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Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell Reunite

 

Check out the legendary supermodel duo Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell in The Daily Mail as they reunite in a provocative cover shoot for Interview magazine…

Plus spot our Alan Strutt’s fabulous picture of the stunning duo!

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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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!

RED HOT GLAMOUR GIRLS

So as you may already know, the first round of the RedHotGlamourGirls competition has just ended and the lovely Evangeline Miller was in first place. Never fear though there is still time to not only vote for your favourite girl to win but also join the competition yourself!

We have also given the girls the chance to upload videos of themselves onto the RHG youtube account. To watch the beautiful ladies tell you why they think they should win simply go to our RHG YouTube.

COMPETITION TIME: Who wins? YOU DECIDE

As many of you will already know, UK Model Folios have teamed up with Red Hot Glamour Girls to offer girls a celebrity style 2011 calendar shoot in the beautiful Thailand with our legendary photographer, Alan Strutt. And that’s not all; each month the top three girls go through to the next round, with the highest voted model bagging a portfolio shoot with UK Model Folios and her own feature in Red Hot Glamour’s fabulous online magazine, Feature Girl. All three girls will also feature in the Red Hot Glamour Girls 2011 calendar! But don’t worry, although the first month’s voting is now up, there is still an opportunity for more gorgeous ladies to jump on board, so what are you waiting for? Click here to enter.

Here’s a few things we’ve learned from this month’s voting:

  • Do not be put off by competing models that are as gorgeous as you: This competition is solely based on your promotional tactics and convincing your adoring fans to vote for you. We, at UKMF are more than happy to give you pointers and feedback on how you’re doing to help you on your way, but ultimately it’s up to you, so how much do you want to win? That’s the question.
  • Do not be embarrassed to ask your fans to vote: Fans love you because you’re you. They want to make you happy and of course it goes without saying, if you win this competition you’ll be the happiest girl alive, so don’t be afraid to ask people to vote!
  • Do not worry about the impact you updating your social networking profiles has on your ‘friends’: We’ve discovered the majority of votes come from these exact sites e.g. Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Models were worried if they updated their profiles too much with statuses encouraging people to vote then they would get fed up! We say, it’s your profile and if you want to win then that’s what you should be shouting about! Put it this way, if fans do get fed-up then maybe it will work in your advantage and they’ll vote just to shut you up *haha*

As for this month, if you’re stuck with who to vote for then here is a little message from some of the girls:

“My name is Brooke Lavinia and I’ve been modelling since I was 13-years-old. I’m from Newcastle and I love meeting people and socialising. I’m at college training to be a nurse but I have one aim in my life: to be a top glamour model.

“I’m an ex fashion student, my measurements are: 32,22,32. I love animals and I’m a member of PETA. My favourtie things are: money, stiletos, Paris and Tea (I drink 12 cups a day!) Love Evangeline Miller.

“I’m at my happiest when the sun is shining and I’m surrounded by my friends with a nice cold beverage. I enjoy going out for a rave up with my pals and I have a massive love of marmite and drink too much tea! Love Rachael Clubb

“Hello everyone, my name is Sarah Arnold. I’m a shopaholic, party girl, and I love dancing and singing when I’m drunk!”

“I’m a fun lively girl who’s constantly being crazy! I also have brains so I’m currently studying my AAT (accounts exams) at college. I LOVE partying and enjoying life to the MAX. Love Naomi White

The voting lines have opened so get voting!