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Sandra – Wild, Passionate, Power Woman

Sandra Hunke is a real courage talent. She has been an integral part of our agency for several years and has had regular jobs and returning satisfied clients ever since. Anyone who gets to know Sandra can only be thrilled with her as well. At the last agency shooting with Oliver Rudolph Sandra showed herself from many different sides. Here you can find the results of the shoot and a glimpse behind the scenes.

Sandra Hunke – a model with a wild heart and red hair

Stereotypically, people think that models only have to look good. Sandra proves the opposite every day. She is the prime example of an emancipated, strong businesswoman and knows exactly how to sell herself. She is now known from several media for her talent as a craftswoman. Here she proves real woman power and that gender has nothing to do with strength. But also in front of the camera she convinces with her look and her appearance. A real eye-catcher with her red hair and her broad grin, through which cheekily flashes her tooth gap. We are happy to call Sandra a part of the agency and look forward to many more years with her.

Model in Action – Behind the Scenes at the Shoot

The whole process of a shoot is a mega experience. Here you will get more detailed insights into the process of a shooting with Sandra.

The results from the shoot with Oliver Rudolph

Even though this shoot is just one of many in the model’s everyday life, she always manages to wow everyone on set. Her cheeky gap teeth and wild hair make her look a real eye-catcher.

Hotels in London: Top 10 Luxury Hotels in London

Modelling in London – London is considered the fashion capital. Models run from job to job living their dream as a model. However, the road is long. Huge and luxurious hotels are located in the middle of London. Here are the 10 best hotels that are the ideal place to relax and unwind after the job.

London hotels: luxury hotels, huge terraces and spa areas

Become a model in London – London is one of the most popular cities to work as a model. To become a model you need to be well prepared to score points with the important brands and trademarks. It is a dream of many young people – photo shoots, Instagram, travelling and meeting many interesting and colourful people at exclusive influencer events.

Wilde Aparthotels by Staycity Covent Garden, London

4.6/5.0 ( 615 reviews)

11 Adam St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6AA, United Kingdom

This trendy flat hotel in the Covent Garden district is a 3-minute walk from a tube station, a 14-minute walk from the London Eye Ferris wheel and 3 km from the British Museum.

Savoy Hotel

4.7/5.0 (6,673 reviews)

Strand, London WC2R 0EZ, United Kingdom

This famous 1880s hotel is located in the Covent Garden district. An 8-minute walk from Trafalgar Square and a 14-minute walk from the London Eye. The elegant rooms are decorated in Edwardian or Art Deco style and feature a luxurious marble bathroom.

Cheval Three Quays

4.8/5.0 (393 reviews)

40 Lower Thames St, Tower, London EC3R 6AG, United Kingdom

The chic, modern rooms range from studios to apartments- Oversized windows, fully equipped kitchen. Many rooms with a view of the Tower of London, the river or the city.

The Beaumont

4.8/5.0 (391 reviews)

8 Balderton St, Brown Hart Gardens, Mayfair, London W1K 6TF, United Kingdom

Set in an imposing 1926 Art Deco building, this luxury hotel is a 7-minute walk from both Hyde Park and the shops of Bond Street. Upscale rooms have elegant sitting areas and some have balconies. One of the 1-bedroom suites was designed by artist Sir Antony Gormley.

Claridge’s

4.7/5.0 (2,477 reviews).

Brook St, Mayfair, London W1K 4HR, United Kingdom

Studios and suites, some with terraces, also feature a bright living area and a personal butler. The luxurious suites with upscale furnishings offer special details such as a grand piano, a marble fireplace and a four-poster bed. A spa with fitness room is also available.

Corinthia Hotel London

4.7/5.0 (2,122 reviews)

Whitehall Pl, Westminster, London SW1A 2BD, United Kingdom

This luxury spa hotel in a magnificent building with a glass-domed lobby.  The luxurious integrated bathroom features marble elements and a rain shower. In the penthouses, 24-hour butler service and a private furnished terrace are also available.

Rosewood London

4.7/5.0 reviews

252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7EN, United Kingdom

This luxury hotel is set in a restored Edwardian mansion, with an entrance through an imposing archway and courtyard. The stylish rooms and suites combine original Belle Époque elements with modern design touches. The hotel offers an elegant dining room with red leather seats, an outdoor terrace and a bar where more than 200 single malt whiskeys are available.

Hotel The Connaught

4.7/5.0 (1,272 reviews)

Carlos Pl, Mayfair, London W1K 2AL, United Kingdom

Dating back to 1897, this renowned luxury hotel in Mayfair with bright suites also have a seating area, original artwork and a Bose stereo system. The upscale luxury suites have a four-poster bed, terrace and/or custom sculptures. One flat has a kitchen and a wrap-around balcony.

Hotel The Berkeley

4.7/5.0 (1,117 reviews)

Wilton Pl, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7RL, United Kingdom

This elegant hotel in a former 18th-century coffee house. Some offer loaner iPads and a private balcony or terrace.

Four Seasons Hotel

4.7/5.0 (973 reviews)

10 Trinity Square, Tower, London EC3N 4AJ, United Kingdom

This upmarket classicist hotel is located opposite Trinity Square Gardens. The suites have an additional living area. Upscale suites also offer a separate living room and some also have a fireplace, terrace and/or private garden. Room service is available around the clock.

Top Videos from Balmain – Luxurious Prêt-à-porter & Unique Collaborations

Emotional commercials. Good-looking models. Creative storylines. It never gets boring with Balmain. So it’s no wonder that the French fashion label is now an integral part of the international fashion landscape. Especially since Olivier Rousteing took over the reins as creative director, one exciting collection after the other followed and gave the brand a new, modern touch – with success! Check out the brand’s most famous commercials here. You can also learn more about Olivier Rousteing’s eventful life at the end.

Balmain revolutionizes thanks to avant-garde fashion

Balmain was founded in 1945 by Pierre Balmain. From the outset, Monsieur Balmain’s boldly feminine and opulent style offered a startling contrast to the utilitarian looks of the day, creating a distinctive, super-feminine DNA for the house that emphasized richly embroidered fabrics, nipped-in waists and longer, often fuller skirts – quickly transforming the Parisian house into a favorite of both European and Hollywood royalty.

Collaborations with Superstar Cast

Balmain is diverse. This also applies to their collaborations. Whether it’s haute couture for the small purse, exquisite make-up for the emancipated woman or luxurious sports fashion: there’s something for everyone. You can also see the brand’s most famous mannequins here.

Balmain x H&M: High fashion for everyday with Kendall Jenner

Discover a world of richness, attitude and energy from BALMAIN x H&M. A modern collection for men and women, H&M x BALMAIN combines classic French couture with urban chic, focusing on Balmain’s signature craftsmanship, strong silhouettes and covetable fabrics. Check out the collection here.

Puma x Balmain: Emotional advertising clip with Cara Delevingne

Fighting the good fight. That’s what the new campaign for PUMA x BALMAIN, created with Cara Delevingne, is all about. The powerful boxing-inspired interactive campaign focuses on real-life stories of people who are actually fighting the good fights of today: those who bravely stand up for what they believe in and those who defend everyone’s right to be themselves. The video, directed by Philippa Price, and the images shot by Brianna Capozzi, feature a wonderfully diverse group of people from all over the world and from a wide range of backgrounds – art, sport, music, dance, science and literature – who all have an inspiring story to tell.

L’Oréal Paris x Balmain: Colorful lipsticks for the big city woman

A colorful meeting between Balmain and L’Oréal Paris with a beautiful international campaign by McCANN Paris! Olivier Rousteing’s creative vision is combined with the already iconic Color Riche lipstick range. Clip was directed by Colin Tilley with the motto: ‘Together we are invincible’.

Must Haves from Balmains: Sneakers, Bags and & Jewellery

Keider. Suits. Bags. Shoes. There’s hardly anything Balmain doesn’t design. The luxury brand doesn’t shy away from loving craftsmanship and exciting collaborations with singer-songwriters. On the contrary: the Balmain team knows exactly what mega collections are ultimately created through collaboration.

Futuristic clothing for festival lovers

Balmain brings the people together. With these words the video begins and symbolizes the most important values of the Balmain house. The futuristic minimalist outfits are to show the future and thus make clear that the goals are for the future.

Expressive image film for the Balmain army of tomorrow

“I was thrilled to learn that Jake and Ludwig shared my fascination with these small but powerful daily beats, and I was excited to see how they were able to play with the potential of these sounds to create this unique music video for Balmain’s Fall 2018 campaign. Each of them has the passion, boldness, talent and confidence that make them perfect representatives of today’s modern and inclusive Balmain army,” Olivier Rousteing let slip. See how that comes across in the promotional clip here.

