You’ve seen all the great models. They have a look about them that just breathes and practically screams: I know how wonderful I am and I know how wonderful you think I am. Many young and aspiring models make the mistake early on of believing that this image translates to personality, poise, and general demeanour of a model at all times, in all places, and for all things. But when you’re learning to become a model and you want to land a job, it’s important to recognize that the industry is getting tougher in terms of competition and knowing the truth behind the photos, the scenes, and the paparazzi could make or break your career before it ever truly begins. Eventually, while trying to become a big time model, you’ll get your first shoot. This shoot may determine whether you are able to get more jobs in the future and continue working as a model. Some of the most important things to remember on the shoot are:
- Never lie. Not about your measurements, your height, your weight, or anything else. Stylists prepare for your arrival in advance. If you say you’re a full dress size smaller than you actually are in order to land the gig, you’re going to be fired from the shoot and earn a bad reputation that could end your career without a single photo ever being snapped of you.
- Remember that you are not a supermodel, you have not earned your place in the industry, and that the people working with you are not working for you. The people you work with on your first shoots are the people who talk about you behind your back to other companies and photographers. What they say about you behind your back is entirely up to you.
- Don’t think you can show up whenever you want. There’s no such thing as being fashionably late. Being late is unprofessional and rude. This goes for your interview to get hired at an agency and all modelling gigs you have.
- Remember to keep your relationships professional but still develop relationships. Don’t date your photographers. But always be networking so you can reach out for help, mentoring, and jobs when you are looking to branch out. Photographers are the gateway to success. But don’t forget their assistants and the other people roaming around the shoot, too. Invaluable resources are everywhere you turn.
- Don’t forget that it’s a real job. As with all jobs, your attitude, work ethic, abilities, and continued progression determine how far you will get in the modelling industry, whether you will get other jobs, and whether you might get fired.
- Keep it together, mentally and in terms of organization. You have to know your schedule so you can accept gigs, even at the last minute.
Remember, becoming a model is a real job like any other, with ups and downs, and you’ve got to know how to work it!
Snapback caps are the new trend, and anyone who’s anyone is wearing one. There are so many choices, colours, designs, styles it’s a mind field when you are going to choose your first one. They can get very expensive too, but you don’t need to pay over the odds for a fantastic snapback cap which screams streetwear style!
Here are the top 5 choices of snapback caps on a budget;
1. Durkl Backroad Cord Snapback hat
The Durkl Back Road hat is a snapback style cap set in a red corduroy material. It features a nice leather patch on the front with the Durkl logo on it. The bright colour is a great focus point for a snapback hat. We love it!
2. And Still x For All To Envy Vintage Anaheim Mighty Ducks
Back in the day Mighty Ducks was every kid’s favourite film, so this snap back could be one of the coolest caps around.
3. HUF Clothing Classic H Wool Starter Snapback
HUF Clothing is the brainchild of pro skater Keith Hufnagel. You know you are getting the best when buying from HUF. HUF is a strong skateboarding influenced brand with some nice streetwear touches, such as the simple but effective H embossed at the front. Fine a selection of HUF Snapback caps at iConsume.
When it comes to picnics people tend to talk about them to put them off as it can seem more hassle than its worth. All the preparations, deciding where to go, driving there can all seen daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. It can be an exciting and fun activity for the whole family, and one which every member can participate in, the perfect summer get together.
With miles of beautiful countryside to choose from around the UK, we have dwindled them down to the top 3 places to visit for your family picnic. For those whose picnic preparation isn’t quite up to scratch, there are also plenty of ways to make it extra-special with the delicious seasonal food on offer at the many cafés and shops which surrounds some of these beautiful areas.
Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall.
Set in a steep gorge, this place demonstrates the power of water and its impact on industry. Our film 'Reflections on Tin' traces its 400-year history, from 1584, including a visit by the famous artist JMW Turner. An early water-powered tin works was the last industry here. Today the waters of the River Dulais are used to make Aberdulais Falls self-sufficient in environmentally friendly energy. It has the largest electricity-generating waterwheel in Europe. Lifts enable you to access the cinema and the upper levels for excellent views of the falls.
High Force Waterfall.
Discover the force of nature at High Force, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in England, located at Forest-in-Teesdale, Co. Durham. Raby Castle is situated 20 miles further east at Staindrop. High Force will be operating Summer opening hours daily from 25th March onwards. The walk to the waterfall, the car park, and all visitor facilities such as the shop and toilets will be open. Car parking charges and admissions to the waterfall walk will apply, see below for details.
Ancient trees, bubbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this lovely old house. Crafted from a medieval priory, it is full of surprises, with art that intrigues and delights. Come back throughout the year to see different exhibitions in the gallery and the latest installations by our artists in residence. Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round.
Have you noticed how some fashion ‘trends’ never actually go out of style? The little black dress, the denim jacket and the skinny jean are all good examples – whilst one of the biggest style statements that remains timeless is the floral pattern print. For those who enjoy a girly-girl approach to fashion, the floral print is a go-to in every season; with casual t-shirts, fitted cotton blazers and glamorous going out dresses all available with flowery embellishment.
Perhaps it’s the versatility of the floral print? With thousands of real-life plants to take inspiration from there’s really no end to how a flower pattern can appear. Beautiful floral prints will do as well to take ideas from dainty daisies as they will from bold sunflowers or wispy wild flowers. Ditsy patterns are often chosen for a formal setting, decorating office wear and elegant blouses. Whilst big brash floral patterns are great for statement bodycons or bright canvas tote bags.
Floral is one of those fashion features that can instantly make any woman feel feminine. Even if you take little interest in wildlife, there’s something refreshing and elegant about showcasing nature’s own beauty. Floral prints allow for a mix of colours – from pretty pastels to moody taupe shades. There’s no need for a floral pattern to reflect life-like plant shadings.
Jewellery continues to be inspired by florals too. Head to the accessorise section of any department store and you are sure to find elegant rose stud earrings and flower shape pendants. Shoe designs also favour floral inspiration; from quirky flower covered heels to petal embellished ballet pumps.
The first silver jewelry was made about 6,000 years ago. Despite the long history, silver is not losing, but on the contrary, strengthens their position. Cutlery, smoking, bar and stationery, home furnishings, jewelry and other jewelry made of silver are in great demand all over the world.
Silver - a precious metal in jewelry, it is traditionally made way for the gold, but it was not always. Until the middle of the II millennium BC Silver was little and it was valued more than gold. So wear silver jewelry could only members of the ruling dynasties and priestly clans. Most of these were buttons, buckles, beads, and hand and leg bracelets, silver name necklaces. With the IV millennium BC jewelry made of silver steel inlaid with precious and semiprecious stones.
Until the middle of the XVI century silverware were also very expensive and used primarily in the royal and temple decoration, and for coinage. In Italy during the late Renaissance manufacture decorated with precious stones and colored enamel pendants and other jewelry made of silver reached the heights of art.
The golden age was in the silver business XVIII-XIX century and is associated primarily with the name of Carl Faberge. With six hundred artists he produced for the Imperial Court of silver jewelry and gold jewelry, frames, sets, objects of worship and life. Borrowed from Byzantine filigree technique (scan), when silver is "pulled" into thin strands twisted and evolved into an intricate pattern, while was perfected. Masters made silver jewelry were like with finest.
In the 1930, industrialization in America, having begun to use techniques of mass production, made of silver jewelry available middle class. Today, silver is considered to be the most democratic precious metal.