|Photo from Nastasia Ohl|
MeetNastasia Ohl, model for Major Model Management. The Miami native moved to NYC 2 summers ago to pursue modeling full time. I met Nastasia last year when she modeled at my job's Fall 13 presentation @Ainsleyny:
A year later, I was stoked to see how far the 18-year-old model has come in the fashion industry, especially this NYFW in February. She was everywhere!
|Alon Livne Fall 13|
Tia Cibani Fall 13
|Katie Ermilio Fall 13|
|Binetti Fall 13|
I was fortunate to get a few moments with Nastasia to discuss her career in modeling. Her interview can be found below:
OCO: How did you start modeling?
N.O:I first got the idea I wanted to work towards modeling when a former supermodel starting talking to me in Wholefoods back home when I was 9. I was way too young but after I grew during high school I came to NY and got signed doing mostly direct bookings and fashion week. After I finished school I moved to NY and have lived here ever since!
O.C.O: What is your favorite show you did during this past NYFW and why?
N.O: My favorite show I did this fashion week was Ruffian, the clothes were absolutely amazing, gothic romantic with bold prints lots of black, some corsets and an underlying equestrian theme.
|Ruffian Fall 13|
O.C.O: Do you remember your first NYFW gig? What was it?
N.O: Yes I do remember my first NYFW gig! I was still in high school but got flown in just to try my luck at the Calvin Klein exclusive casting, and I got it! It was an amazing first experience and one that I will definitely never forget!
O.C.O: How do you prep for a show/shoot?
N.O: I try to get as much sleep as I can, I also will try to eat breakfast and pack some fruit with me for on set to munch on and grab a coffee before I start working so I am fully energized.
O.C.O: Best perk about being a model?
N.O: Travelling to amazing places for work and meeting amazing people that you keep in contact with.
O.C.O:Do you see yourself modeling in 10 years? Yes or No? Why?
N.O: I’m not sure if I see myself modeling in 10 years, at least not full-time. I would like to stay in the fashion industry for sure but I eventually want to go to college and work towards a career in fashion, taking my experiences from modeling with me. If I can, I would like to still do some modeling work as long as I can but definitely I’m not planning on it being my only career throughout my life.
O.C.O: Who inspires you?
N.O: The mature/established models in the industry that have used their success in a positive way, either giving back to a chosen charity or to the modeling community themselves with their own organizations or with something like the model alliance. I admire that some can be extremely successful in what it is that they do (modeling) and have chosen such a positive way and idea of giving back in some way because of this success.
O.C.O: What projects are you looking forward to in the upcoming weeks/months ahead?N.O: I am looking forward to working with my new agency in China: Modelline. I will be going for Beijing fashion week/ to work for the next 2 months. I have been to China before but never for work so I am excited to work in a new market. I also recently switched to Major Modeling Management in NY so I am excited to work with their team as well.
Nastasia has the personality of a true supermodel: beautiful, humble, and versatile. For more Nastasia Ohl, check out her recent shoot at Major Model, and Natasia's tumblr page: Electric Sugarr.