Today was my first shopping trip back in my home town.
I bought a dress which its half navy polka dots and the bottom half is chiffon and burgundy. A wooly jumper. Light burgundy leggings, and a blue,green and balck sequin collar.
Scouted at the clothes show and only just 16 years old ,Rosie Claypole’s career as as select model may have only begun but with her young innocent look she has a a bright future in front her, defiantly a name to look out at future fashion weeks to come.
Q. Hi, thank you for doing this interview again
Firstly how did you start modelling, did you get scouted or did you go to agencies ?
I got scouted at the Clothes Show Live in Birmingham last year. I was approached by Danielle, a scout from Select, on my way to the toilet when I first entered the arena, I was asked whether I had considered modelling. I had been scouted the previous year by Select but I was still quite short. I filled in a form and was then asked to take part in the catwalk with some of the other girls scouted that day.
Q. Was modelling something you were interested in doing or ever considered before you got scouted?
A. I guess, I always loved fashion from a young age, I went through the phases every little girl goes through. Ballerina, fashion designer, supermodel. But fashion was a real interest of mine that stuck, I went to the Clothes Show mainly for the clothes and the bargains but every girl dreams of being scouted. So yeah, I was interested in modelling but I didn’t think it would actually happen. And then it did!
Q. What was your initial reaction at first when you got scouted ?
A.I was shocked and I shook a lot! But I was absolutely thrilled, it felt so unreal!
Q. How did your friends at the time react to it at the time? Were they supportive, jealous?
A. I’ve never really told many people about it, I told my best friends and they were all really happy for me and always ask how my shoots and things have gone. Everybody’s supportive towards my modelling and I’ve not really experienced jealousy from anyone.
Q. What has been the best experience so far as a model at select ?
A. Ooh that’s hard! Although I’ve not had any jobs yet, I’ve had some really cool shoots! I think perhaps doing the catwalk at Clothes Show Live for the last two years with the newly scouted & other select models. Such a thrill walking in front of so many people. But my shoot with Ash Kingston comes in at a close second, we shot around Sloane Square and Warwick Avenue. He’s such a brilliant photographer!
Q. is there any models in the industry whether it is at select or another agency you inspire to be like or have been inspired by ?
A. I aspire to be like Kate Moss because she was really THE model although she doesn’t do much anymore. My favourite model is Daphne Groeneveld, she is SO adorable and she inspires me so much! She has done some of the best jobs and she is so young & she’s with Select!
Q. Do you think that younger models are sometimes taken advantage and is there anything you wouldn’t do ?
A. I think from blogs and stories I’ve read that there is some secrets of the industry I wish not to discover, like abuse of models. But I think the industry is full of young girls and there’s always somebody looking out for them. I don’t really know if there’s anything I wouldn’t do, until I was put into the situation. I would only do it if I felt comfortable with the people I was shooting with.
Q. who would be your dream photographer and designer you would love to work with in the future?
A. Mario Testino, he took the most AMAZING photo of Kate Moss with a surfer. I love it. My favourite designer would probably be Burberry, because it’s iconic and the clothes are so beautiful. Every fashion week I make the effort to sit down and watch the show live, it gives me chills and I envy the girls who take part in it so much! Burberry would be my DREAM job.
Q. What are you aspirations in 5 years’ time? What would you like to me doing modelling wise?
A. Well firstly I’d like to grow a bit more!;) but I’d love to get some jobs and walk in at least one fashion week! I’d love to go full time for a bit before I go off to university, I think it would be a brilliant life experience and I’d love to be involved in a beautiful show wearing beautiful clothes!
Q. How do you find the balance between your modelling life and your life as normal girl with friends and school work?
A. Select don’t like to make me miss school so all of my shoots/castings are in the holidays so it doesn’t really interfere with my normal life.
Q. what is the best thing about being a model?
A. I think the best thing is all the new people you meet, they’re so interesting and I’ve met people from all over the world and heard their stories about the fashion industry.
Q. Finally is there any advice you are able to give anyone one who wants to be a model or who is starting out
A. I think the best advice for those wanting to model is probably attend Clothes Show, if this doesn’t work. Send your photos into an agency. I’m still starting out in modelling so I guess all I can say is keep calm, don’t stress or you’ll be able to see it in your face. And really just be yourself, personality is key!
interview by me
Sorry about the rubbish photos, we actually had good seat but the photos dont do it justice becuase were were close its just my crap camera
On sunday I went to see Mclfy which was another one of my birthday presents, They were totally amazing. My older sister went to one of their earlier tour dates she recommended it and im soo happy i went. I went beth (who is my twin sister)
The group had two supporting acts The struts and Ivyrise I havnt heard of them before and when i did they aren’t my normal taste in music but I really liked them. The lead singer in The Struts me and beth thought was really camp but he was really funny he’s also a bit bonkers and out there but thats what made them more interesting and fun to watch.
