Becoming a Model in New York: Application, Casting & Jobs

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 big market for advertising and fashion, there are even bigger jobs and campaigns abroad. You already know the “Big Four” from Fashion Weeks all over the world. For models abroad, however, there are many more interesting markets. Besides Milan and Paris, New York is the hotspot for young models!

New York Trip: Modeling Abroad

You have built your book so far? Your model agency gives you the unique opportunity to fly abroad and work from there? Then you should not miss the experience. To work successfully as a model abroad is the supreme discipline! Besides the beautiful sights and people in New York, you have the chance to go to castings and get important jobs there. With Cocaine Models as your management, you have the opportunity to have an unforgettable time in New York.

If you are not a model yet, live in America and want to apply, here are the first important tips:

Becoming a model: Requirements in New York

For models there are many requirements, for example, in height, weight, as well as in the resulting proportions. Los Angeles also has strict measurements when it comes to international fashion clients, commercials and fashion shows. Of course there are always exceptions, the spirit of the times changes the fashion world, the media but also advertising. What we as a model agency, also our model scouts pay special attention to, for example, are small, extra highlights, such as freckles or tooth gaps. So there is no perfect model, not even in LA. But as a model you come very close to the ideal of beauty. As described, you can not summarize it all together have e.g. give a few guidelines.

Requirements to become a model:

  • For female models, the ideal case is
  • Body size women 174 to 180 cm
  • Beautiful and / or striking face
  • Slim proportions

For men models is the ideal case:

  • Body size from 184 to circa 192 cm
  • Slim and athletic proportions
  • Muscle build must not be too extreme
  • Cutie or striking

Online application with Polaroids

Free of charge and fast, the application is also online. You can upload your footage on our website and provide the most important contact information. This way our scout gets a first impression of you.
If you are shortlisted, you will be notified and invited to the office or to the call.

  • Become a model in New York

Entering your contact information is very simple, for this there is a ready-made application form. In it you only have to enter a few data, for example, your name, your place of residence, your contact details such as phone and email address and your height. You also have to send two photos. Ideally a portrait and a full body photo.

Open model agency casting

Likewise, we offer open casting a few times a year. Since we have also set our foothold in America and represent models there, know designers, photographers and clients, we would be happy if you are also at our next open casting.

How does such an open model casting actually work? Basically, the agency wants to get to know as many people as possible in a short time. Getting to know someone live is still something different than judging someone through photos or videos. Such open model castings are relatively costly for model agencies to organize. You need a location, the right and important people, as well as bookers and scouts must have time. Nevertheless, it is worthwhile to organize such live castings, because as described, you call the people thereby know much better!

Queue – at open castings a bigger queue often forms when 50 or 100 models are there at the same time. It’s best to relax, find a comfortable spot and distract yourself with your smartphone. Waiting times and patience are definitely part of a model’s job.

Jobs: fashion show, social, e-commerce, campaign & TV

If you’re wondering what kind of jobs await you in New York: starting with fittings and showrooms, for fashion retailers and buyers, to fashion shows, with something more perfect. But typical model jobs in our agency are also social media shoots, e.g. for Instagram, as well as e-commerce shoots for new collections and campaigns. Once you’ve mastered all these levels, it’s on to campaigns, photo shoots and commercials. With broadcast, on national TV, streaming providers on an international level, in the cinema, as well as on your smartphone, in apps or in the browser.

Here again a small overview, to the different model jobs:

  • showroom
  • Fashion show
  • Social Media
  • E-commerce
  • Campaigns
  • Commercials for TV and web

Our models who have already worked abroad and had the experience of exploring the fashion world as a young model:

Working in New York: On Stay Procedure

When you are under contract with us at the agency, you will always get emails from our bookers. They will help you to coordinate and not to miss any casting. But first of all, as a model, you must actively decide to try your hand abroad. The active decision is important because you will be dealing with big agencies and clients at a young 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 signed and maybe airline tickets are booked. If you break off a few days beforehand, this will not have a positive effect on your career, as trust will be lost. It is also important for you to have thought everything through in advance. You will be in a foreign country and also living with strangers for sixty to ninety days. If you are still young, talk to your parents about your plans right at the beginning. They have a lot of life experience and can always give you good advice on your way. In addition, 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? Does it cost me money? With a good model agency behind you, your stay abroad is just as well planned as a package vacation. Contracts are signed weeks or even months before the start of the trip. So you know very early when you will travel, where you will live, who your local contact person is and much more.

An On Stay never costs you money as a model. Good agencies always work on the principle that you as a model have no investment. The partner agency abroad takes over all your expenses in advance. This includes the flight tickets, the accommodation but also services on site such as gyms, drivers or “pocket money”. In the end, the costs will be deducted from your income. If you end up with a negative amount, the agency will cover the costs. This is what we call “minus balance.” In any case, you gain experience, certainly footage and it doesn’t cost you a cent. Good model agencies invest in their models. If you are proposed for an on stay, the agency believes 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.

Most models are automatically drawn to the “Big Four”, of course. However, many also go for a few months to cities that are not associated with fashion at first, but which are a microcosm all of their own. These include cities like Istanbul, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Here, products are produced for the whole world. Not only fashion, but also electronics and toys. Many producers are interested in doing photo shoots and video shoots directly on location. Here the productions are much cheaper. Thus, the teams are larger, the shootings sets more elaborate.

Elephant, helicopter or dreamlike South Seas beaches? No problem! These countries are a real Eldorado for building up your own book, because you directly get extremely many different jobs. In addition, there are large brands that produce photos for dealers and buyers directly here. So you can also quickly get international brands. What is the catch? Of course there is a catch, the payment. While you can earn four-figure sums as a model in Germany even as a New Face, here it’s only a few hundred euros. While German agencies also pay strict attention to usage rights, subsequent remuneration is often not so certain. The A&O here is a large agency that has been working with the local agency for a long time and has had good experiences.

Guaranteed income and great jobs

Models who have made it far, had many clients 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 as a model that in theory you don’t need to travel abroad anymore. Or, you already travel so much that other agencies have to convince you to come to them. If you’ve made it here, congratulations.

At some point, you’ll just be traveling. No longer for sixty to ninety days, but for days and weeks, from country to country, from production to production. Because at some point your network will have grown so much that your management will completely take over the management of your time. You get requests all the time and you have to plan your life and all your trips exactly.

New York City

How great would it be if you could spend your next year there and experience the New York fashion world?

Tips for travelers in NY

As a model agency, we have picked out the best hotspots in New York for you. We have tested for you and want you as a model can also make your free time beautiful.

Whether you are in Brooklyn, Soho, or Manhattan, we will help you find a spot where you can dine according to your taste. Of course, when it comes to superfood, we’re totally on board and have a few food spots on the list. So, what are you waiting for, try it out and convince yourself of the multifaceted New York! Likewise, you’re sure to find a cool food spot for your taste in our list. Remember, tasty food or snacks don’t have to be unhealthy to taste good! Superfoods, take a big place in our top 10 list! So feel free to grab one of our recommendations and snack on one of these delicious bowls!

