Monday, January 12, 2015


Styling and Photography: Lauren Hernandez
Model: Akira, FiveTwenty Management

Meet Akira Nevada Lopez; the definition of ethnic ambiguity. I happened to come along her profile on 'the gram' and said to myself, "I have to shoot her!". Akira's heritage is a mix of Native American (Cherokee/Navajo-Zuni), African American, Hispanic, Scottish, English and Portuguese. Now that's one unique combination indeed! Did I also happen to mention she is only 15 years old! Say what?! When I met Akira, I instantly felt her warm, sincere energy. I recall her eyes light up as she spoke about her music interests and her desire to pursue film production. If there's one thing certain, this young lady has a strong sense of self. Keep your eyes peeled because this beauty is going places. And her hair?! Amazing! We have already started the #akirahairflick hashtag here.

Akira wears Le Coq Sportif halter and hoodie, vintage Versace shorts, vintage Guess jeans
and customised Levi's denim jacket.


  1. I've got to say that I am loving your new years resolutions! hope you are well lovely xx