Five Reasons Not To Be Afraid Of Red

There are many elements of Charlotte D’Alessio’s life that read like a teenager’s fairy tale. Instagram didn’t exist when I was in high school, but I imagine I’d be pretty fascinated by the beautiful, leggy 17-year-old with more than 174,000 followers and a Wilhelmina Models contract, too. For the legions of aspiring Cool Teens™, D’Alessio, who has been modeling full-time for the last year, is living the dream — though her Cinderella story has been anything but conventional.

At Coachella in 2015, pictures of D’Alessio (above, right) and her friend, 18-year-old model Josie Canseco (left), flooded the Internet, winding up on places like the festival’s official Twitter and The Cobra Snake’s Instagram, among others. BuzzFeed spoke to D’Alessio soon after, resulting in a viral article that has since garnered 1,479,600 views. Wilhelmina reached out to D’Alessio from there, and the rest is history. In the 12 months since D’Alessio was discovered, the Canada native has landed a slew of commercial campaigns, left Beverly Hills High School to pursue homeschooling and launched a YouTube channel with her friend and fellow model, Abby Champion. And with a secret project in the works for this summer, I imagine that D’Alessio’s stake in the California modeling pantheon will only deepen.

On the eve of Coachella 2016’s first weekend, I hopped on the phone with D’Alessio to get caught up on the last year of her life, from her social media strategy to her dream campaign.

 

You obviously gained a lot of attention at Coachella last year. What can you tell me about your experience there?

I went with my friend Josie — it was my first year going — and we barely took photos. I think we took 10 photos, but people really responded to them. They ended up everywhere. I saw them on Facebook, and not just [from] friends, but random people posting them. And then The Weeknd and the Coachella Twitter reposted [one of their photos]. It was so surreal because I was just a normal girl from Canada who was going to Coachella. I had, like, 16,000 [Instagram] followers, and now it’s [174,000].

Coachella really got me started in modeling. Wilhelmina reached out to me from the [BuzzFeed] article — that’s how they saw me.

Fragrance is great, but it’s hard to write or read about because your computer screen isn’t scratch and sniff—also because I can’t talk about base notes or top notes without feeling like a fancy sommelier. I prefer to think of fragrance in terms of anthropology, which is much more fun. Have you ever thought about your personal fragrance history? Well, here’s mine.

 

02

 

And when Wilhelmina reached out to you, how did you feel about going forward with the process?

Basically every single one of my friends in L.A. is a model, with Next or Wilhelmina or whatever it is. I was the non-model in the friend group because I wanted to go to UCLA. I didn’t have that much of an interest — well, I had an interest, but I didn’t think I would be successful so I didn’t really pursue it.

When they asked me to come in, I went with my dad because I was 16. I almost didn’t sign because I was so scared. But I’m happy I ended up signing with them, because they’ve been a really great agency. I had the contract in my room for two days — like, I was scared they were going to tell me to cut my hair or lose weight or something like that, but they’ve been so supportive. They never told me to change anything.

 

Fifth Grade: Tommy Boy

I’m not kidding, I won Tommy Boy after I aced a quiz contest in Sunday School. The ultimate bounty. If you find yourself deep in the attic of my parent’s house, and you pay close attention, you might be able to smell it.

 

Puberty: Abercrombie and Fitch Fierce

Don’t even pretend like you didn’t.

 

College: Kenzo Homme Sport

My college years were timed with the heyday of the Kenzo sweatshirt, so this was a very fancy scent to own. You can now buy it for $30 on Amazon.

 

I can look back at them like a tiny museum of me that smells really good—literally, because I still have them all. But enough about me and how (great) I smell. I want to know your fragrance history—tell me what scents you love and why you love them. Tell me when you wear them, and how you apply them, and why they’re special to you. Tell me everything.

 

—Brennan Kilbane

Photo via ITG.

60 Comments
  1. Hi! Do you know if they make any plugins to protect against hackers?

    I’m kinda paranoid about losing everything I’ve worked hard
    on. Any recommendations?

  2. Thanks for every other great post. The place else may anybody get that kind of info in such an ideal
    approach of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I’m on the search for such information.

    my page – 1 playboy2 [918kiss-m.com]

  3. Great ? I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your website.
    I had no trouble navigating through all tabs as well as related
    information ended up being truly simple to do to access.

    I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least.

    Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme .

    a tones way for your customer to communicate. Excellent task.

