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PHOTOGRAPHY ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC

OCTOBER 2019


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Photography Alex Knight

“The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil

than from those who actually commit it”

Albert Einstein

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ISSUE 192

TABLE

of CONTENT

Carly Chaikin

OCTOBER 2019

Cover Look:

TOP: ORSEUND IRIS

PANT-BOOT: BALENCIAGA

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Letter From The Editor

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BELLO Obsessions

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Cover Story CARLY CHAIKIN

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A Gift Guide For Your Friend Who Blames

Everything On Mercury Retrograde

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Queer Eye: We're In Japan

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The King

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Raising Dion

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Spotlight | GASHI

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It Guy | NILES FITCH

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It Girl | TAYLOR HATALA

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For The Love Of Olive Oil

Mc Evoy Ranch

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Maison Privée Shopping Guide

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Masthead

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Masthead

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Letter from the Editor

"Let's suppose that you were able every night to dream any dream

that you wanted to dream. And that you could, for example, have

the power within one night to dream 75 years of time. Or any length

of time you wanted to have. And you would, naturally as you began

on this adventure of dreams, you would fufill all your wishes. You

would have every kind of pleasure you could conceive. And after several

nights of 75 years of total pleasure each, you would say "Well, that was pretty

great." But now let's have a surprise. Let's have a dream which isn't under

control. Where something is gonna happen to me that I don't know what it's

going to be. And you would dig that and come out of that and say "Wow, that

was a close shave, wasn't it?" And then you would get more and more adventurous,

and you would make further and further out gambles as to what you

would dream. And finally, you would dream ... where you are now. You would

dream the dream of living the life that you are actually living today.”

-Alan Watts

I have listened to pretty much all of the Alan Watts' audios available online.

Many of his speeches resonate with me. I love this one in particular because

of its rather poetic take on life.

Alan Watts was known for interpreting and popularizing Eastern philosophy

for a Western audience in the 30's. He often said that he wished to act as a

bridge between the ancient and the modern, between East and West, and between

culture and nature.

Many people often flirt with the idea of life being maybe after all just a dream.

A dream that connects us to other people. After all we dream on our own, why

would it be so hard to believe that we can dream together? Just look at some

of the most popular quotes and you can be sure they are connected to the notion

of dreams.

“A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together

is reality.” John Lennon

...

Ciao

Stéphane Marquet

Creative Director

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L'Artiste

Carly Chaikin

By Alexandra Bonnet

Carly Chaikin, who stars in the critically acclaimed series MR.ROBOT, sat down with us at BELLO

and gave us an inside look into who she is as an actress, writer, producer, and artist. Growing up,

she would compose poems and write stories which represented a big part of her life, something she

would carry with her until today. Her biggest inspiration to become an actress was Angelina Jolie as

she watched her amazing performances! As Chaikin explains,“I have known most of my life that I

wanted to be an actor and I also love producing because I love building something, creating it from

the start and being able to have that input.” She never performed in plays or anything of that

sort--except for one line playing a waitress in a camp performance-- but all that was around her

was pushing her towards who she was meant to become.

Photography ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph

Styling SONJA CHRISTENSEN @sonjamchristensen

Makeup ADAM BREUCHAUD @adambreuchaud

Hair JUSTINE MARJAN @justinemarjan

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As the final season of MR.ROBOT was released

on October 6th, audience's and cast members are

saddened by the thought of it coming to an end.

Chaikin, who plays Eliott’s sister “Darlene”, explains

how amazing this experience has been for her and

what it feels like to see it coming to a finale. “It’s so

crazy being part of something that becomes part

of your life, something you do every year and all of

a sudden it’s done. I feel like we are ending in the

best way possible and even though it’s really sad I

feel like we are going out on a good note.” Despite

realizing that she will never get to play the role of

Darlene ever again, she shares just how incredible

it was to play her character. Every season she

changed and evolved. Going from very idealistic,

fearless and having no concept of consequences to

seeing a much more vulnerable side to her,

Darlene’s character had a powerful character arc.

As an actress, what better way than to explore a

character and your capability of adapting and

growing yourself?

In ABC’S hit show “Suburgatory,” Chaikin played

“Dalia” with whom she connected in some way

but unlike her role as Darlene. This role has had a

strong impact on her as she found herself

connecting to who she was playing more and more.

