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Sedcard-Shooting: A multifaceted location and top fashion photographer

A suitcase full of make-up, a motivated model, various picture backdrops. For a sedcard shooting with our model Katie, our Cocaine Models team has pulled it near the Rhine. In Deutz, on an office building forecourt, there is a versatile location which is perfectly suited for a multi-faceted sedcard shooting due to its different backdrops. With make-up artist, photographer, model and good weather the shooting could start. Michelle tells you what it looked like behind the scenes during the shooting.

Sedcard shooting: A windy start

It is windy when our Cocaine Models team arrives in Deutz. Our make-up artist Anschi and our model do not let themselves be disturbed by it and start directly with the make-up refreshment. In our studio in the Mediapark we already applied the basic make-up, straightened the hair and tried out the different outfit variations. Our model Katie will first pose in a cheeky, clean outfit: Short shirt, tight blue jeggins and high sandals, optionally with leather jacket in biker style. Our photographer Oli takes the first test photos. The weather is good, there is always the sun between the clouds. One more short brushing of the hair, then we start.

 

 

Sedcard obligation: Clean images

Katie poses for the first photos in front of a clean, shiny black wall. This location in Deutz has many facets. Our photographer explains that this versatility is the special thing about the selected location. There are many different possibilities for different image creations. In front of a clean wall, on benches in the green, on futuristic round islands with trees or on the large white stairs with a view of the Rhine and Cologne Cathedral. A new blinking angle: In front of a mirrored house wall or further down, away from the forecourt in front of a somewhat dirty wall, which is ideal for rocking pictures. Katie walks up and down in front of the clean wall, the wind blows through her hair. She does her best, almost every shot a hit. Katie’s intense blue eyes shine and we are thrilled.

Many-Sided: From clean & cheeky to sexy & rocky

The wind is easing, but it’s still cooled off. The next outfit is coming up. The T-shirt is replaced by a long black-transparent blouse with long slits, the blue Jeggins by a black one. Katie’s changing around the corner behind our reflector. She’s cold, her arms get goose bumps, but she’s biting her teeth together. It’s important that she doesn’t show on the pictures. She’s a professional. Our make-up artist builds eye shadow palettes on a wall and provides small hair rubbers. Katie is rocked up, the blue eyes are accentuated by dark smokekey eyes. Her hair draped through large and small braided braids into a sexy mane. Anschi tries hard and after 20 minutes we see the sensational result, WUNDERSCHÖN!

 

 

Large image selection – Many viewing angles

Oli’s working on some portrait photos. Katie sits casually on an island and poses. Her looks are strong, she changes her expressions. A sensual look, a clean look, an evil look – Katie offers our photographer a lot. Oli is satisfied, for him a successful shooting, because he does not have to give many instructions: Katie knows what she’s doing. Matching the sexy rocker outfit our team moves to the wicked, stylish and dirty wall. Our model’s black blouse blows in the wind around her slender legs. The nude-coloured lips are slightly open, the blue eyes look challengingly into the camera lens. SEDUCTIVE! The panorama in the background DREAMY. The sun shines through the clouds, the cathedral stands majestically above everything. Oli snaps and it flashes, the capacity of the memory card is soon used up. The sedcard shooting was a success. We have a large selection of pictures from different angles & with different posings for Katie’s sedcard.

 

 

Finally, even the photographer is pulled briefly in front of the lens. He wants some snapshots of himself and his muse Katie. Oli’s doing well in front of the camera, he’s got the posing skills. A decisive advantage for a photographer, because he knows exactly what he expects from a model and can also convey and demonstrate the poses exactly. Our make-up artist packs her make-up case, brush by brush. Katie quickly puts on something warmer. We take a quick look at some of the shooting pictures and are delighted. GOOD JOB!

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

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

Top Commercial Spots Jewelry

Accessories are the “Finish”, the important Element for every Outfit. No matter if for women or men – Jewelry like watches, Rings, and similar things always have to be eye-catchers. We have here a List of Top Campaigns with supermodels like Gigi Hadid, Cara Delevigne or Kate Moss. Go take a look at them and get inspired by the world of jewelry!

