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Contributors Editor in Chief Aniya Henry
Photographer for Dejon Marie Anneliszt Lozano Photographer for Kayla Gilchrist Noelle Smith Photographer for Jaisha Haynes Elena Bayda Photographer for Margaret Eppeh Elena Bayda Photographer Dav Dancer for ALexus Conde Makeup Artist Brandi Anderson Stylist Aniya Henry SOCIAL MEDIA & WEBSITES OF CONTRIBUTORS INSTAGRAM Dejon Marie: @iamdejon_marie Anneliszt Lozano: @alisztfilm | Kayla Gilchrist: @kgchrist313 Noelle Smith: @thenoellesmith | thenoellesmith.com Margaret Eppeh: @_margaret_eppeh_ Elena Bayda: @Elenabayda / @the.light.inyou Dav Dancer: @davdancer | www.davdancerphotography.com ALexus Conde: @alexus_conde SUBSCRIPTIONS niynebyniy.shop email: firstname.lastname@example.org
NIYNEBYNIY is a magazine/platform for all creators such as Makeup Artist, Photographers, Videographers, Writers, Chefs, etc. Dallas, TX MADE. NIYNEBYNIY MAGAZINE ISSUE 03 | VOLUME 3 & 4
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20 / ALL THINGS BEAUTY: BRANDI ANDERSON
26 / SPOTLIGHT FT. KAYLA GILCHRIST
35 / GET TO KNOW "THE NOELLE SMITH"
43 / FEMALE EMPOWERMENT; VOLUME 4 50 / CONGRADS FT. JAISHA HAYNES 58 / DECIDE TO GO FOR IT
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BEFORE 202 This magazine is very special and the fact that it continuously grows everyday, each month, every year makes me excited for the future. I always strive to make the next project better then the last. With these stories inside, each one gives valuable insight on career path-passion and how they conquered their fears and challenges. The styling process is definitely a huge process of their story tellingpersonality. I styled each individual according to their personality once I finally meet them. How Bold, or Shy someone is speaks their clothing in-small ways. EMAIL/DM/TWEET me on your final thoughts on the magazine. email@example.com @stylebyaniya @niynebyniy @aniyahlator The title "Before 2020" is the theme of the magazine.
IA FORCED TO BE RECKONED WITH
THE START OF THE MODEL CAREER:
I DID IT ON A WHIM. I NEVER THOUGHT I COULD. I FIGURED I WAS TOO SHORT TO EVEN THINK ABOUT IT. I JUST WATCHED AMERICA’S NEXT TOP MODEL AND ROOTED FOR THE SHORTEST GIRL IN EACH CYCLE! I LOVED HOW CREATIVE THE PHOTO SHOOTS WERE AND HOW MUCH FUN IT LOOKED TO TRANSFORM INTO SOMETHING ELSE. THAT THE GIRLS COULD BE CHARACTERS AND CREATE MOMENTS IN TIME THAT PEOPLE CAN LOOK AT FOR YEARS TO COME. I ALWAYS LOVED EVA MARCILLE’S ICONIC TARANTULA PHOTO SHOOT IN CYCLE 3 OR JENAH DOUCETTE’S ROCK-WALL PHOTO SHOOT IN CYCLE 9. AFTER I HIT 22, PEOPLE WERE TELLING ME, “OH YOU SHOULD BE A MODEL! YOU’RE SO PRETTY!” I IGNORED THEM AND LET MY DOUBTS STOP ME FROM TRYING. FAST FORWARD TWO YEARS LATER, THERE WAS A MODEL CALL FOR A FASHION SHOW THIS PAST MARCH AND THERE WAS NO HEIGHT REQUIREMENT! BEST BELIEVE I WENT BUT I WAS SO NERVOUS.
THE HYPE I WAS NUMBER 4, WALKED A BIT TO FAST THE FIRST TIME AND THEN TRIPPED ON MY NUMBER THAT I LEFT ON THE FLOOR. I PLAYED IT OFF THOUGH AND I CURTSIED AT THE END OF MY WALK, HAHA. I CRIED THINKING I WASN’T GONNA GET IT AND THEN I GOT THE CALL BACK TO BE APART OF THE SHOW. I DID MY THING AND SLOWLY FALLING IN LOVE WITH EACH PHOTO I TOOK. IT GAVE ME THE CONFIDENCE THAT I DO CAN MAKE MOMENTS FOR A LIFETIME AND THAT NOTHING IS GONNA STAND IN MY WAY FROM BECOMING ONE OF THE GREATEST PETITE MODEL THAT EVER EXISTED.
