Danielle Herrington

   For any model, making it into the pages of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue is a dream come true…so when Danielle Herrington walked into the SI Swim casting call and was chosen to be a #SIswim rookie you can bet we were doing victory laps. We asked Danielle a few questions below about her SI swim experience to get an insider’s look on the famed shoot.

What was the audition process like?

“The audition was really fun–they asked me questions about my personality and hobbies. I absolutely love dancing, so they played music and and asked me to twerk! It was the best audition ever.

How did you prepare for the SI Swim shoot?

I looked at the past issues of SI, made sure I knew my angles, and did a daily workout of running and boxing to keep in shape. Also eating mostly protein and veggies–healthy eating makes a huge difference!

What was your first reaction when you found out you were chosen as a Rookie?

I was in NY at the laundromat when I was called into my agency. My agent seemed really relaxed over the phone so it didn’t seem very important. When I got to the agency all she said to me was “Read this!” It was an email saying I was chosen to be a Rookie in the 2017 swimsuit issue!!!! My first reaction was disbelief. I couldn’t believe that I had only been in NY 6 months and had booked one of my dream jobs! After that I was just really nervous and excited.

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How cool was the VIBES festival?

It was amazing! The most exciting part was getting to meet all of the women in the issue, and being able to come together and have such a good time with all of them.

How far was away was the set?

It took me about 20 hours to get to Fiji from NY. It was my first time flying first class, so I enjoyed every second of it! I think I smiled the whole way there! 🙂

What was the best part about shooting in Fiji for SI Swim?

It was only my second time out of the US, so I couldn’t  have asked for a better location! The ocean is crystal clear, the people in Fiji were the sweetest and it was so peaceful. Hands down, it was the most beautiful place I’ve ever seen.

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Do you have any funny stories from being on set? 

The photographer, Yu Tsai, is one of a kind! He is crazy in the best way, and so unfiltered, which I love! I got very comfortable with really quickly. The whole team mostly laughed at whatever came out of his mouth.

What was is like to be part of a female-driven body positive shoot team?

It was incredible, everyone was so encouraging! While shooting everyone is working together to get the best shot possible. It was a lot of “YASS GIRL!” comments.

How has your hard work and consistency contributed your success as a model? 

Its been the biggest factor of my success. Once I stopped complaining and put in the work it payed off. Consistency is essential–nothing happens over night! Also, keeping a positive mind set is very important. You can’t beat yourself up because things aren’t happening for you when you think it should.

What’s the most important thing you took away from your SI Swim experience? 

Beauty come from within, it’s not a size. Most importantly, if you have a dream go for it and don’t give up on yourself. It might not be easy, but it’ll be worth it. I know it’s something people say a lot but it’s so true!”

In addition to being the most anticipated magazine release of the year, this historic issue teamed up with WomenIRL to set a body-positive stage for models of all ages, shapes and nationalities to be recognized for their beauty and strength. Modeling next to the likes of Chrissy Teigen and Kate Upton, Danielle was a newcomer who blew away SI Swim’s team with her incredible talent and professionalism.

Danielle counts her friends and family as her most prized possessions, and credits them for tirelessly supporting her as she follows her dreams. After joining the roster of supermodels who have graced SI Swim’s pages, we can’t wait to see where she goes next. See Daniel’s full SI Swim gallery here, and keep scrolling to see her exclusive spreads in Sports Illustrated!

 

 

 

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Photographer – Yu Tsai Website / Instagram

Hair –  John Ruggiero Website / Instagram

Makeup – Allen Avendano Website / Instagram

Styling – Elizabeth Sulcer Website / Instagram

Editor – MJ Day Website / Instagram

Senior Editor -Darcie Baum Instagram

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If recent temps are any indication, it’s gonna be one hot summer. And if you’re still on the lookout for the perfect goes-with-everything pair of cutoffs, Windsor just opened up a new line of figure-loving (re: loving, not tugging) denim guaranteed to fit just right. The collection features everything from high-waisted and crisp to ripped and distressed for every occasion, all with a relaxed stretch fit just where you need it- especially for those of us who’ve been keeping up with our squats. 😉  We’ll definitely be snatching up a pair of Oasis Roughin’ it Shorts before they’re gone. And the best part? Not having to break the bank- these babies are all under $100.

Keep scrolling to see how Danielle rocks summer’s top accessories, then head over to Windsor.com to scope out the perfect stretchy denim to pair them with!

