Thursday, October 31, 2019

Last Minute Halloween Costumes

For Halloween weekend, I flew to Dallas to visit my best friend at college. We pulled together some super cute costumes an hour before the parties! If you procrastinated your costumes for tonight, I got you covered!

For the first costume, we dressed up as In n Out workers! (A west coast favorite fast food place). We wore white skirts and white tops that we already had and got a red apron from a restaurant supply store. Party City and other costume stores would probably sell it as well! We went to In n Out to get our hats and that's it! Super easy!

I loved our Swat Cop costume! We bought the handcuffs, badge, and hat from Party City. You can use any black shorts and top that you already have, paired with some fishnet tights and black boots. They sell the fishnets at Party City too, but I will warn you they rip really easily. My tights ripped before we even got to the party, but a lot of people thought I did it on purpose! My handcuffs kept snagging them all night. For putting together a costume, literally an hour before the party I think it turned out super cute!

Some other quick costume ideas could be a cheerleader if you have an old uniform, a devil, or an angel. As long as you have the horns or angel halo, you can just wear all red or white!

I hope everyone has a safe and happy Halloween!


Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Airport Style

Good morning, you guys! I've had a crazy week of traveling (four flights in 5 days). I've gotten to be pretty good at managing to keep up with school while working, but it's been an overwhelming week. On Sunday, I was invited to the Las Vegas Nascar Race. I'm going to do a whole blog post about it! I wore this outfit to the airport and it was super comfy! 

Now that it's fall, I'm loving all the fall drinks from Peet's Coffee. I ordered the pumpkin latte to take with me on the plane. It's the only thing keeping me awake with all of these flights!

Shop my look:

My earrings are from my store.  
My jacket and pants are from Bloomingdales. I wasn't able to find my exact pants online, but these ones are similar if you want my outfit!
My cami is from ASOS.
My sneakers are by Tommy Hilfiger.
My backpack is so perfect for traveling. It's small but it holds everything I need for the plane, besides my laptop! It's by Marc Jacobs. 


Friday, August 30, 2019

Huge Announcement- Model Off Duty Style

Today's post is the official announcement of my online clothing store!!! It's called Model Off Duty Style and you can shop all the looks by clicking the link or the shop tab on the menu bar. I couldn't be more excited. This has been one of my biggest dreams since I was a little kid and I can't believe it's coming true.

Growing up, I've always been in love with fashion. From an early age, I knew that my career would have something to do with fashion. 

A good outfit can give you the confidence to take on the day. Through my clothing brand, I want every girl to feel like the best version of themselves. Model Off Duty Style has trendy pieces for every girl to feel like they are just getting off the runway.

All of the items are hand-picked by me and new items will be posted weekly. Having the brand be inclusive was super important to me. I've worked really hard to make sure all the pricing is very affordable. I also am continuously working to get the sizing in a large variety of sizes. I want everyone to feel comfortable and beautiful in the clothes.

I'm so excited to keep expanding the brand and to see you guys wear the clothes and accessories. Make sure to follow the brand on instagram and facebook. Tag me in your photos!


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

IT Chapter 2 Premiere and Movie Review

On Monday night, I went to the IT Chapter 2 World Premiere. I'm a huge fan of horror movies so I was so excited to see this highly anticipated movie! 

When I arrived to the venue in Westwood, hundreds of fans were already lined up waiting to see the red carpet arrivals. I met my handler, Kayla, who escorted me to the red carpet. I walked the carpet and had my picture taken at each of the backdrops. They decorated everything so well and incorporated different props from the movie everywhere. The carpet was separated by two different rooms with press and paparazzi. The first was outdoors, and the other was in a tent that I heard people referring to as the "tunnel". The tunnel was much darker with red ambient lighting. 

After I finished with photos, we went inside the theater and were seated. There was popcorn and water waiting in everyone's seat. I sat with my handler, my dad, and a bunch of other people that I had met earlier that night. The director and cast came to the front of the theater and thanked everyone for coming. We also sang happy birthday to the director of the movie! Pretty soon, the lights went off and the movie started playing. 

