So excited that Bicoastal beauty Arika is our June Model of the Month! Continue reading to learn more about one of our most up and coming fit model:
1. Where you are from?
I moved to New York almost three years ago because I’m a playwright, and wanted to pursue that, and had always wanted to live here. I write plays, poems, and have just started writing short films. I’m also a dancer, I love great coffee, and I speak Italian.
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
My favorite client right now is Rebecca Taylor! Everyone there is really lovely, and the clothes are so ethereal.
4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any dream clients?)?
My main goal in all of life, and this may sound hippie dippy but whatever, is to be happy and to make people laugh. Anything else is just a bonus. In terms of the business, I really would just like to work enough so that I’m comfortable and have lots of time to write and explore. I wear like 82% J. Crew, so it would be awesome to fit for them… or it could be really problematic!
5. Career highlights?
Always the people I meet. Great, wonderful, hilarious dynamic people. And the camaraderie that almost instantly emerges on any shoot, fit or project I go on.
6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
I had previously done some commercial and print in Kansas City, but Malissa just walked up to me at the restaurant where I used to wait tables, and that was my introduction to fit and my avenue into the NY business. So happy to be repped by Bicoastal MGMT. They’re so professional and still totally chill.