Lara – International superstar rising up: Paris, Milan & NYC

Lara – Soon 18, finished school and now already planning a great career! Cute, professional and determined, that’s our Lara. Find out more about her path to modeling, her goals, where she’s currently hanging out and especially how she did on her last shoot before her trip here.

International Face – First Stop: Paris

Everyone wants her. Whether it’s the biggest agencies in Milan, Paris or even NYC, everyone wants to sign our Lara and work with her. For Lara it goes end of March this year the first time to Paris to the selected partner agency. Here she spends her spring break and is for the first time in a model shared apartment where she lives with other international models and goes to shootings during the day. Afterwards she meets many international, high fashion clients and is able to make a name for herself on the catwalks in Paris. With all the hustle and bustle you might think it quickly becomes too much, but Lara convinces with her curiosity and her drive

Lara’s path to becoming a model – history, goals and plans

At just 15 years old, Lara came to one of our castings. Since her graduation and schooling is our top priority, we initially only booked her with occasional test shoots and talked to our partner agencies in the background. These are all convinced and are really tearing around our girl. No wonder, with 1.80 meters and her face nothing stands in the way of a great career in the industry. From now on, it is important to use the vacations she has until her graduation as well as possible, so that she is directly known by customers at the age of 18. There are big goals in the pipeline for Lara, including New York. But until that happens, we continue to look forward to building and spending time with loved ones.

Lara on video – impressions of the model at her last shoot before Paris

If you feel like seeing more of our rising star, you can stop by our latest YouTube video and get a better impression of Lara. It’s worth subscribing either way to not miss anything else, whether it’s new jobs or new models!

Pictures from the shooting with Oliver Rudolph

Catrice x Mariéme: Nude Looks, Fox Eye and Glam Night Style

Catrice – Marième (Paris) is now available in the new Catrice tutorials! A full face or more natural for everyday wear? In these two videos, our Marième shows you the most beautiful looks that are definitely on trend. Whether a natural make-up look or lots of glitter for the evening, there’s something for everyone. You don’t need to be a pro to style the looks perfectly. Take a look at these two quick and easy make-up tutorials here, step by step, which you can easily do at home with the new beauty products from Catrice.

Glam or Clean Beauty: Mariéme for Catrice Make-Up

Want to stand out at the club on a night out and have the perfect look? To match your glitter dress and high heels, all you need is the right make-up. Straight-lined eyeliner, glitter eye shadow and bright lipstick, Catrice has everything your party soul needs.

After the long night, everyday life comes back and the everyday look? No problem, Mariéme shows you how quickly you can conjure up your perfect everyday look for the office. With light pink lipstick, fox eye and light foundation, you’ll be perfectly styled and ready to go to work with pride! Check out both make-up tutorials with Marième right here:

Glam Night Make-up: quick and easy

A quick and striking look. See how Marième created this look for herself:

Clean Beauty Tutorial: Fox Eye and Natural

Less is more, this applies fully to the nude look. Beige eyeshadow, light foundation and bushy eyebrows, the look suits every make-up lover and is suitable for every event. Watch the video of the look here:

Catrice? Beauty products, vegan and great range

If you don’t know Catrice yet, Catrice is a drugstore brand that many people know by now and that is very popular, which is why you can find Catrice in all city centres, for example at DM. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, you can create any look with Catrice.

Where does the Catrice brand come from? The Catrice brand is a German family business that sells, among other things, Esssence. Today, Catrice has a variety of beauty products, such as nail polish, foundation, mascara and eyebrow pencils. With Catrice products, you can conjure up the perfect look, whether you want to meet friends, go to the office or celebrate in the club.

Is Catrice natural cosmetics? Not exactly, but Catrice products are 80% vegan and completely animal-free.

Catrice at a glance:

  • Family-owned company
  • Aua. also brand Esssence
  • Make-up products
  • Beauty products
  • Free from animal testing
  • 80% vegan

Catrice is best known for:

  • Eyebrow pencils
  • Foundation
  • Nail polish
  • Eye shadow
  • Mascara
  • Powder

PHC Pacific Healthcare x Verona Pooth with Diana! Shooting & Backstage Video

PHC originated as a brand in California (USA), more precisely Los Angeles. However, it is developed in Germany! Verona Pooth now stands as the new advertising face behind the brand. With her at the first shooting, our Diana! Here the clip, to the first campaign of PHC in Germany. Now the campaign starts and we are so proud of our Diana! Currently Diana is visiting Paris and spending her first weeks there. As soon as we have updates from Paris, you’ll find out here and on CM: Instagram first! Now to the shoot with the wonderfully unique Verona Pooth for PHC!

PHC: Diana’s Shoot with Verona Pooth

Verona Pooth is the face for PHC in Germany and here, is the first, big campaign in Germany! That Diana was allowed to be there from the first second, we are very happy as a model agency.

Behind the scenes at the PHC Shoot – Video

Look here behind the scenes, with Verona Pooth and the Pacific Girls:

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PHC x Verona Pooth

Brand from Los Angeles. Technology from Germany. What makes PHC special? PHC relies on the contents of CBD that is also used in more and more cosmetics. If you don’t know Verona Pooth yet, here’s some info:

Most people know Verona Pooth from TV and boulevard. She has worked her way up in life to become one of the icons in Germany and is now one of the most popular and authentic people when it comes to marketing new products and ideas.

Pro Sieben, RTL, inTouch & Co.

Verona Pooth herself, knows how stressed the skin can be, especially in life between family and career. By the way, she also started her career as a model. Of course, therefore, many media have already reported on PHC. Among them TV stations like Pro Sieben and RTL but also magazines like the inTouch.

Tip! CM now also on Pinterest

On Pinterest you can now find many more photos and videos that sometimes there is no room for on Insta and Youtue.

New York Universities & Colleges: Columbia, New York University & Co.

Become a model inNew York – To make your dream of living in New York City come true and to give you the opportunity to further your education, we as a model agency have selected the best colleges and universities in New York. Study in the middle of Manhattan at Columbia or rather in a quiet, beautiful suburb of New York, at Fordham University you have the choice. Here you will find the top tips of the universities in New York.

New York: A city with many perspectives

Young people in particular are drawn to New York. There are the best universities and colleges – studying abroad is a big dream for many, but which universities and colleges are among the best? many fight for a scholarship to be able to fulfill this dream. If you want to learn more about it, then read here!

Columbia University: Manhattan

Columbia University is one of the best in New York. The university’s institution is older than the United States and is one of the oldest and most prestigious. It is located in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. Columbia regularly performs among the top ten universities in the world in university rankings. The university has a very nice, traditional campus in the Upper West Side, a pretty, quite affluent and fairly safe area not far from Central Park.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 212-854-1754
  • Address: New York, NY 10027, United States

How much does it cost to attend Columbia University? The average annual cost without financial aid is $79,752, or still $22,637 with financial aid.

Map and Street View on campus

Here you’ll find Columbia in the middle of Manhattan:

Street View – in the middle of campus:

New York University in Greenwich Village

NYU is the largest private university in the United States with a total enrollment of 54,919 students – 21,636 of whom are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs and 21,766 of whom are enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs or professional doctorates. The University’s campus is located in Greenwich Village in Manhattan, New York and consists of 14 departments and colleges.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 212-998-1212
  • Address: New York, NY 10003, United States

How much does it cost to attend New York University? The average annual cost is $75,502, but after financial aid it’s still a whopping $42,397.

Map and Street View in the middle of New York

Maps: this is where NYU is located

Street View: here you are standing in Gould Plaza in front of NYU:

Fordham University: Jesuit school

Fordham University is a private university in New York City. It is one of 28 member universities of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities. There are currently 14,700 students enrolled.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 718-817-1000
  • Address: Bronx, NY 10458, United States.

How much does it cost to attend Fordham University? The average annual cost before financial aid is $76,891. or $36,301 after financial aid.

Maps and Street View of the Fordham

Fordham University in the Bronx:

Here you are on the green campus of Fordham:

St. John’s University: Catholic university

St. John’s University is a private university in New York City. With 20,346 students, it is the second largest Catholic university in the United States after DePaul University. In addition to its main campus in Jamaica (Queens borough), St. John’s maintains satellite campuses in Manhattan, Staten Island, and Rome.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 718-990-2000
  • Address: 8000 Utopia Pkwy, Jamaica, NY 11439, United States.

How much does it cost to attend St. John’s University? The annual average cost of St. John’s is $63,106 and after financial aid is $25,792.

Pace University: two campuses

Pace University is a private university with main campuses in New York City and satellite campuses in Westchester County, New York. It was founded in 1906 as a business school and today offers approximately 100 majors across its six schools. The university also offers a Master of Fine Arts in Acting at the Actors Studio Drama School.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 866-722-3338
  • Address: One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038, United States.

How much does it cost to study at Pace University? The average annual cost here without financial aid is $68,252 and after financial aid is $29,883.

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai: Human Medicine & Biology

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a private, state accredited college in New York City specializing in human medicine and biology and is part of the Mount Sinai Health System.

  • Sponsorship: Private
  • Phone: +1 212-241-6696
  • Address: 1 Gustave L. Levy Pl, New York, NY 10029, United States

How much does it cost if I want to go to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai? The average cost is about $55,316.

City University of New York: state university

CUNY is the higher education association of state universities in New York City. Like the State University of New York and California State University, CUNY is a major state university system in the United States.

  • Sponsorship: New York (State)
  • Phone: +1 212-997-2869
  • Address: 425 E 25th St, New York, NY 10010, United States

How much does it cost to study at the City University of New York? The average annual cost for non-New York State residents is $18,600 per year.

New York’s top universities in comparison

Some of the best universities in the country can be found in New York. If you decide to study here, you will surely never forget this time in your life. There are tons of perspectives and decisions to make about what you want your life to look like besides your modeling career.

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New York City: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens & Staten Island

Becoming a model in New York – Living in Queens, working in Manhattan, drinking coffee in Brooklyn – could this be your life as a model in New York? Maybe you’ll choose an apartment in the Bronx or Staten Island, given the diversity of the city’s neighborhoods. New York is a dream for young models – no wonder, with so many modeling agencies and opportunities for advancement! Find out what there is to see and experience here:

New York City: The City That Never Sleeps

The cosmopolitan city on the east coast of the United States, which has a total area of 783.8 km², is with about 19 million inhabitants a metropolis that attracts many people for a vacation or a longer stay! The city is one of the most important economic and commercial centers in the world. Many corporations, brands and organizations have their headquarters there. It is one of the most expensive cities around and has five boroughs: The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island.

Must-See – The districts of New York with their attractions

There is so much to experience in New York – you can stay there for a longer period of time. In the five different boroughs of The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, there are many sights that will make your stay unforgettable!

The Bronx: Stadium, Zoo & Monument

The Bronx has been the northernmost borough of the U.S. metropolis of New York City since January 10, 1874. It coincides with Bronx County, the fourth most populated county in New York State.

  • Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium is home to New York’s baseball team, the New York Yankees. Soccer games of the New York City FC are also played there.

  • Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo is New York’s largest zoo, covering over 300 hectares, and offers a nature-filled getaway from all the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Heinrich Heine Monument

The fountain, made of white marble from Lasa and dedicated to the memory of the German poet and writer Heinrich Heine, was actually intended to be installed in Heine’s home town of Düsseldorf.

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge, Parks & Botanical Gardens

Brooklyn is located in the western part of Long Island. Brooklyn neighborhoods include the affluent Dumbo (between Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge), Williamsburg, known for its indie music and art scene and nightclubs, and the beachfront Coney Island neighborhood with its amusement parks.

  • Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge spans the East River and connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. The bridge is one of the hottest sights in New York and therefore a must-see!

  • Brooklyn Bridge Park

The park runs along the East River – where you can grab some food at the on-site cafes and relax on the grass overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge.

  • Dumbo – Brooklyn Bridge photo spot

One of the most popular photo spots awaits you in Dumbo: At the corner of Washington Street and Water Street, the imposing arch of the Manhattan Bridge juts out between the house fronts and magically attracts photographers, especially at blue hour.

  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden is especially popular during church blossom season. Many people come to the botanical garden in Brooklyn to see this romantic natural spectacle.

Manhattan: Times Square, Empire State Building & Statue of Liberty

Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City. It consists mainly of Manhattan Island, surrounded by the Hudson River, East River and Harlem River. The borough is considered the heart of the so-called Big Apple and is one of the most important business, financial and cultural centers in the world.

  • Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty, a gift from the French people to the Americans, stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It is a symbol of freedom in the United States. With one foot, the statue stands on broken chains, which is supposed to symbolize the end of slavery.

  • Central Park

Central Park is located in the center of Manhattan. It is visited by up to 500,000 people on a good day! With its walking paths, ball fields, zoo, carousel, boat rentals and lake, it is probably the hottest park in New York. At 349.15 hectares, it occupies about 6% of Manhattan’s land area, making it by far the city’s largest park.

  • Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue is a street in New York that is one of the most famous streets in the world. There you will find the most expensive designer shops: Cartier, Tiffany, Versace, Louis Vuitton and many more! There is every reason to be amazed.

  • Times Square

Times Square in New York City is located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and is the center of the Manhattan theater district known as Broadway. At night, you can admire the many advertising lights even better – a real must-see!

  • Rockefeller Center

The Rockefeller Center extends over three blocks in the square between Fifth Avenue and Avenue of the Americas (Sixth Avenue), West 47th Street and West 52nd Street. Around Christmas, the huge Christmas tree stands in front of it, which is celebrated in a big way every year. The building is one of the tallest in New York with 259 meters and a total of 70 floors. The popular “Top of The Rock” is located on the Rockefeller Center. There you have a breathtaking view over the city. Many pictures are taken in front of the telescope, through which you can take a closer look at the city.

  • Empire State Building

After the disaster of 9/11, the Empire State Building was restored to what it had been for decades: the tallest skyscraper in the city. The spectacular interior and exterior of the Empire State Building with its 360-degree viewing platform in the heart of Manhattan is almost a must-see for every visitor to New York.

  • Flatiron Building

The Flatiron Building stands at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, which is named after it. With its special shape, it is one of New York’s landmarks.

  • Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Station is a train station in Manhattan. It is the largest train station in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks. It is so special because of its old and chic style. The tall windows, eye-catching ceiling, and monstrous construction are directly eye-catching in pictures. Besides all the pictures, numerous films have been shot there.

  • The Vessel

The Vessel is a structure and visitor attraction built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan. The ornate honeycomb-like structure was built to plans by British designer Thomas Heatherwick and spans 16 stories. This attraction is also popular for music videos in addition to the many pictures.

Queens: Parks & Museums

Queens is a New York borough located on Long Island and separated from Manhattan by the East River.

  • Flushing Meadows Park

With 3.6 km², the largest Flushing Meadows Park in Queens was created on the occasion of the 1939/40 World’s Fair. It is known for one of the world’s largest tennis tournaments, the US Open, which are held annually in the park.

  • Queens Museum

The Queens Museum in New York City fulfills, in part, the functions of a local history museum for this major city. Its name derives from its location in the New York borough of Queens. The building was previously used as an exhibition hall at two World’s Fairs in NYC.

Staten Island: Ferry & Garden Maze

Staten Island is connected to Lower Manhattan by the Staten Island Ferry, a ferry in New York Harbor.

  • Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

The 34-acre site on Staten Island is a place to escape the hustle and bustle of New York and spend a few quiet hours. There are a variety of gardens there: from a labyrinth to Asian-style gardens or butterfly gardens.

  • Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge

The Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge is a two-story suspension bridge that connects the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn across The Narrows.

New York District Diversity

From hip neighborhoods with trendy cafes in Brooklyn to quiet parks away from the hustle and bustle of the city in Queens or surrounded by skyscrapers in the middle of Manhattan, New York has a lot to offer its residents and each neighborhood brings its own unique flair. The choice is yours as to which part of New York you would like to move to.

Parks in New York: Central Park, Battery Park & More

Become a model in New York – After long castings and auditions you should definitely take a break in one of the many parks in Manhattan. And take a break in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Stroll along the green banks of the Hudson River or take a long walk through Central Park. The city that never sleeps is known for many things, including parks where you can get away from it all and relax.

