Ashley had an interest in the world of fashion from a young age. Growing up in White Rock, British Columbia, she dreamed of following in the footsteps of her mother who is also a model. "I love how photo shoots aren't just about superficial looks, but more of an artistic statement. How you can portray a whole emotion just through your eyes" Last summer, the 16-year-old took her first steps towards reaching this dream and joined Richard's International Model Management.
Being relatively new to the fashion industry, Ashley is still getting used to seeing the final results. "It's weird seeing yourself in a print, because you see yourself in the mirror everyday and photo shoots capture a completely different side." An eclectic dresser who likes to wear combat books with everything, she also admits to a glam side. "I'm not so much about perfectly put together outfits, but more unique pieces and eye-catching prints." Her personal style has also become more daring as she learns how to take styles from the runway to the sidewalk.
Favourite designers include Chanel - timeless and classic; Haut Hippie - charming hipster boho vibes; and Marc Jacobs - different, cutely awkward, a juxtaposition. For magazines, nothing can top Vogue, a magazine she hopes to one day shoot a cover for.
The future holds endless possibilities for this rising star. In preparation, Ashley will continue to perfect her skills and learn even more about the world of modeling. For bookings or to view her portfolio go to http://www.richardsmodels.com.