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Sunday, 27 January 2013

What Model Scouts Are Really Looking For

If you've always dreamed of being a model or just love fashion and want to learn more about the industry, then you'll need to know how scouts find fresh faces. After all, who can forget Kate Moss getting scouted in the airport? Many ladies and gentlemen dream of being picked up off the street and transported into the fairy tale dreamland of modeling, but worry that they aren't attractive enough or "in this season". Fortunately, this isn't quite how model scouting works.

Model scouts look beyond your "look". It's not all about whether or not you have perfect bone structure or spot-on measurements for sample sizes. Scouts are also looking for that "something extra". Confidence and a great personality are just as important for model scouts as looks. In fact, some potential models are turned down each year because they showed up with a terrible attitude.

Versatility is useful. Sometimes, having a strong and unique look can work against you. Models who are versatile can work in more campaigns, bringing the agency more money. If you're interested, you can develop this talent by practicing different poses and emotions in the mirror at home. Work on expressing yourself in a variety of different ways to become more versatile.

It's not about perfection. Being a model doesn't mean being perfect. In fact, a crooked smile or large nose can work in your favor and help you stand out from the crowd. As long as you still continue to work to develop a range of expressions and styles, distinctive features may benefit you. Today's modeling industry is more diverse than ever. Scouts know to look for different body types and faces.

Yes, you should probably be tall. Although it can be painful to many short ladies, model scouts are generally looking for taller women. Why? Sample sizes are scaled to fit tall and typically slender women. Shorter models require more work to make the samples fit properly.

You don't need to wear tons of makeup. Most model scouts are trained to look beyond your clothing and makeup. In fact, wearing a face full of makeup could potentially turn off scouts, since they want to see your underlying beauty. Light makeup, like foundation and mascara, should be all that you need.

Modeling is a tough industry to break into, but it's always possible to get scouted. Model scouts tend to go where people congregate when they're on the lookout for new faces. If you're interested in modeling, your dream could come true at a concert, while shopping or almost anywhere else.

About the Author

Lindsay Sanders of is an expert in the modeling and fashion industry. She mostly writes advice and opinion articles for amateur and professional models.

Monday, 21 January 2013

The Most Extreme Weddings – Samuel Kleinberg

Your wedding will (hopefully) be once in a life time, meaning you only have one chance to make sure it is everything you want it to be.

Most people tend to opt for a large gathering of friends and family with booze, a priest and havoc. While this can certainly be beautiful and memorable, some people want to do something a little more ‘extreme.’

What follows is a list of some of the more extreme weddings that people have done. This isn’t a conclusive list of course, there are a million cool and creative weddings you can do.

So without further ado:

Hung up in love

One couple had a fascination with body modifications. Piercings, tattoos, scarification and more. They both had experienced numerous things that could make the average person a bit squeamish which is why they decided to tie the knot while hung up in trees.

When I say ‘hung up’ I mean it quite literally. The two had large hooks shoved into their backs and then were suspended in some trees. I’m told this can be quite painful, which I guess is a good thing for some people. Go figure.

You make me float…

On a much less painful side of the extreme spectrum one couple decided to get married while floating, as if they were in space.

Part of the training for astronauts is to go up in a plane that goes up and down at incredibly speeds, this movement creates a sort of artificial lack of gravity, making it feel like you are in space. One couple used this plane to get married, kissing while they literally floated by their friends.

The Slopes of Love

Skiing really is a great metaphor for life. It is fast and hard, it tires you out and there can be sudden turns, hills and jumps. You never know what’s going to happen around the next bend and if you crash, you crash hard.

That might be why one couple decided to get married while skiing. They brought a priest up to Whistler and tied the knot at top speeds.

Getting all Wet

One style of wedding that is starting to gain popularity is not recommended for those who never learned how to swim… or those afraid of fish.

The underwater wedding is now being offered by many ‘extreme’ weddings companies that also do sky diving and mountain climbing weddings for adventurous couples.

These are just a sampling of some of the extreme weddings out there, there are many more interesting things you can do.

By: Kole for Samuel Kleinberg's Diamond Earrings Toronto  Samuel Kleinberg's Diamond Earrings Toronto

Monday, 7 January 2013

15 useful beauty tips for women

Most of the people remain in search the easiest and most useful beauty tips throughout their lives. This article contains the information which will help you maintain the beauty and build a better beauty foundation to put your excellent face forward on the daily basis.
Some useful beauty tips are as follows:

Eye Cream for the Cuticles:

Is it inappropriate to spend lots of your money on the cuticle cream, instead you can use the hydrating eye and the extra moisturizing one to cure dry cuticles.

