Before shutting off the studio lights, we snapped a quick pic and chatted with Ali, our catalog cutie of the moment. Having grown up in Davie, FL surrounded by animals (horses, cats, dogs, goats, hamsters, rabbits and fish!), Ali loves to horseback ride and has ridden for 17 years. She has a BA in English Literature and a BS in International Affairs from Florida State University, where she was also on the Equestrian team.
You looked super cute modeling vintage clothes. Are you a vintage girl in real life?
I love vintage! I used to raid my mom & grandma’s closets for fun finds. I usually try to mix clothes from today with some of my vintage pieces. I recently just rescued this gorgeous black/royal blue sequin top that my grandma wanted to throw away (WHAT?! Clothes murderer!) Looks perfect with skinny jeans and heels! I love vintage clothes because they allow for better self-expression since each piece has its own story.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years, 10 years, 15 years?
In 5 years I see myself adopting a sister for my cat. In 10 years I see myself with 3 cats. And finally, in 15 years, I see myself with 4 cats. Fingers crossed!
What would your best friend say about you?
that I’m extremely loyal, incredibly sarcastic, and a future cat lady.
So…want to tell us about your cat? :)
I thought you’d never ask! I have one cat named Emmy, and I adopted her from the Humane Society last July when she was just 8 weeks old. Funny thing though, her listed breed was “short-haired tabby,” however the older she got the stranger and stranger she acted. For example, she loves water, and every time I take a shower she gets in with me and attacks the water droplets the entire time. She also loves going on walks and loves dogs. The older she got I started noticing she was looking less like a tabby and more like a wild cat. Turns out she’s half Bengal. (Find Emmy on Instagram @lolemmyz)
What would your cat say about you?
She would say that she doesn’t agree with my vision for myself in 5, 10, & 15 years, and that she intends to be an only child forever.