Buy an Apartment in New York: The Best Decision of your Life

Let us introduce you to your dream idea: Buying an apartment in New York City. Fashion models walking in the streets, meeting your favourite celebrity at the starbucks, long nights out with friends in Brooklyn and Manhattan, and weekend trips to the world’s most famous museums. Industrial lofts, luxury penthouses, views of the most famous skyline in the world. That’s life in New York City. This article is written by real estate experts giving you an easy-to-understand guide to the first steps toward buying an apartment. Our friends at Lukinski have written this guest article Real Estate New York by Lukinski.

Buying an Apartment in NY – How Easy it Can Be

You’ve probably heard that the best investment you can make is to buy a piece of real estate. That’s no doubt true! It’s the best way to spend your money, and profit from it in the future. Of course it’s not the simplest process, but it’s worth the work. We give you an easy guide on what buying an apartment could mean for you.

Why Buy an Apartment? Real Estate Luxury Life

Everyone knows that real estate moguls (think multi-millionaires) are plenty. It seems every second person that’s made a million has done it with real estate. That’s because putting your money into real estate means multiplying it. New York has its legendary penthouses and high-end lofts, or spectacular views of the Hudson. Take a look at this massive $23 mil. penthouse in TriBeCa, right in the center of the city.

Fifth Avenue Living

Want to be closer to the action? Prada, Chanel, and Bottega Veneta just around the corner? Living on fifth avenue gives you more. Not only are you in the world’s best shopping street, but also close to all the hippest parts of Manhattan Island. It’s everything you need to live the high life in the big apple.

Why Should I Buy in NYC?

Buying an apartment in New York has too many advantages to count. Penthouses, lofts, luxury apartments and views of Manhattan. What more do you want? You’re in the middle of all the action. Fashion shows, celebrities, high-tech startups, art, designers, and the list goes on. Whether you’re a young student taking the subway in Brooklyn, a wall street financier living in a manhattan loft, or a fashion model in SoHo, New York is the city of dreams for pretty much everyone.

More than Just Fashion and Tourism

New York is not only one of the world’s largest economic centers, it is also cutting-edge. Countless startups, new tech companies, and artists call this city home. Only recently, more and more companies like Disney have opened headquarters in the skyscrapers making up the legendary skyline. The city is home to 8,4 mil. people, which is why there’s countless neighbourhoods, all with their own unique personality. Williamsburg, Brooklyn feels like a completely different city than the Upper East Side and Bushwick is felt completely different than TriBeCa.

  • Population: 8,4 mil.

The Beauty of the City – New York Drone

The New York skyline is incomparable, and its central park is in a league of its own. To really know how beautiful this city is, you have to have been there. But, the next closest thing is an aerial view of the beauty:

What’s so Good about Buying an Apartment?

Buying an apartment means a few good things. For one, it is an investment that you can live in! The second you buy, you are profiting. Every morning you wake up benefitting from your investment. Let’s say you already have an apartment in L.A., and you buy another in New York. Whenever you visit, you can go home, not to the W. Say goodbye to scratchy hotel room bedsheets and checking out at 11:00, you can leave your own apartment whenever you want. You’re not in New York for a month? No problem, rent it out and make a few thousand dollars from a tenant.

  • Enjoy your investment every day

But it’s Expensive Right?

That’s probably what you’re thinking. Why should I buy an apartment for $400.000 when I can rent it for $6.000 a month? Well think about it: if you spend $6.000 of rent a month for 6 years you’ve already spent over $430.000. So if you had bought an apartment 3 years ago, you could have already bought half an apartment. So in the end it’s not that expensive at all when you look at how much you’re paying anyways.

  • Your past 3 years rent could buy half an apartment

I don’t have Enough to Buy an Apartment!

That’s probably your next thought, who has $430.000 lying around? Well probably not very many people, but people still buy apartments every day. How do they do it? How could you do it? The important word here is ‘mortgage’. With a mortgage you get the bank to pay 80% of your apartment, and you pay them back every month until you’ve paid them back fully. So you only pay 20% when you buy it (that’s called the ‘downpayment’). The money you pay back to the bank is the money you would have spent in any case on your rent, so all you have to do is save up for your downpayment, and you’re good to go!

You only pay 20% of your apartment price!

Top Secret Tips for Your Apartment Hunt

So what do you need to know for your apartment search in New York? We give you our top secret tips on what you can do to make your life easier, and find an apartment of your dreams. Even if you’re not looking right now, keeping these things in mind means you’ll be more successful when you do stumble on the opportunity.

Tip #1: Take Care of your Finances!

This is something to do before you start doing anything else. Even if you are not thinking about buying an apartment right now, you should be keeping careful watch over your money. Yes it can be annoying, especially when you don’t want to be confronted with the reality of how often you ordered take-out in the last month, but it’s a pain worth taking. When you do buy an apartment your bank will be happier to lend you money, given that you have shown in the past that you are in control of your finances. Having months where you go 1.000$ over your credit card limit is not a good look, and may mean high interest rates.

  • Avoid bad money management

Tip #2. Don’t Rush it!

Just like Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big, you probably won’t find your dream apartment too quickly. Maybe you’ll look for weeks and not find anything, give up, and settle for less. That’s why tip #2 is not to rush it. When you’re in it for the long run, you’ll find what you want sooner or later. And if you follow the other tips I give here, you will have pretty good chances of getting that apartment.

Tip #3: Know how to Negotiate

Negotiation is no simple task. Doing it right can save you thousands. Doing it wrong can mean the seller breaks off the deal. Not to worry though, we know exactly how you can save thousands, as opposed to lose the deal. When buying an apartment in New York, the procedure is typically as follows: You make an offer. This is either renegotiated or accepted. Then, a building inspection is conducted, after which you can typically, based on the inevitable issues which the inspector finds, renegotiate again and reduce your price.

  • Always renegotiate!

What to watch out for: When you buy an apartment you pay one full price (e.g. $430.000 for your apartment), but there are also closing costs, like taxes on the sale, broker fees, etc. You should choose to negotiate on one of these. For example, you offer to pay all the closing costs, and the seller reduces their price by a few thousand, or they can keep their proposed sales price, but in turn have to pay closing costs.

Tip #4: Know What Type of Apartment you Want!

Maybe you’ve heard someone say they’re moving into a coop, or that they’ve found a sponsor unit. These are different types of apartments, and have different advantages. Your everyday normal apartment will have you buying only the property, i.e. the four walls, and also have you paying a monthly fee for posssible repairs which have to be done in the building. In a coop, also called a housing cooperative, you do not actually buy the four walls, you buy part of a company which owns the building, and this part entitles you to live in your apartment. This has different advantages, and can often be cheaper. The dream apartment is a sponsor unit or a rent-controlled apartment. In short, these are normal apartments, but for a variety of reasons, they are much less expensive than others. If you find one of these, don’t hesitate, they’re rare and in high demand.

