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She’s so NOUS! Meet Ruby Garthune!

 

1. Name?

Hi hi, I’m Ruby!!

 

2. How old are you?

I recently turned 18! 😉

 

3. Where are you from?

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

4. What skill would you like to master? 

One day I would love to learn how to skateboard but I can’t balance to save my life, lol!

 

 

5. Name one place on your bucket list that you are dying to visit! Why?

I am DYING to visit Guatemala so I can finally meet some of my extended family and learn more about my culture! Plus I bet the street food there is amazinggg!

 

6. What pets did you have while you were growing up? 

When I was little I had 2 cats, and a bird! In the more recent years I’ve had 2 turtles, a hedgehog named Suki, and a basset hound named FiFi!

 

7. What’s your go-to band/artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? 

I would have to say Kali Uchis! I love the Latina/R&B vibes, it puts me in the BEST mood!!

 

 

8. What is your favorite show to binge watch? 

I love the show Hoaders, I find it weirdly interesting and it motivates me to keep my space clean hahah!

 

9. What/who inspired you the most?

Definitely my mom, she is so connected with her spirituality and is constantly teaching me new things that inspire me to be a better me; not to mention, she is also my biggest supporter 🙂 Love you mom!!!

 

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

Surprisingly, you will not catch me eating seafood! The thought of cracking open a crab or trying some squid makes me nauseous!

 

 

11. Which superpower would you want to have? 

I would love to have telekinetic powers! Imagine not having to get up to turn off the lights when you’re comfy in bed or not having to get your glass of water from across the room 😉

 

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

Definitely knee high converse…. 4th grade was something else!!

 

13. What’s your favorite 1990s/2000s jam? 

Dangerously in Love by Destiny’s Child hayyyy! A throwback classic, if I do say so myself!

 

14. How would your best friend describe you? 

The epitome of a Leo- I can be fierce and funny but most of the time I am laid back and chill like a lion hehe..

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Zoey Kay –

 

1 . Name?

Hi, I’m Zoey Kay 🙂

 

2. How old are you?

I’m 23 right now!

 

3. Where are you from? 

Sussex, United Kingdom

 

4. How do you relax after a long, stressful day?

A good yoga class is always a great stress release. NamaSTAAYYY away from me bad vibes.

 

5. What is your dream pet?

I have my dream pet! She’s a little Maltese Terrier called Luna 🙂

 

 

6. Who is your role model and why?

My mum, she’s quite the legend if i do say so.

 

7. What your favorite weekend activity?

I LOVE escape rooms. Im one of those escape room junkies constantly trying to recruit other escape room junkies to join my team. So if you’re reading this and you’re great at solving puzzles and finding hidden meanings in a room in under 60minutes………YOU’RE HIRED

 

8. What songs have your completely memorized?

My humps – Black eyes peas

People tend to be impressed that I know the rap bit. If I’m honest… Im impressed too.

 

9. What’s your go to band/artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Khurangbin. If you haven’t heard them then nows a good opportunity!!!

 

10. What’s your favorite day of the week? Why? 

I love sundays, they’re my prep day for the week and I love the cruisey vibeeee.

 

 

11. What pets did you have while you were growing up?

When growing up in England we had a family cat called “Kitty Lee” lol. I also had one of those goldfish with the big eyes and its name was Fingers. like fish fingers ya know?! I loved him dearly, RIP fingers.

Ps, I had this proof read and apparently fish fingers = fish sticks in america. JUST AN FYI

 

12. What’s the best way to start the day?

A morning meditation and a cup of tea or coffee!

 

13. What city would you most like to live in?

LA! Im loving everyday 🙂

 

14. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of? 

White Chicks. I pretty much know the whole film word for word.

 

15. What’s something that will always be in fashion, no matter how much time passes?

CROCS. Enough said.

 

 

16. Do you have a book that changed your life?

The one I’m currently reading! its called “Dont hate, Meditate” by Megan Monahan.

 

17. What’s under your bed?

Shoes and as much as I hate to say it… Dust.. It collects so fast – even though I clean ALL the time! I recently got the new cordless Dyson and my gosh is it wonderful. They even threw in a few extra attachments 😉 one that i must say is extremely great for reaching under the bed. #NotAnAd

 

18. If you needed one, what would your DJ name be?

DJ KAY-Z.. I feel it has nice ring to it, feels freaky freaky fresh. Also, no IFS.. everyone needs a dj name.

