“I'm a free agent.”
“I've been on the road for the better part of a year playing music in my project Vestals
, as well as collaborating with friends and traveling. I'm currently unhinged, but will probably settle down again in the near future. I used to be in Alamo Square.”
“The most recent shoot I did was for the Mission boutique Mira Mira
. That project was super cool. I wish I could have kept every piece I modeled!”
Favorite Local Designer:
“I modeled some pieces for jewelry designer Claire Hummel
a couple years ago. All of her pieces are so unique and thoughtful, and I love that they are one of a kind. I also have a jumpsuit from local brand Curator
that I get complimented on every time I wear it.”
What's special about being a model in S.F.?
“It’s cool to work closely with independent designers and small business owners. I really appreciate the personal quality that comes from working on a small scale.”
Most treasured article of clothing or jewelry:
“I bought this really beautiful breastplate necklace while traveling in Istanbul. The jewelry in Turkey is insane. I also have a vintage southwestern blanket jacket that I've been practically living in for a few years. It’s hard to imagine life without it.”
What's your best style secret?
“I buy secondhand clothes and alter them to fit me. I look for a general shape as well as high-quality fabric, then have it tailored to my size. A lot of times I'll change some detail of the garment like the hem or the neckline to make it more modern or flattering to my shape.”
Fashion Resolution for 2012:
“Investing in high-quality timeless pieces, and not getting caught up in fast fashion.”
Lisa wears a Theory blouse, vintage skirt, Topshop boots, Erin Templeton leather purse, and a random assortment of necklaces and rings.
Photographed by Jasmine Gregory