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Our Models
 
Our models aren't just pretty faces. They are smart, beautiful women who are influencing the industry in positive ways.Get to know the women behind the photos below!

MEET

Wren Parker

Wren is a product model. She is 5'9" and wears a size 1X, 16/18 in Brass.

Tell us about yourself. 

I’m Wren Parker and I’m a model based in New York City. My passions include body positivity, skiing, fashion, standup comedy, and mental health awareness/suicide prevention.

How did you get into modeling?

I was scouted as a teenager through social media, but then every time I would meet with these local agencies back in my hometown they would tell me “we love you, but we just need you to get to a size 2”. As someone who simply does not have the anatomic proportions to be a size 2, and someone who loves my body, I was not on board with this. So I never signed with an agency and just freelance modeled here and there in my hometown. A few years later I got set up with my agency, Muse NYC, who loved me not in spite of my curves, but actually BECAUSE of them. The thing that was once the reason I could never be a professional model was now the very thing that would launch my career. I moved to New York and started booking jobs immediately.

What's your approach to personal style?

Being a model has a big affect on my personal style. Working in the fashion industry, I feel like it’s important to show that I have an understanding and a love of fashion. At the same time, when I go to castings for jobs, clients need to see me as a blank slate. With that being said, simple and timeless pieces are what I try to fill my closet with. I like pieces that I can mix and match, but in a way that creates an outfit that always looks polished and put together.

What is your relationship with your closet?

A work in progress! One of my goals for this year is to simplify my closet. I just donated a bunch of clothes that I didn’t wear and now I’m filling my closet with more classic pieces.

When do you feel your best? 

Strutting the streets of Manhattan to the beat of a good song in a fabulous outfit on my way to a photo shoot. I feel powerful and unstoppable.

WHICH Brass pieces do you love most?

Uh... literally every single piece. They check all my boxes - simple, timeless, and comfortable. The All-Day Pants are like sweatpants you could wear to a business meeting. I will definitely be rocking those on a weekly basis. The Ponte Pants are a must have as well. Oh and the sweaters! I could go on forever!

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Kristin Hollis

Kristin is a product model. She is 5'8" and wears a size XS, 2/4 in Brass.

Tell us about yourself. 

I am a Massachusetts native, born and raised In Pepperell MA, and now living in Worcester with my boyfriend and two lovely guinea pigs (Finn and Munch). I earned my B.A. in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from UMass Amherst. In addition to modeling, I recently started my own handcrafted leather goods business. The intersection of entrepreneurship, fashion, and female empowerment is the true center of my passion and motivation.

How did you get into modeling?

My mom’s friend needed a portrait model in New York City and we made a fun trip out of it. That was my very first modeling experience, but I didn't get into it more actively until a couple years later when friend recommended doing tests shoots with local photographers. I eventually signed with Maggie Inc in Boston and have been enjoying the process ever since.

What's your approach to personal style?

Classic cuts and functional pieces are my go to choices. I love clothing that feels effortless to style, is easy to move in, and can take a good amount of wear and tear without falling apart. When it comes to accessorizing I love wearing big statement pieces. I make a lot of my own accessories, so I’ll experiment with funky earrings and leather cuffs to diversify my looks.

What is your relationship with your closet?

I love the concept of a capsule wardrobe. Especially since starting my own small business I have a renewed appreciation for slow fashion and handmade items. Whenever I buy a piece of clothing that was thrifted by a friend or handmade in the area, it feels extra special.I like to build my closet piece by piece that suits my needs without breaking the bank or needing a second closet!

When do you feel your best? 

When I come home from work and get to hang with my boyfriend and guinea pigs :)

WHICH Brass pieces do you love most?

Yes! There are so many! The Ponte Pants are seriously amazing. I feel like I’m wearing leggings, but they look so elevated and professional. The Everyday Sweater and The All Day Pant and Tank are also some of my favorites.

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Katherine Roll

Katherine is our fit model. She is 5'9" and wears a size 1X, 16/18 in Brass.

Tell us about yourself. 

