Saturday, January 10, 2015

Who's that Girl? | Meredith Devine

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

Age: 25
Ethnicity: White (Welsh,Irish, and Cherokee Indian if you want to know the flavor) 
Currently live: Made East LA my home about a year ago
Day job (what pays the bills): Makeup artist is my main gig but my modeling and photography has been really taking off the last few years.

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

Hobbies: Choppers, surfing, and music! Been riding for 4 years. Ride my 89' HD sporty to work almost every day and love taking long bike trips. 

Aspirations: Travel. Get signed to a makeup agency. Own a long chopped out shovel and ride the shit out of it. 

Single/Taken: taken

Education/Study: Went to The Fashion Institute in Chelsea,NYC and then The Makeup Designory in Soho, NYC

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

What was growing up like for you? 

I grew up in Pennsylvania with my family in an old Victorian house. Played in the woods. I was a swimmer. I love the water. My old man had my sister and i doing karate. I have my black belt! haha I got into punk and hardcore and would take the train to Philly and see two or three shows a week. Learned a lot of life lessons during that time. I met a lot of great people and had fun.

Do you see yourself as Model? 

I love being in front of the camera. It always came pretty naturally to me but I don't think about being a model. I think about creating beautiful photos.

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

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

 I started modeling when I was about 19. Fresh out of awkward teenage years and bad hair. I realized how empowering it was to be confident and feel comfortable in front of the camera. 

What do you admire in other women? 

The balance of being confident and sexy while staying humble. 

Who is Meredith Devine? 

Meredith Devine is a free spirit. Confident and motivated, always reaching for the next experience. 

Photo © Kingston Photo

Where do you draw inspiration from?

 I get inspired by all different eras. I love the 40's and 50's pinup and car culture but I also can get down with 70's psychedelic. The music, the clothing, the history, and don't get me started on the bikes. I love it. 

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

Honestly, Its something I've always had. I've never had a doubt in my mind about my dreams and aspirations. When I want something, I'll do anything to get it. I think getting older and really figuring out who you are sexually as well as your style really defines you and becomes more clear. You have to be strong and confident if you want to get what you want in life but first you have to know what you want.

Photo © Kingston Photo

How would you describe your style?

 I definitely have a mix of styles going on. If I'm going out to dinner or something nice I want the tightest vintage pencil dress I can find and some 4 inch pumps. On the daily I wear a lot of high waisted pants and mix in crop tops or tee shirts and my leather jacket. I embrace the biker vibes! I wear boots everyday with harnesses. I do what i want!

Are you a fashion brands girl or do you just wear what you like or whats comfortable? 

There are a ton of brands I love and wish I could wear. I've never been one to spend a lot on clothes and shoes etc. I like mixing inexpensive and expensive. Its good to have some nice pieces. I love my Zana Bayne harness. I wear it all the time. A client of mine gave me a bunch of designer clothes and some Alexander Wang accessories but honestly I don't get dolled up very much so I keep it all in my closet. I am however a sucker for Agent Provocateur. I'm addicted to lingerie.

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

Fave staple items you can't live without? 

My rings. I have silver and turquoise on every finger. Also my leather jacket!

Who would you say is your style icon? 

Mara Lorenzio, the bad ass chick in the western El topo. Also, Dita Von Teese.

Tales of love & lust? 

Those are always best left untold. 


What do you look for in the opposite sex? And what are the number 1 deal breakers? 

As a confident women. I need a confident man.. It's not easy dating someone who models but you have to have that connection and trust. It's important your man makes you laugh and feel beautiful and sexy every day. 

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

Women are beautiful creatures and we are so different from men. I just like being part of that natural beauty.

Photo © Kimberly Kemper

When no one is around what is Meredith usually doing?

I listen am a sucker for rap so I'll blast it while no one is home or chat on the phone with my best friend. Sometime I'll do yoga haha

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

Do what you love and what makes you happy. If anyone prevents you from doing that you must step around them. 

Photo © Kimberly Kemper