Dress Right For Your Body Type

October 25th, 2010

red dress Hove ModelsWhen it comes to our individual body types, new fashion trends can be intimidating. Whether you’ve got a few extra pounds or a straight rectangular shape, not all styles are going to work for every body type. So before you go out and by those expensive skinny jeans, or fitted lace top, take an honest look in the mirror. No really. Take a long look in the mirror. For once you understand how to accentuate the positive and most flattering parts of your body, it will be much easier to be confident and feel comfortable in your own skin.

  • The little black dress This is a must have in every woman’s closet. Black is not only a slimming color but it works on any body type. If you have an hourglass figure (waist smaller in proportion to your hips) try finding a dress that hugs and shows off your curves. If you have more of a rectangle shape (hips, and waist same proportion-otherwise known as a “boyish figure”) then pick a dress that also hugs your shape, but try adding a belt to give an illusion of some curves. And if you have an apple shape (larger around the mid section) then an A-line dress is your friend. It will flare out and hide any extra pounds. Avoid tight fitted dresses that will draw attention to your middle.

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  • Tops If you have a fuller bust, then choose tops with a V-neck. If your neck is longer, then find a piece that falls off your shoulders. If your shoulders are broader wear deep V-necks and sleeveless or long-form fitting tops. Toned arms should be shown off in sexy spaghetti camisoles.

  • Footwear Your shoes will tie your whole oufit together, and its important not to slack when it come to this stylish staple. If you have larger calves make sure to stay away from boots that will fall on the biggest part of your leg. Instead, stick to an elegant heel, or find a boot that goes up to, or past, your knee. Also, neutral heels will give the look of a longer leg and add style to almost any dress.

Beauty is about symmetry. Giving the appearance of symmetry means looking proportionate. Whether or not you have an hourglass figure, it should be your goal to give the appearance of one (after all, men are biologically programmed to prefer this shape). This can be accomplished with most any body type if you know how accentuate what you’ve got. For example, wearing lighter shades combined with a dark, thick belt around your waist will help accomplish this. If you have a smaller bust don’t be afraid to try a padded bra.

Your shape and size do not matter as much as you think. The important thing is to work with what you have, and don’t be afraid to flaunt it! Confidences carries, and the more you have in yourself, the sexier you will look to others.

This article was written by Ripley Daniels. Ripley works for Without The Stress, a Same Day Passport Service based in Los Angeles. In addition to LA Same Day Passports, the company assists busy US travelers with travel visas to any country that requires one.

Insider’s information on the “glamorous” life of a model

October 24th, 2010

New York Fashion week is well known for its economic impact as a result of the 232,000 attendees that visit New York Fashion week each year. Fashion designers, media/press, senior executives, buyers and others come from over 30 countries, making New York Fashion week a big international and popular event. Every model dreams of walking in one of the many different fashion shows and although this seems very glamorous and exciting, there are some things that are not as glamorous as you might have thought and I believe that not everyone is aware of the sometimes exhausting, painful, long and tiring shows models need to walk with quite often small-sized high heels. high heels models brighton Above you see a picture of a model that was walking the Louis Vuitton summer/spring 2012 show. The reason why models often have bruised and blistered feet is because the shoes, like the clothes, usually only come in a sample size. This significantly increases the chances that a model might need to walk for several hours in too small shoes, resulting in a very painful experience. Brian Reyes, a fashion designer who is known for his socialite and funky way of designing, noticed during his fall show of 2009 that his models were having a difficult time to walk in his shoes. The models occasionally took off their shoes, either in the middle or towards the end of the runway. This made Brian decide to have his models walk bare foot in the final line up, which I’m sure the models appreciated. So if you thought that being a model is all about the spotlights, the clothes and the fame, you better think again…

How to achieve flawless skin without retouching

October 10th, 2010

We all want clear, bright skin: it makes a fantastic first impression, removing the need to use large amounts of makeup, and widespread photo editing. You don’t have to take toxic medication or got through intense treatment to make spot-free skin a reality. Here are some tips you should follow, if you want clear and flawless skin, wowing agents and clients alike.

Drink plenty of water and herbal tea

Water has anti-oxidant properties and health care professionals say you should be drinking eight 200ml glasses of it a day. That said, if you find water tasteless and unexciting, there is an alternative. Herbal tea is fantastic for your skin and your all round well-being. Ditch the sugary snacks and drinks and invest in some good herbal tea. Herbal tea often has a bad reputation for ‘tasting of grass’, but if you try different combinations, especially from the pukka range, you’ll be converted to the herbal side. My personal favourite from the range is the organic peppermint, spearmint and fieldmint tea.

Use bareMinerals make-up

Wearing makeup can be a vicious cycle. You wear makeup to cover up spots, but it clogs up your pores, creating more blemishes. Luckily for you, there is an alternative. Have you heard of makeup that contains minerals that actually works with your skin? Mineral makeup aids cellular growth, and doesn’t clog your pores. bareMinerals make up is an affordable alternative to your current makeup, creating a light or heavy coverage. Even with heavy coverage, you feel like you aren’t wearing anything at all! Better yet, bareMinerals make up gives your UVA/UVB sun protection and works against environmental stressors.

They offer a Customisable Start Up Kit with all of the essentials, including foundation, brushes, bronzer and primer, retailing at only £50.

Check out their other products on their website or find a local boutique near you to get a colour match.

