1. Tell us about your biz!
StylingOn is styling agency, as well as, an online platform for stylists to offer personal styling services to people. We have a nationwide presence, and refer clients to stylists in our network regularly.
2. What makes a model most bookable to you?
When I look at the model’s portfolio, I look for pictures to stand out and “wow” me. I should also see consistency in the model’s work, as this will give me confidence that when I book this model, she/he will know exactly how to work the photo shoot.
Models need to be confident, and know how to get into the mental state of modeling the collection he / she is presenting. I can clearly see the difference in a picture when the model is comfortable and confident, and those tend to be the best shots.
3. What advice do you have for models to hone their skills?
Practice and build your portfolio. Work with different photographers to become more comfortable and confidant when on set to learn how to adapt working with different people and styles.
Practice will make ‘you’ perfect. The key is for the model to develop a signature style, which will be your brand. Your brand, as any brand, will grow if it’s consistent, unique, and presented in the most professional way.
Also, be selective of the jobs you take, because you want to make sure you are associated with quality brands. This will strengthen your own personal branding.
4. Anything you want to add?
You have to LOVE this, and have a passion for modeling. This will take a lot of hard work, and there’s really no short cuts. But if you do have this passion, you WILL be dedicated and persistent. Persistency is key to achieving success, you just need to keep trying and not give up.