What type of model are you??

As we see London Fashion Week draw to a close today you may be asking yourself; “What is the difference between commercial and fashion models??” Or perhaps you didn’t even realise there was one!

London Fashion Week receives huge amounts of media coverage, so if fashion and beauty are your thing no doubt you will have been following the latest looks, trends and updates on social media direct from the catwalk.

Commercial Model Criteria

The criteria to be a commercial model is very different to that of a fashion model, Models Direct represents commercial models and talent and hopefully this blog will explain a few of the differences.

Commercial models are ‘real people’ who have a good look and often experienced in acting, singing, dancing or another talent, they are used to performing to an audience or portraying a different character. The criteria for commercial models is very varied, clients often require a wide diversity in model looks, size, ethnicity, age and location depending on the product or service they are promoting.

Commercial models are used in promoting everyday products, they are appealing to the majority, so the models sourced need to be relatable to the consumer.

How much do Commercial Models earn??

Earnings can vary depending on many factors, models experience, length of assignment and client budget. A good agent will negotiate the best rate for you – commercial models can expect to earn anything from £150 to £1000’s!

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Size Doesn’t Matter After All

With such a huge focus on healthy living across the media it is surprising to learn our waistlines are getting bigger and that the plus size clothing market is worth approximately £5 billion and continuously growing…is it any wonder brands are desperately seeking the next top plus-size model?!

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“Great client, great colleagues, very efficient photographer!”

Congratulations to model Steve on completing another successful assignment with Models Direct – your feedback is so interesting…..

MODEL FEEDBACK

“I arrived promptly for this photo shoot, having checked in advance the detailed arrangements and dress requirements with the client. As a result I was more than well prepared.

The shoot was at a Care Home with 48 private apartments and would involve indoor and outdoor shots. Photo shoots with clients, staff and other models would be required.

A parking space had been reserved for me which made things much easier in terms of carrying my luggage and props into the venue. – ( a nice touch )

The shoot was fairly advanced when I arrived and the models who were booked for earlier shoots were busy working . After introductions with the photographer and creative director I was briefed and very quickly the shoot was underway.

The clients understanding of the assignment was clear and thus enabled a very efficient shoot. So much so that we finished 3 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Great client, great colleagues, very efficient photographer and wonderful organisation by Charlie from Models Direct and the most hospitable client you could wish for.

I would highly recommend Models Direct. Thanks Charlie”

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Get Social with Models Direct

With thousands of followers keeping up to date with Models Direct on social media, isn’t it time you did too?

With the wonder of social media and blogs it’s now easier than ever to stay in contact with our models and talent. The social media team at Models Direct put fresh, new and exciting content on our platforms daily, all to help you develop and launch your career as a successful model or artist.

Models Direct’s Instagram account is updated daily with pictures of our models on assignments, new faces joining the Models Direct books and lots of fun and interesting model feedback videos and #bts pics! It’s a great way to get a better insight into what Models Direct does and the type work our models are being selected for.

There are also a few of the Models Direct team working hard to promote you and daily head office goings on too!

The easiest way to get social with Models Direct is to visit the social media wall – link below:

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You will receive an email every time a new blog post is published. Each blog post is full of information to guide you on your modelling journey and also give you lots of industry and agency news.

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What exactly is a commercial model?

Aspiring models can often be confused in exactly what a commercial model is and what requirements a commercial modelling agency will be looking for  – Models Direct are a commercial modelling agency and explain what their dedicated team are looking for on a daily basis.

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“I highly recommend Models Direct if you are looking to enter the modelling world.”

It doesn’t get more extravagant than to be asked to model costumes made from specialist construction membranes, commissioned by performance costume design students, this is exactly what five of Models Direct’s female models were asked to do!

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Model Reviews of Poundland Assignment

These models had such a great time on their recent commercial video shoot for Poundland in Harrogate – check out their reviews…

“Today I had my first experience with Models Direct, which involved public interaction advertising new fragrances. The organisation and communication meant that the day ran smoothly, meaning I felt at ease with the demands of the job in hand. I would definitely recommend the company to others with an interest for this type of work and it would be a pleasure to experience work with the company again in the future.”
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Is Modelling Good For Your Health?

Health and modelling often go hand in hand, with the media continually scrutinizing models figures, whatever their size, it’s hard to know what lengths models will go to to reach their body goals.

Modelling opens up the opportunity for positive and negative judgments about  your appearance and body, for experienced models this is part of the course and something they have grown used to, but for others it can take it’s toll!

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Models Direct’s Guide to a Stress Free Christmas

OK well ‘stress free’ might be a bit optimistic, but hopefully by following a few of these useful ideas you can relieve a little bit of the seasonal anxiety….

The build up to the big day can be frantic, the pressures are on to make everything perfect, the decorations, the food, the gifts and of course still look your best for all the festivities, why do we stress ourselves out to create the model Christmas??

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Remember, Remember the 5th November!!

#Starpets

Fireworks night is super exciting and the Models Direct team have had lots of fun over the weekend at firework displays, warming up by the bonfire and of course maybe toasting the odd marshmallow – however as an office of animal lovers we haven’t forgotten to keep our beloved pets safe!

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