Taylor Hannum

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A favorite photographer among our models- and all of us here at Nous HQ- is the one and only Lucas Passmore. His photos are unmistakable: think simple, vulnerable and tastefully sexy all at the same time, which is no small achievement! A master at bringing out the strongest attributes and fierce confidence of every girl he works with, when he’s not testing you can find Lucas shooting for some of our favorite brands like Rails and Chloe Oliver or on the pages of magazines like Bisous, Angeleno, Cosmo or even Maxim!

Lucas’s funny, vibrant and energetic personality is incredibly infectious to everyone around him – ironically, it’s kind of a contrast to his sultry photography style. His ability to capture beauty in it’s most pure form continues to amaze us, so we can easily say that our obsession with Lucas isn’t ending anytime soon (but, we’re more than okay with that).

Thank you Lucas! You have taught our girls so much and provided them with valuable experience that has helped them be the successful women that they are today. We’ve seriously enjoyed the past few years of working with you, and are looking forward to many more to come.

Lucas Passmore

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The Models

Alana Bunte // Alex Long // Alexis Ren // Angela Highsmith // Ashley Moore // Brianna Gilchrist // Britt Koth // Cameron Richardson // Cat Haave // Davia Gomez // Fo Porter // Kirby Griffin // Lauren Johnson // Maggimae // Niki Huey // Phoenix Cotner // Polina Frantsena // Taylor Hannum // Zeda Navarro

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We are loving Taylor Hannum’s looks in her recent A’gaci shoot! From flirty evening wear to the perfect leather jacket & beanie combo, it’s no wonder the brand is known for being fierce, fabulous and fun. And to top it off, there’s even a “Don’t Worry, Be-yonce” sweatshirt for you to obsess over (while listening to 7/11 on repeat, of course). Browse the rest of A’gaci’s fresh collection for more Queen B-worthy style.

Shop the looks here.

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

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This article is reposted from Nylon.com.

The first time we watched MINKPINK’s Spring 2015 campaign video, we were too preoccupied by the graphic coverups and swim suits (still can’t get over that shark-printed bikini) to give the storyline the attention it deserved. So we watched it again (and again and again) and totally got swept up by The Beaches’ riotous soundtrack and the pure badass-ness of MINKPINK mega babes Taylor Hannum and Kamilla Alnes. While we were totally into the girl powerness of it all, we couldn’t help but fixate on the super incredible water aerobics instructor. We wanted to know more—like where did he get his moves and what were his thoughts on the whole Glam-ma showdown?

As luck would have it, MINKPINK had another video up their sleeve: one that focuses completely on said instructor, whose name just so happens to be Theyoncé. Watch the short clip below to learn more.

 

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

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From being your best friend on that not-so-great hair day to helping you achieve an “it” factor that transforms an outfit, hats are essential to any model’s wardrobe. Winter months leave us feeling frizzy and freezing, so what better way to get through the day than to cozy up under a trendy wide-brim or beanie. Here’s some of our favorite headgear to get you through the winter months with ease and (and maybe a Peppermint Mocha, or two).

Nothing screams quintessential LA style more than the black wide-brimmed hat, like the ones above from LF’s “Sincerely, Skirts” lookbook. It’s the perfect staple that will liven up your wardrobe in these dreary winter months. We love the versatility of this hat; pair it with a light-wash denim jeans and flats for a quick on-the-go day look, or dress it up in a silk frock and vintage booties for a night out. Naty models the many styles of this hat in her Brandy Melville shoot, proving that it’s the perfect fit (literally, the hat is even named Naty).

If you’re a more seasoned hat veteran and are looking to get creative, try this timeless look in olive- the edgier cousin to classic black hat. Not only is this color perfect for colder months, but it’s also extremely flattering and helps liven up our slowly-fading summer complexions. Taylor pulls off the cool girl style of this look in her Brixton hat from PacSun. Can you say, obsessed?

For a cozier alternative to the wide-brim look, we love the beanie. Wear it on the subway en route to a casting call, then stash it in your bag before heading downtown with girlfriends. Bring out your playful side with these fun cat-ear beanies from PacSun. Or throw on an embroidery beanie from Brandy Melville for an instant conversation starter (or ender, depending on your mood). Regardless, you’ll be killin’ it all through the holiday season.

 

Taylor Hannum

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Naty Belmont

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The ability to capture a model’s personality through a photograph is something Martin Rusch has down to a T. Paired with great natural lighting and a cool mix of backdrops, the results will leave you wanting even more (as we constantly do!). Needless to say we are in love. Thank you, Martin for your beautiful work!

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Martin Rusch, Nous Models, Taylor Hannum

 Martin Rusch

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The Models

Bridget // Tereza // Polina // Zelly // Davia // Alexis // Jocelyn // Ashley // Monica // Taylor

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If there’s one brand where we’re pretty much obsessed with everything they do: it’s MINKPINK. First things first, it’s an Aussie-born brand and we’re digging everything that’s been coming out of Australia recently. It’s all fresh, fun, and most importantly- vibrant! They run with the tagline “Be brave and free”, which we’re planning on heaving henna tattooed on the next time we find ourselves in Venice Beach. Chloe Norgaard is on their design team; no explanation necessary there. Love! Their tweets are out of this world funny, if you’re not already following them, do yourself a favor and do it now. You can find them in the trendiest stores all over the world, from Urban Outfitters and Nastygal to Pacsun and Nordstrom, so you can always find some MINKPINK close by or at the click of a button. Lastly (and right now most importantly) they chose our girl Taylor Hannum to be a part of their video for the 2015 Swim collection, and it is purely AWESOME. It’s exactly what we needed to get us through this week’s case of the Mondaze.

So check out their video and then scroll through a super fun gallery of images we snagged off their inspo board on Tumblr. If you love them as much as we do, click through the individual pieces to get your hands on them.

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One of the things we love about social media is the ability to share and receive all kinds of images of our girls, the work that they do and the work that they inspire. When we realized how amazing these were and how many there were, we decided to pay it forward and make it a regular thing. So from now on, we’re going to be giving shout outs to the fabulous artists that have graciously chosen our girls at muses for their work. Have more than a few pieces of our girls?  You may just get your own feature on Nous Zine!  Keep up the great work guys, you inspire us more than you know!

Want us to share your sketch, graphic art, or painting?  Tag @Nousmodels and hashtag #MyNousWork on Instagram or Twitter for us to spot and share your artwork as inspired by the ladies of Nous Models.  

 

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“My personal style is what I like to call tomboy chic.

I mostly stick to jeans, sundresses and Converse.

I’m usually always in neutral colors and will try to spice it up in some way

whether it’s a pair of sky high heels or slapping on some hot pants.

I just like to keep it real and be me, because at the end of the day that’s what style truly is…

Just being you!”

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Crop Top: Vintage! Get a similar look from Forever 21!

Bralette: Urban Outfitters (@urbanoutfitters)

Distressed Denim: JBrand (@jbrandjeans)

Heels: Steve Madden (@stevemadden)

Backpack: Brandy Melville (@brandymelvilleusa)

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