Hashtagged Hotties profiles some of the hottest ladies on Instagram who we recommend following. Laina Rauma gained followers from not only selling custom-made designs, but modeling them as well.
Name: Laina Lee Rauma, @lainarauma
Hometown: Surrey, BC Canada
Relationship Status: Very much in love.
Laina, how are you today?
I'm great! Pretty chill. Beautiful, sunny day. Can't complain.
How do you pronounce your name correctly? What does it mean?
It's pronounced "Lay-na Rou-ma" like round except you take off the "nd" and add a "ma" haha. I have no idea what it means. It's a Finnish name that is supposed to be spelled Leena like "Leyynah" but my mom expected everyone would call me Leena and changed the spelling.
Your Instagram profile is mostly known for sexy photos of you wearing your own designs, tell me a bit more about that and your business.
Well, I started to make clothes because I really just wanted to wear something that nobody else had, all the time. So I really do make clothes for myself. Me modeling them is just easier because I'm always available to me and it's just honest. It's me, all the way.
Laina has been designing and creating women's clothes since age 23 but she's had a love for design since she was just seven years old.
I started in Vancouver with my best friend Angie Gill under the name "Dope.Girl.Fresh." Haha. We thought we were so ON with that name! We would take vintage clothes and clean them up, re-work and re-sell them. For Angie's birthday one year I decided to try and design/sew her a special "birthday" dress and I've been doing it ever since.
What does a typical day in the life of Laina Rauma look like?
Wake up, coffee, english muffin, emails, gym, emails, fabric run, fabric cutting, seamstress run, post office, emails, red wine, bed. haha. If I'm lucky, a snuggle sesh and some dinner with my boyfriend or a joint and re-runs of Friends with my roommates.
Are you ready to play #hashtaggedblanks? #letsgo
When you meet someone for the first time you always try to avoid talking about... #
An ideal place for a first date would be... #dinner #anywhere #
One thing you really appreciate in other people is... #honesty #nomatterwhat
Your friends would describe you as... #nurturing #nuts
One superpower you wish you had is... #
Where can one stay up to date on all things Laina? The new site will have a blog so there's that, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and LainaRauma.bigcartel.com... and for just 25 cents a day I will text message you every time I take a poop just so we're all in sync on what's really "regular."