We have models heading out all over the place these days! Our girl Karsyn Bartruff (on the right) is headed to NYC, and we can't wait to see everything she accomplishes on her trip. Don't worry we will keep you posted. Karsyn is pictured with her friend Allie Evans, a model she knows from LA. Allie is also a popular fashion vlogger, and she said the following about the above photo, "Mark this tweet people! Next to me is the next big supermodel & I know a lot of models." We aren't going to argue with you there! We love our Karsyn, and wish her the best of luck in NYC.
Friday, November 22, 2013
To kick off your weekend, check out this sneak peak of Liz's photo shoot with Bryce Thompson. She is still in New York, and is continuing to take remarkable photos. I'm telling you, this girl is going to be huge. Just look at that picture! It truly blows my mind to see the kinds of photos she is producing in each photo shoot. She just goes in and kills it! Also, here is a video of Liz and her mom Jill explaining how they started with Pulse, and what they are up to now. We love our models and we love their moms!
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Check out our girl Carson Bruner, on Ford Models Blog as the Model of the Moment! When she is in NYC we have Carson placed with Ford Models, and so far the partnership is working out splendidly. Ford wrote a wonderful blog post to go along with the announcement. The blog says:
"Carson has made a lasting impression with designers and editors alike. Perhaps it’s her doll like porcelain skin and mile long legs that make her so irresistible. Whatever it is, the California native has it in spades. Off camera, this elfin eared beauty likes to explore New York and spend time with fellow Ford Fresh Faces Noel and Miriam. Although she adores the city – she misses spending time at home in sunny California, and counts her mom as her biggest supporter.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Stacey Eastman with his wife Shayna
Recently there was an article published about Terry Richardson, one of the most controversial and popular fashion photographers right now. Richardson has a reputation for using his status to take advantage of models, and some of them are now speaking out about him. We did not include the article because it is very graphic and we do not want that information on our blog.
We are not out to defend the bad parts of our industry, and we certainly are not going to pretend that there are not people that have nefarious motives. We are here to tell you that we will never push our models to do something that they (or if they are younger than 18, their parents) are not comfortable with. You may feel pressure from photographers or other agencies, but you will not get that from your management if you are signed with us. We want you to know that you can call Stacey at anytime and he can help you navigate through these situations. That is why you have a manager.
We have had a model shoot with Terry Richardson. We will refrain from using her name, because we love this girl and don't want to cast her in a negative light. We advised her not to work with him, based on his reputation, but she found the allure of the success shooting with him provided and decided to model for him anyway. She did become very successful, but not without sacrificing a little bit of herself. A short while after she had her photo shoot she called Stacey in tears, regretting what she had done and lamenting that she never should have posed for Richardson. Stacey was there to comfort her and make a new game plan about how she should continue her career. (This model was older than 18, which is why she didn't have a parent or guardian accompany her on set)
It is very important for you models to understand that while we want you to be as successful as possible, we do not want you to feel like you have to sacrifice your personal set of moral standards or personal code of conduct to do so. At the end of the day, we want you to be comfortable with the person you are, and the decisions that you make. That is not the norm in this industry, but we want to help to change that. We want you to be successful, and we want to help you do that, but more importantly we want to make sure you feel good about how you obtain your success.
You guys... I don't even know where to start on this one. This images are from Liz's test shoot with Timothy Rosado in New York City. Keep in mind that she is 15, and she had her very first photo shoot last month. She is blowing everyone's minds, especially ours. Those expressions, and her body movement looks like a seasoned pro! We knew she had incredible potential, but she is exceeding even our high expectations. Mark my words, this girl from Minnesota is going to be a superstar.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We want to wish a very happy 18th birthday to Sara Grace Kelley! We started to feel bad that she is celebrating her birthday away from her family in friends, and then we saw this picture posted on her instagram. She is celebrating her bday, in Hong Kong living out her dream of being a model, and when we put it that way we think she is one lucky lady! This picture is on set with a hair and make up team on a shoot in Hong Kong. We are proud of you girl, and we know this year will have big things in store for you!
Monday, November 18, 2013
This photo, from Karlie Kloss' instagram, was taken in 2007. This was backstage at Calvin Klein, at the beginning of these models' careers. Karlie Kloss (far left) is standing next to Pulse Management discovery Ali Stephens, Toni Garrn and Taryn Davidson. We scouted Ali at a mall in her hometown of Salt Lake City and launched her to be one of the most successful models we have ever worked with. Ali has been on multiple Vogue covers, the cover of W Magazine, walked the biggest runways, been on billboards, been in ads for too many clients to name, and the list goes on and on. Back in 2007 these models were all new to the fashion scene, and now years later is it amazing to see what they have each accomplished!