Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Who's that girl? | Danielle Alcaraz

 © Nikko Lamere

Age: 22 years young 
Ethnicity: dad: Spanish/Mexican mom: Dutch/ Indonesian 
Currently live: Los Angeles, CA (city of Angels)
Day job (what pays the bills): whole foods market Part time! 

© Lane Stewart

 Photography, thrift shopping, yoga, altering/sewing, blogging, modeling, fashion styling, graffiti, dance (modern/hip hop/twerk team) cooking, meditating & plenty of soul searching! 

 Reaching the highest good, seek truth in myself, stay positive, support others, share vision, take control of my life, express myself with no fear.

© Nikko Lamere




Intend to enrol in art school.

© Nikko Lamere

What was growing up like for you? 

I was exposed to a lot at a young age. Raised by a young artistic father and free spirited mother. in the 90s I grew up going to anything from a hippie drum circle with mom to rock/metal shows with dad ...if it was all ages I was there. 

Do you see yourself as Model? 

Yes I like to think of it as a positive inspiring figure, free, beautiful, full of emotion, and a priceless art piece. 

When did you become involved in modelling and what do you love about it?

 My senior year of high school in 2008 I started getting myself more involved. Family always supported me but I had to push myself to stay in the game. I love the whole process of an art project. From finding the perfect location, deciding on a concept/mood, styling/ hair&makeup. the right team can make a memorable story. 

© Nikko Lamere

What would you like to do it more in the future? 

Traveling is in my future. Even though I love stability & my home I desire to live and experience different parts of the world. I can grow and share my vision 

What do you admire in other women?

 Independence. Assertiveness. 

Who is Danielle?

 I am a goddess 

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Where to you draw inspiration from?

 The streets, my parents, NATURE!!!, my dreams, history, books, Internet, fashion magazines

You come across as a very confident and strong woman, would you say you have always been like this or is this something you've worked hard towards? 

I was raised as an only child which helped build my independence. My parents of course were the main impact on my life as far as confidence. But it's definitely not easy to maintain a confident composure in this business. You must have tough skin and not take things personally. 

How would you describe your style?
 It ranges from rocker grunge to funky hip hop to a earthy hippie ...haha sometimes all at once

Are you a fashion brands girl or do you just wear what you like or whats comfortable?
 I can make a non label shirt look like a designer brand. That's the beauty of thrift shopping. Although name brands are amazing and I would love to afford them all the time I am content with vintage and anything comfortable. I am constantly selling my clothes to get new ones. It's a cycle I go through every season. BUT, there are always certain pieces you cannot let go. So, I have started my own collection. I am a material girl but many of these material objects in life have no meaning. So they are useless...well unless its something like your grandmas necklace that brings you good luck haha

Who would you say is your style icon? 

My dad is very creative I gain a lot of inspiration from him . Ummm I love Gwen (No Doubt). I'm kind of a tomboy I love shorts, pants & boots. Aaliyah is fierce...

Tales of love & lust?

 I have not fallen "IN LOVE" yet...

What do you look for in the opposite sex? 

Confidence, artistic, creative, rebellious, sociable, spiritual, honest.

What is it that you love most about being a woman? 

We are sensual seductive creatures. It still amazes me that Our bodies are made to produce children. 

When no one is around what is Danielle usually doing? 


Is there a public and private Danielle? 

Yes, in public I tend to be a bit stand off-ish I'm not loud unless I'm intoxicated haha which is not that often BTW. In private I can be more comfortable and connect with a person. 

What's your take on life and what advice would give any of your fans?

 Our thoughts and words are constantly creating our worlds. Be good to your self. Life's experiences are meant to move us closer to realizing who we truly are. We shall share our DREAMS instead of our Dramas.