Back to the main show,the show opened with war time sirens and the opening song was Nowhere Left To Run” then ”One for the Radio and after that ”Star Girl. The songs that i was most looking forward to were Obviously and ”All About You” and one of their encore songs “Shine a light” some of their oldies but i knew that i could sing to that and know all the words.
Instead of playing song after song after song, the band interacted with the audience and made sure they were always standing and were engaged with them which made you feel like when they were talking to you and only you. Also Dougie and Danny tried to do an Leicester accent , they failed , Danny sounded more like a person from Manchester. Dougie was so much better than Danny at it.
Another part i was looking forward to was the Medley of songs which included ”Livin’ on a Prayer” (Bon Jovi) We Found Love“(rihanna) , ”What Makes You Beautiful” (One direction) they kind of made that song accpetable and ten times better than the original even though i don’t like one direction. Along with those songs other songs in the Medley were ”Year 3000“(Busted) ”Somebody That I Used To Know“(Kimbra) ”I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)” (Whitney Huston )and ”Five Colours in Her Hair” (thier own song)
A couple of their new songs which i didn’t hear before but I really liked them when i did hear then,were Red and Walk in the song.
Anyone who doesn’t listen to Mcfly i would definitely suggest you should listen to their music. Plus follow them on twitter
Oh let me add, I loved the set design it was kind of inspired by the 1940’s war time.
At just the tender age of 15 years old American born model, Ali Michael modeling career started after winning the local Fashion Dallas Search contest in 2005. Now 19 years old she has became one of the most in demand models, doing shows for Chanel, Marc Jacobs and many other famous fashion designers across the world. She has also been the face of many campaigns for designers such as Anna Sui. Ali is known in the industry for her strong eyebrows, long brunette hair, luscious lips, her porcelain skin and her piercing and mesmerizing eyes. She is any designers muse.
Ali graduated high school in 2008 and was rushed to Paris fashion week. It was then when her fantasy met reality. In February 2008, she was sent home from Paris after being told by a designer and a casting director that “her legs were too plump”. Even though she used to ride horses and run track, back in her home town of Colleyville, in Texas , Nobody knew before this ignorant comment she was suffering with a devastating eating disorder.
Ali’s career, suffered due to a sudden “weight” gain. She wasn’t in high demand by designers and photographers, and her show season during fashion week was running slow. At the time she was discovered Ali was five-foot-nine and 130 pounds, but suddenly and drastically dropped to a staggering 102 pounds, revealing to teen vogue that, at one point, she survived on an extreme diet of oatmeal, lettuce, grapes and occasionally fish.
She admitted to American magazine teen vogue”I had become obsessed with slimming down “”I’m a perfectionist, so I associated being a successful model with losing the most weight possible.”I admire her for admitting she wasn’t healthy at the height of her runway career in Paris, it’s a hard and painful thing to do. Being close to her i know what it’s like for young girls to feel under pressure, from the media and feel like they have to strive for the “perfect” model runway body, Ali being surrounded by skeletal models who wouldn’t compare themselves.
At this point , her career her health and well being suffered Michael’s striking, long hair started falling out and she even confessed to friends and other models backstage runway shows she hadn’t had a period in years, Ali said “I remember one instance when I was backstage at a show, and I was sitting in a group of four girls. I had mentioned to them that I hadn’t had a period in over a year, and one by one all of them said, “Oh, me too”. She admitted she was sacred,“I was scared I might never be able to have children…” It sad to know what health risks models are willing to take to stay thin.
