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Famous Fashion Designers

Fashion designers use flair and know-how to create everything from hospital uniforms to the eye-popping outfits worn by rock stars and models. Jobs for fashion designers are expected to grow more slowly than the average for all careers through 2014, according to government economists. A study of the work of several other fashion designers records how fashion changed throughout the decade.

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Fashion design is also a labor of love, requiring long hours and little chance of superstardom — but for many, the work itself is the reward. Fashion designers, in fact, are some of the most creative and eclectic people that you will ever meet. Men’s fashions during the 19th and 20th centuries have been conservative and dull in comparison to women’s. The fashion industry is a big part of our economy. Here is a short list: Chanel Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel (1883-1971) created feminine fashion that provided the feeling of luxury and combined traditional women’s clothing with styles, fabrics, and articles of clothing used by men. Her fashion revolution liberated women to express their femininity with elegance and grace.

The Hollywood film “The Devil Wears Prada”, starring Meryl Streep, has brought a lot of attention to the world of fashion. More information about Prada Versace Gianni Versace (1946-1997) became interested in fashion working in his mother’s small dress shop. By 1978 he had become a design leader of women’s and men’s fashions. More information about Giorgio Armani Jean-Paul Gaultier (1952- ) is a French fashion designer who never received formal design training. In 1967 he purchased the Polo label and launched a world-wide fashion empire that includes clothing lines for men and women.

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The high prices commanded by the fashionable Fendi purses have created a large market for fake goods from Asia bearing logos that are eerily similar to the inverted FF. In 1985, they took part in a fashion show featuring “New Talent”, and the following year, they presented their first independent women’s ready-to-wear show. You’d have to be walking around with a shopping bag over your head to not realize that fashion is everywhere. In order to succeed in the often cutthroat–and frequently debt-ridden–world of fashion, designers can no longer hide behind their model’s skirts.

Most fashion designers, however, work for apparel manufacturers, creating designs of men’s, women’s, and children’s fashions for the mass market. Employment growth for fashion designers will be slowed, however, by declines in the apparel manufacturing industries Designers in most fields are expected to face strong competition for available positions.

Most women of means had a dressmaker who would create garments according to the latest fashions. Instead of catering strictly to a few wealthy clients, coveted fashion designers now create product lines ranging from perfumes to pantyhose that can reach consumers at every price point. “Consumers at the middle and lower level have realized they can get just as good a fashion direction with clothing at disposable prices that they can wear once and throw away–or if it falls apart, who cares.…

Commercial Print Modeling Vs Editorial Print Modeling

When you think or hear of the word “commercial” in regards to the modeling industry, there are a few variations of the meaning, but in the most practical form regarding “print” photography think of the word “promote”. The model’s job is to be photographed “promoting” a product or service in a print ad (for example… in magazines, brochures, newspapers, catalogues, etc.). There are numerous opportunities for COMMERCIAL PRINT MODELS that exist all over the United States and internationally. The ad may range from the smallest business promoting its’ livelihood all the way to large corporations who can afford their own advertising agencies to handle marketing campaigns.

Commercial Print Modeling is very different from Editorial Print Modeling. Remember that an “editorial” is a magazine fashion “story” of the trend that is happening at that particular moment, not a specific advertisement for any one company, even though you will see multiple credits cited in small print of the stores and designers of the featured garments and accessories. Some ads that you may see in magazines may be elaborately spread out and photographed in an “editorial-style”, but it is ultimately a “commercial” ad if it is promoting one company name. It makes a nifty, high fashion looking ad, though, because that is the style ad that they are marketing to their specific consumers.

Usually, though, the editorial model and their style of modeling don’t represent the particular looks that can be marketed to a large group of average, “every-day” consumers (a.k.a. the people who buy). Consumers buy from ads that they can relate to or strive to achieve. This is where a commercial model may have a wonderful chance of success because their image is a part of the marketing process that sells to the consumer. They represent a highly approachable and marketable look. So, for whatever product they are promoting their look can vary dependent upon what product or service is being advertised to the consumer. That means the door is open to many different types and sizes of models. Take note, that there are actually some editorial fashion models that are able to cross over from editorial modeling into the diverse commercial advertising side. That’s so ideal for a career model who wants longevity. The commercial model doesn’t usually have just one look even though there may be one special look that gets them hired over and over.

