A chat with model Laila Liljedahl

  • Photographer: Thomas Foreman

    Photographer: Thomas Foreman

  • Photographer: Thomas Foreman

    Photographer: Thomas Foreman

  • Photographer: Thomas Foreman

    Photographer: Thomas Foreman

  • Photographer: Thomas Foreman

    Photographer: Thomas Foreman

  • Photographer: Thomas Foreman

    Photographer: Thomas Foreman

  • Photographer: Justin Allen

    Photographer: Justin Allen

  • Photographer: Justin Allen

    Photographer: Justin Allen

Hello Laila, when did you know you wanted to become a model?
I knew I wanted to become a model when I was 9 years old, my baby sitter’s husband was a photographer for a clothing line and I used to think it was so fascinating.

What influences your work ?
Life experiences. I live such an adventurous life. I feel like when I model, through my expressions, it’s my way of telling my story.

What does art mean for you ?
Life is art to me, the way I live my life inspires me to create art through photos, paintings, photography, etc.

The one thing you can’t live without ?
My dog Zoey. She’s a husky and she’s so adorable! I take her with me to every city I visit, she even sits next to me on the plane.

Do you like to say something for girls out there?
Yes! Don’t let the industry change you! You will go so much further if you just always remain true to yourself.

How do you see your future?
I see my future filled with happiness, love, art, & travels.

Your favorite music ?
I’m like all over the place.
I like lounge music, dance, 90’s, hip hop, rock n roll.

A place you would love to visit ?
New Zealand.

Is there something else about you that I should know?
I have a strong belief about remaining natural. I wish the industry was more about natural beauty. I don’t understand fake hair, nails, plastic surgery, etc. I see right through the plastic thing that is so main stream these days. I believe that if you take good care of your health and you’re happy on the inside, that is truly and honestly the most beautiful way to be.

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