Meet Taylor LaShae. Fashion influencer, model, actress and it girl.
One look at her Instagram page will leave you swooning. Born and raised in Texas, the French-Colombian model is currently residing in Paris, the city of love, after taking a job as the Creative Director for The Kooples.
She's beautiful, quirky, intelligent and Vanessa Hudgens loved her haircut so much, that she copied it. So what does real life look like for this it girl? We interview the self-proclaimed summer chaser and give you the full low down below.
Firstly, we noticed you’re now living in Paris - how exciting! Tell us what a day in the life of Taylor looks like?
Yes, I am currently living in Paris for a year. I still have my apartment in New York because I am constantly back and forth! A day in the life of me? Oh, it changes day to day. Whether it be shooting campaigns, meetings, pulling clothing, location scouting, events, client dinners, museum hopping or creative directing the kooples designs, I am just ALL OVER THE PLACE all the time, haha. It is stressful but in the best way.
What does a ‘treat yourself’ moment look like to you?
SPA, SPA SPA! Since I moved away from Los Angeles and Australia, the beach has been a rare commodity that I miss so dearly. So while I am hustling from city to city I am literally at the spa getting massages, facials, saunas and just primping at least twice a week.
What is the best advice you have ever received and why?
The best advice I have ever received is actually by Will Smith. I saw it on his Instagram and I felt like he was speaking to me. He basically says... In order to be the best at what your life goal is, you need to be the best not only in ONE city, but ALL of them! Two weeks after I heard this, I packed my bags from Los Angeles and moved to Australia for a year. I saw my network and world GROW substantially. I then moved from Australia to New York and some amazing jobs offers came through for Paris and I couldn't say no. I’m meeting more people in my field, growing so much in my career and personally and learning so much from new countries and cities everyday!
What is your favourite place in the world and what makes it so special?
This has been the hardest question yet for me. People ask me this question so often and I never have a real answer. I LOVE Bondi Beach for different reasons then why I love Paris. I also love Sri Lanka and Hong Kong equally, but for different reasons again! They are easily my top 4 and all very special to me in very different ways.
What advice would you give to other aspiring models, bloggers, influencers and boss-babes out there?
If I can give one piece of advice to all the girls (and boys) out there, it is to SERIOUSLY BE YOURSELF. Don’t try to fall into trends because of what other beauty bloggers, or influencers are doing! Do what style fits YOU, do what YOU like. If it happens to be on trend… add some more of you that may not be conventional! I am so tired of seeing the same type of girls mocking the same type of girls. BE YOU. It’s so important!
Your top beauty secrets are?
Sun! Lay outside and get some colour. Nothing beats a natural glow. My other secret is to try something new. Try a new foundation, swap your pencil eyeliner for liquid. Beauty comes with exploring.
What is something about you that we might not know?
I am absolutely infatuated with the exploration of space. I am in 3 different space societies and I marvel over the thought of what else is out there. I travel from city to city and the one place i go to (when applicable) is the observatory. I love to have a nice dinner then literally go to the nearest telescope and just gawk. I love stars and the unknown, it fascinates me to no end.
If you were stuck on an island and you could only take 3 things, what would they be?
A phone with coverage, a charger with a port to plug it in and an unlimited amount on iTunes to listen to music. If I was stranded I could still basically work from there forever. Music, sun and work, what else does a girl need? clothes optional.