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Meet Our Models- SAMANTHA ENGELBRECHT

TO SEE SAM’S COMP CARD AND AGENCY PROFILE GO TO: http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/samantha-engelbrecht/

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been……has definitely been the John Frieda Floral Curls job. I absolutely loved how they made my hair look so similar to Rihanna’s. The nation had to vote what hairstyle they loved the most, I received so many compliments which was a nice ego boost, as I love doing make up but not so great with hair!

2) I have been a model with Vision model management ……about a year and I have booked some great jobs. I have been booked for a JOHN FRIEDA online commercial, and also a JOHN FRIEDA stills shoot and also for SMIFFYS. I have attended many castings so far with Vision, the best one so far was being sent to VOGUE  offices for the BRIDES MAGAZINE casting, which was shooting in France!!

3.My favourite type of modelling job is ……beauty, I love seeing all the different looks the make up artists create, and how different my face can look for each style they choose. It’s really interesting to see another persons interpretation of your face, and what they can bring that you may have not noticed before.
4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is ……being paid to be creative in front of the camera, I love wearing expensive clothes, and taking on different persona’s, and it so rewarding when you’ve worked with an amazing team and you get your photographs back and you love them.

5. The best advise I would give to a new model is……..to stick with it, you will experience rejection, competition and make mistakes, but in the end you will find what works for you, and to not try and be someone else, to work on your own strengths.

6. My daily routine consists of…….I try to be disciplined and take care of grooming, such as skin care, hair care and gym, though some days its hard to fit it in. I think to myself if I just walk some where instead of drive, take extra time to go through your skin are regime. But most importantly always take off your make up at night so you don’t wake up with spider lashes in the morning.

7. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is……Modelling in London is definitely an achievement and a job not everyone can do. I’m originally from Weybridge so when I go back home and tell people about what I’ve been up to I realise what a big deal it is and it makes me feel that I’ve accomplished something. In London your in the heart of where its all at, so its easy to get to castings and parties etc…

8. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting…..To prepare for a casting you have to make sure your portfolio is up to date, I use a tablet which makes life a lot easier. A good tip is to tone up the grooming and tone down the styling, don’t wear too much make up if any you want to enhance not cover up. And be yourself, people love models with personality.

9. I am happiest on a job when I ……have great people to work with, we all share the same idea, you have a connection with the photographer so you can go into free flow instead of being bound. And all round its just a great day at work.

10. If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….‘Temperley’ … I’ve done a few fitting with them and a showroom modelling job for them with Daniel Sandler but I’d love to model their wedding range, I love dressing up as a bride!

11. I would describe my style as…..I would describe my style as quite simple, I wear a lot of black as I think its flattering, I guess I am verging on quite rock as I love a bit of leather and boots.

12.My favourite high street stores are ‘Cos’, ‘Uniqlo’ and ‘H &M’

13.When I am not working I like to….. hang out with my friends and go to see plays, cinema, go for dinner, gigs. I also like to discover new things recently went to a comedy night which was amazing, and I keep up with Time Out to see what’s going on.

14. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….’Work B*tch’ by Britney Spears, I love it, its such a gym song and is great for pushing you to keep going when you want to give up.

15. My Role model is…..‘Charlize Theron’ she started off as an actress and was born in Johannesburg near to where my Dad’s side of the family was born and live now. She is incredibly beautiful but doesn’t just use her beauty as her only currency, she is smart, strong and successful and that what I really admire in women.

16. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. I would love to visit a lot of places in the world, but I’ve always been really curious about Cambodia, I would love to go as it seems a bit different so different from London.

17. In five years time I will be….I would love to still be modelling but also acting also. I’m also quite interested in Psychology, so I’m wondering if there’s a way I could find a way to combine my 3 main interests. Possibly a coach of some sort as I know a few who have helped me when I was first starting including ‘Michelle Paradise’.

