Linn for Dolce & Gabbana #1 Fashion show in Milan

After having experienced a lot this year, from model coaching to her first big music video with one of the hottest German artists Miami Yacine, the Music video designer, Linn now had her first show in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana. After she was already in America once, then again briefly in Germany, she is this time in Milan for modeling. With our partner Agency Women she has now gotten one of the greatest jobs at Fashion Week Milan. In Dolce & Gabbana on the catwalk, in one of the big fashion capitals. Italy stands for highest designer art and Milan in particular. 100% High Fashion – Congratulations from Berlin!

Linn for Docle & Gabbana

 

Backstage bi Dolce & Gabbana Alta Moda and Alta Sartoria

Dolce & Gabbana is one of the largest high fashion companies. Dolce & Gabbana was founded by Domenico Dolce, born 1958 and Stefano Gabbana, born 1962 in Milan. Dolce & Gabbana’s first international recognition came in particular from Madonna, who accompanied the high fashion brand for many years. The two fashion designers designed more than 1500 costumes.

In the 90s the duo further expanded their position, among other things with perfume, which has been awarded as the best women’s fragrance of the year. Dolce & Gabbana has evolved ever since and has worked with many artists including Beyonce and Kylie Minogue. Dolce & Gabbana now includes not only the main line, but also the Alta Moda, as well as Dolce & Gabbana Junior.

Dolce & Gabbana offers its customers not only first-class fabrics and designs of the highest quality, but also lifestyle and luxury. With this mix, the brand has been convincing since its inception and continues to develop. The fashion shows are among the most coveted in the world, so once again big applause for our Linn and her first Dolce & Gabbana fashion show!

Eugenia for Buffalo – New Winter Trends on Instagram

The cliché is that women love bags, jewellery and shoes. Whether this cliché applies to everyone is debatable. But one thing is clear – everyone loves Buffalo shoes! At Buffalo, every taste is represented, from pumps to ballerinas to peep-toes, everything is included.

Buffalo – The most popular winter shoe trends

Boots, sneakers and heels with platform have their big fashion comeback and Buffalo has the hottest models for you. Our great Eugenia presents you the stylish boots and the glamorous heels that cheat us a little bigger.

Buffalo – The Company

Buffalo – A very respected shoe brand, founded in Germany by Buffalo Boots GmbH and now based in Cologne, Germany. Buffalo made his breakthrough in 1990 with platform shoes. From platform shoes to overknees to sneakers, the international shop has everything to offer. In addition to the Buffalo brand, other ranges are also offered at Buffalo London. Buffalo London focuses in particular on individuality and exquisite lines, while Buffalo focuses on younger customers. The target group of the company are mainly women. Deichmann SE acquires the company in 2016 and since then represents it under the name Buffalo. The company was awarded the Step Award for the most innovative brand.

Warm & Stylish – Our fashion tips for you

The Silver Overknees

Overknees are in great demand again this year. The silver bootees from Buffalo can be combined very cool. It already works with a cool oversize t-shirt. You look casual and not too girly, sexy through the wide tee-cut and still elegant and feminine through the sparkling boots. Our Eugenia shows you with which hip outfits you can still wear the boots. Thank you Buffalo, for the opportunity to snuggle up fashionably in winter.

The Red Ankle Boots

Every autumn-winter season you stand in front of your wardrobe unsuspectingly and think “I could really invest in timeless fashionable boots”. Those days are over! This year Buffalo creates the elegant and very stylish red ankle boots and our great Eugenia presents them perfectly at the season. Not only the colour is an eyecatcher, no, also the design is pretty to look at. The block heel bootees in red will bring you warm and stylish through the winter. In our opinion a definite must-have So friends, happy shopping!

The Buffalo High Heel

With a sandal high heel combination in patent leather look you attract all the attention. The shoe is very qualified for the everyday life as well as for a chic dinner. Eugenia shows you how gorgeous the shoes look to a beautiful suit.

The Jade Anke Boots in metallic silver

With the Jade Ankle Boots in metallic silver you can rock the next party as well as the next meeting in the office. The metallic, reflecting smooth leather look is always a relief for the eye. The jades harmonize perfectly with skirts and slim jeans. Eugenia shows you here a super cool look!

Buffalo Video

Julia Wulf (former candidate of GNTM 2016) was the face for the autumn/winter campaign 2017. We find the rocky look strong!

