Knocking on the door of Vogue Chile’s editor Bernie Braun at 11 am is the first thing I can remember...she lives in the cutest old home in Santiago, I ended up falling in love with her neighborhood (which is where we ended up shooting.) I met the team of 3, including Berni Braun herself. I met Tomas Meerson the photographer born and raised (and works) in Santiago, Chile, and finally, the makeup/hair stylist Berni Maria also born and raised (and works) in Santiago. I got the sweetest team. I sat down to do my makeup (just a touch since we were going for a natural, minimalistic look) and hair, by Berni Maria who now works for Nars as a freelance artist, so she was telling me about all their new products. I always love to talk about the new cosmetics in stores due to my lack of use in makeup; I love being updated. Then Berni Braun and I got to talking about the art around her home. She has the loveliest pieces hanging on her walls, I told her, I am an artist. I told her about my technique of shutting my eyes when I draw, just let my feelings take over. Next thing I know I'm sitting on the floor with a paper and marker doing my thing. The team was intrigued. I got Berni on the floor with her dog Anna Wintour to draw with me. She promised the drawing would end up in her kid's room!


I ended up putting on my own designs, a deep blue tunic with some long high waisted pants, all eco-friendly. Tomas lead us down the streets where I was able to be my young, weirdo 17-year-old self and just played around with my environment. I got to add my input in how I posed and played, which was sweet. Pulling my hair, jumping in circles, dancing, high fiving random people on the street, they thought I was crazy (a cool crazy.) On the way back to the house me and the photographer Tomas had a conversation about his life as a photographer in Chile and how his dream is to go to New York, loved working with him. We entered the home, I took off my makeup and left with big hugs and kisses. My Vogue shoot was anything but boring, that day will forever be in my heart, soul, mind, and spirit.



Special thanks to the team and Vogue for having me in your September issue! #Vogueenchile