Wednesday, 7 June 2017


When I first moved to the United Sates I used to avoid phone calls and only talk to people in person as I found some of the American accents hard to decipher without face to face contact, and the Americans had no idea what I was saying! To be fair where I am from in the UK we do use a lot of slang and most people wouldn't understand 'sommat' means 'something', and 'nowt' means 'nothing'!


        Trying to register my car and make sure I had all the correct legal papers was probably the most difficult thing I faced with a translation issue between British and American English. I had to start learning to translate the 'bonnet' to 'hood', 'boot' to 'trunk' and 'gear box' to 'transmission'! How tiring all that was!

Luckily photographers and models have their own language that is pretty much universal! You have your TFP shoots or 'trades', most likely after showing your digitals or port to the tog via your agent or at a go-see to be able to land the job. Once booked you turn up with a fresh face (didn't you know you don't take your own?) for the MUA or MUHA, and once you've wrapped and you finally get your tears you'll all be happy!

Confused? Did I lose you? Yeah. It's no wonder if you're new to this industry! No matter what profession one may go into there are always acronyms, slang words and jargon. Modeling is no different. Let The Model Educator ease you into the profession by educating you on terms commonly used in the modeling industry to get you one step ahead and more comfortable before you even start! Contact her today via the contact page for a one on one session catered to your individual needs. 

Monday, 13 March 2017

How to Get Started in Modeling

Ever wondered how to get started in modeling?

Here is a link to an article I wrote on how to get started in the modeling industry for a website: 

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

What is in a Model Bag?

  • A brush, hairdryer and a pair of scissors for a hairdresser.  
  • A car and driving license for a taxi cab driver.
  • A saw, hammer, nails and wood for a carpenter.
  • Cement, bricks and strength for a brick layer.

What do all these things have in common? 
They are the tools of the trade for each of the respective jobs. 

Modeling is no different to any other job, despite how outwardly glamorous and un-joblike it may seem to others, and a model needs the tools of her trade! 

Posing and walking techniques are key skills a model will most definitely need to be successful, but her other tools consist of the contents of her model bag!

So what is in a model bag you may wonder? 

Makeup, a hairbrush, charger and phone, black heels, nude lingerie and a black bikini are just some of the things a model drags around in her large purse or bag from casting and audition to go-see and job. 

To make sure you have all the contents you may need for shoots and castings contact 
The Model Educator for a one on one session where she can offer you practical advice and guidance based on her decade of experience as an international model so you turn up to castings prepared and looking professional!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Types of Models

At the risk of sounding like my grandma I will start today off by saying things aren't what they used to be! However, I am meaning it in a good way, and specific to the modeling industry. Gone are the stereotypical and standardized looks and sizes of models from back in the 1980's and 1990's. Today some preconceived notions of what a model should weigh, how tall they should be and what dress size they ought to be do still exist but I can assure you that times are changing as we are celebrating diversity more than ever!

In addition to the changing times there are also numerous types of modeling genres you may not be familiar with, making this industry more accessible to you than you thought – no matter what your weight, height or age! Not everyone is suited to the very slender and tall requirements for most runway or high fashion models or agencies, so lets explore what may fit you better and without you having to change. 

Here are some areas of modeling you may not know about or have considered before:

  • High fashion
  • Runway
  • Catalog/commercial/ lifestyle 
  • Glamour
  • Fit
  • Art 
  • Promotional/spokes-modeling
  • Plus size
  • Showroom or in house
  • Hair modeling
  • Parts (feet, hands, legs) 
  • Pinup
  • Social media modeling/Brand influencers
  • Fitness

The Model Educator has an extensive modeling career which spans a number of the genres above. Here are some examples of her work in a few different categories of modeling.

Catalog modeling

Body parts modeling

Glamour modeling

In house or Showroom modeling

The above list of different types of modeling more or less covers every type of look, ethnicity, height, weight, size, and age. So you may not fit the mold of a stereotypical model but that does not mean to say you cannot do some modeling and get paid!

Not sure on which category you fit into to? 
Always wanted to become a model but didn't know where to begin? 
Parents do you have concerns for your child who wants to be a model? 

Then contact The Model Educator for a one on one educational session to point you in the right direction and help you gain access to the modeling industry!