Friday, May 28, 2010

Things that catch my eye, Cavalli, Carol Dyhouse, Housing Works,, Kett Cosmetics, Curve Expo

I would love to model his shoes!

I love Roberto Cavalli and the nature elements within his collections. On the 40th anniversary of his label, Roberto Cavalli reveals to Harper’s Bazaar insight on his love for fashion and where his inspiration comes from, I thought it might be something you'd find intriguing:

On fall’s low-key tailoring: “Minimalism is so boring.”

On other designers taking inspiration from his trademark ideas: “In the beginning, when people copied me I was happy.” But now, “I can understand when H&M or Zara copies me, but I hate it when big designers copy me. You have a big name, you should never copy me.”

On the provenance of his trademark leopard print: “God created such a fantastic world. Leopard is an animal design, and my designs come from nature.”

On his love for fashion, and for women: “Of course I think about a beautiful woman to dress, because that’s my way,” he says with a shrug. Is there a difference? “Yes,” he says. “I don’t masturbate thinking about fashion.”

On what he loves about women: “Their eyes. A woman can drive me crazy with her eyes. And when they don’t pay attention to me, they drive me crazy too.” “I am a completely typical man.”

You can read more here:

Other things that caught my eye:

Check out CURVENY New York August 1,2,3, 2010. Models of all sizes work this show.

This book looks interesting, Carol Dyhouse surveys the world of glamour from early Hollywood right up to present day.

If you have an iPhone check out, a newly-launched health and beauty online source, and their app! Search in the app store: Beauty Calls.

Kett Cosmetics HD Makeup Studio
New York, NY, Monday, June 7th: Basic Airbrush Seminar Level 1
Tuesday, June 8th: Advanced Airbrush Seminar Level 2
For more info click here.

Feel like giving to a good cause by doing some shopping? Of course you do! Check out Housing Works Open Air Street Fair! You can help show New York how one block can make a big difference. Saturday, June 5 at 10:00am.
Shop Crosby Street between Prince and Houston for books, records, and CDs all just $20 all-you-can stuff bags of clothing and accessories from the Housing Works Warehouse. Crosby Street (between Houston and Prince) Let me know what you find!


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Quick Petite Model Pose Tip

When you're short watch your upper arms, even the thinnest arm can look less flattering if angled the wrong way sometimes. Remember the tiniest bit of space between your arm and torso can create length and a more proportioned photo.

Pose tip: stand facing the mirror, notice your arms while you are straight on to the mirror, it is the same perspective as being straight on to camera. Then turn your body slowly and watch what happens to your arms, now practice holding a product. Grab a cell phone, a handbag, or pretend to put on a lipstick like a product ad, watch your arms. Even though you are modeling a product a model has to be aware of her whole self.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

I talk Apple and Modeling with!

Yay, yay, yay! I talk Apple, writing, ALMOST 5'4" and modeling, and why fashion designers seek tall women when they are not typical of the average woman, in right here:

You will even find some modeling tips within the interview. And yup, my graphic novel MODEL LIFE, will be available on the iPhone soon. Enjoy!


Monday, May 17, 2010

start modeling as a short model

Daily girls ask me about "how to start modeling" and it is often followed with a "I feel like I am too short!"

Well, the best way to START anything is to learn as much as you can about it. Learn where you fit within the pursuit, become realistic about the pursuit and to craft your own career by taking a chance on yourself.

The more you research and know the better. The more you know about what you CAN do, where opportunity can be found the better. The more time you waste worrying about what you aren't --basically time is wasted.

The best thing to have to start modeling is a beautiful smiling headshot.
Among all other photos THIS ONE is the most important.

The reason: A shorter girl is more likely to work with a commercial print modeling agency. And for commercial print modeling a smile is better than any pout, or overly done makeup or styling or hair, the natural you is what sells in print modeling. Advertising is becoming more about hiring models that look real, and have a relatable look to the customer, consumer, reader, buyer.

The more you KNOW about the photos you need to approach a print modeling agency the better your chance. Getting an opportunity to work with an agency, (have an agency work with you), involves not just having your photo taken or making a comp card to send, but it involves creating marketable photos, so that your comp card is marketable. The agency receives your comp card in the mail and the agency says "this girl has something going on, she is real, she looks like a girl who could model anything, and has a lot of personality seen in her photos."

The comp card is your best marketing tool. Today I was asked on a Facebook message from an aspiring model: What is a comp card.

It is the best marketing tool for an aspiring model.

We live in this Internet-age, but the comp card is no excuse needed item by an aspiring model. You use it to get the agency, to get the job and to work as a model. No questions. You need it. Here is insight on creating a comp card and being more in the know about what print modeling is, and how to become a print model:

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Coming up podcast Tiny is Terrific and Not being Short Sighted


Upcoming Show: 5/19/2010 11:00 AM
Show Name: Tiny is Terrific and Not being Short Sighted
Length: 15 min

I have faced tribulations in modeling and her life, and on this week's segment of Model Talk Radio I am sharing my thoguhts on why small is beautiful and how a person should not be limited because of something they consider a flaw, or drag. Instead that flaw can become something unique, marketable, and even their best asset.
Tune in here:

Petite modeling source for advice and tips on modeling and modeling photos and inspiration for the petite models.