This is where the terminology variations form and can cause confusion to whether a model is considered an editorial-type or commercial-type of model. Remember the prestige title? It’s placed on editorial models, but there is something wonderful to be said for being a successful working commercial model, too. “Commercial” is a term that the general public thinks of as ads that they see on television or hear on the radio. The terminology used by an advertising agency versus a modeling agency when referring to “commercial” has different degrees of meanings, too, depending on how they interpret the booking.

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5 Things Every Model Must Know About Modeling Jobs

We list several important things a model should know about modeling jobs, which can prove to be useful for any aspiring Model.

Shoots are never as grand as photos

Modeling jobs can occur with complete irrelevance to the day’s weather (E.g. Thick coat in the Sun) as part of the client or photographer’s fashion design. Moreover, a model may have actually, may have to go through numerous outfit changes and must be willing to persevere through the process. Also, certain positions may be very uncomfortable and models may be required to hold the position for a significant amount of time. All these factors don’t make modeling a ride in the park, or a work for just a pretty face. A strong personality and attitude are fundamental attributes.

Panopticon

As a model, especially on an outdoor shoot, you would encounter more than one photographer. People from the public can be using their smartphone to take pictures of you. This becomes a problem when an unglamorous photo is taken and spread around. So make sure even after your photo shoot, you still carry yourself well in public.

Listen and cooperate

It is necessary to be slightly thick-skinned and confident of your body but never argue with your photographer unless there’s an absolute tragedy taking place. This is because they usually have more experience in the field and serve as your mirror during the photo shoots. They are the ones who are able to see the whole picture, as they see you with your background, and there may be good reasons for putting you in an uncomfortable difficult position. Photographers have an immensely difficult job of meeting up to client’s expectation, so always be kind to them, listen to their advice and cooperate.

Bookings are hard

One of the toughest jobs in a modeling agency is that of the Bookers. They have to match models that clients want and are willing to use. As such some models may find it hard to get good job bookings at the start. They may even have to work in exchange for portfolio photographs, experience clocking, and free clothes or sometimes none at all. A sacrifice of time and effort is often necessary to kick start a modeling career. But even if it is a free job treat it like you are being paid. If nothing at all it becomes a good learning experience and a platform for you to develop your skill as a model. So there’s never anything to lose.

Time and energy investment

As mentioned, time and energy are required for modeling jobs. It is definitely possible to juggle modeling with work or studies, but a model should not be arranging many plans on days where there is a photo shoot. If your eyes are droopy or you can’t hold a pose for too long, the photos are definitely not going to be of professional quality. Hence, bear in mind the vibrancy and energy required for modeling.…

Model Bag – A Model’s Survival Kit

A model bag is the quintessential tool for every burgeoning model. This essential bag is comprised of many of the necessary tools and items that may be required of you on auditions, castings, fashion shows, shoots or go-sees. Your model bag should always be packed and in a location that is easy to get to. Some seasoned models keep their bags in the trunk of the vehicles so that they’re always ready to go in the event of a last minute casting call or audition. It is always good to carry your model bag with you on every work related outing. I have found that even when the client or agent says not to bring anything there is always something that is needed.

So here are the items that you should include in your model bag:

  • Portfolio, comp cards, and agency vouchers
  • Note pad and or calendar planner
  • Bras (push up, seamless, strapless, underwire, racer back) in nude and black
  • Panties (nude, black, and white) make sure you bring along thong panties in the same color scheme
  • Shape wear such as Spanx in nude
  • Head Scarf and head band
  • Panty hose (nude, black, off white)
  • Masking tape (this is used on the bottom of your shoes)
  • One piece bathing suit
  • Footies or socks (in white)
  • Body stocking (in a nude tone)
  • Tube top (in a nude tone)
  • Simple bathrobe
  • Lotion for dry skin
  • Mini manicure set and clear or nude nail polish
  • Shoes: You will need a variety of shoes in various colors – black, brown, bone, off white, silver. Be sure to include – Black strappy heels, basic high heels pumps, flat and heel sandals, white sneakers, and open toe pumps.
  • Simple jewelry (earrings – studs and dangling, Bracelet, and necklace)
  • Mini Sewing kit Scotch tape
  • Safety pins Static Guard
  • Lint Roller Dress shields
  • Deodorant Mouthwash
  • Dental floss Tooth brush
  • Toothpaste Tampons / sanitary napkins/ panty liners
  • Clear bandages Tweezers
  • Hair products Flat and or curling iron(s)
  • Pain reliever Bobby pins
  • Face wash, wash cloth
  • Moisturizer. skin toner
  • Make up – Concealer, foundation, loose powder, make up remover towelettes, make up sponges and brushes. Eyelash curler, mascara, eyeliner and blush

So remember and never forget that your model bag is an essential must have for every work related call.…

Men’s Style – The ‘Male Quotient’

Isn’t it far too impractical and unrealistic for every man to look like a fashion model? Resoundingly yes but style is something that can be achieved even through simple ways. While women largely try to create their own personal style, most men do not even though they should aspire to. Generally they prefer to watch the latest trends and choose clothing and accessories without much thought about style or suitability.

It takes very little time and effort for men to be dapper and stylish in their dress sense. Some simple steps are:

• Saying goodbye to old clothing, accessories and stuff that don’t fit is the first step. Even clothes that haven’t been used in a very long time have to be discarded.

• Choosing the right cut, fit and size. Wearing loose or tight clothing does little to flatter the physique. Wearing a loose shirt to hide a slight paunch looks definitely more ungainly than actually wearing something that is the right fit.

• Classics never fade or go out of fashion and are a good bet for any occasion. However, having one or two trendy outfits rather than simply following all fads gives a new look to the wardrobe besides being pocket-friendly and projecting a current image.

• A sporty, casual look is appealing and it goes without saying that Jeans never go out of fashion. They can be paired with almost anything and last much longer than other conventional clothing. But buying a good pair of jeans depends upon the design, fit, price and quality.

• A great trick is buying multiple colors of something that is well liked. For instance, shirts, t-shirts and trousers in different color shades saves time and also helps create different looks by mixing and matching shirts and trousers. This way even shopping for replacements was cut.

• Accessorizing is an important aspect of achieving style and character and also greatly enhance the ensemble; a hat, a pair of sunglasses, a scarf, a cool watch are stand-out accessories. But caution is the keyword; just one piece is enough to complete the look and should not be overdone.

While some men like to play it safe with clothing colors and accessories, a little focus on detailing and an occasional experimenting with different options can hardly hurt. It will most certainly up the ‘male quotient’ which is the sum of emotion, intelligence, power and style! It is one of the important things to remember.…

Model Train Scale – A Simple Comparison

Some of the most common questions among those who fancy model trains relate to model train scale. How do the various scales differ, and which ones are the most popular? Which one is the best model train scale for me?

The choice of model train scales can be confusing since there are several popular scales to choose from. Some train fanciers even mix scales in their setup, in fact. The relationship of a train’s actual size to the size of the model is called scale.

The most popular model train scales are listed below so you can understand the differences. I have shown the approximate actual size for one inch of model size, to help you visualize each scale’s proportion. The list begins with the biggest models and ranges to the smallest.

Model Train Scale Comparison

G Scale: LGB model trains and G scale model trains are the model trains that are the largest popular scale. G scale is often called garden scale because of the large size. They are fairly easy to run, and don’t derail easily. G scale does, however, take up a lot of space, and the paraphernalia can be pricey.

  • Scale: 1:22.5
  • Gauge: 1.75″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 1 foot, 11 inches

O Scale: This is a popular style due to the large size and authenticity of the model. This scale is also easy to run, like the G Scale. But again, it can be expensive to buy the stock for O Scale.

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Gauge: 1.25″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 4 feet

O27 or O30 Scale: These model trains enable a tighter radius on curves and are very much like O Scale trains. A circular track in O27 scale is 27″ across; an O Scale circular track is 31″ across. O27 scale is considered a specialized scale, and it’s often hard to find the paraphernalia.

  • Scale: 1:48
  • Gauge: 1.25″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 4 feet

S Scale: This scale is gaining in popularity since it is larger than HO scale but only needs 10 percent more space than HO.

