Essential Kit for Every Model Handbag:
The more prepared you are, the more professional you will be. Being professional regardless of experience and age is essential to survive and succeed in the modelling industry. In an industry as competitive as modelling, these qualities can often determine how much work will come your way. Acting as a professional at all times and being prepared for any situation that may arise will ensure that you get noticed and get booked.
A model should always be prepared. Clients, photographers and stylists appreciate it when you are professional.
It is essential that you are contactable at all times. Keep your mobile phone with you always to receive calls and check your emails.
Always carry a street map with you and make sure to plan how you are going to get to where you need to be.
Always be on time. If you are running late, make sure to let the client know straight away.
When you walk into a room you should smile and greet people pleasantly and show enthusiasm. A great personality is far more important than just good looks.
Be patient. You will work long hours so make sure to bring along a book, a magazines or games to keep you busy for when you are not needed on set.
Have a designated model bag for bookings, castings, shoots and shows. See below to find out what to keep in your Model Bag.
Make-up and mirror
Toothbrush and toothpaste
Natural nail polish
Face wash and moisturiser
White, nude, black underwear
T-shirt bras (incl. Convertible or strapless bra)
Flesh-coloured body stocking
Spare pairs of tights
Book or magazine
Pack of straws