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How To Become A Mature Model, The UKMA Way - The UK's Largest Model Agency Directory Give Their Advice To Aspiring Mature Models In A New Section Just Launched TodayLondon | PRWEB | August 2, 2012 Age 30 and over is what the modelling industry is looking for, according to UK Model Agencies.' It's never too late to start modelling,' says Helen Stark, Fashion Editor for the wonderful world of modelling website. With more than 25,000 unique visitors a month, finding the website for the first time, a vast majority are mature models wanting to know how to get into the industry, according to Helen. 'For once, age is important in the mature modelling market.' The UK's largest online model agency directory launch their comprehensive mature modelling guide to offer advisement and aid to the over 30s.
The World’s 3 Highest Paid ModelsFashion TV Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen tops the annual Forbes magazine highest paid models list. Over the last year Bundchen earned $45 million and remains the most powerful supermodel in the fashion world. Who are the models that share the prestigious list with Gisele? How far are their earnings from hers? Over the last 12 months (May 2011 until May 2012) the world's 10 highest paid models earned approximately 100 million dollars together. Almost half of those earnings went to the world's highest paid model – Gisele Bundchen. The Brazilian super model has earned $45 million last year, and for the second year in a row has been announced as the most powerful model in the fashion industry. Find out more at Fashiontv.com Top
Model Call: Lena HardtEmma Ward | Wwd.com | Jul 24, 2012 "I live in a math world!" It's not a statement one typically hears in the modeling industry, yet German newcomer Lena Hardt is living proof of beauty and brains. Not only is she concentrating on math and art in high school, but both of her parents are math teachers (and then some; read on). It's no wonder they were "very skeptical at first" when Hardt told them she wanted to start modeling. But after a very successful debut season - she walked in fall shows for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace and Burberry Prorsum - Mom and Dad are coming around to the idea. The 17-year-old, who's repped by DNA, is currently in New York for a short summer modeling stay before she heads home to Cologne for her last year of school in the "math world." Read Lena's interview at Wwd.com Top
Heidi Klum Was Once Rejected For Being Busty And CurvyNews & Events | Apr 18, 2012 The most popular Victoria's Secret's model Heidi Klum reminisces her struggling days when she got rejected many a times by many designers who thought her figure was not just right for their creations. According to them, she was too curvy, too busty to be a model. But modeling was the only thing on this German lass's mind and she carved her own way she was too confident about her curvaceous figure. She made these confessions and said, "I was too curvy and too busty and a little too short, and I was a little bit self-conscious about it. But I was by no means heavy, I just - well, you have hips and boobs, and that's it. Haute couture, you don't really see girls with big boobs. And I always wanted first to be a model. So I had to say, 'OK, you're going to find other things to do in this industry, or it's maybe not my industry.'" More from Heidi at Newsnevents.com Top
Stunning Scottish trio embrace their natural curves in plus-size model industryAmanda Keenan | Daily Record | Apr 18, 2012 MEET the new generation of young models who have turned their back on the stick thin look choosing instead to embrace their natural curves. Despite being classed in the fashion industry as plus sized, the girls range between a healthy size 12 to 14, and their womanly shapes has already caught the attention of a top Glasgow based modelling agency. While the average dress size for women is a size 16, very rarely are realistic body shapes portrayed in fashion. Scottish plus size model Angelica Grey is bucking this trend and paving the way for aspiring fuller-figured models. Read more about Angelica as well as Namomi's, Emma's and Megan's sories at the Daily Record Top
The world's oldest supermodelLiz Jones | Mail Online | Apr 15, 2012 At 83, Daphne Selfe appears in Vogue and struts along the Paris catwalks. Her secret? Long hair, no Botox and a dollop of Boots facecream. But there is one poster that shows a woman who is very different from the rest. A mane of silver hair, an etiolated neck, high cheekbones, bright, intelligent, lively eyes, and all 83 of her years etched upon her face. This is Daphne Selfe. She is certainly one of the most beautiful women on the wall, and also one of the bravest - because she has just agreed to pose as Madonna in her prime. And if that were not enough, she is wearing only the iconic conical bra and corset made by Jean Paul Gaultier for the singer's Blonde Ambition tour in 1990. Read the story at Mail Online Top
