sugarshannon asked: So I hope you see this in time but I'm going to an agency open call tomorrow. When they take polaroids do I smile or do the pout/blue steel? haha Any other advice would be greatly appreciated. :)
Ahhh so exciting! Mix it up, they’ll take a few photos! Smile first then hit them with some different looks!
Wear something flattering that makes you feel really good! And OWN it! ;)
I hope I got back to you in time! Let me know how it goes!! Xx
Played on the other side of the camera today with model Brandy Anderson and photographer Sam Gold. Check out my Instagram, @reid_ny for more of my Hair and Makeup jobs along with my off-face art, paintings and more! Xx
dimples are muscle deformities…and imperfections are wonderful blessings.
Morgan Reid x Heather Hazzan
five-hundred, twenty-five-thousand, six-hundred minutes…or something like that.
1 year ago today i started my relationship with New York, and i have to say that we’re still going strong.
i made it through in an amazing apartment with the best roommates i could imagine, without getting robbed, or having bed bugs, (whoaaa knock. on. wood!)
i came here last december hoping and praying that i would even get to do a fraction of the things i’ve been able to accomplish this year.
my one goal was to even SIGN with an agency…to have found Muse in the first couple weeks BLEW ME AWAY!
and everything that followed has solidified in my mind the power behind believing in doing good and allowing things to come to you.
i’ve seen my face on websites, in magazines… in wedding dress and halloween costumes (haaaa) …been able to work for some of my favorite stores and designers and i even got to display my love for Nike in some Sportswear shoots.
New York has taught me so much..but, mainly:
you have to go after what you want, and be vocal about it. no one is going to read your mind…speak up, make it really clear.
if you want to go do something, don’t wait for anyone. GO DO IT, even if you have to go alone. just GO!
believe that going about things the right way, with good intentions will bring you to what you want. things will always work themselves out, sometimes you just have to let go of the outcome and know that you’re going to be okay no matter what.
i hope everyone enjoyed their 2013 adventures.
here’s to making more dreams come true, and many more years in this relationship with New York..
If you’re one who has been asking about my skin and makeup tips…HERE YOU GOOO. I take away a lot of info from every makeup artist I get the chance to work with! And across the board this lil guy (beauty blender, sephora) is the best of the best!
1. It’s a sponge, it works best if you get it wet first!
2. You use less foundation this way and look way more natural (which is my favorite)
3. Keep it clean. Wash after every use to avoid spreading bacteria it can collect all over your pretty lil face!
Morgan Reid Art
"To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket — safe, dark, motionless, airless — it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least to the risk of tragedy, is damnation. The only place outside of Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell."
Morgan Reid by Heather Hazzan
i’m convinced that your own happiness is a choice…not a new concept from me, but i’m starting to believe that the more you choose your happiness the more it comes along on it’s own.
i’m not sure yet if it’s solely based on perspective or if you really can have it all.
we’re trained to think that no one can have it all. (i’m not talking perfection) i’m talking happiness beyond a few good days, or a few things gone right…and in spite of a few bad days, or a few things gone terribly wrong..
i’ve heard a lot of people talk about “faking it til you make it” or basically putting on a happy face, and pushing through until you’ve “made it”..
and maybe you can do that. but, i also think that you can genuinely have everything you need to not have to fake the happy face.
we all have different combinations of things that would create our happiness. sometimes all i need is a day at home watching football, or a trip back home, or a really great day on set….or getting a HUGE booking…or having a really intense class at Soul Cycle…
but, the point is that you can control a lot of those things. you can decide to do the majority of the things that make you feel like you’ve got it all.
and the rest…i’m telling you…the rest just comes out of nowhere (not nowhere, but it seems like it) to help you out just because you’re walking around like a fucking champion..
but, then again, maybe it’s just all about how you’ve trained your brain to look at things. maybe when you’ve chosen to be happy enough times your mind doesn’t even pay attention to the things that want to bring you down.
i can’t say for sure which it is..
but, i can say that when you get to this point there are certainly some incredible people you should be thanking (yourself included)…i don’t think anyone can be truly happy with out these people. i know you’re independent, and you totally love yourself enough to be on your own in life…but we don’t ever need to be alone, we don’t make it very far that way.
and these people might need to know that they’re important to your happiness to get to their own…
that’s just how i feel.
I live on this street. And every time I come home, I see this. Sometimes it really does make me miss California/NC/Chicago. Other times it just makes me incredibly happy to be home in Brooklyn. But I think the message is to not be homesick. Because we have to adjust, and really LIVE wherever it is that we are. #brooklyn #home
Walk around like a fuckin’ champion.