Avstin James

Avstin James is a 20 year old music producer and DJ from Vancouver who has become very well known for his Hip Hop/ EDM mashups. He has 66k subscribers on Youtube and has millions of plays on Soundcloud. Check out my interview with Avstin below to learn more about his life and how he got his start!

 

1. When did you first start making beats and when did that turn into making mashups? 

I first started making mashups in the 11th grade in my math class, Poetic Cherokee (Kendrick Lamar X Cherokee), now working with ableton on original tracks and remixes.

 

2. What was the first mashup you made, and how have you evolved both as a DJ and fan of music since then? 

First mashup was Poetic Cherokee (Kendrick Lamar X Cherokee) made in my 11th grade math class. Moved onto a program called mixx and have crafted many mashups on there. Now im working with ableton to make all my music, including my mashups.

 

3. Who are top 3 favorite music artists in the industry today and what about them stand out to you?

Louis the child - It looks like they truly love what theyre doing. From the studio to the stage you can tell these dudes are having fun.

Post malone - This guy is so cool. I love everything he puts out and through watching his interviews, he seems so geniune and creative.

Flume - Production king. I love all his music and what he's about.

 

4. What is your favorite part about performing live and where would be your dream venue or festival to perform at? 

When you play a song or drop and you look out in the crowd and see all the reactions. Its cool to see something that started in your room played out to a big group of people. My dream festival would be coachella or pemberton in my hometown. I really love the vibe of what they put on and would love to play for crowds like that.

 

5. What other artist would be your dream to collaborate and work with on a joint album and why? 

Dream collaboration would have to be chance the rapper. Being in the studio with this man would be a highlight of my life.

 

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Sarah Holloway

I recently have gotten the pleasure of meeting and talking with NYC model Sarah Holloway. Her Instagram has left many in awe of all the colorful, bright and beautiful photos she partakes in. Read my interview with her below, to learn more about her journey, as well as some of her favorite photographers, brands, and photoshoots ever!

 

1. Around what age did you first start to be interested in modeling and photography? 

I never aspired to be or even had the thought of being a model until my best friend Brandon started doing photography. When he started getting into lifestyle and portraits he asked me if I wanted to model for him and I was happy to do so. After about a year or two of just doing it just for fun, companies started reaching out to me asking if I would promote and advertise their products. That is when I decided to really jump into it and make it a part time job. I was 20 years old when that happened and now I am 22, loving what I do.

 

2. When modeling and creating content for your Instagram, what vibe and aesthetic do you usually aim to create and convey in your pictures. 

I always aim to create something that really captures the viewers eye or portrays who I am as a person. 

 

3. Do you have a favorite photographer to work with and if so why?

My favorite photographer to work with is Brandon Woelfel (@brandonwoelfel), because we have been best friends since High School, before Instagram even existed so it goes way beyond just taking pictures with us. 

 

4. What has been your favorite photoshoot ever and what about it made it so unique and fun?

My favorite photoshoot was with Brandon when we went to Austin, Texas. We hiked to a swimming hole with a small waterfall, it was beautiful. There was a perfect ledge in the waterfall I was able to climb to and sit down and of course Brandon got his camera and prism out and we had an awesome photoshoot and got amazing pictures. 

 

5. What are your top 3 favorite fashion brands and what would be your number one beauty tip/ advice? 

My favorite brands are Urban Outfitters, Guess, and both Adidas and Nike because when I am not doing a photoshoot I am usually in athletic apparel. My advice for beauty would be to dress and do your makeup to make YOU feel comfortable and good, not to impress or look a certain way for someone else.

 

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Britten Duerden

I recently got the opportunity to meet 20 year old, Britten Duerden and ask her some questions about her modeling career, life, and what she's doing in the near future. Read my interview with her below to find out more!

 

1. When did modeling become a passion of yours and what is it like working as a model in a place like Utah?

I started modeling about 2 years ago, I'm signed with an agency here called NIYA. Utah is packed full of creative individuals that I have been able to work with. I love working in Utah because I feel like there are so many people I still haven't worked with yet that are amazing and talented and I can't wait to create something awesome with them as well. Photoshoots are a blast for me. Utah is very low key with modeling. Lots of outdoors type of stuff but that's my niche of modeling so it works well for me.

 

2. You recently starred in a commercial for ICON Motorsports, is acting something you want to further pursue?

The ICON shoot was one of my favorites. It was in the desert of Utah and it was incredible. So yes, I would like to.

 

3. What are your favorite hobbies or activities to do when your not modeling?

I love to be outdoors. In the Winter I snowboard and in the Summer months I rock climb and river guide. I'm also trying to become a good skateboarder and surfer. Skating is so hard.

 

4. What clothing company would be your dream to star in a campaign for and why?

I would love to do a campaign for an outdoor company. I would take any of them haha. I would also be very happy to work with Nike.

 

5. Do you have any big campaigns, photoshoots, commercials or other plans in the near future you are excited about? If so what are they, and when can your fans be expecting to see the finished product?

I'm actually leaving Utah for a few months so my modeling will slow a bit. I'm hopefully going to be signed to an addition agency in Portland where I'll be. So that will bring some new and exciting things that I can share with everyone before Summer is over. 

 

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Landy

Landy is a a global fashion and lifestyle curator who has a tremendous passion for luxury fashion and traveling. His incredible style, along with his beautiful photography skills are what have contributed to his rise to social media fame with just under 100k followers. There truly is no one quite like him and how he so amazingly creates and shares content on Instagram. Read my interview with him below to learn a little more about him as a person and how he got his start.

 

1. How long have you been an online Global Fashion and Lifestyle Curator and what made you begin to be deeply interested in the fashion world?

I have been active on Instagram since Fall 2013 when menswear and streetwear was still a nascent category on the platform.  Being active on social media for 4 years is the equivalent to decades given how fast trends pass.  I've always been interested in streetwear culture and fashion.  It was only at that time that I decide to start posting my passion and interests on a public forum.

 

2. Where in the world has been your favorite place that you have ever visited and what about that locations fashion and culture spoke to you?

I'll have to exclude Hong Kong and New York City, since I've lived in those cities.  By far, my favorite place is Tokyo.  I've been to Japan 6 times and it's a place I'll just keep going back again and again.  Everything from fashion to retail is just at a higher level than any other part of the world.  There's just something about Japanese culture where they will take an influence or style and just turn it up a notch or they come up with some so uniquely their own.  

 

3. If you could only wear clothes from one brand/ designer for the rest of you life what/ who would that be and why?

I think most would expect me to say some luxury brand like Saint Laurent or Rick Owen or some streetwear staple like Supreme.  I would actually say Uniqlo.  There's nothing wrong with affordable basics that you can easily purchase and integrate into your own style.  The quality is great and they've done some intelligent, managed collaborations from Pharrell and KAWS to Lemaire and Jil Sanders.

 

4. What are your top 3 favorite pairs of sneakers, that you have ever owned?

adidas Stan Smith.

Fragment Jordan 1

Fear of God Maxfield

 

5. What are your plans for 2017? Do you have any big projects, trips, or collaborations in the works?

Just being me and chasing another 100k in airline miles.

 

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