Emily Hall

Wave goodbye to Summer, as the back-to-school season is now upon us! As students nationwide prepare for their first day, we decided that it was only fitting to sit down with a few of our girls (ChonzieEmily, Kyndall, and Lily, ), revealing what is it like to manage a blossoming model career, all while taking on the load of being a full-time student. We hope that their advice can gear prospective models in the right direction, showing them that they too can have the best of both worlds! Read below to see what the girls’ had to say in regards to juggling being a full-time student, while pursuing a modeling career:

Hi girls! Thank you so much for doing this. I know things can get a little hectic this time of the year. Let’s start with a little background info. What is your age and what year in school is this for you?

Emily: I am 18-years-old and am in college. I attend Fordham University, and I am doing their online program for the second semester, majoring in Business.

Kyndall: I am 16-years-old and am a Junior in High School.

Chonzie: I am also 16-years-old and am a Junior in High School.

Lily: I am 17-years-old and am a senior at Stanford University’s Online High School.

Emily, as the only current college attendee out of the bunch, what’s your plan for the future?

Emily: I want to graduate college and continue on to do something else! Since I model full-time in New York, I am doing online classes because I love to learn and want to continue to challenge my mind in a way that isn’t related to modeling. So, with that being said, I will continue to do this and then finish college and potentially go onto grad school. I have always wanted to be a lawyer.

Lily, shot by: Megan Taylor

Very cool! I am sure with the communication skills you are acquiring with modeling, you will be an excellent lawyer. Next question is for Lily – what is your favorite thing about finishing high school online?

Lily: In this wonderful program, students and instructors attend live classes remotely from all over the world via the webcams and microphones on our computers (it’s like a web conference, or Skype). It’s a unique and powerful way to learn. I was even able to schedule some of my classes in the evening to free up more days for work.

As for a favorite, there are so many amazing things about Stanford Online High School. I think the most rewarding part of an online education is that I get to learn with, and from, students who live elsewhere. I’ve had the opportunity to discuss politics and philosophy with kids from throughout the United States as well as Europe and Asia. Needless to say, my educational experience has broadened significantly over the past year that I’ve been attending this school. Everyone is approaching the class material in the context of their own local culture and experiences, and that has put my own assumptions and beliefs into the proper, international perspective.

How insightful! It also seems very convenient for those that are fearful that castings will get in the way attending classes, but enough about all the technical stuff! What does education mean to you on a personal level?

Emily: An education, whether it be inside or outside of the classroom, is expanding your mind so you gain a deeper knowledge of things you didn’t know about before. You are learning and just gaining a deeper understanding of different subjects.

Chonzie hanging out in class with one of her favorite teachers.

Chonzie: Education is extremely important to me. My father immigrated to the United States from Tibet. He wanted to attend an American University to obtain an education in order to have a future. Coming from a family where opportunities were limited and were just a dream for him, I am extremely grateful to have an opportunity to attend a school where education is available to everyone.

Kyndall: To me, education means everything.  Learning new things and gaining knowledge is crucial to success in whatever I do.  A person never stops being educated in some way or form throughout their whole life.  However, primary education is the most crucial, which is why I am so grateful to go to the school that I do where I have the opportunity to learn so many new things.

I love the role that education plays in all of your lives. It seems to hold many positive attributes. However, it can’t be all that easy while pursuing a modeling career. Were their any concerns you had before signing your modeling contract? Has these concerns lessened over time?

Chonzie: When I signed my modeling contract, I just finished middle school and was about to start high school. I wasn’t aware of the challenges that I would be facing when it came to missing school for modeling. Some administrators find it difficult to understand why I need to miss school for a “casting” or a “photo shoot,” which can be really frustrating. Another thing I was unaware about is when you miss school for a job, you don’t have much time to catch up on what you’re missing. You are mostly spending the entire day on a photo shoot. I generally do my school work while traveling on a plane, in order to keep up with my school work.

Well, that’s great that you have figured out a system that works for you! This brings to me my next topic. Do any of you guys have a special technique that helps you manage your time between studying and jobs that you feel would be helpful to others?

Kyndall’s go-to headphones to study with.

Kyndall:  One way that I learn is through music! For example, how did I learn my ABC’s? Through singing a song!  So my advice to others that are worried about missing a study time between castings is to listen to a song on the radio with a really good beat, and change out the words to a topic that you are learning about in school!  An example of one that I did to help me remember information from my math class was I changed the lyrics of Kesha’s lyrics from her song, “Tik Tok,” to geometric formulas.

