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L’Officiel Baltics’ December issue ~ on stands  now ~ features the stunning Nous Model Laura Evans, The beauty editorial is shot (and styled) by Dorit Thies – an absolute photo wizard when it comes to beauty and hair photography.  Dorit’s work in this editorial is a prime example of her portfolio of strikingly detailed and conceptual compositions. #NousModels just love working with her!

We’re also absolutely loving the makeup used in this shoot. Makeup artist, Noel Nichols, used Hourglass Cosmetic’s  Intensity Lipstick to get that saturated, long-wearing lip color with a satin finish.

To see other beauty products used on Laura, and to get some fabulous holiday makeup and hair inspiration, check out the entire spread below.

 

 

 

 

 

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

Photographer & Stylist – Dorit Thies Instagram and Website.

Hair – Juanita Matijasevic Instagram. | Represented by Celestine Agency.

Makeup Artist – Noel Nichols Instagram.

Retouching – Kristian Klekmane Instagram.

 

 

It’s no question that when it comes to the new wave of form-meets-function athleisure, Carbon38 is pioneering the market. One of the hottest luxury activewear brands today, Carbon38 is dedicated to a strong and confident woman.  So, you can imagine how exciting it was for our Nous girl, Maitlyn Simmons, to be able to take part of their new exclusive collaboration with Gigi C.

The brand carries an impressive range of labels (including Adidas by Stella McCartney). However, its in-house label and collaborations with various designers is what’s truly unique.  Emerging LA bikini designer – Gigi C – debuts her stylish activewear collaboration with Carbon38,  showcasing the designer’s aesthetic: clean lines, architectural shapes, and crisp, laser-cut details.

To see more of this unique aesthetic and to shop the looks, check out the spread below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maitlyn’s Workout MUST-HAVES

 

 

 

Love what you see?

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Can’t Get of enough of Maitlyn? 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Victoria ~

 

1.) Name?:

Victoria Frost

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

17 years old from Phoenix, AZ

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

Yes, the name of the book is How Joyful People Think. My pastor at my church, Scottsdale Bible Church, wrote it. The material discussed in this book has helped me learn how to live a happier more flourishing life. I 12/10 recommend to anyone and everyone

4.) What inspired you the most?:

My goals and aspirations inspire me the most. Without the goals and aspirations I have for myself in the future I wouldn’t have anything to strive towards.

 

 

5.) If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?:

So there’s a funny story behind this question. The Thursday night before Black Friday my junior year of high school me and my friend were staying up all night to go Black Friday shopping the next day and beat the line at the malls! So we resorted to some crazy ideas to keep us awake, and by that I mean I turned my room into a concert area and I became “DJ VIC” until 5am. The videos are what really make the story though!

6.) What’s your favorite punctuation mark?:

My favorite punctuation mark is “!” I think it’s so cute and such a happy punctuation mark! Plus it always makes sentences better when u cluster them at the end of a sentence like this “!!!” !!

 

 

 

 

Photo by Wes Klain

7.) When you eat a pack of skittles, do you save the best flavors for last? Or eat them first?:

I only eat my favorite ones which are the red!!

8.) What is your favorite 90s/2000s Jam?:

I don’t think I can pick just one song I love 90s/2000s music! I have a playlist full of songs just from that time period!!

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

have a chill day, I light a candle do a face mask and read a book or watch movies and eat 🙂

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

have a chill day, I light a candle do a face mask and read a book or watch movies and eat 🙂

11.) What makes you feel nostalgic?:

Hard cover books and the old classic converse that are an off-white color!

 

Photo By Alanna Gilbert

12.) Do you have any mottos you live by? :

I have so many! My absolute favorite would have to be “kill them with kindness” my Paps (grandfather) and my mom have always said this phrase to me ever since kindergarten. When people were being mean to me it was always “kill them with kindness” or “take the high road” and it was probably some of the best advice I have ever received because in the end being the bigger person is always the better option. You never know why people treat you the way they do and sometimes the ones who are the most bitter are going through hardships in life and they need someone to embrace them and be kind towards them. Also, if someone is being unkind and disrespectful towards you, you should still be kind and respectful towards them because how you react to a situation is a reflection of your character not theirs.

 

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Can’t get enough of Victoria? Follow her on Instagram and check out her portfolio!

She’s so Nous! Meet Rianna ~

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

1. Name?:

Rianna Moll.

2. How old are you?:

18 years!

3. Where are you from?:

I am from Buffalo, New York.

4. What inspired you the most?:

Without a doubt, my parents. They are the most hardworking people that would do anything for the people they love. Their constant support and encouragement never goes unnoticed. I wouldn’t be the woman I am today without them, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to call them my parents.

5. Which superpower would you want?:

I would want to be able to fly so I could be anywhere at anytime! And no more traffic!

 

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

6. What’s under your bed?:

Surprisingly, under my bed is spotless. When i was younger, I would just shove things under my bed to make my room look clean, but I’ve eventually grew out of that phase and started to actually clean my room instead of just rearranging things.

7. What’s your guilty pleasure?:

My guilty pleasure would be getting into a nice cozy pair of sweatpants and a big sweatshirt just to snuggle up in my bed to binge watch Netflix.

8. How many bones have you broken?:

0. And I’m not planning on it! Jinx.

9. Where would you take your dream vacation?:

I would love to go to Bora Bora. I’ve only seen pictures of it but I’ve never seen a bad looking one!

 

 

 

10. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

My favorite movie would have to be Soul Surfer with AnnaSophia Robb. The determination and courage portrayed throughout the movie just put me in my feels and i loved the movie ever since my first time seeing it!

11. What’s your karaoke song?:

Super Bass by Nicki Minaj.

12. What’s your favorite punctuation mark?:

!! Because it exaggerates my excitement !!

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

I’m sure Drake wasn’t the first to say this, but YOLO.

 

 

 

 

 

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Can’t get enough of Rianna? Follow her on Instagram and check out her portfolio!

 

Who needs some #fitnessmotivation? Because Aliya Protto is totally kicking into high gear in these shots photographed by Brian Love – and it’s ABS-olutely inspiring us! Looking for some new workout gear? Click to buy below. 😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aliya’s Workout MUST-HAVES

 

 

 

 

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

Photographer – Brian Love Instagram and Website.

 

Missing summer already? Bounce back to the beach by checking out Laura Evans’ editorial for Jute Magazine’s October 2018 issue – shot by Jason Zambelli. Laura Evans, hailing from Australia, is looking like a total natural in front of the waves. Aren’t her vibes just so #BeachBumChic!? We love it.

To see the full spread, check out the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love what you see?

Check out Jute Magazine’s Website and follow them on Instagram.

Can’t get enough of Laura?

Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Jason Zambelli, Instagram | Website.

Stylist – Cassie Anderson, Instagram.

Hair/MUA – Karissa McLaren, Instagram.

 

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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Can’t get enough of Breanna Young? Follow her on Instagram and check out her portfolio!

 

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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Can’t get enough of Laura? Follow her on Instagram and check out her portfolio!

 

 

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.