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Happy birthday to Kate Moss

A 26 year hugely successful career in modelling Kate Moss turns 40 today. Happy birthday Kate from all of us at Every Model Magazine.
Whilst the media appears to be questioning whether at ‘her age’ she has still ‘got it’ or not we don’t think that this is in question!
Kate has recently fronted campaigns by Versace and Rimmel. She is said to be is the fourth highest-paid model in the world, according to Forbes, earning $5.7 million, (4.2 million euros) between June 2012 and June 2013.
Behind the cameras, she will be making her debut as contributing fashion editor at British Vogue, and in April will launch a new collaboration with high-street fashion powerhouse Topshop.

Happy birthday and keep doing what makes you happy.

Love, Every Model Mag x

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Is modelling too tough?

Top model Daria Werbowy has been quoted as quitting the profession because she ‘physically and mentally couldn’t handle it’ anymore.

Do all models feel like this? Is it really a hard graft? Well those in the know will all tell you that it certainly isn’t all glitz, glam and chauffeur driven limos for sure. But a sensible schedule coupled with a healthy diet and lifestyle would be deemed as no more taxing than most other jobs. But maybe if you add ‘celebrity status’ into that equation then it could end up being way too much to handle.

Daria Werbowy told The Telegraph that the “reality of the [modelling] industry and the ephemeral nature of beauty and fame” gave her a certain distance from the world she works in.

Daria Werbowy, who modelled for Mango was considered one of the top 10 highest-paid models of 2013 goes on to say, “I decided to do the minimal amount that I could get away with, because I physically and mentally couldn’t do any more”.
“It’s like, you have everything you want, what you dreamt of is coming true, you can’t buy anything else to make you happy, so then you think, Well, what else is there? And you have to leave.”
It was turning 30 when something shifted for the model who first entered the industry at 14. “I was so relieved. I was like, I can do and say and be whatever I want now-because I’m 30. There was a lot of surrendering.”

The model is now taking time out to enjoy the fruits of her labour, as she is hailed as the ‘world’s hottest supermodel’ on the February cover of US Harper’s Bazaar.
After that, Werbowy will be back to her carpenter boyfriend and Ashtanga yoga lifestyle – “I’m addicted. I stopped drinking, so this is the way life goes” – in rural Ireland.

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A models choice? They don’t know they’re born!

Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger has gone back to her modelling roots by signing a contract with IMG Models aged 60 joining her 18-year-old daughter, Ireland Baldwin, on the established agency’s books.

Basinger’s modelling potential was first spotted in 1969 when she was just 16 and a contestant in a local beauty pageant by Ford Models co-founder Eileen Ford. At first she declined their offer of a contract and instead enrolled at the University of Georgia, only to reconsider months later, leave university and move to New York to begin modelling professionally.

She stopped modelling in 1976 after becoming frustrated with the industry and decided to concentrate on her acting career, moving to Los Angeles and taking acting workshops.

“It was very hard to go from one booking to another and always have to deal with the way I looked. I couldn’t stand it. I felt myself choking,” she has previously said of the job.

A statement made by many a professional working model. It can be draining having to constantly make sure every inch of you is in peak condition. Most people will consider it a choice and not one to be moaned about once made.

But is it a choice? What if the average working model only chooses this because they have, or indeed think they have no other avenue or career path available to them that would provide them with the same level of income? That said, could it ever be considered a hardship?

The old expression ‘some people don’t know they are born’ springs to mind. But what does that mean? Is it just a cover up for good old fashioned jealousy? The expression has many a theory behind it’s meaning. But for the most part it seems to be agreed that it predominantly means that the person accused has something of greater value than their awareness of it. And that said, this equally being a common opinion of those who model, by those who don’t.

Whilst it is a fabulous career and indeed somewhat of an accolade if successful, nothing is just given. We may well be born with looks to achieve it. But that does not necessarily come with the desire to. Equally we may not have the right look and want such a career more than anything else. Or is this simply a case of the grass being greener?