Lily:  One of the most exciting, and sometimes challenging, aspects of this line of work is the varying and unpredictable schedule – shoots and castings may either be confirmed or canceled up until the day before they happen. Because of this, I can’t always count on having a free day during the week to complete schoolwork or study for upcoming exams. One time management technique I had to learn this past year was to stay at least a few days ahead, without fail, on all of my assignments and other school responsibilities. That way, if an unexpected work event came up and I was busy for ten hours one day, I wouldn’t have to worry about rushing to meet a deadline. This probably seems obvious but it really took discipline to get everything done ahead of time, especially after a long day in LA!  I also prepare for all shoots and castings the night before: setting up directions, choosing clothes, getting my portfolio and comp cards together, and packing lunches and snacks.

Chonzie, taken for Claire’s Spring ’16 Prom Campaign

Emily: I think that scheduling things out on paper with a pen is the best way to go about things. I always feel more confident about my day, especially if it is hectic, if I can see it written out in front of me and not written out on a screen.

All these techniques sound super helpful in terms of time management! Branching from my last question, what have you found to be absolutely essential to your success in school and/or work?

Chonzie: My earbuds are honestly so helpful for me, and play a big role when it comes to succeeding in school. I work best when I’m isolated, and my earbuds totally zone everything out and help me focus on whatever I’m doing.

Kyndall: Support is vital to success in school and work.  My family has always been behind me to support and help me in any situation, whatever the circumstance.  Whether it be not knowing the answer to a homework question and my parents sitting with me and helping me until we figure it out, or my grandpa driving with me for four and a half hours through L.A traffic to get to my casting.

Lily:  One of the most important things I’ve learned this year is that even though I have lots of varying responsibilities, it’s essential to be fully present in whatever I am currently doing. Even if I know I have a lot of studying to do after work, I stay 100% focused on the task at hand without letting any one thing impact how well I do somewhere else. It’s all about taking things one step at a time. Even more importantly, being professional is definitely essential to success, and that is another commitment of mine.

Kyndall dominating the school yard in a photo shot by: Tina Jo.

Absolutely! I can see how all of these things can strongly benefit you in the long run. Now, let’s get to the fun stuff. If we took a look at your locker or dorm, what celebrity crush would probably be posted?

Kyndall: Hmmm… that’s a good question.  I think it would most likely be Prince Harry of Wales.  I adore the royal family, and Harry is just positively charming!  I have little picture frames in my locker, so I wouldn’t be surprised if his picture found it’s way into one of them!

We all have our preferences – hot or cold lunch?!

Kyndall: 100% cold lunch!  I eat the same thing for lunch pretty much everyday: a protein bar with at least 12 grams of protein since I’m vegetarian, a piece of fruit for necessary vitamins and minerals plus fiber, and roasted chickpeas for carbohydrates to fuel me for the rest of the day.  And don’t forget lots and lots of water!

Kyndall’s favorite bars to snack on.

Lily: Cold lunch – maybe that’s just because it’s August and 80-90 degrees in LA! 🙂

Haha! I think it is safe to say that cold lunch takes the lead – which I am not mad about! Healthy is happy, after all. This brings me to my next question: is there a subject that you are always happy to learn about?

Lily sharing her bright ideas in a photo taken by: Tina Jo.

Lily: This is a difficult question to answer. I really do love them all! But, if I had to choose one, it would probably be calculus. There’s a unique beauty to mathematics in general, but when I was introduced to calculus it was like I had discovered the hidden mechanism of the universe.

Emily: I have always been a history fan. My history teacher in High School taught it really well, and I just loved to learn about all of these events that happened in history and how it shaped our current world. It is fascinating to me how one day we will be in history books for certain events.

Amazing! Is there anything that you are excited to learn about this upcoming school year that is new to you?

Lily: This year I am taking an elective history course called “Globalization and Imperial Exchange: From Alexander the Great to NATO.” The class is centered around the growth and decline of different empires throughout time. I am interested in how cultural identity is shaped by power struggles and outside influences.

Do you feel that modeling has helped your performance at school in certain areas?

Lily: Actually, yes, it really has helped, both in school and in life. I tend to be more introverted by nature and when I started modeling it required me to enter another, more extroverted dimension of my personality. I’ve noticed that since I’ve been working I’ve become more and more comfortable with this side of myself. Although I’m still the same person, my inner extrovert is now on display quite often, and I see and feel a difference in my performance in school presentations and discussions. I’m a bit more voluble and confident in expressing my thoughts and opinions than I was previously.   

Chonzie having a blast with her fellow classmates in-between classes.