Prevent Your Hair Color From Fading:

Most of the people don’t know how to prevent their hair color from fading. You can do this job easily by having a deep conditioning treatment once a month. This doesn’t only help you in locking the color but also add the benefit in staving off dry and damage locks.

Keep away from overly rosy cheeks:

A natural glow avec blush is definitely an inside look for spring, but it is better to avoid brushing in too much. Your blush line should be at two finger widths away from the nose and only on the apples of the cheeks. This will help you to create a natural flow without getting overboard.

Using Oil on Your Skin:

It is always recommended to use the oil based product to remove makeup and the dirt from your skin, because it can actually improve your epidermis' condition. Over cleaning always stimulates the sebum glands to produce oil, you can overcome this situation by using the oil based product, because they have the opposite effect.

Oomph to Cheekbones:

Applying the bronzer directly under the cheekbone will make your cheekbones appear higher and give them solid structure.

Hair Lift:

Adding a Volumizing spray to your roots before drying your hair will give your locks some extra lift.

Fuller Lips:

You can get rid of the thin and pursed puckers by extending your lips using a natural toned lip liner. You have to be careful through the procedure, because over extension can make your look bad.

Nix Flaky Mascara:

Remember, only the old mascara will flake onto your face after you apply. It is better to use the fresh one and to keep the mascara tube tightly sealed.

Dry Out Pimples:

You can easily dry out the pimples by dabbing toothpaste on them.

Curls Bounce:

Always avoid brushing curls out with a brush; loosening them with your fingers is a great idea. You can get the added lift of the curls without flattening them down.

Banish Oil:

You can clear your skin of any oily breakout by using the blotting papers; this will remove the excessive oil on your epidermis and prevent breakouts.

The Use Exfoliator Daily:

The daily use of exfoilation will buff away the dead skin cells which veil the skin's natural glow.

Removing the Nail Polish:

A clear top coat to the nail is a useful tool to remove the cracked or chipped nail polish.

For the Greasy Hair:

It is wrong to apply the conditioner directly to the hair’s roots. It is recommended to apply the heavy moisturizing cream to the locks' ends.

Cleaning the Makeup Tools:

It is always better to keep your beauty tools clean like the Q-tip, a powder brush and the razor. Remember, this can become the breeding ground of the bacteria even after the couple of usage.

Author Bio:
Gloria Philips is a fashion designer and she has done her MBA in fashion designing. She is very much interested in everything that is fashion connected.  She likes to write about new trends in fashion and she recommends Leather Jackets on Lyst to women.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Manic Panic

When Manic Panic first began it was only a small boutique in New York City and now it is a multimillion dollar company that is known across the globe in places that include Australia, UK, Italy, Germany and more. The beginning of this cosmetics brand saw two sisters, Tish and Snooky, opening a small store that was actually America’s first punk rock boutique. From the beginning these two sisters were selling bright and unusual colours in the form of hair dye and cosmetics and now they still do, the only difference is they have a lot more to sell. They have built a loyal customer base over the three decades Manic Panic has been around allowing them to succeed internationally.

The thing everyone knows about Manic Panic is that every last product has been made with the safest substances. This allows individuals to use hair dyes without worrying about damage, which means they can use them more than once. Another thing that we know about their products is that they are all vegan friendly. This means that absolutely anybody can use their products and not have to worry. The two owners have always been very against animal cruelty, which is why they do what they can to help, whether it is with their products or with events and donations.

What fans really love about the owners of Manic Panic is how passionate about their products they are. They sell hair dye and cosmetics which they also use themselves to their to punk and rock customers. The sisters are also musicians who were in the original line up of Blondie, and they are still musicians today, performing for fans regularly whilst running their business. This is definitely one of the reasons why this brand is so popular and they are not afraid to show off how much they love their products by wearing them everywhere.

Over the last three decades, Manic Panic has created some of the most insane colours, including Electric Banana and Vampire Red. With these insane colours in their collection, which is unique to them, many people have copied their style and attempted to release similar colours under different brand names. Why some have had success doing this, the name of Manic Panic still ensures that they are a stronger presence in the market. Bringing more and more to their customers, Tish and Snooky have always put them first and ensured they have everything they need, which is why there are still so popular.


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