Arselajda wears a Cushnie et Ochs dress and Monica Sardo earrings
Tell us about where you're from. What's a fact about your hometown / home country no one knows? Is there a modeling industry in your hometown?
I'm from Albania. The country has such a long, rich history and the people are kind and inspiring. Not a lot of people know that Albania has its own unique language called Shqip. It's a beautiful language of romance, pathos and pride.
Do you have any routines before castings or shows that you always follow? (For instance, do you always wear the same kind of outfit, wear the same makeup or skincare, do your hair the same way? Eat the same breakfast?)
I don't really have a set routine but I try to relax as much as possible. In the mornings I'll usually have hot tea or read poems from my favorite writers Rilke or Gjergj Fishta. For the castings, I always wear simple clothes, natural hair and clean skin.
What do you like to do during your free time?
I love exploring art exhibitions everywhere in the city. I love seeking out shows for up and coming artists and interpreting their art .
Do you have any hidden talents?
I was part of the ensemble who performed traditional songs and dances from the region I come from. (Valle Popullore.)
What's something no one knows about you?
I perform with my band -- it's dream pop/surf rock.
What are your favorite beauty/skincare/hair products?
I use mainly organic all natural products for hair and skincare. I love to use coconut oil for my hair and aloe vera for my skin.
Hair: Yuhi Kim at Bridge Artists
Make-up: Laura Stiassni at The Wall Group
Manicurist: Yukie Miyakawa @ Kate Ryan Inc.
Retouching: Silhouette Studio
Splash Photo: Arselajda wears a top by Ji Oh and Anndra Neen earrings