Lisa Alverman is our Model Of The Month For August 2015.
With a humble but notable portfolio that includes appearances in Grazia and Gioia as well as starring in campaigns for Twin set, Gas jeans and Max Mara, the blue eyed beauty has carved her niche.
Earlier this year she made a great impression when she appeared on the cover of Grazia's 20th February Issue in a David Bowie inspired fashion shoot that also carried more than forty themed pages in celebration of the opening of Bowie at the Philharmonie de Paris.
The Swedish native never had dreams of being a model but had an early start in Milan. She considers Kylie Jenner, Kendall and Cara Delevingne among her style icons while Ann-Sofie Back and Stella McCartney her favorite fashion designers.
With her bold captivating looks, and an even bigger personality she is destined to be a true favorite in the fashion world and making a name for herself.
In an exclusive interview with The FMD, Lisa speaks about her ambitions, the fashion scene and what it takes to be a model.
Did you always wanted to be a model, or did you stumble upon it, get discovered etc.? Who or what inspired you to become a model? How did you get started in the modeling business?
No, it was never a dream for me. I never thought I could be a model. I have always been a little bit of a boyish girl.
I got started when I was in Milan for a while.
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model? What do you like least? Have you encountered any surprises along the way? What has been your most awkward moment (of your modeling career)?
I always loved to meet new people and to see different places. What I like the least I donít know actually its a lot of things that could be better.
No not that much surprises, not that I can remember right now anyway.
Iíve been kind of safe in the awkward moments.
Whatís the funniest thing that happened to you on a photo shoot or fashion show?
Every photo shoot has its funniest moments in their own way.
How would you describe yourself as model in three words?
Iím just me.
Who is your favorite photographer? Why?
I actually donít have a favorite. Everybody has different styles and I like a lot of different things.
Is there a difference in posing when you are doing a cover and an editorial?
Depends on the photographers.
Did anyone in the industry ask you to change your look, name, etcÖ If so, what did you do?
No never anything like that.
What tips and advice do you have for aspiring models just starting out, something you wish someone would have told you?
I wish that someone told me to always be yourself because thatís what Iíve been learning when I started to be me. It went so so so much better.
Would you share some of your future goals, your life motto, any words of wisdom that get you by in life and professional career?
One of my life goals is to succeed in this but do a change in the business and get people to be more open. Iím always really professional when I work and everything about modeling.
What should a relationship between an agent and model look like?
It should be like a business partner but also like a family member, because you need to be able to talk to them about a lot.
Who is your favorite all-time model?
Do other models inspire you?
Yes they do, some does not. But the good ones of course.
Is the fashion world what you expected it to be?
Yes it is.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?
Hang out with friends and family, and dance.
Who are your favorite fashion designers?
Ann-Sofie Back, Stella McCartney.
What things in your wardrobe would you never throw away?
My black wu-tang hoodie.
What era would you like to bring back?
I like to mix all different eras.
Who is your style icon?
Kylie Jenner, Kendall and Cara.
Your favorite store?
Do you have any beauty / skin care tips or tricks to look fresh and rested for early morning photo shoots?
I always take care of my skin on the nights and the morning. With different stuff.
Do you believe in homemade recipes? Do you have one to share with us?
Yes I do, right now I donít have any in mind.
How much attention do you pay to meditation & exercise, or is it all natural? How do you stay in shape?
Itís not all natural anymore. When u starting to grow up you need to do a lot of training. But for me I need to exercise to please my soul.
Favorite kind of food:
I love my dadís hunter food.
When models say they eat healthy, what do they mean by that?
Eat green. In right doses.
How would you describe yourself as a human being in three words?
Professional, free spirit, loving
Whatís controversial or unique about you?
Iím always honest. And when I do something I really do it.
If you could have one superpower, what would you choose?
To transport myself. Or save the world hehe.
What would you like to change about yourself if you can choose only one thing?
I would love to not be lazy.
Do people act different around you since youíve become a model?
Yes they do, and its weird they think I changed and become another person, but I really havenít Iím even more myself now then before.
Favorite kind of music? Favorite television series or movie?
All eater in music but hip-hop. And tv show is Skins, and a lot of things I canít even say one.
A lot of Bob Marleyís.
Whatís your favorite fashion magazine? Why?
Love Magazine, because itís different.
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If you could change one thing in the past years, what would it be?
Nothing. Never regret
Thank you Lisa for this great interview!
note: all answers are original and unaltered - Editor: Iva Mirbach; Intro: Clinton Gonsalvez