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Our Offices: London and Brighton

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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BRIGHTON: 

 

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!

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

Matthew Williamson London Fashion Week

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…

[Photos sourced from Google Images]

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…

Meet Our Models – Tenika Mahoney

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This month’s feature is our lovely model: Tenika. She is a regular at the agency, and frequently attends our catwalk, commercial and beauty magazine castings. We booked Tenika for the French Connection Catwalk, and she had fantastic client reviews- we loved working with her! It is great getting to know our models, and having an insight into their model lives, see her’s below:

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management has been……Modelling French Connection’s Spring/Summer ’13 collection at their head office show.

2.I have been a model for……3 years professionally

3.My favourite type of modelling job is….High Fashion editorials

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……Getting to travel the world!

5.If I could do a shoot for any designer if would be…..Christian Dior

6.I would describe my style as…..Simple But Chic

7.My favourite high street store is…Topshop

8.When i am not working i like to…..Go to the gym or chill with friends

9. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….Nelly – Hot In Here

10. In five years time i will be….Living in America furthering my career in modelling and hopefully within Casting!

Meet Our Models – Tom Mather

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management has been……MEN-U men’s grooming campaign and a shoot for the up and coming photographer Nadia Ryder

2.I have been a model for….About a year

3.My favourite type of modelling job is….Catwalk – it feels like more of a performance. Or quirky editorials.

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is…… The variety, and lovely people you meet.

5.If I could do a shoot for any designer it would be…..Burberry with Cara, Eddie and mini Beckham-  ha!

6.I would describe my style as…..Eclectic

7.My favourite high street store is……oof Levis?

8.When I am not working I like to…..Go out for nice dinner’s

9. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….That’s a hard one – there’s a lot of questionable music on there.. I am a bit of a secret one direction fan.. :/

10. In five years time I will be…. As happy as I am now!

 

Festival Fashion

Summer may not have yet properly arrived in the UK, but festival season most certainly has. With Glastonbury bearing its muddy presence over the last weekend, and plenty more to come, here we will showcase some of the best festival fashion, whether you spot yourself, or get inspired take a look at some of the outfits below…

 

There was a large amount of floral print, tassles and denim, with a number of biker and leather jackets spotted on those less daring to bare all in the typical British weather. Wellies were also a regular (no surprises there) and hi-tops were the second most popular choice of footwear, following the more urban trend.

Which fashion outfit did you like best?

Meet Our Models – Ciaran Connolly

The subject of this months Meet Our Models is Ciaran Connelly, from the men’s mainboard:

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 and 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.

Kate Moss new campaign for Versace

Super iconic Kate Moss shows she simply keeps getting better with her new Versace campaign. Sporting beautiful brunette locks and sultry eyes, she poses with a trio of handbags and a fur shrug to promote Versace’s Autumn/Winter collection.

Versace revealed that the campaign is, “stripped back to the raw power of the clothes and models. There’s no set, no distraction, just the provocation, glamour and attitude of our fashion.”

This isn’t Kate’s first gig at Versace this year, and she has had a long-standing working relationship with Donatella and her late brother Gianni Versace (who died in 1997.) Her timeless and iconic look always works perfectly for the campaigns, see some of the images below…

 

Brighton Fashion Week

Residing in the beautiful residence of St Bartholomew’s Church, an aura of mystery and charm was added to the event creating a majestic charm and atmosphere.

We went along to see the Sustain Show on Friday, which was an entire show dedicated to sustainable fashion in Brighton, showcasing a whole range of designs from contemporary sports-wear to elegant evening gowns and an assortment of ready-to-wear clothing. The show highlighted the talent of eco-fashion.

One of the designers we were most looking forward to seeing was Anja Crabb whom our beautiful Alyse Kimsey did a shoot with recently and her collection certainly did not fail to disappoint.

 

Anja is an incredibly successful designer and since having moved from Germany to the UK in 2004, has designed for PUMA, interned for Christopher Raeburn. Her recurring theme within design is ‘memory’ which she feels allow for meaning and personal expression, both of which were evident in her BFW collection.

 

BFW had several show day’s taking place at  various venues over Brighton, with the finale at Churchill Square from brands such as  Accessorize, Bershka, Blue Inc, Debenhams,  Dorothy Perkins,River Island andWarehouse.

The week was absolutely beautiful and a real chance to showcase the City’s fabulous talent in a great venue.

 

Anna Carradice shoot for dressed by Fifi

Our beautiful Anna Carradice was recently selected for a shoot with the gorgeous fashion brand ‘Dressed by Fifi.’ Known for its catwalk and wardrobe styles at High Street prices, Dressed by Fifi is an online women’s fashion boutique offering a mix of eclectic statement styles and chic seasonal-must haves. The shoot with our Anna was beautiful with a range of stylish on-trend outfits, and chic Audrey Hepburn-esque dresses as well as funky tees and shorts.

