New year, new experiences. Can’t believe we’re already in 2018. I don’t know about you, but 2017 has gone by so fast. If I had to sum it up in a few words, I’d say it was a challenging year. So to avoid making the same mistakes as I did in the past, I’ve decided to list my new year resolutions for 2018.
Sometimes I’ve been asked randomly on the street where am I going wearing what I wear on a daily basis. Some in a rude way, others with interest, but they all assume I am dressing up for a reason, when the truth is, I dress for myself and because I do it that way every day.
Modern society has come up with the idea that you have to wear like others do, like all do and following the trends that brands dictate, and then someone who does that in a different way, they are considered weird. I like to dress vintage clothes or reproduction clothes because I feel more embraced than in “modern day” garments. Also because I have always been interested in past decades and fashion from the 20th century, rather than 21st century clothing. Doesn’t matter the occasion – for vintage events, concerts, a stroll in the park or going to work -, I always dress like a 1950s/1960s babe.
I am a shy person and have always been one, so dressing inspired by the 1950s and 1960s has helped me a lot to accept myself. Although it’s been difficult – at first I didn’t want to dress in vintage and vintage inspired influenced by what others would say about me – but now I’m happy with who I am and the way I dress. Modeling has also helped me boost my self esteem.
I don’t do it only for the aesthetics, because I consider the vintage lifestyle my way of life, since I was a little girl. I listen to rockabilly and soul music and anything from yesteryear, and have always dreamt of living in another decade. I guess I’m an old soul.
I felt I needed to do this blog post. I feel empowered and embraced, happy with myself – with all its flaws yes! – and I am determined to be who I am and dress the way I do until I die. No one will be able to change that.
Have you ever had problems for wearing vintage? xx
First of all you will have to excuse my lack of posts this month, I have been quite busy.
Last week I worked in a film set for the first time as an extra. A couple of months ago I decided to do something with my life now that I am unemployed and with a lot of free time. I joined a models agency and I have been looking for jobs in the movie business.
Last week I worked for two days non stop in a film set of a Spanish movie (I won’t reveal its name ’cause it’s top secret!) and loved the experience, although it is exhausting. Working from 7am to 7pm is not healthy ahah. Working as an extra is not a big thing, but you get to see how movies are made and be in the same room as movie stars, although it’s not Hollywood.
And now here come my thoughts about something I was told by several people during the filming: Become a model, yes or no?
People close to me have told me that I could model for Vintage-inspired brands, such as Collectif Clothing or Lindy Bop, among others. My friends and followers on Instagram always compliment me about my styling and I often get asked for a photograph on the street. That doesn’t happen to many girls out there, does it?
I am really considering this. I am not perfect and my body is not the best in the world, but I love being photographed and sharing my passion for vintage, although where I live (Spain) it is nearly impossible to succeed in this area (vintage fashion and modeling). Anyway, I think I will try! If you never try, you never know! 😉
So what do you think about the idea of becoming a model? Would you get into it?