ON DUTY CITIZEN
1) What are a few things you do to stay environmentally friendly?
To stay environmentally friendly, I like to walk to places as much as I can! Even is the place is a bit of a hike, I don’t mind because I love being outdoors. I am an extremely fast walker (as my friends say) haha! So I can get to places pretty fast ;). I also yell at my boyfriend all the time for littering. It is my number one pet peeve when I see people throw garbage outside their car window. THROW IT AWAY PEOPLE! -Amen! In Japan, where I grew up, there are hardly any garbage cans anywhere yet it is one of the cleanest countries I've been to. People hold on to all their trash until they get home to throw away.
2) Do you have any favorite sustainable or ethical clothing lines?
Reformation is one of my favorite brands ever. They have the best basics! Their clothes are all super great material and eco-friendly, which is awesome!
3) What are some of your favorite organic beauty products?
I am obsessed with oils. Coconut oil, rosehip oil & tea tree oil are my three staples. I have combination skin and a lot of people with combination or oily skin are afraid to use oils. You should not be afraid of them! These natural oils are amazing for any skin type! I use coconut oil from head to toe, I do coconut oil hair masks and use it as a moisturizer. I get really dry skin during the winter time and coconut oil gives my skin its glow back! Rose hip oil is AMAZING for anyone who has dark marks or any problems with their skin. I recenty started using this oil on my face morning and night and I can tell a major difference, It gives such a glow and creates evenness in the skin. Tea tree oil I pop on any breakouts I have and instantly they're gone! It’s like magic! -I couldn't agree more. I just started using rosehip oil and notice an amazing difference as well!:)
4) On a day off, you’re heading to your favorite coffee shop. What are you wearing?
Oooooh well that depends on the weather, but for fall/winter a sweater, leather jacket, ripped jeans, booties and my YSL black cross body bag. For summer, a little floral dress with sandals.
5) Tell me about something you’re doing simultaneously with modeling that motivates you. Another job? A project? Volunteering? A hobby?
I have a blog! kateridion.com. I write about healthy recipes, fitness, fashion & beauty! I am super passionate about working out and eating healthy. I hit the gym 6 days a week doing something different almost every time. I love to run, pilates, TRX ropes and hot yoga! Things that make me sweat but keep me long and lean! I am actually studying nutrition through Purdue University as well! I love learning about the benfits of different foods and superfoods. I can seriously read articles and books about nutrtion for HOURS. I love to bake raw vegan desserts (check out some recipes on my blog ;)). Putting together new recipes and finding new foods to make my body feel great inside and out excite me!
6) In addition to modeling, what else may you be doing in your future, say 5 years from now?
100% a certified nutritionist. I’ve always had a passion with health and fitness. I would love to make meal plans and help educate people on the importance of what food they are putting in their bodies. It’s all about the ingredients! Real ingredients! You may see me writing a book about health or opening my own little café selling health foods, treats, & smoothie bowls (I’m seriously a master at the smoothie bowl).