AN INTERVIEW WITH ANTI-AGENCY MODEL MARIJA| May 16, 2016
So Marija, tell us a bit about yourself…
I’m a 21 year-old student studying and living in Nottingham. I live for nights out dancing and would like to think I’m an expressive, chatty and independent person. I was born in Lithuania, in a city called Klaipeda. I can’t stay in one place too long though so I’m planning to move again some time soon!
What do you study?
I do Fashion and Communication at Nottingham Trent.
What did you first get into Modelling?
I was scouted back home in Lithuania when I was like, 14.
What do you love about Anti-Agency?
There are no silly rules, you just gotta be yourself!
When did you first think about being a model?
Probably when I was scouted, but then my passion for it went away quite quickly. That was until I came to the UK and discovered Anti-Agency.
What inspires your work?
I’m really interested in electronic music, dance music culture and the 90s so anyone or anything from those scenes.
Who’s your biggest inspo?
I’ve never had one person in particular. I guess it changes with time. David Rudnick is my biggest inspiration in terms of my work and Veneda Budny as my style inspo. Other than that, Sofie Royers or Ysa Perez lives seem to be the ones I aspire towards.
How would you describe your personal style?
I’m not really sure…I buy clothes that seem different and I think represent my personality. Usually 90s, sporty, baggy pieces. I rarely wear black so you could say I’m mostly colour driven.
How would you describe the ‘Anti-Agency girl’?
Funky in her own way.
What opportunities has the Anti-Agency brought for you?
I haven’t been with the agency very long but so far I’ve met great people who could definitely be a part of my future career.
What’s your fave trend of all time?
Denim and flares!
What are your plans for the future?
I have SO many hopes for the future! One of the main ones being moving to San Francisco for a while and earn money doing what I do best, graphic design and art direction.
Who would you love to work with?
I’d love to star in a shoot alongside Sita Abellan. She’s one of a kind! Aside from modelling I’d wanna collaborate with and make some stuff for Warp Records. A label’s artwork is something I’d love to get my hands on.
What’s the best thing about modelling?
That’s an easy one – getting to see new countries, cities and meeting new people.
What’s your jam?
I’ve been rinsing St. Germain, Omar S and Theo Parrish for the past few months.
What’s your spirit animal?
Other people say flamingo (ha) but I say dolphin.
If you could be anyone, who would it be?
Bill Murray! Best person alive! Or Sade, she makes incredible music.
What’s something about you we don’t know?
I’d wear fancy dress every day if I could.
Which emoji are you?
The hot pepper one
Where can we find you on social?
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