Creation and History – Video

Buffalo was founded in 1979 by Michael Conradi in Germany. The brand has been creating shoes, bags and accessories in all shapes and colours since 1997. Through the Spice Girls the 10 cm high shoe 1310-02 became known worldwide. In the techno scene the Buffalos are very popular and almost a must.

Buffalo London

Here I have a video of the Buffalo London winter collection 2014/15 for you. Especially often the short boots are presented in different shapes and patterns. In this collection you will find a shoe for every occasion. Whether for the first date or for the prom – there is something for everything.

Here are a few insights behind the scenes: The good mood is unmistakable and the shoes underline the type of the girls.

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Miami Yacine: Designer – The new music video of Germany’s most successful rapper on Youtube

Which model agency stands for High Fashion & Design? Your’re right! Our newcomer Boris in the music video of Germany’s most successful rapper on Youtube. Cocaine already has over 120 million views. Now publish Miami Yacine designers. In the video you can see not only newcomer Boris, but also Luisa, Linn (Milan) and Flower. Expensive outfits, designer bags, lifestyle ala Miami.

Miami Yacine – Designer music video x Boris, Luisa, Linn & Flower

Miami Yacine: Platinum status

Miami Yacine is a German speaking rapper (for those who don’t know him yet) of Moroccan origin, raised in Dortmund. He himself belongs to the Dresden group KMN Gang. Miami Yacine is the most successful German rapper and has over 120 million views on his music video Kokaina alone. In 2012 he released his first mixtape completely free of charge – today, after all the success, it’s hard to believe! He only became really famous with the trap single Kokaina in September 2019. Already in the first month the video had 10 million video views and since then it has increased extremely! In January of this year, it cracked the 100 million hits. Miami Yacine was not only successful on YouTube but also in music sales and of course made it into the German music charts. His single now has platinum status.

Video in Berlin

A few weeks ago we met together in Berlin with the music production of Miami Yacine, together with our models Boris, Louisa, Linn and Flower. The video shooting was indeed spectacular, as most of the scenes were shot in the evening and at night. In an old huge factory hall, with neon lights and strong light effects on 50 meters of distance. The designer music video has everything that goes with it. Miami Yacine is a great artist who has already achieved a lot and will certainly achieve a lot more. The song Designer and the music video deal with the high fashion industry and Haute Couture. Who doesn’t love them, the big brands around Prada, Hermes, Balmain, Gucci or even Dior? Miami Yacine has gathered all these high fashion brands together in his music video designer.

Boris in particular did a fantastic job in video production as the main model. Although he was flown to Berlin on the same day, every recording was made. We are very happy about the cooperation and can also recommend you Miami music video for the song Kokaina, with which Air 2016 had its big breakthrough in Germany:

Miami Yacine Cocaine

Lisa from Zurich rocks for Onygo in Germany!

Lisa masters one job after the other with a lot of effort and fun in her job as a model. Our Lisa comes from Zurich, models all over Europe and is currently in London to gain even more experience as a model. But for her last job in Germany she rocked at the shooting for the well-known fashion brand Onygo, which is always equipped with the latest shoes for girls. True to the motto “Shoe love is true love”, they have been following their successful branch concept in Germany since 2016. From boots, flats and sandals to sneakers, heels and platforms. Headgear such as hats and caps are also included!

A tight schedule for the Onygo Shooting in Cologne!

The shooting took place in Cologne early in the morning. Lisa had to get out of bed early to get to her job on time. Punctuality is the be-all and end-all for a model! After all, a whole team is already waiting for them, which wants to work without delay. Arrived at the agreed meeting point Lisa first had to go to the mask, where she was made up for her job. Since the shooting took place under the motto ” Streetstyle”, the make-up was kept rather discreet and suitable for everyday use. After the styling is finished, we go to the shooting location. Shootings are not always indoors in the warm studio, because for the Onygo shooting their streetstyle look was shot authenthically on the street. That means for a professional model like Lisa in winter: Bite your teeth together and go to geht´s! The Onygo shooting was a full-time job for our Lisa and she mastered everything with flying colours. What shooting location do you think she’ll find next time?

In street style: casual look with Lisa and shooting partner

Lisa, right in the picture, looks directly into the camera while her partner looks at the floor. Both harmonize well in the picture and the look of the picture looks much cooler. You rocked!

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Good teamwork is always important in a shooting!

