We had the good fortune of connecting with Monet Allen and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Monet, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
I started my own business to be in control of my life. I wanted to enjoy going to work , and for me the only way I could see that happening was to create a job based around my passions and strengths.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
As a Visual creative , I am most proud of the amount of mediums I have been able to present myself across . As a Model/Actress. I have been in magazines , books, tv shows, music videos , commercials, etc . It definitely blows my mind to see how far I’ve come. I went from shooting on the streets in whatever outfit I had to , being styled and shot by professional photographers/ companies. In my journey so far I have learned that letting life flow how it wants to will lead you everywhere you never thought you’d be

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I’m a nature person at heart , so the beach or the mountains is definitely a go for me. A perfect day for me would be to have a hearty breakfast, hit the beach or mountains for a day in the sun, from there lunch/dinner at Sugar Taco .. which is an amazing vegan taco spot that has the heart of my taste buds. Maybe have a margarita or two , and then end it off with a drive in movie at paramount theatres.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My close friends Olivia Mains, and Beoncia Dunn have added exponentially to the growth of my creative career as far as pushing my boundaries of what I believe I’m capable of and adding creative depth to my work. Orange silhouette has also expanded my idea on creating without any preconceived ideas or notions.

Website: Monetallen.me

Instagram: Monetallen_

Image Credits
Serena Chen IG – @serenacflickz

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