For some it
is being in the public eye, where as for others it is just
a fascination. Some of them are in admiration of glamour of
this profession and for many, it is just pure fun. Fashion
modeling is truly a very well-paid profession. All you
need is drop dead gorgeous looks and a fabulous body. But
it may not hold always true.
Changes in fashion
modeling always see changes as per various seasons. You might
go hungry to be a high profile fashion model and you may finally
end up realizing that thin is no longer in!
So, what does
it take to be a high profile fashion model? Looks, outlook
or intelligence? The answer is a combination of all three,
but there’s more to fashion modeling than meets the eye.
categories are available for modeling.
Fashion modeling is quite different from commercial and modeling
for promotional purposes.
For fashion modeling,
models need to walk the runways and if one gets that ‘break’,
one can be featured in topmost fashion magazines as well and can
soon become the most required face. Commercial modeling would need
you to model for various products and be a part of the various media,
planned for advertising. You can find your pictures marked across
billboards and posters as well in this case.
If you are dreaming
about fashion modeling for a long time, then there are varieties
of ways you need to plan and manage, before taking the push into
this industry. Modeling is not just about good looks; it’s about
ways to plan and ‘market’ yourself in the best way possible. So,
how does one go about climbing the rungs of the ladder to be a top
model and bag the best deals available?
For this, there
are few things you need to consider, which are as follows:
a suitable portfolio done
highlight your assets.
If you want to bag loads
of fashion modeling assignments, then a good portfolio is
a must. Have a picture that make a bold statement about you
and show you in the best light. Any basic and flexible portfolio
should have a casual shot, a full length shot, a fashion shot,
an exclusively styled shot and even a natural shot.
These pictures should
showcase you in different looks so that the agency or the client
would know how flexible your looks can be. Avoid showcasing too
many shots that show you in the same dress, learn to select the
best from the rest.
Be sure your portfolio
is stylish and professional and get the photographer to use
your strengths to the best of his or her capability.
outfits and the styling should be decided weeks before the actual
Do arrange a meeting
with the photographer, the hair stylist and the makeup artist so
that the look gets coordinated well. You should plan the ensembles
in advance; plan your entire look, from the color of the outfit
to the shade you finally paint your nails with.
All the essentials
need to merge well so that you can have a eye-catching look for
the actual shoot.
To begin with a career in fashion modeling, firstly you need to
look for a good
You must see the
photographer’s portfolio also try to understand how well he or she
can understand the requirements of the industry. Is he or she up
to date with the latest changes of the fashion industry? Where does
his or her skill lie? What about the status of the studio?
photographers may take a heavy tax on the pocket, but at least you
can be rest secured about the quality and the reputation of the
Always be sure
you do take a friend or a family member along, for the shoot.
Suresh Nair - I am a freelance writer and web designer.
Models who are new can go to http://www.modelcruz.com free agencies
for creating their portfolio.