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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 

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MAXIM US AND UK

UK MODEL FOLIOS work with tonnes of fabulous high-end print and online magazines, brands and companies supplying them with high-end models and model content. 

We are known for our collaboration with MAXIM UK which has seen us produce exclusive online shoots of the best British pin-up models for the lads mag portal. This relationship has now developed worldwide to MAXIM US. A huge achievement for any model wanting to really establish a name for themselves within the lingerie, pin-up market.

And so, if you dream of making it big in The States, here is your opportunity to get on the road- contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk and we can make it happen x

Mieke May, The Sports Mag

We are ecstatic to see Actress and WAG, Mieke May published in The Sports Mag.

Mieke came to UK Model Folios after she saw the help we had given to similar models and celebs- after just one shoot we have already got Mieke published in one of the UK’s largest weekly sports editorials, The Sports Magazine

For more info on how you too can be published, contact info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

Miss London 2011 Rissikat Bade Does MAXIM

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UK Model Folios have had another phenomenal shoot published today on leading lad’s portal MAXIM in the form of super stunning Miss London 2011 discovery Rissikat Bade

The sought after beauty threw some shapes and poses together for her favourite celebrity photographer, Alan Strutt in his North London studio wearing this seductive luxury Harlette lingerie ensemble- to check out more of the images and read MAXIM’s exclusive interview click here

MAXIM- Hollie Dowding Feature

Not to brag but have you seen our stunning shoot with uber hot model Hollie Dowding on MAXIM shot by Alan Strutt?

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MAXIM UK COLLABORATION

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We are extremely excited about our recent collaboration with MAXIM UK. The huge brand with a subscription base of 750,00 in the UK alone have chosen UK Model Folios to shoot their main page articles after working with them on Miss England’s Best Beach Body. The four lucky newcomer models Rissikat Bade, Jessica Linley, Naomi Young and Hollie Dowding were co-selected by the MAXIM Editor and UK Model Folios to be the first in showcasing our amazing photographic opportunity and will follow the likes of Megan Fox, Nicole Scherzinger and Eva Mendesto who have also appeared on MAXIM.

MAXIM UK were ecstatic when Alan Strutt agreed to shoot the models for UK Model Folios and as expected he did not disappoint. A great friend of UKMF, Miss London 2011 Rissikat said about her MAXIM shoot, ‘I was so excited when I was told I was one of the four lucky ladies to shoot with Alan Strutt for MAXIM. The atmosphere in UKModelFolios studio was as always very relaxing and happy. It was amazing to work with Alan again, as well as shooting with the beautiful pageant girls, Naomi Young and Jessica Linley. The Harlett lingerie, which was provided for the shoot, was stunning and I just can’t wait to see the results.’

A special thanks goes to Harlette Lingerie, another exciting collaboration of ours- we have recently linked up with Harlette to shoot the stunning TV personality and model Melissa Reeves 2012 calendar wearing the exquisite Harlette garments. We were also ecstatic when they agreed to lend their sought-after and very luxurious pieces for the MAXIM shoot and as expected, the models were blown away by the elegant yet tres sexy lingerie- even the Maxim Editor himself commented on the one-off Harlette peacock lingerie set saying, ‘hot knickers, very hot!’

Another special mention and appreciation goes to the fabulous Sandstorm Boutique– we completely heart their fabulous swimwear and after using many of their super-hot pieces in Thailand just had to use them for MAXIM too.

The articles will be published on various occasions over the few months starting with stunning model, Hollie Dowding. Keep watching to read and see our work in action!

Miss England Beach Babe Finalists Hit MAXIM and BabeMag.com

Yes, it’s That shoot again. UK Model Folios teamed up with Miss England two weeks ago to shoot their top ten finalists for the Best Beach Body award sponsored by Sandstorm Boutique. As the finalists await the news of who has the most coveted bikini bod, the men’s mag circuit has gone crazy for the Miss England hopefuls. Check them out here on MAXIM and BabeMag.com.

Have a great weekend!

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Miss London 2011 is signed by Muse Management UK

As one of her fabulous prizes, Miss London 2011, Rissikat Bade is offered a year’s modelling contract with the fabulous Muse Management UK. Check out her model card!

