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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

No More Slipping In Your Shoes

Sometimes the weather doesn't like to cooperate with our wardrobe.  Firebox.com is selling "grippers" to help ladies not slip when it's raining or snowing or if you're just plain clumsy!  They're only about $14 and are offered in blue, pink or black.  There are two studs on the bottom which provide traction in slippery situations.  What do you think?  Would you wear these?

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Agyness Deyn is Back!!

 One of our favorite models, Agyness Deyn hasn't been in the limelight lately so were surprised to see her in the latest issue of Interview magazine.  She left the modeling world to pursue an acting career and married actor Giovanni Ribisi.  We are so excited to see what she's been up to.  To catch the full editorial and see her barely-there outfit, CLICK HERE.  We hope to see more Agy soon!!




Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ASK JOEY: Having a Fancy Camera Doesn't Make You a Professional

First off, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  I hope you had a good holiday - it's time to get back to work!  The questions this week come from photographers.  A lot of you ask how to break into the industry - there's no concrete answer.  Some people work for years and catch their big break after lots of training and working and others land a big gig and are set for life.  The only thing I can really suggest is working with professional photographer and networking with lots of people.  Start off small but make big strides.  I'd also like to say that these days, it's quite simple to buy a fancy camera.  But you need to remember - that this does NOT make you a professional photographer.  Practice makes perfect.  If you want to be a photographer one day, then take a class and perfect your skill!

I'm trying to identify what type of photographer I am or how my photography is classified.  Which direction do you think best fits me?  Here's a link to my new website I'm working on!  

I love your photos!  They scream fashion!  They also show that you understand people.  You should definitely pursue this.  You live in the fashion capitol of the world so start working with agencies.  You can start with their "New Faces" or "Development" departments.  Again, great photos!
I'm a 26-year-old would-be fashion photographer.  I didn't go to school for this and am absolutely clueless on how I can be exposed and so on.  Do you have any advice for me on how to better network and meet the right people who can help me?

I really like your photos.  You seem to be going in the direction of fashion photography.  My advice would be to break into the industry by working as an assistant to a working photographer.  When I was an agent, most of the assistants that I knew became working photographers.  Not only will you get trained, but you will be networking with clients and building relationships.  Remember - it doesn't happen over night.  It will take time, but you're talented so trust yourself and go for it!
I was wondering if you can give me some advice about getting known in the industry for my photography.

These aren't fashion photos.  You need more flair and to be more creative.  Your pictures look like you are doing weddings or senior portraits.  In order to make a name in the industry, you need to work with modeling agencies or work for a photographer who knows what they're doing.  You need to work on your photography skills first - your portfolio needs to be edited.  Practice more!
My name is Fred and I just got into photography and am looking to build my portfolio.  I have shot a couple of models so far and am trying to pick a variety of sizes and ethnic backgrounds.  I would like to get into the model photography field.  Can you take a look at my pictures and give me some feedback?

I hate to say this, but they look like boring shots of your girlfriend on a casual day.  Anybody can do what you're showing me.  I consider photography an art.  You have to work at it and some people just have a natural talent for it.  I would definitely take some classes and focus on lighting and composition.  Work for a professional photographer and see how they work.  With the digital cameras that are out these days, everyone can take a picture.  Re-think what you want to do because there's a lot of work you're going to have to put in.
I would like some professional advice and guidance on my portfolio.  This is only my third year shooting and I want to create an amazing body of work!

First of all, you only have one photo in your portfolio.  You need more.  I don't see anything with your portfolio.  You have to be kidding me.
In the meantime,

Have a successful day!


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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

This is what a $22K shirt looks like

Meet 32 year old Datta Phuge.  He commissioned 15 goldsmiths to create this $22,700 shirt (it has Swarovski buttons as well!).  But why did he do it?  To impress the ladies of course!
I know I'm not the best looking man in the world but surely no woman could fail to be dazzled by this shirt?  The gold shirt has been one of my dreams.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

FYI Cindy Crawford Looks The Same!

 Cindy Crawford recently did a photo shoot with photographer Terry Richardson under the iconic Hollywood sign getting crazy with a bottle of champagne!  The supermodel hasn't aged a bit!  The 46-year-old mother of two has been gracing the fashion industry for years and we're so excited to see her looking amazing.  Check out the photo above from Richardson's shoot as well as some of our favorite images of Cindy.






Meet Our Featured Members of the Month for January 2013!

To kick off the new year, we thought we'd bring back some of our favorite featured members from the past!  We are looking forward to the upcoming year and all of the new features of ModelWire Network!  Remember, if you have any concerns, please contact us at support@modelwirenetwork.com and we will get back to you quickly!  Enjoy these blasts for the past!

