Not Everyone’s Piece of Low Calorie Cake: Bare Truth on Promotional Modeling.

There’s one side to life as a promotional model that people see. That side is the stuff dreams are made of. From the travel to the chance to meet interesting people and earn a living at the same time, the glamour can appear intoxicating. Along with these wonderful benefits, there is another side to this type of modeling. Do you think that you have what it takes to be a promotional model? Read on and find out.

Lots of Stamina

Few people outside the industry understand the physical demands associated with this type of work. Promotional models often work unusually long hours. It’s not just about the time spent working at the event itself. There’s the need to get up early for fittings, makeup, and going over the details of what is expected in terms of promoting and presenting a product. Before the first guest arrives and it’s time to smile and greet people, the model has been up and running for several hours.

There’s also the aftermath of an event. The models don’t go back to their rooms once the show is over. There’s still debriefing that must be done, discussions about strategies for the event coming up tomorrow, and many other details to settle. Anyone who is not able to keep up with the pace would do well to seek employment in another field.

Handling Rejection

There has never been a model who is right for every type of event. For every project that a professional earns, there will be several that go nowhere. The decision to not hire a particular model can be based on all sorts of factors. Perhaps the model is too tall, too short, doesn’t project the look that the client wants, or lacks some quality that is considered essential in the minds of those putting the event together.

It would be easy to become discouraged after receiving several rejections in a row. Those who succeed are the ones who develop a thicker skin and manage the rejection with grace. Models who develop this trait are often rewarded in terms of finding a niche in the industry and building a reputation that helps them connect with the right type of client.

Flexibility in the Workplace

Models who have worked as brand ambassadors understand that even the most detailed of plans are subject to change. At the last moment, it may be necessary to change or even discard some aspect of the promotion and go with something a little different. The successful model is able to accept the change, focus on getting the new arrangement down to a science before the show, and make it seem as if the sudden change was part of the plan all along.

Individuals who find it hard to roll with sudden changes are not suited for this type of work. It would be better to seek a career that tends to be more predictable.

The bottom line is that promotional modeling is not for everyone. It takes a person with with a great deal of determination, stamina, and an ability to adapt in order to make it in this industry. Are you that type of person? If so, contact an agency and start building your career today.

Get Hyped for Paris Fashion Week!

Few events inspire the anticipation and fun associated with Paris Fashion Week. As an annual happening that brings the world the best and latest from a number of top designers, followers of women’s fashion will make it a point to be there or at least follow along online. While only time will tell what wonders will be revealed as this year’s lines from each designer are presented, there are already some indications of what to expect.

Fringe Lovers Unite

There will definitely be fringe found in several lines. One that has caught the eye of fashion fans already is found in the line designed by Balmain. Using earth tones, the breezy feel of the fringe is a world apart from the fringed tops and gowns that were so prominent in decades like the Sixties and the Nineties. The graceful lines, off the shoulder necklines, and the fringe come together to create a look that is completely contemporary, elegant, and also a lot of fun.

Boots Abound

Many designers are also presenting designs that include the use of knee-high boots. While these were not exactly the darlings of the fashion world for a few years, the offerings at this Fashion Week should restore the demand for them. Several of Rick Owen’s designs feature these boots, and more than one offering from Balmain also includes this type of accessory.

Black is Once Again the New Black

Most NYC models know that having a little black dress in the closet is a must. It can be dressed up or down for just about any occasion. While black has never completely been away from Fashion Week, it’s making a strong comeback this year. No one does it better than traditional designers like Chanel and Christian Dior, but don’t overlook the contributions of Alexis Mabille and others who bring a fresh and new approach to combining black with other elements to create designs ideal for everything from a formal dinner to an evening out with friends.

Accessories Are Out in Force

Anyone who thought that hats and other types of headwear were passe is in for a surprise. Throughout the week, there will be designs on hand that prove it’s possible to create a unified look from head to toe. While some of the designs may startle more traditional tastes, others will revel in the inspirations behind some of the designs.

There will also be interesting options for handbags, clutches, and jewelry to accent the designs. Trusted names like Louis Vuitton will definitely have a say in what works and what doesn’t this season. Plan on some surprises from other designers that could make you rethink your sense of fashion.

You can bet that modelling agency owners, models, and others who are interested on being in the forefront of the fashion scene will be watching each of the scheduled for the week. With something for every occasion, the designs and their creators are ready to ensure women have the chance to make a fashion statement that will not soon be forgotten.

Can Brand Ambassadors Help Separate You from Your Competition in New York?

New York is a city full of different competing businesses, which can make it very difficult to stand out among the crowd unless your brand has already been firmly established. To combat this problem, it’s a good idea to look into anything that can provide you with an edge brand ambassadors and promo girls are both terrific options, as they allow you to catch customers’ attention with a unique look that can be firmly tied to your specific business.