Thursday, September 12, 2013

Model Spotlight: Kelly

(As part of our mission to provide accessories that help women "identify their femininity" IdentiFemi utilizes real girl models in all of our product shoots. Each model brings a set of skills, experiences, goals, and style preferences that make her amazing! We want to share our amazing models with our customers and blog readers.)
Meet Kelly!

Name: Kelly
Age: 20
Relationship Status: Single

Career Aspirations: To become a counselor for marriage and family.

Describe your style: I would probably say hipster and hippie. I kind of like to mix up the two and I like to shop at Forever 21 a lot. I kind of go for that vintage look.
Do you have a favorite piece in your closet?  I have a few. I really like this new top that I just bought from Kohl’s. It was part of the Vera Wang [collection] and then I got this really cool hippie dress, from this store called Earth Bound Trading Company and it’s really long and I think it’s fake silk but it’s really awesome to hang out in.

Who is your style icon?  I’d like to say Miley Cyrus, but she’s a little expensive. Yeah, [but] probably her.

Describe what femininity means to you:  Just being able to express yourself without having to feel obligated to be something that you are not.

Have you ever experienced a time when your style or femininity were challenged?  I am a tomboy, I kind of always have been.  And I know that my sister said I looked like a “boy” one time when I wore this dress and I know it’s not like a bad thing, but I don’t want people to get the wrong message either. I just kind of wear what I feel comfortable in and if it makes me look like a boy then I guess I can’t help that .

Feeling beautiful can  be a challenge in today's world, what are something's that make you feel beautiful? I think the shirt that I’m wearing [now] I really like it; I like how it fits me. And I like when I get to show off my tattoos even though older people stare at me like I’m crazy.  I don’t like wearing a lot of makeup, I’m usually really light on it. That’s what makes me feel good about myself. My sister she likes [to] put a lot [of makeup] on and to each their own.


If you could give advice to your younger self, what would you say? Don’t give a crap about other people’s opinions. I learned that the hard way. I used to care what everybody thought and I went through this transition where I was evolving into myself and I was in a crappy relationship and I was emotionally damaged and I just learned how not to care about what anybody thought.  Because why should I care about what they think?
How do you stay confident? I like to pretend like I’m conceited (laughs). I’m always like" mom don’t I look hot today" and she’s always like, [sarcastically] “shut up.” I don’t know I guess it kind of helps. My friend Jordan’s always like “ohhh your so pretty” and he’s always boosting my confidence.

Where do you see yourself in five years? Ten Years? In five years I hope to not be living in my parents’ house, who knows though. I plan to have some sort of financial stability and then in 10 years I hope to be married or getting married, that seems about the right age.
Kelly was a blast to work with! Don't you just love all her insights? She had so much wisdom to be only 20 years old. Her tattoos are fantastic. We also loved how her sweet friend Rose (pictured above with Kelly) stopped by to watch her friend model. What a sweetie!