 

 

19. Which emoji would best capture your essence?

I like the disco man.

 

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

The big emo side fringe. My mother wouldn’t let me do it but that didn’t stop me…  I got trigger happy with the scissors one day and oh my did I think I look flyyyyyyy. Did that fringe make it to america???

 

21. What’s your favorite 1990’s/2000’s jam?

Untitled (how does it feel) – D’angelo

Its THE JAM.

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Lura Normand –

 

Photo by Clay Boutte

Name: 

Hi! My I’m Lura Normand!

Where are you from? 

I am originally from Orlando, Florida!

Do you have any mottos you live by? 

Many! But my all time favorite is “Happy, thank you, more please!” 🙂

What are some little things that make your day better? 

Being outside and in nature, even just literally sitting in the sun or taking a walk brings me so much joy. Also coffee!

 

 

Photo by Alberto Gonzales

What’s your favorite weekend activity? 

Anything outdoors or athletic… Playing tennis, going to the beach, going hiking, taking a workout class… the list goes on and on!

How do you relax after a long, hard day of work? 

A nice dinner and Netflix for sure!

What’s the best way to start the day? 

For me it’s all about starting slow. Making a delicious breakfast and enjoying a big cup of coffee, then taking some time to journal and meditate… My recipe for a perfect morning 🙂

 

Photo by Alberto Gonzales

 

Photo by Clay Boutte

What is your favorite TV show to binge watch? 

Currently binging Californiacation and I’m obsessed!

 Do you have book that changed your life? 

Actually I have many. But maybe The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle if I had pick one. I didn’t even like it when I first read it, but over time I’ve realized how different I live my life because of it. And how much my life has improved.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by Vivian Arthur

Which superpower would you want to have? 

Teleportation without a doubt– goodbye airports!!

What’s your most valuable high-school or college class you ever took? 

I took a sociology course in college and it put so much into perspective for me. It really changed the way I see the world and the people in it.

 Which emoji would best capture your essence? 

✨✨✨

How do you kick back and relax? 

Reading, sun bathing, listening to a podcast, watching Netflix or YouTube videos, and jigsaw puzzling!!

 

Photo by Zoe Stergiou

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Alaya Manzella – 

Photo by Madeline Tolle

1. Name? 

Hi, I’m Alaya Manzella!

2. How old are you? 

I’m 17 years young!

3. Where are you from?

I’m from Alabama, rolllll tide!

4. What skill would you like to master? 

I went “surfing” for the first time recently and even though I couldn’t stand up to save my life, I’m determined to shred waves by the end of this year!

5. How do you relax after a long, stressful day?

I always find myself turning on my favorite music and dancing around when I’ve had a long day. It makes me forget about everything going on around me and it helps me to relax and enjoy the moment!

Photo by Wes Klein

Photo by Wes Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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6. Name one place on your bucket list that you are dying to visit! Why?

Australia for sure! I’ve always been obsessed with animals, especially exotic ones, so I would love to see them up close!

7. What is your dream pet?

A pig. Hands down. Their noses and curly tails are too cute.

8. What your favorite weekend activity?

I love finding new swimming holes with my friends! We’re always jumping off rocks or climbing down waterfalls somewhere.

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Cindy Romero

9. What’s your go to band/artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?

Billie Eilish. I love all of her music and I have so much respect for her. She’s so young but yet so successful. A total girl boss.

10. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of?

Fear with Mark Wahlberg and Reese Witherspoon. Definitely my favorite actor and actress. Cruel Intentions is a classic, too.

 

 

 

 

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Photo by Wes Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?

All jokes aside, I could watch The Bachelorette or Impractical Jokers ALL. DAY. LONG.!!!

12. What/who inspired you the most?

Bella Hadid’s videos for Vogue always inspire me. Her video with Donatella for Versace was unreal. I love how expressive and creative Bella is with her movements.

13. What’s under your bed?

Nothing. I got inspired by Pinterest at 3 in the morning to remove my bedframe and as you could imagine, my parents weren’t too happy when they woke up the next day for work and a huge bedframe was taking up the entire hallway. Hahaaaha oops!

 

 

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

PIZZA. I know it’s weird, who doesn’t like pizza, right? Me. I can’t stand it.

