Allison Holton

When you’re healthy and fit, people can see it. Not just in your body, but in your overall vibe and energy from the inside-out. Positive lifestyle habits are totally contagious! Try adding more into your life and watch them catch fire. Before you know it, you’re smiling from ear to ear, working out effortlessly, and maybe even inspiring others to do the same. We can’t think of a person who exemplifies this kind of naturally snowballing happiness better than Allison Holton.

She loves to be active, but doesn’t take herself too seriously. She does lots of different activities regularly rather than trying to stick to one regimen on repeat, and she’s not afraid to try something new. For Allison, maintaining healthy habits is fun. She doesn’t stress about it because to her it’s not a chore; she just does what feels good. And we dare you to say it doesn’t look good on her.

Want to take Allison’s simple, well-rounded approach to a fit life? Read her advice below.

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  • Ballet

    Just a typical day w @alvin_nguyen 🐚🌷🌴

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  • Yoga
  • Aerial Yoga
  • Running
  • Pilates Reformer
  • Hiking
  • Boxing
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Snowboarding
  • Biking
  • Dance (hip hop, jazz, & lyrical)

Do you belong to a gym? Have a personal trainer? 

My daily workout routine usually consists of two hours of ballet classes at night. The class starts with intense stretching, and then we spend a majority of the time learning choreography. On the weekends I get together with a group of friends (that happen to be nutritionists/personal trainers) and hike or hit up Equinox.

Are there any workouts you’re dying to try?

I’ve always wanted to get into mixed martial arts. I tried a jiujitsu class and it was really tough, but I’d like to give it another go.

You don’t believe in fad diets. Why not?

I believe eating healthy and staying positive is the best way find what people look for in diets. I don’t worry about what my body looks like. My primary concern is staying healthy and challenging myself with a good workout.

What about dietary restrictions on certain types of foods? (carbs, gluten, meat, dairy, etc.)  Why or why not?

My diet is well balanced.. I don’t like to deprive my body of anything. My meals are usually small portions of different food groups.

What’s one exercise move that every woman should know?  

My Fit Life with Allison Holton

SQUATS. I used to think they would make my legs/ butt bigger and bulkier, but that’s a common misconception. I recently got into lifting at the gym and I’ve noticed such a difference. Try it girls, trust me.

What’s your best-kept secret beauty trick?

My skin is really important to me, so I use a couple different products to keep it hydrated. I use Sephora’s First Aid Beauty cleanser and repair cream. Once a week I chill with an Origins charcoal mask on my face, and a Moroccan oil mask on my hair.

What’s the first thing you do to prepare for a job?

If my job starts early in the morning, I throw on an eye mask to reduce puffiness and redness.

How about preparing for a work out?

I take C4 (preworkout) before my workouts. And a mineral water mix during them.

What are some of your favorite songs to work out to? 

I love the Weeknd and Ellie Goulding. I usually just Spotify between the two.

You seem like you’re happy all or most of the time, what’s your secret!?

I’m super lucky to be surrounded by my amazing friends. We are always adventuring. Surfing at the beach, snowboarding in Big Bear, and walking around Disneyland is my favorite! I’m always looking to find something new to try out

What’s your go-to fitness look?

Yoga has the cutest outfits, but I think running clothes/shoes are my go-to. When I put on my running gear, I can’t help but feel pumped.

3 Healthy Habits that you absolutely swear by:

Eat every two hours, get lots of sleep, drink lots of water and keep active!

Words of advice for anyone who wants to look and feel good:

Make small, achievable goals each day and tell yourself you can!

What is the best fitness tip you have ever received?

SQUATS!

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

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Beauty. It’s so much more than just a pretty face, especially when it comes to the world of beauty photography! Part portrait, part fashion editorial- it’s an extremely difficult niche to master as a photographer. Not only do you have to have superior retouching skills and a keen eye for detail and editing, but you also need to have a killer makeup artist and a powerful connection with the model. A great beauty shot is something truly striking.

Jenn Collins and her arsenal of insanely talented MUAs have got all of the elements of a perfect beauty image down to a science. Time after time, Jenn and her team have demonstrated that they are some of the best artists in their field.  Here are some of the highlights of their best work with Nous Models:

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Photography by Jenn Collins

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Featuring Makeup by Jadyn Ngo, Archangela Chelsea, and Briana Chapman

Alena Zubakina / Alexis Ren / Allison Holton / Cat Haave / Emily Tender

Emily McGill / Maitlyn Simmons / Morgan White / Sydney Schafer

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Vacationing on a private island resort definitely has a solid spot at the top of our bucket list. If we had to ask ourselves what would happen if we were trapped on said island with only a few fashionable items, we might begin to panic. Luckily for us, the new resort wear from GUESS is the answer to our Hawaiian Tropics oil-infused prayers. Allison, Maggimae and Tereza looked PHENOM in curve-sculpting dresses, crochet-detailed denim and flirty florals that make packing for your dream vacation a breeze. Read on to browse the rest of these resort wear essentials, and leave all fears of a makeshift, coconut bikini top behind.

