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Our Offices: London and Brighton

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There is a vast difference in the two offices, both architecturally, design and accessibility wise, and we feel this suits the versatility and diverse nature of our client and model needs.

Here is a glimpse inside the world of Vision Model Management…..

 

 

MARYLEBONE: 12 MELCOMBE PLACE, MARYLEBONE, LONDON, NW1 6JJ

Our Main Head office in London is set within Marylebone station itself – a true hidden gem! Due to frequent and excellent transport links, it is a great base for models and client’s to come and see us- and being on the Bakerloo Line we are about 10 mins to Oxford Circus making it easy to travel to for castings or client meetings.

Set within a  Grade II listed building, the internal office building hosts many companies within the creative sector, and was shortlisted for the BCO design awards 2011. 

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There is a perfect balance between the design and how the space works as an office environment. Keeping true to the original use as a part of the railway station, the office is scattered with beautiful vintage train related pieces and signage, mixing a perfect dynamic between the history of the building and contemporary feel.

What we love about Marylebone is the real passion and true commitment to sustainability – the building has recycling practices in every aspect such paper, plastic, cans, food for the Wormery- (yes, there is a Wormery!) along with sensor lighting and low energy lighting which helps us all do our bit, whilst still maintaining a professional and comfortable work environment.

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What we find invaluable and special for the agency,  are the individual private booths and break out sections. These booths enable us to conduct one-to-one interviews with model’s, catch up for a chat with our existing model’s and have informal client meetings. They are a fabulous space, and enable our model’s to get to know the bookers better- which is vital for a smooth running and trustworthy dynamic.  Our team are always told how nice it is to put a face to a name, and it is a great way for the booking team to build close working relationships with the model’s.

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We don’t offer walk-in’s and all interviews are by appointment only, but we arrange informal ‘meet and greet’s’ with new models to introduce them to the agency and the bookers and we like to have regular catch up’s with our existing agency model’s. And of course, there is always cake and sweets available during the meet and greets!

 

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The best thing about the Brighton Office is the location and VIEW !!! We are a stones throw from the famous Brighton Pier and the beach( end of the road!) the Royal Pavilion and overlook the stunning Victorian Fountain, dating back to 1846.

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And of course, there are Seagull’s a plenty and endless supplies of fish and chips!

We are currently building up a healthy database of Sussex based client and models alike, and enjoying the Brighton environment.

For maps and directions to our two offices, see our CONTACT US page on our website http://visionmodels.co.uk/contact-us/

Our team are always on hand and available for any enquiries- please call us on 0208 945 5784 for further information.

 

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Top Tips on how to be a professional model

There is a lot of information out there giving advice to new and established models, so here are our best guidelines of what we think are the do’s and don’ts of model conduct.

Use this as a tutorial, guide or if, like us, you are a fan of lists, you can keep note of the following and tick off in the run up to a casting or a job!

For a casting:

How to Prepare

– Research the client, so that you are aware of their style and the type of job/shoot you are likely to be doing.

– Ensure you know the address and name of person you should ask for upon arrival.

– Make sure you get a good night’s sleep the night before!

What to Bring

– Your portfolio or Z-card

Vision Model Management care about the environment and therefore encourage you to download your portfolio onto a portable device such as a smart-phone or tablet instead of providing a paper version to every job. Your Vision Model Management online portfolio will have been emailed to the client prior to the meeting, however it is helpful to come prepared with your own version in addition.

– Bag essentials to deal with any eventuality e.g. hairbrush, make up for touch ups (if applicable), lip balm, umbrella, phone charger.

What to wear

– This can depend on the client’s wishes (they may ask for a specific dresswear), but it is always a safe bet to wear clothes that are comfortable (you may be asked to dance, jump, roll around) and that are relatively plain as anything too vibrant could be distracting.

– We also advise that you do not wear any obviously branded clothing as this may be seen by the client as supporting a competitor.

– If you are wearing heels, take some flats (or vice versa) as designers may wish to see you walk in both.

