Standing 5’11, Heather commands attention when she walks into a room. Just because she has the height doesn’t stop her from wearing heels. Get to know her and you will find that girl next door who can hang with the boys, and when it’s time she can work the attitude on the runway.
Q: What was the first show you ever did?
A: My first big show was a charity fashion show for the St. Vincent De Paul society in San Francisco in the Gap building.
Q: What inspires you?
A: This sounds random but people doing good things for one another. It just creates a little fire inside. Seeing people being kind just gets me pumped up. Positive energy from people fuels me in every aspect of my day.
Q: How do you want to inspire/motivate young girls around you?
A: I just want girls to learn that you don’t have to be catty and mean to be a successful woman. Down talking others does not bring you up. The way to be the best at anything you do, is to consider every moment a learning opportunity.
Q: How did you get introduced to Sac Fashion Week ?
A: A combination of Mykha the producer and a friend of mine who is now a designer.
Q: Why Sacramento?
A: Sacramento is my favorite city. It is beautiful, and alive. It is young and still has so much promise. Other cities like San Francisco are already defined. Sacramento still has so much promise and so much room to grow.
Q: When do you feel the most confident when doing a show or photo shoot?
A: When I am working with a team that is fluid and professional. It lets me forget about what is going on around me and I can focus on the job I need to do.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Plain Jane. I’m a Jeans and T-Shirt kinda girl.
Q: What is your goal to reach in modeling?
A: Simply to enjoy it and grow as an artist.
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Read, play video games and cook.
Q: What is your advice to young girls and boys wanting to be in this industry?
A: Learn as much as you can from everyone you meet. Never ever assume you know everything there is to know about what you are doing. You are wrong.
Q: In your opinion what is the hardest part that comes with being in the fashion industry?
A: Being in awkward situations. This is a common occurrence.
Q: Has modeling helped you in your life outside of the industry?
A: It has definitely helped. I have grown confident. I have made some wonderful lifelong friends, and I have grown as a person. Plus I have had experiences that I never would have had if It weren’t for modeling.
Film Igor Kondrya
Hair & Makeup Anzhelika Staver
Production Assistant Ashley Harris