Each week, we take the time to highlight one of our favorite emerging models. Previously, we profiled Lisa Maria Cassens and this week we're turning our attention to Luisa Vagedes. We caught up with the budding beauty to talk about her career so far, her passion for modeling and her plans for the future.
Have you always wanted to be a model? If not, what did you want to be growing up?
I never really thought about becoming a model. I always knew that it should be something that keeps my life moving, shows me a lot of the world and brings many and preferably good experiences.
How were you scouted?
I got scouted through the internet from my mother agency Modelwerk.
How would you describe yourself as a model in three words?
Disciplined, open-minded, empathetic
Your first modeling job?
It was an editorial job for a fashion magazine.
What is your favorite or most exciting aspect about being a model?
That you can travel to different places in the world, meet inspiring people. Through many experiences you can learn a lot and expand your own perspective. It never gets boring, because there is always something new and exciting coming up. You learn to be more disciplined, which is generally important for a successful life.
What is your dream shoot/campaign?
It would be an honor to work for Chanel.
Biggest lesson that modelling has taught you?
It's important to always stay true to yourself. Advice from others can be very helpful, but there are always people who try to tell you what is right or wrong. I think it is important to keep in mind that it is an opinion, but that it doesn't mean it has to be yours.
What's the best life advice you've ever received?
'If you love life, life will love you back'
How do you stay in shape?
I have a plant-based diet. I just love healthy food so it's not very hard for me. Furthermore I do Pilates and home workouts.
What do you think about fashion? What does it mean to you?
I love that you can be creative with it. There is no right or wrong. It can be art, but also practical and functional.
If you had to be head to toe in one designer brand for the rest of your life, which would it be?
Chanel or Dior
How would you describe your style?
Elegant, classic but also casual
Denim or leather?
Heels or flats?
Vintage or contemporary fashion?
What is your guilty pleasure?
A fresh baked waffle or croissant with vegan 'Nutella'
When you're not busy modeling, what are some of your favorite things to do?
I love art, I love to draw. I started journaling a year ago and this helped me so much to reduce stress, it really helps to clear my mind. I spend a lot of time with my sister. We are like best friends and love to visit new places together.
What are you working on now and what do you dream of happening in the future?
I try to become the best version of myself. I want to try to give always my best. Trying to see and take all those great chances life offers me.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years' time?
I hope I reached a lot of my goals. That I am successful in what I am doing.
Check out Luisa's profile here and check back next week to find out who our next 'Model of the Week' is.
Thank you Luisa for taking the time to talk with us!
Interview by Clinton Gonsalvez
Special Thanks to Jostin-Jorge Stehr @ Modelwerk (Hamburg).
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