Melisa Gün: Jesenja modna pravila

Šta vam prvo padne na pamet kada čujete reč “model”? Glamurozne i prelepe žene koje nose dizajnerksu odeću, koje prisustvuju različitim modnim događajima i koje generalno uživaju u životu, zar ne?

 Ovo je donekle istina, zato što je dobra manekenka uvek bukirana i njen inboks je uvek pun pozivnica za različite događaje, ali sa druge strane tu je i dosta uloženog truda, kao što je na primer vođenje sopstvenog biznisa čiji je glavni adut ona sama. Dakle, kako profesnionalni model uopšte ostaje u koraku sa trendovima, kako uvek izgleda prelepo i kako je istovremeno posvećena svojoj porodici i prijateljima? Pa, imate sreće s obzirom da čvrsto verujem u to da imam najbolji posao na svetu i spremna sam da vam otkrijem sve svoje tajne.

Haljina: Cari Capri @shopcaricapri
Jakna: ZastaStudio @zastastudio
Minđuše: @caperobbinCoolook @joyeriacoolook
Cipele: Cape Robbin

Prvo i najvažnije, uvek sam bila iskrena prema sebi i znala sam koliko vredim i šta sve mogu da uradim.  Kada počinjete svoju karijeru, možete pasti u iskušenje da pristajete na sve projekte koji se mogu naći pred vama, što i nije toliko loše. Međutim, ono što je najvažnije jeste to da pronađete svoju nišu zato što će ona postati vaš lični potpis i zato što će zbog nje upravo ljudi početi da vas prepoznaju u trenutku kada stupite na javnu scenu. Ali ne, to ne znači da treba da se plašite eksperimentisanja sa različitim stilovima i idejama koje trebate da isprobate sve do trenutka kada ne stanete na noge. Zapamtite da uvek slušate svoju intuiciju koja će biti tu za vas i koja će vam reći da ste pronašli svoj unikatan izgled, prepoznatljivi osmeh, svoju pozu, i to baš onu koju će ljudi obožavati i koju će svi modni fotografi želeti da zabeleže.

Dobro, sada kada ste pronašli svoj stil – šta je sledeće? Postarajte se da uvek izgledate dobro. Onog trenutka kada ljudi krenu da vas prepoznaju, želeće da se slikaju sav ama kako bi se pohvalili svojim prijateljima – a vi u tom trenutku nećete želeti da ih razočarate, zar ne? Naravno, ovo ne znači da treba da nosite šminku koju ste imali na poslednjem snimanju editorijala kada idete u prodavnicu, ali malo fantazije i blagi osmeh mogu da učine čuda. Uživanje u životu je možda najefikasniji način da zračite u svakom trenutku, ako ste srećni ii mate nešto (ili nekoga!) u vašem životu što vam donosi radost, to se odmah ocrtava na vašem licu.

Naočare za sunce, kaput: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane
Minđuše: Coolook @joyeriacoolook
Haljina: 83 Minhle @831minhle

Međutim, pozitivan stav nije jedini sastojak mog izgleda; prilično sam posvećena vežbanju i zdravoj ishrani. Zajedno sa svojim trenerom smislila sam rutinu koja je dovoljno efikasna za mene i koju upotpunjujem zdravom ishranom. Odmah ću vam reći, da ovo nema veze sa gladovanjem. Moja ishrana podrazumeva uživanje u hrani sa porodicom i prijateljima, ali i čašćenje sa nečim veoma, veoma ukusnim. Verujem da jednom kada se naviknete na određeni način života i počnete da primećujete rezultate, dobijete motivaciju i ogromnu satisfakciju kada vidite da je sve ovo dobro za vas. Takođe, uopšte ne mogu da zamislim svoj život bez pokreta. Uvek sam bila veoma aktivna i uvek sam svoje vreme ispunjavala različitim aktivnostima, a u jednom trenutku svog života sam se čak i bavila profesionalno sportom – što me je naučilo da budem uporna i da u svoj rad uvek moram da uložim dosta vremena. Znam da sve ovo može biti veoma iscrpljujuće, ali u trenutku kada ugledam rezultate koje sam postigla shvatim koliko sam zahvalna na svom trudu.

Ako pogledate gosi postere sa profesionalnim modelima i osećate se anksiozno, moram vam reći da se to in ama dešava, posebno na početku karijere. Samo se uvek setite da je svaka žena jedinstvena, da svaka od nas ima priču da ispriča i da svaka od nas je nečiji ideal lepote. Svi smo ljudi, jaki, samopouzdani, odlučni, izvanredni, ali ipak ljudi.

