SCARLETTE OTTO

Knowing myself and knowing my worth is something that I had to develop over time. I think it is very important to love oneself, to accept ones flaws even if it's very difficult, especially as a young woman. I am also sure that you need to love yourself and to know your worth in order to love and accept someone else. If you know yourself and your worth, you have accepted your weaknesses but you also know your strengths, so you can better go on in life; let go of things that are not meant to be. And finally, try to enjoy the most of your life... because you only live once.

 

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My confidence depends on my emotional situation. I am an overthinker and this leads to a lack of confidence sometimes. In such situations, I know that I can count on my mother or my best friend. Both are very strong women. They're honest and know how I can be. Even if they can be too honest, I always appreciate that and it gives me power to change, to work on myself or to just accept that weak moment.

 

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Modeling can help you feel comfortable in your own skin and to be proud of your work, for example, when you see good pictures or when you receive good feedback from the photographer or the designer. On the other side, it can also take all your confidence away because it just depends on your weight, on your look, on your skin, on your hair, etc. It is very important but also very difficult to not compare yourself to other girls. You need to remember that you are a special person, more than just your physical appearance. Nowadays, I know how to "play" with my eyes, how to move, which feeling to show, but I am not particularly fond of something physical.

 

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I lived in Paris and I had the opportunity to work for a design school near the Eiffel Tower. It was amazing. The students dressed me with items they bought at H&M or Asos or even Yves Saint Laurent. I walked for Jitrois from time to time, a French leather designer: the dresses fit you like a second skin and I think those dresses were the most memorable items I have ever worn. For shoots, I usually wear my own clothes and I always choose pieces in which I know I feel comfortable in front of the camera.  

 

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One of the most challenging aspects of my work is to be satisfied with myself as a model and the work that I have done. It is difficult to not compare myself to other girls. Today, due to Instagram and other social media, you can easily become a "model." But I am grateful for the opportunity to work in that very hard business. 

 

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I need to be optimistic about the future because if not, you cannot go ahead in life. But honestly, I don't know what to do with my life. I am still studying and that's it. I would love the see the world and to travel around to collect memories even though the world and society make me sad. Of course, I just want to be happy and have kids and dogs but it is hard to plan life. There is a quote by John Lennon I really like because I think it's very realistic: "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans." The most important thing is to be healthy, to do your best to be happy and satisfied with the life you live. If you want to eat that piece of cake, even though you had two already, just eat it if it makes you happy. 

 

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The end of civilzation will be caused by: Injustice, foolishness, technology, bigotry, etc. Too many people do not learn from history and are not open-minded; that will definitely cause the end of civilization. 

 

















Scarlette Otto // vaniillette

Llanii // llanii

 

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