  • Look for sponsor units and rent-controlled apartments!

Where to Live in New York

You’ve heard of Manhattan, SoHo, TriBeca, and Williamsburg. What about Flatbush or Bedford-Stuyvesant? Or Chelsea and East Village? If you’re looking to impress a New Yorker, these are the neighbourhoods you’ll have to know, from SoHo and NoHo to Battery Park City and Park Slope:

SoHo – Elegance par Excellence

SoHo is where Carrie bradshaw wanted to live. The epitome of chic and high-class, this district is home to trendy shopping, expensive restaurants and stylish young professionals. Sat in the middle of lowewr Manhattan, it’s close to everything and should fulfill all your wishes.

Williamsburg – Birthplace of Hipsters

Williamsburg is quite literally the home of the hipsters. The formerly anti-mainstream counterculture movement was born in this trendy part of Brooklyn. Like many Brooklyn districts, it has countless small boutiques, concerts, galleries, and cafes. Although nowadays it is slightly less counterculture and much more gentrified, the safety and beauty, along with the countless amenities make this one of the number one dream destinations for people moving to New York City.

TriBeCa – Private Luxury

The most expensive district in New York City is also the home to countless celebrities. They appreciate the quiet ambience of the district, along with its close proximity to everything important in Manhattan, the views of the Huddson River, and endless million-dollar residences.

Bedford-Stuyvesant – Future Williamsburg

If Williamsburg is too gentrified, Bedford-Stuyvesant is where you should move. At the moment, it is not yet at the point where luxury boutiues are overshadowing mom and pops delis, with just the right amount of chic and class combined with the gritty and honest New York City. Also note, at the moment, prices for apartments here are still manageable compared to the rest of the city.

Checklist: Buying an Apartment in New York

Our guide to buying your apartment in New York City is coming to a close. We’ve told you all about why it’s worth buying, why New York is a good place to buy, how to buy, and where to buy in New York. Now it’s up to you to go out and start looking around. Our secret tips to buying your New York apartment:

  1. Take Care of your Finances!
  2. Don’t Rush it!
  3. Know how to Negotiate
  4. Know What Type of Apartment you Want!

Want to learn more about buying properties in New York?

New York Real Estate

Welcome Kamala! New 49th US Vice President Kamala Harris

A video is worth a thousand words. Our modeling agency is so excited about Joe Biden’s victory and (maybe) the next US President Kamala Harris. Kamala Harris will be sworn in as the 49th Vice President this week.If you don’t know much about her yet, check out this short snippet from Trevor Noah! Kamela, we love you!

Get to Know Kamala Harris

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.

 

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.

4.8 / 5.0 (210,594 ratings on Google)

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.

4.7 / 5.0 (59,064 ratings on Google)

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.

4.8 / 5.0 (29,568 ratings on Google)

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.

4.7 / 5.0 (20,366 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (47,515 ratings on Google)

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.

4.7 / 5.0 (41,502 ratings on Google)

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.

4.7 / 5.0 (17,390 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (8,215 ratings on Google)

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.

4.5 / 5.0 (9,347 ratings on Google)

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.

4.7 / 5.0 (2,181 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (3,412 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (2,034 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,457 ratings on Google)

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.

4.6 / 5.0 (1,309 ratings on Google)

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!

4.6 / 5.0 (1,205 ratings on Google)

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

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.

  • Find out more about Ralph Lauren

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.

Rodarte

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.

Longchamp

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.

Coach

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

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.


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 Laurent 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?

1000 Follower on YouTube: Thank you guys! + Making Of Special

Yes! On Instagram we post new jobs every week, editorials in magazines but also our new faces are presented here on Instagram. On YouTube you can now find even more detailed backstage insights. Little interviews with our models, like Linn who was just on the catwalk in Milan for Dolce & Gabbana, Johanna is going to the USA soon and Jeremy Fragrance even breaks all Youtube records for his area. We also have an interesting video for those who want to become models: Insights into our model coachings but also backstage of shootings. All this, jobs, new faces and interesting stories of our models can be found on YouTube.

Special! How to do a commercial – Making Of

Many thanks to you! As a little special we have a mega Making Of for you from the new FOREO LUNA commercial with Korlan and Karen. How is a commercial created? Here you can see it live! You can find more exciting backstage videos on YouTube.

YouTube: Playlists, jobs and interviews

Commercials of our models

Foreo Luna – Power Your Beauty

Dailies – My new me

Pantene Pro-V – Hair Biology

Henkell – Create your own tradition

Opel – Quantansprung

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

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

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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:

SizeXSSMLXLXXLXXXLXXXXL
IT4446485052545658
UK3436384042444648
US3436384042444648
Chest90cm94cm98cm102cm106cm110cm114cm118cm
35.5″37″38.5″40.25″41.75″43.25″44.75″45.5″
Low Waist78.5cm82.5cm86.5cm90.5cm94.5cm98.5cm102.5cm106.5cm
31″32.5″34″35.5″37.25″38.75″40.25″42″
Hip91cm95cm99cm103cm107cm111cm115cm119cm
35.75″37.5″39″40.5″42.25″43.75″45.25″46.75″
Overarm82.5cm84cm85.5cm87cm110cm89cm90cm91cm
32.5″33″33.5″34.25″34.5″35″35.5″35.75″

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.

Breakfast in Brooklyn and Soho – the Top 10 Cafés in New York

You want to have a delicious breakfast, or just settle down in one of the small Delis or Cafés and take a little break? Then you are sure to find a cool food spot for your taste in our list. Remember, tasty food, or small snacks in between do not have to be unhealthy to taste good! Superfood, takes a big place in our Top 10 list! So please take one of our recommendations and snack one of the delicious bowls!

Top 10 Cafés in New York

Here you can find our list with the Top 10 Cafés and Breakfast Spots in New York!

Maman

Black Star Bakery

The Butcher’s Daughter

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Jack´s Wife Freda

Maison Kayser Paris

Buvette

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Westbourne

La Mercerie

Princi Bakery

Saltwater Coffee

Trendy and chic dining – Restaurants New York

“I’ve never been to New York…” If you should be, and are looking for a place to have lunch, then this is just the thing for you! We have put together a list that includes a total of 10 super delicious restaurants and Delis, in all quarters. Whether you are in Brooklyn, Soho, or Manhattan, we can help you find a spot where you can dine to your taste. Of course we are very excited about Superfood and have some Food Spots in our list. So, what are you waiting for, try it out and convince yourself of the multifaceted New York!

Top 10 restaurants in New York

If you’re looking for geat restaurants in New York, check out our Top 10 list here!

Refinery Rooftop

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Locanda Verde

L´Amico

Nickel & Diner

Sunday In Brooklyn

La Pecora Bianca

Gran Eléctrica

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While We Were Young

Bluestone Lane

Rita

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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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.

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!

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.

