We are not the first ones to notice Lola Langusta’s creative and energetic style. As a DJ, car enthusiast, and muse, she has caught the eye of some big players in music, fashion, and film. Whether she’s DJing or driving around vintage wheels, Lola’s chic and multidimensional personality is magnetizing. We can’t look away.
Post one photo a day and then look away, spend the rest of your time connecting with people face to face, connecting with art, looking up and being inspired.
You call yourself a vintage car enthusiast. How did that begin?
There is something so romantic in the way cars used to be made. My first was a 86 Le Baron her name was Lola and she was magic. After many amazing late night adventures to the desert she caught on fire. She went out with a bang to say the least. I currently drive my second 69 MG Midget.
Where are you from and what do you think about social media?
I’m originally from Tampa FL, with Colombian and Sicilian blood. Social Media is a great tool like a double edge sword. On one side it is a helpful platform for small business to thrive, artists to be known, photographers to be seen, but if you let it, it can also disconnect you, undermined your credibility and confirm that the number of followers makes you more interesting then the next person. I believe the most important part of using social media such as Instagram is staying true to your style, art and story. Post one photo a day and then look away, spend the rest of your time connecting with people face to face, connecting with art and looking up and being inspired. Sometimes even when I want to take a picture I stop myself. The moment is more important then a photo getting lost in the archives of your phone.
What’s behind your DJ name?
It is from an older blues song by Chevue. I must have listened to this song over 200 times as I drove alone from NY to LA and I can’t express how it made me feel. I just knew that this woman he was describing was me, the part that many people didn’t see, so I became her. In the song he describes Lola as this crazy, beautiful spirited woman who is “motherfucking sick” and “all the colors of the rainbow.” When I DJ I become her; this wildly confident, loving spirit that just wants to make everyone dance and let go of what think they are supposed to be.
Does Instagram affect your work at all? If so, how?
When working with specific brands or clients they do not always look at talent they look at numbers, Instagram is apart of the job, you do have to work on building your followers if you want certain people to take notice.
What, according to you, what constitutes a great Instagram wall?
Consistency,coloring, quality and sizing, then sticking with your story.
What are some of your favorite handles?
@wingandco ( my mans of course)
@neilkrug – His photographs and coloring are beautiful. I feel at home or sometimes where Im supposed to be when I look at his account.
@lamotocyclette ( bike riding babes) getting my motorcycle for my birthday so these gals keep me motivated.