Category: Interviews

Interviews5 Minutes With: Cathy Peshek of Poor Little It Girl

We love celebrating boss babes here at Lulus — especially the stylish kind — and well, Cathy Peshek pretty much epitomizes stylish boss babe. As the creative force behind style blog Poor Little It Girl and co-founder of The Blog Societies, a community dedicated to helping other bloggers reach their full potential (yes, honey), Cathy lives the “empowered women empower women” thing. This chick knows how to make it happen — and how to pay it forward. She’s also a longtime Lulus lover (natch). That’s why we sat down with Cathy to chat about style, blogging, and what irks her the most.

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GeneralModel Moment: Veridiana

Here at Lulus, we love catching up with our favorite models to learn more about them and what they like! We worked with model Veridiana Ferreira last month at one of our fave locations in LA, an eccentric, cool home designed by artist and designer Tony Duquette. We are super excited about brights this season and this setting was the best backdrop to capture these tropical, saturated, summer colors.

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Wanna take a take a peek and learn more about this total babe? Read on for an exclusive #bts interview!

What’s your favorite summer fashion trend?
More colorful clothes and comfortable open shoes. Slippers are my preference!

What’s your guilty pleasure?
Give me all kinds of chocolate, please!

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What would be your one super power?
Kill egos.

Must-have beauty item?
A nice face mask (at the moment I’m doing a clay mask from Philosophy).

What pet would you love to have?
Cliche, but I can’t get enough of dogs.

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Who is your inspiration?
My mother. She is a very powerful women.

Your favorite place you have shot a campaign?
[The] beach is always a great idea to shoot. I love the fact that I get to travel around and explore this beautiful world. I would say Bahamas was my favorite currently.

What’s the coolest experience you’ve had modeling?
The coolest experience was to move out of my country so young and to live in New York and start traveling around.

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Who is your celeb crush?
Angelina Jolie.

What would you never leave the house without?
My phone af.

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What is your fave beauty tip?
Take it easy, drink lots of water, keep your skin clean, and moisturize yourself.

What are your must-haves for 2018?
I’m a denim and sneakers lover xx

Thanks so much Verdiana! Make sure to check back for another Model Moment soon!

xo

FashionNail the Shot – Tips and Tricks to Nail Your Instagram Poses

So you want to be an Instagram star? Well, so do we, so we talked with one of our very lovely models, Simone, to get some tips and tricks on posing for the perfect Insta-shot! Read on to learn how to nail your Instagram poses.

The Leg-Pop

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This is a pose we see over and over on the ‘gram. It’s the classic Insta-pose, probably because it’s cute and easy to pull off. It works so well because by popping one leg out, you slim and lengthen your body. It also gives you angles to show off your cute shoes! Simone recommends keeping your lips and face soft and to elongate your neck. She also told us that having your photographer–aka Insta-husband or willing friend–at a lower angle, which will help make your legs look longer and slimmer. You also want to pay attention to your hands; you want them to hang loose and natural, not stiff and awkwardly posed.

Look Back at It

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We love how sassy this pose is! For this pose, Simone told us that it is important to arch your back and pull your shoulder back. This all helps to keep you looking elongated. Finding the lighting that works best for your features is an important step in nailing the shot too. She recommends playing with taking photos in different lighting to find the light that works best for you. And don’t forget about the golden hour! This is the time right before sunset when the light is softer and redder than when the sun is high in the sky. This is said to be the prettiest time to take pictures.

Find Some Movement

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To keep your feed from looking too mundane, it’s important to find some movement in your pictures, ya know, spice it up a bit! For this pose Simone recommends walking forward on your tippy-toes–this will give you movement and elongate your legs. Don’t forget to keep your face soft! Simone also told us with movement, it’s important to just go for it! What may feel awkward in person while you’re posing might actually translate really well in the shot.

Have Fun!

Instagram poses - have fun!

The most important piece of advice we have is to have fun! Simone said it best, “Don’t be discouraged while looking at other people’s feeds! Yeah, they may have some really good shots, but it may have taken them 300 takes before they got the perfect one to post.”