“Campaign Fall 2014” John Hardy

“Campaign Fall 2014” John Hardy with Cara Delevingne

“Campaign Spring 2015” John Hardy

“Campaign Spring 2015” John Hardy with Simon Nessman

“Campaign 2015” Vivara

“Campaign 2015” Vivara with Gisele Bündchen

“Campaign 2015” David Yurman

“Campaign 2015” David Yurman with Kate Moss & Jon Kortajarena

“Collection 2011” Rockberries

“Collection 2011” Rockberries.com with Jana Beller

“L’Odysee de Cartier” Cartier

“L’Odysee de Cartier” Cartier with Shalom Harlow

“Campaign 2012” Swarovski

“Campaign 2012” Swarovski with Eva Riccobono

“Campaign 2009” Anant Diamond Jewellery

“Campaign 2009” Anant Diamond Jewellery with Sonam Kapoor

“For Someone Extraordinary” Tiffany&CO

“For Someone Extraordinary” Tiffany&CO with Doutzen Kroes

“The Dream Maker” Tiffany& Co

“The Dream Maker” Tiffany& Co with Doutzen Kroes

“A Tiffany Holiday” Tiffany & Co

“Unapologetically Modern” Tiffany& Co

“Unapologetically Modern” Tiffany& Co with Freja Beha Erichsen

“New return of Tiffany” Tiffany & Co

“New return of Tiffany” Tiffany & Co with Imaan Hammam

“Will you?” Tiffany

“Will you?” Tiffany with Parker Gregory

“Tiffany Keys” Tiffany&Co

“Tiffany Keys” Tiffany&Co with Crista Cober, Liu Wen,Saara Sihvonen

“Unforgettable Moments” Pandora

“Unforgettable Moments” Pandora with Mark Hapka

“Destinée” Cartier

“Destinée” Cartier with Michelle Chen und Oliver Jackson Cohen

“Campaign Fall 2012” GUESS

“Campaign Fall 2012” GUESS with Gigi Hadid

“Jewelry Fall 2015” GUESS

“Jewelry Fall 2015” GUESS with Grace Elizabeth

Model Basics: Travel, Castings & Jobs – Recommendations for Models

Model Basics – Every day, models get out on new auditions in the metropolises of this world. Anyone who is well prepared for casting or fitting has often won half as a model. At least, you have a lot less stress! So that you are perfectly prepared for your next agency or customer appointment, we have here for you a list of must-haves for models.

Overview – Model Basics: Travel, Castings & Jobs

  1. Travel – Suitcases, Power Bank and Cosmetic Travel Sets
  2. Outfit – Push-Up Bras and Briefs for Models
  3. Beauty – Wellness before and after the job
  4. Make up & Styling – natural cosmetics for stressed skin

Travel – Suitcases, Power Bank and Cosmetic Travel Sets

Eastpak Koffer Spins (Double Denim, 52 cm, 34 Liter)

Reviewed on 27.08.15 (Amazon): “This bag is awesome! Super sturdy and extremely practical and stylish .This bag accompanies me on all journeys that go from a weekend to a week.For this period, everything fits in perfectly. I love them and will get them in other sizes in case I go / fly somewhere else, and this small model is approved as carry-on in all aircraft. ”


iProtect Slim Power Bank (extra Power with Charger for iPhone, iPad & Co.)

Rating from the 17.04.15 (Amazon): “Very good product, great workmanship and good value for money, I work a lot with my iPhone and I do not want to miss the power case anymore, even if the iPhone is empty, it can be completely with the Charge Power Case. ”


Starcrafter Transparent Cosmetic Travelset 3-Piece

Rating of the 06.04.16 (Amazon): “You get a small bag for the typical utensils in your hand luggage, which you can take only in limited quantities and expressly only in transparent, sealed bags.In addition, you have two other pockets that you Can be used in the main luggage to keep suntan lotion, etc. Another good use for the large bag: Here you can easily pack socks or bras in it, so you can fish with a handle from your luggage. ”


Hotrose Multifunctional Cosmetic bag for travel and home

As of 01.06.16 (Amazon): “I’ve been looking for it for a long time, it’s hard to keep the brushes safe while traveling without damaging the tips or staining things in the suitcase with paint I am satisfied and the price is also fair. ”


iX-brella Mini Umbrella: umbrella in case – light and tiny in black

Rating of 19.08.13 (Amazon): “Looks jewelry, lies well in the hand and the material feels light and pleasant but still stable on.Spiffig is the idea with the case.The first heavy downpour he has also very good The autumn can come.


