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Diversity represented at Models Direct

As a consumer do you feel you are represented enough in the fashion and advertising industry?

Diversity in the fashion industry is a big conversation and is something that has been talked about alot on blogs, social media and the media itself, but do we feel fashion brands are listening?

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Tips To Achieving The Perfect Headshots with Models Direct

The focus of a headshot photograph is just the persons face, it’s a critical part of a portfolio for a model, actor and all performance professionals. A good headshot picture can really be a deal breaker when it comes to a client selecting you or not.

So how can you make sure you have the perfect headshots on your portfolio? Here are some top tips from the Models Direct team:

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Models Direct say “Less is more!”

In an office that consists mainly of women there is plenty of discussion about beauty products, make up trends and DO’s and DON’TS when it comes to applying product!

So we thought the Models Direct team would share their thoughts on what’s best for models to do when it comes to their portfolio pictures and how much product to apply!!

When reviewing applications and new pictures at Models Direct, the New Face team are keen to see a natural look, they are often asking models to send in pictures with less make up on! This may surprise you, however clients are generally drawn to the models who are naturally photogenic, smiley and well presented, less is more!!

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Why Baby Modelling is fun for Mum too

Lots of parents who contact the team at Models Direct wonder whether their baby is suitable for baby modelling.

Every new parent will tell you that their bundle of joy is the cutest little baby on the planet, and who knows, they could be right.

But what many parents don’t realise is that there is a huge demand for baby models. Joining a baby modelling agency like Models Direct can be a great way to show off your adorable little tyke to the world.

The market for baby care products is one that will always remain strong. Regardless of economic conditions, manufacturers of baby care products need to promote their product range in what is a very large and competitive market. Every parent of a young child knows just how many baby care products there are, from rusks and cereals, to nappies and wipes, to rash cream and skincare products, to baby clothes, the list is endless.

Portrait of three months old baby girl wearing pink winter hat
With baby modelling there is plenty of time for naps and feeds.

While starting your baby on a path towards a modelling career might be the last thing on the mind of young parents, a baby modelling photo shoot can be a lot of fun for parents and baby alike. It’s clear from the feedback from parents of baby models that it’s a lot of fun for everyone.

From a Baby Model Mother…”I started my baby modelling at two months, and during the teething months she was very noisy and we couldn’t take jobs on. The thing to know is that when your agency contacts you regarding an assignment you can actually accept or decline. I found that the most important thing was having a good portfolio for my child and keeping her pics up to date, that way she was more likely to be selected from pictures rather than having to attend lots of castings”.

It’s not so much that parents dream of their little baby becoming a model, just that it’s a great experience all round. The photographers and art directors who run the photo sessions are great at working with young babies and anxious parents, because they’ve done it many times before.

The Models Direct team do their very best to put parents at ease, there is plenty of time for naps and feeds, and they love meeting some of the other parents getting involved. The baby needs to be photogenic and it would be also good if they were quirky with plenty of character as they’ve got to have a sparkle about them. Temperament is also important; they’ve got to be good natured and sociable to put up with meeting lots of strangers.