Behind the scenes video from one of Hazel's recent shoots
Yesterday our model Hazel Eakman, posted something on her instagram that made us all kinds of happy. She wrote:
hazelgrayeSometimes I have to blink a few extra times to make sure this dream of a life I'm living is real. So thankful for every opportunity I was given in 2015 and so excited for all the opportunities to come in 2016 🤘🏻😄 @fusionmodelsnyc@pulsemgmt
We know when we scout our models, we have the ability and potential to really change the course of their lives. Some of our models end up traveling the world, seeing places and meeting people that they never would have if we never scouted them. We have had a few of our models meet their spouses through their modeling careers, and some of them now have families of their own. It is incredibly rewarding to help people live their dreams, and we absolutely love doing it.
Hazel, when we scouted you in Minnesota, we knew you had so much potential. We have loved seeing you develop as a model and a person during your time in New York City, and we know that you still have many great things ahead both in your modeling career and in your life.
A couple of Behind the Scenes Photos from Hazel's recent shoots
If you follow our instagram, you saw the above picture posted the other day, and we can't help sharing a little bit more of the story behind the photo. Stacey Eastman, Pulse Management President, loves surfing so much he moved his family to Hawaii so it could be a part of their daily lifestyle. So when we see anything involving surfing and the world of high fashion together? It is like someone else is speaking our language, that we didn't even think other people knew existed. When Gisele Bundchen starred in the campaign for Chanel No. 5 and there was a surfing element to the campaign, we were in fashion heaven, and in case you missed it the video is below.
The only problem with this video is that the surfboards are custom made for the campaign. So we need one of our models to book the next Chanel campaign, and ask Karl to make us one. (Our models have worked for Chanel before so its not too much of a stretch.)
Now that January is here it means that New York Fashion Week is just around the corner. (Official dates are February 11-18) A new year, a new fashion season, and we will have some new models in New York this year. We are also looking forward to seeing which shows our more experienced models book now that they have had a few seasons to develop their skills.
The above photo is from last February when our model Alisha Judge OPENED the Jenny Packham show. Jenny Packham is one of the best designers out of the UK in a while, and her popularity skyrocketed when the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton herself, started to wear Packham's designs regularly. Having Alisha open such a big show was one of our fashion week highlights last year, and we can't wait to see what this February has in store for us. Stay tuned everyone, we'll keep you all updated here!
Modeling Industry website, models.com, recently announced its Model of the Year Awards for 2015. I look forward to this list every year, and I love to see who comes out on top. In my humble opinion, some of the winners are spot on, some of them are intentionally humorous (Derek Zoolander for comeback of the year!), and some of them just go to show what we already know about the changing industry. While we can't argue that certain top models these days have gained a degree of their success due to their involvement in reality television shows, we also can't argue that this new generation of celebrity models are booking some of the biggest jobs in the industry.
We personally think that some of our models are every bit (or more) talented than some of the winners, and we think that it's only a matter of time until you see a couple of our girls on this list. Our models work hard for every job they book, and we know that determination only makes you a stronger person and model.
While none of our models are listed, we had a few models gain profiles on models.com, and our models walked the world's biggest runways (Dior, Delpozo, Burberry, Dolce and Gabbana, etc.), and were featured in the most notable fashion magazines (Vogue, Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, French Revue De Modes, etc.). We are proud of the body of work and of each of our models. So here's to 2016, and we know that our models have great things in store for us this year.
It is a new year, and we have high hopes for 2016! To kick off this year's Major Moment Monday posts, we have this behind the scenes picture from Ali Stephens' shoot for Italian Vogue. Nothing makes us more excited than seeing one of our models having continued success, and Ali booking an editorial in Italian Vogue is major. We discovered Ali years ago, launched her career, and seeing her career longevity just proves the potential that we saw in her when we scouted her. Congrats Ali, we can't wait to see the editorial when it comes out.