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!