For any aspiring model in the fashion industry, the idea of working for such an established and reputable company like GUESS is dream come true. With enthusiasm, Britt, Maggimae, and Tereza all shared this exciting opportunity to shoot for their recent line, and did so with show-stopping fashion!
Making each individual outfit appear trendy and versatile, Britt captivates us with all her latest looks for GUESS. Looking for quick light jacket to slip on without taking away from your outfit? This timeless leather jacket is the perfect piece to add to your closet! Also, Peep this elegant T-shirt dressworn by Maggimae: Can you say, casual date night? You’ll appear both comfy and elegant, which is something we can all cherish! Last, but certainly not least, check out this adorable sleeveless sweater dress worn by Tereza. This dress brings art to life by delivering a modern linear design, all while complimenting and highlighting her figure. We just adore it!
Wanting to see the rest of the shoot from our Nous ladies? Take a glance at the photos below:
Spring may have just sprung, but we are having a major moment over Glassons Autumn & Winter collection. Their Lace Up Star Print Dress is an effortless addition to any wardrobe, and everyone needs a Satin Puffer Jacket for a cozy evening stroll. Pair them with their Vintage Sneakersand you have the perfect on-the-go look! We can’t get over how stunningBritt Kothlooks in these photos, and will definitely be treating ourselves to a few things to start the weekend off right. (With prices this good, don’t say we didn’t warn you!) Keep scrolling for major style inspo.
Holiday season is in full swing here at Nous, and we’ve got cheer to spare after seeing this campaign with Britt for Charming Charlie, our go-to for all things festive and bright! Their winter collection features luxe fabrics and flattering cuts for every figure, as well as trendy and cute accessories that look expensive without breaking the bank. We’ll definitely be grabbing some of their adorable keychains and mani sets for stocking stuffers. Perhaps we’ll pick up a velvet dressand a shimmering clutch or two along the way, because we deserve a gift too, right? Keep scrolling to see highlights from Britt for Charming Charlie.
Tell us how you got your start in the fashion industry?
My mom entered me in a local modeling contest when I was younger. I was scouted by agents there from a local agency who placed me with a bigger agency.
Describe your personal style. Do you prefer heels or flats?
I would say my style is Free People meets Zara. I love boho but with a little edge. Little heeled booties are the perfect mix between high heels and flats, so comfy but they still give you that extra little height!
What are your thoughts on photo retouching?
You know, I think like anything in life photoshop wouldn’t be so bad if it was in moderation! It could be a great tool to save time and do fun stuff with color editing and filtering but it when people take it too far and completely recreate unrealistic faces and bodies and pass it off as normal, that bothers me.
Who are some of your fashion/beauty icons? Who inspires you?
My favorite models are Natalia Vodianova and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley because they are so effortless with their style but still aspirational. However, now with so many amazing bloggers and Pinterest and Instagram I think it’s hard to say I have just one fashion icon. With social media there is style inspiration everywhere, so that’s usually where I go to get inspired. Social media has created a way for anyone to become a fashion inspiration!
How do you maintain such long and healthy hair? Do you ever do keratin treatments or other conditioning masks?
Hair is my thing! I always joke I would be notthiiinngg without my hair! I use Oribe shampoo and conditioner and Moroccan Oil hairspray, it keeps my hair smelling so good and It feels like a dream! I also think most hair damage comes from bad colorists or over using hot tools on your hair. You gotta protect it because once it’s damaged, it’s so hard to get back to a good place!
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened during a shoot and what has been the most rewarding experience so far in your career?
My most embarrassing fashion moment was when I walked into a glass door as I was walking in to meet the client. Full on face squished against the glass; everyone behind me saw it and every one on the other side of the glass saw too. It was hard to recover (especially because I really thought I broke my nose)… Oops!
My most rewarding experiences in the industry have been all the beautiful places I have gotten to see… From exotic beaches, to Europe, to snow in Portland in August! 100 percent the most amazing feeling is when you get to go to work in places that take your breath away you feel #blessed! Meeting people from all over the world and different walks of life is also something I never want to take for granted. People are so amazing with so much to share, especially in a creative industry. I get to meet new ones everyday and that is a beautiful thing.
What beauty/skincare products can you not live without?
How do you stay fit? Do you do cardio, lunges, squats, etc.. Do you follow a specific diet?
