It has been a while since my last post and I will just like to update everyone on what I have been up to with AsBella Models and myself.
This particular photoshoot with my fabulous AsBella Models team and Ian Barry (Photographer) is to reflect the changes in myself and what I will like others to perceive me as who I am today.
Those who have known me as a model, knew who I was but I will like to share with you today’s Annie Siara. The idea behind this shoot is a model turned business woman. I really do hope that we have achieved this with the images. Please leave your comments and thoughts of my new portfolio, whether you like them or hate them.
It has been a year and a half since I started AsBella Models. It has definitely been a journey. A fabulous journey!!! I cannot be more blessed in my life to have found something that I love to do and work does not seem like work for me.
For those who have been with me from the beginning know how I started AsBella Models and for those who do not know, well here is my story. I hope you will enjoy my journey that I am about to share with you.
I have been modeling since I was 17 years old (11 years), YES! I am really showing my age here. Ever since high school I have been modeling on and off, studying Interior Design at the same time. At the age of 25 I had an opportunity presented to me to model over in New York and I had to give my modeling career a go, as there wasn’t any opportunities here for me in Sydney.
Without putting much thought into it I packed my bags and left within 3 days, without knowing anyone there. I booked a hotel for 4 nights and thought I figured it out as I go. Obviously I couldn’t have had that much courage without the support of my family and friends and I am forever grateful to them.
The story began there; it was one of the most challenging and exciting experiences in my life and my life forever changed. New York to Sydney is very different, Sydney is very laid back and it is my comfort zone where else in New York you really had to hustle to get where you want. At the time as a 25-year-old female I really didn’t want to waste my time on partying anymore, I wanted to build a future for myself, and I gave it all I got over there. During this time I met some great people who gave me opportunities. From New York I went to Hong Kong and Macau and worked there as an event model and coordinator. After a year have gone pass of working for an agent I felt there was no room for me to grow as a person and I developed an idea to have my own business and have my identity stamped on something.
It was extremely hard at the start as I have never been in business nor did I have any guidance in business. However I believed in my idea and took this seed and grew from there. It started from developing a business name, logo and an image for AsBella Models to a business plan. This was all alien to me so I had to get myself educated. I did a short business course, went to seminars, asked a lot of questions and networked a lot.
I have made a lot mistakes and did a lot of wrong but I feel at the stage in my life that I am surrounded by so many positive people who are helping me and assisting me with their own experiences and network, so I have to say that I am a very lucky girl. My dad have always told me “There is one lesson you will never stop learning and that is Life Lesson”
Forward to today AsBella Models have built a portfolio in the Fashion and Beauty industry also in some of the up scale events such as Grand Opening for Legend Fighting Championship in Hong Kong, VIP Bon Jovi concert at The Star Sydney, Our fabulous friend at Spectrum Herbal which we build from scratch for their storyboard. Our portfolio will be growing to Macau and Hong Kong in the near future and especially in the High Fashion division.
At this stage for AsBella Models, my wonderful team and I feel it is time to grow. Our plan for The AsBella Models brand will be branching out to a sister company and in development for Asia. We will keep everyone posted on our journey…
I hope you have enjoyed my story and this is only the start…
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