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We can’t stop staring at our stunning cover girl, #NousModel Laura Evans, on this months’ issue of Plaza Kvinna Magazine – which is on stands now! The cover photo and full story editorial were captured by the talented Anja Poulsen, and published with absolutely no retouching to showcase more natural beauty. We are loving it!

To see the full spread, check out the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Photographer – Anja Poulsen Website | Instagram

Hair, MUA – Simon Rihana Website | Instagram

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Hailey Long ~ 

 

Photo by Yana

Name: 

Hailey Long

Age:

19

From:

San Francisco

1. Favorite punctuation mark?:

I love exclamation points! I also think capital letters are such an aesthetic.

2. Most beautiful place on earth?:

I think the most beautiful place on earth wold be the top of Mount Tam in the Bay Area. My friends and I call it Sunset because you can see the sky for miles.

 

 

 

Photo by William Lords

3. What emoji would best capture your essence?: 

The alien emoji 👽

4. Have you overcome one of your fears?:

Yes! I am terrified of heights and decided to go skydiving at the beginning of this month.

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

Definitely hair feathers. I could not stop buying them and the colored extensions from Claire’s in middle school.

6. What is your favorite 90s/2000s jam?:

Anything Britney Spears

 

 

 

 

 

Photo by William Lords

7. How do you relax after a long, stressful day?: 

I love skincare and spa time so I am instantly relaxed with a hot shower, body scrub, and face mask.

8. What’s your favorite piece of clothing that you currently own?:

I am obsessed with my pink juicy couture sweatsuit.

9. What are some small things that make your day better?:

I love getting small and random gifts from my friends. Even little notes or messages make my day.

10. Favorite band or music:

I have been listening to Kodak on repeat recently. His new album “Dying to Live” is amazing.

 

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! We are so excited about our newest face –  model, artist and dancer, Maya! To learn more about her, check out the story below! ~ 

 

1. Name?

Maya Samaha

2. How old are you?

25

3. Where are you from?

Spokane

4. What’s the most embarrassing trend you gave into?

Avocado Toast

5. Which Superpower would you want?

To heal people who have been emotionally hurt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6. What’s under your bed?

A box spring…one day I’ll buy a bed frame and then let you know

7. How do you kick back and relax?

Watch Netflix and have an aperol spritz

8. What’s been your greatest achievement so far?

Being my own boss at a young age

9. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills

10. Who is your role model, and why?

My mom, because she is everything.

 

 

 

 

 

 

11.What inspires you the most?

Fearless women

12. Do you have a lucky item of clothing?

I do, it’s this olive sleeping bag looking poncho that I thought was a coat when I ordered it. Everyone stops me to talk about it.

13. Do you have any mottos you live by?

You can do anything you want to do, so do it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Art

Art by Maya Samaha

1.How long have you been an artist? 

I have been an artist since I can remember, creating is really all I know. My grandma is an artist in Belgium, and I remember going to her friend’s house in the country to do a live figure drawing session with other artists.

2. Where does your inspiration for your art come from? 

My inspiration comes from women. I love to draw nude figures and silhouettes.

3.What does your artwork aim to say?

My artwork speaks to women and anyone else who appreciates the beauty of bodies.

 

 

 

 

Art by Maya Samaha

4.Which artist(s) do you look up to and why? 

I grew up enjoying Helmut Newton’s photography and admired his constant theme of nudity and fashion.

5. Which artwork(s) are you most proud of and why?

I am the most proud of my last collection of pieces, I had a sold out art show called “The Boot” and couldn’t believe it. I combined figure drawing with high fashion mixed media, and it was a hit. I recently had my art displayed in an online gallery for International Women’s Day, which is so exciting.    

                                               

 

 

Dance      

 

1.How long have you been a dancer?

I was raised in a dance studio with my mom who was a ballerina. I started dancing at 4 years old.

2.What is your favorite type of dance?

I learned quickly that ballet was not my thing, and I fell in love with hip hop and contemporary.

3.What is one of your favorite memories as a dancer?

One of my favorite memories was choreographing a duo with my friend in her basement. We came up with a routine in 24 hours and ended up winning 1st place at Nationals in Las Vegas.