15. Which emoji would best capture your essence?

The cowboy emoji. It looks so happy and it reminds me of Bama.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Andrea Tresgallo ~ 

Photo by Marco Barl

1. Name:

My name is Andrea Tresgallo.

2. How old are you?:

I’m 20 years old.

3. Where are you from?:

I’m from Tamaulipas, Mexico.

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

“You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you want to go to bed at night with satisfaction.”

5. What skill would you like to master?:

I’d like to master singing or acting.

6. Where is one place on your bucket list that you are dying to visit?:

Santorini, Greece. Because it looks magical.

 

 

 

Photo by Antonio Altuzar and Daniel Astudillo

7. What songs have you completely memorized?: 

Almost every song in the movie “Tangled.”

8. How do you like to relax after a long day?: 

Doing my skincare routine really relaxes me, also I love watching Netflix at the end of the day for distraction.

9. What movie can you watch over and over without ever getting tired of it?:

I loved “Tangled”. I’ve watched this movie like 30 times now.

10. What is your favorite TV show to binge watch?: 

I think “How I met your mother.”

11. Which superpower would you want to have?:

Reading people’s minds when needed. Or maybe flying would be cool too.

 

 

Photo by Abraham Magos

12. What’s under your bed?:

I hope nothing.

13. What’s your guilty pleasure?: 

In music, One Direction obviously.

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

I think being on the first Dolce&Gabbana’s runway show in Mexico.

15. Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

Serena Van der Wooden’s of course.

16. Who was your childhood crush?:

Josh Hutcherson or Zayn Malik.

17. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

Definitely the soundtrack of Howl’s Movie Castle. Also I love this movie.

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Hailey Long ~ 

 

Photo by Yana

Name: 

Hailey Long

Age:

19

From:

San Francisco

1. Favorite punctuation mark?:

I love exclamation points! I also think capital letters are such an aesthetic.

2. Most beautiful place on earth?:

I think the most beautiful place on earth wold be the top of Mount Tam in the Bay Area. My friends and I call it Sunset because you can see the sky for miles.

 

 

 

Photo by William Lords

3. What emoji would best capture your essence?: 

The alien emoji 👽

4. Have you overcome one of your fears?:

Yes! I am terrified of heights and decided to go skydiving at the beginning of this month.

5. What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave in to?:

Definitely hair feathers. I could not stop buying them and the colored extensions from Claire’s in middle school.

6. What is your favorite 90s/2000s jam?:

Anything Britney Spears

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by William Lords

7. How do you relax after a long, stressful day?: 

I love skincare and spa time so I am instantly relaxed with a hot shower, body scrub, and face mask.

8. What’s your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own?:

I am obsessed with my pink juicy couture sweatsuit.

9. What are some small things that make your day better?:

I love getting small and random gifts from my friends. Even little notes or messages make my day.

10. Favorite band or music:

I have been listening to Kodak on repeat recently. His new album “Dying to Live” is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! We are so excited about our newest face –  model, artist and dancer, Maya! To learn more about her, check out the story below! ~ 

 

1. Name?

Maya Samaha

2. How old are you?

25

3. Where are you from?

Spokane

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

Avocado Toast

5. Which Superpower would you want?

To heal people who have been emotionally hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What’s under your bed?

A box spring…one day I’ll buy a bed frame and then let you know

7. How do you kick back and relax?

Watch Netflix and have an aperol spritz

8. What’s been your greatest achievement so far?

Being my own boss at a young age

9. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

10. Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, because she is everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.What inspires you the most?

Fearless women

12. Do you have a lucky item of clothing?

I do, it’s this olive sleeping bag looking poncho that I thought was a coat when I ordered it. Everyone stops me to talk about it.

13. Do you have any mottos you live by?

You can do anything you want to do, so do it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

Art by Maya Samaha

1.How long have you been an artist? 

I have been an artist since I can remember, creating is really all I know. My grandma is an artist in Belgium, and I remember going to her friend’s house in the country to do a live figure drawing session with other artists.

2. Where does your inspiration for your art come from? 

My inspiration comes from women. I love to draw nude figures and silhouettes.

3.What does your artwork aim to say?

My artwork speaks to women and anyone else who appreciates the beauty of bodies.

 

 

 

 

Art by Maya Samaha

4.Which artist(s) do you look up to and why? 

