The Santa Monica Pier is a pretty cool area and just as cool is the video game arcade that is there.
Here is a cool little interview with Alexis on localdistribution.com.au
Hi Alexis. Appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedule.
How’d you get involved in the modelling industry? And how can you describe the experience? When I was about 13 years old, while I was shopping at one of my favourite stores, one of the employees approached me and asked if I would model for them. I always loved the idea of being a model, but I never thought I was capable of becoming one. Once I started shooting for them, other companies took an interest in me.
After independently shooting for a couple of companies, I decided it was time to get signed. I walked into one of Nous Models’ open casting calls and a week later they signed me. It’s been over a year now and I’ve accomplished more than I ever thought I could. From booking Seventeen Magazine, to flying out to Tokyo, Japan for three months. It’s been a crazy journey, but I’ve loved every minute of it and wouldn’t change it for the world.
Being a home-schooled student and being on the move as a model, what’s your schedule like with work and study?
School can be very challenging at times, especially when I work multiple jobs back to back. I mostly study on the weekends, which can be hard, because, after all, I am 16 years old and I still want to enjoy being young!
What have you found to be the best and worst thing about being a model?
The best thing about modelling for me is the adrenaline rush I get being in front of the camera. Some people hate it because of the pressure, but I love it. In fact – I can’t get enough of it!
The thing I hate the most would definitely be the inconsistency of work. One week I’ll work almost every day, the next…Nothing. It can be frustrating, to say the least.
Having a growing career on your hands, what are your career ambitions and goals for the future? The Victoria’s Secret Angels; it’s my dream to become one. I know it’s still out of reach right now, but I have hope!
Who inspires you as a model and how do they do it? Candice Swanepoel is, by far, my biggest inspiration. Whenever I shoot I try and bring out my “Inner Candice”. She has this sweet sex appeal about her, but a bad boy edge too.
What part does fashion play in your life? As a little girl I adored fashion and beauty. As I grew up it became a part of me.
The godfather of punk rock made everyone’s night at the Mohawk venue in Austin.
Hardcore shows rule. Trash Talk singer Lee Spielman fronted a crazy show at SXSW.
Members of Odd Future recently toured Australia. Tyler and Earl were interesting as always and as you would expect the crowd went loony.
Interview with SMH -
It seems a strange paradox when a fast-spitting, mouthy rapper is reluctant to do what he does best – talk – particularly when the rapper is as outspoken and controversial as Odd Future leader Tyler, the Creator. The 22-year-old (real name Tyler Okonma) isn’t rude or dismissive during our 15-minute phone chat, just mostly obstinate and uncommunicative.
“I’m bad with questions,” he says, almost apologetically. Last month, Okonma again courted controversy in the US after an online advertisement he directed for a soft drink was branded ‘‘arguably the most racist commercial in history’’ by senior African-American academic Dr Boyce Watkins.
The ad, which featured a battered woman attempting to identify her attacker from a police line-up of young African-American men and a talking goat, was considered a depiction of racial stereotypes. Pepsi Co issued a public apology and pulled the ad.
Due to the nature of his lyrics, Okonma has also previously faced accusations of homophobia, misogyny and promoting violence against women. Has he any theories on why he has such a talent for offending people?
“Because I’m not a robot,” he drawls, during a rare expansive moment. “I’m not a follower. I’m a leader. And anyone who speaks their mind is always criticised.
“It’s always been like that. Everyone’s always being a f—-ing robot and then someone like me comes [along] and doesn’t follow every f—-ing thing everyone else is following, or does something different, and there’s always someone who’s not going to like it.”
The ASP World Tour headed to Rio for the Billabong Rio Pro, Stop 3 of the 2013 season. With Rio comes parties and Life Without Andy was in tow.
Boogie was born in Serbia, and immigrated to the United States in 1998. His work has appeared in The New York Times, TIME, Maxim, Playboy, and Rolling Stone, among other publications. His clients include Nike, Lee Jeans, Element Skateboards and Shellac. The author of It’s All Good (Miss Rosen Editions/powerHouse Books, 2006) and the forthcoming limited edition Boogie (powerHouse Books, Fall 2007), Boogie lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
One of the best songs of one of the best soundtracks to one of the best movies… can’t go wrong. 100 Black Coffins by Rick Ross.
This is the official trailer for the documentary film, Finding Vivian Maier.