Today we’d like to introduce you to Fernanda Oliveira.
Fernanda, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I started modeling in a small agency in Brazil and ended up getting into this agency in Milan that treated me like trash for some months so I decided to give up but I still had this contract with my Brazilian agency and they asked me if I wanted to do São Paulo Fashion Week and I remember just thinking I had nothing to lose so I said yes and I got 17 shows there and since then my life changed totally. I got big contracts since this moment and my career was basically launched.
Has it been a smooth road?
It wasn’t a smooth road at all because I had to go through my family and friends not believing in me until I was finally able to prove them wrong plus not being able to sustain myself only from modeling… until I got my first important jobs that helped me building the person that I am now.
We’d love to hear more about your work.
I have many agencies now. And about the jobs, I do mostly commercial jobs, which I’m actually proud about because I don’t feel like I need to pretend being someone else to get shit. I feel like it’s easier for clients to trust me in this branch of jobs. Pardon my English by the way, I’m still learning.
How do you think the industry will change over the next decade?
The fashion industry is an ever-changing world but at the same time, trends repeat themselves so I know I’m going to recognize some stuff I see in the future.
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