When we receive new pictures of our models, we never really know what to expect. Especially when it is a test shoot of a new model. There are so many variables that can make or break a photograph. The photographer, the model, the lighting, the styling, the art direction, the list goes on and on of things that can make a photograph a good one. We were definitely pleased when we received these pictures of Gia Whited's test shoot with Artem Altounian. The pictures were shot in and around LA, and we love the casual yet slightly edgy vibe. If she keeps looking this incredible in pictures, we think Gia has quite the career ahead of her.
Friday, December 19, 2014
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Above you see a picture from Hye Rim Park's first test shoot she did with us. This shoot took place soon after we discovered her in Utah, and then started to build her career. It took a while for the industry to embrace Hye, there were not a lot of Asian top models at the time. In fact after she started booking jobs she told Teen Vogue, “There aren‘t many Asian models, so I felt really proud to walk for such a high-profile designer like Miuccia Prada.”
We weren't dissuaded by the fact that there were not a lot of Asian model success stories before Hye, because we knew she had potential and we worked and worked until other people started realizing that as well. Hye has booked some incredible campaigns, walked the highest level of high fashion runways, and she has appeared on multiple covers of Vogue. She also ushered in a movement of top models who are Asian, and we are proud so proud that we had a part of that. So reflecting on her career and how far she has come since her first test shoot is especially poignant to us. For more details on Hye's career check out her models.com profile here, and her profile for New York Magazine here.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Do you all remember Georgia Weeks? Well, we have big news about this beauty. She just signed a major contract in Paris, and is headed to France shortly. We love when we have news like this. It is literally life changing for our models, (and their parents) and it is so exciting. Congrats Georgia, you are living the dream! We will keep you all updated on her adventures in Paris.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Larisa at home with her new baby
Some models that we sign end up becoming like family to us, and Larisa Fraser is definitely one of the family. We signed her after discovering her in her home town in Utah, and have been managing her career ever since. We have seen her through her beginning test shoot, sending her around the world, celebrating her GQ cover, attending her wedding to MLB All-Star Ryan Braun, and now we get to see her as a mother. We are thrilled for Larisa and Ryan to enter into the world of parenthood, and we are sure they daughter will be gorgeous just like her mama! Congrats to them both, and we look forward to meeting your sweet baby girl!
Stacey Eastman, Larisa and Ryan Braun, and Shayna Eastman
Monday, December 15, 2014
It's MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY time again! Hopefully this helps give you all something to look forward to on Mondays. Today we are looking back to November of 2009 when Natalie Keyser smoldered in this editorial for Elle UK. This editorial was near the beginning of Natalie's career and it helped show that she was a model to watch. A few weeks ago we looked back on when we launched Natalie's career, click here to see a picture from the very beginning. We are still proud of this editorial of Natalie's because not only is Elle a major publication, and the UK is a huge fashion market, this is around when she was starting to prove herself as a bonafide model and a superstar in our eyes.
Friday, December 12, 2014
|Pulse Management Model Liz Kennedy taking a selfie with fellow models during NYFW|
We have been saying to our models for years that they are their own brand. We are here to manage and advise them, but they have to put in a lot of the work. By having themselves on social media like instagram, Facebook, tumblr, etc. they are essentially taking control of their brand and putting themselves out there. Our instagram account can be found HERE, and we regularly post pictures of our models, and link to their instagram accounts as well. So if you are into that kind of thing, make sure you check it out.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
For today's Throwback Thursday, we are featuring one of our favorite models, Rachel Cook. Above are some of Rachel's first polaroids with us, taken five years ago. We found Rachel in her home state of Washington and she has worked around the world since then. Some of her career highlights up to this point include being on the cover of WWD, working in New York, Miami, Los Angeles, and a few different places in Asia. She has worked with some top photographers, and made a niche for herself in beauty campaigns for companies like Lorac. It's been a busy few years for this model, and we are so proud of her. We can't wait to see what else she has in store, because her work just keeps getting better!
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Gia Whited, one of our relatively newer models just sent us over here latest polaroids. Gia is signed with Photogenics in LA and they had these shots taken of her. We love the simplicity of these pictures. The simple pictures are the hardest ones to take well because you can't hide behind wardrobe, hair and makeup, and props. We love these pictures because they just show our beautiful Gia, and we don't think we will be the only people that are impressed with these photos.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
As we mentioned in our post yesterday, the annual Victoria's Secret fashion show airs tonight on CBS. We have had two of our models work with Victoria's Secret in the past as we detailed in this post. We aren't satisfied with just having two models work with them, we want more! Just off the top of our heads here are a few of our models that we think could walk the runway alongside the best of the Angels. So, just in case the VS casting director is reading this, we present the following models for your consideration for next year.
Monday, December 8, 2014
In honor of the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show that airs tomorrow night, we thought we'd throw it back to 2010 when our girl Hannah Holman was featured in a VS campaign. Working for Victoria's Secret is one of the biggest bookings a model can get. For Hannah it was important because it showed that she was not only a success in high fashion (Chanel, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, etc.), but she was could be featured along with the other Victoria's Secret models who are seen generally as more sexy than a lot of the high fashion girls. Versatility is one of the best traits a model can have, and this was huge for Hannah.
Check back tomorrow for some of our models who we think have the ability to work with Victoria's Secret in the future.
Friday, December 5, 2014
If you are one of our models, you need to read this article we found on Beauty Look Magazine. If you want to be a model, you need to read it. I don't mean to be bossy, but this one article summed up what we have been telling our models for years. No one can make or break your career like you can! You tell us that you want to be a model, by following this article you prove to us that you want to be one. It is a pretty short article, but it is definitely worth your time to read it. You can thank us later, and have a great weekend everyone!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Erin Cummin's first Polaroids
We love looking at the Throwback Thursday: Then and Now pictures of our models. When we scout our models we see the potential in them, but their future success depends a lot on them. We can place them with the best agencies in the world, but if they do not want to go, or if they are not camera-ready when the opportunities arise, or don't treat their agencies or the artists their work with well, they can kill their own careers before they start. So we love when we get a chance to reflect on our models' success.
We discovered Erin Cummins in her home state of Washington, and the rest is history! She worked New York Fashion Week, she's worked in Miami, Asia, and in Europe. We are looking forward to seeing what she has in store next. In our opinion it should be Victoria's Secret or Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition.