A Muse is a goddess who embodies poetry, lyric songs, literature, art, and science. To be refereed to as a muse, a person must inspire creativity in many ways. With extreme practice and grace, Sarah Sokulskyj has been able to cement herself as a muse of this generation and the generation to come. Her poses are poetic, her eyes warm and welcoming. There is a certain type of vulnerability about her but still, she exudes strength with every artistic vision she brings to life. Greatly influenced by Bella Hadid, one of the world’s biggest super models, Sarah who has both Austrian and Nigerian roots has been modeling for the past two years. It’s riveting to know that although Sarah is still fairly new to the glitz, glamour, and hard work of being a model, in this short time, she has caught the eyes of credible brands, photographers, and makeup artists. Sarah grew up in Nigeria but has a love for foreign languages, through sheer persistence, she learnt how to speak German. Although modeling seems like second nature to Sarah, at one point, she wanted to become a journalist. Through experience, she found a passion in modeling and has since made a name for herself in Nigeria. She talks about what it really means to be a muse and the advice she would give to her younger and older self…
What would you say is the most difficult thing about being a muse?
I wouldn’t say being a muse is difficult. I quite enjoy it. I love being able to fit into many creative directions.
What is the greatest misconception about what you do?
There are different kinds of models and a lot of the time people get the wrong idea about the kind of model I am or the types of jobs I would be into. The goal now is to grow my brand so it’s clear.
As for the advice she would give to her younger self, she goes on to say that it is important to ‘keep doing you’. She states that in whatever situation you find yourself, there is great strength in sticking to your gut and owning your truth no matter where it leads you. The same advice goes for her older self. Sarah emphasizes on originality as she has no desire to be like anyone else. On how she stays grounded, Sarah explains that she has a close knit group of friends and together, with creative prowess, they showcase spell binding work of art that social media has come to know and love. On brands and photographers she enjoys working with, Sarah mentions a selection of names that includes brands like Fallie Cosmetics, Bolaji Sparks, and Pretiwomannn. In addition, she enjoys working with photographers such as Fabolous Banji, one of Nigerias renewed photographers. As for make up artists, she loves the creative geniuses that are Ronaldthe7th, Babenexttdoor, and Artistrybyrue.
How do you stay fit?
I don’t. To be honest, I should do better but I’m trying to take up jogging and light home workouts these days.
What is your greatest accomplishment so far?
My AD for Melisakim on DSTV. It was a huge step for me.
Who inspires you the most?
Bella Hadid. She is at the top of her game right now and who someone like me aspires to be.
How do you handle the pressures of society and the need to be “perfect”?
I don’t feel the need to be perfect. I embrace imperfections and it allows me work even better.
What does the future hold for you in the modeling industry?
Hopefully getting signed to an international modeling agency and to grace a fashion week runway.
How do you deal with bad experiences on the job?
I have had to work in risky locations and even fallen from tables during shoots. I just focus on being determined and getting the job done.
What do you like to do during your free time?
Sleep, eat, listen to music and take care of my hair.
What advice would you give to women who are looking up to you?
Keep doing you, stay original and take life as it comes.
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