Friday, February 26, 2010

goodbye forever perfect teeth (beauty and teeth)





Over years I have learned how to work with my teeth. Control my teeth, and not let them control me. What I mean is I have imperfect teeth, well, that is it if you consider perfection when someone doesn't have a gap between their teeth and doesn't have an overbite. We all have imperfections. In High School teeth were something I observed in other girls. Many of the girls had braces already or maybe were just born with straight teeth. It felt like everyone had straight, together put teeth.

In my family, my mother and sister have a gap between their teeth. My grandmother did as well. In a sense the gap represents my roots. I have, overtime, learned to accept my gap, like it, even call it a trademark of my face. I think it gives me character.

Recently on my Youtube video page where I give tips about modeling, there was a comment that beauty models must have perfect teeth. I don't agree.

If your teeth are not bright as the full moon and perfectly straight you can still model and still be a beauty model. Beauty modeling involving modeling for cosmetics, skincare, and many lifestyle ads for products of all types from sunglasses, to jewelry, and hair care use all types of models. And many times the model's teeth are not even seen. Also many ads are using models with gaps now, and the perfect teeth thing is not a big thing anymore in modeling. If you got even teeth, that's great, if you don't, it's not a big thing. It won't hold you back, not if you are ambitious.

I have come to grips with my not perfectly straight teeth and gap and overbite. I have learned to work with it, and smile all the time with confidence, because even if your teeth are not perfect you can still express your energy, friendly attitude, upbeat persona and why you make a print model in your photos.

No matter how your teeth look, you should get a beauty shot done, a close up of your face as shot that has the essence of a beauty shot. Showing teeth or not.

You aren't alone, Lauren Hutton, Lara Stone have gap between their teeth, and here are a list of other models with gap teeth.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

hallelujah Vogue Curvy


hallelujah Vogue Curvy has launched at Vogue Italia's website, featuring plus-size and curvy beauties and proving that style has no size requirement.

I am not sure if Vogue Curvy would feature a shorter curvy model, but the site is a step. Check it out here:

http://www.vogue.it/en/vogue-curvy

Photography concepts for Shorter Models Video

In this video I share how aspiring models can use lifestyle magazine to get inspired for creating their own marketable photos.

It is best to turn down my podcast radio show player on the right side, scroll on right side to do so, or follow this link to my Youtube page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PoCvnR7J6iA

Photography concepts for Shorter Models

I wrote a book there, & couple gets married at Apple store- omg!

As you most likely already know by now, I wrote my modeling memoir Almost 5'4" at the Apple Store in NYC, well guess what, this couple recently got married in an Apple Store!

I am actually engaged right now, which is ironic, but I will most likely not be married in the Apple store. I still visit the stores though.

I was plugged in this article in The Sydney Morning Herald/The Age about the couple's vows in the Apple store:

http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/sweethearts-stage-guerillastyle-apple-store-wedding-20100225-p4c2.html?autostart=1



You can find another video of the couple getting married with audio here.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

New Model Talk Radio Segment: Photography for all sizes: beauty, scars and self promotion

Modeling Photography for all sizes: beauty, scars and self promotion


This weeks segment of Model Talk Radio is called: Modeling Photography for all sizes: beauty, scars and self promotion.

When: 7pm EST Live 2/24/10 or listen anytime to the archive.

Isobella shares tips on creating your model photos and marketing them. And how to bring the best you forward in photos. And even how to put a scar to use as an aspiring model. Isobella advises that what you show in your photos represents what you can do, and showing in your photos you can model is how you get opportunities. Unlike what the media can expose about modeling and models, an aspiring model needs a compcard and professional photos ahead of time, before the agency. Isobella goes into detail on the step by step process of getting quality photography and marketing your photos to get opportunities as a model no matter your height.