A model is seldom alone in front of the camera. At the Onygo Shooting Lisa got a partner she had to work with. They had to coordinate their posing so that everything in the pictures harmonizes well. But there was also a team behind the scenes to see if the outfit, hair and make-up were right. The outfit also needs to be changed over and over again so that they stay on schedule and do everything on time. Good teamwork within the team is particularly important. Everyone should be concentrated so that everything functions smoothly. During the shooting with Lisa everything went great and the team was thrilled. It’s fun to work like that! Here you can see some results of the shooting for Onygo:

Outdoor Shooting: Different backdrops provide variety

As already mentioned, the shooting took place under the motto “Streetstyle”. Where better than going out and shooting outside at a cool shooting location? Colourful walls and Conatiner in the background make everything appear much looser and stylish. As if they had been photographed by chance in everyday life. We love this look!

Shootings for Social Media Posts: Still a lot of effort!

The pictures from the shooting for Onygo can also be seen on social media channels such as Instagram. But one should not underestimate the effort for such a social media shooting! It’s easier said than done to produce good images on which everyone is right. Even if no classical studio is available, a good photographer, a make-up artist / stylist and of course professional models must be booked.

Pure Coolness: Lisa posing alone in front of the camera

Of course Lisa also stood alone in the center and proved pure coolness. The clothes of Onygo make a big difference, but of course the facial expression has to be 100% right. We think Lisa’s got what it takes!

Lisa’s video showreel

Shortly before Lisa was visiting us at the model agency and of course we shot a little video with her!

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First fashion job for Peek & Cloppenburg: Paulina takes off!

You can be proud of our Paulina! She had her last job for Peek & Cloppenburg and more will certainly follow in the future. Like a true professional she rocked on set for the most different fashion brands. Sometimes casual in sport trousers and cap, then again chic in trench coat and blouse: Paulina simply has it all. We are proud to show you some pictures of her last job. Well, what do you think? If you don’t know our Paulina yet, then take a look at the great video of her below. We are absolutely thrilled with her.
Spotlight on Paulina – Good lighting is a must!

Sometimes a setup from the set is overrated! If the set is well lit, that’s half the battle. Not everyone can do that, which is why Peek & Cloppenburg needed a professional. You can create many effects with lights. At this shooting Paulina was illuminated like a spotlight. Thus it appears in the centre and everything outside becomes darker. A cool effect, we think!

In Pink everything is better – A set in a real girl’s dream!

What a girl’s dream! A wall all in pink and wear the coolest clothes. There was certainly nothing wrong with the wall paint on the set. No wonder that there is already a good mood at work.

Not only the girl next door – Paulina can do more!

For those who don’t know Paulina yet: She is 180 cm tall and already moves with her young years like a true professional model. You are not convinced? Watch the video!

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Spring / summer video! Catwalk coaching, casting and jobs like TVCs

Our models from Berlin, Paris, London – all in one video! A little update of the last weeks and months. A compilation of the last jobs of our great models! We still have our last coachings and castings, which we promote the career of our models especially. With Marie Dahmen, Johanna Vorrath, Jill Deller-Yee, Lea Schwarze and Hannes Mangold! By the way – did you know our agency? Best contacts, top structure, apply now as a model in Berlin! If you want to know more about casting and jobs in Berlin, you will find many tips for your career start here: Modeling in Berlin.

Cocaine Models mix spring 2018

Cocaine Models mix spring 2018 incl. catwalk coaching

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Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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With sparkling jewelry – Kate enchants us with her job for iCrush!

Our Kate was allowed to model for her last job for iCrush. You wonder who iCrush is? They sell great jewelry for women who prefer more delicate and understated accessories. Incidentally, the small chains, earrings and bracelets are also very good as a gift! Kate’s jewelry was outstanding and the pictures were photographed outdoors in natural light to match the jewelry. A small video was even shot with the same!

iCrush: Women’s Accessories and Jewelry

Winter Couple Shooting: Fabian and Marie for Deichmann x Fila

This time 2 of our models were booked for the same job! Fabian and Marie were in front of the camera for Deichmann and a visit to the Christmas market was also included. Of course the visit was not for fun, but actually the shooting location. Just a few days after the shooting you could already see the first results on Instagram. Social media is also a big topic for Deichmann, which is why we shoot regularly. Who of our models will be shooting for the fashion brand next time? We’ll stay in a state of stress!

