Name, Age, Ethnic Background.
Kerstyn - 21, Japanese/White
"Dipped in Black," when did you start going by that name and why?
I always had a love for black - it looks good on everybody and fits any occasion (yes even weddings!). I have always pondered the perfect name for my blog - and it finally came to me! Dipped in Black came about August of 2014 when I was just scribbling words on a paper. Ever since then I've slowly transitioned all social media to start branding myself as so.
The thing that inspires me the most is seeing others working towards something that they love. I am a passion-driven person, so I love finding that same passion in others.
When I finally met you during our Lookbook shoot, right off the bat I can tell that you are confident in your modeling. My question to you is, what is a good mindset to have while being in front of a camera?
As a human being, you go through the awkward process of growing up. In high school, I used to be extremely self conscious of my height and would refuse to wear tall heels- and look at me now rocking up to six inches! It has been a process of finding what works for me as a personal style and being confident in it. My best friend and mentor Candice Cuoco taught me everything I need to know about feeling confident and owning who you are. I began to be more aware of my body and what looked good in a photo. My advice would be to just have fun with it and work with the photographers! Even if they ask you to do something that feels weird, it will probably look good on camera.
What are you looking forward to this year?
In 2015, I'm really working on building up my brand as a blogger. I want to start a YouTube channel to make makeup tutorials, video lookbooks, and so much more. I plan to dive into design and create a few things to sell on my spare time. I would LOVE to work with any and all brands (old and new) to shoot/style their lookbooks. I know 2015 will be a crazy year and I am more than ready for it!