View some behind the scenes shots here…

Dressed by Fifi have a fab collection of popular independent designers including the likes of Tempest, Lavish Alice and Sugarhill Boutique on their site, and stock everything from dresses to blazers, to skirts and accessories. Here are some of the finished shots… Check out dressed by Fifi’s website here…

 

 

Isabel Marant for H&M

H&M are known for their collaboration with prestigious clients and celebrities, and the newest is sure to excite the most avid fashion fan. For Isabel Marant is bring her insouciant Parisian style to the Swedish High-Street brand, with a new collection of clothing and accessories for both men and women.

Speaking of the exciting project, Isabel says “I aim to create something real, that women want to wear in their everyday lives, with a certain carelessness, which I think is very Parisian; you dress up, but do not pay too much attention and still look sexy.”

isabel marant guest designer h&mIsabel Marant is known for mixing a range of different elements in her collections, creating an effortless and urban style, that makes her a highly contemporary designer. H&M creative advisor Margereta van den Bosch says of the collaboration “She [Isabel Marant] has a fantastic eye for ethnic detail and the rare ability to create something that people really want to wear. We are sure the H&M customers will be enthusiastic about this Collection.”

Isabel joins the recent line of celebrities including David Beckham, Karl Lagerfield, Stella McCartney and Beyonce to team up with the brand, all of which have been highly successful and favoured among shoppers.

Watch the video about the collection here…

Cara Delevingne to host DKNY party

It’s always a great time when two of our favourite things come together, and this is true case for prestigious designer brand DKNY and model of the moment Cara Delevingne, when she hosts a party to celebrate the launch of DKNY’s new revamped logo.

10 artists from 10 cities around the world (from London and New York, to Dubai and Tokyo) have been commissioned to add their own spin to the motif and the creations will be showcased in a number of different forms, such as sculptures, billboards and kiosks. London will showcase a giant 3D artwork which will move between secret locations until 12th June where the official celebrations will take place. Cara will act as host of Club DKNY where she will unveil the artwork in London’s Lambeth joined by friends Rita Ora and Iggy Azalea whom will put on performances during the night.

Principles by Ben de Lisi beachwear Collection launched

It seems that summer is finally here (better late than never!) and that means it is time to leave those jackets and boots firmly shut in your wardrobe and to think about your beachwear. And the revamped Principles by Den de Lisi’s collection (designers at Debenhams) is one sure to cause heads to turn on the beach.

With chic classic shapes and statement prints on every type of swimwear you could possibly need, (shaping bikinis, hatler neck one pieces, bandeaus) you will be spoilt for choice! And if looking for a perfect cover up, the beautiful kaftans can carry you effortlessly from beach to the bar, then because of their ‘not-just-for-holiday’ dress wrap, they can carry you all the way back to the UK too!

Indulge in your excitement for summer and check out the collection here

 

Chloe Jade Green A/W Collection

After the Success of her first collection in May, Chloe Green Daughter of Sir Phillip Green, has released another shoe collection for TOPSHOP. With the signature, jade green sole (giving louboutins a run for their money!?) Chloes second collection carries on her passion for super high heels, but has also introduced flats, boots, as well as scarves and jewellery. Our favourites are the ***Thunder Wedge lace courts (top right). You can shop the collection here!

 

Celine and Tom for Nadia Ryder

Celine and Tom were recently booked for a shoot for talented South-East London photographer Nadia Ryder (see her website here).  Nadia is a creative portrait photographer with an impressive portfolio of clients beneath her belt- with work appearing everywhere from Bizarre Magazine and Exalt Magazine to a shoot with Kids in Glass Houses. She played around with monochrome and a sleek, yet simple tailored look in this shoot, and Celine and Tom suit it perfectly.

To book Celine or Tom call us  on 0208 945 5784.

Celine and Tom for Nadia Ryder

Celine and Tom were recently booked for a shoot for talented South-East London photographer Nadia Ryder (see her website here). Nadia is a creative portrait photographer with an impressive portfolio of clients beneath her belt- with work appearing everywhere from Bizarre Magazine and Exalt Magazine to a shoot with Kids in Glass Houses. She played around with monochrome and a sleek, yet simple tailored look in this shoot, and Celine and Tom suit it perfectly.

To book Celine or Tom call us on 0208 945 5784.

Jess for Jane Bowler AW13 fashion film

Jess was recently booked in to feature as the main model for the Jane Bowler’s AW13 fashion film by Zoe Hitchin.

