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SUNDAY CHAT: Jessica Alexandra

With golden, warm summer vacays oozing from her Instagram page, we get Jessica to answer the secrets to severe case of wanderlust, a glorious sense of humour, and an affinity for the sun.

If you haven’t stalked her on Instagram… @jessica_alexandra

Tell us a little about yourself and how you came up with the modelling life?

I came up to the modeling world first wanting to be a designer, but then my best friend suggested me to try out modeling, which I was reluctant at first as I was pretty shy in front of the camera and I am aware of my height. But then on the last day I signed up to CosmoGirl! Also, my god mother who was a former model used me in some images as her husband is a photographer.

If you could describe your day/life in a movie, what movie would it be?

My life in a movie? It varies I suppose it could be a chick flick to a drama (I wish it was more to Altered Carbon.)

Best way to jumpstart the day?

Have good thoughts and embrace the day with some good food and coffee. I try to fit in a light exercise

Three fun facts we may not know about you:

My resting b*tch face is totally the opposite to my character

Family is everything

I’m really a nerd and anyone who knows me well knows I take my food seriously. Very seriously.

Who or what inspires you?

My parents. If I could have half the brain my dad did and half my mom’s spunk in work and independence I would be happy. Also they’ve also inspired and guided me through my life by just giving me trust and freedom

One item you couldn’t live without..

Unfortunately in these day and age, my phone (guilty).

What is your favorite Laluna piece to travel with you?

I love love love the front slit pants and the cuts for all of Laluna’s pieces. It just hugs and flows on your body.

If you were now dressed up in one of Laluna’s pieces, which one would it be and what songs would you put on?

Most likely the Laluna dress and I’d play “You Might Be” by Autograph or Higher Ground by Odesza. I know. kinda random.

Quote you live by?

“Life would be tragic if it weren’t funny” -Stephen Hawking

How would you describe Laluna?

Effortless with just a right amount of fun, summer go to.

What is your favorite part of what you do?

Meeting new people, seeing new places and creating something that visually creates a mood or even tells a story.

Would you ever travel to space?

Yes if I could return, alive.

What is your most memorable shoot?

It’s really hard to say, I’d say working with elephants while having Shan with me and my god parents shooting but honestly it’s mostly the shoots that aren’t planned.

Any muses that you look up as a model?

I adore so many women it’s uncountable, like Rocky Barnes, Garry Pepper Girl, the Hadids and all the ridiculously beautiful people on this island of Bali that I’m blessed to call home.

Besides of modelling, what are the other activities you like to do?

Like many of the Bali kids, I work part time for my parents in Cavendish property group, my mom also does some of the interior design. One fun  project is the eco resort and yoga Huts in Nusa Penida. Aside from that I’m taking fashion course for a year and I love swimming when I’m not trying new places to eat with my friends

How do you approach Instagram? Is everything authentically you, or do you like to keep your feed curated?

I try to take it less seriously. I think it’s important to keep it authentic and have fun with it.

Craziest Instagram comment you’ve ever gotten:

Hmm I wouldn’t say crazy but I guess getting a compliment from a crush never hurts.

What’s on your wishlist this year?

Travel and improve my time management.

Fill in the blank, my guilty pleasure is _____

FOOOOOOOODDDDD.

What are your goals in 2018?

Actively working even more and maybe be featured on a magazine? I don’t know I just have to see.

Your go-to Bali restaurant:

Dahana, Happy Chappy, Musubi, Pokeh and gosh I love my self some good burger, Nowbali! recommended me Street Boi.

Fill in the blank again, I would die to trade lives with _____ for one day.

Chiara Ferragni / Gigi Hadid or Donald Trump.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

Having a good career and I want to be part of my parent’s business if I’m qualified. If I’m capable I would love to continue in the fashion industry weather I’m a designer model/ influencer you name it. It’s hard for me to call my self any of that now as I’m still evolving and I’m aware of my height but I’m so lucky to be in an era where things are more flexible. Doing the things you love and having your dearest near you are the basics to a  happy life.I’d like to give back and do some social work as well. A foundation or support a foundation for the very least.

Any advice for future #lalunadreamers, especially those wanting to enter into the modelling industry?

Know thyself and just be authentic. Learn to listen and keep on evolving.

Road trip vs fly

Barefoot or high heels

Sunrise or sunset

Tea vs coffee

Planned trip vs spontaneity

Flat waters vs waves

Chocolate vs Lollies