Just like Darlene, the talented actress is fearless,

goes for things most people think are too crazy to

go for, and pushes her own limits: “I feel like I

always go bull to the wall and go for my goal even

if it seems crazy to everybody else,” Chaikin shares.

In 2013, she wrote “No Where to Go,” which was

honored at the First Glance Film Festival. Inspired

by her ex-boyfriend, this personal project was a

short film in which she acted and produced and

had a lot of fun making. “It was just me and the

other actors and our director.” Having stepped foot

in both film and television, Chaikin has experience

different sides to being an actress from growing

with a certain character to shooting once and

having it done but then you get to play different

characters at a faster pace.

As she wears different hats: actress, producer and

writer, there is one more side to Chaikin which

makes her a whole: painting. From oil painting to

realism to dabbling in abstract, she had her first

big show in New York last year. The NY Times did

a piece on it and her show was up for a couple of

months where she was able to share her art and

also sell some! “Painting has always been my true

love,” she shares passionately. During Season 2 of

MR.ROBOT, she had been asked to do some

artwork which found itself being printed on

backpacks, shirts, and socks. This is something she

will never stop doing.

Just as she does playing golf, Chaikin takes her

time and experiences different levels of intensity

throughout her life and career. Doing both what

she loves and what she is good at: every role, every

project, and every art piece is a product of what she

has gone through and where she wishes to be. Pen

to paper, paintbrush to blank canvass, and acting

to camera, the incredible artist has big plans for her

future: “There’s a lot I want to accomplish with

directing too. I have a show that I wrote that I would

love to make. I love directing, producing and would

love to have my own production company one day.

I love the creative process.”

Carly Chaikin is a creative mind who can act, write,

paint, produce, and direct. Having been prepped

for this since her childhood without even knowing

it, it is safe to say she is headed for big things and

has already made an impact in her life and world

around her. Her role as Darlene may be coming

to an end in MR.ROBOT, but what she learned

from that experience will stay with her no matter

what. Pushing her boundaries and just going for it,

Chaikin has been painting her life day by day, project

by project.

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“Painting has

always been

my true love”

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Photography Bart Zimmy

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A GIFT GUIDE FOR YOUR FRIEND WHO BLAMES EVERYTHING

ON MERCURY RETROGRADE

This month, because the Zodiac asked us to, we’ve put together some astrologically themed gifts for those family and friends who know a little too much

about the stars’ alignment and which signs they get along with best. We’ve consulted every chart, every star and even bugged our parents to figure out when

and where we were exactly born to get the most out of these gifts and be blessed during retrograde and we hope you receive the same!

Birthdate Candles

www.birthdatecandles.com

We all know everybody loves candles! Even if you don’t think you are, you haven’t been exposed to the candle made just for YOU! Birthdate Candles have

created a total of 365 candles with astrological information packaged for everyone. These candles, inspired by the stars combine astrology, numerology,

and tarot to create a completely unique candle for your birth date. Each birth date candle reveals deep secrets of your personality and scent concocted

by natural oils matched just for your inner spirit. The personality description found on each candle provides insight and guidance to help you on your path

by exposing your strengths and vulnerabilities. Explore the impact of your tarot card, an age-old tradition of wisdom and intuition and celebrate yours or a

loved ones’ unique position in the world with a candle inspired by their birthday.

Magic of I. Astrological Planner

www.magicofi.com

For your organized friend who also wants to live in alignment with nature and the cosmos, nothing will come more perfect then a Magic of I Astrological

Planner. In essence, Magic of I double as an everyday planner as well as a great knowledgeable insight into signs, what risings and houses mean, how to

approach your secret crush based on the Zodiac and what retrograde really means outsides the bounds of a meme. The Magic of I planner is beautifully

designed and the craftsmanship behind its vegan leather-bound book is impeccable. Anyone, from beginner to passionate astrologers, can benefit from

following the energies of each day. Exposing yourself to daily astrology will get you feeling in tune with the feelings of the moon and the planets. From tarot

card readers to organized alphas to newbies when it comes to understanding signs, this planner will be a helpful guide to all, one way or another!

The Night Sky

www.thenightsky.com

The Night Sky is exactly what it you may think it is: The Night Sky. The ideal gift in commemorating a special time in someone’s life, The Night Sky maps out

the celestial layout of the stars under an exact moment in time. The Night Sky uses a star catalog generated by the Hipparcos space-based telescope to

render any date or location at any moment capturing a moment to remember. In charting out your layout of The Night Sky, anyone is able to design their star

map using the simple online interface and choose which elements you want to remember, including constellations, grid, and stars. Every map is unique and

comes with a time and place signature, and a personal message if you would like. Used to keep a moment in time visibly for all to see, The Night Sky is a

truly a unique way to commemorate a birthday, wedding, a memorable first kiss and more.

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QUEER EYE

We're In Japan!

The Fab Five - Antoni Porowski (Food &

Wine), Bobby Berk (Interior Design),

Jonathan Van Ness (Grooming), Karamo

Brown (Culture), and Tan France (Fashion)

will bring their expertise to Tokyo, working

with Kiko Mizuhara as their guide in every

episode and Naomi Watanabe as special

guest comedian to make-better a group of

heroes, and learn and experience Japanese

cuisine, fashion, design, grooming and

culture firsthand.

New episodes available on Netflix

November 1st.

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THE KING

Hal (Timothée Chalamet), wayward prince

and reluctant heir to the English throne,

has turned his back on royal life and is

living among the people. But when his

tyrannical father dies, Hal is crowned King

Henry V and is forced to embrace the life he

had previously tried to escape.

Now the young king must navigate the

palace politics, chaos and war his father

left behind, and the emotional strings of his

past life — including his relationship with

his closest friend and mentor, the ageing

alcoholic knight, John Falstaff (Joel

Edgerton). Directed by David Michôd and

co-written by Michôd and Edgerton,

THE KING co-stars Sean Harris, Ben Mendelsohn,

Robert Pattinson, and Lily-Rose

Depp.

Film available on Netflix

November 1st.

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RAISING DION

Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright),

who raises her son Dion (newcomer Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her

husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a

single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious,

superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the

help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists

out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

Now streaming on Netflix.

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LIGHT

GASHI


GASHI

The man with a

pure heart

GASHI's success did not come with the simple snap of a finger.

Having been a refugee, moving from country to country for most

of his childhood, the artist worked hard to get to where he is today.

Knowing what it means to have to fight for what you love and

want in life, he finally reached success and still continues to grow.

Spreading his highs and lows through his music, you can find who

the international artist really is through his latest album, GASHI.

With his spirit, passion, and talent, GASHI is leaving a strong

impact on the world and continues to create music he hopes people

will remember long after he is gone.

Interview by Alexandra Bonnet

Photographer: ABRAHAM BERMUDEZ @abe.bermudez

Creative Direction: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph

Styling: CARNITA NICOLE @carnitanicole

Grooming: ALEX THAO @alexthaohair

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What was one of your first introductions to

music that had a strong impact on you?

Michael Jackson and Kanye West. Their dancing

and singing; not being afraid to be themselves,

reminding you to share your energy with the

world. They were never afraid to be themselves,

to show their emotions.

Growing up, you spent most of your life as

a refugee moving from country to country.

How has your childhood experience played

a role in who you are today? In your music?

I feel like a lot of the people that hear my music

think ‘Wow, it’s such a mixture of everything.’

I think that it is due to the fact that I lived in so

many countries and I am a product of all those

different environments. I mean, I am super blessed

and I think it was so difficult for me to do

what I wanted to do back then because I had no

support; no one believed in me. That made me a

miserable person, but now I am successful doing

what I love, and that makes me happy. One

thing I have learned is that money isn’t going

to change anything. Who you are is who you

are. I think the best thing that I did in my life was

not quit. It’s so beautiful that I can make other

people happy. Seeing other people smile is what

makes me happy.

Was it a person or event who inspired you to

pursue a career as an artist?

I would have to say just watching the 90s, like

BET and watching all these artists. I was just so

in love with the crowd chanting and the sounds

they made. I realized that I wanted to share my

energy with the people.

What prompted you to create your latest

album?

I really wanted the world to hear all the sounds

I am able to make. My lows, my highs, my loves,

my heartbreaks, everything. I didn’t want to

leave anything out.

How does it feel to see your music being

used as anthems in all areas: sports, top

hits, and more?

