#OnesToWatch: Farris Boyd
I've found that there are few things that bring people together like videos of puppies and the corner of Fourteenth street in the Meatpacking District which has been made into an exact replica of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment. I've also found that few things have had the quick viral success of the previously mentioned, which brings us to the latest addition to the "Ones to Watch" series in partnership with La Petite Magazine and Lee Clower. Her name? Farris Boyd. But you already knew that, or you will, because her success— not without hard work — has been the quickest the industry has seen in a long time.
The ten year old North Carolina native recently moved to New York City. Judging by her work with Gap, shot by Lee Clower, to her cameo in John Green's latest screen adaptation Paper Towns, starring Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff, Farris has navigated the industry with smarts and charisma while remaining true to herself.
While Farris's resumé resembles one that exists only in the dreams of most, it's her reality. But don't, even for a minute, think she's anything but down to earth. In fact, when Farris is not shooting with Lee Clower for Gap or acting on the big screen, she can be found playing Minecraft and watching Marvel movies.
Farris Boyd is one to watch because she and her future are gold. Gold, Jerry, gold!
pP: What's your favorite part about being on a shoot?
FB: Getting my hair and makeup done. For one shoot I had huge big hair, kind of like a mohawk, and dark eyes-- it was really cool.
pP: Do you remember your first shoot?
FB: [One of my first shoots] was in Charleston, South Carolina. It was a really fun experience. We were in a beautiful garden surrounded by swamps and baby crocodiles!
pP: No way! That's awesome. What has been the most memorable experience in your career so far?
FB: Hanging out with Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff on the set of Paper Towns for a day. Everyone was super nice. I got to go to the premier and walk the red carpet. My favorite photoshoot has been with Lee Clower. Shooting for Gap has always been a dream of mine and Lee makes any photo shoot great. He's so much fun to work with and [he] motivates all the kids to be their best.
pP: What's something you've learned on a shoot that you've taken with you, not only in fashion, but in other aspects of your life?
FB: No matter what you do make it fun. I'll remember those moments forever because of how much fun I have on set with the other models, photographers and stylists. I look forward to going to set.
pP: What do you like doing on your free time?
FB: I like playing Mindcraft, looking at fashion magazines and drawing.
pP: What's your favorite movie?
FB: I really like the Divergent series and watching Marvel movies with my dad.
pP: What do you want to be when you grow up?
FB: I want to be a fashion designer, a model, and an actor. I haven't quite decided yet! I started going vintage shopping with my aunt when I was three and I have loved fashion ever since. We'll see where it takes me.
pP: What's your favorite shop?
FB: I like H&M, Zara, Little Miss Matched and Gap.
pP: Who do you admire?
FB: My family. They are very supportive and they encourage me. I'm only ten and they are letting me live my dream. That's pretty cool!
pP: If the whole world were listening right now, what would you say?
FB: Always be yourself! Stay true to who you are and what you believe in.