4.Do you choreograph? If so, what style dance?

Choreographing became apart of my life when I was 17 and I became and I became an instructor. I am 25 now and it’s been a while but modeling has definitely shown me that my dancing days may not be over, so I am excited to get back in it.

 

 

Hair Stylist 

 

1.How long have you been a hair stylist?

I have been a hair stylist for 8 years now. I started doing hair in high school for my friend’s school dances.

2.What do you love about being a hair stylist?

I love cutting hair, precision bobs and curly hair are my specialties. Being a hairstylist is not easy, and most of the time you are an underpaid therapist, but connecting with all kinds of people is a blessing and teaches you a lot.

3.Which hair products do you recommend your clients to use? 

Moroccan Oil and Loma are my favorite brands for curly hair.

4.What inspired you to be a hair stylist?

I chose to be a hair stylist because I knew I needed a creative and financially stable career, so doing hair was for me.

 

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Mae ~

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

1. Name?: 

Hi my name is Macon Chabot Mullinax and I go by Mae.

2. How old are you?:

I am 17 years old.

3. Where are you from?:

I am from the small town of Turlock, California in the heart of the Central Valley.

4. What is your dream pet? (It doesn’t have to be traditional!):

My dream pet would be an elephant. I would love to own an elephant sanctuary where breeding took place to ensure that they are around for future generations to be able to see and not just look of pictures in books of the creatures. Elephants are my spirit animal.

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

5. Where would you take your dream vacation?: 

My dream vacation would be to either Bali or Portugal. Both have jungles and sites to visit that are not overpopulated with tourists. Bali is a dream destination with all the wildlife to see, while Portugal is rich in history. I also would love to dive deeper into their cultures.

6. What would the title of your memoir be?:

The title of my memoir would be Modern Teenager. So many books now are painting pictures of the perfect high school experience, but I would use my journal to remember honest events that would be relatable and examples of situations that the average American teenager experience.

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

7. Have you overcome any of your fears?:

I consider myself very spontaneous and adventurous, with almost no real fears. However, my absolute phobia is rodents. I really do not like pet stores – going by that isle and I own a cat to insure there are no mice near me.

 8. What’s been your biggest achievement (so far)?: 

My biggest achievement so far would be graduating high school a year early with above a 4.0 GPA. School has always been a strong suit for me especially writing classes, English. Languages, and the Arts. My two favorite classes I took were Portuguese and Ceramics.

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

9. Is there a band/musician that you would drive across the country to see?:

I have been obsessed with Maroon 5 since I was seven. I would die to go backstage and meet them. I swear I know every song and own every single record for my Crosley player by them.

10. How would your best friend describe you?:

“Mae is a very outgoing and spontaneous person. I love that she is willing to be my right hand and best friend whenever I need her. She is very welcoming and always makes me feel comfortable. Being best friends with her for 6 years has shown me what a true friendship really is. Mae will always stick up for herself and anyone around her, which is an excellent trait to have.”

 

 

 

 

Photo by Alanna Gilbert

11. Who is your role model, and why?:

My role model in the modeling world is Behati Prinsloo because she left her whole life behind to pursue her dreams. She uses her platform to speak out for change and is genuinely a positive person that has worked really hard for her success. Bella Thorne is my main role model because she is unapologetically herself. She has shown me how to try different things and be confident within your own skin.

12. How do you kick back and relax?:

My favorite ways to kick back and relax are taking a warm bath with candles, drawing in my journal, binge watching Youtube videos, organizing my closet, cuddling my kitten & dogs, watching movies with my little sister, and going on night drives, with no destination blasting throwback music.

 

 

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Missing summer already? Bounce back to the beach by checking out Laura Evans’ editorial for Jute Magazine’s October 2018 issue – shot by Jason Zambelli. Laura Evans, hailing from Australia, is looking like a total natural in front of the waves. Aren’t her vibes just so #BeachBumChic!? We love it.

To see the full spread, check out the photos below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love what you see?

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Can’t get enough of Laura?

Check out her portfolio and follow her on Instagram.

Photographer – Jason Zambelli, Instagram | Website.

