Beautycounter + sean.jpg + TessieStyle Collaboration Party! #BetterBeauty

UH ---> during the springtime @sean.jpg asked me if we could get coffee + talk about collaborations + I freaked out bc SEAN.JPG *heart eyes emoji* is oh so cool + creative + kind!

@sean.jpg aka Sean Carpenter 

@sean.jpg aka Sean Carpenter 

Our first collab was Beautycounter inspired (+ some of the images ended up in an ad campaign for the premier issues of Wildheart Magazine - which you can pre-order right here!) I am so proud of the way the images turned out + even more proud of the incredible people involved in the shoot- thank you Sean, Aspen, + Keegan!
Check out the stunna's below as well as makeup deets!
xoxox

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Aspen's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist $36-
- No. 3 Balancing Face Oil $68-
- Countermatch Adaptive Face Moisture Lotion $49-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Chestnut $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Medium 2 $33-
- Matte Bronzer No. 2 $40-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Dark $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Beautycounter Red Color Intense Lipstick $34-
 
Shop the *lewk*: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver
 
pssssst:  Not only is Aspen a badass Motivator @anchoragecycle  
She also runs the coolest shop ever @kurationcollective - Slangin’ T-Shirts and Other Vintage Finds Online | Depop: mavieenrosesell | Poshmark: kuration | Shop here: www.poshmark.com/closet/kuration

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: aspen | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Keegan's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- No. 3 Balancing Facial Mist $36-
- No. 1 Brightening Face Oil $68-
- Countermatch Adaptive Face Moisture Lotion $49-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Sand $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Light  $33-
- Matte Bronzer No. 1 $40-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Dark $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $88-
- Holiday Collection Liquid Eyeliner
- Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel $38-
- Lip Gloss in Fig $29-
 
Shop the *lewk*:

pssssst: Keegan is also the incredible creator of @tundra.mama - Inupiaq Mama of two (you can follow that circus @ak.gypsy.mama) Making modern, funktional kaspaqs out of love and good vibes! Custom orders welcome. 
You totes need to check out her creations!

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: keegan | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie | image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Tessie's Beautycounter *lewk*:

- Nourishing Rose Water Mist $36-
- No. 2 Plumping Face Oil $68-
- Countertime Rejuvenating Day Cream $73-
- Tint Skin Hydrating Foundation in Linen $42-
- Touchup Concealer Pen in Fair  $33-
- Illuminating Cream Highlighter in Bronze Glow $32-
- Color Define Brow Pencil in Light $24-
- Lengthening + Volumizing Mascara $29/each
- Ultimate Nudes Eyeshadow Palette $88-
- Holiday Collection Liquid Eyeliner
- Color Pinch Cream Blusher in Caramel $38-
- Color Intense Lipstick in First Date (first photo) + Brunch (second photo) $34/each
 
Shop the *lewk*: www.beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie |image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

model: yo' gurl tessie |image: @sean.jpg | makeup: tessie for beautycounter.com/tessweaver

Hope you guys had as much fun checking out this shoot as I did being part of it! 

 

Dream Job Profile: Jasmine Alleva

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image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

Name:
Jasmine Alleva

Hometown:
Anchorage, Alaska

Occupation/Agency Representation:
Professional Model for dep Models (which is my mother agency), currently modeling with Vivien’s Model Management in Sydney, Australia. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

When did you get started in the industry?
Gosh, maybe when I was around 17 or 18 and started dabbling in working with photographers in  my hometown.

What was the biggest challenge in getting started?
Professionally, the exposure was extremely difficult. Alaska is so isolated from the places where going into my industry is even a remote possibility. I had a lot of help from Thuy Vo, but it was still like trying to navigate a corn maze while blind-folded and crawling.

What did/do you do to overcome doubt/stay inspired to continue to pursue your dream?
Staying ahead of doubt is like staying ahead of pain. Treat it before it gets out of hand. Of course, I’ve lost control a few times, but it’s actually so nice to hear feedback and realize that I worked tirelessly for this and it isn’t as out of reach as I think it is. But yeah, like others I watch Tony Robbins videos and read Joan Didion and remind myself that I’m a badass. Reading helps a lot - it makes me feel less alone. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva + @mclarenray

image c/o: @jasminealleva + @mclarenray

What are your top three modeling experiences?
1. Getting cast for Cosmopolitan Magazine the first day I was in Sydney (which was a horrific experience). It was the silver lining in the shit storm cloud. 

2. My first shoot back with my favorite team in Anchorage, which is Thuy Vo, Kristin Forbes, and Maria Camacho. I love all female teams because they’re comfortable and fun, but they’re my favorite because we laugh the entire time. I missed them terribly when I went away for the first time. 