What to do during

– Once you are at the casting or job, you should be friendly but professional and most importantly, open to direction.

-Be interested in what you are casting for- ask questions, be excited about the brand!

General Dos and Don’ts:

Do

  • Do keep us up to date with new photos for your portfolio

  • Do let us know immediately if your stats or hair colour have changed

  • Do give notice if you cannot make it to a casting or job

  • A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone and will keep you looking your best

  • Do always keep in contact with the agency and your contact booker- for example, if you are lost or cannot remember the name of the casting director, we can help!

  • Do always be honest – communication and trust is key!

  • Do download a scanning app – this could help with invoicing and general paperwork such as invoices proof

Don’t

  • Don’t be negative about the client or product

  • Don’t arrived ungroomed – nice hair and nails make all the difference

  • Don’t wear too much perfume – an overpowering scent, however pretty, can be very distracting

  • Don’t arrive late

For any further information, see the official Model Terms and Conditions here: http://visionmodels.co.uk/model-terms-and-conditions/. The most relevant information can be found in section 6.

We hope this has made things a bit clearer, but if you should have any questions, do not hesitate to give us a call or send an email, we are happy to help.

Telephone: 0208 945 5784

Email: info@visionmodels.co.uk

Sarah (Betts) and Tasha xx

 

Selection of our best ‘Street Style’ snaps from LFW 2014!

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We love attending London Fashion Week, and this year was fantastic! Although there have been terrible storms and flooding in London recently, the wind, rain and cold did not stop true lovers of Fashion from attending the various LFW shows!

One of our favourite elements of LFW is seeing the fantastic ‘Street Style’ fashions, usually on the forecourt at Somerset House, and this season did not disappoint.

This year, we saw so much creativity, confidence and incredible imagination in some of the outfits, and wanted to share them with you! Here are our best bits of LFW ’14 Street Style

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We were lucky enough to get tickets for London Fashion Week show Matthew Williamson! With Sienna Miller and Paloma Faith sat front row in the audience, it was a privilege to attend.

Taking place at the beautiful Saatchi Gallery in Chelsea, the venue was a perfect backdrop for the cutting-edge, artistic designs Featuring plenty of fluorescent colours and a real retro feel, this collection is sure to be one to watch. Upon arrival, each guest got a chocolate lollipop with #OHMW iced on top and a note asking you to ‘tweet before you eat’; an extremely tasty social media tool! The show was a truly spectacular sight, and the garments were absolutely beautiful, focusing heaving on flowers and summer with plenty of fitted waists, bright belts and oversized sunglasses.

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Check out Matthew Williamson’s website here:http://www.matthewwilliamson.com/

Kilian Kerner Showcase LFW

London Fashion week is going down a storm (literally), but the weather has done nothing to dampen the spirits of fashion’s finest. With hoards of wedges, platforms, converse and Louboutins scrambling (gracefully of course) over the threshold of various London venues, it will be a week many will never forget. Somerset house, the mother of fashion week has opened it’s doors for the likes of Bora Aksu, PPQ, Vivienne Westwood and Marios Schwab, providing a menu enough to fulfil even the fussiest of palette’s.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the Kilian Kerner showcase at the fabulous Waldorf Hilton and to run into the inspirational designer himself (see photo). Now working on his 16th collection, Kilian Kerner is known for using emotion to inspire his collections.  Each of his designs has a story to tell and are essentially a communication of his feelings; this could be seen clearly through the use of colour (very dark next to very light) and the romantic shapes used in the standout pieces (pictured below).

The aspects we loved the most about this collection were the clean lines, intricate detail and the exquisite accessories (especially the statement necklaces). The showcase itself was elegantly presented, with the fabulous space being utilised to its full. Kerner’s signature use of live music came in the form of a classical pianist, complimenting the relaxed but regal atmosphere perfectly.

Our experience ended with a glass of bubbly and a goody-bag containing gorgeous silk scarves. A thoroughly enjoyable and impressive presentation.

