I was born in America in a small mountain town. I had a close-knit family who supported my creativity. I moved to New York on my own when I was 17. I've built a life for myself as an independent woman only based on my strong mind for business and tenacious attitude.
Shiloh, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
My passion from a young age was dancing. I was very shy, and it gave me a nonverbal way to express my emotions. I believe the movement to be the best way of communication. I had two surgeries and had to quit. I never thought of myself as a model, although I had done some modelling in the past. Standing at only 170, I knew that it would be a hard road to go down. After moving to Australia, I was scouted by my current agency. They helped me grow (emotionally) and overcome my height.
Who is your inspiration in life Shiloh? How do you keep inspired?
My inspiration has always been my loved ones who work so hard for me. We were never a rich family, and my mom raised me as a single parent. My grandparents helped us out as much as they could. They made sure I was always taken care of and got everything I needed. They worked so hard for me, and now I'm working hard for them
We all make mistakes Shiloh; 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.
I've never been in a situation where I've made a grave mistake, but there's always something I wish I could have done differently. There was a very young model (15) working with me and a lot of other girls. I wish I influenced her better instead of making fun of her to the other girls because she had a crush on one of the male models. It's just a little cattiness that I regret; I don't want to perpetuate the stereotype of models being airheaded and catty.
Shiloh, 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's hard to balance giving everyone what they want. It's great when the photographer knows to get beauty shots for the HMUA, full length for the stylist, and brand shots of whatever product is being sold. But if that's not communicated, I typically will showcase what's being sold, the bag, the jacket, the watch, the shoes etc.
Please tell us Shiloh, about a time you had to be very strategic in order to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Many times I have multiple shots a day plus I have pilates clients in between. I always make sure my model bag is packed with all my necessities: water, face wipes, makeup remover, dry shampoo, comp card, black heels, black white and nude underwear, a snack, and hair ties. I need to stay organised so I can show up prepared.
Shiloh, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
I try to go along with what most people say unless it compromises my contract and my morals. As a model, I'm there to listen and take direction. I am creative with my poses, but ultimately, the client is always right.
Shiloh, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
My most recent accomplishment, walking the Redken runway. It was so exciting; I got my hair cut on the runway. I got to meet so many girls from every agency in Melbourne along with top stylists around the world. A lot of influential people were watching, and many talked to me afterwards and told me that I stood out. I was beaming!
Shiloh, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Anytime I'm doing TFP I get some level of creativity in terms of the mood board. One time I organised a shoot all by myself, HMUA, stylist, photographer, and location. I wanted a tennis court themed shoot in my portfolio. I used all my connections and made it happen!
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Work on your poses. Put yourself out there. Make sure your Instagram is amazing (always keep up on social media). Meet people, make friends but also be aware of who's taking your photo. A bad picture will last forever. Lastly, work with student designers, they're the future and will remember you when they make it big.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state below what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I have a decent following on Instagram and am always looking for brands to work with. I'm more quirky and unique looking, so brands that promote uniqueness are the best in my book
Photographer(s): Michellefish.format.com/record (first 5)http://alecrivere.com (following 2)http://www.vladsavin.com.auhttps://www.instagram.com/lewisvu.photography