WHEN YOU WE WERE ON SET ,YOU BROUGHT ALL THIS FIRE AND ENERGY TO THE TABLE. WHAT IS YOUR TOP 5 HYPE UP SONG? (BY WHO)
OOOHHH THIS IS HARD! MAJORITY OF MY SONGS ARE FROM RICO NASTY, GIRL CAN GET ANYONE HYPE, BUT HERE’S A SHUFFLE OF WHAT MY PLAYLIST LOOKS LIKE: 1. POPPIN BY RICO NASTY 2. BOTTOM BITCH BY DOJA CAT 3. KING’S DEAD BY KENDRICK LAMAR, JAY ROCK, FUTURE, JAMES BLAKE 4. REEL IT IN BY AMINÉ 5. THE LET OUT BY JIDENNA
Make it your advantage
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CHALLENGES YOU HAVE FACED FOR YOUR HEIGHT? THANKFULLY I HAVEN’T ENCOUNTERED MUCH BUT I KNOW SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS WOULDN’T WORK WITH ME BECAUSE OF MY HEIGHT. I’VE BEEN TOLD THAT COULDN’T BECOME A PROFESSIONAL MODEL BECAUSE OF IT EITHER. THAT MY BEST BET WOULD BE THE LOCAL MODEL CALLS AND GO FROM THERE. I’D BE LOOKING FOR LISTING AND THE SHORTEST HEIGHT ACCEPTED WOULD BE 5’4 BUT I’M 5’0. IT CAN GET UPSETTING SOMETIMES IF I’M BEING HONEST. IT FEELS LIKE PEOPLE AREN’T GIVING ME A CHANCE TO ENTER THE DOOR BEFORE GETTING SHUT DOWN. I MAKE SURE THAT IF I DO SEE A JOB LISTED, I ALWAYS MESSAGE THE ORIGINAL CREATOR IF THERE’S A HEIGHT REQUIREMENT BEFORE I APPLY. ALL IT REALLY MEANS IF I GET TO WORK HARDER AND I GET A SENSE OF SATISFACTION WHEN I GET TO PROVE PEOPLE WRONG :)
A FASHION MOMENT STORYTIME
My best moment so far just happened recently! So I follow Angel Brinks on Instagram. I remember watching her journey on Basketball Wives and I fell in love with her. I remembered she had a clothing line and I just knew I wanted to support it...until I saw the prices and saw how steep they were. I still followed her personal and clothing page just in case. She had a model call in LA earlier this year and I missed the deadline by 3 hours(I know. I was hurt too) but around this time she had a goodie bag of all her past merchandise for $60 and you got 4 items! They picked it for you and it was sooooo lit! I ordered an extra small and it came within 4-5 days of my order.
On top of that, I did quad pay so technically I got my goodie bag for $18. I did a review on the clothes, which I loved everything that came in btw, and I even did a photo shoot with the most banging green dress that I have ever seen. This happened to one of my favorite photo shoots to this day, shout of to the amazing photog Gordan Lee and the amazing makeup artist THE Jacky Fae. I posted the picture on my IG and tagged both of Angel Brinks’s pages.
Not only did she like my photo but a member from her team inboxed me and asked for my video review! They loved my review so much that it’s featured on their page. I know it’s gonna score brownie points come next model call so I’m excited. Oh, and my review is their on their page to this daY!
FUTURE ADVICE What advice would you give your younger self? AHey same height but younger me, listen up. You’re gonna hear a lot of “No’s” and a lot of doors will be locked to you. There’s gonna be times where you feel like giving up and that you’re just not cut out for any of this. Keep. On. Striving. Striving to do better. Striving to be the best self you can be. Striving to do what makes you happy. The only difference between you and the others is couple of inches. You’re amazing and when it’s time to WERK, you SHINE. You have a knack for this you just gotta keep going. There’s people rooting for you who can’t wait to see what you do next. You love what you do and there’s gonna be people inboxing you about what an inspiration you are. You are a gem and you will have people that will feel like your fighting for them. Don’t give up because you’re destined for greatness, love. You got this kid
ANALYZE WITH ANNELISZT If you haven’t heard about Anneliszt Lozano, then prepared to hear the name from here on out. Videographer/Photographer caught my eye through a creatives group. Dirst time meeting her, and watch her work, I called her “The Eye”. She was seeing the vision before it transpired to everyone else. One question I asked Anneliszt is if she was a morning person? “I am a morning person and a night person. I was born to stay awake. When it comes to photography, I love midmorning's before the sun gets too harsh, and I love evening golden hour melting into blue hour.
Anneliszt Lozano Something I wished people knew about photographers is that we are artist. I studied videography / film school, but I am completely self taught in photography.
I feel now-a-days, everyone wants to do photography. However, people aren't really aware of the amount of work that can go into it. Any advice you would give yourself 5 years ago?
So I know you mentioned you like to listen to empowering music to help you get ready for a shoot. What do you tend to play during your shoots? During my shoots, I tend to play music that's a bit more moody in nature with the hopes of translating that emotion into the final photographsfive songs that have me in that state of mind and have me feeling at 110% are
If I could give myself advice 5 years ago, I would
Somebody Else - The 1975
just tell myself to START! I put things off for so long
Alive - Empire of the Sun
because of fear. I was trying to pursue a more
Dream - Wolfgang
traditional career. I'd tell myself to chase my desire
Two Way Street - KimbraPacing - Tep No
and give it my all.
Can you tell us a little about your routine going into photoshoots? My routine for photo-shoots begins before the day of.I try to prepare as much as possible (scout locations, research ideas, test shoot the location beforehand, prepare gear the night before). The day of, I make sure my eyebrows are on fleek, I make sure I've got all that I need, and I pump myself up with high energy empowering music. Like Beyonce.
What is about photography that made you want to pursue it at a more advanced level. I've taken photos and videos for as long as I can remember. I love art and creativity. I love emotion, nostalgia, and composing beautiful things. Film and photography employ each of these elements. I created for myself and to share with those that I love. Soon enough, people began to notice and opportunities grew.