So get out there and get posing! Don’t forget to tag us @lulus with #lovelulus for your chance to be featured on our feed, showing off your cute new poses!

Get the look! Simone is wearing our: Levi’s 501 Skinny Light Blue Distressed JeansZ Supply The Micro White Ribbed Tank Top, and Sole Society Matty Cream and Black Striped Slide Sandals. Shop the look and check out some of Simone’s expert poses from our site below!

GeneralModel Moment: Anna Herrin

Model Moment: Anna Herrin needs a vacation

If you’ve ever shopped at Lulus, it’s impossible not to have seen the gorgeous Anna Herrin modeling everything from dresses to denim, sweaters to swimwear. Based on how often this babe is on the website, it’s fairly obvious how much we love Anna; she’s practically family. Not only is she the walking definition of #goals, she is one of the most down to earth people we have ever met. Spend a day with her in the studio and she will have you cracking up and slightly jealous of just how cool she is. For you to get to know (and love) her like we do, we sat down to sushi for a quick little Q&A:

Model Moment: Anna Herrin eats sushi

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If you could trade closets with any musician, who would it be?

2002 Britney Spears, mixed with Jimi Hendrix. I am not cool enough to go full Jimi, so I had to add in a dash of Britney to keep it realistic.

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What was the last thing you binge watched?

The OA, I basically just wanted to watch it long enough to learn the dance they do in it. I was actually in New York and saw the main doctor in the series on the corner, and was like, “This is my moment, this is my time to break out into The OA dance!” But I didn’t know it.

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If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?

Can I bring a person to talk to? I would go insane. Okay, I would bring an ear, just someone who would listen. Like a Wilson with ears. I feel like on Survivor they always want a lighter, so the survivalist in me would bring that. And sunscreen. I want to make sure I don’t get sun damage on my island, haha.

What’s the coolest experience you’ve had modeling?

I recently got to go to Tahiti, where I got to stay in these awesome bungalows on the ocean. So I basically had my own private ocean overlooking these mountains, which was incredible. It was basically like going on a honeymoon by myself for work. And I got to swim with both sharks and stingrays, which was so amazing.

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Which Spice Girl are you?

I have to be honest, I wasn’t even cool enough to like the Spice Girls as a kid, it’s more of a recent thing. But one time at camp, I pretended to know about them, and I was picked to be Scary Spice. But deep down I wanted to be Posh Spice.

Thanks, Anna, for sharing a little bit about yourself! You’ll always be our Posh.

We’ll be sharing more Model Moments in the future, giving you behind-the-scenes access to the glam (and sometimes not-so-glam) model life. If you have any questions you’d like us to ask, tell us in the comments!

xo

FashionModel Moment with Anna

Anna Herrin is back in our studio this week, and we could not be more happy. Not only is she the ultimate bronzed beauty, but her spunky personality and infectious smile makes us never want to leave her side. We sat down and got the scoop on everything from her childhood crush to her favorite fashion trend!

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Where are you from?

Philadelphia

What’s your sign?

A crazy Pisces.

I never leave home without …

my pants!

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Who was your childhood crush?

Who wasn’t my childhood crush? I had a huge, huge crush on Ryan Phillipe and then this kid in my class named Jake Smith, who was so hot when I was in 7th grade.

What is your favorite fashion trend right now?

Anything over-sized and baggy. I am all about comfort with fashion.

What is you current favorite album?

I have been listening to a lot of Pop2K, so like millennial hits. I guess you would say NOW!  27-34.

If you weren’t modeling, where would you be?

Bathing in warm water, in some fabulous ocean with a cocktail in my hand #donttalktome.

Name your dream vacation.

I was just in Greece which was my first dream vacation! After that I would say, Portugal,  Bali, Thailand… basically anywhere is a dream vacation to me!

When I’m not working, I’m…

chilling very hard, with Grace – my dog, my best friend, my sweet baby angel.

What has been your coolest modeling experience?

Getting to go to Austria and ski in the Alps for a ski job. I just got to hangout and ski and get paid for it. It was amazing!

Words to live by…

You are your own best friend, so start being nice to yourself.

 

Anna loves Lulus! Check out her picks below!