In the spirit of providing value and building strong community relationships, welcome to a series focused on highlighting community creatives so we can all get to know, network, collaborate, and support each other a little bit more. This week’s morning Community Creative highlight is Haley Krolack. Here is Haley in her own words.
Where are you from and what is it like there?
I’m from the northern suburbs of Chicago! I lived there for 18 years before I moved to Sacramento. Life is not as exciting there. Chicago is a beautiful city for architecture but lacks a community for art. Plus living in the suburbs made it harder to access different cultures & artists. I always wanted to be apart of modeling, fashion etc but there weren’t as many resources.
What type of creator are you (i.e. photographer, model, MUA(H), etc.)? How did you get into it?
I am a model, stylist & social media and event marketing coordinator! I got into all of these things when I moved to Sacramento (discovering there was a community of so many different types of artists!) I’ve always wanted to model and when I moved here my new friends pushed me to do so! Working within a retail small business gave me the opportunity to be promoted within the company. I never gave up working for marketing position when it opened!
Do you do it for fun or professionally? Any success tips for people who may be interested in what you are doing?
Both. I have had opportunities where I can make my hobby’s professional but I want to work towards doing it more consistently. My daytime job gives me the opportunity to be creative. By curating and styling photoshoots, planning events & networking with creatives. Which is very beneficial for my work and personal goals!
Anything new or recent you’re working on that you’re excited about?
Getting back into modeling more consistently and growing my own brand as a model & stylist. I’m excited to work for things I’ve always dreamed of doing. And everyday I make a step closer and closer to those successes, just by doing little projects & meeting new people!
Who inspires you? Where do you get inspiration from?
What inspires me? A lot of things! I read a lot of fashion magazines so I’m constantly up to date with the trends. Music, cities, high fashion shoots, seasons, fashion influencers etc. Alexa Chung, Anna Wintour, alexander McQueen, Dior. The lists go on and on!
What is something random about you?
People think I’m albino but I’m really just Danish. But I seriously used to hate being pale. Because people used to make fun of me for being so white. But moving here, everyone around me appreciated and loved who I was! I felt beautiful for just being me.
What is something you can help other members with? What is something members can help you with right now?
Set goals! Work towards them consistently and hold yourself accountable. Surround yourself with people who are striving for their dreams, you need to be around like minded people!
We hope you enjoyed this week’s Community Creative! Stay tuned for next week.
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