STATUS Mag

"Be true to yourself, and stick with who you are through thick and thin without letting anyone dilute your essence." -Kimora Lee Simmons

A month ago I shot with Status Magazine and did a quick little interview with them. I talk briefly about how in the beginning years of me blogging I was afraid to show certain sides of myself on my blog and different social media platforms for various reasons. I didn't want to put my personal life too out there incase things fell through and I ended up getting out of a relationship but mainly because I didn't want to scare brands off with my personality. I actually had to fight for meetings with people and would have people in the industry tell me I wasn't wholesome enough or too this or too that. It was hard finding a space for me, it still is. I'm not a cookie cutter blogger who uses the word freaking instead of fuckin or if every once in a while I want to use a rap quote in an Instagram post I can because I feel like it. It was also really hard for me going back and forth between "role model" and regular every day Nadia who wants to be petty and defend myself when someone talks out on my name. I have noticed the older I get, the more that I'm doing what I love with the people I love, the less concerned I am with what people think of me or what they're saying. I hope to always be a role model to people but I think it's important to be true to who I am, that's what I want someone to take away from seeing or being around me, even if that means you're petty somedays. I'm just so grateful to have spent that last 7 years blogging and modeling and impacting women, and hopefully some men in a positive way to feel good about themselves or work harder or break whatever barriers they're facing. I feel sort of relieved that my end goal in this industry was my own fashion line, that doesn't mean I'm going to slow down at this moment but we'll see what happens. Hope you guys love this interview and there's more pictures so I'll post those in a new post later on this week! xo

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Photographed by Irvin Rivera
Styled by Monica Cargile
Make up by Joseph Adivari
Hair by Cherry Petenbrink