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JADEN SWARE-STEVENSON by ALEX BARREDO

MODEL : JADEN SWARE-STEVENSON | PHOTOGRAPHER : ALEX BARREDO | HAIR & MAKE UP : MICAH GILBERT | WARDROBE STYLIST : SIMAN HEER (REVOSSA FASHION)
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Anytime we have the pleasure of shooting or working with the lovely Jaden Sware-Stevenson, it is always our pleasure. For those who don’t know, she doesn’t only model, but she also has a passion for make up and also provides great creative direction. She was the one who sparked the idea behind our ARUNDEL project. This soft spoken beauty also belongs to the Suicide Girls community under the name Little Calypso. She is also honing her craft to perfect hair styling. Seriously Jaden, what don’t you do? Pick up a camera and the world is yours. A favorite to many, you really won’t find a more down to earth, genuinely kind hearted person than Jaden. It sounds so cliche, but for those who know her, can attest to this.

For this particular shoot, it was long overdue. We had been talking to Jaden for quite some time prior to shooting this. Timing was the main issue for the hold up. Make up and hair for this particular shoot was provided by specialist Micah Gilbert prior to his departure to Toronto. He is always in positive spirits and provides many laughs for everybody with his humor. It is always a treat to work alongside this great soul. We miss ya Micah!

The shooter in this case was Alex Barredo, our favorite to work with. Alex wanted to experiment in low light and try out some of his new equipment. New lighting and a new lens. This shoot took place at the family home of one of our team members. It was a bit of a gloomy day but what else is new in Vancouver? You can definitely expect more from this team, once this weather picks up a bit. Have fun getting to know Jaden in our interview below. Enjoy!

Anytime we have the pleasure of shooting or working with the lovely Jaden Sware-Stevenson, it is always our pleasure. For those who don’t know, she doesn’t only model, but she also has a passion for make up and also provides great creative direction. She was the one who sparked the idea behind our ARUNDEL project. This soft spoken beauty also belongs to the Suicide Girls community under the name Little Calypso. She is also honing her craft to perfect hair styling. Seriously Jaden, what don’t you do? Pick up a camera and the world is yours. A favorite to many, you really won’t find a more down to earth, genuinely kind hearted person than Jaden. It sounds so cliche, but for those who know her, can attest to this.

JB Who are you and where are you from?

JS Jaden Sware-Stevenson and I am from Maple Ridge, BC.

JB Describe yourself using only 3 words.

JS Forgetful, practical, yet cool at the same time.

JB Love the honesty. Forgetful lol not many people will admit that. 

What is your favorite aspect of modeling and how/when did you first get started?

JS I really enjoy the process of planning a shoot. The people I choose to work with are pretty amazing, makes for some really fun projects. I got started with modeling when my mom signed me up for an etiquette class she saw in the newspaper. It wasn’t just etiquette, it was modeling as a whole. Runway, photo shoots, make up etc. This was when I was 12 or 13 years old. Yeah, defintely 12.

JB That’s cool. No wonder you always do such a great job whenever we get the opportunity to work together. It’s always a breeze and so much fun working with you.

What are some goals you wish to achieve through your modeling?

JS I don’t do goals, I am strictly doing this for fun. Taking on projects I am excited about and working with people I genuinely enjoy being around. I’ve done the hustle. I owned a business and it was successful. It ended badly and I have no desire to remain in the hustle. I’m just living. No pressure. I’m not doing anything for the money. I know what I enjoy doing and I want to do more of that.

JB Love it. That is real. I guess this way, shooting doesn’t feel like work and it is something you can continue to enjoy doing. It could also work as a way to escape the stress of everyday life.

JS Definately, it keeps it light. I needed a break. My idea of what success is has definitely changed a lot in the past two years.

JB Which models currently inspire you?

JS There are many women in the modeling industry who inspire me. One would be Emily Ratajkowski. I first heard of her when she was featured in Treats Magazine. She’s not only stunning, but very well spoken. She is the spokesperson for planned parenthood, and stands by her opinions despite the negative backlash she faces. I appreciate those qualities. Women need to stand by one another.

jaden sware stevenson photo

JB Who are you and where are you from?

JS Jaden Sware-Stevenson and I am from Maple Ridge, BC.

JB Describe yourself using only 3 words.

JS Forgetful, practical, yet cool at the same time.

JB Love the honesty. Forgetful lol not many people will admit that. 

What is your favorite aspect of modeling and how/when did you first get started?

JS I really enjoy the process of planning a shoot. The people I choose to work with are pretty amazing, makes for some really fun projects. I got started with modeling when my mom signed me up for an etiquette class she saw in the newspaper. It wasn’t just etiquette, it was modeling as a whole. Runway, photo shoots, make up etc. This was when I was 12 or 13 years old. Yeah, defintely 12.

JB That’s cool. No wonder you always do such a great job whenever we get the opportunity to work together. It’s always a breeze and so much fun working with you.

What are some goals you wish to achieve through your modeling?

