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This feature originally posted on Abookof.us. 

MAGRUDER SISTERS

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Name: Madeline and Olivia Magruder
Agency/Agencies: Nous Model Management
Hometown: Grasonville MD
Current Location: MD
Nickname: Liv and Maddie
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TELL US YOUR STORY? WHO ARE THE MAGRUDER TWINS?

We are identical twins who grew up sailing and cruising on the Chesapeake bay. We have horses and over the years we have competed in English hunter/jumper shows.

 WHERE ARE YOU GIRLS FROM? 

Olivia and I are from Maryland.

TELL US ABOUT YOUR HOMETOWN.

We grew up in the Annapolis area on the Chesapeake bay.space-right-size

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WHERE ARE YOU BASED? WHICH CITY DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN? 

This is our senior year so while we are still in school we live in Maryland. Olivia and I see ourselves working in New York in the near future.

HOW DID YOU GET DISCOVERED AS MODELS?

While on Vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we stopped into a McDonalds for breakfast. A model scout from DNA models NYC approached us.space-right-size

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WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BE A MODEL?

My father was a model in his younger years. After we were discovered, everything happened so fast.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN MODELING?

We have been modeling for about a year now.space-right-size

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WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE PART IN BEING A MODEL?

Traveling and meeting such artistic people!space-right-size

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YOUR MOST MEMORABLE EXPERIENCE IN MODELING SO FAR.

This past summer Olivia and I spent a month living in LA. We met a lot of incredibly talented people in the industry and gained a tremendous amount of experience.space-right-size

HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR TIME AS A MODEL?

We have a workout schedule and are prepared at any moment for a job.

IF YOU CAN COMPARE YOUR MODELING EXPERIENCES WITH YOUR FAVORITE FOOD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Lobster!space-right-size

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YOUR FAVORITE FOOD.

We love all seafood, especially lobster!

BOOK THAT YOU’RE CURRENTLY READING.

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MOST MEMORABLE SHOOT SO FAR.

Modeling on top of a building in a little red convertible with two other models.

WHAT ELSE KEEPS YOU BUSY ASIDE FROM MODELING?

We are equestrians. If we are not modeling, you can find us at the barn with our horses.

WHAT COMES NEXT AFTER MODELING?

We would both like to stay in the fashion industry.space-right-size

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ANY ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE TO ANY ASPIRING MODELS OUT THERE?

Be confident of yourself and don’t let others stand in your way of accomplishing your dreams.

DREAM PROJECT?

Being on the cover of Vogue.space-right-size

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DREAM CLIENT?

Calvin Klein or Victoria Secret

TELL US A SECRET.

We used to switch classes in school without anyone knowing.space-right-size


CURRENTLY BINGE WATCHING _____.

We do not watch a lot of television.


IF YOU’RE GONNA HAVE A BOOK WHAT TITLE WOULD IT BE?

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IF YOU WILL BE GIVEN THE CHANCE AND OPPORTUNITY TO HELP A SPECIFIC CHARITY, WHAT WOULD IT BE AND WHY?

I would help out with WWF ( World Wildlife Fund). Animals are becoming endangered and only we can help.space-right-size

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Photographer – Irvin Rivera Website / Instagram

Styling – Tyler McDaniel Website / Instagram

Makeup – Alexa N Hernandez @ Wilhelmina Artists Website / Instagram

Hair – Preston Wada  Website / Instagram

Photo Asst – Phill Limprasertwong Website / Instagram

Styling Asst – Alexa Molinaro Website / Instagram

Check out Madeline and Olivia‘s portfolios and follow them on Instagram.

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It’s no secret that ethically sourced and produced clothing has been in the spotlight lately, so when Forever Faded came out with a new line of hemp/organic cotton denim wear, we took notice! This gorgeous line is sure to turn heads and hug in all the right places, especially with Faith modeling them. Keep scrolling to see highlights of their fall ’16 lookbook.linebreak

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Find Forever Faded here and see them on Instagram.

