Day 1 of my 365 Days, 365 Blog Posts Challenge is “Hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days with a picture of yourself”! And I already forget to post it and I am writing it at midnight haha I hope it becomes a habit to just blog daily without thinking about it!
I really hope all of you had a gread easter season and an amazing weekend! 🙂
I thought I would just do a list of my Dreams & Plans 🙂
This challenge was suggested by a anyonym follower so it isn’t my challenge but I will do the challenge anyway and you should, too! 🙂
I love it, when you send me ideas or challenges. 🙂
It would be better to start this challenge on the First January but I think it doesn’t matter! 🙂
So hereee we go 365 Blog posts! Everyday at least one!! 🙂
I will start tomorrow with Day 1! 🙂
If you wanna join, feel free to comment your blog post about it under this post or the same prompt post! 🙂
There is a chunk of days missing towards the end. You can suggest topics for those days!
Have a nice day! 🙂
Day 1: hopes, dreams, and plans for the next 365 days with a picture of yourself
Day 2: something that’s illegal but you think it should be legal
Day 3: what you think your reason for being here is
Day 4: how you think your life would change if you achieved your dream
Day 5: something you would change about the world
Day 6: something you would like to change about yourself
Day 7: a show or a movie that has changed you, and how
Day 8: things that make you sad
Day 9: things that make you happy
Day 10: what you think when you hear the words “be yourself”
Day 11: the worst advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given
Day 12: the best advice you’ve ever heard, or ever been given
Day 13: your favorite quote
Day 14: write about something you believe in, anything at all
Day 15: a song that makes you cry and why
Day 16: someone you trust
Day 17: your idol and why you look up to them
Day 18: why you made your blog, why you still have it
Day 19: your thoughts on your family
Day 20: what you think makes someone beautiful
Day 21: everything you wish for in a significant other
Day 22: how you judge intelligence
Day 23: a month/year of your life when you were happiest and why
Day 24: your favorite 10 people right now and why
Day 25: a friend you have lost that you’re better off without/one you wish you had back
Day 26: 5 things you’re looking forward to
Day 27: a person you wished lived closer and why
Day 28: something you makes you really angry
Day 29: a date you’d love for someone to take you on
Day 30: 5 favorite girls names, 5 favorite boys names
Day 31: a bit about your social life outside of tumblr
Day 32: whether you’d rather marry someone who’s rich but ugly, or poor but attractive
Day 33: someone who really hurt you
Day 34: your horoscope for today and whether you think it’s accurate
Day 35: words you live by, why do you like them
Day 36: what you think about your friends
Day 37: who are you
day 38: thoughts on your generation
day 39: wy you think you’ve learned more from the good or the bad
day 40: what are features you get complimented on a lot
day 41: write a letter to yourself stating all the things you love about yourself
day 42: your best friend just died, what is your reaction
day 43: is it possible to lie without saying a word
day 44: when is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just do what you know is right
day 45: when was the last time you tried something new
day 46: what makes you smile
day 47: is the truth always good to hear, why or why not
day 48: your life story in three words
day 49: are you a lover or a fighter
day 50: why you are doing this challenge
day 51: describe your future wedding
day 52: what is the most inspirational thing you’ve ever heard
day 52: if you didn’t have an age, how old would you think you were
day 53: your day, in great detail
day 54: your definition of love
day 55: a passage from a book that has touched you
day 56: something you did as a child that other people remember you for
day 57: what is your definition of happiness
day 58: places you want to visit, and why
day 59: one person you can tell everything to
day 60: a youtube video you absolutely love and describe why
day 61: one of your most prized possessions
day 62: describe your best friend completely
day 63: your views upon gay marriage
day 64: your best friend is in a car accident and you two got into a fight an hour before, what do you do
day 65: one random fact about yourself
day 66: if you could switch lives with someone for a day, who would it be
day 67: how you found out about tumblr, and why you made one
day 68: the best concert you have been to
day 69: powerful song lyrics you love
day 70: a celebrity you don’t necessarily enjoy, and why
day 71: differences between you and your best friend
day 72: list of everything you ate today
day 73: a movie you cried in
day 74: how would you describe your style of clothing
day 75: what is one of the best dreams you have ever had
day 76: how do you feel about going green
day 77: what gives you every day inspiration
day 78: would you rather people be honest with you, even if it’s something not good, or lie to you to make you feel good
day 79: why do you feel as though people judge others
day 80: one of your favorite childhood memories
day 81: what is your biggest fear
day 82: would you break the law to save a loved one
day 83: if you had to teach something, what would you teach
