High Fashion Modeling Requirements As an Editorial Model – More Factors Than Just Tall and Skinny

Educating yourself to recognizing what editorial print modeling realistically “looks” like in a high fashion magazine is the first step to understanding the variations of the different types of editorial modeling and how it is different from the other more common types of “commercial” print modeling work. Editorial work in a magazine is a huge “jump-start” for a fashion model’s career. It is the experience many strive for.

“Editorial” print modeling refers to “magazine experience” for the model where a “story” is being told without words, but rather by photographic pictures (or groups of pictures) of the model in a high fashion magazine. This type of print modeling carries a very “prestigious” landmark on a model’s career. Its’ work includes the current fashion and beauty trends of society by showcasing designers, make-up, hairstyles, skin care, etc. as told and expressed via a pictorial story. Editorial modeling can even tell a story about all of the different aspects of people’s lifestyles. If you pick up any high-end fashion magazine you can find numerous examples of editorial print work.

Some editorials in magazines are considered so prestigious because they set the standards and trends for the current and “near future” of the market that the pictorial story is being told about. Refer back to those magazines that are from months, years, or even decades ago. Somehow, the editorial pictures you may find from that period of time have been a part of the history of fashion, beauty, or lifestyle as represented by that magazine’s staff.

Who thinks of the concepts of editorial stories in those elite high fashion magazines? There are teams of people all over the world who work for the various high-end magazines that have their input. These people write and create their concepts of what styles, models, designers, and trends are “IN” for any unknown given period of time. That makes them a very important part of the modeling industry. When glancing through those magazines you should note that an “editorial” is not an advertisement for any “specific” company, so if you see one specific product being advertised with its’ logo, then it’s an ad…that’s something different called a commercial print advertisement. If it “looks” editorial, but you see the company name in large print…it is meant to tell a story for that company’s image of what they want to sell to the consumer. High end fashion and beauty clients can place some creative, multi-page print ads into magazines that may mimic an editorial spread. The biggest difference is the rate that the model gets paid for doing a commercial, fashion ad for a high end client versus an editorial fashion spread for a magazine.

For the purposes of editorial modeling, pay close attention to how expressive, awkward, dramatic, artistic, and creative the poses of the model are versus the more refined poses you would see in a catalogue that emphasizes selling the clothes as #1. Remember, the editorial model promotes the story and concept via editorial pictures in magazines where the main emphasis is on the story or trends. In the magazine’s editorial (pictorial) spread there will be some sort of reference to names of designers and the cost of garments and/or accessories that are being featured, but it is not meant to act as a dedicated advertisement.

These magazine spreads get a lot of attention. Surprisingly, even though the editorial model is a strong statement in the “story”, it is only unfortunate for the model that this is NOT a high paying job (maybe only a few hundred dollars). This may be one of the only drawbacks of being an editorial model in the beginning. When you need the money probably the most (if you haven’t saved enough money to last you through this phase), this income doesn’t go very far in paying the high bills that go along with living and working in the “big city”. Most would expect models appearing in a famous high fashion magazine to be compensated well with money, but they are not because it’s not a paid advertisement by a client. It is a special feature created and presented by the magazine.

Apparently, from the fashion industry’s view, it’s the “prestigious” experience that has a lot of value to the model, so models have accepted this reality (whether or not it’s really fair). After all, when the magazine hires a model for an editorial spread they are hired to perform their service as a model representing the magazine’s concept and creative story…it’s a booking. It’s not a tax write-off for the model. The potential tear sheet may (or may not) bring more prestige and work for the model because truly it is not guaranteed no matter what anyone tries to offer as a reason to work for such less money. The magazines do play such a major role in the modeling and fashion industry that it’s a tough argument on the model’s behalf. The magazines rather monopolize on this fact, of course, so they will always find another model looking for their big break who will accept their terms. Could those famous fashion magazines afford to pay their featured editorial models more money? Only they know.

Remember this fact; everyone is replaceable in the modeling industry. It’s a harsh fact, yes. The ideal goal is to work and to adapt until you decide you don’t want to model anymore (before the industry decides you’re done). It doesn’t quite work that way because trends change, models age, and new-faced models pop up all over the place. There are more reasons, of course, but the fact that there will always be someone else to replace any model is why magazines do have that power to pay very low for their editorial placements.

