Nous Models

Chloe for Banana Baby

Can you hear it in the distance? The sound of thousands of fashion, music, and art enthusiasts packing their bags and rushing towards California’s biggest music festival: Coachella. Here at Nous we are close behind them, gearing up for an unforgettable weekend of the best entertainment and painstakingly choosing our best festival outfits. When we saw Banana Baby’s Spring/Summer 2016 line with Chloe Bechtol, we immediately made room for these must-have pieces in our sartorial line-up. From oversized graphic tees to perfectly tailored flirty dresses, this on-trend line has something for every festival girl.

We’re obsessed with their high waisted shorts and skirts, with lace up details and added flounces to showcase legs for days. Paired with their flowy, silken peasant blouse you can practically hear the roar of the crowd already! And if you’re worried about all-day festival wear, don’t be. Cici Baby has you covered. We’ll be strolling into ‘chella with our new essential “day to night” outfit: the off the shoulder eyelet dress and platform sandal topped off with an easy-breezy hat.

Check out Banana Baby online and throw a few of their essentials in your suitcase before you head to Coachella weekend so you can look hot and keep cool!

Chloe Bechtol for Banana Baby

 Chloe for Banana Baby

Chloe Bechtol for Banana Baby

Chloe Bechtol for Banana Baby

Chloe Bechtol for Banana Baby

Chloe Bechtol for Banana Baby

Producer – Ray Image Website/Instagram

Photographer – GT Photo Website/Instagram

Makeup – Mia Yang Website/Instagram

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

Shop more Banana Baby here.

 monicasydneyclinique_cover

Gearing up for the weekend? Kick-start your Friday night with the latest arrivals from Clinique featuring Sydney and Monica. Clinique is pretty much our favorite go-to brand for the highest quality makeup and skincare, so we couldn’t be more proud of these beautiful ladies for being chosen to represent them!

Sydney has us swooning over her perfect dewy complexion, stunning as an exotic vintage beauty with kohl-lined eyes and the perfect red lip for one look, with flirty pink accents to smoky taupe eyes in a second more natural option. Monica, on the other hand, is making a strong impression for minimalism sporting menswear and the new Pep Start Eye Cream, creating a beautiful contrast with the vivid wash of color she wears as a modern-day flower child for her second look to promote the Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm.

Warning: Viewing WILL make you want to try out these products for yourself, so head to Clinique, bag some goodies, and thank us later!

Shop Clinique here.

Take a look at Monica and Sydney’s portfolios or follow them on Instagram.

Monica / Sydney

Intro Solo

Keeping up with the times in the fitness world is nothing out of the ordinary for a Nous girl. You name it; we’ve done it. So naturally, when we heard that a studio in our neighborhood was the first in Los Angeles to fuse Pilates (our favorite) with a hot yoga room, we had to add it to our been-there-nailed-that list. Challenge accepted.

In an effort to do something fun while also doing something good, we teamed up with Hot Pilates and our favorite athleisure brand Beyond Yoga on special class to raise donations for Back on My Feet, a local Los Angeles-based organization that utilizes a fitness-based program to restore confidence, strength, and self-esteem in homeless individuals, allowing them to be better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes, and new lives.

Celeb trainer Shannon Nadj, who also owns the studio and is basically our new Pilates guru, walked us through the class step by step (she also had quite a good time laughing along at our dramatic pleas for relief, and so did we).

Here’s what we learned: Hot Pilates takes both classic Pilates method classes, and over half a dozen Pilates fusion classes, and steps up the intensity by cranking up the heat. At 90 to 100 degrees, you are pretty much guaranteed to sweat- a lot. Like, a lot, a lot. Which is totally a good thing. You’ll sculpt long and lean muscle while detoxing your body and clarifying your skin. It’s win-win-win, a true triple threat of fitness endeavors.

A HUGE thank you to Beyond Yoga, Core Water and Juice Served Here for their generous donations to this charity event- it wouldn’t have been the same without you!

GroupBefore

solo studio

Processed with VSCOcam with a8 preset

SM4

GroupAfter

Back on my Feet is a local Los Angeles-based charity that utilizes a fitness-based program to restore confidence, strength, and self-esteem in homeless individuals, allowing them to be better equipped to tackle the road ahead and move toward jobs, homes, and new lives. They also provide practical training and employment resources for achieving independence; an environment that promotes accountability; and a community that offers compassion and hope.  They seek to empower individuals to achieve what once seemed impossible through the seemingly simple act of putting one foot in front of the other.

