Above: The Secrets Of A Successful Cover Photo Shoot: The Beautiful Harper’s Bazaar Russia Cover With Supermodel Lily Aldridge.
Unlike filming for a television commercial or a video shoot, the fashion clothes for a fashion magazine editorial photo shoot (such as for Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, or Vogue magazine) only need to fit on whatever side of you the camera can actually see while you are posing for the pictures. This is because the amazing team of world class and sometimes famous photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, and makeup artists put a lot of effort into making these gorgeous photos look effortless, but don’t be fooled!
Supermodels, photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and everyone else involved in a fashion editorial photo shoot (there can easily be several dozen people involved for world class fashion editorial photo shoots) will do whatever it takes to get that perfect photographic shot by being as creative as possible (inventing new dress closures, being set adrift on a lake or the ocean with very few nautical skills, etc.).
Above: A Day In The Beautiful Life Of A Supermodel: Fashion Photo Shoot Preparation. Dutch Supermodel & Famous Fashion Model Sanne Vloet Getting Ready With Lilly Pulitzer Hair Stylists & Makeup Artists. Supermodel Sanne Vloet Successfully Modeling On Set For Fashion Brand Lilly Pulitzer.
Have you ever wondered what happens on photo shoot days and how a supermodel or a famous fashion model prepares for a fashion modeling job? It takes a lot of work to become a successful fashion model or supermodel – from proper planning the night before (such as having an appropriate dinner and getting enough sleep) to having a good light breakfast the morning of the photo shoot, in order to make the day as perfect and flawless as possible for both the fashion model and the client (photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, and makeup artists).
“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”
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Modeling In Europe (Paris, London, And Milan Italy) – How To Become A Fashion Model In Paris And Modeling In Italy (Rome And Milan)
There are very few experiences in the world that can rival and compare to modeling in Paris, London, and Milan Italy. These three cities are best known worldwide as the fashion capitals of the world (New York being the other fashion capital). In fact, modeling in Paris (one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world) and modeling in Milan Italy is generally considered the ultimate and most prestigious destination for all professional fashion models.
Above: Beautiful Brazilian Fashion Model Alessandra Ambrosio Modeling For The Italian Shoe Label Cesare Paciotti Footwear Ads (Beautiful Cesare Paciotti Shoe Advertisements). How To Become A Fashion Model In Italy.
How To Become A Fashion Model In Paris France (Europe) – Recommended Measurements (Stats) For Fashion Models In Paris
Measurements (stats) for female models modeling in Paris should be at least 5’9 in height (5’10 or 5’11 in height would be ideal) with bust, waist, and hip measurements of 34-23-34. The ideal dress size for fashion models modeling in Paris should also be 0 or 2. The reason for the need for female fashion models to have these specific measurements is because fashion designers in Paris make their clothes in one size or what is called a sample size. Female models must fit the clothes that French designers make each season rather than the other way around. With the number of garments a French fashion designer produces for each collection it would be practically impossible for a fashion designer to make each garment to fit every individual fashion model (all sizes described in this article are United States sizes for adult women).
How To Become A Fashion Model In Paris France (Europe) – Age Requirements For Fashion Models Modeling In Paris
The minimum legal age to work any kind of job in France is generally 16 years. Most of the top modeling agencies in Paris France will have a special license for minors, but children and teenagers under the age of 16 have incredibly strict working hours in France. Therefore, most of the top fashion modeling agencies in Paris that represent women will not sign female models for representation if they are under the age of 16 and are from countries outside of France.
Above: Beautiful Brunette Brazilian Fashion Model Alessandra Ambrosio Modeling For The Spanish Shoe Label Xti Footwear Advertising Campaign (Beautiful Xti Footwear Ads).
Is Fashion Modeling In Paris Right For Me? How To Become A Fashion Model In Paris France (Europe)
Paris is not a fashion market for brand new models who need to get modeling experience or build their modeling portfolios (their books). Fashion models modeling in Paris France (Europe) should have already worked in the Asian markets in cities such as Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Singapore before attempting the sophisticated and incredibly challenging fashion market of Paris France.
Only once a fashion model has learned the basics of the fashion modeling industry can she be truly ready for the ultimate destination of Paris where they will have the opportunity to work for many of the most glamorous and sophisticated fashion clients in the world. Thus, female fashion models should only travel to Paris for modeling if they already know that they have real potential for booking runway shows, editorial, or prestigious advertising campaigns because that is where the prestige and the money is in the modeling industry. Most experienced fashion models only travel to Paris France (Europe) to work the “Collections” during Paris Fashion Week (held twice a year) and then leave for other fashion cities or return to their home countries.
Above: Beautiful Brazilian Fashion Model Alessandra Ambrosio Modeling For Spanish Shoe Label Xti Footwear Modeling In White Denim And White Shoes (Flats) For Xti Footwear Ads.