Stylist – Cassie Anderson, Instagram.

Hair/MUA – Karissa McLaren, Instagram.

 

She’s so Nous! Meet BreAnna ~

 

1. Name?:

BreAnna Caroline Young.

2. Where are you from?:

Dallas, Texas.

4. Do you have a book that changed your life?:

A book that has changed my life has most definitely been the Harry Potter series as a whole. I read them all twice and when I was a child I would go to midnight book releases with my siblings. I just thought it was the most magical time!

5. What inspires you the most?:

My mother and father inspire me to love and lift others as I have watched them raise me and my six brothers and sisters supporting us at our good and bad times always.

 

Breanna and her son. <3

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

My greatest achievement that I never knew I wanted to achieve in life is motherhood. Every day, I am able to learn more about myself that I never knew was possible. It’s like the gift that keeps on enriching my soul, watching my six-year-old son grow.

7. What’s your guilty pleasure?:

I thoroughly enjoy my Costco membership at peak sample hours.

 

 

8. Have you ever pranked called someone?:

One time in my childhood, I was playing an online game, Neopets. When I spun the wheel of fortune, I landed on 10,000 neopoints and out of excitement (?), I called 9-1-1 and hung up…..not knowing later they would show up to my house and have my parents answer the door.

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

I am a human garbage disposal! I eat absolutely everything. Case closed.

10. What makes you feel nostalgic?

My journal makes me feel nostalgic. I have been writing in it ever since I had only little to say, such as: “hi it is this time. Okay, sleep good self.” 😆

 

 

11. Have you overcome one of your fears?:

I always told myself (due to being exposed to Jaws prematurely by my five older siblings) I would never surf, but as I can be quite the daredevil and having since moved out to LA – I tried it. I got up on the board my first try, and now I can’t wait to continue learning!

12. What’s the most embarrassing trend that you gave into?:

OVER PLUCKING MY EYEBROWS! I trust nobody before 2010, but thankfully had a unibrow as a child so they grew back fine, haha.

13. What are you most proud of?:

I am most proud of my son. Being a single mother, I was always worried that this would negatively affect him. However, I am proud to say that he is the most amazing and special little human that I have ever set my eyes on.

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Laura Evans ~

 

1. Name?:

Laura Bella Evans.

2. Where are you from?:

Australia!

3. What motivated you to move from Australia to LA?:

I moved to LA from Australia to open up new career experiences. I have also never been to LA so I am super excited to explore and meet new people.

4. How is Australia similar to LA?:

Australia has similar weather from where I come from on the Gold Coast.

5. How is Australia different from LA?:

Australia has a lot less people, smaller population.

 

 

 

6. What, do you feel, was one of the best parts about growing up in Australia?:

The beaches. There’s nowhere like Australia and the beaches are amazing! I grew up living two minutes by foot near the beach

7. Where would you take your dream vacation?:

My dream vacation is Santorini, Greece. There is something about the dramatic views and stunning sunsets that look so dreamy. Everything about this place looks so incredible and i can’t wait to visit and experience everything in this magical place.

8. What inspires you the most?:

Strong, KIND and loyal women that work their arse off to be who they are!

9. Which superpower would you want to have?:

If i could have a super power it would be to fly. I think that would be the most incredible thing ever. You would feel so alive and free!

 

 

10. What’s your guilty pleasure?:

My guilty pleasure is definitely chocolate. It is so good but so bad!

11. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

California by Phantom Planet from the TV show, The O.C. Favourite show of all time.

12. How do you kick back and relax?:

I love to binge watch TV shows and drink tea. Netflix & Tea is life!

13. Which emoji would best capture your essence?:

🐯

 

 

 

14. What is your dream pet? (It doesn’t have to be traditional!):

My dream pet is definitely a dog. Very traditional but I am such a dog lover and those lil things make me so happy!!! No matter what, a dog can always put a smile on my face.

15. Do you have any mottos you live by?:

Have courage and be kind.

16. What are you looking to accomplish by moving to the USA?:

LA is definitely the next step in my career. I am so grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to see what LA has in store for me! This is my first time into America so I am so excited to experience the lifestyle and travel.

