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CALENDAR SEASON HAS BEGUN

The temperatures are rising in London Town and our gorgeous ladies and gents cannot wait to whack their hard-earned abs and pecks out, and on to the front of their very own 2012 calendar.

We know you probably think it’s rather early to be working on your calendar already but if we were to remind you that we are half way through the year (where has the time gone?) with less than three months until calendars hit the shelves you may think twice. And so without further ado, please get in contact now if you would like to book or seek further info in on shooting your calendar in the UK, sunny Ibiza or Thailand???!!! info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

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Recent Press: LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE GIRLS

UK Model Folios are bowled over by the press their work has received globally in the last couple of months. Since working with some of the UK’s hottest model talent, the world’s largest website IGN.com and fast-emerging new online men’s site babemag.com have paid close attention and approached us to feature a very cute selection. It seemed they couldn’t avoid us after so many websites have been plugging in to our amazing models and featuring them for their readers again and again.

Happily added to the list are the very prestigious Daily Mail, News of the World and The Sun!!! It seems someone loves us particularly as The Daily Mail even went to such lengths they sent a Photographer to Thailand to capture the first snaps of our seriously hot Lady Angie in her bikini!

So not to blow our own trumpet or anything but it kinda looks like we’re the people to be around?! If no then maybe a proper look at the features will change your mind (see links below)

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Take a closer look here at Sir Clive Sinclair’s wife, Lady Angelina – his inventions aren’t the only things keeping him busy- lad’s mag favourites Sarah BKimberley Roberts, Annie Bullah and Evie Miller, our newly discovered bohemian beauty Ilaya Goldy, top ALT chick, Jenny Kim, the one to watch out for, Catherine Wassell and the ultimate DJ Goddess, Kellie Acreman.

For more information on how you can attract this sort of press too email us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

UK MODEL FOLIOS PRODUCE MUSIC VIDEO!!

After UK Model Folios teamed up with The Firebird Project to produce the music video for their new song ‘The Garden Of Eden‘ the band have been signed to Sony!

Check out the Garden of Eden on YouTube and let us know what you think!

If you’re an artist and you’re looking for assistance with filming a music video then get in touch!

Email: info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk for more information.



JOBY RAWLINS EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE- £75

 

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Available now exclusively to UK Model Folios Joby Rawlins test days. A huge opportunity for models to shoot their folios at a massive saving of almost £1000! For more info and to book your slot contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk xxx

DAMIEN MORLEY EXCLUSIVE PACKAGE- £75

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Exciting news from UK Model Folios: The amazing Damien Morley is offering exclusive test packages to models for just £75! The day will include a photoshoot with Damien, aswell as guidance and advice from him on your folio, plus your hair and make-up done by a celebrity stylist, one retouched image included, and the opportunity to have the images sold to UK and national publications. What more could you ask for?!

To book your slot email us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

FEATURE GIRL: ELLA MAE PORTFOLIO SHOOT

UK MODEL FOLIOS offered super cool newbie model, Ella Mae a winning portfolio shoot after she came first in the second round of the Red Hot Glamour Girls Thailand Calendar competition.

To have a sneak at some of her saucy images in this month’s Feature Girl, plus stunning cover girl, Emma Glover, click here

UK MODEL FOLIOS DOES EVANGELINE MILLER

Last week we were lucky enough to have the first round winner of the calendar girl 2011 competiton, Evangeline Miller all to ourselves for a whole afternoon. Ironically the gorgeous lass had already booked a portfolio shoot with our fabulous Julia Underwood and was ecstatic when Julia agreed to shoot her prize winning photoshoot for July’s issue of Feature Girl too.

When Evie originally approached UK Model Folios to book a shoot, we showed her all of our photographers that we believed best fit her requirements. As she had already shot with a couple of them, including the phenomenal Joby Rawlins, she decided to take on a whole new modelling challenge and conquer the edgy look- step forward Miss Julia Underwood. As many of you will already know, Julia is the next big thing. Not only does she shoot regularly for lad’s editorials, Front and ZOO but she is also a hit in Denmark particularly with M! Magazine. After a quick peek at Julia’s work, Evie was booking a shoot quicker than you can say, “UKMF” and the rest is… well below…

After a quick cup of tea and a catch-up with the team, Evangeline sat down ready to be pampered by our fabulous in-house Hair and Make-Up Artist, Kayla Silvester. The two ladies had a consultation to discuss Evie’s look and what concepts they wanted to achieve. In the mean time, our star stylist, Coco Minnie began raiding through the piles of beautiful clothes that Evangeline had brought with her to compile her looks. As Evangeline’s overall requirement for the style of her shoot was ‘Front-esque’, Coco Minnie picked out outfits to match the criteria. The first look was a cute denim crop top and a pair of vintage sport’s shorts set against a white wall. The emphasis was purely on Evie and she set the photoshoot on fire immediately with her hot to trot model tactics.

