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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #230

Anonymous Wrote:

Hey Dania! I yesterday got in the WOMEN model agency, and I'll be doing commercials/prints. They said that we'll be doing some professional photos and that I need to bring some clothes to wear. So my question is, what to bring? Thank you in advance :) 

Hi, Anonymous, thanks for the question and a huge congrats on getting signed to WOMEN! While I am greatly flattered that you would ask me about this, my first suggestion would be to ask this question directly to your agent. They won't mind since they are your go-to-people for all things related to your modeling career and will gladly help you out. You'll be better off with following what wardrobe they recommend--after all, they'll be the ones choosing the final images to use in order to market you to clients.

However, I still want to answer your question so that you have both ends of the spectrum or in the event that your agent doesn't have any specific suggestions for you (I doubt that, though). Since you're doing commercial/print, you'll want to consider any/all of these outfits, which are typical for portfolio shoots for this type of modeling:

- Casual Outfit: Nice blouse, jeans and simple heels.
- Casual Dress: Preferably not in a super busy/distracting pattern/design. Sun dresses, sweater dresses and similar styles are ideal. You want something that shows your figure in a flattering way but not something that is super skin tight.
- Sports Related Outfit: This can be yoga pants and a tank-top with tennis shoes, workout shorts and a sports bra or other stylish athletic wear.
- Business Casual Outfit: Slacks and a button up blouse, pencil skirt with a nice blouse or other similar wardrobe. Solid colored bottoms and a solid color or simple design/pattern top are best. Close toed shoes or peep-toe style heels. Avoid strappy, stiletto type heels for business wear.
- Business Professional Outfit: Full on business pants suit or skirt suit with blazer with solid colored shirt. Simple accessories. Closed toed shoes/boots.

I wish you the best of luck in your career and am rooting for you! :-)


FionaAlanna said...

Hey Dania! I was just wondering if you had any tips for doing free-lance modeling? Like, how would you go about finding jobs or getting your name out there? Thanks for your time!

katherine said...

Hi Dania I have a question about snap shots to send to agencies. I was told by an agency to send pics in but to not smile in my pics my first question is why would they ask that. Why would they want a pic with out a smile and my second question is how do i take good pics with out smiling but i don't want to look mean or hard so can you clear this up for me how do i relax my face and still look nice and can you mention tips on how to take a good Polaroid please.

Dania Denise said...

Hi, FionaAlanna! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #232." Thanks for reading!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Katherine! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #233." Thanks for reading!