Woman Crush Wednesday with Nikita Desai
There is no one we are more inspired by than our very own girl gang, and one of it's members is the amazing Nikita Desai, an LA based creative who is taking the fashion industry by storm. From modeling to styling and even being a creative director, it is safe to say this lady eats, breathes and sleeps fashion. Once she's off set, Nikita is one of the most well-rounded cool girls, playing sports to stay healthy and reading books on history in her free time (and of course reading Harry Potter). Check out her Instagram @itsnikitadesai to see her effortlessly cool style and beautiful, raw talent.
How did you get into modeling?
I initially got into modeling by chance. I was attending Ohio State University and was heading to the gym. Randomly, there was a Nike casting for a football commercial and I got scouted for a fitting. The next day I heard back that I had gotten the commercial! From then on, I continued to take jobs as I have always been very interested in fashion.
Nikita (R) in the Fractal Yoga Top with Triangulate Legging, with Juliana (L) wearing the Moonlight Mandala Yoga Top and Sun Warrior Legging, shot by @aciddaizies
What does a typical morning look like for you?
A typical morning for me - waking up in Laurel Canyon. Having a breakfast of avocados and eggs on the floating bed in the trees, while checking my emails and drinking tea.
What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading 'A Fine Balance' by Rohinton Mistry, 'On Great Writing (On the Sublime)' by Longinus and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!
How do you stay healthy?
I do not have a specific work out regimen, but I am a very athletic and active person. I take part in soccer games, surfing, snowboarding, skating, yoga, swimming and more on a regular basis. I more so enjoy adventurous sport than going to a gym. I also eat a very healthy and balanced diet, primarily raw vegan when I am able. I believe that being aware of what you put in your precious body is the best way to stay healthy!
Surya Butterfly Swimsuit shot by @aaron_sinclair_ at City of Angels Boxing, styled, directed and modeled by Nikita
What would you say is your spirit animal?
My spirit animal is definitely a black panther.
Do you have any exciting projects coming up?
As I just arrived back from NYC, I do have a bunch of exciting projects coming up from shoots on the East Coast. One of the many includes a Wolven Threads shoot with @baybiegrace shot by @aciddaizies. I have also been working on a line myself that will be launching before the year's end, @hlstr_official. I am very excited to share all my upcoming projects.
How would you describe your style?
My style is designer casual. I definitely wear clothing that adheres to my active lifestyle while portraying my tom-boy side in a sleek and fashionable way. I prefer black over colours when it comes to the clothing I wear, which is why I am in love with Wolven Threads new pieces!
Behind the scenes shot of Nikita in NYC modeling our new Sri Yantrify Joggers! Stay tuned for new release information. Shot by @aciddaizies
In the theme of Women Crush Wednesday, is there a particular woman that inspires you?
My younger sister Shivani is actually my biggest inspiration. The way her inter-dimensional music flows through her so genuinely is honestly one of the most beautiful and divine things that I have gotten the chance to experience. Her drive and focus as well as her warmth and bright energy all come to her so effortlessly at her young age. The way she sees the beauty in everyone and everything is very inspirational to me and keeps me going day after day. I am very lucky to have my inspiration be my very own sister. Check out her music @shiva_linga_
Check out this BTS video from our shoot in NYC with Nikita, and be sure to follow her instagram @itsnikitadesai to keep up with her upcoming projects!