Beauty; A Rather Difficult but Very Beautiful Subject That Talaina Makes Easy For Us, Know More About Her Right Here!
“I’ve always been in the persona of a fish, loving the water. However, I included skydiving in my bucket list because I’ve always wanted to do it, something I know I will chicken out of if I don’t write it down!” said Talaina Breanne Lucente when she was asked about her bucket list, check out how she is gracing our feeds!
Photographer/Retoucher: Rutvik Katuri (@rutvikkaturi)
Model: Talaina Breanne Lucente (@talainalucente)
Makeup Artist & Hair Stylist: Alicia D’Angelo (@aliciadangelo)
Wardrobe: The Confessional Showroom NYC (@the_confessional_showroom_nyc)
Welcome to L’Officiel. Talking about the beginnings, what inspired you to opt for this industry in the first place?
I never actually intended to start a modelling career. When I started, it was for a dance project with a friend’s mom who had just moved to town and wanted to announce her business. I loved taking photos, and since it was dance-related, I got to see the creative and artistic side of modelling, which is where I fell in love with modelling; until then, I never realized the potential modelling had beyond being pretty.
We all see the final product only. Can you tell us the most challenging part of being a model?
For me, the challenge ties into the artistic side. I am a creative person, and obviously, so are makeup and hair artists, stylists, photographers, set designers, etc. When we all get together, it can be hard to have each person’s vision be fully expressed to everyone’s satisfaction. Being the model, I get the least amount of creative input, depending on the project. While I love being the one bringing other people’s visions to life, it gets discouraging when my ideas for posing or anything along those lines don’t quite fit. I have to adjust to what I’m told, and maybe that’s a little uncomfortable for me.
I have some crazy Italian brows, so my makeup revolves around that. My all-time favorite is Elf’s brow gel.
What would you choose between Ski diving and Scuba diving? What’s the wildest adventure on your bucket list?
My bucket list exists for me to overcome my fears! Being a Piscean, I’d go for scuba diving. I’ve always been in the persona of a fish, loving the water. However, I included skydiving in my bucket list because I’ve always wanted to do it, something I know I will chicken out of if I don’t write it down!
You look flawlessly beautiful. What are some makeup essentials that make for a permanent spot in your wardrobe?
I have some crazy Italian brows, so my makeup revolves around that. My all-time favourite is Elf’s brow gel. It’s a fantastic finish, and it includes a lash gel which I prefer over mascara because it doesn’t get too dark or clumpy.
Fitness is hard, but it shouldn’t be hard to get into; doing your workout shouldn’t be something you are obliged to do.
Not only beautiful, but you also look fit. What are some of the fitness tips that you would like to share?
It is essential to find exercises you enjoy if you’re looking to get fit. Fitness is hard, but it shouldn’t be hard to get into; doing your workout shouldn’t be something you are obliged to do. You have to enjoy it inside out.
Aside from modelling, we have heard you dance too. From where did you get the zest for dancing, and why didn’t you become a professional dancer?
I always danced to end credit music in movies or with my mom to go to sleep when I was younger, so I think that came through subconsciously when I decided to go for it. I still dance semi-professionally with summer companies and schools, but it was too competitive. Not in a sense, I was out of my depth, but I wouldn’t say I liked the negative energy around auditions where people became selfish with their space or shoved to get to the front and be seen. It got to the point where I would even be kicked and stepped on, and being the type of person who’s always aware of those around me; it just wasn’t an industry I wanted to be constantly immersed in. I dance because I love it, and when I started dancing to win, I knew I had to quit.
Marilyn Monroe, hands down. I think she’s such pure energy in every piece of media I’ve seen, and I think that’s what you want on vacation to unwind.
In this era of sustainable fashion, where do you see the fashion industry in the next five years?
I’ve recently loved cooking, which is unrelated, but the satisfaction from making my food like bread or peanut butter to add to bigger meals is the next level. I’d love it for the fashion industry to go to more handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces with sustainability; I wouldn’t leave it off the table.
If you were given a chance to choose your dream Hollywood celebrity to go on a vacation with, who would it be and why?
Marilyn Monroe, hands down. I think she’s such pure energy in every piece of media I’ve seen, and I think that’s what you want on vacation to unwind. I also think she would have a wild side and bring the party to us!
I always danced to end credit music in movies or with my mom to go to sleep when I was younger, so I think that came through subconsciously when I decided to go for it.
Talking about fashion itself, who is your favorite designer, and what’s your go-to brand?
Maison Valentino. I know they’re not technically clothing, but the recent campaign with Zendaya made my jaw drop, so obviously, I had to look into their other campaigns and projects, and they never miss. Every single piece of work makes you stop and admire it in awe! My go-to brand, however, is Lululemon. I don’t think anyone does it better. The quality and comfort are top-notch. Recently I got new lulu pants for my birthday, and the next day I went for a jog. I tripped and fell on the pavement, pretty hard, might I add, skinned my knees through my pants because they did not rip. That’s ridiculous!
We were glad to have you onboard; what message would you like to give to our readers?
Do what you want to do. There is nothing you ever have to do or can’t do, so do what you want and make yourself happy.