POSE

POSE is a free resource for established and aspiring female models looking to advance their careers. From commercial modeling to high-fashion, this advice comes straight from the source by a team of experienced agents working at APM Model Management in the heart of New York City. If you have any questions about modeling or fashion that you would like answered, you can send them to caitlyn@apmmodels.com
Dafne walked in the Project Runway show during New York Fashion Week. The final episode should be airing soon on Bravo TV, so tune in to see our girl.

Dafne walked in the Project Runway show during New York Fashion Week. The final episode should be airing soon on Bravo TV, so tune in to see our girl.

Dafne was also featured in the New York Post (2nd girl from the left) for the Christian Francis Roth show she walked in during New York Fashion Week!

Dafne was also featured in the New York Post (2nd girl from the left) for the Christian Francis Roth show she walked in during New York Fashion Week!

Model of the Day: Claudia
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Model of the Day: Claudia

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Model of the Day: Dre
For booking information contact caitlyn@apmmodels.com or visit our website at www.apmmodels.com

Model of the Day: Dre

For booking information contact caitlyn@apmmodels.com or visit our website at www.apmmodels.com

Open Calls: What to know before showing up…

In large cities such as LA and NYC most modeling agencies conduct something called an Open Call which is a specific time where people looking to get signed can show up without an appointment or invitation. Whether it happens once a week or once a month, it varies from agency to agency, but the most important thing (besides showing up) is being prepared.  

First things first, call each agency you are interested in and ask the following three things:

  • When do you hold open calls?
  • Are there any requirements?
  • Are you still located at (agencies address)?

Once you have compiled this information, go a step further by researching each agency online to see which agencies would be best for you. Here are some things you will want to look for:

  • How many models do they represent? Are they a big agency with many divisions or a small agency?
  • What types of models do they represent? Are they more high fashion or more commercial? Older models or younger models?
  • How long have they been around? Are they fairly new on the scene or have they been in the business for 10+ years?

There are no good or bad answers to these questions, because depending on the type of model you are, an agency might be a perfect fit for you or it might be completely wrong for you. For example, if you are a plus-size model you need to research or ask if the agency represents plus-size girls, because some agencies don’t at all while others have a whole plus-size division. The biggest thing you need to remember is to NEVER show up to an Open Call when you DON’T meet the requirements. This is the fastest way to annoy an agency and get sent home.

At our agency we have two very specific requirements for our open calls: 5’9 or taller and between the ages of 16-23. But even with these requirements, many girls who show up to our open calls disregard our requirements and show up anyways. Or they will lie about their height, and lying to an agent is the biggest mistake you can make, because we can size up a person immediately (even if they are wearing 6-inch heels!).  

Here are some other tips when walking into an open call:

  • Dress fashionable, but not too trendy. Keep it clean clean, confident, and form fitting. Don’t wear anything distracting (no halter tops or gaudy accessories!).  
  • Don’t bring your friends, boyfriends or girlfriends (parents or guardians are fine).
  • Don’t chew gum.
  •  Make sure to have some good photos with you. Polaroid’s or pictures taken at home are fine.
  • Turn off your cell phone.
  • Be patient. Modeling agencies can be very busy places, so don’t be offended if they can’t get to you right away.
  • Don’t have an attitude or get angry if they turn you away.  In this business you never want to burn bridges, so always be polite because you never know when you may encounter someone again.
A stunning evening dress by Madeleine Vionnet from 1938. The structure and cut of this dress gives me chills, and even though it’s 60 years old, it could be sent down the runway tomorrow. Truly timeless.

A stunning evening dress by Madeleine Vionnet from 1938. The structure and cut of this dress gives me chills, and even though it’s 60 years old, it could be sent down the runway tomorrow. Truly timeless.

And the winner is…
The prize for my favorite runway look so far goes to DSquared2. Their whole Fall 2008 line is incredible, but this particular look is the sexiest thing I’ve seen come down the runway so far.

And the winner is…

The prize for my favorite runway look so far goes to DSquared2. Their whole Fall 2008 line is incredible, but this particular look is the sexiest thing I’ve seen come down the runway so far.

I just checked out the new Fall/Winter coat line by Soia & Kyo and I’m extremely impressed. Their price range is about the same as investing in a J.Crew coat, but in my opinion, the cuts and asymmetrical neck lines are much more innovative. Instead of dropping 300+ dollars on a basic wool coat this season, try going for something a bit less traditional. This caplet coat pictured above is exquisite, and although it’s a bit mod, the material and colors are classic enough to be stylish for seasons to come.

Source: http://www.soiakyo.com

I just checked out the new Fall/Winter coat line by Soia & Kyo and I’m extremely impressed. Their price range is about the same as investing in a J.Crew coat, but in my opinion, the cuts and asymmetrical neck lines are much more innovative. Instead of dropping 300+ dollars on a basic wool coat this season, try going for something a bit less traditional. This caplet coat pictured above is exquisite, and although it’s a bit mod, the material and colors are classic enough to be stylish for seasons to come.

Source: http://www.soiakyo.com

I’m sure you’ve seen an array of fruit pendants in the past year, but have you ever seen a red bell pepper?! I smiled when I saw Kenneth Jay Lanes new pepper pendant, and the price is surprisingly reasonable. I’m all about adding a bit of whimsical flair to a boring outfit. This pendant would look fantastic with a plain t-shirt or sweater, and it’s sure to make a few people smile.

Source: www.revolveclothing.com

I’m sure you’ve seen an array of fruit pendants in the past year, but have you ever seen a red bell pepper?! I smiled when I saw Kenneth Jay Lanes new pepper pendant, and the price is surprisingly reasonable. I’m all about adding a bit of whimsical flair to a boring outfit. This pendant would look fantastic with a plain t-shirt or sweater, and it’s sure to make a few people smile.

Source: www.revolveclothing.com