Modeling: Inside Scoop From a Designer Part Two- DO’S & DON’TS of Modeling

Ah, the do’s and don’ts of modeling… do tell!

Thankfully, we have luxury wedding gown designer, Jules Bly back again to serve us some pointers. So let’s cut to the chase!

What are some of your model pet peeves?

“Models wearing body oils/ lotions and deodorants that mark the gowns”

Try one of these invisible deodorants next time you're modeling gowns.

“Models showing up to castings with hair in their face”

Designers need to see your face- straight on and profile. Make sure your hair is pulled back in a low ponytail at castings.

 I’m laughing now, because I’m the biggest offender to this rule! Not too long ago I was at Casablancas trying on gowns. I decided to go in with hair all in my face, because if I’m being honest- I was having a good hair day. Immediately, after I arrived they pulled my hair back. Be the blank canvas they want you to be!  

“Modeling complaining after a long day’s shoot”

Remember, this is when your professionalism kicks in! This is what sets you apart from the other models. Who do you think they’re going to hire for their next big job?

“Eating bread and foods that bloat the tummy right before a shoot!”

 Try this instead.

Try this instead.

What are some of the challenges you face during a photoshoot/ fashion show?

“Keeping the gowns clean --- oil transfers from fingerprints and make-up are the biggest culprits.  It’s especially challenging for me because my gowns are silk.”

 PRO TIP- Bring a silk scarf to place over your face for protection when putting on/changing gowns—shows professionalism

PRO TIP- Bring a silk scarf to place over your face for protection when putting on/changing gowns—shows professionalism

“Must keep reminding models not to bend down to do her shoes because she’s going to crush the gown… You’re dealing with a luxury gown so you have to treat it like a luxury item.”

 MODL behavior contributor, Malia Powers and Founder, Meg Akim modeling Jules’ gowns for Star Advertiser

MODL behavior contributor, Malia Powers and Founder, Meg Akim modeling Jules’ gowns for Star Advertiser

What does a successful photoshoot look like to you?

“Epic, styled, up-market, happy, great lighting that is crisp but soft”

Do you have any advice to models trying to break into the bridal industry?

“Be natural, be kind to everyone. There is nothing worse than seeing girls being catty. Don’t try to do the DIVA thing- we’re all here having a human experience” 

That’s it for this month, but stay tuned because next time I’ll be talking about the business (money) side of modeling $$

<3 Mudra // @mudra_love

Don't be afraid to Demand what you want 

Don't be afraid to Demand what you want 

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