JW in Conversation with Marina Afonina

Marina Afonina is your go-to woman for effortlessly luxe style. As Creative Director of fashion label Albus Lumen, she has an eye for detail and impeccable taste.

Tessa Talks with Creative Director & Stylist Marina

Marina Afonina is your go-to woman for effortlessly luxe style. As Creative Director of fashion label Albus Lumen, she has an eye for detail and impeccable taste.

Marina Afonina is the owner of Albus Lumen and a stylist.

Q: Where were you born and raised? 

A: Russia, St. Petersburg.

Q: How did where you were raised influence your healthy habits? 

A: Clean and healthy eating. In Russia we used to grow our fruit and vegetables, so we always had organic produce growing up.

Q: What is one of your daily rituals? 

A: Probiotic first thing in the morning and vitamins. Trying to drink lots of water is a main priority as sometimes, due to busy schedules, you do forget about the simplest things ever…. 

Sleep is also another important factor for me. I think as long as you have a healthy balance, you’ll be ok.

Q: What are you currently working on? 

A: Working on opening a new space for Albus Lumen called Societe. Very excited to share with everyone… It’s definitely a pure reflection of me as a new era of Albus Lumen as a brand.

Q: What is one of the biggest challenges you have faced in your life career wise? 

A: The ability to switch off.

Q: What is your greatest strength? 

A: Patience and hard work.

Q: What is your greatest weakness? 

A: Being shy sometimes, but I am working on it.

Q: Who inspires you? 

A: My family, friends, movies, travel, nature….

Q: What inspires you? 

A: Confidence, freedom, escape.

Q: How is sustainability a part of your life? 

A: Albus Lumens is a very considered brand and we practiced sustainability from day one – using natural fibers, making and producing all of our clothing locally, and recycling and upcycling is another big part of our production.

Q: What is your biggest wellness indulgence? 

A: Definitely a spa day or tropical holiday.

Q: What are your 3 clean, non-toxic beauty must haves? 

A: Anything Rationale, Costa Brazil body oil. 

Q: What are your 3 wellness must haves?

A: JW probiotic, celery juice, lemon. 

Q: What’s your ideal way to switch off? 

A: Holiday!

Q: What are you currently reading, watching and / or listening to? 

A: Watching all old european classic movies – La Piscine (FRENCH), any Fellini movies such as La Dolce Vita…

Q: Where is your favorite place to travel? 

A: Italy 100%.

Q: What do you eat for breakfast in the morning? 

A: I don’t eat breakfast at the moment due to my intermittent fasting eating routine. But it is always espresso and if I feel like eating I make a smoothie on almond or oat milk with berries.

Follow Marina on Instagram @mafoninastylist and browse her fashion label at https://www.albuslumen.com/.

Tessa James

Tessa James

Australian Actress & Founder of James Wellness

@tessacharis

Add comment

JOIN THE WELLNESS CENTRE

Sign up to our newsletter now to receive your FREE JW x Eden Health Retreat eBook with over 20 delicious, healthy recipes! Plus, be the first to know about our posts, offers and promotions.

Shop

Tonic One

PROBIOTIC + MARINE COLLAGEN LIQUID SUPPLEMENT

Find Out More

Follow Us On Instagram