"CREATE THINGS YOU WISHED EXISTED"
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PHOTOGRAPHER Anneliszt Lozano
ALL THINGS BEAUTY Brandi Anderson
In the fashion and entertainment industry, makeup plays a huge role on bring a character or show to life. You don't have to be a beauty guru to start learning tips and tricks of the basics of makeup. Makeup artist Brandi Anderson gives us the rundown on Routine, Favorite product and spills the tea on Trends we should stop.
Any makeup pet peeve that you have ? Advice for aspiring makeup artist? Since I am a makeup artist, SANITATION is my PET PEEVE. Clean your hands and sanitize your hands before placing your hands on your clients. I've experienced a Makeup artist (MUA) asking me to clean her dirty brushes at an event. CLEAN, CLEAN, CLEAN your brushes.
MORNING AND NIGHT TIME
SKIN CARE ROUTINE Using a makeup wipe to take off mascara. It is a joke to me because if you are anything like me, substantial with your hands, you find yourself taking your lashes and see them on the wipe. I refer to use a cotton pad with Garnier Micellar makeup remover- waterproof makeup
Morning Routine Step 1: Cleanser
Let me break this up into day time routine and night routine, and I have oily to combination skin. Day time: Cleanse my face: Olay Daily Facials water-activated dry cloths - deep purifying clean ( I love convenience because I am a mom). Give these cloths a little bit of water, and they lather right up to cleanse your face.
Step 2: Moisturizer
Moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost gel-cream Extra dry skin, SeneDerm by SeneGence Daytime Moisturizer Normal to Oily - I go back and forth with these two moisturizers depending on what my skin needs.
Step 3: Pore Minimizer Mary Kay timewise Pore Minimizer Just started using this to help minimize my pores.
Night Time Routine (Before Bed)
CLEANSE MY FACE
Olay Cleanse: Gentle Foaming Cleanser
Olay Age Defying Replenishing Night Cream: Anti-wrinkle, SeneGence SeneDerm Evening Moisturizer Normal to oily - I go back and forth with these two moisturizers depending on what my skin needs. But to be honest, I've been using the Olay moisturizer more often.
Earth to Skin Honey Royal Jelly eye cream
Beauty Experience with Brandi
MAKEUP ARTIST EDITION
iN anyone's makeup career its a huge accomplishment when they do a red carpet event, New York Fashion Week, a celebrities makeup , etc. Which celebrity you look forward to doing in the near future? I was having a talk with my husband about this, and I said Beyonce. 1. she is from Texas 2. She has so much grace What do you want people to know about you when you are taking over 2020? I am looking forward to doing more photoshoots with models, hair and clothes stylists, and photographers. They are so much fun, and you play a part in creating this vision and look that is just so cool to me. Lookout 2020, this girl will be the MUA for photoshoots and published work. I am a believer in Christ, and I believe there is power in confession and law of attraction. Call that thing to you
"Take good care of your skin, and your makeup products will then take care of you." When did you get into makeup? In 2017 when I was a Lipsense (SenGence) distributor, this was the year it increased. I've always been a lover of makeup since the 6th grade. My makeup journey got super serious this year in March.
DATE NIGHT Smokey eye. I love going on date night with my husband because this allows me to get all dolled up. I do the whole 9 when I step out.
EAST COAST TO THE MIDWEST Kayla A. Gilchrist
"NewÂ Jersey born, Texas Made" Kayla Gilchrist is a walking humble upcoming legend. I created a vintage-badass look that embraced her natural beauty. Now-a-days, the modeling world is everchanging. It's always helpful to learn some tips and trip on confidence, photoshoot tips and staying true to yourself. Kayla A. Gilrchrist: Print modeling, just like acting, is all about the eyes. Focus on how to speak to the camera with your eyes. Practice in the mirror or by taking selfies of yourself. Angles, angles, angles! Great photos are all about knowing your angles, and knowing your angles comes from knowing your face and body. Knowing yourself in this way builds confidence as well, which you'll need!
Pictures are also like telling stories so use your hands to help tell the story of your photograph. Runway modeling is all about your walk! A good walk comes from confidence; head up, shoulders back, and legs straight. Once you nail that, watch professional model videos to help you add your own spice to your walk. And remember, runway is about selling the clothes not your body so make whatever you're wearing your own.
"STAY READY, SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET READY."
Preparation is key to confidence! Prepare for a shoot by practicing poses in the mirror and learning your best angles with your camera.
FROM THE START
WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED? I'm definitely more confident in what I do as a model now than I was in the beginning. I feel more sure of myself as I do more shoots, shows, and gain attention from local agencies. I learned that it takes a lot of discipline and determination to really go after modeling. There's more to modeling than simply having a pretty face and a nice body. To be successful as a model, especially one who is building their name, you have to learn how to market yourself as a business. You have to be cautious of who you choose to work with because the right associations can lead you to better opportunities but the wrong ones can taint your reputation. Reputation and a good name is everything (Proverbs 22:1), especially in this business. You can book jobs based off one good word from the right person. I learned that no one is going to believe in me until I believe in me and that for other opportunities to come I first have to create my own. I've been creating and the payoff is showing. There's still so much to learn but I trust God to guide my footsteps and I look forward to my future ahead.
DO YOU HAVE ANY TIPS FOR CONFIDENCE? Prepare for runway by practicing your walk in different shoes, from high heels to sneakers so you'll be prepared to model anything! Know what kind of clothes fit your shape best. Knowing your body, yourself, and preparing for the opportunity brings out your most confident self. It's all about staying ready so you don't have to get ready.
