Ellone Andreea is a young model , photographer and stylist from Romania, she is a very crative soul and you probably head about her pictures and vídeos but now , take a few minutes to learn a bit more about her and her goals.
1 – How would you describe yourself?
I consider myself to be kind of a shy person, but that changes drastically once I get to know someone and feel comfortable around them. Because of that, I’m quite private when it comes to my life in general and don’t open up easily. I’m also definitely a dreamer; I feel my best when I’m submerged in the fantastic worlds of movies, books and video games. I believe that’s also why I love modeling. I can dress up and pretend to be wherever my imagination takes me.
2 -When and how did you start modeling, specially Alternative/goth modeling?
Not too long ago actually, I remember my first attempt was in January of 2018, when I created my first fantasy inspired photoshoot. I believe it was a natural evolution from blogging. I used to do a lot of outfit pictures for my old blog, but nothing too elaborate. That first photoshoot was what started it all; a cold, windy, winter day and me dragging my boyfriend to a secluded location so he can snap some pictures of my frozen self.
3-Do you feel connected to the alternative community in your country and would you tell us a bit more about it?
Unfortunately, not too much. I believe it’s firstly because I work a lot and almost never go out and secondly, because the alternative community in Romania is not that big and it’s quite scattered all over the country. I have met some pretty awesome people from the community online though, and hope to actually meet face to face at some point. It was totally different when I was in Athens (my hometown). There’s a huge community there and many clubs one can go to and interact with likeminded individuals. I hope to one day see the same kind of community here!
4 – Can you tell us a bit of the story behind the modeling name “Ellone Andreea”?
Of course! Well, Andreea is my actual name and Ellone is a nickname I’ve been using for as long as I can remember. I “stole” it from my favorite video game, Final Fantasy VIII. She is a character that possesses some peculiar powers over time and can influence the past. I was really mesmerized by that when I was a little girl and it somehow stuck with me over the years.
5 – Could you tell us a bit more about your project “Preaty Lies” ?
Pretty Lies was the name of my first blog. I used to write a lot about the things that inspired me, movie and book reviews and outfit pictures. Pretty Lies can be credited for doing what I do today, because that’s where I first interacted with many ladies and exchanged ideas and somehow, got pretty well known in the international alternative community. There are still some articles online in which my old blog is featured. I have people say they’ve been following me since then and I’m so extremely happy to know! Unfortunately, the blog does not exist anymore, but I do have one called Look The Other Way, and sometimes write there, but more so, I keep it as an official website.
6 – Does being also a photographer and stylist influence you as a model, if so how?
Yes, it totally does, both positively and negatively, I believe. I need to mention that I only sometimes shoot my self-portraits, all other shots are created through the lens of my boyfriend. I’m truly fortunate to have him follow me around to different locations and under any weather condition to snap pictures. Being a stylist and a retoucher though, does mean that I have total control over what the concept is, what I will be wearing, how I will pose and what the final picture looks like. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to be in charge of every single aspect and I do struggle sometimes.
7 – In a world of alternative modeling, every model is her own brand. What makes you stand out?
I’m not too sure, although I do believe it’s the romantic “maiden in distress” type of look that I strive to bring forth.
8 – You do many different types of photoshoots, do you have a favorite genre of photography?
I do have a favorite! My favorite type of photography is fantasy. I try to mix it up though and not do just that, because I’ve had fans ask me for different things and there are also brands I work with, whose aesthetics are catered more towards casual-fashion and I try to conform.
9- Do you have any concepts for future shoots that you’re just dying to try out?
Most definitely! I always have ongoing projects or things I strive to do at some point. For example I really wish to model in an underwater setting. It would really be challenging and I am always up for a challenge! Hope it does happen soon! I am also secretly working on a huge conceptual project that will launch later this year. I hope everything works out and I can announce it soon!
10 – Where do you go for inspiration? Do you have someone that you look up to?
I find inspiration everywhere! In movies, books and even music! Everything sparks an idea and I almost always write them down so as to not forget about them. I do wish I had the time and resources to act upon every single idea… Of course, I also have people I look up to! I really admire the work of photographer Lillian Liu for example, she always inspires me and it’s a wish of mine to one day possibly work with her. I am also a big fan of artist Victoria Frances. Her work is otherworldly!
11 – What do you consider to be your biggest career highlights so far?
Every single wonderful comment I receive counts are a step forward for me, and I really appreciate all of my followers. It’s due to them that I was able to grow so fast over the past year. Working with big brands such as Punk Rave is also a big accomplishment. Having any brand’s trust fills me with immense joy and it keeps me motivated through the hard days. I was also able to open my own little merch shop on Etsy and was so happy to receive such positive feedback! And of course, being an official promoter of M’era Luna Festival is huge! I never thought I’d ever be there and now it’s happening.
12 – What can we expect from you in the future? What are your biggest goals in life?
One can never know what happens in the future, but the only thing you can count on is me working hard to better myself and accomplish my biggest dream: to be a full time creator.
13 – Do you have some other passions besides modelling, any hobbies you really enjoy and can’t live without?
I do! I really enjoy crafting and I often work on the costumes I wear myself. It’s wonderful to be able to create something you’ve imagined and to see it come to life through modeling and photography. I also enjoy gaming a lot! It’s a guilty pleasure of mine, since my time is limited and I almost always have a lot of things to do and plan. But one can rest and enjoy a game from time to time, right?
14 – Name three things you simply cannot go without every single day.
My family and friends, definitely! They make my days on our wonderful planet the best ever. My boyfriend, who is not only the funniest person I know, but a great support; he always encourages me and that’s priceless. And lastly, music. Music feeds my mind and soul.
15 – You look amazing in your modeling outfits! What do you wear when you’re ‘off duty’?
Thank you! I am quite a minimalist in my day to day life. I almost always wear full black outfits, but with asymmetric cuts and lots of layering. If it’s not full black, I add accents such as white shirts or weird jewelry pieces to spice things up. You can either catch me in my Dr. Martens in winter time and my Converse during summer; never in heels. I’d definitely characterize my style as a modern-minimal-gothic look.
16 – Well, I don’t wanting to abuse your time, just one last question; You have many fans out there. What message would you like leave for them?
I really want them to know that I am grateful for their support! Every single comment and message keeps me going forward and they’re responsible for me being where I am today. They made a little bullied duckling turn into a dark swan. I want everyone to know that no matter how hard it may seem, you should always keep working hard for your dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you you’re not good enough, because you are just perfect! Work hard, look forward, listen to your intuition! Love you all!
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