Eventually, on the very positive side, it seems that the experience of editorial print modeling does lead to more money and prestige because of the increased exposure, tear sheets, and the demand for future bookings from clients who do pay more money (and that is pleasing). The editorial model is a standard of what the “beauty and fashion” message is for that moment in time, so everyone wants them. When an editorial story features that model, they are literally given a seal of approval as representing who and what is IN. So, moving on from the fact that it’s not even a little “high paying” job can lead the open-minded model to keep their business mind open, too. Consider the MANY, MANY “pros” to the model from the editorial experience. This part of their career rarely happens to a large percentage of aspiring models, so the #1 “pro” is that they are super-fortunate to even appear in and get tear sheets from a high fashion magazine.

Being realistic, there are many successful “commercial” print models that would have really loved to have been a high fashion editorial model, but they never had that opportunity. Once again, models are subject to other’s opinions and standards that control their career’s general success. There are things that models can do to increase their “editorial” skills and “look”, though, but there are just some models who will never get their chance at editorial modeling even though they may be uniquely beautiful, outwardly gorgeous, or even perfectly reach the standard sizes required of editorial models. It’s not easy to compete with the concept of “editorial” beauty, so your modeling career should be balanced if you strive for such a “prestigious” role. If the editorial modeling style is what you think you really want to do, you need to remember that those editorials may not pay your bills alone in itself, so that’s an area where a model should be well-rounded and versatile in many other types of modeling that can help supplement their income. There usually is no time for a busy fashion editorial model to have another job because a model has to be very flexible with their time for going on bookings, go-sees, fittings, etc. Establishing a back-up savings of money even in the early stages of a modeling career is crucial to hold you over as you build your career.

Things in the fashion industry can change quickly, so this can work toward your advantage if you are very close to starting your editorial modeling career, but the changes can be more harsh if you’ve already been established as an editorial model because many insiders within the industry will know you’re on the way down when the magazines stop booking you. That is the time to branch out to other modeling opportunities if you still want to work as a model. Editorial modeling is relatively for a very short period of time in most models’ careers, so the model that is fortunate to model as both an editorial and then a commercial model may see the long-term success in their career through the years.

If the opportunity for success happens, it is a wonderful landmark in the model’s career, so use it wisely. This is an opportunity to be positively recognized, so show your potential as being dependable, professional, and adaptable. Don’t blow the opportunity away by acting immature or childish. Being professional doesn’t mean being uptight and boring, either. There are interpersonal, social skills that need to be adapted for different occasions. The editorial model has contact with such a wide range of industry professionals that each has their unique role with diverse personalities.

REMINDER: Your life is your personal business, so be careful of what and how you communicate because first impressions are hard to change. For example, being late is very, very bad. Also, complaining can be annoying. Having a free-spirit can be youthful, but there is always a correct time and place to be a part of every party scene (and there are pros and cons to that which can make or break a model’s career if they don’t use any self-control appropriately in their lives.) Relationships do form with people over the span of a model’s career. Some people may be there for a very short time, but other relationships can last for years. It’s an industry of “acquaintances” that really have fewer “real” friends, but as long as you know your place and your role in the industry you can keep a better sense of who’s really there to help you. People tend to have motives that are self-orientated, so keep your eyes on people that can help you and be prepared to offer them the type of relationship that is okay with you, but not so they are taking advantage of you. This applies to relationships with other models, photographers, agents, clients, etc. There can be real friendships, and there can be golden opportunities made with the right people at the right time, but keep your “radar” on for people scamming or exploiting you.

The fashion industry is a fast, complicated institution full of many eccentric individuals. To please one individual may not be pleasing to another, while to please the RIGHT one may launch a young model’s career. There is an element of trend “followers” involved in responding to whatever the trend “setters” say is IN the moment, so the industry is truly guided by the elite, high fashion magazines. What does an editorial model look like? Back to the trends, this answer can have variations dependent upon the moment or particular designer. On average, an editorial model is not the standard, classic beauty that most people think of as being considered “pretty”. There are exceptions, but there must be something very unique and special that can make the model stand out. Often, editorial models have a somewhat quirky look that stands out as obviously unusual. Odd and exotic looks, very tall height, slim built bodies, and models who have the ability to be “chameleon-like” in their appearance are candidates for consideration as an editorial model. It sometimes is an odd personal experience for the model that felt awkward and different growing up and then they are placed in a unique position where they are made into fashion objects of beauty.

