Livin’ La Vida – Janelle Blanford Part II


Welcome back to Part II of “Livin La Vida: Janelle Blanford“, a couple weeks ago we met model Janelle and learned about how she was discovered and what she would like to accomplish.

Now let’s find out a little more of what this rising star does. First let’s see what her daily routine is all about. While everyday is different what would the most typical shoot day be like for a model on the go?

“My days are always different. So I’ll walk you through my most typical day. I hit snooze about 5 times, roll out of bed, put on skinny jeans and a boyfriend tank. Spend about a half hour in traffic dancing to whatever’s on my playlist at the time. Show up to my shoot, spend in hour in hair and makeup, shoot all day – dance around in front of a camera and call it ‘my job’. Scrub all the makeup off, rush to a casting or two and then go enjoy dinner with friends and my sis.”

Sounds like a fun-filled day! But how does one even prep for a shoot? Do I get a bagel and run off with a latte? Let’s see what Janelle does,

“I usually shoot every day. So I guess I’m prepping everyday! I do simple workouts that I learned at a workshop every other day for thirty minutes just to stay toned. And once a week I do a facial mask to keep my skin looking fresh.”

OK, so maybe no bagel. While every shoot is different and at times you don’t know what to expect, the thought of being the subject, dressing up and having fun is pretty cool. So what new projects are in store for Ms. Blanford?


“I recently shot the campaign for a new cosmetic line called, Miss Adoro. I think it’ll will be carried in Target soon! I just had my Pantene editorial spread come out which was such a fun experience.  As for coming up… I usually don’t get to know what I’ll be working on until a few days before. People can keep an eye out for my usual clients, Ya Los Angeles, Make Me Chic, Naked Zebra [and many more].”

Someone so into the fashion world but have some favorite icons they look up to, right? While I look up to Victoria Beckham and Rachel Bilson, let’s see what Janelle’s favs are,

“Who’s everyone’s fashion icons?? MARY-KATE & ASHLEY. I just did a inspirational shoot with a model friend completely based on our favorite shots of the twins. I find myself dressing very much like them. And I’m very much in love with the 60s. I want to be Audrey Hepburn.”

So all those shoots must be accompanied by some pretty sweet music! Queue the video montage! Haha but really though, what fuels little J and gets her ready for work?

“I make a new Spotify playlist for each season, right now it’s a lot of Miley‘s new album, Parachute and Augustana, always! I also have so many talented friends that I’m constantly impressed by and jamming to. Check em out.. Nick Santino and the Northern Winds, Brighten, Roy English, Hot Chelle Rae, Paradise Fears, Machine Heart, Jackson Guthy, Oh Honey, Boys Like Girls, Albert Stenaj, The Summer Set, Ryan Cabrera, Nylo, Novelties, Boyce Avenue, The Cab, MKTO, Madeline Fuhrman and Artist vs. Poet!”

One more thing! What can Janelle NOT live without? If anyone cares, mine is my iPhone, a good magazine, and a double latte! OK, enough about me,

“I think there is nothing better than a person that smells delicious. So I don’t leave the house without my signature scent Couture Couture by Juicy Couture. As for two things that are usually glued to my hands, a good strong coffee and my iPhone.”

Sounds like perfect must-haves! Here’s to a great career for this lovely doll. We’ll be watching her on the billboards pretty soon. To know more about Janelle, follow her on her social media sites below and we hope you’ve enjoyed this feature of “Livin La Vida”.


Twitter- @janelleallisa

FB- Janelle Allisa

Instagram- @janelleallisa


xoxo Liz Cal!

All photos courtesy of Janelle Blanford

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