Friday, November 7, 2014

Liz Kennedy for Spur Magazine

Remember when we posted this about Liz Kennedy's amazing first NYFW?  Well before she hit the runways, she was working overseas in Japan.  We sent her to Japan so she would get some experience in front of the camera, and added to her bank account.  (For more about models and their finances, click here)  We love these photos from her editorial in Spur Magazine.  Spur is a Japanese publication, and we have been so impressed by the quality of the editorials we have seen out of Japan lately.  The styling, photography, and art direction are on par with the other top fashion capitals in the world.  We definitely saw Liz's confidence and overall modeling skills improve through her pictures, and we think that her time in Japan was time well spent!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Natalie Keyser Then and Now


We are starting a new series with our Throwback Thursdays, we are going to post pictures of our models when they first started with us, and then a current picture of them.  We love to look back and see how far our models have come since their first photoshoots.  We sign models because of the potential we see in them, and it is exciting to see them evolve into the models we knew they could be. 

Today we have pictures of Natalie Keyser, who signed with us when she was 12 years old.  If you click here you can see what an impressive career Natalie has forged in the modeling industry, and we love this girl like she is our family, because after all these years she pretty much is.  Natalie has traveled all over the world modeling, walking the biggest runways, and appearing in the most notable magazines (Vogue and Harper's Bazaar are just two examples). We are proud of you Natalie, and we love managing your career.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Financial Realities of Modeling

Recently Forbes Magazine published their annual article ranking the Highest-Paid Models in the world.  While it is easy to be enticed by hearing about their multi-million dollar fortunes, it is important for potential models to know that these women are the exception, not the rule.  Forbes teamed with VFiles to create the below video explaining more about the financial side of the modeling industry.  Models can quickly go into debt when they are starting because their agencies are paying for a lot of things in their behalf, but they expect to be paid back out of your future earnings. This is why it is so important to have experienced model management guiding your career.  

At Pulse Management, we keep in mind our model's financial situations and we enough experience in the industry to know what jobs to advise our models to take to earn them money, but not to diminish their editorial possibilities.  For example, a catalogue job for Walmart may pay big money, but the top tier of fashion jobs (Vogue, Fashion Week Runways, Luxury Advertising Campaigns like Chanel, Prada, etc.) are not going to hire a model who previously worked for Walmart.   We send our models overseas so they gain experience, are guaranteed our negotiated sum of money, and then they are still seen as desirable for the high fashion jobs we pursue.  It takes a long time to understand this industry enough, and we have learned the ropes in our 20+ years of business.  

This is not to say that you cannot be successful in the industry.  Quite the contrary actually, we have managed or currently manage some of the top models in the industry (Ali Stephens, Hannah Holman, Hye Rim Park, Tori Praver, Liz Kennedy, Natalie Keyser, etc).  We know how to become successful because we have done it with our models time and time again. Whether you are signed with Pulse Management or not, we feel a responsibility to educate those who want to be in the modeling industry about these things, so you do not become a victim of a greedy agency who doesn't care how much debt you ring up while they attempt to get you work. Hopefully this will help some of you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Georgia Weeks Creem Magazine Editorial

We are loving the photos from Georgia Weeks' latest editorial for Creem Magazine.  You may remember that we posted about another editorial Georgia was in for Creem Magazine here.  The contrast between the two editorials is pretty amazing, which goes to show you what a transformative model that Georgia is.  Also, we are dying over the clothing that Georgia modeled in this shoot.  To see the editorial and the details about the clothing, click here.  There is also a brilliant video from the shoot that accompanies the article, that is worth checking out.  Georgia, you just keep getting better and better, and we are so proud of you!

Monday, November 3, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Tori Praver for Guess

When a model lands an ad campaign, its a big deal.  When a model lands a campaign for the iconic fashion brand Guess, it is a MAJOR deal.  Pulse Management discovery, Tori Praver, was the face of Guess for a few different campaigns.  She followed in the footsteps of supermodels like Claudia Schiffer and Eva Hertzigova.  Soon after her work with Guess, Tori appeared in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue a few years in a row.  These days Tori still models, but she also keeps busy designing a swimwear line, and being a mom in her home state of Hawaii.  It's amazing to think how much her life has changed since we scouted her and launched her modeling career.