IN THE NEW DECADE WHAT
How much they're going to see my face and my name because I'll be grinding! I will be
launching my website which will double as my digital portfolio and include blogs about my life, thoughts, and journey.
They may catch me in two independently
produced Dallas feature films as well. One is called Low Key which everyone should
definitely keep up with on IG @lowkeymovie and FB at Low Key 2020.
CONFIDENCE HAS NO COMPETITION
I entered my first modeling contest for this prom dress store-I didn't win but I enjoyed the process of getting my headshot taken and modeling gowns. My mom and I decided to start looking into agencies for me and my eldest sister. The first and only one I can remember submitting pictures to was one of Dallas's top modeling agencies We met with a man who looked through our poorly lit photos and told us that they weren't looking for models like us at the time. Now if he said "come back with better quality photos", I would've thought it was just about the photos but he said "models like us". That was my first taste of experiencing racial bias in the industry. For some reason, I felt like he was turning us down because they weren't looking for black models at that time. That crushed me for a bit so I didn't bother submitting to them again and my focus was taken up by school and sports. Then during my sophomore year of college I entered another modeling contest, this time for my local magazine and was published for the first time. The winner would receive a cover spread and a one year contract with another one of Dallas's top modeling agencies.
"I'm happy to say that I didn't give up and I won't be giving up anytime soon. I've got goals to reach and will continue making moves." While there, a lady told me that though they haven't chosen a winner yet, I'd be a shoe in for a JC Penny gig as they were looking for more ethnic high fashion models. (I still don't understand why only WOC are referred to as ethnic when everyone has an ethnicity but that's another story Lol). They specifically were looking for an African-American model. With that in mind, I didn't care about winning because it looked like I already had something lined up. Oddly enough, I was not just the only African-American girl chosen for that contest, but the only AfricanAmerican period, boys and girls. Then when it was time for fittings. I walked into the agency's headquarters and got an image of the types of models that they wanted for high fashion; super tall and thin as a pin. The fitting was the first time I was ever told that my hips were too large for high fashion. I was 20 years old with size 38 hips. I was just as surprised as they were that I had that much hip to me. They told me I'd be a great commercial model and that I should come back when I was finished with school.
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It's been quite the journey so I'm going to be 100% real with you on this question. Growing up, I've always been told that I should model. People would always ask if I modeled professionally or tell me that I should get into it. Eventually I started to believe them and started doing modeling here and there. I got my first taste of modeling as a hair model with my younger sister for this small catalog when I was probably around 8 or 10. Then in high school
"I've learned that when you're starting out and building a name for yourself, you're going to have to be okay with doing a lot of things for free. I've done a lot of free shoots, collaborations, and shows while building a name for myself."
PHOTOGRAPHER: NOELLE SMITH MAKEUP ARTIST: BRANDI ANDERSON STYLIST: ANIYA HENRY
ACCEPT WHAT IS, LET GO OF WHAT WAS, HAVE FAITH IN WHAT WILL BE.
THE NOELLE SMITH Behind The Lens
During school, I originally was pursuing a degree in physical therapy, and while I was great at it, it wasn’t something I was necessarily happy doing for the rest of my life. I took a year off from college to figure out a little more about myself. During the year I was off, I started working in the fashion industry and I fell in love with it.My major I created was a Bachelor of Science degree called “University Studies”, basically it has four required classes, and the rest are up to the student to piece together and provide a thesis to submit to the board for approval before you can continue. There wasn’'t truly a major in the arts that I wanted to strictly stick to, so this was the best way for me to dabble in a few areas while still obtaining a legitimate degree.My focused was mainly on fashion merchandising, business and marketing. During my duration of college, I also obtained a minor in communications, and 4 certifications that include: Entrepreneurship, Personal Styling Fashion Industry Essentials and Social Media for Stylists
North Carolina Photographer/ Stylist dives deep on thoughts on Dallas and creating your own college major. You told me how you came up with your own major, what exactly was it and how did you do that? Advice for younger people if they want to do that.
I would advise them to pursue what they think will make them happy, set huge goals for yourself, never stop believing in your own worth and talents.I was originally pursuing physical therapy and I was good at it, but I wasn’t in love with it. I knew it would be a profession that I just went to and that was it, no satisfaction from it. Creating my own business allows me more opportunity to grow, travel and love what I do.
You said you do pretty much everything/anything creative. What was it that you recently discovered that you loved? Recently, logo design and interior design. I’ve always wanted to attempt logo design, but never had a reason to. I recently had a friend reach out and wanted one designed, so I did it and she loved it. I started dabbling and making mock ones, then decided to reach out to a few people I had seen post about needing them. One thing led to another, and now branding is one of my services. With interior design, I started watching YouTube videos by Karin Bohn from Canada and I fell in love with the idea of interior design. I work full-time as a kitchen designer and thought it would be a good opportunity to add interior design to my professional skillset. I think that in the future I would like to look into the possibility of opening my own interior design or house flipping company.
“Today is your opportunity to build the tomorrow you want” – Ken Poirot You also mentioned you’re a stylist, do you have a signature style? I would say my signature style would be Casually Chic. I love to look cute, but also need to be able to function in my clothes. I don’t really wear heels unless it’s a special occasion, but I also don’t go out of the house in sweats either; I like a nice mix.