Naočare za sunce: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane
Sako: Christian Dior @dior
Šorts: Bonjour International
Cipele: Bandolino

Lako je osećati strah od odbacivanja, ali vera u sebe, razgovor sa prijateljima i možda par časova poziranja i šminkanja će vam pomoći da steknete potrebno samopuzdanje koje će vam dati uvid u to postoji mesto za sve. Čak i neki od najpoznatijih svetskih modela su išli od kastinga do kastinga sve dok se nisu probili, što jedino znači da odustajanje nikada nije opcija.

Kada sam bila mlađa, sećam se da sam gledala u fotografije manekenki kojima sam se divila i da su me upravo te slike naučile koliko je važno imati dobrog visažistu i stilistu. Ne možete da verujete koliko sam morala da se susrećem sa različitim ljudima kako bih naišla na one prave sa kojima sam odmah kliknula. Oni su ljudi koji su odgovorni za to da ispadnete najbolje moguće na fotografijama i videima, i sa kojima provodite toliko vremena da  ponekad postanu i vaša porodica, koja zna šta vam dobro stoji, čak i onda kada vi još niste sigurni u to. Isto može biti i sa fotografima. To su profesionalci koji znaju šta rade, i vrlo brzo ćete upoznati one koji mogu da vas osete, čije fotografije “hvataju” vašu dušu. Držite se njih jer su oni vaši šampioni.

Haljina: ZastaStudio @zastastudio

Ne zaboravite da odmarate. To je možda i najvažnija stvar na ovom spisku koju sam sa godinama usvojila. Na početku, grabite svaku priliku koja se tiče posla ali to može biti iscrpljujuće. Često se pitate kada će se ukazati sledeća poslovna prilika ako odbijete neku iako biste taj dan najradije odmarali. Iako je modeling veoma kompetativno zanimanje, moramo da zapamtimo da ako smo odmorni i ako smo imali dovoljno sati sna, pre ćemo privući pažnju agenata i bukera samo zato što izgledamo sveže i odmorno. I dalje ponekad imam osećaj krivice kada uzmem Slobodan dan, ali čak i izlazak sa prijateljima ili porodicom predstavlja divnu priliku da odmorimo mozak od posla, i da samo ne mislim na kamere i dobre uglove. Nije važno koliko volite svoj posao, on nikada ne bi trebalo da vas iscrpljuje, jer nekada morate ostaviti vreme za sebe. Zato sada se uvek postaram da imam barem jedan dan za sebe i svoj dnevnik, ili jednostavno šetnju ili kratki put van gradske gužve. Takođe volim da gledam filmove ili čitam i zbog toga se osećam mnogo bolje.

Ešarpa: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane
Kombinezon: Leslie Fay @thefiercelane
Kaiš: Dooz @dooznyc
Čizme: Nine West @ninewest

Iako je biti model veoma težak posao koji dosta puta iziskuje veliki broj radnih sati i to da sam često odvojena od svoje porodice, veoma je ispunjujuće za mene i donosi mi mnogo radosti. U trenutku kada dostignete određeni nivo, lako ćete prioretizovati ponude koje imate i moćićete da od svih odaberete one koje želiite da radite i  imate u svom portfoliju. Ne smete zaboraviti na sebe i da vodite računa o načinu života, ishrani, nezi kože, šminki i vitaminima koji će vas učitinit prelepim i koji će postići da budete u centru pažnje za sve one koji su tu zbog vas. Uz malo sreće, talent ai posvećenosti možete ostvariti i vaše najluđe snove.

Haljina: Cari Capri @shopcaricapri
Jakna: ZastaStudio @zastastudio
Minđuše: @caperobbinCoolook @joyeriacoolook

English here:

Secrets of modeling from Melisa Gün

What do you imagine when you hear a word “model”? Glamorous beautiful women wearing expensive designer clothes, attending fashion events and generally enjoying their lives, right?. While it is true that a good model is always in demand and her mailbox is always full of invitations to fancy parties, it is also a hard work because you’re running your own business and its biggest asset is you. So how can a professional model stay up to date with the modern trends, always look beautiful and also dedicate her time to family and friends? Well, you’re in luck because I truly believe that I have a wonderful job and I would like to let you in on my secrets.

First and foremost, I have always been true to myself and known my value. When you just start out, it may be tempting to agree to any photo shoots that come your way, which is not a bad idea in itself. However, you need to find your niche because it’ll be your signature and, once you’re in the public eye, that is what people will recognize you by. But by no means, don’t be afraid to experiment and try different styles and ideas while you’re finding your feet. Just remember to listen to your intuition, it’ll be there for you and you’ll know you’ve found that unique look, that signature smile, that tilt of your head that people will adore and the world’s best photographers will be queuing to capture.

