rtistic photographer and model Dominique Muscianese is like any other woman in the sense that she loves to spend time with her dog, labels herself as a homebody, explores to try new things, and enjoys eating. With years of experience in the modeling industry, Dominique is passionate about striking poses and capturing individuals in their most beautiful forms. Found on her instagram photography page @DOMONIZIA
Prior to her passions, she struggled with the idea of modeling because she felt she looked different. She expressed, “Before I had my glow up stage at 18, I never felt pretty enough to be a model because I would constantly look up to supermodels and compare myself to their similar pretty features”. It wasn’t until she got out of her comfort zone, took a leap of faith, and moved to Los Angeles to pursue the profession which drew her to embrace her uniqueness. With time, she gained more confidence to participate in artistic nude photoshoots and overcame the struggles of insecurities. Her message to other women who struggle to appreciate and love their bodies is,
“There is no secret way to fall in love with yourself, it’s just a matter of putting yourself first and telling yourself you’re beautiful during both high and low times.”
Her self-love tip is to give yourself a compliment everyday despite how you feel and advises being around people who give you positive energy.
"A women’s body is the closest thing there is to Magic"
1) Please let us know about yourself?
My name is Dominique and I am a model and an artistic photographer. I love to paint and eat, I love hanging out with my dog and I am a very big home body but I love adventuring and doing or trying new things too. I am a goofy and chill person,
but also take my passions very serious. Being in the modeling industry for all these years I’ve really developed a love for posing and capturing people in there most beautiful form. Because of that I also have a passion for helping others grow in the same way by being a posing instructor.
2) How have you struggled in the past to appreciate or love your body? How have you overcome that struggle?
I feel like why I had such a hard time is because growing up I was always told to model, but deep down I always felt like I looked different. Before I had my glow up stage at 18 I never felt pretty enough to be a model, because I would constantly look up to supermodels and compare myself to their similar pretty features. It took until I moved to LA and pursued modeling that it forced me out of my comfort zone and made me embrace the things that make me different. I started to participate in beautiful, artistic nude shoots and I think doing that I got to see my full self in a whole new light and that’s when I started to overcome that struggle.
3) What do you love the most about your body?
I love my curves, my skin color and my eyes and lips.
4) What message do you have for other women who struggle to appreciate and love their bodies?
There is no secret way to fall in love with yourself, it’s just a matter of putting yourself first and telling yourself you’re beautiful during both high and low times.
5) What makes you feel confident with your body and who you are?
I personally enjoy taking photos of myself, learning my body and the poses that fit well with it. I feel like what makes women feel bad about themselves also is because they see photos of them that might not look so flattering. Either being because they are shy or feel awkward not knowing what to do with their body, thats why learning your shape, curves and your angles is important when trying to appreciate who you are.
6) Do you have any self-care or self-love tips? If so, what are they?
Give yourself a compliment everyday even you’re not feeling yourself, taking a shower and getting ready for the day will help boost your self esteem and just being around people who hype you up will help.
7) What do you think makes you beautiful?
I really love my smile, because I do a lot of strong and fierce shoots so I rarely get to see it. So when I get to do a shoot where I get to smile, I absolutely love it. It gets to show a part of my personality that not a lot of people get to see. There is a stereotype where people say pretty women are mean, but something that I feel makes me beautiful to people is actually my happy and upbeat personality.
8) Anything else you'd like to add/have readers know?
Being inspired by posing and how it’s helped me love myself more, I created a service where I teach people how to pose and love them selves a little more too. It’s called, “MODXDOM,” made for those who want to be inspired and be apart of a community thats uplifting and full of women positivity. Check it out !
Also please make sure to follow her @dominique_muscianese and check out her new book release: