Roxy bikini, Forever 21 sunglasses

Roxy bikini, Forever 21 sunglasses

Brandy Melville headband, Forever 21 black bra

Brandy Melville headband, Forever 21 black bra

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Steve Madden boots

Steve Madden boots

POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH MODEL ALEXA MESSER

Damaged / Goods: What led you to originally pursue a career in modeling?

Alexa Messer: There was never a time in my life I didn't want to model. As far back as I can remember it's been my dream. When I was 10 I had a pretty impressive magazine collection and I've always loved photographs so I think that surrounding myself around all of that at a young age ignited the fire inside of me. I got scouted when I was 14 and would model when I was younger but it interfered with school too much so once I graduated is when I really got to pursue it. 

Damaged: Who would you say is your ultimate fashion inspiration?

Alexa: New York street style, I'll find the best inspiration for style on the people I sit next to on the subway or wait in line for coffee with. I'm also very much inspired by rock n' roll. That's definitely my style inspiration. A ripped up band tee and some leather pants and I'm good to go.

Damaged: Favorite fashion brands?

Alexa: I absolutely love Dolce & Gabbana. No matter what season or year. For everyday wear I like Free People or Brandy Melville, they have fun clothes and aren't crazy expensive, my two favorite qualities!

Damaged: In terms of music, who are your top artists of the moment?

Alexa: It really depends on my mood. Right now I'm obsessed with The Chainsmokers, I'm going to their concert this week and am so pumped! I love a variety of stuff, my absolute favorites are Frank Sinatra, Lil Wayne, Bon Jovi and Beyoncé. Definitely a little bit of everything.

What's your damage?

Alexa: That's for me to know and for you to find out ;)

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Photography @h3rbertmichael
Photo Assistant @tada_kono
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