We’ve discussed almost all the main points in networking. Social media, chance encounters…. And, if you really want to insert yourself into the industry, attend all the events! Events are big for networking. Other than fun, one of the main reasons people come out to an event is to meet new people. Get out of the house to an industry event, mingle, be personable. People will start to know your face, see it around a lot, and make connections. Never stop looking for friendly people to strike up conversation with. I have met extremely valuable and helpful people just by taking my time to model in shows and attending the after parties.
FINDING EVENTS: So, how do you know where the events are? Well, now that you’re effectively networking within the industry, meeting people on industry related social media sites, opportunities should start popping up. When you’re friends with a lot of people on Facebook, the event invites will undoubtedly follow. They might even get annoying. Don’t get annoyed too soon, though. Check them out! Give them a chance.
When you’re in the fashion industry like me, you’ll want to keep a lookout for local designer fashion shows, charity shows, in-store parties and promotions, photo shoots, castings, and more. Continue reading “Networking: 3 Things to Remember: pt 3 Events”
Briauna Mariah here.
Writing from New York City.
I know you all want updates, so here it is. I arrived at the airport at 8:23AM Eastern Time last July 12th. It took me hours to finally make it to the house I’m staying at. I’m renting a nice little room in Woodlawn, Bronx, NYC. Bronx–Yikes! Right? Not as bad as it might sound.
Woodlawn is a cute little community very north of Manhattan and I feel rather safe here. It’s like a little bubble in Bronx. Stepping outside the bubble is a little nerve-wracking though. Continue reading “Living in New York City: Briauna Mariah Update”
So today was the in-store promotional modeling event for the FACE charity fashion show (Fashion, Auction, Compassion, Event). *hurray and much applauding!* I arrived five minutes early and headed up to the second floor as I had been told and then promptly had to wait to get my designer Barney’s New York wardrobe on. Unfortunately I forgot to get pictures of the outfits I got to wear today, but I did get a picture of the awesome shoes (and many compliments on my cute summer hat and dress)! The shoes were very fun to walk in and walking up and down stairs in them became progressively easier. I think they were maybe five or six inch heels.
Before I was dressed up, I was given the rundown: the FACE event is on April 29th, 2010 at 6:30pm and there will be a fashion show for Barney’s NY clothing. It is in SODO park, Seattle. There will be wine tasting and an auction and of course the fashion show and its for charity. A great event to attend and support. Tickets are available for purchase online at http://www.faceseattle.com. Be there or be square! Continue reading “Promotional Modeling Experience”
There are videos online to help as you learn how to walk like a fashion model on the runway, but if those aren’t for you, listen up and I’ll give you some insider modeling secrets.
In my last blog, you learned about being confident on the fashion runway and in front of the camera. And as I wrote, I was thinking about the fashion model runway walk. Strut like there is no other. You are the most gorgeous model in the world: Let that confidence show in your runway walk and in your face. Continue reading “How to Walk like a Model”
No matter who you are, you have to believe in your inner and outer beauty in the world of fashion modeling. Confidence is beautiful. If you are not confident, you show fear, insecurity, and/or nervousness. Those are really the only options. Nothing shines brighter than the confidence in your stride and the unwavering spark in your eyes. Except perhaps that shiny silver dress you have to wear on the fashion runway. Be careful, if the light hits it just right… you might blind your spectators.
You’re gorgeous, so let the whole world know it. If you’re walking the fashion runway, you must be “strutting your stuff” like you are the most gorgeous person in the world. If you don’t believe it yourself, your/the modeling agency’s clients won’t believe it either. Continue reading “Catwalk Confidence”