Model Behavior / Ty Alexander / Gorgeous in Grey

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GorgeousInGrey.com is a beauty and lifestyle site dedicated to inspiring women to embrace their authentic selves.

What's the best compliment you've ever received? 

When people compliment me on my thunder thighs!

Where were you when you got your first period? Who did you tell first?

I was at home and luckily my mother was there too. I freaked because I was only 9 and we hadn’t had “the talk” yet. 

What are two items to do on your bucket list?

Zip lining, learning how to swim!

What are you most proud of?

I’m most proud of my move to NY. I quit my job and decided to becoming a writer. I’m still can’t believe I actually did it. Like, this life I love is my job. 

 

Teach us how to do something.

I’ve been called the selfie queen. It’s only because I cannot resist a moment in the mirror. I know every angle of my face and body. So, for better selfies send a few moments in the mirror each morning. Make silly faces, smile really hard, do your sexy face—and repeat. This way you are never caught off guard when taking selfies.

Tell us something that's TMI.

My feet stink because I like to wear the same socks. I should probably buy more socks huh?

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Wear The Pants / Tiffany Pham / Mogul

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Founder & CEO of MOGUL, a platform for women worldwide to share information. Film producer. Book author. Arts philanthropist. Graduate of Yale & Harvard Business School.

What are you most proud of? 

Starting a company that has the potential to create a significant impact on women worldwide.

How did you come up with the idea for Mogul? 

My grandmother inspired me. She herself was a mogul, running newspapers across Asia; and she was beloved for her efforts in helping women. I promised myself that I would follow in her footsteps.

Who's this cute pup you're with in the office?

This adorable pug is named Dusty. He is my favorite!

What are two items to do on your bucket list?

Travel to any country I've ever wished to. Write a children's book for girls.

What's the best compliment you've ever received? 

Everything that I do, I do well. 

Funniest thing that has happened in the Mogul office? 

We honestly laugh every day throughout the day -- and it usually does involve Dusty. Watch this (link) as an example.

Teach us how to do something.

If you make an "OK" sign with both hands, your left hand will be in the shape of a "b" and your right hand will be in the shape of a "d." This will help you remember the correct etiquette rules: your "bread" should be on the left side of your plate, while your "drink" should be on the right.

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Model Behavior / Emily Turner / SoulCycle

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Emily Turner is a lover of life and all things fitness. As a senior instructor at SoulCycle, a private trainer in New York City, and co-founder of Friendspire Fitness, Emily spends her days spreading positivity through movement. She believes that we are all equal parts dreamer and realist and that exercise is the best channel with which to uncover our fullest potential. From as early as childhood, Emily has always been happiest moving to music - first as a dancer who turned into a yogi and now as an accomplished marathoner, triathlete, and fitness professional, she finds joy inspiring those around her to find a zest for living life to the fullest. Through her years of experience in the fitness scene in NYC, Emily has developed a unique mindset in her classes that inspire her clients to find themselves through movement, dig into new strength, and smile while doing it. When not teaching or training, Emily can be found traveling the world, diving into her new passion of cooking, and believes if you can "just be you" that’s always enough! 

What's the best compliment you've ever received? 

Honestly, I think it came a few weeks ago. I was teaching a charity ride at SoulCycle for the amazing organization, BuildOn. A girlfriend of mine bought a bike and then ended up needing to go out of town for work, so she sent a friend of hers in her place. It was her friend's first class and our first time meeting one another. After class she called my friend and said that I was her new spirit animal. I've never thought of myself as a spirit animal before, but it sure did make me feel good!

What are two items to do on your bucket list?

I still have yet to take a cross country road trip across the continental US, so that's definitely on there! I also want to travel to Southeast Asia. That is a part of the world that is a total mystery to me. I want to submerge myself in a completely new culture and experience how people in that part of the world live. 

What are you most proud of?

I'm most proud of how I've overcome my personal issues with food and self image. Growing up a dancer, I dabbled in anorexia and suffered from pretty serious body dysmorphia. I didn't like myself, and I was constantly trying to change something about me. Over the last seven years, I've taken control. I threw my scale out, found a form (now forms) of exercise that I loved vs slaving away on the treadmill, and taught myself how to cook - whole, real food. I'm happy to say that I've never been more at peace with my body and who I am. Sure, it's always a work in progress and that's not to say I don't have "off" days like everyone else, but I've come a LONG way. Needless to say, saying yes to a photo shoot in my undies was a big step for me. So, thank you, Dear Kates! 