Outdoor Shooting: Winterly mood with warm clothes

As soon as the styling was finished, after a few shots in a warm set, we went on to the next shooting location: The Christmas Market! Where else is the winter atmosphere so good between mulled wine and roasted almonds? With a beautiful backdrop like shining stars and chains of lights, you immediately get back a little Christmas magic and the pictures look much more inviting. Marie and Fabian definitely liked the idea and were really looking forward to the shooting.

Acting is part of being a model!

Even if Fabian and Marie are not a real couple in real life, they play it in front of the camera. Of course, this also belongs to modeling! For this reason it is not only important for a model to look good on the picture, but also to have the talent to put himself in different situations. We think they did a great job, even though the weather was cold.

Warm up inside and continue!

The shooting started on a warm set before it went on into the cold. Have you noticed that not only Marie’s style changes in the pictures, but also her hair? Ideally, as different pictures as possible should be created at the end of the shooting!

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One shoot – Multiple outfits: Fast outfit changes like real professionals

As at every shooting there were outfit changes again where Fabian and Marie had to change different shoes, jackets and sweaters. They could not be stopped by the cold and in an emergency there is always a spontaneous visit to the café around the corner!


Marie takes you behind the scenes!

If you want a closer look behind the scenes of a little shooting, you can see Marie here. She took you for a day and gives you exciting insights. Take a look, it’s worth it!

Sandra x Hansa: Brand ambassador for noble design fittings

Model and craftswoman – Authentic as our Sandra is, she has not only inspired millions of viewers on TV as a craftswoman, Sandra runs shows at Fashion Week, is in front of the camera for many fashion companies and now she is the new, official brand ambassador for Hansa: ” For me it has always been a dream to be a brand ambassador for a sanitary company. So I can combine my two passions: the craft and the modeling, “says Sandra. “Hansa has always been a strong partner for me as a HVAC professional in my professional life. I myself am a perfectionist and know what it means to do a good job. How nice that I can do this together with Hansa “! As a brand ambassador, she is not only there for interview and press work, but also live as a presenter at various trade fairs in the year 2018. We are looking forward to the cooperation with Hansa and the great cooperation so far. Here you can see Sandra on her first visit to the showroom:

Showroom visit! First video of Sandra x Hansa

Thanks to IO video crew. More about the film & video team? Visit IO | Video Production.

Marie Dahmen at Berlin Fashion Week for holiday apartment client

Fashion Week Berlin with Marie Dahmen! Our big start for 2018 was the Curvy Model Casting and our Marie was in Berlin for the first time as part of the jury. Together with our partners Read more

DAILIES TV Campaign Extented: Marie, Hannes & Johanna

The current DAILIES contact lenses (ALCON) TV campaign has been extended for Marie, Johanna and Hannes! Exactly one year ago we were in Berlin for the commercial shooting of the new DAILIES advertising campaign Read more

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!

More about: Become a model

Become a model: Step by step

  1. Modeling: Reality vs dream in New York, Paris and worldwide
  2. Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement
  3. Male Model: How to become a model as a man?
  4. Competition and criticism: Understand photographers and clients as a model
  5. Become a model! Professionalism, good notes and self-confidence
  6. Application basics: Agencies, scouts and a checkliste
  7. Take your own measurements for agencies, castings and jobs
  8. Casting types for modeling jobs

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3 days of a models life! Short film with Chand Smith

Today we present a short film about the life of a model! We have accompanied Chand Smith, an international top model, for 3 days and documented the model day. Chand is distributed in 8 different agencies all over the world. Read more

The Booker: Model Manager And Big Brother

What do modelagents actually do for their models? Model managers take over the administration and the organization, or all arrangements, between clients and models. Customers, that is, customers, are constantly looking for new faces for their photoshootings and videos Read more

New Season! Nach den letzten Castings & Shootings

Hello her dear! The last few weeks were really packed with great events. From our first Rooftop Casting in Berlin to the Influencer Event in Munich. Our team has also grown and we had great bookings for our models, among others. An advertising campaign for Henkell, many shoots for Deichmann Read more

Wow! Our Beauty Milva for DM Germany: Now in Stores!

The DM market, everyone knows German cities! With more than four hundred branches, DM is not just a matter of everyday life when it comes to beauty products. This month she finds our Milva in the stores, beautiful as always! With shooting in Hamburg and stunning results. We are very happy about the great job and thank you to Tape Creative for the casting Read more

Modeling in Munich! Schickeria Munich and Shootings

To work as a successful model in Munich, you have to master more than just good looks! The job of the model is not only the flawless appearance, and well-groomed appearance, from the hair tips to the feet. The job also includes improvisation, acting and elegance. Of course, there are many more factors for successful models in Munich, but these are the absolute basics. What matters is your charisma. Many models are attracted to Munich. Read more

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.

