Model and sometimes-actress Ali Michael is someone you've likely seen roaming the streets of Manhattan's Lower East Side, adorning the homepages of your favorite mass-e-commerce retailers, or, of course, on instagram. She's been a force from a young age, winning Dallas' annual Model Award in grade school and walking runway shows in London and Paris shortly after. Since then, Ali's portfolio has matured into a truly impressive compilation of work with some of the best photographers, stylists, creatives, and brands around the world.

We spoke to Ali about her impressive modeling career, her semi-secret secondary instagram account, and how she navigates her personal sense of style in a rigid industry. Read the full interview and shop a selection of pieces from Ali's personal archive below.