Guide to Having Self Confidence
Being a successful model in the modelling industry whether that's a commercial model or a fashion model you need to be authentic. This sense of self-belief builds your confidence and sets you apart from your competition and believe me no matter how good you are there will always be competition.
Being confident is a skill not all of us have naturally and may take years to build. The key is knowing your model and using all of your assets to the best of your ability. Whether they're your legs, arms, hands, eyes or hair, know what your selling points are and work them. Believing in yourself comes from trying. You have to try to succeed.
As a model on the runway you have to have particular measurements to be successful. These days there is a backlash against gaunt and overly skinny catwalk models, and the editor of Vogue was recently on the news saying she will have a word with any designer she sees using such models. Your proportions are what many women diet for so count yourself lucky and love your elegance. When you are not working if you are conscious of your shape there are tricks that can give you more volume at the hips and chest by adding pleats and gathered fabrics. Belts to cinch in waists will emphasise your hips and chests.
Commercial models are your top high-street models. Your measurements will all be different but it is still so important to know your body shape in order to be confident. Being pear-shaped means staple pieces like a-line skirts and loose trousers are a winner for you and structured tops and jackets will broaden those shoulders for you. Ladies who are bottom heavy similarly to the pear shape you should be wearing pieces to broaden your shoulders to balance you out and tulip shaped pencil skirts are perfect for you. If you are petite then feel free to keep things above the knee and don't be scared of wearing bright colours to keep yourself seen.
Being confident is something that comes from within and knowing your body is the best way to start taking control of who you are and being the best you can possibly be. Take the time to look in the mirror and work out what shape you are. Lets see if what you have in your wardrobe enhances that amazing shape of yours. We all have to fake it sometimes but our bodies are our own and we should all feel beautiful and secure in our own skin.
If you are an aspiring model visit Kube Studios to book a modelling portfolio photoshoots now! Watch the Kube Studios video to find out more about our services and follow Kube Studios on Twitter now.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
Thursday, 5 November 2015
Kube Studios Modelling Services
Kube Studios is a fashion photography studio based in London, Birmingham and Manchester. In Manchester the address and contact telephone number of the studio is:
47 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1NA
0161 831 9200
We specialise in male modelling, female modelling, teen and child modelling. Their photographers have years of experience in the fashion industry and can help you get the look you want. Visit the Kube Studios website to find out more and read Kube Studios reviews. Here are some photos from one of our recent models:
In her words:
It was amazing day!!!!!! I am very happy!!!! Thank you!!!!I have some photos :) :) :)
little India, aged 5 from Halewood has won the title 'mini miss Liverpool' an international title 'mini miss British Empire' and national title ' mini miss face of the globe'.
India will now represent the uk at the international 'face of the globe' finals at Disney Paris in April 2016. We hope you'll agree she has done fantastically well to beat 1,000's of other entrants to represent the uk from little Halewood. She has recently been spotted by Kube Studios who are raving about her.
But that's not the whole story, India loves other children, she loves helping them, especially children who aren't as lucky as her - she is wise beyond her years in this respect. What really attracted her to compete for the 'face of the globe' was the fact that all the money raised goes to the 'rainbow children's charity' to help under privileged children all around the world especially to provide them with clean water, something she has been learning about in school this term.
The Rainbow children's charity is a fantastic charity and has helped more than 25,000 children in the last few years.
India has already raised more than £2, 000 for her charity school term through cake sales, bonus ball raffles, knocking on doors and sponsorship. This is already the most by any entrant into face of the globe at this stage, she won a special certificate for this - see picture.
She now wants to raise £10,000 for her charity by the time she goes to Paris in April which would be a record not only for her but for the international contest. For this we need the help and support of her city and we thought you may be able to help and support her.
She has already planned a 'ten cities in ten days' sponsored drive across Europe starting on Christmas Day and visiting London, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Rome, Monte Carlo and Paris on the 3rd January. She is having the van fully sign written advertising the charity and are collecting along the way including her video diary uploaded to Facebook. She will have a picture taken in each city with a banner further asking for help and to raise awareness for the charity.
We know you'll agree that all children are special but India will help change the world over the next six months and she would like businesses from her home city to be involved, support and be proud of her. Would it be possible for you to organise a collection or offer some sponsorship or something similar to support one of the Liverpool's most exceptional children and help this brilliant charity.
Friday, 25 September 2015
What do you know about Catalogue Modelling?
Every year there are thousands of catalogues made in the UK. The most common are those related to fashion. For each one, dozens of models are required. You can see where this is going! There are literally thousands of catalogue modelling jobs available each year in the UK alone. This is a fantastic way to start a modelling career and a lot of the time you will be able to keep the items you model!
