Commercial Lingerie Work?

Commercial Lingerie Work?

15 posts
19 Nov 2012
Howdy everyone I had a brainwave the other day that I wanted to get into more lingerie shoots and (fingers crossed) commercial lingerie modelling. I thought of it because I've loved modelling lingerie in the past, and because I'm an unusual shape and bra size it might help me to model for places that carry unusual bra sizes (bravissimo, ann summers etc) I've been told so many times that I'm suited to glamour because of my bust but honestly I don't think I have that glamour look, and I'm not keen on it personally So I seek your wisdom, users of purestorm! How could I get into commercial lingerie modelling somewhere along the line? quick stats height: 5'9" bust: 30FF waist: 25 hips: 35
Posted 19 Nov 2012
Realistically, most companies that large-scale hire through an agency.

Your best bet is probably to get yourself to London for the day with some snapshots and visit lots of different agency open calls. With stats like yours, you should find someone!

Abi x

Posted 19 Nov 2012
Thanks very much! I was thinking of doing that soon so thats great
Posted 19 Nov 2012
Appleofmypie
Thanks very much! I was thinking of doing that soon so thats great
Just a heads-up, Models1 open calls are Monday-Friday 10-12noon. Don't bother with makeup, they prefer to see the bare canvas, but if you absolutely cannot go barefaced then use a BB cream and some subtle mascara. They'll ask you what you've done etc but they couldn't care less about random TF, they want to see if you've been published, worked for big brands etc before rather than how many shoots you've done. If it were me, i'd only take the last 4 photos on your page here, they won't need to see any more than that and they will take polaroids of you in the office. They're nice people and a HUGE agency so think positive, but don't get disheartened if they say no or whatever. there's plenty more out there.
Posted 19 Nov 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
AbiHillModel

i'd only take the last 4 photos on your page here...


Hmmm, I have my doubts about the last of those four. I'd swap that one for the current main.

Personally I think the OP's facial features are potentially attractive to an agency - but it all depends on whether they already have someone with a similar look on their books.
Posted 19 Nov 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 19 Nov 2012
swap whic one for the current main?
Posted 19 Nov 2012
decephotos
Photographer
decephotos
Swap the last of the four mentioned above, ie. get rid of the somewhat dubious one by zzdigital.

Posted 20 Nov 2012
Current main image isn't as flattering with regards skintone as the other headshot (agencies don't want to see plastic skin but they don't want to see imperfections either), and if OP wants to book lingerie she really should go with a lingerie shot to show them, snapshot or portfolio based. With hindsight i'd probably take a full length polaroid in lingerie and take that instead, shows your body better.

Posted 20 Nov 2012
mgphotomedia
Photographer
mgphotomedia
AbiHillModel

Current main image isn't as flattering with regards skintone as the other headshot (agencies don't want to see plastic skin but they don't want to see imperfections either).


PLASTIC SKIN????

I'm talking about this one in which her skin has obviously not been retouched:


Which one are you talking about?
Posted 20 Nov 2012
Edited by mgphotomedia 20 Nov 2012
mgphotomedia
PLASTIC SKIN???? Which one are you talking about?
I'm talking about that one. I mean that agencies want a HAPPY MEDIUM between plastic skin and something that doesn't show a somewhat more even, lightly retouched complexion. That photo has an unevenness about it around the chin and cheek that may turn agencies off...might be freckles, might be blemishes, i don't know, but it looks uneven and there are better ways to do a headshot to show off freckles if thats what they are, as they are on her forehead.
Posted 21 Nov 2012
Edited by AbiHillModel 21 Nov 2012
Okay, I might have other image(s) suitable for this. and yes those are freckles on my forehead
Posted 21 Nov 2012
Get someone to take some snapshots of you, in natural light and minimal make up. Headshot, full length, and lingerie if that's what you want to do. Then spend a some time researching agencies you want to apply to, most of the big agencies will now have to option for you to apply online. Send them a few snapshots and wait to see what happens. I just think it will save you time and money if you are living outside of London. The best agencies much prefer to see natural shots, unless you are already an established model who has been published regularly etc. Best of luck
Posted 21 Nov 2012
Oh and see if you can find out the names of any models you have seen in advertisements for Freya etc and google them to see who their agents are, a good way to gauge the agencies market.

Posted 21 Nov 2012
Go Amy!
I'll come up to London and we can go round to some agencies eee ^_^

Posted 21 Nov 2012
ammonitecreative
Photographer
ammonitecrea..
Your best bet for regular paid work may be smaller specialist supply chains, importers/wholesalers/shops as we get an awful lot of work re-shooting stock as the manufacturers images are usually not good enough, targeting the wrong market or don't fit with current trends or unsuitable for sellers own catalogues. Also more than 50% of all shots we are asked for are torso only so no big worry about head skin tone
Posted 22 Nov 2012
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