Follow this link to listen:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2010/02/25/modeling-photography-for-all-sizes-beauty-scars-and-self-promotion

Her modeling memoir called Almost 5'4" is based on being a shorter than average model. The memoir recently hit the UK through The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins. You can also find Almost 5'4" on Amazon and BN.com. Isobella is also the author of her fashion illustrated graphic novel "Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior". Her books can be found on BN.com and Amazon.com and in bookstores.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How female lifestyle magazines can inspire models

If you are under 5'7" lifestyle magazines will become a good friend. To get inspired for the type of photos you need for print modeling it is best to observe ads and editorials that involve the face, the personality, smiles, and energy of the model. Not the pout, attitude, or high fashion latest trends, but instead focus on where models of all types, sizes and ages are used to model products. In the latest issue of Glamour magazine I noticed these ads that show the models personality and also an assortment of products, from coffee, Orajel, Tide, and beauty. Ads where it isn't about the models height. Observe these ads, and use images like this as a guide for the type of photos you should include on your comp card as an aspiring model, especially if you are petite. Also this post from my blog about photography for shorter models can inspire you. - isobella
P.s: My tips on Glamour.com about how shorter models can look longer in photos here.









being shorter in modeling


Being shorter in modeling is not about what you can't do, it is about putting to use what you do have. Sure, we'd all love to be in a Gucci campaign, but that's not everything in modeling. Models are all types, but you have to see it that way and seek it out in the right ways and create marketable photos and try towards the right agencies. Strive. Try. Be. Become. Do. Grow. Gain.

Monday, February 22, 2010

DESIGNER FEATURE: jeans designer Allison Izu


This is awesome. I recently discovered jeans designer Allison Izu, she is original, creative, and knows petite women. She is one. Standing only 5'2" she launched her jeans collection catered towards a shorter girl, and I recently asked her some questions about her collection and designing for the vertically challenged (like me!). She also is offering my readers an additional 20% off their purchase, see below!!! :)

Isobella Jade: Allison, you have an amazing collection of jeans and you use petite models to model your jeans because they are meant for a petite fit, what do you look for when casting a model? Also can you give us some behind the scenes of the photo-shoot?

Allison Izu: Moving forward I want to shoot my jeans on different sizes models, of different ethnicities and ages. I want to show my clothing on all types of petite women, because that is what I believe the brand is for, every woman who is 5'5" and shorter.

I love photo shoots, it's one of my favorite jobs as a fashion designer. Its fun and creative - and the models are always up to trying new & innovative things. I love to work with models who are fun and energetic! Most of the time, I am running around like a crazy person, touching up makeup, pulling jeans straight, fixing hair, etc. But its still a lot if fun!


IJ: Shopping for jeans can be hell when you are short, can you share some tips that can help a shorter girl look taller in her jeans? What should she look for when shopping for jeans?

AI: I think first of all know your body. You have to try on all styles, so you can figure out what fits your body best, I like to recommend a darker denim, with a straighter silhouette. And if you can find a jean with a higher waist, it will definitely elongate your legs.

I also think you should try on as many brands and styles, and bring the shoes you will be wearing with the jeans. If it is a "going out with the girls" jeans then bring your stilettos, or if it is the jeans you are wearing while lounging at home, or at the coffee shop, then bring your comfortable ballet flats.

If you are not able to find jeans that are the perfect length for you, then I recommend washing your jeans first before going to hem them.



IJ: I really like your PANIO LOW RIDER: Bootcut, UK ZIPPED: Super Skinny style, and your UK ZIPPED CAPRI looks super cute with a pair of heels for Spring/Summer. What styles do you think a petite girl should be sure to check out from your collection?

AI: I try to design for different body types & personalities, which is why I usually do a trouser jean, and higher-waisted jean with a wide leg, a bootcut, a skinny, and now a super skinny. I hope everyone will be able to find a style which suits their body. But I think the most popular is usually the Trouser (Honolulu jean) and the Straight-Skinny (Kolohe). I personally wear the UK zipped all the time! It's a casual jean for me with flats and then I can wear them tucked into boots for Fall, or with some sexy stilettos for a night out. I think they are so fun & versatile.

I think you should have fun and try on as many styles and sizes as you like. We pay for your first return, so I tell people to order 2 sizes & different styles to see what works.

I'd love to give your readers a discount coupon to my online store. The coupon code is "F10Almost54" for an additional 20% off their purchase (minimum order of $100). FREE Shipping for purchases of $99 or more.


IJ: WOW! Thank you!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

On Model Talk Radio: Why Modeling isn't just for one size or type



This week's segment of Model Talk Radio is based on Why Modeling isn't just for one size or type.

