How to Prepare for Modeling Auditions

While it is true that there are hundreds of perks that models enjoy like being able to visit beautiful locations, getting pampered, attending special event, getting to meet celebrities plus earning thousands of dollars, there is also more to it than meets the eye. It is still a job and you would need to follow the tricks of the trade in order to book jobs.

Even the most famous models in the world still have to undergo modelling auditions. The modelling world requires different skills and talent, it is more than just taking beautiful photos, and it is also about commanding respect and charm, as well as learning how to become professional in every way.

Here are some modeling audition tips

1. Be real.

This means having a genuine love for modelling, for acting out the scenes, for producing works of art. Do not get hooked up on commercial reasons for doing the job. Modelling must be done out of love for what you do, the perks just come in second. Be able to model dresses that real people wear, beauty products that real people use, be able to model a dress that can be worn by all shapes and sizes and then find out the best shape and size for you and promote your assets.

2. During the modelling auditions, select the proper dress.

Never under dress but never over dress as well. Learn what the photo shoot is all about. Present your assets. Select a dress where your body figure will come out and choose the perfect shoes. Be sure that you will look glamorous, up to date and colour coordinated, never appear dull. Take careful attention for your hair.

3. Get advice from fashion experts. Check the trends that are already out in order to avoid it. Watch modelling competitions and reality shows in order to get tips on what you can do. Learn as much as you can read magazines and learn the style and form of clothes that will accentuate your body.

4. Before the modelling audition you have to be able to know if the theme is about high fashion, glamour modelling, petite modelling, plus size modelling, teen modelling, mature modelling, body part modelling like hand modelling and real people modelling. You have to know if you fit the criteria to avoid wasting your time and to be able to develop the necessary skills needed for the job.

5. Advance your knowledge with runaway modelling as well, you have to learn how to walk and strut your stuff with confidence. Practice using different kinds of heels. Spend time practicing at home and on stage.

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Ritu Kumar is one of India’s foremost designers, who have developed a unique style of their own, reflecting the ancient traditions of Indian craftsmanship in a contemporary fashion. With a background of art history and musicology, which has enriched her horizons, Ritu Kumar’s understanding of ancient designs and the innovative use of traditional crafts has created a new classicism. Ritu holds the status of a revivalist in the Indian fashion industry, which has successfully bridged the gap between traditionalism and modernity.

Ritu, who began her work with four hand-block printers and two tables, in a small village near Calcutta thirty years ago, was the first woman to introduce the ’boutique’ culture in India under the brand name ‘Ritu’. Today she has twelve outlets in all major cities in India. Ritu Kumar’s boutiques feature a multifaceted showcase encompassing the very best of Indian design, with specially produced range of high fashion garments and accessories using silk, leather and cotton.

Ritu Kumar’s range of western and Indian apparel is all about traditions and individual talent, and women across the continents can easily identify with her vision of design.

Ritu has gone a long way to redefining the term ‘fashion’ in the Indian context. Most importantly, she has demonstrated that handmade products can be as profitable as and even more glamorous than that of machine, and that Indian fashion is more than capable of holding on it’s own in the international arena of haute couture. Her couture is readily recognizable by its classicism, beauty and finesse. Her design philosophy is based on the premise that everything founded on good aesthetic, cuts across all borders-be they geographical, cultural or otherwise. This very aesthetic is the factor central to the Indian handwriting which underlies her creations. As the world truly becomes a global village, more and more of the elements that make up modern culture are taking on rich hues and ethnic tones. Pluralism is the mantra, while tastes are fast becoming eclectic, be it in music, arts, food or fashion. Within fashion, Indian techniques have increasingly commanded a premium for their creativity, style and finish. The Indian influence on contemporary wear is unmistakable.

In sync with these evolving trends, in April 2002, Ritu Kumar launched her new sub brand, ‘LABEL’. This is a reflection of modern and global trends that shape our lives today. ‘LABEL’ cater today’s woman, who is increasingly independent, discerning and global. It is a modern offering, focusing on the cut, color, drape and feel of the garment. This brand has a universal appeal aimed at today’s mobile lifestyle. It is fashionable, affordable and like all Ritu Kumar products, it is of the highest quality.