Bluza: Hong Hoa @wear_honghoa
Suknja: Zoelle Bybs @zoellebybs
Naočare za sunce: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

So, you’ve found your style – what’s next? Make sure you always look good. When people start recognizing you, they’ll want to take a selfie to brag to their mates – you wouldn’t want to disappoint them, wouldn’t you? Of course it doesn’t mean that I wear make-up from my latest photo shoot when I go grocery shopping, but a bit of fantasy and a smile can work wonders. Soon people will wonder what the secret of your beauty is, even when you’re out running in the park. Enjoying life is probably the most effective way to stay radiant in any situation, if you’re happy and have something (or someone!) in your life that brings you joy, it shows.

However, thinking positive is not the only ingredient of my looks; I dedicate quite a lot of my time to fitness and pay attention to my nutrition. Together with my trainer I come up with workout routines that are effective for my particular purposes and I also make sure I supplement it with healthy diet. Just don’t think that it means starving yourself, you can steal enjoy a nice meal out with friends or family, treat yourself to something tasty, but I believe that once you’ve gotten used to having a certain lifestyle and start seeing its results, it gives your motivation and huge boost and you just know it’s all worth it. I, for one, cannot imagine my life without movement. I’ve always been active, always found ways to occupy my time with various activities, even did some sport professionally – I suppose that’s something that taught me to be resilient, to be able to endure sometimes long hours of my profession. It can be exhausting, but at the same time seeing the results of my work is incredibly rewarding.

Sako: Givenchy @givenchy
Cipele, kombinezon, kaiš: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

If you look at shiny posters with professional models and feel slightly daunted, I can tell you that we all feel the same from time to time, especially at the beginning. Just remember that every woman is unique, each of us has a story to tell, and each can represent someone’s beauty ideal. We’re all people, strong, confident, determined, remarkable, but still people. It’s easy to feel disheartened by rejection, but do believe in yourself, speak to your friends, maybe take a few make-up and posture classes to gain a bit of confidence, and you’ll see that there’s a place for everyone. Some of the world-famous models had to go through casting after casting to get their big break, so giving up is never an option.

Naočare za sunce: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

When I was younger, I remember looking at pictures of models admiring their images and I realised how important it was to find a good make-up artist and stylist. You can not believe how many I had to work with before I met the ones with whom with clicked immediately. Those people are responsible for making you look your best in the images and videos, so sometimes they almost become your family, getting attuned to your mood, knowing which style you’d like to go for, even before you realise it yourself. The same can be said about photographers. They’re pros and they know what they’re doing, but soon enough you meet those, who “feel” you, who know what makes you tick, whose images capture your very soul. Hold on to those because they’re your biggest champions.

Haljina: Climax David Howard x Karen Okada @fiercelane
Naočare za sunce, cipele: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

Do not forget to rest. It is probably one of the most crucial things I’ve learnt over the years. At the beginning, you leap to every opportunity when it comes to work and you may overtire yourself. Then you worry that the next job may not come if you say no to an offer you’re not particularly keen on in favour of a day off. While modeling is a competitive area, we need to remember that if we’re relaxed and rested and have enough sleep, we’re more likely to attract agents’ attention for looking fresh and happy. I still feel guilty sometimes when I allow myself a lazy day, but even a night out with friends or family is a wonderful chance to take my mind off work and just be me, without thinking about cameras, and angles. It doesn’t matter how much you love your job, it should never consume you completely, you need to be you every once in a while. So now I always make sure I have a lazy day in my diary when I can just go for a walk, or take a trip out of town, or simply lounge around watching films or reading. I feel so much better for it.

Naočare za sunce, kaput: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane
Minđuše: Coolook @joyeriacoolook
Haljina: 83 Minhle @831minhle

Even though being a model is an incredibly hard job which sometimes involves long hours, late night photo shoots, being away from your family, it’s still incredibly rewarding and it brings me so much joy. Once you’ve reached a certain level, you can easily prioritize your offers and choose the ones you find the most appealing, the ones that will be an asset to your portfolio. Just don’t forget to look after yourself in every way: lifestyle, nutrition, skincare, make-up, vitamins etc. will make you look stunning on any day and you will be the centre of attention for those around you, inspiring and supporting them. With luck, talent and dedication you can achieve the wildest of your dreams.

Haljina: ZastaStudio @zastastudio
Čizme: Fierce Lane @fiercelane

Haljina: Climax David Howard x Karen Okada @fiercelane
Naočare za sunce, cipele: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

Team:

Text: Melisa Gün

Model: Melisa Gün @drmelisagunn

Photographer: Dylan Perlot @dylanperlot

Creative Directors: Dylan Perlot x Dina Vibes

Wardrobe Stylist: Dina Vibes @dinavibes_

Makeup Artist + Hairstylist: Holly Dalton @hollywooddalton

Set Assistant: Azur Mele @azurmele

Special Thanks: Fierce Lane @thefiercelane

PR: Wave Mags @wavemags

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