MaryAnn Michael who is Ali’s mother, travels with her daughter from country to country noticed Ali’s server weight loss and confronted her about it. Her motherly instincts kicked in and immanently and promptly took her fragile daughter to a nutritionist. But it wasn’t until a plane trip back home the damage she had conflicted on herself really set it .She said to one interviewer “I was on a plane from Paris to Texas, and I ran my fingers through my hair, and when I took my hand away there was a dry brittle clump of hair in my hand. And that’s kind of when I realized that this wasn’t worth it anymore, and it had completely taken over.”It takes a courageous person to realise enough was enough. What’s even brave is to go and confess her damage on live on TV
Ali is no longer hiding and shying away from a problem which affects girls as young as 8 years old. Ali went and highlighted her past on America morning show the “Today show retelling all about her ordeal in bid to tell help new and upcoming models and young girls to stay healthy and saying she still wants to model but in a healthier and happy way
This is why I admire Ali Michael, instead of denying her past and problems like other celebrities seem to do, she confessed it on live TV. She highlighted the dark reality the fashion industry has behind the glamour’s outer layer. It takes one brave person to stand up and speak out. She has to spoken out to help other young women facing the same problems she haves, showing models are not the typical self-centred stereotype they are portrayed as. Ali has faced so much at such a young age, and she has inspired me to speak out and talk about my problems which i might face in the future. Although the fashion and model industry hasn’t changed maybe if more models start coming out with their past and problems with their health instead of keeping it in the dark, they should come out and speak out about their health and make designers more aware of what they are facing and the dangers it could do to a model if things do not change.
Jean Paul Gaultier couture ss12
Inspired by the late Amy Winehoue jean paul gaultier’ collection had models walking down the runway to a soundtrack of Amy’s songs provided by an a cappella quartet and them sporting her famous beehive hair and strong make-up. The finale models wore black veils to pay respect to the singer. Amy’s dad has came out and said that this collection was in bad taste being so soon since the death of his daughter and accused the designer of using her image as a gimmick.
Was this an insult to Amy or was Jean Paul Gaultier simple paying homage to her unique and quirky style?
My favorite trend from the s/s 12 shows and a trend I will be exploring in spring/summer next year will the “water world”. We saw clothing inspired by mermaids,sea goddesses , waves and tropical fishes from names such as alexander McQueen ,Versace , Chanel and Stella McCartney just to name the few. Here are a few I really loved
Take a trip back to 1920’s , the flapper / Great Gatsby look that was a popular at the SS’12 shows. From Gucci, Ralph Lauren to Marc Jacobs get ready to see the glamour of the 1920 transform into a 21st century take on the era.
We all know that in the fashion world sex is what sells. But is fashion becoming too sexy?
There can be any numbers of reasons why an advertising campaign would be banned. Common factors includeindecent exposure, nudity, sex, glamorising violence, drugs, or generally any image that could result in a personbehaving in an inappropriate or indecent way. But in this day and age are people really bothered by a bit of nudity? Well,Apparently so. Here are a handful of high-end Fashion campaigns that caused controversy and were ultimately banned.
Yves Saint Laurent In the history of controversial ads, this one seems to be pretty reserved. Back in 2000 acclaimed photographer Steven Meisel caused outrage with this shoot featuring a naked Sophie Dahl draped over black satin for YSL’s Opium, Because of the model’s ‘sexually suggestive pose’ it attracted over 700 complaint, It was branded degrading an suggestive and eventually taken down from billboards across the UK.
Once again Steven Meisel created a stir in SS09 with this CK Jeans campaign. He was accused of taking the concept that sex sells too far in this racy ad connotating group sex. This led to the advert being banned in the US for being too provocative.
Calvin Klein are no stranger to controversy and the company seem to be pleased with the hype it creates. Meisel is also responsible for the Calvin Klein Secret Obsession perfume campaign with a naked Eva Mendes, which was also banned in the US for being too sexy. Mendes admitted that she loved the fact it was banned – “That means the ads are totally Calvin, totally provocative and a little controversial”.
Terry Richardson is renowned for his soft porn approach to fashion photography. Nevertheless he is loved among the fashion elite Richardson too has been the centre of controversy surrounding his approach to women. He has previously been accused of alleged misconduct against models and the exploitation of young girls. His work is often so inappropriate that it is on the edge of mainstream advertising and on the boarder of pornography. This Tom Ford perfume campaign is no exception.
The “sex sells ” concept isnt limited to adertivsing . Overexposure is also used on the runway but not as controversial as in adverting.
There was quite a bit of Nudeity on the unways across the major city fashion weeks this sesson l According to the New York Times, the models didn’t mind and it may be a political statement.
Akris s/s 12
Valentino s/s 12
Haider Ackermann s/s 12
Hakaan s/s 12
Alexander McQueen s/s 12
Personally i dont mind the trend but it when I see on models who are under he age of 18 which makes its uncomfortable for me :/
What are your views on this issue ?
Both Kelly Rowland (left) and Natalia Vodianova (right) wearing Roberto Cavalli who wore it better ?