Born in Sydney, speaks English and French, goes by nicknames such as Shan or Nana, meet the last streetwear icon whose style we see fit to be Legiteamate muse: Shanna Benjamin. The 21-year-old model often uploads her modeling as well as artistic works in her Instagram account @shnbnjmn. We talked to Shanna to find out more about the girl who loves the au naturel look wherever she goes.
So tell us more about yourself.
“Well, my current activities besides modeling, is school. I go to uni majoring in Accounting.”
Fave to-do list during your spare time?
“I like painting. Abstract. It’s a hobby that I really love.”
Style wise, let’s get to it.
“To start with, I’m pretty basic. I like to buy clothes that you can wear more than one time. I also like vintage stuff and timeless pieces.”
Definition of go out with style for special occasions?
“For an event, I like to dress up in something simple, not too exaggerated, like dresses.”
Opinion on streetwear trend?
“Street style to me is something that’s basically wearable. I think it’s a new concept, it used to be something that you wear if you want to grab coffee or going to supermarket, right now it’s a fashion statement.”
Do you like the streetwear trend?
“Well, at times when I don’t feel like dressing up, I just go casual or basic.”
Fave all-time fashion trend?
“Recent trend that I like, well I don’t know if it’s still happening or not, but there was one time where white sneakers was a trend, I think they should keep it on trend.”
Guessing your shoes are all white?
“Most of them are white or black, just black and white.”
Nice. So what are you planning to do after you graduate?
“I’m gonna move to France, cause I’m gonna take Fine Art studies in National School of Fine Arts. I don’t know where I’m gonna stay next after, pretty sure I’m not gonna stay in Indonesia, probably gonna stay in Australia.”
“My plan is to have a gallery of my own to exhibit my paintings. That and travel the world.”
Videographer: Iqbal Syafei
Photographer: Moody Wijaya
Digital Imaging: Dela Naufalia
MUA: Nadia Renata and Fadila Putri
Stylist: Hilarius Matthew
Wardrobe: Legiteamate, available at TheFThing.com