Monday, July 20, 2015

MODELING: TIPS TO HANDLE CASTING CALLS



The casting calls are pre-cursors for getting modeling work. These must be handled very carefully. In most of the cases person in charge for conducting such activities could be a Modeling Agency or Model Management companies in India, Model Broker from a magazine, an in house Casting Director form a Corporation, An Art Direction, the Photographer. It could be single person or a group of such people. The modeling aspirants must handle these calls very diligently. Here are a few tips for handling casting calls:-

     I.             Ask your agent for as much information about the client as possible. Check out if other models you know have worked for the client. Must find out who is making the casting decision and then approach them with due respect and grace. Start the conversation in a very graceful manner.

   II.              Always dress up appropriately for the call. In case there is a particular style of the dress required then must meet the requirement. If by any chance, you do not have that then wear a neat and clean form fitting clothes. You should be in style but you don’t need to necessarily wear expensive clothes. Do not hesitate to ask your agent/ Broker about the dress for the call.

 III.       Be always on time. Late arrivals amount to being rude. In case due to any unavoidable circumstances you are getting late, the concerned individual may be informed.  Try to be in time and do not offer travel excuses these sound very silly.

 IV.           One must come with clear face or very little make up. Your hair must be cleaned but not styled excessively.

   V.           The aim should be dazzle and give impression that you are a professional and enjoys working. Be polite and genuinely friendly, don’t overdo it with insincere compliments.

 VI.             Be confident. You must have to go through many calls before you selected. In the face of probable rejection, you need to keep going with a smile on your face. Self-confidence is contagious. Lack of self-confidence becomes very evident; therefore one has no choice but to be confident.

VII.          Communicate well with the people who are doing casting. It is likely that they are very hurried and under pressure to find a suitable model for the intended job. Ensure that you have number of copies of your composite card readily available to you.


There are a few guidelines for attending the casting calls which is an important activity. Mega Model Hunt invites you for your association with an aim to guide and groom you in an ethical and systematic manner on your path to the world of Modeling and Glamour.

Saturday, July 4, 2015

HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE OF FASHION MODELING



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The fashion modeling has known to have started in mid-nineteenth century. Initially the models were used to show clothes of various designers. Marie vernet, a sale assistant married to a dress maker is consider as the first known fashion model. At the beginning of twentieth century, Lady Duff Gordon owner of a dress making establishment has started employing women of poor origin as fashion models after grooming and training them well. She transformed the showroom into a little theatre and used background live music for the first time. In due course of time some models became celebrities. In spite of their fame, models were not much respected in the society since mannequins were considered menials.

    The above scenario started to change around 1924, when Jean Paton in order to enhance his sales in America, carefully selected white US Woman to model his clothes. This selling strategy imbued models with a new significance. This elevated the status of modeling and contributed to make it into a socially acceptable profession. The opening of first Model Agency in US and London reinforced the acceptability and attracted socialites to the profession through modeling schools, which also aimed teach debutantes social skills and beauty trick.

    In 1947, the Christian Dior, launched “The New Look” in his Paris salon and set fashion back into extra valance and away from practically. The Dior’s style identified itself with wealth. In 1954 channel presented “Total Look” a combination of innovative design and a relaxed attitude that evoked leisure and was clearly different from Dior’s Style.
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   Then came an era of ready-to-wear garments, which was based on standard sizes. The made to measure clothes were replaced by made to wear mass productions and it generated the requirement to models, thus initiating the process of the homogeneity of the total ideal body type. Over a period of time modeling began to the equated with business. Models and photographers became the new elite beautiful people as well as heroes of several celebrated films, thereafter the modeling became a full fledged business and grew manifold. Today, it has become a business and a profession with passion. Thus segment has became a respectful in the society and being viewed very positively. It has very bright future and likely grew further. The Mega Model Hunt invites you to await this opportunity and platform to fulfill your aspiration of being a model.