Lenna vs Elena
Looks by Lenna... even though my name is Elena. The story behind that......
Growing up, my name was never pronounced correctly. I was called. E-Lay-Nuh for most of my life. I know this would have bothered my mother to high heaven. I never corrected people, and just kept the name. It wasn't until college that I felt I could really become who I wanted to.
I started correcting people, and explaining how it was to be pronounced... Uh-Len-Uh. It wasn't E-Len-Uh, or Ellen-uh, or Elayna anymore.. Again, it was kinda hard for people, so I asked for people to call me Len for short. I went by Len for about 2 years by some, and others would just call me Lenna, without the first syllable. I was also called Boofy. this name is all thanks to my wonderful curly BIG hair I had. It was the late 90's... I had no idea how to control my hair! As my mom use to say.. it looked like I stuck my finger in an electrical socket. Thanks Mom.
Years down the road, I answer to every name under the sun as it has different meanings to me dependent on the person. The day I wanted to start my own makeup gig, I tried rhyming everything with Elena... and I hated the " Makeup by *insert name here*". That's when Lenna came to play... and Looks by Lenna was the winner.
Looks by Lenna is everything about me and what I want to do. I want to help create looks for everyone; be it makeup, eyelashes, fashion clothes, hair products, or even advice on what they should and should not wear, do, use. I hope you enjoy this site, and all the advice I have to offer.
xoxo - Lenna