With London Fashion Week taking place right now there is plenty of discussion about ‘Plus Size Models’ and ‘Body Confidence’, it’s a huge subject and something that the Models Direct team have to discuss daily with our clients and new faces joining the books!
People may be surprised, but the average size for females in the UK is size 16, do we feel the ‘majority’ are being represented successfully in the fashion world??
We are delighted for the Burton Family who have just successfully completed their second assignment as a family for Models Direct – Congratulations to you all!
The assignments team at Models Direct received a booking enquiry to find a family to feature in a video shoot for a charity fundraising video for the NSPCC, the enquiries we get vary so much, but Molly knew who would be ideal for this particular job!
The Burton family secured the job and were fully briefed on what they needed to know, by Molly at Models Direct. The video they’d star in was for the NSPCC’s ‘Messathon’ charity fundraising video. Various footage would be taken of them all taking part in messy, muddy, outdoor activities in a park – how easy can it be!
The dress code was comfortable, neutral clothing that they were happy to get muddy!
As you can imagine the Burton Family had a blast, were super tired, but still managed to send the Models Direct team a little video telling us all about the fun they had!
Models Direct disabled child model Maci did not like getting up early for her modelling assignment but it sounds like she was please she did. New friends, fun and lovely flowers made for a wonderful day.
Models Direct baby model Lola looks like she had a great time on the beach for her first assignment! Lola’s mum said this about her baby’s first modelling assignment…
“It was fun and Lola seemed to enjoy herself. She loved meeting new people.”
Fourteen-month old Lola was just one of six models who were selected to take part in a photographic assignment on the pier and beach in Brighton. Luckily the weather was nice and sunny, so the children were able to run around and enjoy the day.
Models Direct client Vintage Kit – a Children’s clothing company – originally came to us to find three models of all ethnicities aged one to four. Photographer Katherine told us she wanted to do the photo-shoot on a beach. It didn’t matter which beach we chose, as long as the models could get to it easily. So we chose Brighton and found three great young models for the shoot.
Soon after, Katherine came back to us requesting three more children – not a problem for Models Direct! So it wasn’t long before another six child models were enjoying a day on the beach modelling the Vintage Kit clothes.
It was the first modelling assignment for baby Lola, and she thoroughly enjoyed it. Both Lola and her mum Tracey loved the sociability of the assignment and met lots of great people.
“It was fun and Lola seemed to enjoy herself, modelling 7 outfits on the beach,” Tracey told us. “She loved meeting new people and it was something different. It’s hard work but fun.”
Even celebs will be seeing our young models on the Vintage Kit website. Amanda Holden is a big fan of the clothing. “…great and playful fabric,” Amanda told Vintage Kit. “Gorgeous very classic designs and most of all remembering we are dressing children not little adults!”
Tracey told Models Direct that her model coordinator Summer (the coordinator) “was very professional, giving us all the relevant information we needed. We had fun and are looking forward to other assignments.”
The team here at Models Direct are really excited about London Plus-Size Fashion Weekend which takes place on 15th and 16th February 2013 – running in parallel with London Fashion week.
This will be the first official plus size fashion weekend in the UK and will be held in the glamorous Shoreditch. This is great news for curvy girls who want to be up to date with the latest fashion and get inspiration from some of the top plus-size fashion designers and retailers all in one place!
The event is foundered by Remi Ray, owner of the blog trapped in a skinny world, and a former student that struggled to be accepted into that fashion world because of her look not being socially accepted. She now designing her own capsule collection and contributing to various other projects that can help other plus-size women to be comfortable in their own skin.
Designers at the event include Simply Be, Syreeta Badu, Live Unlimited London, pauline et Julie, Curvissa and Carolyn de la Drapiere.
Models Direct represent real models of all shapes and sizes so it is great to see that voluptuous women now have a fashion weekend dedicated to them!