Walk It Out (Video)

Every model has her own walk. When she’s strutting down the runway, she owns it. With every sway of her body, she commands the center of attention. Ok, maybe on a good day. We’ve all seen those models who look a hot mess once they hit the catwalk. They’re trying too hard trying to work it like Naomi Campbell or they look lost like a kid who can’t find her mom in a department store. You know exactly what I’m talking about. When all eyes are on you, the chances you’ll crash and burn are pretty high. And let’s be real… the way you walk normally is not the way you strut on the runway. You’ve got to not only do the clothes justice but give a good show. The last thing you want is for uppity fashionistas to be underwhelmed after they see so-and-so’s latest collection at New York Fashion Week. The clothes were hideous and the models were soooo boring. Remember, people want to be entertained!

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Real Model 101: What to Do at a Casting (Video)

Hi class. We’re back at it with the next lesson in the series. If you need a refresher, you can get it here. Hopefully you’ve done that homework assignment and now you have a few snap shots you can send to agencies or possible clients. Now let’s move on to the next step. You’ve finally got noticed and now you’re going on your first casting. Wait, what’s a casting again? That’s when a company or agency is looking for a specific model or models to represent their brand based on certain characteristics. If you fit the type, you are called in a a casting office for further review. Occasionally the actual client will be present and may want to see your portfolio, but this isn’t always the case. With castings these days, you’re are normally in and out in a mater of minutes. Seems easy, right. But what do you need to do to make sure you nail it?

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How To Look & Feel Younger (Video)

Do you ever have those days when you feel really old? You don’t have the energy you used to. Everything about your face looks like a Salvador Dali painting. Your short term memory is dwindling away. You don’t know what happened on the last episode of Scandal because you fell asleep 15 minutes after the show started. Or what about this one. When you finally decide to try out the latest fashion or beauty trend you realize that you look like a soccer mom playing dress up in her daughter’s closet. I experienced this the other day when I had to wear super short cutoffs to a casting. Do the kids still call them Daisy Dukes? See, I just aged myself right there. Poor baby, it’s going to be alright. Getting older isn’t something we can avoid, but it doesn’t have to drag us down either.

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How To Look Your Best in Photos (Video)

I’m a professional poser. No, I don’t mean the kind who pretends to be something they’re not. What I’m trying to say is that I’m always prepared for a photo opp. You can catch me in a candid moment and I’ll still look fantabulous. How is that possible? Call it model intuition, but I usually know when a camera’s on me. When I’m at an event or a party, best believe I know that every second could be a picture perfect moment. Sure there are definitely some odd photos of me somewhere on social media, but good luck finding them. I don’t have a staff of folks out there destroying all evidence of bad and awkward pics. If only! This isn’t necessarily because I’m a model or I’m photogenic. I just know what works for me and believe me that took some work. If you’re that person who thinks you look bad in photos, yours truly is here to help.

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Tips For Making Your Legs Look Longer (Video)

For a model, I’m a little on the short side. When I go to castings, I try to wear heels that make me look like I’m six feet tall. But when you put me beside other legit amazons, I’m the munchkin. In fact, when people often meet me they say ” I thought you’d be taller.” Ugh. At least I know that I’ve mastered the illusion of making myself look taller in photos. It’s not just the angle of the camera, darlings. No no. It’s much more. The trick to looking taller is… making sure my legs look long. Aah ha!

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How To Wash Your Bras & Delicates

Lace, satin, and baby-soft cotton. These are the fabrics my lingerie is made of. They are dainty and sophisticated, yet also protects my girly parts. When it comes to washing your delicates especially your bras, you’ve got to take very special care of them. How many times have you accidentally thrown your favorite bra into the wash with your other clothes only to find it warped and shrunken later? Or you’ve got a sweat stain on that white satin bra you like so much and you think it’s ruined forever. The secret to keeping your bras in tip-top shape…do it the old fashioned way and hand wash.

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