It’s always a good idea to bring a lot of outfit options with you for variety, but once you’re on location make sure to pick out key items and avoid using too many accessories.

Being on a shoot can often be very nerve-wracking at the beginning; especially if you’re modelling! This is why we always recommend (particularly if you’re interested in having some glamour shots done) that you gradually work your way down to lingerie and/ or topless shots because not only will you feel more comfortable, but you will also have become accustomed to the photographer and crew, and feel at ease around them.

“The great thing about working with UK Model Folios and Julia is their ability to make you feel so comfortable. They’re also such experts in photoshoots and model tuition that the directions they give you from styling, hair and make-up, to modelling, just work.”

Fay Bacon always stresses the importance of the five main portfolio shots to models. She carefully selects outfits, explaining to the model the relevance for each and how they’ll work with the shot. She believes it’s a waste of money if a client walks away from a shoot without at least three-five decent images for their folio that can work toward bagging them that job.

The five most important shots:

  • Headshot
  • Full-Length Shot
  • Half-Body Shot
  • Laying-Down Shot
  • From Behind shot

As the shoot progressed Evangeline became evermore confident and started posing for her lingerie and implied topless shots. Evangeline hasn’t done any topless modelling as of yet, but as a very clever tactic has agreed to bare all in Thailand for her fans, if she wins the RedHotGlamourGirls Competition. So if thats not a reason to vote for her then we don’t know what is?!

Seven outfits later, it was time for Julia to shoot Evie’s Feature Girl spread. UKMF’s Fay Bacon is also the Editor of Feature Girl and had already planned a concept for the shoot. Set against a flourescent pink wall, Fay teamed a simple purple thong with sexy stiletos and Evie posed away. At the end Fay interviewed Evie, quizzing her on how it felt to win the first round, her life as a model and what winning the 2011 calendar competition in Thailand would mean to her. To read the answers check out this month’s Feature Girl now!

PHOTOGRAPHERS PICK OF THE MONTH

It’s very difficult to choose between Photographers and their style, particularly when UK Model Folios have such an array of super-talented Photographers to offer, but with the impact of edgy fashion and the need to stand out dictating our motto today, the fabulous Julia Underwood and Yolanda Kingdon come out on top every time.

Take a few minutes to browse these lovely ladies recent photoshoot editions and to book a portfolio shoot with either, or to make general enquiries about the sensational UK Model Folios, please drop us an email at info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

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Freya Mary Holmes: The Truth About Modelling

At just 18 years-old Freya Mary Holmes has already been scouted by numerous model agencies and is the face for clothes brand ‘Babycakes’. But, what most girls would describe as a dream come true, Freya admits can sometimes have its bad points too…

Hi Freya! How are you today?

Hi! I’m good thanks, I had loads of sleep last night so I’m feeling perky!

How did you become a model?

Well, I first got asked to model by a scout in Topshop, although it wasn’t that exciting; she was looking for hair models for a Trevor Sorbie hair show, but I was so excited. From then I just had the idea in my head that it could possibly be something I could do, and it just went from there. It has just come in my stride so far.

How old were you when you had your first modelling job?

I had just turned 16. I think that’s when all my independence started as my Mum let me go up to London on my own and sort the whole thing myself, I thank her for that now.

Do you enjoy being one of the faces of Babycakes?

I love it, I really do. I used to see Babycakes clothing online and always thought I’d quite fancy one of their tee-shirts so when I got asked to model for them it was so weird! I’ve also met some really great people that I probably wouldn’t of been given the opportunity or confidence to meet before Babycakes.

How did you get the job with Babycakes?

Paul found me and asked, which was really surreal as I know so many people who ‘idolise him’. It was all so casual at first that I didn’t believe it would ever happen. I’m definitely glad it did though!

Are you conscious of your appearance?