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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

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Urban Wear Models

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New York, Paris, London & Milan: Model will be abroad

If you want to make it to the top, you should have a goal as a model. You should work abroad sooner or later! Although you already have many options in Germany and already live in a large market for advertising and fashion, there are even larger jobs and campaigns abroad. You already know the “Big Four” from Fashion Weeks all over the world. For models abroad, there are still many more interesting markets. In Europe, for example, there are still Istanbul, Athens and Barcelona. In Asia, there are several well-known and emerging cities. As a model, you can work here in Seoul, in Tokyo, Hong Kong or hang next to Hong Kong, Gzenshen. As a model, the world is open to you.

International Modeln: Chand from Stockholm visiting Germany / Shooting Time

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

The requirement for the international career is a good modelbook and good measurements

While the fashion metropolises of the “Big Four” are more inclined to rely on the classic model dimensions, in cities like Istanbul, Athens or Hong Kong they also have more or less chances with a few centimeters. The sought-after types differ from country to country. In North America they are classic models but sexy guys are doing well too. In Europe, one also looks for classic models, much is produced by advertising but also with normal, everyday types. In Paris, London and Milan, there are also good opportunities for new faces when girls have the perfect size, plus long hair. Guys arrive here well, if they rather still carry the childlike and thus rather androgy than male act. In Asia you are looking for less classic models than sweet, cute, European guys.

How are the fees different worldwide?

There are extremely many jobs in the metropolises worldwide. The fees in the individual countries, including the commissions of the agencies, are extremely different. Of course you have the best salaries in American and European capitals like New York, Paris but also Hamburg and Berlin. There is less then in the southern European cities such as Athens and Istanbul but also in the Arab Emirates. Relatively little you get as a model in the Asian countries, where there are exceptions, such as Japan, South Korea and free trade zones such as Shanghai. Anyway, as a New Face you start far below, you run first shows, you take part in many castings.

Casting! Casting! Casting! Production cities in southern Europe and Asia

Of course most of the models are automatically drawn to the “Big Four”. But many go for the Bookaufbau for a few months in cities that you first not with fashion and connects, but are a very own microcosm. These include cities such as Istanbul, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Here products are produced for the whole world. Not just fashion, but also electronics or toys. Many producers are interested in making photo shoots and video shoots on site. Here are the productions much cheaper. As a result, the teams are bigger, the shootings sets more elaborate.

Elephant, dinghy or dreamlike South Seas beaches? No problem! For your own bookbuilding these countries are a real Eldorado, because you directly get extremely many different jobs. There are also big brands that produce photos for dealers and buyers right here. So you can quickly reach international brands. What is the catch? Of course there is a catch, the payment. While you as a model in Germany already earn as New Faces four-figure amounts, here are only a few hundred euros. While German agencies strictly respect rights of use, a subsequent remuneration is often not so sure. The A & O is a big agency that has been working with the local agency for a long time and had good experiences.

Placement – Model agencies and jobs worldwide

At some point the moment will come when your model agent or modeling agency will talk to you about foreign and placement issues. In principle, there are two different forms of placement abroad.

Direct Booking – direct booking of the model for commercials and shootings

Direct bookings are the most pleasant form of collaboration for you as a model. Your mother agency recommends you to their partner agencies or one of the agencies would like to work with you. Through direct bookings, model agencies try to fill their portfolio perfectly, so they have new interesting models for their clients. In high-priced jobs, it is often no longer relevant where you come from. The travel expenses are taken over Europe-wide or also world-wide. That’s why agencies like to pick up good models for direct bookings. You are then just like in your mother agency in the model board of one or more agencies. Availability and option requests will always be forwarded directly to your parent agency. This does not change much for you. Also all updates of measures, picture and video material will be coordinated by your mother agency. With a little luck, you will quickly get your first bookings. Since these are “direct”, you will not have to go to a casting before, you will be booked and travel to the production site. However, it is much more profitable for you to give on the spot, for “On Stay”.

