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.