New York: The 10 most famous parks

New York is known for its skyscrapers and the hustle and bustle – but not only that you will find in the Big Apple! For us as a model agency it is of course also important that you can relax in the beautiful parks for a change and walk a little more quietly. Here you can learn more about the parks in the big city:

Central Park: Boat Rental, Zoo & Sports

Central Park in downtown Manhattan is known everywhere: With its walking paths, ball fields, zoo, carousel, boat rentals and lake, it is arguably New York’s hottest park. At 349.15 acres, it takes up about 6% of Manhattan’s land area, making it by far the city’s largest park. So you’ll have plenty of space to relax, go for your daily jog, or find a cozy spot for a picnic with friends.

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Central Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: the largest park in the city in the middle of Manhattan
  • Address: New York, NY, United States
  • Opening hours: daily from 06:00-01:00 o’clock

Bryant Park: Cafés & Central Library

Bryant Park is located in the New York City borough of Manhattan between 5th and 6th Avenues and West 40th and West 42nd Streets in Midtown Manhattan directly behind the NY Public Library’s Central Library. At its northern corner, the fourth tallest skyscraper Bank of America Tower adjoins the park. With its cafes and other takeaways, it is very popular in the big city.

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Bryant Park summarized:

  • Special feature: direct proximity to the NY Public Library
  • Address: New York, NY 10018, United States
  • Opening hours: daily from 07:00-23:00 o’clock

Brooklyn Bridge Park: View of the skyline

Brooklyn Bridge Park is a completely new public green space in New York City and one of the most ambitious park projects in Brooklyn since Prospect Park. It is located directly on the water and offers a stunning view of the Manhattan skyline.

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Brooklyn Bridge Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: waterfront location and beautiful view of New York’s skyline
  • Address: 334 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, United States
  • Opening hours: daily from 06:00-01:00 o’clock

Washington Square Park: University & Arc de Triomphe

Washington Square Park is one of the best known of the more than 1700 public parks in New York City. It is located between Greenwich Village and East Village at New York University. Through the beautiful Washington Square Arch you have a good view through 5th Avenue to the Empire State Building.

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Washington Square Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: proximity to NY University and large triumphal arch with fountain
  • Address: Washington Square, New York, NY 10012, United States.
  • Opening hours: daily from 06:00-00:00 o’clock

Battery Park: Ellis Island & the Statue of Liberty

Battery Park is a ten-acre park on the southern tip of Manhattan and one of the oldest parks in New York City. The harbor located there serves as the starting point for ferries to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Staten Island and, in the summer, Governors Island.

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Battery Park summarized:

  • Special feature: from here you can take the ferry to the Statue of Liberty
  • Address: New York, NY 10004, United States
  • Opening hours: daily from 06:00-00:00 o’clock

High Line: green freight train track in Manhattan

The High Line is a 2.33-kilometer-long freight train track 7.5 meters above the ground, no longer used as such, in the west of Manhattan, which was converted into a park, the High Line Park, from 2006 to 2019. Here you can take a break between fashion castings and jobs.

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High Line Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: former freight train track converted into a green space train track
  • Address: New York, NY 10011, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00-19:00, Sat-Sun from 10:00-18:00

Prospect Park: the heart of Brooklyn

Prospect Park in the New York City borough of Brooklyn is a park located between Park Slope, Prospect-Lefferts Gardens, Ditmas Park, Windsor Terrace and Flatbush Avenue, Grand Army Plaza and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. The park is also known as the counterpart of Central Park and is the heart of Brooklyn. After a long day of modeling, it’s certainly a good place to recharge your batteries.

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Prospect Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: Location in the middle of Brooklyn
  • Address: Brooklyn, NY, United States
  • Opening hours: daily from 05:00-01:00 o’clock

Riverside Park: right on the water

Riverside Park is a 108-hectare public park on the east bank of the Hudson River in the New York City borough of Manhattan – so you have a great view of the river. It consists of a narrow strip of land that stretches over a length of 6km along the shore.

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Riverside Park summarized:

  • Special feature: beautiful location on the Hudson River and great views
  • Address: New York, NY, United States
  • Opening hours: around the clock

City Hall Park: Around the City Hall

City Hall Park is a public park around New York City Hall in Manhattan’s Civic Center. It is not far from the Brooklyn Bridge and St. Paul’s Chapel – so it is very centrally located.

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City Hall Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: central location at the town hall and beautiful fountains
  • Address: Broadway &, Chambers St, New York, NY 10007, United States.
  • Opening hours: daily from 06:00-00:00 o’clock

Rockefeller Park: Walk along the Hudson River

Also on the Hudson River is Rockefeller Park in Lower Manhattan. Here you can stroll along the waterfront and enjoy the breeze on a warm day.

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Rockefeller Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: location on the Hudson River
  • Address: 75 Battery Pl, New York, NY 10280, United States
  • Opening hours: around the clock

New York’s Parks in Conclusion

It’s hard to believe, but in the city that never sleeps, you can find the one or other park oasis to relax in the midst of the countless skyscrapers. A long walk along the Hudson River or after studying in the library on a park bench in the middle of Manhattan. New York City’s green spaces invite you to walk, relax and picnic.

New York’s Top 10 Cafés: Muffins, Bagels, Coffee & Co.

Modeling in New York – to relax, the city offers you great cafes where you can sit back with a cup of coffee and delicious pastries. Best Bagels & Coffee is the best place to start your modeling day, with the best and most popular bagels in NYC. Sit outside in front of the colorful Hungarian Pastry Shop, relax under hanging plants, or sip your coffee while looking out at the colorful streets of New York. On the side, you can get work done on your laptop, pass the time with friends, or enjoy the city views to the fullest. The rustic establishments that are so popular and common in New York offer you a cozy environment to do so. Learn more about cafés in the Big Apple here!

New York: the best cafés to relax in

In New York you can hardly get enough of beautiful cafes and restaurants. From the modern and colorful, to the very old furnished style, everything can be found. For us as a model agency it is important that you can relax with a nice cup of coffee in the big city and enjoy the view of the city & the interior of the café.

Best Bagel & Coffee: New York’s best bagels

As the name suggests, Best Bagel & Coffee is popular for its bagels! The bagels with different toppings are very popular with customers, which is why this café is one of the best in New York. The shop is decorated in a simple style with wooden walls.

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Best Bagel & Coffee at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:30 – 14:00, Sat from 08:00 – 14:00, Sun closed.
  • Address: 225 W 35th St A, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-564-4409

Map & Street View Best Bagel & Coffee

This is where you’ll find the cafe in Manhattan:

Street View in front of Best Bagel & Coffee:

Bibble & Sip: Cupcakes & Muffins

The Bibble & Sip is a small café with delicious snacks, which are artistically and elaborately made: Little cupcakes, muffins and more. The interior is simple and plain, but still eye-catching – behind the counter a white tile mirror, big round lamps on the ceiling and some shelves with the products on offer on the walls. At the small tables you can relax with a cup of coffee and delicious sweets.

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Bibble & Sip summarized:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 09:00 – 19:00, Sat-Sun from 10:00 – 20:00
  • Address: 253 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Phone: +1 646-649-5116

Maps Bibble & Sip

Bibble & Sip is located here:

This is what it looks like on the street in front of the café:

Devoción: cosy among plants

Devoción is decorated in a very rustic yet extremely cosy style – high ceilings, brown clinker on the wall, small tables with old chairs, old sofas on carpets and decorations made of green plants. The exterior of the shop is black. You can enjoy your time there comfortably.

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Devoción at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Daily from 08:00 – 18:00 hrs
  • Address: 69 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11249, United States
  • Phone: +1 718-285-6180

Map: Devoción in Brooklyn

Stumptown Coffee Roasters: New York’s streets

The small Stumptown Coffee Roasters is simply furnished. With tables in front of the large windows, you have a great view of the streets of New York.

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Stumptown Coffee Roasters at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00 – 15:00, Sat-Sun from 08:00 – 15:oo
  • Address: 18 W 29th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Phone: +1 855-711-3385

The Hungarian Pastry Shop: colourful pictures

The Hungarian Pastry Shop is decorated in an eye-catching and different style than usual. From the outside, the red and white awning, under which you can sit outside in the summer, the colorful pictures in and even in front of the shop and red paint on the walls – all very colorful and modern!

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The Hungarian Pastry Shop summarized:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:30 – 20:30, Sat-Sun from 08:30 – 20:30
  • Address: 1030 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-866-4230

Culture Espresso: Chandelier

Culture Espresso is decorated in a high-end and chic style: Chandeliers, chic wallpaper on the wall & small wooden tables. It’s a very small but cosy café, where you can quickly get in touch with other people due to the tables being placed close to each other.

4.5 / 5.0 (1,000 ratings on Google)

Culture Espresso at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Daily from 07:00 – 19:00 hrs
  • Address: 72 W 38th St, New York, NY 10018, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-302-0200

Little Collins 3rd Ave: Coffee & Snacks

Little Collins is decorated in white with some vintage details – these include old lamps, a wooden counter & signs with the daily specials. As well as coffee, they offer small and tasty snacks for breakfast.

4.6 / 5.0 (970 ratings on Google)

Little Collins at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:00 – 16:00, Sat-Sun from 08:00 – 16:00
  • Address: 708 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-308-1969

Coffee Project New York: eye-catching lamps

The Coffee Project New York is decorated in a very rustic style – brown clinker on the wall, eye-catching lamps, a small coffee counter and small tables.

4.6 / 5.0 (781 reviews on Google)

Coffee Project New York summarized:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:30 – 17:00, Sat-Sun from 08:00 – 17:00
  • Address: 239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-228-7888

MUD SPOT: Clinkers & Fairy Lights

The MUD SPOT is furnished in a very unusual style: Walls made of wood and clinker, transparent and colorful ceiling, fairy lights & much more – you’d think you were sitting in an old hut that has been given a modern upgrade – there’s nothing standing in the way of a cozy stay!

4.6 / 5.0 (740 ratings on Google)

MUD SPOT at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 07:30 – 21:00, Sat-Sun from 08:00 – 21:00
  • Address: 307 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-228-9074

Frisson Espresso: plain and simple

The Frisson Espresso is very plain and simply furnished. From the outside it has a small black awning. Inside, you can see the daily specials on black boards behind the coffee counter.

4.6 / 5.0 (515 ratings on Google)

Frisson Espresso at a glance:

  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 07:50 – 16:00, Sun from 08:30 – 16:00
  • Address: 326 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Phone: +1 646-850-3928

New York: A different kind of café every day

New York City – the city of endless possibilities. There’s a limitless variety of cafes of all kinds, so you can go from artistically created muffins to rustic cafes to cozy and bright, more modern places every day.

New York’s Selfie Recommendations: Brooklyn Bridge, Times Square & more

Becoming a model in New York – posing in front of the world-famous Brookyln Bridge, Instagram selfies on the rooftops of Manhattan or shooting in the middle of Times Square. For young models, living and working in New York is a dream come true. When you think of New York you think of the Statue of Liberty, the perfect first selfie to show the world you’ve arrived in New York. A view of Manhattan that you will never forget can only be found at the Top of The Rock. Here you will find the best selfie recommendations that we present to you as a model agency:

Photo spots in New York: Instagram paradise

In the Big Apple, there are super many selfie locations that people love to visit for a nice post on social platforms or just for yourself as a memory. If you’re already there, it’s always nice to take pictures for memories or social media. In the Big Apple there are many spots that are popular for such snapshots – whether on the Rockefeller Center with an amazing view over the city, in the Brooklyn Bridge Park, or at the various houses and skyscrapers.

Times Square: Lights and billboards

Times Square is simply a must-see! Located at the intersection of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, it is the center of Manhattan’s theater district known as Broadway. At night, you can admire the many advertising lights even better.

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (157,775 ratings on Google)
  • Address: Manhattan, NY 10036, United States

Top of The Rock: View over Manhattan

The Top of The Rock is located on the Rockefeller Center in New York. There you have a breathtaking view over the city. Many pictures are taken in front of the telescope, through which you can take a closer look at all of New York.

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (38,669 ratings on Google)
  • Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112, United States

Rockefeller Center: Christmas tree

In front of Rockefeller Center during the Christmas season there is always a huge Christmas tree that you can see glowing from afar! Lighting the tree together has been one of the most popular traditions in New York for several decades. You can even ice skate in front of it, with the tree right in view. With its twinkling star on top, it makes the people in front of it shine – you can capture that on an Instagram post.

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (126,785 ratings on Google)
  • Address: 45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10111, United States

Statue of Liberty: The Statue of Liberty

The Statue of Liberty is one of the most popular sightseeing places in New York. Of course, this also includes a great picture! It stands on Liberty Island in New York Harbor. It is a gift from the French people to the United States. You can get to the statue by boat – so it’s a great activity too!

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (73,081 ratings on Google)
  • Address: New York, NY 10004, United States

Brooklyn Bridge: in Dumbo

In Dumbo you will find one of the most famous photo motifs in New York. At the corner of Washington Street and Water Street, a pillar of the Manhattan Bridge rises up between the red brick buildings. Through the lower arch of the bridge you can even see the Empire State Building. So at this spot, people like to take pictures.

  • 4.8 / 5.0 (49,034 ratings on Google)
  • Address: Washington St & Water St, Brooklyn, New York, United States.

The Vessel at Hudson Yards: Artful Structure

The Vessel is a structure and visitor attraction built as part of the Hudson Yards Redevelopment Project in Manhattan. The ornate honeycomb-like structure was built to plans by British designer Thomas Heatherwick and spans 16 stories. This attraction is also popular for music videos in addition to the many pictures.

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (19,405 ratings on Google)
  • Address: 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, United States

Grand Central Station: Old and chic

Grand Central Station is a train station in Manhattan. It is the largest train station in the world with 44 platforms and 67 tracks. It is so special because of its old and chic style. The tall windows, eye-catching ceiling, and monstrous construction are directly eye-catching in pictures. Besides all the pictures, numerous films have been shot there.

  • 4.7 / 5.0 (5,214 ratings on Google)
  • Address: 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017, United States

Flatiron Building: Landmark

The Flatiron Building stands at the intersection of Fifth Avenue, Broadway and 23rd Street in the Flatiron District of Manhattan, which is named after it. With its special shape, it is one of New York’s landmarks.

  • 4.6 / 5.0 (9,534 ratings on Google)
  • Address: 175 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States

New York Hotspots

As you can see, there’s not only a lot to discover on your New York trip, there’s a photo spot waiting for you on almost every corner. Your followers are sure to be curious about which corners of New York you’ll be hanging out in and are guaranteed to look forward to one or two tips from you on the spot!

New York Fashion Week: High Fashion Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren & Co

As a model in New York, Fashion Week is of course one of the most important dates of the year. The most famous designers all in one place and new collections that are ideally presented by you. Four times a year everything revolves around fashion. There are both fashion for women, as well as for men to see. The New York Fashion Week belongs to the “Big Four”, because it is next to the Fashion Weeks in London, Paris and Milan one of the most viewed and best known events of this kind.

New York: The City of Fashion

There is always something going on in New York. Fashion Week in New York is a fashion week that takes place four times a year. At this time, the most famous models of the time walk on the hottest catwalks. You can also find stars and starlets on the sidelines of the runway, dressing up for these days and admiring the show.

Map: New York Fashion Week FW20

Spring Studios – This is where New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020 took place:


Khaite is a fashion brand for women that reflects classic, new-age American fashion. The brand became really famous for its cashmere bra, which was constantly sold out. Katie Holmes was photographed wearing one of the brand’s cardigan bra ensembles, and the picture went viral – followed by constant requests for the piece.

Michael Kors

The fashion show of Michael Kors is and remains a true classic – whether he incorporates the “Town-and-Country” or the glamour style. The outfits of the famous New York fashion designer are presented by famous faces like Kaia Gerber and Bella Hadid.

Ralph Lauren

Ralph Lauren is part of the hard core of Fashion Week with his always recognizable style. He is extremely popular with his chic and recognizable fashion: classic, tailored, tweed and lamé looks reminiscent of English aristocrats.

Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs is going for a very edgy style in his Fall/Winter 2020 collection. Singer Miley Cyrus walked the catwalk as a star model – she has long called the designer her fashion mentor and was a perfect match for the staged Park Avenue Armory style on the runway.


