Ever wondered what it’s like being an international model? Travelling from city to city, country to country sure does rack up some AirMiles and we wanted to catch up with our gorgeous LA chick Tara whilst she’s doing a season in Europe this summer. Â Tara embraces her jetsetting lifestyle and is a popular girl with W clients. Â Read on to hear how she got in to modelling, how she finds it now and get to know this cool cat a little better…
Tara BlanchardÂ chats to W
I am so grateful to say that I live my dream! On the daily I actually live vicariouslyÂ through my very own creative career. Not only do I get to utilize my fitness backgroundÂ and passion for fashion and performance, but I also get to travel around the globe andÂ met the most artistic and inspiring minds along the way.
Thanks to my parents who were once traveling models themselves, I entered theÂ industry quite young as a child actress in Los Angeles. As I was homeschooled, I alsoÂ had time to pursue competitive rhythmic gymnastics and track & field throughout myÂ childhood and teen years. My love for the art of movement and performance called meÂ into the modeling world during my university studies at USC, and from there I began myÂ international journey. Because I was studying German and the Performing Arts, I wasÂ quite keen on going abroad to Germany over the summer months to build my book. I fellÂ in love with the wonder of travel, and since graduation I now work full time between LosÂ Angeles and Europe.
The W Team has been the greatest addition to my career this year! I am so excited toÂ be represented in the great UK and work together with clients around the world. What IÂ love about the European market is its vibrant culture and fashion, as well as the closeÂ proximity of all the different cities. One day I’ll be shooting in London, the nextÂ Stockholm, and the following Germany. Whereas in LA, my time is primarily confined toÂ the vast quarters of the city, as many international clients come specifically to captureÂ the SoCal vibe.
Spontaneity is the name of the game and I always have to be ready to be on the move.Â It’s surely a lifestyle that embraces the beauty of the unknown; I never really knowÂ what’s around the corner! However, the constant unpredictable movement sometimesÂ makes it difficult to maintain balance or consistency back at home and in my body. MyÂ life is anything but routine so I can kiss goodbye any personal planning. Being on theÂ road can at times be a bit isolating as well, but I wouldnâ€™t trade this life for the world. MyÂ career naturally takes me on extraordinary adventures and I marvel at the places I getÂ to go and the new people I get to meet along the way. The Modelina life is one of greatÂ freedom, travel, creation and artistic inspiration! Six years in and I am still learning andÂ growing on every new twist and turn this wonderful whimsical world takes me.
Follow Tara on Instagram for more pictures of herÂ fun-filled journeys