For someone who hadn't seen the first movie, I was pretty shocked. Without giving away any spoilers, the movie is pretty graphic and the first scene depicts a brutal hate crime. If you're sensitive to extreme violence, I would say to watch a different movie! I like horror movies but it was a lot for me. It was also three hours long. The cast was incredible and you can absolutely tell how much time went into the making of the movie. Overall, a lot of people seemed to really enjoy it but it was a little too much for me.  

When the movie ended, we headed next door to the after party. The party was unbelievable and was decorated like the carnival in the film. There were games, fun houses, tons of food, and even a green screen where they put you into the movie trailer. You can watch mine below! 

By the way, I had to film this trailer in front of everyone which was so embarrassing! 

Overall, I had so much fun and am so grateful that I was invited to the premiere. IT Chapter 2 comes out September 6, in theaters everywhere. 

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

An Inside Look at Disneyland's Club 33

Whenever I'm sad, I know that a Disney movie can cheer me up. Disneyland is known as the happiest place on earth and after spending so much time at the park, I can definitely attest to that. 

My parents are members of Club 33 at Disneyland, so I grew up spending a lot of time, as well as having so many amazing memories, at the park. Today I'm going to be writing about what it's like to be members of Disney's exclusive club! 

For those who don't know, Club 33 is an exclusive member only club at Disneyland. It's located in New Orleans square, near the exit of the Pirates of Caribbean ride. 

Reservations for dinner can only be made by a member, but you are allowed to make reservations for guests. The menu consists of a five course meal accompanied by drinks and pallet cleansers. The chef will provide you the best dishes and can accommodate any allergies or dietary restrictions. They even have a vegetarian course list. On the menu, you choose between three to four options per course. Lunch and dinner are served everyday, as well as brunch on weekends. Courses on the dinner menu change weekly, but usually range from soup and salad to steak and seafood. 

In addition to the restaurant, there is a jazz lounge and bar. Club 33 is the only place in Disneyland (not including California Adventure) where you can be served alcohol. In the jazz lounge, each booth is decorated related to New Orleans Square, including the Haunted Mansion. 

With your membership you also get valet parking at the Grand California every time you enter the park. You get admission to the park with your Club 33 member cards, as well as an allotted number of tickets that come with your annual membership dues. 

Another perk of being a member is that you get immediate fast passes for every ride. There are events that take place every month and members have first access to new parts of the park. This year, I got to go to the new Star Wars Galaxy Land a week before it opened. They  put our phones in bags to make sure we didn't take any photos before opening day. However, the photographers there took some hilarious photos of my boyfriend and me. 

 I still get the same feeling every time I walk into Disneyland and I'm sure I will forever. Disneyland is the place where everyone gets to be a kid again!

What's your favorite ride at Disney? Mine's Indiana Jones.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Apartment and Dorm Decorations #DormGoals

It's almost time to head back to campus! One of the best parts of going back to school is decorating your dorm room or apartment. It can be tough to move away from home so you want to make your new space feel as homey as possible. I'm going to show you some decorations that I'd love to have with me on campus this fall!

Society6 has the cutest decorations for your bedroom, bathroom, workspace, and common area! You can shop the back to college collection here! 

The best part of Society6 is every purchase you make goes towards the artist. They have thousands of decorations that are updated daily. I love traveling so some of the pieces that stood out to me were ones that reminded me of good memories. When you're decorating your new space, make sure you surround yourself with things that make you smile.

New York Pillow

Ace your classes with these adorable notebooks and backpacks.
You can also find cozy duvet covers and wall art for your space. #dormgoals

As you can tell from the pieces I picked, I love to decorate with colors like blush and grey. My little puppy, Millie, never leaves my side. She travels with me wherever I go, both for work and school.  

I'm going to make a room decorating series this year on my blog! What are you most excited for this semester? 

Friday, August 2, 2019

My Experience Casting for Victoria's Secret

With the news of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show being canceled, I thought I'd share my experience casting for the brand. I've never shared this experience publicly before!