Editorial print pictures are artistic and expressive without words, but at the same time are meant to show the garments you are wearing, or whatever image the model is promoting in the best way possible. The poses are much different than catalogue, and the way the body is expressing the story requires a talent. Some may call the talent “acting”, and it’s a modeling skill that only emphasizes the importance of what every good model should possess. The skill of being a chameleon that can change to the mood of the moment easily is much easier to work with versus having the same looks over and over all of the time. When an editorial piece in a magazine is about showing an “edgy” look and a pretty model just wants to show how pretty she is…she has failed. She has failed herself, the photographers, the stylists, the designers, the magazines, and ultimately the consumer who sees this editorial pictorial story and gets the entirely wrong concept from her “pretty” picture. It’s not about how the model is supposed to feel about themselves, but rather doing the job that the model is booked for…a.k.a. whatever the client wants the model to portray (for instance, a.k.a. “edgy looking” model or “retro looking”, etc.). The model should always have a mental note in their mind of the “concept” that the client wants to see and bring it out in front of the camera (or on the runway). Editorial jobs are for the top potential models. If a model feels ugly or weird in what they are modeling for a magazine editorial, they must dig deep and find a way to make the concept exciting or very interesting to match the conceptual idea of what they are modeling.

One job leads to another very quickly when the models start doing editorials, but remember that this stage may not last very long. Enjoy the adventure and any perks because they just don’t happen for most models in their careers. There are so many people all over the world who dream the same dream of being a famous model and their fantasy never gets fulfilled to what they expected. So, when the elite opportunity arrives you should be aware of how fortunate you may be considered in the eyes of other models that may not have “walked in your shoes”.

For any given number of reasons, modeling is not always a highly successful occupation even for the talented person. The work is not always glamorous, either, even though the finished product in a magazine or couture fashion show may appear that way. On a positive note, models can be exposed to some small and very large perks, too. Perks are based on what you may each consider above and beyond what you actually earn in money as an extra bonus that’s not measured on your income tax statement (such as meeting celebrities, attending parties, etc). Your booking rate can increase with the more you become in demand, too. When a model is seen doing editorial spreads in different magazines…they are becoming in demand! Even though the “editorial” rate is low, this popularity branches out into a variety of other options for the model’s career that makes them very, very busy as a professional, working model.

Editorial modeling in a high fashion magazine is a PRIME booking for a model that is serious about having a career in modeling. It is not the type of assignment that you can get in most U.S. cities. New York City is the fashion capital of the United States and it is where the opportunities are for high fashion editorial work. There are other cities internationally that have a lot of editorial work, too, so a model’s willingness and financial ability to relocate and travel is a “must” in order to increase their chances in appearing in any magazine spreads. Not all American models start their high fashion careers in New York City. Many obviously want to, but few get the right opportunity. Agents may recommend that they gain more experience and exposure overseas where there are many magazines and opportunities that may help their career get better established before they venture around New York City. (We’ll discuss more about international modeling, later.)

It takes a special type of model (physically & mentally) to get a grasp on what is required of them in this type of specialty. Rejection is a big part of this career as common as the many, unfulfilled dreams. A model must cope with the reality that they are always being critiqued by many others. For the individuals who have been “good-looking” and socially accepted their entire life, it sometimes is very hard to deal with rejection based upon their “looks”. It’s not easy to take personal criticism, but the better you are at preparing for the worst comments, the better you may be at not being caught off guard. Letting it ruin your day is much better than ruining your career and self-esteem because you will need to have confidence in your skills as a model.

Your personality should adapt as you see more of the modeling industry as an insider. It may sometimes feel as if you are using every bit of your patience and self control in not trying to stick up for yourself to the many different people who may drive you crazy, but always remember what will be best for your success as a model in the long run. Don’t lose control nor lose focus of what your job is as a model and who you represent regarding the client and your modeling agency. Anything that you experience as a model that is unpleasant is usually nothing new to most other models that have worked for a little while, so hang in there and do your best to cope because there will many other models who will not be able to take the heat and drop out of modeling as quickly as they began their dream. It may sometimes be lonely or scary when you’re far away from family and friends, so you may quickly assume more independence without their support over time.