 

      

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…Aaand we’re back with more Fit Life interviews! Today we’re featuring Danielle Herrington, whose super-fit and amazingly toned bod (seriously, have you seen her!?) has us all wanting to know what her secret is. Turns out, there’s really not much of a secret! Sometimes having a fit lifestyle is no more than what it sounds like, working hard, eating clean, and staying hydrated- no extra bells or whistles. It’s all about balance and Danielle knows exactly how to shape up without overdoing it.

 

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Why is fitness important to you?

It’s important to me because it makes me feel good. Over all I feel more positive about things. Also the boost of energy you get. As well as all just being healthy.

Did you play sports in school?

I played Volleyball.

What’s your favorite part of working out? And your least favorite?

Favorite part of working out is the feeling you get when you start to see results. Also feeling accomplished after a tough workout. Least favorite is when I try a new workout I get sore after. That never really feels to good.

How often do you do Cardio?

I try to do it 3-4 times a week.

Which do you prefer, and why…steady state cardio or HIIT (high intensity interval training)?

I prefer HIIT running on a treadmill. Honestly I just don’t like long work outs. I tend to get bored a slack off if it’s too long. I’d much rather do a short and intense workout that keeps me on my toes.

What about strength training?

I do Pilates for lengthening and body weight exercises for strengthening.  My favorites are push ups, donkey kicks, sumo squats, side planks, mountain climbers and burpees. I know most people dread them, but I love burpees!

Are there any workouts you’re dying to try?

I’ve seen a lot of people taking up boxing. That’s definitely something I would try!

Screenshot 2015-11-09 11.13.02Do you see a difference in your mood when you don’t get to the gym?

Definitely! When I don’t workout I’m fatigued easily and overall I’m just not in the best mood so I stay active as regularly as possible.

Do you believe in diets?

No, they never last and eventually you’ll gain the weight back!

Say you’re at the grocery store picking out your eats for the week. What are your thoughts when choosing what to buy?
I go for organic, high protein, low fat , and low carb. No dairy, I’m not allergic or anything I’m just not a big fan of it.

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

It’s pretty simple. I work out, drink a lot of water to stay hydrated, and I try to get plenty of rest.

You mentioned that you do Burpees. What are the body benefits?

Burpees are my absolute favorite thing to do. Especially if I don’t want to go to the gym, I do them at home. Actually, you can do them pretty much anywhere and it works out your arms, legs, butt, and abs, all in one move.

What’s your go-to fitness look?

Sports bra, t-shirt & shorts. Ya know, super fancy 😉

What’s your favorite music to listen to for motivation?

Pretty much anything upbeat and fast-paced. I like it all.

What do you do to relax?

I go to the spa and get a massage. If I don’t have time, even getting may nails doing is super relaxing to me.

What would you say to someone who was looking to get fit but didn’t know where to start?
I would tell them to start of with small changes, like adding more veggies to their meals everyday or doing light workouts like power walking for 30 minutes. You have to start somewhere! Over time you can keep progressing. The key is longevity, so you don’t want to jump to super strict meals and tough workouts that would be too difficult to maintain.  Oh, and I would tell them that the work is totally worth it.

Take a look at Danielle’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

 

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Follow the Models:

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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The first post-MDW weekend of the year is here, and you know what that means: it’s time to put on your prettiest brunch attire and head for the nearest spot with outdoor dining, a refreshing drink and an instagramable backdrop. Enter: Flynn Skye. Each and every piece will have you looking and feeling on top of the summer-weekend world.

A go-to brand for It Girls all over the country, we have had SUCH a great time working with Flynn Skye to bring you the very best #OOTD inspo. From solids to prints, and minis to maxis, it’s safe to say that everything from this brand is #modelapproved. Here’s a look back at some of our very favorite weekend/date/brunch/prettymuchanythinganywhere-worthy looks:

THANK YOU FLYNN SKYE!  We will always be fans, customers and friends.

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Danielle Herrington / Davia Gomez / Diane Murtha / Faith Picozzi / Holly Hicks / Lauren Johnson / Lyzy Adler

Monica Ollander / Paige Watkins / Polina Frantsena / Sakura Heffron / Sydney Schafer / Zeda Navarro

Situated in the midst of lush greenery, Danielle embodies the look of a true bohemian goddess in her photoshoot for Purusha People. This on-trend Los Angeles-based athletic brand believes that what you wear next to your skin is sacred, and strives to create rad clothing that weaves together art and creativity. The result? Amazing. Embrace your inner mermaid in the Spirit One Piece, radiate hippie vibes in the Dancing Moonlight Leggings and tap into your intuitive side in the Crescent Moon Yoverall. The options are truly endless, as well as inspiring – we might just go home and dust off that yoga mat in the corner of our room. Namaste!

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