A Word About Agents
In the article ‘How to Plan a Banquet,’ we included a limited discussion about entertainment, and our basic advice was to hire a competent talent agent who specializes in “casuals,” which means one-day or one-night events, such as parties, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs and other
Some agents represent actors and actresses, and unless they have a department that handles variety acts and bands, they would be of no help to you.
Some other agents handle only major attractions and celebrities, and unless you’re working with a serious budget, they won’t be able to help you get a band for Aunt Sarah’s 50th anniversary party.
A variety agent is able to help you get that close-up magician, band, and sometimes even name entertainers like Reba McEntire or The Temptations. Those that specialize in variety entertainment are sometimes called “full-service” agencies.
How do you tell who is a competent agent? That’s a good question, because if you asked an agent if he’s competent he’d be a fool to say anything but “Of course!”
Having been in
Skill #1: Get organized. Organization should be on top of your consideration if you want to be a successful filmmaker. While you might affirm yourself as an organized enough, you must recognize the fact that this skill cannot be taught to anyone nor can anybody learn it the easy way. But a simple practice should help you acquire this skill. Try to get this skill part of your daily regime and do it with persistence. In case you could hardy recall the last time you’ve changed your car’s oil or the last time you left your wallet at, then, there’s something wrong with you and you need to work it out. Make an effort reading good self-help books like “How to Get Organized”. You can even undergo trainings and workshops that could provide you effective tips on how to acquire this skill. You can have your own way in getting organized, just keep in mind you’re in a film making field that necessitates utmost organization.
Skill #2: Make quick decisions. As with other fronts of life, your ability to make quick
Tips On Pulling A Fabulous Fashion Act Together
Girl, are you intelligent, funny with a fab personality and an eye for the newest fashion trends but need a little help pulling it all together? Look no further, here are some tips on pulling together the right look.
Your personal style speaks volumes about who you are so let’s not blow it after you’ve spent your hard earned money on the latest new trends!
The key to putting together a great outfit is risky and simple. The rule of thumb is balance and “less is more.”
Choose one “wow” item and build around it. For example, if you have this absolutely fabulous piece of jewelry that you mush show off, try wearing it with a simple black dress. Black flatters just about all figures without overwhelming the look of your jewelry.
Want to show off your new elaborately stitched jeans? A solid shirt paired with heels works well with decorated jeans. If the design on the jeans is too busy the shirt will tone it down some.
How about those new bright pink pumps? You can’t go wrong by complimenting the shoes with a pair of solid black jeans and white shirt. Black jeans and solid colored
Can You Make Money as a Fashion Consultant?
Do you regularly find yourself reading up on the latest fashion trends? What about fashion advice, do you like to give it to those that you know? If you do, did you know that you may be able to make a living as a fashion consultant? You can and if you would like more information on how you can go about doing so, you will want to continue reading on.
Before you automatically decide that you would like to become a fashion consultant, you may want to take the time to examine exactly what one is and what one does. In case you decide to further research making money as a fashion consultant, you may want to know that a fashion consultant is also commonly referred to as an image consultant and visa versa. While different fashion consultants operate their businesses in different ways, many focus only on clothing and clothing accessories. Those who are having a difficult time trying to pick out an outfit for a special event or a new job, often turn to a fashion consultant for professional advice.
One mistake that many individuals make when wondering if
Toronto: Within Canada’s Largest City Comes Great Fashion Design Schools
Toronto is often mistaken as Canada’s capital maybe because this capital city of Ontario has the largest population in the entire country. The city prides of a theater scene that can compete against those of New York and London.
Moreover, the city houses the Royal Ontario Museum, which is the largest in the country and its skyline also boasts of CN Tower, the world’s tallest structure. If housing the tallest and large structures is not enough, how about the city serving as hosts to topnotch American filmmakers? Toronto serves as venues of the Neilson Park Creative Center and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.
As an additional benefit, you will realize that the city is bustling with action as most popular attractions are within walking distance. In other words, a short stride will bring you to the waterfront, thousands of hotels, sports venues, along with restaurants that serve fine cuisines, to name a few. Thus, it suffices to say that the city is one heck of a cultural center.
These things show that the city, indeed, support and celebrate the arts, which in turn provide inspiration for the creative minds.