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For more information on booking Rissikat please contact info@musemanagementuk.com 

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LEAH LINTON: FIRST SHOOT AND I’M SIGNED!

Like many models, Leah in the past has struggled to find both a reputable portfolio and modelling agency, however after she attended a casting for Celeb Agents and met UKMF photographers Roy Strutt and Antony Michael she felt very confident that this was the agency she wanted to sign with, and the portfolio company she wanted to use. Since UK Model Folios work closely with Celeb Agents shooting their clients, we offered Leah an exclusive package and now she not only has a fabulous portfolio but moreover has been signed to a management she is very confident will lead her in the direction she wants to go in. As always we like to get some detailed feedback from our clients and report their experience back to you. And so without further ado, please read on for Leah’s experience with UK Model Folios.

For more information on booking a shoot with Roy Strutt or joining an agency like Celeb Agents, please contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk

Hi Leah! How are you today?

I’m fantastic, thank you!

Tell us a little bit about yourself

Well, I’m a full-time glamour model from Essex. I’ve been off the scene for a while but I’m back with a bang and ready for action! I hope 2011 is my year!

What encouraged you to book a shoot with UK Model Folios?

I attended a casting for Celeb Agents and photographer Roy Strutt was on-hand to take a few snapshots of the girls, I really enjoyed shooting with him and after I was selected by the agency to join their books I saw it as the perfect opportunity to work with Roy again, and decided to book him through UKMF.

How easy was it to book a shoot with UKMF?

I found it very straightforward to book my shoot because just as extremely professional everyone is there, they are also really friendly and easy to talk to.

When your portfolio next needs updating will you use UKMF again?

I will absolutely be using UK Model Folios when my portfolio needs updating. Not only did I really enjoy my shoot with them but also I found myself not wanting it to end!

Why do you feel you got excellent value for money?

In this industry there are a lot of people who want to exploit young models like myself so when you find a great company to work with it’s a blessing as its very frustrating when you have spent a fortune and you’re not happy with the end results. UKMF really impressed me and I was so happy with absolutely everything – from the service to my final images.

How did you find working with our photographer, Roy Strutt?

Because I had previously shot with Roy I found him really easy to work with. Often female models find it a bit intimidating working so closely with a male photographer but with Roy this definitely was not the case! He is such an experienced photographer and extremely professional. This automatically put me at ease and allowed me to love the shoot.

What was your favourite thing about your shoot and why?

I’d say the overall experience combined was the best bit and of course my fabulous new pictures!

How did you decide to have your hair and make-up styled?

I always know how I want to be styled but this time I decided to have three different looks to show my versatility as a model.

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Why did you like your hair and make-up?

I loved my hair and make up because the hair and make-up artist listened to me and created the looks I wanted.

Did you get on with both the photographer and the hair and make-up artist?

I got on extremely well with Eva, which I was really happy about – let me tell you; there’s nothing worse then not getting on with a photographer and hair and make-up artist!

Which is your favourite picture and why?

I love all of pictures but I’d probably say the headshots were my favourite, even though I had really natural make-up (which I’m not used to) I still felt and looked amazing!

Overall, what was your favourite thing about the UK Model Folios service?

I’d have to say the fact that everyone is so friendly, helpful and professional.

Why do you feel it’s important for young models like yourself to have a professional yet friendly service such as UKMF to guide you with your modelling career?

It’s very important! There are too many people in the industry just concerned with making money and how we feel as customers to their service is overlooked but UKMF actually care. They take the time to listen to you and ensure you’re getting what you want for your money. It’s very difficult to know who to trust in the industry but I know I can trust this company and as a result have already gone back to ask for their advice and help on other areas of my career. They are VERY experienced in all areas of the celebrity model market so for young models like myself, you couldn’t hope to find a better company.

If you could describe your experience with UKMF in three words which would they be and why?

Fun, relaxed and professional.

Finally, feel free to add any more comments on your experience with UK Model Folios.

I’d like to thank the whole team for such a wonderful experience. xx

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JENNY KIM GETS LADS MAG COVER!

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Check out the fabulous Jenny Kim on the cover of Babemag.com promoting her debut 2011 calendar shot by the infamous Julia Underwood

If you want to be like Jenny contact us now info@ukmodelfolios.co.uk or via our website www.ukmodelfolios.co.uk