Represented by London-based modelling agency Models 1, model & Beauty Youtuber Monet Huie is one talent powerhouse. From sharing her favourite beauty essentials (we’re styling trying to ace that ‘Golden Smokey Makeup Look’) to keeping us updated with sneak peaks into her editorial shoots, Monet is the perfect example of a #girlboss living her dreams (& inspiring us to do the same, too). Intrigued by the dynamic style connoisseur’s journey, talents & career, we sat down with Monet to discuss all things beauty, modelling & fashion-related.
The Modelling Journey
Monet: When I was younger I did some shoots for different kids’ brands and I absolutely loved it – so I always wanted to take it further and get into it properly. So far the journey has been really exciting; I get to wake up and do what I love so I’m very grateful! Plus I meet so many lovely people and have different experiences I wouldn’t otherwise have.
The Process of Being Scouted
Monet: I wasn’t actually scouted; I had a friend who was signed to an agency and she told me she thought I should start modelling properly so I just walked in and visited Models 1, and have been there ever since.
The Balance Between Modelling & Youtube
Monet: I love both as they are so different so it is a really nice balance. On shoots I learn different beauty tricks which I bring to my YouTube channel which is cool. It’s nice being able to show more of my personality on Youtube. I also think it’s cool to show that you can appreciate and love your natural beauty, but still love makeup and try different looks!
A Usual Day in Monet’s Life
Monet: A usual day in my life is either going to castings in London, and then working out, or if I’m shooting then that takes up the whole day. If I don’t have work I’ll be recording a YouTube video!
The Many Sources of Inspiration
Monet: I love watching motivational videos on YouTube by different successful people, or reading books that give me different tips and motivate me, such as this really amazing book called The Alchemist. That’s probably when I’m most inspired.
New Season Essentials for SS18
Monet: As it’s getting warmer I think a nice jacket that’s not too hot, but is still warm is definitely an essential! I just bought a really cute jacket from Zara that I’ve been wearing lots.
The Insider Tip for Aspiring Models
Monet: My main tip is to be confident, kind and believe in yourself. There’s lots of ups and downs but if you believe in yourself and stay focused you’ll get to where you want to be.
Follow Monet: @monethuie