  • Scale: 1:64
  • Gauge: 0.875″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 5 feet, 4 inches

HO Scale: This is the model train scale that has the highest popularity. HO Scale has the advantages of ease of locating paraphernalia, reasonable pricing, and a size that allows a nice layout on a standard plywood sheet measuring 4′ x 8′. If you like a realistic setup, HO accomplishes this very nicely.

  • Scale: 1:87
  • Gauge: 0.650″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 7 feet, 4 inches

TT Scale: This model train scale is well-liked in Europe, but in the United States its fans are few.

  • Scale: 1:120
  • Gauge: 0.47″
  • Model Size to Actual Size: 1 inch = 10 feet

N Scale: This is a small scale, but permits a large setup even when the available space is small. For those who prioritize the setup and …

Model Photo Shoot – Tips for Beginners

Start Your Modeling Career with Pictures

Because the world of modeling has opened up and more American women are finding their way into the world of glamour and fashion, it is important to understand how to get your start.

Getting a Photo Session

A few steps are needed for the first model photo shoot and to begin the new career. As a beginner, your focus needs to be on practice and getting the first shoot under your belt. Once this is done, the next steps will fall into place.

First Time Beginners

For a girl brand new to modeling, getting through the first shoot can be more difficult than it seems. Typically, beginners are much more nervous than necessary. One main reason is not being prepared or knowing what to expect during the time in front of the photographers camera.

How to Prepare

When preparing for the model photo shoot, you will want to practice poses with various outfits to give you the ability to stand, sit or lie in various positions without feeling uncomfortable. Look through fashion or glamour magazines to see how the professionals look natural and fluid in their posing and expressions.

Movement

The idea is that a stationary pose often needs to look as if it were in motion. Many shots are taken as you move from one dramatic position to the next, often over exaggerating the pose positions for effect. After you practice for a while in the mirror (not just an hour or two), schedule a shoot with a photographer you are comfortable with and start getting your portfolio together.

The Must-have Picture

Along with the portfolio, you will want to be able to pick an excellent head shot. This photo is preferred by many agencies as clear, shot outdoors, with little or no makeup, and good lighting. A professional photographer should easily be able to accomplish this look for you and guide you to the right expression. Work on other pose ideas also to round out your portfolio with a variety of pictures from your model photo shoot to put in your book.

Selecting the Best Pictures and Comp Cards

Once your model photo shoot is complete, you will want to select the photos you are going to use for the portfolio. First, as stated above, find the best head shot so you can put together a comp or composite card.

The main photo will be the full size of one side of the card. On the front (with the head shot), you display your name in bold letters. On the back, you may want to have additional information including your physical statistics (including bust, waist and hip measurements) and other smaller photographs in poses ranging from full length to 3/4 to close up images as examples of your work. This will be your professional business card.

Turning Your Dream Into a Working Model

Having gone from aspiring to be a model to this point, you have stepped into the world of professional …

Present Strategies for the 57th Anniversary

If you know a few that is celebrating their 57th anniversary and you want to give them a special present, you need to place a whole lot of considered into it. The few has been married for a extended time and they probable have a large relatives of kids, kids-in-regulation, grandchildren and excellent-grandchildren. It is uncertain that they would require nearly anything for their household just after being married for this extended. Given that this anniversary does not have any standard symbols or bouquets involved with it, you may have to appear at quite a few various present ideas right before you choose the appropriate just one.

When deciding upon a present you do have to appear at the pleased few and their pursuits. Assume about the year they were being married and try out to locate textbooks about that year ?if they like to examine. Probably a poster celebrating some occasion of that year would be fulfilling for them and deliver again reminiscences. Consider to locate out what type of vehicle the partner drove when they were being relationship or when they were being initial married and appear for a model of that vehicle. If you are into producing products, regardless of whether they are genuine or manufactured of wood, you could make a distinctive model of the vehicle for them.

A framed image of the pleased few in their younger years or just one where they are surrounded by their relatives would make a wonderful present. The similar goes for a framed anniversary poem. If you have a expertise for crafting poetry, you could make up a funny poem or track about the few and their life with each other that would make giggle.