The fact that I created something that people

are playing for sports and during the New Year,

I think I cracked a code. My whole mission on

earth is to leave something behind and be remembered

forever. The fact that “My Year” is

going to be played when I’m gone, that’s what

makes it special. Watching sports now, I feel like

I am super in the game. It’s an incredible feeling.

Tell us something about yourself that most

people do not know.

I have a lot of secrets. They think they know, but

they don’t know.

Do you believe that everything happens for

a reason in life?

Yes, I do. But I wish I could know the reason.

If you could have three wishes: what would

they be?

It would probably be just one. My only wish

would be to be in heaven. To be a pure soul, I

just wish to be a pure soul.

What is your “ultimate goal” ?

My goal in life is to be remembered as someone

that was special on earth, to be remembered

for my art, for being timeless. That’s my goal: to

create music that people will remember. I want

people to remember me for my music, my passion,

and as a trendsetter.

Say you could be anything in this world:

what would it be?

Happy.

What is something about yourself that most

people don't know.

I took a detour from acting after I graduated

performing arts college and did a business

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It Guy

Niles

Fitch


Niles Fitch

Getting To Know The

Next Teen Heartthrob

Niles is best known for playing teenage Randall on This Is Us. We talk about

where he got his start and how he went from Broadway to our TVs. This

handsome guy is getting buzz from his role on This Is Us, and his future is

looking very bright. Let’s dive in and get to know Niles Fitch.

Interview Sonja Grunfeld

Photographer: STAN EVANS @stanevansphoto

Creative Direction: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph

Styling: SKY JT NAVAL @sky_is_dlimit

Grooming: NICOLE KONOVALOFF @nicolekonovaloff

Production: @BELLOmediaGroup x @MaisonPriveePR_LA

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How did your career in TV, film, and theater

start?

My career started because I loved taking pictures

when I was younger. My parents saw that passion

and thought getting me into the entertainment business

would get me money for college, fourteen years

later, here I am!

Getting casted as Simba is a big deal for a young

boy. Were you nervous about your role in The

Lion King musical and what did you learn along

the way?

I was petrified! However, the casting directors knew

how to make me feel comfortable. The experience

was great, I learned how important it was to give

your all no matter how you feel. The audience doesn’t

know that I had a bad day, they are there to enjoy a

show they paid money for. I’m obligated to give my

all.

What was it like to go on tour at such a young

age? What is the coolest place you visited while

on tour?

It was amazing. Visiting so many places and seeing

people of different races, socioeconomic backgrounds,

orientations and more, really shaped me.

My favorite places were Montreal, Quebec and

Ottawa, Ontario in Canada.

What is your favorite part about working on a

musical?

You currently play Randall along Sterling K.

Brown in the phenomenon "This Is Us." Tell us

how this role has impacted you.

The role has impacted my professional and personal

life. Working with such great actors has improved

my craft so much. My personal life has changed because

it’s given me the ability to take care of and give

back to my family after all their sacrifices.

How fun is it to work with multiple versions of

your character and see him grow up?

It is so cool and inspiring. It makes me want to not

only kill a scene for myself, but for Mr. Sterling and

Lonnie too because they’ve set the bar so high!

Do you ever feel like you and young Randall are

going through similar things although you live

in different decades?

I feel like that all the time. Randall and I are the same

age, so everything that Randall has gone through I’ve

been going through - learning to drive, prom, freshman

year of college (I was working on my college

essays when Teen Randall read his college essay to

the family). Funny story - I had stopped studying for

my learner’s permit and then the script came, and

Jack was teaching Teen Randall to drive! My mom

freaked out because I needed my permit to film this

part of the episode. We went to the DMV the next

day and I took the test in written form, so I had the

best advantage of passing. I stood nervously over

the DMV rep while she graded each page. I passed!

My favorite part had to be the feeling I got from singing

a song and seeing the audiences smile.

When did you realize you wanted to get into

acting?

I realized I wanted to act at 4 years old when I would

audition for commercials and do print modeling

jobs.

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What is your favorite thing to do

when you leave set?

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My favorite thing to do when I leave

set is to jam out to music on the drive

home. It is super therapeutic

after a long day.

Tell us about some of your upcoming

projects!

Excited about the movie Miss Virginia

where I play the role of Virginia’s son

James Walden. It’s based on a true

story about a mother (Virginia) who

wants a better education for her son

who is in a failing public school. She

starts a grassroots movement that

opens the doors of private schools

to all through the voucher program.

