POST SHOOT INTERVIEW WITH MODEL ALICIA LAMSON
Damaged / Goods: What led you to originally pursue a career in modeling?
Alicia Lamson: What originally led me to pursue a modeling career was chance. I am studying fashion in school and got asked to model my fashions on the runway. I fell in love with modeling after that. I have a small theater background so now I both act and model and really enjoy it.
Damaged: Who would you say is your ultimate fashion inspiration?
Alicia: My ultimate fashion inspiration is Alexa Chung. I came across her as a teenager and was instantly obsessed with her hair AND taste in men. Now I try to look up street style photos taken of her to get inspiration on fashion.
Damaged: Favorite fashion brands?
Alicia: I mostly thrift and shop at Goodwill but I do love brands like UNIF and Reformation. Anything that is edgy, seems vintage inspired or is vintage I'm obsessed with.
Damaged: In terms of music, who are your top artists of the moment?
Alicia: My top favorites have always been The Smiths and David Bowie. But I am really into The Growlers, The Black Keys and I just came across an artist named Jain that I absolutely love.
Whats your damage?
Alicia: I definitely have struggled with finding a good group of people to surround myself with. People that will bring me up and inspire me the most. Now that I have become more settled in Los Angeles I have blossomed more into myself and can more confidently say fuck off to people that shame me for thinking or feeling a certain way. I definitely have always let many people walk all over me. Now it's making me happier, and am realizing it is okay, to say no to things I don't want to do; things that I don't think will benefit me in the end. I will definitely continue to grow as a person, but I'm glad to say I am starting to find a good core group of people to do that with.