“Don’t give up, don’t take anything personally and don’t take no for an answer” – Sophia Amoruso
THE NOELLE SMITH
WHO IS “THE NOELLE SMITH”? What is something that you want people to know about “The Noelle Smith?” I decided to place “The” in front of my name to show the emphasis on my name. Noelle isn’t a super common name, and I want to stand out on my industry, so I placed “The” to show the importance of my position and the effect of what I do on someone’s life.
LEVELING UP YOUR CREATIVITY.
Keep your head up and your eye on your goal. You can do it, if you just believe in yourself. There were so many times I doubted myself, pushed off goals and thought about giving up, but I didn’t.
It’s almost 2020, what are some of the things you think are going to change about your work? In 2020, I aim to be published a few more times over the course of 2020. I am still new to the Dallas area, so I am still gaining traction for my brand and also to get my name out for styling and create new goals with that. Most of my recent focus has been on photography, so I need to draw some attention to my styling.
PHOTOGRAPHER: DAV DANCER MODEL: ALEXUS CONDE STYLIST: ANIYA HENRY
PHOTOGRAPHER: DAV DANCER
“PASSION IS ENERGY. FEEL THE POWER THAT COMES FROM FOCUSING ON WHAT EXCITES YOU.” -OPRAH WINFREY
PHOTOGRAPHER: DAV DANCER MODEL: ALEXUS CONDE STYLIST: ANIYA HENRY
NIYNEBYNIY Issue 3 || Volume 4 Girls Gang
KRISTIANNA (KRIS) DAVIED THE CREATOR & FOUNDER OF GIRLS GANG MEETUP. A PLATFORM TO BRING WOMEN TOGETHER.
WARDROBE STYLIST // ANIYA HENRY PHOTOGRAPHER // CRISTI DIAZ STUDIO // SUNNY STUDIO #GIRLSGANGMEETUP
Photographer: Cristi Diaz
ISSUE 03 // VOLUME 4
FEMALE EMPOWERMENT The very first time I styled for anybody or any photoshoot, was at the Girls Gang Meetup. The week pf thr meetup was when I truly decided to put my all into becoming a stylist that moment. Kris Davied has brought multiple women together to create content. From stylist, makeup artist, photographers and more tl network and build with eachother support. Tell me your story on how "Girl Gang Meetup" came about?
Another big factor in Girl Gang Meetup is the "blacklist," specifically the one of male
In May 2018 I hosted my first creative meetup, free
photographers in DFW. It's a pretty long list, and my
and open to the public at a lake in DFW. A ton of
goal is to exclude the photographers with bad
people came, men and women, and I loved the
reputations and intentions and spread awareness of
aspect of bringing creatives together. However, a
them in the creative community and the importance
couple of male photographers with bad reputations who had made some of the models there uncomfortable in previous encounters by saying
of blacklists in the industry.
inappropriate things and pressuring them to take
Every major city has them for photographers,
their clothes off while shooting. After that, I thought,
stylists, etc., and the DFW blacklist consists of
"I want to have a monthly meetup where female
multiple-time offenders, so it's very important to me
creatives can come together to create without the
to keep models safe from those predators. The
pressure of male photographers."
male photographers on the blacklist don't dare
I told all my female creative friends about my idea, called it "Girl Gang Meetup," and made it happen the
come to Girl Gang Meetup or target the girls who are apart of it!
same month. The first Girl Gang Meeutp was at a little public rose garden in Farmer's Branch and
How would describe your style?
consisted of about 20 women. But when the pictures from that meetup were posted by the various creatives there, everyone was like, "What is Girl Gang Meetup? How can I get
I would describe my style as modern, future-forward, feminine but edgy. When I style my own shoots as a
involved?" And I was like, sorry, female creatives
model, I go for high-fashion editorial looks rather
only! Male photographers questioned it since the
than street style or casual. But when I'm not
beginning, but as its grown and prospered and
shooting I pretty much always wear my Adidas and
gained support nationwide, men have started to
some ripped jeans on the daily.
support it as well as they understand the purpose and message behind it.
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46 Do you think being a model, MUA and photographer help be a better content creator/artist?
Do you ever think you would do " Girl Gang Meetups" in other cities? (Chicago, LA, Miami, New York, etc.)
I definitely thing that being a model, makeup artist and photographer all in one helps me be a well-rounded artist and content creator. I'm able to be the full package and produce entire editorial shoots by myself with a model or photographer. Each skill builds on the other and helps me improve constantly. Knowing photography and lighting helps me immensely as a model, not to mention being able to do my own makeup and styling.
I have actually done a Girl Gang Meetup in Los Angeles this year, in August. It was very small because I don't have a huge network out there yet, but I definitely want to do another one out there, and I know it will continue to grow in LA, too, because the seed has been planted from the first one, the women who attended loved it, and there is a need for it. Especially in LA and New York, huge hubs of the modeling industry, there is a need for model safety awareness and Knowing posing as a model helps me direct the people I standards for the photographers that agencies and freelancers work with. photograph to angle their face and pose their body in flattering ways. I also love doing the makeup for my own shoots as a model and photographer because it is It is my dream to bring Girl Gang Meetup to New usually a big inspiration for any concept I come up with. York as well and have consistent meetups there, in LA, and Dallas, and I'm hoping to do a tour from Dallas to Houston to Austin soon! I'm also Was their a moment in your life that made you want to discussing co-hosting a Girl Gang Meetup in pursue modeling? Oklahoma this year and hoping to go back to LA before the end of the year. I'm one of those girls that has watched America's Next Top Model since I was 6 years old. Sadly, I never thought I could pursue modeling seriously because my parents were the opposite of encouraging and supportive. My mom actually told me I could not be a model because of my skin condition. The day after I graduated high school I bleached my hair blonde and became a different person. My mom became less of a presence in my life and I decided that, after being told by many different people I should and could, I would pursue modeling casually, and if anything came of it I would run with it. I decided to not let anyone else decide what I can or can't do, and with that mindset I've only progressed.