Behind Rodarte are 2 sisters who caught the eyes of the audience with a theatrical production. Stars like Bella Hadid walked their runway, which perfectly reflected the aesthetic style with puffed sleeves, ruffles and gold accents.


Specializing in leather goods since 1948, the French luxury brand focused on bomber jackets with shearling collars, wide leather belts and layered looks with statement pieces in patent and leather. Creative director Sophie Delafontaine says the inspiration for the iconic collection was the ’70s.


His show featured bright pops of color, leather coats and colorful socks in retro sneakers – very eye-catching, in other words! Some pieces featured motifs by the late artist Jean-Michael Basquiat. Basquiat’s niece walked the runway for this one.

Jeremy Scott

The creative director of the fashion house Moschino focuses on unusual pieces that have been offset with lettering, patterns and much more. Lacquer and leather & biker jackets are among the styles in the front row. Jeremy Scott is known for his unconventional styles and patterns – for him there are no limits.

Tom Ford

The US-American fashion designer, who was a designer for Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent for a long time before founding his own brand Tom Ford, focuses on chic and elegant style: blazers, long skirts and fancy hair are not to be missed.


Versace is known for the edgy and recognizable looks – lots of patterns, colors, unusual materials but still elegant. Famous faces like Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid or Kaia Gerber walk the runway of Versace.

  • Here you can read more about Versace

Brandon Maxwell

The American designer has a more casual but elegant style in his clothes – not much fuss but still eye-catching. Maxwell even once took on the role as Lady Gaga’s fashion director and has designed many of her stunning looks.

Video: New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020

Watch a short video about New York Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2020 here:

Shopping Tips New York: 5th Avenue, Macy’s & Westfield

Becoming a model in New York – Exuberant outlet shopping at brands like Levi’s, Adidas and Valentino or rather magnificent shopping malls and shopping streets with Gucci stores and Louis Vuitton shops? New York is the city of fashion and is known worldwide for this label! If you like to go shopping in the most amazing and high-end designer stores, you can find your favorite malls and shopping streets here.

Shopping in New York: The best shopping streets and malls

In NYC you have almost everything in one place and you’re sure to find it – from the best jewelers to the highest quality designers for accessories and clothing! If you want to know on which streets and in which malls you can spend your time shopping, then read on here, we as a model agency have the hottest tips for you in New York:

5th Avenue: Armani, Prada, Apple

5th Avenue is a street in Manhattan and is one of the most famous in the world. It begins at Washington Square Park at the 6th Street level and then runs through all of Midtown Manhattan. Fifth Avenue forms the eastern boundary of Central Park and ends in Harlem at 142nd Street. With its high rental prices, it is the most expensive street in the world – that’s why you’ll mainly find flagship stores of the really big brands like Armani, Apple, Gucci, Prada, Fendi and Co. on this street, some of which found their place on 5th Avenue a long time ago.

4.8 / 5.0 (70 reviews on Google)

5th Avenue at a glance:

  • Feature: most expensive road in the world
  • Flagship stores of brands like Gucci, Prada, Fendi & Co.
  • Length: 1o km

Madison Avenue: Alexander Mcqueen, Dolce & Gabbana, Celine

Madison Avenue runs as a one-way street through Manhattan – from Madison Square in the south to Harlem River Drive, where it becomes the Madison Avenue Bridge. Somewhat less famous than 5th Avenue, you can still find high-end shops like Alexander Mcqueen, Dolce & Gabbana or Celine here. Madison Avenue is popular for various advertising agencies that have settled in this street. Today, the name Madison Avenue is also a metonym for the American advertising industry.

4.9 / 5.0 (7 reviews on Google)

Madison Avenue summarized:

  • Special feature: well-known advertising agencies are located here
  • Stores like Alexander Mcqueen, Dolce & Gabbana or Celine
  • Length: 9.7 km

Macy’s Herald Square: Makeup, Bags & Fashion

Macy’s Herald Square is a Macy’s department store chain located in Herald Square in Manhattan, New York City. With 198,500 square meters, it is the largest department store in the US and one of the largest in the world. Here you can find everything from makeup, bags and accessories to the latest fashion.

4.4 / 5.0 (53,866 ratings on Google)

Macy’s at a glance:

  • Special feature: largest shopping mall in the USA
  • Address: 151 W 34th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thu from 11:00-20:00, Fri from 11:00-21:00, Sat from 10:00-21:00, Sun from 11:00-20:00.

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Chelsea Market: Restaurants & small shops

Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility in Manhattan. Here you will find restaurants and food stalls as well as many small shops, some of which sell very high-quality goods.

4.5 / 5.0 (36,436 ratings on Google)

Chelsea Market at a glance:

  • Special feature: huge selection of culinary variety and small shops
  • Address: 75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 07:00-02:00, Sun from 08:00-22:00

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets: Sneaker Bargains

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets is an outlet center located in the Central Valley. The name of the outlet comes from the location. It is a mall with various designer stores, which are distributed under the open sky. Here you can find everything from Levis shirts and Adidas sneakers to Valentino designer bags.

4.5 / 5.0 (20,551 ratings on Google)

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets summarized:

  • Special feature: lots of designer outlets under the open sky
  • Address: 498 Red Apple Ct, Central Valley, NY 10917, United States.
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thu from 11:00-19:00, Fri-Sat from 10:00-20:00, Sun from 11:00-19:00.

Brookfield Place: High-end luxury

Brookfield Place, also called the World Financial Center, is a building complex in New York City at the southern tip of Manhattan. The mall looks very chic with its rounded glass roof, the palm trees in the building and the many windows. From high-end brands like Gucci and Hermes to absolute gourmet restaurants, you’ll get a taste of the extra class here.

4.6 / 5.0 (13,912 ratings on Google)

Brookfield Place at a glance:

  • Special feature: very chic shopping centre with stores like Gucci & Hermes
  • Address: 230 Vesey St, New York, NY 10281, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-20:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00

Shops at Columbus Circle: Mac, Sephora, H&M & Co.

The Shops at Columbus Circle results in an upscale shopping center in the Time Warner Center, a complex of skyscrapers in Manhattan. The mall is located on Columbus Circle next to the southwest corner of Central Park. Here you’ll find Mac and Sephora as well as basics like H&M.

4.4 / 5.0 (7,560 ratings on Google)

The Columbus Circle at a glance:

  • Feature: a hyped mall surrounded by Manhattan’s skyscrapers
  • Address: 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-19:00

Manhattan Mall: in the heart of Manhattan

The Manhattan Mall is a rather small mall only half a block away from the Empire State Building – so very central! It is located at 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue in the heart of Midtown Manhattan and in the immediate vicinity you will find, for example, Madison Square Garden, Penn Station, the Empire State Building and many luxury hotels.

4.0 / 5.0 (7,768 ratings on Google)

Manhattan Mall summarized:

  • Special feature: direct proximity to Madison Square Garden, Penn Station & Empire State Building
  • Address: 100 W 33rd St, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 09:00-21:30, Sun from 10:00-20:30

Hudson Yards: Cartier to Zara

Hudson Yards into a shopping mall with restaurants and shops in New York City. Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Coach and Dior line up door to door with many other luxury labels, but mainstream stores like Zara and Uniqlo are also represented here. In the center you have a great view of “The Vessel” – a great place to drink coffee!

4.5 / 5.0 (1,879 ratings on Google)

Hudson Yards at a glance:

  • Special feature: modern shopping mall with luxury labels as well as mainstream shops
  • Address: 20 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:00-19:00

Westfield Mall: Hugo Boss, Kate Spade & Kiehl’s

Westfield World Trade Center is a shopping mall located in the World Trade Center complex in Manhattan. The mall opened on August 16, 2016 as the largest shopping complex in Manhattan with 125 retail spaces. With its special architecture in white, this mall is a real eye-catcher. Brands like Apple, Hugo Boss, Kate Spade, Kiehl’s or Sephora have set up a store here.

4.6 / 5.0 (205 ratings on Google)

The Westfield Mall at a glance:

  • Special feature: unusual architecture and modern, clean design
  • Address: 185 Greenwich Street, Manhattan, New York 10007
  • Opening hours: Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat from 11:00-19:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00, Tuesday closed.

New York – Shopping experience of a special kind

You could spend days shopping in the Big Apple – whether in one of the largest malls in the world, architectural works of art, modern and luxurious shopping malls or on the eternally long shopping streets of New York. Try it out and discover which is your favorite shopping spot in New York City!

Fashion in New York: Burberry, Gucci, Versace – The best designer stores

Be a model in New York – a new bag by Valentino, a fragrance by Yves Saint Laurent or the hottest piece by Burberry. New York is the heart of fashion! There you will find the best and highest quality designer stores, where you hardly know where to look because of all the great clothes and accessories. Especially Fifth Avenue is one of the most expensive streets in the world and offers you all the famous stores. As a model, you should definitely check out these boutiques – who knows, maybe you’ll walk the runway for one of these fashion houses yourself!

New York: not without reason the city of fashion

New York is not without reason the city of fashion: On the streets like Fifth Avenue are many famous designer stores represented. We as a model agency have picked out the most beautiful boutiques of the best fashion houses in New York City.

Walk through 5th Avenue! Before we give you the recommendations for fashion in New York City, here’s a little walk through the shopping street in NYC:

Armani: Exclusive men’s & women’s fashion

Whether Giorgio or Emporio Armani, Italian fashion designer Giorgio Armani is definitely one of the best designers of the 20th century! His fashion for women, men and children always looks very chic and dressed. Giorgio Armani, Emporio Armani and EA7 design pieces for men and women. The juniors among us can find their pieces at Emporio Armani and EA7.

4.5 / 5.0 (111 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 717 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-19:00, Sun from 11:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 212-339-5950

This is where you’ll find Armani on 5th Ave:

Bvlgari: high quality jewellery

Bvlgari is an Italian company known for jewelry, perfume, watches and leather. It is the 3rd largest jewelry manufacturer in the world, which designs high quality jewelry for men and women.

4.1 / 5.0 (72 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 730 5th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-18:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00
  • Phone: +1 212-315-9000

The Bvlgari store in the middle of Manhattan:

Bottega Veneta: Italian leather goods

Bottega Veneta is also a company from Italy. The brand is internationally associated with high-priced leather goods whose design is recognizable at first glance. The playful bags of the “The Chain” collection are the most famous.

4.0 / 5.0 (51 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 740 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
  • Opening hours: M0-Mi, Fri, Sat from 10:00-18:00; Thu from 10:00-19:00; Sun from 12:00-17:00.
  • Phone:+1 212-371-5511

Bottega Veneta on Madison:

Burberry: Checked scarf & trench coat

Burberry still stands for its trademark, the check pattern. This can be found on many pieces of clothing. Especially the check scarf and the trench coat are real classics. The brand was founded in 1856 by the British Thomas Burberry. Read more about Burberry here.

4.4 / 5.0 (157 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 9 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-19:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00
  • Phone: +1 212-407-7100

Here you will find the Burberry Store:

Céline: chic bags

Founded in Paris in 1945, this fashion house is known for high-end women’s fashion. With pieces of this brand you always look dressed and chic. The brand is especially known for its chic bags.

4.6 / 5.0 (40 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 650 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-18:00, Sun from 12:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 212-535-3703

Céline on Madison:

Chloé: Bags & Perfumes

Chloé is a French women’s fashion company that is internationally known. The brand is mainly known for their perfume and their bags. They rather rely on simple parts, which are nevertheless eye-catching with their powdery and mostly simple colors.

4.2 / 5.0 (19 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 93 Greene St, New York, NY 10012, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-18:00, Sun from 12:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 646-350-1770

Chanel: bags & perfume icon

Chanel has long made a name for itself in the fashion and cosmetics industry. The luxury brand is best known for the “Boy” and “Classic” bag, which is a dream of all fashion lovers. The Chanel N°5 is the best selling perfume in the world. Besides bags and fragrances, the “little black dress” is of course the icon of the brand! More about Chanel can be found here.

4.1 / 5.0 (188 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 15 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: M0-Sat from 10:30-18:30, Sun from 12:00-18:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-355-5050

Christian Dior: Trendy accessories

The Christian Dior brand is one of the most famous French fashion brands ever. It produces clothes and accessories for children, women and men. In addition, the brand is known for its great fragrances such as “Miss Dior” and cosmetics in the form of care and make-up. Especially the “Patent Leather Lady Dior” bag is a hip classic of the luxury brand. Bags, fragrances, everything about Dior.

4.0 / 5.0 (80 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 21 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-19:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00
  • Phone: +1 212-931-2950

Dolce & Gabbana: fragrances & leather goods

The Italian luxury company based in Milan is known for fragrances such as “The One” and “Light Blue”. The brand produces clothing, leather goods, shoes and accessories for men and women. Read more about Dolce & Gabbana here.

5.0 /5.0 (2 reviews on Google)

  • Address: Saks, 611 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States.
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-20:30, Sun from 11:00-19:00
  • Phone: +1 212-753-4000

Fendi: Handbags & Fur Goods

The Italian fashion company with headquarters in Rome is especially known for fur goods, handbags and other leather goods. The brand’s logo can be found on many garments and accessories and catches the eye with the black F on a brown background. All about Fendi.

4.1 / 5.0 (99 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 598 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-19:00, Sun from 11:00-18:00
  • Phone: +1 212-897-2244

Givenchy: French Haute Couture

Givenchy is an internationally renowned fashion company that offers luxury haute couture fashion for women, as well as high-priced prêt-à-porter fashion, accessories, and perfume and cosmetics, each for men and women. Read more about Givenchy here.

4.5 / 5.0 (23 reviews on Google)

  • 747 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-18:00, Sun from 12:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 212-650-0180

Gucci: Bags & Belts

Gucci is an Italian luxury brand, which is especially known for its bags and belts, which are provided with the logo and / or the pattern of the brand. Also fragrances like “Guilty” and “Bloom” are very popular pieces of Gucci. More about Gucci can be found here.

4.2 / 5.0 (603 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 725 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-18:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00
  • Phone: +1 212-826-2600

Hermès: Birkin bag, leather goods, jewellery & co.

The French company with headquarters in Paris is particularly associated with its bag – the Birkin Bag. Today, the range of mainly luxury fashion items offered through an international network of Hermès boutiques worldwide includes 14 different product areas: Leather goods, silk and cashmere scarves, ties, women’s and men’s prêt-à-porter, perfume, watches, shoes, gloves, stationery, enamel, jewellery, porcelain, interior design – so it’s a very broad brand! Read more about Hermès here.

3.8 / 5.0 (266 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 690 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
  • Opening hours: M0-Sa from 11:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 212-751-3181

Louis Vuitton: Bags & Suitcases

The French brand Louis Vuitton is especially popular for its bags and suitcases! Louis Vuitton started with suitcases and luggage in 1854 – and still achieves great success. The well-known logo and pattern of the brand can be recognized at first sight and is and remains a real classic! Bags, belts and scarves, all about Louis Vuitton!

4.4 / 5.0 (742 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 1 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-20:00, S0 from 11:00-19:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-758-8877

Prada: Leather, Bags & Perfumes

Prada is an Italian fashion and leather company based in Milan. Prada is a brand of Prada S.p.A., which also owns the brands Miu Miu, Church’s, The Original Car Shoe and a café in Milan. The luxury brand’s bags and perfumes are particularly popular. You can find more about Prada here.

4.0 / 5.0 (82 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 5th Ave #724, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-19:00, S0 from 12:00-18:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-664-0010

Tiffany & Co.: Jewellery, Gemstones & Accessories

The American jeweler Tiffany & Co. is internationally known for high-priced and high-quality jewelry, watches, gemstones as well as accessories. Their turquoise gift boxes are recognizable at first sight and can be assigned to the brand. Today, the brand is particularly known for their silver heart necklace with the words “Tiffany & Co.” on it. Their story began with an engagement ring in 1886. Read more about Tiffany & Co. here.

4.5 / 5.0 (143 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 610 5th Ave, New York, NY 10020, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 10:00-18:00, S0 from 12:00-17:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-331-3312

Valentino: Fragrances & Bags

The Italian fashion company Valentino was founded in 1960 by Valentino Garavani. The brand became known from the mid-1960s with their elegant haute couture evening gowns. Fragrances by Valentino are also very well known today and are worn with pleasure.

4.6 / 5.0 (15 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 821 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10065, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:00-17:00
  • Phone: +1 212-772-6969

Versace: legendary patterns

Versace is an Italian fashion company founded by Gianni Versace in Milan in 1978. After his death, his siblings took over the company. Donatella Versace, his sister, is still the head of the luxury brand today. Everything about Versace can be found here.

4.2 / 5.0 (139 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 647 5th Ave, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Sat from 11:00-18:00, S0 from 12:00-17:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-317-0224

Yves Saint Laurent: fragrances & elegant women’s fashion

Yves Saint Laurent was founded in Paris in 1961 by Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, having once been an assistant to Christian Dior. He embodied French haute couture fashion like few other French designers. Saint Laurent left the biggest impact in the fashion world with his pantsuit for women, “Le Smoking”. Fragrances such as “Libre” and “Black Opium” are also very well known. Read more about Yves Saint Laur ent here.

4.4 / 5.0 (87 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 3 E 57th St, New York, NY 10022, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Wed from 11:00-18:00, Thu-Sat from 11:00-19:00, Sun from 12:00-18:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-980-2970

The best designer stores in New York

In Manhattan, the fashion boutiques are almost overflowing. So you have a huge choice – and the best thing is, most of them are in one place! When you leave the Dior store, it’s straight on to Fendi, Prada and Chanel. 5th Avenue and the parallel Madison Ave are the El Dorado for lovers of high-end designer fashion.

New York’s Restaurants: Pizza, Burgers, Vegan & More – Tips & Recommendations

Becoming a Model in New York – After a hard job, there’s nothing better than having something hot to eat. Whether it’s burgers, sushi, pizza or vegan, you can find it all in New York City. New American style in the modern kitchen of the Gramery Tavern or rather the fish specialties at Le Bernardin, in New York you will find everything your heart desires. Maybe you’re out and about in the metropolis and can take a break at the chic Eleven Madison Park. Here you will find the top recommendations of the model agency that has been created for you:

New York: Restaurants in NYC

There is always something baked in New York – luxurious hotels, great restaurants & cafes, the most famous sights & places, Fashion Week 4 times a year, parks, universities and much more! Especially young people are drawn to New York to improve their English and gain experience. Business people like to go to the cosmopolitan city to close big deals. Models like to start their careers in the Big Apple – no wonder, with all the modeling agencies and opportunities for advancement! Delicious seafood restaurants, Michelin-starred French cuisine, dining under large windows next to fresh flowers. Find out which restaurants can sweeten your stay even more here!

When you’re in New York for a vacation or a longer stay for business, modeling, or the like, you like to go out for a fancy meal. Here you can find great restaurants in New York City – from French cuisine to steakhouses.

Gramercy Tavern: New American

The Gramercy Tavern is a Flatiron District style restaurant in Manhattan. It is decorated in a quaint style with high ceiling and vaulted ceilings and offers the modern cuisine – so it’s a great combination! The owner of the restaurant is Danny Meyer together with chef and partner Michael Anthony.

4.7 / 5.0 (2,995 ratings on Google)

Gramercy Tavern at a glance:

  • Special feature: modern kitchen with high, vaulted ceilings
  • Address: 42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 17:00-21:00, Sat-Sun from 12:30-14:30, 17:00-21:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-477-0777

Le Bernardin: fish specialities

Le Bernardin is a French seafood restaurant in midtown Manhattan. Founders of the restaurant in hometown Paris, where it was still called “Les Moines de St. Bernardin”, were the Frenchmen Gilbert Le Coze and his sister Maguy Le Coze. The restaurant in New York is decorated in an upscale and chic style with wood and dark brown leather. The exposed stone walls and pictures behind the large plants are a real eye-catcher!

4.7 / 5.0 (2,598 ratings on Google)

La Bernadin summarized:

  • Special feature: French fish restaurant furnished with wood and dark brown leather
  • Address: 155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-554-1515

The Modern: Large Bar & Fresh Flowers

“The Modern” is a restaurant in New York, which is very upscale and contemporary: with white high gloss on the ceilings, a large bar, large windows, fresh flowers and much more. So as the name suggests, it’s a very modern restaurant.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,565 ratings on Google)

The Modern at a glance:

  • Special feature: high ceilings, large windows and fresh flowers
  • Address: 9 W 53rd St, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-333-1220

Eleven Madison: At the Metropolitan

Eleven Madison Park is an American restaurant located in the Metropolitan Life North Building in the Flatiron District of Manhattan. The restaurant is decorated in a very rustic and older style. With the very high ceilings, the large plants, the dark brown wooden furniture and the large windows, it is quite unusually furnished.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,884 ratings on Google)

Eleven Madison Park at a glance:

  • Special feature: high ceilings, dark brown wooden furniture and large plants
  • Address: 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Thu from 17:30-22:30, Fri-Sun from 12:00-13:00, 17:30-22:30.
  • Phone: +1 212-889-0905

Daniel: Celebrity chef

Daniel is a new French restaurant on the Upper East Side in Manhattan. The owner is French celebrity chef Daniel Boulud – New York’s longest reigning four-star chef! The restaurant has been in its current location since early 1999. It is decorated in the French style: High, white ceilings, lots of ornate twists and turns, large lamps, and much more that can be attributed to the French style.

4.7 / 5.0 (1,698 ratings on Google)

The Daniel summarized:

  • Special feature: ornate corners and large lamps with French star cuisine
  • Address: 60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 16:00-20:00 Sat-Sun from 12:00-14:30, 16:00-20:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-288-0033

Marea: James Beard Award

Marea is an Italian seafood restaurant located in Columbus Circle in Manhattan. It was opened in 2009 by chef Michael White and won the James Beard Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010. It’s fairly simple, yet chicly decorated: Dark brown furniture and white walls.

4.5 / 5.0 (1,866 ratings on Google)

Marea at a glance:

  • Feature: seafood in chic and simple establishment
  • Address: 240 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 17:00-21:00, Sat-Sun from 12:00-15:00, 17:00-21:00.
  • Phone: +1 212-582-5100

Upland: open kitchen

Upland is a California restaurant in New York. It is fancy furnished: The many lights and lamps illuminate the room – there are not many windows. There is a huge bar with drinks and jars with different contents. The kitchen is open, so the guests can always observe the kitchen.

4.5 / 5.0 (1,430 rating on Google)

Upland at a glance:

  • Special feature: many lights, huge bar and open kitchen
  • Address: 345 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010, United States
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri from 11:30-22:00, Sat-Sun from 10:00-22:00
  • Phone: +1 212-686-1006

STK Midtown: vaulted ceilings & trees

STK Midtown is a steakhouse in New York. The interior of the restaurant is very special and striking: the vaulted white ceilings, the large trees and plants, the round tables with benches in the style of the ceilings and a large bar with stools – there you are amazed not only because of the food, but also because of the great interior!

4.2 / 5.0 (1,534 ratings on Google)

STK Midtown summarized:

  • Special feature: vaulted ceilings and decoration of large trees and plants
  • Address: 1114 6th Ave, New York, NY 10036, United States
  • Opening hours: Daily from 11:00-23:00 hrs
  • Phone: +1 646-624-2455

Per Se: View of Central Park

“Per Se” is an American restaurant by Thomas Keller with gourmet menus at fixed prices and views of Central Park. It is simply and plainly furnished: A dark carpeted floor with round tables spread out on it. Simple colors and wood tones can be found throughout the restaurant.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,321 ratings on Google)

Per Se at a Glance:

  • Special feature: View of Central Park
  • Address: 4th Floor Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Cir, New York, 10019, United States
  • Phone: +1 212-823-9335

One time fancy dining in New York

As you can see, you can dine wherever your appetite takes you in New York, from modern restaurants to rustic establishments to Michelin-starred French food. Eating out every day isn’t a must – but you shouldn’t miss out on a fine dining experience at these restaurants during your stay in New York City.

Top 15 Hotels in New York: Panoramic Glass, Central Park & View

Modeling in New York – Minimalist decor, room service, gym or even concierge service to your room? New York is known as the city that never sleeps. But even as a model you need a place to rest and relax after castings, shopping days and parties. Whether you’re alone on a budget, with family, or maybe even pets in the metropolis, New York has hotels for every location and situation.

New York – Hotels between skyscrapers & parks

In New York it can be difficult to find the right accommodation. However, there are big differences in price: from affordable hostels to expensive and high-class hotels – there should be the right one for everyone. We as a model agency have listed our top 15 hotels and hostels in New York:

CitizenM New York Times Square Hotel: Times Square & Central Park

The citizenM Hotel in New York is very centrally located: It’s only an 8-minute walk to Times Square and an 11-minute walk to Central Park – so you have two of the city’s hottest spots in front of you in just a short time. The hotel is furnished in a modern style and equipped with Wi-Fi, air conditioning, restaurant and so on. When you want to kick back, you can do so in the lobby, furnished with seating areas, or retreat with a cup of coffee in the chic café.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,690 ratings on Google)

citizenM at a glance:

  • Special feature: direct proximity to Central Park & Times Square
  • 4 stars
  • Phone: +1 212-461-3638
  • Address: 218 W 50th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Map and Street View citizenM

This is where citizenM is located near Times Square:

Street View in front of citizenM:

Arlo NoMad: New York Skyscrapers

The Arlo NoMad Hotel is decorated in a modern, yet quaint style. The rooms are classic and simple – in contrast, the libraries and bars are furnished with old carpets and leather hobs: a great mix and something for everyone! From the rooms on the upper floors you have a breathtaking view of the skyscrapers of the city.

4.4 / 5.0 (1,548 ratings on Google)

Arlo NoMad summarized:

  • Special feature: modern & rustic style
  • 4 stars
  • Phone: +1 212-951-1141
  • Address: 11 E 31st St, New York, NY 10016, United States

Map and Street View Arlo NoMad:

This is where you’ll find the Arlo NoMAd:

This is you looking at the Arlo NoMad:

YOTEL New York: Robot looks after your luggage

The YOTEL is a trendy accommodation with its minimalist interior style. Also in this hotel you are not far from Times Square – in less than a kilometer you are already there. YOBOT, the luggage storage robot in the accommodation, ensures that your luggage is kept safe. Self-service vending machines speed up check-in. In the cosy rooms, you’ll be provided with a private bathroom with a bathtub, a flat-screen TV, Wi-Fi, a desk, a private terrace and a sofa – you should be happy as a clam. You’ll also find a small kitchen with drinks, a fridge and a microwave on each floor.

4.1 / 5.0 (6,260 ratings on Google)

Yotel at a glance:

  • Special feature: minimalist style and kitchen on each floor
  • 3 stars
  • Phone: +1 646-449-7700
  • Address: 570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036, United States

Map: there is the Yotel

Affinia Hotel Shelburne NYC: Overnight stay with pet

This stylish, quality hotel is 1 kilometre from Bryant Park and just a 7-minute walk from Grand Central Station, and has modern rooms with modern facilities. Even pets can be brought along, which are provided with their own bed and a water and food bowl – nothing stands in the way of a family holiday with dog!

4.2 / 5.0 (1,201 ratings on Google)

Affinia Hotel at a glance:

  • Special feature: Pets allowed!
  • 4 stars
  • Phone: +1 212-689-5200
  • Address: 303 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016, United States

The Park Central Hotel: next to Central Park and museums

The Park Central Hotel is located directly in front of Carnegie Hall and is – as the name suggests – only a short distance away from Central Park. It’s only a 7-minute walk to the Museum of Modern Art and just a block away is the nearest subway station. In this elegant and comfortably furnished hotel you are very central and do not have far to explore the city.

4.1 / 5.0 (4,168 ratings on Google)

The Park Central Hotel summarized:

  • Special feature: direct proximity to Central Park
  • 4 stars
  • Phone: +1 212-247-8000
  • Address: 870 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019, United States

Warwick New York: Concierge Service & Gym

The Warwick New York is a historic and extremely elegant hotel in Midtown Manhattan and only a few hundred meters from Central Park. The hotel’s amenities should leave nothing to be desired: On site, you’ll be equipped with two restaurants, a concierge service, and a gym. In addition to these amenities, you’ll be surprised with some luxurious extras in suites. You’ll also be centrally located and not far from the nearest subway station and Times Square.

4.3 / 5.0 (1,472 ratings on Google)

Warwick New York at a glance:

  • Special feature: concierge service and luxurious extras
  • 4 stars
  • From 89 per night
  • Phone: +1 212-247-2700
  • Address: 65 W 54th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Cambria Hotel New York – Times Square: Rockefeller Center, Empire State Building & Co.

The elegant and modern Cambria Hotel is located in New York’s popular theatre district. It’s a 4-minute walk to Rockefeller Center, a 6-minute walk to Times Square, and a 1.6-kilometer walk to the Empire State Building – so you’re right at the feet of some of New York’s most popular spots.

4.3 / 5.0 (1,128 ratings on Google)

The Cambria at a glance:

  • Special feature: Times Square and Rockefeller Center right around the corner
  • 3 stars
  • From 80 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-704-9700
  • Address: 30 W 46th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Pod 51: Luxury on a budget

Pod 51 is a hip budget hotel with lots of greenery, located just 1.8 kilometers from Times Square. The colourful and modern rooms offer you a different style for a change from the classic, elegant and luxurious ones that are so popular in the Big Apple.

4.1 / 5.0 (2,517 ratings on Google)

Pod 51 summarized:

  • Special feature: colourful and modern rooms with lots of greenery
  • 3 stars
  • From 50 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-355-0300
  • Address: 230 E 51st St, New York, NY 10022, United States

Park Lane Hotel NY: Pillow-top mattress and panoramic window

The Park Lane Hotel, which offers you a stunning view over Central Park in elegant style, is also very central. The rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a pillow-top mattress and a panoramic window. If you want to really relax in the evening, you can take shelter in the wood-panelled cocktail bar and make yourself comfortable there with a delicious cocktail.

4.0 / 5.0 (2,109 ratings on Google)

Park Lane Hotel at a glance:

  • Special feature: room with pillow-top mattress and panoramic window
  • 4 stars
  • From 67 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-371-4000
  • Address: 36 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019, United

Belvedere Hotel: sleep in the middle of the theatre district

The Belvedere Hotel is located in the heart of the theatre district and Times Square – what a great location! The friendly rooms offer a flat-screen TV, a kitchenette and Wi-Fi. The rooms with upscale amenities even have a coffee maker and sometimes a tablet. If you want to really work out, you can go in and out of the hotel’s fitness room around the clock.

4.1 / 5.0 (1,929 ratings on Google)

Belvedere at a glance:

  • Special feature: central location and fitness room
  • 3 stars
  • From 108 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-245-7000
  • Address: 319 W 48th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Radio City Apartments: Inexpensive & self-cooking in the room

Most of the rooms at the inexpensive Radio City Hotel have their own kitchen with a fridge, a hob and an oven, so you can cook for yourself. If you don’t feel like cooking yourself, you can stop off at the hotel’s Italian restaurant.

4.3 / 5.0 (1,020 ratings on Google)

Radio City Apartments summarized:

  • Special feature: own kitchen for self-cooking in the room
  • 3 stars
  • From 62 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-730-0728
  • Address: 142 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019, United States

Club Quarters Hotel, New York City, Times Square – Midtown: modern & central

Club Quarters Hotel is in an elegant building in Midtown Manhattan, just a 7-minute walk from Radio City Music Hall and Grand Central Station. The modern rooms are equipped with Wi-Fi, a flat-screen TV, docks for iPod, tea and coffee making facilities and an ergonomic chair. The hotel has an American restaurant where you can enjoy typical American cuisine.

4.2 / 5.0 (780 ratings on Google)

Club Quarter at a glance:

  • Special feature: central location and modern furnishings
  • 3 stars
  • From 70 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-354-6400
  • Address: 40 W 45th St, New York, NY 10036, United States

Radisson Hotel New York Midtown – Fifth Avenue: Music Hall & Museum

The Radisson Hotel is located directly across from Radio Music City Hall. It’s just two blocks to the Museum of Modern Art and a 9-minute walk to the Theater District. The rooms are modern and simple in style, and are equipped with the necessities and a few extras, such as a dock for iPods or a coffee maker.

