Vanessa Stylist - The Journey of a womans life; Riley

February 22, 2021

Vanessa Stylist  - The Journey of a womans life; Riley

Vanessa Lawrence 

Award-winning Personal & Corporate Stylist 

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Video Transcript: 

Hi, everyone. Welcome to the first part of the Everyday Lingerie Co. Journey of a Woman's Life blog series with the beautiful Riley Stone. Thank you so much for coming in this morning, Riley.

Riley Stone:

My pleasure.

Vanessa Lawrence:

I want to start off just asking you how old you are, if you go to school, what year you're in, and what you like to do for fun.

Riley Stone:

I go to a high school in Port Macquarie. I'm going into year 10, actually. I like to do a lot of sports as a hobby, like water skiing, soccer. And I just recently turned 15 end of last year.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Tell me a little bit more about your water skiing.

Riley Stone:

Yeah. So I started water skiing at a really young age. My father did water skiing when he was younger, and he's pursued it as he's grown up. So he opens up two ski lakes maybe 15 years ago. And I've been raised to water ski since I was two years old basically.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Wow.

Riley Stone:

Yeah, so I've been doing competition skiing since I was around six years old and I'd been doing it since.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Oh, that's awesome. Do you want to pursue that as a professional career or have you got any idea at 15 what you might like to do in the future?

Riley Stone:

To be honest, I don't really know with pursuing it as a career, but I do want to take it further.

Vanessa Lawrence:

I was 15, I really wanted to be a hairdresser. That's all I wanted to do. And then over the years, as you get older, things change and your interests change. So I think it's really great for you to have an open mind and not feel any pressure about what you want to do. I think that's really important. You did mention that you would like to maybe get into some modelling. 

Riley Stone:

Yes, I do. Ever since a young age, actually, I've always been told, "Oh, you should model. Oh, you'd be a great model. You've got the features" and stuff. And hopefully one day I can pursue that, further into that.

Vanessa Lawrence:

So if anybody out there has a modelling agency or a fashion brand and would like Riley to do some modelling, I'm sure she'd be really happy to do that.

Riley Stone:

I would. Amazing.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Just talking about fashion, what are some of your favourite brands?

Riley Stone:

I have many that I absolutely adore and I always try... I always spend all my money on them. But I love to go look at the stores, Universal, City Beach. And then the ones in our local area, Storm riders, Saltwater Wine.

Vanessa Lawrence:

And what about any particular brands that you like? Whereabouts did you get this outfit today? Which is gorgeous, by the way.

Riley Stone:

I got this, the pants from Pretty Rad, which is also another local store so isn't out of our area. And this from Universal, which I went to Sydney and I got it and visited the store, yeah.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Very nice. Okay. So I know your mum really well, and I've actually known Riley since she was about this big. And she was gorgeous then, and she's still absolutely beautiful now. Has your mum given you any fashion tips or beauty tips? Can you give me one that she might've given to you?

Riley Stone:

Yeah. So mom, she always tries to make sure I look my best and present to my best. So every day before I go to school, she's like, "Riley, how about you chuck a ribbon in your hair?" She always... And she's like... And once I went to go to school with a blue ribbon and she's like, "How about you put the white one in because it matched with the uniform." So she does do little tweaks like that.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Social media is huge at your age. So tell me Instagram, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, have you got a favourite or do you do all of them?

Riley Stone:

Honestly, Instagram has always been my favourite since a young... 10 years old. But TikTok has taken over the platforms. Honestly, it's like going skyrocket. And that's definitely one of my favourites now just because it's not as staged and there's... Fake is what Instagram can be, you never know what's real and fake with Instagram. TikTok, on the other hand, it's just a bunch of short, funny videos that you get to express yourself.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Do you think that it is because TikTok is real and therefore makes you feel better about yourself in a way, that you don't have to strive for that perfection.

Riley Stone:

Yeah.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Whereas on Instagram you might look at things, know that they're probably staged and they're probably photo-shopped and edited, but in a way it actually makes you feel like you need to be that perfect person.

Riley Stone:

It is hard to believe what's real and fake, which puts a lot of pressure on yourself, to have... To be posting on Instagram and to have Instagram in general, because it can put your confidence down a lot by scrolling through your feed and just seeing all these models.

