As the daughter of a bohemian Italian and an Amazonian Indian, Karina Mota is a citizen of the world and feels at home in many places but it’s in Sao Paulo that she spends her life, sharing her time between her family, her restaurants and her consulting and creative agency.
Photographer Alana Paterson hails from Vancouver aka the "California of the North," a booming spot for indoor and outdoor activities year-round. For Alana this means rock climbing, yoga, skiing, running, weight training and skateboarding. As if that weren't enough, she also farms and is part of the Canadian Coast Guard auxiliary.
Olivia Villanti is an editorial strategist and probably the most Parisian of all the women we met in New York: she wears grey and black, thinks it's funny to wear leggings when you're not working out, and calls Pina Bausch her sports hero!
As a Kundalini teacher, she exudes a certain softness and aura reserved for the mystical among us. At the same time, she is a consultant and a coach, determined and strong. Desiree Pais is 27, and yet an old soul. Read on for the portrait of a woman who simultaneously references Guru Jagat and Jacquemus as current inspirations...
Rachael Wang is a creative consultant and stylist. She’s a Cancer, an introvert, a witch and a feminist. She finds punk rock soothing and humidity overwhelming. She runs, walks, hikes, swims, spins, surfs, does yoga and snowboards. And yet, she refuses to let any such matters define her.
When she was younger, Alero Akuya was obsessed with female heroes, like Dominique Dawes and Michelle Kwan. Today, when you meet her at the gym in the morning, you might think that she's training for the Olympics, too. She loves dancing and capoeira, runs like a sprinter and plays to win.
Marissa Mayer likes to do one thing at a time. She grew up in Los Angeles, studying dance all over the city, practicing ballet, modern, and jazz every day. She is now 23 and lives in NYC, pursuing her dreams. In the city that never sleeps.
Stephanie Tran is a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and the co-founder of The New Jock, one of our favorite lifestyle outlets an exploration of fitness, sport and athleticism. She describes herself as a creature of habit but sounds pretty unique to us.
Kameko's motto is "Eat Well, Live Well" and as an in-demand personal chef she knows how to treat herself, her friends and her family well through creative, health-ful and delicious food... Served with a smile!
Ylva Falk has one of those larger than life personalities. She’s exuberant, extremely direct, possessing a unique sense of style and a wisdom well beyond her years. And is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: a dancer, performer, choreographer, DJ, singer…
Every day Sandrine puts to use advice given by the activist African American author, Maya Angelou: "Life is better when you are laughing", and thus she never looses her radiant smile. She applies herself as much as in arabesque gallop, as in throwing the javelin, and mastering choreographies by Ginger Rogers as well as those of Michael Jackson.
Corinne Stoll is a photographer and shot the entire Inside/Out Paris community. She has a way with her models, making them feel safe enough to capture a fleeting smile, passing emotions, and grasp the subtle details that make a difference.
Romy Loaëc works in fashion as a stylist and consultant. She surfs, cycles, runs, practices yoga, pilates, and Fit Ballet, with a sense of determination and regularity. Passions and skills that are apparent from an early age, as she started ballet when she was just 4 years old.
Clara Villegas is Head of Image for the fashion brand Maison Kitsuné. Her work often takes her to Asia and Milan. As a result, her time in Paris is spent taking care of herself, trying out Italian recipes collected in Milan, heeding her naturopath sister’s advice, taking singing classes, running along the Canal Saint Martin, and taking dynamic yoga classes.
Jessica is the co-founder of Inside/Out. Horseback riding is where her true passion and skills are fully expressed. She has been riding for 30 years, and each week she makes a pilgrimage to take in the fresh air of the Bois du Boulogne, with the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Vuitton as a backdrop.
Lauren Bastide worked at Elle and Daily Elle for 10 years, analyzing female-focused trends and societal phenomena. After a year at Le Grand Journal, she decided to back to school and immersed herself in gender studies at Paris VIII while simultaneously launching La Poudre, a podcast series entirely dedicated to women.
Insatiably curious, Alison is a goldmine for information on emerging lifestyle trends and supplements her daily meditation practice and signature workouts with yoga, power pilates, cycling and cardio dance classes.
Miriam is a designer and a creative director and co-founder of a design studio. She aims to create products that have a positive influence on consumers encouraging them to be responsible. Between productions, she plays tennis, practices yoga and gets around on her bike.
Coline can't stand still and that's nothing new! She was only a child when she ran her first race and today, she travels around the globe work in luxury fashion. And when she does finally come back home to her apartment in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, she trades her work attire for some workout gear...and she's off.
Competitive since childhood, Roxane Lucas has raced, practiced horse riding, gymnastics, fencing and rock climbing... Today, She is 18 years old and one of the promising figures of France’s longboard scene.
Elodie Fagan works at Pinterest. And if she isn’t cataloging her whole life in a chart, she aims to organize it around the Toltec spirit of the four agreements. Determined and generous, she is the voice of a project that she started with nine other women: a food truck whose mission is to bring a little joy to the refugees arriving in France.