This is one of those questions that pops up from time to time and I never really know how to answer. Mainly because the story of me getting into the industry is not a Moss-miracle or a Delevingne-sensation. Probably because I wasn’t discovered, nobody bumped into me blinded by my beauty and skinny ankles or whatever other super skinny body part I posses.
I’m officially 22 now! God, I’m not ready but there are some things I managed to do before hitting that double twos and there are some things I’m actually proud of. Yes, that’s right I’m proud of myself for slowly becoming the woman I always wanted to be. And I’m not afraid to say it out loud or even scream it on a top of a mountain.
Recent months have been tough. It’s still not amazing now but I’m most certainly doing better. Way better. I achieved the stability for now through a lot of work on myself and focusing on my mental and physical health. It’s been a wild ride but I’m almost there.
We live in an age when popular culture surrounds us, it is right beside on every step we take. Being a big part of our everyday life we rarely do try to get to know it. We don’t realise how metaphoric, beautiful and descriptive it can be. In this post I will analyse ways in which the photograph on the poster of lately released movie “The Model” suggest a narrative and I will discuss the produced meaning.
Writing my dissertation was a long process that occupied most of my time and honestly looking back at it now I can admit that I was stressing way too much about it! I’m not saying that you shouldn’t stress at all but try avoiding even dreaming about it. Yes I had nightmares in which I was writing my dissertation. Here are some tips for you all who are about to start the final year at uni and get all dissertation crazy.
You may know this name already, you may not. If you don’t know who I’m going to talk about – oh ffs have you been living under a rock?! I’m joking, you probably weren’t one of the fashion freaks back in 2015 when this girl spoke up about one of the biggest issues in modelling!
I have been incredibly busy for the past couple of weeks and trust me when I say that being a journalism and creative writing student is sometimes the biggest pain in my ass. What is my problem you may ask – well here you go, honey, – I’m a perfectionist so hearing that I have to complete my dissertation within next four months and also there is the final major project to be submitted by the beginning of May and other smaller deadlines along the way – well this is stressing me out.
I hate being sick. Being sick makes me very very very unproductive and there is nothing I can actually do about it. But there is another thing – my brain seems to work a bit better with a high temperature and although I can’t do anything productive like research, writing down important stuff, organising my day or going to work (which is a huge pain in my little ill ass since I’m a workaholic) I tend to be pretty good at the creative side of stuff.
I wanted to write this blog post for a very, very long time but somehow I always found myself stuck at the same point after which I was just repeating one thing several times. This is yet another try to make this idea work and I’ll probably just give up and publish whatever horrible creature I manage to create today.
ELISE BY OLSEN – first figure in our Inspiring Figures series, born in 1999 in Norway Elise at the age of 8 started writing her very first blog which lead her to realise that writing is something that she wants to do in the future. At the age of 13, she was recognised in the international press as the world’s youngest editor in chief.