You can listen live 2/17 at 1:00 PM here, or enjoy the archive anytime:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2010/02/17/why-modeling-isnt-just-for-one-size-or-type

On the show Isobella shares realistic modeling opportunities for all sizes and ages and how the advertising industry as changed the word "model" and what it means to be one. Isobella shares the first photos any model needs and how to get the attention of a modeling agency, she also shares why "thighs" are suddenly in. Her modeling memoir based on being a shorter than average model called: Almost 5'4", recently hit the UK through The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins. Isobella is also the author of her fashion illustrated graphic novel "Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior".

Check out the show here.

Her books can be found on BN.com and Amazon.com and in bookstores.

By the way, her sponsor on Blogtalkradio Gotomeeting.com is offering a 30 days free trial to her listeners and business owners. Gotomeeting.com is for online meetings for business client meetings or internal conferences, click here for free trial: www.gotomeeting.com/blogtalk

My favorite Macy's Spring 2010 picks

These are some of my favorite Macy's Spring 2010 Picks that will look good on all sizes. If you can only splurge on a few things, get a hat, an over-sized tee, a vest, some tights, and a knit dress, to bring some flair to something you already own. I will be wearing my knit dress, can't wait! :)

The Knit Dress, I.N.C $99:
The over-sized tee and leggings are hot! CAROLINA AMATO T-SHIRT: $72, MIRROR MIRROR LEGGINGS: $50

Hat, DAVID & YOUNG, JESSICA SIMPSON $25-$32

VEST, AMERICAN RAG $49

Think twice before you post for the photographer's portfolio

A girl on Facebook recently told me she was going to shoot with a photographer and she would be “shooting for his portfolio.”

Well, I would think twice before posing for a photographer’s portfolio. Posing for The Photographer's Portfolio doesn't mean you will get anything of benefit for yourself and your own modeling goals. If you know the photos you need to excel as a model you will be better off, and the photos you need to start with are quite simple actually.

Focus on your face shots, your shots that show personality, and modeling products within your photos. Showing you can model something, a handbag, shoes, earrings, a cell phone, a cup of coffee, show your personality, and you will be picked up by a print agency sooner. Sometimes something that "sounds good" or "sounds too good to be true" is. And just shooting to shoot doesn't help your pursuits. Strive for more, aim for professionalism and focus on the photos YOU need. The Internet-age might seem like the easier way, but that route is full scams, so beware of TFP, and of course I would skip the Internet ads, websites, and model-sites, as well and amateurs. Get a comp card, focus on the photos you need, your experience will be better. and more productive.

Before you get in front of the camera here are some tips of what to ask the photographer and things to avoid all together.

http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/02/finding-photographer-drama.html

http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2009/06/ask-photographer-before-photoshoot.html

http://petitemodelingtips.blogspot.com/2008/12/models-finding-photographers-good-and.html

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Attended the Perry Ellis fashion show last night

Attended the Perry Ellis fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, at Bryant Park, 2010. Also attended the At the Ecco Domani fashion foundation show, that supports up and coming designers. I liked the Organics line best; the blazers were fun to see. Looks like at Perry Ellis, maroon is in!

Some pics:


This is the fountain at Bryant Park turned into a display of festive fashion for Fashion Week.



Monday, February 15, 2010

Book and Beauty giveaway, Origins and Almost 5'4"




Books and Beauty meet. I am giving away a free copy of my modeling Almost 5'4", which recently d├ębuted in the UK through an imprint of HarperCollins, and also Origins sent me GinZing eye cream net wt. 0.5 oz./15 ml, that brightens the eyes like a shot of espresso. It is about a $30 value.

Hurry! Email me at petitepride@yahoo.com with a natural beauty shot that could be implied as a skincare ad image of your face, or showing your beautiful bright eyes.

It doesn't matter what city you live in. No height requirement. Deadline 2/17

I will show on this blog the winners beauty shot on Thursday 2/18!

Friday, February 12, 2010

A short model seeking a modeling agency tips

It all comes down to what YOU do for yourself, how hard you work, how you market your self. I had to strive to get my own tearsheets in magazines, experience and strive to work with professionals at the early days, months and years of my pursuits, it was true work. Not overnight. It was a journey. Building yourself as a model, your modeling portfolio, your compcard, and getting opportunities takes a lot of your own work. It comes down to what you want, and how you seek it out.

I think having some experience, and professional photos that show you have personaltiy, and your assets can help you get opportunities sooner. Especially if you can get some experience through your own self promotion.