Model of the Month:  Kara Gibson


Why modeling?
I enjoy expressing myself through movement and energy.  Modeling is as much story telling as acting and I enjoy both very much.
Who is your favorite model of all time?
My favorite model of all time is Kate Moss.  I love that she doesn't meet all of the standard requirements of a model (i.e. her height), but for what she lacks she makes up for in her strengths.
What inspires you?
Music inspires me.  If there wasn't music I'd have nothing to live to (as opposed to dance to).
What do you look for when selecting a photographer to work with?
I look for hot girls when selecting a photographer.  I would rather be the weakest girl they've got to shoot with.  That way, I'm assured that I'm putting myself in a pool of women that make me look better.  I never want to be the best one in the room, because when I'm not I'm not, I'm not improving my career.
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?  
  My most embarrassing moment professionally would be being too awesome...c'mon guys, please - you think I'm going to have industry professionals read that?!

Photographer of the Month:  Allen Henson


Who is your favorite photographer of all time?
Helmut Newton.  I prefer black and white photos and I love anything with a noiresque feel.  And the sexuality - it's perfect.
What kind of camera/equipment do you use?
Right now I'm shooting with a Nikon D3s and a D300.  I consistently rotate between an 85 and 50 prime lens and a 70-200.  If I light, I use Profoto heads.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
I'm currently in South America.  It's wild.  There's not really any rules here, so it's perfect for creativity.  I don't like rules.
What genre does your work focus on?
Editorial.  I don't really like "pretty" pictures.  I get bored easily.  We have to take pretty picture a lot in this line of work.  With the pretty ones I always feel like I'm boring myself.  The editorial is exciting and it's interesting to me.
What is your most embarrassing moment professionally?
I leave the lens cap on a lot.  I notice immediately but it gets a chuckle out of the models.  I'm absent minded like that.

Featured Wardrobe Stylist of the Month:  Rhett Collier


What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Models are selected based on whether or not their specific attributes fulfill the needs and conceptual components of the project.  This is very integral to the success of any project.
What is your favorite store to shop at?
I don't have favorite stores to shop at.  However, I do love the experiences of certain retail environments.  Opening Ceremony (New York and Los Angeles) on one end of the spectrum to AllSaints, on the other.  I enjoyed eating and purchasing Aesop products at Colette.
What is your favorite project you have worked on?
My all-time favorite project I worked on was "Entre Nous."  It was successfully published three times internationally - in America, London and China.
What is your personal style?
My personal style is classic with a twist.  Gucci black knee-high boots with GAP skinny jeans.  Two favorite personal jackets are one by Jean Paul Gaultier and a navy number by Atsuro Tayama, both purchased somewhere between 2005 and 2006 and a vintage Lanvin-Castillo '50's scarf found in Paris. The best wardrobe style is one that looks good and works well!
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
One of my favorite songs of all times is "Talk We Don't" by Pal.  I have many favorites-old and new.  I love music!

Makeup Artist of the Month:  Rachel Nicks


Why makeup artist?
I have always been an artist since I was young and I love to talk to people.  What better way to combine those two than to become a makeup artist?  Also, I love watching my work in action.  there is no other high than knowing your art is being appreciated.
Who is your favorite makeup artist of all time?
Pat McGrath.  Her vision is impeccable and it speaks through her work.  She truly is an artist and I admire her creativity and passion.  I strive to have her level of knowledge and artistry.
What inspires you?
Art, everyday people and most importantly, my team.  Their energy feeds and inspires my creative soul.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
Good skin, variations of expressions, great eye control, buckteeth (I have a love for buckteeth women) and lastly, someone who is easy going. 
What product can you not live without?
Cover Fx cream foundations.  They are simply amazing.
Do you have any advice for the members of MWN?
Always be appreciative and never forget to thank the team you are working with.

Featured Hair Stylist of the Month:  David Harrington


Why hairstyling?  
I have been cutting hair since I was about 15 years old and always had a passion for it.  I used to cut all of my friends' hair in high school.  It was always something I have totally enjoyed.
What inspires you?
My inspiration comes from the designers, photographers and things I see on the street.  Things I have done in the past.  I am working on a full circle in the industry and I have seen it all.
What do you look for when selecting a model to work with?
One that photographs well.  For me, it's not about how beautiful the person is, it is how beautiful they look from behind the camera.
What is your favorite band or song of all time?
David Bowie.
Do you have any advice for the members of MWN?
Do the best you can do and be professional.