Do you remember my Lanvin ♥ H&M post not too long ago where I introduced you all to my friend Jessica Estrada?
Well, not only is Jessica a lover of Lanvin, but she is also a really great model. Jessica has a degree in Fashion Merchandising and definitely knows a thing or two about how to wear clothes.
Take a look at just a few of some of her fabulous modeling photos and learn more about Jessica by reading this interview!
Oh to Be a Muse: How did you get into modeling?
Jessica Estrada: I have the same story most models have. I was walking through a mall and got scouted. It seemed like something fun to do so I went and got some photos taken and eventually ended up at Wilhelmina.
Muse: Did you always want to model or do you have other passions?
JE: Modeling kind of just fell into my lap. It was a great job to get me through school, and I always really enjoyed doing it but it was never my ultimate goal. I studied fashion merchandising so I’ve always admired the “behind the scenes” of the fashion industry such as design and publication.
Muse: What are some of the best and worst parts about modeling?
JE: The best part of modeling is that it’s pretty easy. You walk into the shoot, get your hair and makeup done, get fed some free delicious food, and then prance in front of the camera for a few hours. The worst part is the pressure to be in shape. I eat A LOT and I hate having to worry about eating the delicious brownie that’s sitting on the kitchen table.
Muse: How do you feel about how models are portrayed today?
JE: I think the modeling world took a downward spiral for a bit but it seems to be getting better. If you watched the shows a few years ago all you would see were blonde, 14-year-old models, who weigh 90 pounds. It was terrible! Now you see models like Lara Stone who actually have curves, and ethnic models seem to be playing a more prevalent role as well.
Muse: What advice would you give someone who dreams of modeling?
JE: Beware and be confident! It can either be a really great experience or it can be a terrible one. It’s important that young models have their head on straight before getting into this industry.
Muse: If you could model for a particular designer, who would it be?
JE: Karl Lagerfeld. I would marry him if I could.
Muse: Who is your style muse?
JE: I love Freja Beha Erichsen's carefree style. I like it when someone looks like they didn’t try so hard but still manage to look put together.
Website: Jessica Estrada
Fave TV: The Office
Fave Book: The Catcher in the Rye
Fave Music: The xx, Animal Collective, Black Kids, LCD Soundsystem, Beach House, Born Ruffians, David Bowie
Fave Movies: 500 Days of Summer, Hot Rod, ODDSAC
And I won this beautiful giveaway by Kaitlynn!