Name: Dominique Dean
Agency: City Models
Favorite book? The Coldest Winter Ever by Sister Souljah
Favorite music? I’m an R&B queen I love everything from the 90’s
Favorite film? I would have to say John Q, because no matter how many times I see it and know exactly whats going to happen, I cry my little heart out.
What do you enjoy about modeling? I love everything modeling has to offer I enjoy the people I get to meet, the friends I make along the way, the connections to help me build, the many looks I get to portray. It’s a glamorous lifestyle that has ample opportunities for a person to expand and explore.
What do you think is the most pressing current social issue? I would have to say social media itself. I believe it has stripped everyone of actually having a REAL social life. We all hide behind a screen. Even when we are with friends and loved ones it is social media that has everyone’s attention. No one really engages in an actual conversation and if so it’s not long before our face is lit up by the addiction we all crave. Technology has become easier which makes the human population lazier. That also goes for Talent, which is not based off talent anymore, it’s based off the number of likes one receive.
Guilty pleasure? Food!!! Food would be the ultimate guilty pleasure for me I can’t get enough of it.
Favorite article of clothing? Truth be told I don’t like clothes, I believe I was a nudist in my past life.
Place you would want to visit? Dubai is number one on my list, I would love to experience everything the country has to offer.
What are you currently obsessed with? That would be my kids, they give me life. I would call it a lifelong obsession if anything.
What is your “guiding philosophy” for life? I stand by “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger” life is what you make it and there will be many obstacles along the way no matter what direction you take, it’s a must to turn negatives into positives. If you can dream it, you can achieve it!
Transition into summer layering over your favorite summer pieces and adding some booties. Consider adding a fur vest for a fun night out or a statement structured blazer to a work look.
Black Skinny Pant
Calf Hair Clutch
Hair Cyndi Mune and Marisa Taitano of Tangerine Hair Studio
Makeup Artist Zenia Hernandez
Stylist Monica Cruz-Hernandez
Photographer Daniel Garcia
Producer Kristen Pfund
Art Director Victoria Felicity
Editorial Assistant Sarah Baylis
Photo Shoot Location: Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose