Parallel to Fashion Week we invited our New Face Franziska to Berlin. In Berlin-Mitte, on Museum Island, we had the perfect location to present our young talent in a completely different light. With two photo shoots and this new video from our videographer Robin Platte. Franziska is a real cutie! Although she is still very young, she is already very professional in her work and shows absolute motivation and commitment to become a model. Of course, as a model manager and model agency, it is a pleasure to meet such fresh talent in Berlin and get to know her for the first time, just like me. Franziska has strong prerequisites to really get off to a good start as a model. From fashion magazines, catwalks, photo shoots to videos for fashion companies. We and our partners see great potential in Franziska and that is why we were very pleased to welcome them to Berlin. But enough written, pictures say more than a thousand words!
Charming! Camille is very British, so we are all the more pleased that we were able to win the Hamburg model as a partner in Germany and management. Camille is Curvy Model and brings in all shootings, every single look absolutely ontime. We are very pleased to be able to work with her. Especially the plus size market for oversize and curved models is growing more and more and needs new talents like Camille!
Our Creative Arts Director Oliver Rudolph spoke about the trend and the tendency towards curved models in an interview with the fashion magazine FIV Magazine a year ago. VIPs are also looking for Curved Models for jobs on TV, but fashion bloggers like Riccardo Simonetti are also at Fashion Week looking for great Plus Size Models for their Hamburg fashion show. Accordingly, our customers are increasingly sending us requests and enquiries as to whether we have a beautiful curved model for the next photo shoot. Now we have it!
Camille is our first Curved Model and we are very happy to support her as management in building her model portfolio as well as her career. Camille’s first fashion video, shot together in Berlin, can now be found on our YouTube Channel! If you don’t want to miss a video, follow our modeling agency on YouTube.
Find more of our beautiful Camille in Camille’s sedcard!
Commercial Showreel with Curvy Model Camille
You want to be a model in Hamburg?
You always dreamed of modeling? Then take your chance now and apply to our model agency for great jobs in Hamburg! Photo shoots, video shoots, catwalk, as a model you can see a lot of the world! But first it’s about the construction of your model folder. Read more about: Become a model. Our model agency (“Top Recommendation” / Bravo Girl 2017) and photographers will take first-class care of you. In our international model agency, it’s about more than just job placement. We invest in our models, with photo shoots, video shoots but also our model coaching and trainers. A concept that is unique in Germany. You learn a lot about personality, acting but also the life of a model.
The perfect start to a modeling career. If you have international dimensions, you also have to work abroad, in the big fashion capitals, from Hong Kong to New York and Paris. Read more: Model abroad. In the big megacities, there are very good jobs but also a lot of competition. We make you fit and help you to make the perfect start to your modeling career. Apply now for our agency as a model in Hamburg: Model Application.
The next Cara Delevingne? This is not a quote from us but a quote from Chefscout of one of the biggest model agencies in the world. Based in New York, Paris and many other cities. Luisa is New Face and just got back from the USA. She was there for a year and learned a lot about life and the country. Now she is back in Germany and we start her modeling career. This includes not only first test shoots and videos, but also castings for international agencies to prepare for life as a model in the big world. Very rarely, the scouts of the biggest international agencies visit our model agencies in Berlin or Cologne to meet some of our models, selected and selected. What is such an internal agency casting about? For months and even years in advance, the world’s largest and most renowned agencies have secured the option for young models. Whoever has absolutely great talent will be confirmed years in advance for one of the major international agencies.
Until then, we as the parent agency will take care of the construction, organize shootings, jobs, coaching and much more to prepare the model for work in one of the largest agencies. Here one makes it on the big magazines and partly also on the covers, wow, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, to name only a few names. If you have so many visitors to the house, there is a good chance that you will meet with rejection, also due to small details. Perhaps the hip is 1 cm too wide or on the shoulder. Maybe there’s already someone of that guy in New York, Milan or Paris.
But sometimes, you manage to get a head scout out of the role in such a way that he can only rave. Amazing. Fantastic. The next Cara Delevingne! Luisa is extremely motivated and makes great efforts, has the perfect conditions not only in moderation and figure but also in personality. We are extremely pleased to represent her as a parent agency and to take the step into a modeling career with her. In Berlin we produced two videos directly, with her in portrait, alone and focused and with her model colleague Hannah, of whom we recently reported about her new video. Here is Luisa I Fashion Video from Berlin! If you want to see more of yourself, look in Luisa’s model portfolio now.
If you don’t want to miss any video of Luisa and also no video of our other models and men’s models, then check out our Youtube channel now and follow our model agency on YouTube!
Beautiful & Classy Model: LUISA
You want to become a model in Berlin?
If you want to become a model and want to stand on the catwalk or in a professional photo set yourself, then you can apply now in our model agency as a model in Berlin! We place first-class jobs and renowned customers of our network, we help with your construction with recommendations of a model agency, from your model book up to test shootings with good photographers in addition, with Coachings about personality, acting and of course also fashion shows and running styles around Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter. Our photographers and our booking team will give you a professional insight into our model agency from the very first minute.
With us you can create models for online shops and well-known customers, there you show new collection pieces for the online shop but also for social networks like Instagram or Youtube. The better you get, the more complex and demanding the jobs become. E.g. videos for YouTube or even entire commercials, e.g. for streaming portals and for television. Read more about becoming a model here. When you finish school, you will have the chance to work abroad, in the big fashion cities, from Shanghai, Shenzhen to Los Angeles and New York.
New Faces are special or she is something very special! Her look, her look, her charisma, her positive way and her effect on people, in real life, at castings or at photo shootings. Eugenia already knows a lot to tell and implement in her early years. Therefore we are very happy to support you as a model agency and management, not on short-term goals but on sustainable success in Germany and internationally!
You can always find new photos of Eugenia in her model portfolio and today this new, chic video is added as a candy. Our agency Videograph Robin Platte went to a lot of trouble in Berlin and met Eugenia for this small, strong visual enhancement of her book!
Why are videos so important for videographers and customers?
Many agencies still rely on pure image material, and many jobs are no longer just about photos. Small video sequences are made for Instagram, more elaborate sequences for YouTube and of course even more elaborate for TV, streaming portals or cinema advertising. For many casting agencies it is therefore important to get a moving image of the model. How are the looks? Twists? Movements?
Today came Eugenia’s new video on our YouTube Channel! If you don’t want to miss a video of her but also of our other models and also of our male models, then follow us on YouTube!
Here is Eugenia’s new video! You can find more of it in Eugenias Modelbook.
Fashion Showreel Eugenia
The new video of our New Face Model Zoe! She has an absolutely strong expression in her face, performs first-class in front of the camera and is not only great for photo shoots, e.g. for online shops or lookbooks, but also in front of the video camera Zoe is an absolute eye-catcher. With her new and second video Zoe shows how strong she can perform in front of the camera. Their look is international. She herself comes from southwest Germany and visited us for this photo shoot in Berlin. As a model agency we also organized our big model agency casting parallel to Fashion Week. Before the casting we went to the video shooting with our Zoe. span>
Elegant & Classy Model in Berlin
If Michelle doesn’t conquer the catwalks of the world, I don’t know! Today we’re introducing our new New Face, Michelle! Met at our last modelcasting, we were immediately enchanted by Michelle. Especially her long hair, which gave us an absolute “Victoria’s Secret Moment” while running, immediately confirmed our opinion that Michelle has to model! Whether in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg or Munich, as long as our New Face is not yet abroad, we will make every effort to push her as far as possible so that she is perfectly prepared for modeling abroad – parallel to school.
With her measurements, but also with her positive nature and her unique charisma, Michelle is becoming a professional day by day. Today we have something very special, her first fashion video for her model portfolio. Videos are important, especially to give customers an impression of how the model moves, but their facial expressions are also their way and effect on people. Whether for Instagram, YouTube, TV, streaming portals like Netflix or cinema, in so many areas it is important that models deliver perfect video formats.
Michelle also has special qualities for the catwalk. Fashion shows, just like made for them. That’s why we’re all the more looking forward to the coming months and years together. If you want to see the first photos of Michelle, you can find them in Michelle’s model folder!
If you don’t want to miss a video of her but also of our other models, then follow our model agency on YouTube!
Spring Showreel ▶ Michelle!
Our highlights from July 2018 with video shootings from Berlin, Cologne, Düsseldorf and Munich! Our whole team was on the road all over Germany to equip our New Faces but also our professional models with new photos and video material. Meanwhile we produce in a good month, alone as an agency, without jobs from the customer, over ten videos, which you find by the way also always completely up-to-date on our model agency YouTube channel! That’s why from this month on we’ve decided to pack all our highlights in a great video so that you can see right away what was going on this month. If you are more interested in one of our models, e.g. to book it for a photo shoot or also for e-commerce, lookbook or a commercial, you can have a closer look at all photos and videos in the model’s portfolio. Let’s start with our first highlight episode, July 2018, from Berlin to Munich!
While Angelina Kirsch is looking for her new Curvy supermodel on RTL2, we’ve already found ours! Wonderful Camille. She’s a real gold piece, or even better, a diamond! Because how often do you as a model agency have the luck to find a young model who is not only super committed and motivated, but who also has the perfect conditions as a curvy model. With her size of 42 she has great dimensions to work for fashion but also generally in advertising.
Curvy Models: Upcoming in fashion shows, TV and advertising
We have received a lot of questions in the last weeks, also now again about the TV show, mostly:
What are the Curvy Supermodel requirements?
people for TV shows are of course cast much differently than models for an international agency. In TV and television, the focus is on people who go out of their way, polarize and ideally offer viewers an entertaining evening every week. In a real model agency, however, you are not booked to tell exciting and personal stories or to get more reach through disputes. Model agencies are all about professional posing so that pictures can be taken quickly and the team can continue with the next outfit. No one needs to stage themselves or tell private stories, here it’s all about your skills! Basically, TV casting shows and model agency castings differ in that people are selected for television who stand out due to strong emotions or a lot of speech. The requirements in a modeling agency, on the other hand, focus on your talent and skills as a model.
In principle it is important for you as a model that if you want to work professionally as a plus size or curvy model, you are looking for a management that does not plan with you for a show series but 4 years. So that you can develop step by step, your model portfolio gets better and better, you can gain real experience through real jobs and thus become better and more self-confident. With fixed contact persons and also confidence in you, if it does not run so well at the beginning.
Camile @ Berlin Fashion Week: Video
Become a Curvy Model: Prerequisites, conditions and requirements
As you just saw, the requirements for TV castings and real castings in a model agency differ. There are also ideal sizes for Plus Size Models. As a Plus Size Model you should have at least a clothing size of 42, even better 44 or 46 for female models. Let’s take a look at the details of the requirements for Curvy Models
Prerequisites: Plus Size / Curvy Model Dimensions: Size and confection
The market for female Plus Size Models is much larger than that for male models. That is the first criterion. Why is that so? Of course, women are much more fashion-oriented on average. Since more women are interested in fashion and also consume it, female models in particular are booked for photo shoots and advertising films.
As a Curvy Model you need the size described above which ideally is 44. But you can also work with a 42 or 46 as a plaster model. If the customer wants to book a Class Plus Size Model, it is especially because he is looking for women with curves for production. This means it is an advantage to have real curves, not just a little bit of baby fat. Did you know the average woman has a size of 44! These women are therefore looking for people in magazines, advertising or online shops with whom they can identify well.
Unlike a high fashion model, the height of a Plus Size model is less important. What is the reason for this? As a high fashion model you also work in many showrooms and for fashion shows. The grid is very narrow here, since the competition is very large. Women must also always match the male models, with high heels. At the end of a fashion show, a uniform line is to be created when one considers over the heads of the models. This ensures harmony in the show and more focus on fashion. Curvy Models are currently booked mainly for photo shoots and commercials. This makes it possible to become a Curvy model even without a body height of 176 cm, due to the lower competition. As a Curvy model you can also work with 174cm, if the other total package is right.
If you are completely satisfied with your curves and like to show yourself, like fashion and trends, then consider applying as a model! The market is relatively new and the competition is not so big, take your chance!
You can easily measure your own measurements and size yourself here: Model Dimensions: Requirements and size
Conditions to become a Curvy Model
As with any model, you need self-confidence! You must like your body, your curves, yourself! Because as a model you are not only in front of the cameras, but you are also often enough a role model for young people but also for older people. In campaigns, you stand for a healthy lifestyle or a fulfilled life, for example. Whether it’s for Instagram and we’re talking about fashion or insurance and you’re happy driving a sports car on the beach. Emotions have to be honest and authentic. In order to master this, one must know one’s body exactly, one’s own abilities but also one’s own facial expressions must be constantly controlled. With each individual photo, click, click, click must be both the posing sitting as well as your facial features and emotions. To combine all this on one point and to deliver professionally, focused in a shooting date, is really a high art. The A&O for Plus Size Models but also for models with sizes 32, 34 or 36 is your own body feeling and that you are happy and satisfied with yourself.
Requirements for castings on the job
When you go on castings or jobs, clients expect absolute professionalism from you in a job. Professionalism as a model contains many different aspects. This includes, for example, preparation for a job. You have to go to bed early enough, maybe even plan your trip or have just arrived from the airport and are at Hotel Check Iin. No party, no sightseeing, you prepare yourself for the next day and your job, so that you appear with absolutely fresh skin, a smile on your lips and no circles around your eyes on the set and during styling. Again, you have to prove that you should ideally be at the location 15 minutes in advance, you can drink a little water or write a few messages to your friend. It is important that the production can always count on you, just like your model agency to push and advance you even more with the customer.
Yes, as a Curvy and Plus Size Model you have to be able to do quite a lot and they demand a lot from you, but you can see a lot of the world! Shootings, nice people and people, creative arts directors, photographers, videographers, other models, designers or even employees from marketing and models who become friends. As a model you can expect an exciting life, if you are very committed, diligent and also a little bit lucky with the customers. Because there will always be competition! That’s why you have to work hard and not assume that you can automatically live from modeling. This requires a lot of effort and also some investment, e.g. in your model portfolio.
Plus Size Model
If you liked all this and now you want to become a model or know a good friend who should definitely become a Curvy model, then we would be very happy about the application! With our model agency we not only work in Berlin and Cologne, our models work internationally and also in cities like Milan, Tokyo or Los Angeles. We are very happy about new talents and your trust in our model management. For a common future and a secure and reliable agency with a worldwide network for your development.
Another new, mega deal! Cocaine Models goes Fashion TV. See our models worldwide on Fashion TV! Thanks to our in-house media production, we provide our models with a good model book (photos, videos, introduction, Polaroids, etc.) as quickly as possible. This also includes first-class fashion movies to see our models in motion, with facial expressions and emotions. Perfect for our customers!
All CM Videos now via TV, Smart TV, Notebook or via App – wow
Since July 1st our videos are now also officially on Fashion TV, making us one of the few model agencies worldwide, which makes the international channel, which runs in many trendy clubs or lounges, perfect! We are very pleased about the cooperation. As a result, American news portals are naturally also becoming more and more aware of our model agency, as here in the article by MSN about our international supermodel Chand visiting Germany (including interviews about models, jobs, sports, nutrition, and much more).
Chand on Fashion TV: Model Life
If you want all videos first, then follow our Modeling Agency on YouTube!
24/7 Live Stream of Fashion TV
Fashion TV: 24-hour fashion, supermodels and music
Fashion TV represents the world’s best haute couture brands. Gucci, Prada, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana but also Vogue, Elle or the Cosmopolitan publish their fashion videos here on FTV, sometimes even exclusively. Fashion TV can be received worldwide on TV devices but also streamed on your mobile phone via app or simply on your notebook.
The station runs at many hotspots worldwide, from chic and luxurious restaurants in the city centre to model agencies like ours. In Germany we are the very first model agency to be asked for. For us, this is an incredible confirmation after only three years. This is not only the second time that Bravo Magazine has voted us one of the top 10 model agencies in Germany this week, but we are also making good progress worldwide!
Working in Milan, Paris and New York
In September the new Placement & On Stay season for our young models starts. Placement means that you are represented by another agency, many of our models then fly to the respective cities for two months to be there to do castings but also to be quickly available for jobs, so On Stay! For many of our young girls this year for the first time they are going abroad to work after they have successfully completed high school or high school. Maybe you will soon see Lea, Luisa or Nicole worldwide on Fashion TV, with new great videos! If you want all videos first, then follow our Modeling Agency on YouTube!
Arina lives in southern Germany, between mountains, fresh air and a lot of nature! The perfect conditions to have the perfect conditions as a model with a healthy lifestyle and a little sport. Although it does not quite reach the 176cm, Arina has great potential not only for the German market, but also for the international model market.
Arina at London Fashion Week – 5 shows
Already in her first weeks Arina was at the London Fashion Week! With a total of 5 jobs she had a great start in her career there. Modeling in London is a real challenge! Because in London there is a lot of competition for castings. In Berlin, where you may be with 10 or 15 other models, 80 to 100 models come to a designer casting in London, especially for Fashion Week. The castings are not even public! Only the good model agencies get the casting dates and addresses for the fashion shows in London. Our Arina made it with our partner agency Body London directly on 5 shows. We are very proud of our little one! Arina is an absolute new discovery and we hope that you will soon see her on Instagram channels of your favourite fashion brands or in the online shop with new fashion collections. If you want to see more of Arina, check out Arina’s model portfolio!
If you don’t want to miss a video of Arina but also of our other models, then follow our model agency on YouTube!
Made for fashion: Arina
Ulala. Cute, sexy, Louisa! Louisa brings with her measurements strong conditions for a good start into a national model career, because at first we concentrate on Germany! Louisa is a new face with real potential for the coming years. We met Louisa at our casting, we were immediately enthusiastic about her. Her face has very international features, both European and a little Latina. Louisa is super suitable for urban sports brands but also for fashion and current trend collections. How good, you see here in her new Youtube video! If you don’t want to miss a video of her but also of our other models, then follow our Modelagentur on YouTube!
You can find more of her, current photo galleries and the video in Louisa’s model folder.
Sexy showreel by Louisa x Cocaine Models
How wonderful is that? If there is a model agency recommendation for young models, then we are! Especially for fast-moving TV. Only 3 years ago we were founded and already we are internationally active, from Tokyo to Los Angeles. After various top lists we are now listed for the second time in the Bravo as top recommendation for Germany. Big Merci!
Bravo Fashion Magazine: The Portal + Magazine for Kids and Teenagers
Bravo has been Germany’s most popular youth magazine for decades and is therefore an important voice when it comes to judging model agencies and their quality. Today a fan sent us a new article: GNTM castings + top agencies Germany.
Soon the Germany’s Next Topmodel Castings will start again. Heidi Klum is also looking for new top models in 2019. Besides practical tips for the live castings in various German cities, Bravo also gives recommendations for models who are looking for a long-term career and would like to work for the big customers in Germany and abroad. With us: Cocaine Models! For the second time Bravo Top 10, yes! One of the best alternatives to a short-term TV show, so to speak. With sustainable development, personal development, real jobs, not only for PR and a team that looks after you personally.
We would like to thank the Bravo editorial team that last year we were among the Top recommendations in Germany. In just three years we have overtaken major model agencies in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin, which is already 30 years old! Mission accomplished!
Do you know our fashion magazine?
Parallel to our model agency, we also founded our fashion magazine FIV in 2015. Since then we had great interviews, events and of course many unforgettable moments behind the scenes. With interviews of absolute supermodels like Alexandra Ambrosio, Victoria Secret Model, Zombie Boy from Canada and the USA or the sweet Pamela Reif with almost 4 million fans, just on Instagram. In our fashion magazine you will not only find exciting interviews with absolute instagram and YouTube stars, but also exciting interviews with our fashion photographer, models and of course fashion designers. Of course we also visit Fashion Week for you! Whether Berlin, London or New York, we are at the hotspots and backstage for you to report. Take a look at our fashion magazine.
Let’s call it High Fashion Baby! Distinctive look, self-confident appearance, Celine is strong! Becoming a model in Berlin requires a good agency – CM! We support Celine to make her dream come true! With the first photo shootings, in Berlin-Mitte but also now with the new video from Celine. Strong and safe posing right from the beginning, captivating, super expression, as well in all facial expressions and gestures: Everything is right! Celine is well equipped to become a great model in the months and years to come. For online shops, in the commercial sector but also for “wilder” brands, urban fashion brands and fashion magazines, an absolutely great face. Not only in Berlin, but also in Hamburg, Düsseldorf and Munich, Celine will surely dust off a job or two. We not only keep our fingers crossed, but support you in doing so: Let’s go! Enough writing, here is the first video of our Berlin model Celine!
If you don’t want to miss a video of Linn and our other models and men’s models, then follow our model agency on YouTube!
Paris Look Style with Celine
Oh my god! Cuteness Level 10: Linn is, if I may say so, the perfect model for all-round fashion! Strong face, great body, unique and recognizable charisma, fun on the shooting set, absolute professionalism and international experience.
Linn has seen a lot in the world, including New York. Now she is back in Germany and we look forward to developing her career in Germany together with her. Shootings, video shoot, let’s go! Also with your body measurements and proportions Linn has absolutely mega requirements and will arouse great interest with many customers. Because as said, not only the performance in the photos is really first-class, but also the positive charisma at photo shootings, which is very important at jobs, makes Linn so special.
Video Shooting in Berlin: Classical Music for the Book
That’s why we were really looking forward to the first video shoot in Berlin! With our model agency videographer Robin and fashion photographer Oliver Rudolph we made our way to produce the first photos in Germany. We are extremely looking forward to the cooperation and we hope to be able to present you the first results of Jobs soon.
Today Linns new video was released on our YouTube Channel! If you don’t want to miss a video of her but also of our other models, then follow our model agency on YouTube! You can find more photo galleries in Linn’s model portfolio.
The second video of our enchanting Linn! Back from New York we go directly to Berlin for the photo shoot and the video shoot for her model portfolio. In order to give our customers in Germany a perfect impression of Linn, we wanted to produce up-to-date images and video material directly as an agency. Of course, Berlin has the perfect locations for this. We grabbed our Creative Art Director Oliver Rudolph and our videographer Robin Platte and dived into the centre of Berlin with Linn. Instead of in urban Berlin (corners with graffiti, posters, partly prefabricated buildings), this time we decided on a classic location, very close to the Museum Island. Here we can also show Linn from a completely different light, classic and elegant.
You will find the photos in her modelbook soon! We also have this wonderful new video for you! You can find more of Linn, of course also all photos and videos, in Linn’s model folder.
If you don’t want to miss a video of Linn and our other models and men’s models, then follow our model agency on YouTube!
Berlin Fashion Showreel with Linn
Rock n’ Roll Baby! The Swiss model Jimmy is from our partner agency One Time Management (Zurich), our number one contact for male models and scouting. One Time Management has an absolute eye for young talents, may we introduce you to Jimmy!
If you’re looking for the perfect look for fashion magazines, you’ve got good cards with Jimmy. His individual look, the curls, striking features and a great figure for fashion. We met Jimmy in Zurich for his first fashion video for our model portfolio and clients. With our Videographen in the luggage and a quantity of good mood we produced the first video for the German market. May we introduce you, Jimmy!
If you don’t want to miss a video of Jimmy or our other male models from now on, then follow our modeling agency on YouTube! More photos from Switzerland, Germany and worldwide can be found in Jimmy’s Modelbook.
Backstage Showreel w/ Jimi from Zurich
Charlene, one of our models from Paris visited us at the agency. She works internationally very successfully and inspires with her extraordinary look! We took the opportunity to ask her a few questions for you. What she likes best about modeling, how did she start modeling and everything around the frequent change of her hair color. Charlene is especially exciting because she not only loves to stand in front of the camera but also works behind the camera and shoots and produces short films. Watch the video in full on YouTube:
Charlene from Paris about modeling – video interview
You got your next job as a model in Berlin? Congratulations! But when you’re in the capital for the first time, you’re sure to feel lost. But Berlin isn’t as big as you think, if you know a little bit about it! So that you arrive safely on your next trip and can also explore the most beautiful places directly and find the perfect hotel or also an inexpensive alternative to the hotel, we have summarized here once the best tips for Berlin. First of all, do we basically get to the question, in which parts of the city does it even live to be a model?
The best districts of Berlin
If you are already booking a hotel or a cheap accommodation, then you should definitely settle down in the more beautiful places of Berlin, where you can experience something after a strenuous job, find cosy and tasty restaurants or even one or the other club, e.g. if it continues for you only the next day.
Berlin hot spots for your first visit
- Berlin-Mitte: Typical city instead of typical Berlin, but central
- Prenzlauer Berg: For a cosy time in Berlin
- Friedrichshain: Party and Lifestyle 24/7
- Kreuzberg: International and still Berlin
- Berlin-Mitte: Typical city instead of typical Berlin, but central
Jobs in Berlin, tips for your next trip
In the middle of Berlin you can’t do anything wrong, you are in the centre of all places, and between Zoo, Potsdamer Platz and Alexanderplatz, you have numerous possibilities to eat something tasty but also to experience something in the evening. The area around Berlin Mitte is characterized by tourism but also by busy people, from Monday to Friday. On weekends you will usually find tourists here, strolling from one place to another. The absolute advantage of Berlin Mitte, you are very central and can reach all places quickly. It’s also very safe here and you have very elegant nightlife. The little disadvantage, life is a bit more expensive and of course you don’t get to know the real Berlin and the real Berliners! And exactly these beautiful experiences on journeys, meeting new people, new cultures but also simply new areas, is one of the absolute advantages which one can enjoy as a model. It is guaranteed not to be boring! But if you want to experience a bit more of Berlin, then maybe you should settle down in one of these districts. The advantage, you can easily find them! Around Berlin Mitte, we start northeast in Prenzlauer Berg. You reach Prenzlauer Berg directly above Alexanderplatz. Then it goes down to the south via Friedrichshain to Kreuzberg.
Prenzlauer Berg: For a cosy time in Berlin
The home of hipsters and young families is especially for those who want to experience a dignified Berlin, the best area for cheap overnight stays like at Airbnb or hotel rooms. Here in Prenzlauer Berg you will find fewer original Berliners, but many newcomers, but a very relaxed Berlin atmosphere, beautiful streets and a little green left and right. In Prenzlauer Berg there is more upscale gastronomy, although you can still afford it, of course, because the prices in Berlin are not as overpriced as in Munich, for example. In Prenzlauer Berg you will also find numerous smaller clubs, where you can spend the evening relaxed to jazz sounds or dance to house and hip hop. In Prenzlauer Berg you will find fewer tourists, many newcomers and therefore a very interesting and international mix.
Friedrichshain: Party and Lifestyle 24/7
If you want to experience something more and also a little younger culture, then you should definitely take a look at Berlin Friedrichshain. Here you will not only find the trendy scene clubs around Warschauer Straße, e.g. the Great Crested Grebe, here you will also find real Berlin streets. A little snotty, a little edgy, totally adorable! Friedrichshain is a smaller district in relation to Prenzlauer Berg and Kreuzberg; it connects the two central and multicultural parts of Berlin. Here you can find party tourists in particular, which is why you can also experience a lot in the evening. From the club with swimming pool to simply hanging around on the street, e.g. on Warsaw Street and the many exciting possibilities that arise around this place. If you go a little further, only a few minutes, you are already at the beginning of Kreuzberg!
Kreuzberg: International and still Berlin
Just a few decades ago Kreuzberg was the multicultural district in which there were many problems. As a result, many creative people settled here and artists, so Kreuzberg became the popular district it is today. Kreuzberg perfectly connects the Berlin world and the international, tourists meet here with real local but also with dressed up and of course hipsters. The district is very cosy and offers with its various small bars, restaurants and clubs for every evening alternate. Berlin Kreuzberg will definitely not be boring for you as a model, neither during the day nor in the evening. During the day you can get various snacks from all over the world in hundreds of small restaurants, from the classics of Italy and Turkey to Mongolian, Kenyan or Indian, all cultures of the world can be found here! Kreuzberg also offers numerous hotels as well as Airbnb overnight accommodations, so that you can be right in the district and feel right at home here.
City map, travel to Berlin: Top recommendations for your short trip
We have summarized all three districts once again for you here in a clear map. Of course the other districts of Berlin are always worth a visit, but here you would have the easiest entry and get to know a beautiful part of Berlin. Not only a nice part, but also a lot of entertainment that not only the original Berliner gives but also tourists and business people. This mix makes the capital a very special place and also a hotspot in Germany not only for models but also for fashion designers and celebrities.
How do I find the best and cheapest hotel in Berlin?
If you are looking for a quick way to spontaneously book a hotel in Berlin, the best way is a booking portal and Booking.com.
On hotel booking portals you will not only find reviews and recommendations of other users but you will also constantly find the current availability. Often you have to make a lot of calls to find available rooms, booking portals provide a quick and uncomplicated insight into the current situation. Especially at big events, mostly fairs, many hotels are fully booked, because international guests also arrive and some companies book out half hotels directly, e.g. if a big division comes from China. Therefore it is recommended to take a look at such booking portals.
It pays to book via Airbnb for Berlin?
If you want to save some money, booking with Airbnb is definitely worthwhile. However, if you have a demanding and stressful job, it is sometimes advisable to book a hotel, as they take care of you completely. You don’t have to worry about food or keeping your room clean. So you can fall straight into bed late in the evening, after a strenuous job in Berlin. Usually the customer or your model agency will book the hotel anyway. This is the advantage of management, we take care of all your concerns! This way you can fully concentrate on your career and get the right input from your management to develop your career.
You still have questions about Berlin?
If you have any questions about Berlin, please feel free to write us in the comments and we will make sure we give you a good answer as soon as possible!
In spring our powerwoman Charlene was booked by Onygo in Cologne. Of course we used this to get to know our Charlene better and to film a new showreel with her. Charlene is especially unique because of her gap between her teeth and her full lips, her hair is chin-long and blond. She is constantly on the move, she lives in Paris and travels to Berlin, then back to New York. What many people don’t know: She not only likes to stand in front of the camera, but also behind it! She lives out her creativity in her short films and photos. In keeping with her style, Robin has also kept her show reel: a bit gloomy and grungy. But check out the show reel itself:
Luisa is back! Her second fashion video with our model Hannah. After we already told you a few days ago about her first fashion video from Berlin, at our model agency visit, today on our model agency Youtube Channel appears her new video together with our Zoe. Videos are important to get an impression of the model, in motion and facial expressions. Interacting with a second model raises the bar. Because both looks have to sit, the position, the movement, really challenging. You have a strict timeline, a producing team and not eternally time. A good exercise for our models and a nice video for our customers to see how great they perform in front of the camera. If you want to see more of them you can find photos and videos in Luisa’s model folder but also in Hannah’s model folder.
More videos of the two but also of our other models you can find on our model agency on YouTube!
Rooftop Showreel with Luisa & Hannah
Modeling Abroad Part #1 – Rene Vorwerk was 45 days in Istanbul! With model flat-sharing and everything that goes with it, a real experience: “You meet models from all countries”. Rene has shot for JACK & JONES, Lescon, Under Armour and Nike. Go abroad as a model? For many models, both new comers and professionals, a constant theme. With a stay abroad, some plans come your way, you will be rewarded with plenty of experiences – no matter where in the world you are.
Many young models are concerned about whether they can cope independently abroad, what exactly awaits them and which country or city is the right choice. René von Cocaine Models was just on the road as a model in Istanbul. I talked to him about his stay abroad in the Turkish metropolis.
René says Istanbul is a real experience: “You meet models from all countries”
CM: René, what attracted you to Istanbul?
I generally wanted to go abroad for modeling and since my mother agency in Germany was looking for models for Istanbul, I contacted them directly! Since I was already on vacation in Istanbul before, I knew that the city is super beautiful – I didn’t have to think long!
CM: How did you prepare for the “big trip”?
I prepared myself by training one or two extra days in the gym to really be physically on top level – that is very important for me as a model to be and remain competitive!
CM: Your stay was not only a “great adventure”, but above all of a professional nature, what experiences did you generally have as a model in this city?
New experiences for me were definitely the jobs for the music videos and the internet advertising film! Acting was completely new to me, but I really enjoyed it, because I always had super nice teams! Another good experience was that you meet models from other countries every day, talk, exchange opinions and experiences and make really good contacts and friendships. Being among’like-minded people’ every day feels great, there is always a lot to laugh about and it never gets boring!
Jack&Jones, Lescon, Under Armour and Nike: Model René on his success in Istanbul
CM: What types of models have a particularly good chance of success in Istanbul?
In my experience Central European blond model types have great chances in Istanbul! I was very successful there and was able to get three to four jobs every week!
CM: What kind of jobs did you get? How did they go off?
In the beginning there were some webshop jobs. After the first two weeks came the first jobs of castings, like music videos or catalog jobs for Turkish companies. After four weeks I was able to add webshops for well-known sports brands like’Nike’ and’Under Armour’. The longer I was there, the better the jobs. Towards the end I was in the top 2 for the new ‘Türkish Airlines’ commercial and did a campaign job for LTB jeans – the shop posters will also be released in Germany, of which I am very proud! Generally I have to say that I always had super nice people and teams around me. It was not always possible for everyone to speak English, but it was still possible to communicate by hand and foot!
CM: What was your daily routine in Istanbul like? What was difficult about everyday life? What was pleasant?
On days when you had a job, you were picked up by our driver between 7.00 am and 9.00 am and driven to the customer. Mostly the jobs were finished at 4 pm to 7 pm. Some of the jobs were followed by castings or fittings. If you weren’t home too late after all, you still went to the gym. Of course there were also completely free days, where we went shopping in the city or did a little’sightseeing’! It was difficult to concentrate on casting after a long job (often 10 hours) and smile at the customer, but it is absolutely part of the job! Long waiting times at castings were stressful – when you have to wait three hours or more with 60 models in one room and everyone tries to occupy themselves somehow. It was a pleasure to make new contacts again!
CM: How did you live there?
I lived in our Malemodel Apartment with three models at the beginning. In the end, there were only two of us. Our apartment was purposefully small, but from the location super good, we could reach everything under 10 minutes on foot!
Model flat share, gym and city: Istanbul has a lot to offer
CM: What have you done and experienced in the city besides casting and jobs?
After the model’s everyday life we often stayed in the huge shopping mall in Sisli, which is one of the largest in Europe. It took 10 minutes to walk from our apartment. There you could really buy everything you could imagine! There was a big casino with two roller coasters inside, that was breathtaking! One day we took the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul and searched the streets and shops there! We walked a lot and took the subway.
CM: What are your personal highlights of Istanbul? (Also especially for models)
One of my highlights is Istanbul itself! It is an unbelievably beautiful city, both in the snow and in blue skies! Sitting in a café with friends, drinking Turkish tea and enjoying the best views of the Bosphorus and the other side is a super good feeling! For models it is very interesting, because it is a completely different model everyday life than I am used to from Germany, because you live together with other models and always have someone around you!
CM: What can you recommend to other models for a stay in Istanbul?
In any case, it is recommended not to crumble on the couch after a long and hard day, but to go outside to see something of this wonderful city! Generally, of course, it is very polite to be on castings and jobs – if everyone is happy and in a good mood, it’s even more fun!
CM: What did you particularly like as a model in Istanbul? What wasn’t so great?
I didn’t like the pay for the jobs so much less than you know it in Germany! Otherwise, if you have to say that you have a lot more jobs a week and it pays off in the end! I liked the team spirit and the people from my agency, we were like a family among each other. The jobs were similar – always very polite and nice people.
René recommendation: An extra tube of Face-Cleaner & cream!
CM: What problems and complications can German models encounter in Istanbul?
Some models have problems with Turkish food. If you don’t like that and don’t eat anything from the canteen at work, you always have to look after yourself and take something from home with you. The water from the pipes is not as clean as we are used to from Germany and so some models had problems with their skin – an extra tube of cream or cleaner from home is not wrong!
CM: What did you take with you from modeling in Istanbul for your future?
I have many friends and contacts to photographers and brands from all over the world! You are brought back to the ground a bit and you notice how good you are as a model in Germany when it comes to working hours! In general it was a super nice experience and I would never decide otherwise. I will definitely fly back this year and work there!
CM: What should models who want to come to Istanbul prepare for? What do I have to pay special attention to?
You can’t really prepare yourself, as I said, physical fitness is important – like everywhere else, even if you have chosen your profession as a model! You should pack plenty of creams and cleansing agents that you always use and prepare yourself for a hard everyday life! Istanbul is a 23 million city, there are 12 castings in one day, with travel times of up to one hour! In some areas you should not leave your apartment in the evening, as it can be dangerous! As in any big city, there are poorer areas that should definitely be avoided! We had really done everything right with the location of our apartment in Sishane!
In Istanbul, respect counts
CM: Cultural differences: Do foreigners in Istanbul and Turkey in general need to pay attention to anything? Are there certain “rules” and “customs” that everyone should respect / What is different about life there than in Germany?
In Turkey, people always treat older people with respect, get up in the metro for older people and leave them sitting down. Some Germans should be aware of that! Typical customs are people wiping their plates with bread to make it clear that they are full! In my first days I was surprised that people still wanted to give me a second helping until someone enlightened me!
CM: Would you recommend Istanbul for working for models from Germany? Why yes, why no?
I would definitely recommend Istanbul to the German models, because we can really get many jobs and are extremely in demand there! You gain a lot of experience for the job and get very good pictures from top photographers to expand your own portfolio! For me there is no reason not to work in Istanbul!
C&A Clockhouse – the young fashion brand. For the current season several of our models were already in front of the camera for Clockhouse. Young, fresh and trendy, that’s Clockhouse Young Fashion by C&A. The fashion retailer thus also offers its young customers high-quality products. Whether a crazy party outfit for the evening, casual leisure wear for the day or a stylish business look for the start of your career – the young fashion from Clockhouse at C&A is aimed at young people and the young at heart who enjoy life to the full and like to express this attitude to life with their outfits.
Our Models for C&A Clockhouse on Instagram
Social media & models go hand in hand today. Here are many young people and many new ideas. As a result, the social network is setting trends more and more quickly than ever before. Who are the most successful instagramers?
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Trends: Celebrities on Instagram
Young, talented, popular: these are the top 10 Instagram Accouts:
- Beyonce (singer)
- Kim Kardashian (TV star)
- Ariana Grande
- Taylor Swift (singer)
- Selena Gomez (actress)
- Justin Bieber (singer)
- Kendall Jenner
- Kylie Jenner
- Nicki Minaj
Going abroad as a model – a constant theme for many models, both New Comers and professionals. With a stay abroad, some plans come your way, you will be rewarded with plenty of experiences – no matter where in the world you are. Many young models are concerned about whether they can cope independently abroad, what exactly awaits them and which country or city is the right choice. Johanna von Cocaine Models is currently on the road as a model in Athens. I spoke to her about her stay abroad in the Greek capital.
Model Johanna – modeling in relaxed Athens
CM: Johanna, you are a model in Athens until the end of February, how did you get there?
I was already working here in November 2014 for one month, now my agency asked if I am available again and I came back. My agency in Cologne has put me in touch with the agency here in Athens.
CM: Why Athens of all places? What attracted you to Athens as a model?
I didn’t choose Athens directly, it turned out rather like this. But it is a beautiful city with a relaxed working atmosphere & the weather is wonderful.
CM: Would you recommend Athens as a model city?
I would recommend Athens as a model city so far away that you can get good pictures here. Most models come to Athens to take good pictures and gain experience, not to earn the big money, because the payment is rather meagre. But to make contacts and get good pictures Athens is absolutely recommendable.
Modeling Experience Athens – Preparations & Experiences
CM: How did you prepare for your trip there?
Actually one does not have to prepare oneself really great, the hotel is booked before by the agency for the model and one must actually only book his flight and fly off. It is important to plan your meals on site before your trip, as not all apartments have kitchens and you are often on the road the whole day. I always take a few plastic cans and plastic cutlery with me so that I can cook my food on the spot and take it with me during the day.
CM: What are your experiences as a model in Athens so far?
Firstly, the people in Athens are mostly very friendly. Everything is very relaxed! On the other hand, there is always work here. There are many good photographers in Athens and clients are loyal and book you back when they are satisfied with you.
CM: How would you describe the model target group in Greece, which model types are in demand?
Blond and brown-haired models are the absolute favorite here, Asian and dark-skinned models have it rather hard here. Besides, the Greeks don’t like “too skinny” girls that much. One of my friends was even cheated a few centimetres more on her hip for her sedcard.
CM: Which castings should you attend and which jobs did you get during your time in Greece?
There are castings every day for the most different jobs, there is everything. You go to castings for fashion shows, TV commercials, online shops, magazines, editorials or campaigns. Anything you can imagine. I did some shootings for online shops, for example for sunglasses or clothes, such shootings are enough for every model here, two campaigns +TV spot, web campaigns, editorial for a magazine and more.
Johanna between Castings & Jobs – Breakfast, Coffee, Castings
CM: What is your daily modeling life in Athens like?
Get up, make breakfast, then on the way to the castings or bookings get a coffee, which is super cheap here, then it goes with the metro, the bus, the trolley or on foot to the casting. There you are usually five to 10 minutes and then you go on to the next casting. Bookings, on the other hand, are more relaxed. The model has a given arrival time, as a model you are usually on time and then wait an hour for the client or the make-up artists. Then, on average, eight hours or more are worked.
CM: How did you live and how did you get it?
Each agency has its own apartments/hotels for the models, in which you are automatically accommodated. I stayed at the hotel last time, too. There you share the room with another girl and if you are lucky you will find the bathroom in the room, otherwise you have to share the bathroom in the hallway with the other hotel occupants. There is also a small kitchen where you can make yourself something to eat. Accommodation in a hotel costs 17 Euro per night and will be deducted from the money you receive. But this time I live with friends, it’s cheaper and you have more space.
CM: How did you spend your time in Athens away from modeling?
In the evenings you often go out, have fun and have a drink. Otherwise you can of course visit the Acropolis and other sights. I also spend a lot of time in the shopping streets and when I have a day off I go to the sea.
Athens – Highlights & Recommendations
CM: What are your personal Athens highlights?
The Acropolis in any case, one should go up there once, alone to enjoy the view! This is completely free of charge for European students. Another highlight are of course the new friends and the hours together. An insider tip: The spinach feta pie which you can buy here in all bakeries is great and should be plastered on every visit to Athens.
CM: What do you recommend to other models who go to Athens for a while?
Calmness! Even if you are a young model who is a little panicked for the first few days, you are never too late in Greece. Furthermore, I can only recommend a good contact to the local agency. I have seen that if you visit the agency more often and maintain a good relationship, you get a lot of help and the agency gives you some opportunities. Always take sunscreen with you, because I even got a little sunburn in February!
CM: What does the modeling industry in Athens and Greece look like?
She’s definitely big! There are many jobs, albeit for less money. Due to Greece’s financial situation, one can certainly imagine how people have to struggle with it to pay enough. Nevertheless, there is work for every willing to work! I haven’t met anyone here who hasn’t worked. Nevertheless, the market for Male Models is very narrow, because there are enough Greek boys on site.
CM: Is a stay in Athens worthwhile for models?
Not necessarily to make big money, but for good pictures and a lot of experiences that really take you further. You can also earn money, but it may well be that in the end there is not so much jumping around when I look at the payment here.
CM: What did you notice positively in Athens, what rather negatively?
The friendly people are positive! Absolutely negative is chronic lateness.
CM: Are there any cultural differences that a German visitor should take into account?
One thing is very unusual: You can order coffee at the bakeries and it will be delivered to you wherever you want! this is super practical! Another big difference and for many probably a big change: Smoking is going on everywhere inside, whether at the shooting, in the restaurant, in the club or at the casting.
Johanna: “Now I’m a pro in posing”
CM: What do you take with you to Germany from your time as a model in Athens?
Many new friends and experiences. Also some pictures, which I can use for my book and fortunately also my earned money. I also take many new contacts with me, which I will certainly be able to use when I come back. One thing I can say for sure: After your stay in Athens you will be a professional in posing for online shop shootings! That’s something every model here takes with them.
CM: For which models with what ambitions do you recommend Athens?
I think Athens is something for models with experience as well as for newcomers. Of course you should have a reasonably good book, but you don’t have to work so much to get a foothold here. You shouldn’t be shy either, because you are rather small for a model, because there are rather less fashion shows taking place here.
CM: Dear Johanna, thank you for your interview!
Twice a year the fashion industry is drawn to the capital for Berlin Fashion Week. While visitors and the media are mainly interested in shows, buyers and managers from various stores and fashion houses meet at Berlin’s fashion fairs. They all take place parallel to the different fashion shows. In 2016, public events focused primarily on two locations: The “Runway”, beautifully located at the Brandenburg Gate and the “Stage”, Berlin Mitte and easily accessible by shuttle bus from the “Runway”. From Monday to Saturday the motto was: Fashion! Over ten shows, various side events and aftershow parties every day. There was something for everyone. Highlights this year included Marc Cain, Guido Maria Kretschmar, Anne Gorke, and many more. The absolute highlight, however, was the “Candy Fashion”, Key Looks by FashionID (Peek & Cloppenburg) with numerous looks from Esprit to comma; A hall full of cotton candy, sweets and style – but later more about the
Fashion Week Model Management – Preparations, Emails and Networking
For us as managers, Fashion Week naturally starts weeks before – in December. Work starts about six weeks before Fashion Week. In addition to the notebook, the smartphone is a constant companion. The first show packages will be released by the designers. A show package contains among other things the models’ sedcards, but also Polaroids and walking videos. Major modeling agencies are already making special efforts to get the coveted invitations – some even create special sedcards for this event. Why? Fashion Week represents the who is who of the fashion world. Those who can afford it are present here. Therefore it is important to start work early enough. The better the planning in advance, the smoother the castings, fittings and shows run!
While an agency is already rushing into travel plans, overnight stays and the organisation of appointments, the invitations to the castings are gradually coming in. As mentioned above, about fifty individual shows will take place during Fashion Week. This means that there are almost as many model casings in Berlin in advance. A real job.
Models, catwalk training, print sedcards – preparation is half the battle
For us there were almost thirty interesting casting dates this season. We had 10 of our New Faces & catwalk models on site. Just arrived, the rented AirBnB apartment is already being converted into an office for the team. Notebooks, smartphones, casting lists – so that we can work and coordinate perfectly in Berlin, directly from Potsdamer Platz. Advantage: Digital company! We can work anytime and anywhere, so we like to accompany our models on shows and shootings.
We have four days! From notebook to reflex camera, we have everything in our luggage. Monday starts Fashion Week and a few days before, the castings. Most of the Berlin Fashion Week castings take place in the hotels, Berlin Mitte. Anyone who has ever been to a casting knows that many models are coming. Mostly there are even hundreds from all over Germany and partly Europe. Each casting takes place in separate floors and rooms. Immediately after the entrance the first beats form in front of the rooms – from now on it’s time to wait until you can stand in front of the jury. Suddenly the huge hotel lobby is full of people, small suitcases and waiting looks.
Day 1: Arrival and the first casting plans for the shows
Friday 15.01.2015: The Berlin Fashion Week AW 2016 always consists of two parts, the castings and the shows. For spectators often only the important days with the big shows count. For models, however, the days before are crucial. Here, before Fashion Week, model castings for shows and fashion shows take place throughout the city centre. Hundreds of models gather in the capital’s large hotels, but also in showrooms, Ateiliers and agencies. All major agencies are present here. Fashion Week does not only mean prestige, you can make excellent contacts and get to know a lot of new things. The Berlin flair also gives the Fashion Week its unique character. Many models book into the hotels around the city centre. This makes the castings easier to reach and also in the evening there is some time to have a drink with friends or new acquaintances.
Day 2: casting, casting, casting
Saturday 16.01.2015: For four days models and fashion agents speed through the city centre. Everyone is looking for the best jobs and the biggest shows. In the bag are only the most important things, the smartphone is always ready to hand and from morning to evening it goes from casting to casting. While there is a lot of walking during the day, the evening is decisive for the planning of the next day. Which casting should you attend first and which last? Where to find good food quickly and easily? Besides, you have small talk with other models, get more castings. Four days is all about seeing and being seen!
Who knows Castings of Germanys Next Topmodel will be surprised. There is no big stage, no spotlights and only rarely cameras. As a model you have hardly any time, not ten minutes, maximum thirty seconds. Who convinces spontaneously, is often still briefly measured or sent directly to a fast fitting. The jury consists of three or four people who have to evaluate hundreds of people according to purely external criteria within a few hours. As a result, castings often seem impersonal, but this is purely due to time.
The castings usually take place in large city centre hotels, with large rooms and plenty of space for hundreds of models waiting for their Gosee. Small groups are always forming in the waiting rooms, everyone is waiting for the casting call, then the show starts. With the model book and sedcard, the jury is made up mostly of designers, marketing people or other media and production people. Usually there are three or four people. The model walks up to the jury and introduces himself, often with very little time, many only seconds. Many models see here for the first time how big and how strong the competition is in their own and in other model agencies.
Those who have convinced often get a call from their model agent the same evening with the confirmation. Especially good models are also quickly booked so that they are still available for their own fashion show. So the best Mdoels have their success experiences already early – if they did not have first a Direct Booking.
The time in the casting requires a lot of commitment, organisational talent and willpower from the models. Even after the sixth performance on one day you still have to laugh and enjoy your job – even if there were six cancellations before. With this know-how, however, models can learn a lot for jobs and also strengthen their own self-confidence as well as their own perception. The short, but very intense situation with hundreds of other models, shows many a realistic picture and spurs them on to do even more.
The first castings for the shows start Thursday/Friday and then run until Monday evening. Occasionally, however, castings are also carried out before and even during the current Fashion Week. So if you are thinking of joining us as a model, you should plan ten days off.
- Castings you get almost only with a large, serious model agency or an experienced model agent
- Show castings go from Thursday to Monday
- Berlin Fashion Week from Tuesday to Saturday
- So as a model you should plan on 10 days
- At least Thursday to Tuesday
Fashion Week Castings and decision of fashion designers
Many designers or agencies usually make their decision on the same day. They will then contact you via all channels to secure the best models. Because every fashion show includes a fitting and calltime. During fitting, clothes are tried on the models, which is usually very quick and only takes thirty minutes. The call time is then, so to speak, the start of work on the show day. All models, brand-up artists and stylists gather at calltime. All models get their assigned clothes as well as their styling. The calltime is therefore often a few hours before the show so that all models are guaranteed to be ready and the show can start on time.
- Big competition: hundreds of great models meet each other
- Often there is little time left for individual castings
- Don’t forget your sedcard
The Fashion Week is much more than castings and shows. At Berlin Fashion Week, thousands of buyers from all over Germany come together in the various order fairs, less spectacularly and media-wise. Whether Panorama, Preium or Seek. Outside the shows there is also a lot to experience for people from the fashion industry.
Order and Fair – the heart of Fashion Week
For many outsiders, Fashion Week means above all shows! Fashion shows are held daily at various locations. In 2016 (Autumn/Winter) everything will focus on the collections of the coming Spring/Summer season. While snow still lies outside in the streets of Berlin, buyers jump from fair to fair to cover themselves with the latest trends.
One of the major order fairs is the international fashion fair “Premium”. At hundreds of stands, merchants crowd together large and well-known brands. Buyers can view and order the latest samples directly here. The fair is only open to trade visitors, so fortunately you have enough space to concentrate on different looks, cuts and colours. While strolling from hall to hall on the Premium, there are small delicacies, coffee and also small and large highlights of the exhibitors all along the edge. Not only fashion, but also accessories and jewellery. At the “Premium”, the manufacturers even fill their own hall. Further fashion fairs can be found all over Berlin. Among other things, there are still the “Seek” and “Panorama”, all only a few underground or suburban train stations apart.
Fittings for the big fashion shows at the runway
For model agents and model agencies, the final phase is now underway. It takes less than an hour to recharge your phone. While Desigenr’s assistants call to request models, models request the first fitting and call times and in parallel the first confirmations must be sent via e-mail. The phone doesn’t stop for three days and as a manager it’s hard to get away from the notebook. Therefore the show list fills up, confirmation for confirmation. Models receive asap their information and designers the booking confirmation. Even on Monday evening, plans are still being made for the coming morning – and off we go: It’s Fashion Week!
Shows and events at Fashion Week
From Tuesday to Saturday there are now possible shows and aftershow parties of the designers. Ten designers will kick off on Tuesday. Already on the first day it became clear that there would only be a free minute again at the end of Fashion Week. Our first show this year was “Ivanman” on the “Stage” in the me Collectors Room. Early in the morning, 11 o’clock. Already last season Ivanman made a top start. Oh, this year. Immediately afterwards we went on with “Nobi Talai” in Berlin’s Kronprinzenpalai with our Yulha. Followed by a very floral show by the designer “Lena Hoschek”, perfectly arranged in one line from the place card to the stage. After that jump to the greenshowroom in the Postbahnhof, where our Alex had his first show, parallel Anne and David ran for Odeur at the “Runway” Brandenburger Tor. And the day was only half over – show after show it went on for the next four days.
Fortunately, we were not only allowed to run on the first show, also on Friday two of our models, Helena and Lisa, on the final show of “Ioana Ciolacu”. With creative make-up and strong pictures afterwards.
The big finale: Candy Fashion – KEY LOOKS Show by FashionID
The biggest highlight of the current fashion week took place on Saturday in a “small” circle of people. Top models, stars, agency and media representatives met at the KEY LOOKS Show from “FashionID” by “Peek & Cloppenburg”. The motto was “Candy Fashion”. The entire lobby of Fashion Week at the Brandenburg Gate was transformed into candy and cotton candy land – everything looked like a Katy Perry video. Really great staged by the set designer. Between cotton candy and human-sized lollipops there were cool, refined drinks at various bars, a great DJ and many little surprises and snacks. Almost two hundred people gathered left and right around the catwalk, which in turn was decorated with cotton candy at the entrance up to the ceiling, pink light and lollipops made the picture of “Candy Fashion” perfect.
At the beginning, eight models from a classic cotton candy wagon stood across the catwalk with sweet sugar threads. That put a smile on almost everyone’s face! Shortly thereafter, Showtime, the keylooks of the coming season, was available in all Peek & Cloppenburg stores and online on FashionID. With fashion by Esprit, Marc Cain and Max&Co. Moderated by Annemarie Carpendale (Red and Taff on ProSieben). Each collection got its own music, its own staging for the audience. Our Johanna also attended and showed a total of three looks for the spring/summer season 2016, culminating in creative outsfits for the fashion magazines – each editorial team put together their favourite pieces from the new collections and combined them with accessories and other pieces. Thus, new creations and looks for 2016 were immediately lost.
Back in Berlin for a campaign – why not use the time and scout! Therefore you as a model have the chance to be scouted again next week in Berlin + to apply directly. Send us your photos! In the coming days we are shooting for a new campaign in Berlin. Besides production, booking, appointments & Co. we want to take our time on site and get to know new faces of Berlin.
Modeling in Berlin + Fashion Week: Scouting Days
Our Model Management Team will make every effort to support you and your career as a model. We help you choose the right photographers so that you can build up your model portfolio professionally for casting and direct bookings as quickly as possible! We represent well-known customers and brands and offer you as a model with our management an opportunity to enter directly into the upper class. Those who have a truly international appearance also have the chance to go abroad with us. From Milan, Athens, Shanghai to New York. With our partners we help models worldwide to build a career. With great customers like here in Berlin:
P&C / Fashion ID Final Show @ Fashion Week Berlin AW2016
CM: Also for experienced models the alternative
For experienced models, we are an interesting alternative to the classics. Cocaine Models is the only model agency that is listed in the top 3 in search queries in every German metropolis. After only 15 months. Now we are expanding in Europe! You can already find us in Sweden, Stockholm but also in Paris or Milan. Not just jobs, models too. We have already booked the first interesting campaigns for you. We are therefore very pleased if you as a model from Berlin are interested in us as an agency as a possible new management! If you would like to apply, send us your photos and measurements!
apply now as a model in Berlin
If you want to apply as a model, please observe the following criteria. As a woman you should be at least 175 cm tall. As a man at least 185 cm. You should have a slim, maximum athletic figure. You should look after your appearance, have well-groomed skin, hair, hands and feet. The Live Casting dates are assigned flexibly to selected applicants. We ask for your understanding that we can only issue a few invitations due to lack of time. If you are invited to live casting, we will shoot some Polaroids of you directly for our booking team. Of course also a small introduction video. We are very happy about new faces from Berlin! If we could convince you of us, write us now and send us your photo material.
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Become a model in Berlin – Tips & Tutorials for Models can be found in the CM Guide
I want to be a model! Don’t they? If you haven’t made your final decision yet, we will help you in the CM Guide with interesting articles, explanations and tutorials free of charge. Being a model is a tough job, you have to be very professional and always convince in front of customers and in everyday life. You have to watch your figure, you have to be sporty and always on time. You must be a very organized person to organize the various photo sessions and photo shoots for you. As soon as your modeling career really starts, you’ll also have trips, hotel and travel plans. Of course, there are also flights on and connecting flights. Customers in the upper class immediately expect an absolutely professional and perfect appearance from the model. Your agency too.
If you want to inform yourself a little bit about the topic “Become a model”, you can browse through our model guide at any time. We often have articles about fashion shows, catwalks, top models, application tips, tips for your model portfolio, shopping ideas and tutorials. Of course you will also find the most important technical terms you should know as a model! We also have the most important names, fashion designers, supermodels and new brands for you. In the model guide you will also find instructive video tutorials and videos.
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A suitcase full of make-up, a motivated model, various picture backdrops. For a sedcard shooting with our model Katie, our Cocaine Models team has pulled it near the Rhine. In Deutz, on an office building forecourt, there is a versatile location which is perfectly suited for a multi-faceted sedcard shooting due to its different backdrops. With make-up artist, photographer, model and good weather the shooting could start. Michelle tells you what it looked like behind the scenes during the shooting.
Sedcard shooting: A windy start
It is windy when our Cocaine Models team arrives in Deutz. Our make-up artist Anschi and our model do not let themselves be disturbed by it and start directly with the make-up refreshment. In our studio in the Mediapark we already applied the basic make-up, straightened the hair and tried out the different outfit variations. Our model Katie will first pose in a cheeky, clean outfit: Short shirt, tight blue jeggins and high sandals, optionally with leather jacket in biker style. Our photographer Oli takes the first test photos. The weather is good, there is always the sun between the clouds. One more short brushing of the hair, then we start.
Sedcard obligation: Clean images
Katie poses for the first photos in front of a clean, shiny black wall. This location in Deutz has many facets. Our photographer explains that this versatility is the special thing about the selected location. There are many different possibilities for different image creations. In front of a clean wall, on benches in the green, on futuristic round islands with trees or on the large white stairs with a view of the Rhine and Cologne Cathedral. A new blinking angle: In front of a mirrored house wall or further down, away from the forecourt in front of a somewhat dirty wall, which is ideal for rocking pictures. Katie walks up and down in front of the clean wall, the wind blows through her hair. She does her best, almost every shot a hit. Katie’s intense blue eyes shine and we are thrilled.
Many-Sided: From clean & cheeky to sexy & rocky
The wind is easing, but it’s still cooled off. The next outfit is coming up. The T-shirt is replaced by a long black-transparent blouse with long slits, the blue Jeggins by a black one. Katie’s changing around the corner behind our reflector. She’s cold, her arms get goose bumps, but she’s biting her teeth together. It’s important that she doesn’t show on the pictures. She’s a professional. Our make-up artist builds eye shadow palettes on a wall and provides small hair rubbers. Katie is rocked up, the blue eyes are accentuated by dark smokekey eyes. Her hair draped through large and small braided braids into a sexy mane. Anschi tries hard and after 20 minutes we see the sensational result, WUNDERSCHÖN!
Large image selection – Many viewing angles
Oli’s working on some portrait photos. Katie sits casually on an island and poses. Her looks are strong, she changes her expressions. A sensual look, a clean look, an evil look – Katie offers our photographer a lot. Oli is satisfied, for him a successful shooting, because he does not have to give many instructions: Katie knows what she’s doing. Matching the sexy rocker outfit our team moves to the wicked, stylish and dirty wall. Our model’s black blouse blows in the wind around her slender legs. The nude-coloured lips are slightly open, the blue eyes look challengingly into the camera lens. SEDUCTIVE! The panorama in the background DREAMY. The sun shines through the clouds, the cathedral stands majestically above everything. Oli snaps and it flashes, the capacity of the memory card is soon used up. The sedcard shooting was a success. We have a large selection of pictures from different angles & with different posings for Katie’s sedcard.
Finally, even the photographer is pulled briefly in front of the lens. He wants some snapshots of himself and his muse Katie. Oli’s doing well in front of the camera, he’s got the posing skills. A decisive advantage for a photographer, because he knows exactly what he expects from a model and can also convey and demonstrate the poses exactly. Our make-up artist packs her make-up case, brush by brush. Katie quickly puts on something warmer. We take a quick look at some of the shooting pictures and are delighted. GOOD JOB!
Going abroad as a model – a constant theme for many models, both New Comers and professionals. With a stay abroad, some plans come your way, you will be rewarded with plenty of experiences – no matter where in the world you are. Many young models are concerned about whether they can cope independently abroad, what exactly awaits them and which country or city is the right choice. Malia von Cocaine Models is currently on the road as a model in Cape Town. I talked to her about her stay abroad in the South African dream city.
Model Malia: “Cape Town was a coincidence”
CM: Malia, you’ve been modeling in South Africa for several weeks/months. What have you experienced there as a model?
Here you experience a lot – from shootings, sight seeing, surfing to shark diving. Cape Town is extremely diverse in every respect.
CM: How did you discover South Africa/ Cape Town in particular?
I’m honest, Cape Town was more of a coincidence. My friend wanted to spend a semester abroad at the university and I thought I could just come along and model there. Since we went on holiday a year ago and had an agency there, it was very easy to implement the plan then.
CM: How did you prepare for your stay in advance?
In the end you don’t have to prepare for Cape Town, the only difficult or “long” one is the work visa, so you should plan about 2-3 weeks until you have all documents together and drive to the embassy in Berlin. It’s also important what clothes you take with you. I say this quite explicitly because Cape Town does not offer good or high-quality shopping opportunities (in terms of shootings). So if you plan to test, you should bring some clothes.
Malia about the possibilities as a model in Cape Town
CM: What are your experiences in Cape Town as a model so far?
There is a lot of competition on the road, casting can be longer than you want and direct booking unfortunately doesn’t exist. The jobs are great and you have opportunities you wouldn’t have in Germany and the tests are great.
CM: From your experience: Which models are particularly in demand in South Africa?
Ü30 models with blond short hair. Also male models.
CM: What does the modeling industry in Cape Town look like?
There are extremely many agencies and in the summer (German winter) the customers make a pilgrimage to Cape Town and produce there, due to the low costs. Yes, the model fees are also about half as good as in comparison to Germany. You feel like in a German village, because there are extremely many German models/photographers/MUAs on site.
CM: What jobs have you done in Cape Town so far? How did they go off?
Sport jobs, a lot is produced there in this respect, but also TV commercials. The process is no different than in Germany, perhaps one difference: after the casting there is always a callback, i.e. a second casting. If you are taken then there is one day only for fitting and then it is only produced. The days are long because you start shooting very early (because of the light). People rarely work over lunchtime because the light is too hard and it usually doesn’t continue until the afternoon.
CM: What are your typical daily routines in South Africa as a model?
The agencies communicate via SMS and send you the casting. Then you go to the different casting studios and hope that not 100 other people are waiting for the same casting. Waiting times vary from 10 minutes to 4 hours per casting.
There are normal castings (here the waiting times are 1-4 hours) and “requested” castings (there you are specially requested, have an appointment and usually come directly to it). Requested castings are always the ones where you have the best chances, because the customer has already selected you based on his pictures and wants to see you.
CM: How do you live and how did you get your place? What do you recommend?
The agencies help or provide accommodation. But I’m not a fan of model apartments and that’s why we chose Airbnb for our own accommodation. This was not directly in Cape Town City, but only 15 minutes away, cheaper and on the beach – which I personally like better. If you are an independent person and like to organize yourself, I can only recommend such a thing. If you are perhaps unsure, you should seek the help of the agency.
Malias Cape Town Highlights
CM: What are your personal Cape Town highlights?
My highlight was one of my last test shootings with the photographer Jacques Weyers (photographed for Elle Southafrica and World of Swimsuits among others). We shot an editorial, which was very important to me personally and in which I could find myself very well. Besides, I was the only model Jacques tested with, which was like a little knighthood for me.
CM: Which model hot spots would you recommend to other models?
The Food Markets in Cape Town are amazing, and I’m also a fan of some restaurants: Kloofstreet House, Cafe Paradiso, Simply Asia, Beluga and Black Sheep. Osumo makes the best smoothies and to celebrate: Era, Tschin Tschin Rooftopbar, Shimmy Beachclub.
CM: What do you like about modeling in Cape Town? What is more problematic?
I find the locations in Cape Town fantastic. If you want to do tests, you can have extremely many settings and improve your book very much.
Another problem is that the fees are unfortunately not so good and you have to be careful about the crime in Cape Town.
CM: What does a model have to pay special attention to in South Africa? (rules, customs, differences to Germany etc.)
Cape Town is very Western/European, but yes there are townships and crime is high. In the evening when it gets dark you should not go out alone or to the beach, you should not carry too many valuables around with you, carry too expensive clothes, get involved in conversations in the street or just go with people. You should just pay attention to what’s going on around you. When you rent a car, you have to expect people to drive extremely badly and uncoordinated. We had a little accident because someone drove into our car (only fender damage) and my credit card was stolen from the machine. You just have to be aware of these things when you are there and plan to fly there. Nevertheless, you don’t have to be afraid on the spot, because if you just pay attention to these things you are safe.
Cape Town for the Model-Book – Germany for the Model-Gage
CM: What do you take with you from your stay in South Africa to Germany?
Cape Town is good for the book and for the experience, however, one simply has to say that one is “on paid vacation” there and that Plus Minus Null will return to Germany.
CM: Would you recommend South Africa, especially Cape Town, to other models? Why?
I think for Newfaces Cape Town is great, you can build your book with great photographers, especially in terms of commercials. Then I also think that Cape Town is very good for models Ü30, because the market there is very versatile and as a model you can work there very well even in old age. If you fall into this grid or simply want to gain experience abroad I can recommend Cape Town, but if you think you will make the big money there I have to say, unfortunately, stay in Germany.
CM: Dear Malia, thank you for the interview!
Many young people want to become models. But for which area? Many people outside the model scene do not know that models are not the same. Of course, a model can be active in many different areas, but few have real success in all areas. There is a very simple reason for this: the different areas, such as beauty and wellness, catwalk or commercial, require different conditions. These can be combined, but often they cannot be combined in one person. While a catwalk model should be particularly tall and thin, it is more important for the commercial sector to have a beautiful face and a pleasant charisma. But what is the situation in the beauty and wellness area?
How important good beauty photos and spots are, you can see in the advertising!
What is a cosmetic or beauty or wellness model?
A beauty or wellness model often works for cosmetic and body care lines or the health care sector. That is why it is very important for the models to care for their body and face optimally. A clean skin, full and shiny hair, a firm figure. These are the ideal conditions to start out as a model in the beauty and wellness industry. Without these keys, no matter how beautiful your face is, how bright your eyes are or how tight your legs are, you have no chance! The top priority for a beauty and wellness model: the right care.
5 simple care tips for beauty models, wellness models and hair models
Removal of makeup
Quick to bed, with or without make-up? A Beauty-No-Go! Every evening, no matter how late it is, remove the make-up! Not only your bed linen, but also your skin will thank you for it. If you do not remove make-up properly, you will cause skin blemishes. A sticky mascara not only scares your roommates on the way to breakfast coffee, your eyelashes can also break off and you lose more eyelashes than usual. And, as you know, a woman can’t have eyelash volume enough.
Hair Care: Economical washing & care
Wash your hair as rarely as possible. A lot of people turn up their noses at the thought of it. But it is by no means unkempt if you only wash your hair twice a week, on the contrary! Your hair will thank you for it. You will get used to the rhythm and after a short time your hair will no longer quickly become greasy. They become considerably more robust, do not dry out and shine more. In addition, allow a hair treatment to take effect once a week. But beware: don’t overcare your hair!
Secret weapon for tired eyes
You worked until 8am, didn’t find an end at a party or just had a bad night’s sleep? A morning look in the mirror is enough to see: You can’t go to an audition or a job like that! Your eyes are reddened, swollen, and you have dark circles around your eyes. The simple instant solution: Cooling and caring eye pads from the drugstore. A maximum of 10 minutes and your eye area will not only feel relaxed, but also look that way. The simple secret weapon with immediate effect.
Naturally full lips
Not everyone is naturally blessed with full and rosy lips. There is no reason to run for a beauty doctor or make permanent make-up. A good (!) lip balm with vitamin A stimulates the microcirculation in your lips. This makes your lips look plump, soft and rosy.
Naturally beautiful skin
Skin care is a decisive criterion for clean and beautiful skin. The first step is to find out what skin type you are. Do you have oily, dry or mixed skin? If you have analyzed this, for example at the dermatologist or beautician, then you should use appropriate products. You should invest in a day and a night cream. Moisturising care is particularly important for young skin. Be careful not to over-oily your skin, as this will cause annoying pimples. In summer a light moisturizer is usually sufficient, in winter you should choose richer night creams. Perfect for dry skin: An effective moisturizing serum that can be applied under your make-up. You should also make sure you get enough sleep, an average of 7.5 hours a day, and drink plenty of water.
Application areas for beauty, hair, hand and wellness models
Beautymodel – Cosmetics, make-up and hair products
Beauty models can be used in different areas of advertising. Whether in magazines, on advertising posters, flyers, in a TV or online spot or at a live show. The face is in the foreground.
Handmodel – professional for details and product presentation
Handmodels are used in advertising especially in the nail care industry. Also for commercials or advertising images for products that are operated by hand, such as smartphones.
Hair Model – Full shine for new commercials
Hair models are mostly found in TV commercials, online, print or poster advertising for hair care products or hairdressers.
Wellnessmodel – charisma plus beautiful figure
Wellness models are used in the health and wellness industry. For example, to advertise wellness centres, beauty studios, fitness studios or pharmacies. Wellness models are also used in sporty photo series in magazines.
Become a model in our model agency
You are talented, motivated and meet all requirements for a promising career as a model? Then apply to our Cologne model agency Cocaine Models in the Mediapark. Apply with your application. A little tip: Enter your honest measurements and stick to our checklist.
The debate about skinny models is constantly present in modeling agencies. When we drank our first tea in the office this morning, we saw in the mirror that now in France, skinny models are officially banned on catwalks and photo shoots. If you fall below a certain BMI and do not have a medical certificate stating that your state of health is compatible with your profession, you face severe penalties.
The headline of the morning – lean models are banned in France
The Lean Model Act comes into force today. The decisive factor for the new French law is not a certain weight, but the Body Mass Index, BMI for short. The BMI is made up of body weight and height. The resulting number shows whether you are underweight, slightly overweight, normal weight, slightly overweight or directly overweight. The law allows men to have a BMI of 20, women a maximum of 19.
The body mass index (values for adults)
- under 16 underweight
- between 16 and 18.5 Slight underweight
- between 18.5 and 25 normal weight
- between 25 and 30 Slightly overweight
- over 30 overweight
Those who do not comply pay high fines; almost 40,000 euros have been spent on it. Many modeling agencies in France complained about this law months ago and founded initiatives against it.
TV news about skinny models in the fashion world
N24 – France debates a law for models on the catwalk
The Spiegel article describes in detail why the law was passed in France. Earlier, in April, the French National Assembly approved this law in a first reading. Now it has really come into force, critics are of course already on the agenda. This is how N24 has rated:
Euronews – Israel: Lean models banned in commercials
Euronew is also taking part in the debate, because there is also a lean model ban in Israel.
CNN – France bans ultra-thin models
Healthy diet? We reveal
We all know that our diet plays a decisive role in a healthy life. Those who do not eat a healthy diet are exposed to many dangers. Some people can see their unhealthy diet in the form of overweight or bad skin. But even those who can enjoy a slim figure and beautiful skin damage their bodies with an unhealthy diet without seeing it directly.
Jeremy Fragrance – Besides Youtube clips on men’s perfumes, the smart Mister Cool is also successful in the model business. In addition to large jobs such as for an energy drink manufacturer, Jeremy has been decorating the model card index of Cocaine Models since 2015. We talked to Jeremy about his skills, future plans and experience in the modeling business.
Model Jeremy: Mister Attitude!
CM: You’ve already had some experience as a model, what were your best experiences/jobs?
Jeremy: Just recently I had two jobs that I liked very much, I was allowed to dance on the catwalk! Power and a good mood – that’s what we should communicate and that’s what I did.
CM: Where do you see your strengths as a model?
Jeremy: Versatility and discipline are my strengths. I can let go completely and be free, at the same time I listen carefully to the wishes of the customer to achieve the best possible result or even surprise him with an even better idea/pose.
Jeremy: CM: Do you have a fashion tip?
Jeremy: Always be authentic, no matter what emotion it is, as long as it is authentic – it’s good!
CM: What is your professional mantra?
Jeremy: Being unique and yet suitable for the masses.
CM: What else do you want to achieve in the future?
Jeremy: I love it when people send me Whatsapp photos when they see me in magazines and more!
CM: Dear Jeremy, thank you for the interview!
Marie Dahmen had already dreamed of a great career in the modeling business as a child. The young student combines everyday school life with exciting photo shoots and model jobs. With Cocaine Models since 2015, she quickly made a name for herself in the agency, especially as a strong Beauy face. We talked to the talented beauty about everyday life between school and model business.
Marie Dahmen in interview
CM: You’re still quite new and haven’t gained much experience in the modeling business, where does your interest in modeling come from? What do you like about modeling?
Marie: I am very interested in the variety, diversity and beauty. I also enjoy playing different roles.
CM: Was that already in your childhood a dream to become a successful model?
Marie: Yes, even as a small child I was very interested in it and it has always been my dream job.
CM: What do your parents think of your job as a model?
Marie: My parents have mixed feelings about this. They range from pride to joy to concern.
CM: You still go to school, how do you reconcile that with modeling?
Marie: I realize that it’s not easy to reconcile the two in the long run, but I can’t say much about it yet, as I’m still very new to the business.
CM: You’re still very young, where does your self-confidence come from? How do your classmates or friends react to you modeling?
Marie: I have two brothers, through them I was forced to develop self-confidence haha. My girlfriends and my boyfriend think it’s very good that I started modeling because I’ve always talked about it and they always told me to finally apply. You wish me that this life’s dream will come true.
CM:What do you think is special about you and how do you stand out among other models?
Marie: I just really enjoy being in front of the camera and that’s the joy I radiate in the pictures. Because I am very self-confident, I also express this in the pictures.
CM: What is your big dream, what do you still want to achieve in your future?
Marie: First I want to take my Abitur and then, if possible, study in Cologne. Of course I want to go on modeling and see what the future will bring.
CM: Dear Marie, thank you for the interview!
Catwalk. Posing. Recall. On Sunday the big, open Cocaine Models model casting took place in Cologne. The team was highly motivated, the location casting-fairly up-behaved and the demand for model applicants enormous. Michelle has captured the formative impressions for you and summarized them briefly.
Casting start – Large rush in the Mediapark
Sunday morning 12 o’clock – the gates of our Cocaine Models agency open. Numerous model applicants have already gathered outside the door. The line at the reception is getting longer by the minute. Each applicant registers on a list and receives a number. Time passes and there is a certain tension in the air. Our Polaroid assistant Celia takes care of the Polaroid photos, which are taken before the jury’s assessment. The model applicants observe the competition or give each other the last tips for a perfect appearance. Meanwhile, our social media representative Hanna Jung is working diligently on interesting “Behind-the Szenes” shots.
First impressions count: Models in casting
The jury’s eyes wander curiously to the door of the casting room. Every new face is carefully received. The model candidates try to convince the jurors of their personality, their experiences and a short test walk. Critical glances eye every step and every movement. Our Cocaine Models jury, consisting of model-booker Regina Steinpress, model-booker Marcel Matt, photographer Oliver Rudolph and two of our agency models as guest jurors, are busy taking notes. Thanks to years of experience in the modeling business, our team always agrees quickly which candidates have a chance of being recalled.
The Recall – the second round of interviews
The number of model applicants shrinks from 54 to 25 candidates in round 2, the “recall”. The selection is difficult: Many talented young models fight for a place in the Cocaine Models Model file. In the recall, the chosen one is felt closer to the tooth, or rather to the shoe. The candidates prove themselves to the direct competition in small groups. They show their catwalk style, as well as different posing styles according to photographer’s instructions. Especially the challenge “dynamic posing” shows which of the model candidates have a solid self-confidence: A jump. A twist. YES the girls also on high heels! The view is directed towards the camera. After a short expert consultation, each model receives direct and constructive feedback.
The jury’s verdict
Congratulations: We welcome 16 new faces to our agency! Besides six new male models, 10 new female models adorn our model portfolio. We are enthusiastic and proudly welcome our new agency. SAY HELLO! After 7 pm we deserve some rest and toast to a successful casting day. To our team, to our models, to Cocaine models!
With FIV Magazine we are realizing the new interview portal for fashion, fashion, lifestyle and VIPs together with editor-in-chief Michelle Hamacher. Already in the first weeks we were able to attract exciting interview guests. The two fashion designers around the fashion label holyGhost were guests just a few days after Fashionweek Berlin. Model and full-time Mama Shermine Shahrivar. Fashion blogger Kiamisu, and much more. From Berlin, Hamburg & Co. we are looking for new stories, bold collections and the most beautiful ideas, all around fashion and lifestyle themes. Fashion Interview, our new fashion online portal, is set to become one of the major interview online magazines in the coming months.
interview with fashion designers, media managers and photo models
Through our daily work with creative people, advertising agencies, film productions and fashion designers, we always come across new ideas and great stories. But not everyone is told! In order to change this, we wanted a website for fashion interviews that would run on the couch both in the underground and comfortably on a tablet PC at home. With great effort and great partners we have implemented our idea in the last weeks.
Now online: Fashion Interview – the fashion portal for designers, models & Co.
From today on you will find new and interesting interviews on Fashion Interview almost daily. Always up to 2-date and directly from the fashion metropolis. You can also find the interviews on Facebok and Instagram. Always & everywhere.
For the 17th time the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week took place in Berlin. capital, fashion metropolis and always at the cutting edge of fashion trends and style. Well-known designers presented their spring/summer collections 2016 in numerous fashion shows, including Hugo Boss, Lena Hoschek, Riani, Guido Maria Kretschmer and many more. They all attracted fashion enthusiasts and international trade visitors to the capital for Fashion Week. The main attraction was the Mercedes Benz Fashion tent, directly behind the Brandenburg Gate. Young, innovative, but also established fashion designers also presented their collections and designs in several off-locations. Our Cocaine Models-Model Bookerin Regina Steinpress was live on site and captured the most beautiful backstage moments.
Highlights on Tuesday – The first shows
The Berlin Fashion Week starts this year on 07.07.2015 with the first opening shows. With the highlight “Panorama Berlin” and the side event “IT COUTURE – The Fashion & Technology Exhibition”. Both start punctually at 09.00 o’clock. The seats are of course occupied until the last one, music is released: Fashion! It’s not over until the afternoon. The first fashion show gets the fashion label “Sopopular Menswear” and opens the catwalk with the collection “The Last March Before Victory”. The combination of military elements and Asian style is a perfect match for the fashion label. This is followed by several trade fairs, shows, side events and fashion shows in which renowned designers such as Lena Hoschek and Marc Cain present their new collections.
Particularly interesting are the many so-called side events at Berlin Fashion Week, because most of the time anyone can visit them without an invitation. These are not as well-known and highly official as the shows in the Mercedes Benz Fashion tent, where only invited guests have access.
Catwalk – Impressions from the catwalk
Our models at Fashion-Week Berlin
Also three of our Cocaine models proved themselves in the castings. They are part of Berlin Fashion Week and run the catwalk for various fashion designers. Simon walks the catwalk for fashion label Brachmann, a classic in men’s fashion, which this time took place at the stage location in the “Me Collectors Room”. Another highlight of Fashion Week for our model Simon is that he is the only model to conquer the catwalk for the new women’s collection of the fashion label Riani. Our Nikola presents the fashion of Pearly Wong, an independent design label, made of monochrome garments with unique materials. And Niklas takes part in the colourful and varied IVANMAN fashion show, which is intended to provide an impetus for more colour. There are not many looks in the collection, but well thought-out and stylish! Just as one knows it from the designer Ivan Mandzukic.
