Thursday, June 18, 2015


How to organize an eye-catching fashion model portfolio:  Have you always wanted to become a model but not sure where to start?  Has the fashion and modeling industry always been an attraction for you?  Do you have 'the look'.  If so you may be asking yourself how you can get started..  
How to Create a Fashion Model Portfolio |
The first and most important step is to create a portfolio.  This can be an online portfolio or a psychical 'compcard' style portfolio.  In the past only actual physical images were accepted, but this is an outdated way of thinking thanks to the Internet.
 How to Create a Fashion Model Portfolio |
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Putting together a modeling portfolio allows you to easily present your modeling images to potential clients. This can be done online, through an agency or through the mail.  Your modeling portfolio should include a collection of images and depict you in several poses and outfits.  Don't limit yourself to headshots.  In order for potential clients to get a better idea of your appearance you will need multiple images ranging from formal wear to swimwear.
Modeling agencies usually have a set way they like a modeling portfolio to be arranged. This differs by agency, but you can put together a modeling portfolio separate from your agency portfolio or just for your own use if you are not represented by a modeling agency.  It is not always a rule to have 'standard' images, but you may want to follow certain guidelines when creating a portfolio that will be submitted to agencies.  Below are a few suggestions:
Buy a 9"x12" or 11"x14" simple black portfolio book for displaying your images. Portfolio books can be found at any art supply or photography store. Make sure you get a portfolio book and not a picture album. There is a big difference. A black portfolio book that zips shut and has two black handles is perfect.

The quality of the images in your portfolio is more important than having a large number of images in your portfolio. If you have three really great pictures, they will make for a better portfolio than using fifty not so great ones. More is not always better. Go for quality.
Larger pictures of 9"x12" or 11"x14" are better than smaller sizes. Large pictures are industry standard for portfolio use and give clients a better image when considering you for a modeling job.
Go for variety when possible. Don't put ten images of you with the same background in your portfolio. You need to show your versatility in your modeling portfolio. Avoid using multiple images from the same photo shoot or wearing the same outfit.
Choose images that show you from different angles and different shots. When possible, try to include at least one head shot, one profile, one three quarter shot, one body shot ,etc.
Show images with you dressed in different styles. For example, when possible strive for a swimsuit shot, a conservative businessperson shot, a catalog modeling type shot, an action shot, a "character" shot, a commercial product shot, and more.
As you age, remember to take out your younger pictures and replace them with current pictures. As much as models hate it, we all age. Having a modeling portfolio full of pictures from ten years ago will not do much to help your career today.
Make a good first and last impression by putting your best images at the beginning and end of your modeling portfolio. All of your images should be good, but put your favorites first and last.
Unless you are selling jewelry or the jewelry is important to the photograph, avoid too much jewelry in at least one of your headshots. This gives your potential clients a photograph where you are the focus, not the jewelry.
Try to include at least one black and white photograph in your modeling portfolio. Color images are most prevalent today, but a black and white photograph will add something special.
Consider including a resume of your professional modeling assignments as part of your modeling portfolio.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Perfect Makeup Tips for Teens at

Makeup advice for teenagers and young teen models: Makeup adds to your already natural beauty and helps to highlight your best features.  However it is important that you use this tool correctly and not to over-do it.  Often it is a good policy to ask an adult female for advice, such as your mom or older sibling.  You might be surprised how much experience and wisdom can come from years of applying makeup!
To help get you started we have listed 6 tips for the perfect makeup for young teens.

1.  Skincare Prep: As a daily routine you should always keep your skin clean and clear.  This is especially important before applying makeup.  Also be sure to moisturize your skin.  The best skincare products will cleanse your skin without being too abrasive and will help to keep your pores clear.  Always finish your skincare regimen with a light moisturizer to hydrate and prep your face for makeup application.

2.  Foundation and Concealer: In most cases less is more, so keep that in mind when applying makeup.  Also foundation is a personal preference and it may not be the right choice for you.  The reason for this is that foundation can sometimes feel and look heavy.  Concealer is your best option for quick fixes and cover-ups, such as unexpected zits that may pop up overnight.  Be sure to choose a color that best matches your tone, then lightly dab (using a cotton swab) the areas you wish to conceal.  

3.  Blush: When using blush be sure to go with a natural looks.  Blush is used on your cheeks and therefore it is important to avoid any colors that do not match your skin tone.  Try using a lightly colored bronzer for a subtle sun-kissed touch or a light pink rosy color to accentuate your natural glow. Lightly brush blush over your cheeks and finish with lighter coverage on the bridge of your nose and your forehead.

4. Eyeshadow and Liner:  Eyeshadow is a great way to bring out your eye color and draw attention to your eyes. Select a natural shade with a bit of shimmer for an everyday look (be careful not to over-do it). Brown and hazel eyes look best in warmer colors like copper and gold. Brown and green eyes really stand out with gray- and plum-colored shadows. You can also use eyeliner to accentuate your eyes, but the less-is-more rule also applies here. Use light gray and brown eyeliners to start off.

5. Mascara: A little mascara to darken your lashes is a great way to call attention to your eyes. Do you have pretty blue eyes? Frame them with a dark brown mascara. Dark eyes? Opt for a slightly darker mascara shade. To make your lashes look lifted, use an eyelash curler at the root of your upper lashes and hold it for five seconds. Then wiggle your mascara wand in an upward motion through the lashes.  By using the correct techniques on your eyes you can really make an impression.

6. Lipgloss:
  To finish off your makeup apply some lipgloss. This will provide a light and natural look while also adding a shimmery glow. You can even use a lightly colored lip stain for a look that needs no re-applying. Pick a neutral pink or tan color. Apply the stain to your lips and wait for it to dry. You can finish the look with a clear lipgloss.