3.9 / 5.0 (879 ratings on Google)

The Radisson at a glance:

  • Special feature: direct proximity to Radio Music City Hall and Museum of Modern Art
  • 3 stars
  • From 70 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-262-3200
  • Address: 25 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, United States

HI New York City Hostel: budget for young models

HI New York City Hostel is one of the best hostels right in Manhattan. You’ll stay in a historic Victorian building on the Upper West Side. You’ll have Wi-Fi, a self-catering kitchen, a games and TV room, a garden with a terrace and a café bar – there should be no shortage of things to do for the youngsters among us.

4.4 / 5.0 (2,678 ratings on Google)

HI New York City Hostel summarized:

  • Special features: self-catering kitchen, games and TV room, garden with terrace and café bar.
  • 3 stars
  • From 57 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 212-932-2300
  • Address: 891 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, United States

The Local NYC: minimalist hostel with skyline view

The Local offers a great view of the skyline and is a popular place to stay. The hostel is very centrally located and offers all the necessary facilities with a private bathroom and Wi-Fi and minimalist shared rooms. There is also a chic industrial-style bar, a café, a shared kitchen, a rooftop terrace and a launderette.

4.5 / 5.0 (939 ratings on Google)

The Local at a glance:

  • Special features: café, communal kitchen, roof terrace and launderette
  • 2 stars
  • From 58 Euro per night
  • Phone: +1 347-738-5251
  • Address: 1302 44th Ave, Long Island City, NY 11101, United States.

New York’s Hotels in Conclusion

Whether you’re looking for minimalist elegance, modern luxury rooms or rustic, top-class hotels, you’re sure to find the right accommodation in New York City. Who hasn’t wanted to sleep in the urban jungle between mighty skyscrapers?

Male Model: How to become a model as a man?

You want to be a model? We are looking for male models with character and charm. Our top priority: changeability. But what are the requirements? It is important to us that our female and male models feel comfortable in their bodies, because a healthy self-confidence is reflected in their charisma. Only those who live the job with joy and conviction can call up a corresponding performance. Self-confidence, reliability and the ability to easily slip into different roles are three important skills to assert yourself in the modeling industry. Our customers pay attention to an expressive face, convincing looks, a good posture and coordination. Our Cocaine Models team takes care of our models with intensive management and prepares them for jobs in a goal-oriented manner.

How do I become a male model? Successful modeling as a man!

Prerequisites as Model and Male Model: Character Strength, Fitness and Courage

Self-confidence, reliability and the ability to easily slip into different roles are three important skills to assert yourself in the modeling industry. Our customers are looking for an expressive face, convincing looks, good posture and coordination. Our Cocaine Models team takes care of our models with intensive management and prepares them for jobs in a goal-oriented manner: From fitting models for designers to fashion shows and photo shoots.

But first of all you have to actively decide for yourself to become a model. Because especially at the beginning it is a lot of work, e.g. building up your model portfolio, which also means that you have to have a lot of patience, because nobody becomes a star overnight.

International male model: Chand visiting Germany

In our new little Model Doku we accompanied Chand three days in Germany. Together with Oliver Rudolph Chand shoots for trueprodigy. The brand sells in over 35 countries! So that the looks in the new lookbook, the shop and the store elements are also right, the Chand label flew in from Stockholm. We accompanied Chand backstage, in the hotel, in the gym but also at breakfast. A little insight for New Faces!

The customer – what are the agencies and designers looking at?

It is particularly important to the designers that their collections are presented by models that give the end consumer that certain “feeling”. A targeted choice of model is therefore decisive for the statistically growing sales figures. This shows how important it is for a model to develop a certain individuality, in short: uniqueness pays off. This ability is innate, but can be additionally trained. We support our female and male models in this way, continue to pursue classic chic and underline their uniqueness.

Men model Sanja in international automobile commercial 2015/16


Model: Sanja | to the blog post: Advertising spot for Opel ‘Quantum Leap’ Making Of


Am Set mit Autos, Helikoptern & Co. | zum Blogbeitrag: Advertising spot for Opel ‘Quantum Leap’ Making Of

The Cocaine Models Concept: Classic AND Unique. We are broadly positioned with our model portfolio. Through our experience in the agency sector, we would like to make the media city of Cologne a German fashion metropolis next to Berlin. Our Booking Management stands for your success. In our model agency we work cross-media and thus achieve a large reach. Thanks to our well-developed railway network, we are quickly available on site for half of Europe. A good basis for a stable future in the Made sector.

What does a man model have to know?

A sympathetic charisma is the be-all and end-all in the model business. A nice smile is also more important for male models than the washboard stomach. Solarium tanned skin is an absolute No Go! A big advantage of male models: They can work longer in the model business than female models. On the other hand, they are paid less than women.

Check list for male models:

  • Changeability: You must also be able to look younger than you actually are. In Germany, male types are more in demand, but “young boys” are particularly successful abroad, especially in France or Italy.
  • Optimum starting age: between 16 and 18 years of age
  • Development ability: You need to develop a sense of styling and your ability to perform properly constantly
  • Under 1,80 male models have hardly a chance, because they are not versatile applicable
  • Sporty physique is good
  • Striking facial features
  • On application photos: type of man must be recognizable, a smile is advantageous

The Model Guru: Lutz Marquardt in an interview about modeling & Personality

In an interview with Lutz Marquardt you can see what a model needs to know! It’s not all about good looks. Emotions, gestures and a changeable personality are the basis for successful models! Interview by Soraya / FIV Magazine.

Become a model – Apply in our agency

Our model agency is looking for female as well as male models. Our model agency exists since 2015 in Cologne. We have many years of agency experience and have our own agency office with a shooting studio in the Mediapark in Cologne. We are not just an ordinary model agency, but we take over the entire administration for our clients, from booking to completion. But that’s not all: With interesting lifestyle and fashion blogs of our models, we offer a great alternative to the classic model agency offer. We work with professional and experienced models, but also promote new talents. Our selection of New Faces is large and constantly growing. We have a large offer for our customers for their next catwalk or future campaigns, our team finds the optimal staffing.

Modeling – How to apply

If you are interested in the fashion industry and like to move in front of the camera, these are two good prerequisites for a model application with us. Experience in the model area is an advantage, but not a must. You should also meet these criteria to start a successful modeling career with Cocaine Models:

  • Minimum size: female: 174 cm, male: 184 cm
  • Figure: Slim, athletic, long legs
  • Face: symmetrical, higher cheekbones, nice profile

Model application for men

Application with Polaroid images: One portrait photo (face) and one full body photo.

On the Polaroids you should be seen in a natural look: Natural light, no make-up, plain clothes. As soon as we have checked your application and find you interesting, we will get in touch with you by e-mail or telephone. We invite you to a short introduction in our agency.

The interview in the agency

Please think in advance about your experience, your goals with us, mobility, availability times and hobbies & skills. In our agency we take your measurements again personally and do a small test shooting. For this, you should appear clean, that is, in plain, body-hugging clothes, a white T-shirt, black trousers, skin-colored underwear. The female model applicants should also not forget bikinis and high heels. Besides female models we are also always looking for male models. Read more here: Model Application.

Measurements for male models

All the important data for men who want to be models:

Low Waist78.5cm82.5cm86.5cm90.5cm94.5cm98.5cm102.5cm106.5cm

Source: Belstaff

If you meet these criteria, nothing stands in the way of a successful modeling career.

You can start a career as a male model in our Cocaine Models agency in Cologne. We are looking for types with different facets, male and muscular types as well as slim, young men. Our team not only works throughout Germany, but also internationally. We are looking forward to your application as a male model. You got your agency appointment? Read here all about your first Agency Casting.

The perfect Model-Polaroids – How to take polaroid pictures

Photos are the most important thing for your application by a model agency. How you could make your perfect Polaroids at home, you can find out here.

Location and outfit for your model polaroids

Stand in front of a white wall. Important is clear daylight. Your outfit should be a black trousers, a white thight shirt and high heels. Please don’t were Make-Up.

Poses /How to: perfect Model Polaroids

The agency needs the following pictures of you:

  • Full body picture (from the front)
  • Full body picture (side)
  • Full body picture (back)
  • Portrait
  • Profile picture

Lets go! Shot the pictures with a friend or your parents!

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How to become a model at 16: Modeling agency, measurements and jobs

If you want to become a model at 16, that is exacly the rigth age. Normally at this age you are still in school, so you have about 2 years to take a look in to the model world and do smaller jobs on the weekend or during your holidays. You have enough time to see if this is really the right thing for you and if you can imagin to continue modelling after school. At the time you are about 17-18, you will be ready to work as a professional model and will already have a model book, with great pictures. Most of the best Models all over the world started in the age of 14-16. If you want to know more about modeling, check out become a model or the blog: become a model.

You want to become a model at 16?

Modeling worldwide: USA to Europe and Asia

Modeling with 16 years: All you need to know

If you want to be a model at the age of 16, then you have the perfect age to start in a modeling agency. Modeling agencies specialize in building talented youngsters, and you’re probably about to graduate at the age of 16. If you have graduated from school, then you have enough time to work as a model! Because it’s not just about jobs, as we wrote in the blog post about Model at the age of 15, you will also need a lot of time if you want to work abroad as an international model. Our modeling agency works together with many partners abroad and can therefore help you with an international modeling career, an unbeatable advantage compared to many modeling agencies. We work with renowned partners in New York, Paris, Milan but also in Asia in Tokyo and Shanghai. But for an international modeling career you need a lot of time, as just described. An ordinary stay with a partner agency abroad takes 45 to 60 days for you. During this time you work completely for the partner agency and for their customers. What is the advantage of working abroad?

International picture material for your model portfolio

If you work as a model abroad, you will come to photographers who have different styles and see pictures with a different eye. When you are back in your own country, these pictures will pop out of your model portfolio and you will see that you have international experience.

Also, it will come at some point, the better you are as a model, the higher your demands on photographers. At some point you will only work with the best photographers from your city, that’s not many, maybe 5 or 50, depending on whether you work in a German city like Berlin or in an international megametropolis like London. Most models do not come from an international megacity, but from smaller cities with 50,000 inhabitants or 100,000 inhabitants. There is not a single photographer with an international level here, so you need a modeling agency that can represent you nationally but also internationally. That’s the only way you can safely go the way that leads you to a profitable career.

You can already see how demanding the job of a model can be. We did not even talk about castings or test shoots or jobs with customers. Not only do you take care that you have a lot of ambition and motivation, you still have to make sure that you continue your education yourself. That’s why the school is so important to you! If you are ever in the small talk with international clients, photographers, make-up artists or stylists, then you should be able to keep up. What is happening in the US, what is happening in Asia? If you want to work as a model, then you definitely have to think outside the box and I also deal with other topics. At some point, maybe a shoot in the automotive industry or a moderation at a trade fair will be out of fashion for you. Then you have to be able to adjust spontaneously and flexibly to a new situation and a new topic.

Since you are 16 at the end of your school, you have the perfect age to start as a model. Last year, you can once again focus on building your model portfolio with local photographers. You can do first jobs as a model and gain experience first. If you have practiced for one or two years or have also done your first practical jobs, you are ready for foreign countries! Especially at a young age models are in demand abroad, because the faces are new and customers are interested in new faces. Who is new, is interesting! If you are an interesting guy, then apply to us at Cocaine Models!

Models who started with the age of 16+

16 is a really good age to start your model carrere. Below you can find some famous models who also started with the age of 16-18.

Candice Swanpoel

Candice Swanpoel the beautiful model from South Africa has been discovered by strolling over a flea market. At that time she was 16 years old. Before she had collected first model experiences in Paris.

Doutzen Kroes

When Doutzen Kroes was 18 years old she sended her pictures to some Agencies, just to earn some extra money. After her first try she had her model contract. Her name got famous when Star photographer Steven Meisel shooted her for the Cover of the italian “Vogue”.

Behati Prinsloo

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

The Model Book: Become a Model with Tips & Insights!

The Model Book: Become a Model – Handwritten over many months, with detailed research, simple steps and many insider tips for models! Everything about “modeling” and “becoming a model”. Maybe the new standard work. In THE MODEL BOOK you will learn in different chapters, step by step, one after the other, the entire advertising industry and its special features. As a model, especially as a young model, you have to pay attention to many details at the beginning of your career. What do you mean, you don’t know? Who accepts the wrong jobs, does not find the right agency or builds up his buck in the wrong direction, can quickly build up a bigger career. Models also have only a few years to reach the important steps. The better prepared you are as New Face for this time, the easier it will be for you to gain a foothold in the industry and earn money as a model. In the Model Book you will therefore learn chapter by chapter and step by step how to prepare yourself for the start of your modeling career.

The Model Book: Overview of models

In the first chapter you will learn all about the indispensable mental strengths of a model. What requirements do you have to meet, quite apart from the often perfect measurements, in order to convince as a model at photo shootings and advertising video shootings?

Self-confidence and organization: The A&O for models

For you, the most important thing here is your own self-confidence, four personal initiatives and self-organisation. As a model, you will be sent on journeys at an early age. Sei is at the age of 15 years in the next big city, by plane from Frankfurt to Hamburg or just a few months and years later across Europe and the world. As a model, especially in the high fashion world and in skin couture, the international path is always open. If you take your chances early enough and I prepare perfectly for them myself, you can go far. Quite different from television, real top models are less about the story, drama and self-production. For models it’s about absolute willpower and belief in yourself (yourself!). As you will learn in the next chapters of the book, as a model you will have to face many exams! Absolute trust is an absolute priority for your modeling agent and your modeling agency.

The perfect model agency for New Faces

Mother agencies, model agencies, fashion agents, boutique agencies and bookers – What?!

Before it goes to the big topic of model castings, the first showrooms and jobs, the book deals with the search for the perfect agency. Each model agency has its own portfolio and clientele. Often model agencies are very specialized in a certain area (advertising, high fashion, etc.). Also the size of agencies is different. There are some Modelbookers who hardly know anybody, but who have the best contacts and only work with 5-15 models. There are small agencies, large agencies with hundreds of employees and huge international model agencies such as IMG or ELITE.

In general, you can distinguish model agencies like this: There are international agencies, national agencies and regional model agencies. The more international a model agency is, the stricter are the requirements for your measurements, but also the higher are the requirements to be accepted as a model by this model agency (experience, pictures, etc.). With national agencies, advertising (supermarkets, insurance companies, etc.) is very often the issue, here it is not too important to have a perfect figure, with perfect proportions and exact body size. The measures in national markets therefore differ from those of the international standard. For models who work in regional areas, the dimensions count even less. This is often about smaller jobs and smaller fairs (hostess). As an international high fashion model, you naturally want to join the big brands, but of course you have to prepare yourself perfectly!

Serious model agencies: agency search and model application

In order to find the best agency for you and your requirements, you will learn in the book what a perfect model agency application looks like and how to find the best model agency for you! Many questions are also answered here, for example, whether you need a lot of photo material for your application The simple answer is: No, you just need Polaroids. The Model Scouts in agencies have a very trained view and can recognize by their experience of many years, already by simple Polaroids whether you have potential for the agency or not. Polaroids are super simple photos with the smartphone, in daylight. That’s it. If you want to know how to make perfect Polaroids for your application, read more here: Become a model. For your application you don’t need a long cover letter or to describe how motivated you are! There’s just a little bit of key information. These are usually your name, your place of residence, your contact details and three to four photos. You also write down your measurements: your body size, hips, waist, bottom and shoe size.

Your model folder: The best photos for castings & jobs

Once you have found the perfect model agency for you, you can start with the first test shootings with photographers! Of course your model agency will help you a lot to get only the best photographers. Your agency will also see to it that you get a wide range of material for your model portfolio. Many make the mistake of focusing purely on “fashion photos”. Especially when there’s no agency in the background to advise you as a model. My tip: As a model you should always make sure that your model portfolio is as multi-faceted as possible. Not every customer can directly imagine what one can make of you as a guy. The photos help the customer to make his decision. The more extensive your photo portfolio is in the model folder, the more likely it is that customers will be able to make bookings.

