It is 6pm and Noelia, the photographer, and I meet
both models at the Gelateria Ciao Bei in
Cala d’Or (Mallorca). Lia arrives first and she is wearing a dark blue top and
jeans, and she looks young and radiant. She orders a chocolate mint ice cream
and we chitchat and laugh. We go through the Jazz photoshot images together
while I ask her some questions.
Interview with Lia (model from Jazz Festival)
Me: Lia, please tell me a
little bit about yourself. Are you from here or are you visiting?
Lia: My dad is from here,
from Mallorca. My mom is from England, she was born near Manchester. My parents
met when they were young, and my mom decided to come and live here. So I was
born actually here in Spain. And when I
was little I started speaking English because my mom would speak to me in
Me: And you live here in Cala
Lia: Yes. And I really really love it! I think it is a really
Lia: I study. I am in what it
would be college in England. And I think it is junior year in high-school in
Me: What do you want to do
next, after you finish high-school?
Lia: I want to study tourism.
I want to be an Event Manager in the tourism industry.
Me: I want to ask you couple of
questions about your shopping style. What is your favorite color in clothing?
Lia: It would be pink and
white. I love everything that’s bright! In summer I normally wear shorts and a
t-shirt or a nice top. And in winter it would be normally a jumper, a really
warm jumper and jeans. And I love bracelets and necklaces!
Me: How do you shop? Do you
go just any store or you have favorites?
Lia: No. I do not go just any
store. My favorite shop is Forever 21, and then I really like Top Shop. And
then there are Spanish shops like Bershka, Stradivarius, Pull & Bear.
Me: Do you find these stores
here in Cala d’Or?
Lia: No. I never buy here. I
normally go to Palma (Palma de Mallorca) or I buy in England. As for my style,
I am a little bit of everything. One day I can dress really nice and really
mature, and then another day I can change it to a lazy outfit.
Lia (laughing): No. I do not
like when there is too much pink. For dress I think it is a nice color. But
then I also like blue, light blue. I like light colors. I dress a lot of light
colors and sometimes dark colours, it just depends on my mood. As for going
shopping, I normally go with my friends.
We are couple of girls; we go together and have fun.
Me: Can you tell me a little
bit about the photoshot that you just did for the Jazz Festival campaign for
Myrda J. Was it your first modeling experience?
Lia: No, it was my second
time. The first time it was with another photographer and it was because I won
that contest and he took a few photos of me.
At first I was a bit nervous. I admit I was nervous, because it was
something new. And then it just came naturally and I really enjoyed it. The
outfits were very comfortable. It was really nice and I felt like I was just
Emma arrives wearing a colorful dress. She is coming
straight from the beach. She is tanned, happy, and relaxed. She goes through the pictures while I ask her
Interview with Emma (model from Summer In Mallorca
video and Jazz Festival photoshot)
Me: Emma, can you tell us a
little bit about your lifestyle in Mallorca and what you like about it.
Emma: I like it here because
it is really relaxed. It is like a very slow pace of life. You work, but you have fun as well. You have
coffees, you go to the beach, you eat out quite a lot. It is just relaxed and
Me: Talking about eating out,
what is your favorite food?
Emma: Oh, food! My favorite
is seafood. I like chipirones. And for dessert I like anything chocolaty.
Definitely I love chocolate cake and brownies.
in fashion, what are your favorite colors?
Emma: I definitely love black. I love black tops and I match them with
different accessories. Then I like different bottoms. For summer I also like
colorful things. I have lots of clothing in blues and in purples. And I prefer
dresses over separates! Especially in summer I love dresses. You just throw it
over the bikini and it is really easy. I go to the beach a lot. Every day.
Right now I am coming straight from the beach.
Me: Do you dress up a lot?
Emma: At nighttime. Yes, at nighttime I like wearing
high heels or boots. In the daytime it is just so comfortable to be in
flip-flops. And again, I go to the beach
a lot. (laughing)
Me: Emma, tell me how do you feel about modeling. You
now did both, the video and the jazz shoot for MyrdaJ.
Emma: I was really nervous. During the video filming I
was really nervous. With the photos you know they can be edited. The video is
different. You see everything. And it was my first time modeling and I was very
nervous. However, at the end I had fun. Just at the end (laughing). It was a long day for me. We met at 5pm and
did all the make-up and hair in house and then we went to Cala d’Or and to the
beach to film. It was quite a few hours of filming. But then it was fun.
Me: And the Jazz photoshot, how was it?
Emma (looking at Lia and laughing): It was good,
wasn’t it? We had fun. Lia and me just had fun and Noelia (the photographer) took pictures. It was natural. We went for drinks, got some cocktails. We
danced a little bit.
Me: Did you enjoy dancing?
Emma (slightly shy): I am not too much of a dancer,
but I enjoyed it.
Lia: Well, I do dance. I dance hip-hop. I have my own
crew back in Palma. I have been dancing now for nearly four years.
We finish our ice-creams and coffees and
write a postcard to Myrda, Sending her some smiles and sunshine from Mallorca!
Lia browsing through the Jazz in June Photos
"Wish you were here!" From Mallorca
Emma, Noelia & Lia
Map of Mallorca, Spain
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