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Shaun Proves to be a Popular Choice with Models Direct Clients

Models Direct recently had a request for an overweight male model to pose for a photoshoot for the Helen Hamlyn Centre. The clients were looking for images that could be used in the documentation of a new hospital gown, to be publicised in exhibitions and press releases.

It was model Shaun who was selected and he was soon setting out on his third assignment with Models Direct. The agency asked him how he felt about the assignment.

“The photographer gave me direction with the designer on what they wanted,” Shaun explained. “They were very pleased with the shoot which then made me feel great… I love being a model. Bring on more!”

You can read more about this modelling assignment here.

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Some Recent Models Direct Job Enquiries

Here at Models Direct we are inundated with exciting enquiries from clients looking for all sorts of models. To give you an idea of the range of assignments we receive, here are some of the recent requests we’ve had.

•    One client requested models to play a mother and child for product photography for a creative craft company.
•    A new alternative fashion website required female models with red hair for a photoshoot.
•    Another client was looking for a pure white cat for a photographic assignment.
•    A male plus plus-size model was needed for a lifestyle product photoshoot.
•    A major high street clothing company came to Models Direct looking for experienced female models to take part in a catwalk show. The models needed to be 30-50 years old and a size 12.

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Models Direct Models Get a 3D Makeover!

Models Direct were excited to hear about some rather unusual assignments last month. Almost twenty male and female models were chosen by client Infinite Realities, who specialise in creating digital 3D characters.

Each of the models posed while photographs were taken of them pulling different facial expressions. They could then watch as they were transformed into computer-generated characters such as those seen in films. We had great feedback from all of the models and Lee, founder of Infinite Realities.

Here’s just one model’s response…

“It was great, I really enjoyed it,” Model Damian told Models Direct. “It was amazing. The best thing about the assignment was the photographer was really professional and was very helpful. I was asked to sit and make faces as he took photos of me which would then be turned into 3D. It was really great and I enjoyed it.”

Here are some photos of our models Damian and Amy, showing the work that Infinite Realities do.

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Two Models Direct Models Appeared on GMTV and BBC This Morning!

Wendy and Jahmel were modelling top designer Ben de Lisi’s hospital gowns.

More information coming soon!

Another Successful Assignment for Model Kat

Model Kat, who was lucky enough to work on the assignment for Schwarzkopf, also had an assignment with Torch B2B for Hobart.

Hobart is a company that provides caterers with various kitchen appliances. It was Kat’s job to demonstrate them for a video. Despite having a very early start, Kat was more than happy about how the assignment went. Here’s what she said about her morning…

“The TV crew I worked with were very friendly and communicative. It was a real team spirit as everyone mucked in throughout the day,” Kat explained. “It was great working alongside the male model who was also an actor so I gained some good tips from him!”

Models Direct staff have all been very proficient in organising my assignments so far,” she continued. “As long as you are confident and don’t get disheartened by rejection now and then it is a great job to have. The opportunities are endless and mostly very glam and fun!”

You can read more about Kat’s modelling assignments here.

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Baby Receives Assignment Within One Day of Registering – An Update

A while ago I posted the great news that one of our baby models, Harry, was chosen for an assignment within 24 hours of registering with Models Direct. We’ve had some great feedback from his mum Julia about his first modelling assignment. Here’s what she had to say…

“We had an early start to the day but Harry arrived in good spirits. He had to play an unwanted baby and therefore the shoots were natural shots of him in the other model’s arms,” Julia explained. “It took an hour or so to get enough pictures and he was really good until the very end when he grumbled a little as he was tired, but this just added to the realism of the shot.”

“I’m really glad it went smoothly as it’s obviously a little nervewracking, being his first assignment,” she continued. “We were made to feel incredibly welcome and everyone was lovely which made for a nice, relaxing experience. I’m looking forward to seeing the end result and any potential next assignments!”

You can read more about this baby modelling assignment here.

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Get the A/W Burberry Look

Once again at London Fashion Week Christopher Bailey wowed fashion- lovers everywhere with his Burberry Prorsum collection. But if you can’t quite afford the designer brand, Models Direct explains how to get the Autumn/Winter 2010 Burberry look on a budget.

Military. The military trend from spring and summer shows is set to continue into the winter. Burberry has a history of involvement with the armed forces and this was prominent in the ‘salute to the services’ themed collection.

The trend can be achieved with jackets featuring gold buttons, numerous buckles around the sleeves and zipped pockets. Jackets also had zips around the waist to crop the jackets into shorter versions. For women, jackets were either worn open and oversized with large shoulders or trim and tailored, nipped in at the waist.

The colours on the catwalk were all kept quite murky with greens, browns and navy being most prominent. However, things were brightened up with rich purples, vibrant blues and bright mustard shades.

Boots. Over-the-knee boots is obviously another trend that plans to stick around, with Burberry’s being thigh thigh-high, pointy-toed and in snakeskin effect. If this is a bit too daring for you, sheepskin-lined buckled boots were also seen on the catwalk in knee and ankle lengths. No doubt there will be some much more wearable versions in the high street when autumn rolls round again. Lace Lace-up boots were also a popular choice for the menswear.

Fabrics. Fur, sheepskin and leather were prominent features on the coats on the catwalk, but Models Direct recommends you go faux if you’re thinking of wearing fur. The bulkiness of these bulky fabrics were contrasted and feminised with delicate lace and satin.

All in all the Burberry collection was attractive and wearable and one that Models Direct feel will be easy to emulate for autumn and winter.

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Models Direct Get Sporty!

At the end of 2009, Columbia Sportswear completed their tenth and eleventh assignments with Models Direct! The company has returned again and again to find fitting models for their clothes.

All ages and types of models are needed for fitting modelling and help clothing manufacturers find out how their clothes feel to wear and how they could be improved. For one of the recent assignments with Columbia Sportswear, it was 11-year-old Harry’s turn.

“I loved it. It was the first time I’d done anything like it and the people and clothes I had to try on were fantastic,” Harry informed Models Direct’s coordinator. “I loved the new experience and the fact that everyone was so nice to me the whole time I was there.”

You can read more about this assignment here.

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A Great First Assignment for Kat Modelling for Schwarzkopf

It’s not every day you get paid to have your hair cut and coloured by top hair-care professionals, so Models Direct model Kat jumped at the chance for this assignment. She starred in a step-by-step video for Schwarzkopf, filmed by award-winning television and video production company Signal.

Signal had never used Models Direct before but were impressed by the service offered. “I was a little hesitant to use Models Direct having never heard or worked them before but it’s been a pleasure,” commented Stacy from Signal. “The model was absolutely fantastic. We were very pleased with her and our client was too!”

Kat is obviously a natural in front of the camera! “It was a really fun day and I loved every minute of it,” she told us. “As long as you are confident, organised and have a sense of humour, modelling is definitely a great profession.”

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