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What does fashion mean to you?

Fashion is the wonderful opportunity to wear art. It captures the consciousness of our time, helping to express what we feel and who we are in the here-and-now. When you look back on past styles, they are all connected to movements and attitudes of the time.

What excites you about the future of Seattle fashion?

If all the talent that resides here rises up together to make their Seattle statement, which I believe they soon will, it’s going to put our city on the map of fashion, and that would be very exciting!

How would you describe your own personal style? Can you share a few address book recommendations to our readers?

My own personal style is a mash-up of the 1960’s, classic femininity and 19th century sailing. Though I adore buying new clothes, nothing beats a unique piece of vintage clothing—my favorite vintage shop is definitely Lucky in the Udistrict, located on the Ave. I can always find something there, and the owner is really nice.

If you weren’t a model then you would be?

A sailor, traveling all around the world. And a novelist. So a sailor-novelist.

What is the one item you never leave the house without?

Pen and paper. I love to write and draw, and you never know when or where you will encounter inspiration!

Which designers currently working do you admire most?

I just found (and now adore) AF Vandevorst. I especially love his Spring 2010 collection.

Do you ever get nervous before a photoshoot or runway show? What do you do to give you that spark of confidence?

Yes, I do get nervous. My best way to beat the butterflies is to spend the couple of hours before I leave for my photoshoot listening to Ladytron’s Witching Hour.

What advice can you give to those who are looking to get into the modeling industry?

Whatever you do, do it completely with confidence. Chances are if you believe in what you do, so will everyone else.

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