INTERVIEW: Model Lulu Stone
Q:Can you tell us bit about yourself?
A: My name is Lulu and I’ve been a full time model based in London for 2 and 1/2 years now.
Q: When and how did you get into modelling?
A: I started modelling while at uni. I got a taste for it doing a project for a friend doing fashion and then joined a freelancer site (Model Mayhem) to get some more experience. I met with an agency in Manchester, signed with them, nished my degree, and then moved back to London to pursue it full time!
Q: What are your career highlights so far?
A: I’ve been super lucky and had some amazing opportunities, traveled to some beautiful places so I can’t pick out one specifically. It’s so amazing waking up in a beautiful hotel in a gorgeous part of the world... Always makes me feel blessed and appreciate how lucky I am to have this as my job!
Q: What was the craziest shoot you’ve ever participated?
A: I’ve had some crazy outfits before but the craziest job was being covered in peanut butter to be licked by a dog (I love dogs so it was also one of my favorite shoots).
Q: What’s the hardest thing in the model business?
A: Probably having to be on standby all the time. It’s super hard to have to drop all plans with friends/family at the last minute. I hope they understand by now but I can see how it’s super frustrating.
Q: What was the best modelling advice you have ever received?
A:Don’t ever feel silly- just do it with commitment.
Q: How important is social media for your career?
A: Instagram especially is hugely important for my career. From being aware of what’s going on, who to keep up to date with and keeping in touch with people I’ve worked with/ want to work with, it’s a great tool. I’ve received some of my biggest campaigns through social media! And if the client hasn’t found me directly through Instagram, I’ve turned up on jobs where they must have found me on Instagram after a casting and printed out my page for references. It’s hugely influential!
Q: How do you maintain your skin so flawless?
A: I try to let my skin breathe as much as possible. I’ve noticed if I’m working back to back with heavy makeup-my skin will get really bad. It made me very conscious to when I’m not shooting not to wear anything on my skin apart from sunscreen.
Q: Name your beauty essentials.
A: A good SPF, water, healthy diet and a happy life!
Q: Who would you name as your style icon?
A: I wear a lot of my mums old clothes so probably her.
Q: How would you define your personal style?
A: Comfortable, colourful and mismatch.
Q: What’s one item in your closet you would never throw away?
A:I have this orange denim jacket that my mum picked out for me when I was really young and kept for me until I was old enough for it to t. I love it so much I’ve added loads of badges to it from new cities that I’ve been.