Having a great agent is going to help you, but that’s just the start. You see your agent doesn’t get to pick who gets the job. The choice of who gets the job is up to the client. So you might ask, “How do I get the client to Pick Me?” Getting booked as a model is more than just looking good. Here are the secrets to standing out, getting noticed, and landing the jobs. . . . → Read More: How To Get More Modeling Bookings
One of the great perks of being a model is the opportunity to travel. During my career I’ve been lucky enough to travel all over the United States and visit dozens of other countries. If traveling is something you are interested in with your modeling career then you have to have a plan. Here are a few things to consider… . . . → Read More: How To Travel The World As A Model
How do I choose an agency? This is a question I get asked all the time. When looking for an agency to represent you there are a few things you need to know: . . . → Read More: How To Pick The Right Modeling Agency
It’s important for a model to keep the pictures in their book or portfolio current. Every time you get new pictures either from test shoots or tear sheets you’ll add them to your book.
You only want to keep current pictures in your book. As a general rule of thumb a current picture is a picture that is less than six months old. So if you have pictures older than six months you might want to look into shooting again soon. You want to keep your book looking fresh. Styles and fashions change every season so even the clothes you’re wearing in some of your pictures can make the pictures look “old”.
Often times your agent will let you know it’s time for new pictures, but remember your agent may have many models they work with and if you are in a busy agency they can’t focus all their attention on you. So, when it comes to updating your book you might have to take some initiative. The way I look at it, if I’m tired of looking at the same old picture chances are my agent and clients as tired of looking at them too. So when it’s time for your book to get a” tune up”, what should you do?
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If you love following the latest trends in couture fashion, Italian handbags, and designer shoes, then chances are you’d love to be a model. Many people like Police officers, Doctors, Fire Fighters, or Flight Attendants wear a uniform to work. A models “uniform” is style and fashion, and I think that’s great, however this can lead to a big challenge: a terribly crowded and unorganized closet. I can admit my weakness is shoes; I love my high heels, boots, mules, peep toes, sandals, pumps, sling backs, kitten heels, wedges, and the list goes on. I have so many shoes and I’m always buying more so getting organized was vital.
Organization in your home life will carry over into your work life. I have some great advice for getting organized so you can focus on modeling and not the mess…
Continue reading A Model’s Closet – Couture Fashion, Designer Handbags, and Shoes, Shoes, Shoes
A question I am frequently asked is, “What are the top agencies?”
Some of the biggest and most prestigious names in the modeling industry are: Elite, Ford Models, Q Models, Boss Models, Storm, Action Agency, IMG, New York Models, LA Models, Wilhelmina Models, NEXT Models, DNA Models, Trump Models, & Marilyn Agency.
This is a list of the big agencies that have represented top models such as Tyra Banks, Cindy Crawford, Heidi Klum, and Kate Moss. The list isn’t in any particular order (and, I know I listed more then just 10). Many of these agencies have more than one office. Elite for example has over 30 offices worldwide. Next agency has offices in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Milan. Although these are top agencies, bigger isn’t always better…
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I recently volunteered my time for a charity event called “Photoshoot Phor Phamily”. Hundreds of photographers from around the country were in town attending an annual wedding photographers convention called WPPI. One of these photographers organized this charity event where for a small fee attendees from the convention could shoot professional models, in designer gowns and tuxedos, out in a private country club setting. All of the proceeds were then donated to the charity to help out families in need. Continue reading Charity Photoshoot
As a model the kinds of jobs you work can vary greatly. One day you could be on a set for a photo shoot, the next walking the runway for a fashion show. You never know what job might be next. Modeling jobs go well beyond photo shoots and runway shows. In fact, the variety of different types of jobs available in modeling might surprise you. For example check out my last job… Continue reading Golden Girl
Starting out in the modeling world can be very confusing. Sometimes a little knowledge can be dangerous. New models are so excited to get started they fall into traps that cost them a lot of money. Trap number one… Continue reading The Three Most Expensive Mistakes New Models Make
Happy almost spring! This week, since the wintery dry weather is almost over, I thought that I would give you all some great tips on keeping your skin healthy and looking its best. As a model your most valuable asset is your face . . . → Read More: How To Have A Model-Perfect Complexion