It is common, particularly for newbie or amateur models to come and visit us at UK MODEL FOLIOS with an established look. The most difficult thing for them is to allow us to take over and create something different that says, ‘model’ and usually means stepping away completely from what they have been used to creating themselves.
Think of it as Tyra Banks in ANTM- everyone loves the makeover episode, right? And the truth is, how many times have you ever looked at the makeovers and thought Tyra was wrong? Exactly, never!
Our favourite recent makeover was for model Claire Leeson AKA Kymberly Fox. Half Mexican, half St Lucian mix, she has stunning natural features but much to Claire’s dismay short hair.
Claire arrived with an array of 18″ plus extensions and wigs convincing us they look great on her because they are natural hair. And don’t get us wrong, from the pictures Claire had sent of her alter-ego Kymberly, Kym does look fab in the wigs- but what about Claire? Claire clearly was missing how beautiful she was and as a result, had been hiding behind the wigs and huge eyelashes. Her icon is Kim Kardashian and though she didn’t want to be seen as a Kim wannabe, she was subconsciously mimicing her and in the process, overriding her own attributes.
Luckily, Claire is one of the sweetest souls and was totally up for us using her natural beauty to create somewhat of a transformation for our lens. It was so great to have her leave not only smiling ear-to-ear because of her fabulous shots but also to hear her say, how much she loves her new look and is going to rock all the different styles we showed her she can create with her gorgeous, edgy fro.
Check out some of our fab shots!
PHOTOGRAPHER UK Model Folios
STYLIST/ ART DIRECTOR Fay Hill
HMU ARTIST Sarah Catherall
This week’s UK Model Folios’ Shoot of the Week is Premier Model, Siobhan Perry by Alan Strutt
As always it has been a very busy and creative last couple of weeks for UK Model Folios but even by our standards, pure magic was created when we collaborated with celebrity photographer Alan Strutt, celebrity hair and make-up artist, Gary Cockerill and Britain’s Next Top Model Live Stylist, Joey Bevan.
Five females and two male models, together we created a dream team experimenting with a variety of looks including ‘paint box’ style make-up and eighties styling.
Take a look at some of our images…
At UK Model Folios we want to give all our clients value for money and versatility in the portfolio we shoot
From the beginning we establish the type of modelling you would like to pursue and then based on our experience advise you if this is possible or other modelling genres you maybe better suited to
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Check out model Holly May who visited UK Model Folios to perfect her portfolio. Holly wasn’t entirely sure of the direction she wanted to go down with modelling, although had a keen interest in lingerie modelling. After a short time shooting, we realised she had potential for lingerie and commercial; she left extremely satisfied and happy with her fresh and diverse images that ultimately demostrate her versatility as a model
We’re ecstatic to have Julia Underwood back on London soil
With a quirky and unique style that so many models have come to love, Julia has been away developing her signature look even more… Feast your eyes on some of these stunning shots captured in Austria!
Great news- Julia is now available for testing at £50 per hour and portfolio shoots from just £180…
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After a very successful intro to the pageant world- founders of not only the most publicised Miss England contestant ever but also one worthy of Vogue and MAXIM publication- we think it’s only right to go again and find yet another truly fabulous beauty Queen!
The stunning fashion model Rissikat Bade was the very lucky and deserved lady to win the title of Miss London 2011 in Cafe de Paris in May. Amongst some of her enviable prizes was a campaign for Sytner Mini whom also loaned Rissikat the extravagant Mini Cooper for three months so she could glide around in style, several beautiful dresses by Miss World designer, Karen Karmody, agency representation and a campaign for celebrity jeweller Mark J Walsh’s diamond range. She now has a portfolio to die for thanks to Alan Strutt who shot a variety of stunning commercial, lingerie, fashion and beauty images for Rissikat.
Still need convincing on whether Miss London 2012 is the right competition for you, check out misslondon2011.co.uk? Otherwise please submit two photos, your height, full name, date of birth, London address and stats to firstname.lastname@example.org now!