Someday your book will be so full, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Which photo do I put in the folder, which one not? With professional models, the folder is so strong at some point that they are booked more and more often directly. Direct bookings are very good because you don’t have to attend a casting and are not in a pre-selection. You don’t have to keep days off (“Option”), you will be booked directly by the customer for an appointment!

Test shootings with photographers: build up model portfolio and win jobs

So that you can build up your model portfolio perfectly, you’ll also learn in the book how to get your own test shoots (also called TFP shoots in Germany) from photographers. As a modeling agent, I have to deal with test shootings for our models on a daily basis, so here are a few valuable tips on how you should ideally write to photographers. What’s the matter with you? With the right cover letter, your chances of getting good test shoots will increase. There are some little tricks I’ll tell you in the book. In principle, it can be said that you should briefly deal with the photographer instead of “just” writing to him or her. You should also create a suitable moodboard. The more interesting the shooting is for the photographer of your choice, the more time-saving the shooting is, the higher is your chance for the test shooting! So take a good look at what the photographer has already done and what not.

You shouldn’t do too much with the test shoot, though. If I post a new photographer on Facebook and Instagram every day, your market value may drop quickly. Why should a big customer still pay a lot of money if “every” photographer is allowed to photograph you for free? With a professional modeling agency behind you, you will of course get direct tips and the best contacts so that you are as exclusive as possible!

If you take care of yourself and his portfolio, you should make sure that you want the photographer to expand your portfolio. If you already have five photo series with “Fashion”, maybe you should try something new! To help you do this, you’ll get all the tips you need to write the perfect letter to photographers.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: Welcome to the Model World

Daily business. We did it! You have prepared yourself well for being a model, written a good application, found a serious agency, built up and expanded your model portfolio, you get the first castings and voila: The first jobs! The tasks are then very extensive and varied. Unlike normal office life, you don’t have to deal with the same tasks every day. You won’t be working every day either. Sometimes you have free time, sometimes you will travel, sometimes you are already one day earlier on site for the fitting. In between, many young models study, so you’ll soon have a full-time job! Especially when you go abroad.

First you will start your career with small jobs for online shootings, you will work on showrooms, maybe do some online shops and get your first commercials. When you’re ready, you’ll earn enough money to get to professional photographers and to bring your model portfolio to an even higher level with new photo series from top photographers! With new photos you will get better jobs again. At some point it will be time and if your model portfolio is full enough, your agency can also suggest you for abroad in its partner agencies. So even as a young model you can quickly get to the international metropolises, Milan, Paris and New York. Many models now also go to Asia, Shanghai and Hong Kong. But some also go to large production facilities such as Istanbul. But the Big Four remain the dream of all models: London, Paris, Milan and New York.

After the job: healthy life and beauty

A model’s job is really exhausting! So there is another chapter that deals only with how you eat healthily and how you live healthily. You will also get great beauty tips on how to take care of yourself, your skin and your hair even during strenuous jobs and many days of travel. You have many shootings, many appointments and often don’t find the time to cook something fresh for yourself. Then you have to go on to the next shooting and maybe you still have overtime. After eleven hours of shooting and “smiling”, you are absolutely knocked out back to the hotel. You’ll find the best tips on how to keep fit anyway in the book! The book not only shows you how to become a model and what you will experience as a model, you also get practical tips for the time after the jobs.

After you can keep yourself fit in the hard everyday life of a model and eat a healthy diet, we go one step further: Networking! When you’re out and about at fashion shows or photo shoots, there are often people with a taste for fashion. Therefore it is good and important if you know a little about the absolute basics. Small talk is always important! Whether at the Fashion Week or in your model agency. Therefore, an entire chapter is devoted to the theme of fashion. Where does fashion come from, why does it actually exist? Is fashion just clothes or is fashion more? How do trends influence us? Who sets trends? It also deals with the two important parts of fashion: haute couture and pret-a-porter. Both fashion styles are very important for designers, as well as for models and the entire advertising industry and production behind fashion.

Fashion changes at any time. That’s why the Fashion Week in the fashion metropolises doesn’t just take place once a year. In Paris, Milan and New York there are more often big fashion events! “Spring/Summer”, “Autumn/Winter”, “Prefall”, “Fashion Week Mens”, and so on. New collections of fashion designers are constantly being presented. Meanwhile, backstage before, during and after the shows, you’ll be coming back to fashion again and again. So you know what it’s like to be a model in haute couture and pret-a-porter.
show the book in the chapter about trends and fashions!

Modeling abroad: Perfect dimensions, hard work and diligence

Now you have learned everything to make it in Germany as a model! For the best of the best it goes on now, abroad! Here you will get to know the big model world. At first quite small, with other models in a large model WG. Later, when you have convinced the first agencies of yourself and are booked again for the following season, also get to know new agencies and your schedule gets fuller and fuller, you have done it. Now you can get to know the world, travel and meet interesting people on jobs every day. This is the dream of all young models. Everybody wants to go to the big media circus when they say “I want to be a top model!”

The way there is long and as described in chapter 1, success is mainly connected with the mental power of a model. You have to be true to yourself, you have to believe in yourself! Not just for a few weeks, but for years. Even the biggest top models in the world and supermodels of Victoria’s Secret shows have taken a few years to really succeed and become famous. They started very early, were partly discovered very early by scouts and worked their way up for years, first beside school, then full time, to the “superstars” they are today for many.

The Model Book for everyone: The Model Book

Not every model will follow the path of high fashion and international advertising. The book also gives models on national markets a very informative insight, so that you as a “commercial” model can also take a lot of important things with you. You will learn a lot about the agency search, how to set up and expand your modelbook, how to find the perfect photographers, what jobs to expect and what opportunities you have to make a career as a model! I wrote the book for several months and met interesting people for it, as well as fashion photographer Oliver Rudolph. Part of the work was also created in collaboration with Michelle Hamacher. I thank you very much and look forward to further cooperation! With this book we give young, new models a realistic insight into the fashion industry and wish each one of you much success and the very best for your individual way!

Book Recommendations from Models

Agency recommendations

In the new edition you will not only find all topics but also more than fifty recommendations for model agencies in Hamburg, Berlin, Cologne/Düsseldorf and Munich.

Author: Stephan M. Czaja, owner and model agent at CM

After many publications about media, THE MODEL BOOK is my first work for models. It’s about being a model, but it’s also about your media coverage. Self-marketing takes up a large part, including the correct, first handling of media. In the model agency many questions reach us daily. The book is intended to give young models and new faces a good and optimal start, with good agencies and good jobs.

Luisa x LANA Magazine in Paris: Spring is coming!

2019 is only a few days old and already there is a new magazine release with our Luisa! This time from beautiful Paris, with spring and looks for the coming weeks. The LANA Magazine appears throughout the Middle East. Here are a few excerpts from the current issue. Here you come directly to Luisas photos.

Photo gallery in LANA Magazine @ Paris

Pages in magazine

LANA Cover

CM goes Fashion TV – Videos from Berlin, Paris, Stockholm, New York

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!

About Modeling – Video interview with Paris girl Charlene!

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

Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter – Running styles of a fashion show

In a fashion show on the catwalk, which is also called Catwalk, presented the new collections of a designer of models. A distinction is made between haute couture fashion and pret-a-porter fashion. Haute Couture comes from France and means literally superior cutting art. In fashion jargon extravagant, individual and high-quality fashion creations by a designer haute couture are called. The haute couture fashion pieces of a designer are the gems of a designer, they are not suitable for everyday use, haute couture is true art that models present on the catwalk. Haute Couture serves the very special appearance. The more valuable the materials used, the higher the price. There is no limit. In contrast to haute couture, there are Pret-a-Porter collections. pret-a-Porter Fashion also comes from France and means “ready to wear”, a fashion that can be worn in everyday life. The fashion collections are available in retail outlets, including department store chains. The designers have created the pieces not only as an art object for the catwalk, but the fashion collections should come to the man or the woman. The price is different, it also comes here to price differences, however, the price is in the average range in the middle class and is affordable. Co-founder of this type of fashion line is Pierre Cardin.

Pret-a-Porter fashion & running style at the fashion show

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What is Pret-a-Porter exactly?

Pret-a-Porter fashion, also known as ready-to-wear fashion, describes the ready-made, ie not tailor-made, fashion collections of designers and labels. Ready-made fashion is one that we find in retail in various, fixed sizes on the shelves. (Example size 38 or M) Earlier, the fashion industry was horrified at the first catwalk presentations by designer Pret-a-Porter collections – not tailor-made = not exclusive! Quite normal in the modern world – at Fashion Weeks all over the world, the designer’s Pret-a-Porter collections are admired and celebrated. For the designers themselves, the Pret-a-Porter collections are extremely important in addition to haute couture, because the ready-to-wear fashion boosts the marketing of designers enormously. In public, the label builds its image and sets trends that can really be worn! Of course, also among the Pret-a-Porter collections are fashion highlights that only very bold fashionistas REALLY wear on the street – here too: The designer wants to attract attention, to keep in conversation and in the memory of fashion specialists.

Where did Pret-a-Porter come from?

Yves-Saint-Laurent caused a stir in the 60’s as one of the first known designers on the catwalk with his Pret-a-Porter collection. But who “invented” Pret-a-Porter? The Italian designer Pierre Cardin developed the fashion art Pret-a-Porter.

Pierre Cardin – His way to the designer of Pret-a-Porter fashion

Pierre Cardin was born in Italy in 1922. In 1945 he moved from Italy to France, Paris. He began his career in the fashion industry as a fashion designer at Paquin. He developed the costumes for the movie “Beauty and the Beast”. In 1947, the talented Italian moved to the designer label “Dior”. Three years later he started his own label and developed Pret-a-Porter Mode. In 1953, his first fashion collection for women appeared in 1957 followed by the men’s collection.

The seasons of Pret-a-Porter fashion worldwide

The designers’ Pret-a-Porter collections are presented on the runway during two fashion seasons, once in spring / summer and once in autumn / winter – the classic fashion seasons. The presentations of the Pret-a-Porter fashion take place at fashion weeks in the fashion capitals of New York, Milan, London and Paris. But also in the adolescent fashion cities of Berlin, Madrid, Amsterdam and other cities, the collection presentations of the designers, both established designers and celebrated New Comer, take place twice a year at the corresponding seasons in the beginning and middle of the year.

Excursus: The interim seasons

Only twice a year, so every six months, fashion on the runways of fashion metropolises? Unthinkable – no one can stand it! I agree. That’s why, in addition to the main seasons, tadaaa, there are various interim seasons.

Resort – Fashion Collections

In February, the new Pret-a-Porter pieces by the designers regularly hang in stores. Already in November, the interim season for resort fashion begins. Since every fashion fan can look forward to the summer and anticipate the new trends.

Cruise – fashion collections

Cruise, as the name suggests, are fashion collections for the travel-mad fashion fans. Cruise is a sub-category of resort-fashion, specializing in jet-set customers who escape the winter and roast in the sun in December. In the past, this was especially typical of the richer society that enjoyed cruising to warmer regions during the winter months. Hence the name “Cruise” in the style of “cruise”. Today, “Cruise” is part of the resort collection, it is hardly differentiated.

Pre-Fall – Fashion Collections

The counterpart to the more summery Pret-a-Porter Resort collection, is the autumn-winter Pret-a-Porter Pre-fall collection. This comes in July in the shops. Customers enjoy new designs for fall and winter, mostly made of lighter fabrics.

Capsule Collection Fashion

Capsule Collection, a collection that can not really be assigned to any season. The “timeless” Pret-a-Porter fashion of the year. These collections are also called Special Editions and appear unexpected and not regular.

Haute couture at the fashion show – what exactly is that?

Haute couture is the “high society” of fashion collections by designers. The term comes from France and refers to the upscale designs of fashion designers from the top tier. Who belongs to the circle of Haute Couture designers, such as Chanel, Dior or Ellie Saab, decides the French fashion association “Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture”. The designers, also known as “couturiers”, must adhere to “strict” rules in order to defend their place in haute couture. The French fashion association sets rules and specifications so that the ranks of Coutuers remains exclusive. Elaborate, extravagant and in reality hardly wearable fashion, especially handcrafted, precious and luxurious dresses are part of haute couture. Another special feature of the impressive robes: Finest handwork! Of course, such a “unique” can hardly be a lesbian, only a very selected, narrow circle of the rich is one of the customer base for haute couture fashion. The price for a haute couture robe is dizzyingly high. One of the few places off the catwalk to marvel at haute couture fashion is the red carpet of very exclusive events, such as the Oscars. In contrast to the pure “art objects” of the haute couture of the past few years, some robes, dresses and now also trousers are quite “bearable” for upmarket events.

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Where does haute couture fashion actually come from?

Haute couture comes from France in the mid-19th century. Charles Frederick Worth was the first, and thus the so-called founding father, to offer tailor-made and handcrafted, exclusive fashion according to his own designs. Until then, tailor-made products were manufactured exclusively according to the wishes of the customer. Worth made a turnaround in the fashion industry. Subsequently, the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne joined together, a committee which today describes itself as a fashion association and still sets the rules in terms of haute couture. Only if the collection of a designer label is approved by this committee, the Desiger may present his Haute Couture line under this genre, on the couture shows of Fashion Weeks.

Alta Moda – haute couture from Italy

The Italian sister of French haute couture is the so-called “Alta Moda”. Unlike the term “haute couture”, the term “Alta Moda” is not protected and may be used freely among designers. In addition to Milan, there are also Alta Moda shows in Florence or Rome, there is no set schedule or fixed location for these fashion shows. The world-famous luxury designer duo of Dolce & Gabbana will be presenting their Alta Moda collections in Milan. In addition to established designers, New Comer will be presenting their collections to a wide audience in Rome during the Fashion Week.

Fashion Show – Various walk styles for the presentation of fashion

Two important running styles characterize the catwalk at fashion shows. The wording is different and depends on the choreographer. Roughly, the running styles are divided into the following two divisions.

Pret-à-Porter – casual walk for models

The Casual Walk is, in keeping with the collections, looser than the Design Walk. The models are allowed to slightly swing their hips, the upper body and the gaze need not be rigid. There is a friendly, motivating smile on the model’s face. At the end of the catwalk a posing takes place. The models seek eye contact with the audience. A wink, a kiss in the air or a sexy smile are allowed and welcome.

Haute Couture – Fashion / design walk of the upper class

When it comes to the design walk, the models really function as mannequins, that is, it’s all about the outfit. The look of the models is directed straight forward, no expression is distorted, no eye contact takes place. The shoulders are pulled back, the pelvis goes forward. The models try not to move their torso while running. At the end of the catwalk no posing takes place. The model should not distract from the collection of the designer, this is absolutely the focus.

Fashion Weeks NY, Paris, Milan – the top models and shows in trend

All the cities where the official Fashion Weeks take place are the best to find or deepen their own fashion inspiration. From Paris and the Eiffel Tower, small cafes at the Seine, young couples strolling over bridges, Milan with its impressive Italian art and the Duomo, the famous cathedral. From London, Paris, New York and Berlin – At every corner of these cities you can find inspiration in the form of art, music or just the latest fashion. No wonder that in this fashion metropolis, millions of fashionistas and fashion victims watch the fashion weeks year after year. The Fashionweeks are the most important events in the world of design, fashion and models. In New York or the Big Apple millions and thousand of people walk around with new styles. You can only imagine how much inspiration you can get when you see the big, flashy and gigantic screens. All the citys where the official fashion weeks start show that the catwalks are where the streetstyles are inspired from the sources the designers, the “ambassadors” of fashion.  The Month of the fashion is over. February showed the newest trends and the new faces of the catwalks. From Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld to Versace or Dior we took a look at the shows and chose some of the models you should know.Take a look at them and check out the super models and the upcoming icons of the fashion world.

+ Berlin | CM Gosee Days 11.08. - 14.08.