 

 

 

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She’s so Nous! Meet Taylor ~

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

 

1. Name:

Taylor Harvick.

2. How old are you?:

Today I turned 20 years old.

3. Where are you from?:

Oklahoma.

4. Favorite movie or TV show soundtrack?:

Whip It” soundtrack is always the first to come to mind.

 

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

5. How many bones have you broken?:

1, I broke my elbow on a motor scooter when I was younger. I have yet to ride a bird lol.

6. Which emoji captures your essence?:

🌹🕯♍️

7. Most valuable high school class?:

English and creative writing.

8. How do you overcome your fears?:

By just jumping in and doing the thing that scares me.

9. Do you have any lucky memorabilia? Why is it lucky?:

Really any old family jewelry that has been passed down to me. It feels lucky because it has been worn for years before me.

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

10. What would the title of your memoir be?:

Probably something like, “There’s No Handbook on Life.”

11. When you eat candy do the best flavors go first or last?:

Best flavors first!

12. What’s your go-to Karaoke song?:

Anything by Shania Twain or Dixie Chicks (Goodbye Earl).

13. What inspires you the most?:

Resilient, strong, and uplifting people. Oh yeah, and Jesse Jo Stark.

 

 

 

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Donny & Marie Osmond’s classic hit, “I’m a Little Bit Country, a Little Bit Rock N Roll,” is playing through our ears while reviewing Aliya, Lee, and Phoenix‘s new shoot with Elegant Magazine’s August 2018 issue – and we love it! In Elegant’s recent issue, these Nous girls take a break from their big city lives, and embrace some good ‘ole fashion ‘American country’ living. The result = pure art! To see what we are gushing about, take a look at the full editorial below:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Love what you see?

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Can’t Get of enough of Aliya, Lee, and Phoenix? 

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

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

Photographer – Taurat Hossain, Instagram | Website.

Wardrobe – Vanessa Puccini, Instagram.

Lighting Assistant – Selia Tep.

MUA – Nykki Gee, Instagram | Website.

Hair Stylist – Karla Jazmin, Instagram.

 

She’s so Nous! Meet Ella ~

 

Name?:

Ella Calderon.

How old are you?:

14 years old.

Where are you from?:

The San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, California.

Do you have a book that changed your life?:

Yes! I absolutely fell in love with Romeo and Juliet. It’s such a tragic love story. The way they die is what really hit me!

Which superpower would you want have?:

The one superpower that I would most want is to be able to turn into any animal by the snap of my fingers. I could turn into a bird and fly, or turn into a dolphin and spend my days in the ocean.

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

 

 

Photo shot by Wes Klain.

Where is the most beautiful place on earth and why?:

It would be amazing to go to Italy or Australia someday! But so far the most dreamy place I’ve been is Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai is all about nature – everywhere you look is green, lush, and so secluded. I would spend the day surfing and swimming in Hanalei Bay and then walk into town for a shaved ice with macadamia ice cream. HEAVEN!

What is your favorite era of music and why?:

I actually love 50’s music. It just makes me feel happy and bright and that all is right with the world!

What’s your guilty pleasure?:

Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream!!! My absolute favorite flavor is Sweet Cream at Jeni’s. Splendid Ice Cream. When my uncle comes in town, it’s almost a daily stop!

 

 

Photo by Wes Klain.

 

How many bones have you broken?:

Never broken a bone and not planning on it!

Whose fictional wardrobe do you want the most?:

Anne Hathaway’s new wardrobe in The Devil Wears Prada. I would kill for those clothes!!

Favorite Movie?:

It’s a tie between Liar Liar and Pretty Woman. Liar Liar makes me laugh harder than I ever have before, and Pretty Woman just makes me happy a girl.

What’s your favorite weekend activity?:

My perfect weekend day would be a day spent in Malibu, swimming and surfing at Surfrider beach, then grabbing some carne asada tacos at the taco truck on PCH and of course a stop at Jeni’s in Calabasas on the way home.

 

What are you most proud of?:

I would say I’m most proud of my grades at school. I work really hard and it’s paying off!

 

 

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