These days, it's fairly common for influencers to become models. Doina Ciobanu, on the other hand, was ahead of the trend. A decade ago, she launched a fashion blog in Moldova; a few years later, she moved to London, where she was scouted. From there, she began working with brands such as Louis Vuitton, Agent Provocateur, Dior, Burberry, and L'Oréal. Your “classic” blogger-turned-model story.
Except, again, Ciobanu is future-focused. On top of her modeling career, she is passionately involved in the environmental movement. She’s taken a sustainability class at Cambridge, she’s aligned with the No More Plastic Foundation, and her Instagram is a wealth of information for anyone who wants to be environmentally conscious but doesn’t know where to start.
Here, in an email interview with Rose Inc., she shares an honest look into how she’s coping (and occasionally even thriving) while living in Italy during the era of COVID-19.