Easy Steps to a Fashion Modeling

Do You Want To Become A Fashion Model?

Would you like to become a fashion model, but you have no idea what this type of model does? Let me tell you a little about fashion models. Their photos appear in magazines and catalogues to promote clothing or other accessories to customers and fashion buyers.

If you are confident, aggressive, intelligent, resistant to peer pressure and willing to listen and learn, you have many of the traits that may help you to become a successful fashion model.

But, before you get started in fashion modeling, please consider reading the tips below.

1. Get Advice

Talk to someone you know that is already involved in the modeling world. Ask them about the following:

– How Do You Avoid Model Agency Scams?
– How Do You Choose The Right Photographer?
– Should You Go To Modeling School?
– How Important Is A Portfolio?
– What Is Open Call?

Knowing the answers to these few questions will hopefully help you a lot in making your decision about becoming a fashion model.

2. Do Your Research

Look at fashion magazines to see what the latest styles are. Read and learn as much as you can about fashion designers. Research every aspect on the Internet about this industry.

3. Set Your Goals

Decide if you want this to be a full or part time career. Also, if you want in it just for fun or to make an income.

Be comfortable when you set these goals and be determined to reach them. You will face many rejections, so be very persistent and Never Quit.

4. Physical Attributes Of Fashion Models

If you plan to become a fashion model, the following physical attributes are a necessity.

a) You need to be at least 5’8″ tall or taller ( Especially for runway )
b) Your height should be flattered by your body weight(average for a model 108-125 lbs.) and proportions.
c) Your skin should always look radiant and without lots of pimples or blemishes
d) Your hair should always be clean, styled and vibrant. Avoid excessive over-dying and split-ends.
e) Your teeth should be well taken care of, straight and white. Stay away from coffee and cigarettes. Remember, agents love to see a model give a vibrant smile.
f) Your posture has a big affect on how people perceive you. Keep your chin up and shoulders back.

5. Modeling Agencies

Now that you have decided becoming a fashion model is definitely what you want, your next step is to find a legitimate model agency that will manage your new career for you and hopefully find you work.

You can find agencies in your area by checking your phone directory, searching on the web or asking people you know already in the industry if they have any suggestions.

Just always remember you should never have to pay an agency any money upfront. If they ask for any, call another one.

Hard Work Will Pay Off

Even though, this may sound like a lot of advice, just remember if you really want to get started as a fashion model, it will take a lot of time and hard work.

Fashion modeling is a very competitive business and “Only The Strong Models Survive.”

How to Prepare for a Casting If You Want to Be a Fashion

If you want to be a fashion model brace your self for lot of hard work and sacrifice, being a model is a dream job but it takes lot of character, discipline, courage and luck to actually be a fashion model. Let nobody fool you by telling you stories of walking around the aisle a little and making millions of dollars, the fashion industry is a hard and hostile environment that requires excellent surviving skills.

But before starting off if you want to be a model you must learn to present and introduce yourself, so be sure that you know the basics before sending your photos and/or going to your first interview in an agency. For starters do not put too much make up the agents prefer to see your natural look so if you do put make try and keep it very simple and discreet and try avoiding the usage of colors. You should also try and keep your clothing as simple as possible but try and make the best features of your figure stick out.

It is also important to be concentrated and have people’s skills if you want to be a model. You must remain focused and give clear answers during your first interview with a fashion agency as well as you should maintain a relaxed attitude as opposed to seeming desperate to get the job.

If you are going to an open casting you increase your chances to be a model but you must also consider the mentioned tips regardless of what kind of audition you are attending. Most likely you will be asked some basic questions, have a few sample pictures taken and will walk around a little, but if the agency calls you in for a second interview you will most probably have a real photo session and that is where your photogenic attitude will be a crucial factor deciding whether you can be a fashion model.

The photographers prefer to work with models that enjoy having their pictures taken and are relaxed and natural in front of the camera as well as they favor models that do some research before hand. Actually someone who wants to be a model should check his or Polaroid pictures of the first session and look if he or she can improve anything about the looks and/or posture and make suggestions to the photographer later on.