Wolven's Woman Crush Wednesday with Shannon Barker
As a female founded business, we are so grateful to be constantly surrounded by beautiful, inspiring ladies. From artists, to models, vegans, and yogis, there are so many girl bosses that encourage us each and every day. California girl, Shannon Barker is one of our favorite muses. As a sun kissed, salty haired model, Shannon is the kind of girl they write songs about. She is a health and fitness enthusiast who uses healthy eating and maintaining a positive attitude to keep her mind and body in sync. When Shannon isn't modeling, she loves to cook healthy foods and create delicious and nutritious recipes. We had the honor of working with Shannon earlier this week for a collaborative festival shoot we curated at the Venice Love Shack with our friends at TUK footwear and Love Tribe. Keep reading to learn more about Shannon & what makes her tick!
How did you first get into modeling?
When I was 17 a few of my friends made me go to an open casting call that Brandy Melville was holding, I was picked into their "top 5" and from then on worked for them for about two years.
What does your typical morning routine look like?
On a typical morning I wake up between 6 and 7, have Coffee and breakfast then go to a workout class like yogalates or spin.
Are you working on any new exciting projects?
I just recently
launched my website shannon-barker.com
and I am constantly working on new content to post. I can't wait to share more on there! Recipes and work-outs coming soon :)
What was the best meal you ate this week?
Last week I was in New York City for work and I while I was there I ate at this place called "Inday" a modern Indian restaurant with really cool vibes. Honestly one of the top 5 meals I've ever eaten. I would eat there once a week if we had a location in LA!!
If you could pack your bags and go anywhere in the world tomorrow, where would you go?
I would go to Byron Bay in Australia! I've been dying to travel there for a couple years now. It seems like so much there is centered around healthy eating and enjoying life!
What is your favorite album or band?
My favorite band is Kings of Leon, their new album WALLS just came out and it's really, really good but I think Mechanical Bull is still my favorite album by them.
What are you feeling grateful for today?
I'm grateful that the Holidays are coming up soon, It's my favorite time of the year! I can't wait to spend time with my family since I don't get to see them too often.
In the theme of WCW, is there a certain woman that inspires you most?
Sounds so cliché but my mom inspires me so much. She has overcome so many obstacles throughout her life yet her faith is incredibly strong, her work ethic is amazing, and she is always excited about what the future holds.
To keep up with Shannon's adventures in modeling and healthy eating, follow her instagram @ShannonBarkerr
and check out the nourish
segment of her newly launched website ~ Shannon-Barker.com.
Nicole Boychuck is a fashion student at Philadelphia University. She spends her free time blogging, setting trends, traveling and being the best dog (and cat!) mom she can be. Current projects include her blog Wanderess World, working as a Social Media Intern for Wolven Threads, and Visual Merchandising at a local boutique.