Simonetta Lein was born with a dream and a destiny, both beginning as an adventure with a single leap of faith. Born in Italy Lein started her career as an actress and model but after relocating to the US her vision was realized as she became one of the top fashion influencers on the planet, a supermodel, celebrity television host, an accomplished business woman and an empowering inspiration for women in all walks of life.
Although Lein made a dazzling splash in the fashion industry her charitable work and her benevolence with her “Wishing Wall” foundation became the hope and empowerment for people all over the world from her work in Africa to her home in the United States. Simonetta taught women all over the world that if there is no path before us to follow there is always a shining star to follow.
Lein has been featured in countless fashion magazines as a top model and on numerous television and radio shows as a fashion consultant and an expert in her field. She has been dubbed one of the top 10 influencers and has a vast social media presence on all platforms. She continues to give her advice to those seeking it as she presents her very own television show to the world.
Simonetta is a breath of fresh air. She gives voice to words unsaid and knows that without risks there is no chance for a prize. She knows that endurance makes us human.
Three key words come to mind when thinking about this amazing influencer:
Tell us something about you. Maybe your life, profession, habit, dream.
I have come to realize that you cannot stand in the way of what life wants and that one way or another, things end up the way they should. I have worked relentlessly to establish my branding business and to accomplish my goals. I sometimes feel that if I don’t do too much that enough doesn’t get done.
What do you think about your work? Is it what you like or simply saying a dream?
I love my work which has always been my dream and my vision. I love fashion and I love people as well. I feel accomplished especially through my charities and through paying it forward. There is nothing that I’d rather be doing.
In modern society, lots of people want to be famous, influential. What do you think about it?
It is easy to say, it is hard to achieve. Extremely hard. If you think you want to be famous, think again. You have to be fit for the infinite hours of work, for the stress, for the no’s and the pushbacks.
To become famous, what kind of qualities do you think the person should have?
Talent would be good start. Charisma and good looks never hurts, but unfortunately today a lot of times it takes money to become famous. It also depends on what kind of theme you’re looking for since there are so many sub-topics in the world of entertainment.
What will be the suggestions to new photographers?
Most importantly to have respect for other photographers Who are trying to accomplish the same goal. Many times new photographers become overzealous and try too hard. The one thing I’ve learned from the photographers that I deal with is that etiquette is necessary in the world of photography.
What are the most difficulties you have during your shoots?
A well-done photoshoot comes out when every detail is put together professionally. And you can tell the difference in the results of the images. Every person in the team and their creativity are fundamental. Putting everyone and everything together is the hardest part. Shooting day is where I finally can express my creativity.
Where does your inspiration come from?
It comes from my love of people. The world shifts and changes and we will have to find a way to fit in. Each person has something to offer and each person has their own story.
How often do you create new works?
I live to create. Whenever I get an idea, I try to build a project around it. You never know what good and innovative results you will have until you try.
What is the most important thing for creating new work?
Everything starts with an idea, an adventure. A single thought or conversation can change a whole life. I like to take custody of my mind and think things out before I do them. I like to touch people with my ideas because touch has a memory.
Do you have that feeling? When you have a look at the work you created 1 or 2 years ago, you still think it is in fashion.
I do and I think the world of fashion owes a lot to influencers for forecasting trends that now everyone uses.
Will you still create new works as you get older?
That is my goal and I think about my legacy every day so I hope that day I could mentor other younger people and I will want to see them succeed.
Top Model Simonetta Lein
Production Manager Raphael Anthony Amabile of Ausonia Partners LLC
Photographer Kate Massih
Hair Stylist Messiah Jones
Makeup Artist Jasmine Smith