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Getting to know our Models

19 March 2020

We caught up with our girl Natasha Thompson, talked all things sneakers, soap brows and TickTock. Keep on reading to learn more about Natasha – Warning you might want to become best friends with this babe after reading.


How did you start modelling, or get scouted?

So I got into modelling by shooting with friends for a uni fashion project, they told me I was super easy and fun to shoot and I should try modelling. I wasn’t actually scouted, I applied myself and arranged a meeting with Terry and Lisi then things just grew from there!


Can you tell us a little bit about yourself, do you have any hobbies you like to do besides modelling?

I have several nicknames T, Tash, Tasha and T-dawg (don’t ask) but my favourite is T or Tash. I work at END. clothing in sales and have been for almost 2 years now. I went to Uni in Brighton for 2 years then dropped out, I was studying environmental sciences which I do still love. I lived in London for almost a year then moved back home because the big smoke was not for me. Hobbies wise I love reading, I have a kindle but a physical book is so much better, I don’t have a preference on genre honestly I just love reading a book and being in a different reality for just a moment. I enjoy playing my guitar Black Betty, I’m pretty much self taught which I think is sick. To top all of this off; my family and my friends make me the happiest in life.


Favourite job so far?

My favourite job so far was… West Barn Co. Soap Brows. A combination of the things I love, being myself (goofy) and big brows! Also the whole team was ladies and it was such an incredible atmosphere, thanks again my loves!


When you’re not modelling, what are you getting up to?

If I’m not modelling then I’m working at End, holding it down being a boss a** b*tch!!! And if I’m not doing that, I’m seeing friends and just hanging out eating mostly.


What’s your favourite place to travel?

All time favourite place to travel has to be Tanzania. So I’m half Tanzanian for anyone that doesn’t know, and it’s an East African country situated below Kenya. Half of my family and heritage is there and it will always have a very VERY special place in my heart.


What’s your favourite snack?

My favourite snack is Hummus and pita bread, oh my daaaays!


Do you have a favourite movie?

Favourite movie: ferris bueller’s day off. If you haven’t seen it, WHAT ARE YOU DOING!? Quit work/school and go watch it now! (jokes, stay in school kids)


Do you have a role model?

The role model has to be Mumzy, that woman works so damn hard. Graft like you’ve never seen I swear.


What can’t you leave the house without?

Cant leave the house without my AirPods, I’ll run home and miss my metro to work for real!

( not for modelling jobs we hope Tash 😉 )


What’s your dream modelling job?

My dream modelling job would to be on the cover of Vouge. End of. Full Stop.


How do you keep in shape?

How do I keep in shape you ask? Well I can’t lie to you, I have a very very VERY fast metabolism both that I’ve earned as a child and also gained from genetics. Name a sport and I BET you I tried it at least once when I was younger.


Favourite music to dance/drive to?

Music gotta be R&B/Rap/Hip-Hop, gets me LIT!


What do you think are the main challenges in Modelling today?

Today the main challenges in modelling are standing out, accepting rejection and self love. It’s a cut throat industry very black and white, and sometimes its gets you down, but if you want it bad enough you’ll jump right back up and power through.


How do you prepare for a shoot?

Wow preparing for a shoot okay. So boom, It starts the night before, shower, exfoliate in the shower head to toe, shave everything off (unless requested not to) wash and detangle my fro and add fro mask or leave in conditioner. After the long a** 45 minuet shower, moisturise head to toe, clip toe nails and file nails both hands and feet, let hair air dry. Off to bed now, apply night cream/mask, Carmex on the lips and teeth whitening strips in ALL NIGHT. Wake up feeling like a goddess hunny.


Are you a morning or night person?

I am 100% a morning person, I’m up at 6am 7 days a week regardless of the weekend. Rise and shine baby wake up and smell the coffee.


Tell us a fact people may not know about you

A few people know but not many I guess, my Dad and I have the exact same birth mark, mine is on my foot and his is on his ribcage.


How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Myself in 3 words… Adventurous, Funny and Sassy


Describe your style

My style is versatile, whatever mood I wake up in on the morning I will put my clothes on and rock the day forward. Sometimes street, sometimes skater chick and sometimes smart casual. I dunno what to tell you haha.


What is your beauty regime? do you have a skincare tip?

I’d have to say my top skin care tip is leave your face alone, find a routine that good for you, nothing complex and stick to it. Don’t go mad with all the products just because your favourite guru said so. I personally wouldn’t say I have a routine, I just wash and moisturise twice a day.


What’s the best advice you’ve been given?

Best advice I’ve given is a little saying I go by which is ‘Everything happens for a reason’ because in almost every situation its true, this has happened to you because it needs to happen and you will see why when its all blown over.


What social media do you use the most and why?

I mostly use Instagram for networking and contact with friends and family. At moment I’m a little obsessed with TikTok, before you know it 5 hours has gone past and the sun is setting.


Key fashion piece heading into summer?

Key summer fashion piece are a few trainers I have lined up. OWWW MAAA GAWDDD y’all got see me walk a mile away down the street cuz my creps be that fresh. Also sunnies, always a key piece, very quiche.


Whats your perfect day off?

My perfect day off is ideally hot weather, a beer, some pals and just generally good vibes. Chillin, not killing and hella sun.


3 things on your bucket list?

1. Get all the tattoos on your list  2. Visit Bali 3. Meet Jourdan Dunn and Riri (Because WOW QUEENS)


Last pic on your phone

So the last pic on my phone is actually a video. I went to Suhi Me Rollin (S/O Simon, Kurt and Hugo BOP BOP) and basically its a view of Simon and Kurt blindfolded making sushi rolls, it was a dare I mentioned but didn’t think it would actually happen. Never dare a chef. Photo wise though, Its a pic of someone I met recently, he cute or whateverrrrr, Ewwww scarryyy ghettoooo.


Most played song recently?

Most played song right now is Respect by SAWEETIE cuzzz you know us bad b*tches deserve that respect and we love to twerk.


What’s your guilty pleasure?

My guilty pleasure is ASMR videos, girls and guys eating king crab, kimchi, ramen anything you can stuff your face with and makes a strange noise. Yeah I’m a weirdo.


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