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Magda Kulpinska
Posts: 531
Paris, Île-de-France, France


this is not about showing off.

It's more about encouraging each one of you out there who think dreams are useless because they never come true.

Almost exactly ten years ago, when modeling was still but a dream, I was contemplating every day for about a week that I would love to be Karl Lagerfeld's muse one day.

Many moons later, having gone through the sporadic ups and painful downs of this crazy business, I get a call from my agency whether I'd be free and interested etc etc to be a silhouette for a short movie for Chanel.

(Please note that at this point, my interest has gone towards music and I dream of singing in the big opera houses one day. And modeling kind of allows me to make a living and have spare time for school.)

I accepted, despite the awful working hours and knowing I'll probably sit around waiting most of the time. Then I realised - ACTUALLY, this is some part of a biiig dream coming true right here and right now. I'm not a top-model, sure. But wow, look at the bigger picture!! Years ago: little Polish girl sits in god-forgotten town somewhere in the middle of nowhere, having this goal. And years later, when she really couldn't care less a part of it becomes reality.

Something to think about, next time you feel everything's going wrong!! Look at what you HAVE achieved, where you started and don't forget that sometimes it takes a looong time for things to become reality! And it comes mostly when we already moved on to something else....

May your dreams come true, too!
Feb 07 13 11:43 am  Link  Quote 
Paige Morgan
Posts: 4,058
New York, New York, US

Well congratulations are in order that you got to accomplish one of your dreams. Here's hoping it is the first of many smile
Feb 07 13 11:46 am  Link  Quote 
Magda Kulpinska
Posts: 531
Paris, Île-de-France, France

thanks!! I want to encourage everyone to hold on to their dreams and not think you're a failure if they didn't come true immediately!
Feb 07 13 11:53 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 1,727
Washington, District of Columbia, US

Congrats, your look is fantastic!
Feb 07 13 12:24 pm  Link  Quote 
Supermodel Photographer
Posts: 3,309
Oyster Bay, New York, US

Magda Kulpinska wrote:
... years later, when she really couldn't care less a part of it becomes reality.

It's a shame that it wasn't realized while she still cared.

Feb 07 13 12:40 pm  Link  Quote 
Melodye Joy
Posts: 542
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US

The most unexpected dreams come true when you least expect it. Believe me...keep on keepin on because I have seen so many drop out, stop modeling/acting because they didn't hit it off right away.

You are one of the living proofs that is CAN and WILL happen when it NEEDS to (no always when you want it to).

Congrats and many successes to come!
Feb 07 13 02:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 400
San Antonio, Texas, US

Im very happy for you!   and btw, excellant "nudity clarification" in your profile
Feb 07 13 02:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 80
Washington, District of Columbia, US

Feb 07 13 05:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Faces2Die4 Photography
Posts: 426
Houston, Texas, US

Congrats Magda! (and yes, it's ok to show off)
Feb 07 13 06:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Rosemarie Bennet
Posts: 144
Warrington, Pennsylvania, US

That's wonderful!
Feb 07 13 06:20 pm  Link  Quote 
LittleWhiteRabbit Photo
Posts: 134
Columbus, Ohio, US

Wow, so wonderful for you.  Guess it pays to make a list of projects you want to do!
Feb 08 13 02:31 am  Link  Quote 
Angel ONeill
Posts: 134
Venice, Veneto, Italy

Oh my goodness congratulations to you! You look gorgeous I love the colour of your hair.
Feb 08 13 03:23 am  Link  Quote 
Darren Brade
Posts: 2,746
London, England, United Kingdom

Congrats and thanks for sharing. I hope you'll post a link if it becomes available online at some point, I'd love to see it.

Darren x

Feb 08 13 05:30 am  Link  Quote 
angel emily
Posts: 1,020
Boston, Massachusetts, US

Supermodel Photographer wrote:
It's a shame that it wasn't realized while she still cared.

OP, congrats and best wishes to you. smile

As a side note - this isn't the first time I've heard this notion from a model who has the stats and look for a viable mainstream career in modeling.    I kinda wish I had the stats and felt non-chalant about it, as if it was just another job so I could understand it better.  It's interesting, and something I wish I could study more.

It seems having the look as well as the ambition is a rare thing.  Many have the ambition, but not the look.  A few very successful models have the look but not the ambition or passion.

Feb 08 13 05:57 am  Link  Quote 
Clothing Designer
Wilde Hunt Corsetry
Posts: 343
Columbus, Ohio, US

Wonderful! It's nice to hear about people achieving their dreams! And don't forget, it's ok to be proud of your accomplishments! smile
Feb 08 13 08:41 am  Link  Quote 
Zack Zoll
Posts: 2,385
Glens Falls, New York, US

Wow, congrats!  Did you get to meet him?  Is he as much of a weirdo as he seems?
Feb 08 13 08:44 am  Link  Quote 
Shon D.- Femme
Posts: 24,369
Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Zack Zoll wrote:
Wow, congrats!  Did you get to meet him?  Is he as much of a weirdo as he seems?

YES! That's what I was going to ask, too! Did he have an assistant carrying his cat and his diet coke? Did he fire anyone? Did he call anyone fat? PLEASE. GIVE. DETAILS!

Congratulations, btw!!!

Feb 08 13 01:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Amul La La
Posts: 805
Plymouth, England, United Kingdom

Go you, Amazing!
Feb 08 13 01:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Yan Tan Tethera
Posts: 4,172
Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom

Bien fait.
Feb 08 13 01:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 13,343
Houston, Texas, US

Your post is inspirational.  Congrats and Thank you for writing it!
Feb 08 13 03:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 9,486
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

smile cool
Feb 08 13 09:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 3,428
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Congrats smile
Feb 08 13 09:33 pm  Link  Quote 
Rakesh Malik
Posts: 331
Seattle, Washington, US

Congratulations! smile
Feb 09 13 08:49 am  Link  Quote 
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Cynna Stylz MUA
Posts: 216
New York, New York, US

They say hind sight is 20/20. But your dreams and visions of yourself are always in front of you with or without rose colored glasses. On a daily basis reaching our dreams may seem boring but some avoid opportunities because its not going to make us famous in an instant.   Basically, Keep your eyes open and make things happen. Congrats to you....boast all you want then make bigger dreams.

All the best,

Feb 11 13 02:30 pm  Link  Quote 
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