When I was starting off modeling, I met a professional photographer through my own self promotion that shot for magazines, he ended up thinking of me for a job for a beauty editorial and it become my first modeling tearsheet, having that experience helped me get an agency to work with me. But that didn't mean life was sweet, it was still a lot of work, to perfect, improve my photos, and the self-hands-on-work that goes into working as a model really comes down to knowing YOURSELF, not having someone tell you what you could do, but YOU knowing.

Getting some experience modeling for a local magazine or with an aspiring brand can help you get opportunities to work with a print modeling agency, especially since a print modeling agency loves to see that you DO have experience.

However, the goal you have should not end with just "getting a modeling agency." The work is not done even when you do have an agency working with you, and as a shorter model often you end up freelancing with a few agencies all at once until you build your portfolio and can seek out exclusive representation later. I always think, no matter what, you have to have a focused mindset, be a positive person, confident and have a marketing mentality and be your own best agent as well. If you do not know what photos print modeling involves then research it, google it, learn about what print modeling is, study lifestyle ads, and this blog! :) There is not one thing that will you find opportunities and find your own success, because finding opportunities to model when your short involves a lot of your own work, many collective days, months and years usually.

Your own hustle makes stuff happen.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's Day Shoe for Shorties

Hey Girls,
This is a hot shoe for Valentines Day, or anytime really.

Bakers KATHY peeptoe, these shoes are so cute with a red or black dress.

Today on Model Talk Radio, Model Castings and Cattle Calls, get tips on how to prepare, what to avoid, and how to get opportunities as a model

Model Talk Radio



On this segment of Model Talk Radio, Isobella shares the scoop on what to do at a model go- see and model casting, how to prepare for the castings and how to get a casting for a national brand even if you are not fashion height.

Day: Weds. Feb 10th, 2010
When 1pm EST

Click here to listen live or to the archive anytime:
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2010/02/10/model-cattle-call-and-casting-tips



Her memoir Almost 5'4" recently hit the UK through The Friday Project, an imprint of HarperCollins. In the UK you can find Almost 5'4" in bookstores and on http://www.amazon.co.uk/ and enjoy the video as well.

You can find Almost 5'4" in BN bookstores in the US and on Amazon and BN.com.

Isobella is also the author of her fashion illustrated graphic novel Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior", which can be found on BN.com and Amazon.com in an bookstores.

By the way, her sponsor on Blogtalkradio is Gotomeeting.com and they are is offering a 30 days free trial to her listeners and business owners. Gotomeeting.com is for online meetings for business client meetings or internal conferences, click here for free trial: www.gotomeeting.com/blogtalk

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Isobella Jade reading of Almost 5'4" hits the UK




YAY, YAY, YAY, Almost 5'4" is just about to be released in the UK. It comes out Thurs!

My show, "Isobella Jade book reading of Almost 5'4" hitting the UK " is airing 02/03/2010.

Time: 1pm EST and 6pm UK TIME on BlogTalkRadio, I am excited that memoir is being released in the UK through The Friday Project an imprint of HarperCollins and I will be reading from Almost 5'4" in celebration here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/isobellajade/2010/02/03/isobella-jade-book-reading-almost-54-hits-the-uk

All heights welcome, tune in if you can no matter where you live! :)

You can check out the book here.

Model Life book trailer (video)


I made by hand and with patience and some swearing this video book trailer for my fashion illustrated graphic novel "Model Life: The Journey of a Pint-Size Fashion Warrior." Illustrated by Jazmin Ruotolo. It is not a perfect trailer but I am not perfect, so it is ok.

For more on Model Life visit : www.isobelladreams.com

Or click the cover page on the right side of this blog. :)

My Take on Online Modeling Networks and why skipping is it best



A girl on Facebook asked me " Do you think these model networking sites are a beneficial?

My reply:

As an author and advocate I use blogs, social media, my podcast radio show to promote my advocating about modeling, and share advice on modeling. However I DO NOT use social media to market myself AS a model. I strongly am against these sites.

I use comp cards, headshots, and my agents for professional modeling opportunities. In my modeling memoir Almost 5’4” I share A LOT about social media because the book starts in 2001, when social media was just starting to be a word people use. I plug and share my experiences using model-sites at the start and the ugly that came from it. I do mention model-sites that I had joined at the very start of my pursuits, and they are not sites where professionals are.

