be typing this right now if it wasn’t for you.

 


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