fashion magazine
A Casual Girl At Heart
by STEFANIE JESNEY
Photography by MATT HAYLETT - www.matthaylett.com
Styling - KRISTA SUNG @ THEYrep.com
Make-up - EMAN @ THEYrep.com using Make Up For Ever cosmetics
Hair - KATRINA MOLSON @ THEYrep.com using TRESemmé HAIR CARE products & Abantu hair extensions
Model - LAUREN H. @ NEXT Models

At only 15, Lauren Carrie got her start modelling this year after some time spent pleading with her mother to let her pursue her fashion ambitions. Her daringly fashionable Grandma Bev influenced her to pursue modelling because as Lauren says, "She always recognized something in me that the rest of us took a while to see." That special something led Lauren to be signed by Next Models in Vancouver and her career has been growing every since.

Since getting her start, Lauren has learned a lot about style, makeup and hair from being on-set at photo shoots. One thing she's added to her makeup repertoire is the coveted "smokey eye," which is surprisingly tough to master. Despite her preferred makeup look, Lauren is a casual girl at heart who usually just wears mascara and lip gloss, and would choose jeans and flats to heels and a skirt any day. She isn't opposed to trying new looks however, saying, "I'm starting to be exposed to a lot more styles and I'm just excited to try them all out!"

She fondly remembers her favourite photoshoot to date: "It was on Jericho Beach this summer and I got to wear a gorgeous bikini with a bunch of fabulous jewelry - a dream come true for me." Since then, the beach has become her favourite location to shoot and she's in luck, there are an abundance of them in Vancouver.

Lauren says the modelling world has forced her to "work on becoming a more social person," as she adapts to new environments. With those new-found skills she hopes to one day share her experiences with other girls and inspire them to feel good about themselves. "I'd love to tell my own stories through my pictures someday."

To view Lauren's portfolio or for bookings go to www.nextmodels.ca.