Teach us how to do something.

As of late, I've become obsessed with cooking. It's my stress reliever, my time to connect to friends + family, my time to be creative, and most of all, my time to make delicious things that are not only delish, but also nutrish! So here's how to make my infamous (and simple) burgers...

1 cage free egg

1 package organic ground turkey (or chicken)

1 bunch organic cilantro (chopped finely)

1 handful baby portobello mushrooms (chopped)

1/2 red onion (chopped)

3 garlic cloves (minced) 

1 handful slivered almonds

cracked pepper and cayenne pepper

Bring above ingredients together in a bowl and form into burgers the size of you liking. Next, cook in a pan w extra virgin olive oil over medium heat until the meat is cooked thru. Serve w homemade sweet potato fries and enjoy! The flavor should be rich enough that you don't even need a bun :)

Tell us something that's TMI.

Hahah oh boy! This year when I ran the NYC Marathon, I never ended up stopping to pee. While I was running, I'm pretty sure I just peed a little bit along the way. When I was finished, I had an empty bladder! Gross, I know, but comes with the running territory. I definitely plan to run in Dear Kates undies next year ;) 

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Wear the Pants / The Classpass Team

Tell us your favorite thing about being on the ClassPass team. 

Danielle: Working with such a great group of smart and inspiring people!

Kelly: Getting to try new classes and of course wearing work out clothes to work everyday.

Kate: Working with amazing, inspiring, and kind hearted people everyday. Getting to work at 8am has never been so fulfilling.

What's your favorite workout? 

Cait: Dance and barre are my top picks.

Kelly: PatriciaFit

Danielle: I love spin classes but I also really enjoy barre classes!

Kate: Tie between a 45min Peloton ride with Lisa and Exceed: The Workout

What are two items to do on your bucket list? 

Kate: Skydive and write a book

Kelly: Run a marathon, go on an African safari 

Cait: Kick boxing class and traveling to Greece.

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

Cait: Someone recently complimented me on my yoga practice and that felt pretty good. 

Wear The Pants / Liz Barnet / Fitness + Nutrition Coach

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Sweat.Eat.Sleep.Repeat. is my mantra. Consistency is key, as is having fun. In fitness, food + life, focus on progress, not perfection.

What's the best compliment you've ever received? 

When a client tells me that my class helped her rebound from a bad day, or makes her feel stronger + more accomplished, I truly feel grateful beyond measure.

Favorite health food? Favorite junk food?

I'm not just saying this, but I truly love me some kale. It's my preferred green and I'll enjoy it raw (make sure to massage with acid + salt!) or sauteed with eggs, sweet potato and hot sauce. (ALWAYS hot sauce.)

I tend to follow a paleo-ish diet because it allows me to perform + feel my best. However, I could never give up really good pizza. There's this amazing place near my apartment that makes a perfectly crispy thin crust pizza topped with bacon, prosciutto, sliced green apple, arugula and balsamic that it the bomb.

What are two items to do on your bucket list?

My mom was born in Germany and her family is from Hungary, so I'm really aiming to visit both places in the next couple of years. German was my first language but I've lost it over time; I'd really like to be at least conversational.

This may not be "bucket list" worthy, but something I've been procrastinating FOR-EV-ER and really must get on top of is starting my own blog. I'm very active on social media, but I have a lot to say :) The hardest part of starting anything new, whether a workout plan or blog, is taking that first step and just doing it! (Thanks, Nike.)

What are you most proud of?

I'm proud of taking a leap and making a serious career change a couple of years out of college. Fitness had always been a passion and I taught group classes on the side. But my demanding job in branding + design that was reminiscent of "Devil Wears Prada" really forced me to look at what I loved most. I went from a high salary with great perks to working the floor at Equinox getting paid minimum wage per hour. Every day I'm grateful for what I do and the people I work with.

Teach us how to do something.

If you follow me on Instagram, you know I'm a fiend for perfectly cooked sunny, runny eggs. I always prep a batch of sweet potato hash or cubes at the beginning of the week. I heat up some frozen pre-cooked breakfast sausage (I like Applegate Farms organic) in some ghee or grassfed butter on medium heat, add the cooked potatoes until warm, and then toss in some kale. Once the kale is wilted, I put everything to the sides of the pan and crack two eggs in the center. I turn down to low and cover with a lid; keep an eye on them, but once the yolks are set you'll be good to go.