G N A G S L R I G #
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Photographer : Cristi Diaz Model/ CEO of Girls Gang Meetup Stylist: Aniya Henry
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How did you get into modeling?
I actually started out in the modeling industry as a promotional model and brand ambassador for AT&T in my first semester of college, and then I got into event and character modeling with a Dallas-based events company. I was interested in getting into more print, runway and editorial modeling, and I found some Facebook groups for the DFW fashion photography industry. I started collaborating with photographers, built up a bit of a portfolio and caught the eye of professionals. I collaborated on various projects with more photographers than I could count, walked more runways than I can remember, and after 2 years I pursued modeling full-time as a freelancer. I signed with a couple different nonexclusive agencies but found that I loved the freedom and control that came with freelancing. I've been doing that for 2 years now!
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Photographer: ELena Bayda
JAISHA HAYNES Newly Graduate talks on taking the world.
“You Don’t Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great.” – Zig Ziglar
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YOUR ONLY LIMIT IS YOUR MIND. JAISHA HAYNES
What got you into modeling? My grandmother put me in beauty
You’re about to graduate, congratulations! Do you plan on do anything with your major?
pageants when I was 3 years old till she passed away when I was 8. I decided to give
Thank you! As of right now, I don’t plan on using
runway a try when I was in high school just
my degree right away. I have job offers that
to test the waters. I didn’t like runway too
require me to move out of state but because I
much but I knew that I loved being in front
am signed to an agency, I must stay here in
of the camera. When I was 21, I started
doing photoshoots and I have officially been modeling for 4 almost 5 years. Currently, I am signed to Icon Studios Dallas and planned to get signed to many more agencies in the near future.
Do you have a ritual before you go to a shoot? I wouldn’t say I have a ritual but I am a very organized person, so I try to make sure I have
Your opinion when people say: “you never do anything with your major, when you graduate”? I would say, “to each their own.” I say that because some people just go to school to get their degree and don’t really have a plan on what they want to do. Others may have a plan and are fortunate to stay on the path they have created for themselves. I want to pursue modeling full
everything I need in my model bags and ready to
time and use my degree for whatever I decide to
go the night before. I also do my skin and hair
do. I’m a person that does not like to be content.
routine the night prior to make sure I’m good to
I will keep pushing myself beyond measures and
follow my dreams at the same time.
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THE FUTURE E L A IS FEM
y in g r e n e e h t o t t p Don't ada e the c n e lu f n I . m o o r the m. energy in the roo What is something you wish people knew? There is this quote from Maya Angelo, “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” A lot of people assume who I am based off materialistic things in life or based off how I carry myself. They assume I have never had any hardships or had to overcome any obstacles in life. But yet, my story will flip your world. Don’t judge a person by what you see because you never know what they are dealing with or going through. What song gets you going and ready to be on set? I love to listen to gospel music when I get up in the morning and in the car before I head to set. I love all music and enjoy listening to pop and country while I am on set. It does depend on the type of shoot because something I need my hip-hop/trap music to keep me energized. PHOTOGRAPHER: ELENA BAYDA JAISHA HAYNES
JAISHA HAYNES I wouldâ€™ve told myself 5 years ago to be more consistent and not throw in the towel when things get overly complicated in my everyday life. Put my dreams first because they matter the most.
Photographer: Elena Bayda Stylist: Aniya Henry Born in Beaumont, TX and raised mostly in Cleveland, MS. I moved around a lot as a child so I have lived in 8 different states and I have been to 14 different schools.
ENIZAGAM YINYBENYIN â€˘ 45 EGAP
"DREAMS DON'T WORK UNLESS YOU DO."
Photographer: Elena Bayda
PHOTOGRAPHER: ELENA BAYDA MODEL: (LEFT) JAISHA HAYNES (RIGHT) MARGRIDA KING STYLIST: ANIYA HENRY
MARGARET EPPEH I interview Nigerian native, Margaret Eppeh on the discovery of modeling and how she overcame the adversities of being tall. Margaret gives us insight on how she got into modeling school. @_MARGARET_EPPEH_
Be the women who just decided to go for it. BECOME THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF.
By: Aniya Henry Photo by Elena Bayda
AI discovered modeling earlier this year, i had just decided to start taking photos with my phone and post them on My Instagram page, hoping to get discovered by someone. The week before i got discovered by a modeling school, my mom jokingly said if i any agency comes up to me saying they want to represent me, I should go for it but tell them she’ll be my manager. At exactly 8:31pm the next day, i got a text saying i have an audition with John Casablancas Modeling institute. I was skeptical about it, because I didn’t register for any audition, I don’t know how they got my number, how they knew my name, also i have never heard of that name before, but then again, i have never heard of any modeling school at all because i never thought there was one.
I just concluded they saw me onInstagram, because i still had my number on there but I changed it the next day to my email. After some research and thoughts, I finally called and told them I’ll be there to audition. The audition turned out to be the next day, I was so scared of going in alone, I thought to myself what if I don’t return home, what if just what if.