Model Call: Marina HeidenTaylor Harris | WWD | Apr 10, 2012 Marina Heiden is not your typical Brazilian bombshell. With her auburn mane and dainty, quirky bone structure, her look is far from commercial. "No one believes me but I really am Brazilian," says the 18-year-old, who hails from Santa Catarina. Yet it's that offbeat appeal that landed Heiden a contract with Wilhelmina, not to mention two of the biggest shows of the fall season: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton. "I was in the train thinking, 'Oh my God, I'm walking Louis Vuitton.' It was unbelievable." Read Maria's interview at WWD Top
Catwalk queen on why fashion needs a lot more colourHeather Greenaway | Daily Record | Apr 8, 2012 MEET stunning model Eunice Olumide - an African, raised in Scotland, making worldwide waves. The 23-year-old, one of Britain's top black models, has just launched her first fashion collection. But Eunice, who grew up in Edinburgh, yesterday told how her rise to the top has not been easy. The Nigerian, who has graced the covers of magazines in Paris and New York, admits being a dark-skinned model in the UK has had its challenges. She said: "When I was starting out, it was difficult to get the bread-and-butter jobs the other girls were getting. People were not used to working with such a dark-skinned model and I had to work 10 times harder to get basic jobs." Read more of Eunices's interview at the Daily Record Top
Spotlight Fashion Models LaunchSavita Kaye | DeziBlitz | Apr 7, 2012 The Spotlight Fashion Models (SFM) launch in London demonstrated how British Asian business initiatives are strategically participating in mainstream fashion and modelling activities. Nomy Khan is partnering in this fashion company with Pily Mirazi to elevate it into its own unique indentiy. SFM is more than a company; itâ€™s about fashion trends and entertainment creating opportunities with in the international fashion and media industry. This new company helps and supports established and up and coming fashion designers national and internationally as a platform and provides them with media coverage they need. As well as fashion designers, SFM are heavily into promoting new fresh faced models from all over the world to the industry. More on DeziBlitz Top
She looks like death warmed up! Olivia Palermo goes Gothic in red vamp gown during dramatic photo shoot in Madrid.Amelia Proud | MailOnline | Mar 30, 2012 It's not many a MTV reality show star who manages to make the transition from pop culture lightweight to claim a higher level in the celebrity hierarchy. But stunning Olivia Palermo, seems to be doing just that. The 26-year-old, who has impeccable fashion nous, has been carving herself a niche as an iconic fashion model. Read Olivia's story at Mail Online Top
Plus size models needed 2012: All about the Brigitte models agency.PlusSizeTall | Mar 18, 2012 Brigitte Models is a German based modelling agency which specialises in plus size models. Founded in 1982, it was the first agency open for plus size models in the country, who with their strong and ever growing roster of names, have pushed to become a leading European agency within it's segment. With names such as Tara Lynn and Clémentine Desseaux amongst their selection of plus size models on the Brigitte Model books (www.brigittemodels.com), their customers hire out their selection of plus size male, female and lingerie models for all manner of catalogs, textile manufacturers, advertising agencies and editors throughout Europe. Find out more at Plus Size Tall Top
Rosie Huntington-Whiteley: the face of 2012.Jess Cartner-Morley | Guardian.co.uk | Mar 16, 2012 With the Marks & Spencer and Burberry accounts already in the bag, an LA pad and a Hollywood boyfriend, the girl who grew up on a Devon farm has come a long way. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is the face of 2012. In an era when most models in catwalk shows and designer advertising campaigns are anonymous to all but those inside the industry, she has both high end and commercial appeal. She has appeared on the covers of Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, but can also be found on the walls of teenage boys' bedrooms all over the country (as a one-time Victoria's Secret model, she retains a loyal lads-mag following). She is also the face of Burberry's new fragrance (Christopher Bailey, she says, is "the nicest man in fashion, just head and shoulders above the rest"). With the high-end and low-brow audiences thus assured, last year Huntington-Whiteley, who is 24, added the final piece of the jigsaw when she landed what is perhaps the most high-profile modelling job in the country, as the star of the new Marks & Spencer Autograph campaign. In terms of commercial fashion, which actually influences the way a nation dresses, what M&S puts on its billboards carries more clout than any inside-front-cover magazine ad. Read Rosie's story in Guardian.co.uk Top