Samantha’s agency profile can be seen here http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/samantha-engelbrecht/ Call us in the office on 0208 945 5784 if you wish to book Sam, or email us at info@visionmodels.co.uk

 

 

Meet Our Models- TOM COULSTON

TO SEE MORE OF TOM’S PROFILE GO TO HIS AGENCY COMP CARDS AT  http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/tom-coulston/

1.I have been a model for….around 10 years

2.My favourite type of modelling job is…photogaphic campaigns

3.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……creating great captures that people appreciate

4. The best advise I would give to a new model is……..keep at it and don’t give up! 

5. My daily routine consists of……. Keeping fit, eating well, living life with a smile

6. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is…… No job is ever the same and you are always meeting new people and get to  travel to great places

7. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. Always make sure I wear appropriate clothing and take my port-folio and model z cards

8. I am happiest on a job when I …… I am surrounded by inspiring like-minded people

9.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….Armani campaign would be cool

10. I would describe my style as…..Trendy/classic

11.My favourite high street store is……H&M

12.When I am not working I like to…..work out and go to acting classes

13. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….i love THE COORS from back in the day…major crushes 🙂

14. My Role model is…..late Grand Father

15. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Australia

16. In five years time I will be….A successful tv and film actor

Meet Our Models – KAREN BENGO

To see more of Karen’s comp cards go to her full profile: http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/karen-bengo/

 

1.I have been a model for…. modelling professionally 2years

2.My favourite type of modelling job is…. Editorial shoots

3.The most rewarding thing about modelling is…… for me is working with a wide range of extremely talented people and the mood board / ideas and concepts

4. The best advise I would give to a new model is…….. Learn each and every corner there is about this industry , do your home work about designers, MUAs, bloggers, photographers and learn your niche as early on as possible !

5. My daily routine consists of……. A daily jog and yoga

6. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is……Modelling in London really gives you a range of work  , there is work for every model be a face model , editorial , lingerie , commercial modelling- the list goes on!

 7. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. Look at the brief and rearrange your images or add images . For example if I am going for a beauty product I will add more beauty shot and if I am going for Editorial I will add more of these images.

8. I am happiest on a job when I …… When the photographer really gives direction and pushes me to give what they need rather than settling! It’s better to be given harsh feedback than not get the shot!

9.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….That’s a hard one hmm Balmain, because I am that woman he designs driven strong, passionate but also Lancôme for beauty shoot !

10. I would describe my style as….. Effortless chic

11.My favourite high street store is……Urban outfitters

12.When I am not working I like to….. Act , as I am currently trying as an actor but I have a very strong background in dance.

13. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….The Saturdays – ‘What about us’

14. My Role model is….. Mum and model would Nykor Paul , actors – viola Davis

15. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Egypt

16. In five years time I will be….A very successful model and actress

Meet Our Models- BRIDGET PICKERILL

 

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been……Working for EAST as they are such a lovely team of people to spend the day with.

2.I have been a model for…. About 7 years.

3.My favourite type of modelling job is… One that requires me to go somewhere completely new.

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……. The opportunities it gives you for travelling, meeting great people and having a different experience on every job.

5. The best advise I would give to a new model is……..enjoy it, even if you are lost abroad with no ability to speak the language and no idea whats going on it is a privilege to have that variety in life so make the most of it!

6. My daily routine consists of……. a workout, maybe a run, I also work as a personal trainer so usually training clients, maybe a casting, many an hour on the tube….

7. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is…… the opportunity to meet such a diverse range of people, people with different personalities, different achievements, different goals and passions…..endless inspiration from meeting new characters all the time

8. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. I try to pick an appropriate outfit, make sure I know where I’m going and take a mirror in case the wind tunnels off the tube, leaving my hair in chaos!

9. I am happiest on a job when I …… can tell everyone is happy with how the job is going and everyone seems relaxed.

10.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….whoever was doing something I liked at the time. This constantly changes for me.

11. I would describe my style as…..relaxed

12.My favourite high street store is……Urban Outfitters

13.When I am not working I like to…..get outside. I love to run, hang out at a lido if its sunny, go to the park, go on holiday to the beach, go out to new music, go to festivals….

14. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….‘Lets go surfing” The Drums – it is a perfect singalong!

15. My Role model is….. any of a variety of people I have met along the way who use their efforts to raise money for causes that are important to them. I have a couple of friends running marathons and more for charities close to their hearts and I find their achievements and dedication inspirational.

16. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Brazil

17. In five years time I will be….fitter and healthier than ever

SEE BRIDGET’S AGENCY PROFILE HERE http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/bridget-pickerill/

 

 

Meet our Models- MAGGIE SARAI

TO SEE MAGGIE’S  AGENCY COMP CARDS AND FULL PROFILE GO TO: http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/maggie-sarai/

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been……Shooting for SLEEK MAKEUP!