JS I don’t do goals, I am strictly doing this for fun. Taking on projects I am excited about and working with people I genuinely enjoy being around. I’ve done the hustle. I owned a business and it was successful. It ended badly and I have no desire to remain in the hustle. I’m just living. No pressure. I’m not doing anything for the money. I know what I enjoy doing and I want to do more of that.

JB Love it. That is real. I guess this way, shooting doesn’t feel like work and it is something you can continue to enjoy doing. It could also work as a way to escape the stress of everyday life.

JS Definately, it keeps it light. I needed a break. My idea of what success is has definitely changed a lot in the past two years.

JB Which models currently inspire you?

JS There are many women in the modeling industry who inspire me. One would be Emily Ratajkowski. I first heard of her when she was featured in Treats Magazine. She’s not only stunning, but very well spoken. She is the spokesperson for planned parenthood, and stands by her opinions despite the negative backlash she faces. I appreciate those qualities. Women need to stand by one another.

jaden sware stevenson photo
JB What was the last gift you got for someone? And who was it for?

JS The last I gave was a getaway. I planned a surprise getaway weekend for my boyfriend’s birthday with another couple. Drove up to Kelowna, found this great Airbnb, it was so relaxing.

JB How sweet!❤️

What is your most embarassing ‘how to’ search?

JS How to ease my dogs hemorrhoid pain…

JB Yikes! And what did Google tell you?

JS Haha cold compresses and witch hazel ?

JB Lol, moving on…

You recently took up make up artistry, how has this experience been for you?

JS I love it! You get to make people feel pretty and pampered. I’ve been able to do a few weddings and being apart of someone’s special day is so lovely. Everybody is happy, it makes for a great morning. It’s a more creative outlet than my other job… waxing.. Follow my make up account @beautyby.jaden

JB You can get creative with waxing too though! If you wax around and make different designs with different patches..

JS Hahahah yeah, I guess so ?…

JB Anybody ever walk in and be like “Just fuck me right up”? And you just wax a marijuana leaf on em?

JS Bahahahhahahahha nope, definiately not people’s thoughts before having their hair ripped out

JB Hahahah

JS I’ve done a guys fiance’s initials on him the night before his wedding. And a lightning bolt! And tiger stripes on a guys bottom!

JB See! You can get creative! ?

JS Too funny hahah.. Unfortunately, I can’t share any of those on insta.

JB Hahahah time for a new account then. @waxing.by.jaden

JS Shutdown after one day! ?

JB What are the top 3 most played songs in your music player/playlist?

JS I don’t do music. Hahah god I’m so weird.

JB What? Are you serious? How come?

JS I don’t know, I just don’t have any music on my phone. I don’t go to the gym I don’t run. I listen to music all day at work but not on my own or at home.

JB I often find music can help with my creative process. You should give it a shot and load some music on your phone or something. Get with the times Jaden!

JB What was the last gift you got for someone? And who was it for?

JS The last I gave was a getaway. I planned a surprise getaway weekend for my boyfriend’s birthday with another couple. Drove up to Kelowna, found this great Airbnb, it was so relaxing.

JB How sweet!❤️

What is your most embarassing ‘how to’ search?

JS How to ease my dogs hemorrhoid pain…

JB Yikes! And what did Google tell you?

JS Haha cold compresses and witch hazel ?

JB Lol, moving on…

You recently took up make up artistry, how has this experience been for you?

JS I love it! You get to make people feel pretty and pampered. I’ve been able to do a few weddings and being apart of someone’s special day is so lovely. Everybody is happy, it makes for a great morning. It’s a more creative outlet than my other job… waxing.. Follow my make up account @beautyby.jaden

JB You can get creative with waxing too though! If you wax around and make different designs with different patches..

JS Hahahah yeah, I guess so ?…

JB Anybody ever walk in and be like “Just fuck me right up”? And you just wax a marijuana leaf on em?

JS Bahahahhahahahha nope, definiately not people’s thoughts before having their hair ripped out

JB Hahahah

JS I’ve done a guys fiance’s initials on him the night before his wedding. And a lightning bolt! And tiger stripes on a guys bottom!

JB See! You can get creative! ?

JS Too funny hahah.. Unfortunately, I can’t share any of those on insta.

JB Hahahah time for a new account then. @waxing.by.jaden

JS Shutdown after one day! ?

JB What are the top 3 most played songs in your music player/playlist?

JS I don’t do music. Hahah god I’m so weird.

JB What? Are you serious? How come?

JS I don’t know, I just don’t have any music on my phone. I don’t go to the gym I don’t run. I listen to music all day at work but not on my own or at home.

JB I often find music can help with my creative process. You should give it a shot and load some music on your phone or something. Get with the times Jaden!

JB If you were to have a movie based on your life, which actress would you hand pick to play the role of you?

JS That’s a great question. Natalie Portman. I think she’s super cute, she can be awkward, funny and relatable. Alos, I’ve heard we look similar. Winona Ryder would be awesome too, I love all her movies.

