Island girls are known for having a carefree spirit and a fresh nature about them and Nicole Pagan is no exception. Native to Puerto Rico, this talented beauty has successfully followed her passion in the creative arts. With a bachelor’s in Photography from Boston University, Nicole has had her amazing work featured in international magazines like Elle USA and Elle China, Nylon Japan, and Vogue Italia. She users her photography and her platform to inspire other female artists and creators. #Girlbyagirl is an Instagram and Tumblr movement Nicole founded that features female artists from around the world, encouraging you to support your local girl gang. One look at her own Instagram @leavesyoubreathless will get you right on that girl gang train. Light and airy photos of mega babes fill her feed and leave you with a feeling of warmth and liveliness. Nicole is the definition of “babes shooting babes.”

What are you working on at the moment?

I am working on a lot of things at the same time but my favorite on going project is my documentary film "Almost Famous" Is a documentary about women that leave their homes to make their dreams happen in Los Angeles. All about women empowerment and hustle.

How did you get into photography?
I got into photography in college in my first photo class. It was love at first sight.

How was Girl by A Girl born?
Girl by A Girl was born out of inspiration. I saw so many women not recognized by their work on a daily basis that I decided to create a community that is all about empowering one another and showcasing talented women.


Raiza Rusito photographed by Nicole (@leavesyoubreathless) in Wolven Threads Fractal Yoga Top and Fractal Legging, styled with Nike Air Huaraches

What does your morning routine look like?
My morning routine is pretty much stretch, shower and read my emails.

How do you keep a clear and calm mind?
I normally keep my mind clear by having time to myself and creating art.

Do you have a strong passion for one thing?
Im definitely passionate about photography and directing.


What was the last thing you cooked?
The last think I cooked was oatmeal.

How do you keep your body healthy?
I normally keep my body healthy by drinking lots of water.


How would you describe your style?
I describe my style as very girly kinda 26 going 16 haha!

What books have you read recently or are you reading?
I'm currently just visually inspired.

In theme with Woman Crush Wednesday, is there a particular woman that inspires you?
My women crush will forever be my mother.

October 05, 2016

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