I was always the tall kid in class growing up. As I hit puberty and my early teens, I started developing my “look” and sense of style. Family and friends always suggested I pursue modeling - but I didn’t have the confidence. So, I registered for a modeling training course to help break me out of my shy shell and into the world of modeling. To my surprise, I advanced quickly and did very well with runway modeling and commercial acting. Upon completing the course, I was finishing up my senior year of high school - so I went on to college and did some small modeling gigs here and there. I eventually decided to pursue agency representation, and took a train to New York City, walking into some of the best agencies in the country with my portfolio! (Talk about coming out of my shell!) I ended up signing with my current agency, and 10 years later, am still successfully modeling in New York and other major cities in the country.

How did you get into modeling?

I was always the tall kid in class growing up. As I hit puberty and my early teens, I started developing my “look” and sense of style. Family and friends always suggested I pursue modeling - but I didn’t have the confidence. So, I registered for a modeling training course to help break me out of my shy shell and into the world of modeling. To my surprise, I advanced quickly and did very well with runway modeling and commercial acting. Upon completing the course, I was finishing up my senior year of high school - so I went on to college and did some small modeling gigs here and there. I eventually decided to pursue agency representation, and took a train to New York City, walking into some of the best agencies in the country with my portfolio! (Talk about coming out of my shell!) I ended up signing with my current agency, and 10 years later, am still successfully modeling in New York and other major cities in the country.

What's your approach to personal style?

When I’m working, I usually grab what’s comfy and go. I’m a leggings and tank sort of girl. I travel a lot, so I make sure to pack layers for when I’m in nap-mode - but always try to remain styled and accessorized. Honestly, as a fit model I am taking off my clothes at every client, so I make sure to wear outfits that are easy to manipulate in and out of. My closet is mostly black (a New York staple!), but when I’m on vacation or lounging at home with my fiancé, I love to wear vibrant colors, blue jeans, or comfy sweaters. I do believe accessorizing is a huge part of developing one’s own personal style. You can dress up or dress down any outfit with accessories or shoes - especially essential pieces, like the ones created by Brass! So I keep my closet packed with clothes, but also with scarves, handbags, shoes, stockings, belts, jewelry, and other fun bobbles!

What is IMPORTANT TO YOU outside of modeling?

Keeping active is a big one. It is so important to live an active lifestyle - both physically and mentally. I enjoy working out, staying social with friends and family, and wedding planning! Keeping myself busy actually helps to alleviate stress! I love to keep a planner and check things off my list daily.

HOW ARE BEAUTY STANDARDS CHANGING IN THe industry?

Just in the past few years, we have seen a much more diverse community of models gracing the pages of major magazines, campaigns, and in the media. No longer is there a “look” a model has to possess - no cookie cutter image. It’s really about what that model can bring to the table, how influential she can be to the consumer, and how she exudes confidence in her size. I am happy to see models larger than a size 14 representing the plus size population, as well as different ethnicities, body types, and backgrounds. Models are finally showing what the “real” woman looks like - as the average American woman wears a size 14 or larger - and how they can define beauty just as well as anyone else!

When do you feel your best? 

I used to work in the beauty industry for many years in between (and in addition to) modeling full time. Over the years I have developed a strong interest and appreciation for skin care. I feel my best when my skin is radiant, my makeup is on point, and I’m wearing one of my many Ralph Lauren dresses. I think beauty shines from within, so when you are glowing with confidence, your happiness is showing through!

WHICH Brass pieces do you love most?

There are so many Brass pieces I would love to have in my wardrobe! I think The Essential Dress is impeccable - beautifully designed, comfortable, flattering, and a look that can be dressed up or dressed down. I also love The All-Day Pant and Tank that can be worn together tucked in to look like a jumpsuit, or separately and paired with other great Brass separates options. There are so many classic pieces that every girl needs in her wardrobe!

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Our Models

 

These women are not just pretty faces - they're making changes in the industry and are an integral part of Brass. When we use a new model, you can expect an intro.

Wren came up from NYC for our inclusive size photo launch and she was a blast to work with!

Kristin is our hometown Boston cutie. We love her easy, laid back attitude and timeless beauty.

You won't see Katherine's face on the website (yet) but she has a very important job as our size 18 fit model. That means all of our samples are perfected on her before we go into production.