Interviews / Stories
Cover model Solveiga Mykolaityte
Can you tell us a little about you?
I am 100% Lithuanian, both of my parents are Lithuanian. So I am a real Baltic girl. and crazy girl in a crazy world :)
I had my first photoshooting at age 20 and then I understood that I'm in love with photography.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
When I was a teenage I wanted to change almost everything about my looks, my freckles, my height, my face , now I'm totally fine to live with myself as I am now. Nothing else comes to my mind. I guess it means I don't want to change anything.
How did you start modeling?
My beginnings in the modeling industry where quite late. I started my serious modelling career only after I finished my studies in Lithuania. Milan was the first city I chose for my career as a model. Then I travelled a lot. I’ve lived in Milan, Paris and NY. And lately I spend most of my modelling time in NY.
I started my modelling career in Lithuania when I began to work as a manager in a model agency that organized international beauty contests. I’ve got some experience and had received invitation to try to work as a model in Milan. It was the first step in my career. I left after my studies. Lithuania is full of girls who have very good model standards, but there is no market of modeling, one cannot make a living while modeling in Lithuania. It can be like a hobby. If you are willing to have a model career abroad, Lithuania can be a start and the place to get some experience to built your portfolio and after that go abroad for a serious job. Unfortunately most of the girls don’t embrace themselves for leaving abroad to work as models because it’s a hard work out there.
What do you think of the work as a model?
Models work hard you know, but they also have their reasons to love doing it. It gives you good opportunity to see new places, to know new cultures, to meet interesting people when you change the place, city and country it starts over and over again; new place, new culture, new people, but at the same time you can feel lonely sometimes. Thats hard. But If you know how to use model work well it can turn your life in to a best experience ever.
What is your beauty regimen?
To wash off my make up before bedtime. strictly. Glass of water with lemon in the morning.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am a big dreamer, biggest optimist, everlasting sunseeker and wildcats whisperer :)
What are your plans for the future?
To live in the island, to sit under palm tree with monkeys around, drink coconut water and write a book.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
My wildlife volunteer project in South Africa. I lived here in wildness with wild cats around. At the reserve we had " African big five" : elephants, buffaloes, giraffes, rhinos and cheaters and full of other animals. I met amazing people from all over the world. I just came back after one month traveling in Bali and I love experiences like that when It gives you opportunities how to see the world from different eyes. Talking about my modeling experience
On a model’s journey to success, a history develops, memories form. I had many memorable experiences on my modeling journey but I would like to mention one; the cutest one I had. I did shoot with wild puma Kendi. I adore wild cats so it was great experience to hold this wild cat in my arms, she was so sweet, relaxed. With calm but loud purring, she was a real super model :)
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
You should choose the right people around you and always believe in what you are doing.
What do you think of the magazine?
Yeah great stuff! great stuff for people in fashion, art business, for people who loves photography and not only. Its magazine for cool people thats for sure :) I am happy to be part of this magazine. I wish long life for this magazine and greetings for readers.
photographer of the pictures- Paulius Stefanovičius