Chonzie: I believe that modeling has helped me a lot when it comes to communicating with teachers. I have to communicate to my agency especially when I am living in Colorado, not California. Because of that, I’ve had to really work on expressing all my needs and making an effort to keep them updated. Therefore, modeling has really helped me when it comes to communication with others.

Kyndall: Absolutely.  If a person is failing all of their classes, it’s going to be extremely difficult to have a successful modeling career, because they will be too worried about keeping their grades up to do anything else.  So for me, modeling provides the motivation to pay attention in class, in order to excel in school and get good grades so that I can continue to do what I love: model.

One of Kyndall’s favorite outfits to wear to school, purchased from TOPSHOP.

It’s great to see how modeling has impacted all of you so positively! Now, is there a specific hobby that you like to do when your not in school, that is not modeling? 

 EmilyMy favorite thing to do is either to shoot/model, play the guitar, or spend time with my friends. I think it’s a nice balance!

Kyndall: My favorite thing to do when I’m not in school aside from modeling, is to design clothes.  I have a journal that I keep by my bed so that when inspiration hits, it’s there for me to sketch in. Lately, I’ve received a lot of inspiration from the dress Kim Kardashian wore to the Met Gala, so I have been inspired to create a collection that is entirely black and white with a futuristic twist.

Lily: I love to read a good book or play with my dog, Pansy.

She got it from her mama! Lily’s beloved dog, Pansy, modeling in the sunlight.

Chonzie, taken by: Alex Geim

Very cool – To wrap things up, do any of you gals have any other advice for aspiring models that are also enrolled in school?

Chonzie: My advice for an aspiring model who’s enrolled in school is to keep up with all your classes. The worst thing is to be leaving town when your grades are struggling. If you’re on top of everything, you won’t be as stressed when you have to leave. Also, make a serious effort to really communicate with your teachers.  For example, before I leave for a job I ask them, “I’m leaving town for ___ day(s), what am I going to be missing? And when can I make it up?” That way you can have a good relationship with your teacher, and feel better about missing school.

Emily, Shot by: Troels Jepsen

Emily: I would say just make sure you plan out your days and your schedules every week to make sure you have time to do school. I know as a model, we don’t typically get our schedule until the night before but if you know you will have a busy day, print some reading out and take it with you to read in-between castings or during down time on set. It is all about organizing and planning and you can stay on top of things.

Kyndall: Don’t be afraid to go for your dreams!  Anything is possible if you put your mind to it, so if your desire is to be a model, don’t let anything stand in your way.  Things have a way of working themselves out, and there are amazing people like the wonderful women of Nous to help you fulfill your dream.

Emily, taken by Senreve

Check out Chonzie‘s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Emily‘s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Kyndall‘s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Check out Lily‘s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

 

Wow! Emily Hall has worked her runway magic again in the prestigious Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Australia! After taking part in the New York, Milan, London, and Madrid shows last year, it’s only natural that Miss Hall would dazzle the world-down-under with her trailblazer vibes!  With a superstar presence, Emily booked a total of eight shows.  We’re so proud of you baby girl!

To view her journey, take a peep below!:

Albus Lumen

Surrounded by a naturally lit courtyard, first on Emily Hall’s list was walking down Albus Lumen‘s runway. Emily appeared radiant in her fabulous opaque black maxi-dress, making this line one to talk about! Albus Lumen’s message is to put forth value towards the confidence in simplicity. It’s name is Latin for “white light,” as it is not weighed down by trends. They also draw strength from detailed minimalism, providing both comfort and elegance in all their designs. I mean, what’s not to love about a fashion line with principle? We dig it!

To view more photos from Albus Lumen’s AFW 2017 show, click here.

Sass and Bide

Sass & Bide

Also, for her second show on day one, how sophisticated is this dress worn by Emily for Sass & Bide? With an eye for incoming trends, Sass & Bide has evolved themselves into a highly creative Australian designer brand, influenced by the bold and individualistic types of women. Emily looked absolutely fierce this season on their runway, blurring the lines between edgy and classic in her attire. We can definitely see this item being sold out in the near future, as boss ladies everywhere will love the way they look and feel in this style!

Click here to view more from the 2017 Sass & Bide’s AFW Runway Show.

