Model Jessica Hart Has Guts and Guile

Photographed by Danielle Kosann

Supermodel Jessica Hart is more than just a stunner, she’s a gutsy woman who advises other young women not to give a #$&@ about what other people think. Monday’s a great time to hear advice like that. Hart let us in on the beauty products she cannot live without, what restaurants she loves around the world, her go-to uniform and secrets to being confident and content…

From start to finish what would be your ideal food day? 

Coffee for breakfast, for lunch it would be pizza, pasta or cheeseburger, then finish off the day with sushi.

How do you practice beauty from the inside out? 

I quite religiously take vitamins – Vitamin C, Glutathione and fish oils as much as I can. I eat lots of vegetables; I love broccoli and spinach in general, so it’s not hard. I drink as much water as I can, and I also like to add collagen to coffee.

The three beauty products you can’t live without…

LUMA’s Brighten Up Beauty SerumLUMA’s Beyond The Brow in medium brown and LUMA’s Illuminating Highlighter in Moonlight Ivory

What are the five closet staples you have that you couldn’t live without?

Helmet Lang leather pants, Converse sneakers, Equipment shirts, vintage t-shirts and a Vêtements bomber jacket.

Are there any foods or drinks you eat a lot of, and any you particularly avoid?

The only food I don’t like is eggplant. I’m not crazy for anything heavy in garlic and I can’t eat raw onion but I love food; I eat a lot of food. I eat a lot of sushi, I love Thai food and I love spice! Nothing is spicy enough!

Can you tell us one thing you used to be insecure about and how you drew confidence and moved past it? 

My attitude has always been ‘take it or leave it’ – I don’t let things get to me. I do have a tough approach/attitude to things in life but it’s served me well so far. You have to be tough as guts in this industry.

What advice would you give young girls, struggling to be self confident?

You really have to try to not give a #>€¥ what other people think. Find what’s unique about you and run with it, even if that’s being quiet and shy! There’s nothing wrong with that, just own it.

What inspired you to start your beauty line? 

I have always been quite commercially minded and the beauty industry has always fascinated me. Back in 2013, I was introduced to a team who was just as passionate about the beauty industry as I was, which really inspired me to bring the brand to life. We first set out to create LUMA in 2013 and at that time there was a gap in the market for an affordable and natural cosmetics brand that took pride in its formulations. I have always believed in enhancing a woman’s natural radiance and complementing her features rather than masking them with heavy makeup – that’s the whole philosophy behind LUMA. My love for makeup and skincare is real! I almost need a separate room for all the beauty products I’ve bought over the years! Makeup is a huge part of my job and overtime I started to really learn the tricks of the trade – what works for my skin tone and most importantly how a little can go a long way if you know what you’re doing. 

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What’s your personal definition of good content?

Good content is authentic and inspired, it’s part of a story. It’s not over thought but it has the right intention.

How has the modeling industry changed since you started?

Social media and technology! When I started modeling, we had film cameras and would have to take ten Polaroids to get the shot right. There was no retouching so we’d have to pin the clothes perfectly, make sure the makeup was perfect, the lighting, even the pose…Everything had to be perfect, then we’d take about two to three rolls of film per shot. There was no over shooting, but I had to be very patient. That’s just a small way the industry has changed since I started!

What’s your fitness routine? 

I change it up constantly! I like SLT, F45 and SoulCycle but mostly I love working out with my Trainer Edmond Adams – he keeps it fresh for me and we have fun doing it.

Do you have a style icon? Who is it and why? 

Anyone that thinks outside the box, dares to be different and doesn’t care what anybody else thinks.

What are your favorite cities and restaurants for food? 

Lo Scoglio on the Amalfi Coast; Sushi Park in Los Angeles; Baan Khanitha in Bangkok; La Guarida in Havana; Caviar Kaspia in Paris; Pidapipo Gelateria in Melbourne

If you could create a quote of the day to sum up your current mood and mode, what would it be? 

I AM happy, I AM healthy, I AM free, I AM me, I AM.

1 thought on “Model Jessica Hart Has Guts and Guile

  1. Good to see that someone who might get an “easy for you to say, you’re gorgeous” speaks her mind. Brains before beauty is a cultural phenomenon that would be nice to bring back into the present moment zeitgeist. Being an introvert myself and owning it goes to show that a person’s unique character attributes are not flaws but what makes that particular person unique. Well done.

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