You’ll be facing issues in a modeling career that other people your age may not encounter in their job description such as nudity. In high fashion, there’s no room for too much modesty, either, because the model’s body is stripped down, dressed up, and stripped down again from client to client and garment to garment as part of the fashion business as a live mannequin (a.k.a. models). Your face and your body are part of the package used to promote the fashion story on the runway or in magazines (versus nudity for pornography). There’s a fine line between what is “accepted” in fashion that uses partial nudity versus that what the model is “expected” to portray intimately for pornography. Fine art using nude models or a revealing high fashion designer’s haute couture versus modeling nude on a website or in a pornographic magazine have different standards and is viewed by the industry as such, so be aware from the very beginning of what you are comfortable with.

Often, it’s not just modesty that is sacrificed in a model’s career that causes their parents to be on guard. Models may be placed in many scenarios that they are not familiar with and they need to trust that they are safe when they feel vulnerable. This is where the high fashion model’s agency is the key to managing its’ clients and models. Models change in front of each other and clients sometimes, wear provocative garments, and sometimes are told to act sensually with others (male and female) in front of the camera and on the runway. This is a part of high fashion editorial modeling, too, where modesty can hinder the model’s ability to perform and get the final results.

It appears that when you add in the actual physical requirements of the editorial model you may see the numbers dwindle down to who actually gets an opportunity and succeeds as an editorial model. The female editorial model is anywhere in her teenage years aged 14-19 (on average) and is very, very thin (size 0-2…maybe size 4, depending on trends) and very tall (5’9 -6’0″). She won’t have very large breasts (under 34 C-cup), nor body piercings and tattoos. (*unless approved special circumstances). Add to her body’s physical requirements a “uniquely” beautiful face with interesting features and the average number of qualified females dwindles down even further. Remember, sometimes it’s not a typically “pretty” girl who photographs like a strong, chameleon-like, editorial model…sometimes a “pretty face” just photographs as a “pretty face” and that’s not always interesting in the fashion world.

The standards for male models are somewhat similar, but their age is older (average 18-25) and their height should be 6’0″ wearing a size 40 suit with approximately a 34 inch inseam. The male models should be lean, cut, and fit versus having too many bulging muscles that don’t fit in his clothes. He, too, must be where the editorial work is either in the U.S. or internationally. The male model may face his own obstacles when faced with what is expected of him, but there are many shared basics of modeling between female and male models relating to the industry and facing rejection.

Anna Wintour – Influential Magazine Editor

Through her 30+career in magazine publishing, Wintour has developed a reputation for being distant and cold. It has been said that she a demanding boss and is difficult to work for, an opinion Wintour doesn’t exactly deny. In 2003, Lauren Weisberger, one of Anna Wintour’s former assistants published the book The Devil Wears Prada, based on her experience working at Vogue magazine. The book was made into a movie in 2006 and Anna Wintour made celebrity magazine and fashion magazine headlines when she showed up to the premiere wearing Prada.

In August 2009, Anna Wintour along with the creation of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine were the subjects of the documentary, “The September Issue.” The documentary shows, for the first time, the demanding work required to produce an issue of Vogue magazine.

Forbes magazine recently reported that though the documentary is touted as “the real Devil Wears Prada,” that “Wintour mostly is portrayed as a professional and a perfectionist with a well-defined vision and an inferiority complex that becomes apparent when she admiringly talks about her three siblings who consider her profession “amusing”; Wintour’s sister, for example, lobbies for farmers’ rights in Latin America.”

Anna Wintour was born in 1949, in London, England, to newspaper editor Charles Wintour and his wife, philanthropist Elinor Wintour. As a teenager, Wintour dropped out of school and instead pursued a life that revolved around the chic London life of the 1960s, frequenting the same London clubs of pop culture’s biggest celebrities and musicians like The Beatles and Rolling Stones.

Before Vogue magazine, Anna Wintour started out in the fashion department of Harper’s & Queen in London. Over the years, she climbed the editorial ladder and bounced from magazine to magazine between New York and London. In 1976, she moved to New York and took over as fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar magazine. With a stop at Viva magazine after Harper’s Bazaar in between, Anna Wintour took a job with New York magazine in 1981. From the start, Wintour was driven and had her own sense of style and direction. In 1986, she returned to London as top editor of publisher Condé Nast’s British Vogue magazine.

It’s at British Vogue that Wintour’s cold demeanor earned her a few memorable nicknames: “Nuclear Wintour” and “Wintour of Our Discontent.” In 1987 she went onto another Condé Nast magazine, Home and Garden, where she abruptly changed the magazine’s title to HG.

