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What Type of Pictures Do Model Agencies Want?

What Type of Pictures Do Model Agencies Want?

If you are truly passionate about modeling and want to impress a modeling agency, the best way to do it is undoubted to submit the best photos. We reveal some important advice on photos model agencies are looking out for and some guidelines for you to follow.

Simplicity is not dullness

Contrary to what may be your instinctive idea, model agencies are not looking out for extraordinary photos or fancy clothes! This may actually work against you. Firstly, the agency might think you are an inflexible person who is only interested in a particular style of fashion and modeling. They may also perceive your effort as arrogance. Agencies are looking for fresh material they can mold and most importantly a humble person they can cooperate and work with. No agency wants to sign someone who they feel might be difficult to work in harmony with.

Therefore, always submit photos with simple clothes and minimal makeup. Solid, dark colors such as maroon and blue would prevent too much distraction and focus the attention on you, your body and facial features more in the photograph.

Avoid distraction

Avoid too much clutter and photo noise in the background. Your background should be as simple as it can be. Remember that model agencies are looking out for YOU and not anyone else, so only you should be in your photographs, and if all else fails, find a simple white wall, and use it as your background.

No edits

Modeling agencies are filled with staff and personnel who are photoshop gurus because of the nature of the industry. They will spot your edit on a photo from miles away. So don’t try your luck with Photoshop or any other software. No editing should be necessary for you to look good on a photo in any case. Moreover, if you do edit and get called for an interview, imagine the disappointment that you will be giving the agency on your first day itself. The best way is to go natural and be known for your authentic look and confident personality. A credible agency will have the creative brains to imagine you with the makeup and clothes of varying degrees and complexities without you physically wearing them.

Social media

If you are truly interested in modeling and want to dedicate your life to it, how you post on social media matters a lot too. Model agencies are usually online and digitally savvy to keep their agency relevant with the times. They are likely to do some background research on you if they are interested in you. That said; don’t be posting studio quality shots or photos online. Model agencies don’t want you to be portraying your social life like a professional job network. Post casual photographs and selfies that show that you can look good without putting in too much effort. Show that you know how to have a good time and have a vibrant personality.

So there you have it, the top qualities in photographs agencies …

How to Organize Your Clothing Merchandise and Display Them Properly

How to Organize Your Clothing Merchandise and Display Them Properly

An organized clothing display entices customers to try your apparel merchandise on and helps persuade your customers to actually purchase your products. Planning and choosing the best apparel display fixtures that suit your needs will help vamp up your clothing goods. But in order for you to arrange your clothing well, you must know how to go through steps in making them more appealing.

Properly classify all your apparel. Before displaying your merchandise unto their respective fashion display shelves or fixtures, you must first classify your entire apparel into format, design, color, and then sizes.

Through proper classification, you can assure that your customers won’t have a hard time in browsing through your merchandise. Moreover, with the help of your clothing display stands, your merchandise will look very organized, thus the simple and clean look.

Guarantee proper space planning and management. Space planning and management before doing anything else should be made as a priority. Imagine shoving your apparel racks and wedge them in between cooking supplies and ingredients! It will not just drive away your customers but it will likewise cause deterioration in your merchandise.

Through proper space planning and management, you don’t have to succumb to unnecessary losses and wastage. Moreover, your merchandise will be highlighted through your fashion fixtures because it was planned to be positioned in the most optimum place or section in the retail area.

Ensure proper ventilation of your display space. Lighting doesn’t only improve visual clarity but it also sets the mood and the attitude that you want your apparel to project. A well-lighted clothing display fixture can easily be of help in projecting the look of your brand. For high-end brands a dramatic spotlight directed at your apparel display stand will exude sophistication and drama. For low-end brands, regular indoor lighting can be used.

Moreover, proper air conditioning should also do the trick in ensuring a healthy flow of foot traffic within your display area. It is a scientific fact that temperature levels directly affect the moods of a consumer.

Cleanliness is the key. In any business, ensuring cleanliness and freshness is obviously one of its top, if not the first, priority. Cleanliness should not only be limited to the actual apparel itself but also with the fashion fixture that holds it. Creating clean lines and subtle colorization also helps achieve the needed “clean look”.

Always make it a point to ensure a healthy level of inventory especially on fast moving items. An empty or emptied clothing display rack is not really good to look at aside from the fact that it obviously can incur high opportunity losses.

