• Haute Features

Take in time, taste the rain: Nikki Zecha is the Model of the month

Updated: Jun 21


"Being a woman is the perfect balance between strength, beauty, compassion and determination. I feel empowered by working alongside other creatives and be given opportunities many don’t get to have."
"I think it’s important to emphasize that you don’t lose any of your success by recognizing other’s success. As women we have to stick together if we want to bridge the social gap that has existed for so many years."

"The way I’ve managed to create a balanced life is by having a set routine and dedicating time to my physical and mental fitness. Waking up early and at the same time everyday has worked wonders for my mental health. I’m a firm believer that you are not able to help anybody if you aren’t helping yourself first."

"The way I’ve managed to create a balanced life is by having a set routine and dedicating time to my physical and mental fitness. Waking up early and at the same time everyday has worked wonders for my mental health. I’m a firm believer that you are not able to help anybody if you aren’t helping yourself first."

"I think that as a model, it’s important to have an open mind and be able to bring a vision or idea to life. Whether it’s your own idea or someone else’s it’s our job to convey the intended message via storytelling."

"Regardless of what your passion is, you need to be able to put your ego aside if you want to accomplish your goals. If I were to be able to give my younger self some advice it would be to find the reasons why you do what you do. Once you have that clarity, you can create your own definitions of success and set standards for nobody other than yourself."

"You don’t have to pick one passion over another. We are dynamic beings and shouldn’t be reduced to our careers or hobbies."

Photographer: Sierra Stone @iamsierrastone

Model: Nikki Zecha @its.nikkizecha

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia