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I´m back in Paris again and this time I am ready for the fashion week! Since my last update I´ve been busy worked in both Paris, London and after that I went back to Sweden again to have some time moving in to my very first own apartment (!!), so sorry for bad update here lately. Right now I´m staying at my friends place and are planning to work here for about 2 weeks. The fashion week just started and so far I´ve done one show and I have some other options for other shows this week, but, until then I have a lot of castings to do as usual. For example, yesterday I was running around on castings all day in the pouring rain, couldn't say I loved my job at that moment, but today I feel happy and more energized cause I woke up with sunshine and a blue sky outside! Hope that your day also started in a good way!
Yesterday night I arrived in Pariiss, and the plan is to stay here for around 3 weeks for the haute couture shows and also to rebuild my portfolio since I completely changed my look from long - to short hair with bangs a few months ago.
I´m really excited to be in Paris since it´s my absolutely favorite city! I just loovee everything about it, the beautiful architecture, the atmosphere, the language and all the romantic and beautiful things to see around here. It´s just impossible not to like Paris and I´m so glad to finally be back working here!
Today I went to meet my new agency Metropolitan Management, and everyone seems really nice and I got a very good first impression, I really like them all already! Later this afternoon I had some casting and then after that the agency called me back to the office to do some polaroids and a walking video for the upcoming shows.
Now I just finally came back to the model apartment for changing to some other clothes for the agency dinner that takes place tonight.
So I should probably get going and make myself ready. See you later!
Shibuya Crossing, The biggest crossing in the world
Photoshoot in Cerulean Tower in Shibuya
Japanese weeding in the beautiful temples of Yoyogi Park
Make a wish or a prayer for someone you care about
Harajuku Street, Omotesando
"Bento box" Japanese lunch boxes
Streets of Shibuya, Tokyo
Today I´ve been home for 2 weeks and I´m so happy to be back home and spending time with all friends and family! My 2,5 months in Tokyo has been amazing but there has also been a lot of up´s and downs through the stay. .The most certain thing I think about is my grandfather, that I stood very close to, passed away 3 days after I first arrived to Tokyo. Even though I went back to Sweden for a few days to attend his funeral, it´s still a chock for me to come back home to Malmo to realize that he´s really gone. Me and my grandfather had a very special bond that I know is not even worth explaining to others. He was like a father to me, and him, my mom and grandmother was, and are the most important people in my life, so he will always be missed.
Even though I know I could write a hole novel about him and how much he meant to me, I feel like this is all I need to say here..
Besides that, my stay Tokyo was really nice and I meet so many amazing people and got to experience so much new things that I otherwise wouldn't, so for that I'm very grateful for!
Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holidays, and that the new year 2017 will start out great for you all!
I decided that from now on I´ll only write my blog posts in english since I think it´s a easier way of expressing myself through my travels and also because I think it takes to much time and energy for me to first write a post in swedish and then translate everything into english!
Today has been a really lazy day, I had the chance to have the whole day off from both castings and jobs (which I´ll tell you doesn't happen too often her in Japan). They usually cast around 1 week ahead the actual job date, and I leave in exactly one week, so there is not that many castings for me to do right now.
This morning I´ve been looking around trying to find alternative hotels to book for a weekend in Copenhagen for me and my boyfriend Oliver around Christmas. I absolutely love everything about Copenhagen, so a weekend full of shopping, fine dining, and just have the chance to spend some time together there is the perfect Christmas gift for both of us right now since we haven't been able to see each other for 2,5 months!! Later this afternoon I went to do some Christmas shopping in Shibuya and successfully found exactly what I was looking for!
Right now it´s 1 a.m in Tokyo, and I just arrived back home to the apartment. I called Oliver and we eventually decided which hotel we will stay at in Cph. I booked the last room there was for the dates we wanted, so now I'm really happy and I can't wait to come home and enjoy everything!
Tomorrow there will be a Christmas party hosted by the agency, and I actually just found out that I´ll have a casting early tomorrow so I should really try to get some sleep now!
See you later,
För er som inte redan vet så befinner jag mig just nu i Tokyo på jobb under kontrakt med min agentur Bravo Models under en period av 10 veckor. Idag har jag lite mindre än 1 månad kvar här vilket betyder att mer än halva tiden redan har gått och jag kan äntligen påbörja min nedräkning hem, YEY!
Idag är det söndag och jag har faktiskt inte gjort så mycket av dagen. Är så sällan ledig här så passade på att ta en dag av och bara få hinna varva ner. De senaste fem dagarna har dock varit ganska omtumlande... det har hunnit gå från 21 grader varmt i tisdags - till minus 2 grader och snö, sen inträffade det även en kraftig jordbävning under tisdagsmorgonen som jag måste berätta om.
Jag vaknade då kl 6 på tisdagsmorgonen av att hela sängen skakade. Först trodde jag att jag drömde men några sekunder senare blev skakningarna kraftigare och kraftigare och jag ställer mig upp i panik och känner hur hela huset gungar under mig. Kort därefter hör jag hur tjejen jag bor med skriker från sitt rum på ovanvåningen och kommer rusandes ner till mig. Där sitter vi i sedan ca 1 minut till skalvet slutligen avtog. Jag har ju bott i Japan i över 1 månad nu så jag är ganska van vid de lättare jordbävningarna som oftast inträffar flera gånger i veckan utan konstigheter, men detta skalvet var något helt annat vilket jag förstod av anledningen av att jag är extremt svårväckt.
