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10 questions with Taylor LaShae



Photographed by Lisa Richov
Location Banyan Tree Mayakoba

What are you most excited about these days?
These days, I’ve been most excited about learning new things. I started taking French and boxing lessons about four months back and, ever since I took on new activities, I’m addicted! And it makes me so excited to try more new things in my life. Next… pilot aviation classes? learning the violin? I mean, hey, why not… right?

How did you begin your career as an influencer?
This is such a long story because, well for me, it didn’t happen overnight… or even in 3 years. I have been doing and working towards “this” for as long as I can remember. MySpace days, Tumblr days… I have learned through different avenues and lucky for me, I found my platform in Instagram and made it my own. A lot of trial and errors take place, but that’s HOW you get better and HOW you grow yourself and your brand.

Are there any other avenues of your career that you would like to explore?
Oh absolutely! I want to become bigger than just my face or my marketing skills. I want to help people and show them who they can be through this platform…. and have fun doing it!!

What does a typical day look like for you?

It depends on what day it is… same as anyone else in many ways. I wake up, I brush my teeth, I stretch, I get to my emails, I put on music FIRST AND FOREMOST, and go about whatever I have to do that day. Whether that be shooting or just cleaning my apartment, it really depends. No typical days here, honey.

As a creator, how do you find ways to stay inspired?
Music always inspires everything I do. It’s my theme music, my intro to my days… and my outro that helps me go to bed at night and also helps me get in the mood for whatever I have going on, so you already know there are playlists on playlists happening here. Alot of moods and things to do which always means a lot of genres getting played.

If you could switch lives with someone for a day who would it be?
Probably a dog, to be honest. Just to love someone so unconditionally and just not a worry in the world except where my ball went, and how to get my favorite person to go for a walk with me. The joy I see in EVERY single dog’s face when that happens is something I wish to experience for a whole day.

If your life had a theme song, what would it be?
Fade Into You by Mazzy Star

Recent binge watches?
OMG, where do I begin? I just finished Cecil Hotel, Framing Britney, Broadchurch, RuPaul’s drag race…literally I binge them all! Name them, I’ve seen them or am currently watching them now.

What advice can you give to someone who aspires to have a career like your own?
Please, please, please, whatever you do, be yourself. Don’t be what everyone else ‘pretends’ to be… be YOU! And make content and say yes to EVERYTHING! jobs, meetings, work ventures, trips!! Say yes (within reason) but never be too good for something or someone, EVER.

What was your favorite part of our Mode Around The Globe getaway to Banyan Tree Mayakoba?
The connections I made were par none. Every single person that went on this trip was so magical in their own way.. and that is so rare to come across these days and it was truly special! Not to mention the beauty of Banyan Tree Mayakoba, its wonderful setting, landscape and the accommodations we were in just took it to a whole other level.

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