Linn, one of our wonderful New Faces is fresh from Milan back in Germany. We took this chance and put our Natascha together for an exclusive interview with her. How the everyday life of a model runs and her experiences with brands like Dolce & Gabbana and Moschino. Find out on Sunday on our Youtube Channel or here in our blog.
Asian, Designer, Fashion, Model, Rome, Shooting, internationalWe look forward to working with the wonderful model Korlan in the future. She has proven herself again and again in the course of her career. The Asian model from Rome inspires with her professionalism and versatility. Whether London, Milan or Berlin – she has travelled a lot in Europe.
Korlan’s first photo series from Rome
Rome – fashion city and tourist magnet
The Italian capital Rome is not only an important tourist destination for tourists, but also for fashion fans. The city has produced many influential designers in the past who have done a lot for the fashion world:
- Laura Biagiotti
- lsa Schiapparelli
- Silvia Venturini Fendi
- Stella Jean
- Marco de Vincenzo
- Roberto Capucci
- Giambattista Valli
- Alessandra Cappiello
- Nadia Mari
Travel tips for models – Municipalities in Rome
A trip to Rome can be quite confusing. There are a total of 15 municipalities called Municipio. These districts are in turn divided into 155 zones. It’s really not easy to find your way through. Here is a list of the different districts for you:
- Centro Storico (Rome) – Prati
- Parioli /Nomentano – San Lorenzo
- Monte Sacro
- Prenestino / Centocelle
- Roma delle Torri
- San Giovanni / Cinecittà
- Appia Antica
- Arvalia Portuense
- Monte Verde
- Monte Mario
- Cassia Flaminia
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Colosseo – You must see this in Rome
The Colosseum in Rome is the symbol of the city and is something you should not miss when visiting it. But Rome also has some other locations worth seeing:
- Palatin – The Seven Hills of Rome are really great vantage points. One of the best is the Palatine (Palatino), a green hill with atmospheric ruins, mighty pines and a splendid view of the Forum Romanum.
- Pantheon – The best preserved ancient monument of Rome is a remarkable building. The portico with the mighty columns and the squat walls is already quite impressive, but one gets a real picture of the Pantheon only when one has entered the interior. The enclosed space is huge, and when you look into the dome you feel tiny and insignificant
- Petersdom – not only Christians succumb to the magic of St. Peter’s, the largest and most spectacular of the Roman churches. Everything here is astonishing, from the prelude, the wide curved St. Peter’s Square, the grandiose façade to the richly decorated interior. The highlight is Michelangelo’s extraordinary dome, a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and one of the landmarks of the Eternal City.
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Dining in an unforgettable environment
Going out for dinner is one of the great pleasures of Rome, especially in summer when you can sit outside and people populate the streets well after midnight. What could be nicer than enjoying fine Italian food and good local wine at a table on a pretty cobblestone lane while the turbulent city life passes by? And since you will find everything here – from elegant and romantic restaurants to noisy pizzerias or upscale ice cream parlours – everybody gets his money’s worth.
Rome and its unique places
A few tips for you, what you should experience absolutely still in Rome.
The Vlog with Acelovinit – Rome as Adventure
Rome from all different perspctives
The next Cara Delevingne? This is not a quote from us but a quote from Chefscout of one of the biggest model agencies in the world. Based in New York, Paris and many other cities. Luisa is New Face and just got back from the USA. She was there for a year and learned a lot about life and the country. Now she is back in Germany and we start her modeling career. This includes not only first test shoots and videos, but also castings for international agencies to prepare for life as a model in the big world. Very rarely, the scouts of the biggest international agencies visit our model agencies in Berlin or Cologne to meet some of our models, selected and selected. What is such an internal agency casting about? For months and even years in advance, the world’s largest and most renowned agencies have secured the option for young models. Whoever has absolutely great talent will be confirmed years in advance for one of the major international agencies.