Highlights on Wednesday – The great designers
Of course, the second day of Fashion Week in Berlin will be an exciting day. A lot of other shows by famous designers like Anja Gockel or William Fan follow. Also the aftershow parties in the evening pile up, many celebrities, models and bloggers gather to celebrate.
A special fashion show was that of designer and TV darling Guido Maria Kretschmer. With his new collection “Bon Voyage” he presented his latest autumn/winter fashion 2015. Couture and “Ready to Wear” looks are combined for simple elegance and femininity. Stefanie Giesinger and Betty Taube, two then Germanys next top model candidates, can also be found on the catwalk.
Another highlight is the show of the designer duo Holy Ghost. Great Crested Grebe, an exclusive “in-location” with pool in Berlin, was transformed into an extraordinary catwalk. The catwalk runs over the water and is laid with an oriental carpet, which keeps the atmosphere very Mediterranean. Hundreds of visitors gather to take part in this spectacle.
Our models continue to conquer the catwalks
One of our Cocaine models is getting another catwalk job. Simon is allowed to participate in the third show so far and presents the new Spring/Summer collection 2015 by designer Franziska Michael. With a very creative and crazy outfit he walks casually over the catwalk.
Between Catwalk and Germanys next topmodels
Highlights on Thursday – almost 30° & Fashion
Shows and masses at noon, parties in the evening. This is the motto of Fashion Week in Berlin. Also on Thursday there are some highlights not to miss.
Fashion designer Michael Michalsky can be seen again this time! After he was not at the Fashion Week in January, because of the Ebola outbreak in Africa, for which he donated a considerable amount, he is back in July. With his first couture collection “Atelier Michalsky” he wants to create new favourite pieces. As expected, he inspires with his latest collection of trade visitors, as well as fashion enthusiasts.
Another absolute highlight on this day is the Dutch model Doutzen Kroes. Last week in Paris – today in Berlin. The famous Victoria’s Secret model is not on the catwalk this time, but at the Mercedes Benz Press Vernisasge, where she poses in an enchanting evening dress.
Also on Thursday one of our Cocaine models will be present. Nikola takes part in the “Panorama Berlin” fashion fair. The fair starts on the first day and presents the most important trends of the coming season, which include women’s and men’s collections as well as accessories from leading lifestyle brands.
Highlights on Friday – spectacular finish
Also on the last day of Fashion Week, Friday, there are some highlights, as well as spectacular shows.
Especially exciting is the Michalsky Stylenite, with which Fashion Week ends, as every year. This year, however, with a “light version”. There the designer, his collection and the Fashion Week will be celebrated once again. Of course, all seats are taken at this highlight, because everyone wants to be there at this special end! On the catwalk you can see flowing dresses in pastel shades, as well as a lot of fabric with flowers. The floral wreaths on the heads of the men’s models are particularly striking. The more conspicuous – the better!
But also many other designers like Ewa Herzog, Dorothee Schumacher or the Turkish designer Emre Erdemoglu, who also present their collections on the last day, have a lot of fabric with flowers on display. So-called “flood pants” also seem to be back in fashion! Turtleneck sweaters and shoulderless tops are very often seen on the catwalks in the German fashion metropolis!
Personality. Posing. Catwalk. Sunday morning started our long prepared model coaching in our agency building in Cologne’s Mediapark. Two experienced model coaches, Lutz and Omega, supported our Cocaine Models team with a personality coaching and a catwalk training for the models. The response was great and our models were highly motivated to improve their skills. Michelle accompanied our models and gives a short insight into the exclusive model coaching.
Well structured model coaching
At half past nine our Cocaine Models team starts with the last preparations for the Model Coaching in the Mediapark in Cologne. Screens are set up, small snacks prepared and the camera equipment checked. The first models arrive on time at half past nine. We are excited and the models are already looking forward to the exclusive model coaching. The day is well structured, starting with personal coaching at Lutz, followed by catwalk training at catwalk expert Omega. Besides, short videos of our models are shot and Polaroid photos are taken.
Personality coaching with modeling professional Lutz
Lutz enters the room, numerous pairs of eyes examine the self-confident personal coach, who also works as an experienced model. His charisma is likeable and engaging, we are convinced: He can give our models a lot in the matter of “appearance” with customers. He talks entertainingly about his experiences in the model industry, emphasizing how important the charisma and body language alone are for the first impression. Very important: Our models must understand that their body is the decisive working instrument. A training in advance is very important, everyone must get to know his body exactly. The charisma is not only conveyed by emotions, that is new to many. Body Language: An underestimated means to show character. The models must take up space with their aura and show full presence. Interesting: Customers read the characteristics of potential models based on their posture, without many words is a judgment made, job: Yes or no!
How to convey emotions correctly
How do I look sexy? How do I radiate grief when I’m not sad at all? How can I develop anger at the push of a button? Typical thoughts and problems of a model. Acting talent is a must in the modeling business. Just like an actor, a good model must be able to slip into different roles. While the models learn different posing tricks, our photographer Oli takes Polaroid photos and performance videos with each model in single passes. English language skills are tested: Everyone must introduce themselves briefly in English. Lutz goes through some exercises with the other models and lets them recreate typical situations from everyday model life. Shy models have no chance to hide in the crowd, Lutz proves his skills. After one and a half hours, Lutz is almost unstoppable and our models are thrilled, the personality coaching is coming to an end. In cooperation with Lutz, our photographer Oli carries out a short sample shooting with some of the models in front of the group. The newly learned posing techniques are immediately demonstrated. The coaching has had an effect! Our models skilfully implement the learned posing tricks. At the end of the training Oli gives the models some tips for working with different photographers. Now the whole team deserves a short break. The small snack buffet lures with different delicacies and coffee smell fills the foyer.
Catwalk Coaching with catwalk professional Omega
Catwalk professional Omega is already waiting motivated in the event room. Our models occupy their seats with fresh energy and satisfied faces. Omega starts with a big smile and a short straight-walk. WOW, he knows his stuff. His top catwalk rule: Every catwalk performance is about selling! Pressure and internal tension are good, but there must still be a special serenity. The presentation on the catwalk must be controlled, yet relaxed and natural. Fashion is in the foreground, the models only present the products. You have to play a role not only during photo shoots, but also on the catwalk. Omega introduces different catwalk types and does some exercises with the models. The event room is filled with sales rattling, the models improve their weaknesses under Omega’s instructions. Omega spreads a good mood, the models are motivated and constantly improving. Especially the posing turn turns out to be a small catwalk trap. No problem! The group takes it with humor: Like actors on a film set, our models repeat their walks until Omega gives his “Go”. The final walk ends the instructive and entertaining catwalk training. Let’s hear it for Omega!
After the success comes the relaxation
The last show videos will be available soon. Our entire team is gathering and the models are performing their new Catwalk arts. Satisfactory feedback goes through the round. We are proud of our protégés and grateful for the great work of the coaches. A successful Sunday comes to an end. From 5 pm the models make their way home with many new insights. Our Cocaine Models team takes down the props and sets off for the well-earned weekend.
Models are booked for different jobs under different conditions and expectations. The respective customer has certain ideas and criteria according to which he selects a model. He informs the model agency concerned of his criteria and usually sends a mood board, which tells the agency more about the context of the assignment. There are basically two options for model bookings: Either a customer has browsed the model file of the model agency concerned and already selected one or more models, which he would like to invite either to the Casting or book directly. However, it is also common to ask the model agency to select models according to the criteria and send the client a selection of models.
Prerequisites for models in commercials and commercials
In order to become a successful model in a serious model agency, a model must have different requirements. For a model agency it counts whether a model is well booked. Oaks of carcasses are regularly sorted out. A model must have a very good figure, means slim, taut, the right measurements. Of course, the optimal sizes differ more closely between male and female models. Male models can do more exercise than female models. Their main aim is to have a firm and fit body, i.e. cardio training and light muscle training are sufficient. Too much muscle and weight training makes the muscles in a female model become too wide and the assumed measurements are no longer optimal.
The optimal measurements for men and women?
Female Models: The Prerequisites
Female models should be at least 174 cm tall. Smaller models can be successful, but the chance is very small. Therefore the size is a decisive criterion for a model agency to include a model. The optimal measurements for female models are 90-60-90.
Male Models: The Prerequisites
A male model must have a slim and defined body. The minimum size is 184 cm. Especially tall men can have problems in the model industry as well as men who are too small, as they do not fit into the designer’s collections. The maximum size of a male model is 194 cm.
Character & Strength are strong attributes for advertising models
Besides the physical requirements, the mental requirements and the character of a model also count. A model has to prove strength, discipline and endurance. Jobs are often strenuous and time-consuming. A good model should not feel tired or stressed. Motivation and ambition distinguish an experienced model, the customer likes to book such models again, this is very important for a model and the model agency. Furthermore, a healthy self-confidence and the changeability of a model are decisive selection criteria. From this total package the charisma of a model is formed. A customer tries to convey his products and services to consumers through a model. This succeeds through an optimal mediation of emotions. Emotions are aroused by the charisma of a model, including facial expressions and gestures. A model must be able to slip into different roles in order to “sell” the product/service to the consumer. Authenticity and naturalness are the magic words to captivate consumers so that the customer’s concept works.
Character? That’s Chand from Stockholm!
Modeling! Job opportunities in the advertising industry: online shop, showroom and TV spots
There are many job opportunities for a model. The body is the tool of a model and therefore the capital. A model advertises a customer’s products and services. This can be done via various carrier media. A model can be booked for poster advertising, magazine editorials or covers, online presence, TV commercials or similar. On the catwalk a model presents fashion collections or beauty and styling products/services. The body is the screen for the catwalk appearance, but in the commercial area (advertising) also counts the facial expressions and gestures of the model, which leads to the sales promotion of the products/services.
Modelagenturen – Agency for photo shooting and construction of models
A serious and good model agency is very important for a model. Although a model can work without an agency, the risk of a model being exploited is enormous, especially abroad. The tasks of a model agency include the placement of good (for serious, well-known customers, a good salary) jobs. The model agency ensures that a model is not underpaid, especially abroad models are often enormously underpaid. In addition, the model agency ensures a good image of the model. A serious model agency takes a model’s uncertainties and supports the model with questions. A model can have several modeling agencies. We recommend a parent agency and a good agency in each major city, such as Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne / Düsseldorf or abroad, e.g. in London, New York, Paris or Milan. Customers all over Germany and all over the world can book a model, for example a model book Hamburg, model book Berlin or model book London.
Model Guru Lutz Marquardt about model agency and mother agency
What is the difference between a model agency and a parent agency? Model agencies are exclusively responsible for the mediation, a parent agency, on the other hand, builds models, arranges photo shoots with good photographers and later places models abroad with large and renowned agencies in Milan, Paris, London or Shanghai and New York.
Book model: prices and agency commission in Germany
The payment of a model is managed by the model agency concerned. The model agency issues an invoice for the client and negotiates the prices with him. New Faces are generally cheaper than experienced models. With the experience and the level of awareness of a model also the price of a model increases.
In Germany, the agency usually charges 20 percent commission for referrals to customers once the model has completed its job. Abroad this agency commission can vary and also amount to up to 50 percent. In addition to paying the model, the agency usually requires a so-called AP from the client.
Find with us your perfect model for the next job
At Cocaine Models you will find experienced models, as well as New Faces for strong photo shoots or advertising campaigns. Through exclusive model-coaching our CM-models are regularly optimally trained for the commercial sector as well as for the catwalk. We support our models for a perfect placement and a satisfactory result from the customer’s point of view. Our wide range of models makes our Cologne model agency interesting and attractive for clients from the advertising and fashion sectors. Models book NRW and all over Germany.
Are you looking for a suitable model for your campaign? Then contact our agency. Cocaine Models is looking forward to your request.