Meet Our Campaign Girl: Kayla Clarke
Our “Working Girl” campaign star Kayla Clarke is the embodiment of empowerment. A beauty inside and out, we talked to the model about her biggest successes, her advice for her younger self, and the career paths she hopes to pave…beyond the runway.
Where do you live?
New York City!
Favorite Larroude shoe of the season?
Favorite restaurant/dish in your city?
I’m currently loving spicy moon and planta queen!
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How did you get your start?
I was scouted eating Cinnabon at the mall!
Piece of advice for your younger self?
I would tell myself to keep going, and don’t get discouraged if things don’t work out right away. The best things always take time.
What does a typical day at work look like?
A typical day is grabbing a coffee before work, commuting to set on the subway and shooting all day. After work I commute home and sometimes get dinner with friends before heading home. I love to end the night with skincare and lately old episodes of Law & Order!
What are some of the biggest challenges you face in your industry?
I think my biggest success is this little life I've carved out for myself (lol). I've been able to work with amazing brands, meet creative people, and live in a city that's changing by the day! To be specific in terms of work, my biggest successes have been walking runway shows in Paris for Louis Vuitton and Givenchy, and shooting with brands like Revlon and MAC!
What is one of your biggest successes so far?
In 5 years I would love to have a career on the other side of the camera! Supporting creative strategies and brand partnerships.
What’s your go-to Spotify Playlist?
I really trust my Spotify algorithm! I tend to listen to my “Discover” weekly playlists on repeat.
What is your go-to power outfit?
I love a low waist trouser with an oversized blazer and kitten heels!
What is a motto you live by?
"No one is you, and that is your power!"
In what ways do you believe the fashion modeling industry can empower girls and women?
I think the fashion and modeling industry can empower women and girls by supporting inclusion and diversity initiatives. There is nothing more empowering than seeing someone like yourself represented by brands the you love.