As Belfast Fashionweek begins, we find out what it's really like to be a model.Maureen Coleman | Belfasttelegraph.co.uk | Mar 16, 2012 Linda Evangelista was once quoted as saying "I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000." In the early 1990s the Canadian supermodel was at the top of her game and helped change the face of the fashion industry. Modelling became the new rock 'n' roll - a lucrative and exciting career, offering a jet-set lifestyle of non-stop partying and exotic photo-shoots. But is modelling really that glamorous a job or just endless rounds of castings, catwalks and cups of coffee? As Belfast Fashionweek returns for its 13th season, we ask three local models to dispel the myths and reveal what it's really like to strut your stuff for a living. Find out more in the Telegraph.co.uk Top
Andrej Pejic - the fashion model with two gendersFelicia Hawke | Daily Gosspip | Feb 10, 2012 Andrej Pejic is one of the most appreciated fashion models at present because he can embody both genders, says Fox News. Although he did not suffer any sex change interventions, Pejic can easily transform himself into a woman due to his fair complexion and fragile traits. His androgyny attracts many designers because they can thus use one single model for their male and female collections. Androgyny was a recurrent fashion trend in the past years, but it was usually noticeable in the aspect of the clothes and the look of the makeup. Andrej Pejic changed everyone’s mentality by showing that you can actually have a person with ambiguous gender. More from Daily Gossip Top
Myla Dalbesio models for Dazed and ConfusedPlusSizeTall | Feb 6, 2012 Ford model Myla Dalbesio is certainly making a splash on the fashion world, with comparisons already being drawn to established stunner and agency-mate Crystal Renn. The editorial shot by Jeff Bark was for Dazed and Confused's November 2011 issue. Styled by Katie Shillingford, Myla Dalbesio exists is the world of "Vive La Decadence" along side Robyn Lawley, Sojourner Morrella, Hannah Copper and Dempsey Stewart. The shoot throws together a feel of dark romance, a self-assured abandonment and an overtly sexual overtone which filters through a mesh of pale colours and rich, opulent textures. Read more at PlusSizeTall Top
Dreams of glamour and stardom: Here's where they start!Reddif | Jan 31, 2012 The Lakme Fashion Week 2012 model auditions, held in Mumbai last week, saw only 10 aspirants chosen from among 350. But win or lose, each one has a dream to follow, a story to tell and a lesson to share. Divya Nair reports. Every year, scores of youngsters from across India audition for arguably the biggest fashion event in the country -- Lakme Fashion Week. Each one is tall, has a svelte figure and aspires to become a supermodel someday. more at Reddif Top
Fashion Insider: Victoria Rich, British Model BookerSharon Green | ibtimes.co.uk | Jan 27, 2012 Ever wondered how models make it to the covers of magazines and billboards and on to the runways of fashion shows? There are people in fashion whose job it is to make this happen. Model bookers or booking agents play a crucial role in the industry - although they are often overlooked. At a busy desk in her London office Victoria Rich sits on the phone patiently listening to a model she represents complain about her latest job, gossip about the weekend or seeking solace after a bad day at work. Read more in ibtimes.co.uk
Laura Bailey: 'If you'd told me 15 years ago I'd still be modelling – well, I would have laughed in your face'Jess Cartner-Morley | Guardian.co.uk | Jan 27, 2012 Jess Cartner-Morley meets Laura Bailey – model and London Fashion Week ambassador. London Fashion Week, being rather grand these days, has three ambassadors. One of them you will almost certainly have heard of – she's called Samantha Cameron - and one of them you may not, unless you are a keen reader of the fashion blogs and gossip columns Poppy Delevigne stars in. Bluntly put, one gets British designers into the Downing Street drawing room, and the other looks very pretty in their clothes. The third is Laura Bailey, who is not so easy to pigeonhole. She has been a model for 15 years, and dominated British billboards for several years last decade as one of the original line-up of M&S "girls", alongside Twiggy. As a one-time girlfriend of Richard Gere and the longtime partner of Working Title film producer Eric Fellner, she has played the Blonde Girlfriend on the outer edge of a lot of paparazzi pictures. She counts Sheherazade Goldsmith and Thandie Newton among her best friends, and does the Notting Hill school run in Stella McCartney most days. Read Jess's interview in Guardian.co.uk
Drama: We'll Take ManhattanJan 21, 2012 We'll Take Manhattan explores the explosive love affair between Sixties supermodel, Jean Shrimpton, and photographer, David Bailey.