JB Great choices!

If you could remove one piece of modern technology from existence, what would it be?

JS I would say microwaves because they are pretty unnecessary.. but then I would have to make my pizza pops in the oven.

JB Pizza pops for life. Yeah there are some studies that suggest that microwaves and microwaved foods are bad news. 

What is the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?

JS Probably about 40$ but I don’t need to be drunk to do that hahah

JB If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?

JS I think I would rent out a giant house somehwere beautiful, maybe in Europe. Take my partner and my dog and live there for the duration. Open invitation for my family and friends to come visit. Something relaxing. Eat lots of good food, be around people I love.

JB That is a really unique idea. Be a nice way to spend your last days.

What is the first ting about men that draws your interest? 

JS Oh goodness hahah men.. I haven’t had a man draw my interest in a very long time hahaha. I do appreciate when they can hold a conversation with me, I’m a fairly awkward person. If you can deal with that and nothrow awkwardness back, we will be great friends.

JB Awkwaaaaard!

JS Hahaha right? My life ??

JB How would you define love?

JS Love is a strong respect and admiration for somebody. It is feeling happy when they are happy, sad when they are sad and wanting only the best for them. It is friendship and trust. It is a relaxed feeling when you are with them like everything you’ve ever wanted is possible.

JB Deep and very fitting. ❤️

Why do you think divorce rates are so high today?

JS I think people tend to throw out broken things rather than repairing them.

JB Agree whole heartedly. But how do you see this changing?

JS I don’t think it will unforunately. We have so much technology, so many dating apps to find new people easily with just a swipe. I think when things get hard, instead of realizing that relationships are a lot of work, everybody is under this impression that love and committment should be easy peasy. “It’s not real love if it requires work” blah blah. Personally, I don’t think that is realistic. I feel that people have this idea that there is so much ese out there, they can find someody new so quickly and easily. They have never ending options and opt for the easy way out.

JB Spot on. Couldn’t have said it better. Wonder when people will learn..

The end of civilization will be caused by…

JS It’s a toss up between global warming or a nuclear bomb type of ordeal.

JB In your opinion, what do you feel is the biggest crisis or injustice in the world today?

JS Inequality. We need to recognize that differences do not equate to superiority nor inferiority, and that each of us has a rare and valuable importance because of our difference. Simple as that.

jaden sware stevenson photo

JB If you were to have a movie based on your life, which actress would you hand pick to play the role of you?

JS That’s a great question. Natalie Portman. I think she’s super cute, she can be awkward, funny and relatable. Alos, I’ve heard we look similar. Winona Ryder would be awesome too, I love all her movies.

JB Great choices!

If you could remove one piece of modern technology from existence, what would it be?

JS I would say microwaves because they are pretty unnecessary.. but then I would have to make my pizza pops in the oven.

JB Pizza pops for life. Yeah there are some studies that suggest that microwaves and microwaved foods are bad news. 

What is the most money you’ve ever drunkenly spent at McDonald’s?

JS Probably about 40$ but I don’t need to be drunk to do that hahah

JB If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?

JS I think I would rent out a giant house somehwere beautiful, maybe in Europe. Take my partner and my dog and live there for the duration. Open invitation for my family and friends to come visit. Something relaxing. Eat lots of good food, be around people I love.

JB That is a really unique idea. Be a nice way to spend your last days.

What is the first ting about men that draws your interest? 

JS Oh goodness hahah men.. I haven’t had a man draw my interest in a very long time hahaha. I do appreciate when they can hold a conversation with me, I’m a fairly awkward person. If you can deal with that and nothrow awkwardness back, we will be great friends.

JB Awkwaaaaard!

JS Hahaha right? My life ??

JB How would you define love?

JS Love is a strong respect and admiration for somebody. It is feeling happy when they are happy, sad when they are sad and wanting only the best for them. It is friendship and trust. It is a relaxed feeling when you are with them like everything you’ve ever wanted is possible.

JB Deep and very fitting. ❤️

Why do you think divorce rates are so high today?

JS I think people tend to throw out broken things rather than repairing them.

JB Agree whole heartedly. But how do you see this changing?

JS I don’t think it will unforunately. We have so much technology, so many dating apps to find new people easily with just a swipe. I think when things get hard, instead of realizing that relationships are a lot of work, everybody is under this impression that love and committment should be easy peasy. “It’s not real love if it requires work” blah blah. Personally, I don’t think that is realistic. I feel that people have this idea that there is so much ese out there, they can find someody new so quickly and easily. They have never ending options and opt for the easy way out.

JB Spot on. Couldn’t have said it better. Wonder when people will learn..

The end of civilization will be caused by…

JS It’s a toss up between global warming or a nuclear bomb type of ordeal.

JB In your opinion, what do you feel is the biggest crisis or injustice in the world today?

JS Inequality. We need to recognize that differences do not equate to superiority nor inferiority, and that each of us has a rare and valuable importance because of our difference. Simple as that.

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