We had the good fortune of connecting with Luca Buzas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Luca, how do you think about risk?
You have to take risks in your life in order to grow. I moved to LA from Asia ( where I lived for 5 years prior moving to the US ) with only 2 suitcases in 2017, only knowing a few people. No matter the outcome, I started working on different sets, began to network. I believe we grow through the process of experience and become stronger and more confident as we move ahead. By taking risks, you give yourself permission to try things out, to learn, to fail, to grow, and to explore. You get to test your limits and go beyond what you believed was possible. You can go after the things in life you really want to achieve and in LA, the sky is the limit!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am originally from Hungary and after graduation from university, I moved to Shanghai, China because I acquired my first job there as a fashion designer. I started my career in Asia in 2012 where I worked on fashion films, commercials, TV & Web content as well as still photo shoots. In 2017 I moved to Los Angeles, due to my fashion design background, I quickly started to pursue wardrobe styling because I have a good sense of color and style. I can see what looks work quickly on each person and what best fits each project within our timeline and budget. I fell in love with hairstyling and makeup when I worked on sets so I decided to go to a makeup academy to learn those crafts. Since that time I began working as a professional hair and makeup artist as well.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
My favourite spot in Los Angeles is Soho House in West Hollywood. Also, I love the beach and hiking during the weekends. Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
My mom has always been one of my biggest mentors. She instilled in me the value of hard work. While I’ve had several great professional mentors, perhaps my most influential experience was being on set in 2012. The advertising jobs were extremely busy in China and I had just started my career, but the producers would always take the time to advise me on my projects and allow me to ask the production crew questions without judgment or impatience. I truly learned a lot from these shoots in Asia and they inspired me to move to Hollywood and continue my career here as a stylist/makeup artist.
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