20 Best Fashion Bloggers in New York – Trends, Outfits, Styling

Models and Influencer in New York need to know all trends as they happen! For most niches, blogging may be a dead art. Gone are the halcyon days when anyone with specialized knowledge, a willingness to put words to page, and a half-way decent set of coding could garner a modest, if self-sufficient, income. These days, with everyone and their mother writing a blog, most blogs are simply one part of a diverse portfolio to build one’s brand.Still, if you are looking for the latest trends in fashion from those in the know and on the streets, there is no better place to turn than a well curated fashion blog. Here you will find much inspiration as model for trends, outfits and styling in New York. More about the fashion world? Check out FIV fashion magazine.

Karen Blanchard – Coast to coast

This list has a host of bloggers from the other coast, but this one comes from across the pond. While Karen Blanchard has a cutting sense of fashion, she also takes delight in uncovering the hidden gems of small boutiques and alerting her fan base to their location. She is also a photographer and shares fashion tips related to photography.

More about > Karen Blanchard

Rachel Schwartzmann – Exclusivly on Tumblr

Rachel Schwartzman hosts her blog exclusively on Tumblr, once again showing the trend of moving away from traditionally web-hosted blogs to those hosted entirely on social media platforms. Her sense of fashion is entirely limitless when it comes to style. All but the rarest of niches will not be able to find something that appeals to their personal tastes.

More about > Rachel Schwartzmann

Kelly Framel – Blogging, DIY and tutorials

The Glamorai is Kelly Framel’s brainchild and an excellent example of what successful new media looks like. She blends the platforms of blogging, magazines, and DIY tutorials into a seamless stream of fashion and travel nuggets waiting to be unearthed. Based in New York, Framel also works as a multi-media creative director, so not only does she understand the subject, she sees it from both sides of the lens.

More about > Kelly Framel

Jazzi McGilbert – New York / Los Angeles

Jazzi McGilbert covers fashion in one of the broader senses of the concept. Not only does she offer advice for a multiplicity of styles, she does so from coast to coast. With a background interning or some of the biggest media platforms in the fashion industry, Jazzi draws on her experiences and observations from New York and Los Angeles, arguably two of the most influential fashion scenes in the world.

More about > Jazzi McGilbert

Nicole Alyse – She loves provocative styles

Nicole Alyse is all about making statements with her sense of fashion by wearing styles that are often provocative and will almost certainly get a reaction on the street. She has a preference for vintage and created a style she refers to as “gypsie vintage.” Her blog also covers food, travel, and other leisure topics.

More about > Nicole Alyse

Christina Caradona – Stylish, simple fashion

Christine Caradona often prefers simple, yet stylish fashion, but her exposure in the fashion scene is anything but simple. As part of the new, young fashionistas, Christine has built an impressive following on various social media outlets where she shares her real world sense of fashion with the public, though she does still maintain her original blog.

More about > Christina Caradona

Amy Marietta – Blog and brand

This blog has actually recently undergone an image transition as the editor, Amy Marietta, has achieved enough notoriety and expertise to push the brand by her name alone. This Los Angeles native is stationed in New York, bringing a hybrid sense of fashion that effortlessly blends the laid-back California style with the posh sophistication of New York. Aside from blogging, Marietta also writes for other professional outlets and designs her own clothing which are often featured on her blog.

More about > Amy Marietta

Jinna Yang – Styling directly from New York

Jinna Yang may have started out as a New York fashion blogger with a street style, but she has since parleyed that inauspicious origin into a vibrant career with many branching paths. Her original blog has since moved to Tumblr, as many hip bloggers are doing, but she also has a started a new website that covers her diverse interests ranging from travel to food to dreams and even homages to her father.

More about > Jinna Yang

Frances Kwon – Design and modern fashion

Frances Kwon may prefer a bit of a stripped down, simple style with her blog’s design, but the same cannot be said for her fashion sense. She covers almost every conceivable style that is worth mentioning in modern fashion. Whether you prefer a simple elegance or an over-the-top, in-your-face extravagance, she has you covered. She also offers tips on skin care—an issues with which she has personal experience.

More about > Frances Kwon

Christine Herr – New York fashionista

NYC Pretty could arguably be called Christine Herr’s “side gig” seeing as she is and has been the fashion editor of over a half-dozen magazines and periodicals, including Good Housekeeping and Life & Style Magazine. Of course, this New York fashionista does not limit herself to a small box and also offers advice for cooking, nutrition, and fitness.

More about > Christine Herr

Maria Gonzales – The fashion college student

Maria Gonzales is a fashion college student who shares her experiences and lessons learned online. Her sense of style generally favors the comfortable and perhaps a bit simple with touches of flair and a focal piece. Any aspiring fashionista would do well to read her blog and take notes.

More about > Maria Gonzales

Louise Delorito – Takeover on Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter

Louise Delorito started as your standard blogger, but she has seen the light of the coming social media takeover and moved most of her new work to those platforms, like Tumblr, Facebook, and Twitter. With her partner, Sam Duenas, Louise has taken the social media fashion scene by storm, with no boundaries when it comes to style—simply good taste.

More about > Louise Delorito

Tavi Gevinson – Personal and individual

Tavi Gevinson has done what more than a few fashion bloggers have failed to do: perfectly blend a personal, journal-style blog with a fashion blog. Starting when she was only thirteen, Tavi leans towards a more nostalgic sense of fashion often preferring to blend the styles of days gone by with modern motifs to create something truly original. Irreverent and a bit tongue-in-cheek, her work is nonetheless insightful and entertaining.

More about > Tavi Gevinson

Natalie Suarez – From Los Angeles to New York

Natalie Suarez is another Los Angeles transport that has made a home and name for herself in New York. There is something about mixing the two coastal cultures that creates a fabulous blend of style and entrepreneurial spirit. With experience as a model, Natalie is able to bridge the gap between the fashion world and fashion in the real world.

More about > Natalie Suarez

Leandra Medine – Worlds fashion

Leandra Meline has found a way to perfectly blend the serious and chic world of fashion with the silly and irreverent world of comedy. On her blog, she often focuses on fashion styles that women adore but men find underwhelming. She also covers broader topics of culture and the interpersonal dynamics between men and women.

More about > Leandra Medine

What about models on Instagram, Tumblr, Facebook …? Read our ranking: Model Blogs you have to know!

Alyssa Bossio – Lifestyle Blogger

Alyssa Bossio posts pictures from her everyday life and made it to over 1 million followers on Instagram. On her blog, she  focuses on fashion styles and healthy meals that women adore.

More about > Alyssa Bossio

Frances – Lifestyle Blogger

Frances posts pictures from her everyday life and already have a little fanbase on Instagram. On her blog, she  focuses on fashion styles and and make up tips.

More about > Frances on her Blog

Amy Nicole Marietta – Content Producer, Creative Director, Consultant and Stylist

Amy is everything in one, from content producer to style blogger. On her Channel you can see her in diffrent places. A lifestyle which is followed by 68 K people on Instagram.

