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Mode Around The Globe: Jamie Stone

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Corazon Cabo Resort & Spa

Photographed by
RYAN HOUCHIN
& JUSTIN RINGSBY

Jamie Stone
@imjamiestone

Where are you from and how does it differ from where you live now?
I am originally from a small town in Minnesota called Victoria. We had a Subway and a Dairy Queen….and that’s about it. Now I spend most of my time living in New York City which has been quite the culture shock from the town of only a couple thousand people…but I couldn’t be happier.

If you had to summarize your beauty routine in five steps, what would it be?
Step 1: Splash my face with cold water
Step 2: Moisturize
Step 3: Apply face oil
Step 4: Gua Sha
Step 5: Apply SPF sunscreen moisturizer

How did you develop the career you have today? What tips & tricks can you extend to someone aspiring to have a career like your own?
I have always done content creation even at a very young age before it was ever a real job. I’ve always loved styling, photography, and creative direction and loved to express it through myself being the subject of the photo. My mom was always supportive of my creative endeavors and helped me shoot my ideas, this is where the passion began. I eventually moved to Los Angeles at the height of the influencer era and simply decided I was going to be consistent and give it a shot. I ordered clothes from a popular brand at the time when I barely had any money and shot content in the pieces. I tagged them in the post and they loved it so they began posting my content on their page and sending me packages every month. I remember gaining thousands of followers each time they posted me and that was the confirmation I needed to know that I could do this. From there I started posting consistently, working with photographers all of the time, and later begin working with other influencers which helped continue my growth.

My tips to anyone trying to get into this profession is that you have to really love what you do. This is a full time job and you have to be your own boss which means no one is going to hold you accountable. That’s why it’s important to be passionate about the type of content you are creating so you truly desire creating. Find what you love and stick to it, the recognition and brand deals will follow if you are consistent!

Who and what inspires you? Why?
I am constantly inspired by creatives in a variety of fields. My biggest inspiration for photography is Gregory Crewdson, it was through his work that I became captivated by cinematography and how lighting with surrealism can really stir emotion and spark curiosity. I am also constantly inspired by film, I grew up watching a lot of cult classics that really imprinted on my mind a young age. Traveling is also a great way to stay inspired, not only by the nature and culture but also by the artist native to different lands. Barcelona, for example, introduced to me Antoni Gaudi who I am in complete awe of and that type of inspiration will change the way you see the world.

A good book and/or TV show you read/watched recently?
I love a great TV show with great casting, plot, and color grading. My favorites recently (but not limited to) are Stranger Things, Ozark, Skins (all time favorite), Baby, Elite, Bridgerton, Dark, American Horror Story, The Handmaid’s Tale, Big Little Lies, Pam and Tommy, Nine Perfect Strangers, and Normal People.

A great book I recommend is The Inner Work by Matthew Mitcheletti and Ashley Cottrell and Becoming Super Natural by Dr. Joe Dispenza.

What was your favorite part of the Modeliste getaway to Cabo Corazon?
My favorite part was the company I was surrounded with. Most people don’t understand the world of content creation or think that this new career is easy/not a real job. It was inspiring to be around like minded creators who loved to shoot and capture beauty in different forms just as much as I do. Everyone was so kind and we all were there for each other to support and lift each other up. I made a lot of great friendships with people I can really relate too and I think that is something very special give to all of us by Modeliste.

What’s a fun fact our Modeliste readers would be surprised to know about you?
I used to have a thick southern accent and I got rid of it when I moved to LA. I felt that I wouldn’t be taken seriously with it so over time I taught myself how to pronounce words differently.

How do you hope to influence people through your social media platforms?
I hope to influence people to be creative, be loud, and not care what anyone thinks of you.

When’s the last time you cried happy tears?
When I got back from my trip to Costa Rica after a really rough break up. I had got invited out by an Animal Sanctuary/Hotel and it was a really incredible experience. I was so happy that I was doing what I love and finally out of the dark hole I had been in for months. Traveling and being surrounded by nature/animals is my biggest passion, to get to do that as a job was such a joyous feeling and reminded me that life gets hard sometimes but everything always works out the way it’s supposed to in the end.

What’s the craziest fan experience you’d ever had? What would you like to say to your fans?
Honestly, I don’t think I’ve really experienced anything crazy from fans. I don’t even consider people who know me or follow me fans. Everyone has always been really cool and normal to me and that’s exactly how I would prefer it. I want to be seen as equal not as some out of reach influencer. I’m very normal and down to earth and people see that when they meet me.

What would you title this chapter in your life?
Surrender

Are you working on any exciting projects you’d like to share?
My biggest focus right now is travel content creation. I am my happiest and most alive when I am having new experiences, seeing new things, meeting new people, and exploring new places. To me it is the most inspiring and fulfilling way to do the job I already love.

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