I did not wish to be a model. Although I loved fashioned travel I stumbled upon it by coincidence when my parents sent my photos to a local newspaper that organized a competition for a fashion show in Germany. I was invited to come for the casting, ended up in the finals and got offered my first paid modeling job ever- a big 3 day fashion event. After that big contracts with the best agencies worldwide came and I started travelling a lot. In addition to modeling I studied at University and graduated with a Masters in Political Science.
The more I travelled and lived abroad the more I realized that by being a model I’m given an amazing opportunity to learn about the world and people. For me being in the fashion industry wasn’t just a job to pay the bills but a passion in life. That’s how ‘Spy My Style’ was created, a blog I started with my fellow Polish model and a friend. Recently, as we became aware of the negative impact that certain parts of the fashion industry have on people and the environment, we realized that our common concern is moving towards a more conscious lifestyle. Thus the idea to re-launch ‘Spy My Style’ as a blog to highlight our discoveries as we navigate this new mindful lifestyle, and share our journey as a way to encourage others to take a fresh look in their own everyday lifestyle choices.
Being a model is an enormous privilege as well as responsibility because of the exposure we get in media. I now live in New York where I run a vintage store online, handcraft jewelry, and practice Pilates in my free time. I try to stay active within the community here, attend different events and meet as many empowering women and men that I can learn from. Instead of teaching I simply share my experience and journey using my platforms and showcasing, healthy, and sustainable ways for consuming fashion and other products, to hopefully encourage the audience to take a deeper look at their own choices. I hope that by sharing my own discoveries I may help other consumers make better, more informed choices and ultimately contribute to a more fair and sustainable environment.