Robust & trendy at the same time: the Balmain sneakers

Get ready, the new Balmain sneakers are hitting the stores! The sneaker collection for men and women consists of 3 original models: the army boot-inspired “Troop”, the full leather “Glove” sock and a basketball-style “B Ball” silhouette. All styles are available now exclusively at Selfridges and Balmains’ promotional store.

Innovative & avant-garde jewellery

Balmain is pleased to announce the rebirth of the accessories collection from the historic Parisian house. When creative director Olivier Rousteing and his team developed the new lines, they drew on three distinct sources of inspiration: the house’s unique history, the Balmain atelier’s continued mastery of traditional couture techniques, and the instantly recognizable style Rousteing has established for the house over the past five years. The result is a coherent, modern offering that relies on only the best materials, craftsmen and design – in short, a true Balmain collection.

Olivier Rousteing: The man behind the luxury brand

Rarely has a new creative director for the luxury brand Balmain caused so much hullabaloo. But who is the creative head with the name Olivier Rousteing? What inspires him? And what makes him one of the youngest visionaries of our time?

Behind the scenes of the MET Gala 2018

Olivier Rousteing and a select group of “Balmain Army” members, seize the moment at the famous MET Gala to raise awareness about the fight against AIDS. Watch the full video here.

A Creative Director with a lot of potential

How old is the creative director of the house? What did he study? And how did he get his job? These questions are answered in detail here in the video.

Chanel – Top commercials, emotional image films & Behind The Scenes

Chanel – a brand with a moving story that revolutionized the world of fashion and mannequins. Today, it’s hard to imagine the fashion giant without it. So there are now not only clothes, sparkling accessories and makeup from the luxury brand, but also perfumes. Especially Chanel No. 5 belongs in the bathroom cabinet of every fashion icon, or those who want to become one. Which commercials and image films there are from the luxury label and what’ crass storylines the creative minds always come up with, you can see here.

Coco Chanel, her fashion empire & the little black dress

While the luxury brand enjoys international success today largely thanks to ageless couturier Karl Lagerfeld, it looks back on more of a humble birth. Before today’s top models like Cara Delivigne and Kendall Jenner walked the runways of the world in the latest collections of the label, the founder Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel had to struggle with a lack of enthusiasm at the beginning of her career. While women’s fashion in the 1910s consisted of stiff pencil skirts and uncomfortable corsets, Coco Chanel, who came from a poor background, proposed an emancipated and functionally oriented fashion collection for women. Thus, her first collection did not consist of pretty but far too tight bodice dresses and skirts, but of airy blouses, wide-cut trousers and the now popular ‘little black dress’.

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Classically feminine fashion and fine jewellery

The brand Chanel is especially known for the always new staged masterpieces. Many old traditional cuts are combined with new modern colors and materials, such as the world-famous Chanel jacket. But also from the beginning, Coco Chanel designed sparkling pieces of jewelry and so adorned the fingers, wrists and necks of the upscale Parisian ladies of yesteryear. In her designs she paid attention to the play with light, so that the pieces appear different from every angle and created an exciting play of light and shadow.

Virginie Viard’s debut: Stylish commercial with lots of emotions

Inspired by travel, the Cruise 2019/20 collection presents a silhouette on the move that is both strong and bursting with subtle delicacy. Comfort, functionality and simplicity form the basis of CHANEL’s appeal, embodied by Caroline de Maigret, Soo Joo Park, Amanda Sanchez, Ola Rudnicka and Tami Williams. As one of the leads is the new creative director of the Chanel house named Virginie Viard. In her role, she plays a hectic director who misses the train due to her lateness. On her way to the platform, hoping to catch the train after all, she is constantly jostled. In contrast, there are other women who are much more relaxed and who get their train. A film where the viewer has to make up his own mind about the situation and where there is no right or wrong.

Over The Moon: A stylish journey by elevator

A jewellery collection with the shapes and colours of the moon. When strangers get on the elevator and get off together as friends, with the common destination, the moon. A dreamlike journey between the earth and the moon, strangers and friends. An interesting and exciting story that pulls the viewer along and later sends them into a relaxed mood. However, the focus is not on the story or the clothes, but in the spot the new jewellery collection is presented. Light and discreet shapes and colors are shown to match the outfits and the backdrop.

