Salem Mitchell Talks Modeling From Home: “Shoots Are Happening From Behind a Screen”

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Salem Mitchell has been spending her time like many other models during the pandemic — adjusting to a virtual world of castings, shooting campaigns, and using her platform for the greater good. Mitchell, 22, is dedicating a lot of her time to activism (she’s currently working to support nonprofit Beauty For Freedom), but she does her fair share of shopping, too.

I was curious about whether Salem prefers working from home — does she like keeping to herself or does she feel disconnected from the rest of the fashion world? Turns out, even though Salem is making the most of her Zoom calls — and experimenting with her outfits more than ever before — she still misses the hands-on experience that comes with being on set. “There’s nothing more special than an entire group coming together to create one final product,” she told me.

Ahead, Salem sheds light on what it’s like to be a model while social distancing and gives us a few great ideas for small brands and women designers to support if you, too, are shopping from home. Scroll through to shop some of Mitchell’s mood board and learn how she’s stayed in touch with her personal style after so many months at home. “Having style means finding a way to showcase your personality and express yourself through clothing and accessories,” she said. Clearly, this is something Mitchell is well-versed in. I’m sure her followers and fans will agree.


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