THE NEW ORIGINALS X MAHA | MEET THE CREATIVES: LUNA
Meet the creatives. We had a conversation with Luna, the stunning model that believes everybody is at their best when they are simply being themselves.
Hi Luna! Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hey, I’m Luna. I’m a 22 years old model and I live in Amsterdam. Next to modeling I just started my studies in creative business so I can learn about everything going on behind the scenes as well.
You are currently signed at Revoltmodels - a modeling agency that represents a more inclusive industry. How do you feel being one of their faces?
It’s very refreshing ! In an industry like this, many clients are still trying to put you in a box and are looking for a specific image. But with them I can just be myself. They got my back and make me feel comfortable in my own skin, just by being myself.
Which has been your most valuable project so far?
All projects have been valuable. I see every job as an experience where I learn and grow from. I love doing big projects, as I am overly proud once they are released. But I also feel extremely powerful doing a project that is more intimate and close to myself. And then there’s still so much more to come...
What would be your dream project?
A billboard, the cover of a magazine, Pyer moss. Oh, and Fenty has to happen! The list really is endless and I always tell myself that the sky's the limit. However, it hasn’t always been like that. When I was younger, I had the idea that I couldn’t do it. I was bullied in high school and got stuck in an identity crisis. Now I’m like whatever. Things will never be good enough for others, but when I’ll try to adapt myself for them, I’d be lying to myself. I just do whatever makes me feel good and realised that with hard work and the right mindset you can get wherever you want to be.
That sounds amazing! So once we look at that billboard, what would you like us to see?
That you can just be! Do whatever you want. You don’t have to explain yourself because you’re “different”. That’s what I would like everyone to see.
Are there any things you’d like to see changed within the creative industries?
First of all, I’m happy to see some changes happening already, but there’s still a lot to be done. Especially when it comes to women. Why do women that decide to start their own brand have to justify this? This makes no sense because it’s all possible in our time. I also noticed some brands claim to be diverse in their campaigns. Yes, the cast might be diverse, but when the whole crew is white can you really call yourself inclusive? Overall, I think there is still a lot of inequalities between different groups within the creatives industries and I think it’s time for change.
What is your view on the future?
I always say I don’t look at the future, as I can’t control it. Look at what happened to us in 2020. However, I wish to keep on expressing myself in this evolving industry, in whatever way that might be. In the end I want to use this to connect different people and bring them to a higher level.
What would you like to say to people that have the same ambitions you have?
Your mind can be your biggest enemy, so try not to think too much and don’t let yourself scare off by fear. So what if something doesn’t go well. In the end it is the process that counts. Don’t miss out on things because you are afraid. Only you can put yourself to it, so listen to yourself instead of others and you’ll get where you want to be.