Outfit – Push-Up Bras and Briefs for Models

Triumph Women Push-Up Bra

Review (Amazon) from 24.07.2015: “Fits just perfect, I have now 2 of them and probably will not buy any more .. What else bothered me in almost every bra was the Piksen and scratching, etc. From this I feel nothing You could probably fall asleep with it without it bothering you. ”


Schiesser Women Hip-String

Rating of the 15.05.15 (Amazon): “A string thong just can not sit better, that’s just brand quality from Schiesser as always good and durable.”


 

Beauty – Wellness before and after the job

Arganoil – 100% pure oil / 100ml

Rating of the 04.04.16 (Amazon): “Have very dry skin prone to impurities! Have treated this wrong for life .. Finally, I have recorded my correct skin type and ordered this oil.I really must admit that the oil, the formation of blackheads and Prevent acne, use argan oil for 5 weeks and really have almost no problems! Let’s see how it goes on, I am very satisfied right now! ”


Aok sea sand mask with white tea / 100 ml

Rating of 27.08.15 (Amazon): “I love the almond bran, it can be used as a facial mask, peeling or for daily cleansing, it is natural and without any Pafüme etc. Makes a beautiful smooth skin., You can not cleanse your skin better Unfortunately, I did not receive the bran in the drugstore anymore, here you can order it with Prime in a pack of 3. So you can not complain. ”


Roche Posay Anthelios XL BB Creme SPF 50+ / 50 ml

For particularly light-sensitive or sun-prone skin. In very intense sunlight. For normal to dry skin, also suitable for atopic dermatitis. The Anthelios XL tinted sunscreen SPF 50+ with pump face pump with the innovative filter technology Mexoplex offers a higher UVA protection than the minimum recommended by the EU. In addition, the Anthelios XL nourishing, tinted sunscreen SPF 50+ still contains soothing thermal water from La Roche-Posay. The practical all-in-one solution: For the highest daily UV protection in a smooth, nourishing make-up texture. Light to medium coverage for a natural finish.


Make up & Styling – natural cosmetics for stressed skin

Sisley Eye Concealer with Botanical Extract No.1 / 15 ml

Sisley Eye Concealer obscures dark circles and signs of fatigue, enhancing the outline of the eyes with fine lines. The concealer visibly smoothes and reduces swelling, long lasting.


alverde Nature cosmetic Eyeshadow Quattro Chocolate 37

With this product you have absolutely natural ingredients and perfect results.


alverde nature cosmetic lipstick Dusty Pink 27

Also the lipstick from alverde is an absolute must for models. As with the eyeshadow you will find only absolutely natural ingredients, perfect for sensitive skin.

Marikas next magazine release! Beauty editorial for Institute Magazine

Next one! Our little Marika has her second magazine release. This time with photographer Oliver Rudolph and Tayfur Aldibas (Makeup & Hair) in the beauty editorial in the Institute Magazine. Marika is still at the beginning and already inspires everyone who works with her. We look forward to more! Read more

Healthy Diet: Right Lifestyle & Exercise

We all know that our diet plays a decisive role in a healthy life. Those who do not eat a healthy diet are exposed to many dangers. Some people can see their unhealthy diet in the form of overweight or bad skin. But even those who can enjoy a slim figure and beautiful skin damage their bodies with an unhealthy diet without seeing it directly. This is actually even more dangerous, as these people see no reason to change their diet. But also without obvious characteristics: Those who eat a healthy diet are less often ill and generally have a longer life expectancy. One important reason why you should try to optimize your diet. Before a change in diet, however, the question should first be clarified. What is a “healthy diet” anyway? And is there a golden way or different possibilities?