Tell us something that's TMI.

The favorite topic of text conversations between my best friends and I is poop. We even have a nickname for it that comes from college days that is much more PC. Sometimes, I'll just get a text full of poop + happy face emoticons; then I know it's been a good day. All jokes aside, consistent movement + a nutritious diet will help keep things happy in the GI department. It used to be so taboo to talk about, but with so many women suffering from digestive issues, it's time to talk poop!

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Wear The Pants / Tara Victoria / Graphic Designer & Blogger

Why we love this gal: 

Tara Victoria is a Graphic Designer and Blogger from Alberta, Canada. When she’s not running her design studio Hatch & Harbour, you can find her curating content on her blog taravictoria.com: a fitness + design blog about simplicity, living authentically, loving yourself, journey and all things inspiring. We're swooning over the photos she shot in the Canadian Rockies wearing our yoga pants (the special blue-stitching Kickstarter edition!).  

What are two items to do on your bucket list?

I want to go to Iceland… like tomorrow! It’s so beautiful and I’m constantly inspired by photographs I’ve seen and spots there to visit. It’s definitely become a serious must for me. A second would be cat skiing (snowboarding), ever since I started snowboarding that has definitely been something I’ve always wanted to do.

What's the best compliment you've ever received?

“You inspire me”. For me, that is the highest compliment and the best feeling in the world. In whatever context I’ve received it, whether it’s my design work or something I wrote on my blog - it brings tears to my eyes every time. Inspiring someone because of something you’ve shared: that’s the best part about being vulnerable with your story.

Where were you when you got your first period?

If I remember correctly, I was at home - was going pee when I looked down at my underwear and was seriously alarmed then super excited once I realized what was happening (weird, I know).

Who did you tell first?

Definitely my mom. She made a big deal out of it for me and my sister since we were “becoming women” and that made me excited. Then I got it and was like “why was I stoked for this?!”

What's the best piece of advice you've ever gotten?

So many gooders to choose from, but right now the first thing that pops into my head is something I saw written on a Pinterest post recently that has now become a bit of a mantra for me. “Your soul is rooting for you.” I’ve always been an optimist and a really positive person, but for some reason I struggled with positivity when it came to self-talk. That quote was a total aha! moment for me, realizing the universe is not out to get me and if I believe it (like really believe it) I can do anything I put my mind to.

What are you most proud of?

My family. They are truly amazing people that constantly amaze me and bless my life.

Teach us how to do something.

Take your left arm, cross it over your chest and grab your right shoulder - keep it there and take your right arm, cross it over your chest and grab your left shoulder. Now squeeze tight and tell yourself how awesome you are and that you love you! Release and repeat daily.

Tell us a TMI moment / Tell us something that's TMI.

Having thick, long hair, my hair sheds SO MUCH! At our old place which was mostly carpeted, my boyfriend would randomly run his hand along the carpet and pick up a ridiculous amount of hair. Thankfully our new place is mostly hardwood! I shed more than a dog, no joke.

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Model Behavior: SJ Son

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Actor, comedian, dancer. SJ is the host/producer of The Shame Game, a monthly comedy show @Union Hall. She choreographs dance comedy shorts most recently in Quittin Da Biz

WHAT'S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

My cousin, Celine, who directed my music video"Quittin Da Biz", called me a "high-functioning weirdo." This made me feel pretty fucking awesome. That's exactly the image I've been going for for a while.

 WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GOTTEN?

The key to failure is trying to please everyone. My dad reminds me of this all the time. So now I please no one BUT MYSELF WASSUPPPP #notsorry

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU GOT YOUR FIRST PERIOD AND WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?

High school locker room and friends from my swim team.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I'm very proud of my pronounced sideburns. I used to hate them because it made me look manly, but as I've gotten older I've realized they: 1) keep my ears and side-face warm during brutal NYC winters 2) Keep me looking questionably androgynous which is great when I play funny male characters, which is a lot.

WHAT ARE TWO ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

1 - Eat a large pepperoni pizza pie starting from the center of the pizza, working my way out towards the crust until you are left standing in the center of a ring of crust.

2 - Spiritual/yoga retreat in East Asia somewhere tbd.

TEACH US HOW TO DO SOMETHING.

How to make breakfast: Unwrap leftover eggs from yesterday's egg sandwich. Microwave for 30 seconds. Disconcerting smell? Add Tapatio and Netflix. Voila.

