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Zarina Nares On The Relationship Between Fashion And Beauty

Singer/songwriter, Los Angeles

“I’m Zarina, a singer/songwriter. I grew up in Tribeca, NYC, but I now live in Los Angeles. I’m Indian/British, I have a dog named Birdie who has all the anxiety problems I do, and I’m secretly obsessed with musical theatre. I think people tend to view beauty and fashion as the same. When we think back to the 60s or 80s fashion, beauty is very much a part of the image in our minds. It’s difficult to visualise a mini shift dress without a thick cat eye. My clothes always influence my makeup or hair choices and vice versa. They both equally help frame our personal style; they’re each others muses.”

“I love getting to wear glamorous clothes that I wouldn’t wear in daily life (or afford) when I model. Shooting editorial is like playing dress up—you feel like a kid again. When I’m writing songs or performing, I try to be the most honest version of myself, whereas modelling I get to be someone else. I’m apart of someone else’s creative project which is really nice for a change. If I could, I would change the superficiality. I feel it is changing—with social media, the focus is less on looks and more on promoting people who are doing interesting things, presenting models as humans not clothing hangers.”

Instagram, @zarinanares | Photography, @danaboulos

Wearing

Blazer and Skirt, TOPSHOP (SIMILAR HERE) | Cami, VINTAGE (SIMILAR HERE) | Boots, ZARA (SIMILAR HERE)

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