 When I was 16, I was boarding a plane to New York City for fashion week. I sat down in my seat and a woman sat next to me. We struck up a conversation and she asked why I was going to New York. When I told her I was going for fashion week, she said that she was casting for Victoria's Secret. The funniest part of this whole story was that it was a red-eye flight so I was in pajamas and eating ice cream during this conversation! Although, they were pajamas from PINK (Victoria Secret's other brand). At the time, modeling for Victoria's Secret was my ultimate goal, as it is for every model. Let's just say I never wore a pajama shirt on a flight again!

She gave me her business card and said she wanted me to cast for their new campaign. She set up a meeting at the Victoria Secret Headquarters for the next day. I was in complete shock and disbelief. 

When I arrived in New York the next morning, I called my agent and told her the news. She didn't believe that I randomly met the VP of Casting for my dream brand on an airplane. Sure enough, she got a call from the brand scheduling a private meeting with me. 

I checked into my hotel and frantically ran through the streets of New York to get coffee and my hair done. Fortunately, I had my lucky casting outfit in my suitcase. I changed, put on some heels, and headed over to Broadway Ave for my meeting. I remember being filled with so many butterflies as I walked into the Victoria Secret building. 

After entering the offices, a woman took me back to the warehouse space. I loved the brand so much that I was just as excited to see all the new pieces that hadn't been released yet. 

I met with so many people in the company and everyone was so sweet. I tried on a bunch of outfits from their new collection and we took pictures on a white backdrop. As much I tried not to mention my age, they eventually figured out that I was only 16. Because of my age, I wasn't able to work for them but it was an experience I'll never forget. Such a dream come true for me at the time!

Want to hear more crazy stories from modeling? Let me know in the comments!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

What I Wore to the Paul McCartney Concert

Last night I went to the final stop of Paul McCartney's Freshen Up tour at Dodger's Stadium. We had so much fun, dancing and singing along to The Beatles music. It was completely sold out!

Shop my look:
My romper is out of stock right now but it's from the brand Aqua at Bloomingdales.

I like to buy my jean jackets oversized. For jewelry, I wore my favorite necklace that my boyfriend gave me for Christmas and some silver hoops. I've never been a fan of gold jewelry! Also, my boots were so comfy even with the three inch heel. I wore them on a road trip last year and almost ruined them in the mud! 

 During the three hour show, he sang thirty-eight songs. He made sure that his set list included his old and new stuff. In the middle of his performance, he told the audience to make sure they tell the people in their life that they love them because you never know when    you won't get to see them again. 

He took a moment to honor John Lennon, who passed away in 1980 with his song "Here Today." He said, "When we were kids in Liverpool, it's not the kind of thing you could say, in those days anyway, to a guy; you couldn't say, 'I love you, man.' You were just trying to be too hard, you were trying to be macho and cool, so you never really got around to saying stuff like that."

During a six song encore the drummer for the Beatles, Ringo Starr, made a guest appearance. Screams, as well as fireworks, lit up the entire stadium. 

I had such a great time!
What's your favorite Beatles song? 

Friday, July 5, 2019

10 Things I Learned During Freshman Year at Harvard

I finished my freshman year of college at Harvard about a month ago and I wanted to share my experience. Whether you're getting ready to leave for college or beginning your applications, hopefully you'll get a feel of what college is like!

 Walking into my first class on campus was so nerve racking. Everyone was so smart and accomplished, and I listened to their stories and introductions in awe. I had two NASA scientists in one of my writing classes! Since I'm in the dual degree program at Harvard and working on my bachelor's and master's in Business Administration simultaneously, I took two graduate classes this year. Being the youngest in these classes by about 10 years, I was immediately intimidated. However, I was surprised about how kind and helpful everyone was. Not one person acted superior and were constantly asking for my input on projects. My professors were some of the best teachers I've ever been around.

I grew as a person, both academically and personally, more this year than any year of my life. Moving out was a huge, scary step for me but also completely exciting. My mom is my best friend and not having her be only a walk downstairs took time to get used to. 

