Do you know Lookbook.nu? Then you know Luanna. The 22-year-old Peruvian recently moved across the globe to NYC and currently resides in Brooklyn. In a time of so much transition, we decided it was high time to catch up with the Le Happy blogger and chat about blogging, fashion, life and style. Besides being a force to reckon with (almost 100,000 followers on Lookbooh.nu alone!), we discovered she’s also pretty easy going and perfectly sweet. Read on and see for yourself.
How old are you and where are you from?
I’m 22 years old, and I’m from Lima, Peru.
What’s the best thing about living in New York? What was it like to make such a big move?
It’s the city with the perfect amount of beautiful places and spots to go. I am in love with it because there’s always somewhere new to go! I love the busy atmosphere and the street style inspiration everywhere. It was kind of difficult at first because it is indeed pricey and overwhelming at the same time, but after a few months I adapted, and now it feels like home.
What are three things that, in some way, changed your life?
Studying liberal arts and literature while I lived in Peru because I gained so much knowledge. Then moving to New York –because my life obviously made a huge turn–and creating my blog because it has been the best way to meet so many amazing people!
How would you describe your style?
Eclectic. I have an ever-changing style! I love so many styles out there and try to merge them in a way that feels me. I love elements from the 80’s, 90’s , and Gothic style, and I always incorporate vintage pieces into my outfits.
How and when did you start blogging?
I started posting outfit pictures on Lookbook and realized I wanted a bigger platform where I could share more than just one photo of my daily style. So, I created the blog! It was in 2010 I believe.
You have such a unique sense of style, and we love it. What advice would you give someone who is trying to create their own personal style?
I always tell people to be themselves and try to express their personality through their fashion. It’s about molding the trends you like to your own aesthetic and vision of style, and not the other way around.
Do you think blogging has changed the fashion industry at all? How so or how not?
Absolutely. It has changed everything I believe. Now people can get inspiration all over the internet because we are constantly sharing our outfits and inspiring each other. And now brands can actually see what the customer likes and not refer only to high fashion editorials.
Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
No idea, I just keep doing my thing and welcome every opportunity!
Who inspires you?
Everything and everyone. I always get inspired by every detail, from people in the streets, the internet, magazines, music and movies.
How do you spend your free time when you’re not blogging? What do your weekends look like?
I go to school and study Fashion Merchandising. I am always walking around the city when I’m not studying or blogging, or just spending time with my boyfriend. My weekends are spent in my apartment in Brooklyn or a bar around my area.
Where do you like to shop?
Online and thrift stores mostly.
Are there any other blogs or publications that you like to read?
I usually scroll down on Lookbook and Tumblr. I love so many blogs out there and I never follow the exact same ones!
What’s one thing in your closet that you can’t stop wearing?
My beanie; I always add it to all my outfits.
Thank you for your time, Luanna!
Images via Le Happy