Brandy Melville

 How old are you?

I am 21 years young.

Where are you from?

I am a proud Iowan girl from Council Bluffs, Iowa.

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This is going to sound sooooo nerdy but I absolutely love to read. It’s probably my favorite thing to do, and has been since I was just a little girl. In my senior year of college, we were assigned a book called “The Difference Maker” By John Maxwell. No one actually read any of the books we got assigned, but I am a huge nerd so I read every single one! This book, in particular, changed my life because it gave me a whole new perspective on how the simplest thing like having a good attitude can have an immensely positive impact on how successful you are in life. Since then, I follow so many tips the book gave me and I swear by it, I am such a happier person.

What inspires you the most?

Family. I have five siblings and they are all much younger than I am. They motivate me to be the best that I can be because I want to set an amazing example for them. I also look up to my mom and my grandmother. They are the strongest women I have ever met and they inspire me to be the same.

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

Education is so important to me and will continue to be, so I would have to say my biggest achievement (so far) is getting my associates degree two weeks before my high school diploma. I was only 16 at the time when I made the decision to make that a goal of mine. It was one of the first big goals I worked really hard over a long period of time to accomplish, and it was extremely difficult to achieve because of my life situation at the time. SO many times I asked myself why I was doing it and wanted to just give up, but I stuck with it and it served me very well because now I am 21 and I already have two degrees!

What’s your favorite punctuation mark?

Definitely the !!!! I use it all the time when I’m messaging or emailing people. I feel like if you know me it just makes sense because I’m pretty out there. If not, I’ve often wondered if people think I’m yelling at them all the time…Lol!

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Can you hula hoop?

Yes I can! But to be completely honest, I am kind of dysfunctional when it comes to any sport involving objects, so let’s just say I can and keep it at that.

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

That’s hard to choose because I believe in being passionate about everything you do. If you’re not passionate about it… Then why are you doing it? But if I had to pick, I’d say I’m really passionate about traveling. I feel like it’s important to travel the world and see all that’s out there! There’s so much of it and so little time!

Are your feet the same size?

No they are not and it infuriates me! My right is almost a half size bigger than my left, so I buy shoes that fit perfectly on the left foot, and my toes are left to suffer on the right because I secretly want to punish that foot for being bigger.

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Clothes… Lots and lots of clothes.

How many bones have you broken?

TOO MANY!! I was a competitive cheerleader for over 14 years and between the flipping and the stunting (I was the flyer) I’ve had my fair share of broken arms, fingers, and even fractured my neck once!

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

I am not a picky eater at all! But for some reason, my taste buds do not like seafood. Even the smell makes my stomach turn!

Which emoji would best capture your essence?

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

I try not to do trends because I think it is so much cooler when you just do you, and it ends up being a trend– because after all, that is how they start! But I’ll admit when I was in middle school (7th grade) I cared a lot about what others thought, and I got bullied pretty badly. I have really bushy eyebrows (bordering on uni-brow when I don’t maintain them), and back in the day pencil-thin eyebrows were the “cool” and “beautiful” thing. So one day I went home and shaved off my eyebrows. Let’s just say the results were much worse than just putting up with the bullies ! AND OMG THEY DID NOT GROW BACK IN PRETTY.

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As the dust settles from Memorial Day Weekend, we are only too happy to sit back, relax, and feast our eyes on this dreamy editorial with Chloe for Mith Magazine. A modern bohemian fantasy plays out in a twilight desert with a soft palette of warm neutral tones. Accented by bold brows and smoky eyes, natural beauty meets polished elegance in “Neo Desert,” a shoot straight out of a fashion daydream.

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Stylist – Jordan Richelle Instagram

Photographer – Megan Taylor Website / Instagram 

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Alexis Ren / Ashley Moore / Bridget Satterlee / Cat Haave / Danielle Herrington / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi

Grace Lynn / Lyzy Adler / Maitlyn Simmons / Naty Belmont / Paige Watkins / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer

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Alexis Ren / Bridget Satterlee / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi / Fo Porter / Greta Jimenez 

Lyzy Adler / Maggimae / Paige Watkins / Sakura Heffron / Tereza Kacerova / Zeda Navarro

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How old are you?

I am 14 years old.

Where are you from? Where do you live now?

I was born in and still currently live in Los Angeles.

Describe your everyday style.

I like to stay casual most of the time, but I also always love the chance to dress up. My favorite article of clothing is definitely skinny jeans.

Have you always wanted to model or did it just kind of happen?

Honestly, a bit of both. Modeling has always sort of been in the back of my mind, but when a photographer approached me, it became a reality.

What excites you most about becoming a model?