Jane Bowler _ AW13 from Volt Magazine on Vimeo.

Here is the review written by the magazine:
‘Diamonds are not always a girl’s best friend. Jane Bowler has a passion for inexpensive and mundane objects and, like a modern King Midas, she turns them into gold transforming the materials through experimental processes. Hand dyed plastics and innovative heat forming techniques make way for a unique approach to fashion design with a fun yet sophisticated edge. VOLT are pleased to introduce you to Jane Bowler’s world with this film by Zoe Hitchen. Enjoy it!’ words by Virginia Achilli

To book Jess or inquire about our models, call us on 0208 945 5784

Meet Our Models – Claire Kabbani

Claire has worked with us on several beauty assignments, namely modelling for M.A.C cosmetics and additionally for Nina Ubhi for Asian Bride Magazine. Claire was the main model in a 6 page insert which is a fantastic achievement! Her main profile is http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/claire-k/ See below for the questionnaire with  Claire this month for our MEET OUR MODELS feature!
1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been……modelling and appearing in Asian Bride Magazine for MAC
2.I have been a model for…. 7 years

3.My favourite type of modelling job is…
beauty jobs and commercials

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……working with professionals and being able to meet new and interesting people is always fun!

5.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be…. either Dior or Chanel

6. I would describe my style as…..chic and sophisticated but relaxed at the same time!

7.My favourite high street store is……definitely Zara!

8.When I am not working I like to…..spend time with friends and family, travel, cinema and going out for nice dinners

9. My Role model is….. my mum 🙂
10. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Seychelles

 

Emilie Osborne for MAC baking beauties

We at Vision Model Management love MAC, and were so pleased for our beautiful Emilie Osborne when she was selected for their Baking Beauties event.

The MAC baking beauties collection is packed full of every delicious colour you can imagine from pistachio creme to mooncake, to pink buttercream. It ensures you can find the perfect mouth-watering shade for eyes, face, nails and lips. The face powder comes in exclusive cupcake patterns, lipstick boasts devils food and raspberry swirl shades and the tinted lip balm is simply scrumptious!

For the event Emilie showcased beautiful make up looks expertly applied by MAC professionals.

This is one deliciously sweet-treat you don’t have to eye the calories for! 

 

NME Awards 2013.

With the annual NME Awards last night, all the coolest celebs from the music industry hit the red carpet at London’s Troxy, in their Wednesday best. Here at Vision Model Management we love checking out award ceremony style, especially when it comes to seeing what the hottest home grown talent has to offer. Here is our pick of the best of last nights red carpet style.

 

 

 

London Fashion Week Street Style

Vision Model Management had such a fantastic time at this year’s AW London Fashion Week. There was so much style and creativity, a buzz of excitement  and great opportunities for new designers and ideas.

It was beautiful to see and we are really proud to have been part of LFW as our models were booked for several shows. We will update you with the photos soon!

What we love as an agency is seeing the trend in personal expression showed in the wave of street fashion that occurs during LFW. So, along with the buzz of seeing the designers and main shows, we also love spotting the great style of people who attend the shows, or who work with the productions, or  fans of LFW. From couture ideas to high street interpretations, we can gain inspiration from all of the styles and pick out elements that will be more personal and representative for us.

So, whilst we were at the various shows and arenas, our lovely Kat took the opportunity to go scouting for some great street style and spotted some fab trends. She scouted at Somerset House and the Topshop Show space at Tate Modern and snapped fashion talent during the 5 day event.

She met and talked to all sorts of people excited about the week, from designers, fellow bloggers, stylists, and even spotted some fashion royalty!

Below are the pick of our favorite wear-able street style outfits, what do you think? There is such a great mix of couture with high street, and a beautiful blend of vintage with modern pieces.

 

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British Vogue Editor Alexandra Shulman!

 

 

 

LONDON FASHION WEEK AW 13

We  love this time of year, when all of Fashion Royalty gather together to see what Britain’s hottest designers have been busy creating the past few month’s. As fashion fanatics ourselves, we want to share with you our pick of the best of the London shows!

DAY ONE:

Felder Felder:

Felder Felder have used a beautiful array of textiles, to create a very chic, textural collection. We love the layers of chiffon mixed with faux fur and latex.

 

PPQ:

This seasons PPQ collection is like raiding through a vintage shop, we love the mix up of different era’s of vintage this collection has. With 60’s style hair and make up, the collection combines 70’s prints with 60’s and 80’s silhouettes, creating a fun and quirky look, true to PPQ form.

