December/January 2013 issue
—check it out on p. 38.
Plus, she put together a video tutorial just for GL girls. Get ready to go for
and beauty vlogger Allie Evans, 16, shares her backstage secrets for rocking a
supersaturated pucker in our
chatted with Allie about what it’s like to be a YouTube celeb (check out her
channel at YouTube.com/GlassSlipperBeauty), rock out a crazy-hectic modeling
schedule, and still make time for the important things (like friends and
holiday fashion). Ready to meet Allie and snag her secrets? Read on!
On being a model and
Girls’ Life: How did you get started vlogging?
ALLIE: I’m originally from Canada, and when
I came [to California], I didn’t really know anybody so I was like, “Ok…What am
I gonna do with my spare time?” I didn’t have any friends yet. Then one day I
looked up “How to curl your hair” on YouTube. I saw that girls had a community
on YouTube with beauty videos and tips on fashion and all that sort of stuff…and
I was really into that so I made my own channel.
GL: How long did it take your channel to
become so popular?
ALLIE: I never really noticed my progression.
I just woke up one day and noticed, “Oh! I really have a large following online.”
Once I started posting more frequently and giving more information about myself,
and making a personal connection with my viewers, it took off.
GL: Do you have any tips for someone
that’s just starting their own YouTube channel?
ALLIE: Make friends, because it makes
making the videos and being part of the whole YouTube community a lot more fun.
You can help each other by giving each other shout outs or talking about each
other. It’s all word of mouth.
GL: Between school, modeling and
YouTube, you’re one crazy-busy girl. What’s a typical day like for you?
ALLIE: Um…insanity? Ha! I’m still trying
to figure out how to balance it all. I feel like I have a double life sometimes.
I guess a typical day for me is getting up and looking at my email, checking on
new [modeling] castings, and then going to school. I’ll usually go to lunch
with my friends so I can have some type of social interaction because on the
weekends I’ll go to an event, job, or test shoot or something. After school
I’ll drive up to LA and go to castings, visit my agent and book [modeling]
jobs. Then it’s back home to do my homework and have dinner.
GL: Are your friends and family super
supportive of your schedule?
ALLIE: I kinda feel like my whole family
and all of my friends are like a management group…and everyone doing their one
little part helps me make my dreams come true. My dad calls himself Kris Jenner
[the Kardashians’ mom] because he thinks he’s my manager.
GL: What do your viewers always want
to know about you?
ALLIE: Girls always ask how I became
confident enough to put myself out there. Making YouTube videos, modeling, doing
fashion advice videos and having all these cool, great opportunities isn’t the
most normal thing for a 16-year-old in high school—I’ve definitely had to deal
with a lot of teasing or just negativity and jealousy from other people.
On beauty secrets…
GL: So what’s your secret to all that
ALLIE: I think the way you present yourself
on the outside kind of determines how you feel on the inside—when you feel good
about yourself and the way you look, it really boosts your confidence. Make sure
that your self is always your number
one priority. If you view yourself in a positive light, then other people are
going to pick up on that and they’re going to treat you the same way.
GL: So what kind of beauty secrets
have you picked up from back stage at the runway shows?
ALLIE: I always watch the hair stylists
and ask them what they’re doing. I know the stylists probably think I’m so
weird because I’ll be like, “Can you describe what you’re doing on me right
now? Tell me all the steps and all the products you’re using!” [Note from GL:
Love the way your hair looks after you leave the salon? Take notes from your
GL: Any fashion tips you’ve picked up
on the runway?
ALLIE: Dress for your body shape! I have
a little boy’s body—I’m straight up and down, very tall. I used to wear really
flowy stuff, and then I had no shape. Now I know to pick things that flatter my
On the holidays…
GL: What beauty trends will you be
rocking this winter?
ALLIE: My favorite beauty trend is a red
lip—I always wear it every day at school. My friends are like, “Really? It’s
school!” but I love dressing up and I’m
always overdressed for everything that I do. My makeup always takes it to another
GL: What will you be wearing to holiday
ALLIE: I really like glittery shorts and
a velvet blazer together, probably with black sheer tights and heels. Anything that’s
bedazzled or sequined or glittery!
GL: What’s your New Year’s resolution
ALLIE: My whole family puts our
resolutions into a box every year. Mine is to be more positive, friendly and
open to people. A positive attitude is the best beauty secret!
BY KELSEY HAYWOOD ON 11/13/2012 12:00:00 AM
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