Through my mistakes with online social model sites, I learned a new language but the language I soon found was amateur. Word like TFP, "Trade For Pictures" or also known as “Time for Print” which involved amateur photographers working with aspiring models. What I found was often I was A LOT more ambitious than the photographers and the photographers were not even serious or professional or knew how to hold the freakin’ camera anyways.

I suggest models skip the internet-age all together, I know it might seem obvious, “download your photo, work as a model”…but the majority of the stuff on those sites are scams, rip offs, perverts and jerks, and a waste of time. Look at who runs those sites.

Most model-sites are run by a total amateurs who can’t even take a good photo.
Others are run by an online web company which has nothing to do with the modeling business and no one who set it up and launched the site is a legit person in the advertising, publishing, magazine, or branding world.

(it also inspires me to ask, why is it we don't hear about model-sites in the news, or a great model coming from web or Entertaniment weekly, NY Times, WSJ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue, featuring one? Because they are amateur.)

(Also how come a magazine does not advertise on the site or have an association?, because these model-sites are for amateurs, and professionals do not want to associate with that.)

When it comes to modeling pursuits. If a girl “really wants to model” and I mean “really” as in work with brands, magazines, and really market herself well, it takes time, it takes more than the ego boost, and it takes really carefully crafting professional photos that well market you to the right agencies and right jobs, and show your assets very well.

Many girls forget that a “smile shot”, and the 4 photos all aspiring shorter model needs are actually very, very simply to get.

1. A headshot, smiling
2. A facial shot, beauty shot
3. A full body catalog style smiling showing personality
4. Showing you modeling a product, it could be a handbag, a shoe, a watch, jewelry, but showing you know how to “model something”.

Here are some samples:







If you have these shots plus maybe a couple extras, you can start preparing a comp card and put the first images in your portfolio. You will “really” modeling for something; you will “really” be able to call yourself a model when you skip the internet. Skip relying on comments, hits, clicks, and working with amateurs,w hich is what happens on those sites. It is a website for those who are “having fun” with the word model and photographer. VERY few on those sites really do work with quality brands, magazines and are professional.

Even if it means you only do 3 photo shoots a year for a legit brand or magazine, and even if it means mailing your comp card by postal mail to 50 agencies and only hearing back from one, it is better than wasting your time with foolish amateur photographers and Social Networking sites. The words “social networking website, does not go with the word “model”.. Not in the “REAL modeling industry.”

SKIP IT. Make a comp card, and buy a booklet at Barnes and Noble called “The CALL SHEET” it is in the magazine section, under film and TV, it has a list of modeling agencies, casting directors and talent agencies, strive for legit and you will get it.

Isobella

Modeling Agencies in Chicago

A girl on Facebook recently asked me about Chicago Agencies, I researched "print modeling agencies + chicago" and also "talent agencies + chicago." Sending your photos, compcard, headshot by postal mail is the best way. Goodluck, Isobella

http://www.lilystalent.com/index.cfm

http://www.shirleyhamilton.com/index.cfm?id=11

http://www.iristalent.com/contact.cfm

http://www.mooretalent.com/contact/index.asp

http://www.grossmanjack.com/contact.php

http://www.charliestalentagency.com/

I do not live or have worked with the agencies I list here, however I am using a skeptical and careful eye to only post established agencies that work with models of all ages, and if you have a comment please email me at petitepride@yahoo.com.
Goodluck,
Isobella

My Take on Online Modeling Networks and why skipping is it best



A girl on Facebook asked me " Do you think these model networking sites are a beneficial?

My reply:

As an author and advocate I use blogs, social media, my podcast radio show to promote my advocating about modeling, and share advice on modeling. However I DO NOT use social media to market myself AS a model. I strongly am against these sites.

I use comp cards, headshots, and my agents for professional modeling opportunities. In my modeling memoir Almost 5’4” I share A LOT about social media because the book starts in 2001, when social media was just starting to be a word people use. I plug and share my experiences using model-sites at the start and the ugly that came from it. I do mention model-sites that I had joined at the very start of my pursuits, and they are not sites where professionals are.

Through my mistakes with online social model sites, I learned a new language but the language I soon found was amateur. Word like TFP, "Trade For Pictures" or also known as “Time for Print” which involved amateur photographers working with aspiring models. What I found was often I was A LOT more ambitious than the photographers and the photographers were not even serious or professional or knew how to hold the freakin’ camera anyways.

