Model Focus

The TFP Epidemic

You may have noticed a trend in the world of modeling.  Some people have spoken out about it, others stay silent.  I think there is something crucial here that needs to be said.  Something that needs to not only spark a conversation, but a change. It’s time to speak out about the epidemic of TFP…

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Fashion Predictions for 2019

With the new year just around the corner everyone is frantically making their resolutions, checking their horoscope, and…updating their closet?  If you’re in the fashion industry, it’s very likely you have or are looking to do so.  But what trends are around the corner in 2019? What are some things we can expect to remain…

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The Deterioration of Modeling

If you judge my articles by their title you have probably already formed some strong opinions about this one. Models are becoming more diverse in size, shape, age, and everything in between. The plus-size market is stronger than ever and models with Downs Syndrome are walking runways in New York Fashion Week.  There are models…

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When You Don’t Book the Job

Throughout my time creating this blog, I’ve spent a lot of time writing about all the things models do. Today I’ll write about the things models want to do…but don’t. The runways they wish to walk, the garments they want to wear, and the brands they want to represent. Today I’m going to write about…

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Modeling – A Full-Time Career?

How many hours per week would you guess I work as a model? Twenty-five? Thirty? Maybe forty-five? I’ve mentioned this before, but many of you still may not know that I’m also a full-time registered nurse. How does that affect your estimate? Would you guess I spend more along the lines of ten or fifteen…

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Building A Strong Portfolio

Over the past few weeks I’ve received many messages asking me how to start out in the fashion industry.  This question has been asked of me by models, makeup artists, photographers, and designers.  Though the answer varies slightly based on the beginning professional’s area of expertise, one piece of the puzzle remains the same –…

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When to Take A Step Back

If you follow my bi-weekly posts on a regular basis, you have probably noticed this post has been late.  For this I apologize, but hope the internet will understand as I have needed to do something I have not done in quite some time… Take a step back.   A time out.  A breather.  A…

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Dropping the Human Prop Mentality

What is the purpose of a model?  What exact role do we have in the scheme of a photoshoot?  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a model as “one who is employed to display clothes or other merchandise,” or “a person or thing that serves as a pattern for an artist.” These are the definitions of commercial…

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Being Your Own Agent

Many believe the life of a model to be an effortless, never-ending game of real life dress up. This could not be further from the case.  Models invest time, money, and effort in their appearance, casting call attendance, and bookings.  This alone is enough to be a full-time job!  But what happens when they don’t…

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Eating Like A Model

“How do models stay so skinny?!”  Thankfully we now live in a society were the modeling world is becoming more diverse.  We now have a multitude of body types walking the runways and various physiques gracing magazine covers.  However, the question is still often asked; “How exactly does a model eat?” The answer is different…

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