2.I have been a model for…3 years


3.My favourite type of modelling job is…
Beauty editorials

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……Inspiring others to pursue their dreams

 
5. The best advise I would give to a new model is……..Don’t take rejection personally!
 
6. My daily routine consists of……. Get up, exercise, reply/send emails, castings/shoot/fashion show, after-party and bed.
 
7. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is…… I love the buzz of working in London. I love how easy it is to go from casting to casting. In general, I love meeting other models and creatives – everyone ends up knowing each other
 
8. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. I workout regularly, daily facial scrubs, drink 1-2litres of water per day and try to get 6-10hours sleep a night so I’m ready for a casting at anytime. Top things to take are my  port and high heels
 
9. I am happiest on a job when I …… Get the shots the photographer is looking for. Also when there’s a great team on board.
10.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….Miu Miu! I love their campaigns!
11. I would describe my style as…..Preppy
12.My favourite high street stores is……New Look and H&M
13.When I am not working I like to…..Spend time with my family and friends. We’d catch a film, go to the theatre, shop or go out for dinner14. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is….Justin Beiber ft Nicki Minaj – Beauty & the Beat
15. My Role model is….. My mother. I’ve learnt a lot from her. She gives me the best advice and she’s always there for me to lean on.
 
16. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Seychelles 
 
17. In five years time I will be….Modelling and shooting high profile  commercials. The sky’s not the limit!

Meet Our Models- MARIA MOORE

TO SEE MARIA’S FULL COMP CARD AND AGENCY PROFILE GO TO: http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/maria-moore

1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been……Modelling Bobbi Brown for QVC

2.I have been a model for…. I’m a newbie, nearly six months now

3.My favourite type of modelling job is… I’m new to it and just loving every opportunity I’m getting, I loved a bridal shoot I did at the end of last year. Trying on the dresses was a lot of fun.

 4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is…… I love the creative people you meet and experiencing different places

 5. The best advise I would give to a new model is…….. Be patient, you are not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, but as long as your doing your best and happy with what your doing and putting out there, that’s all that matters.

6. My daily routine consists of……. fitting in gym sessions and dance classes. I trained for three years so its something I love!  As well as working and spending time with my friends as much as I can.

7. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is…… The people! And the city is great!

8. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting…..  Gym- I see my PT and have a good work out and then get a good nights sleep.

9. I am happiest on a job when I …… am working with good fun people and feel relaxed

10.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be…. My dream would be to be a Guess Girl!

11. I would describe my style as…..Classic, I like simple pieces and like to keep things to a minimal. I also love anything  black.

12.My favourite high street store is…… Zara

13.When I am not working I like to….. Dance, dinners and lazy film days.

14. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is…. Lionel Richie- guilty pleasure.

15. My Role model is…..  I’m obsessed with Rosie Huntington Whitley but I look up to family members and friends more than any celebrity

16. The place I would most like to visit in the world is….  New York, I want to go next Christmas

17. In five years time I want to  be… Happy and Healthy.

 

Meet Our Models- KATY HEFFERNAN-SMITH

TO SEE KATY’S FULL PROFILE GO TO http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/katy-heffernan-smith/

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1.My favourite job for Vision Model Management so far has been…… Vodka Revolution bar filming…being filmed having fun drinking cocktails and shots!

2.I have been a model for…. 4 years

3.My favourite type of modelling job is…filming adverts

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……seeing the end product especially if its been hard work  and it pays off by making a front cover etc!

5. The best advise I would give to a new model is……..don’t be disheartened when agencies wont take you on, keep going! And keep testing with different photographers! 

6. My daily routine consists of……. I try to do a Spirulina face mask everyday as it is so good for tightening/brightening the skin and is completely natural either mixed with water/coconut oil or honey!

7. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is……meeting lots of new creative people!

8. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. get an early night and have a good pamper!

9. I am happiest on a job when I …… am working with a really nice team of people!

10.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be….Dior or Guess

11. I would describe my style as…..cute, all black and can change from glam to urban chic depending on my mood!

12.My favourite high street store is……Topshop

13.When I am not working I like to…..Sing,listen to music, go to the cinema, hang out with friends, dine out!

14. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is…. Taylor Swift – Shake it off! (it was homework not for my own pleasure)

15. My Role model is….. Alicia Silverstone because she is beautiful, successful and has used her fame to help animals and of course Beyonce!

16. The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. I would love to go back to the Caribbean!

17. In five years time I will be…. recording a 2nd or 3rd album and touring as a pop singer, living the dream! And to own 2 sausage dogs!

 

Meet Our Models: DARRON GIFTY


1.I have been a model for….
 5 years

2.My favourite type of modelling job is…  On a Catwalk….. the longer, the better.

3.The most rewarding thing about modelling is…… Someone ELSE does my hair for me! Ha, no I think the most rewarding thing is generally working with equally driven people, who wanna get the most out of a shoot day.

4. The best advise I would give to a new model is…….. Follow your own path. No-one else’s.

5. My daily routine consists of……. Huge breakfast – Gym – Castings – Read – Few episodes of ‘Come Dine With Me’ – Dinner – Bed 

6. What I most love about modelling in London and modelling in general is…… I love that London has so much variety when it comes to fashion. As a model I love dipping in and out of trends and the city attracts fashion culture from all over.

7. Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. Prepare: St. Ives Apricot Scrub  Take: My Lucky Ring!

8. I am happiest on a job when I …… Nail it within the first hour, obviously hahaha

9.  If I could do a shoot for any designer, it would be…. Alexander McQueen

10. I would describe my style as….. 1/2 Vintage 1/2 Boho

11.My favourite high street store is…… Urban Outfitters

12.When I am not working I like to….. Cook

13. The Cheesiest song on my iPod is…. 2 Become 1

14. My Role model is….. Soo many! But Christina Aguilera is a constant.

15. The place I would most like to visit in the world is….  An untouched remote Island

16. In five years time I will be….  Just as happy as I am now if not better 😉 x

 

Meet Our Models – AYESHA DE GARCI

To see Ayesha’s comp card go to her profile at http://visionmodels.co.uk/profile/ayesha-de-garci/

My favourite type of modelling job is… where I can smile lots and have creative fun with the whole team.

The most rewarding thing about modelling is…… traveling to far and distant lands (even if it is just south of the river!) and seeing myself in a new light with every shoot

The best advise I would give to a new model is…….. to know your market and drink lots of water.

Top things I do to prepare for a casting/take to a casting….. have a good nights sleep and to stay hydrated.

My favourite high street store is…… the internet. The world of fashion at my fingertips.

When I am not working I like to….. write scripts for film, practice DJ-ing and go to the gym with my friends.

The Cheesiest song on my iPod is…. Jennifer Lopez – Jenny from the block. I can even do the dance too!

The place I would most like to visit in the world is…. Cuba and Zimbabwe

Meet Our Models – Jessica Tinkler

We have worked with Jessica on many shoots for high profile clients, including M.A.C.Cosmetics and Fragrance Direct. She made the insert in the stunning VINTAGE LIFE magazine, and was also the main showcase at London Fashion Week S/S13 for the incredible Jane Bowler – and featured in a fashion video, a showcase and attended LFW!!! Starting as a New Face, Jessica has recently been moved to Mainboard based upon her fantastic client feedback and professionalism. Go Jess! Here is an insight into her world…

1.My favourite job i have done with Vision Model Management is……The Jane Bowler AW13 fashion film shot by Zoe Hitchen shown at London Fashion Week, M.A.C Cosmetics and the Fragrance Direct video commercial.

2.I have been a model for…. 3 years

 3.My favourite type of modelling job is….where there’s a large group of us on set

4.The most rewarding thing about modelling is……building up the photograph as a piece of art

5.If I could do a shoot for any designer if would be….. Alexander McQueen

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

7.My favourite high street store is… Topshop

8.When i am not working i like to…..watch tv, talk about feminism, look at dogs online

10. In five years time I will be….a dog owner

11. My role models are …Jenny Holzer, Jenny Saville, Sarah Lucas, Brit Marling, Greta Gerwig, Natasha Walters, Malala Yousafza, Caroline Criado-Perez, Tina Fey, Lena Dunham, Julia Gillard, Miriam Margolyes, Vic and Bob

12. The place I would most like to visit in the world…Southwest China where matriarchal traditions are still practiced