5minWith Shanay Hall

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Style Voyeur: What is a day in the life of Shanay Hall like?

Shanay Hall: A day in my life would be to wake up early from our little girl hitting us in the face and smiling about it, then off to daycare. For a few hours I would ride my bike, run errands for the house, yoga or gym. Go to a casting or shoot, it depends. Study for my Doula course, pick baby up, then head to the petting zoo, free play at home with Iyla, dinner and bed. Early nights all round for us!

What inspires you? 

Happy people! People who do good things inspire me. My boyfriend inspires me and my daughter inspires me every day! The pure innocence is bliss.

What makes you uncomfortable?

Not a lot of things but maybe not speaking German since I live in Germany now. It’s quite uncomfortable to sort every day house stuff out.

What qualities do you look for in a friend or lover?

Someone who’s reliable, that will be there always, trusting, good kisser, someone you can be on the same team with, a little romantic.

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What do you love most about modeling?

Working with different people and traveling! Also being a new character for every shoot is fun, it’s like acting.

What is one of the funniest/ strangest things you have experienced whilst modeling?

Too many things. I was in India once and rode an elephant for a shoot in the streets and little kids were throwing water at me from the balcony.

What is it like to be a mother and a model? Do you find it challenging? How do you deal with this? Would you let your child model if she wanted to later in life?

I mean it’s hard sometimes as my job is spontaneous and not always planned and being a mum you need a plan and a schedule. Luckily Iyla is very cruisy and I have very supportive friends and family who can take care of her when I have work. I mean if she wanted to model as her own choice, of course I’m not going to stop her from being who she wants to be. I would go with her though and guide her into making the right decisions. I would encourage her to finish school and study something though.

What do you do when you’re not modeling?

Being a mummy, studying to be a Doula which is a birth coach. It’s a role that supports mothers in labour through child birth. I also love to make fresh cashew milk.

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What are a few of your favourite Perth haunts?

Rottnest Island, Kent Street Deli and Bib and Tucker

What are a few of your beauty tips you can share with us?

Warm lemon tea in the morning! A good healthy diet, little alcohol, fresh air, healthy mind, homemade face masks, eat your greens and chia seeds! Oops I’ve said too much.

What do you do to stay in shape?

Ride my bike and run after a 22 month old!

What do you eat for breakfast?

I’ve been making Bircher Muesli with grated apple, walnuts and cashews, topped with fresh berries and manuka honey. It’s my fave or if I’m out to breakfast I’m such a sucker for eggs florentine.

What would you consider your greatest achievement to date?

That’s a hard one, so many things. Finding the man of my dreams!

What is something you would tell your younger self?

That your heart will be mended with time and to love yourself no matter what because you are awesome.

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This or That?

Chocolate or Cheese – Cheese

Work or Play – Play

Snow or Beach – Beach

Night or Day – Night

Fiction or Non-Fiction – Fiction

Coffee or Cake – Cake

Shower or Bath – Bath

Yoga or Pilates – Yoga

Water or Wine – Wine

Club or Dinner – Dinner

Checks or Stripes – Stripes

Twitter or Instagram – Instagram @naisydaisy_

#5minwith is an ongoing personal project by photographer Stef King, shot exclusively for Style Voyeur..

Shanay is with IMG Models Worldwide

5minwith photographer: www.stefking.com.au   

‘Till next time,

xxx SV xxx

24-07-2014

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