Profession fashion model

Fashion models help promote products such as clothes, cosmetics and appliances by posing for journalists, photographers and in front of an audience on catwalks. They have to make sure their appearance is always in order. Fashion models need to look good in front of a camera and strike the right pose.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Make-up techniques

    The various techniques and tools for applying make-up.

  • Photography

    Art and practice of creating aesthetically appealing images by recording light or electromagnetic radiation.

Skills

  • Ensure cooperation among production, costume department and make-up department

    Work with the staff responsible for costumes and make up in line with their creative vision and obtain directions from them about how make-up and costumes should look.

  • Develop professional network

    Reach out to and meet up with people in a professional context. Find common ground and use your contacts for mutual benefit. Keep track of the people in your personal professional network and stay up to date on their activities.

  • Show intercultural awareness

    Show sensibility towards cultural differences by taking actions which facilitate positive interaction between international organisations, between groups or individuals of different cultures, and to promote integration in a community.

  • Attend castings

    Go to castings in order to promote yourself and show your abilities.

  • Maintain personal hygiene standards

    Preserve impeccable personal hygiene standards and have a tidy appearance.

  • Harmonise body movements

    Harmonise body movements in accordance to rhythm and melody, aestetic or dramatic concept, dramatic pace, etc.

  • Promote yourself

    Market one's own strengths in terms of skills and knowledge.

  • Pose in front of a camera

    Perform poses in front of cameras in order to advertise products. Listen to the directions of the photographer or director.

  • Maintain an artistic portfolio

    Maintain portfolios of artistic work to show styles, interests, abilities and realisations.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct research on trends in design commercial photography contact talent agents fix meetings follow directions of the artistic director identify customer's needs meet contract specifications attend dress fittings promote products in advertisements trends in fashion participate in fashion shows