Fashion meets passion. Eco-model Summer Rayne Oakes has crafted the perfect career for herself and become the world’s first eco-model in the process. And yes that is her real name which could not possibly be more perfect for her.
I had the privilege to hang out with Summer all weekend in Santa Monica as she is the new spokesperson for Aveeno. So exciting!
Isn’t she a beauty? ? And yes this uber tall model towers over Whitney and I. She dubbed us her “Mommy Munchkins,” since it looked like she could eat us in this picture.
Summer is an academic from Cornell and serious about the enviornment. She thought the fashion industry could use some environmental activists and she is leading the way. She carefully selects brands and projects to work as she aligns her modeling with sustainability, and those products and brands that are more natural and eco-friendly.
All weekend she looked lovely and stunning in her eco-conscious yet ultra fashionable outfits. She was the most down to earth girl in the world and so friendly to our large group. She always was making time to come over to all the different groups of women to get to know us and chat with us – despite also being really busy with Aveeno to film footage and interact with celebrities at the Spirit Awards to encourage them to sign the Aveeno pledge wall.
The Aveeno Pledge Wall was really special as we all signed it too and wrote down what one “small step” we will commit to take to help the environment. (I said I’d try to keep on buying more eco-friendly products over other options & use less water)
Everyone adored her. I wish I had realized she went to Cornell when we were talking since it would have been really fun to bond over our college experiences. What an inspiring individual. You can read more about Summer here.
Disclosure: As a Brand Ambassador for Aveeno, Aveeno & Recycle Bank paid for my travel expenses so I could attend the Independent Spirit Awards. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.