Stop scrubbing and invest in Tea-tree oil

Have you been spending a small fortune on spot treatment scrubs and lotions? Stop that now. Scrubbing away at your face only rids your skin of essential natural oils that your skin needs to rejuvenate, creating more spots. Tea-tree has been used for hundreds of years for various ailments and skin problems. You too can join in with this age old tradition, and you will be amazed by the results. Put tea-tree in your moisturiser, hair conditioner and bubble bath, or try filling up a spray bottle with water and tea-tree oil, to use on your body and face after a hot shower. A couple of drops of tea-tree in any of your skin care products works wonders, cleansing your pores. So throw those scrubbing washes away and invest in some tee-tree oil, available from pharmacy outlets, such as Boots. Buy pure 100 percent tea-tree for the best results.

About the author: Sophie Odgers-Roe is a freelance writer, with a passion for natural beauty skincare and hair products.

Beautiful New Faces Wanted: Open Casting!

September 30th, 2010

Here at BM Models we are on the hunt for some lovely new male and female models to join our innovative Brighton based agency. If you, or anyone you know, has model potential why not pop along to our open casting and meet BM!

We are a new innovative agency serving the fashion needs of Brighton, London and the South East. Our models work in such areas of fashion as; editorials, commercial and fashion. Have a look at our website to find out more about us!

The Details…..

Date: 9th October

Time: 11 am till 4. 30pm

Location: 82 Queens Road, Brighton BN1 3XE  (buzzer BM Models)

All potential models are required to bring along with them a head photo and a full length photo. Feel free to also bring along a portfolio or book if you have one (either printed or on a memory stick), but this is not necessary – no professional photographs are required we can tell your potential from any normal photograph.

Males: 15 years +, 6ft and over
Females: 15 years +, 5ft 8 and over. All girls should bring high heels.
All models under 18 should bring a parent or guardian.

Our best advice for the day is to keep your look simple, unfussy clothes, hair and minimal make up, and have fun and be yourself!

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Scam Modelling Agencies

September 19th, 2010

by Megan S.

If you type in ‘Modelling Agency’ into Google you are instantly hit with millions of responses, making it difficult for aspiring models to select an agency to apply for and be able to differentiate between those that are genuine and those that are trying to scam you.


There are several points that you can use to identify whether an agency is trustworthy and genuine or not. The biggest identifier of these unrepeatable agencies is those that charge large sums of money, or require fees. A good agency makes their money from the commission earned for your jobs rather than a direct fee paid by the model.

One of the most prolific scams is that of charging high amounts for portfolios, to apply for a modelling agency you do not need to have existing professional photographs, and once you have joined the agency should not charge you a lot, if anything, to begin to develop your portfolio. They may suggest photographers to you to start your portfolio and as your career in the modelling industry develops your portfolio will grow with photographs from your jobs.

Any money that you owe the agency for items such as comp cards or shoots with photographers to develop your portfolio will be paid by the money earned from jobs you get.

To protect yourself the best advice is to research any agency thoroughly before a meeting, and if they ask you to sign anything on the first meet and if the ask you to sign or pay then run away. Any reputable agency won’t ask you to do this.

Diet Tips for Healthy Hair

September 18th, 2010

by Megan S.

Good hair is an enviable characteristic of anyone’s appearance, but it is not just the prefect haircut and colour that is important. A healthy, glossy head of hair is just as important and a person’s diet affects this as hair requires the right food to be strong and healthy.

Hair is made of keratin, a type of protein, and therefore a protein rich diet is essential; fish, chicken, eggs and soya are good sources and one portion should be eaten everyday. As well as protein hair requires a blend of vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids, especially Omega 3, B6, B12 and folic acid. Some good foods include; fish, bananas, citrus fruit, wholegrain, meat and dairy.

If a healthy balanced diet is eaten, hair will get all it needs, and an extra boast can be gained from multivitamin supplements too.

For more dietary tips and information visit Bento Alimento by Carolina Young.

Sun Aware

July 10th, 2010

by Megan S.

The sun has finally come out to play, and all everyone wants to do is be in the sunshine. But in all our excitement we can’t forget the importance of keeping your skin safe.

Bright red people wandering the streets is a common sight, but sunburn is both unattractive and painful. Sunburn is caused by UV rays, which don’t actually feel warm, so even if there is a cool breeze or you are in the sea you can end up burnt. Not only does it look awful, it is terrible for your health as well. The bright red appearance of the skin is from the swelling of blood vessels and the blood rushing into them. Prolonged exposure to UV rays can also increase chances of melanomas and skin cancer.


The answer is sunscreen, sunscreen and more sunscreen! You need to be able to choose the right SPF for you, and remembering to reapply throughout the day. Sunglasses are also important, in protecting your eyes and stopping you squinting which can lead to crow’s feet.

Sunscreen will protect your skin from the outside, but a big problem in the summers heat is dehydration. Almost all models swear by drinking plenty of water and keeping well hydrated with plenty of water as well, you will feel a lot better and your skin will thank you for it too!

Spindle – Launch Party

June 23rd, 2010

The Spindle launch party held at Madame Geisha in Brighton,  featured several of our lovely BM models on the catwalk to showcase local designers.

Photographs: You Got Papped

Brighton Fashion Week

June 22nd, 2010

Creative Director Bethania Matteus’s catwalk workshops have recently taught Brighton Fashion Week models on the art of the perfect walk.

Alisa at BFW

June 22nd, 2010

Christina and Sophie both walked in Alisa’s ready-to-wear show at Brighton Fashion Week 2010.


Photographs Courtsey of Nick Atkins