A few snaps from my 6-page spread and cover in May’s Yellow magazine. The cover is probably my least favorite photo of the bunch, but then again, fashion modeling is not about looking pretty. I was talking to some model friends, and I was surprised how many of us didn’t think we looked pretty in our published work. All model talk of course, we’d never try to stick our opinions in the creatives’ vision. :)
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Tomorrow is my last day of class, ever. I’ve been in school for 19 years now, so it doesn’t seem real. I have to be an adult now?
I also officially terminated my contract with Wilhelmina Brown earlier this week. I was in the first group of girls signed and I’ve watched the agency grow alongside me for two and a half years. I guess I didn’t realize how much it was a part of me.
My last job with Willy was awesome. I flew to NOLA with some of my favorite models and got to be on set for a feature film with 1,000 really funny famous actors. This is us on set in James Franco’s Kitchen. :)
I’m shooting a music video tomorrow and Saturday, and in the next two weeks, I’ll pack up everything, clean out my room and leave Austin.
What’s next for me? I’m not quite sure. I have one more class in China in June, and I’m visiting family in Europe during July. I’ll take the time to really think. I’ve gotta pay the bills now, so I’ll probably have to surrender to a real job.
I modeled Sofia Maldonado’s beautiful clothing for Spark magazine a few weeks ago, and she said said something on the ride home that I won’t forget- I wish I could remember her exact words, but I can’t. She doesn’t have a plan post-graduation yet, either, and she said that she knows she’s a networker, and she’s not sure where she’s going, but she always has new opportunities and she knows she’ll be fine in the end.
I guess that’s how I feel. Things just seem to come together if you let them. So let’s see where the summer takes me. :)
design Sofia Maldondo model Doa photo Quit Nguyen styling Roberta Izquidero hair/mu Propaganda Hair Group magazine Spark
Work update: Got my first two covers! Spark Magazine last week, Yellow Magazine this week. Also did Aveda’s Catwalk for Water last week, which got me a shoot this week, and tested with Melis Dainon, a pair of really cool photographers in Austin. I’ve decided to separate my text and image posts, so look for images right above this.
In the meantime, school ends in two weeks and I’m behind. I need to pull it together so I can graduate in May. I’m going to start being a lot more selective with what I do this next month.
I feel like I’ve been so busy with work and school lately that my work is starting to define me. My conversations are becoming modeling/acting related. My facebook wall is nothing but. Yet… I’m so much more than that. I think I’m going to take the time to revisit some old hobbies and make sure I don’t lose touch with myself. A more thoughtful post about this coming soon.