It takes time to create a look that works best for you, but practice makes perfect. Just aim for bringing out a more beautiful you by accentuating your best features. In time you will have a perfect technique!

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Adult Model Nuestros added to

Adult Model Nuestros added to  Nuestros is an adult model and available for a wide range of modeling work and styles. She has performed in a few photo shoots and plays and therefore has some experience. 

Adult Model Elena at

Adult Model Elena at   Elena is a young adult model and available for a wide range of modeling work and styles. She has performed in a few photo shoots and plays and therefore has some experience. 

Adult Model Alena at

Adult Model Alena at   Alena is an adult model and available for a wide range of modeling work and styles. She has performed in a few photo shoots and plays and therefore has some experience. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Free Model Website and Free Model Registration

Have you always wanted to become a model but don’t know where to start? If you are like most people you have inquired at modeling agencies only to find out that they are very expensive and do not offer you the full exposure needed to succeed in such a competitive market. This can be very depressing if your dream is to become a model. However the good news is that you do not need to pay or go through an actual agency to start a career as a model and begin accepting modeling job offers! By registering on a modeling website you can instantly begin creating your online portfolio and start communicating directly with companies and clients. Not only is this free but your exposure is international and you will be in full control of your modeling account.

You may be asking yourself how to get started as a model on a free modeling website. Well before you begin there are some important aspects to consider. You need to seek out a modeling website that is free and does not require you to pay to be part of their community. Why? Because YOU are the talent! There are many modeling websites that make money off the hopes and dreams of young models and charge you a fee for practically everything. When you encounter this you should ask yourself what their true intention is? Is it to help you become a model or make money from people wishing to become models? Often it is the latter. 

Professional model websites offer free model registration and free model promotion. In fact this often goes far beyond the website itself and includes additional marketing tools such as social media. As we all know social media is very important whether you are simply trying to connect with friends or making business connections. However social media is not specifically targeted toward modeling and this is why you need to include a website that offers free model registration. 

Concerned about scams? You should be as there are many of them out there. The modeling industry is littered with stories of parents and adult models paying crazy amounts of money for representation. When considering your options it is important to understand that you are the talent and you are providing a service as well. Modeling agencies and modeling websites would not exist without you! This is why you should always be weary of any modeling website that requires payment to promote your portfolio. 

You may also be wondering about starting a free model website. This is a very important aspect and one that can make the difference between getting discovered. Having your own free model website is not as difficult as you might think. In fact there are professional online companies that offer this as part of their services in order to help you gain further exposure, have more control and reach a larger audience. However it is important to consider only sites that offer all services free! Don’t pay for an ‘upgraded’ account. If the free model website has your best interest at heart then their number one goal will be to help you become successful, and not profit from your contributions toward their site. 

Teen Models and Benefits of Becoming a Model

Teenage years can be a very difficult time and often young girls have to deal with the pressure of school, peers and body changes. This is further exacerbated by stereotypes pushed by our media and artificial expectation of beauty. Photoshopping is has become an industry standard in the modeling and entertainment business. Nearly anyone pictured on a magazine cover is impossibly perfect. As teen girls gush over guys and stay current on pop culture, body image has naturally become another thing to worry about.

However these pressures can be reduced by teaching your teen valuable skills of self esteem, the ability to handle rejection and the pride of success. Believe it or not such skills can be taught through teen modeling. There are many common stereotypes when it comes to teenage modeling and many are negative. This often includes eating disorders, vanity issues and problems with self esteem. However these are common issues that all teen girls face regardless of their participation in modeling events. Therefore it is important to face these issues head on and teach your teen the proper way to deal with them. 

Teen modeling can help your daughter learn valuable skills that will help her throughout her teen years and as she becomes an adult. However it is first important to lay the groundwork for a success and confident teenager. One of the first lessons is to teach your daughter the importance of self love and acceptance. Regardless of what the glossy pop culture magazine may tell us, we are not born with perfect bodies. It is important for your daughter to learn this and to accept herself and be proud of who she is. 

While you may think that teen modeling would only encourage negative stereotypes, the fact is often the opposite. There are tremendous benefits, including the ability to deal with competition, overcoming shyness and following instructions. Teen girls also learn to become leaders and often go on to have better speaking and interpersonal skills. Teens can learn to work hard and handle both success and defeat with grace. These are critical lessons that will help your teen as she becomes a woman. Contrary to popular opinions, modeling is not all about looks. Modeling is about confidence and the ability to deal with stressful and ever changing situations with grace and skill. 

If your daughter wishes to become a model then the next step is finding the right avenue to begin this new adventure. Often teens are very busy with school, friends and extracurricular activities. This can raise the question, how can you help your daughter become successful at teen modeling when you go to school every day, work a part-time job, and play sports? Well the good news is you don’t have to go to New York City to get discovered. In fact finding a place to represent you as a model can be mush easier then you may think, thanks to the internet. In the past the only option was to apply for expensive agencies and hope that your daughter is represented correctly. This often removes any control you may have as a parent and places your hopes on the shoulders of the agency, which may or may not have your daughter’s best interest at heart. 

However there are new ways to become a model and ‘get discovered’ and enter the world of teen modeling through online model portfolio websites and social networking. These sites are often free and have a world-wide audience. In fact many modeling jobs, events and casting calls can now be applied for online. You can also manage your daughter’s modeling account and work directly with clients to ensure that she is receiving proper exposure. 

There is a great deal of money to be made in the teen modeling industry as many companies are seeking youthful models to promote their products or brands. This can range from simple print images, promotional YouTube videos and even commercials and movies! The key is to gain as much exposure as possible and having an up-to-date online portfolio can help you attain this goal. 

If your daughter shows interest in modeling then don’t be afraid to encourage and help her. The benefits, when properly managed, can be tremendous both in her personal life and professional career.