Hansen & Gretel

Day two began on a high note with the au courant Hansen & Gretel 2017 AFW Runway Show. Light and whimsical with a youthful flair is the perfect way to describe Hansen & Gretel’s latest line, pertaining a style that excites our inner-dolls. Emily wore a mildly-off-the-shoulder flower print dress that captivated her audience, skyrocketing the bar for next season. We can definitely see these trends doing well on the ecommerce market, and are very excited upon their release! For those that fear putting down all their money at once, they offer bargain layaway rates that will make your life much easier! I mean, what an original thing to offer? We totally just joined their fan club. 😉

To view more photos from the Hansen & Gretel show, peep here.

Project NextGen

Project NextGen

 

Continuing into day two, Emily had the privilege of appearing in the Project NextGen Runway Show. According to the official Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week website, Project NextGen is “is intended to provide a platform to discover and support emerging Australian fashion designers.” Therefore, “by connecting these gifted individuals with an experienced panel of industry insiders, the program mentors Australian talent to help them hone a broad range of skills by elevating their profile through industry connections and ongoing business support.”

How cool! It’s always refreshing to see the fashion industry extend their hand out to the dreamers. After seeing Emily walk in this show wearing a stylish black leotard alongside a detailed red choker with fringe, we can’t help but be excited for where fashion is heading (it’s so cute!).


Zambesi

For the final show on day two, Emily walked for Zambesi, wearing three separate designs. For her first appearance, she wore a jet-black-long-sleeve-cover-up over a black slip. The cover-up is sheer in design, appearing airy and weightless in movement (perfect for breezy nights in the city). It’s an absolute must have for the woman on-the-go, aiming to look chic, without all the fuss!

For her second appearance, Emily mesmerized the audience in a tan mesh top, a pair of loose-fitting black shorts, and a lengthy black sheer jacket. Mesh has definitely made a comeback this year, and now we’re reminded why! It’s the perfect add-on to a simplistic tone of style, adding that extra “zest” that we all long for when putting together an attire.

Lastly, for Emily’s final appearance in the Zambesi Show, she rocked a multi-color embellished dress with an illuminating white-sheer underlay. Our fashion forecasters say that we are to see much of the material used in the underlay in the future, and we’re not complaining! We love this modern design, as it is as pretty to look at as it is unique.

 

What to view more photos for the Zambesi 2017 AFW Runway show? Click here, you won’t be sorry!

 

Ginger + Smart

Day three started out on a bright note, with Emily walking in the Ginger + Smart 18 Collection Runway Show. In this show, Emily stole the stage in a long and vibrant blue dress, with an added flair. For accessories, she came equipped with a bright pink shoulder bag, adding a dramatic contrast, providing the perfect “pop” of color. This line aims to embrace a joyful, optimistic celebration of women in the arts, and Emily couldn’t have been a better fit for this role, as she is a true work of art!


Want to see more? Take a look at Ginger + Smart’s full runway video to witness the magic firsthand!:

Romance Was Born

Day Three continued on with Emily rocking out in Romance Was Born‘s fashion show. This line is definitely the most edgiest in terms of design, having each of their models evolving into a complete embodiment of living art. Romance Was Born’s goal in design is to create  clothing that is more than just a beautiful garment, but an immersive cultural experience that pushes to provoke an emotional response. After taking a peek below at the attire Emily wore for their Australian Fashion Week runway show, we are feeling all the positive feels!

To view more photos from Romance Was Born’s catwalk, click here.

VMajor

Wrapping up day three, Emily did not go out quietly. Nope, she stole the stage again like the superstar she is, wearing two groundbreaking designs by VMajor. According to their designers, Victor Zhu and Nicole Lin, this line is “designed for independent and stylish professional women all over the world. It is about setting a standard, highlighting the international aspects and mixed identity of the brand and reflecting beautiful, confident, masculine yet feminine, modern women.” We can definitely see their message being shared through what Emily was picked to wear, as she looks absolutely chic!

In her first outfit, Emily flaunted a baby blue jacket over a patch-printed silk dress. This innovative approach to business attire is stimulating, as it leaves behind the outdated belief that to be professional, you must wear all black. If you love what you do, why not add a spice of color to wardrobe? It will make your day that much brighter!

In her second attire, Emily provided us with the denim kick we have been obsessing about over the past couple years, yet VMajor added a new spin: a denim fringe-like dress! How neat! This new take on denim is bound to make shopaholics out of all of us. I mean, how stunning does Emily look? We’re speechless!

To view more photos from the VMajor runway, click here.

VMajor Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week 2017

& That’s a Wrap!

To view more on the Mercedes-Benz Australian Fashion Week, peep their website! Lots of style inspo to be shared. 🙂

Wow! How incredible does Emily Hall look in her latest spread with Rose & Ivy Magazine? With a light and airy feel to each shot, Emily appears almost doll-like in each of her portraits, looking more and more radiant by each page. The off-white and baby blue tones also add to the spread, emphasizing the focus on her eyes. We adore it!

