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Interview: Model Julie Vera (Denmark)
Can you tell us a little about you?
My name is Julie Vera. I’m 18 years old and live in Denmark. I dream of working in the fashion industry, so as a living I study clothing craftsman and Fashion in Aarhus, at VIA University College. In my spare time, I work as a freelance model, mostly based in Copenhagen. I enjoy all kinds of creative unfoldment’s, such as painting and writing.
If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be?
If you ask me to change anything about me physically, I wouldn’t change a thing. Not because I’m perfect. Because I’m not. Not even close. But it’s important for me to love what I got, and I think that’s the definition of perfect.
Mentally I would want to learn to really take one step at a day. A lot of things is happening with my life in the moment, so good memories might slip by me when it all happens so fast.
To enjoy every little step of the way and not rush everything I do, would be a flaw I would want to change. The journey to the goal is just as important as the goal itself.
How did you start modeling?
I was contacted by a Wedding dress company, about three years ago. They asked me to be one of the new faces for their new Campaign. After the shooting day the photographer gave me his business card and asked me if I was ever interested in working with him, I should give a call. From there on, there wasn’t a lot of space between a new shoot for either a paid job or my own growing portfolio.
What do you think of the work as a model?
It depends on what kind of model work I do.
The wonderful thing about working with a whole team, is that you are surrounded by so many passionate and talented people, just as yourself. It’s a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and doing what you enjoy the most.
There is also something incredible about a shoot where you have the opportunity to come with your own ideas too what kind of style, cloth or vibe you want the pictures to have. There I also have a chance to come out with some creative ideas.
What I have learned in the model industry is, that it’s so important too have respect for yourself and your boundaries.
What is your beauty regimen?
Take care of you’re body in a healthy way. I think it’s important as a model to remember that you’re body is you’re work. You have to take care of yourself, both you’re mind and you’re body. Have a loads of self-respect and have fun.
What are your personal qualities which distinguish you from others?
I am an extremely passionate person. When I have, my mind set on something I always push myself to achieve my goal. Whenever I push myself out in a new project I always have my mind set on three things. Work Hard, Have Fun and Repeat
What are your plans for the future?
My plans for the future is to finish my education in fashion with high grades. I plan on continuing my studying as a designer after worth, to push my knowledge’s a little further. In the end I’m just fighting for a future in the fashion industry so I can come out with my own vision and ideas.
I plan on having my modeling jobs in close hands, because it’s a wonderful way to keep the fashion environment close, and I enjoy having a break from time to time with modeling.
What are some of your favorite experiences so far?
My all-time favorite experience from modeling was my first catwalk show in Copenhagen. It was such an honor to be a part of, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I got the opportunity to meet so many new people whom is very close to me this day today. It was also the wonderful moment where I really got passionate about the fashion industry.
One particular moment not so long ago, I got the opportunity to model in one of my own designs, which was a moment I will remember till the day I die. That was a moment with two of my favorite thing combined in one experience. It was absolutely incredible.
Do you have any advice for those who want to start modeling?
Be yourself the entire way. It’s so important not to lose yourself and what you stand for. Other than that, just remember to have fun the entire time!
What do you think of the magazine?
Modellenland Magazine is an incredible opportunity to come up close to models and photographers whom may not always have the chance to speak their side of the story. I enjoy reading others interviews and gather inspiration.