POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH SANNA BACKSTROKE
Damaged / Goods: What led you to originally pursue a career in modeling ?
Sanna Backstroke: I’m from a small city in the north of Sweden. Not a lot of people have the chance to leave places like this so when i was scouted, I felt very grateful and lucky to have the opportunity to travel and experience a world outside of my own. My parents were worried, of course, but very supportive ... they wanted me to experience what they never could have growing up. I wanted to make them proud, and in return it helped me feel proud of myself.
Damaged: Who would you say is your ultimate fashion inspiration ?
Sanna: I've always been in love with Kate Moss and Freja Beha Erichsen- they exude cool.
Damaged: Favorite fashion brands ?
Sanna: Gucci, Rag & Bone, Prabal Gurung, Coach, all-saints, premier amour, Free People.
Damaged: In terms of music, who are your top artists of the moment ?
Sanna: Kendrick Lamar and Sampha, Etta James, Nina Simone, old jazz, Aaliyah, Vivian Green, sonic youth etc.. I have a playlist for every mood , mornings, workout music, or what I listen to in the evenings and it always changes a lot!
Whats your damage ?
Sanna: Coming to New York as a quite young and naive person has taught me so much about people and life, all the experiences... I'm lucky to have had the opportunity to "grow up" and find myself here. It’s really influenced me to become who I am today in regards to the points of views thatIi have and knowledge I’ve gained. I’m forever grateful.
And then of course, my first time falling in Love with someone who loved me was the biggest life event that really touched and opened my heart in a way I didn’t know was possible. That’s been my biggest lesson; I remind myself that there is no stronger force than the power of Love.