day 84: do you think crying is a sign of weakness or strength
day 85: if you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people, what would your message be
day 86: what is the difference between living and existing
day 87: what are your views upon sex before marriage
day 88: does money equal happiness
day 89: are you self aware
day 90: write a letter to one of your close friends
day 91: name a book you read in school that wasn’t entirely awful
day 92: what have you learned just from attending your school
day 93: what about the opposite sex can you not understand
day 94: do you keep your thoughts to yourself
day 95: describe the weather occurring right now
day 96: what do you love the most about your grandparents
day 97: something you’ve always wondered
day 98: what would be the hardest and most fearful thing you would ever have to face in your lifetime
day 99: do you think it’s better to have a few close best friends or to have a lot of acquaintances
day 100: what is the best thing about being your age
day 101: would you like to travel abroad to learn about new things throughout the world
day 102: life lessons you’ve learned throughout life
day 103: do you believe in love at first sight
day 104: three words you cant go a day without using
day 105: describe your favorite place in the world
day 106: someone you judged by the first impression
day 107: the friendliest personn you knew for only one day
day 108: is it easier to forgive or forget
day 109: if you were a super hero, what kind of powers would you have
day 110: something that makes you happy
day 111: do you wish upon 11:11 even if it may not come true
day 112: what is the most important part in a relationship, do you think
day 113: do you believe that if you want something enough you’ll get it
day 114: do you like when people are protective over you
day 115: is it possible to be single and happy
day 116: one guy who means a lot to you
day 117: if you were to get a tattoo, what would it look like
day 118: what people in your life inspire you the most
day 119: something you hope you never have to do
day 120: what is your zodiac sign and what do you think it means
day 121: what do you think about stereotypes
day 122: which activities make you lose track of time
day 123: do you believe teenagers can fall in love
day 124: have you ever had feelings for someone who was seeing someone else
day 125: have you ever gone out of your way to make someone happy
day 126: have you ever been betrayed by someone you trusted
day 127: do you believe in second chances
day 128: what is your life’s purpose
day 129: favorite month of the year and why
day 130: if you were deserted on an island, what would you bring
day 131: what do you worry about
day 132: do you believe ex’s can be friends
day 133: if you had to choose between a million dollars or to be able to change a regret, what would you do
day 134: do you have a reason to smile right now
day 135: is change a good thing
day 136: if you were 12 and looked at yourself in the future, would you be happy
day 137: one of your wildest dreams
day 138: one of the nicest things anyone has said to you
day 139: something you can’t wait for
day 140: how do you feel about people disrespecting their parents
day 141: someone who fascinates you
day 142: how have you changed in the past 2 years
day 143: how important you think education is
day 144: are you planning on having children one day
day 145: is it easy to trust others
day 146: is there someone that makes you happy everytime you see them
day 147: what do you think about ignorant people
day 148: do you think more about the past, present, or future
day 149: would you rather love one person or have many short relationships
day 150: how is your heart lately
day 151: would you move to a different country to be with the one you love
day 152: what is one step of action you would take to change the world
day 153: do you think the hardest thing is sometimes the easiest thing
day 154: a moment you felt most satisfied in your life
day 155: what is one achievement you are proud of
day 156: what is a tv show you enjoy the most
day 157: do you like to give or receive
day 158: would you give up all of your presents one christmas time to help others from other countries
day 159: what is one thing you love about photography
day 160: do you go by live, laugh, love
day 161: why is it so much easier being a child, than an adult
day 162: highs and lows of this month
day 163: where is one place you would love to visit
day 164: one thing many people don’t know about you
day 165: favorite type of music
day 166: have you ever had a teacher that changed your life
day 167: funniest movie you have ever seen
day 168: how do you feel about cyber bullying
day 169: what is your life motto
day 170: what is something you notice throughout high school
day 171: one famous guy you would marry in an instance
day 172: what kind of person attracts you
day 173: is there something you laugh at everytime it happens
day 174: how do you think you’re going to act like in 10 years
day 175: songs you listen to when you’re happy
day 176: do you enjoy cooking
day 177: something you’re proud of in the past few days
day 178: a goal you have this weekday
day 179: how do you feel about discrimination
day 180: what is the most inspiring book you have read181: how did you spend your last birthday?