I suggest models skip the internet-age all together, I know it might seem obvious, “download your photo, work as a model”…but the majority of the stuff on those sites are scams, rip offs, perverts and jerks, and a waste of time. Look at who runs those sites.

Most model-sites are run by a total amateurs who can’t even take a good photo.
Others are run by an online web company which has nothing to do with the modeling business and no one who set it up and launched the site is a legit person in the advertising, publishing, magazine, or branding world.

(it also inspires me to ask, why is it we don't hear about model-sites in the news, or a great model coming from web or Entertaniment weekly, NY Times, WSJ, Glamour, Marie Claire, Vogue, featuring one? Because they are amateur.)

(Also how come a magazine does not advertise on the site or have an association?, because these model-sites are for amateurs, and professionals do not want to associate with that.)

When it comes to modeling pursuits. If a girl “really wants to model” and I mean “really” as in work with brands, magazines, and really market herself well, it takes time, it takes more than the ego boost, and it takes really carefully crafting professional photos that well market you to the right agencies and right jobs, and show your assets very well.

Many girls forget that a “smile shot”, and the 4 photos all aspiring shorter model needs are actually very, very simply to get.

1. A headshot, smiling
2. A facial shot, beauty shot
3. A full body catalog style smiling showing personality
4. Showing you modeling a product, it could be a handbag, a shoe, a watch, jewelry, but showing you know how to “model something”.

Here are some samples:







If you have these shots plus maybe a couple extras, you can start preparing a comp card and put the first images in your portfolio. You will “really” modeling for something; you will “really” be able to call yourself a model when you skip the internet. Skip relying on comments, hits, clicks, and working with amateurs,w hich is what happens on those sites. It is a website for those who are “having fun” with the word model and photographer. VERY few on those sites really do work with quality brands, magazines and are professional.

Even if it means you only do 3 photo shoots a year for a legit brand or magazine, and even if it means mailing your comp card by postal mail to 50 agencies and only hearing back from one, it is better than wasting your time with foolish amateur photographers and Social Networking sites. The words “social networking website, does not go with the word “model”.. Not in the “REAL modeling industry.”

SKIP IT. Make a comp card, and buy a booklet at Barnes and Noble called “The CALL SHEET” it is in the magazine section, under film and TV, it has a list of modeling agencies, casting directors and talent agencies, strive for legit and you will get it.

Isobella

Is online exposure "really" good exposure?

The whole online "exposure" and "being seen" thing of the Internet age can be tricky, and I don't think it is the best thing for an aspiring model to strive for. If you have no experience as a model is might seen ideal to use the Internet to get ahead but online exposure is really not the best thing for an aspiring model to obsess over.

Unless it is a catalog shot for Macy's online website or ads, or a known national brand or magazine, a legit company, think twice.

Be careful, skeptical and questioning when considering modeling jobs for online exposure--marketing your self as a model when you are short is about actually getting off the internet, and get the tools real modeling agencies use. A comp card. A headshot. Professional photos. Always.

I believe in self promotion, and aspiring shorter models do need to put some in, before bigger opportunities can come sometimes. To "really" get opportunities to work with brands and magazines, you have to be professional about how you market yourself.

And before you get hyped about an online modeling job at this early stage of your pursuits, ask your self, “How will a modeling agency's eyes see this? How will this job affect the other goals I have? Is this job propelling me forward or just something for my ego, for fun?”

I think it is best to set realistic bigger goals, and then strive to do, accomplish the other little things that can get you there.

Unless the job you are accepting is going to lead you to your bigger goals, then I would skip it.

Great beauty products for $2!

For $2 you can't get much but you can get some good, quality beauty products like these.

Only 99 cents. V05 conditioner, I love that some things never change. I can still find conditioner for a buck! I used this often, and have for many years, it was a go-to-product was I was struggling a few years ago. I usually keep it in for about one minute, sometimes longer, and I like V05's hot oil treatments.



I picked up this itty bitty cute waterproof mascara today from N.Y.C New York Color cosmetics, only $1.99


Also turn to e.l.f for cosmetics that have just as much quality but cost much less.

Btw, in the pics I am wearing my Gant shirt, which I love.

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