Your inside look at how Behave wrapped up summer.
- Welcome Emily Alexander, Tash, Kristina Ewing, Pauline Faeiff, Shell Raven, Lety Villavazo, and May Gov to Behave Agency
- Pauline Faieff dropped a new NFT collection
- Tashie’s Tips for Flirting on Dating Apps
- Behave’s end of the summer faves
Estimated read time: 3 mins 40 secsAnnouncementsAround the World
The Sysak Twins spent the summer in Europe
Chloe Rosenbaum in Oahu, Hawaii
Roksana in Bali, Indonesia
Willow Preston in Santorini, GreeceTashie’s Tips For Flirting on Dating Apps
Feeling burnt out from the constant messaging on dating apps? Tash is here to help with her advice on how to make your dating app conversations unique and flirty!
Don’t just ask typical getting to know you questions. People have answered these questions over and over again on dating apps… it gets boring after a while.
Set yourself apart by starting out with banter. It shows that you will be fun to hang out with!
The sooner you start flirting, the more they’ll want to actually meet you. You’re wasting no time at creating attraction 😉
Save the getting to know you questions for the actual date. Just focus on having fun with them in the messages and getting a feel for their personality and vibe.
If you need an example of flirty messaging, watch this video where Tash goes over one conversation with a guy who she gave her number to on a dating app!
Check out Tash’s dating advice here.Our Favorites
Music: Confidence Boost – Tash’s vibey playlist will leave you feeling fiery.
Film: Loving Adults – Based on a Danish novel, this crime drama thriller currently streaming on Netflix will have you gasping at every twist and turn.
Television: House of the Dragon – Whether you binged all of Game of Thrones or never got into it, everyone can start fresh with this prequel!
Book: I’m Glad My Mom Died by Jennette McCurdy – This Nickelodeon child star’s memoir tells us the dark side of what it was like to grow up in the public eye while privately dealing with an abusive mother, anxiety, and addiction. I’m sure we’ve all smiled and laughed at iCarly while never thinking that Jennette, who played Cat, was going through so much at such a young age.
Local LA eats: Meteora – This new (and extremely Instagram worthy) restaurant on Melrose Ave features a unique menu and even more unique design.
Happy Birthday Ashley Kolfage and Kayla Simmons!Social Media Update of the Month
Instagram is now allowing certain users to earn money based on the amount of views their Reels get.
Last month we talked about the new features that Instagram added for Reels to promote filming and editing within the app as opposed to importing content from other apps, and now they’re taking Reels a step further with their new program, Reels Play Bonuses. With Reels Play Bonuses, Instagram will now be directly paying creators based on the amount of views their Reels get.
What we think: Although this program is currently only available for eligible creators in the US, if the program goes well we’d expect to see it implemented on a more global scale. This initiative also indicates that the platform wants to encourage popular creators making Reels in the same way that YouTube and TikTok have content creators that solely post on the one platform.Holidays of the month // September
03: National Cowgirl Day
05: Labor Day
08: Star Trek Day
13: International Chocolate Day
22: First Day of Autumn
25: National Cooking Day
26: National Pancake Day
29: International Coffee Day
August has officially begun so you know what that means: it’s time to catch up on everything Behave Agency has been up to!
- New model alert: Welcome to Behave Agency Nikki, Lauren, Donny & Jennifer!
- Sterling Torres is kicking off her tour.
- Sidney Sky is expecting!
- Donny & Claire’s guide to Greece.
- Playboy invited Kayla Simmons on a quick getaway.
Estimated read time: 3 mins 3 secsAnnouncements
Sidney Sky is expecting!Around the World
Donny and Claire’s Guide to Greece
Here’s what Donny said were her highlights from her trip to Greece with best friend and fellow Behave model Claire Cali:
Favorite food? Gyros!
Favorite restaurant? Spilia! It was magical.
Favorite thing you did? Swimming in the Aegean Sea and seeing my favorite dj Rufus du Sol live!
Travel essential? Claire is my travel essential!Events
Behave Agency hosted an employee brunch and pool day at the historic Hotel Figueroa
Sidney Sky walked in Miami Swim WeekCorin’s Fashion Favorites
Check out more of Corin’s style on her Instagram
New or Vintage? Vintage!
Gold or silver? Silver!
Heels or sneakers? Sneakers.
Favorite accessory? Any Prada shoes! They’re always my go-to and favorite way to add to outfits and make them cuter.
Item at the top of your fashion wishlist? Maybe a Chanel bag? I don’t really have a wishlist at the moment but I don’t have one and think they’re pretty cute.AchievementsOur Favorites
Music: Shuffling Thru Summer – Our top picks from Sterling Torres’ ultimate shuffle playlist.
