Why "The Johanna Doll"?
My name is Paige, but my family has always called me Johanna (my middle name). I use to hate it growing up, but have come to love it because it's not a very common name and reminds me of my loving family. As a stylist, I have gone by the name Paige Johanna, but as a model I have wanted something a bit more unique and playful. My grandmother, who has most influenced my vintage aesthetic, calls me "doll", a term of endearment that her mother use to say. I changed my social media handle to Johanna Doll and it stuck!
Do You Have an Agent?
No, I do not. I had an agent once upon a time when I started modeling after high school, but did not like who they wanted me to become. I am my own agent and represent myself in my most authentic way! If you would like to work with me, click here!
Who takes your Instagram photos?
My boyfriend, Donovan, has become the master of taking vintage-inspired lifestyle and outfit photos. Unless otherwise stated, he is the one who takes all of my photos, and I edit them. We are a team!
What Do You Do?
I am currently a student, freelance stylist, and model. I am studying Business Management at FIDM and will earn my B.S in September 2018. I am working with several brands in the vintage-inspired/repro world as a product model, content creator and stylist.
do You dress in vintage clothing/makeup all of the time?
Usually, yes. I am one of those girls who enjoys spending the time doing my hair and makeup in the morning and thinks of every day as an opportunity to wear the things I love the most. If I'm not decked out in a vintage-inspired look, I will at least either be wearing a vintage jacket, or my leather jacket, vintage jewelry, and a pair of heels. I rarely wear flats and am always over dressed for everything. That's just me.
What is your experience as a stylist?
In 2014, I created my own personal styling business in LA, helping both male and female clients find their own unique personal style and dress confidently. I have worked with several retailers as a client stylist and visual merchandiser since 2010, including BCBG Max Azria, J.Crew, Kate Spade, All Saints, and a bevvy of local boutiques. This experience led me to work with top stylists like Taylor Jacobson (celebrity stylist) and Joe Katz (VIP client stylist at the Montage BH Hotel). In 2015, I assisted in styling celebrities during award season including Kate Beckinsale, Ariana Grande, John Hamm, Ashley Benson, and Shay Mitchell. Today, I prefer sticking to my vintage aesthetic and am working with several brands as a stylist, content creator (social media/blogging), and often a model as well.