Rebel with a Cause
Yoanna Lukova is a girl born to stand out. Her signature look – porcelain white skin, platinum blonde hair and dangerously bright lipstick. Dare to ignore this pretty lady. Just dare.
Lukova is a second-year student at AUBG and a part-time blogger (visit blondeulb). She is 20 years old, originally from Plovdiv, but lives in Sofia with her family. She confessed a fervent love for big cities and said she loved Sofia and, in particular, the art district and all of the “cool cafes and restaurants.” Urban culture, architecture and style are among her many interests and inspirations.
- Underdressed or overdressed? In between.
- Quantity or quality? Quality.
- High heels or flats? Both.
- Black or white? Black.
- Skirt or pants? Skirt and skinny pants.
- Leather or suede? Leather.
- Spring or Fall? Fall…better clothes.
- Rock chic or a classy lady? Classy lady.
- Choker or gold necklace? Choker, because I am 20 years old.
- Favourite color? Blue.
- Audrey Hepburn or Marilyn Monroe? Audrey Hepburn.
When it comes to her closet, she cannot point a favorite item in there. “I love everything that I have,” she laughed. However, she does have a few “skeletons in her closet” – extravagant silver shiny pants, a golden dress, and a completely sheer long black dress.
The fashionista is also obsessed with lipsticks. The motto – “the bolder the better,” defines her passion. In addition, she shared a story of how she obtained the particularly bold red lipstick from her photo-shoot.
“I was in a Polo Ralph Lauren store in New York and noticed that the shop assistant was remarkably stylish. She had a short blonde haircut and was wearing an amazing shade of lipstick. I immediately asked her what it was and went straight away to M.A.C. and bought it. Russian red it is called,” Lukova explained.
Instead of having a single favorite designer or brand, she firmly believes in mix-and-match. “What I hate at the moment in fashion is that fast fashion going around,” Lukova explained. Elaborating on that, she refers to the recent superficial fashion fads of girls choosing only one famous brand and wearing it from head to toe. “I don’t like that. I prefer to go around, check different things, mix-and-match and don’t choose only one brand,” she then added.
If you are wondering why she stands out from the crowd, here is one reason why. “My secret is my height,” Lukova pointed out. She is 177 cm tall, yet high heels are her guilty pleasure. The combination of both ensures that she never goes unnoticed anywhere.
The blonde admits that it is not unusual for her to attract weird and surprised looks around campus due to her bold fashion choices and style. Nevertheless, she never lets that affect her in any way. As a socially unacceptable part of her style, she pointed the fact that she often opts to just go bra-less. “If you go out without bra, people are so shocked. Why? I don’t know…,” she noted.
Lukova is more than willing to spend more on quality brands. “I am crazy about brands. I prefer not to eat to save money,” she said. Continuing this thought, she then humorously shared what she recently told a friend of hers: “Girl, I am eating only salads at the moment– I am doing two things at the same time -losing weight and saving for Gucci slippers”.
And last but not least, a piece of advice that she has for all of you, lovely readers:
“The trend is important but find something from you in those trends. If you go only for the trendy things, the identity is lost… Always go for the things you feel.”