Hot Pilates – Website / Instagram

Beyond Yoga –  Website / Instagram

Back on My Feet Los Angeles –  Website / Instagram

jordanforglassons_cover

Sick of standing in front of your closet? So were we — until we saw the newest pieces from Glassons on Jordan Monaghan. Their Velvet Underground lookbook is a dreamy collection of enticing throwbacks à la Penny Lane. Casual blouses and high-waisted skirts are reminiscent of a stroll down the boardwalk at sunset with your favorite tunes in tow.

We adore their delicate dresses and tops: cutouts in all the right places for a seamless day-to-night look. Flirty tie neck tops and swoon-worthy velvet burnout dresses are balanced by luxurious cardigans that are work and play appropriate. But don’t take our word for it — keep scrolling to see how Jordan wears some of our new favorite looks.

VENICE_4

VENICE_7

VENICE_9

VENICE_20

VENICE_3

smokeyeyetutorialcover

This article was originally posted on Byrdie.com

We love our smoky eyes sparkly. We love our smoky eyes metallic. And we love our smoky eyes in every color of the rainbow. However, none of those looks are exactly daytime-appropriate. But when we hear the words “smoky eye” we can’t help but reach for the black eyeliner and silver shadow—the heart wants what it wants, right? To help remedy this “more is more” approach we’ve grown accustomed to, we called in celebrity makeup artist Lauren Andersen. Andersen assured us we can translate our love of the sultry smoky eye into a much more daytime-friendly version that’s just as captivating.

Keep reading to see how it’s done!

main.original.585x0

Before

Before you begin your smoky eye, make sure you have groomed brows to frame your face.

main.original.585x0-1

Step One: Lid Shadow

Using a large eye shadow brush, press a slightly shimmery, light taupe color,

like the one from Dior’s 5-Colour Eyeshadow palette in Montaigne,

into the center of your lid. Then, flip the brush to soften it at the crease,

and push the color into your lower lash line as well.

main.original.585x0-2

Step Two: Crease Shadow

Using a darker brown shadow, take a blending eye shadow brush

and swirl the color in small circles into the outer corner.

Create a little more depth by blending it up into the crease.

Resist the urge to take this step into your typical night-out application.

Andersen says it’s always better to start with less, and build up as needed.

main.original.585x0-3

Step Three: Liner

With eyeliner, Andersen says you want to define the eyes, but not see the liner.

Start at outer corner and use short strokes right at the base of the lash line.

As you work in toward the inner corner, make your strokes even lighter.

Then, grab the flat brush you used earlier and smudge it in.

We defined both upper and lower lash lines, but that choice is all yours.

Just skip the waterline for daytime. We used Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Roach, a cappuccino color.

main.original.585x0-4

Step Four: Mascara

Day or night, no smoky eye is complete without curled lashes and a healthy dose of mascara.

main.original.585x0-5

Done!

And when in doubt, blend. A daytime smoky eye should be blended out to a soft, hazy finish.

When you can’t blend anymore, you’re done!

See more beauty tutorials on Byrdie.com.
Photographer: Justin Coit
Makeup Artist: Lauren Andersen
Hairstylist: Gregory Russell

Manicurist: Barbara Warner

Producer: Jenna Peffley

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

 

Emilymcover

How old are you?
I’m 20 years old, but will still occasionally get carded at movie theaters.

Where are you from?
Tempe, Arizona — right around ASU, where I go to school!

Did you always know you wanted to model?
Absolutely not, I was so opposed to it when I was younger. I never signed or did anything modeling related until I was 18 and then it all took off.

Who are some models that you look up to?
Chrissy Teigen, she’s so cute and down to earth. She’s my favorite person on Instagram because she’s so funny and always posts food related photos.

What excites you most about modeling?
It’s never the same, every day is something new which is so nice. When you get to work with and meet these amazing people, it really makes the job fun!

What’s on your iTunes right now?
Everything. I use Spotify, so literally everything. I mostly listen to a lot of Kanye, Beyonce, and John Legend but then it’ll go to Devendra Banhart, Arctic Monkeys, The Rolling Stones, etc.

What’s your favorite book?
Lately any book I’ve read for my own enjoyment has been poetry, I love Warsan Shire. I own her book, but read most of her work online.

Fun fact about yourself?
I’m a pretty decent writer, mostly for my own enjoyment but can write a pretty glorious term paper. Probably because I can write just as much as I can talk — a lot.

Your best kept beauty secret?
Icing my face, it saves my skin if I ever get a break out. I’m actually scared to touch my face, I only trust my aesthetician back home to take care of my skin and eyebrows.

How would you describe your style?
Everything in my closet is relatively similar. A lot of neutral colors, a lot of basic clothing items that fit nicely and look polished. I have more of a shopping problem with lingerie rather than real clothes. I’m very picky about what I buy and donate a lot, so I really don’t own a ton.

model style things she's obsessed with

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