How To Become A Fashion Model In Milan Italy (Europe) – Recommended Measurements (Stats) For Fashion Models In Milan And Rome Italy
Measurements (stats) for female models modeling in Milan Italy are very similar to the model measurements that are required for female models modeling in Paris. Fashion models modeling in Milan should be at least 5’9 in height (5’10 or 5’11 in height would be ideal) with bust, waist, and hip measurements of 34-23-34. The ideal dress size for fashion models modeling in Milan should also be 0 or 2. The reason for the need for female fashion models to have these specific measurements is because fashion designers in Milan make their clothes in one size or what is called a sample size. Female models must fit the clothes that Italian designers make each season rather than the other way around. With the number of garments an Italian fashion designer produces for each collection it would be practically impossible for a fashion designer to make each garment to fit every individual fashion model.
Is Fashion Modeling In Milan Italy Right For Me? How To Become A Fashion Model In Milan Italy (Europe)
Milan Italy is one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the world, and modeling in this fashion capital is an experience that you will remember forever. In fact, modeling in Milan Italy for Milan Fashion Week (held twice a year) is the stuff of legends that can take a model from being a virtually unknown fashion model to supermodel realm. Modeling in Milan Italy is generally considered the ultimate modeling destination where fashion models get the opportunity to work for many of the most glamorous and sophisticated fashion clients in the world. Thus, booking modeling jobs in runway shows, editorial, or prestigious advertising campaigns is where the prestige and the money is in Milan Italy, and most experienced fashion models only travel to Milan Italy (Europe) to work the “Collections” during Milan Fashion Week (held twice a year) and then leave for other fashion cities or return to their home countries.
Above: Beautiful Mango Fashion Model Karlie Kloss Modeling For The Spanish Fashion Brand Mango Advertising Campaign (Beautiful Mango Ads And Mango Advertisements) Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World. How To Successfully Model For European Fashion Brands And The Secrets To Successfully Modeling In Europe.
How To Model In Italy – The Secrets To Successfully Modeling In Italy (Europe) And The Importance Of Having A Prestigious Mother Agency For Successfully Modeling In Milan Italy
In order to be allowed to model in Milan and Rome Italy it will be necessary to obtain a working visa and all of the additional paperwork that is required for foreign fashion models. The nice thing about modeling in Italy is that getting a working visa is not very complicated (assuming that you are signed with a top modeling agency) compared to getting a visa to work as a fashion model in the United States. In general (there are always exceptions), to get a work visa to model in Italy you will need to be signed with a top modeling agency in your home country and have a well developed portfolio for a top Italian modeling agency to be able to sponsor your work visa for modeling in Milan or Rome as a foreign fashion model.
This is where having a world class mother agency can make all the difference in the world. The role of your mother agency (usually the first modeling agency that you sign with when starting your modeling career) is to represent you as best as possible around the world. The problem is that many small local agencies do not have the financial resources and/or expertise to successfully represent a fashion model in the most prestigious fashion markets such as New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Tokyo Japan (not a fashion capital of the world but still considered an important fashion market for new and experienced fashion models).
Modeling Overseas – A Guide To Modeling In Europe (Paris, London, And Milan Italy)
Having a top mother agency that not only represents you in your home country but also around the world can make all the difference in the world between you actually making it as a successful fashion model and making millions upon millions of dollars through modeling or remembering your brief modeling career as a nice experience that unfortunately did not help you to pay all of your bills and living expenses (you would be surprised at how bad some modeling agencies can actually be at representing fashion models and how good they actually are at taking your hard earned money). The role of your mother agency would be to protect your interests by representing you as best as possible around the world and to guide you throughout your modeling career by developing short term and long term goals for you.
A top mother agency will develop business relationships with the top modeling agencies in Italy, London, and Paris, and after discussing with you your specific modeling career goals they will determine which foreign agency and in what European country to successfully place you for a brief short stay which is usually a few weeks at a time (12 weeks being very common in many European fashion markets such as Paris and Milan Italy). Your mother agency will be responsible for negotiating the contracts with the foreign agencies and in making sure you get all of the necessary paperwork (including your work visa), flight tickets, apartment in the country in Europe where you will be modeling, and anything else that they could think of in order to make sure that your modeling experience in Europe is as pleasant and enjoyable as possible.
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How To Model In Europe With The Top Modeling Agencies In Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) – The Top Modeling Agencies Where Modeling Dreams Become Reality And The Importance Of Being Represented By A Prestigious Modeling Agency In Your Home Country
“Stomach in, chest out.” These are the classical words that a little girl repeats to herself while walking straight with a book on her head, dreaming of doing it on a real catwalk or fashion runway. Surely enough, this little girl knows nothing, or very little, about the fashion modeling industry and about how to reach the international fashion runways. As this little girl grows older she eventually realizes (just like millions of other girls from around the world dreaming about becoming famous fashion models) that the first fundamental step in becoming a top fashion model is entering the doors of any of the major, most prestigious, and largest modeling agencies in Italy, London, Paris, or New York (collectively known as the four fashion capitals of the world).