Catalogues aren’t only in print though, there are also many that are solely on the internet. Modelling agencies are always on the lookout for models that suit their clients’ needs. It might seem obvious, but for a plus-sized clothing catalogue, the agency will put forward plus-sized models to the client. Remember that Kube Studios are not a modelling agency but we specialise in preparing you for any future career in the modelling business. Similarly, for a children’s clothing catalogue, they will only consider kids between the ages requested by the client. By operating in such a way, agencies are required to have a wide range of models on their books at any one time in order to compete and provide their clients with a good service.
Finding an agency isn’t the easiest thing to do. There are many of them, and some are much better than others. Kube Studios know the industry inside out and are only too happy to help models who want to step up from working in local studios and help them get where they want to be. Talk to Kube Studios about how we can help you, and find out a little bit more about what we offer in the video below.
Monday, 20 July 2015
Kube Studios Diet: Lifestyle
Nowadays we are bombarded by 'good' advice telling us how to live, what to eat and when. One thing we should always remember about advice is that the person or company giving it will have something to gain by influencing your actions. The most obvious example of this would be a diet pills company. Kube Studios hear about all kinds of weird diets involving zero carbs or zero gluten and thought we should look at some of the truths behind them.
The most important thing to remember is that you are what you eat. Clearly you will not turn into a portion of chips, but on a chemical level this is very true. Your body needs dozens of different nutrients every day to perform its tasks of regenerating tissue and cleansing toxins - both biological and from food and drink. 'Superfoods' are named as such because they have high levels of these nutrients and low levels of bad fats.
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Gluten; myth or reality?
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye. It is also present in many whole grains such as bulgur, kamut, spelt and farro. Unless you have Celiac Disease (which is essentially an allergy to gluten) it is definitely not recommended to cut gluten out of your diet. As we said up above, someone has something to gain - in this instance it is the gluten-free and free-from companies who promote their very expensive products by supporting these diets and encouraging new eating habits.
If we look back at our grandparents' old photos, how many people were overweight? Was it because they had a carb or gluten free diet, or because they were generally more active and ate more organically? Many of us are addicted to sugars and can suffer headaches and itchy feet when cravings start. For most people this is around eight in the evening; the worst time of the day to snack or eat fast food. If you feel that this matches your normal eating habit, try cutting it out of your day for a month and keep an eye on the scales. A good rule can be to only eat during daylight hours. Kube Studios promotes healthy habits over unhealthy diet regimes. If you want to find out more about modelling or our studios, visit the Kube Studios website and follow this other blog for more information on our team and our company; Kube Studios London.
Friday, 19 June 2015
Kube Studios Tips for ModelsWelcome back to the Kube Studios blog. Every month we see dozens of new faces come through the doors of our studios up and down the country. With fully equipped photography studios in Manchester, Birmingham and Central London, you’re never too far away! The team suggested that we should give some tips for first timers who are coming for their fashion photography shoots on what to bring, how to prepare, and what to do next.
Depending how long your shoot is booked for, select a number of outfits that complement each other. It’s a good idea to have one formal, one casual and a wild card – perhaps your going out on the town gear! This is so that you end up with a varied selection of photos that tell a story about you, your tastes and personality.
Once you have your photos collated into a modeling portfolio you can start getting in touch with agencies. Ask at any Kube Studios for a list of agencies or guidance on what to do next!
Watch the official Kube Studios video here and find out more about our photography services.
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Workout and Diet Tips from our ExpertsKube Studios are on hand to guide you every step of the way. We are not just a modelling studio, we are so much more than this.
Make sure you steer clear of bloat offenders.
To go along with your improved diet, keep mixing up your workout.
"I love yoga, Pilates, and running. A combination is important so you create dynamic muscles and work different parts of your body. This will yield better results.
"I recommend avoiding carbonated beverages. They make you gassy and bloated, and some say they can cause cellulite. I also tell my clients to stay away from dairy as it is very mucus-producing, and can cause bloat and constipation for the people who don't digest it properly. Fried foods are always a big no-no. regardless of the date or season.
Maintaining high energy levels is actually simpler than you think.
"Stay hydrated, eat light through the day, and opt for sustainable caffeine options like green tea. Also, make sure you are getting the proper amount of sleep."
NOW is the time to get on those healthy habits.