4 days exclusive appointments: Instead of big Fashion Week Casting, this year with 4 days and single dates at the CM Gosee Days! You know someone who should definitely become a model? You always wanted to go to a model casting, but until now you have not had the time? Now you have 4 full days, from 11.08. to 14.08.2020 in Berlin. You can find all information here:

Milan Fashion Week – From crazy Gucci Show to Gigi Hadid with Puppy

The designers of the official new collections, are often not only by art or z.b. Inspire music, but have their own muses. These are nowadays mainly models or stars and starlets. Not only models, but also life styles are a topic in fashion. Designers like Gucci want to use their fashion to express, transform, improve and sometimes highlight their positive sides or critique negative ones.

Every year, designers have to come up with new trends. To attract attention, they try to show the craziest things and most extraordinary shows. To make an impression, or to stay in mind, Creative Director of Gucci has come up with something new this year. Alessandro Michéle and his team showed an extraordinary fashion show in a room reminiscent of a hospital operating room. The Models that presented the collection were made up in various ways. Some of the models got a drawn monobrow and others walked down the catwalk with their own heads under their arms. From Models with horns to little dragons on their arms, Gucci has shown a mix of luxury fashion and a little freak show in his collection. The team tried to make the models look out of this world and somehow like fairytale creatures, but with a precision and a lot of effort to get a look that it looks almost real. Their message to show different and diverse looks, that are somehow freakish, defenitly catched our attention. Check the video from the show yourself.

The Tod’s brand is mostly known for making leather shoes, handbags and other accessories. This year they have shown their new collection at the Milan Fashion Week. The new fashion showed women’s clothing, in great muted and pastel colors such as beige, brown and cream. However, all the attention was on another factor. Gigi Hadid opened the show and like a few other models she was walking with a cute puppy in her arms.

Paris Fall / Winter: Chanel with chic Fashion in the Woods

Karl Lagerfeld is more than just the designer of Chanel. He defined and gave the Fashion the right style as amazing as no one else could have done after Coco Chanel. This Fall / Winter Collection of Chanel, he showed the clothes in a setting that looked like a wood. With leaves everywhere, trees and dark drapes coming from the ceiling, the Models walked down and showed pieces that defined the vision of the designs. Strong women with nice business dresses and beautiful pearls or gemstones on handbags.The Scenography was perfectly fitted to the designs and gave a nice insight look of the chic, classical and sophisticated look that Karl Lagerfeld sees with the brand.

Bottega Veneta Men and Womenswear – Großartige Mäntel und Stoffe

Model Julia Stegner opened the show of the new autumn / winter collection 2018 and 2019 Bottega Veneta. Among model asterisks like Caroline Trentini and Simon Nessman had a small catwalk comeback. The collection had the perfect look to express a great version of subtle luxury. If you look at the clothes, you can see the defined tailoring and good craftsmanship. The collection looks classy and looks expensive, but not with the typical features of the brand looks. These are beautiful dresses that you can wear season after season and look stunning but hidden and not intrusive.

Jeremy Scott or Moschino? Colorful Fashion: Faux Fur and Alien Looks

Moschino and Jeremy Scott. Jeremy Scott and Moschino. For those who do not know the brand and the designer, it is not clear which connection lies between the two. The designer Jeremy Scott with his eponymous brand is also the creative director of the well-known high fahsion brand Moschino. His fashion is known for bright colors and wild combinations. Moschino and Jeremy Scott go well together, the designer has sportswear and streetstyle covered in his own brand, and Moschino includes chic and sleek women’s clothing. The brand Moschino is like Jeremy Scott no gaudy color too bad, with the inspiration in Pop Art and the motto “Fashion has to be fun”, the designer shows the latest autumn / winter fashion. Unknowing viewers may have wondered why the collections are similar or even almost seem somehow identical. However, he showed a more elegant version of clothes in the Moschino catwalk show. The cuts, presentation and idea behind the collections did not look alike except for the colors: bright and expressive pink, blue or neon colors could be seen. Some models on the Moschino catwalk had pink and blue colored skin.Like strange aliens but with the famous “Jacky Kennedy 50ties Look” hairstyles. In the videos you can admire the great clothes and bags and be inspired by the looks that are “out of this world”.

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Casting Types For Modeling Jobs

For models, castings are the most natural thing on earth. For runway shows, commercials or online shops. But overall for big clients and campaigns, clients require them. At castings, people involved like photographers or managers, marketing and sales can evaluate who fits perfectly into the look of the campaign. For bigger castings, there are casting agencies hired. One of the most famous casting agency in United States would be Rolf Scheider. He is known from the TV show “United States’s Next Topmodel“and many other television appearances. One of the important persons of the fashion world, you might get to meet when making it to the bigger castings.

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Castings! Your daily business in cities like NY, Paris, London and Shanghai

Dates for castings will be done in two ways. Either way that as many models as possible can attend or that only a selected number of models may attend. The bigger the job, and the more exclusive and small the pre selection is. The best jobs are only booked by the best agencies, when casting agencies are sure that only the best professional models will attend the casting.

In general castings will always take place centrally. In the United States, a lot of castings are in Los Angeles and New York. This is also where the big agencies are located. And therefore, it makes sense for models to move to these cities at a certain stage. Appointments can be really time consuming and castings may take a couple of hours. And if there are thirty models ahead of you, you have to get used to spending time with your smartphone. Be patient and wait. Lots of models even learn for school or university while waiting at castings or jobs. E-castings are more comfortable and easier. They are also done for bigger jobs.

So, let’s have a look at the different types of castings:

Types of castings

In general, you can differentiate between two categories: live castings and e-castings. Selected models send a self-made video for an e-casting, which has to comply certain requirements. That saves traveling, expenses, and organization. Live castings are more challenging. At model castings’, usually lots of different types are on location, not only models but also the team. Bigger castings are also full of helping hands and editors of magazines. You have to deliver what they ask, if it is a text you had to learn, dancing or acting. Gosees are the shortest form of castings. It doesn’t matter which casting you attend: every model wants the job and every model has a great book. You have to keep your self-confidence and charisma and doing all this without being nervous is really a challenge for younger models.

Gosee: The short type of castings

At gosees you have to capture the people with only a little effort. At castings, it is always about showing a natural image of you. You should not wear any makeup or too much styling when attending a casting. At gosees it comes down to your look and your measurements. You only get a few seconds to convince them. Even though you might bring your book or sedcard, at gosees that doesn’t really matter because there is not time to have a look at them. Therefore, it is important to be perfectly prepared. From being on time at the location to perfect clothing. And of course, never forget to be friendly and smile when introducing yourself. If you are meeting several people at the same time, look for one person that is standing towards you. Many models focus on one person in the jury that is directed towards them.

If somebody likes you and smiles at you and others might not be interested, just focus on the person that likes you.

Note > if you are standing in front of the jury: never greet them by handshaking. Nobody likes to shake the hand of forty of fifty people.

Castings are mass events. In particular for new faces, castings are always a reality check. From twenty to two hundred models – castings are a real competition. You feel as model yourself, that they are very attractive, have a perfect body, are talented and are nice models. So, if you are not getting the fitting or job after a gosee, don’t be so hard on yourself or sad. Gosees are mostly for runway jobs and agency model castings. It is a chance to compare a high number of models within a short period of time and to get a quick result. For clients and jobs, castings are better. At live castings, you will have to play scenes with other models and at e-castings you will l have to say some lines for a commercial.

Live casting: It’s up to you

If you are invited from your agency to a live casting, you have good chances of getting the job. You have already been recommended as model and the client has already made a selection. With this invitation, you have already passed the pre-selection. Live castings consume time and money, and only models that have convinced the clients with their pictures will be invited. The clients now want to see you live. At live castings, you get the chance to show more of yourself. Usually it is your acting that they want to see, whether it is for photoshoots, of you playing a role with other models, for commercials and even saying some lines. Maybe a shoe company wants you to speak about the shoe for two minutes and tell them about your day. Another wants to see some sporty posing. Another casting would be you at a party, having fun, dancing although it is early in the morning. You have to be able to deliver all that when requested at all times.

E-casting: Do it yourself

If you participate in an e-casting it is mostly about campaigns that are big. For example, an international company is looking for new faces and that is why they do castings worldwide. Usually within the capitals of the respective countries in Europe, but also worldwide. You will get clear instructions by your agency on how to prepare the video and how to make it.

The quality of the video is not so important here. Perfect light is more important than an expensive camera. You might have to make videos in the short-term or between jobs. You have to introduce yourself by name and as already mentioned describe your acting talent. The video will be sent to the client as onetake (without any editing) and he/she will make a pre-selection. E-castings are for bigger and/or international campaigns, but also commercials, shootings etc. With e-castings both sides save money and time. The final selection will then be booked or invited to a regular casting.

Preparation for your next model casting

How can you prepare yourself for a model casting? With gosees or live castings it is about convincing them of you – fast in order to get to the next round or fitting. For gosees or live castings a basic preparation is enough. Before we look at the details of your casting you should pay attention to these 9 bases and know them: simple clothing, no styling. For women a white top, black heels, simple jeans and bikini or nude underwear. Clothing has to be fit and tight so that the jury will see your body directly. That includes high heels, which you will put on before the casting. No make-up or styling. Men wear black pants, white shirts, and also no styling for our male models here. Bring your sedcard and model book with you. If you already had your first photoshoot your agency might have already printed sedcards and you should bring them. If you are standing in front of the jury you can leave your sedcard with them. When doing the selection later they will easily remember your face with the sedcard. Of course your book is also a pro, so bring it with you! You might not get the chance at every casting to show it to them (especially with gosees), but usually the clients take at least a few seconds to look at some pages of your book, at least the first ones. Read our checklist for the next casting: 9 important things for your next casting.

Briefing and dates: Make a checklist

Before you leave for your casting you will get an address from your agency. So always plan your travel in advance and you will not experience any bad surprises on the way and be on time. Again, we are getting back to being on time, like at the beginning of this book. Professional models always make a route planning. Clients and agency will expect you to be on time and trust is that is always paying off for you as model. Go to bed early enough so that you are fit and awake the next day. Grab a little snack before the casting so you are full of energy.

So now you know what to expect from a gosee or casting. With the right and proper preparation, you will increase your chances of getting the job. Which means, being fit and well rested, prepared, on time and bringing all the necessary stuff with you: clothing, sedcards and modelbook. The procedure is always the same. You will enter the room, there will be a jury sitting somewhere, you introduce yourself and wait for instructions. At the end, you leave your sedcard, say thank you and leave the room. The more castings you do, the higher the chances of getting the jobs for photoshoots, campaigns and so on. In the next chapter, we will take a look behind the scenes of a modeling agency. How are enquiries handled? How is a selection made? Enquires, scouting and booking: here you will see again how important it is to work well and to collaborate!

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Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs

How can you take your own measurements and make snaps yourself? You will learn this within a few seconds. With regards to an application at an agency and looking for an agency it comes down to your self-assessment. The awareness, which agency you fit in as type. If you want to be in one of the top agencies in order to work internationally top measurements (as already mentioned) are a must. If these measurements vary too much and the proportions do not fit the agency you should not apply there. You save yourself and the model scout time. Just apply at agencies in which you fit in and where you have a chance of being accepted. Which models work with the agency? You will find out by looking at the model board. In the model board you will directly see which types of models the agency represents and which measurements they have. Once you have found the perfect agency for yourself you just need one more thing: perfect pictures.

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Agency standards: Snaps + measurements for models

Many models are asking: “How many photo shoots do I have to do in order to apply at an agency?” The answer is simple: none. As a new face you don’t need any pictures for your application at an agency. Model scouts and agencies are very well trained in their job. Their eye is very sharp and they only need some natural snaps from you.

Polaroids are easy to take. No posing, no styling, no extras. What you can make of a model with stylists and make up artists, the agency knows. It is more important to them to get a natural impression of you when you apply. Polaroids are not only important for your application. These snaps will accompany you throughout your entire career. They are the most important factor for a booking. You need polaroids for your agency and future jobs. That is why I dedicate polaroids an entire chapter of this book. So you know what is important if you are taking your fist snaps. How should you take snaps for your application? We will go through this step by step.

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest.

How to take your own polaroids?

Your first thought about snaps should always be: as simple as possible! For good snaps you only need your cell phone with a camera. Professional models usually take some snaps for the next job in their hotel room or even short clips for e-castings after a job or in breaks. This shows how “easy” and simple they are. Polaroids are clean pictures of your face and body showing different angles and facets, to give the agency an impression of you. You can take them yourself or with the help of a friend or your family.

Polaroids should be taken in front of a clean background with daylight, so that nothing can distract you. Try not to have any shade. This works very well if it is a bit overcast. No make up, simple clothes, tight like skinny jeans or leggings, and a clean top or t-shirt. Women should also wear high heels. One snap should also be taken in bikini or underwear. Same for men. So snaps in jeans and shirt, and underwear in order to show your figure. On one picture you should smile, and on the other you need a more clean expression. Very important: no over posing! The snaps should be simple and natural.

  1. Polaroids – in short:
  2. Light, clean background (ideal)
  3. Daylight, no shades (if possible)
  4. No make up
  5. Simple, tight clothing
  6. High heels for women
  7. Portrait and full body picture (also bikini/underwear)

Polaroids set: Be who you are!

A set is a recommendation. It is important though that you are shown in a natural way for the agency. From different angles and perspectives with daylight as you will see on the following pages. You should not pose too much on your polaroids. For the scout it is important to see you as natural as possible. Just imagine yourself standing in front of the scout life. You would also not pose then. Just be yourself, natural, look straight into the camera with a neutral expression. Modelling agencies will need following snaps from you:

  1. Snap of your face (front)
  2. Snap of your profile
  3. Full body snap (front)
  4. Full body snap (side)
  5. Full body snap back (to show the length of your hair)

If you are taking them with a friend you will not need more than twenty minutes. No styling no make up, just dark jeans with a white shirt (you have that in your closet for sure). Now you only need to take your measurements.

Taking measurements yourself

You have never taken measurements yourself before?

For your career up to date, measurements are just as important as polaroids. Your measurements are simply taken with a usual measuring tape. If you are unsure let somebody help you. Ideally, you only take your measurements in underwear, as they cannot be falsified in doing so. Every modelling agency needs four measurements form you: height, bust, waist and hips.
Height – stand tall with your back at a wall and mark the exact height. Fastest way would be with a friend and a book or cellphone and pencil. After you have marked the height, you only have to measure the distance to the floor.

Bust measurement

In order to take the measurement of your bust you need to put the measuring tape at the widest point and around your bust with tension. If you are wearing a bra, for the girls, take 1cm off the amount you measured (for a push up bra at least 2cm off).

Waist measurement

Measuring your waist is putting the measuring tape at the tiniest place and then around your waist.

Hips measurement

Again put your measuring tape at the widest point for your hip and then around your hip and back. Perfect modelling measurements for women are 90-60-90 (a reference).

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Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide

It is the dream of many young girls, women, boys and men all over the world: to become a model! Living the glamorous life, wearing expensive designer clothes, travelling to the most beautiful places of the world, knowing important people and looking extremely beautiful.

Become a model: Who would not want that?

But a modelling career is so much more than just being “pretty”. As a model you are also a businesswoman or businessman. There will be a time when you will have to think about accounting, buyouts, travel expenses and organising your schedule as well. Of course there is a chapter for that, in which you will learn how to register as a self-employed model and how to do your accounting and taxes. But let’s get back to the basics again! As in any other profession, it is the same in modelling – ninety per cent work, and ten percent looks and talent. Luck? Well, the famous timing and luck will evolve from your commitment. The more you offer and work, the more you will get back from it. Nothing will just come by itself. Nobody was born as a model (we are excluding children and celebrities from this statement). In the end, modelling is a full-time job, hard work, requiring discipline and passion. At best, a portion of cleverness and being smart. But most of all, a great body and steady improvement. Between the dream of being a model and reality of being a model, there are many years of hard work, but you get the chance of adding glamour to your life!

Which requirements do you need to fulfill as a model?

Those are the questions, which I will answer in the first chapter of this book in a very detailed way. For you, it is important to know which agencies suit your requirements and where you will fit in. By choosing the right agency, you will be able to find the right clients for you with your book. On your way to becoming a model, it is mainly about your mental skills, body requirements, knowledge about the different modelling agencies, the perfect application, high quality images, castings, jobs, fashion and much more. Now you will learn how to properly assess yourself.

What do you have to be in order to be successful?