Photographer – Tess Angus  Website / Instagram

Hair & Makeup – Crystal Liz Website / Instagram

Owner & Producer – Jessica Till Website

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

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This interview originally featured on Jute Magazine.com.

SYDNEY PHOTOGRAPHED BY JENN COLLINS

Meet Sydney Schafer @ Nous Models!

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Agency: Nous Models

Location: Los Angeles

Height: 5’8”

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Favorite Designer: Gucci

How did you get your start in modeling? Being an actress in LA, I was looking for a stable work that still let me have a creative outlook.

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linebreakOur jaws almost hit the floor when we saw 4SI3NNA’s latest lookbook featuring Tereza. The reason? The clothes are simply flawless- the best additions to any fall wardrobe, from figure-hugging velvet dresses to tailored coats and sheer embellished tops. From the looks of it, the collection is perfect for the rocker chick on-the-go look that swept down runways repeatedly this fall. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for their gorgeous off the shoulder metallic dress and zip faux fur coat for upcoming holiday parties. Keep scrolling to see our favorite pieces from their fall lookbook!linebreak

 

 

 

 

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See more 4SI3NNA here and follow them on Instagram.

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

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This editorial was originally featured on Ladygunn.com.

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Art direction & Styling – Faith Picozzi Website / Instagram

Makeup – Danielle Katherine Website / Instagram

Hair – Crystal Liz Website / Instagram

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

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With tomorrow being the first official day of Fall, many of us are frantically digging our much-loved flannels and sweaters out from the back of the closet and putting away the crop tops to prepare for the coming cooler temperatures. In need of some of-the-moment inspo? Effortless fall fashion is given form in our latest NousZine exclusive shot by photographer Patrick Park and self-styled by our girl Lily, who must have taken note when Coco Chanel advised, “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance.” This model/photographer duo created some seriously gorgeous images, which goes to show that anything can happen when creative minds come together. Keep scrolling to see Lily in Autumn Whispers.
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Photographer – Patrick Park Website/ Instagram

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

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You might know Alyssa Miller as the girl who rose to supermodel fame through modeling for Guess, Victoria’s Secret, and SI Swimsuit Edition, but at heart, she is a laid-back country girl who loves to ride horses. Boho fashion powerhouse For Love and Lemons recently teamed up with Alyssa to get an inside look at her life in Texas, where she works on writing music and taking life at a new, slower pace.  In addition to modeling, Alyssa did all the styling and photography in the shots below. We’ll be watching closely to see where her creativity takes her, and as she records her first album we expect it will be amazing new places! Keep scrolling to experience a day in the life of Alyssa Miller.

This post was originally featured on For Love and Lemons.com

Days Off with: Alyssa Miller

If you’re like us, you’re welcoming Fall with open arms. And what better way to kick off the season than by exploring Austin, Texas with model, musician and animal lover Alyssa Miller. An Austin resident for just over a year, Alyssa gives us a glimpse into her surreal new life, away from LA and NY, the bustling cities she used to call home.

Read her full story to learn about her evolving career and to get a glimpse into a perfect Fall day in Austin. And let us just say – if the cooler autumn weather doesn’t give you the chills, Alyssa’s “Days Off With” story, complete with wide open ranch spaces and impromptu swims in her neighboring lake, will. 

All photos were taken by Alyssa herself.

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I usually wake pretty early to feed the chickens and the dogs, make my self a cup of tea, crawl back into bed and read the news/catch up on emails. I’ll play a bit of guitar, I love singing and writing songs everyday, it feeds my soul. I’m working on recording my first EP at the moment.  I try to get in a work out everyday I have off, I’ll do a spin class or Pilates. I love going for a little swim at Barton Springs after for a cool down.  I usually try to get some writing done for my Web Series I am working on with my partner Amy Bracco, called Models Wrote This. A comedic take on the everyday lives of models, stay tuned. Ultimately my perfect days off consist of a little rest and relaxation, a little productivity and creativity on some of my projects and a little activity. Perfect balance.