Kort efter skalvet började jag och min kompis googla runt, först hittade vi ingenting men en stund senare stod det nästan överallt på alla nyhetsflöden, och jordbävningen visade sig mäta upp till hela 7.3 på richterskalan! Vi höll oss därför vakna och uppdaterade ofta för att hålla koll på eventuella varningar och som vi misstänkte, 20 minuter senare sändes det ut en tsunamivarning i ett antal större områden och ett av dem tillhörde en del av stortokyo. Först fick jag panik men sen såg jag att vi var 30 minuter från evakuerings-gränszonen så då kunde vi båda tillsist andas ut.
Tack och lov slutade allting bra då tsunamivågorna inte blev så höga som de trott och ingen skadades av händelserna. Dock var det läskigt att det visade sig vara ett efterskalv av jordbävningen som orsakade den stora kärnkraftsolyckan i Fukushima 2011, men som sagt så slutade ju allting bra och därefter beslutade vi oss för att gå och lägga oss igen!
For those who doesn't already know this I´m in Tokyo right now for work under contract with my agency Bravo Models for a period of 10 weeks. Today I got exactly 1 month left here before I´ll travel back home to Sweden, which means that more than half of the time already passed, and I can finally start counting the days until I'm back home. Yey!
The last two days have been pretty up and down here.. It has gone from 21 degrees hot the day before yesterday - to minus 2 degrees and snow today, and it also occurred an earthquake early Tuesday morning that I have to tell you more about.
So I woke up at 6 in the morning from experiencing that the bed was shaking under me. At first I thought I was dreaming, but a few seconds later the shakings got stronger and stronger and when I finally stood up I could feel that the whole house was rocking under my feet. Short there after I could here the girl I live with, screaming from her room upstairs and then she came rushing down to my room. We sat there for around 1 minute until the earthquake finally decreased. I lived in Japan for over a month now so I´m quite use to the smaller earthquakes. They often occur here a few times a week, but this earthquake was something totally different. I noticed that because I´m usually extremely difficult to wake up.
Short after the earthquake, me and my friend started researching on the internet trying to found out more. At first we did´t find anything, but a few minutes later the event was all over the news feed and we found out that the quake measured up to 7.3 on the Richter scale! Therefor we tried to stay awake to keep ourself updated about any potential warnings, and like we suspected, 20 minutes later it was sent out a tsunami-warning in a number of areas. One of the warnings was in Greater Tokyo. At first, I feel like I was about to panic, but then we saw that we was 30 minutes away from the actuall evacuation border zone, and we could both breath out.
Thankfully everything turned out well, the expected tsunamiwaves didn't go as high as they thought they would get, and no one got injured from the events. Even though, it was pretty scary because it turned out that this earthquake was an aftershock of the serious nuclear accident that took place in Fukushima 2011. But as mentioned everything went well and we later decided to go back to sleep!
Mitt namn är Tea Melin och jag är 19 år gammal och kommer från Malmö. I år tog jag studenten och jobbar nu som "full-time model" hos Scoop Models i Köpenhamn. I denna blogg kommer ni få chansen att följa mig på mina jobbresor runtom i världen och även få ta del av mina andra intressen utöver resandet så som mode, kläder, design och foto. Dessa fem saker kommer jag centrera och ta främst uttryck av i min blogg.
Varför börjar jag blogga?
Jag har sedan 1 år tillbaka tänkt att starta en blogg men påbörjade inte idéen då, p.g.a tidsbrist och även tanken av att det skulle kännas obekväm och smått egocentriskt att skriva om sig själv.. Idag har jag förstått att det såklart inte behöver vara det, utan den här bloggen startar jag för min egen skull då jag reser mycket ensamt med mitt jobb och behöver en plats att få skriva av mig och reflektera över saker och ting, men även för att kunna få chansen att dela med mig och förhoppningsvis inspirera andra genom mina resor och erfarenheter. Win win!
Denna blogg kommer alltså vara en fristad för mig där jag kommer få lov att vara mig själv så hoppas det respekteras!
Hi and welcome to my blog!
My name is Tea Melin, I´m 19 years old and come from Malmo, Sweden. This year I graduated from high school and I now work as a full-time model with my agency Scoop Models in Copenhagen. In this blog you will have the chance to follow me and my work around the world, but also take part of my other interest beyond traveling, such as, fashion, clothes, design and photography. These five things gonna be the things I will focus around and give my own expression about in my blog.
Why did I start a blog?
I actually came up with the idea 1 year ago but I never went through with it then because of the lack of time and also the thought that it would be uncomfortable and a bit egocentric to write about myself. Today I´ve realized that it of course doesn´t have to be that, instead this blog is mostly for me since I travel a lot on my own and this would be my own space to reflect, but also to have the chance to share and hopefully inspire others along the way through my travels and experiences. Win win I guess!
I want to make sure that this blog is going to be my kind of refuge, where I will be able to express what I feel and will feel free to be myself, so I hope that will be respected!