Model Behavior

Daily Duo alum Maja flashes a smile | Images courtesy of New York Model Management

Last Wednesday January 25th, New York Model Management‘s New Face agents Krisana Jaritsat and Marcos Olazabal were joined by President Heinz Holba, Vice President Marion Smith, and Agency Director Cory Bautista to host an intimate gathering at the luxurious penthouse of the Eventi Hotel for their fresh faced models. The topic of discussion? What they can expect for their first New York fashion week and what to look out for when going on castings, walking the shows, or just taking in what New York has to offer. The goal of the day was to educate and have a conversation that would encourage and engage a dialogue that focused on the importance of personal style, beauty, and healthy living habits during this fast paced time in their modeling careers.

A heavy hitting group of guest speakers were in attendance to offer some advice to the group. Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA, casting director John Pfeiffer, Teen Vogue bookings editor Lara Bonomo, street style blogger Phil Oh of, and the agency’s own nutritionist. With the knowledge of all these influential guests, the new faces were given a crash course for the Fall/Winter 2012 show season.

Take away points: 1. The CFDA has a set of guidelines on how models are expected to be treated; 2. The most important quality in any casting is confidence; 3. When it comes to street style, wear the clothing and don’t let the clothing wear you; 4. Most importantly, make sure to have fun!

Teen Vogue’s Lara Bonomo talks to New York Model’s Marcos

Steven Kolb and John Pfeiffer offer their advice to the girls

Blogger Phil Oh and New York Model’s Krisana discuss how to get noticed by bloggers

Sophmore season Marihenny Pasible eagerly asks a question

  1. Doesnot IMG and the Model Lounge already do this. I think it great to give model the opportunity of this. i think it hard to have a casting director at one agency but i think it great. Not only new faces i think all model need educating

  2. @ me, i believe that girl is Magdalena , she’s in NYMM’s show package, maybe im wrong ?

  3. Yes IMG did this last season but the model lounge ? While they show concern for models their main aim is product placement.

  4. New York Models is my favorite agency in NY for several reasons, from the quality of management to the integrity of people there… though, it makes me kinda sad they use such type of unnecessary advertising to get exposure when (real) results can speak for themselves.

  5. finally, agencies show that they give a crud about their models…bravo!
    now hopefully our pay will increase eventually *falls to knees and prays*

  6. @ Oksav, his name is Ord, he’s british and worked at IMG & Women before NY Models.

  7. Model lounge’s main aim is not product placement. I was an intern there for 7 months They give stuff out during fashion week only. Actors get free stuff at the oscars, music artists get free stuff at the grammy’s, but yet those events are about awarding the respective talents. Model lounge is no different. At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week you also get free product, but it’s not about product placement. There’s this misconception. They exist to give girls a place to go between castings. They do not charge agencies or models, therefore sponsors contribute. They don’t give girls stuff everyday or every month, so how could product placement even be a viable business model for Model lounge.

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