More about > Amy

Christine – Stylists/Spokespersons/Fitness

Christine Bibbo is among the most sought-after stylists/spokespersons/fitness fanatic in New York City! She has a keen eye for details. She can always create looks that define the mood of the moment.

More about > Christine

Christina – The pro Selfie-taker

Christina is a model who currently lives in France but originally comes from New York. She posts edgy pictures on her Instagram Channel and Outfits/Moments on her Blog.

More about > Christina

Nicole Alyse – The pro Selfie-taker

icole is a fashion blogger based in New York. She focuses on fashion, vegan food, travel and lifestyle. She has been featured in print like Teen Vogue. She is a full time blogger and owns a Vintage Boutique.

More about > Nicole

Why are bloggers and influencer so successfull?

Bloggers have conquered the fashion world. Since the first 10 years ago on YouTube and the further development with Instagram about five years ago, the world of bloggers has changed dramatically. Before that, the first blogs were still websites, bloggers wrote daily or weekly about new outfit trends, make-up or styling tips. Thanks to the smartphones like the iPhone, good cameras and Instagram, you can constantly give new inspiration, without the need for elaborate texts. That’s what makes Instagram so popular! Whether it’s fashion tips for spring, summer, autumn or winter, styling tips for the evening or just a bit of entertainment from our favorite blogger in the stories.

First row in every fashion show: Fashion bloggers & Instagram Stars

Some bloggers reach over 100,000 people, some even millions, so they have an extremely important voice in terms of fashion and trends. Did you know that Vogue (Germany) reaches 120,000 people with each edition? Here’s how important Instagram has become for the fashion world. This has also changed fashion shows, today sit in the front row not necessarily celebrities and VIPs but especially young Instagram stars with their camera. They record the new collections, give an honest and immediate assessment and take their front directly and live on the shows.

New York designers swear by bloggers, and many bloggers are now releasing their own fashion collection, which they successfully market. It does not just have to be about fashion, other accessories work or perfume. Shirin David, one of the most famous German youtubers, sold her perfume completely after only three months. All without a big advertising budget, only through their followers. This shows how valuable bloggers are, even in self-marketing. More and more companies are working with you, not just fashion companies. More and more established companies as well as insurance or automotive companies are looking for bloggers to advance their own brand in a young target group.

How much do bloggers earn on Instagram, Youtube and online blogs?

The income of the bloggers differ in each case according to the network, that is, according to the complexity of the production, according to the frequency of the postings but also according to the private label, that is, the own fame. The better known a blogger is, the higher the likelihood that other bloggers or media such as magazines will take over their content. This, of course, gives the booking customer additional scatter effects and possible new customers.

An Instagram post brings about 10-15% of a YouTube video. But the Instagram photo is much easier produced. Anyone who has a written blog will also be paid by reach. Just like bloggers in social networks. For companies, Youtuber and written blogs are more interesting. On written blogs you can go to the left, these links then lead directly to the online shop and provide week after week for new sales. It’s the same with a Youtube video, the Youtube video is once successful, it once reaches many people in the coming weeks, months and sometimes even years. This makes YouTube and written blogs very interesting for customers. However, Instagram also has its market, in particular with regard to trends and the permanent presence of one’s own brand among a young target group. With 100,000 fans, you can already ask $ 1,000 per image, depending on the negotiation more or less. For a good YouTube placement, which means also permanently and not just a short moment, you pay as an advertising customer ever 7,000 to 10,000 $. Then there are not only the postings on Instagram, but also the stories. In addition, influencers or bloggers are often booked for events. A very simple example, a new fashion center opened or a new outlet center, but also restaurants, clubs and events are always hot on photos of bloggers.

You have recommendations and new, top bloggers for our list?

These girls have definitely made it! If you have any good suggestions or updates for our Blogger list, contact our editors.

How to become a model in USA – Measurements, agenciesand the competition

Every country has its modelling hotspots. In USA it is definitely New York and Los Angeles. It is always good to live in one of those cities because it is easier for the clients to book a model who is nearby. But everybody know models are always travelling, so for good jobs it will be no problem for a client to book a model who does not live in one of those hotspots. Also we as a Europe based agency always look for models in the U.S.A.

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

Measurements

For women in Los Angeles / New York / Chicago / …

  • Height: 174-181cm
  • Slim figure
  • You have to be a special type

For men in Los Angeles / New York / …

  • Height: 185-195 cm
  • Slim to athletic figure

If you are ready to become a model, apply now! The United States and cites like New York, Chicago, Miami, Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the biggest model markets in the U.S. Big brands have their office in LA, NY and on. We have a little guide to help you understand what it takes to become a model in one of the biggest markets in the modeling industry.

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.

Why are model dimensions so important to get jobs?

Why are the measurements so important for models? You always have to imagine, there are many models. Whether a designer has his presentation in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Cape Town or even New York and Berlin, fashion collections are cut to a certain size, especially if they have been tailored for the next season and initially only on a few sample pieces to customers Fashion shows or showrooms are shown. These collection pieces are usually cut to a standard size, this standard size corresponds z.b. in high fashion a height of female models of 178 cm and usually a clothing size of 34 or 34, 36 (EU). Women should not be taller than 181 cm. For men, it is especially important that your body should not be over-trained. Why? So normal men can identify less with you. Men’s models should have a minimum size of 185 cm and a maximum height of 195 cm. If female models then wear high heels, the biggest differences are not too extreme. At a fashion show, all models are about the same size and nothing distracts from the fashion pieces.

The same is of course true for online shops, especially when it comes to the first parts of a collection, standard sizes are published. Whether it’s clothing, size S or M (US) or women’s footwear with a standard size of 36 to 38 (EU) for women and 42 and 43 (EU) for men.

Measurements for models for advertising

Those who only want to work in advertising, that is not in the field of high fashion fashion, for the dimensions are no longer so crucial. Here women can also succeed with a height of 170 cm or with a height of 183 cm. Even for men models, the dimensions are more flexible, advertising no longer requires the “absolute ideal dimensions” and the figure may also differ a little.

Requirements for Plus Size Models

Plus Size Models are really trendy. More and more fashion designers and creative arts directors are turning to curvy women in advertising. There is still a small difference between Plus Size Models and Curvy Models. Plus Size Models are models that are a little above the “normal” fashion model sizes, ie Plus Size Model are women who have a dress size of 38 or 40 (EU). Plus Size Models are great at working because more women can identify with them than they do with high fashion models. As a plus size model you can not only work for fashion customers, but also in advertising. This makes the job opportunities varied and so you can earn good money as a plus size model in the industry. You want to become a Plus Size Model? Then send us your application!

Curvy Models: Measurements and confection

Curvy models in women with a dress size between 42 and 44. Also, the cup size is much larger and can quite go to a G-Cup. Curvy models are just as popular as Plus Size Models because they appeal the most to the average woman. The average woman in Europe has a clothing size of 44. This means that even Curvy Models are only in average cut with an average dress size of 42 to 44. Even as a curvy model, we are very pleased about your application in our modeling agency.

