Wednesday, June 30, 2010

FIT MODELS MUST HAVES!!!

FIT MODELS MUST HAVES!!!! for a FIT modeling casting, audition or actual FITTING.

Please keep in mind that I know that some of you already know these things, for you this will be a reminder, and for those of you that are newer, this will be helpful in booking.

When you go for a FIT modeling position, it is required that you ALWAYS wear a bra and underwear, there is no way a client wants to have a model that is not prepared.

Next you need to always have something to tie your hair back , this is important for the production team to see the garment and how it fits on your body.

When you show up to a fit meeting , interview or castings, it is important to keep with you at all times a pair of heels, and a low heeled shoe as well. I would also carry an additional bra, strapless bra, and additional full coverage underwear.
along with tap pants or bike shorts in case of fitting trousers and they need to be cut in the rise or hip area, a pair of flats and mid/high-height heels [depending on account needs], a hair clip or band to keep hair up etc.

Please keep in mind that when you show up prepared, you look professional and the client will more likely hire you for the position.

I have clients call us and let us know how the models show up.

One more thing, if you are going to a FIT client, DO NOT EVER WEAR A JOG BRA or SPORTS BRA TYPE OF GARMENT, AS THEY SMASH YOUR CHEST AND ALTER THE FIT.

Remember that you are a representative of PEAK MODELS & TALENT and we want you to succeed, so make sure you do your thing with style, and ALWAYS be the FIT model that they client wants to hire.


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Sunday, June 27, 2010

The perfecrt FIT!

When a model is booked for a print job, there are many factors to consider, including the FIT of the product on the model.
Many models will get discouraged when their books are up to date, and they feel they have what it takes, but what they are not realizing is that size and FIT are key to booking.
Now for the real repeat bookings, a great attitude is the magic ingredient!
With lingerie, it is critical to have the right FIT!
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

PORTFOLIOS

When you book a job, make sure to ask for copies of your images to put in your book.
Current photos show potential clients that you are a professional working model. When a client looks for a model, they want to know that they are hiring a model that can pose properly, so having shots of work that you have done is key.

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

THE DEFINITION OF A CASTING

There seems to be some confusion on the definition of a casting.
There are certain requirements that a client will ask for, and as the agency, we are to provide the request. Now here is the tricky part...there is usually a one spot they are filling, or a few spots depending on the job. Now here is the clincher, there are some people that seem to think that once they go on a casting they will be hired!?!? What????
Ok so I get it, you are disappointed that you did not get the job, but honestly, a casting is the equal to a job interview. So you have to go in with a great attitude, and if you do not get it, just be happy that you were even considered at all. The LAST thing you should be doing is calling and complaining to your agency. I can say that the biggest pet peeve of an agent is when people call to complain about how they wasted their time on the casting. Really?? Is that what you want us to think? So let me get this straight, you did not book the job which is not good for anyone, and to sweeten the deal you call and gripe?
So here's an idea, how about being thankful that you were sent. Now if you are a complainer thank you for letting us know that you are not interested in attending castings unless you are going to get it 100% . This makes our job easier, since we cannot guarantee a booking.
I am sure that anyone reading this would never ever be a thorn and complain about opportunities that we have provided, but seriously we all need to understand the process of casting. It is NOT a guarantee, it is an OPPORTUNITY only.
Thanks for listening!

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Saturday, June 19, 2010

MODELS SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!

When you are doing a test shoot remember to think about what the clients will want from you on a shoot.
Keep in mind that smiles sell to everyone!~

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

HAIR MODELS!

Hair models are hired for the quality of their hair! Print is one of the higher paying aspects of hair modeling. Just keep in mind that if you are called to do a hair show, you can tell your agency that you would be willing to do a hair change for a higher rate and to be in the print ads. Many times the hair companies will hire the models that do changes for the print and videos they shoot.
If you want to be a hair model, go to our website and let us know!
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

CATALOGS

In this image, our model was placed in both shots on the page. This saves the client the cost of booking additional models, and can be an interesting way to present their line to their buyers!
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Friday, June 11, 2010

WHAT STYLE ARE YOU?

Many catalog companies select a range of looks to shoot their products on.
So just remember that everyone has something special to offer, if you are interested in booking catalog jobs, make sure to complete your look and type, one idea is to be the " short haired" model, almost all clients will seek one specific type for their line. What type are you? How do you stand out?
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

SHOW MODELS!

KIM VO proudly hired our models for their shows and print! Check out our dancers and models at the show! These people are amazing and they all did an amazing job!
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Monday, June 7, 2010

VOUCHERS ARE YOUR TICKET TO GETTING PAID!

When you book a job, some clients will say that they do not need a vouchers, as the rates have already been arranged between the client and the agency.
For you the model, you need to always keep your vouchers with you on all jobs, and make sure to fill them out properly and get them signed.
Your voucher is the only written PROOF you have that you did the job! It is also your way of getting paid!
Make sure to be on the safe side to always total your voucher and get it signed.
You want to do your part, and if you do not have your paperwork in order, it could delay your payments.
On that note, let's get booking!!
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BOOKINGS FOR MODELS

More catalog shots for Elise with Peak Models & Talent!
Elise had a great day shooting for this medical supply catalog! Modeling is not always as glam as you would want, but these jobs pay the bills!
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Saturday, June 5, 2010

SWIM SHOTS

Kristin is a FIT model that books print as well!
This is a swim shot that shows her fit figure!
Kristin is available for FIT, PRINT, RUNWAY and all other modeling projects!
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Thursday, June 3, 2010

SPRING SHOOTS END UP FALL CATALOGS

When the spring shoots come around, you will see the photos turn into FALL catalogs. The models that get selected for the catalogs shoots do so because of their protfolio content.
Make sure you have the basic shots covered...
and getting a catalog looking basic shot is always a good idea!
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