The Raddest Girls On The Planet: Allegra Yvonne Gia
Laney: What does being apart of the #dearlaneygang mean to you?
AYG:It means I’m a part of a group of women who are goal oriented, beautiful, and fearless.
Laney: We love your handle, "youngfoxblood"! Can you tell us how you came up with that?
AYG:I wish I had some cool explanation as to how I came up with the name but it came to me a while ago when I was driving and saw a red fox running across the street. I just thought of how beautifully bold they are and ever since they’ve been a sign of change for me. I rarely see them in the wild but when I do it kind of symbolic for me. Fox blood came from the color of the red fox and the word “young” is a word symbolizing development and a beginning stage.
Laney:What is your go to look for day? For night?
AYG:I call my overall style “tailored grunge” but lately I’ve been loving sportswear so I would say during the day I’m Sporty Spice but at night I’m Posh Spice with a bit of an edge.
Laney: We love your work, what inspired you to start painting?
AYG:Honestly painting was just a way for me to express myself and a form of therapy. I never expected to take off the way it did in the beginning. I started off wanting to master portrait painting but I had to find a reason to paint using bright iridescent colors so I incorporated into my portrait drawing. Eventually people wanted to buy the artwork, some pieces that I didn’t even think were finished, and the rest is history!
Laney: Where are you from? AYG:Philly, born and raised.
Laney: Who is your ultimate fashion muse?
AYG:I love FKA twigs style. Her style is always evolving but it’s still her, if you know what I mean.
Laney: What's on your playlist?
AYG:I listen to so much music, it’s my go to when I’m painting or creating. I listen to whatever music that complements my mood. Sometimes I listening to trap music, then some Selena (Quintanilla), Brazilian baile funk, or Beethoven when I want to really concentrate.
Laney: Are you a 90's R&B kind of girl?
AYG:Of course! I’m a 90s baby. I have a playlist of 90s R&B.
Laney: Tell us something you would tell the 15 year old you?
AYG:I wish I could tell my 15 year old self to not care so much of what people think about me.
Laney: Tell us a secret?
AYG:No shade, but I lowkey hate cats.
Laney:Make up tips?
AYG:Lately I’ve been wearing a lot less makeup, most days I don’t wear makeup unless I’m doing a shoot or going to work. I believe less is more. Foundation and a nude lip goes a long way.
Laney: Right now, what are you most looking forward to in life?
AYG:Making enough money so I can buy my mom a new house.
Laney: 3 Things you can't live without?
AYG:Mac and cheese, art supplies, and books
Laney: It's the month of love, give us some dating tips?
AYG:I literally never had a boyfriend around Valentine’s Day so I’m the wrong person to give any love advice lol
Laney: The best date and worst you've ever been on?
AYG:The best date I had was at a museum, honestly that’s a way to my heart so he got kudos for that! Worst date was with a guy who took me to get sushi but didn’t pay for my meal. How do you take a girl to get sushi and make her pay???
Brag about yourself........ AYG: I have a lot of things going on now, which is great. I’ve been developing my own clothing line for a while now and I now have more time to dedicate to my new art collection that incorporates fashion, architecture and fine arts. I have a few group exhibits coming up and I’m planning to have another solo show this summer.
Thank you Allegra!!! Your energy is contagious! If you want to keep up with Allegra follow her on IG @artphysic and buy some of her art!
Dear Rad Girl,
If you've been following my Diary (blog) over the past 3 years, you are familiar with this segment #theraddestgirlsontheplanet . In this series, I feature Rad Girls that are energetic,talented, ambitious, fun, loving, uber talented, kind and artistic... I search all around social media for the raddest girls on the planet and I've came across some amazing girls I would love to share their stories with you. Our February love is amazing artist, Allegra Yvonne Gia!!