Until then, we as the parent agency will take care of the construction, organize shootings, jobs, coaching and much more to prepare the model for work in one of the largest agencies. Here one makes it on the big magazines and partly also on the covers, wow, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, to name only a few names. If you have so many visitors to the house, there is a good chance that you will meet with rejection, also due to small details. Perhaps the hip is 1 cm too wide or on the shoulder. Maybe there’s already someone of that guy in New York, Milan or Paris.
But sometimes, you manage to get a head scout out of the role in such a way that he can only rave. Amazing. Fantastic. The next Cara Delevingne! Luisa is extremely motivated and makes great efforts, has the perfect conditions not only in moderation and figure but also in personality. We are extremely pleased to represent her as a parent agency and to take the step into a modeling career with her. In Berlin we produced two videos directly, with her in portrait, alone and focused and with her model colleague Hannah, of whom we recently reported about her new video. Here is Luisa I Fashion Video from Berlin! If you want to see more of yourself, look in Luisa’s model portfolio now.
If you don’t want to miss any video of Luisa and also no video of our other models and men’s models, then check out our Youtube channel now and follow our model agency on YouTube!
Beautiful & Classy Model: LUISA
You want to become a model in Berlin?
If you want to become a model and want to stand on the catwalk or in a professional photo set yourself, then you can apply now in our model agency as a model in Berlin! We place first-class jobs and renowned customers of our network, we help with your construction with recommendations of a model agency, from your model book up to test shootings with good photographers in addition, with Coachings about personality, acting and of course also fashion shows and running styles around Haute Couture and Pret-a-Porter. Our photographers and our booking team will give you a professional insight into our model agency from the very first minute.
With us you can create models for online shops and well-known customers, there you show new collection pieces for the online shop but also for social networks like Instagram or Youtube. The better you get, the more complex and demanding the jobs become. E.g. videos for YouTube or even entire commercials, e.g. for streaming portals and for television. Read more about becoming a model here. When you finish school, you will have the chance to work abroad, in the big fashion cities, from Shanghai, Shenzhen to Los Angeles and New York.
Aleksandra is wonderful! Today we had a joint job in Munich of four of our models for a large electrical manufacturer. That much we can already tell you: It’s about e-bikes. Big commercial, big effort and still we had time at the end to shoot a small, new showreel of Aleksandra. As a photo model she is perfect for advertising. But she can do much more! In Poland she is a guest as an actress in series and also on one or the other red carpet. Therefore we are always happy when we can invite Aleksandra to Germany for a new photo or video production or, like today, for commercials.
Today was really spectacular, together with our Best Ager model Milva, from small stunts with the bikes to the perfect smile and the constant repetition of the same scene. Modeling is a lot of work! Nevertheless she made it out of the hotel the next day fresh and lively, just before the airport we could shoot her for a short video. You can find the video and more photos in Aleksandra’s model folder.
If you don’t want to miss a video of her but also of our other models, then follow us on our model agency YouTube Channel!
Commercial Showreel with Aleksandra
If you want to make it to the top, you should have a goal as a model. You should work abroad sooner or later! Although you already have many options in Germany and already live in a large market for advertising and fashion, there are even larger jobs and campaigns abroad. You already know the “Big Four” from Fashion Weeks all over the world. For models abroad, there are still many more interesting markets. In Europe, for example, there are still Istanbul, Athens and Barcelona. In Asia, there are several well-known and emerging cities. As a model, you can work here in Seoul, in Tokyo, Hong Kong or hang next to Hong Kong, Gzenshen. As a model, the world is open to you.
International Modeln: Chand from Stockholm visiting Germany / Shooting Time
In our new small model docu we accompanied Chand in Germany for three days. Together with Oliver Rudolph Chand shoots for trueprodigy. The fire sells in over 35 countries! So that the looks in the new look book, the shop and the store elements are right, the label Chand from Stockholm flew in. We accompanied Chand backstage, in the hotel, in the gym but also at breakfast. A little insight for New Faces!
