Mindfulness With IT Girl Tess Annique
It Girl Tess Annique shares her journey and talks about mindfulness
By Stacy Gunarian
It Girl Tess Annique is no stranger to the fashion industry. With so many trying to achieve success in this industry, Tess has the skill set, experience, and determination that only a few unique people have. Being scouted at the age of fifteen, she began her career with Elite Model Management and landed her first gig with one of the biggest beauty and lifestyle magazines, Cosmopolitan. Ambitious and highly driven, Tess began to pursue other endeavors while adding “College Graduate” to her already impressive record with degrees in Marketing and Fashion Media from Southern Methodist University.
Like many young adults, Tess had her own fair share of struggles. With back-to-back photoshoots and bookings, it’s very easy for anyone to feel anxious and overwhelmed, including Tess. In 2017 she made the decision to get sober. She knew that to become the person she wanted to be, she had to make a change. “To be sober and be 100% present and professional… it’s such a beautiful thing to experience,” Tess says, “I’m very proud of myself to be able to show up to work on time and be of service, help out where I can, and be the best version of myself for the designers.”
May is Mental Health Month. Tess hopes that she can spread more awareness about taking care of a person’s mind and body. After thirteen years in the modeling and fashion industry, Tess knows how much a person can feel the pressure from outside criticism, especially to younger girls. “When you’re young, you’re always trying to be something and prove something to other people,” she says. “Most people don’t know who they are at a young age and are still looking for their voice. My advice is to live life as authentically as you can in the present moment, and everything else will fall in line.”
Tess continues to thrive and her program, Wellness with Tess, continues to grow. Through this program, Tess coaches and empowers girls to live their most authentic lives and become the best versions of themselves. Additionally, she is also a certified health and wellness coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and certified in Plant-Based Studies from Cornell University. She hopes that with the skillset and tools she has under her belt she will be able to help girls become the best possible version of themselves and to know their voice.
With nothing standing in her way, It Girl Tess Annique continues to make strides in the fashion industry. “I love working in fashion, and I’ll work in it for as long as I can,” she says. With more to come from talented It Girl Tess Annique, be sure to also keep an eye out for her in LA and Miami Swim Week in the next few months. We are sure to see more dazzling and stunning looks from her.