Okay so I think I just got hit with (what I believe to be) a once in a lifetime opportunity to break my way into the entertainment industry.
I was approached by a young beautiful woman today who continually complimented me on my style (when I KNOW I look like shit today) She kept asking me if this was my only job, if I work weekends, if I'm going to school, etc. Now at the time I thought she was hinting at asking me when I'm not working so we could get together.
I'm 25, 6'5, thick head of hair, and she was clearly a 'trophy' wife in her mid 30's (We get those a lot here) probably dating a fat, rich, businessman who can't get it up.
Anyway to make a long story short, she asked me to come down to the set this weekend and talk to their current stylist about being a stylist.
I don't know if this is how it works or what's going on, but if it's legit I would be interested in perusing this career.
Are any of you stylists? Do you have any advice or knowledge on the subject at hand? How can I prepare myself to get the position without coming off like I know next to nothing?
Pic Related: He made it from browsing /fa/
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sounds like you about to get scammed
even if it's legit, there's no way someone would give you an actual styling job right off the bat. i'd expect you'd just be transporting racks of low-tier clothes around
I'm not sure how it can be a scam if I haven't signed up to do anything. I'm still deciding weather to go or not. I'm less worried about being scammed and more worried she's trying to just fuck and not give me a job.
And she's not giving me the job off the bat, she wants me to meet with the hair stylist or something and discuss things with her.
I won't do anything for free.
whats his name again?
last time I searched about him /fa/ was not mentioned at all, he gave some story about how his gf broke up with him and he sent some modelling pics to get back at her (spoiler: when he became a model she came back)
I reccomend checking out a lot of fashion blogs that cater to the style of the client.
It sounds like you work in a shop for old business men, try to find other stores similar to yours. Then find stores at a higher price. Most people like to be dressed in things not easily bought by others.
him coming back
He is mentioning his gf in these threads, and it was originally his intention to make her jealous
It also makes sense that he wouldn't mention 4chan on anywhere other than 4chan in helping him out
his official story seems to be he sent them in to try make his gf jealous
he cut us out the deal /fa/
Study hard, have a flawless image, attend fashion events to develop connections.
Then you can either find someone to do the photography part of your photoshoots and build a portfolio from that, or simply apply at agencies as an intern or something.
Alternative (long but guaranteed way) is graduating in Fashion Design, and having perfect grades in related subjects and just putting your work out there (or developing rep with your professors in hope they'll send you to big companies).
Story time, I had a gay black friend with some fierce style. The kind of guy who could be a model if only he was tall enough. We went on vacation to NYC, and on our final day were invited to a party out in SoHo in this dudes loft.
This guy promised us he'd buy our next ticket out (he wanted to fuck my friend bad I imagined)
he brings us to the party and pretty much shoes me out of the way while he grabs my friend and takes him to a separate room.
so the whole time I'm like, "great this guy is fucking my friend. I skipped my fucking flight for this." after like 2 hours, and a failed attempt at wooing some anorexic model I go into the room to see them both on the computer watching youtube videos.
Turns out the guy was a photographer for Macys and was looking for a stylist. He was showing him videos of shoots and asking what he would change. He ended up hiring my friend and now he's a stylist for Disney Channel.
Sincerely? I've been in the field for 5 years and with the exception of models, it's almost impossible to suddenly 'get lucky' in the fashion industry.
Nobody with a sane mind would hire someone off the street to do the most important part of a photoshoot. You can have the best photographer, set, model and beauty department in the world, and it will still be a shitty photoshoot if the stylist doesn't know what he's doing.
But you CAN get lucky enough to become like... assistant, intern or some position to help the big guys, though most of what you'll be doing is run around with clothes and take care of models.
Actual fashionfag again (>>8496637)
That is an extremely rare occurence, like I said. Mostly because nobody would be willing to risk a company's image with some dude who could do wonders on his first shoot, then murder their image on the second one.
Some photographers DO look for random stylists though (that's how I got my first job) but you're then basically tested to an extreme before they can have an opinion on your work (assuming you don't already have a homemade portfolio or similar).
Props to your friend. Some people just have "it" in them, all they gotta do is find someone crazy enough to give them a shot.
That's like asking "would you work for Alexander McQueen as his personal coffee boy"?
Some people might go "meh, I deserve better than being the nanny to this megalomaniac faggot", but others would kill a man for this oportunity.
It's all a matter of how much you want it.
I'd just be a little wary of their final intentions if I was him, like... Will they allow me to grow inside the company if I prove I have "it", or are they just feeding my dreams and laughing behind my back because I'm now their permanent well-dressed slave?
OP here, took the trip off because posting mobile.
It's a fairly new television program, I've looked it up and it's a legitimate company, they even just got syndicated. I just don't want to show up and leave my job just to be a lackey. I would however like to use this opportunity to break into the industry.
As a stylist?
Meet some beginning models with potential, befriend a photographer or two (with a solid base), find someone that can do magic with makeup and hair, and go to town in a pretty setting.
Do it for fun, but as if the Gods of Fashion personally requested it.
Then upload everything to a clean, professional site, and when you have enough material (4-5 photoshoots styled by you are a good start) try to apply as an intern at friendly companies.
What kind of program?
Also, tripping to avoid confusion. If anyone else has questions related to this (or to the fashion industry in general) feel free to ask, I'll be monitoring the thread for a while.
my brother is 16 years old, 6"0(still growing) and has a good body(it could be like an SLP model's body if he loses weight, or he could just have a good ottermode body if he goes to the gym), but he has an average face, can we still try to make him become a model? not a runway model, but maybe one of the average/above average models you can see on magazines/online shops?