Though subordinates grumbled about Wintour’s management style, Condé Nast’s top executives clearly supported her decisions; she earned a reported salary of more than $200,000 plus a $25,000 annual allowance for clothes and other perks.

In 1988 Anna Wintour left HG magazine and became editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine with one goal: reinstate Vogue magazine as the fashion authority. At the time of her arrival, Vogue magazine was losing ground to a three-year-old upstart, Elle magazine, which had already reached a paid circulation of 850,000. Vogue’s subscriber base meanwhile, was a motionless 1.2 million.

In her more than two decades at Vogue magazine, Wintour has more than accomplished her goal. She successfully restored Vogue’s supremacy and today the magazine enjoys the nickname of the “fashion bible.”

For all her critics, Anna Wintour has made many influential decisions that affect the magazine industry at large. She popularized putting celebrities instead of supermodels on magazine covers; she mixed low-end fashion pieces with expensive pieces in her photo shoots; she championed unknown fashion designers, making the careers of Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

While Anna Wintour has garnered much attention for her distant demeanor and contributions to the fashion world, many are unaware of her commitment to philanthropy. Some of her generosity includes raising money for the Twin Towers fund after the September 11th terror attacks and with the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she helped create a new fund to encourage and support up-and-coming designers. Each year, she also organizes a fundraiser for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s costume department, which over the years has brought in some $50 million. This event attracts many celebrities and is covered relentlessly in fashion, society and celebrity magazines.

Read Magazines For Better Understanding Of Facts

Magazines and newspapers form one of the oldest as well as most popular means of communication. While newspapers provide the current update of a particular event, magazines provide complete discussion with detailed reports and statistics on the subject. Therefore, people who want to get a better understanding of the facts read magazines. Everyone does not have interest on the same subject and that is the reason you can find magazines on different types of subjects. You can easily select the magazine depending on the subject of your interest.

Fashion Magazines: If you are interested in knowing about the fashion world, do not purchase just any magazine with a byline on fashion. You should purchase specifically fashion magazines and get the intricate news related to the fashion world. In the fashion magazines, you can also find interviews and discussions by reputed personalities of the fashion world.

Business & Stocks Magazines: Someone who is interested in reading about the financial condition of the country and the world can opt for the business magazines. These magazines can give you a complete analysis of the business sectors as well as the stock markets.

Education Magazines: A large number of students are nowadays consulting different magazines to be better informed of the courses available to them. If you are one of them, you can also opt for these magazines. Only education magazines can give you details of the education courses that can help you launch your dream career.

General news magazines: If you are someone, who is just not satisfied with the news reports on the dailies and want to collect information on some specific subject, opt for the news magazines. General news magazines are available in all newsstands and you will not have search for them.

Cookery Magazines: Cooking is your passion and you want to get hold of new recipes. You are not satisfied with the recipes that are published in the general magazines and in some newspapers. Well, you can purchase cookery magazines U.K. These magazines will provide you with several cooking tips as well as recipes.

Film & Gossip Magazines: If you want to read magazines just for entertainment and get an idea of the film industry, opt for the film and gossip magazines. These magazines will give you all the happening and sensational news of the page three personalitie

Vogue Magazine

The Vogue magazine is a trend setter in the world of fashion and glamour. Founded in 1892, this century old magazine is known for promoting a culture of stylish and sophisticated lifestyle. Its readers are spread over twenty three countries and it is as iconic as the Time and the Life magazines.

Vogue is quite famous for its promotion of designer products and wealthy lifestyles. It also has great articles and notable reviews on films, art and books. This magazine caters to women who like to be fashionable and want to keep abreast of the current fashion trends.

Vogue was founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in the year 1892. It was published once a week till the death of its founder in the year 1909. Conde Nast, the new owner of the magazine decided to publish it biweekly. He was also instrumental in introducing Vogue to the world, starting with Britain and France. This is was perhaps one of the few magazines that were famous even during the Great Depression.

During the 1960s, this magazine was instrumental in launching the careers of well-known models like Penelope Tree and Twiggy. After Diana Vreeland became the new editor in chief, promotion of modern day fashion and problems faced by the contemporary women became the new focal point of the magazine. Vogue became a monthly magazine in the year 1973.

In 1988, Vogue got a new editor-in-chief, Anna Wintour. She has been instrumental in making denim a fashionable wear for women across the world by putting a jeans clad model on the cover. Wintour is known to rule with an iron hand and is considered a force to reckon with in the world of fashion.

