we began talking about what you need to know to book a job with a new
designer. For expert advice, we interviewed Ivory Narvell, founder of
the Miss Spokesmodel International modeling
competition and designer of ReignSuit, a new line of swimwear launching
this year. Ivory Narvell has worked with lots of models, including Dani
Evans from America’s Next Top Model and was more than happy to give our members and us the scoop on how they can grab the attention of new designers.
we interviewed Ivory Narvell, she gave us so much great advice that we
decided to create a list of the top tips Ivory shared with us during
her interview. Check out these tips below. We’re sure they’ll be
extremely helpful in your quest to land jobs modeling with new designers.
Top Tips from Ivory Narvell, fashion designer and runway coach:
Always be on time – if not early. Time is money and no one likes to wait on a model.
Know what you really want to do in this industry and where you fit in.
Don’t get discouraged if you’re experiencing lots of rejection. Different designers want different things from models. You’ll get your shot.
the ins and outs of the industry so that when a designer or agency
approaches you about a job, you can discuss the opportunity
intelligently. There are a lot of girls who have a great look but don’t
get booked because they don’t appear to take the industry seriously.
Even if you do not have a professional portfolio,
make sure you have snap shots of yourself, preferably with no make up.
Also have full body shots because designers will need to see your body
When you’re taking your photos, always make sure there is proper lighting and never over-exaggerate when posing.
Special thanks to Ivory Narvell for sharing her expert advice with us. Ready to put Ivory’s advice to the test? Visit http://StarSearchCasting.com for casting calls from designers and agencies, plus a whole lot more!