Film: Nope – I mean everyone knows that Halloween prep starts in August (and it’s never too early to get yourself in the spooky mood)!
Television: The Boys – Season 3 just ended so it’s the perfect time to binge the entire series!
Book: A Court of Thorns and Roses – A perfect light summer read. And it’s the book that has TikTok in a frenzy over the spicy scenes!
Local LA eats: Running Goose – This family owned restaurant prides itself on representing different cultures found in LA through their food, and it definitely delivers on that promise!Social Media Update of the Month
Instagram has now added Reels templates for easier content creation within the app
Instagram continues its transition into becoming a leading video sharing platform by adding templates for their Reels. These templates make it easier to film and edit videos on the Instagram app, rather than filming and importing content from other platforms.
- Dual allows you to show both your front and back camera views in a single video: It seems that BeReal is the latest app Instagram is taking inspiration from for this new feature that captures both sides of the camera.
- Remixes are Instagram’s way of adding duets on their Reels: You can now add your own opinion to your favorite (or least favorite) Instagram Reels by filming your reaction to the content and inserting it in the video, which will then be posted to your account. Your remix can either play side-by-side with the original video or sequentially after the original video ends.
What we think: These updates all seem to be Instagram’s way of getting users to create fresh and exciting content solely for Reels, since it looks like the current most popular Reels are reposted TikTok videos. We can’t wait to see what new features they add next!Holidays of the month // August
04: National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day
10: National Lazy Day
15: National Best Friends Day
16: National Roller Coaster Day
24: National Waffle Day
26: National Dog Day
It’s officially summer and you know what that means… it’s time for your monthly update on all things Behave!
- New model alert: Welcome Roksana!
- Sterling Torres will be hosting shuffle classes in LA this month
- Sidney Brookman is separating from the Air Force
- Chloe Rosenbaum x Coral Swim collab
- Behave x TAO Group event
- Ashley K’s guide to the perfect selfie
- Claire Cali’s Mango Chili Martini recipe
Estimated read time: 3 mins 4 secsAnnouncements
Behave model Sidney Brookman is separating from the United States Air Force after 7 years of active duty
Sidney, we thank you for your service and can’t wait to see what the next chapter holds for you and Zeusz!Events
Thank you to TAO Group for hosting Behave Agency models at the gorgeous Highlight Room pool located on the rooftop of the Dream Hotel, followed by an amazing dinner at TAO and a night out at Highlight Room featuring a performance by Bia! Book your TAO Group experience here.
Behave model Vanessa Estrella attended the Babes in Toyland Charity 6th Annual Support Our Troops Event!
World Ocean Day x Kayla Simmons
Behave model Kayla Simmons expressed her support of World Oceans Day and reminded us to do what we can to make a difference.Tips & Tricks
Here’s what Ashley Kolfage had to say when we asked for her secrets to her insane selfies: “I’m sure you’re always asking yourself, ‘How can I change up my selfie game?!’ I wanna give you a few tips and tricks that help make my selfies not boring.”
- Never use the same angle and stop posing in front of the same mirror: “Switch it up. People get bored with the same ‘up high’ angled selfie everyday. Change your angles and locations!”
- Point that toe out and those hips back: “This pose makes you look leaner and taller! I’m only 5’3 (on a good day) but this go-to pose makes me appear 5’8.”
- Lighting! It’s all about lighting! “Even that ‘just woke up/no makeup’ pic is all about the good lighting! I avoid fluorescent lights, they just aren’t flattering.”
- Make those boobs look bigger without actually “making them bigger”: “I like to shoot right below my boob and up to make them look huge ?”
- When you wanna change it up: “Take a pic with your animals! Everyone loves a good puppy selfie! Bonus tip: try a hat! It changes the way you look and the vibe of the selfie!”
- Find your filter: “When in doubt I always swipe ? for the Paris filter on Instagram! It just adds that extra smoothness!”
- Always have fun with it: “If you aren’t feeling the selfie, it’s going to show. Crack a smile or maybe turn some music on and dance for a selfie video!”
You can check out Ashley’s selfie resume over on her instagram: @ashleyk_hawaii ?Recipes
Claire’s Favorite Cocktail From TAO Los Angeles!
This month, we’re going to tell you how to recreate Claire Cali’s favorite cocktail from LA hotspot TAO, the Mango Chili Martini! Almost as spicy and sweet as Claire herself.