Recently in the year 2007, Vogue was targeted by the anti smoking group known as “Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids” for inserting a tobacco advertisement in the magazine. The parent company Conde Nast replied to the allegations by a statement release that assured that Vogue does not advertise or promote tobacco.

Despite the many controversies and issues that keep raising their heads every now and then, Vogue is still considered one of the most prominent fashion magazines of the world. It won’t be wrong to say that it virtually rules this industry. The recent appearance of the First Lady, Michelle Obama on the cover reflects the ever-changing sensibilities of the modern day woman as far as style and fashion are concerned.

With a circulation that exceeds 1.2 million, the 700 pages of Vogue are a glimpse into the finest fashion prevalent in the modern day world. It talks about the choicest cosmetics, accessories and the trendiest clothes that a woman can dream of. It has a cool-girl attitude that reflects in its articles.

The importance of Vogue stems from the fact that it is the epitome of style and fashion; Today’s woman wants to look chic and fashionable and showcase her own individuality at the same time. Vogue has made fashion into something that can be adopted by every woman and can make her look her classy best!

How to Land a Fashion Magazine Internship

When considering an application to a fashion internship ensure that you know all there is to know about the company that you are considering applying to before you send your application. Learn all about their mastheads, their editorial voice and all successful past articles published if you care considering entering into their editorial department. If you are seeking entry into the PR department ensure that you are familiar with the company’s clients and the aesthetics of the company. It is important that you are able to illustrate that you are their biggest fan and able to answer any and all queries about why you desire working at that particular company.

Start small:

The most desired internships are very competitive in nature and this means that you have to be able to compete with the best of the best in terms of applicants. You must have a lot of relevant experience before you aim for the bigger and more coveted internships. An example of this is before starting at Teen Vogue most interns will possess as many as three internships completed.

Good timing:

Timing is important and applications should be posted out before the month of March. The later they are submitted the more persons you will have to compete with. Aim for getting them to prospective employers by late January to mid February.

Resume / Cover letter:

Ensure that you trim your resume to exclude all irrelevant work experience. Leave out the fancy formatting and keep high school achievements to a minimum. You should be thorough when detailing tasks, responsibilities and commitments for jobs that you previously held. Your cover letter should be three paragraphs where you illustrate your suitability for the job. Avoid cliché phrases and do not be redundant and repeat information that can be found in your resume. Convert the document into a PDF file.

Interview skills:

Ensure that you are appropriately attired for an interview and study before the interview. Prepare answers to typical questions asked in interviews such as “Why do you want a job here?” and “Who are your favourite designers?” Make sure to walk with a portfolio of your work and if you do not have one get started. Do not be too pushy but exude confidence and enthusiasm.

Do not get fired:

Read through your contract thoroughly and ensure that you know all the confidentiality clauses. Make sure that your attitude is good and that you are not snobby or rude. Ask the appropriate questions and do not be afraid to ask for assistance. The more you do well the more responsibilities you will receive.

Wedding Photography – Creating Fashion Magazine Style Images For Your Wedding Album

The wedding dress places the bride at the centre of attention and for many brides it is often the primary consideration in the planning of her wedding. It is a strong visual statement of her personal style and status as dictates the overall style of the wedding, governing the dress choices for bridesmaids and the maid of honour it also provides the focal point for the narrative of the wedding shots. Often the wedding dress is a bespoke piece. with a lot of time, money and emotion invested in choosing the cut, fabric texture, details and accessories, and as such is deserving of the very best photography.

To produce contemporary wedding images akin to those portrayed in the glossy magazines requires a great deal of technical experience in lighting and exposure, combined with an attention to detail and composition. an experienced commercial photographer knows how to select optimal settings and locations, background textures, colour, interesting angles and lighting, available or artificial, to suit the style of photography desired. By the clever combination of these skills the talent and creativity of a professional wedding photographer can produce atmospheric images which can be dynamic and or romantic, contemporary or classical. Pictures which uniquely tell the story of your wedding.

Portrait photography of the bride, using “contre jour” or back lighting as it is commonly known produces a sense of form and depth to a scene, while considered composition will show sensitivity to the style of the dress, for example contrasting the big fairy tale bustle look against a setting of bold traditional architecture or complementing the silhouette of a figure hugging gown with the smooth clean lines of a contemporary glass facade backdrop.