Definitely, I always have been though. I have one friend who, whenever I see her, we constantly talk about hair and make-up, not in a pathetic girly way, but just because it’s so interesting. I think I’ll always be conscious of the way I look. I’d hate to get to a stage where I just didn’t care about how I look anymore. I think self-pride is really important.

Did you become more aware of your appearance when you started modelling?

I’d say so. Obviously I was flattered and quite proud, but it also made me wonder if I should be doing more to care for myself. You read all about models having perfect skin and hair, that bothered me a bit and I started to wonder if I should start some military style regime, but I never have.

Do you ever receive horrible remarks from any girls or boys?

All the time, and it’s really hard to accept. A lot of girls think I’m stuck up and so many people do not take the time to get to know me because they’ve heard other negative things like that. In the scheme of things though it’s not a big issue, as you can’t let one person’s opinion get you down.

How does it make you feel when people are mean to you, just because of your modelling?

Most people are really supportive, but there are always a few who have a problem with what I do, for whatever reason. It is disheartening, but as cliché as it may sound anyone who isn’t prepared to let you do what makes you happy, isn’t worth your time.

Do you feel that the Media puts added pressure on models?

In some circumstances, yes. When I read about models who have starved themselves to death just to fit in with the industries requirements it makes me so angry. This media driven obsession with weight could quite easily break any girl who is trying to succeed in a modelling career. I think because I don’t do anything too high fashion I’ve avoided most of this pressure so far, and I’m not very easily manipulated so I’ve managed to stay grounded.

Do you feel that commercial models such as yourself are under the same amount of pressure as glamour models?

I wouldn’t say so; I’ve always felt comfortable in my work and in the industry in general. Being able to take things at my own pace and not being made to feel like someone being pushed into becoming something I’m not is really important to me, and so far that’s all I’ve experienced.

Glamour modelling does seem a lot more competitive, perhaps because there is a more restricted audience and clientele for their work so it would be fair to assume there may be other pressures on glamour models.

What advice do you have for any girls who want to model for clothes companies?

My main advice would be to keep your head up and stand your ground. It’s so easy to be pushed into work that either undervalues you, or doesn’t suit you and if you’re interested in starting a career in modelling you may feel inclined to take it in case it’s your only chance. I’ve always found that if something feels right, you just know and that your chance will definitely come at some point if it’s meant to.

Do your family and friends support your chosen career?

My family is really supportive of everything I do, as long as it’s within reason! Id say 90% of my friends have had my back all the way, but I think some of them can’t handle it. I don’t know why that is, because I haven’t changed but Ive definitely drifted apart from people since I’ve started modelling.


Do you find it harder to trust people?

I think you maybe just triggered a small realisation for me *aha*! Perhaps that’s why I’ve drifted apart from people. I’ve grown in independence and realised not everyone is how they seem at first. I think I’ve always had trust issues, but so far with my agency and Babycakes too everyone’s been so genuine that I’m completely comfortable.

Who else would you like to model for?

My dreams would be to model for American Apparel or Superdry. I think they take incredible photos in a style that I’d love to experiment with, plus the clothes are right up my street.

You said that your Mum encouraged you to go up to London by yourself to your castings etc. Do you think that brought you two closer?


My mum and I have always been close, shes a very successful business woman and I think the more involvement I had with ‘the business World’ the more understanding I gained about what she does for me, even though she works in a completely different industry. It definitely did bring us closer as it made me realise just what hard work is, which is something she’s always done, for me.

Would you ever consider becoming a glamour model?

I’ve appeared in FRONT Magazine before, which some would consider to be glamour modelling however, the feature I did wasn’t of that style. However, I’d do something classy for them, if I got to keep my dignity – I hate the thought of having children whose friends can point at naked pictures of their mother!

Is there a specific  moment in your life that you felt really insecure with your appearance?

Definitely.  When I was younger I went through a stage of not knowing really who I was or where I fitted with everyone else. I got messed around by a few friends and started to wonder if I was with the right people. However, with time that’s definitely changed and I think if you pursue something you enjoy, you’re bound to feel more secure about yourself in every way.

Do you still eat whatever you want to or do you feel more inclined to eat a healthier, balanced diet?

I eat so much  and I’m  literally not even saying that! I eat a lot of rubbish, I don’t think I’d ever be able to ‘diet’ and I dont think I need to. I eat a lot of fruit and vegetables, just because I like them. I think even if I didn’t I would feel more inclined to eat them anyway though – also I love salad.

Written by Coco Minnie x