day 182. why do you think people are so addicted to facebook/tumblr?
day 183: you are told you have one week left to live, how do you spend it?
day 184: when you think of your best friend, what is your first memory? how did you meet them, explain him/her.
day 185: where will you be in ten years?
day 186: have you ever made a time capsule? If yes, with who, do you remember what you put inside? If not, what would you put inside if you had to put something in right now?
day 187: post a picture of yourself, taken today, and five random facts about yourself.
day 188: what are you always carrying around with you?
day 189: list everything you like about yourself, and explain why. What makes you unique?
day 190: put your ipod or mp3 player on shuffle and list the first ten songs/artists. How did you find the music?
day 191: are you excited for anything right now?
day 192: summer or winter? why?
day 193: what are you doing for the next big holiday. (i.e. Christmas, Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Easter, Passover..)
day 194: what did you do today?
day 195: have you ever had braces/will you ever need braces?
day 196: what is one thing you regret doing?
day 197: do you have a set out path for your future yet?
day 198: a picture taken over ten years ago
day 199: what is the last book you read, why did you read it?
day 200: whatever suits your fancy.( a picture, random facts, what you did today, your plans for tomorrow)
day 201: what are your plans for tomorrow.
day 202: what did you do last saturday?
day 203: what is the last thing you had to save your money for?
day 204: do you have a job, if so, where?
day 205: do you believe in love at first sight? why or why not?
day 206: what’s your favorite band?
day 207: have you ever cried in a movie? which?
day 208: tell us about your family.
day 209: what do you remember most about last winter?
day 210: in a nutshell, what is your daily routine?
day 211: a picture of you and your best friend
day 212: one person you know you can trust?
day 213: the person closest to your heart.. how do you know them?
day 214: what are your feelings on gay marriage?
day 215: a letter to your crush
day 216: list of some of your favorite tumblrs
day 217: a letter to someone who you used to be close to
day 218 : a letter to someone you judged by first impression
day 219: a talent you have
day 220:a picture that makes you smile
day 221:a photography picture taken by you. (credit it!)
day 222: what are you craving right now?
day 223: bad habits of yours.
day 224: a letter to your eight year old self.
day 225: what is the most inspirational thing you have ever heard
day 226: next present holiday wish list
day 227: a letter to the reflection in the mirror
day 228: list ten people you would die for
day 229:write a letter to the person you’re closest to
day 230: what is your favorite memory from before the school age.
day 231: what were your thoughts enter pre-school, kindergarten, middle school, and high school
day 232: how was your last year in school? which grade level was it?
day 232: list the movies you’ll never get sick of watching
day 233: what is the most quotable movie.. list a few of your favorite quotes?
day 234: favorite song as a ten year old?
day 235: if your six year old self looked at you now, what would their reaction be?
day 236: what was your most memorable summer
day 237: who from full house do you relate to most?
day 238: who/what can’t you live without?
day 239: have you changed in the past 200 days?
day 240: what does your name mean according to urban dictionary? were you named after anyone in your family, or does your name mean something special to your parents?
day 241: what name would your parents have named you if you were the opposite sex? did they have a list of names for you?
day 242: 10 most significant events in your life
day 243: what is the last thing you baked?
day 244: a picture taken recently
day 245: what is the compliment you get most, what is the compliment you give most?
day 246: who are you?
day 247: your opinion on drinking/drugs
day 248: who do you text most
day 249: if you died tomorrow.. would you want to tell anyone anything?
