I have not shared much of my personal life on this blog. Every now and then you can get the hint of my personal touch, yet nothing is fully about myself. I thought this post was important to share; to have you come on this journey with me.
I got scouted by a modeling agency last June at a music festival. I was about to take a picture when I got a tap on the shoulder that has changed my life. I dreamed of modeling since the day I saw a Vogue magazine on the supermarket aisles. Having the ability to share a pose and make somebody’s day has always been so appealing to me. Before last June I never thought it could happen, yet somehow it did.
In these past 5 months, I have been building my portfolio, but nothing has helped my portfolio as much as the weekend of October the 30th. On that weekend alone, I had 3 photoshoots back to back and trust me, I was not ready for the number of makeup wipes I’d have to use. It is quite funny how one girl can put on so many different looks and not quite flinch at the change of being someone else for the day. I am a very predictable person. I like a plan, and I like sticking to it. I think that is why I like modeling; it is everything I am not used to.
I had a shoot on Saturday filled with tulle and an amount makeup that I am not familiar with on a daily basis. I went to the washroom to see what I had to work with and what type of vibe I can create through this work of art that was the makeup on my face. Funnily enough, I am a girl who does not like the idea of wearing makeup, never mind the idea of packing it on like frosting to a cake. From my 5 photo shoots so far, I have realized that having someone do makeup for 1 hour , then hair for the next, makes you feel like a life-sized Barbie doll. They groom you, play with you, pose you, and style you to their “ideal vision”. It took me a while to not get offended if someone tries to tweak me like a doll in any way. I am the type of person who does not like help from others, whether I like to admit it or not. In a career as ever-changing as fashion, you need take all the advice you can get. All in all, it turns out that it was one of the most fun shoots I have ever had because of the amazing personalities of everyone around me. Something people often forget is that the people in the background make all the magic happen, I am just a hanger of their clothes and visions. Never underestimate the power that makes the magic happen.
I also had my first outdoor photo shoot on Saturday and it was a lot harder than I expected. I am an editorial model, this means that I am one of those models who do weird shoots because I have the “moody” look. To me, it is absolutely hilarious since I am one of the happiest gals around. As a “moody model”, doing outdoor shoots are not as common so it was a treat…that I was not prepared for. Note to self. The photographer made me feel confident and put up with my slight grumpiness by 6pm. I feel bad because I was so tired that I had no control over my emotions and I hope I did not say anything bad. It was an experience that I take and learn from!
Then I had a shoot that made me feel as if I were surrounded by my family. The group was the nicest people I have ever encountered and made me feel like bad ass sandy from Grease with an industrial clamp on my baggy leather jacket to accentuate my figure. Maybe it was all of the warm-up from the shoots prior, but I felt completely myself that I could let my quirky side shine, and I love that. I even danced a bit, which I apologize if I scared them. Not only was the makeup on fleek, but it resembled myself which made me feel confident and happy with who I have become.
I am so excited to see what will become of my life.It was a tiring weekend, yet well worth it. I cannot predict the future but I know it will be great not just for me, but everyone. If you have faith in yourself, you can conquer any obstacle in your way. Trust me, you will thank me later (If I had a dime for every time I have said that on my blog…) Follow your dreams and I will see you next Socking Sunday,