Right nutrition – How to eat healthy as a model on jobs

What does “healthy eating” mean? – Correct ingredients and metabolism

A healthy diet is a diet tailored to the body. This should give the body all the important ingredients that a healthy body needs. This nutrition can be designed individually for each person. Each person has a different body and with time you learn what is particularly good for your own body. However, there are a few principles that can help you to change your diet positively and get to know your body better. Of course you should not forbid yourself to knit all sugar- or fat-containing treats in the long run. The recipe for success is: enjoy in moderation! So if you integrate “healthy eating” into your daily life every day, you are welcome to sin once in a while at the weekend. This not only stimulates the metabolism, but also protects you from unpredictable ravenous attacks and makes you happy in the end. Who wants to do without nachos in the cinema, an ice-cream sundae in summer or pasta or pizza for the Italian? Delicious food is a pleasure. And this pleasure also contributes to our quality of life. But you should be clear about one thing from the start: Healthy and low-calorie food must be no less pleasurable than “unhealthy” and high-calorie food. Learn to creatively dice and enjoy healthy food! Here are a few basic tips for a healthy diet over the long term.

  1. Eat of course – the freshness of the food is important!

The magic word for a natural, healthy diet is: freshness! This means fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, fresh meat, fresh fish and fresh eggs. Note that you eat more vegetables than fruit throughout the day because fruit contains fructose. The organic products from the supermarket are really recommendable here. They are slightly more expensive, but generally offer the best taste for fruit and vegetables. You should also differentiate between meat. Try to eat lean meat such as chicken, turkey or beef. If possible from the meat counter in the supermarket or directly from the butcher. You can consume eggs in larger quantities than previously assumed. For example, eating 3 eggs a day does not increase your cholesterol level. Proteins and vitamins are very important for your body, which you absorb through protein, meat, fish, fruit and vegetables. Important: When shopping, make sure that you do not put any processed items in the shopping cart (no finished products). Self preparation and cooking is the key to success.

  1. Low carbohydrate diet? Eating (often hated) carbohydrates!

All kinds of women’s magazines keep saying: Do without carbohydrates, do not eat flour and do not eat wheat! This is wrong. For a healthy and balanced diet (also for losing weight and especially when exercising) you should not do without carbohydrates completely. Carbohydrates give you the important energy for the day. Here, too, the magic formula: Enjoy in moderation! At a meal (morning/ noon!) you can have a small portion of carbohydrates as a side dish, in the form of noodles, potatoes, rice or bread. Recommended are about 1 slice/ 60 grams (shredded or pasta in its raw state), approx. 2 – 3 hands full. Important: In the evening you should really do without these carbohydrates and instead consume more protein.

Another tip: wholemeal flour keeps you fuller for longer and contains more fibre, which stimulates your metabolism and digestion. At least with bread you should eat wholemeal products or products with an increased proportion of wholemeal. (Wholemeal toast is not considered a wholemeal product in this sense and does not keep you full for long.) You can also buy wholemeal or natural rice or wholemeal noodles in any supermarket. But when it comes to calorie intake, you can eat light pasta, light rice or potatoes without a guilty conscience. To support your metabolism, you can have a carbohydrate-free day once a week and instead consume more protein.

  1. Use healthy fats for ideal weight

Fat – a product which chronic dieters declare to be the enemy. But that is totally wrong! It only depends on the type of fat. There are saturated and unsaturated fats. Make sure you gain as many unsaturated fatty acids as possible. You should also replace animal fats with vegetable fats if possible. Fats are not only important for the right taste, they also provide us with important nutrients. They are important for absorbing so-called fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, K). We can only think if we take in sufficiently important nutrients. Particularly good: olive or sunflower oil, but only cold, e.g. for salads. For cooking you should use e.g. rapeseed oil or coconut oil, these can be heated without hesitation.

  1. Cooking at home or eating in a restaurant?

What does cooking at home mean? Quite simply: Full control! Be it the quality or the simple taste. You know exactly what is contained in your dishes and you can also check the quality and taste of the food beforehand. No hidden sugar (often referred to differently when describing the ingredients on the back of the products, such as dextrose, glucose or fructose) and no chemical additives.