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Check out the full collection and more on the Kilian Kerner website here:

 

New York fashion week

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Kicking off the Spring 2014 shows season was, as always, the beautiful New York City. With fashion’s finest members, kitted out from head to toe in designer and vintage gear, flying in from all over to step their red soled shoes upon the famous turf of the big apple.

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From Justin Bieber being sat front row for the Y-3 show, to Harper and David Beckham supporting Victoria at her show, to a fire backstage at the 3CBG Max Azira show, it has, as ever, been nothing short of drama.

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With the 2014 collections boasting a much more carefree and relaxed style than that of 2013, it is doubtless we will glide effortlessly in to the new season.

We just can’t wait to see what London has in store for us…

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Meet our Models: Sian Harriman

The subject of this months Meet Our Models is Sian Harriman from the women’s new faces! Sian

Ciaran’s favourite job for Vision Model Management was the promotional commercial filmed for Revolution. This was a really fun project with the models taking part in a cocktail masterclass! Ciaran was booked along with Katy H, David W, Ella D, Jo W and Katy M. Ciaran is very talented dancer, and so loves doing shoots that involve him dancing and jumping about!

1.My favourite job i have done with Vision Model Management is..  The Revolution commercial. It was great fun an I met some lovely people shooting it.

 2.My favourite type of modelling job is.. When I get to dance and move around on the shoot.

 3.The most rewarding thing about modelling is.. Seeing the finished product.

4.If I could do a shoot for any designer if would be.. Jack Wills as their shoots always look fun.

 5.I would describe my style as.. A mixture of high street brands mixing the odd designer piece in sometimes

 6.My favourite high street store is.. Topman

 7.When i’m not working i like to.. Relax, catch a movie at the cinema, take a long run around regents park.

 8. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is.. Dolly Parton- Working 9 to 5

 9. In five years time i will be.. a millionaire.

L’Wren Scott & Banana Republic collaborate

It may only be July, and it may only be the first peek of sun we have had so far this year, but it’s never too early to start thinking of Christmas right? For there’s a high Street collaboration launching into our clutches just in time to be top of that christmas list.bg-lwren-journey-pic

L’Wren Scott has teamed with High-Street giant Banana Republic to launch her first collection, in an eclectic mix of her signature glamour and the US brand’s relaxed sports aesthetic. The 50 piece range is to arrive online and in selected stores on the 5th of December, and is highly anticipated by high street fans and designer-lovers alike.

Banana Republic’s creative director and executive vice president of design, Simon Kneen, said of the collaboration “L’Wren really understand what a woman loves and wants to wear. Her knack for bringing imaginative versatility and femininity to classic design is something that immediately brought us together as creatives.”

The collection will feature a whole range of clothing, from beautifully made jackets and jeans adorned with peony print, to classic shift dressed and gorgeous blouses as well as an array of accessories such as clutch bags and cashmere blankets- perfect for that present-giving season.

Prices range between £26.50 and £132.90.

L’Wren Scott says “Through this collection, we were able to bring our shared vision to life and the end result is a capsule we’re both so proud to call our own. It beautifully combines the ultra-feminine with wearable polish and will bring a sexy confidence to our consumers.”

View L’Wren Scott’s Autumn/Winter 2014 collection here and keep your eyes peeled for the 5th of December…

 

Paris fashion week

Paris Fashion week is never one to disappoint, with fashion lovers and celebrities alike joining in force to celebrate the beauty that is design. With the likes of Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence and Kristen Stewart among those to step their Louis Vuittoned toes beside the catwalk, it was obviously not a week to miss!

As ever with fashion , there was an abundance of the wild, weird and wonderful- take the Maison Martin Margiela show for example, the models faces were entirely covered by material, and Jean-Paul Gautlier showed a fabulous display of golds and yellows in a variety of textures.

One thing is for sure, whether Valentino or Dior, there was plenty to please the eyes and hearts of the avid fashionista…