The requirement for the international career is a good modelbook and good measurements
While the fashion metropolises of the “Big Four” are more inclined to rely on the classic model dimensions, in cities like Istanbul, Athens or Hong Kong they also have more or less chances with a few centimeters. The sought-after types differ from country to country. In North America they are classic models but sexy guys are doing well too. In Europe, one also looks for classic models, much is produced by advertising but also with normal, everyday types. In Paris, London and Milan, there are also good opportunities for new faces when girls have the perfect size, plus long hair. Guys arrive here well, if they rather still carry the childlike and thus rather androgy than male act. In Asia you are looking for less classic models than sweet, cute, European guys.
How are the fees different worldwide?
There are extremely many jobs in the metropolises worldwide. The fees in the individual countries, including the commissions of the agencies, are extremely different. Of course you have the best salaries in American and European capitals like New York, Paris but also Hamburg and Berlin. There is less then in the southern European cities such as Athens and Istanbul but also in the Arab Emirates. Relatively little you get as a model in the Asian countries, where there are exceptions, such as Japan, South Korea and free trade zones such as Shanghai. Anyway, as a New Face you start far below, you run first shows, you take part in many castings.
Casting! Casting! Casting! Production cities in southern Europe and Asia
Of course most of the models are automatically drawn to the “Big Four”. But many go for the Bookaufbau for a few months in cities that you first not with fashion and connects, but are a very own microcosm. These include cities such as Istanbul, Mumbai and Hong Kong. Here products are produced for the whole world. Not just fashion, but also electronics or toys. Many producers are interested in making photo shoots and video shoots on site. Here are the productions much cheaper. As a result, the teams are bigger, the shootings sets more elaborate.
Elephant, dinghy or dreamlike South Seas beaches? No problem! For your own bookbuilding these countries are a real Eldorado, because you directly get extremely many different jobs. There are also big brands that produce photos for dealers and buyers right here. So you can quickly reach international brands. What is the catch? Of course there is a catch, the payment. While you as a model in Germany already earn as New Faces four-figure amounts, here are only a few hundred euros. While German agencies strictly respect rights of use, a subsequent remuneration is often not so sure. The A & O is a big agency that has been working with the local agency for a long time and had good experiences.
Placement – Model agencies and jobs worldwide
At some point the moment will come when your model agent or modeling agency will talk to you about foreign and placement issues. In principle, there are two different forms of placement abroad.
Direct Booking – direct booking of the model for commercials and shootings
Direct bookings are the most pleasant form of collaboration for you as a model. Your mother agency recommends you to their partner agencies or one of the agencies would like to work with you. Through direct bookings, model agencies try to fill their portfolio perfectly, so they have new interesting models for their clients. In high-priced jobs, it is often no longer relevant where you come from. The travel expenses are taken over Europe-wide or also world-wide. That’s why agencies like to pick up good models for direct bookings. You are then just like in your mother agency in the model board of one or more agencies. Availability and option requests will always be forwarded directly to your parent agency. This does not change much for you. Also all updates of measures, picture and video material will be coordinated by your mother agency. With a little luck, you will quickly get your first bookings. Since these are “direct”, you will not have to go to a casting before, you will be booked and travel to the production site. However, it is much more profitable for you to give on the spot, for “On Stay”.
On Stay – Two to three months working abroad
The supreme discipline for models: Conquer the world! At On Stay, you’ll travel to a partner agency for sixty to ninety days as a model. Especially at the beginning you live in Model-WGs and you are on countless auditions every day. If you decide to take this step, it is clear to you that you want to fully concentrate on life as a model. A stay abroad must be planned in advance. In Germany, most models start after school before they start their studies. For models it is the ideal time to travel. You are in the stage of “Never Seen Before” and you are in the absolute prime of your life. If you take the chance now, you can make it as a model internationally.
