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Self – Love

I want to talk about self-love. About loving yourself. Loving yourself when you’re all alone. Loving yourself without makeup. Loving yourself because you’re unique and you’re you.

We all have insecurities, and when having the type of anxiety I used to have – it was more centered around other people. It is so frustrating being inside your head – and having confidence and self-love, but the second you get out in situations where you feel unsafe, all of that disappears. It used to take a second and I felt like I was robbed of everything I had when I was by myself.

So what happened? How did I push myself enough to have the same feelings about myself no matter who I’m surrounded by? How did I go from being the quiet one who only wanted to be invisible, to someone who loves herself and respect herself?

By being surrounded by my mom growing up I learned to love myself from an early age. I knew my worth and I knew I always had the right to my own opinions. I learned that my voice and dreams was just as important as anyone elses. This could unfortunately never have “saved” me from my anxiety disorder. I had to go through it, but I always had what my mom taught me in the back of my mind.

When I managed to fight the anxiety I was struggling with, and realised what I actually could do – everything changed. I took my confidence outside of home, I started speaking up and I wanted people to hear me. I’m always thinking – you only have this one life, why would you ever waste it by worrying about what other people would say or mean or think about you?! Every single one of us is going to be gone one day, and how will they opinions about you matter then, or ever? Why should it stop you from doing or saying what you want? You need to live your life to the fullest, and it always starts with loving yourself – before anything.

I know there’s so many struggling with this every day – so I wanted to write down some things you might find helpful ❤

* Write down the things you like about yourself. You can even ask your closest what they appreciate and love about you.

* Always remember you only have this one life to share your opinions, stand up for yourself and make a change.

* If someone doesn’t like you? Know that they have their own problems and there’s always a reason for something – they are probably struggling with themselves and it really is sad how that’s the only way they can make themselves feel better. Know it’s not worth any of your attention. Focus on you and your life. They are the ones wasting time.

* You are UNIQUE and no one is like you!

* Find a hobby. Maybe you’re wondering how this will help with self-love? If you spend day by day looking at people and what they are doing with their lives – you won’t feel good about yourself. Pursue something! Do something for yourself, and get good at it – or even just improve. You are capable of so many great things. Do it for yourself and no one else.

* STOP COMPARING YOURSELF! I know people do this every single day. Why do you want to look like someone else?! You are so special. There’s so many inspiring people out there and I get inspired every day, but I would never wanna be them. The world already has one of him or her – I wanna be me because no one else has that. You should own it – it’s so amazing.

Be good, do good – and love yourself.

Photographs

Red Lips x Expressions

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Ah, I just looove being creative and planning different shoots. I often get inspired by makeup looks and pictures I see on Instagram – and then I take that inspiration and make it my own style. It so nice to se my boyfriend getting better at photography as well, he’s doing a great job 🙂

These pictures are actually just taken in our room with a white wall. The look and style is something I got inspired from on Instagram. I always save pictures of cool makeup styles, pictures or just girls that inspire me – and then I can look at them and get inspired when I want to do a shoot or something and I don’t really know how I want it. I recommend it if you like to plan different shoots for your social media!

modeling · Photographs

Modeling for X-Life

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Like I told you the other day I did a photoshoot with a fitness company, X-life.no, and here’s some of the pictures! Had a lot of fun with such a great team, and I really loved the clothes as well. Especially the last one which you guys already know if you know me… Baby pink is my all time favourite!

As you know I spend a lot of time working out, especially weights these days, so it’s really a lot of fun being able to shoot something like this.

Hope everyone’s good and happy ❤

model · modeling · Photographs

Model Marte – Throwback?!

The other day I did a little model throwback on my insta story (@martefre) so I thought why not share it here as well?

Here’s some random photographs from my modeling journey so far!

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From my second time living in Athens doing a show for Vassilios Kostetsos.

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Little Marte when I first started modeling, looking so young haha.

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Also younger me. Freckles in the summer.

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Lots of B&W…

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Studio shots…

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Catwalk in Oslo…

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Very fun, different shoot with Alex Falcao.

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My first photoshoot from when I was living in Milan. Not my typical look you could say. Such an amazing time to look back at though. Need to find more pictures asap, haha.

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Testshoots…

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London…

That’s a few! I have way more pictures if you want me to do another throwback.

Other than that Dan and I are finally starting to get everything set up here in Oslo! My project with our place is hanging up lots and lots of lights on the walls, getting some pictures up as well and getting a huuuuge mirror. Can’t wait to show you all when it’s done – probably on video!

Also if you haven’t already – go check out our newest prank video here! Dan telling my best friend he’s cheated on me… His first prank and you neeeed to see it!

Photographs

In My Great Grandma’s Dress

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Feeling proud to be able to wear this dress ❤ It’s actually 38 years old, and used to be my great grandma’s dress. She loved it so much and even though she’s not here to see me in it, I’m so happy I get to wear it. In these pictures you can see a little bit of my hometown and it’s beauty. It was actually -15 while taking these pictures so I wasn’t very comfortable, but I just had to pretend.

It might not be that much going on here, but I’m so proud to have such a beautiful hometown.

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Here she is in the dress, with my aunt next to her ❤ I wasn’t even born at this time.

Photographs · photoshoot · traveling

We’re Moving!

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I love bright colours. I love mixing them as well, as long as everything is “clean”, like here. Plain background and a one-coloured jacket. It was freezing cold while taking them by the way, my home town is known for it’s wind and it’s no joke.

I have big plans for these upcoming months and soon everything’s in place! Or most of it at least. Some things you can’t control, you can only do your best. So that’s what I’m gonna do! One of the things that’s for sure is that we’re moving… to Oslo! Dan and I will be there for a little while, just working and going on a new adventure to be honest. I’m excited ❤

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Published In Magazine!

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MUA: @glamby_yessie

Photo: @fashionphotosd

Organizer: Tawny Horton

Perfect way to start the new year! This photo from my photoshoot in San Diego was just published in Avant Garde Magazine! Sooo happy about that. This was by far one of my favorite photoshoots so I’m really excited. My first time ever seeing camels in real life and I fell in love. So cute.

I’m so ready for this year, let’s go!