Knowing how to conduct yourself in front of modeling and acting industry professionals (in particular casting directors) is key for successfully getting booked for modeling jobs in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy). Either your mother agency back home or your foreign agency will also try to familiarize you as much as possible with local norms in the particular European country where you will be modeling such as how to properly introduce yourself, say thank you in the foreign language, etc. While many top fashion companies in Europe will probably have people that speak English, knowing the basics of the foreign language such as French and Italian can definitely help you to become more successful while modeling in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy).
Fashion Modeling In Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) And How To Model In Europe With The Top Modeling Agencies In Europe – Who Pays For My Flight And Travel Expenses When Traveling To Model In Paris, London, Milan Italy, And Other European Fashion Markets?
One of the beautiful things about fashion modeling in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) is that modeling agencies that are located in Europe in cities such as London, Paris, And Milan Italy will advance many of your travel and living expenses such as your flight tickets (airline tickets), rent, utilities, and other necessary expenses for you to be able to arrive and have a safe stay in their home country. In addition, the local Italian or French modeling agency will also advance the cost of your composite cards and other necessary things that might be required to get you started modeling in Europe as quickly as possible. The local French or Italian modeling agency will also give you a weekly stipend (spending money) which you will be required to reimburse to them once you start booking modeling jobs in Europe (London, Paris, or Milan Italy).
Thus, it is important to remember that this is not free money and that these modeling agencies in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) are willing to advance these travel and living expenses to help get you started, but that you will be required to pay the European modeling agency back once you start booking modeling jobs and start getting paid modeling work with European fashion companies. If for some unfortunate reason you do not earn enough money modeling In Europe (London, Paris, or Milan Italy) to pay back the European modeling agency then the modeling agency in Europe will take the loss as the cost of doing business and you will not be required to pay them back with your own money. However, if that were to happen, you can probably forget about the Italian or French modeling agency asking you to come back for more modeling in Italy or France in the near future. After all, why invite an American, Asian, or Latin American model back to Europe that causes the European modeling agency to lose money and have a lot of red ink in their financial statements?
Above: Beautiful Brazilian Fashion Model Alessandra Ambrosio Modeling For The British Fashion Brand Coast Advertising Campaign (Beautiful Coast Fashion Ads) Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World.
How Much Money Can I Make Modeling In Paris Or Milan Italy? Modeling Contracts In France And Italy For Top Fashion Models
Top models that have modeling experience at the international level, have an excellent modeling portfolio (modeling book), have been featured in major fashion magazines such as Vogue and Elle, and that have modeled in the fashion capitals of the world (New York, London, Paris, and Milan Italy) can easily earn over $10,000.00 United States dollars per day. It is also important to note that these numbers are just starting dollar amounts for negotiating the modeling contracts for prestigious advertising campaigns (this negotiation is done between your mother agency, the modeling agency in Europe, and the European fashion client). We like to call them high powered modeling contract negotiations.
How To Model In Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) With The Top Modeling Agencies In Europe – How To Get Represented For Fashion Modeling In Paris Or Milan Italy By The Best Modeling Agencies In Europe In Order To Become A Money Girl
“Money Girls” are fashion models that are so famous and make so much money that they are known around the world for their incredible and intoxicating beauty. ZARZAR MODELING AGENCY best known around the world as ZARZAR MODELS does not recommend that you approach the modeling market in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) before you have a prestigious mother agency representing you. It is always best to have a mother agency promoting you to the international modeling agencies simply because a good fashion modeling mother agent will not only know what the best fashion modeling agencies in Europe are for your particular look and personality, but they will also have the necessary knowledge and industry experience to properly plan and manage your fashion modeling career for the long term.
In addition, trying to model in Europe (London, Paris, And Milan Italy) without modeling agency representation can be extremely dangerous as explained in our article The Danger Of Acting And Modeling Without Agency Representation. Furthermore, trying to do all of the legal paperwork by yourself such as reviewing your modeling contracts, securing your fashion modeling work visa, etc. can take all the fun out of your modeling experience in Europe, in addition to costing you serious money if you end up making major mistakes. Your mother agency and mother agent will help you to understand what everything means, guide you through the process, and most importantly do their best to protect you from those that might try to take advantage of you. A good, strong mother agency is extremely important when it comes to modeling (we can not stress this enough), specially at the international level, and we wish you nothing but success as you continue your quest in becoming a highly successful, and hopefully famous, fashion model.
Above: Beautiful South African Fashion Model Candice Swanepoel Modeling For Max Factor Makeup Ads (Beautiful Max Factor Advertisements) Modeling As One Of The Highest Paid Models In The World.
ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.