Nabila de Raco: Living Tribeca
Can you tell us about your journey as a model and how you became interested in the fashion, sensual, and intimate side of photography?
I was 17 when I was first scouted to become a model. That’s when it began and from that first day onwards it all became an amazing experience.
How do you prepare for a boudoir photoshoot in terms of both physical and mental preparation?
Hydrate! I'm making sure I'm drinking lots of water before the shoot. Hydrated skin is glowing & beautiful skin. I usually wear loose clothes to the studio to avoid having panties, bras, & socks leaving strange lines on the skin.
Mentally I'm always ready shooting boudoir it's my favorite and I truly enjoy.
Can you share a memorable or impactful experience you’ve had while doing a photo shoot?
I'm always having a great experience with my team in studio I think the secret is having fun all together and not bringing any personal drama in the studio.
How do you handle any feelings of insecurity or self-doubt when posing outdoors?
I'm always thinking positive about a shooting and bring a great energy in studio if I have any doubts or insecurities I ask my art director how the shooting is going.
Can you share some tips on how you maintain a fit and healthy physique while maintaining a balanced lifestyle?
I do workout a lot with a combination of Pilates classes and Weights to be extra toned also I do eat very healthy.
How do you work with photographers to create a comfortable and safe environment during a photoshoot?
I'm always very open and direct of what I want to achieve with my team and photographer creating a fun positive environment.
How do you handle any negative feedback or criticism related to your work in this genre?
I always learn from my mistakes, making sure I don't repeat it.
What are your thoughts on the representation of different body types in the fashion and modeling industry?
I'm very supportive of women in general I think every woman should be a model.
Can you share any upcoming projects or collaborations that you’re excited about?
I have a lots of exciting projects coming up for the spring-summer 2023 but I'll keep it private for now
How do you keep up with the latest fashion trends and how do you incorporate them into your work?
I'm always looking for the latest trends keeping up with fashion shows all around the world
How do you balance being true to yourself and your personal style, while also catering to the client's vision for the photoshoot?
I always do what I love and reflect my own self the most.
How do you approach working with different artists for your photoshoots?
Everybody is welcome and it's very important to have different opinions in studio.
Lastly, what advice would you give to aspiring models interested in getting into this industry?
Do what you love and you will never work one day of your life, will be some high and lows just stick with it hard work always pays off.
Model: Nabila de Raco @nabiladeraco @@geneticsmgmt
Photographer: Andy Waldman @theindexinc
Videographer: Jaime Panzellna @theamazingknight
Makeup Artist: @glamsquad