Thursday, April 26, 2012
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Friday, March 23, 2012
In our first installment of, “Who are you in the Modeling Industry?” we discussed the primary ways to introduce yourself into the modeling industry.
Okay, so here we are, you’ve met the agent, either he/she likes you or they don’t. Let’s start off with the chance that they don’t like you. Which may be stated, “You’re not quite what we’re looking for”, if this is what you’ve heard or may be fearing—don’t despair. The fashion industry has a reputation of not being very warm and fuzzy, it’s true. If an agent tells you, “No”, then 1) it’s not the end of the world, and 2) suck it up and it’s on to plan b or another agency, or another agency, or another agency. Yes, some of the most successful models in the world were seemingly rejected by multiple agencies before they found the right puzzle that their piece belonged to(Gisele Bundchen is a good example). Another thing you must realize is that no agent is the be-all end-all. Just because an agent was not very nice or didn’t want to represent you, that shouldn’t stop you from shining nor should it stop your dream. There are many people that started out with the desire to model and ended up successful photographers, booking agents, agency owners or found themselves in other areas of this industry. Agents are human beings- they could be having a bad day. There’s really not a science to determine if a person likes you or not. I’ve worked in this business for over 15 years and I’ve been involved in huge debates trying to determine whether or not to bring a model on board. One agent may love him/her and the others may not. I’ve experienced this first hand where there were mixed emotions about a girl and the next thing you know she goes to another agency and what happens? She gets a Maybelline contract (TRUE STORY)! So, just because some agent (that may have had a fight that morning with their significant other) decides to tell you “No”, kick the dust off of your heels and move on to something bigger and better and potentially more prosperous. Once again remember- there is something for everyone, but it may not be what you first expected.
So, if the agency decides to tell you, “Yes”, then let the games begin! There are a lot of things that you will need to know before your modeling career really kicks in. First things first- the sure fire way of not only losing potential jobs, but also losing an agent is TARDINESS—being excessively late. This will ruin your career before it begins. No one, and I mean no one wants a late model on their board or on their set. When they say time is money…that’s exactly what they mean. It costs money to rent studio space, to get digitals to potential clients on time. It is a time based business. If you struggle with that, you are setting yourself up for failure. If clients find out you have a reputation of being late all the time, you will not be requested or booked. If you think it’s cute to be late to school, classes or appointments, you better wake-up and smell the Starbuck’s fast. With the competitive nature of this industry right now there’s a very low tolerance for this type of behavior. In our next article I will reveal to you some of the myths, and misconceptions about the beginning stages in your modeling career.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
|Roberto Cavalli Flagship Store|
News is that designer Roberto Cavalli is soon to open his Flagship store in India. According to www.cpp-luxury.com
Monday, March 5, 2012
It all started about two years ago when Isabel Marant graced the runway with a pair of bright red jeans. It was then that we all began to realize that a basic pair of blue, black or grey denim jeans were not merely enough. We now crave for that burst of flavor that's still trending since 2010. This definitely leaves us asking, "Is red the new blue?" Here are a few ways some of our celeb fashionista's paired up their red jeans.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
|Danielle Lyn |
For Brink Magazine
Vincent Ward Recently Co-Starred on House of Pain
Kenzie On The Scene of Her Fall 2012 Look Book Shoot
|Ashley Nicole for Paris' Brune Magazine!|
There are so many models in this business some travel all over the world and become very successful, and others never make it out of the agency. Every person that wanted to become a model had dreams and visions of what they thought modeling was all about. Well, let me be the first to tell you, it’s not all fun and games. It takes time and effort to become a successful working model. I am going to give you a realistic and honest approach on how to get in the business and what to expect.
Every working model in Paris, Milan, or New York has a different story on how they were discovered in this industry. Some models were scouted on the street, in the mall, at a football game. Others, started out in a reputable school. Some submitted themselves by mail/email or attended open calls at an agency.
I personally, have found great models in development schools. Do I think they are great for everyone, “No”. Everything is not for everybody. If you know of a great reputable school—great, but check the school out, and review their curriculum, find out what they are going to teach you and what you will get out of it before you make a commitment. Some schools have produced AMAZING models and actors for example, Jessica Biel, Eva Longoria, Ashton Kutcher, Katie Holmes, and many, many more!!
Now, if you already know you want to model, and you want to submit photos it’s very simple. You should have someone take pictures of you with a digital camera in tasteful age appropriate swimwear with no make-up. The agent wants to know what you look like before the make-up and retouching. You should not get professional pictures done until you have already secured an agency. Once you are signed with an agency, they will direct you to great, reputable photographer’s. Your home digitals should be taken on a plain background, and with great natural lighting. Make sure you take full length (facing forward and profile shots) and facial shots, smiling and no smiling. If you decide you would like to attend an open call, please take the same home shots with you printed with your measurements on the back. Ladies: bust, waist, hips, shoe size, dress size, hair and eye color. Gentlemen: neck, waist, inseam, suit, shoe size, hair and eye color. Every open call has a different protocol. However, please remember that your first impression is EVERYTHING. If you aren’t feeling well or if you’re not up to it……DON’T GO! Your attitude and energy has to be exceptional. You are getting this one opportunity to meet a person that could possibly be the beginning of a beautiful long-lasting relationship. Agents want to see personality and a person that will be a pleasure to work with. Don’t answer questions with one word answers—but don’t talk the agent’s ear off either. Your attire should be fashionably and body conscious. If there’s potential interest in you, the agency may ask you to change into a swimsuit for them to take their own images. Be prepared and well groomed….. This is only the beginning and there are so many more tips to come. Stay tuned for me to tell you the sure fire way of losing not only a job…but also an agent.
Monday, February 27, 2012
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