There's A Model in Us All

By Patricia Henderson

If you feel of fashion modeling, the names of Versace, Calvin Klein or Ralph Lauren spring to thoughts, the pictures of super models strut the catwalks of Milan or New York are a frequent perception for quite a few.

Applications for example Americas Subsequent Leading Model, along with the British version with the identical show, perpetuate this belief. There is certainly no doubt, that in case you can reach the heady status of a runway fashion models then the sky's the limit, not just in terms of earning prospective, but also in life-style and status.

The reality is often a totally diverse matter. Should you appear in any mail order catalog, newspaper or magazine you might see hundreds, if not thousands of folks modeling clothes, shoes, and also other style accessories. Whether they are modeling for Marks & Spencer, Subsequent or Asda, they are still fashion modeling industry by profession.

The other thing to remember is that these models come in all shapes and sizes. You don't need to be a size zero, aged around 18-35 to be success in this business. In fact the competition is probably the greatest in that demographic, which could mean less chance of success.

Start by getting yourself a good portfolio of pictures to show prospective agencies. Try contacting your local college to see if they run hair and beauty courses. If they do, book yourself in for the works. It often costs a lot less, for a really professional job. While you are there check to see if they run photography courses too. If they do you may well get your portfolio completed for a fraction with the cost. Contact the course tutor and tell them what you need. You are going to be surprised how helpful they can be. Do not forget to have your photographs taken in different outfits to best reflect your look and personality.

In addition to your portfolio, you may need one good photograph, the best one, to send to, or leave with potential employers. Remember you are looking for fashion modeling work, so do not choose a head and shoulders shot. You now need to seek out the work. There are a number of sites on the Internet that either offer modeling work, or who advise when agencies are opening their books. As in any field of work there are disreputable men and women around, so if you can find yourself a reputable agent early on, you'll save yourself a lot of heartache.

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