OFF DUTY MODELS WHO CARE
1) What are a few things you do to stay environmentally friendly?
I try to be environmentally conscious in everything I do and live as sustainably as possible... but the easiest things that I do are: 1. Carry a reusable water bottle with you and refill it when you are thirsty instead of buying bottled water. 2. Carry reusable utensils with you and use them instead of throw-away plastic ones. 3. Carry a reusable bag with you and use it when you shop instead of using plastic bags. There is WAY TOO MUCH plastic everywhere, every day. I try not to contribute to the waste by having those three go-to's in my bag always. -Agreed! There are so many easy fixes we can do to cut down on plastic. For starters check out Renee's blog model4greenliving.com for some great tips on living sustainably. You can also check out our own ODM/ODC bottle to carry around with you and reduce plastic bottle waste:)
2) Do you have any favorite sustainable or ethical clothing lines?
There are so many! My favorites are Amour Vert, Apiece Apart, Arkins, Bassike, Cossac, Elizabeth Suzann, kowtow, Mara Hoffman, Older Brother, People Tree, Rachel Comey, Reve en Vert, Siizu, Susana Colina, and Where Mountains Meet. -So many great (and new!) suggestions! I can't wait to check them all out:)
3) What are some of your favorite organic beauty products?
4) On a day off, you’re heading to your favorite coffee shop. What are you wearing?
It depends on the weather, but usually Black Denim, a white tee, and my black Coclico boots. I love dressing in timeless, easy pieces that are effortless and chic.
5) Tell me about something you’re doing simultaneously with modeling that motivates you. Another job? A project? Volunteering? A hobby?
I have a sustainable living blog called Model4greenliving, and love to volunteer for the Wild Bird Fund here in NYC. I also advocate for models' rights with the Model Alliance, and participate in promoting public awareness around the issues that the environment and wildlife are facing in our increasingly destructive societies. -You're such an inspiration as a model who supports body positivity, sustainability and our environment. Thank you for all you do and continue to do and everyone- make sure and check out her blog!!!