 

DAY TWO:

Moschino Cheap and Chic:

We love this seasons Moschino cheap and chic collection, combining oversized suit jackets in metallic, animals prints and sheepskin with tapered trousers for a really edgy tailored look. We want to wear a Moschino suit to the office everyday!

 

David Koma:

In true David Koma form, this collection is beautifully structured with strong fabric choices. We love the silhouettes used, with structured necklines and wavy skirts. With a very sophisticated use of leather, the collection has a very heavy feel to it.

 

House Of Holland:

We Love the detailing in this collection, with fluffy cardigans, strong prints, and ruffled hemlines. House of Holland have taken granny chic in its best possible form.

 

DAY THREE:

Matthew Williamson:

With a fantastic use of colour, combined with metallics and fringing this collection is right up our street. Matthew Williamson, known for his used of textiles, creates a gorgeously sophisticated collection, with a beautiful use of layers. We want every piece!

 

Paul Smith:

Tailoring never looked so good. This collection from Paul Smith, offers classy and sophisticated office wear. We love the red Metallic trousers with a crisp white shirt!

 

Topshop Unique:

As big high street fans, we always look forward to what Topshop Unique has to offer in the high fashion stakes and this season is no exception. We’re going to be combining oversized jumpers with flowy skirts, and metallic leathers for the rest of the season.

 

DAY FOUR:

Tom Ford:

This seasons Tom ford collection is full of patterns and textures. With an interesting use of lacy blacks combined with fuchsia and royal purple, there is nothing dull about this collection, every piece is full of detail and excitement.

 

Burberry Prosum:

Keeping up there classic image we love the romantic essence Christopher Bailey has brought to Burberry this season. With a really classic use of animal print, and sheer shiny fabrics, we love everything about this collection. Look out for the gorgeous twist on the signature rain coat.

 

J W Anderson:

Nobody does simplicity and silhouette like J W Anderson. With a beautiful use of autumnal colours, it is all about the shapes and detail in the collection. Subtle draping and coloured panels make the the simplicity of the collection come alive. With a great choice of matt and shiny, furry and smooth fabrics, we love this collection perfect for day wear.

 

DAY FIVE:

Simone Rocha:

Drawing inspiration from her grandmothers Simone Rocha’s collection has a lovely classic feel to it, with dropped waist lines and crochet detailing, this collection oozes modernised granny glamour. With a simple colour scheme of powder pink, black and white, focus is on the garment shape and textures of the fabrics.

 

Roksanda Ilincic:

The colour scheme used in this collection is really what stands out to us. A really unusual combination of mint green and powder pink, with burnt yellow, alongside shiny black. There is a lovely use of contacting fabrics as well as colours, with faux furs, wool, pvc and treated lace. Ilincic drew inspiration from fairy tales for this collection, and there certainly is an essence of fantasy, with a contemporary edge.

TOPSHOP Winter Collections

We always get excited when TOPSHOP bring out a new round of collections and this is no exception.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galactica is a futuristic, space aged collection, combining sci-fi prints, think space nebular and starry nights, with metalics. Sequins and glitter add a glamourous feel to the collection. Shapes are structured and boxy, layering a oversized printed jumper over a skater stkirt, creates an edgy, feminin look. Star trek never looked so good!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rock-coco combines an effortless grunge rock look, with Renaissance glamour. The main colours in the collection are black and deep royal blue, red and purple, with beautiful gold detailing to add a majestic feel. Lace and beading create texture and embellishment on structured body con shapes. Laser cut leather and embroidered floral prints adds a gothic element, to create a great baroque look.

Charlotte Free For ASOS

We’ve been obsessed with American Model Charlotte Free since we were sent the latest copy of The Asos magazine. We Love her look, especially the pink hair! The shoot is beautiful too, showcasing some of the best party looks, for the christmas season. We love the idea of combining sequin dresses with pastel coloured faux fur jackets, printed leggings with netted tutu skirts, for a fun original christmas party look! Check out the video shoot here: Charlotte Free For Asos. All the garments featured on the shoot are available at ASOS.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lana Del Ray for H+M

Lana Del Rey – Blue Velvet

We Love the Video for the latest H+M Collection featuring Lana Del Ray and her new single Blue Velvet. The Clothes are beautiful too and are in store now! Check it out by clicking on the link above.

London Fashion Week S/S13

With London Fashion Week coming to an end we were very impressed with the talent showcased. Here is just a small selection of our favourite Designers and collections of this years event, you can see all the collections at the official LFW website http://www.londonfashionweek.co.uk/

Christopher Kane

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Koma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louise Gray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mary Katrantzou

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holly Fulton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erdem

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Images courtesy of Catwalking.com

 

TOPSHOP A/W Collections

It may only be August, but we’ve already started thinking about our A/W wardrobes, and we are loving the four new collections from TOPSHOP. The first collection, Sensationalist, has a very sleek yet slightly gothic essence to it. Very Glamourous in an edgy way, black and grey mixed with warm metallics, create a very sophisticated and sexy look.

