Assignment feedback is always helpful for the Models Direct team to receive from their models after an assignment…….
A lot of time and planning goes into every assignment by one of the booking coordinators at Models Direct. The coordinator will have built up a relationship with the client, will have spent time understanding their requirements and searched for the ideal models to put forward to the client as options – sometimes this can be quite a long winded process!
The Assignments team at Models Direct often get enquiries from clients looking for fitting models……What are the requirements for a fitting model?
Being a Fitting Model may not be something you hear about alot, but they are an essential part of the design process for fashion designers and clothing manufacturers. When working as a fitting model or (fit model) you are acting as a live mannequin, the client will want to see what the fit, drape and visual appearance is like of their product on a ‘real’ person.
Pregnant models are in demand for all types of maternity modelling assignments and at all stages of pregnancy. This area of the industry is growing as the demand for maternity products his huge and are becoming more fashionable and available!
Both pre natal modelling and post natal modelling are required for a host of mums to be and baby products, this can lead to mother and baby modelling assignments once baby is born.
When you hear the word ‘Modelling’ it’s very likely you imagine, catwalks, film sets and magazine covers……however this is not always the case! (often not!)
At Models Direct we supply models to a huge variety of clients in many different industries, from food to fashion, big brand stores, health services and many more!
Quite often our models are taking on a different role in the photo-shoot or commercial they have been booked for, they could be portraying a family member, doctor, nurse, office worker, patient etc – to be successful in commercial modelling you need to be adaptable and confident in your ability to take on a role and make it appear real!
Hints and tips for better photos from Models Direct
At Models Direct it is not essential to have professional pictures, we don’t ask our models to have expensive portfolios either, however it is essential to provide us with good, clear, up to date images of yourself, for us to have the best chance of securing you work.
Tips for being your best on a promotional assignment!
Promotional modelling is a great way to get into the world of modelling, Models Direct supply promotional models to a large selection of different clients across the UK. Promotional models are used at store openings, clubs, trade shows and public events to promote a business, service or product. This can involve handing out leaflets, chatting to visitors or maybe getting visitors to fill out a competition form. Whatever type of promotion modelling is offered, it’s a good introduction to modelling and can earn you some extra money.
A good night’s sleep isn’t only good for our model looks, it’s also essential to staying healthy – but what can you do to avoid tossing and turning?
When we’re not walking up and down the catwalk or posing for photographs, the chances are we are sleeping. Considering we spend about 21 years of our life sleeping, burning the candle at both ends sounds an exciting alternative if there aren’t enough hours in the day, but a word of warning – sleep’s not only good for our looks, it’s also positively essential for our physical and mental health all of which are essential if you wish to succeed at modelling.
So what should you do if you’re going through a period of bad sleep? Well before rushing off to the doctor for sleeping pills, check out the Models Direct tips to getting a good night sleep.
- Avoid the Supermodel diet of coffee, alcohol or nicotine, especially for three hours before turning in.
- DO follow granny’s advice and have a warm milky drink. Granny must have known that dairy products contain tryptophan – a natural sleep inducer.
- Exercise is good to help maintain that model body but exercise strenuously late at night giving you that buzz will keep you awake.
- DO try some simple relaxation exercises – Lie on the floor or the bed and slowly work through your limbs and body, from your feet up to the top of your scalp, by stretching or clenching the muscles then relaxing them.
- DON’T allow yourself to nod off during the evening.
- Jump in the models favourite place, a hot bath, before you go to bed. As your body temperature drops afterwards, so you’ll begin to feel sleepier.
- Make your bedroom a room you want to relax in – pale walls and bed linen – blue is a good colour for relaxation.
- Make the room as dark as possible when the curtains are drawn and the lights switched off.
- Don’t eat a heavy meal three to four hours before going to bed.
- Do have a light carbohydrate snack – try a banana and a piece of toast – banana being another food rich in tryptophan.
Sweet dreams from us all at Models Direct . . .
Catalogues such as The Next Directory, Freemans, Kays and Look Again use many models from new born babies, children, teens, male and female models selling everyday products to consumers. Models Direct represent catalogue models and have provided models to well known clothing companies for many years.
Catalogue modelling can provide regular work because of the change in seasons each year which launches new clothing and trends. Pay is usually generous within this sector because of the vast number of images that are taken to display the ranges of clothes stocked by the company. These pictures are displayed in both print and online catalogues.
As an aspiring male model there are things you can do to give yourself the best shot at succeeding in the modelling world.
The modelling industry is very competitive and although your agent like Models Direct, will do the best they can to promote you and secure you assignments with companies and brands, they can not be YOU on the day, so it’s essential you know what is expected of you and how to make the best first impression, this is vital with agents and photographers!
The modelsdirect.com website has undergone a ‘facelift’ and we are super pleased with it!
Models Direct and Talent Management have been representing models and talent in the entertainment industry for almost three decades nationally and internationally. We have evolved over time, and our in-house design team work hard to ensure we’re always at the top of our game, keeping up with industry trends.