Hollywood Blonde

Written by: Zanita Whittington

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I must admit – I did kind of forget that I had these images in the bank. A personal project with co-conspirator, the incredibly talented Sina Velke, our little team traipsed around Hollywood to pay homage to the world’s most famous blonde. Got a few strange looks as a posed up a storm on Hollywood boulevard – even had a few tourists start taking snaps of me. There’s no room to be self conscious in these circumstances though! Getting the shot is more important to me than looking like complete weirdo rolling around on the pavement (and yes I was wearing sneakers with that purple dress).

Getting so excited for Barcelona with Mango next week – and doubly so because I’ve had the chance to select one of my instagram followers to join me. I’ve never been to Barcelona but I know it’s an incredibly photogenic city so really looking forward to putting up some colourful content in the coming weeks. I’ll be spending a whole load of time with my girl Nicole Warne so hopefully we can produce some exciting collaborative efforts… and looking like I’ll be headed to Paris for really the first time – I had a chance to go around 10 years ago with my parents and saw virtually nothing other than Disneyland. Also hoping to get to Antwerp (again) and Amsterdam (again) and Stockholm (again). Wild cards are Berlin and London and Hamburg. I have almost a couple weeks free in the middle of itinerary so I’m even considering contacting my old agency there and seeing if they’ll have me in town to do some castings and maybe model in a few catalogues. I’m often asked why I don’t model anymore and the answer is pretty simple, I love modelling – but its really a career that doesn’t lead very far and once you’ve been doing it for awhile – the only real challenges you face are jetlag and gym session related. I’m a commercial model so the money is better but you certainly don’t work with often with high fashion clients – which is really my dream. Being a ‘blogographer’ has allowed me to delve further into the side of the industry I’m really passionate about. That being said – a trip to Hamburg to cast and model would mean some fun alternative content for my blog and could make a cool story for you all right? I’d try and make a diary of the kinds of things I get up to – just trying to keep it interesting.

Other than that I’ve got some of the most (i think) exciting content still to come – this Mango event is going to be amazing! Lucky me! And lucky one of my IG followers!! 🙂

Hair and Make-up – Sina Velke

Special thanks to videographer Maria Gibert for allowing me to boss her around to take these photos, so appreciated.

All clothing, vintage – except the blue outfit which is from American Apparel