LITTLE MISS BONNE STRANGE!
German born International Fashion Model, Stylist and Photographer Bonnie Strange shows up some of her work in her ever growing Album ‘PEOPLE ARE STRANGE’.
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Many do not realize it, but there are a variety of careers in fashion to choose from–the field is not limited to designers and models.
Fashion designers work with all different types of fashion, from bridal gowns to swimwear. A degree from a fine arts university or design institute, such as the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in L.A. or Parsons in New York City, is the best way to get into this career.
Modeling is one of the most sought after fashion careers, but it is not easy to attain or sustain. Models must meet strict requirements to get work, and the industry is driven purely by aesthetics.
Modeling agents may also represent makeup artists, actors and fashion photographers. There is work for modeling managers around the world, and many even start their own management companies as opposed to working for established firms, such as Ford or Elite Models.
Fashion show producers typically work in major cities such as London, Paris, New York City and Los Angeles, but there is work available in smaller markets too. Production companies, such as Sobol in Miami, Florida, are responsible for planning and executing fashion shows and events.
Publicity and Marketing
Fashion publicists and marketing experts generally work with fashion brands, designers and show producers to get them media attention and increase public awareness. Some publicists also work exclusively with famous models.
Fashion photographers, such as Jason Christopher, Derek Blanks and Richard Warren, help models develop portfolios, but they also shoot work for magazines and commercial websites. Those who take this fashion career path can find work around the world, in cities of all sizes.
Original Source: eHow By Marie Dockett, eHow Contributor
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A fashion stylist develops the image of certain people, from models to celebrities, for print, television and movies. Many stylist graduate from college with associate’s or bachelor’s degrees in fashion design, fashion styling or related major, but there are plenty of fashion stylists without formal training. If you’ve got the gumption to work on your own and the skills to make someone look good, this is the job for you.
Determine on what kind of styling you will focus. You can work with wardrobe styling, celebrity styling, print or television styling, or all of them if you prefer. Because styling tends to be such a competitive industry, you’ll find that full-time stylists branch out as much as possible, and might even do work in fashion editorial and public relations to make ends meet. Get ready to multitask.
Study up. If you want to become a stylist, you’ll need a healthy balance of coursework and real-life experience. Because getting the gigs is based primarily on your portfolio, and not on your resume, consider this background knowledge a personal step. The Parsons School of Design, Fashion Institute of Technology and London College of Fashion (see Resources) all offer specialized courses for the budding stylist.
Consider shadowing a stylist as an assistant. By watching someone working in his field, you’ll pick up tips and tricks, and contacts as well. Check Craigslist.org for “Intern Wanted” advertisements in your city, or contact magazines and television stations to find out about open positions in the wardrobe department.
Prepare your style focus, or your niche, after getting experience in the field. Every stylist worth his salt can whip up looks that make him stand out in the crowd, from Patricia Field to Rachel Zoe. Go with your strength, from girly to glamour, and then refine it in the next steps.
Develop your portfolio. Work with a volunteer photographer and models to begin getting samples of your work to show to clients. Students or fledging photographers will be interested in your skills as a stylist to add depth to their work, and you’ll need sample photo shoots to round out your portfolio.
Look into agency representation. If you are able to sign on with a reputable agency, you’ll not only garner higher wages, but you will get higher-profile gigs at a more reliable rate.
Answer job advertisements and cold call companies that represent your areas of interest. The more persistent you are, the better. As a freelance professional, you will need to get the word out about your services.
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