Recently there’s been some interesting articles in the media about modelling, what it takes to be a model and the expectations of models today in what is an incredibly competitive, driven and controversial industry….. with 28yrs experience Models Direct are now having their say!
There are lots of differences between fashion modelling and commercial modelling, however there are many similarities too. Trends and fashions come and go and this is the same for the type of models clients and designers are looking to book too. Clients will be looking for models who have the appropriate look, shape or character to portray their product/service in the most productive and effective way and appeal to their consumer. A model is someone the consumer aspires to be, so therefore great consideration is taken by a client when booking models for their latest campaign.
Models Direct’sInstagram account is updated daily with real pictures of our models on assignment, new faces joining the books and lots of fun and interesting model feedback videos! There are also a few of the Models Direct team working hard to promote you and daily head office goings on too!
Female Model Janina tells us what it is like working for Models Direct modelling:
“It was a really interesting and fun day. I was very well briefed beforehand by Talent Management with regards to clothing and location so I felt very confident with what I was expected to do on the day. The photographer made everyone feel at ease and was very professional – he had a lovely manner. We all had a great time doing the shoot. I would love to do it all again, and I highly recommend Talent Management as an agency.”
Not too long ago, Models Direct had asked their models if they would be willing to go without make-up for a modelling job. The response which they received was overwhelmingly positive, with almost everyone expressing their willingness to opt for make-up free faces during a photoshoot. However, being paid to go bare-faced on shoot is one thing – but would they be the same for an international charity campaign?
BBC Children in need has launched the first ever ‘Bear-Faced Day’ campaign, which involves encouraging women around the country to go bare-faced in order to raise money for children and young people living in disadvantaged circumstances. Models Direct were delighted when they head that a whole host of well known models, including Abbey Clancy, Tuuli Shipster, Jodie Kidd and Heide Klum had all agreed to support the campaign, by taking part in make-up free photo shoots, where they had their pictures snapped by world-famous photographer Rankin.
The models weren’t the only ones behind the campaign however; they were joined by a number of celebrities, including singer Lulu, journalist Sian Williams, presenters Julia Bradbury and Caroline Flack, and media personality Louise Redknapp. Models Direct found that Julia Bradbury thought the idea of going without make-up for a photoshoot ‘refreshing’, and that she hoped it would encourage other women to feel confident enough to go bare-faced and help to raise even more money for the charity.
Heidi Klum stated that she was proud to be participating in the campaign and that, having worked within the fashion industry for many years, she is a strong advocate for the empowerment of women, which is why the concept behind the campaign appealed to her so much. Caroline Flack was similarly positive, saying that she was honoured to be asked to participate; she admitted to Models Direct that she felt some apprehension initially at the thought of exposing her face sans make-up, although this soon dissipated as the photoshoot got underway. Flack finished by asking everyone to dig deep to support the great work which this charity does.