On Stay Expiration – How to live during your stay
First of all, as a model, you must actively choose to try abroad. Active decision-making is important as you are involved with big agencies and clients at an early age. For example, if you say that you would like to go abroad, your agency will invest time in finding a good agency for you. Contracts are closed and maybe booked airline tickets. If you then have a few days in advance, it will not have a positive effect on your career as trust is lost. It is also important for you to have everything carefully considered in advance. You will be in a foreign land and live with strangers for sixty to ninety days. If you’re still young, talk to your parents about your plans right at the beginning. They have a lot of life experience and can always accompany you with good advice on your way. Besides, you always have a contact person in your agency from the beginning.
Many models ask me at the beginning, how does such an “on-stay” work? Do I cost the money? With a good modeling agency behind you, your stay abroad is as well planned as a package holiday. Weeks or even months before the trip contracts are closed. So you know very early, when you will travel, where you will live, who is your local contact and much more.
An On Stay will never cost you money as a model. Good agencies always work on the principle that you have no investment as a model. The partner agency abroad assumes all your costs in advance. These include the air tickets, the accommodation but also on-site services such as gyms, drivers or “pocket money”. In the end, the costs will be deducted from your earnings. If you end up with a negative amount, the agency will cover the costs. That’s what we call “minus balance”. You definitely gain experience, certainly visual material and it does not cost you a penny. Good modeling agencies invest in their models. If you are proposed for an on-stay, the agency will firmly believe in you and the success you could have abroad. Also, the local partner agency believes in your success, otherwise they would not invest time and money to fly you in for two to three months.
Yulffi: Bangkok, Munich, Cologne, Madrid to Tokyo
Yulffi is traveling a lot. Here he was after his Reebok campaign (Munich) for a stopover in Cologne for the shoot with our Janine, Lea and New Face Johnson. Coming back to Bangkok and with luck to Tokyo.
Guarantee Contract – guaranteed income and great jobs
Models who have made it far, many customers and an absolutely fantastic book will gradually get their first “Garantuee Contracts”. Then you even get a guaranteed minimum income from the agencies. They do that when you are so good at modeling that in theory you do not have to spend any more time abroad. Or, you travel so much that other agencies have to convince you to come to them. If you made it here, congratulations.
At some point you will only travel. Not for sixty to ninety days, but for days and weeks, from country to country, from production to production. At some point, your network has grown so much that your management completely takes over the administration of your time. You get constant inquiries and have to plan your life exactly for all trips.
If you have not had the question in your mind for a while, then maybe now.
How much does a successful model make?
As I said, at the beginning of your career, you will usually be doing small jobs for a relatively small fee. Models that manage it will definitely have the chance to make an incredible amount of money. Of course I can not name exact salaries, but I still want to give you an insight. In Germany, you’ll get fees for most shoots and shoots that are in the four-digit range. Some fall in the three-digit range, for example, for small labels that one finds sympathetic. Advertising commercials bring fast high four-digit, sometimes five-digit amounts. That depends on how many production days it is, in how many countries the advertisement is broadcast and in which media. For a large commercial, for example, for a luxury manufacturer, it can then be twenty to fifty thousand euros or US dollars. Although the borders are open at the top, some of them succeed at a very young age to much success such as supermodel Cara Delevingne or Beckham offspring Brooklyn Beckham. For his first Burberry campaign, he got a whopping $ 57,000, at age 19. It pays to travel, piece by piece: Berlin, Milan, Paris, New York.
Model werden: Modeln in Deutschland
- Deine erste Model Bewerbung
- Agentur Vorstellung - was du wissen musst!
- Das Vorstellungsgespräch in der Modelagentur
- Soziale Fähigkeiten, Kritische Fotografen und Kunden
- Modeln zwischen Schule, Studium, Freunden und Familie
- Männer Models
- Model Mappe
- Model werden - Kleingewerbe
- Haute Couture & Pret-a-Porter
- Topmodels vs New Faces
- Model werden im Ausland inkl. Model Doku
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