We’re loving the knitwear in the second of the collections Scandi Girl. Mix soft pastel jumpers with printed shirt dresses and knee socks for a cosy autumn look. Lots and lots of layers.

Take a trip back to the swinging sixties, with the third collection this season from TOPSHOP- Factory Girl. Combining over sized tweed jackets with pencil skirts and simple jumpers creates a very casual and feminin look. Try skinny jeans with patterned tops for a MOD feel, or team a demin shirt with a leather skirt and a trench coat for an edgy, elegant look.

Pennsylvania is our favourite collection from the  TOPSHOP A/W season. Taking very boyish, androgynous shaped jackets and teaming them with very delicate laced skirts and big over sized jumpers, creates an ultra feminin look with a very cool casual edge. Team with ankle boots and little frilly socks, to create a perfect balance of femininity and androgyny.

 

 

Images Courtesy of  TOPSHOP.com

Summer Festival Style

 

The festival season is apon us, and so we took a look at the worlds most glamourous music event; Coachella. With everyone from Katy Perry to Kelly Osbourne attending, Coachella really is one of the style events of the year. We’ve picked out some of our favourite looks from the festival, for some summer style inspiration.

 

One of our Favourite high street stores, Urban Outfitters have done a great festival inspired summer range. Combining vintage prints with contemporary shapes, you can recreate a cool Coachella look. Whether you’re   attending any festivals this year or just looking for something new, check out Urbanoutfitters.co.uk and get 15% off! (see website for details).

Images Courtesy of Urbanoutfitters.co.uk, Vogue.com.

New models this Season for Vision Model Management

New to Vision Model Management in 2012:

 

-ANN HOANG

 

– LANA 

 

– KIMBERLEY COOPER

 

– EMELIE STENMAN

 

– LEONA LOVE

 

– AMY WILSMORE

 

– SUSIE W

 

– EMILY ROGERS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

London Fashion Week

There are those few magical times of the year when fashionistas, designers and the biggest names in style accumulate under the same roofs for what can only be described as the most important days of the year- this is of course Fashion week. And as ever, February fashion week was no disappointment!

There were a fantastic array of shows, including from Vivienne Westwood Red Label, whose psychedelic make-up and coloured collection stuck to her originial (but never boring) demure roots. We loved i

Also out to impress were Orla Kiely,  Matthew Williamson, Mary Katrantzou, and PPQ, all of whom put on an impressive and inspiring show and did London proud!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our personal favourite was the  House of Holland collection, with front row celebs such as Alexa Chung, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Jamie Winston.

The range has amazing foresight, was a beauty to watch and was the show everone was talking about. We were particularly excited about the  mix of tweed, 70’s crochet knits, pom pom knitwear and 60’s shift dresses. Absolutely gorgeous!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A very interesting week indeed!

 

IMATS 2011

Having been to last year’s show I was looking forward to the much anticipated IMATS 2011 ( International Make Up Artist Show) There were talks from Make Up Gurus, amazing products to buy, and lots of talent showcased.

 

As the resident Make Up Artist at Vision Model Management, I am always on the lookout for fresh new creative ideas for our clients/shoots, innovative products and to network with other artists. This show did not disappoint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The highlight of the show for me was Terry Barber for MAC COSMETICS and the unforgettable hour long performance of creative genius Alex Box – a four look application set to music. The variations were incredible, innovative and a joy to watch. She is a genius!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A great show in all, I recommend the show to Make Up Artist’s or anyone who is interested in make up and wants to shop for new and fantastic products!

 

New Website!!

So, after months of hard work our new website is finally live…. with a rebranding to boot. Vision Models is now Vision Models Management.

And we are very happy with the result. We realised that our clients and our models needed more from our website and we rose to the challenge. Now all our models have their very own dedicated profile pages with direct links to their profiles.

Models, feel free to post your links to facebook, twitter etc.

We have also added a search function so if any clients are looking for a model with a certain hair colour or height you can search for them.

And if you are a new model looking to join our books then you can fill out our online registration form.

And we also have this fabulous blog where we can wax lyrical about all things modeling or any current model news. We are really pleased with the new site but if you have any feedback at all then please drop us a line. We are always happy to hear to hear your thoughts.

So here’s to a fantastic 2011 with loads of happy clients and happy models.

Vision Model Managemen