Vanessa Lawrence:

In regards to say Instagram and TikTok and your social media, are there particular people who you absolutely love, like influencers that really... that you're always liking their stuff?

Riley Stone:

Yeah. So I'm always keeping up with models and the up-to-date fashion and trying to keep on the trends. And on TikTok there are quite a few influencers that I like to also keep up with. Like one of the teenagers that have recently became really famous is Charli D'Amelio. She's skyrocketed within the past year. She became one of the most famous teenagers. I always try and keep up with her and see what new dances she's learning and I'll try and learn those dances and trends she's on. Yeah.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Yeah, okay. Speaking about keeping up with things, last year with COVID, obviously it affected everybody in the world. How did it feel for you as a teenager? Were there any really major things where you felt this has really impacted my life?

Riley Stone:

It was really hard in your everyday life because I went from seeing my friends every single day for six hours straight to not being able to go see them within a month. It was really hard, but on the other side of things, we did have social media, which always kept us connected and talking, up to date. But it was an impact to just your mental health, not being able to your friends and just having that big difference. You went from seeing them every day to not at all and talking on social medias.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Yep, yep, definitely. Just a couple more questions, so I won't grill you for too much longer. But being a 15-year-old in 2021, what is the best thing about that?

Riley Stone:

Probably I have to say, even though there's pros and cons about it, the social media side of things, because even though it is a bit hard to see all these famous models, looking like that and acting like that, it really does help the... Just all electronics and devices and technology does help our society nowadays, just to keep in contact.

Vanessa Lawrence:

So what would be the worst thing about being a teenager then?

Riley Stone:

Probably the beauty standards and just the society nowadays. You have to look and act and dress a certain way. For example, if you reveal too much and wear revealing clothes, you get shamed on, but then if you don't, you get shamed on if you're too confident, you know?

Vanessa Lawrence:

Yeah, yeah. So you really feel a lot of pressure.

Riley Stone:

Yeah, you feel trapped.

Vanessa Lawrence:

And is that mainly from social media or is that just in general, like going to school and just being in the community? Where do you feel that most pressure from?

Riley Stone:

I think that personally you're always going to have pressure on yourself at school and everyday life, it's always been like that. But now that social media has taken a toll over society, everyday life, that's definitely made those insecurities skyrocket for teenagers, which is really hard but-

Vanessa Lawrence:

So what would you like to see more of on social media? What would make you feel better about yourself and your mental health?

Riley Stone:

Yeah, definitely more body positivity, and like what you were saying, all different shapes and sizes. Because you don't see that much often nowadays. You just see, "Oh, you have to be slim and you have to have..." It's all beauty standards now.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Yep, yep. Which is really great because that is what Everyday Lingerie Co. is about. And that everybody is beautiful and it really is. And we should really embrace who we are. And we should start to think about our bodies as an amazing vessel. And I know that for this particular company, that is something that they are really, really proud of. That's really what they stand for is embracing the everyday body. So that's really great. Now last question. Because this is a filming for Everyday Lingerie Co., I've got to ask you when you go to purchase underwear, what do you look for? What's important to you? Is it price? Is it style? Is it comfortability? What are you look for if you go undie shopping?

Riley Stone:

I definitely personally look for the comfort of it. When I'd go lingerie shopping, I look for maybe silk options and stuff that I can be comfortable, especially my school uniform because I'll be at school six hours, seven hours a day. So you definitely want to be comfortable in what you're wearing.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Yep, okay. So comfortability is number one.

Riley Stone:

Yeah, yes, really.

Vanessa Lawrence:

Well, that's really awesome to hear and I'm sure that you would like them to look nice, too.

Riley Stone:

Yeah.

Vanessa Lawrence:

So I actually do have a little present here. You can open that later, but that's from Everyday Lingerie Co.

Riley Stone:

Thank you so much.

Vanessa Lawrence:

So there you go. And I guarantee you they are very comfortable. So thank you so much for coming in this morning and hanging out. We'll get you back for a photo shoot on the 30th. So as I said, if anybody out there is looking for a beautiful model, Riley is here and super keen. So that wraps up part one for the Everyday Lingerie Journey of a Woman's Life with, as I said, beautiful Riley Stone, 15 years old from Port Macquarie.




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