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Anita is one of our studio rockstars, blinding us all with her kick-ass outfit choices each and every day! She’s eccentric, eclectic and AWESOME! Originally from New Zealand, Anita is a self proclaimed book worm and even got really excited at the thought of doing her own photo shoot. After pulling together key pieces in her wardrobe the results were magic!

How would you describe your own personal style?

ECLECTIC! I have an extremely eccentric sense of style, & I especially love statement pieces. I tend to operate on opposite ends of the spectrum. For example, I love pretty pastels, sparkles and interesting patterns juxtaposed with my other love, for anything with dark, gothic and grungy vibes – That’s kind of my look. When I was younger I wanted to be a princess and a pirate and that kind of still sums up my personal style today.

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What is the most beautiful place you’ve ever been to?

I’m blessed to come from the beautiful North island of New Zealand, so picking just one is difficult! There are some pretty amazing secluded waterfalls hidden among the lush greenery up North & in the Coromandel that each hold a special place in my heart. These are the kinds of places that I couldn’t tell you the exact location because we’d stumble upon them by chance or have someone lead us to share their very own special spot.

What would you do if you were invisible for a whole day?

If I woke up invisible I’d probably be pretty concerned if I’m being realistic. If I knew I was invisible for the day I would most likely spend it recording weird, invisible videos for the internet and become an invisigirl internet sensation.

What’s your best childhood memory?

I can’t pin point just one purely because I had a really great childhood. I was bought up with a lot of love and always had everything I needed and more, I was a very blessed & happy child. Now I’m a blessed & happy adult! I have my parents to thank for that. My parents are great; so are both my siblings. I’m very close with my whole family. I guess I loved reading and playing with my sister when I was younger. Again not much has changed I still love to read and my sister is still my best friend.

Did you find it daunting having your own photo shoot and would you give any advice for someone else wanting to participate in their own?

I didn’t find it daunting, on the contrary I actually was really excited. I had a bit of trouble coming up with a concept at first but I sort of just relaxed and pulled out my wardrobe and worked backwards from my outfits. My advice to anyone thinking about a photo shoot, no matter who you are is –DO IT! It’s such a rewarding experience; you leave with so much more than just photographs. It’s hard to put into words what I think this experience does for you; the entire experience is a real confidence boost and is so good for the soul. Take this as the sign you have been looking for and CALL ME!

Who do you think are the three greatest musicians of all time?

I couldn’t tell you who the greatest musicians of all time are! There is too much pressure in that question and I only really follow trendy trap rap at the moment and that is sure to go out of style eventually (anyone remember dubstep? Yeah I went through that phase too). For me my personal greatest musicians are:

Firstly Eminem, because I grew up on him and have a million memories linked to each of his songs. Secondly, Caskey. A lesser known American rapper signed to Cash Money Records (same record label as Drake, Niki Majaj, Lil Wayne etc.) because I am literally obsessed with him – I’m like a teenage girl with posters and everything. Thirdly is a tie between A$AP ROCKY and Young Thug because I admire the artistry that these two carry with them through everything they do. I love what they have both done and continue to do for rap, fashion and popular culture. Young thug cops a lot of slack for not using words that you can make sense of and utilizing unrecognizable sounds but I think it just takes a different kind of person to understand the songs. I think they are very emotive and signify a new style of rap where words are transcended – In rap.  Who would have thought?

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