A clean de-cluttered and organized display space should be a prime concern of all clothing apparel manufacturers. In this manner, all customers have nothing to look at but clean clothing displays.…

Understanding The Beauty That Wins A Man’s Heart

Understanding The Beauty That Wins A Man’s Heart

Once, I asked a guy who was madly in love with a girl, “Why are you so madly in love with this lady?” “Oh! she is very beautiful”, he said. Then, I asked him again, “what makes her very beautiful to you?” He confusingly and with a stammering voice replied,”I….I caaaan’t really tell. I am so attracted to her, but you see Theo, there is this thing like a magnetic force that compels me to be with her always. The problem is, I can’t pinpoint exactly what makes her beautiful. Oh yes!, but I know for sure that she is too beautiful. Isn’t she, Theo?” Not knowing what to say, I spontaneously replied, “That’s it, pal!”

When I was in college, I often hear my room-mates argue about the looks of their female course-mates in the room. They would always argue out saying, “Getty is beautiful”. But another will argue out, “no!, she is pretty.” Yet still, the third pal would strongly protest, “Getty is just cute, and not beautiful.” As I listened to all this confused friends, I realized that there is this common denominator in how they all see their ladies: there is this thing emanating from their ladies that seems to enchant them.

In my attempt to decode this confusing aspect of beauty, I discovered that apart from the unusual external beauty, there are so many other things ladies are endowed with which conquer the hearts of men. I was actually enlightened when I suddenly remembered what my Sunday School Tutor once said about the two wives of Jacob in the Bible. This was what he actually said, “Rachel was beautiful and well favored, but Leah was tender eyed.” I recall asking him what he or better still, the Bible meant when it says, “Leah was tender eyed.”

He patiently explained to me, “When you ask any married man or mature guy, they will attest to you the fact that beauty is vain. But there are so many other things that make people glad and happy. But aside from the striking physical beauty, there are other things which are not easily spotted that make them attractive. These are what Leah had.” “You see”, he continued, “On Saturdays, it is not the most fine looking ladies who get married. If it was just physical beauty, then these ladies would all be married long time ago.”

I have come to the realization that, what truly wins the hearts of men is the “tender eyed” qualities of women. I would like to underscore the several things that constitute the “tender eyed” nature of ladies that enchants men. By this acquisition of revealed secrets, I hope men would easily identify now, those inconspicuous things that make them “madly” love their women. Let’s go through them now!

1. Beauty emanating from the sanguine nature of a woman.

Most men are subconsciously attracted to a woman’s strength that correspond to their weakness. A woman who is sanguine by temperament is naturally easily spotted …

Get-Well Gift and Hip Surgery Recovery – 5 Ideas

Get-Well Gift and Hip Surgery Recovery – 5 Ideas

For someone with hip problems, their hip can be in such pain that they have trouble walking comfortably. And, forget doing any jogging, swimming or hiking.

That is why hip surgery is such a godsend. The replacement hip can restore much of the normal movement that the person had lost over the years. And, it can does so in a way that can render their hip area pain-free.

Of course, as with any surgery, hip surgery should be taken seriously. The recovery period can take from many weeks to up to 6 months (for total hip replacement surgery). Recovery will go smoothly for most patients. However, there may be some pain involved. And, there is always the boredom and mild sense of disorientation that a person in recovery feels.

This is where a well-chosen get-well gift for surgery recovery patients comes in. A close friend, colleague, or family member is likely to receive a wave of appreciation and goodwill from the person in recovery after hip surgery.

If you have questions about a get-well gift and hip surgery recovery, here are 5 ideas that can help:

1. Body pillow:

A body pillow is a great way to get comfortable in bed after hip replacement surgery. A body pillow is shaped a bit like a boomerang: it is long enough to “snuggle” the body around, providing a place to put one’s head. The hip surgery recovery patient can also straddle their legs around the pillow, while laying on his or her side. Before buying this gift, check to see whether they already have one. If not, this makes a great get-well gift.

2. Magazine gift basket:

A gift basket is a lot of fun to receive. Gift baskets have a festive feel and make anyone’s heart race a bit when they receive one. Imagine giving the hip surgery patient you know a gift basket full of their favorite magazines! Be sure to choose a theme, such as men’s hobbies, home improvement, sewing, fashion or electronics, depending upon their interests. In so doing, you are giving them a great way to pass the time.

3. Complete TV show season on DVD:

If you are someone who watches TV or keeps their finger on the pulse of pop culture, you know that there has really been some great television on the air over the past 5 – 10 years. Some Emmy-winning TV series are truly on par with anything you might see on the silver screen. A great gift idea is to buy one or more seasons of an award-winning show on DVD. By choosing a series over the course of one or more seasons, you are giving the person the chance to really “get into” a show and enjoy it. This all makes the recovery time pass by that much more quickly.