    Check out my web-site … http://ffskybbsjp.azurewebsites.net

  4. Nice post. I learn something totally new and challenging on sites I stumbleupon every day.

    It will always be helpful to read articles from other authors
    and practice a little something from other web sites.
    asmr 0mniartist

  5. Have you ever thought about publishing an e-book or guest authoring on other blogs?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my subscribers would appreciate your work.
    If you’re even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

    Here is my web page – http://www.indiaolx.com

  6. May I just say what a comfort to find somebody
    that actually understands what they are discussing
    online. You definitely realize how to bring a problem to
    light and make it important. More and more people should read this
    and understand this side of your story. I can’t believe you’re not
    more popular since you most certainly have
    the gift.

    Feel free to surf to my blog – http://ozarkstalk.com/entry.php?97711-Do-You-Need-A-Drug-Crime-Legal-Counsel

  7. Having read this I thought it was extremely informative.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together.

    I once again find myself spending a significant amount of time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worthwhile!

    Feel free to surf to my homepage … Bennie

  8. Hey there! I understand this is sort of off-topic but I needed to ask.

    Does running a well-established blog such as
    yours take a lot of work? I’m completely new to writing a blog but
    I do write in my diary everyday. I’d like to start a blog
    so I can easily share my personal experience and views online.
    Please let me know if you have any suggestions or
    tips for new aspiring bloggers. Thankyou!

    Check out my web site :: ozarkstalk.com

  9. I do accept as true with all the concepts you have introduced on your post.
    They are very convincing and can definitely work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are too brief for newbies.
    Could you please lengthen them a bit from next time?
    Thanks for the post.

    Here is my web site: freeholmes.com

  10. I beloved as much as you’ll receive carried out
    right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.
    nevertheless, you command get bought an shakiness over that you want be turning in the
    following. in poor health indisputably come further before again since precisely the same nearly very incessantly within case you shield this increase.

    Also visit my homepage; http://shihan.com.ru/

  11. Do you have a spam problem on this site; I also am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice methods and we are looking to exchange techniques with others, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

    My web page; Sherrill

  12. I blog quite often and I genuinely thank you for your content.
    This article has really peaked my interest. I am going
    to bookmark your website and keep checking for new information about once
    per week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

    Here is my webpage; http://amhley.org/index.php/blog/186067/how-to-raise-female-libido-the-easiest-way-your-sexual-appetite-back

  13. Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite reason appeared to be
    on the internet the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you,
    I definitely get irked while people think about worries that they just do
    not know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top as well as defined out the whole
    thing without having side effect , people can take a signal.

    Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

    Also visit my website: http://www.hit-forum.info

  14. I am sure this piece of writing has touched all
    the internet viewers, its really really good piece of writing on building up new web
    site.

  15. wonderful issues altogether, you simply received a emblem new reader.
    What may you recommend about your publish that you made a few days in the past?
    Any certain?

  16. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading?

    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or if it’s
    the blog. Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  17. Hello there, You’ve done a great job. I’ll certainly
    digg it and personally recommend to my friends. I am sure
    they will be benefited from this website.

  18. Thanks for the auspicious writeup. It if truth be told used to be a enjoyment account it.
    Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how could we
    communicate?

  19. We are a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.
    Your web site offered us with valuable info to work on.
    You have done an impressive job and our entire community will be thankful to you.

  20. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d most certainly donate to this superb blog!
    I suppose for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

    I look forward to fresh updates and will share this site
    with my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  21. Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after going through a
    few of the posts I realized it’s new to me. Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I
    came across it and I’ll be book-marking it and checking back frequently!

  22. scoliosis
    You could certainly see your skills within the work
    you write. The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you
    who aren’t afraid to say how they believe.
    At all times follow your heart. scoliosis

  23. excellent points altogether, you simply gained a brand new reader.
    What could you recommend about your publish that you just made a few days in the past?
    Any sure?

  24. Having read this I thought it was extremely enlightening.
    I appreciate you taking the time and effort to put this information together.
    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading and commenting.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  25. Hi! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Houston Tx!

    Just wanted to mention keep up the good job!

  26. Hi, i believe that i saw you visited my web site thus
    i got here to go back the want?.I am trying to find issues to improve my web
    site!I suppose its adequate to make use of some of your concepts!!

  27. Hi, I do believe this is a great site. I stumbledupon it 😉 I may return yet again since I book-marked it.
    Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to help others.

  28. I got this web site from my friend who informed me on the topic of this site and now this time I am browsing this site
    and reading very informative articles or reviews at this place.

  29. Pretty great post. I simply stumbled upon your weblog and wished to mention that I’ve truly loved surfing around your weblog posts.
    After all I will be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write once more very soon!

Leave a Reply to http://ffskybbsjp.azurewebsites.net Cancel reply

Your email address will not be published.