Istanbul #5// I fell during a show and that means the end of my stay in …

Well this weekly update is definitely different than I hoped it would be. But I guess that’s life.   On Sunday I went to a place called “Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory” with Kayla and it was amazing. It is a themed restaurant that sells all kinds of chocolate dishes and we just went there for dinner.   The entire decoration was inspired by the movie ‘Charlie and the chocolate factory’ and it was really cute. I did miss the Umpa lumpa’s though.   We got this little ferris wheel with different kinds of melted chocolate, fruits and cookies. It was sooooo good. (But their coffee sucked.) Some funny graffiti we saw on our way to Willy Wonka. On Monday I had a show for Schwarzkopf. My hair stylist accidentally burned my ear while doing my hair, so I got a lollipop, haha. There was baklava backstage ♡♡♡♡♡ In case I forgot what my job was or something :’) It still…

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Istanbul #4// Moving, a new bag, jobs, lots of walking and Turkish delight

It’s time for my weekly update! Week 4 has come to an end. Last week’s update ended with: I think I will go back to that cafe I went to on Tuesday to get some fresh air and be outside of the apartment for a while. I think I’ll bring my journal. After posting that blog post I went to the cafe as I said I would and enjoyed the most amazing cup of mocha latte and a piece of warm apple pie. I was sharing my table with a cat again. After finishing my food, I decided to check my phone and I saw I had a message from Kayla. Kayla is staying at the apartment at the agency and she is my friend here. I didn’t really write about it on my blog, but I didn’t enjoy staying at the apartment. Most of the girls were Russians, so they just spoke in Russian with each other. And there…

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Istanbul #3// Fashion week

Week three in Istanbul is over, so that means it’s time for an update again! This week was a very exciting (and also stressful) week. It was Fashion Week! But, since Fashion Week isn’t actually a week but four days, I had a chill start of the week. This may sound pretty lame, but I’m quite proud of myself because of it: I made an omelet on Monday! It looks more like scrambled eggs, but I tried, haha. I hadn’t eaten an egg in years (unless it didn’t look like/taste like/smell like egg) and raw eggs disgust me. But one of the girls was making an omelet and it smelled so nice, I decided to give it a try, especially since it’s hard to find meat replacements here. I whisked three eggs (without looking at it), roasted some chickpeas, sliced up an onion and added some spinach. And it turned out to be quite tasty. Still not the bigest fan…

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Istanbul #2// I was feeling home sick, so the weather gods made it rain so it …

Ah, I love long titles for blog posts. Second week in Istanbul is almost over, so it’s time for an update. This has been a week full of ups and downs, and to be honest, I’m still not really used to this kind of life. Last week I had a lot of castings (which are kind of like auditions) and this week I had some fittings (fitting on clothes; to see if the clothes fit and if everything looks good). Fittings take even longer than castings here. Putting the clothes on doesn’t take that long, but waiting for the fitting to start, for everyone else to get done and for the driver do. One fitting even took 4+ hours. Luckily there was a Starbucks close by so I could eat and drink something. (I don’t recommend the cheesecake frappuccino, it’s suuuuuper sweet.) It keeps surprising me how tiring all of this is. In theory I don’t have to do much.…

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Istanbul #1// Oatmeal, apple pear and an amazing view

My first week in Istanbul is almost coming to an end, so it’s time for an update. The first few days were very hard for me. After one day of travelling, I was really tired, but I immediately had five castings, and the day after even more. Because of my busy schedule, I didn’t have time to to walk around town in search of the Carrefour, so I was very hungry; I don’t recommend living off crackers and banana’s… The mosquito’s here also really like me, so I got over 20 bites. I had never been to a casting before, so I had no idea what to expect. When I got sent away casting after casting without a positive response, it felt really discouraging. I felt really sick and was wondering why I was doing this. I asked one of the girls who has a really nice walk to give me some tips and we practiced on the rooftop terrace.…

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I’m going on an adventure

Today is August 27 and I’m quite nervous. Why you may ask. Well, as a Hobbit once said: I’m going on an adventure! I always thought I was going to study at university once I graduated high school. For quite a long time I had no idea what I wanted to study, but I was excited anyway. But then I got scouted, started doing photoshoots and really really really liked that. And I was told I could go to Istanbul for a few weeks to work there. So while everyone is going (back) to school/university, I’m going to do something I only could’ve dreamed of a few years ago. And I feel like I am going to learn more than I could ever learn from school books. When I was debating whether taking a gap year would be a good idea or not, many people told me this would be an amazing opportunity and I’d grow a lot as a…

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