The photos really are just screenshots I took from the video, which I shot on my phone. I used VSCO filters. I took around 80 takes from different angles to achieve it. I took everything into consideration from my facial expression, poses, and how the plastic wrap flows. It was a lot of effort: I am the director, stylist, hair and makeup artist, model, location scout, and editor. But I have no complaints, I love it all.
How would you say TikTok helps you come up with outfit ideas?
It definitely does. It might sound a bit shallow, but when I see people love my videos and cheer me on, while I’m wearing something out of the ordinary. It gives me positive reinforcement, pushing me to put on something different—something I’ve always wanted to wear, but did not really have the chance to.
What has been your most viral video, and why do you think it went viral?
My most viral video has 20 million views and 6.3 million likes. It’s one of my get-ready videos on the train, with a mint green puff sleeve top. I think it hit all the points of the quality of a viral video: it’s relatable, funny, there’s conflict, a plot twist, and that last quote from Nicki helps, too. It’s a combination of many different factors.
What’s your favorite TikTok of all time? And which one took you the longest?
My favorite video has to be the “How to live like a Gucci model” video. Although Gucci has never sponsored me, I really enjoyed the creative process. The newest “Vogue” DIY photo shoot that I just posted took me the longest. The process took me one hour to set up, 1.5 hours to do the hair and makeup, 2 hours for the shoot, and a few days to edit the photos and video. But I had so much fun during the creative process and love the end result, I look like a prince-slash-villain.