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Is modeling for you? : the handbook and guide for the young aspiring black model
Rose, Yvonne.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles, CA : Amber Books, [1997]

Physical Description:
xli, 226 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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HD8039.M77 R673 1997 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A comprehensive reference on modeling written for and about the African-American model, this book covers such topics as finding an agency, planning a portfolio, plus size modeling, and children's modeling. Also includes a listing of leading black modeling and management agencies in the United States and internationally.

Table of Contents

Introduction (Interesting People and Companies for You to Know and Remember)
Super Models and How They Made It To The Topp. xiv
Black Male Models and What It Took to Get Therep. xx
Leading Black Modeling and Management Agenciesp. xxiii
Top Black Designers in the U.S. and What They Look For In A Modelp. xxvi
Magazines to Read and Other Resourcesp. xxxi
Fashion Show Production Companiesp. xxxv
Photographers, Hairstylists and Make-up Artists On The Fashion Scenep. xxxvii
Tips From Top Models, Agents, Designersp. xl
Section I The Model's Creed: Accepting Challengesp. 3
Chapter 1 So You Want To Be A Model-Accepting the Challenge of Modelingp. 5
Chapter 2 Finding an Agency-How to Be Preparedp. 9
Chapter 3 The Modeling Agency and How It Worksp. 13
Chapter 4 How to Be Successful in The Modeling Industryp. 23
Chapter 5 Getting to Know Youp. 29
Chapter 6 Be Preparedp. 33
Chapter 7 What's Your Market?p. 35
Chapter 8 First Impressionp. 41
Chapter 9 Wardrobe Builders-Form Good Shopping Habitsp. 45
Chapter 10 Accessories-How Little Things Pull Your Outfits Togetherp. 55
Chapter 11 Put Your Best Face Forwardp. 61
Chapter 12 Shaping Upp. 67
Chapter 13 Beauty-A Dozen Quick Steps to A Model's Natural Lookp. 81
Chapter 14 How to Achieve the Illusion of Perfectionp. 93
Chapter 15 Tips to Help You Get the Best Look For Your Special Features-Your Face, Your Hair, Your Feet, Your Nailsp. 97
Chapter 16 Take Time Out-Cleansing the Mind and Bodyp. 114
Chapter 17 Visual Poise Means Great Cameraworkp. 117
Chapter 18 Plan Your Portfolio-You're Almost Readyp. 123
Chapter 19 Photo Reproductionp. 131
Chapter 20 Always Be Preparedp. 133
Chapter 21 Balancing Your Budget-On Your Way to Successp. 135
Chapter 22 Plus Size Modelingp. 139
Chapter 23 Children As Modelsp. 143
Chapter 24
1) A Word About Fashion Show Commentary and Coordinationp. 149
2) Videos Can Make You A Star/Video Versatilityp. 152
3) What To Look For In Beauty Pageants and Model Searchesp. 153
4) Sample Contract and Prizes For Model's Searchp. 157
5) Sample Resumep. 161
6) Model's Quizp. 162
In Conclusion-Let's Keep In Touchp. 165
Section II Sample Cover letter to Modeling Agenciesp. 168
Model Sample Contractp. 169
Sample Model's Releasep. 170
Model Assignment Sample Pay Voucherp. 171
Chapter 1 Leading Franchise Schools and Agenciesp. 172
Chapter 2 Full Listing of Modeling Agencies in the United Statesp. 179
Chapter 3 Full Listing of International Modeling Agenciesp. 197
Chapter 4 Final Conclusion--Important Informationp. 204
Scouts-Who They Are-What They Do, Resources for Photop. 204
Reproduction, Photos On The Internet, Unions, The Black Girls' Coalitionp. 205
Glossaryp. 211