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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

From Houston to NYC: A Day in the Life of a Model!

We caught up with fashion model Anna Robertson, a Houston native, currently signed with Page713 in Houston and Q in New York.  Hear what she has to say about her experience modeling and going to NYC!

 
"Modeling should be an Olympic sport. While most people only see the final product in magazines and on runways, those in the industry can attest that the life of a model is no cake walk. This summer I spent an entire month in the city of New York as a new model to attempt to build my portfolio and gain more experience. Along the way, I learned that there are a couple of basic things every model should know when trying to achieve success in such a competitive market as New York.
The first thing I found out is that the life of a model consists of many, many castings. After all, the only way to get jobs is to audition for them. While I hardly feel qualified to give any advice, I did get a chance to talk to a few more experienced models and found out that they all had similar things to say regarding castings. Because castings don’t last more than a few minutes for each model, your appearance and attitude are very important. The best way to dress is simple yet stylish. Things that flatter YOUR body and aren’t distracting. Stay away from things that hide your shape or are too baggy. Your attitude should be friendly and inviting. You should look like you are excited and happy to be there. Most of all, you want to be remembered.
While you’re not running off to castings and photo shoots, there are a couple things to keep in mind in the Big Apple. Because taxis can be expensive and walking can be exhausting, most models make use of the subway system. If you have a smart phone, download Hop Stop, a free app that explains step-by-step how to get to your destination. If you’re stuck on where to stay during your duration, think about subletting an apartment. This can be much more affordable than a hotel.  A great website to check out for this is Airbnb.com.  Most importantly, don’t forget that New York is one of the world’s greatest cultural centers, so be sure to take advantage of all it has to offer." -Anna Robertson




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