Visually rich wedding can be enhanced by incidental occurrences, a breeze for example bringing movement into the photograph, lifting the brides veil, creating sculptural shapes in the air, or sunlight reflecting in her hair. A sharp eye and fast camera response is crucial to capturing these fleeting moments in nature which produce the kind of spontaneous lively pictures that make for a series of professional quality wedding photographs. A skill of a good photographer is shown in the ability to use lighting and composition to bring out the fine details of a shot. Digital photographic enhancement is commonly used in contemporary commercial photography, and is another key skill your photographer can offer to bring about brilliant image clarity.

Creating successful fashion magazine style images for your wedding album relies on effective communication between the subjects and the photographer. With portrait shots, where good poses produce striking images, it is important your photographer has a strong sense of visualisation and can communicate composition ideas effectively. The benefit of using a photographer with some commercial photographic knowledge, one who can produce variation in shot selection and composition, is the resulting choice offered will be a comprehensive array of images which transcend an ordinary recording of an event by delivering a special quality and individualism to the story of your wedding day.

If fashion style wedding photography is what you are looking for it is paramount to choose your photographer with the skill set and experience to really do justice to your wedding day, by reviewing portfolios and testimonials you can glean an insight into the merit and expertise of a photographer to enable you to make an informed choice. Never underestimate the value of time spent choosing the right photographer for your wedding or indeed your engagement photographic sessions, as these are the photographs you will want to treasure.

Fashion Magazines – Keeping In Touch With The Latest Trends

Most magazine racks feature a wide array of fashion magazines for both men and women. These publications keep their readers abreast of all the latest trends in fashion capitals such as New York, Los Angeles, Paris, and Milan. Their columns offer up-to-date counsel on wardrobe selection, hairstyles, makeup, fitness, health, and even intimate relationships.

Fashion magazines often aim at providing a glimpse at what is currently trendy in the fashion industry. These trends are usually extremely expensive. Following fashion can allow the readers to imitate it with in their own budget. Certain elements of fashion trends can be captures for less money.

These magazines can be useful in many different ways. From quick dinners, recipes, make up and beauty hints, work out routines to relationship advise, all these can be found in most magazines. Being devoted to the entire person and not just what they are wearing is the basis of most of them.

Adult males and females both have the chance to discover magazine subscriptions for fashion magazines tailored to their interests. This is true regardless of whether their style is flashy and glamorous, or more conservative and level-headed. A wide selection of styles and fashions are displayed throughout a large assortment of obtainable periodicals.

Many people criticize magazines of fashion upon several grounds. The most widespread criticism is that many people think the people in the magazines flaunt an unrealistic goal for the average woman: young woman will look up to these models, but not be able to achieve the same results. Several have tried to display more realistic models to stop this so the magazines are more accessible to a wider range of people.

Men may feel more awkward about subscribing to a fashion magazine, but there are many that are targeted to men. Men’s magazines often cover not only fashion, but often also work out routines, appearance and grooming tips. Although these magazines once appeared only to be a woman’s domain, many men’s magazines are becoming popular as well.

Best Fashion Magazines

Vogue is considered to be one of the best fashion magazines in the world. The magazine features information about fashion, style, and makeup and is published by Conde’ Nast Publications in nineteen different countries. Vogue magazine is well known for helping fashion models become famous. Founded by Arthur Baldwin Turnure in 1892, Vogue went on to have a large number of subscribers during the Depression and World War II. Today, the number of subscriptions is still going strong, as Vogue remains one of the best fashion magazines in the world. Teen Vogue is also a popular magazine for younger readers.

Glamour is another popular fashion magazine. It is also published by Conde’ Nast Publications in many countries, including the US, UK, France, South Africa, and Latin America, where it’s published in Spanish. It’s also set to be published in Australia soon. Glamour magazine is a monthly publication, and the subscription price is very affordable. There are nearly 1,500,000 subscribers in the United States alone, as well as 986,000 newsstand readers each month.

Another one of the world’s most famous fashion magazines is, of course, Elle. Elle Magazine originated in France in the 1940’s, but is now being published in the US. The Lagardere Group of France still owns the magazine, however. There are thirty six editions of Elle Magazine published in six continents. There are five million readers alone for the US edition. Some offshoot companies associated with Elle include Elle Decor, Elle Girl (for younger readers), Elle Cuisine, and more. The official website for Elle Magazine is also very popular.