Conclusion

Too much moaning and complaining makes for continued column inches. Everyone moans. We all complain. Nothing is ever going to be ‘fair’ or ‘perfect’. Because if it were, we would all live a life of boredom with no reason for conversation, competition, aspiration or progression.

To those who think Kim is too old to model or wrong to complain about the low points of her career – focus on your own life, identify your own weaknesses and fix those. Leave Kim to sort her own life out any which way she chooses.

To those who don’t believe that beauty pageants are a platform for success in a variety of careers – please read the above.

To those who know nothing about the modelling, beauty or fashion business but claim to be industry experts regardless – 😐

Lots of love from,

Every Model Mag

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Model Lily Cole’s gift of giving

There is never a better time of year to embrace the concept of giving to others. Most of us understand how rewarding this is but how many of us regularly ‘give’ to others and shouldn’t we all do a little bit more of it? Giving without agenda sadly does not appear to be something many of us see day to day. If we had a few more genuine good deeds how much would that add to our lives? It’s not even about the gift given more the very fact that someone else is prepared to give it, and with nothing in return.

Model Lily Cole has created a fabulous social networking App / Website, designed to bring people together and embrace the concept of giving. By posting wishes or offers of gifts on the app, much like you would post a Facebook or twitter status, you too could be part of this giving community.

Clearly the App is monitored so obvious idiots don’t get to post anything other than wishes and gifts worthy of the genuine concept. It does have it’s limitations and offers or ‘wishes’ included on the site cannot be monetary based, violent or sexual.

The idea is to offer or wish for anything you can give or would like to receive for free in your area. The clever App teams you up with your local community and brings people together.

For example you could offer a free service such as a haircut if you are a hairdresser or a manicure if you are a beauty technician. Or you could wish for something and see if a local person is able to offer you it.

To visit the website and be part of this fabulous online giving community click HERE

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Model scams

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Get your facts right!
There has been a lot of press, thank goodness, about model scams. That’s great. The only way to stop scams is by outing the people responsible for them and educating everyone about what a scam is.
Sadly though many people don’t take enough notice of the facts.
Now we are faced with a large number of ‘know it alls’ accusing every agency, every contest and every person they meet as being scammers.
So the modelling industry has to work for free now does it? Nobody can charge a fee for anything right? All photographers should work for the love of it and not earn a wage? Competitions should run for the good of their health and we all live happily ever after?
GET REAL!
If you are going to accuse a business, agent, model or individual of being a scammer then please DO YOUR RESEARCH.
Charging…

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In need of some beauty sleep?

EVERY MODEL needs sleep.

If you are busy working and under pressure to look your best, the last thing you need is an attack of insomnia the night before a job or casting. Dark circles and puffy eyes will not impress your post production re-touching team. Plus you want to feel your best, not just look it.

If mind spinning thoughts, general stress or aches and pains are preventing you from getting a good nights kip then what are your options?

Our editor Ruthie D not only works long hours, but has two small children, two dogs and a horse to manage on a daily basis. So climbing into bed at 1am when she can function no more is nothing short of exasperating when her body falls asleep but her mind remains in an awakened state akin to a ‘surprised faced emoticon’. Under pressure to actually fall asleep knowing the longer it takes the more tedious the day ahead will be is like a red rag to a bull for an active mind.

Reaching for a large gin or prescribed medication isn’t an option for her and neither is it advocated as being a healthy lifestyle choice for anyone. A ‘choice’ may be a bit of a harsh word for sleep deprived souls virtually begging for anything at all to knock them out, even for a couple of hours. WHAT CHOICE? We hear you! But long term we all know that additive chemicals or substances cannot be a positive addition to any lifestyle. Replacing one problem with another achieves the square root of zero!

So a natural remedy with no side effects working for Ruthie really would be a blessing for OH so many people!

After sending the boss home before the weekend with a box of ‘Rescue’ we all waited with bated breath this morning to find out the results.

So…

She didn’t exactly cartwheel into the office or anything but the overall result was evident. Ruthie has had a weekend of proper sleep! And it shows.