I prayed before going and on my way there. I got there and saw it was all real, i did my audition and they told me to come back and start the school. Once i did, everything began to fall in place. I met incredible friends who where also eager to be someone in the entertainment industry. I made connections, started getting jobs and getting experiences. NIYNEBYNIY. magazine
"I DID A LOT OF PHOTOSHOOT, TRYING TO BUILD MY PORTFOLIO AND GET MYSELF OUT THERE." -MARGARET EPPEH t one of the jobs I went to, was where I met Jaisha Haynes. So we were in the same group chat, a model group chat. We post about different modeling jobs and opportunities. Then somebody posted about a fashion show taking place the following weekend and they only need three more girls. So myself, Jaisha and Jacque said we’re free and will be going, but then I realized that the rehearsal venue was at Lewisville Tx and I don’t have a car to get there. We were supposed to be there at 1pm for the rehearsals and we got the job call at 11am.
We starting talking and getting to know each other more, We went to casting calls together, did two more fashion shows together and then this magazine shoot, and more coming up. We went out together and has fun.
We both went through some stuffs growing up, so we understand I went back to the group chat and I told the girl who what it means to struggle and go posted It that I wouldn’t be able to get there on time as i after what we want. I love her and take the bus, and the bus is going to get there by 3PM She’ll always be my family no so Jaisha asked where i was coming from and I gave matter what!! her the address then she was like “girl you stay just 9 minutes away from me”. So she picked me up and dropped me back home, after that we just bonded. She took me as her baby sister and i look at her as my big sister.
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WHAT I CHOOSE TO BECOME" Growing up, i was tall for my age, i felt intimidated because my peers always called me a giraffe and tell me how I’m going to be so tall that my mom won’t see my face because it’ll be lost in the clouds. As a child I believed that and got very sad that eventually my mom won’t see my face. I hated being tall, I just wanted to be short like the others. The day it all changed was when a random stranger told me my height and body figure is amazing and how i can use that to be a model. I was intrigued at that moment because I thought to myself, I would be like those people on tv, walking on the stage wearing princess dresses and long hair. I was 8 years old, when i began seeing myself as a model but i never took it far because i heard stories of how models get used in the industry and how they don’t eat real food but only smoke weed to maintain a certain shape, how they’ll have to walk in their underwear for the whole world to see, how they’ll have to seduce their way to the top.
All of those was really happening at that time and it got me so scared that i told myself I’m not going to be a model until i find a decent agency. Which i did, during my audition at John Casablancas, Ms Lynn told me it’s God first then my school then my modeling. And that’s how it is for me. Everyday i went out, people ask my me or mom if i was a model and why is she not letting me be one? As i got older, i heard it more and more “are you a model, you should be a model, i know someone in the modeling agency industry who can connect you” Now that i am a model, it still continues and it’s something i got used to. Have you always been outgoing or was it something you kind of grew into? I grew up without a dad, so my mom made sure my siblings and i never felt left out, she took us out when she can, and when she can’t, she trained our minds with the bible about how we shouldn’t let our circumstances take the best of us and make us rude or disrespectful. We never had enough, we barely had something, but she made our minds rich with knowledge, wisdom and love! I have always been a goofy person, down to earth, loving and very friendly. Being outgoing was something i grew up to love, i was always the first person to make the first moves in a friendship and make sure the bond stays alive. I love getting to know people making new friends.
Watc Ou 2020
I HAVE A LOT IN STORE FOR 2020. I’M NOT JUST A MODEL BUT ALSO AN ACTRESS, I’M IN TWO DIFFERENT MOVIES BOTH COMING OUT NEXT YEAR. I’M AN EXTRA IN ONE AND A SUPPORTING ROLE IN THE OTHER. I HAVE FASHION SHOWS THAT I’M PREPARING FOR NEXT YEAR, PHOTOSHOOTS WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE, AND MUCH MORE. I PLAN ON AUDITIONING FOR MORE JOBS, AND MORE MOVIE SHOOT. I BELIEVE WITH GOD’S HELP, IT’S GOING TO BE A FRUITFUL AND AWESOME YEAR! I PRAY TO SEE YOU ALL IN 2020 AND THAT YOUR EACH ONE STEP CLOSER TO YOUR GOALS. ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU PUT YOUR MIND TO!! BARRIERS
PHOTOGRAPHER: ELENA BAYDA
MODEL TIP FROM MARGARET EPPEH
5 models you look up to: Naomi Campbell , Adut Akech Bior Chanel Iman Jourdan Dunn Leomie Anderson
Keep your head in the game, maintain your standards. Don’t stoop low to please another person. Trying to Become a published model is not all about being naked and posting nude pictures. It’s about presentations, self branding and self respect. People see you the way you present yourself. Agencies watch your feed and know what they want for their company, if they want to represent you or not. Now there’s a difference between a published model and an upcoming model. A well known published model can post whatever they like on their page, but they post with maturity. An upcoming model when they post nude photos, they’re coming into the entertainment industry with no respect for themselves and their bodies Nobody’s going to view them as people who value their bodies and they’re going to be used in the entertainment industry because that is how they branded themselves and how the world will view them. Take Naomi Campbell for example, she’s a Celebrity supermodel, well respected. She wasn’t know because of her nudity, but how beautiful she is and how she slays the runway every single time. Yes she now post nude photos, but she does that with decency and respect. To all my Model friends out there, never let anyone rob you off your innocence in this industry no matter how much you’re getting paid. Don’t jump into every shoot opportunity you see or every fashion show. Take your time to think if you’ll benefit from it, if it’s against your standards, if it’ll go against your religion or your beliefs.