4. Plant a tree in his or her name:

Okay, if you or the person in recovery are “save the Earth” types, what better gift than to plant a tree …

Target Markets of the Hand Bag Business

Target Markets of the Hand Bag Business

Have to try shopping online? Take a look at the products being promoted in there. Take note that there are a lot of gadgets and fashion items being sold in there. Well, we know very well that the fashion world is one of the fast changing, versatile, and trendy sections in the society. The trends of clothing and accessories vary every season of the year.

There are a lot of businesses and shops around which is in line of fashion trends. Hand bag, for example, is one of the most specific businesses in line with fashion. However, we might wonder about the target market of these hand bag products. Well, we might think there is minimal number of target consumers. However, if you notice the kinds of business in hype today, most of the consumers prefer specific, personalized, and detail-oriented goods. This article will be dealing more about the basic market for hand bags and the prospect market it is trying to penetrate.

Women of all ages are one of the targets. Women are known to have a great inclination to fashion and they think of everything that is color coordinated. What they wear should match with their shoes and their bags. Well, for those who have more in life if they shop for a particular colored dress, they also shop for matching shoes and bags with the same color as the dress so that it will be color-coordinated. The market for hand bag relatively increased as the fashion world busts to the maximum of promotion and advertisements. Thus, keeping your hand bags advertised will really do you good.

If we cannot go directly to the consumers, we can target the distributors and dealers around. We can offer them great discounts and freebies if they will tie up with us. In the same account, they will promote our product, at the same time we promote their product as well. This is one way for us to be known and to have some kinds of connection. At some point, we consider it a healthy competition since there are times where their products are out of stock and they have to get ours, and some of their products are what we need. It is a give and take relationship.

On the other hand, aside from reaching the higher market, we could also target the small scale ones. The masses are also one of the target markets that could bring us maximum profit. It is not just for the elite. The masses can purchase hand bags if they want to. The designs should not be limited to those who have more in life, since everyone has an equal right to purchase any goods or product they want. Masses can be a very huge target market that could expand and expand as long as they are satisfied with the product.

These are just some of the target markets of hand bag business. There are other sectors that can be considered though these are the …

Brass Jewellery – All You Ever Needed to Know

Brass Jewellery – All You Ever Needed to Know

Brass is fast becoming one of the most popular materials in fashion jewellery, seen on the catwalk and the high street and the shopping mall. Typically, brass tended to be used in jewellery for a touch of cheap ‘class’, because with its muted yellow tone, it looks a little like gold. But nowadays, the beauty of brass is appreciated in its own right.

Of course, brass is also a cheaper option than gold or silver, and in these tough economic times, that counts for a lot. But increasingly, designers are sitting up and taking notice of the instrinsic beauty of brass, whether it’s in matt tones, highly-polished pendants, or just used in necklace chains.

What is brass?

Brass is an alloy of copper and zinc. If you’re confused about the difference between bronze and brass, bronze is principally an alloy of copper and tin.

Brass has good acoustic properties, which is why it’s used in so many musical instruments like the trumpet or trombone. Brass is also favoured for uses such as locks, gears and doorknobs. And now brass is finding favour in fashion jewellery.

Uses in Jewellery

Brass is widely used in chains for necklaces or bracelets. But you’ll also find it is increasingly used in pendants, and mixed with other substances, including beads and glass, to create stunning contemporary designs. Although it is commonly associated with a ‘vintage’ look, brass is now taking on new forms and acquiring a reputation for being modern.

Brass jewellery can also be dainty and light, and not just chunky. There’s a common misconception that it’s a material that’s weighty, but contemporary jewellery designers are proving that it’s as flexible as silver or gold.

Looking After Your Brass Jewellery

One of the great things about brass is that it is relatively resistant to tarnishing, and taking care of your brass jewellery is really pretty simple. That makes it a great material to use in fashion jewellery.

When it comes to cleaning, maintaining your brass jewellery is straightforward. Firstly, wash in hot soapy water; this simple (and cheap!) cleaning method may be enough to get your brass clean. To clean brass with lemon juice, you can either use it neat, or mixed with vinegar or salt or baking soda. Alternatively, you can use either sour milk, natural unflavoured yoghurt, or whey to clean your brass.

Yes, seriously, natural products offer a genuinely effective way of keeping your brass jewellery clean and blemish-free!

A Fashion Jewellery Trend that’s Here To Stay!

