Any model knows that it takes a lot of trial and error to succeed. Having the right mindset is essential to making sure you get those modelling jobs you really want. You have to decide which type of modelling is best for your size, shape and style. Then, once you know what you want to do go for it.
Both Commercial and Fashion models are seen in national and international campaigns, however they are shown in very different ways. Commercial models will be seen in advertisements, national and local print, TV commercials, catalogues and promotional material, whereas fashion models will be seen in glossy magazines and International runways wearing the latest fashion designer’s new collections or promoting more exclusive brands. They also have very different location and body requirements, so it’s important when considering becoming a model you know which route you are wanting to pursue.
Commercial models will be booked for work through modelling agencies, who will proactively be seeking assignments for them. Generally commercial models will work on a temporary basis; you are unlikely to receive a lucrative contract with a brand and may well do it as a hobby or part-time commitment.
Fashion Models also known as editorial models will often be working in one of the major cities of the world, New York, Paris, London or Tokyo. They are likely to be recognised by the public and be seen on the runways promoting the high-end fashion brands. Their work will be secured for them by Editorial fashion agencies. Don’t let rejection get in your way. Here are some tip tops on how to keep your head in modelling.
Whatever type of modelling you are pursuing make sure you are:
Always be professional, and take criticism well. It may be constructive or not but you just have to roll with it. Don’t take things personally or to heart. If the people you are working with are not professional it doesn’t mean you don’t have to be either. Everyone likes working with people who are easy to work with, follow direction and do what they are supposed to. This can make the difference between getting the job, and not.
If you try to copy someone you will never be as good as the original. If you are yourself, no one can be as good as you. It is uniqueness that really makes designers and casting agents sit up and notice you. Originality is an important thing in modelling and so it is important to convey this in your attitude, clothes and style.
You may get rejected over and over again. If you keep strong and don’t let it get you down then you can bounce back. Make sure you have healthy thought patterns and a healthy lifestyle. This will help with coping with stress. Make sure you do regular exercise, socialise, talk to people around you and eat the right food. You need energy and vitality to outshine the competition. Find out more about being signed to a modelling agency here.