It’s in select theaters and on demand

October 18th I’m also in season 3

of one of my favorite Netflix shows,

Atypical, and it’s out on November 1

st , and in an awesome Disney+ movie

titled Secret Society of Second Born

Royals as Prince Tuma. It will start

streaming in 2020 on Disney’s new

streaming platform.

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It Girl

Taylor

Hatala


Taylor

Hatala

Dances Her Way Into

Our Hearts

Our It-girl Taylor Hatala was born to dance. She shares with us how she

grew from the girl we saw on Youtube years ago to a seasoned performer.

Whether it was touring with Janet Jackson or teaching international dance

classes, this 16 year-old has a lot to say about her life since going viral. She

gets personal about her growth spurt, overcoming obstacles, and inspiring

others with dance. Taylor has danced her way around the world and she’s

given us an inside look at what she’s been up to since. See why Taylor has

won our hearts and the hearts of those around her.

Fun Fact:

The light effect was not added in post-production

but actually shot on set using a long-exposure on

DSLR camera creating this moving light painting.

Dress: OTT

Belt: CHARLES & RON

Shoes: BRUNO MAGLI

Interview Sonja Grunfeld

Photographer: STAN EVANS @stanevansphoto

Creative Direction: ALEKSANDAR TOMOVIC @alekandsteph

Styling: LO VONRUMPF @stylelvr

Hair: DANNI KATZ @dannidoesit

Makeup: ERIK TORPPE @eriktorppe

Production: @BELLOmediaGroup x @MaisonPriveePR_LA

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When did you discover your passion for dancing?

What prompted you to pursue it as a career?

I started dance when I was three years old and got

into hip hop the age of six. I fell in love with hip-hop

and performing on stage. When I was 10 years old,

my mentor, Alexander Chung, suggested I go to Los

Angeles to train and start trying to make a career for

myself within the dance industry.

What is your favorite type of dance to perform?

I feel like Dance is really just movement and more expression

now than certain styles. However, if I had

to choose my favorite style to perform, it would be

hip-hop.

In a recent video, Netflix’s “Tall Girl” DanceOn

Class | “Stand Tall” | Dana Alexa Choreography,

you talk about your growth spurt. Was it difficult

to reach the point where you could embrace it

fully?

It was definitely difficult to embrace my height because

it did happen so fast for me. I was much shorter

than a lot of my friends and then all the sudden I was

the tall one. I’ve learned now that my height is beautiful

and that I should embrace it. It’s a part of me, and

I should be grateful that God made me this way.

How do you usually take on obstacles that come

your way?

Obstacles can end up being a blessing in the end and

can make you comfortable with something you weren’t

comfortable with before. I face obstacles every day

within my career because I like to take risks and I like

to challenge myself. I take obstacles on with a positive

mindset and with a lot of belief in myself that I will be

able to achieve what I want to and get through what

I’m going through.

You have been on Ellen 4 times! What was it like

to see yourself on TV (and hang out with Ellen)?

Being on the Ellen Show was the first big step within my

career, and it was a DREAM come true. I was only 11

years old at the time and it was so surreal to see myself

performing on National television, especially because

I had never done anything like that before! Ellen and

her employees were extremely nice and welcoming,

and I’m so grateful that I had the opportunity to perform

on her show 4 times. I was absolutely star-struck!

After appearing on Ellen, how did your life

change?

After I made my appearance on the Ellen Show, my

following began to grow over social media and I

started to get more opportunities! Just 5 months after

appearing on the “Ellen show” I booked the Janet

Jackson “Unbreakable World Tour”! My performances

on the “Ellen Show” provided a platform to get my

name out internationally and helped me achieve my

goal of becoming a professional dancer. I dance to

inspire, spread love, and spread positivity and Ellen

helped me do that.

You’ve toured with Janet Jackson twice. Tell us

about going on tour at such a young age.

Going on tour at such a young age was definitely a

mind blowing experience. Janet Jackson is one of the

most legendary female artist within the industry, and

it was so encouraging and empowering to work for

her. It really helped me mature in a sense that I was

working with all these extremely talented professionals

who were much older than I was. Tour definitely

has played a part in a role in who I am today, how I

work and how I handle myself.