Some of the best fashion magazines for younger readers include Elle Girl, Teen Vogue, Seventeen, Lucky, and Cosmo Girl. Great deals can be found on all the most popular fashion magazines enjoyed by audiences of all ages. Online sellers often offer discounted prices on magazine subscriptions.

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What To Expect At A Fashion Magazine Internship

The movie “The Devil Wears Prada” left many aspiring fashion magazine interns wondering if the interning at a fashion magazine is really the way it was portrayed. It may be a surprise to many but most of what is seen in that movie is not an exaggeration; after all, it was written by someone who worked for Vogue magazine editor in chief Anna Wintour.

It’s A Seasonal Position

Of course every magazine will have a different schedule. Top fashion magazines, like Allure or Marie Claire for instance, hire fashion interns for the season. Usually the fashion intern would start in late December or early January and work through May for the Winter/Spring season. If you impress the boss during your fashion magazine internship, they will keep you on longer.

You’ll Work Your Manicured Fingers To The Bone

One of the most accurate parts of “The Devil Wears Prada” was the long hours that Anne Hathaway’s character had to work. The amount of hours your scheduled for means nothing. Expect to work 12 hour days, maybe shorter, maybe even longer. Most of the work will be running errands, going to showrooms to pick up items, answering phones and emails, and organizing the fashion closet.

When your work is done a lot of times you’ll be asked to stay later until the fashion assistants are finished with their work. And it’s highly unlikely that you’ll have any interaction with the editor; at Vogue magazine interns are told never to look Anna Wintour in the face and not to look in to her office. The fashion assistant will be your boss, but that doesn’t mean they’re not demanding.

Enjoy The Perks

After you’re established in your fashion magazine internship, you might get the chance to fly across the country or perhaps out of the country, just like Lauren Conrad of The Hills did for her internship at Teen Vogue. Part of your work will probably include assisting on shoots and styling the models, which is a lot of fun for any fashion loving girl. And even interns are gifted with high fashion designer label items from the closet.

A fashion magazine internship certainly isn’t a walk in the park, but it’s a good test to see who can and can’t make it in the industry. And if you’re looking for a careers specifically it’s basically the only way to get your foot in the door.

Think you have what it takes to intern at a top fashion magazine? Visit DailyFashionJobs.com for openings posted daily.

Kimberly L. is a Fashion Institute graduate, professional blogger and boutique owner.

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How To Land A Fashion Magazine Internship

Landing an internship at a fashion magazine seems like a dream to many girls. Surrounded by glamour and celebrities, styling shoots and being surrounded by tons of designer clothes. And let’s not forget the perks: free designer items. But it’s a tough job, and before you can even find that out aspiring fashion magazine interns have to compete with thousands of other girls to get the job. Here’s a few pointers on how to do it.

Always approach a fashion magazine internship like you would any other job. You’ll want to submit a resume, cover letter and references unless stated otherwise. Depending on the magazine they might want writing samples as well. Tailor your cover letter to each individual magazine. Be sure to mention recent company events in the cover letter. For example, congratulate them on a special issue or increasing their circulation; this let’s them know you’ve done your homework.

Close your cover letter with your objective, but leave this off of your resume. You want your objective to show you will benefit them, not vice versa. If you want to learn from the experience and hopefully turn your fashion magazine internship with them into a full time job that’s great. But spin it in such a way to make it sound like you will be giving them something.

Be sure you know your stuff before going in to the interview. Of course this includes company information, but it’s certainly not limited to that. Even the fashion magazine interns need to know everything there is about fashion. Know designers, know the models, know the stylists, know the photographers. And not just by name, know their styles and what makes them different. If they ask you what designers you would pull to put together a demure look, don’t say Cavalli or Versace. If they ask you who your top three favorite models of the moment are, leave anyone with a Victoria’s Secret contract off the list. You get the picture.

This probably goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyways: even those wanting a fashion magazine internship need to dress to kill. Many fashion magazine editors have said that they look for girls who can mix high end pieces with discount pieces and a touch of vintage. Your looks should definitely be trendy but still appropriate. Accessorize, but don’t over accessorize. Wear good shoes that look expensive.

Hopefully these pointers will help you land a fashion magazine internship. Always remember to be professional and of course be fashionable!

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Kimberly L. is a Fashion Institute graduate, profesional blogger and boutique owner.

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