What I call an Organic French Beauty is represented by this girl:
Old friend of mine, I was surprised to see she started a modeling career a few years ago. Named as Claudia Lully.
If you know me as much as I know you,
you could imagine what crossed my mind in the first place… *INTERVIEW*
Jems Write: What gave you the idea of becoming a model?
Claudia: At the beginning, becoming a model was kind of a challenge; I wanted to overcome my limits in front of a photographer requiring several things such as poses, facial expressions particularly natural expression starting with my eyes.
Also, I am not the type modeling agencies are looking for, I’m quite small and I have a different shape from all those skinny mermaids. So, the idea of becoming a model, being perceived as “beautiful and attractive” without following the rules of the World of Fashion represents a huge fulfillment.
JW: How did you feel during your 1st photo shoot?
C: My first shoot [February 2015] was really intense. I was stressed and uncomfortable in front of the camera, but the challenge was what I expected from a shy girl like me. Now when I think about it, I’m laughing at myself. [HAHA]
JW : Is it more of a personal fulfillment or you want to become a professional?
C: For the moment, it is just a hobby, a way to have fun while exchanging with photographers whom I deeply respect and with who I created strong friendships.
I only did partnerships [without any money involved, just exchanges of loyal services] but it helps me being confident in my body and soul. Well, if an opportunity to pose for professionals pops up I won’t decline it!
JW: What message do you want to share with women?
C: A KISS [Keep It Short & Simple] Message: Be yourself and stay natural!
All women have different shapes and features. For instance, I have wide shoulders and hips and a slim waist yet it could be the contrary from a friend of mine to another. We cannot fight against our DNA except if you try plastic surgery but what is the fun in looking like everyone else?
Moreover, on most of my pictures, I didn’t put any make up on, not even a tiny bit of mascara on my eyelashes . I’m not used to put make up everyday anyway. I prefer to remain myself with my imperfections. [JW: You know what they say “First rule of a luxury product : Its imperfections!”] A lot of photographers told me they enjoyed this natural side of me during the shoot. I cannot accept using Photoshop and change the shape of my face or my eyes the size of my lips… It would be lying from my point of view!
JW: What do you think of the idea of beauty in the World of Fashion and its rules to become a model [for example: tall, skinny...] ?
C: I found if fake. Desperately wanting to represent the women, we are showing the extremes. It is simple to understand: take a street and take a look at the women walking by, few will be as tall or as skinny… A woman is made to have a generous shape and a personality.
Of course, some women are naturally thin and this represents a beautiful diversity!
We need to stop worshipping those “top models”. Just take a look at the “most iconic and gorgeous Ladies of the world” like Scarlett Johansson, Beyonce or Monica Bellucci, they don’t wear a size 2 but still they are prettier than a model who is 20 and who is almost falling apart. Reminder: Marilyn Monroe used to wear a size 10!
That is why I’m looking for authenticity and natural in my pictures. “Being yourself without harming yourself. At least when I show or post my pics, someone can bump into me and recognize me easily.
Well ladies, everybody could be a model if they want to, you just need motivation and learn to accept your body, its perks and imperfections and use them without being vulgar!