I do yoga sculpt, which is hot yoga with weights! I have done a lot of exersize classes and hands down I have to say I have never seen results like I do with sculpt! The combination of weights and the stretching aspects makes such nice long lean muscles and you sweat out all the extra water weight! Since I live in LA I have to add hiking to my routine! It’s so nice to get outside and enjoy our beautiful city! Diet wise, I do your basic clean eating stuff. Salads, fruits, veggies, lean protein (I know, it’s boring) and then one day a week I let myself have whatever I want. Having a cheat day at the end of my week keeps me going strong or otherwise I would feel so deprived!
What advice do you have for aspiring models who are seeking representation with an agency?
My advice is to be natural! Agents want to see you as you are, not with loads of makeup. Wear something simple, body conscious, and not too distracting.
I know the feeling of wanting to get all dolled up, but it isn’t what they are looking for. You will get all that on your photo shoots, I promise. Lastly, be kind to yourself! Not everyone is cut out for modeling, based off of things you might not have control over, but that does not mean it is based off of whether you are beautiful or not.
Agents are looking for other things that don’t have to do with being the most beautiful girl, such as height, face angles, marketability, photogenic range… Basically things you are more or less born with. There is a range of modeling from high fashion to commercial print so try and find your niche and that is where you will be the most successful.
Much like applying mascara while operating a moving vehicle, accessorizing an outfit is a combination of skill, the right products, and many a failed attempt. But the end result is well worth it: a basic tee can be brought to life with a bold necklace, while a simple dress is instantly awakened with the touch of a killer belt. And every day wear is given a dose of style when you have the right bag on your shoulders. But with all the choices out there, it’s easier than ever to feel overwhelmed – the classic gateway feeling that enviably leaves you resorting to your tried and true pieces. But girl, those were so last season.
Inset Braid Wide Waist Belt
Lady Dylan Mini Bag
Enter Linea Pelle to the rescue, a fashion brand that is anything but your normal accessories retailer. It’s infusion of Southern California roots mixed with high luxury design equals a uniqueness that will leave you feeling (and looking) extraordinary. Britt Koth showed us how it’s done in Linea Pelle’s Spring 2015 Lookbook, fittingly shot in an elegantly understated desert locale by photographer Troy Jensen. Britt looks gorgeous as ever in some of the chicest accessories we’ve ever seen, from a cream colored crochet dress that is transformed from day to night with the touch of a great belt, to the classic jeans and tank top combo that is given new meaning with a statement bag.
Vintage Twist Braided Belt
Read on to find out how to accessorize similar to our favorite styles from the shoot. Note to self: climbing trees in dresses and heels may be harder than applying mascara while driving.
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!
You should be running – not walking – to your laptop to peep the latest collection from KOS*USA. The Los Angeles-based fitness brand has an unbelievable line of athletic designs, specializing in Zen prints that our girls Britt Koth and Alexis Ren look amazing in. Besides, who can ever have too many pairs of yoga pants? Whether you’re actually doing yoga or lounging around the house, KOS*USA will have you looking like a pro.
A favorite photographer among our models- and all of us here at Nous HQ- is the one and only Lucas Passmore. His photos are unmistakable: think simple, vulnerable and tastefully sexy all at the same time, which is no small achievement! A master at bringing out the strongest attributes and fierce confidence of every girl he works with, when he’s not testing you can find Lucas shooting for some of our favorite brands like Rails and Chloe Oliver or on the pages of magazines like Bisous, Angeleno, Cosmo or even Maxim!
Lucas’s funny, vibrant and energetic personality is incredibly infectious to everyone around him – ironically, it’s kind of a contrast to his sultry photography style. His ability to capture beauty in it’s most pure form continues to amaze us, so we can easily say that our obsession with Lucas isn’t ending anytime soon (but, we’re more than okay with that).
Thank you Lucas! You have taught our girls so much and provided them with valuable experience that has helped them be the successful women that they are today. We’ve seriously enjoyed the past few years of working with you, and are looking forward to many more to come.
One of the things we love about social media is the ability to share and receive all kinds of images of our girls, the work that they do and the work that they inspire. When we realized how amazing these were and how many there were, we decided to pay it forward and make it a regular thing. So from now on, we’re going to be giving shout outs to the fabulous artists that have graciously chosen our girls at muses for their work. Have more than a few pieces of our girls? You may just get your own feature on Nous Zine! Keep up the great work guys, you inspire us more than you know!
Want us to share your sketch, graphic art, or painting? Tag @Nousmodels and hashtag #MyNousWork on Instagram or Twitter for us to spot and share your artwork as inspired by the ladies of Nous Models.