Scarlett Jia

Scarlett Carlee is not your typical IG girl. This girl wants to bring diversity in the modeling industry; being petite with an Asian ethnic background to show people anyone can be a model as long as they want it. A student by day and professional wanderer on her free time, she loves exploring SoCal to get good photo ops. This petite lady’s go to look includes minimal makeup and comfy but stylish outfits that can be seen on her Instagram feed and loved by her followers. She is currently working something for content creators that will be launching soon, so better watch out.

1. Tell us a little about yourself.

I am a LA based hobbyist petite model and content creator. I work with mostly local street wear brands and photographers to create images that showcase their products/portfolios. In addition to modeling, I also enjoy finding photo worthy spot around LA/SoCal and providing inspiration for things to do around the city.

2. What got you interested in beauty and fashion?

I got into fashion and beauty because I wanted to bring more diversity to the industry. I am not a traditional model by height and came from an Asian ethnic background, so I wanted to showcase how people who do not fit into the traditional beauty standard or are underrepresented can be fabulous in their own way.

3. What’s a typical day like in your life?

I am still a full time student, so most of my days are spent in school. In my free time, you can find me running around Southern California between photoshoots and events. When I am on break, you can find me road tripping to different places with my camera filming videos.

4. What is your morning beauty routine?

My morning routine is actually very simple. After showering, I use Bio-oil as a moisturizer to keep my skin hydrated. Sometimes I do a gel lip and eye mask to help my skin look more awake. If I don’t have photoshoots or an event, I try to stay make up free so that I give my skin a chance to breathe and refresh itself.

5. What are your must have beauty supplies you take everywhere you go?

My must have beauty supply is the cream contour kit from Anastasia. If I were to get ready with only one make up product, I would use the light colors as foundation replacement and the dark brown colors as contour, eye brow cream, and eye shadow replacements. The control kit saved me once when I forgot to bring my makeup bag on a trip. I did my full face make up using that one kit.

6. What is your best beauty tip?

My best beauty tip is “less is more”. I notice that my skin gets healthier when I put less of a burden on it. I know that we are trying to look our best a lot of the time, but when you can, give your skin a cleanse break. You’ll notice that your pores will clear up from all the build up.

7. What are your favorite fashion brands?

My favorite fashion brands are LF stores, Free people, and Lululemon. LF has really unique and bold designs and can be a great place to shop if you are trying to go for the Cali girl style. Free people is my go to when I need casual but still stylish outfits, and is perfect for a desert get away trip. During the school day, I wear leggings from lululemon 90 percent of the time. They keep me comfy when I run around campus, go to the gym, and take my dog on her walks.


8. What are your go-to clothing items?

My go to clothing items are rompers and crop tops. Rompers are short girls’ best friend, they visually creates length to your legs and are easy to style. They look like dresses, but you can move around freely without worrying about keeping your dress down during movements. Crop tops can be paired with almost anything: shorts, legging, skirts… They are also very comfy and are perfect for the California weather.

9. What is your next project?

I am currently working on building a creative community for content creators to network and create contents together. One of the most important things I learn from working with different creatives is collaboration over competition. With creative work as a community, we can exchange and combine different ideas and create things that we would’ve not come up with as individuals. I hope to put on a few events in 2019 for my fellow creatives. In addition to the community, I am planning to start a channel sharing my modeling journey. I have had many people ask me about my experience as a non-traditional model, so I decided to share my experiences and hopefully can empower those who are like me and grow with them.