When I previously questioned if I'd be able to keep up with the amount of work, I now know I can. I'm so grateful for the friends and memories I've made this year. There were definitely overwhelming nights that were spent crying because of all the work that had to get done, but for every night like that, there were more spent laughing. College is an incredible experience, but it's completely normal to have some nerves going into it! Just remember that everyone is going through the same thing.

1. College is nothing like high school. I can't speak for other schools, but at Harvard there were no issues with drama, which was such a relief. Everyone is so busy with bettering themselves that there's no time! If you're in high school right now, dealing with mean girls and drama, it gets so much better!

2. Utilize!! I didn't know this until my second semester and I really wish I knew about it sooner. It makes such a difference to have a professor that doesn't make you afraid to talk or be in class! Good professors want to see you succeed! 

3. Don't buy your books through your school book store. You can rent textbooks on amazon. Who wants to be stuck paying for a bunch of textbooks that you probably aren't going to open again!

4. When they say it goes fast, it really does! Those endless nights in high school of studying, extra curriculars, and endless application essays, all got you to where you are now so enjoy it. Time flies!

5. Balence, balence, balence! Your school work should always come first but don't forget to have fun. It's perfectly okay to go out with friends but it's also completely okay if you want to stay in. One of the benefits of college is that you get full control over your schedule. 

6. Keep an organized planner. Being organized in college is essential. The first day of college, I wrote down all the important dates from each syllabus in my planner. That way I made sure I balanced school, work, and fun!

7. Be yourself and don't worry about making friends. Try new things and approach people! College is all about going out of your comfort zone. Try new things, meet new people, and laugh a lot.

8. Stick to your morals. Don't let peer pressure or anything else effect dating, going out, partying, or joining certain things. People won't judge you for not wanting to do something. 

9. Do not pick morning classes! As much as you think you're going to be up at 6 am for a workout, have breakfast at 7, and then be right on time for your 8 am class, you're not! Save yourself from some hard mornings!

10. Seek help if you need it. Everyone is rooting for you and sometimes we all have hard days. Your academic counselors, health center, professors, and friends can all lend you the support you need. Make sure to ask for help!

Let me know what your best tips for college students are. 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

My Haircare Routine and Tips for Healthy Hair

What you put in your hair is just as important as what you put in your body. Throughout my years of modeling and acting, my hair became damaged due to the amount of heat being used on a daily basis. After trying new products, I've come up with a routine that has kept my hair healthy. 

Shampoo and conditioner:
To wash my hair, I use TRESemm√© Anti-Breakage Shampoo and Conditioner. This has kept my hair strong, preventing split ends. I recommend finding a shampoo and conditioner that is specific for your hair type. 

Hair mask:
One of the best hair masks I've used is the Professional Series Hydrating Argan Oil Mask. It keeps your hair healthy, soft, and it smells so good. After I apply it, I brush my hair with a wide tooth comb. 

Both It's a 10 Miracle Leave-in Product and UBuntu Oils Repairing Mist, are great products to spray in your hair either wet or dry. They leave a lasting shine while repairing any damaged hair. 

Using a silk pillowcase can reduce friction on your hair and prevent breakage and split ends. I've noticed a big difference in my hair's shininess and health since using one.

For vitamins, I use a biotin supplement which helps your hair create amino acids that produce a form of keratin. 

My hair care tips:

1) Prevent frizz by using a t-shirt to squeeze dry your hair instead of a towel.
2) Try to minimize using heat-styling tools as much as possible. 
 3) Use coconut oil or a hair mask once a week in order to keep your hair silky and shiny. 
4) Try not to use a rubber band on wet hair because it can easily cause damage.
5) While washing your hair turn the cold water on because it helps your hair have a natural shine.
6) Use a wide toothcomb to brush out any tangles after you shower to eliminate breakage.
7) Try to eat healthy.
8) Use a leave in conditioner.
9) Braid your hair at night.
10) Choose a shampoo and conditioner that is specifically for your hair type.
If you have any other tips, comment them down below!
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