day 250: write a short love story
day 251: what inspires you to write?
day 252: list five things that make you happy
day 253: list five things that make you sad
day 254: list your five favorite foods
day 255: list your five favorite drinks
day 256: list five things you want to say to ten different people at this moment
day 257: list five good things about your life
day 258: list five bad things about your life
day 259: list your family members and how they help you daily
day 260: list your five favorite songs
day 261: list what you did/plan to do today
day 262: list your favorite stores
day 263: list how you did your make up today
day 264: how are you wearing your hair
day 265: post a picture of your outfit, or explain it
day 266: an old song you still like
day 267: when you’ve had a terrible day, how do you deal with it?
day 268: an overused saying?
day 269:how are you similar to and different from the majority of Tumblr users?
day 270: what would your dream house/apartment/castle/tree house/loft/bungalow/etc. look like?
day 271: who makes your happier than anyone else?
day 272: what was the worst thing to happen to you in middle school?
day 273: seven things that cross your mind a lot.
day 274: six things you love
day 275: five songs you like.
day 276: four things you wish you could say, but might never.
day 277: three things you miss
day 278: two things you want.
day 279: one story of a memory you have.
day 280: what was the last movie you watched, write about it
day 281: someone you would switch lives with for a day and why
day 282: if you were stranded on an Island, who would be with you and which limited 10 items would you two have?
day 283: describe your perfect date
day 284: write the differences between you and your best friend
day 285: what got you into this challenge?
day 286: a picture of what you wore today
day 287: a silly picture of you/ you & your friends
day 288: last post you made on Tumblr that doesn’t involve a challenge?
day 289: write a letter to your followers
day 290: a video you would usually watch on Youtube
day 291: what did you eat today?
day 292: recommend a few Tumblr’s and write why you recommended them.
day 293: when you look outside step outside your front door of the house, what do you see?
day 294: something that inspires you
day 295: things you’re looking forward to next week -month
day 296: create a collage of your pictures you take in 1 day and post them up.
day 297: when did you start wearing makeup?
day 298: do you like to dress up or dress down for school
day 299: who’s on the left of your locker who’s on the right? do you like them?
day 300: your celebrity crush
day 301: who is your favorite actor/actress and why?
day 302: post a picture of your makeup from today!
day 303: last time you were sick, what did you have?
day 304: What is your favorite kind of soup?
day 305: which grade was your favorite? why?
day 306: what are the most distinct memories from preschool age and younger?
day 307: what are the memories you have when you think of kindergarten?
day 308: what are the memories you have from first grade?
day 309: what are the memories you have from second grade?
day 340: what are the memories you have from third grade?
day 341: what are the memories you have from forth grade?
day 342: what are the memories you have from fifth grade?
day 343: the last person you texted— how do you know them?
day 344: post a picture of yourself today
day 345: write a letter to your best friend
day 346: what are your favorite type of shoes? why?
day 347: are you getting bored of this challenge?
day 348: what’s the most embarrassing thing you’ve done lately?
day 349: what’s the way to win your heart?
day 350: do you have any hard, life-changing choices to make, anytime soon?
day 351: are you addicted to facebook?
day 352: do you know anyone with an outie belly button? who?
day 353: what quote do you live by?
day 354: last time you cried, why was it?
day 355: honestly, do you know all the words to your countries national anthem?
day 356: what is your dream job?
day 357: as a kid did you want to be a ninja turtle and/or power ranger? which color?
day 358: are you as addicted to tumblr as you were a year ago?
day 359: describe what you normally do on a weekly basis. A little bit about your social life outside of the internet.
day 360: a picture of what you wore today
day 361: If you won the lottery, honestly, how would you spend the money?
day 362: what is the biggest lie you’ve ever told. why’d you tell it?
day 363: do you know what your first post on tumblr was?
day 364: have you changed much in the past year?
day 365: look back to your first post of this challenge, asking ‘Post a picture of yourself and tell us your hopes, dreams and plans for the next 365 days’ did you achieve any of these goals? And post a picture.
It occurs to me that every “shocking expose” or article about the modeling industry I have ever read – in the past 15 years – touches on one of the following 20 themes. See if you can come up with any I haven’t hit.
1) They don’t look like that in real life.
2) No. Really. EVERYTHING IS AIRBRUSHED.
3) Models consume very few calories compared to most people.
4) Models will order cheeseburgers when out with reporters to make #3 seem not true. In spite of this, models consume very few calories compared to most people.
5) Sometimes, models have eating disorders.
6) If you are young and beautiful, a lot of people will give you drugs. FOR FREE.
7) Models often look good in clothes that will not look good on you.
8) No matter how many times Kate Moss does drugs, she will be forgiven.
9) Sometimes beautiful young models date ugly, rich old men.
10) Everyone would like to work with Karl Lagerfeld
11) Models work in conditions of extreme heat or cold.
12) Sometimes, models are put in dangerous situations.
13) Models have parents.
14) Runways are hard to walk down, and slippery!
15) My goodness, photographers really can be creepy
16) Naomi Campbell seems to make shockingly bad decisions.
17) Models really don’t get paid that very much.
18) When she was growing up, everyone thought she was uuugggllllyyyy.
19) Cindy Crawford is [insert Cindy Crawford’s age right now]
20) Modeling is not as glamorous as it is made out to be.
So I’m getting asked a LOT about modeling and all its requirements/advantages/disadvantages and tips to give out. Since I reply almost daily to these questions, I thought I might just spare time and create a page full of helpful tips to get into modeling. BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER, PLEASE KNOW THAT THESE TIPS ARE NOT AN OBLIGATION TO FOLLOW, THEY ARE DRIVEN FROM MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AND MAY DIFFER FOR ANY OTHER TYPES OF MODELING OR IN FUNCTION OF THE INDIVIDUAL (so please read before i get loads f ‘ew your tips suck, they’re not even true’)
General tips & tricks to model:
Modelling is a business, and as a model, you are your own business! Like any business, it takes time, effort, commitment, and patience to become a successful model. Remember that success does not happen over night.
Present yourself as the perfect candidate: show confidence, have a good attitude and a friendly personality. Show your personal style, but keep it clean and simple and always make a good first impression.
Keep a healthy lifestyle: drink a lot of water, hold on to a healthy diet, work-out regularly, get sufficient sleep and avoid cigarettes and alcohol.
Look after your skin and your hair: use skin & hair care products, keep make-up at a minimum, take off your make-up every night and go for a regular trim.
Apply and attend as much castings and go-sees as possible: For models, a casting or a go see is a job interview, and should be regarded as such. Be prepared!
Model agency representation: If you are looking for representation within a model agency, or if a model agency contacts you, please make sure the contract is reliable and includes the standard conditions of the industry. Keep an eye on the following points: percentage of commission, duration of contract, cancellation terms, exclusiveness, any hidden costs or fees (basically read the small print!) If you have any doubts please contact us. Don’t sign a contract if you do not feel 100% sure!
Do you have what it takes to a model ?
There are tons of different kinds of modeling, not everyone fits into the leas, tall figure of the high fashion model. Scroll down to find out all the different kinds of modeling and which one fits you best 🙂
When you see the incredibly tall and lean figures that grace the runways and editorials for the leading fashion houses and designers, these are the High Fashion models. They are generally required to be between 172cm to 180cm (5”8 to 5”11), with a dress size of 4-6 US (6-8 UK), with a typical bust size of 34. The age range can be from 14 to 25. For guys the age range is more flexible and they can start from the age of 16 until their late 40’s. They need to be between 180cm to 188cm (5”11 to 6”2), with an excellent physique and a chest size of 94cm to 106cm (37” to 42”) and 76cm to 81cm (30” to 32”) waist. Guys tend to have longer careers if they look after themselves.
This is modeling for magazine editorials and covers such as Vogue, Elle etc. The standard requirements for these models are similar to those in High Fashion and you must be very photogenic Quite often the same models will work in both Editorial Print and High Fashion. These editorials provide great exposure for models even though the fees earned are sometimes relatively low. This is normal and it can take a few years to gain the experience needed to get the bigger paying jobs.
A huge market that encompasses every kind of print advertising. This can range from advertising in magazines to products on supermarket shelves to billboards. The benefit of working in Commercial Print as a model is that the target audience of the advertisers varies considerably. Naturally the brands want to attract and represent the people that will buy their products, so there are many opportunities here if you are not the High Fashion type.
Companies create catalogues (print or online) to sell their latest clothing lines or various others products, and it’s the models job to make them look good. Here you will find many great opportunities for different model types, as the model is chosen to represent the target audience of the different companies. With the increasing number of websites that require models to promote their goods online, this is very lucrative for many models.
Plus Size Modeling
Modeling for the larger body type, this type of modeling is on the increase and a relatively new phenomenon. If you’re confident, with great attributes and you are between the sizes of 12-16 US (14-18 UK) then this could be for you. More and more advertisers are using Plus Size Models to promote their products in a bid to appeal to a broader demographic. As a Plus Size model you will still need to have great skin, teeth and hair and have that something special about you. For High Fashion Plus Sized Models the height requirements remain at a minimum of 172cm (5”8). (Plus Size Models below – eastwestmodels.de)
Is modeling that emphasizes a models sexuality. Glamour Modeling can range from lingerie and swimwear shoots, to artistic and nude photography to men’s magazines. You will need to be beautiful, sexy and confident, with an extremely outgoing personality. Height restrictions tend not to apply, which is the great attraction to many models. If you are considering this area of modeling, take care as there are many dishonest people that take advantage of young models who are eager to get into modeling. If you are interested in Glamour Modeling it’s advisable to have a reputable agency looking out for your best interests.
Body Parts Models
An area not usually thought about for newcomers, but it is a very relevant sector of the industry. The most common body parts tend to be hair, eyes, lips, hands, legs and feet, which are used to promote many products in print and TV. You will need to have exceptionally well proportioned body parts and know how to look after them. This is definitely an area within modeling that’s worth considering as it can prove to be surprisingly profitable.
Modeling in TV commercials does not have any overall criteria for height, size and age, as each commercial requires someone different and specific to that job. It is usually necessary to have some acting ability, but this can be natural ability or learned. There are many different types of TV commercials, ranging from the highly stylised photographic, to the performance led reality style. The great advantage in TV commercials for a model is that brands are continuously seeking models, which the general public can easily identify with. This opens up the doors to almost everyone, who feels that they have what it takes to work in this sector. Typically those represented by a model or actors agency have a better chance of appearing in TV commercials.
Real Life Models (People Models) and TV/Film Extras
If you like the idea of modeling, but do not fit into the above categories, then this could be for you. Real life models are used in advertising or corporate campaigns, when companies are looking to represent the everyday person. As a TV/Film Extra you will generally be non-featured (no speaking parts) and in the background of a scene. This can be fun and interesting to be part of, but it can also be long hours with lots of waiting around. The benefits are that if you are flexible with your days, it can be a good way to supplement your income.
For upcoming models, taking their first steps:
As an aspiring model (new face), there are basic steps that you should take into consideration before starting. The first important step is to know your goals. You should know what kind modeling you want to do and how big a part you want modeling to play in your life. When you know this, it’s much easier to get started.
When you are ready to embark on your journey towards modeldom, you should make sure that you have read enough about modeling and that you know what to expect. There are various sources available online for new models that tell more about modeling in general, the different types of modeling you can do, where and how to start and who to contact.
As you are doing your research, take some time to find a list of modeling agencies you could contact. This is an important step as by now you should know how to choose a modeling agency that best matches the kind of modeling you want to do. If the modeling agencies of your choice are in a close proximate to where you are located, why not pay a visit to the agency in person. That’s the best way to get a much clearer and more informed picture of the type of agency you are dealing with.
When you feel confident about the modeling agencies you have found, you should either start calling them or contacting them by email. And this is where photos come in. As an aspiring model, one of your main tasks is to arrange a photo shoot with a reliable model photographer. You want to project a good and professional image of yourself and for that reason it is important to focus on the quality of your photos. Modelmanagement.com has designed it’s exclusive Photo Sessions especially for the purpose of giving a model the right kind of professional photos to show to agencies. If you are unable to have photos taken by a professional model photographer, you could also consider selecting some quality pictures that you already have of yourself.
Another effective way of getting exposure as a new model, you could try to find a source on the internet that could list your information and pictures. You should consider listing with one or more websites that offer these kinds of online services for models. Websites, such as modelmanagement.com, provide an excellent way of getting started as a new model, as they offer a great platform for getting connected with the right industry professionals. It’s free to sign up to on modelmanagement.com, and if you want even more exposure to boost your chances further you can upgrade your account.
To reach many agencies very quickly, create your profile on modelmangement.com and contact them directly. Don’t confuse modeling platforms like modelmanagement.com with model agencies, they are not. Modelmanagement.com gives models exposure via a massive database of connections so the models can find agencies and photographers to further the models’ careers. It also gives models a stylish place to show their photos much like having a personal website. Agencies will represent new models and then take charge of the models’ professional career, as the model will then be contracted to that agency. You should not have to pay an agency to be considered as one of their models, as they will make their money from a percentage of the models future jobs. It is very important to be informed of this before you start the process of contacting modeling agencies.
As long as your goals are set from the very onset of your modeling career, you should have a much clearer and more secure picture of what you should know as an aspiring, new model. And should you encounter rejection, do not give up. All new models experience rejection at one point or another. It is just a fact of the business. So stick to your goals, work hard and start connecting with the right people in order to make your dream of being a model into a reality.
What can I expect from modeling ? Will I be successful ?
Becoming a model is the dream of every young girl or boy who craves fashion, designer clothes, glamour, being center stage and traveling the world.
If you are determined to pursue a professional modeling career, and you feel that you have what it takes, there are a few key things to keep in mind when you decide to take that crucial step onto the catwalk.
Time and Dedication
Building your modeling career and portfolio takes time, effort and dedication. A model must be strong-minded and resilient to navigate the chaotic waters of the fashion industry. Confidence and a strong-will are the best weapons of self defense in this high-paced, ever evolving and fiercely competitive modeling world.
If you want a successful modeling career, being professional is one of the most important things when working on a photo shoot. However, a fashion shoot consists more than just of a series of poses. You have to be prepared to withstand long hours with fashion designers or in a photo studio, while keeping a positive and helpful attitude. Nobody wants to work with a model who makes the job more difficult with negativity or ego.
Where In The World Am I?
While being a model and having a modeling career has its rewards, one of the pitfalls of the industry is its nomadic quality; a model must be willing to move cities at a drop of a hat. This often results in the feeling of loneliness and the feeling of being out of touch with ones family.
Enjoy The Ride
If you want to succeed in the modeling business you have to put your heart and mind into it. However, keep in mind that the professional cycle of a model is extremely short lived. So enjoy this exclusive and extraordinary race by living it passionately, but don’t forget to take pleasure on what comes next after you’ve cross the finish line.
How to do I make a portfolio ?
Before putting together a modeling portfolio, it is important to know what type of modeling you can do. A portfolio of a Freelance model would probably include a variety of different types of photos, while a portfolio of a high fashion model would have high fashion images, and so on. So be realistic from the very onset of your career to avoid any setbacks or rejections due to the fact that you are attempting to enter a type of modeling that is not best suited for you.
You should know that your modeling portfolio is a true first impression of yourself as a model. A portfolio will always be the first thing that agencies and clients look at before they even choose to see you in person. And for that reason, it is highly recommended to focus on the building of an impressive modeling portfolio that will enable you to establish a successful modeling career.
Pay attention to the quality of the photos you choose to include in your portfolio. These photos need to impress agencies and clients alike and make you stand out from the rest. So always aim to project the best possible image of yourself.
Here are a few things to remember when building a modeling portfolio:
It is better to have fewer photos that are great, than having more photos that are of poorer quality. So the rule of thumb is that less is more. As a new model, your portfolio should have 6 – 12 photos, especially when you are presenting yourself to a new agency. As an established model, your portfolio should ideally have anywhere between 10 and 25 photos.
Always keep in mind that the purpose of a modelling portfolio is not only to show your good looks, but it should also demonstrate your ability to portray different characters, age ranges and personality. For this reason you should include good headshots without makeup, these are called Polaroids. It’s also important to have good body shots, with swimwear or tight-fitting clothes, especially if you plan to apply to the larger model markets.
In terms of the type of photos to include in your model portfolio, there are no specific rules that you should follow, but just remember to keep your portfolio as professional as possible by only including high quality photos. Do not feel pressured to include pictures where you are in a swimsuit or lingerie, unless that is the type of modeling you want to work in. As long as you know what type of modeling you are looking to do, that should be enough to give you some direction as to what kind of pictures to include.
How to model ?
Know yourself and your strengths. It’s very important to know what you’re able to do and what you want to do as a model. Many models end up working as models accidentally or by chance, while others work hard to become models. In either case, it’s good to be aware of what it takes to work as a professional model. You can always try out modeling schools or classes where they teach you everything from how to pose to being more confident.
Decide what type of modeling you would like to do. There are many different kinds of modeling that you can do as a model, and that’s why it’s advisable to have a sense of direction as to where you want to take your career as a model and where you think your strengths lie.
Take some photos of yourself and build a portfolio. Look for a professional photographer to ensure good quality photos. In case you cannot afford to pay a professional photographer to take your photos, ask someone you know to take some good and clear head and body shots.
Look for a modeling agency Search online and select the agencies that you think match the type of modeling you are looking to do. If you are still unsure as to what type of modeling appeals to you the most, you can still contact an agency. They are very ready to help aspiring models who are in need of direction with their careers and want to learn how to model. Remember to only choose legitimate agencies.
Visit an agency. Contact the agency either by telephone or by email and make an appointment to see them in person. Remember that first impressions are very important, so always aim to look your best and be prepared for any questions they might have for you.
If and when you are successful and chosen for a modeling job, you will be directed as much as needed and with time and experience you will build your confidence as a model and know how to model like a pro.
So there, you’ve got it all ! Hope this helps, and please know that these tips have been taken and adjusted from different sources. Good luck with your modeling, and please ask if you have any more questions !!!! xx
Today I show you my three theatrical costumes. Oh god, I wouldn’t wear it volunteer. Monday we have two rehearsals and Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday performances. I’m already nervous. The photos are not so nice, because we had to hurry up the clothes change. I am so happy when we are done with the play! The summer holidays begin soon! *-* Our play happens partly in the past (1983), in the present (2000) and a few years later in a dream scene.
Ich zeige ich heute mal meine drei Theaterkostüme. Oh Gott, freiwillig würde ich die nie tragen.
Montag haben wir zwei Generalproben und Dienstag, Mittwoch und Donnerstag dann Aufführungen. Ich bin jetzt schon nervös.
Die Fotos sind nicht so gut geworden, weil wir uns mit dem umziehen beeilen mussten.
Ich freue mich so darauf, wenn wir mit dem Theaterstück fertig sind! Bald sind ja Sommerferien! *-*
Unser Theaterstück spielt teilweise in der Vergangenheit (1983), in der Gegenwart (2000) und ein paar Jahre später in einer Traum-Szene.
I wear this outfit as a 17-year-old woman in 1983. The red leather skirt will be cut. I think the outfit is a bit bitchy ..
Das Outfit trage ich als 17-jährige Frau im Jahre 1983.
Der rote Lederrock wird noch gekürzt. Ich finde das Outfit ein bisschen billig..
This outfit I wear as an adult lawyer. (2000) I feel like I’m Angela Merkel. 😀
Dieses Outfit trage ich als Erwachsene Anwältin. (2000)
Ich fühle mich darin wie Angela Merkel. 😀
And this costume should represent a witch in the dream scene. I think you do not really recognize that it is a witch, but it’s comfortable.. ^. ^
Und das Kostüm soll eine Hexe darstellen in der Traum-Szene.
Ich finde man erkennt nicht wirklich, dass es eine Hexe darstellt, aber es ist gemütlich. ^. ^