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Ever feel so overwhelmed with your life that you don’t even know where to begin?  We do.  I mean, come on!  Any tried-and-true fashion girl has a lot on her plate for one day.  We get things done!  You’ve got work, play, the gym, dinner, friends- don’t forget your social media feeds, and some shopping time if you’re lucky- sometimes it all just seems like too much!  T.M., an abbreviation short for Transcendental Meditation, is the twice-daily practice of mantra-based meditation.  In short, it’s a great way for people with super-chaotic daily lives to stay grounded, centered, and inspired.

Award winning film director, writer and producer David Lynch has taken on the task of sharing these enlightening techniques with the world with his nonprofit organization, The David Lynch Foundation.

Our girl Alyssa Miller (@luvalyssamiller) says she owes her sanity to T.M.; so when her friend and fashion publicist Robyn Berkeley proposed a capsule collection of lounge and activewear benefiting the David Lynch Foundation, she was all on board.

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“It changed my life. You spend twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes at night giving yourself the time to sort through your emotions. It’s all about change from within, like our T-shirt logo says, and this collection just made sense because it’s about eating well, working out, taking care of yourself, and giving back.” – Alyssa 

LIVE THE PROCESS, David Lynch Foundation and Alyssa Miller Collaboration

 

To get your hands on the beautiful collection that donates a portion of proceeds directly to the David Lynch Foundation, check out http://shop.livetheprocess.com

To read Alyssa’s statement for Live the Process, click on over to http://livetheprocess.com/2014/07/bringing-beauty-light-together/ 

 

Thanks Alyssa, for reminding us that our Instagram filters aren’t the only that make us look and feel better about ourselves.  Change begins within.  Live the Process!

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Playing in the sun like a meadow fairy, Alex Long (@allotree) glows in this editorial shot exclusively for Nouszine by photographer Steve Fan (@stevefanfotos).

Shot on a perfectly sunny day in Malibu, California, Alex and Steve had endless space to play. There was no one around, and they got to spend hours getting the sunlight to shine through her hair just right.

We spoke to Alex for a little behind the scenes on the shoot:

Nous: How much planning went into this shoot?

AlexThis shoot was really easy for me to get ready for. Because it was outside, I knew it would be pretty low maintenance for my hair and make up. I spent a couple hours going through my closet  making sure I had enough options. My entire trunk was full of clothes, so I probably over did it!

N: Are there any problems that come up when you shoot in nature?

AThe bugs. That’s it. I can handle almost anything else but the bugs, no. Other than that, I love shooting in nature! I feel very comfortable and connected when I’m outside so getting “in the mood” isn’t hard.

N: How was it shooting with Steve?

ASteve is awesome to work with. He is very down-to-earth and low maintenance. He gave great direction that really complimented the location and was able to capture these perfect moments. 

Perfection, indeed. Check out the rest of the editorial below!


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Our new girl Zeda Navarro (@zeds_dead1) is hot. The kind of hot that looks stunning doing mundane everyday things like, I don’t know, laundry.  Or  skimming through magazines. Or literally just sitting there. It’s kind of ridiculous.

Alexander Jacob (@alexanderjacob) managed to capture some pretty amazing photographic proof of said hotness in this new editorial. Welcome to the family, Zeda. We’re already obsessed with you.

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Ashley (@ashleymooreM) recently shot with photographers Joe Villanueva and Katie Stone for an exclusive editorial by Galore Magazine. Of course the pictures are absolutely stunning, with flawless hair by Leah Bacino and makeup by Ash Mathews. Galore sat down with Ashley to chat with her about her career, her inspirations and what it really means to be beautiful.

Check out the full interview below:


Ashley: what did you want to become when you were a child?

I wanted to be an actress and still do to this very day. I just want to keep pursuing this.

Where do you call home?
I’m from a military family, so I traveled a lot…I was never in just one place. I lived in North Carolina the longest before I moved out here, so I would definitely call that home. I love going home to visit because it’s very relaxing and different from here. The pace of life is slower. You know?

Who’s your favorite model or actress?
I’m obsessed with Angelina Jolie as far as acting. She’s a business woman who can do everything and she’s just headstrong… I really admire that about her. As far as modeling I really look up to Chanel Iman, she’s one of my favorites. I actually had a chance to meet her and she was simply amazing. I really look up to her, and we share a similar look in a way. I think that’s another reason I look up to her so much.

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Ashley, tell us about your experience in the fashion world?

In the beginning I was not really into it or took it seriously. However, after being in it for a while it really opened my eyes to the different vibes and energy people have. And what people put into it all as well. I know it’s a lot to deal with, but fashion is amazing. I appreciate it more now.

How do you get ready for shoots?

I go in with a positive mindset and a great attitude. Like it’s going to be the best shoot of my life. And it usually turns out to be a really good shoot. So I decide to pump myself up about it.

What is the weirdest shoot you’ve been a part of?

I did a Lexus commercial and it was a little uncomfortable because I looked completely different. My eyebrows were bleached, I had black hair, I looked like an Alien. That and having to play a 15 year old cabbie who’s all cheesy and stuff. The thing is I enjoy getting into character and not being yourself.

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What would you say has been your favorite shoot?

I shot for GQ with A$AP Rocky, and I shot with Ben Watts which is one of my favorite photographers and it was amazing. Just being around the energy and the crowd was amazing. It was really great working with Ben. That’s also when I met Chanel Iman…so that was an amazing, amazing day. Another one was, I was able to go to Puerto Rico for a shoot I did for Garage. It was a 3 day shoot around really cool people and a great scene. Those were really great moments for me.

How do you face rejection?

In the beginning it was really difficult for me. People can say so many negative and hurtful things to you. I’ve just learned to just ignore it and realize there’s always going to be a prettier girl, that’s just the life. You can’t compare yourself or let those words get to you because then your confidence is just shot. So I’ve learned to be who I am and be comfortable in my own skin and just go with it, be happy and not really care what others think.

What is your opinion of beauty, is there a certain stereotype?

It’s definitely what’s on the inside, the outside isn’t everything. You have to have a good personality, confidence, have a good attitude and carry yourself well. Because a negative attitude will make you look horrible and it’ll make you become an ugly person.
You can be beautiful all day long on the outside but if you don’t have a beautiful inside, it doesn’t really matter. So the way you carry yourself and having overall just great energy. That’s what beauty is to me.

What drives you?

Honestly, do what I love and be able to support and take care of my family. I want to travel the world and help others. I love going on mission trips just because we should always give back. Seeing others be happy makes me happy. That’s one of my big goals: Travel.

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