Recently we got the chance to have a chat with an incredible performer and friend of the brand. She is a breathtaking person, inside and out! She found her true calling in life and with a little help from Lola Ramona she is rocking everyone's world! Check out what she had to say below...
I'm Cecilia Gosilla. I'm an international circus artist and professional sword swallower. I am making a combination between classic burlesque and horror freak shows in all different stages, from teater and traditional circus to nightclubs and tattoo conventions and everything in between. After working as a piercer for many years, I discovered sideshows back in 2012 and have been making a living out of performing since 2014.
I love wearing Lola Ramona when I'm performing, my Lola's are one of the most comfortable shoes I have ever tried. When I'm on a gig, I'm often in stilettos for many hours and when I'm on stage I need to feel free to move and have a safe platform when I swallow my swords or are making fire shows.
In Lola Ramona heels, I feel free and able to do the same as I can do in flats but feeling way more sexy and feminine. I heard first time about Lola from a friend and fellow performer, Trine Trash, and we all agree that wearing Lola on stage is the safe choice.
Want to see more of Cecilia? Check her out on Instagram!
Photos taken by Gaia Micatovich
My name is Tine Helleshøj. I’m a Copenhagen based artist. Art has been my lifelong passion and livelihood. My inspiration has mostly come from urban life and all the wonderful people I meet and their stories. Often representing a strong female perspective. Recently, with age, nature has sneaked in as both material and inspiration :-)
My painting career was, early on, built around bold colorful pin ups, I am naturally drawn to bright colors and all that glitters :-) and although my work has changed a lot, towards a more cubist and visually calm direction, also using nature’s more subtle colors, my personal wardrobe seems to stay quite colorful and somewhat exaggerated. It holds everything from ghetto glam, Rock’n Roll, street, ladylike to avant-garde artsy fartsy. I have always believed you live life to the fullest with an open mind, not trying to fit any box or direction. That goes for everything in life, as well as your wardrobe.
An all time favorite is anything red !! I’ve been longing for the perfect red boot for quite a while.... and now I found it !!
Molly Serpent and Eileen Colibri
I met, and instantly loved, the woman behind Lola Ramona through mutual friend, before I knew the brand.... but as my luck would have it, I also went to shoe heaven. I love everything about it ! The heels, the boots, the sneaks, the bling, the colors, the graphic looks and the “over the top- life’s a party” attitude. Right up my alley <3
Being an artist has always been my gateway to amazing experiences. But also, at some times, a lonely ride... you mostly work alone and have to follow the unwritten rules of the business. Therefore my good friend, designer Tina Borum and I, recently created NENA art and design, as our design playground and creative outlet. Keeping Mother Earth in mind, our focus is on small productions, local collabs, hand dyed and upcycled design, print on demand and limited edition art.
Webshop launching soon. Now available at Instagram/Facebook and the design shop Os Solo at Vesterbro.
Artist : @hellshigh
NENA art and design : https://www.instagram.com/n___e___n___a/
You can shop Tine's look from her shoot here for a limited time only! As well as other beautiful Vegan snakeskin combos here
Muffe is the 53 year old owner of one of the oldest piercing shops in Copenhagen called Copenhagen Body extremes. The shop was opened up in 1998 and has over the years built a solid clientele base and a good reputation. He has been a longtime friend of Lola Ramona and is a prime example of someone who stands up for self-expression and truly being yourself!
So, when did it all begin?
My interest with Body modifications began the first time I visited a tattoo studio when I was 8 years old. The tattoo studio was in Nyhavn right in the center of Copenhagen.
A Few years later at school, we were shown a film called Christiane F, where they were handpoking and it looked so interesting. The very next day I sat in the backrow with a needle and some ink and started tattooing myself.
I got his first earring when I was 13 because my dad and older brother already had one. I went to a small school In the countryside and there was only one girl who had her ears pierced.
So I was pretty happy standing out from a young age!
Muffe and Marilyn
What have you had done so far?
At the moment I have 56 piercings. I have scarification, branding, a split tongue and 13 implants.
80-85% of my whole body is covered in tattoos, some places in three or four layers.
I have more than 1000 hours of tattooing from 49 different artists from 29 country’s.
I have waited for a certain artist for 8 years to get an appointment in the past. I can’t wait for the next one – he says with a big smile.
Have you ever had anything removed or any regrets?
When I was younger, I got a lot of political stuff tattooed and this is something I had covered over the years. One thing I have had completely removed is barbwire around my head. It had to go to make way for the geometric patterns I currently have tattooed on my head.
Why do you do it?
I have a big passion for self expression and body decorating! So much that I have turned it into my job. That is the best thing, right? Working with what you are passionate about!
Is there any misunderstandings about your tattoos.