Nowadays, brass is no longer associated with door knobs, trumpets and locks. Fashion jewellery that incorporates this beautiful metal is fast acquiring status as celebrities and designers flock to wear brass.…

Importance of T-Shirt Designing in the Fashion Industry

Importance of T-Shirt Designing in the Fashion Industry

The fashion industry has accepted T-shirts designing as important and it has gained popularity and growth since a couple of years ago as compared to other clothing styles. The trend in wearing tees will be changing fast because people want to wear something which is different and unique. This is the reason why they have shifted their focus from wearing conventional clothes to designer t-shirts. They find it quite exciting to display their feelings on personalities on T shirts. With the advancements in technology; this has become possible and faster process to come up with unique designs and creativity for t-shirts. People are given option to design their own t-shirts and get what they want. T-shirts have become popular among people of almost every age including young, old, children, men and women.

Many good and skilled designers have bright chances to make presence in fashion industry and grab the opportunities to explore fashion industry. T-shirts designing can be one of the platform as graphic designers are able to design the t-shirts of various styles such as pet shop, hip-hop and sports t-shirts. There are numerous websites which are providing facilities to people to design Tees online and submit their designs to some of brand companies. This opportunity can be beneficial for those who want to make place in fashion industry for t-shirt designing. T-shirt designing has opened the doors for many aspirants as this has emerged as new and growing segment in the fashion industry for recent years.

You have wider spectrum opened in front of you as people are considering various options for fashion and styles. With some nice designs and creativity; you will be able to get good customers for your clothing styles. There are number of companies which are giving chances to new people as graphic designers for t-shirts. People have preferred t-shirts because of their comfort and styles and they consider it cool to design their own t-shirts. You can get in touch with people to invite their ideas and opinions for t-shirt designing. T-shirt designing is considered as money making profession in fashion industry because of its popularity and growth.

T-shirts designing requires constant efforts and innovative ideas so that designers are able to give people what they want. If you want to earn more in fashion industry; you have to work towards customer’s satisfaction and you can achieve this only if you have given what they want.

It is highly recommended to do a market research so that t-shirts can be made more impressive than ever. You can invite people to take part in the contest and get their feedbacks so that you get the suggestions directly from your buyers. T-shirt designing will be gaining more popularity as people now prefer tees as clothing options and looking for something which is completely stylish and display their thoughts. Fashion industry has accepted t-shirt designing to great extent and this is the reason why people are becoming more aware of importance of t-shirts designing in fashion …

Pros and Cons of Being an Image Consulting Expert

Pros and Cons of Being an Image Consulting Expert

Image consulting experts are professionals who make clients look presentable for meetings, PR conferences, movie shoots and other big events. These experts may also help important public figures with various miscellaneous tasks such as taking care of props, selecting clothes, shoes or accessories, borrowing pros, packaging borrowed props and returning these props after the work is done. Like all jobs, it also has its pros and cons, listed below are some of the pros and cons you should be aware of if you plan to pursue a career in this field.

Pros

The main advantage of working as an image consulting expert is that, the consultant gets to work with important public figures. Another important advantage is that, the consultant gets to do what he or she loves that is make people look good for major events. Image consultants also get to work with renowned fashion experts and other important people in the field. Usually they are given handsome compensation payments for doing the work that they love.

Cons

The only disadvantages of working as an image consulting expert are that the consultant has to work under pressure and ensure that the job is done as per the client’s requirements. Although this may sound unpleasant, working under pressure is not always a bad thing especially for people who are high achievers and have the capacity to work in stressful conditions once in a while.

Remember

Although this kind of job entails making clients look their best, the consultant herself has to look good at all times. She must dress well, takes care of her nails, takes care of her hair and is presentable in all aspects. By doing these things, she portrays herself as a thorough professional who is abreast of the latest fashion trends and is capable of taking care of her client’s needs.

Conclusion

It can be concluded that these professionals have a challenging job however, there are also various benefits of being a professional who makes clients look good. Usually the perks of the jobs outweigh the disadvantages and when the job is done right, image consulting experts are rewarded handsomely for doing a good job. If you know how to express yourself, if you have knowledge about the latest fashion trends and if you are ready to go the extra mile to make clients happy then chances are that you will excel at this profession. Remember, the key to being a good consulting expert is to have a winning attitude at all times.…

Teenage Fashion History

Teenage Fashion History

The word “teenager” was first coined in the 1950s, a time when teenage fashion had found its place and a niche market was created. Teenagers were now a closed group with their own feelings, style, beliefs, and ways of perceiving life; that is, their own personality.

Malcolm Barnard says in his book Fashion as Communication, “Fashion and clothing have always been explained as forms of communication”. Teenagers have now their own voice to speak their mind and they manage to do it through fashion.