"Fashion Week is an important time to stay on top of your game, especially with all the parties and goings-on—but it's also a time when people usually break out of their healthy routines. Before fashion week is a great time to get your body on track by eating properly, getting lots of sleep, and working out, so if you don't have time during the mayhem at least you know you put in the work before.
And when the mayhem does commence, let superfood give you a boost.
Kube Studios is not a modelling agency. Find out more about modelling advice from Kube Studios on their blog. Follow Kube Studios on Twitter for the latest modelling news and tips.
Monday, 30 March 2015
Portfolio Advice from Kube Studios
Kube Studios are one of Britain's favourite photography studios. With studios in London, Birmingham and Manchester we cover the majority of England and have a track record of producing fantastic portfolios and commercial projects. What is in a picture? The first thing to consider is, who is the viewer? What is your audience.
For most people, their audience is their friends, family and acquaintances, often shared on Facebook. To think about a modeling portfolio in the same way as this is immediate failure. Your audience is not the same, and they are looking at different things. Here are some tips from Kube Studios.
Steps you can take before approaching an agency:
- If you can't afford a professional photoshoot, there is no reason why you can't try to make your own. Against a plain, well lit background - perhaps a sunny living room wall - have a friend take photos of your face, profile, and full body. Avoid wearing clothes that hide your figure and wear what accentuates your best attributes. Go light on the makeup, perhaps just concealer and some basic touches. Make up can change the apparent shape of your face and mislead the viewer.
- Make sure that the photos taken are a true representation of you. As with the make up, if you send your photos to an agency and they meet (who they think) is a different person than the one in the photos, then things won't work out. Be as honest as you can and accept anything you don't like about your look rather than trying to hide it. This could be the thing that sets you apart from someone else.
- Create your modeling resume, or z-card. Startup Models actually offer this service specifically. The z-card doesn't have to be particularly impressive, although it should have something that shows experience of dealing with people and being the focus of attention. It should also be presented well to get the best response possible. Many people who want to become models experience stage fright to the point that they can't do the job - and they don't realise that they are susceptible to it until they get there!
Watch the Kube Studios video and find out more about our services and locations.
Wednesday, 25 February 2015
Kube Studios: The Modelling Portfolio Specialists
Every year, thousands of people both young and old decide that they are going to take steps in their lives towards becoming models. Many of these people find role models in the famous names of the catwalk or the reality TV stars who shoot to fame over night. The reality TV phenomenon, although everywhere we look now, is relatively recent, having started with Big Brother in the last decade. Many of the people who gain instant fame don't have the longevity to keep it going, and we end up forgetting about them - sometimes in a matter of months!
When you are planning your career, be it in modelling, or using modelling as a way to have a bit more work coming in, there are some things that you should always take into account. These are; am I suitable? Do I really want to do this? Could I deal with being recognised in the street? If your answer to all three of these questions is Yes! then you are in with a chance.
A modelling portfolio is a collection of various shots that give a kind of 360 degree view of a model. It also includes vitals like your height, weight, measurements and acts as your modelling CV. Kube Studios specialise in creating and updating industry standard portfolios for all types of models. If you have questions regarding modelling, or have any photographic needs then please visit the Kube Studios website and send us a note. Alternatively you can call us between 10-6 Monday through Friday on 02070430910. Find out more about Kube Studios in our video!
Thursday, 29 January 2015
Kube Studios Recipe for Success
The most successful people have strict routines. You may have been surprised to hear that your boss wakes up at 4 and does tai-chi in the park or that someone reads 200 pages a night in bed. It’s these routines that fashion consultants also advise to any aspiring models wishing to give themselves the best shot in the business. Kube Studios knows this and loves seeing customers who really make the effort to do themselves proud.
Imagine a string with a series of beads on it. The beads represent your goals, perhaps related to male modelling aspirations, relationships, and priorities. Tip the string this way or that way, and the beads easily slide off and onto the floor. But tie a knot on each end of the string, and the beads stay put. Those knots are your morning and evening routines. They keep the priorities of your life from falling apart and thus help you progress and become a better person.
A strong routine gives you time to moonlight. Don’t quit your job yet; moonlight and hustle in your spare time until your dream job becomes a truly viable option. According to Kube Studios staff, the best time to do that is in the mornings and evenings before and after work. By the end of the day, our willpower reserve is running on empty which results in us being irritable, making poor decisions, and taking the path of least resistance - being pulled down by gravity when we want to soar. When given a choice between going to the gym or playing video games, we’ll choose video games and this doesn't help us develop. Use this time of the day to add value to your life, rather than detract from it and you will go far. Find out more about Kube Studios in the video below and read some reviews of our photography services on our other Kube Studios blog.