How do you think we’ve evolved in our understanding and acceptance of “queer”?
Rather than an evolution, we’re realizing that there’s more of a spectrum and diversity to what it means to be queer. Before, it was like “oh, my gay best friend is going to take me shopping”. And now I think people are realizing that queer doesn’t fit into one stereotype.
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Which fashion lines do you mostly attire yourself in?
I mostly wear the clothes of designers I collaborate with. Models should only wear the clothing of designers they’re close with and have worked with.
How do you think aspiring designers can reach a wider audience?
I think fashion needs to be more personalized to fit the need of the individual. If there is more customization, then more people will feel included.
How would you classify individual style?
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So coming from London how do you feel like the energy of NYC is different?
Being originally from Lithuania what are your thoughts about being a student in NYC?
I come from a city as well so it’s not a drastic change, but there’s something so unique about NYC. Every neighborhood is like entering a different world within itself.
How do you feel like you’ve integrated yourself?
All the people who live here and the lives they live inspire me. You never know where you’re going to end up or who you’re going to meet. … Read the rest
What’s a fad that you’ve noticed or are trying to keep up with?
I don’t really keep up with fads. I just try to follow whatever works for me.
What would you say you most admire in people?
Character and authenticity. Living for oneself as opposed to for other people. Following your own path regardless of what other people are doing and being self-motivated to do your own thing.
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What would you say the “scene” look is right now?
I think it is more eclectic and individualistic mixing different vibes all at once. That can be striped, that can be boho mixed in with also the sports scene. It could be being influenced fashion wise from where you’re traveling.
Do you think fashion has evolved so that individuality is more accepted now?
Absolutely. Fashion is giving a voice to a new generation while at the same time borrowing from
As someone who’s made it in the industry what would you say is good advice for someone looking to get into the creative arts?
It takes patience and focus and absolutely a vision of where you see yourself.
What’s the biggest inspiration for you right now?
Continuing the legacy of the cultural landscape that is NYC and continuing to make my mark with people who are like-minded and equally creative.
How would you pinpoint the cultural landscape for yourself, what
What are the biggest challenges about being in the modeling industry right now?
The way you take criticism can really make you feel either empowered or discouraged and usually it’s discouragement because there’s so much pressure to live up to such high standards of what society deems is “perfect”. I’ve been working on my walk and it’s been helping me sustain my self image more