Brie Downing

Brie Downing

United States

I'm a full-time entrepreneur who wants to make modeling a second career. I'm a silly gal. I love video games, my pets, my husband, and travel. I love trying out new things in all aspects of my life, whether it's learning a new language or skill, eating new foods, or traveling to new places.

Our readers would love to get to know you more Brie. Tell us about yourself, what is unique about you?

I started a successful business from nothing. Now I'm able to help more families living with Autism thanks to a partner and great employees!

I love to experience life by trying new foods, going to new places, meeting new people, and learning new things.

Brie, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?

My passion is seeking out the beauty in life and then loving it.
I gained the confidence to start modeling in my 30s, and I love the beautiful art I'm helping to create.

Who is your inspiration in life Brie? How do you keep inspired?

I've always been inspired by Stephen King. He worked so hard and stayed true to his vision. He's truly gifted, but it also took a lot of sweat and sacrifice to get where he is today.

We all make mistakes Brie; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model, you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.

A consistent mistake I made in my first shoots was not sharing my ideas or collaborating with the photographer. Some of my first shoots produced shots that didn't feel genuine because I didn't inject my personality into the photos.

Brie , when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?

It seems like a small thing, but I turn off the phone and make sure that my day of the shoot is free from my "day job" schedule so that I can give everything to the client at the moment.

Please tell us, Brie, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?

Scheduling is key. My day job involves supervision and consulting, so I make sure to rearrange my schedule to fit everything in.

Brie, please give us an example of a time when you were able to successfully persuade someone to see things your way at work.

At my first shoot with a wardrobe provided, I mixed and matched with my items, and the results were awesome!

Brie, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?

I'm proud of my first studio shoot (all had been outdoors to that point). I felt like I was finally able to make my face and my body the focus of the shoot without background distractions. I feel like I upped my game with posing and my "smolder face," and got some amazing shots!

Brie, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?

I did a shoot recently where the focus was graffiti. I was able to collaborate with my MUA friend to create a wicked punk makeup look. I feel like my personality came out.

What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?

Try, try, and try again. Hard work will pay off.

Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?

Yes. I would love to collaborate on unique, artistic, and Vogue like shoots. I love to experiment different styles of makeup and clothing. For brands, alternative styles like Black Heart, Urban Decay; and high fashion, especially European brands like Prada and Versace.

Photo Credits:
Photos 1, 2, 3 and 8: Jack Potts MUA @mintylikethegum
Photo 4: Damon Jasso @damonjasso MUA @mintylikethegum
Photos 6-7: Kiera Grant (don't know IG)
Photo 5: Raisa (don't know last name or IG)