A couple of weeks ago I was in LA working with the divine Anais Mali. I’ve worked with this Tchad- Polish model, who was born in Toulon, France 🇫🇷, a few times, and when we finished the shoot, we went onto the roof of the building and had some fun filming Anais throwing her hair around in Slo-Mo video.
Meanwhile Anais recently answered a Q&A for me so here it is together with the little video we made.. This entrepreneurial young woman will blow your mind with all the things she’s working on. She’s just played a part in a film, to be released next year I believe, she’s currently also writing a script for her own film that she will star in, and just to keep herself super busy, she’s working on her own collection of amazing body suits who she’s been working on with former Blumarine designer and photographer Urivaldo Lopes.
Once Anais releases her first designs of her body suits I will be featuring them on here, but meanwhile have a read of her Q&A where she shares some of her life with us.
Take it awayMademoiselle Mali …………….
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE GROWING UP ?
I was really between the idea of becoming a sniper or a Vet !! ;-))
HOW DID YOU BEGIN MODELLING ?
I got scouted on the street when i was like 17 , but I didn’t really like it back in the day. I was planning on being an actress.
IS THERE ANYBODY YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE IF YOU WEREN’T YOU ?
Absolutely nobody , I love being me 😉
WHERE DO YOU LIVE RIGHT NOW ?
Between NYC and Miami
TOULON WHERE YOU WERE BORN IS A COASTAL AREA IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE , HOW DIFFERENT IS IT TO WHERE YOU LIVE NOW , AND DO YOU MISS IT IN ANY WAY ?
Toulon is a very small city compare to NY , or Miami . its not even comparable . but I grew up in Nice which is a bigger city , way more alive , and also cuter than Toulon , I don’t really go back to Toulon anymore
HOW WAS IT WORKING ON THE VICTORIA S SECRET SHOW – IT SEEMS SUCH A DIFFERENT KIND OF MODELLING OR WERE YOU NOT PHASED BY IT ?
VS was fun to do , it was a bit stressful as there is like 200 people backstage asking you if your scared of walking in the show lol , but I had fun and it was great when I look back .
LIST YOUR TOP 5 FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT
- Bourrache oil
- Aurealux cream from Dolce & Gabbana
- TonerEssential from Dolce & Gabbana
- Clear improvement Face Mask from Origins
- Rosewater in spray
DO YOU HAVE ANY ANIMALS
I’ve got 2 super cute dogs , CJ and Rocky
WHAT MUSIC WERE YOU INTO GROWING UP AND DO YOU STILL LISTEN TO IT ?
A bit of everything , my Mom was listening to a lot of music , Barry white , Disco music , RnB , French variety , i still enjoy listening to these musics. They are full of memories to me when I hear them.
IF YOU WERE PUT ON A DESERT ISLAND AND COULD CHOOSE ONLY 10 SONGS TO HAVE ON AN IPOD WHAT WOULD THEY BE? ****PLEASE NOTE: ONE WHOLE ALBUM CAN BE CLASSED AS 1 SONG, SO YOU CAN CHOOSE 10 ALBUMS IF YOU PREFER *** (EXPLAIN IF YOU WANT TO, WHY YOU CHOSE THEM)
- Barry White : Let the Music Play
- Whitney Houston : Somebody
- the first Beyonce solo album
- anything from the Beatles
- anything from Lauryn Hill
- anything from Erica Badu
- anything from Mariah Carey
- Anything from NTM ( French rap )
- Anything from Drake
- the first album of ASAP Rocky
IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE BESIDES WHERE YOU ARE NOW WHAT WOULD IT BE ?
WHO OR WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH ?
My dogs, and my friends most of the time.
IN A FILM OF YOUR LIFE WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY YOU ?
She isn’t born yet ..
WHO’S YOUR FAVOURITE DESIGNERS THAT YOU WOULD WEAR ?
Givenchy , Balmain , Barbara Bui ..
YOU’RE PACKING TO GO ON A TRIP FOR 2 WEEKS AND CAN TAKE 5 FILMS ON ITUNES OR DVD’S WITH YOU, WHAT WOULD THEY BE, AND IF YOU WANT, SAY WHY YOU LOVE THEM? (IT CAN BE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN’T SEE YET) IF NOT FILMS, THEN WHAT BOOKS WOULD YOU TAKE?
- Old boy
- Les Petits Mouchoirs
- Blade Runner
- Le Grand Bleu
WHATS YOUR FAVORITE DESSERT ?
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN ONE WORD.
WHAT ANIMAL WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE ?
WHO WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL FOUR GUESTS TO A DINNER PARTY AT YOUR HOME, THEY CAN BE DEAD OR ALIVE?
- Bob Marley
- Salvador Dali
- Anna Wintour
DO YOU HAVE ANY GUILTY PLEASURES?
WHERE ARE YOU GOING TO NEXT?
I’m going to visit some family in north of France
A huge thank you to Anais for giving us a little insight into her life and next as a special treat for you all……. or maybe for me more…… it’s the video we made for fun in LA and I’ve added a bit of music a track called The One by Kylie Minogue remixed by the Freemasons. The song just makes you feel good and makes you wanna dance, which seemed pretty apt for this little video. Anyway, I hope you enjoy it.
CLICK ON THE PICTURE BELOW TO SEE THE VIDEO ANAIS AND I MADE OF HER DANCING/FLYING CURLS...
Anais’s curls were created by using Windle And Moodie Curl Enhancer and with a little help from the WAM size 13 Revolving Iron. Click HERE to see or purchase these products.