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Spotlight // Like Mother, Like Daughter

We recently chatted with Jocelyn ( @jocelyncoe_ ) and her mother, Jennifer Coe, who was also a model! Now we know where Jocelyn gets her good looks from!

Nous Models: What made you want to model?

Jennifer Coe: A friend of my parents was friends with Nina Blanchard and he suggested I model.  My parents were not really informed about the modeling biz, but thought that it might be a good way to pay for college.  I worked in a retail clothing store during high school (at $1.65/hr!) and needed more $$ for college.

N: When did you start modeling, and how did you like it?

Jennifer: Nina Blanchard found me when I was in high school. She shared my photos with Eileen Ford, who invited me to live with her in New York the summer after graduation! It took a long time for me to find my niche…. Back to LA for school, NY in the summers. I booked a Breck shampoo commercial which was cut into 5 commercials, and could afford to stay long enough to find steady work in the catalogue side of the business.  I was with Ford for 21 years… a lot of very good times and happy memories!

N: Has the industry changed since then?

Jennifer: YES!  Trememdously—the internet is the most obvious change.  Portfolios online, clients online, and communications much faster.  We didn’t even have cell phones—I carried rolls of dimes and knew where every phone booth in town was!

N: How do you feel about Jocelyn’s career?

Jennifer: Mixed—I know how hard it can be.  Few careers require constant job interviews and rejection which at times can feel personal.  Sometimes it is hard to keep one’s spirits up when you are “judged”.  You learn every “flaw” you have physically, which can be a bit cumbersome. However, the opportunities to travel, meet so many different people, and make a good living at a young age are very rewarding.

N: Jocelyn, did your mom influence you to become a model?

Jocelyn: Yes! She was a really good model. I look at her photos regularly for inspiration. She didn’t want me to go this way, but she knows how excited I am about it so she’s doing what she can to help me! I feel very lucky and proud to have ended up at Nous!

N: Jennifer, anything you’d like to say to Jocelyn and other young models?

Jennifer: I’d like to remind her that modeling is for young people, and that she will not always be young.  Remind her that modeling can be used to open doors—and she should  be aware of those openings.  Remind her to enjoy, but work hard and never stop learning—in school or out of it.  She will be her own boss and run her own business!

Wise words, indeed! 

 

Spotlight // Alyssa Miller for the David Lynch Foundation

Ever feel so overwhelmed with your life that you don’t even know where to begin?  We do.  I mean, come on!  Any tried-and-true fashion girl has a lot on her plate for one day.  We get things done!  You’ve got work, play, the gym, dinner, friends- don’t forget your social media feeds, and some shopping time if you’re lucky- sometimes it all just seems like too much!  T.M., an abbreviation short for Transcendental Meditation, is the twice-daily practice of mantra-based meditation.  In short, it’s a great way for people with super-chaotic daily lives to stay grounded, centered, and inspired.

Award winning film director, writer and producer David Lynch has taken on the task of sharing these enlightening techniques with the world with his nonprofit organization, The David Lynch Foundation.

Our girl Alyssa Miller (@luvalyssamiller) says she owes her sanity to T.M.; so when her friend and fashion publicist Robyn Berkeley proposed a capsule collection of lounge and activewear benefiting the David Lynch Foundation, she was all on board.

“It changed my life. You spend twenty minutes in the morning and twenty minutes at night giving yourself the time to sort through your emotions. It’s all about change from within, like our T-shirt logo says, and this collection just made sense because it’s about eating well, working out, taking care of yourself, and giving back.” – Alyssa 

 

To get your hands on the beautiful collection that donates a portion of proceeds directly to the David Lynch Foundation, check out http://shop.livetheprocess.com

To read Alyssa’s statement for Live the Process, click on over to http://livetheprocess.com/2014/07/bringing-beauty-light-together

 

Thanks Alyssa, for reminding us that our Instagram filters aren’t the only that make us look and feel better about ourselves.  Change begins within.  Live the Process!