Teen Beauty: An Interview with model Caitlin

She's a straight A student, a world traveler, a photographer, runs an art camp for kids, and oh yeah, she models. You know, just because she can. Here, an interview with 15 year old Caitlin, an exemplary role model for young girls everywhere...

Photo: Madison Parker   Makeup: Dani Lazaro

Dani: Hey Caitlin! You have got to be the busiest kid I have ever met, hands down, so thanks for taking a little bit of time to do this interview.

Caitlin:  Oh, no problem Dani. Anything for you

Dani: When we first met, I was so impressed by all you have tackled and
accomplished at age 15. And then you started modeling, and of course, it turns out youre great at that too. Talk to me about before and after do you think modeling has helped your self-image?

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Caitlin: I think that I have always had good self-image, but I think that now that I model I carry myself differently. Before high school I was an awkwardly tall girl with big feet and an odd sense of style. After entering the fashion industry, I figured out how to use my body, be elegant, and how to dress fabulously everyday.

Hair/Makeup: Dani Lazaro

Dani: Being a teenage girl is not easy. I imagine its probably even harder now than when I was young, with all the available social media flooding us with images of the beauty ideal. How do you deal with social pressure with regards to how you look?

Caitlin:  Well, there is a quote by the late Oscar de la Renta that I repeat in my head as I walk down the hallway: "Walk like theres three men behind you". By repeating this, I can ensure that I am strutting wherever I go with my head high. Society may have its own ideas of beauty, but I have my own look and style, and I rock it.

Photo: Dugan's Eye Photography   Hair/Makeup: Dani Lazaro   Clothing: Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage

Dani: Didnt you participate in workshop for teen girls? Would you tell me about it, and how you mentored the girls when it comes to confidence?

Caitlin: I did do a short lesson for middle school aged girls at my church on self-confidence because, quite frankly, middle school sucks. Girls are changing so much-- were awkward, and weve got acne and braces. So, at the workshop, I brought my camera with me and told the girls to just let go. They didnt have to be models; they just had to be themselves.

Dani: You dont wear a whole lot of makeup as a general rule. What is your daily beauty routine like?

Caitlin:  Ermmm. I like to have clear skin, so I use Epiduo and moisturizer everyday. But for makeup, I just put on mascara. I like for people to see me as I am. And I could never do as good a job as you.

Photo: Dugan's Eye Photography  Hair/Makeup: Dani Lazaro

Dani: Aw. I love you!!! What about clothing? Do you have a go-to outfit? The one that always puts you in a good mood when you wear it?

Caitlin:  Anything with heels!!! I love being extra tall, they make my legs look great, and I feel like I rule the world in 5-inch heels.

Photo: www.Titan-Studios.com ; Caitlin's Makeup: Kae Ingram; Dresses: RCB Fashion

Dani: Youve traveled the world a bit. Was there any particular country whose beauty ideals really captured you?

Caitlin:  Well, China's  style is haphazard, mismatched, and colorful. I kind of liked the whimsical nature of it all. Then in Ireland, tights with short shorts and combat boots were really popular when I was over there. As a result, I wear a lot of outfits with tights and combat boots, but with skater skirts instead of shorts. But, I will always be in love with New York street style. Its so sleek and sophisticated.

Photo: Mike Newcomer   Makeup: Dani Lazaro

Dani: Finally, what is the one thing you wish you could tell every teenage girl who struggles with her confidence?

Caitlin: Id like to tell girls to find their own type of confidence. That may sound odd, but I have a quiet type of confidence. Its like picking foundation, except youre picking a type of confidence to fit your personality. Regardless of what you do, stand tall and keep your head up!

1 comment :

  1. So very proud of Caitlin. She is a beautiful young lady inside and out


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