Also, for a little background info on Rose & Ivy, this company is much more than just a fashion magazine. This company values all the beautiful details in the world, from luxury fashion, to beauty and design. On their website, they even offer a segment that suggests a handful of healthy food recipes, each with a curated editorial approach. For all those that favor the finer things in life, a subscription is something to be sought after!

For more on the spread, take a look at the full shoot below!:

 
Check out Emily’s portfolio and follow her on Instagram.
Photographer – Evgenia Sizanyuk Website | Instagram.
 MUA – Alexandra Kora Instagram.
Hair – Andy Tseng Website.
Stylist – Ana Tessa Instagram.

EmilyFW

If you haven’t been following Emily Hall on social media yet, now is the time to start. This gorgeous girl continues to take the fashion world by storm with her tireless work ethic, most recently leading her to walking thirteen shows in Madrid Fashion Week in four days. After a stunning debut in New York, Milan, and London, it was only fitting for Madrid to be next on her tour de force.

 

Emily sent her MFW client list à la napkin, right before her first job in the morning.

Walking for sought-after international designers like Menchén Tomás, Maria Ke Fishermann, and Andrés Sardá saw her repping all the trends we look forward to seeing in the coming seasons, from vintage glam to modern rebel. (Also, we’d say strutting down the runway in a Marie Antoinette getup fulfills every girl’s modeling daydream.) One of our particular favorites was Teresa Helbig‘s Old Money collection, which took aristocratic fashion for a playful romp through 70’s flair with maximalist detailing.

When asked for a complete list of all the designers she walked for, this busy bee scrawled it on a napkin at a cafe before heading to her first job in the morning. (Now that’s dedication!) We couldn’t be more thrilled to see this #girlboss’s dreams coming true, one step at a time. Keep scrolling to see how Emily rocked Madrid Fashion Week.

 

MFW Day 2: Juan Vidal, Ángel Schlesser, Ion Fiz

MFW Day 3: Andrés Sardá, Roberto Torretta, Teresa Helbig, Menchén Tomás

MFW Day 4: Ailanto, Maria Ke Fisherman

MFW Day 5: The 2nd Skin Co, Alvarno, Jorge Vázquez, Olivia

See more of the Designers pictured above here:

 

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

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Stating Emily Hall did well at her opening Fashion Week season would be a major understatement– we’d say walking in a total of eighteen shows in three different countries deserves major props at the very least! If that doesn’t grab your attention, the incredible collections she modeled continue to dominate our feeds. Keep scrolling to take a look back at the shows she walked in this season.

Milan Fashion Week

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Day 2: Adam Selman, Marissa Webb

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Day 3: Oday Shakar, Nicole Miller, Milly

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Day 4: Self-Portrait, Academy of Art

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NYFW Day 6: Zero + Maria Cornejo                                                      NYFW Day 7: Monique Lhullier

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NYFW Day 8: Marchesa

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See more of the designers picture above here:

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

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From developing a true love for the world of fitness and personal training, to attending castings all hours of the day and night, to learning healthy recipes and a love for cooking clean (you can check out her cooking on Instagram through #EmilyEats), she’s demonstrated the dedication and tenacity all top models strive for in this competitive industry. On top of that- her contageous congeniality and unshakable smile make her a personal favorite of everyone she works with. This girl is truly the total package- and we couldn’t be more happy for her success!

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That #girlboss hustle has certainly paid off– this year during her first NYFW season she booked TEN shows, was featured by world-famous photog Phil Oh in Vogue’s Best Streetstyle, and was shot by famed Yeezy photog Driely Carter for a new faces lookbook.linebreak

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We couldn’t be more proud of her, especially considering the remarkable style and grace she shows in the midst of fashion week madness. After walking in some of the most anticipated shows, including Marchesa, Monique LhuillierAdam Selman, and Milly, we’ll be glued to Instagram for an update of where she goes next. (Hint: London Fashion Week starts Friday!) Keep scrolling for an inside look at her adventures through NYFW.linebreak

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See more of the designers pictured above here:

Marissa Webb Website / Instagram                  Adam Selman Website / Instagram

Oday Shakar Website / Instagram                     Milly Website / Instagram

Nicole Miller Website / Instagram                    Self-Portrait Website / Instagram

Zero + Maria Cornejo Website / Instagram      Monique Lhuillier Website / Instagram

                                                                                     Marchesa Website / Instagram

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