Editorial - Milk Magazine shot by Claire Pepper. Please click through for full credits, the team were amazing!
DO NOT GIVE THEM ANY MONEY! THIS IS A SCAM. NO LEGIT AGENCY WILL EVER ASK YOU FOR MONEY UPFRONT, EVER, PERIOD, FULL STOP. I cannot stress this enough, no matter how bad you want to model or how good the deal seems, run a mile .
email email email! Write yourself a good cover letter, and do a CV tailored to the kind of work you're applying for, and send them to all the agencies you can. Also twitter is becoming increasingly used for business, put out a few tweets send them to a few good contacts and you might be surprised. They don't usually list things at modelling agencies on here, but LCF creative careers is an amazing website with listings of internships/jobs in the fashion world http://www.arts.ac.uk/student/careers/creative-opportunities.htm As for advice I'd say be prepared to start at the bottom and no matter how shit the job seems at first, putting the effort in will pay off eventually xx
Firstly, thank you (: But I disagree. I find it hard to get my opinions on this across but I'll word this as best I can... Of course there are negatives, and we all know that 'thin' is portrayed as being beautiful in high fashion but I think the problem(s) don't initially stem from the fashion industry at all. Most eating disorders aren't about wanting to be thin at all, the weight loss is more of a by-product of wanting to control something in their lives and what you eat is one of the few things you can have full control over. Yes, the industry might act as a trigger but we need to STOP BLAMING IT OUTRIGHT. Think about it, if someone's willing to let a photograph, (a photograph which has probably used the most flattering camera angles possible and been edited heavily in post-production) 'get' to them or dictate how they should look then is the *real* issue what's in the photograph or people's own attitudes?