Model FAQs!

So many people email me asking about modelling that I have decided to set up a little section called Model FAQ. I can’t possibly answer all the emails individually, because I simply don’t have the time! Same goes for personal requests for skincare recommendations or shades of makeup for certain skin-tones; I wish that I could respond to each and every question, but even if I had full-time help (which I don’t) I wouldn’t even get through a fraction of the requests!

So I am going to be posting up advice on the modelling industry. How to get an agent, what the ‘requirements’ are for a good working model, how to avoid the pitfalls and things to be a bit wary of. I hope that this helps some of the hundreds of girls who have emailed in, and for the rest of you it might provide an interesting insight into the world of fashion modelling. I’l’ try and post as frequently as I can on this subject, but please be patient – if you haven’t seen your topic come up yet then wait a little while before leaving a comment with your request!


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  1. Hazel
    April 20, 2011 / 1:48 pm

    Oh wow, this is going to be interesting. It’s nice to see that you are providing an insight for hundreds of girls wanting to enter the world of fashion :) x

  2. felicity
    April 20, 2011 / 3:35 pm

    this is great – I’m not model material, but all your tips and tricks could make all the difference to us civilians ;)
    I’ve just been told that I’m being whisked off on a romantic getaway on Friday night and I can’t get my roots retouched in time – other than wearing a scarf or hat, what would you suggest? I have ash blonde highlights: would baby powder work? Or is paper bag the only option?

    • April 20, 2011 / 4:45 pm

      I always stick an Alice Band on! Failing that, dry shampoo, backcomb, into a high bun but with lots of volume and then a headband for that 50’s kind of look. Think a bit Amy Winehouse but neater! x

  3. April 20, 2011 / 4:37 pm

    The picture isn’t showing up, but if you click it it’ll open in a new window. Just so you know :)

    • April 20, 2011 / 4:43 pm

      All fine here at HQ! Anyone else who can’t see it? x

  4. felicity
    April 20, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Thanks! I will have a go: I do have some pretty scarves but I will have a go with dry shampoo and back combing. I can’t see the image either – have tried in firefox and IE, but it’s not having it.

  5. Kelley
    April 20, 2011 / 5:20 pm

    I can see the image fine in safari!

    • April 20, 2011 / 5:36 pm

      Me too! I have tweaked so hopefully all good now. Thanks! xx

  6. Flo
    April 20, 2011 / 5:46 pm

    Woo! I’m really looking forward to these sections. It sounds interesting – good idea :)

  7. Natalya
    April 21, 2011 / 1:29 am

    My roots are in definite need of a retouch and I have blonde hair with highlights. I love the bumble and bumble blonde hair powder, it’s great for highlighted hair, the batiste blonde tint dry shampoo actually has a nice colour although it’s a little thicker and the klorane dry shampoo is my ultimate fave but it doesn’t cover re-growth as well! Also when my roots are growing out I never wear an even parting I always wear a messy parting that almost zig zags as it hides my roots better and makes my root area blend better! Hope you have a fab weekend lucky lady!

  8. rissa
    July 16, 2011 / 5:16 pm

    you look sooooo pretty in the picture!!!! =D

  9. Darling
    August 18, 2011 / 8:04 am

    I have a question — I’ve already been requested for interviews at agencies but they’ve been local. I’m probably going to end up being more interested in the prestigious agencies..the only thing I don’t know is what kind of makeup to wear to interviews/bookings (the first time they see me). I’m not sure if I could be completely secure wearing no makeup, could you give me your personal advice? Thank you so much, your blog is wonderful by the way <3

  10. susan
    September 11, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    What do runway models eat.. They look anorexic. Are they? Most of them tend to lie about what they eat. They look like they live off diet coke. Can you kind of reveal what goes on backstage at a fashion show?

    • Ruth
      September 12, 2012 / 9:40 am

      How do you know that they lie about what they eat? x

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