After a few hiccups with a boutique modeling agency in Miami, my team and I decided to take our work to Next Models – Miami to see if we could test some of their models (refer to previous post about test shoots). Next represents some of the top models in the world such as, Malgosia Bela, Anja Rubik, Karlie Kloss and Jamie Strachan. It was a bold move, but not a challenge we weren’t up too.
After meeting with one of the bookers, we were asked to test Lisa M., a 19 year-old model from Colorado. The Miami market is very commercial so I styled her accordingly but added a little edge to the last look. These are some of the images that propelled my team to the top of Next’s list. So much so that we were sometimes testing 3 to 4 times a week.
Now I’m not knocking the photographer, make-up artist, or the hairstylist, but as a fashion stylist you are literally working before, during, and after the shoot. The clothes don’t steam themselves or go back to the store on their own. Let’s just say after 4 months of guerrilla testing, a brother needed a break, lol.