Chanel Bags Collection: Luxurious bags in spring colours

The new bag collection for spring is here. With light eye-catching colors they round off every outfit. Whether for shopping, shopping or traveling. The bags are available in different sizes and colors and can be perfectly combined with the other parts of the current collection.

Fruity perfumes and exciting storylines

With her numerous perfumes Chanel also celebrates success and that worldwide. The subtle but long-lasting unique fragrances have one thing in common: they all contain as a base note aromas of the famous Chanel Camelia flower. Built up with other delicate fragrance notes, each perfume is an art in itself. Years of research, the best quality of flowers and fruits, as well as a craftsmanship of traditional perfume makers. All this is combined here. These are Chanel’s perfumes.

Exciting commercial ‘Coco Mademoiselle’ with Danila Kozlovski

The portrait of a woman with a unique and carefree style. The new film COCO MADEMOISELLE reveals Keira Knightley, full of mystery and fascination. With the color scheme in the backdrop in achromatic colors, the focus is immediately drawn to the characters. With exciting camera movements, the promotional video becomes more exciting and individual. As a high-contrast film cut, the same thing is shot again in a different location in the second part. With the difference that here on emotional strong colors is placed, and that the camera movements in slow motion and are very detailed.

Hilarious party with a charming Keira Knightley

An impeccable example that Chanel is not only what for fine occasions of the upper class, but also for everyday use. Whether at a party, to go out or for coffee with an old friend in a nearby cafe.

The classic: Chanel N°5 with a sensual Audrey Tautou

Follow the romantic paths of Audrey Tautou on a night train to Istanbul. With Audrey Tautou and Travis Davenport directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, feel the passion and get excited about the dreamlike journey.

Chanel’s most theatrical commercial full of emotion and drama

Artistic and emotional it is especially in this clip of the brand. For this, several hundred dancers have gathered and use props such as chairs and mirrors for their artistic interlude. Boring is different! Convince yourselves here.

Behind the scenes of the fashion empire

Chanel in particular is known for taking its viewers behind the scenes on YouTube. No matter if it’s the preparations for the Fashion Week, the hustle and bustle in the backstage area shortly before the show starts or the making of the latest collections. Likewise there are, by Karl Lagerfeld brought to life, image films or films the history of Coco or Chanel. With elaborate and emotional stylistic means, short videos are created in blockbuster quality.

A day on set with supermodel Gisele Bündchen

Model Gisele Bündchen was announced as the newest face of Chanel No.5 back in May – following in the beautiful footsteps of Nicole Kidman, Audrey Tatou and Catherine Deneuve, and of course Brad Pitt. She is already a familiar face for the fashion house due to her “natural beauty and modern femininity,” appearing in the ad for its best-selling makeup collection Les Beiges. The campaign is also a repeat performance for acclaimed director Baz Luhrmann, the man behind the incredible Chanel No. 5 film campaign starring Nicole Kidman in 2004, who was chosen to bring his “creativity and very personal aesthetic to the house and its iconic fragrance.” The new campaign, which was shot in the Hamptons and New York, is centered on a reimagined version of The One That I Want by musician Lo-Fang. You can see the entire ad in all its glory below – plus a behind-the-scenes video!

Inside CHANEL: Coco’s life story

The story of a young orphan who reinvented herself and became Coco Chanel. In Chapter 5 of Inside CHANEL, discover the humble beginnings of Coco Chanel, from her birth in 1883 to meeting the love of her life Boy Capel. This new film reveals the woman behind the legend who transformed the female silhouette in a stroke of genius. Coco Chanel ended an era and ushered in a new century of fashion.

Perfect Selfie in Los Angeles: Pink Wall, Hollywood Sign, Walk of Fame & Co.

Becoming a model in Los Angeles – Besides castings and model jobs there is a lot to discover in Los Angeles. Selfies at the Pink Wall, photo shoots on the Walk of Fame or Instagram pictures in the Hollywood Hill. To make sure your followers get a taste of your exciting life, we’ve collected the best spots to take perfect pictures and share your journey with your Instagram fans in this post.

Influencer and model trends: selfies for Instagram & Co.

