To celebrate Wool Week here in Australia, NAGNATA released an exclusive editorial series with model Shaughnessy Brown, photographed in New York by Jack Grayson. Shaughnessy wears NAGNATA x The Woolmark Company 'Sensuality Of Seamless' collection, designed using Australian Merino Wool blended with Tencel.

 

NAGNATA founder Laura May spoke with Shaughnessy in New York to get to know more about the brands new NAGNATA GIRL.

 

full-width

LAURA MAY: Shaughnessy, we first connected on instagram a few years ago, when you reached out to ask about some artisan work I was doing in India. We bonded over our passion for travel and humanitarian work. I knew from then I wanted to work with you, and we've been following each others journey from afar. Apart from building your successful modelling career, what have you been working on?

SHAUGHNESSY: I'm currently interning for this app called deed app. It's a volunteering based application and I'm doing photography and a social media push for them. It's  helping tons of people. I'm also creating art in my spare time. It's a positive release of ideas that run through my mind.

LAURA MAY: You grew up in Orlando, Florida and now live in Brooklyn, New York. What was your childhood like? 

SHAUGHNESSY: My background has definitely been a way in which has shaped me overall. I was a very active in sports, acting and arts and missionary work growing up. Which has helped me take into account the things I enjoy most moving forward in my life.  I'm currently now living in NYC in Brookly and I love it. It's a laid back and creative space to be around.

one-half   one-half

LAURA MAY: You debuted with GUCCI in 2016, how did that opportunity come about and how did it shape your career?

SHAUGHNESSY: The opportunity with GUCCI hit when my agent in Milan called me and told me I booked the show, and it helped working with an incredible brand and Pat McGrath makeup artist. It was a great experience.

LAURA MAY: How has the modelling industry changed or your experience within it shifted over the years ? Do you experience a more positive attitude and acceptance around around body image and size, racial and gender inclusivity from inside the industry ?

SHAUGHNESSY: I believe the years working in the industry is always evolving every season, new ideas, new talent, constant change and possibility. More pros than cons and Im always up for a good challenge every single changing season.

full-width

one-half  one-half  

LAURA MAY: What movement based practices do you do to stay feeling healthy and balanced ?

SHAUGHNESSY: I do sprinting and hot yoga to keep my flexibility. Boxing has become a passion for self defence and confidence. I also try and keep a positive mindset. 

LAURA MAY: What books have you read recently and would recommended ?

SHAUGHNESSY: Always author Robert Greene.

LAURA MAY:  Some words you live by.

SHAUGHNESSY: One door closes its inevitable the another opens.

full-width

one-half  one-half

LAURA MAY: How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

SHAUGHNESSY: Ambitious, confident and loyal

LAURA MAY: And 3 words to describe how other people may perceive you?

SHAUGHNESSY:  Shaughnessy fucking Brown

full-width

 LAURA MAY:  Now we've had the opportunity to work together, what does NAGNATA embody for you?

SHAUGHNESSY: Comfortable, accessible and amazing designs. I'm happy to have the ability to work with your team and wear your amazing clothes. I cant wait to see you evolve!!

full-width

one-half  one-half

one-half  one-half

one-half  one-half

full-width