But don’t worry: You don’t have to cancel invitations to the restaurant! Because you can also eat healthy in the restaurant. Salads and vegetables are always the right choice. Once you have checked the quality of the restaurant, for example on the Internet through experience reports and reviews, you can order meat or fish without a guilty conscience. A recommendation: Choose a small restaurant with seasonal cuisine. And if you have to wait 10 minutes longer for your meal, so much the better, because then you can be sure: The food was freshly prepared.

  1. Slimming made easy: water march!

Water is the true secret formula for a healthy and slim body! Water prevents headaches or circulation problems and also helps against excessive hunger. We often confuse the need for water, our thirst, with hunger and try to quench it with unnecessary snacks. In general, you should drink at least 2 litres of water a day. Of course, if you do sports more.

  1. Limo, Cola & Co. – the absolute No-Go’s

Sugary soft drinks are the enemy of a healthy diet and optimal figure. Lemonade, Coke & Co. are the best friend of your belly fat. You better get out of this bad habit forever! (Yes, even if it sounds hard.) Because with these high-calorie drinks you take in unnecessarily many calories and the ingredients are not natural and unhealthy. You’d better save those calories for a tasty main meal.

Light drinks are no alternative either, because the sweeteners do more harm to your body than it appears to do. Light drinks stand for little to no carbohydrates. So far so good. But what many do not know, the sweeteners increase your insulin level. This makes you hungry or hungry and your next food is immediately converted into fat. So you better say goodbye to this unhealthy beverage variant. If you don’t want to do without the sweet calorie bombs completely, then really only in moderation, as an exception on weekends. Alcohol should also be an exception on weekends, i.e. no beer after work and no glass of wine with dinner. (At least not regularly.)

You should also be careful with fruit juices, as they contain a lot of fructose. Nevertheless, these juices are healthy, natural and rich in vitamins, so no No-Go, but at most enjoy one glass a day. (Instead of fruit, not extra.)

    1. Calories count? Get to know and love the pleasure!

Try to enjoy your food in peace! This means: take time for your meal and eat slowly. The more you chew a bite, the faster you can digest the food you eat. And you will quickly notice the difference in taste: If you let your food “melt in your mouth”, then the taste can fully unfold and you really perceive it. An additional possibility to mutate into an absolute gourmet. And don’t let TV, smartphone or tablet distract you during your meal. Concentrate on your food, look at it while you enjoy it. This way your brain remembers your food intake and you feel less hungry during the day, your stomach will start growling again late and thus you generally eat less.

A tip: Food is a culture that people enjoy most in the company of friends. Meet your friends for dinner at home, cook together, set the table (creates a cosy atmosphere) and celebrate the meal together. Eating together means shared enjoyment and that makes you happy.

Movement & Sports: Important for the feel-good factor & health

Everyday exercise and regular exercise are important to keep the body and mind fit. Especially in everyday working life, an appropriate exercise can provide a good balance. No time is no excuse! Just use your bike instead of driving or get off the train two stops before your destination and walk the rest. Avoid elevators, take the stairs, or carry your groceries home with your arms bent and your back straight. All this supports your muscles and your fitness and can be easily integrated into everyday life.
Furthermore, if possible, you should exercise two to three times a week and “get out of breath”. Half an hour of jogging in the park, yoga at home according to instructions (e.g. with a YouTube video or DVD), or one hour of strength and endurance training in the gym can tighten your body and improve your health in the long run. In the foreseeable future you will look more radiant and do your body something good. By old age at the latest, he’ll thank you.

A healthy lifestyle in the long term

Be it nutrition or your fitness: Set realistic goals and act in small steps, so you will feel a success after a short time! This is very important for your motivation. If you set your goals too high too quickly, frustration will soon arise. Your body can’t change overnight and that’s not the goal. Your goal is: A HEALTHY LONG-TERM Lifestyle! Start small and grow steadily. Your body is your house. You can’t get out of this one or exchange it. Therefore treat him lovingly and take care of him, this will also inspire your spirit.

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