Focusing on a wild and unpredictable 1962 Vogue photo shoot in New York, the drama brings to life the story of two young people falling in love, misbehaving and inadvertently defining the style of the Sixties along the way.
Model Erin Wasson shows off scary-skinny frame in barely-there dress at the Golden GlobesLindsay Goldwert | New York Daily News | Jan 18, 2012 Designer/mannequin left little to the imagination at an InStyle after-party.
Model Erin Wasson was showing her stuff at the Golden Globe Awards.
Not that she had much to show.
The 29 year-old model and accessories designer left nothing to the imagination when she showed up in a ludicrous see-through, low cut black dress to the InStyle party for the film awards.
More at NYdailynews.com
Phone shop mum up for 'natural beauty' titleThis Is Staffordshire | Jan 18, 2012 Young mum Cheryl Senders has landed a place in the grand final of a modelling competition.
The 22-year-old has been named as one of the 30 finalists in the 'natural beauty' category of the Top Model UK contest.
She is now preparing to travel to London to compete for the crown and the opportunity to strut her stuff at London Fashion Week.
And Cheryl, of The Hempbutts, Stone, is hoping she has got what it takes to win and help kick-start her career in modelling.
Read the story from The Sentinal
Young Women's Fashion Retailer maurices Seeks Real Girls in all Sizes for Main Street Model Search 2012Press Release | Jan 16, 2012 Today maurices launched its second annual Main Street Model Search.
The young women's retailer is looking for 12 real girls in all sizes to model maurices clothing in upcoming fall, holiday and spring campaigns. Models will be selected through maurices Main Street Model Search.
Plus Model magazine shows beautiful, naked women displaying their ample curvesNina Mandell | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS | Jan 14, 2012 Pictures show the heavier models with the skinny women usually favored by fashion magazines
One New York magazine editor is looking to help fashion gain a little weight.
PLUS Model Magazine, a virtual publication aimed at larger ladies, is making waves with a provocative photo spread.
The eye-popping shots show nude plus-sized models hugging runway models in this month's issue. The point: Decrying the shrinking size of the women who work in the modeling industry.
Read the article at www.nydailynews.com
Parts ModellingHelen Carroll | Mail Online | Nov 25, 2011 Eyes, lips, feet, hands: Can you guess which of our finest features we model?
What woman could resist fantasising about the value of her dishpan hands when it was revealed this week that a model has insured hers for £5million?
But hands are not the only body parts in demand for advertising work. Here, six women who model their finest features share their stories with Helen Carroll.
Read the article at Mailonline.co.uk
Fashion photos of the weekGlobe and Mail Update | Nov 21, 2011 Top fashion images from the runways and red carpets of the world, including New York, London and Jakarta.
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Tara Lynn is not a French model, but did grace the cover of French ELLEAngela, Oct 10, 2011 In March 2010 Tara Lynn appeared in the ground breaking French addition of Elle back in March 2010 heralding the increase of plus size models in women's glossy magazines.
The issue was a special curvy issue with pictures of plus size models Tara Lynn, Big Beauty and Johann Dray in a 32 page spread. Since appearing in Elle, Tara Lynn has also celebrated her curves in Vogue Italia and Glamour Magazine. Tara has also modeled for navabi and La Redoute.
Read Tara's story at Plus-size-Tall.com. Top .