I grew up enjoying Helmut Newton’s photography and admired his constant theme of nudity and fashion.

5. Which artwork(s) are you most proud of and why?

I am the most proud of my last collection of pieces, I had a sold out art show called “The Boot” and couldn’t believe it. I combined figure drawing with high fashion mixed media, and it was a hit. I recently had my art displayed in an online gallery for International Women’s Day, which is so exciting.    

                                               

 

 

Dance      

 

1.How long have you been a dancer?

I was raised in a dance studio with my mom who was a ballerina. I started dancing at 4 years old.

2.What is your favorite type of dance?

I learned quickly that ballet was not my thing, and I fell in love with hip hop and contemporary.

3.What is one of your favorite memories as a dancer?

One of my favorite memories was choreographing a duo with my friend in her basement. We came up with a routine in 24 hours and ended up winning 1st place at Nationals in Las Vegas.

4.Do you choreograph? If so, what style dance?

Choreographing became apart of my life when I was 17 and I became and I became an instructor. I am 25 now and it’s been a while but modeling has definitely shown me that my dancing days may not be over, so I am excited to get back in it.

 

 

Hair Stylist 

 

1.How long have you been a hair stylist?

I have been a hair stylist for 8 years now. I started doing hair in high school for my friend’s school dances.

2.What do you love about being a hair stylist?

I love cutting hair, precision bobs and curly hair are my specialties. Being a hairstylist is not easy, and most of the time you are an underpaid therapist, but connecting with all kinds of people is a blessing and teaches you a lot.

3.Which hair products do you recommend your clients to use? 

Moroccan Oil and Loma are my favorite brands for curly hair.

4.What inspired you to be a hair stylist?

I chose to be a hair stylist because I knew I needed a creative and financially stable career, so doing hair was for me.

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Mae ~

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

1. Name?: 

Hi my name is Macon Chabot Mullinax and I go by Mae.

2. How old are you?:

I am 17 years old.

3. Where are you from?:

I am from the small town of Turlock, California in the heart of the Central Valley.

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

My dream pet would be an elephant. I would love to own an elephant sanctuary where breeding took place to ensure that they are around for future generations to be able to see and not just look of pictures in books of the creatures. Elephants are my spirit animal.

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

5. Where would you take your dream vacation?: 

My dream vacation would be to either Bali or Portugal. Both have jungles and sites to visit that are not overpopulated with tourists. Bali is a dream destination with all the wildlife to see, while Portugal is rich in history. I also would love to dive deeper into their cultures.

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

The title of my memoir would be Modern Teenager. So many books now are painting pictures of the perfect high school experience, but I would use my journal to remember honest events that would be relatable and examples of situations that the average American teenager experience.

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

7. Have you overcome any of your fears?:

I consider myself very spontaneous and adventurous, with almost no real fears. However, my absolute phobia is rodents. I really do not like pet stores – going by that isle and I own a cat to insure there are no mice near me.

 8. What’s been your biggest achievement (so far)?: 

My biggest achievement so far would be graduating high school a year early with above a 4.0 GPA. School has always been a strong suit for me especially writing classes, English. Languages, and the Arts. My two favorite classes I took were Portuguese and Ceramics.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

9. Is there a band/musician that you would drive across the country to see?:

I have been obsessed with Maroon 5 since I was seven. I would die to go backstage and meet them. I swear I know every song and own every single record for my Crosley player by them.

10. How would your best friend describe you?:

“Mae is a very outgoing and spontaneous person. I love that she is willing to be my right hand and best friend whenever I need her. She is very welcoming and always makes me feel comfortable. Being best friends with her for 6 years has shown me what a true friendship really is. Mae will always stick up for herself and anyone around her, which is an excellent trait to have.”

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

11. Who is your role model, and why?:

My role model in the modeling world is Behati Prinsloo because she left her whole life behind to pursue her dreams. She uses her platform to speak out for change and is genuinely a positive person that has worked really hard for her success. Bella Thorne is my main role model because she is unapologetically herself. She has shown me how to try different things and be confident within your own skin.

12. How do you kick back and relax?:

My favorite ways to kick back and relax are taking a warm bath with candles, drawing in my journal, binge watching Youtube videos, organizing my closet, cuddling my kitten & dogs, watching movies with my little sister, and going on night drives, with no destination blasting throwback music.

 

 

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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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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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