How did touring with Janet Jackson improve your

dancing?

Well touring with Janet, I was introduced to definitely

a new style of dance that I wasn’t really used to. Janet

has her iconic dances that I had the amazing opportunity

to learn and perform, and they were different

then the dancing I was doing back home or even in LA

at the time. Learning those routine, helped me appreciate

what she does and her dancers that she’s had on

tour before I was on. They were tiring, but they were so

much fun to perform and learn. Performing on stage

every night, also helped with my performance and

learning how to exude different emotions throughout

different pieces.

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On tour, you traveled across North

America, Japan, and Dubai.What was

your favorite place you’ve visited on

tour? Why?

I would have to say my favorite place that

I’ve visited on tour was Japan. We got to go

to Tokyo, which was where all of our shopping

happened because the fashion there

is incredible. We also got to go to Osaka,

where we visited all the castles/palaces and

it was gorgeous. Everyone was so nice and

so welcoming. I also love Japanese food!!!!

How would you describe your fashion

style?

I would describe my fashion style as random.

How I dress honestly depends on the mood

I’m in that day. For dancing, sometimes I

prefer to wear baggy clothing and have

more of a tomboy look. However, there’s

other days where I love dressing like a girl,

I love wearing heels, and I love dressing up.

Comparing me to my sister though, I’m definitely

more of the tomboy.

Where do you think your dancing will

take you next?

I absolutely love to teach and I am looking

forward to teach more internationally! I have

taught in a few international locations and

I loved meeting new people and exploring

new cultures in the dance industry. I’ve also

been working on acting, taking lessons and

working with an acting coach! I love being

able to act and model as well, because I am

able to be creative and I can express myself,

which is similar to dance. Overall, I am going

to keep dancing so I can spread inspiration

and my message to always be yourself and

to spread love!

During that time, you also produced

your own play. What is it about?

I produced my first play in Washington DC

right before I moved to LA. It was a fun

melodrama with lots of singing and I really

enjoyed the entire process! I am currently

studying to become a director. On my current

series, I trail our director throughout the

entire process of the episode. This begins

with scouting locations, all the way to the

director’s edit! I believe it’s important we get

more female directors of color, so that all

perspectives can tell the story.

Do you feel that your international side

plays a big part in who you are?

Being born abroad has definitely widened

my views, allowing me to dive into all kinds

of characters! I strongly believe that traveling

and spending extended periods of

time abroad helps to build internal depth

for characters you’ll play! I love constantly

changing my environment and meeting

new people.

If you could give your audience any piece

of advice, right now, what would it be?

We all have secret powers! But our strongest

power is our knowledge. I believe a constant

yearning for knowledge gives us a purpose!

When it comes to our skills and talents, that

power of knowledge is what’s needed to

excel and be the best at what we do! Never

stop learning! When you stop learning, you

stop living.

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JOHNNY WAS CHARLOTTE SCARF

50% of proceeds for this scarf goes to the Susan G. Komen

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MOVADO WATCH

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Olay is donating 100% of US proceeds from this

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SAVAGE X FENTY

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, we're

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Donations will be made to Clara Lionel Foundation (CLF) with

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Kendra Scott Gold Drop Earrings

This October, Kendra Scott is donating 20% from the purchase of this item up to

$125,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This year, Kendra Scott is

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most promising research to eradicate breast cancer

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M.GEMI X F CANCER PALESTRA

15% of proceeds from the sneaker price and 100% of proceeds

from the laces will be donated to F Cancer

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Consumers will have the opportunity to purchase and donate

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donate $3 from every purchase to the selected organization:

Select Susan G. Komen Local Chapters, METAvivor, Cancer

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Our classic thermal sweatshirt gets a whimsical treatment with pink dip dye.

Sales from the 'Love Is Splendid' collection support the National Breast

Cancer Foundation.

by Rebecca Kang

UNWRITTEN SURVIVOR BAR PENDANT NECKLACE

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month,

Unwritten will be donating $2 for each breast cancer

awareness bangle sold during the month of October.

Proceeds will directly benefit the Breast Cancer

Research Foundation

SUSAN G KOMEN

MEN’S MICRO NEAT TIE

In 2019, MMG, Ltd.

Will donate to Susan G.

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regardless of sales.

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