Thank you to U Magazine's Colourist of the Year Sabrina Hill for always educating me about new hair treatments to keep my tresses in the best possible condition. You can follow the Kopper team and get in touch with them on Facebook here. I boldly left some yummy muffins with the team, they were mini muffins, which made it totally acceptable to eat muffins in January. And I caught Martina and Sabrina below breaking their January fast ;-)
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I have modelled for 18 years and have been an agent for 10 years and the most frequently question I get asked is 'What should I wear to a Casting?'. The key to impressing at a casting is to relax, be yourself and KEEP IT SIMPLE.
This means no fake tan (which Irish girls unfortunately wear too much of), little or no makeup, hair down and freshly washed, ready to pop it up in a ponytail or top knot if asked and well fitting jeans paired with a plain tshirt. No logos, no bright colours or patterns. Basically, dress so that all the agent sees is you and not loud clothing, bad makeup or tan lines.
Why? Agents want to see you at your most natural, like a blank canvas, so that they can look for the potential that their photographers, bookers, brands and clients need in a model. Natural and fresh faced is key.
Here are some of today's most successful models in their casting polaroids and how natural they look, some almost unrecognisable (like myself without makeup!) but all look super fresh faced.
Following on from my below post earlier this week that luxury French fashion house Celine chose American author Joan Didion to front their new campaign, Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurent has photographed my favourite singer Joni Mitchell at her Bel Air home for their new campaign wearing a tunic from the brand's Folk collection. As a model agent for models of all ages, I am warmed to see the fashion world embrace female icons of all ages and sizes to front their SS15 campaigns. It has been a long time coming!
The original cool girl at the cutting edge of international fashion and more notably, literary royalty, Joan Didion has been announced as the face of the new Celine Spring campaign. The 80 year old notoriously reclusive writer has been featured in a wave of media of late with her memoir book Blue Nights read onstage by Vanessa Redgrave. The campaign shot is by Jergen Teller and I must say, I am delighted to see the French luxury label choose such a successful, beautiful woman to front the brand this season.
With January in full swing, I am being really good with food and exercise all week so I treated us to some homemade cheesecake at the weekend. I figured if it's homemade, it's a little more acceptable....no?
So easy to make and DELICIOUS to eat. Timmy loved it so I am looking forward to making it again already. Hope you enjoy xo