Style influencing for Gucci, Calvin Klein etc., is a model that’s definitely starting to mold into shape. Today, more than ever, influencers on the fashion scene, have a strong bond with global fashion and beauty brands. They’ve even have a platform to influence social impact.
One influencer in particular is pioneering in this field by using her innovative space in collaboration with a handful of global fashion brands to inspire viewers to maintain an active and energized interconnectivity.
Move over Tiger King — Danielle “Dani” Cohn is the new queen of the jungle! The 16-year-old princess (Full disclosure: she claims to be 16 but her father says she is 14) of TikTok, who boasts more than 18 million followers, and 4.7 million on Instagram, is the epitome of Miami fashion in her new music video “Do It Better”, that premiered on June 19th—featuring a tiger and lion as well as additional exotic felines. Although the photoshoot may have been fun and exciting, the large felines were present to represent dominance and resistance over the non-believers. In fact, performing next to real live tigers (with ease) shows that Danielle is ready to take on challenges with her newly found fame as a style trendsetter.
“With everything going on in the world right now I really want to use my platform for change and as much positivity as possible.”
I had a quick moment to chat with Dani about her love for animals, how she describes her personal fashion style and how she intends to use her voice the to set the tone for the causes she believes in.
Joseph DeAcetis: How was shooting in Miami?
Danielle Cohn: It felt really good to film something in Miami, since I grew up in Orlando, we would always visit Miami. It’s something I’ve always dreamt of doing being able to shoot with all the exotic animals. This was the most fun and exciting video I’ve gotten to shoot so far.
JD: What do you love the most about the city?
DC: The beaches. They are so beautiful in Miami because the water is so clear. I love being in the ocean.
JD: How does traveling affect your sense of style?
DC: Yes it does. In Miami I love how everyone wears bathing suits, shorts and flip flops. When I’m in LA, I feel like I have to dress up more.
JD: How would you describe your style?
DC: Honestly I really don’t know. Haha. I have to change it up daily. My go to outfit is sweat pants and a hoodie with Air Force 1. I love to be comfortable.
JD: What was the best part about shooting “Do it Better”?
DC: The best part was All the exotic animals I got to work with. It was so much fun. I love animals so much and getting to be around them was the best experience.
JD: How was it working with wild animals?
DC: It was really scary at first, but after doing it I realized that they were just like my cats at home. It was a really great experience and something I will never forget.
JD: What was your inspiration of the song?
DC: My inspiration was about my boyfriend Mikey Tua and How much we’ve been through. How we are stronger than ever.
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JD: What made you decide to give 10% of your merchandise proceeds to Black Lives Matter?
DC: Because black lives do matter. I wanted to bring as much awareness as possible to this movement. I was hoping to encourage others to support this important cause.
JD You’re making a huge impact on multiple social media platforms, how do you plan to use your voice to affect your peers positively?
DC: I’m hoping with my social media presence that I will be able to bring more positivity to my followers and help with bullying.
JD: What’s your average day like on Instagram/TikTok? How do you come up with engaging ideas?
DC: I try to spend a lot of time supporting my supporters as much as I can by liking and commenting back to them and giving them content that they like.
I get a lot of requests to do certain types of content and I follow a lot of the trends out.
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