ETHEREAL

MELODY RAE by NICK THIESSEN

MODEL : MELODY RAE | AGENCY : FORD MODELS | PHOTOGRAPHER : NICK THIESSEN | MAKE UP & HAIR : TWO BEACHES BEAUTY | CREATIVE DIRECTION/WARDROBE STYLIST : SIMAN HEER | PODCAST HOST : SHAYNEE BERG

You might recognize her from E!‘s hit show ‘Dash Dolls’, however, Melody Rae is MUCH more than just what you see on the surface. This beautiful soul was offered a basketball scholarship but chose to finish her degree in order to pursue her other passion of modeling/acting. Since then, she has garnered agency representation from numerous modeling agencies. Notably by Ford Models. Her versatile portfolio often displays a mix of basketball themed shoots to lifestyle and fashion, combining her two biggest passions Basketball & Modeling. Hoops2heels not only tells her story, but she trademarked it and started her own brand/movement. You can shop her merchandise HERE. It can be best described as Tomboy Chic offering pieces from high end street wear where her goal is to further inspire and motivate. Melody aims to use her platform that she built through modeling and social media to uplift her audience to provide inspiration. Her energetic outlook on life is contagious and influential as she has a big positive impact on her audience. Just open up your Instagram app and read her captions on her posts, you’ll definitely get the picture. She states that if she can help just one person through her words of encouragement or positive outlook on life, her job is done. From our interactions with Melody since leading up to the shoot in LA to during and after the photo shoot, we truly felt fortunate after having worked with her. She has such a fun, easy going vibe that rubs off on everyone which brings the best out in others. Learn more about Melody and her big heart in this personal conversation with our host Shaynee. She opens up about different matters and what’s most important to her. The world would be much a much better place if more people were in tune with Melody’s approach in life. Stay inspiring girl!

For this concept, stylist Siman Heer used pieces from her clothing line REVOSSA Fashion. The idea for this shoot was to capture Melody in a soft, more romantic setting with some silent strength reflecting through. We feel that we were able to capture this vibe with the help of Two Beaches Beauty and photographer Nick Thiessen. You wouldn’t think it was a production while shooting with Melody on location of a sprawling 1924 mansion in West Hollywood. We vibe’d right from the jump and the shoot was a breeze. Enjoy getting to know Melody and stay tuned for the rest of our shoots during our travels to Los Angeles. So without further ado, we proudly present to you #ETHEREAL: Melody Rae by Nick Thiessen.

LOOK 1

– JUMPER –

REVOSSA Fashion

– FAUX FUR JACKET –

Simons

– BELT –

REVOSSA Fashion

– WEDGE HEELS –

Forever 21

LOOK 2

– SATIN PLUNGING ROMPER/PLAYSUIT –

REVOSSA Fashion

– HEELS –

Spring

LOOK 3

– SATIN MAXI ROMPER –

REVOSSA Fashion

– HEELS –

Spring

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