Being teenager is being rebellious. If you check out the decades of teen fashion you might see that they have proven to be a way of rebelling out.

Back in the fifties, when teen fashion firs appeared, it would follow the famous look of James Dean in “Rebel Without a Cause”. Although, their clothes did not differ too much from the general trend in fashion, girls could be seen wearing dresses fluffed out with petticoats and crinolines under the skirt. Boys wore tight Levis, Chinos, white or black tight shirts, as well as loafers or Converse shoes with leather jackets.

Fashion is totally influenced and “manipulated” by history. The historical events put a hallmark on fashion decades, as the clothes reveal people’s lifestyle, conceptions, and even prejudices.

In the 1960s, fashion and music started to go hand in hand. Pop and rock music began to influence fashion in a way like never before. Fashion icons, like The Beatles, or rebellious rock stars, like Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger, were speaking on behalf of the younger generation and they represented the main force.

In the 1970s, the disco era was loud and colorful. The fabrics of the decade were polyester, acrylic and lycra. Woman’s dresses were getting to their knees and men wore bell bottoms, jackets and gold chains. Platform shoes were big on the dance floor and shirt patterns were dizzying.

The 1980s came with the aerobic craze. The ultimate combination was tight, shiny stretch leggings paired with an over-sized, off-the-shoulder sweatshirt. The pop singer, Madonna was at her peak at that time and she influenced teenagers sense of style very much.

The 1990s, in terms of teen fashion, represented a mixture of a whole lot of different styles. Boy bands and girl bands of pop music were pretty eclectic in terms of clothes and they were admired by the young generation. It was the time of the platform shoe again which shows up in many shoes from sandals to tennis shoes. The colors are dramatic or pastel, while the classic color black was still used for dramatic effects in fashion.

Nowadays, teen clothing is very comfortable in all ways. The basic trends are vintage blue jeans with a trendy. Teenagers clothes need to be accessible in terms of prices, as young people’s expenditure is pretty limited within the amounts of money collected in their piggy banks.…

A Perspective on the Popularity of Japanese Clothing in Australia

A Perspective on the Popularity of Japanese Clothing in Australia

Throughout history, Japanese clothing has always been a wonderful amalgamation of tradition, aesthetics, and convenience. From the ever-popular kimono to the stylish and informal happi coat, there are different types of clothes that are meant to be worn for different purposes and on special occasions.

Different Types of Japanese Clothing

Kimono is the most popular and also the clothing that is most commonly worn by the Japanese. Though it is considered formal wear, it is also worn by many on a day-to-day basis. It is a versatile piece of clothing that can be worn on many different occasions. Odori, for instance, is a traditional kimono meant for dancers. Furisode is worn by unmarried girls. Kakeshita, Shirokakeshita, and Uchikake are meant to be worn by brides on the day of their wedding. Montsuki is a formal kimono worn by men. Neneko, Dochougi, Uppawari, and Haori are jackets that can be worn over a kimono.

Hakama is a skirt, which is designed similar to wide-legged pants, worn by men. Yukata is a casual summer robe that is very convenient to wear and is usually worn by women during summer festivals and cherry blossom viewing parties.

Japanese clothing also includes a wide range of inner garments and accessories worn by men and women. Fundoshi is a loincloth worn by men. Nagajuban is an innerwear worn under the kimono. Obi is a sash that you can wrap around your kimono. Apart from this, Japanese people also love to wear traditional socks like Tobi, which are paired with ethnic sandals and boots like Zori, Jikatabi, and Geta.

Japanese Clothing in Australia

Australia is one of the most urbanized countries in the world today with a distinct fashion sense that includes elements from many different cultures. The country has over 50,000 people of Japanese ancestry, due to which there is a steady influx of people traveling between the two countries. So, you can find plenty of business establishments in Australia catering to the needs of Japanese-Australians as well as visitors from Japan.

There is no dearth of fashion outlets and retail stores that sell Japanese clothes and accessories. Depending on your preference, you can opt for stores that import vintage and authentic clothes and accessories straight from Japan or local shops that sell Japanese clothes and Japan-inspired fusion clothes that are made right here in Australia.

History of Japanese Fashion in Australia

Australia has a number of Japanese fashion designers, who arrived in the country a few decades back. Initially, there was no Japanese presence in the country’s business establishments as very few Japanese had immigrated to Australia prior to 1979. So, naturally, there were no business establishments that uniquely catered to the needs of people from Japan, particularly in terms of clothing. Wanting to change the trend, a generation of Japanese men and women started making clothes for people of Japanese origin as well as locals who were interested in exploring East Asian culture.

Soon, a number of establishments were set up in different parts …