Inner strength and belief will be vital on your journey. As a model, it is important to be strong and self-confident, even though you had a long flight the day before and checked in late at your hotel last night. Tiredness, stress, time pressure? Nobody should notice all these things when you are at a casting.

Yes – modeling is a job that demands lots of commitment and self-confidence. Motivation and ambition will define you as model for clients and agencies. You have to be communicative, be able to organize all your appointments, take care of yourself (your look and body), be able to be versatile at photo shoots, timely flexible and be able to take last minute jobs. Your character is as important as your physical appearance – both will define your success.

A model always has to show discipline, strength and persistence. Jobs are quite often exhausting and long. Even when not all scenes are done by the end of the day and you will have to stay longer. Tiredness and stress should not be noticed when you are a professional model. If you are able to prove all these skills, many more agencies and clients will continue to book you for jobs. Continuous bookings are important for the model and agency if you want to entirely focus on your job.

Models are under constant pressure regarding their competition. At live or at e-castings, competition is right there. Usually more than one hundred models are being casted. If you are committed and make it to the fashion capitals of Europe, the US and Asia, you will be sent to castings on a daily basis. You will get your list in the morning for the entire day, and in the evening you will have to work out in a fitness studio and get to sleep, living in a model apartment. You will be tired in the evening. If everything goes well for you, you will not only attend important castings, but also walk some fashion shows. As I already said – all this demands you trusting your skills and a lot of energy!

If you are starting as a model in Europe, United States or worldwide, good for you because you are already in one of the best countries for modeling at the beginning for your career. Everything is highly regulated and clear. Working hours are set between clients and agencies, and are often limited. You will not only get paid for the working hours, but also for any overtime you do. Your payment is quite high from the very beginning, because they are set by the agency. Additionally, you will receive buyouts. Buyouts are extra payments for usage rights, for example, if a commercial is shown for more than a year on TV or in other countries. A lot of booking details are in your favor if you are staring your career in Germany. Luxury in our country is also at the set you are working at. Production teams are very friendly and usually take care of the models and make you feel comfortable. It starts with friendly greetings throughout to healthy and great catering. You will experience a very regulated and nice atmosphere.

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As a model: Be thankful for that all the time!

If you are working as a model in Asian cities, many agencies will charge a higher commission (in Germany it is usually twenty percent, in Asia fifty), which is almost three times more than in Germany. The same goes for fashion capitals including Istanbul, where the conditions are worse at the beginning. Jobs are not paid that well, working hours might be ten to twelve hours, and instead of taking pictures of thirty looks, you will have to change into ninety different outfits.

Mental strength and charisma in major cities like New York

Clients want to sell their products and services via commercials to their customers, and in doing so they are using models. It is a mix of perfect portraying of emotions and the range of the commercial and the model itself. Emotions come to life by the charisma of the model. Therefore, it is important that you arrive at a set self-confident. It will show in your charisma. By loving what you are doing, the respective result will be achieved. Hence, for modeling agencies and agents, it is important that female and male models feel well in their skin. As a model, you have to be able to switch roles at sets in order to sell the customer the product or service. Read more about New York:

Keeping it real and natural are the two magic words. These will attract the customers and the concept will be successful. Models “sell” commercials better. Therefore, jobs within commercials are very versatile: billboards, cinema spots, image films, online shops or social networks. All media comes alive because of models. Classic print media like magazines, image brochures, or interior design of stores in cities also take advantage of models and their attractive appearance. For all these media, it is vital that you are versatile likewise: facial expressions, gestures and your entire appearance. In short: clients and partners of the modeling agencies will look for an expressive face, convincing looks, great posture and coordination.

Self-confidence, reliability and being able to switch roles are three important skills for you to make your way into the fashion industry. Same applies to online shops, where you will have to smile constantly, or very demanding clients who expect perfection and pay for it. Especially with high fashion labels!

Self-confidence and strength

Many models start when they are young. Whilst others go shopping in the city after school, as a model, you will be at photo shoots, planning your next journey and have a lot of responsibility. You will see that later in your book. On set, you are working with different people, characters, and languages. You will travel a lot; have to find your way in foreign cities and most of the time, you will be by yourself.

Commitment and initiative

You will be asked a lot, and that is exactly the reason why you have to show initiative. It does not matter if it’s a job or a test shoot with a photographer. You have to bring commitment when planning your shoot, working on your book, doing your homework, meeting friends and engaging on social media. Test shoots and photo shoots will be done alongside with photographers and makeup artists in order to build your portfolio. They are unpaid and all people involved profit from the results.

Discipline and ambition

This actually includes a lot: regular sleep, no parties before important jobs/shoots, being on time and body care. You will also have to do a number of workouts regularly and maintain a healthy diet.

Charisma and effect

Your charisma is what makes you “unique”. People like you just for who you are. Be positive and open towards people, engage them at set with your energy and communicative manners just when the timing is right. As Buddha says: “Start each day with a smile!” This total package of measurements, looks, motivation and ambition will form the charisma of a model. Charisma will make you successful in the long run. Agencies, agents and clients will not only remember you for that beautiful smile, but also because you were friendly, sweet, easy going and were able to motivate the entire production team at the job. Charisma will always be your great help and make people love you, as well as add that extra spark to your pictures and videos. In a nutshell – your “daily business” as a professional model.

  1. Why does advertising need models?
  2. How many commercials do you see each day?

Advertisement always reinvents itself in order to stay interesting. Fashion, trends and ideas change every day. New ideas, new networks conquer the world via social networks like Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. Faster than ever! Hence, advertisement has to redefine itself because with all this amount of information it has to stand out. With every new collection, new season and technical innovations, new products will be shot, lookbooks printed, commercials produced, and campaigns done. Productions and producers need fresh faces for the presentation of creations. Even products that have been on the market for decades get a new commercial, new designs and new features each year. Therefore, as a successful model, having worked for a while now, you have to know what you are doing and be great at it. If it goes well for you, you will make it from new face to full-time professional model.

Beautiful Places Paris – all worth a visit!

The city of love. Even if you not fall in love in Paris you will fall in love with Paris. The capital of France offers many beautiful places and we show where and what you can do there. Take a look on the most beautiful places in the (european) city which never sleeps. We all now the typical sights of Paris: the Eiffel Tower, L’Arc de Triomphe or the Louvre but we will take you on a diffrent (virtual) sight seeing tour trough Paris.

The Apartment of Coco Chanel – The fashion Queen #1

In the Rue de Cambon no. 31 you will find Coco Chanels apartement. In the basement you can shop the newest collections in the Chanel Store. The second floor is the Haute Couture changing room and the 3rd and 4th floor Coco Chanels apartment and work place but there is one bad news, if you are not a Chanel VIP or a journalist you will not be able to see the 3rd and 4th floor. If you have the right budget you can sleep in the Ritz Hotel on the other side of the street. This was the place she slept before she dies in 1971.

Place du Tertre – Artists all over

Here you can find many houses, restaurant and places to drink a cooffee but the special thing about it is, that there are artists all over the Place who draws you and other beautiful things. Definetly worth a visit!

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How to become a Model in Europe – Measurements and all Details

Paris, Milano, London. Europe has a lot to offer when it comes to modelling. Every good models goal is to model in Paris one day or to be on a Catwalk for Milan Fashion Week. Even cities like Istanbul have a lot to offer due to the company’s productions which takes place there.So models who live in Istanbul have the advantage to be nearby the client. But you have to have in mind that the jobs there are not as good paid as in other model hotspots.

If you want to become a Model in Europe, you have to have the right Measurements. Especially in the big markets they are very strict when it comes to height and measurements.

Requierements for women in Europe:

  • Height: 174-180cm
  • Breast: 80-94 cm
  • Waist: 55-65 cm
  • Hips: 85-93 cm
  • Slim figure
  • You have to be a special type

Requierements for men in Europe:

  • Height: 186-190 cm
  • Slim to athletic figure

If you are ready to become a model, apply now!

Do it yourself: Bust, Waist, Hips and Height

These are the measurements points for your first modeling agency application. Take care, that you are totally honest. More about: Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs.

Competition! Advantages and Disadvantages for Models in Europe

Advantages of a Big Markets:

  1. Exposure You simply will not receive the same degree of exposure to other prospective future employers in a small market. Generally, smaller markets only offer commercial modeling opportunities. If you want to make a name for yourself, your only real OPTION is to work in a big market.
  2. Opportunity This one is fairly intuitive. A larger market has a larger demand for the same services. Working in a big market will simply provide more job opportunities in gross. The sheer number of advertising, editorial, and other marketing or content producing agencies in a big market create a larger demand for models.
  3. Money This follows the previous two. Now, keep in mind, there are plenty of low-paying modeling gigs at every level and market. However, with so much demand and wider-reaching platforms, big markets are likely to have the biggest compensating jobs available.


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Disadvantages of a Big Market:

  1. Competition Not only will you have to compete for the same jobs with more people, many of them will have traveled to big markets for the same reason as you—better modeling gigs. This means that not only is the number of competition inflated, the QUALITY of the competition is also tougher as well.
  2. Scams In smaller markets, where there are fewer opportunities for models to find work, there are subsequently fewer scams. Moreover, once an organization is discovered to be a scam, it is far harder to hide that fact in a small market. Unfortunately, with so many opportunities abound, it is easier for scammers to hide amongst the bustle and target naïve or new potential models.
  3. Criteria With a glut of potential models, employers in big markets are able to have their “pick of the litter,” so to speak. This means that the standards for potential models become inflated with the inclusion of more competition. Thus, someone who may be a great candidate for modeling in a small market may not find the same opportunity in a bigger one.

If you want to know more about becoming a model check out our blog > Modeling – Become a Model and Steps to becoming a Model in Big Markets.

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Fashion shows 2017 in Paris, Milan, Berlin & Co.

The Fashion Week season has started again and so at the beginning of the year you can see the top models of this world on the catwalks in Milan, London, New York, Berlin and Paris. Every spring the designers present their new collections for the autumn/winter season of the year and in summer the new collections for spring/summer of the following year. What was especially hot at the fashion shows this year and what are the highlights of the fashion shows in Germany, you can find out here!

Now new! Highlight Berlin Fashion Week: The big closing show by CM – Read more about our fashion show agency here.

Fashion shows 2017 – The highlights from the fashion capitals of the world

What are the highlights and trends for the upcoming autumn/winter season in the fashion capitals Paris, Berlin, London and New York, we have summarized for you here.

Fashion Week Paris – Highlights Autumn/Winter 2017

The fashion show of Rihanna’s collection ‘Fenty x Puma’, which took place in a stunning room with 1 trillion books lined up on the walls. This created the impression for the audience as if they had landed in a mixture of Harry Potter and Hip Hop. Definitely a highlight of the Paris Fashion Week!

The Yves Saint Laurent glitter boots were also one of the highlights of Paris Fashion Week 2017, worn at the Sophomore show by Anthony Vaccarello and reflecting the over the top glamour of the upcoming fall / winter season. The bad news. They cost around $10,000.

Fashion Week Berlin – Highlights Autumn/Winter 2017

Lena Hoscheke convinced this year with her theme ‘Disney’ ! Mickey Mouse can be found on dresses, skirts combined with bright colors and the for Hoscheke known cuts of the 50s. The collection conveys good mood and light-heartedness, an important symbol for the disigner. “A hedonistic collection,” Hoschek says of her designs.

The big social media happening took place at the Riani show. This season: Sarah Lombardi in the front row and almost only social media stars and influencers on the catwalk. From Sami Slimani in a bathrobe to Farina Opoku they were all there, alternated by well-known model faces like Rebecca Mir, Monica Ivancan or Cheyenne Ochsenknecht.

Romantic Rose Petals and Beautiful Smiles ?#RIANISTA #MBFWB #FashionShow @lang_marie @rebeccamir

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Fashion Week London – Highlights Autumn/Winter 2017

Burberry rediscovers itself at London Fashion Week. Designer Christopher Bailey is designing asymmetrically this year, with much looking like ordered chaos. We all don’t know what tomorrow will bring, we can try to figure it out though, right? In this sense, Bailey is a bit of an artist, and art was also present in his collection and show: artworks by Henry Moore decorated the edges of the venue, prints inspired by Moore were found on some of the designs.

Another highlight was designer Christopher Kane’s “Craft & Work” collection, which was full of things we associate with work, such as cut-out dishwashing sponges glued to pumps, rolled-up sleeves and smock-like dresses. And because Christopher Kane thinks in terms we don’t expect, he brought it all together with another world: outer space! This came in the form of UFO prints and materials such as a silver lamé.

Christopher Kane ‘Craft and Work’ Autumn Winter 2017 Look 10 #ChristopherKane #CraftandWork #AW17

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Fashion Week New York – Highlights Fall/Winter 2017

Michael Kors, the fashion optimist sent down the runway a whole collection full of classics and must-haves for power women. Emphasized shoulders and defined waists were Michael Kors’ guiding principles, but he mixed up the retro silhouettes with modern details, slits and fringes. Masculine-cut coats, jackets and trousers offered timeless contrast to feminine tulip skirts, long flowing sparkling dresses with animal prints and plenty of opulent fur. Lots of tweed, cashmere and XXL scarves in sweater-sleeve look ensured a sense of security despite all the sensuality. Strong women are the order of the day at Michael Kors.

Power layers. #AllAccessKors #NYFW ?: @nyavgjoe

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Glam gang. #AllAccesKors #NYFW ?: @gregbackstage

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Berlin Fashion Week Closing Show by CM

Surrealism x Mercedes-Benz: Charlène by Specter / Amuse / VICE

Welcome to Farewell! This new film suprised us so much! Our Charlène from Paris is so wonderful. The story: “A Blind Man’s Poem is an epic deep sea dive into the darkest corners of director Specter Berlin’s mind. Over seven minutes, he subverts our notions of what a car film should be.” Watch it now! Read more

How to become a Model in Paris

Paris, the home of fashion houses like Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Hermes, Lanvin, and Christian Louboutin, modeling in Paris is the ultimate and most prestigious destination for all professional models. Read more

First View! Model New Faces January 2017

2017 is already running! We had a shooting of all our new faces, scouted on the last model casting here in our agency. We had seven models on one day! Thanks a lot to fashion photographer Oliver Rudolph for his experience to do this job. For more details about all of your model, please take a look at our modeling agency Read more

Models wanted: Paris

Paris has a distinctive charm, not just for tourists, it is the place to-be for every model in the industry. If you want to become a model and live in Paris, we are looking for you. Our modelbookers and model managers ensure smooth workflows and first-class results before and behind the scenes. Thanks to fast response times, Read more

Model Casting! 11.12. in Cologne with Major (Milan / New York)

OPEN CASTING ♡ We are looking for models for our agency and (drum roll) offer you the direct chance to attend Fashion Week in Berlin, London, Milan and New York! On Sunday, 11.12. we will fly in two bookers from Major (Milan/New York), whom you will meet directly. After having had two great castings in Berlin, we are back in Cologne. With national and international clients we belong to the good German model agencies. We promote and challenge your talent with our team. You want to be part of it? We are really looking forward to you and want to invite you again! Between 13-15 clock to our open casting in Cologne / Media Park.

  • Women/Girls: From 15 years with 175-181 cm
  • Men/Boys: From 15 years with 184-191 cm

Model Casting: New dates!

Live Castings are held several times a year! You can find new dates here: Casting Dates. You don’t want to miss any update about castings? Follow our agency and our model agency Youtube!

+ Berlin | CM Gosee Days 11.08. - 14.08.

4 days exclusive appointments: Instead of big Fashion Week Casting, this year with 4 days and single dates at the CM Gosee Days! You know someone who should definitely become a model? You always wanted to go to a model casting, but until now you have not had the time? Now you have 4 full days, from 11.08. to 14.08.2020 in Berlin. You can find all information here:

Casting Call / Information

  • Casting duration, maximum 5 minutes / model
  • Short introduction, posing, small catwalk
  • Clean, no make up, no styling

Outfit / please bring

  • Body-hugging clothes
  • Tight fitting, simple, clean, white shirt, black pants
  • Skin colored underwear
  • High shoes (women)
  • No make-up
  • You can also find all information about the casting on the official event page:…

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