Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom
Theodore Isaac Rubin

Still working on expressions. Look forward to finally approaching some agencies soon (smile, straight on - no make up). Need to put measurements together. I’m 5’8” exactly : (hopefully that won’t work against me) Approx 103lbs. 


it is the appreciation of THE JOURNEY WE CALL LIFE that truly matters.
mkcollins

 This ‘student of life’ is finally beginning her journey of choice; aspiring to model while journaling about it along the way! This week, I’m trying to get the hang of a  a ‘straight face’ shot without looking mad! Smiling shots are easy, this type, not so much. That’s just one of the many goals of the week. I am an eternal optimist (you have to be in the competitive ID world I’m used to. I have no doubt it is the same for the modeling industry).

This journal is going to be authentic: get ready for real experiences, embarrassing moments (hopefully not too many). And probably mistakes YOU shouldn’t make if this is your goal as well. There will be no sugar-coating, if this is to be an authentic ‘model study’ as I’ve named it MUST BE REAL!

So I will share what I learn. You will see the good pics, and yes, the bad - no agency or professional photographer yet. I’ll share the rejection letters from agencies … and then someday, hopefully, ‘the real thing’ as I get jobs.

I will begin to journal regularly about my experiences. I’ve left my comfort zone: the world of Irish dance behind (competitively anyway - still dance in college) as I attempt to break into this industry for my career. So … this is the beginning of mkcollins: a model study.

Follow along, I welcome your comments and questions. I promise to journal about this venture wholeheartedly, not with rose-colored glasses, not with cynicism.  Just day to day happenings, real life, not ‘all pretty’. But I will also, continue to tell myself to BELIEVE!

more later -mk


Cades Cove, TN
Great Smokey Mountains

Cades Cove, TN

Great Smokey Mountains


real truths, in simple words -mk

"You learn something every day if you pay attention."

- Ray LeBlond, Author

a picture really does say a thousand words … incredible
-mk
vanityfair:

Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, age 83, as profiled for us by Dave Eggers.
We love this arresting, Grimm’s-colorplate of a portrait, don’t you?
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.

a picture really does say a thousand words … incredible

-mk

vanityfair:

Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, age 83, as profiled for us by Dave Eggers.

We love this arresting, Grimm’s-colorplate of a portrait, don’t you?

Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.


quotes, LOVE THEM … follow along if you do too!

thirstyla:

“Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.”

Edna Woolman Chase


As KNOWLEDGE increases wonder DEEPENS.

- Charles Morgan

   English Novelist (1894-1958)