On Stay – Two to three months working abroad

The supreme discipline for models: Conquer the world! At On Stay, you’ll travel to a partner agency for sixty to ninety days as a model. Especially at the beginning you live in Model-WGs and you are on countless auditions every day. If you decide to take this step, it is clear to you that you want to fully concentrate on life as a model. A stay abroad must be planned in advance. In Germany, most models start after school before they start their studies. For models it is the ideal time to travel. You are in the stage of “Never Seen Before” and you are in the absolute prime of your life. If you take the chance now, you can make it as a model internationally.

On Stay Expiration – How to live during your stay

First of all, as a model, you must actively choose to try abroad. Active decision-making is important as you are involved with big agencies and clients at an early age. For example, if you say that you would like to go abroad, your agency will invest time in finding a good agency for you. Contracts are closed and maybe booked airline tickets. If you then have a few days in advance, it will not have a positive effect on your career as trust is lost. It is also important for you to have everything carefully considered in advance. You will be in a foreign land and live with strangers for sixty to ninety days. If you’re still young, talk to your parents about your plans right at the beginning. They have a lot of life experience and can always accompany you with good advice on your way. Besides, you always have a contact person in your agency from the beginning.

Many models ask me at the beginning, how does such an “on-stay” work? Do I cost the money? With a good modeling agency behind you, your stay abroad is as well planned as a package holiday. Weeks or even months before the trip contracts are closed. So you know very early, when you will travel, where you will live, who is your local contact and much more.

An On Stay will never cost you money as a model. Good agencies always work on the principle that you have no investment as a model. The partner agency abroad assumes all your costs in advance. These include the air tickets, the accommodation but also on-site services such as gyms, drivers or “pocket money”. In the end, the costs will be deducted from your earnings. If you end up with a negative amount, the agency will cover the costs. That’s what we call “minus balance”. You definitely gain experience, certainly visual material and it does not cost you a penny. Good modeling agencies invest in their models. If you are proposed for an on-stay, the agency will firmly believe in you and the success you could have abroad. Also, the local partner agency believes in your success, otherwise they would not invest time and money to fly you in for two to three months.

Yulffi: Bangkok, Munich, Cologne, Madrid to Tokyo

Yulffi is traveling a lot. Here he was after his Reebok campaign (Munich) for a stopover in Cologne for the shoot with our Janine, Lea and New Face Johnson. Coming back to Bangkok and with luck to Tokyo.

Guarantee Contract – guaranteed income and great jobs

Models who have made it far, many customers and an absolutely fantastic book will gradually get their first “Garantuee Contracts”. Then you even get a guaranteed minimum income from the agencies. They do that when you are so good at modeling that in theory you do not have to spend any more time abroad. Or, you travel so much that other agencies have to convince you to come to them. If you made it here, congratulations.

At some point you will only travel. Not for sixty to ninety days, but for days and weeks, from country to country, from production to production. At some point, your network has grown so much that your management completely takes over the administration of your time. You get constant inquiries and have to plan your life exactly for all trips.

If you have not had the question in your mind for a while, then maybe now.

How much does a successful model make?

As I said, at the beginning of your career, you will usually be doing small jobs for a relatively small fee. Models that manage it will definitely have the chance to make an incredible amount of money. Of course I can not name exact salaries, but I still want to give you an insight. In Germany, you’ll get fees for most shoots and shoots that are in the four-digit range. Some fall in the three-digit range, for example, for small labels that one finds sympathetic. Advertising commercials bring fast high four-digit, sometimes five-digit amounts. That depends on how many production days it is, in how many countries the advertisement is broadcast and in which media. For a large commercial, for example, for a luxury manufacturer, it can then be twenty to fifty thousand euros or US dollars. Although the borders are open at the top, some of them succeed at a very young age to much success such as supermodel Cara Delevingne or Beckham offspring Brooklyn Beckham. For his first Burberry campaign, he got a whopping $ 57,000, at age 19. It pays to travel, piece by piece: Berlin, Milan, Paris, New York.

Model werden: Modeln in Deutschland

  1. Deine erste Model Bewerbung
  2. Agentur Vorstellung - was du wissen musst!
  3. Das Vorstellungsgespräch in der Modelagentur
  4. Soziale Fähigkeiten, Kritische Fotografen und Kunden
  5. Modeln zwischen Schule, Studium, Freunden und Familie
  6. Männer Models
  7. Model Mappe
  8. Model werden - Kleingewerbe
  9. Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter
  10. Topmodels vs New Faces
  11. Model werden im Ausland inkl. Model Doku