TELL US SOMETHING THAT IS TMI.

My first sexual experience was when I was in 7th grade I used to go down to my parent's basement and moon my pet birds 1x/week. It felt really wrong, but also really right. 


 

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Model Behavior: Anna Callegari

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A UCB writer/performer raised in Chicago and NYU graduate.  Member of the sketch teams Garlic Jackson & Dolly.  She loves eating all foods.

WHAT'S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

"You're great at cheering me up." 

 WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GOTTEN?

"Focus on yourself."

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU GOT YOUR FIRST PERIOD AND WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?

In my house THANK GOD, I got it in my sleep! Talk about luck. My mom and my sister.

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

My sense of humor and ability to never be full.  It's a blessing and a curse really.

WHAT ARE TWO ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Have the tasting menu at Blue Hill at Stone Barns and buy a waffle maker. 

TEACH US HOW TO DO SOMETHING.

Make the perfect cookies by shaving 2-3 minutes off the time the recipe says to bake them for.  Then make sure they're completely cooled.  Now you have the perfect softest gooey cookie.

TELL US SOMETHING THAT'S TMI.

I'm worried about that I'm going to spend my entire rehearsal holding in farts due to the massive amount of vegetarian chili I just consumed.  Wow, I really TMI-ed the crap out of that TMI.

ALSO, MAYBE YOU SAW ANNA ON BROAD CITY.

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Model Behavior: Sue Smith

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I'm a comedian and mother of two cat children--Brin and Noodle. 

WHAT'S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

Hmmm. The negative stuff tends to stick with me more... Time Out NY called me one of the Top 10 Female Comedians in NYC. That was a huge compliment!

 

WHAT'S THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE YOU'VE EVER GOTTEN?

Feelings aren't facts, this too shall pass, the only way through it is through it.

WHERE WERE YOU WHEN YOU GOT YOUR FIRST PERIOD AND WHO DID YOU TELL FIRST?

At a chili cookoff in Pennsylvania. I didn't want anyone to know! I told my friend Amy first. 

  

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

I'm proud that I've had the guts to pursue my dreams for the last eight years. 

WHAT ARE TWO ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

1 / Go to India. I gotta get my Eat, Pray, Love on. 

2 / Own a house. A girl can dream, right?

TEACH US HOW TO DO SOMETHING.

Do you know how to use a menstrual cup? It's so cool. Get one online, fold it half, and shove it up your vagina till your period ends. Boom. So much better than tampons. 

TELL US SOMETHING THAT'S TMI.

This new antidepressant is making me constipated.

SUE MAKES US GIGGLE:

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Wear the Pants / Sara Zucker / Glossier

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All social media, all the time + too many beauty products + too many sweatpants + not enough Prosecco = Sara Zucker

 

WHAT'S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED?

If you tell me I "look cool," I'll force you to be my best friend. There is nothing else I've worked ever hard enough to achieve than looking cool, which is why I recently bought a moto jacket and aviators. "Cool" equates to the personal style of an extra from 'Top Gun,' right?

WHAT'S THE MOST IMPORTANT THING YOU'VE LEARNED SINCE JOINING GLOSSIER?

That the simple act of appreciating consumer insight can truly change the course of how a brand is built and grows. We love feedback, we thrive off of it, and when our fans ask for something there's a great chance that the request will be integrated into Glossier's future.

 TEACH US HOW TO DO SOMETHING?

After you're finished reading this article, gently close your laptop, push your chair back, stand up, walk outside, keep walking—do this for at least five minutes, grab a coffee or something, breathe—turn around, walk back to your office, sit back in your chair, and open your laptop back up. You're welcome.

HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE THE GLOSSIER VOICE?

Witty, inclusive, fun. We're all about getting to the core of what beauty is today and celebrating each individual girl (or boy!) for who she (or he!) is.

 

WHAT ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?

Through the years, I've forced myself to be comfortable with the uncomfortable and because of that I'd like to think that I adapt well to change. Being flexible is a professional skill that I strive to achieve.

WHAT ARE TWO ITEMS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

I feel like I'm too young to have a bucket list—I'm not even 30—but I would love to visit Machu Picchu and own a home. Like, a real home, with shutters on the windows and a potentially haunted attic.

TELL US SOMETHING THAT'S TMI.

A majority of my jeans have never been washed. Ever.

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