Fashion & Editorial Modeling:
The most glamorous jobs including campaigns, collections
and magazine editorials are reserved for the top
editorial/fashion models. This work is very eagerly
sought after by fashion models because of the
exposure it provides.
Fashion models are generally 5'9" to 6' tall
and are a very thin size 6-8 (120-122 lbs for
a 5'9" model.) They have 32-35" busts,
22-25" waists and 33-36" hips. High
fashion models have strong and distinctive features.
Commercial Print Modeling:
This refers to when models are photographed to
promote a product on billboards, buses, magazines
and newspapers, etc. This type of modeling can be
divided into two sections: Fashion Advertising
and Product Advertising.
These models are hired to appear in catalogs, and sell everyday
products to average people. Catalog modeling
often provides regular work, and the pay is usually
quite generous. Requirements are flexible.
This is one of the most effective ways to gain
exposure. It is considered the most glamorous
type of live modeling. It requires great deal of confidence
and grace. The model must make the audience think
that she loves the outfit she is wearing. She
must look comfortable, and make even the dullest
outfit look attractive. There is a strict minimum
height requirement of 5'9" for runway work
(Unless you`re Kate Moss).
Children and Teens:
Children and teens can find work in many different
types of modeling, including fashion shows, catalog
modeling and commercials. Teen models are generally
called Junior models. Junior models must be 5'6"
to 5'8" tall and 12 to 17 years old, with
very youthful looks. They usually have 32-34"
busts, 21-25" waists and 32-34" hips.
These models do just about everything, including photography,
fit modeling, trade shows and swimwear. Models
today come in different sizes and body types.
These are models with special attributes like beautiful hands, long legs, a gorgeous neck, healthy hair, small,
well-shaped feet and of equal importance, a beautiful
face. Their specialties include modeling jewelery,
cosmetics, nail polish, hand lotion, shoes, hosiery,
Trade Show Models:
These models can be seen demonstrating automobiles,
appliances, cosmetics or new products at trade
shows or conventions. Some of these models land
commercial contracts. They just have a way with
showing off a product. They have that winning
smile. These models must be personable, attractive, outgoing and willing to stand on their feet for long hours on end!
For the larger woman... Designers are going out
of their way to meet the demands of plus women.
The garment is cut for their body type. You rarely
see this type of model in person, but these are the ones
that our clothes are measured from. The fit model
must maintain their weight and size to work in
this segment of the industry. They can work in
this industry for a long time, and the work is
all year round.