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NEVS FAM Q&A: JEN SHEPPECK

YEH FAM NEVS FAM

Its been aaalllll change here at Nevs HQ over the last few months!

New office, new faces..

SO, we thought it was about time to give you guys a lil update on our in-house team..

#brandnewbrandnew 

Bringing you the first in our series of 'Yeh Fam Nevs Fam' starting with our very own bookworm, dj and legit international booker, Jenny from the block!!

Who? Jen Sheppeck  

Age:29 

Nationality: British 

Hometown: Norfolk

Job Role: Head of International Bookings and Scouting 

How long have you been working at Nevs? 

An exciting four years!

What does a normal day in the office look like for you? 

Normal is not the word; there’s a constant flurry of activity in the office with most of it being phones and emails but also models coming in for catch ups and polaroids, international agents coming in to meet our girls for placements, new photographers to meet for testing, clients coming in for castings, playing DJ for the office playlist...the list goes on 

What do you love most about your job?

Definitely the people; you meet every type of personality going and I love getting to know the models and clients and building up relationships with them. Also, when you book a big job for a girl and seeing how excited they get, that never gets old! 

How would you describe your agency?

A lovable yet crazy family that is approachable, open-minded and hardworking 

How do you think your colleagues would describe you?

I dread to think... I’d like to think they’d say enthusiastic, fun and creative with no bullshi*t and hardworking? 

What is the strangest talent you have?

I can make guinea pig noises with my throat… 

(its legit - she can - we heard it)

Do you have any phobias?

Swimming in deep water, my imagination is a crazy place and I always think something is there, waiting to nibble my feet!! 

If you could have one super power, what would it be?

I have given this question a lot of thought in the past and I have a two-tiered answer:

If everyone else had powers I would like the ability to absorb other people’s powers, but if no one else had any it would be a toss-up between teleportation or to have a photographic memory to be able to remember everything I see and learn (my memory is so terrible! If I don’t write it down, I forget…) 

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Thoughtful, enthusiastic and astute

What can you not leave home without?

I hate to say it, but my phone, a bottle of water and my kindle

TV show binge?

Love Island - I am so glad I can get my life back now. I don’t usually watch much TV other than that  

What is your favourite item of clothing?

A charcoal grey, baggy and backless jumpsuit from Asos I pair with a neckerchief (cue interview picciee!)

Name one song or movie title that describes you

Jenny from the Block (I try to keep it real like JLO) 

Pineapple on a Pizza? 

Absolutely not, and I slightly distrust anyone who thinks otherwise

What music are you listening to

I’m currently always listening to a 70’s Road Trip playlist on Spotify but my favourite album of all time is Rubber Soul by the Beatles – ‘beep beep’m beep beep yeah!’

What makes you smile?

Anything and everything; I really enjoy watching quirky and familiar mannerisms in friends and people I know. It gives me a comfort and a pang of love and appreciation for them! (jen your thee cutesssssstt)

If you were a biscuit, which would you be?

A BN biscuit, cos look at that face!   

Who is your style inspo / icon and why?

Forever and always; Drew Barrymore. She has a mix of rocky, girly and boho chic. Her attitude and style is whatever she wants, not what is expected of her and I love that! I do love Emma Watson too, for me it’s not just about their style but everything they embody as a person too 

What is the best advice you have ever been given?

Don’t worry about it, until it’s happened

Beauty tips you swear by?

I’m terrible for face wipes and i'm weening myself off them because they’re so bad for your skin! I now wash my face with grapeseed oil from Neals Yard and finish with an Alexandra Soveral moisturiser. Her Spotless cream is also great to use on the go throughout the day, and smells heavenly 

How do you spend your free time?

Most of my time is spent with my boyfriend, twin sister and friends. I’m a big foodie so I’m always going out for dinner or doing something fun like crazy golf or most recently I did an Archery class for the day! I equally love my ‘Jen Time’ too which is usually spent inhaling books, I love a good book! 

Your guilty pleasures?

Sofa naps and Disney movies (sometimes at the same time) 

Most treasured possession?

My bed 

Dream Vacation?

I want to go to Japan and China more than anything in the world!!

Couldn't live without?

The people I love and the freedom to do what I want (within reason)

Currently reading?

'I Capture The Castle' by Dodie Smith 

Obsessed with right now?

I love to travel so I’m always obsessing with where I’m off to next…

Fave film?

Without a doubt it’s When Harry Met Sally 

What do you think is the key to a good life / work balance?

To make it exactly that, a balance! Work hard, play hard, rest hard 

Hit us with your #NevsFamPlaylist: 

Reef - Place Your Hands

Rufus Wainwright - Complainte de la butte

Les Miserable Soundtrack - ‘Abc café / red and black’

Artic Monkeys - Dont sit down cos i moved your chair

Air - Sexy Boy

The Beatles - Drive my car 

Tina Turner - Proud Mary

Journey - Dont stop believing

The Eagles - Learn to be Still

Match Box Twenty - Shes so mean

 

Go follow our Jen on Instagram: @jenatnevs