Adam Lambert discusses new style

Adam Lambert talks about his new fashion style:

Glambert told Entertainment Weekly:

“I think there’s a beauty in tacky fashion. Even some of the pop performers of the past decade, it’s real sparkly and flashy and I was trying to do my best homage to the late ‘70s glam rock idea, with the rhinestones and feathers, stuff that was as out-there and ridiculous as possible.
I’ve kind of started to tone it down in the respect that [my look] is not as flashy now. It’s still different and avant-garde, but it’s a bit more chic; a bit more designer as opposed to Vegas. I’d love to work on my own fashion line, accessory line, shoes or something. [But] obviously right now I’m focused on my music.”

Only the strong survive

I will be talking about 10 things every model needs to know for the next week.

The 3rd is only the strong models survive

If you are serious about progressing your career, modeling will be hard work. Many jobs will be fun, but some will also involve working in difficult conditions (cold, wet, etc), wearing uncomfortable outfits, or holding uncomfortable poses for significant periods of time.

Persistence is important. Being a model will typically mean having to deal with rejection and criticism (not all of which will be constructive). You may be told you are too tall, too short, too fat, too skinny, too fit, too out of shape, don’t have the right look, are not intense enough, are too intense, are not relaxed enough, etc. The point it, you may be criticized in any number of ways depending on who you are working with and what their needs are. It is important that you develop a positive means to be able to deal with criticism.

Dealing with the difficulties associated with modeling will often lead many models to give up before they’ve really given modeling a chance. If it was truly that easy to make a living at modeling, then everyone would do it. As with any career, the rewards of success can be great, but you generally have to earn them. (written by Zero Dean)

Rihanna gears up for fragrance campaign

 

Rihanna is gearing up to launch her second fragrance, dubbed Rebelle by Rihanna, and, as with her first effort, Reb’l Fleur she has a shock and awe campaign to support it.

“The singer sports cherry-red waves and plenty of exposed, inked skin in a look that echoes the red and gold design of the bottle, which will launch in December at Macy’s.

Created after 68 percent of her fans described themselves as rebels in an online poll, Rebelle has some big shoes to fill.

Reb’l Fleur is projected to bring in $80 million in sales for the year, and the pop star already has her sights set on launching a fragrance for men in the near future.

Until then, however, it’s all girl. Described as a feminine “gourmand chypre” blend, Rebelle features top notes of strawberry, ginger, and plum; a heart of vanilla orchid, heliotrope, and cacao absolute; and a base of musk, amber, coffee, and patchouli.

Despite the revealing ad campaign, shot by Anthony Mandler, Rebelle is considered the tame one. Licensee Parlux bills it as a sassier scent “built off the sexy back of Reb’l Fleur.”

Rebelle is priced at $59 for a 3.4-oz eau de parfum spray and $30 for the body lotion, while a special holiday pack featuring Rihanna’s latest CD and both of her scents will be available for $118.”

The business of modeling

I will be talking about 10 things every model needs to know for the next week.

The 2nd is the business of modeling:

If your business is to be a model, then you will need to put in the time, money, and effort in order to be successful. Modeling is work and business is an investment. If this means having to pay a photographer to in order to get attention grabbing photos, then it is something you should absolutely consider.

Starting out in modeling does not have to cost you a lot. However, it pays to be selective about who you work with. As with any investment, it is important to think long-term and to plan out the steps of your career carefully. And in many cases, it pays to pay. And it pays to be prepared.

Try to associate yourself from the start with those people who can help you advance in your career. Who you know and work with in this industry can be just as important as what you know and what you do. Collaborate with people who can make a difference in your future. And continue to do so!

You will need a strong portfolio (which is built up by working with strong photographers). The more experience you gain as a model and the better your portfolio looks, the more legitimate and more seriously you will be taken by clients and photographers.

Actress Chloë Moretz has landed on the cover of Teen Vogue

Actress Chloë Moretz has landed on the cover of Teen Vogue’s December/January issue wearing a Marc Jacobs floral top.

In her interview, the 14 year old talks about her two favorite things: acting and fashion.

Here’s what Chloë had to say:

On acting:

“I like these roles because they’re not me. That’s what’s fun about it. If I played another version of Chloë all the time, it would be boring.”

On her future:

“I’d love to be in this industry for the rest of my life—to write, direct, and produce my own movies. I’m an overachiever, you know? I’m always trying to find a way to do more.”

On fashion:

“I love fashion! To me, it’s another way to express myself.”

On her personal style:

“[I like to] mix high fashion with high-street fashion. Like, I’ll put an Alexander McQueen jacket with a nice Topshop T-shirt. That’s more approachable than, ‘Here comes Chloë in her runway look.’

Good photos are important

I will be talking about 10 things every model needs to know for the next week.

The first is Good Photos are important.

When you’re first starting out (and from that point on!), good photography is important. It baffles me to see what some models use to market themselves. Just a quick scan of many of the portfolios on modeling sites, such as OneModelPlace, will reveal an abundance of poorly lit, poorly exposed, uncropped, out-of-focus, and badly composed photos. Photos that would look bad in a photo album, let alone a model’s portfolio!

If you were an agent or a model scout looking for talent, who would you pick, the aspiring model with mediocre photos or the model whose images really catch your eye? Putting “snapshots” online does not make you a model. Be critical. Get good photos. Avoid representing yourself with photos that do not accurately reflect your potential and level of expertise.

Your photos are your selling point. They most often create the first impression. A viewer will make judgements about your personality, your professionalism, your eye for detail, and your level of expertise based on what they see in your photos. You owe it to yourself to only put up your very best.

Variety is important in a portfolio. When creating a portfolio, the photographer you work with should be willing to think outside the box. The last thing you need are photos that make you look exactly like everyone else. I have seen so many photos taken by photographers where the model doesn’t really matter at all in the photo. She’s just filling a space. It could be anyone. You want to create photos that show you, your diversity, and what you are capable of. If it’s been done before, trying to do it differently will help.

I’ve seen a number of models fall into the trap of “Since I worked with a professional, his photos must be good”. Not true. It is true that working with a professional photographer will absolutely increase your chances of getting some decent photographs. However, it is only the best of the best of these photos you should use. No photographer gets an outstanding photo with every click.

Even when all is said and done, there is absolutely no guarantee that good photos will create demand for you. However, bad photos can be damaging to your career and aspirations. (Written by Los Angeles photographer, Zero Dean.)

Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Mini line for children hit Target on Sunday

Gwen Stefani’s new Harajuku Mini line for children hit Target on Sunday (Nov. 13)

The Harajuku Mini section of the site features a virtual paperdoll that can be dressed up in a variety of the line’s tops, bottoms and dresses. There’s something for kids ranging from 6 months to 16 years and the price points are all an affordable $3.999 to $29.99. Or at least they’re affordable until they sell out and show up on eBay.

Jerry Hall and daughter Georgia May Jagger team up for H&M

“With their glossy hair, perfect skin and slender figures, they look for all the world as though they could be sisters.

As Jerry Hall, 55, and daughter Georgia May Jagger, 19, team up for H&M’s latest advertising campaign, it’s clear the beauty gene runs deep in the Jagger clan.

Jerry slipped into a black pencil skirt and black and white blouse for the photo shoot, blonde hair tumbling in waves over her shoulder, her full lips rouged to perfection.”