26 Questions with Model Lucy Vives

 

Where are you originally from? What is your background?

I was born on the west coast of Puerto Rico, but I spent most of my life in Miami. I moved back to the island before gradating High School. Now I am going to college and studying in New Orleans. My father is Colombian, that’s where my accent when speaking Spanish comes from.

In three words, how would you describe yourself?

Opinionated, Empathetic , Hungry

What do you like to do during your downtime?

During my downtime I’m a fan of reading, watching films, writing, and traveling. Most of the traveling I do is for work, and though I am grateful for the opportunity to travel, it can be difficult to find downtime. Some people say I’m kind of a workaholic. I often find myself immersed in the creation and curation of music. Soul therapy. Doesn’t feel like work

Blazer: Tahari | Socks: Hysteria by Happy | Sneakers: Jeffrey Campbell | Gloves: Model Own

What or who are your biggest inspirations in your personal style? 

I spent a lot of my life trying not to be like anyone else. I know it’s impossible to
not be a product of our society, etc. But I guess I’ll take this time to say that I
really love

How was it growing up with your fathers music?

Growing up with my father’s music was actually kind of humbling. It was all I ever knew, and my father was always very serious about our values and morals. I didn’t see his career as any different than a dentist’s or a lawyer’s but of course, it taught me a lot about the music industry. You never really know it until you know it from the inside.

Do you have any current role models that you look up to? Why them?

Angelina Jolie, Charlise Theron. Beautiful Humanitarians, conscious and
incredibly talented

Jacket: Free People | Jeans: Zara | Socks: Adidas

Who is your celebrity crush?

Billie Eilish, Rihanna, Megan Fox, and probably Angelina Jolie, again.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?

Overpriced feminine products, like the luxury tax on tampons.

Do you speak any other languages?

I speak Spanish and English fluently, as well as tiny bits of French and Portuguese.

If you weren’t famous, what would you be up to right now?

Same shit, I’d probably still be trying to finish this philosophy degree.

What would you like remembered about you?

Hopefully my energy.

Top: Zara | Pants: MSGM | Shoes: Cecelia New York

What is one message you would give to your fans?

Hi! I love you, you’re okay and incredibly important in this cosmic web. All the obstacles and all the pain that this world has to offer is temporary because it is trans-formative… we will grow and you will realize you were Never alone.

What’s the weirdest thing a fan has ever done for you?

From designing their tattoos upon request to having them find me late at night at a far away beach in Puerto Rico, I can’t decide lol. But it’s not easy to weird me out.

What is your biggest/weirdest fear?

Spiders

What projects you are currently working on? Which project is going to release first in the
coming days?

Nothing I can disclose at the moment haha currently I’m a little still, taking a moment to
breathe and focus on some Me things. but I’m sure the stillness won’t last long.

Top: Guess | Coat: Alfani | Pants: WAYF | Socks: Hysteria by Happy | Shoes: Model Own

Are you a bathroom singer?

Bedroom Bathroom and Beyond.

What should every woman try at least once in her life?

Masturbation

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

The best piece of advice I was given was to actively love myself, there’s no one in this world I’m
gonna spend more time with than me. Cultivating a healthy relationship with yourself is
something we can’t be told about enough.

What is on your bookshelf?

Aquinas, The Crystal Bible, Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity, The Second Sex and
The Coming of Age, The Awakening by Kate Chopin, Women Who Run with the Wolves, Sylvia
Plath’s poetry collection, and Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughter House 5.

What are the last three items on your credit card statement?

Uber, Candles and a natural mango juice.

Dress: Topshop | Sneakers: Tory Sport | Socks: Hysteria by Happy Socks

What is on your nightstand?

Some crystals, a glass of water , and an ashtray with half a j in it.

What quote do you live by?

Pa’lante. Pa’tras, ni pa coger impulso. Keep moving forward.

What is your beauty secret?

Last night’s eyeliner, rose water, and ice water.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

I can eat a whopper n a Big Mac in under a minute.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?

I wish I knew Nobody out there had the answer. I would’ve started looking for it myself a long
long time ago.

What hobbies do you have? Any special talents no one knows about?

Lately hobbies have been all over the place, I like to try new things often but some constants
have been Skating, rock climbing, skim boarding, hiking, painting, sketching, and always some
good road tripping.

This spread appears in the pages of TB72 Lucy Vives: In her own skin taken from Black Harmony 2019; out now and available to buy here.

This Bitch print exclusive has been produced by

Photography / Creative Direction: Joelle Grace Rosen | @joellegrace 
Stylist: Fatiyha Johnson | @styleprovoking
Hair and Makeup: Serena Jenkins | @Serena.ish
Model: Lucy Vives | @lucyvives

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