 We see you’re an animal lover from all your furry friends you’ve featured on IG -Can you give us the name of your pets and one word to describe their personality? 

My dogs:

Charlie my Boston Terrier – Gregarious

Tennessee my Mixed Breed – Lover

My chickens:

Loretta – Loud

Dolly – Sweet

Tammy – Rebellious

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I’ve lived in Austin just over a year. I was burnt out on NY, I was pushing myself too hard with work and travel. A few friends had just bought a place in Texas so I started coming down for the weekends and just completely fell in love. I haven’t really fallen out of love either, it’s still the honeymoon phase for me. I love the people here, I love being able to just jump in the river for a quick swim anytime I want, seeing amazing live music on a whim, having chickens roam free in my yard, it’s just a higher quality of life.

We hear that you just moved into a new place – can you tell us a little bit about your new home, the aesthetic, your favorite part of the house?

It’s a bit more modern than I imagined a house of mine being, but it just had the best energy. It’s very special, so many amazing details. The space is very open and airy as well, which I love.

What are you looking for (furniture pieces, design inspiration, other decor) to decorate your new space?

I have such a love of furniture, typically Mid Century Modern, and interior design. I have collected so many amazing pieces over the years. I LOVE chairs, collect them like a mad woman. So I haven’t had to do much, but as a collector I always have my eye out for special pieces.linebreak

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To be honest, I’ve taken a major step back. But by choice, I was burnt out after years of flying non-stop and not really taking a break. Now I’m lucky enough to choose the jobs I want to take and do my own projects on the side. I’ve changed my whole approach, and my life is more about what makes me happy and keeps me healthy. Now when I am on the road, I am so happy to be there and can be fully present in the moment.

What is your favorite part of your job?

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Fall in Austin is amazing, it stays quite warm year round so it’s almost as if we get Fall twice, instead of Winter. The leaves turn and I get to cozy up in all my favorite sweaters, drink tea, and write, it’s my personal heaven.

On my day off, I’d wear: 

An easy dress, or Jeans and a tee.

My favorite styling piece(s) for Fall are: 

A good square toe ankle boot, obsessing on this shape at the moment.linebreak

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I couldn’t do with out singing for a day, my living room has these amazing high ceilings and it makes for some nice acoustics, I just walk around singing all day long.

The song/album I’m playing on repeat this season: 

Kevin Morby – Singing Sawlinebreak

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Josephine House for brunch and bloody Mary’s.

Perla’s for lobster rolls.

Barton Springs for a dip and the best people watching.

The white horse for a dance, a drink, and tacos from the truck out back.

Continental club for the best live music.

In your next life you will be…?

An elephant ️<3

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When I decided to move to Texas, I was really nervous to tell my agent, and she was so lovely and understanding. She said, “Babe, you only live once. Live it all the way up.” So simple, but it struck me because here I was after doing the same thing for so many years, afraid to take a chance and try something new. It was just the encouragement I needed, and I’ve never been happier.

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

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This editorial was originally featured in Nylon Mexico

Fashion Editorial: An Ethereal Entourage

There’s only one thing we love better than pastels lately– metallics. Shot by photog dream team Braina Laviena and Andrew Echeverria, this editorial gives us the best of both worlds while maintaining the minimalist trend that’s been dominating the high-fashion scene. Nylon has become the undisputed authority on cutting-edge and alternative fashion, and this feature stays true to form, with windswept hair and bold eyeshadow adding emphasis to the dreamy twilight mood of the shoot. If you’re a fan of up-and-coming fashion, you might recognize pieces from Meshit and Waltz , as well as staples from established fave Topshop. Keep scrolling to take a walk through Etheral Entourage, a 90’s-inspired fashion reverie.

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Pullover: Meshit, Shirt: Waltz, Shoes: Topshop

Read more Nylon Magazine here.

Photographers – Braina Laviena & Andrew Echeverria Website / Instagram 

Hair & Makeup – Rosie Lucia Website / Instagram

Stylist – Promise Harvey Website / Instagram

Assistant – Sarka Rybar Instagram

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