Social media is now a great platform for travelers. They show us the most beautiful and amazing places all over the world. Restaurants, cafes, beaches and many other places we can almost live on Instagram and TikTok. Even you as a model in Los Angeles are surely always looking for the perfect opportunity to post a new snapshot, as social media is a great help to any model in terms of career.

Pink Wall: World famous Instagram spot

You’ve probably seen a picture of the pink wall in the heart of Los Angeles. It’s actually nothing but a pink painted wall, which is also used by locals as a popular photo spot.

4.0 / 5.0 (362 ratings on Google)

  • Address: 8221 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Map and Walk in front of the Pink Wall

This is where you’ll find the Pink Wall in LA:

Street View – look around a bit on the street in front of the Pink Wall:

Made in L.A. Sign: Shooting Background

Similar to the Pink Wall, this is a wall. In this case, it’s emblazoned with the phrase ‘Made in L.A.’ and even if you’re not from there, it’s a cool location for a little shoot. It can also be found in the middle of downtown Los Angeles and doesn’t take a long drive to get to.

4.3 / 5.0 (27 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 8025 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Map and Street View

Here is the Made in L.A. Sign:

This is what it looks like on the street in front of the cool house wall:

Griffith Observatory & Hollywood Sign in Griffith Park

Not only is Griffith Park perfect for a popular hike in LA, but amidst the picnic possibilities there are also some cool locations for taking pictures. Especially the impressive observation deck Griffith Observatory and the world-famous Hollywood Sign make the park one of the most sought-after photo spots in California.

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  • Address: 4730 Crystal Springs Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Griffith Park)

You can find Griffith Park here:

The Beverly Hills Hotel: Instagram Spot

The Beverly Hills Hotel was able to make a name for itself thanks to film and television. Many stars who only have a short stay in Los Angeles stay overnight at the Beverly Hills Hotel. But the hotel not only convinces with its guests and the upscale rooms, but also with the facade and the lettering, which is perfect as a backdrop for your L.A. snapshot.

4.6 / 5.0 (52 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This is where you’ll find the Beverly Hills Hotel:

Angel Wings Wall(s): Angel wings

Artist Colette Miller launched her global project of colorful angel wings in Los Angeles in 2012. The colorful wings can now be found on numerous house walls all over the world and serve as a background for the perfect holiday photo in thousands of Instagram feeds.

4.5 / 5.0 (192 reviews on Google)

  • Address: 8401 West 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048, USA

You can find the famous photo wall here:

Hollywood Walk of Fame: Cult photo opportunity

The Hollywood Walk of Fame is home to every star who has been able to make a name for themselves in the world. Johnny Depp, Madonna and even Donald Trump have a star on the Walk of Fame. But the ornate sidewalk in the middle of the big city is also popular as a place to take pictures and has achieved cult status.

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  • Address: Hollywood Boulevard, Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028

The Walk of Fame is here:

Los Angeles Palm Trees: Pictures in Paradise

Perhaps a somewhat generic place to take photos, but it’s just the palm trees that turn the sidewalks of Los Angeles into a palm paradise. The extraordinary avenues are perfect for taking cool pictures in the car or quickly on the sidewalk on the way to lunch in Santa Monica on the beach.

The best photo spots in all of Los Angeles

Los Angeles is home to celebrities, influencers and Youtubers, so maybe you’ll be the next big name in L.A.! With an Instagram feed behind beautiful backdrops and impressions of the city in sunny California, nothing stands in the way. We hope our tips helped you out and you can take a flawless selfie for your feed.

The start of the casting series in Cologne – impressions, facts and more!

Our casting series across Germany and Europe had its start last weekend in Cologne! Numerous applicants and applicants came by to take their chance in front of the jury. Once the first step was done with the registration, it went on to the waiting area. Every applicant got a number with which he was called. Many exchanged information, new contacts were made and with music in the background the wait for the big moment was pleasant. The atmosphere was relaxed and the jury itself was eager to see every single face! Will the new top model come around the corner? Each of the applicants had to introduce themselves briefly and do a little catwalk. At the end only the measurements had to be taken and that was it! Very easy or not?

Successful casting in Cologne – The jury in detail!

Who is the jury again? Those were our Oliver Rudolph, Lutz Marquardt, Marie Dahmen and Lena Engel. If you don’t know who they are and what they do, you can watch our video. Here you can also get an overview of the day, the location and learn more about the jury. Have fun watching!

Model Casting: New dates!

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

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