People Models

The last section of the model revolves around those who have very special features. Extremely wild hair, tattoos, best agers and many more. As a People Model, you work mainly in the field of advertising, whether it is for a cereal commercial or for a comfortable mattress. People Models correspond to the normal look of everyday people. They have a special tooth gap, especially many curls or a striking and distinctive nose. Anyone who wants to work as a people model should not apply to a modeling agency, but to a special people agency. Where is the difference? People agencies work in advertising as well, the only thing they use less is fashion. As a People Mode you can also get hold of jobs in advertising, for online shops or classic advertising materials such as image brochures and catalogs.

Model measurements are as diverse as the job. There is a suitable agency for each area.

Competition! Advantages and Disadvantages for Models in the U.S.A

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.

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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How to become a model at 13 years: Modeling kids

Become a model at the age of 13 – As you can read in our detailed article on the topic become a model at the age of 14, it is very important that you have time to model. As long as you are still in school, you are distracted by many other important things and cannot concentrate on modeling. Our recommendation as a model agency, patience! Try that you get good grades and that you are diligent in school. Because the more diligent you are and the better your grades are, the more freedom you get from your school when it comes to graduation. As a model you sometimes have to travel and spend a day or two on the road. During this time you can of course not go to school, so it is very important that you have a good relationship with your school and with your teachers.

Wait until you are 14, 15 or 16 years old

Wait another year and then you can send your first model application. Depending on how long your school lasts, you should only apply to an agency if your schooling does not last longer than 2 years.
We recommend: Wait until you are 14, better 15 or 16 years old!

Start anyway? Then here are some tips and addresses: Modelagency for Children

During these two years you can build your modelbook in peace with test shootings from professional photographers. Testshooting are important to make your portfolio as diverse as possible. Ideally, you can show different facets of yourself, so that customers can also imagine you in their clothes. At some point you will also do your first sport shooting, your first family shooting and your first fashion film.

With every single step you become more professional!

Since the setup takes a lot of time, however, you should think carefully about when you start in a Modelagentur. If you start early and then don’t have time or have to cancel often, it won’t be very positive for your model agent and he will prefer other models sooner or later. To prevent this from happening you should not go to a model agency until you are 14 or 15 years old and the school has successfully finished.

Model Application at CM – Tips & Help

We want you! Take your chance and apply now at Cocaine Models! Your chance to become one of the most renowned agencies in the market with international clients, friendly team and professional management for your modeling career. Start now: Model application.

What size do you need as a model?

The measures for models vary depending on whether it is a job in advertising or in fashion. When it comes to fashion, the fashion designers are much stricter, here fashion collections are cut to a certain size and you should ideally have this big one. For women this means a minimum size of 174cm, even better 177 or 178 cm. For men, the minimum size is 185cm, so on average they are ten centimeters taller than women.

Tip: Take measurements yourself

Here you see all important points on the body to take your measurements yourself. Make sure you wear as little clothing as possible when measuring and be honest with yourself when measuring! You can find more information about minimum measurements and proportions for models here:

Too small, too big, too sporty?

For high fashion and haute couture there are clear guidelines for models, especially for new faces. If you deviate from the measurements, you still have many chances in the commercial area. Commercial deals with everything that is “advertising”, from the online shop to TV and YouTube video.

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New York Fashion Week Guide, Story & Celebrities

New York Fashion Week is one of the events in the world of Fashion. It is counted to the four most important Fashion weeks next to Paris; London and Milan (the Big Four). If you want to be up to date within the fashion world and to know the trends that will be in the next seasons, you need to look at the New York Fashion Week. Here you have a quick guide what to know about the NYFW.

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Story and Place – The Origins of Fashion Week

NYFW is held four times a year. Two times for women’s fashion in February (Fall/Winter fashion of the following season) and September (Spring/Summer fashion also of the following season). The other two times is for the men’s fashion in January/February and July. The first New York Fashion Week was in 1943 and was called Press Week. The name New York Fashion Week only became official in 1994. It is placed in the city and it has two official locations- in Midtown Manhattan the Moynihan Station and the Clarkson Square in SoHo. Sometimes designers choose their own locations in random parts of the city New York.

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The Fashion Week Venue at Moynihan Station Manhattan, NYC.

Tickets for Designer Shows like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Vera Wang

A lot of designers present their fashion to the stars, producers, and celebrities of the fashion business. There are more than over 60 head shows of the important designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Tory Burch, Anna Sui or Alexander Wang. To add to that there are a few of smaller events in locations like galleries happening for the circa 10.000 visitors of the Fashion Week. Even a few, not American designers present their new collections at the NYFW like Hugo Boss, Desigual, Lacoste and Marcel Ostertag to name some. Now you ask yourself who is allowed to watch these Shows an how do they get invitations or tickets? The official Brands send invites to Stars, Fashion Icons or people like Bloggers. For important Press contacts and fashion magazines you either get an invite or need to get an accreditation. Some shows are broadcasted online and you can watch them live while they are happening, so everyone gets to see a part of the official New York Fashion Week.

New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18

The New York Fashion Week for the Spring/Summer season 18 was from September the 7th to 14th, 2017. From Alexander Wang that got all his models in a big party bus to the designer duo of Nicholas K. that launched their new collection online on Instagram. Many well-known models presented the clothes of designers. Amongst other models like Kendall Jenner, Gigi, and Bella Hadid or Kaia Gerber that had her debut at the New York Fashion Week this year’s Fashion Week has had a lot more diversity. From more ethnicity to a bigger range of body sizes and forms New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 18 gave a good example in which direction the variety of models should go.

Designers, Models & Celebrities

Alexander Wang and his #WANGFEST Party Bus Fashion Show

Alexander Wang had a Big Party Bus coming to the venue that he picked. The Show was on the street and models like Kaia Gerber and Kendall Jenner walked on the Street Runway out of the Party Bus. The Show gave a New York Party feeling with a collection that is made for Parties. Dresses and trousers in black or with sequins and all in all outfits that make you want to go and have a night out. Go and check out the video to the Show its vibe is awesome and the music makes the clothes and the models seem even more fierce.

Full Fashion Show of Alexander Wang Runway SS18

Fenty X Puma by Rihanna crazy Sand Dunes and Bike Runway Show

Fenty X Puma’s Show was simply great! Fenty X Puma by Rihanna showed a collection in a venue that was pretty crazy. They presented the new Collection from Rihanna for Puma in front of giant pink Sand dunes while motocross bikers jumped and did stunts in the arena. The line showed a mix of sporty with a hint of the biker vibe. Vibrant colors and edgy style bathing pieces were the eye catchers of the show. Models like Adriana Lima and Adwoa Aboah showed the pieces that were officially described as a collection of beach chic with motorsport sexy which is an absolutely fitting description.

