(NL) Ze was een veelgevraagd model dat shows liep in Parijs, Milaan en New York. De keerzijde: ze leefde op een paar appels en diet coke en leed aan anorexia. In haar boek “Never Enough Skinny: het dagboek van een Top Model” doet Victoire Macon Dauxerre haar verhaal.
Every week plus size model and advocate of size diversity in fashion and body acceptance Marianne Nykjaer discusses a topic related to these concepts. Last week she discussed “Body Love Bootcamp“. Today Marianne discusses on plus size models and padding.
When I first started modeling, aspirant models had to send a printed letter and a stack of photos in an envelope to a modeling agency. If you wanted to have your photos returned, you’d have to enclose a stamped envelope and put your address on the back of photos.
Now, 16 years later, contacting agencies to see if you can model works quite differently. How this works exactly is, however, still unclear to many aspiring models. As such, girls regularly ask me how they can become a model and which steps they should take.
Of course you should firstly meet the requirements regarding appearance. This usually means that you are at least 1.73 m, have size 34-36, are 14 years old or older, have straight teeth, a flawless skin, a symmetrical and interesting face and beautiful hair. There are exceptions to the rule, and that’s Kate Moss (she is shorter than 1.70 m).
It is not my expertise to indicate on the basis of a persons looks if he or she can be a model. I’d rather leave this to the bookers of modeling agencies. What I can do is give aspiring models a push in the right direction by sharing a few tips.
After being a model for over 15 years, Beatrix turns her back to modelling. In this article she zooms in on the lonely moments she experienced during her modelling career and gives tips on how to overcome feeling lost in model apartments.
If you are a frequent visitor of my blog, you might have read part 1 of this interview with my friend and super gorgeous fashion model Jana Voyvodich, in which she spoke about her plus-size modelling career, private life, BMI and health among models.
I was also curious about Jana’s skin care routine (her olive skin is amazing, guys!), healthy lifestyle (I saw her snacking on almonds once), how she stays in shape for modelling and of course her favourite YOLO food. Read all about it in part 2 of her interview!
Amber Evangeline Valletta. Supermodel. Began modeling at the age of 15 and signed contracts with Calvin Klein, Armani, Gucci, Versace, Prada and Fendi. Appeared as an actress in ‘Hitch’, ‘Transporter 2’, ‘Gamer’. Wife of athlete Christian McCaw and mother of Auden McCaw.
(NL) Emma is currently in Seoul for modelling and keeps a diary about her experiences. In her first diary she told us about her arrival at the model apartment, first modelling job and guidance by the agency. In this article Emma gives us insight on how things work in Seoul regarding castings.
Jana Voyvodich (fashion model and owner of travel blog Soft Sandy Beaches): “I just don’t see why ALL models should live up to a certain kind of standard size. I’m pro diversity and stimulating health among models.”
South African guest blogger Beatrix du Toit has been a fashion model for over 15 years. In her blogs she reflects on her modelling career. In this article Beatrix tells us about the pests and gremlins among clients, crews and models that she encountered on set, dividing them into the classic characters: ‘the gossip’, ‘ …
Beta-carotene is a nutrient that is especially loved by models for their ability to treat acne and slow down skin ageing. Before you consider upping your beta-carotene intake or taking a beta-carotene supplement, there are just a few things you should know.