Shop more GUESS here.

Allison Holton / Maggimae / Tereza Kacerova

 

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In a world where everything seems overdone to the max, sometimes subtler beauty is the way to go. A clean, natural face is timeless, and we love Monica Baddar’s ability to shoot a model in her most delicate, feminine element. Aside from being less time consuming than a full face of makeup, an understated face is the perfect balance to a bolder clothing choice, like Alexis Ren’s patterned crop jacket and skirt combo. See how Monica captured Alexis, Allison, Diane, Monica, Sydney and Zeda in these gorgeous and natural shots!

Photographer – Monica Baddar WEBSITE / INSTAGRAM

The Models

Alexis Ren / Allison Holton / Diane Murtha / Monica Ollander / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro

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In the dead of winter- is there a better way to pass the time than to dream of summer?  In your day dreaming endeavors… we’ve got the best of the best inspiration for you: a batch of some of our all-time favorite swim looks!

Alexis Ren, Allison Holton, Ashley Moore, Brianna Gilchrist, Bridget Satterlee, Britt Koth, Camryn Herold, Cat Haave, Davia Gomez, Faith Picozzi, Fo Porter, Greta Jimenez, Khloe Elkins, Maggimae, Monica Ollander, Naty Belmont, Niki Huey, Phoenix Cotner, Polina Frantsena, Sakura Heffron, Taylor Hannum, Tereza Kacerova, Wase Chief, Zeda Navarro, Beach Beauty, Bikini Body, Workout Inspo, Beach Body, Fitness Inspo, Inspo, Beach, Summer, Swimwear, Photography, Fashion Photography, Nous Models, Nous Model Management

Alexis Ren / Allison Holton / Ashley Moore / Brianna Gilchrist / Bridget Satterlee / Britt Koth / Camryn Herold

Cat Haave / Davia Gomez / Fo Porter / Greta Jimenez / Khloe Elkins / Maggimae / Monica Ollander

Naty Belmont / Niki Huey / Phoenix Cotner / Polina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Taylor Hannum

Tereza Kacerova / Wase Chief / Zeda Navarro

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Here at Nous, we’re always on the lookout for new talent of all kinds. Sometimes we find them, and sometimes they find us. This summer, we were lucky enough to be approached by Yazzi Williams, a photography blogger who was in town from Australia. When it comes to a test photoshoot, Yazzi is pretty much a one stop shop! A talented photographer, makeup artist and stylist, we were so thrilled that she wanted to work with us. Bringing out soft, feminine qualities in the girls, and capturing perfect golden hour moments, her work is exactly what we were looking for. During her short stay here, we were able to coordinate eleven beautiful photoshoots. All of our girls loved her, and learned so much from the experience. Yaz, this one’s for you! Thank you so much for all of your hard work; we can’t wait until your next trip out here! Here’s a look at some of our favorite moments. To see more of her amazing work, or if you have any questions for her, check out her blog, Love Yaz Photo.

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The Models

Diane Murtha // Allison Holton // Chloe Bechtol // Holly Hicks // Brianna Gilchrist // Zeda Navarro

Zelly Dugan // Caralee Ellis // Wase Chief // Maitlyn Simmons  // Selena Sloan

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Last week something super exciting happened: We had our first in-house casting in the Nous Fashion Den with our dear friends at Swell! As California girls, we can’t get enough of their huge selection of clothing and accessories for a surf-oriented lifestyle. I mean, we don’t actually surf or anything, but that doesn’t stop us from heading to Swell whenever we need to up our beach-attire game!  Plus, they update their collection daily, which is an absolute must for true shop-aholics like us.

Part of the functionality of our new space is to be able to provide next-level services for our beloved clients, including in-house photoshoots and castings.  Nous Fashion Den castings in particular are designed to be both a convenient and luxe experience for our clients.

As you can see here, the process begins with all of the girls gathered in our open call area.

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One by one, they head into the next room for some one-on-one time with the client. In this case, the lovely Dana Wimberly from Swell‘s core team was there to greet the girls and get to know them a little better.  Dana sat casually on our pretty little couch (complete with sparkly authentic Moroccan textiles that we just can’t get enough of) and interviewed each girl.  From the same seat, she also had an unobstructed view of the studio area, so she could watch the girls model after speaking with them. Our Art Department Director and in-house photographer Ashley was right there to have the girls do a mock-ecomm shoot so that Dana could sit back, relax, and watch them do their thing. Fabulous!

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When building the studio space, we brought in the expert opinion of one of our favorite photographers, Ed McGowan, to help us get the lighting just right.  He did a fantastic job, look at how perfect these casting photos of the girls come out!  Of course, for ultra-convenience, we made sure to give Dana a thumb drive with all of the images to take with her back to Swell HQ.

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Thanks Swell, for testing out our new space with us!  We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!

Go check out our Women’s Board to see the girls’ full portfolios.

To cast with Nous Model Management in our new space, email the details of your shoot to bookings@nousmodels.com!