Ruthie’s verdict.
“I’m thrilled. A herbal remedy that works, doesn’t drag into the following day by turning me into a zombie and I still get a proper kip. Fabulous. In fact if my meeting with the accountant fascinates me as it usually does I might just reach for it during that as well. Lol!”

Unless you know Ruthie, we can confirm that this is praise beyond praise. The straightest talking, no outward emotion displayed, zero tolerance zone Ruthie, rarely uses the words ‘thrilled’ or ‘fabulous’ in their genuine context. So it must be amazing!

A good nights sleep is a beauty must have before any other. So if you need a little help with that then why not try ‘Rescue night time melts’ and see if you get a beautiful nights sleep.

For more information,
please visit www.rescueremedy.co.uk.

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Model scams

Get your facts right!
There has been a lot of press, thank goodness, about model scams. That’s great. The only way to stop scams is by outing the people responsible for them and educating everyone about what a scam is.
Sadly though many people don’t take enough notice of the facts.
Now we are faced with a large number of ‘know it alls’ accusing every agency, every contest and every person they meet as being scammers.
So the modelling industry has to work for free now does it? Nobody can charge a fee for anything right? All photographers should work for the love of it and not earn a wage? Competitions should run for the good of their health and we all live happily ever after?
GET REAL!
If you are going to accuse a business, agent, model or individual of being a scammer then please DO YOUR RESEARCH.
Charging a fee does not automatically mean something is a scam. Ask yourself this:
What is the fee for?
Have you researched the person or business asking for the fee? Because the only person responsible for this is YOU.
How much is the fee?
Are you a signed model or looking at breaking into the industry?
Have you been told by an industry professional you have model potential?

There are really so many variables involved in starting out in this business that it is vital that anyone wishing to pursue a career does as much research as possible first. This is the same for any career. If you do that PROPERLY then you won’t get scammed. You also won’t accuse the wrong people of being scammers either. And it really isn’t a good idea to upset the wrong people an the industry you want to work in!
For more information and details about modelling check out our website at www.everymodelmagazine.co.uk

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RIDICULOUS EMAIL ADDRESSES

Ah yes, ridiculous email addresses. There is nothing more irritating than searching through your emails for a recent enquiry under the actual name of the person who sent it with not a chance of EVER finding it. But why? Surely searching for the actual HUMAN NAME OF A PERSON would be the most sensible way of quickly tracing a mail right? You are quite likely to find an email quickly that way aren’t you? Yes you are. And let’s face it, most busy working professionals may have the systems in place to file mails in an ‘easy to find again’ manner, but rarely do they have the time.

So, a model booker is sitting at at their work station with far too many things to do for the length of day given, and needs to instantly find an email a potential model sent them last week. But this is NOT going to happen if your email address is called something like, let’s say, “Pwiddyicklefing@ridiculous.com”

HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED TO FIND IT THEN PWIDDY.ICKLE.FING?End result… potential model signing = NO model signing.

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So, “pink&sparkly@highlyembarrassing.com”, what makes you think you would be suitable for the role advertised? I guess it would depend on the business, what role it was advertising etc. But for the world of modelling at a high level? Not a chance!

Seriously though, the modelling industry is a BUSINESS just like any other. Would you apply for any other job under the heading of “I’mthefitone@nobrainer.com”? Just because the modelling industry has a great deal of young people in it, looks like fun and is deemed as glamorous, does not mean that you are dealing with your friends at the end of an email. You are more likely to be communicating with a much older person, a professional, and someone who has the power to sign or NOT sign you. And one who will take one look at your ridiculous email address and either, dash to the bathroom as a response to their utter disgust, and / or delete it spontaneously.

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Oh and incidentally, those who are in the business will know that the above statement ‘looks like fun…’ has a strong emphasis on the ‘looks like’. It can be fun of course, but it is hard work, requires dedication, commitment and self discipline to succeed. That and a huge number of other variables more appropriate for another blog at a later date.

So be professional. Keep your ‘ridiculous’ email address for personal use (if you must). But set up a professional email address, preferably using your ACTUAL name.

To be honest there aren’t even a great deal of your friends who will find your ridiculous email amusing either. Do yourself a favour and get rid!