Highlights of Fenty X Puma by Rihanna

 

Models and Celebrities from Adwoa Aboah to Kaia Gerber

Fashion events need models and without Celebrities that watch the shows it couldn’t be half as glamorous as it is. This Spring/Summer season known Models like Gigi Hadid & Bella Hadid walked for Designer Anna Sui or Kendall Jenner for Alexander Wang. Kaia Gerber had her Fashion Week Runway Debut at the age of only 16! Cindy Crawfords Daughter opened the Alexander Wang show with an amazing and strong walk and had a great start into her career of modeling. More Diversity was seen at this NY Fashion Week and a part of that was Adwoa Aboah. The model is seen recently in a lot of commercials and on the runway. She was a part of shows like Fenty X Puma and Marc Jacobs. Celebrity Kim Kardashian came to support her little sister Kendall Jenner also like David Beckham and Brooklyn Beckham came backstage and to the Show of Wife and Mother Victoria Beckhams SS18 show.

Kaia Gerber opening the Alexander Wang Show

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Kaia Gerber had the honor of opening the Alexander Wang Show and made her mark with a stunning performance in the Fashion World. She impressedthe world of Fashion with her 16 years.

Adwoa Aboah for Fenty X Puma

Adwoa Aboah walked for a few shows including Fenty X Puma by Rihanna and shared some Moments on Instagram and Snapchat of the experience.

Victoria Beckham with Son Brooklyn Beckham backstage at NYFW

If you want to see more about the designers, models and the entire New York Fashion Week event go head to the official Instagram of NYFW. They post all shows and beautiful pictures of it and always amazing shots of the collections.

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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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Requirements of modeling: Height, age and measurement

Model Measurements & Body Size – The classic model career every up-and-coming model dreams of almost always depends exclusively on the model’s body size. There are only a few exceptions, perhaps one in a thousand, who made it anyway due to their special nature. Everybody knows supermodel Kate Moss. She combines everything: a special look, a special charisma and she is always extremely committed to her work. In addition, she leads a very interesting private life for the media and thus also the right story.

Why are model dimensions so crucial for jobs?

Why are measurements so important for models? You always have to imagine there are many models. No matter if a designer has his presentation in London, Paris, Hong Kong, Cape Town or also New York and Berlin, fashion collections are cut to a certain size, especially if they have been tailor-made for the next season and are first shown to customers at fashion shows or in showrooms with a few sample pieces. These collection pieces are usually cut to a standard size, this standard size corresponds e.g. with High Fashion to a body size with female models of 178 cm and as a rule a confection size of 34 or 34, 36 (EU). Women should not be taller than 181 cm. For men, it is especially important that your body is not too well trained. What’s the matter with you? It makes it harder for normal men to identify with you. Male models should have a minimum size of 185 cm and a maximum size of 195 cm. When female models wear high heels, the biggest differences are not too extreme. At a fashion show then all models are about the same size and nothing distracts from the fashion has pieces.

The same applies of course to online shops, especially when it comes to the first pieces of a collection, standard sizes are issued. Whether it is clothing, size S or M (US), or standard size shoes from 36 to 38 (EU) for women and 42 or 43 (EU) for men.

Dimensions & Sizes at a glance: National and International

Before we go into detail, these are the general “standards” for 95% of all jobs. The closer you are to these dimensions, the better the conditions – apart from personality.

  • Women
    Body size for Fashion: 176 – 180cm / International
    Body size for advertising: 172 – 181cm / Germany
    Slim figure, usually long hair
  • men
    Body size for Fashion: 186 – 190cm / International
    Body size for advertising: 184 – 194cm / Germany
    Slim or slightly sporty figure

Dimensions for models for advertising

If you only want to work in advertising, i.e. not in the field of high fashion fashion, the dimensions are no longer so decisive for you. Here women with a height of 170 cm can have success as well as with a height of 183 cm. Also for men models the measures are more flexible, advertisement does not require any more the “absolute ideal measures” and the figure can deviate also a little bit.

Prerequisites for Plus Size Models

Plus Size Models are really trendy. More and more fashion designers and creative arts directors are turning to curvaceous women in advertising. There is a small difference between Plus Size Models and Curvy Models. Plus Size Models are models that are a little above the “normal” fashion model sizes, i.e. Plus Size Models are women who have a clothing size of 38 or 40 (EU). Plus Size models can do a great job because more women can identify with them as they do with high fashion models. As a Plus Size Model you can therefore not only work for fashion customers, but also in advertising. That makes the job opportunities varied and so you can earn good money as a Plus Size Model in the industry. You want to be a Plus Size Model? Then send us your application!

take measurements yourself: Measure hips, waist and chest

Here you see all important points on the body to take your measurements yourself. Make sure that you wear as little clothing as possible when measuring and be honest with yourself when measuring!

Curvy Models: Dimensions and fabrication

Curvy models in women with a clothing size between 42 and 44. Also the cup size is much bigger and can go up to a G-Cup. Curvy Models are as popular as Plus Size Models, as they are most appealing to the average woman. The average woman in Europe has a clothing size of 44, which means that even Curvy models with an average clothing size of 42 to 44 are only generally average. Also as Curvy Model we are very happy about your application in our model agency.

Camomille @Berlin Fashion Week: Video

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People Models

The last part of the model’s section revolves around those who have very special traits. Extremely wild hair, tattoos, best agers and many more. As a people model you work mainly in the advertising sector, whether it is for a muesli commercial or for a comfortable mattress. People Models correspond to the normal look of everyday people. You have a special gap in your teeth, a lot of curls or a conspicuous and striking nose. If you want to work as a people model, you should not apply in a model agency but in a special people agency. What’s the difference? People agencies also work in advertising, the only thing they serve less is the field of fashion. But as a People Mode you can also get jobs in advertising, for online shops or even classic advertising materials such as image brochures and catalogs.

Model dimensions are as varied as the job itself. There is a suitable agency for every area.

Convert dimensions: UK, USA, EU

All important measurements for the USA, UK and Europe including hips, waist and chest for female and male photo models.

Dimensions for female models

Everything important from breast to bottom and clothing worldwide.

SizeXXSXSSMLXLXXL
IT36384042444648
UK46810121416
US2468101214
Bust79cm83cm87cm91cm95cm99cm103cm
31″32.5″34.25″35.75″37.25″39″40.5″
Natural Waist60.5cm64.5cm68.5cm72.5cm76.5cm80.5cm84.5cm
23.75″25.25″27″28.5″30″31.5″33.25″
Low Waist77cm81cm85cm89cm93cm97cm101cm
30.25″31.75″33.5″35″36.5″38″39.75″
Hip85.5cm89.5cm93.5cm97.5cm101.5cm105.5cm109.5cm
33.5″35.25″36.75″38.25″40″41.5″43″
Overarm74cm75.5cm77cm79.5cm81cm82.5cm84cm
29″29.75″30.25″31.25″31.75″32.5″33″

Source: Belstaff

Measurements for male models

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

SizeXSSMLXLXXLXXXLXXXXL
IT4446485052545658
UK3436384042444648
US3436384042444648
Chest90cm94cm98cm102cm106cm110cm114cm118cm
35.5″37″38.5″40.25″41.75″43.25″44.75″45.5″
Low Waist78.5cm82.5cm86.5cm90.5cm94.5cm98.5cm102.5cm106.5cm
31″32.5″34″35.5″37.25″38.75″40.25″42″
Hip91cm95cm99cm103cm107cm111cm115cm119cm
35.75″37.5″39″40.5″42.25″43.75″45.25″46.75″
Overarm82.5cm84cm85.5cm87cm110cm89cm90cm91cm
32.5″33″33.5″34.25″34.5″35″35.5″35.75″

Source: Belstaff

Shoe sizes: EU, UK and US

Table by Asos.

