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En el Barrio

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Tell us about yourself.

My name is Cierra Creer. I got into modeling when I was 16, but I’m going to school because education has always been the most important thing. Right now, I’m studying Communications and Spanish, with a minor in PR, at Arizona State University. However, I’m still very passionate about modeling and trying to find a way to integrate the two.

 

What is your passion?

There aren’t many things that I’m super passionate about, but if I had to pick one it’d definitely be music. I’ve always grown up listening to so many different artists and my love for finding new music hasn’t stopped. At the moment, I’d say I’m most passionate about my journey of self-discovery. I’m just an 18 year-old girl trying to figure out what I truly want out of life, for myself. One thing that I have decided is that I definitely want to take this modeling thing seriously. However, I also attend ASU so I’m trying to figure out how I’ll juggle the two!

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Caftan: Zara // Bralette: Urban Outfitters // Shorts: Vintage // Shoes: Via Spiga // Turquoise Jewelry: Ellyse Nichole

What are you goals in life?

My ultimate goal in life is to just be able to look back on my life and have no regrets — I know, cliché. By this, I mean taking risks and giving my 100% in all that I do, especially modeling.

Who inspires you?

The one person that never fails to inspire me is my mom. She’s always worked so hard to accomplish her goals while tackling everything life throws at her.

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Silver Top: Zara // Bralette: Wacoal // High Wasted Brief: American Apparel // Headwrap: Vintage // Turquoise Jewelry: Ellyse Nichole // Coin Necklace: Free People //Shield Necklace: Child of Wild

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What’s your favorite thing about modeling and what’s something you’d like to change about the industry?

Well I’ve never really been an artistic person, but modeling makes me feel like it for once. In shoots I’m able to express myself, get creative and completely be someone else in that moment. However, I would like to change the beauty standards. Yes, the industry is becoming more diverse when it comes to ethnicity, but I feel like it is still so far behind in representing all body types. I want girls to be able to look at ads and see someone just like them, and most importantly feel beautiful.

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Dress: Vintage // Booties: Zara // Jewelry: Ellyse Nicholle

 

What are you currently reading?

Right now I’m reading The Rap Year Book by Shea Serrano; I’m such a music head!

 

How did you feel about working on this editorial?

When I first got the proposal for this shoot, I expected some magic but these photos really exceed my expectations. Ellyse is such a great stylist, and all of her pieces really just accentuated the vibrant buildings on location. We moved pretty quickly to avoid the heat. Hannah did an awesome job of capturing every detail in such limited time.

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Swimsuit: Vintage // Jacket: Free People // Turquoise Jewelry and Earrings: Ellyse Nichole // Coin Necklace: Free People // Gladiator Sandals: ASOS

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High Wasted Briefs: American Apparel // Poncho: Vintage  // Turquoise Hoop Earrings: Ellyse Nichole // Cuff: Bahgsu // Rings: Ellyse Nichole // Gold Choker: Ellyse Nichole // Gladiator Sandals: ASOS

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Editorial Credits

Photographer: Hannah Koehler

Model: Cierra Creer

Styling/Custom Jewelry: Ellyse Nichole