#hypebae: Ashley Graves

As a viable member of Los Angeles-based entertainment house PhotoGenics Media, Ashley Graves is a rising talent stationed in the City of Angels. We caught up with model Ashley Graves for our latest #hypebaeinstallation to learn more about the blonde belle and her unique style. As a fitness fanatic who spent a good 10 years dancing, Ashley’s photogenic persona is effortlessly translated through a vast portfolio of shoots with reputable photographers and publicists alike — a more personal mix of work and pleasure can be found on the model’s Instagram. Exuding her effervescent taste through a series of street-ready looks courtesy of Palace, Supreme and Lumières by Kai, Ashley’s latest shoot with photographer 335mm is now available above with this installment’s exclusive interview following below.

What is your sneaker of choice?
I like all-white sneakers, but specifically Jordan retros.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?
If I could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, I would definitely have dinner with Tupac! I just want to know what actually happened – where did he go? The curiosity is killing me.

Would you say you’re more of a morning or night person?
I’m a night person for sure. I don’t know why, but when it gets dark I am suddenly filled with energy. I can stay up for so long.

What is your guilty pleasure?
My guilty pleasure is any and all kinds of junk food – fast food, candy, chocolate, donuts… give it to me! I’m a fat kid at heart.

What was your favorite class in school?
My favorite class was physics actually. That class tripped me out. I learned so many things about space, time, and the universe. Aliens definitely exist by the way!

Tell us about your favorite way to get exercise?
Dancing! I was a cheerleader and hip-hop dancer for 10 years and I just love music. For example, I can blast some hip-hop or trap, dance for an hour until I’m dripping in sweat and there’s my workout.

Do you collect anything?
I don’t collect anything at the moment… although I think I had a crystal collection when I was 6 years old, but that’s about it.

If you could choose any super power, what would it be?
I would definitely choose to fly. I dream about it all the time and it would be so nice if I could just fly over LA’s traffic.