3. One time I had to work with a boa, which was weird, but I felt like Cassandra from Wayne’s World (and she’s a babe! Schwing!) and I don’t know why, but it was like, empowering. 

Most embarrassing modeling experience?
Anything having to do with runway is embarrassing and I try to avoid it like the plague. My first runway experience was TERRIFYING. I really plodded down the runway and nearly twisted my ankle. Everyone gasped and I was like,”shit”... AUDIBLY. I’m not graceful or poised and heels are just... no. 

Favorite place to travel?
Chicago. That’s all. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

Describe a typical day when on a job:
I get up around 7:30am, make tea, check my email about 70 times, check Instagram (part of the job), drink my tea and get ready. I’m a stresshead, so I usually sprint out the door with worry that I’ll miss my bus or something. Then I take the bus and public transport (if I’m feeling particularly late; I’ll reluctantly take an Uber) and meander my way around cities with my phone open trying to find castings. At castings, they take my comp card, maybe a few pictures, and we exchanged blah blah blahs. By the end of the day, I’ll have gone to around 4 or 5 castings or go-sees (meetings) and will be MAD exhausted. Then I have to whine my way through a workout - because I pay for them and I hate wasting money. I get to sleep by 11 after some reading or mindlessly browsing the internet for hours. 

What is some advice you would give to someone starting out that you wish someone gave to you?
AHH. So much! First and foremost, be yourself and the jobs will come. Have a backup plan but spend yourself in this and make it worthy of something bigger. 

How do you stay inspired?
I know I’m championing for a lot of little girls out there and a lot of people from small towns with big dreams. They’re looking at me. I’m going to give them something to look at. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

Favorite album of the season?
Hahaha, “Faith” by George Michael (Rest his beautiful soul) because I’m me. And they don’t make bangers like this anymore. 

Who is your favorite designer / current muse?
I will forever and ever love Alexander Wang. My muse is this little baddie I know named Savannah Gray. Her style is flawless and I try to emulate her sometimes but can’t pull it off. 

What are your off-duty style/beauty staples?
I definitely rock champion sweats and BP tee shirts because I’m lazy, broke, and love being comfortable. If I’m not in my modeling clothes (black on black on boring on black), I’m usually in some type of sportswear because it’s ALL PURPOSE. I never know when I’ll need to be forced to run somewhere, so I’m always ready in case there’s a random marathon or whatever. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

Daily Mantra?
“I’m brave and strong and strong and fearless and brave.”  It’s something my mom used to say when she’d make me go out to the very scary garage we had attached to our house. It legit gets me through anything. Also “fuck em, they don’t mean shit” because... fuck em. They don’t mean shit. 

image c/o: @jasminealleva

image c/o: @jasminealleva

Keep up with Jasmine's aspirational adventures, killer style, and goal slaying via her instagram: @jasminealleva

Industry Profile: Kelsey Close

Name:
Kelsey Close

Occupation:  
International Fashion Model

When did you get started in the industry?  
I was scouted and signed at 14, but I waited until I was 18 and had finished high school to pursue modeling full time. 

What was the biggest challenge in getting started?
For me, it was a very slow start and full of rejection and let downs. Even now I have slow periods with hardly any work, then all of a sudden I'm extremely busy and dreaming of a vacation. Rejection is a constant in this industry, but as you work more, the easier it is to deal with. 

What did/do you do to overcome doubt/stay inspired to continue to pursue your dream?  
I just remember how lucky I am to have this experience. I came from a pretty small town, and now I get to travel the world and work with talented people. Every time I get sad, I try to keep things in perspective and remember that at the end of the day I am blessed to have what I have. I remind myself to work harder and not waste this opportunity. 

What are your top three modeling experiences?
1.) Walking for Betsey Johnson in my first fashion week.
2.) Being featured in a Calvin Klein presentation. (One of my favorite labels).
3.) Shooting a shoe campaign and having my mom see my picture in stores around the world.

Most embarrassing modeling experience?  
During Paris fashion week, I went to a very important casting for a world renowned designer with Nutella on my face. 

Describe a typical day when on a job:
It really depends on what I'm doing, which changes everyday.  Somedays it's running around New York City for castings. Sometimes it's photoshoots which usually take the whole day, sometimes two. During fashion week it's a mix of castings, fittings, shows, and presentations then flying to the next city and doing it all again.

What is some advice you would give to someone starting out that you wish someone gave to you? 
Most models don't make it right off the bat. If you want a solid career, you have to be prepared to put time and energy into it. Be patient and keep your head up. 

Who is your favorite designer?  
Such a hard question... Calvin Klein, Acne, and who doesn't love a great pair of Louboutins?

What are your off duty style/beauty staples?  
I love my Cheap Monday jeans, and Acne boots. I also use Dermalogica skincare products which keeps my skin beautiful. And of course Maybelline mascara.