Congratulations from Models Direct!

We want to say a big congratulations to designer Marc Jacobs who will be marrying advertising executive Lorenzo Martone this weekend.

The wedding is taking place in Massachusetts and apparently has a guest list of zero. No doubt they’ll be having a fantastic, and very fashionable, party afterwards though!

The designer has also recently confirmed that he’ll be hosting a party during New York Fashion Week in September, with Lady Gaga as the guest of honour. I can’t wait to see what she’ll be wearing. No doubt it’ll be something to blog about!

Models Direct: Marc Jacobs Marries
Models Direct: Marc Jacobs Marries

– Kathy @ Models Direct

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High Five – a new kind of gloves!

I’m a big fan of high fives and I’ve just come across the perfect accessory for fellow high-fivers.

These mittens are from designer Kate Spade, sister-in-law of actor and comedian David Spade and the co-founder and namesake of Kate Spade New York.

With winter quickly approaching I would love a pair! I have the image of people walking around wintry cities, huddled up in their warm coats, seeing another person wearing these mittens and then spontaneously high-fiving each other… is this just me?

Annoyingly, they’re very expensive; $95 is far too much to spend on a pair of gloves, especially novelty gloves. Luckily they’re sold out at the moment anyway so I can avoid the temptation!

Models Direct: High Five Gloves
Models Direct: High Five Gloves

She has also designed this pair, perfect for hailing a cab!

Models Direct: Taxi Gloves
Models Direct: Taxi Gloves

I’m now trying to think of more witty glove designs… maybe I could take up knitting and make them myself!

– Kathy @ Models Direct

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A random discovery…

I’ve come to believe that all the best discoveries are made during bouts of extreme procrastination. I bet the Greek Philosophers all sat around on rocks all day, remarking on the weather and avoiding their responsibilities – and hey, they came up with some pretty good ideas we still use today, which really only goes to prove my point…

But, rambling aside, I must share the following kitsch, procrastination-inspired find:

Models Direct: Wooden Memo Block
Models Direct: Wooden Memo Block

It’s a memo pad made to look like a block of wood. Now how amazing is that?!

-Lauren @ Models Direct

Distressed Jeans Still Big News This Autumn!

After Balmain’s sell out Spring/Summer collection took the fashion world by storm this summer, the look appears to be staying with us for at least another season. Stars sporting this trend include Rachel Bilson, SJP, Ashley Olsen and Kate Bosworth and there are lots of ways to wear it, so here are some tips from the Models Direct office…

Do:

  • Keep the fit skinny and low rise
  • Pair your faded jeans with a vintage rock chick vest/t-shirt
  • Add a leather biker jacket, military jacket or polish the look with a crisp cut blazer
  • Dress up your look and make it dancefloor-appropriate with ankle boots, studded/embellished high heels or strappy platforms
  • Bunch the jeans up at the ankle or roll the hem to show off your footwear
  • Accessorise with studded or spiked Jewellery

Don’t:

  • Be Afraid of straps, skulls, ruffles and studs…the more the better!
  • Pair with florals or fussy prints
  • Pair with feminine blouses
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans
Models Direct: Distressed Jeans

– Louise @ Models Direct

Nicole Richie’s Design Career Just Keeps Going!

Nicole Richie’s design career is showing no signs of slowing down despite being heavily pregnant, as she sets out to design a line of clothes and shoes for a spring 2010 launch!

The Models Direct girls are curious as to what the new collection will consist of but no hint has been revealed so far.

For now we will have to be satisfied with her ‘A Pea In The Pod’ maternity line and a second line of ‘House Of Harlow’ custom Jewellery due in November, what a busy lady!

Models Direct: Nicole Richie
Models Direct: Nicole Richie

– Louise @ Models Direct

A Model Attitude

We’ve been focussing a lot on fashion news and gossip recently so I thought, seeing as we are a modelling agency, we should get some modelling tips up.

Lots of people seem to think that the only attributes you need to become a model are stunning looks and a skinny body. But while this can sometimes be the case (it all depends on the type of modelling) these aren’t the only things that are important. You need to have a good attitude towards your work.

You need to have confidence in yourself. You might be beautiful but you also need to be relaxed and confident in front of the camera, on the runway or with speaking to people, depending on what area of modelling you want to work in. Lots of our models say how nervous they are at the start of an assignment, especially if it’s their first job, but once they relax they have a fantastic time.

Be patient and persevere. Modelling is a competitive industry and so you’ll have to learn to be patient when trying to find work. Photo shoots and other assignments can also mean a long day and some hard work, but no doubt worth it in the end.

You also need self-discipline to keep yourself fresh-faced and healthy; it doesn’t matter whether you’re a high fashion catwalk model or a plus size model. Be aware that modelling could also mean some very early mornings!

Keep an eye out for more modelling tips on our Blogspot, Ecademy and WordPress blogs and on the Models Direct official website.

Models Direct: Tyra Banks is always looking confident and relaxed in photos
Models Direct: Tyra Banks is always looking confident and relaxed in photos

– Kathy @ Models Direct

Models Direct’s Top 5 Modelling Tips

Models Direct: Tips
Models Direct: Tips

1. Believe in yourself

If you don’t believe you can do something, it makes it 100 times more difficult to achieve what you’re aiming for. Believe that you can be a great model, and you will be!


2. Be interested

If you’re going on a promotional photoshoot, know what you’re promoting! You can easily do a free Google search and find out information about what a company does or advertises – they’ll be super-impressed you’ve done your research.


3. Follow instructions

The photographer will know exactly what he or she is doing. If you’re not sure, just make sure you’re paying careful attention to everything they’re saying.


4. Use your imagination

If you have to be in character, get into your role and be imaginative about it. It will help make the photos looking fantastic.

5. Have fun

If you’re enjoying yourself, you’ll find it much easier to look natural and relaxed, and that really is the most important thing!

– Lauren @ Models Direct