The most exiting thing about becoming a model is the new experience in something I find fun.

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If you could work for any brand or magazine in the world, what would it be?

If I could choose one, I would want to work for Vogue, CoverGirl, or a clothing brand in France.

What’s your favorite kind of music? Why?

I like most pop music, but at home I listen to Christina Perri and rap. It’s a weird combination, but it works.

Tell us an unexpected fact about yourself.

I love llamas!

What do you do on the weekends?

I love to watch a ton of movies and hang out with friends over the weekends.

If you could only use one hair, makeup or beauty product, what would it be?

If I could only use ONE product it would be mascara hands down.

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From being your best friend on that not-so-great hair day to helping you achieve an “it” factor that transforms an outfit, hats are essential to any model’s wardrobe. Winter months leave us feeling frizzy and freezing, so what better way to get through the day than to cozy up under a trendy wide-brim or beanie. Here’s some of our favorite headgear to get you through the winter months with ease and (and maybe a Peppermint Mocha, or two).

Nothing screams quintessential LA style more than the black wide-brimmed hat, like the ones above from LF’s “Sincerely, Skirts” lookbook. It’s the perfect staple that will liven up your wardrobe in these dreary winter months. We love the versatility of this hat; pair it with a light-wash denim jeans and flats for a quick on-the-go day look, or dress it up in a silk frock and vintage booties for a night out. Naty models the many styles of this hat in her Brandy Melville shoot, proving that it’s the perfect fit (literally, the hat is even named Naty).

If you’re a more seasoned hat veteran and are looking to get creative, try this timeless look in olive- the edgier cousin to classic black hat. Not only is this color perfect for colder months, but it’s also extremely flattering and helps liven up our slowly-fading summer complexions. Taylor pulls off the cool girl style of this look in her Brixton hat from PacSun. Can you say, obsessed?

For a cozier alternative to the wide-brim look, we love the beanie. Wear it on the subway en route to a casting call, then stash it in your bag before heading downtown with girlfriends. Bring out your playful side with these fun cat-ear beanies from PacSun. Or throw on an embroidery beanie from Brandy Melville for an instant conversation starter (or ender, depending on your mood). Regardless, you’ll be killin’ it all through the holiday season.

 

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A brand inspired by L.A. lifestyle, Brandy Melville gained its fame among Hollywood celebrities, including The Kardashians, Ashley Benson, Audrina Patridge, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Miley Cyrus, Karlie Kloss and many others.

The ‘Brandy Girl’ is the definition of classic character standing out in the crowd, she is refined and fashionable yet relaxed. The typical Brandy Girl is feminine with an urban twist, young at heart, active, tough, stylish, and chic in an effortless way.

Nous model Naty Belmont has been a tried-and-true Brandy Girl since she first signed with Nous Models. It’s an opportunity that millions of girls would dream of getting. We asked Naty to tell us a bit more about being a Brandy girl. 

“The first time I ever worked with Brandy Melville was May of 2013. It wasn’t just my first time working with Brandy but my first time ever working as a model just in general- so I was very nervous to say the least! The whole team was so sweet and easy to get along with, I remember not ever wanting to leave. Being 14 at the time they all treated me like their little sister. The team at BM is like one big happy family.

Now that it’s been a year and a half I can definitely say it’s just like hanging out with family on set. We get so much work accomplished but we have such a fun time doing it. I don’t only get to work with a dream team, but I also get to represent such an amazing brand!!”

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Natalie and two other Brandy girls traveling to shoot on location with photographer Anastasia Krivosheeva (left) and BM creative mastermind Gina Tomasino (right).

“The thing I love most about being a Brandy Girl is the opportunity to be a role model to younger girls; it’s always so crazy hearing from girls saying they look up to me. This brand is known, worn and loved by girls like me from all around the world and being able to represent them and their style is such a huge blessing. It honestly still blows my mind thinking about it.

My room is totally filled with Brandy Melville clothes. The collection is comfy, soft, practical and of course SO cute. I love wearing BM clothes in my everyday life. My older sister and Mom wear it too, so I know I’ll be able to keep Brandy as a part of my wardrobe for a long time to come.”

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Brandy Melville is known for loose fitting off-shoulder tees, soft angora sweaters, flowy dresses, and mini skirts. Women of every age can find something at Brandy Melville to fit their style, closet and budget.

Want to look like a Brandy Girl? Get the quintessential Brandy look as modeled by Naty on BrandyMelville.com. 

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To see more of Naty’s adventures with the Brandy Melville gang, check her out on Instagram @natalieelisee.

Many of the pictures in this post were taken by the fantastic Willow Greene. Follow her on Instagram at @moody_mind and tumblr