UK SIZEEU SIZEUS SIZEFOOT LENGTH (MM)
335.54220
4375229
5386237
6397246
740.58254
7.5418.5258
8429262
8.542.59.5266
94310271
9.54410.5275
1044.511279
10.54511.5283
114612288
124713296
134814305
1449.515314

In fact! Body size makes the difference in jobs for models

Every model agency is happy about such a diamond. For most people, however, the rule remains the same: Your modeling career is almost always decided on the basis of body size. When we go through applications in the agency, the first information displayed is not name or your residence, first we see the height. Of course, we always take a look at the photos. But as a smaller model you always need the special, international look or a finished model folder. For international customers, the body and clothing size of the models is particularly important. But first we look at what a typical customer from Germany attaches importance to in his inquiry.

Basically, the following specifications are usually given by the customer for the model agency:

  1. body size of the model (80% of the requests)
  2. Model’s clothing size (70% of requests)
  3. Looks of the model (hair length, hair color, skin tone, etc. to 65% of inquiries)
  4. Recognition value (only 10% of the requests)

Elegant presentation of fashion requires slim bodies

Elegance – In order for products to be presented elegantly, the figure of the model is crucial for fashion designers and their agencies. The proportions of the model must be right so that the overall presentation is right. Whether fashion show, advertising poster or commercial. Clothing looks much more elegant on slim bodies. We all know the famous “dream measurements” of 90-60-90 (hip/waist/breast). These three measures are considered ideal if they are in proportion to the body size.

As a high fashion model in Milan or Paris this is often too much. Your hip may be New Face gladly still narrower, also the chest. An 87-58-82 (H/T/B) has a good chance at casting in the fashion capitals.

Small models have less chances of getting big jobs

You don’t stand a chance as a woman at castings in fashion cities under 175cm. If you are smaller than 175 cm, you will unfortunately have no chance in the castings of the big designers. For online shops, labels and advertising in the national market, you still have the chance to get jobs, so it’s worth it, even as a smaller model, if you pay attention to your proportions. For example, if a product is presented by a person, not a group, body size is much less important. If the proportions are right and you have less than 90-60-90 at less than 175cm, the overall picture is right. However, PR and advertising agencies know that you tend to be less booked as a smaller model, so the fees are slightly lower. The sooner you are a model the scheme is: big and attractive, the easier it is for you.

Over 181cm it becomes again more difficult as a woman. Just as there are limits at the bottom, there are also limits at the top. Female models over 181 cm have it again more difficult. For one thing, you’re bigger than your colleagues. But you are also often taller than your male colleagues. With high heels you are as tall as most boys with 187 cm. Even on the catwalk. The fashion collections are only produced in one size for the first presentation. Mostly for dress size 34 (max. 34/36) at 175-179cm. Designers, teams and producers would have to change every single piece or book all models larger.

These are just two factors to describe why it becomes difficult to model successfully at a certain height. Nevertheless, you have good chances in the national advertising markets, for example in people agencies. They often have jobs very similar to model agencies: commercials, fairs & co. In every big city there are people agencies.

Advertising effect of elegance for brands of all kinds

In the international fashion industry, the rules are much stricter, as mentioned earlier. Instead of 90-60-90 it can be 87-58-82. Fashion designers as well as agencies are looking for models to present their products as high as possible. The higher the quality and more exclusive the product is to the consumer in the commercial or from the poster, the easier it is to justify a high price for the product or service. Therefore, as a good model who can sell products through looks and poses, you can also earn a lot of money. Even for individual advertising campaigns, four and five-digit amounts are quickly possible for one-day advertising productions, even for “new faces”. Why does advertising need models for events, photos and videos? Read more here: Advertising and its function in marketing.

Expensive or cheap: fashion must be presented elegantly

Even cheaper labels always try to reach the level of high-priced labels in advertising. Whether exclusive, international label or fashion startup, the model must have a slim body so that the garments fall optimally, no wrinkles throw and fit perfectly. This applies to all fashion metropolises and models in New York, Paris, London and Milan.

Fashion is always something special. Fashion thrives on being special! New fashion collections are regularly launched by designers worldwide, every season. Not only major international fashion designers and retail chains work in this way. Even small fashion labels have to constantly present their customers with new designs and cuts to attract their attention. So designers and fashion have to reinvent themselves again and again in order to remain interesting for consumers.

Curvy Model: Supersize models become more and more popular

Never before have they been so in demand – Curvy Models. Personality instead of “ideal measures”. The curves of the 50’s and together with the still prevailing size 0 models bring the next development in the fashion world, the Curvy Model. It is important to note this: Curvy isn’t just lazy and fast food. Nutrition is the A&O of every model, because you don’t want to lose your sporty curves. The market for Curvys is growing steadily and is being sought everywhere.

Shows in Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London

The new masterpieces are regularly presented at the Fashion Weeks. Milan, New York, Paris, Hong Kong and London. In spring, summer, autumn and winter people are always looking for new looks and trends. Almost all designers have one thing in common: they tailor their collections for tall, slim people. The clothes fall more elegantly, fabrics unfold their full effect, everything looks more exclusive and higher quality! Gracile figures make clothes and their possible price more expensive. Even if not all fashion brands work in this scheme, it is still the majority of the industry.

Fashion show dimensions

Fashion shows and fashion presentations are subject to an unwritten norm. For female models, a clothing size of 34 (max. 34/36) with a body size of 177-180 (176-181) cm is considered ideal at the beginning of their career. Your hip should be under 5 inches. For men models there is usually a clothing size of 48 (max. 50/52) with a body size of 185-192 cm. Here’s a tip for male models: At the beginning of your career, as a male model you should also pay attention to a younger look. If you already look too masculine in your first years as a model, you’ll quickly get a chance for jobs in the fashion industry and at castings. That’s why you as a male model should always go to castings with a shaved beard during the first years.

Model Casting Berlin – Video of the Agency Casting

Here a small insight into a model casting, here from Berlin in summer and in the highest club of Berlin, the House of Weekend.

Model Coaching Days – How our models learn

Here you can see one of our last Model Coaching Days (exclusively for our models).