As one of the does-it-all wonders who keeps the brand running, Luísa Giusti is always working to make the Larroudé experience better and better. From graphic design to assisting to styling, Luísa is bringing her experience of starting a brand as a teenager to the table, and her passion for fashion (and accessories) to the forefront.
First of all: how are you doing?
I'm good, I mean, besides the super upsetting and revolting moment in my country right now (Brazil), I still have a lot to be thankful for.
If you could send a DM to your younger self, what would it be?
I would say that all those bad feelings are understandable, but it will pass. Be true to yourself, and keep going exactly as you are, I am proud of you!
What are you most looking forward to doing outdoors this Spring?
To put my feet in the sand, hug all of my friends, and drink good wine with them.
What are you reading right now?
Decameron, by Giovanni Boccaccio.
What are you watching right now?
The last season of RuPaul Drag Race—my true addiction.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Put sunscreen on every day, no excuses, and drink a lot of water, way more than you do right now...
What’s the biggest takeaway/learning you’ve had from the past year?
Always be ready to change your plans! Life is full of surprises—som goods, some bad. But, you can always take something away from it. And if you don't have the strength to face it yet, just wait, things will set down at some point.
What brings you joy lately?
My ability to appreciate the ordinary things in life has never been more apparent. But, I mostly appreciate my family —and all of the people around me (virtually)—staying healthy. Also, I would be lying if I didn't mention my partner. In these difficult times, he was a pretty important part of my joy.
Favorite insta accounts?
@larroude (of course)
@_hoe_cakes_ (it's worth it, I swear)
Can you share with us your on-set playlist?
I am really into Cuban jazz right now, it's the best mood for spring:
How did you start in your career?
I started my own clothing brand as a teenager, basically trusting my own aesthetic instincts, and trying to be open to every opportunity. You never know what the future holds, right? Then I met incredible and inspiring people who enticed me into the shoe and accessories industry. The day I first stepped into NYC, I was like: THIS IS IT.
What was your breakthrough moment?
I honestly think that this moment has not yet arrived for me, but without a doubt this pandemic has proven so many things about my self-confidence as a professional.
I am sure that many challenges are to come, that will certainly transform me even more. And honestly? I can't wait :)
What is your advice for young adults who want to start in the business?
Just f**** do it. It is super scary, I know, but stay true to yourself and to what you believe. People are looking for truly authentic brands these days. If you find your own and capture that true identity, you will be recognized by and for it. And that’s awesome.
To contact Luísa Giusti visit: https://www.instagram.com/luisagiusti/