- 1 cup mango puree
- 4 oz your choice of tequila (TAO uses Herradura Blanco Tequila)
- 4 oz pineapple juice
- 2 oz lime juice
- Lime wedges
- Chili powder
1. Place chili powder on a plate. Run a lime wedge around the rim of 2 chilled martini glasses. Set aside.
2. Combine fresh mango puree with tequila, pineapple juice, and lime juice in a cocktail shaker with ice.
3. Shake vigorously for 10 seconds.
4. Carefully strain into 2 glasses and serve!Our Favorites
Music: This month we’ve curated a playlist filled with our team’s favorite songs for the summer! We’ve been blasting this at pre-games, while driving with the windows down, and at the office. You can find it here on our Spotify!
Film: Fire Island – This new film is a must watch for summer movie nights and will have you celebrating Pride Month all summer long! You can find it on Hulu.
Television: Heartstopper – This show is the perfect comfort watch! You literally won’t be able to get through 5 minutes of it without smiling. Find it on Netflix!
Book: You are a Badass at Making Money by Jen Sincero – This is not your boring run of the mill income book. Jen Sincero’s hilarious writing makes it such a fun and informative read!
Local LA eats: LAVO – We personally recommend the Faroe Island Salmon Oreganata!Holidays of the month // July
Look out for these holidays that are DEFINITELY worth an Insta post! (although be careful about that on the 14th ? )
03: Compliment Your Mirror Day
04: Independence Day
05: National Bikini Day
06: International Kissing Day
11: 7-Eleven Day (free Slurpees!)
14: National Nude Day
17: National Ice Cream Day
23: National Day of the Cowboy
Welcome to our inaugural edition of the Behave Agency Newsletter! Over the past 6 months, we have worked hard in creating a facelift for the entire company so that we can be in a position to catapult into the future. We are excited to share all that we have been cooking up! Check out our new website here and our new lookbook here.
Our goal with this newsletter is to showcase the world of Behave, its amazing talent and the wonderful people behind the scenes that just make things GO. In future editions, we also intend on speaking on our industry as a whole, how we can work more effectively together and be thought leaders in our space. We sincerely welcome feedback as we are always looking to improve. Without further ado, the Behave Agency June Newsletter!
Estimated read time: 2 mins 58 secsAnnouncementsAround the worldEventsAchievements
Sidney adopted a military dog
Sidney went through the rigorous process of adopting her military dog, Zeusz, which as we understand it requires going through a lot of red tape. Sidney, we salute you and the wonderful forever home you’re giving.Tips & Tricks
Alissa’s Beauty Tip
Alissa uses ice on her face to reduce puffiness. Ice cubes or ice packs used on the face help to dilate the underlying blood vessels in the skin. It works almost instantaneously de-puffing affected areas. It is also beneficial to massage in a circular motion to gently distribute the lymphatic build-up which in turn also helps to decrease any puffiness.Recipes
Sidney’s Iced Latte Magic
• Caramel Almond Milk Creamer
• Your Favorite Protein Powder (⅓ scoop)
• Coconut Sugar
“My new fave at-home coffee is also healthier! One cup of hot coffee with caramel almond milk creamer, 1/3 scoop protein, and coconut sugar! I like to always use coconut sugar in place of white sugar.” – Sidney
Alissa’s Favorite Summertime Drink
• 2 ounces vodka
• 1/2 ounce triple sec
• 1 ounce lemon juice, freshly squeezed
• 1 ounce simple syrup
• Garnish: sugar rim
“This is my favorite drink! For this recipe, I just go by the book!” – AlissaOur Favorites
Film: Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness – we are big fans of the Multiverse here at Behave and while the film was a big blockbuster, it certainly left us with quite a few more questions than answers. No spoiler alerts here!
Television: Ozark – I mean can Jason Bateman get any better!
Books: Sapiens: A Graphic History: The Birth of Humankind (Vol. 1) – A really cool look into the history of humans and the evolution of Influencers even!
Music: Have You Around – BrinckHolidays of the month // June
01: National Say Something Nice Day
01: Global Day of Parents
03: World Bicycle Day
04: National Hug Your Cat Day
05: World Environment Day
06: National Donut Day
06: Whit Monday
08: World Oceans Day
08: National Best Friends Day
10: National Iced Tea Day
11: Global Wellness Day
11: Kamehameha Day
12: Trinity Sunday
12: National Children’s Day
12: National Loving Day
14: Flag Day
14: Bourbon Day
14: World Blood Donor Day
15: Nature Photography Day
16: National Fudge Day
18: International Sushi Day
19: Father’s Day
20: International Surfing Day
20: World Refugee Day
21: Summer Solstice
21: National Selfie Day
21: International Yoga Day
22: National Take Your Cat to Work Day
22: World Rainforest Day
23: National Pink Day
23: International Women in Engineering Day
24: Take Your Dog to Work Day
27: National Sunglasses Day
29: National Camera Day
29: Hug Holiday
30: World Social Media Day
30: National Work From Home Day
30: International Asteroid Day