I have a lot of swastikas tattooed. I really want to bring back the old knowledge about the swastika. It repeats in many cultures thought the world and in history. The oldest known Swastika is 13.000 years old. It has always been a sign of good luck, light, sun and hope. There is kind of a movement of people claiming back the meaning of the swastika. The Vikings have used it, the Buddhists have used it, Hinduism uses it. For them it´s as holy as the cross, but we just don’t see it.
I personally am an anti-fascist. I have fought Nazis and have been in jail for it. So for me it has been a very big step to get the first swastika. It’s pink and its right on top of my head!
Have you gotten any negative reactions from it?
Not really. Of-course I often have to explain it. But that is also how the knowledge gets spread.
It´s an education piece.
How do you educate people about this subject and others?
I have just said yes to participate in a kids tv show on national tv where I am going to be naked and they can ask all the questions they have about body modifications. Hopefully it will help teach kids the diversity of people. We are not all supermodels and we come in different shapes and sizes. I think this is a big part of growing into an accepting and inclusive culture.
I am also part of the human library. The Human Library is where they “publish people as open books”. It is a place where real people are on loan to readers. A place where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. The Human Library is a Danish idea from 2000 and is now available in more than 80 countries.
How did you first get to know the Lola Ramona brand?
I had been partying with some friends and woke up the day after with my shoes missing and only a pair of Gitte’s Lola´s next to me. I put them on and ever since then it has become this thing that when I’m at a party with my friends I always seem to end up in a Pair of Lola Ramona Shoes.
Muffe and Marilyn
If you would like to visit Muffe and book an appointment you can find details of his store and what they have on offer here
Photo Credit: Johnny Frederiksen
Nicola McKenna is someone that it would be hard to say blends into the crowd.
She works from her home in the UK running a small pet business called Home Is Where The Pug Is. You can find her on Etsy where she designs and makes accessories for dogs. You can check her out here!
Earlier this month we spoke to Nicola and asked her a little bit about herself:
LR: Who are your inspirations?NM: My inspirations are people who bring happiness & kindness to others. My mother was my biggest inspiration, she was the strongest lady I have ever known. Sadly she is no longer with us but I was so privileged, proud and blessed to call her my mum. My other inspiration is of course my amazing little pug dog Chester who inspired me to start my online shop for pets.
LR: How would you describe your style?
NM: My style is a bit quirky, I love to wear lots of bright happy colours and I’m obsessed with matching accessories especially shoes and handbags.
LR: What was it that first drew you to this colourful lifestyle?
NM: I think in a world that can often be quite dark I like to look on the brighter side of life which is where my love of everything & anything colourful came from. Colour makes me happy.
LR: Why do you love Lola Ramona shoes
NM: I love Lola Ramona shoes because they offer something very different and with the most beautiful attention to detail. I have so much love for stripes & pretty bows which Lola Ramona shoes are well established for. Not to mention how comfortable they also are.
LR: Do you have any favourite pairs of our shoes?
NM: My favourite Ramona’s are of course Elsa in Candy Floss & my red stripy heeled Elsa's with the signature matching bow. I also have the matching bags by Lola Ramona which are always so well made, stylish & elegant.We hope you enjoyed hearing a little bit about some of the people who wear Lola Ramona and help us spread the message of dots bows and stripes to the people.
You can find Nicola on her instagram - @livingthecolourfullife, her Twitter - @rainbowsbrite or on TicTok - @livingcolourfully.
Danish born Coco Electra quickly realised that the cold and small Denmark; she dreamed of exotic countries. It didn’t take long before she escaped the cold north. During her childhood and early adult life, she frequently traveled to Greece for summer holidays. The big world quickly inspired Coco; from there a lifelong relationship with art started.
Coco has painted more than hundred pieces—everything is a surface for paint. Wood, lotus leaves, walls, vintage furniture, sculptures, giant elephant figures, she will paint on everything she can get her hands on. Unsurprisingly, she is also a tattoo artist. Her art, as well as her imagination, knows no boundaries.
Her art is a mix of different influences she has had in her life. Although most of her work is pure imagination, she is very much inspired by the eastern world. Asia has a special place in her art. Coco’s partner in crime and son, Blaise, has accompanied Coco on her excursions around Vietnam, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia and many more. Its fair to say the Asian culture has truly seduced her and this has been reflected through her art. As you can imagine, Coco is a truly adventurous woman; Mountains, tropical forests, wild beaches, she has been everywhere.
Coco's favourite Lola Ramona shoes... The vegan sneaks for everyday and work. I spend most of my day working on my feet, and I just love how how these combine fancy, beautiful and comfortable all into one. However I was really drawn to them because they are vegan. We need a much greater awareness of the health of our planet and we need to take great care of our fellow earth inhabitants. I also absolutely the Gringo Pilgrim boots for a party. OMG, I love how they are timeless and they will immediately teleport any style of clothes into a magic wonder world. That is right down my alley!