The Light in You
Photography is my passion. I want to show beauty of people who work with me, also I want to implement tons of different ideas in my head. Im a lifestyle photographwr who loves taking pot More art studio work for sure. I continue to study photography light and every day open something new during my education process.. THE
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My company name - The Light In You. And Iâ€™m so in love with this name. Every person has unique beauty and light inside, and I want to show it during capturing real emotions And real feelings through my lens. Real moments and feelings are priceless, especially for nowadays.
Seeing the difference
Elena Bayda, gives us insight on what she finds different in comparison to her home, Russia. Being originally from Russia, the small difference you see compared to America are the people, atmosphere, freedom and many opportunities to be creative. I'm feeling that Iâ€™m part of big cool movie. And I love it!
PHOTOGRAPHER: ELENA BAYDA MODEL : TATELYN RICHARDSON
Something I wish people knew about photographers: “Please believe your photographer and be yourself during the photoshoot. So we can produce great results.”
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You made this Kombucha that had everyone so excited and even wanting the recipe. Do you have/ make anything else that you want people to try? I love different cuisines and cooking methods, and in the each cuisine I have 1-2 favorite recipes which I do really good. Maybe someday my husband and I will open our restaurant of our favorite dishes. Letâ€™s see. Also, a big dream of mine isÂ to open my own photo studio.I love travel and It's hard to me to live in the same place more than 2-3 years But, lets see - what the future holds for us
The View New Upcoming Band
I had the pleasure to sit down and interview and upand-coming music group, The View. OriginallyÂ from Longview, Texas this band came together to bring a new sound and invent a new genre. Introducing the new sound, " Indie Trap-Fusion", something you can dance and really vibe with. Group Members Braden, Cole and Daniel gave us a better understand on their authentic sound.
Different backgrounds coming together to make music is what created the new sound. I was making music and beats, way before the band was formed. My strong point in the group is computer base.
The view, inventing new sound
THE KEY TO WRITING A SONG & HANDS DOWN FUTURE COLLABORATIONS. CATCH THE VIEW MUSIC ON APPLE MUSIC IN 2020 Usually when it's a long day , and its a rough day can translate into 5-6 EPS whenever I start recording. --Daniel It's one of the bigget escapes, and something that can help with depression.
WHO DO YOU GUYS WANT TO INDIVIDUALLYÂ COLLABORATE WITH? Braden: Salon and Cough,. Super Underground, on Soundcloud. Continously pushing boundaries on sound . I'm interested in seeing the creative process- because we are completly different. Actually maniuplate sound, using technology.. Cole: Mac DeMarco hands down. He's a guitarist, and on every track he plays all of the instruments, So, he's recording every sound, every beat. I like that he's isn't professionally trained,that he's self taught.
Daniel: Andre 3000- Top 5 rappers forsure and I will be willing to fight that. Also, another one of my favorites is Lil Wayne, he can make a song-which turns into a conversation. I think its pretty dope.
UPDATED INTERVIEW IN 2020 BRADEN: @BRADEN_BUNT COLE: @COLE_GOSS DANIEL: @HASHTAGBIGGS
A Word From CEO/FOUNDER THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HAS SUBSCRIBE TO THE MAILING LIST FOR THE MAGAZINE. WITH IT BEING THE 3RD ISSUE, I WANTED TO ADD IN AN EXTRA VOLUME IN. STARTING IN 2020, THE MAGAZINE WILL BE QUARTERLY. LAUNCH ON THE 3RD MONTH OF EACH QUARTER. SO MUCH IN STORE FOR NIYNEBYNIY AND BREAKING DOWN THE EXPANSION OF ALL THAT THE COMPANY HAS TO OFFER.
NIYNEBYNIY SUBSCRIBER QUESTIONS
How did you get started in Fashion/Styling? Iâ€™ve always wanted to be in the fashion industry when I was younger,so by any means I was going to do it. Now, with it being so many different career paths in the fashion industry, Styling & Designing grabbed my attention. What's been your favorite shoot, so far? My favorite shoot so far, even though I genuinely enjoy every single one- however, Kayla Gilchrist who is gracing the NIYNEBYNIY cover was my favorite. It was the last a final shot for the magazine, and I always had this concept about the matching set and chain. Though, I never styled anyone in it. How bad you about to be in 2020? Sheesssh, just wait on it. What is your style inspo? Style Inspo are alot of people honestly, I really like Zoe Kravitz, Sza, Billie Ellish, anyone who has a free-spirit or 90s Vibe- I LOVE! How do you deal with anxiety/ being stress out? I like to go to Spin Class when I'm stressed out. It helps alot to focus on releasing any negative energy. With Anxiety- I like to come up with new design concepts, cook or go get a massage.
NIYNEBYNIY ISSUE 3 | VOLUME 3 &4
This magazine is full of Affirmations, Model Exclusives, Beauty Tips and even a Sneek Peak to the upcoming music group The View.
Published on Jan 15, 2020
This magazine is full of Affirmations, Model Exclusives, Beauty Tips and even a Sneek Peak to the upcoming music group The View.