Modeling is something I’m starting to really enjoy! It’s certainly a part-time ‘gig’ for me, so to speak, and I’ve slowly been garnering more attention and more offers to model products for new companies without traveling from the USVI! Most of the modeling inquiries I receive these days are internet based either through the one agency I’m registered with at the moment, Model Mayhem or by way of Instagram!
I really didn’t know what I was getting into by starting an Instagram account. My good friends (who know me well) will tell you that I am one of the least PC savvy peeps on the planet. I didn’t even know what Insta was a few years ago….and now…with only a relatively small number of posts, I’m enjoying a following that is very supportive of my late blooming modeling hobby!
Serengel Boutique (@serengelboutique) is one such web based clothing line that contacted me regarding modeling some of their swimwear and fitness wear by way of Instagram. In exchange for professional photos, I’m earning some fun money, building my wardrobe, and also creating a collaborative portfolio. It’s fun, it’s relaxing, and who knows what it could lead to.
I do think it’s interesting and inspiring that many companies are choosing from a much more diverse model base than what we traditionally think of. These days you’ll women of all shapes and sizes, ages, and fitness levels modeling active wear, swimwear, and beyond. Our concept of what defines a model is much more fluid, and in my opinion exemplifies real life! We are all models for the life style we hold true and express ourselves in myriad ways- including in the way we present ourselves in clothing (or not!) and in photos to the world.
Some may say I’m too old to be ‘modeling’ swimwear in the latter half of my fourth decade! And those decades ahead of me who are still working models may wink at the age reference. It’s all RELATIVE! just like everything else in life. So I say, if you have the opportunity to do something similar at any age- go for it! As long as you are enjoying it, and inspiring people in some positive way, that is all that matters! Feeling good about yourself is a state of mind and every body is beautiful.
That’s what I love about Serengel Wear. The line is super affordable and there’s something for every body. My favorite suit in the swimwear collection is most definitely the black one piece bathing suit I modeled. It’s sexy, it’s pretty, and a bit chic- if you will- all at once. I hope you will find some time to peruse the site if you like what you see on me, and take advantage of my promotional code STACIAXX50 to save 50% at checkout. Visit serengel.com, and enjoy shopping for a few things to model yourself!