If you research on the web for situations that took spot on the working day of the couple`s wedding day, you can have this facts exhibited on parchment together with their names and the date. When it is framed, which you can have completed for you at an on the web web-site specializing in this work, you have a ideal present that they can move on to their kids as a relatives memento. A assortment of cash from that year is also a ideal present to give the few.

Acquire the few out to supper or make programs to cook dinner supper for them in their household. This is an superb opportunity to get relatives and friends with each other for a celebration or a relatives reunion. If this few likes to vacation, the relatives could give them a cruise as a present or a trip to a spot of their selection.

A 57th wedding day anniversary is momentous occasion ?just one that quite couple of partners at any time see. It need to be marked with a celebration fitting the wants and pursuits of the few. A lot of partners like to remain at household and have an Open Property occasion where relatives and friends drop in for a visit and have a …

Clothing and Self Esteem

Clothing has very different impact on our self esteem. The higher is self-esteem the less clothing affects it, but the opposite is also true – the lower is self-esteem the more power cloths and fashion have over a person.

I am not saying that people with high self-esteem do not care about what they are wearing. I am just saying that people with high self-esteem know that they are still the best no matter what they wear. People with high self-esteem choose the clothes they really like and that emphasize their personality, not those that other people want them to wear. People with high self-esteem create fashion, others follow it.

Be confident. If you choose to wear something, wear it because you like it and you feel comfortable in it. You can be a role model everyone will follow, no matter where you live, what you do, and who you are. Do not be afraid to express yourself and people will follow you because you are one of a kind.

What matters most is the way you behave. If you are developing you inner self constantly and persistently, if you try to become a greater, more interesting, kind, balanced, and confident person, people will love you in any clothes.

If your inner world is beautiful then your outer world will be too. If you are developing excellence it is going to show in every part of your life. You are going to wear all those clothes you desire, but you will not be a prisoner of the fashion.

You can not change the outer world first. No matter how expensive your clothes are, if you are unconfident inside, it is going to show.

Do not make mistake on becoming addictive to cloths advertised by media. Become addicted in exploring and enjoying yourself. You can feel comfortable any time you want in any clothes you have if you decide to. …

How to be Prepared for Your Fashion Model Shoot

The fashion model session – What to pack in your model case

OK, you're off to a model photo shoot. But, did you remember to pack your bag? Did you put everything you need in it? I hope this article will be helpful to you and start you on the right foot in making sure your model bag is complete.

What do you bring?

What you bring to your model photo session will depend upon whether this is your first shoot for a portfolio or a paying job. Either way, this section will help you to be prepared for whatever reason you're doing the model session.

First things first – Know what the client wants

If you are shooting for an agent or client, he will tell you what to bring but you still need to carry basics in case of changes in hair, makeup, etc. All the tips listed here are meant to be a guide and a checklist of sorts so you can always add to the list when you feel it's necessary.

Ready? Let's get started to create your model "kit"

Below I'm going to list suggestions for your photo shoot mainly so you do not forget anything the day of the shoot. In fact, I'd like to see your model case prepared before the day of the session so there's no rush. You may want to copy and print the section below so that you'll have a guide handy each time you go for a photo shoot.

You're now standing lifeless in front of your closet – Wardrobe Essentials

Here are the essentials for your wardrobe. As stated above, some of the clothing listed here will be provided if this is a model shoot for a client.

– Casual – blue jeans, sports & knit tops, button up tops, shorts, cutoff blue jeans, etc.

– Business Suit – for a different look

– Sports (exercise, uniforms, shorts, etc.) – If you plan to do some sports modeling

– Lingerie – If you plan to enter the lingerie market

– Swim wear – needs to be a bikini that really flatters you

– Any props like hats, neckties, men's shirts, jackets, etc.

– G-string & bra in flesh tone color – This is to eliminate lines that show under clothing

– Hose / nylons in an assortment of colors

– Socks in different colors including black and white

– Bring several different bras including at least one push-up and one in flesh tone color

– A robe to wear between changes during the photo session

– Bring a scarf to wear when changing to help keep makeup off client's and your clothing

– You may also want to pack an iron or steamer for those wrinkles that are bound to show up from the trip.

Accessories – You've got to have something to compliment the clothes, right?

Along with each outfit, try to bring accessories which will accent or match the outfit. Keep accessories simple.

– Assortment …

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