Depends on the company, but it's mostly assistant work. As you develop your skills, they'll usually let you do small but more important tasks like helping pick pieces for outfits, asking for your opinion on stuff, etc.
Be prepared to do some meaningless work too, like setting up appointments and just standing there and watching people work. Patience and attention to detail are two things you MUST have.
Again, depends on the company. If it's for a brand, the stylist is the person who will pick the clothes that best translate that collection, so that the photoshoot makes you go "ooh, I want to see more of this".
If it's for TV, it's mostly complimenting a character's personality through their clothes, be it fictional or real.
See above. And it depends on the kind of program (news, fiction, reality tv, etc).
like I said above, he's not ugly, just average(a couple of friends of mine said he's cool and/or attractive too, but we both know he's not an 11/10, but maybe a 7/10 for sure)
I asked because I often sees magazines or shops where the head of the model is cut out off the pic, thus focusing only on the body
Not giving any names, but I'm sorta multitasking some projects.
>waiting on some materials, was asked to personally design some clothes for a celebrity (singer/performer)
>being the middle man in a possible partnership between an international fashion event and a fashion school/institute
>prepping for some photoshoots in a new studio
Most clothes are either lended or gifted to us, since it's a win/win for both parties.
We mostly only buy stuff that's gonna get altered or destroyed in the shoot.
As long as he has striking features (can be his expression or just looks) there's always a chance. Many below average models are picked for the single fact they have a great bitch-face.
BUT, as a thought, many professionals refuse to work with underage models because we unfortunately have some terrible stories to tell.
I have a droopy left eyelid and it really stands out in photos. Hopefully I can get it sorted, but is this a huge deal breaker?
I really want to get into modelling. I'm 5'11" at the moment, not ugly, I've been told I have a nice body quite often (skinny, not built).
I'm going to cop some stuff from Clinique to make my skin better, but I'm curious.
I'm early 18, I'm fairly certain I'll get taller.
I'm taller than my mother but my father is quite tall, only thing is I'm labelled "unhealthy" on my BMI and such, I find it incredibly difficult to gain weight.
I work with a team, so we usually sit down and decide together who we're gonna use.
The only kind of model I refuse to work with are the ones who bitch about changing their hair or nails.
People hire models based on the whole package, not a single feature. Unless it really throws off your facial structure or something, it shouldn't be a problem. Post pics?
Worst case scenario, you can get it surgically corrected, it's an easy procedure.
post a pic of your face or else all i have to say to you is
too many god damn faggots on this forum who think being a model is their dream job and actually believe they have a shot despite being average height, just above average looking, and having abs. you called yourself "not ugly," the fuck does that even mean? you're skinny, not ugly, and 5'11"
ON WHAT PLANET DO YOU THINK YOU HAVE A SHOT AT BEING A MODEL
I work with both, but mostly females.
And only with models that have previous experience or people I personally know (not being mean, but I've met my share of crazy people in this field).
I suggest you look for an agency and try see if it works out.
Also you do realize that even fucking trunks is a model, right?
There's another model called Fallow I think and he's basic as shit.
i never wanted to be a model man, i'm going to med school in the fall so i couldnt care less. honestly all the delusion is just annoying as hell. not ugly, droopy eyelid, average height, skinny...jesus christ if that's all it takes to be a model then i could be a fucking supermodel
this is exactly my point. if someone as fisgusting as trunks can model why are you all obsessed with being models? is it so you can just say "im a model" when people ask what you do? if you're not attractive it won't fucking matter. you think anyone cares when trunks says "heh yeh i model"? no, because he's still an ugly cunt
> previous experience
I did some really shitty freelance work when I lived in NY
>I personally know (not being mean, but I've met my share of crazy people in this field).
I totally understand that.
>I suggest you look for an agency and try see if it works out.
The agencies around here are all that, "Pay for our special photographers," crap.
I may not know much but I know that's a scam.
he said 6'5" in the OP and clearly the shirt is rolled up atleast once. or may be not because trhe shoulders fit horribly so he's probably wearing the wrong size.
>looks good m8
really? thaat fit is fucking awful. samefag?
OP here, yeah man the fit is bad, I already said earlier I was surprised I got any attention like this. On my long shifts I just dress like a scumbag so I can sit in the back and browse 4chan.
So this isn't real life?
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First of all, look for real agencies, I doubt there isn't at least one where you are.
Alternatively, befriend a photographer, do some pics for fun, and send them in. You can even try agencies outside your area, if you have good features, distance won't matter.
Attend fashion events if you can, dress well and try to get to know people. Don't push the fact you want to be a model, let it happen.
Congrats, she saw your aura. That's the sort of fit I wear when I'm not giving a single fuck. If she was amazed by that (and assuming your real fits are better) you're gonna slay it.
Either way, big or slicked back as a hair stylist I can say it's about symetry. OP probably goes to an expensive salon and has the stylist just do whatever will look good. You want your hair to be half the length of your face for perfect symetry, and from what I can tell that's what is going on in the first picture.
Wearing ALL BRAND ERRYDAY is the only sure way to look tryhard.
You have to pick a personal style that suits everything about you and your everyday life, instead trying to fit into a style just because you think it's cool.
Mine is Heroin Chic, it's convenient and comfy while still making me look like I'm ready to go out and party. I'm pale, really thin and average height (think small junkie faggot) and it works well. If I suddenly decided to dress dadcore, it would look ridiculous on me, like a costume.
Have been away from them for a couple months (social life got killed by projects) but yeah.
Before enrolling in fashion design I used to work with nightclub management and as a host (read: I was one of those silly "night personalities")