On the outside looking in, fashion seems like a world where everyone is connected and must be in the know. In a lot of ways, it is. The fashion world does run on a “who do you know” system. It’s best to have inside connections and people that you’ve networked with to give you information. You’ll have an easier time booking jobs and getting opportunities by being known in this world However, if you’re a nobody looking to break in to this world it is not impossible. You can become somebody. With the right amount of dedication and research you can become a part of the fashion world. You just need to advocate for yourself.
In today’s time, the age of technology, finding things has become so much easier. Technology has made the fashion world so much more accessible. Grab your device of choice and commit to researching calls and auditions.
Backstage.com is the perfect website to find auditions. They show all types of modeling calls for professional fashion, fitness, commercial and plus size models. The details for each posting has the age and look that the host is going for, whether it is union on non-union and of course, if it is paid or not.
Event Bright is often filled with open calls and audition opportunities for models. Some of these require you to register. Some are posted to simply give a time and date. It seems as if most Event Bright opportunities give a lot more information about their events than the ones on Backstage. Before you go make sure that the location is somewhere reputable.
As said earlier, the age of technology is really revolutionizing things and making things easier. You can now audition virtually! These proposals are often found on Event Bright. However, you can go to google and type in “virtual model audition”. Before you send photos or videos of yourself, try to make sure that the person, agency or company that has posted this opportunity is legitimate.
Modeling agencies often hold open calls for aspiring models for a few hours each week. However, if you don’t live near a major fashion area, this can be difficult. If you are able to do one of these walk-ins make sure that you take proof of your best work and arrive alone.
When you go to these auditions and open calls you want to make sure that you are dressed appropriately, polite and on time. To dress properly, dress as simple as possible. This is not the time to wear your brightest, loudest outfit. It is best to arrive a little early, waiting until the last minute will not give you good results. Remember to be confident, you will do fine. A no won’t be the end of the world either, you’ll just have to keep trying.
The search for open calls and auditions is easier now more than ever. You just need to put forth the effort and put in the time to secure an opportunity for yourself.