And while referring to arts,
Bands With A Cause – Silicon Wristbands
The latest craze to hit the fashion scene is the silicon wristbands. Though some fashion experts are terming them as a passing fad, they are the hottest selling fashion items right now. Lance Armstrong, the cycle champion who survived cancer, has popularized them.
Types of Silicon Wristbands
Livestrong Band: These were the first band that came into the market. Lance Armstrong introduced them in support of people battling cancer. Its sale shot up after the talk show queen, Oprah Winfrey, popularized it on one of her talk shows.
Celebrate Hope Band: This purple band is a memorial band worn in honor of all the people who have lost their lives to deadly cancer of all types.
Live Free Smoke Free Band: This band is orange in color and is worn as a moral support to encourage people to quit smoking.
Courage Band: This band is red in color with a stamped ribbon marker on it. This is in support of people battling AIDS, people who lost their lives to it and also in support of AIDS research.
Anti Racism Band: These bands were introduced in the wake of increase in racism after 9/11. There are two bands in one, the
Death In The Name Of Beauty
The fashion world was recently saddened by the tragic demise of Brazilian model Ana Carolina Reston, only a few months after the death of Uruguayan model, Luisel Ramos. According to news reports, the 21-year-old model died of kidney malfunction and generalized infection that was caused by anorexia nervosa. In one television show where Ana Carolina’s mother was interviewed, Mrs. Macan (Macan being the real surname of Ana Carolina) reported that her daughter was pressured to refuse eating because some of her fellow models in Asia commented that she was still too fat. Thus, Ana Carolina was forced to undergo a deadly diet of only apples and tomatoes for several weeks. She was obsessed to lose weight because of her fear of not being hired for modeling engagements if she was not thin enough. After her death, the fashion industry implemented precautionary measures in response to the incident. Fashion show organizers in Madrid, London, and Milan refused to hire ultra-thin models and also required a specific body mass index among those that will be featured in the runway. According to these organizers, they want to exemplify an image of health and beauty among the viewers of
Catwalk Choice For Shoes
Vein Wear is Australia’s number one men’s footwear designer. Vein, by designer Christopher McCallum, has been recognised as the shoe of choice by Australia’s top clothing houses. Vein opened its Winter season with the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival main parades Morrisey, Kenzo and Leopold.
Vein shoes were the natural footwear selection for Always Habit when they won the coveted Australian Design Awards in November 2005. Always Habit designs are for savvy young professional men. They are looking for a striking shoe to compliment their casual and suiting attire. Vein provides that.
Vein shoes were the footwear of choice when high flying Aussie labels “Leopold” and “Tom, Dick and Harry” unveiled their Winter collections at Mercedes Australian Fashion Week. The parades were stand-outs with both collections attracting critical acclaim.
When Vein launched its Winter 2006 collection at the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival in March there was no question which shoes should be worn with the three pinnacle men’s collections of the season. Main parades Morrisey, Kenzo and Leopold chose to accompany first class designs with Australian designer shoes by Vein.
“The fashion festival is definitely the highest point yet in our rise in Australian designer fashion.
New York City Savors Couture Fashion Week
Event producer Andres Aquino presented the prestigious award to Mr. Khansa on the evening of September 9 before an audience of international press and enthusiastic fashionistas. The presentation followed the designer’s fashion show which presented his latest collection of breathtaking couture designs done in opulent fabrics with lavish embellishments, each piece more dazzling than the last.
Tani Keller of Germany was named “Most Innovative Fashion Designer” in recognition of her fine leather couture collection for Spring 2006 entitled “Garden of Eden.” Each piece was an original couture creation, a feast for the eyes.
The 3-day event showed the latest collections of a select group of international as well as American designers, many presenting in New York for the first time. For a number of designers for whom English is not their first language, challenges included not only the hectic pace of putting on a fashion show, but also dealing with cultural differences and the use of interpreters. Once the makeup was in place, hair tousled just so, gowns slipped on, and models lined up, the music began to pulse, the lights went up, and the first model strode onto the catwalk. Excitement built as
One of the First Fashion Design Schools Online: Milan Fashion Campus
Do you dream of making it big in the fashion world someday?
I have good news for you! Your dream is now just a click away – may it be to become a fashion designer, a web fashion designer, an image consultant, a fashion magazine stylist, a TV program stylist, an event stylist, a fashion journalist, or a personal shopper – with the Milan Fashion Campus Online Fashion Design Course.
Angelo Russica, a seasoned fashion guru who has more or less 20 years of experience in the fashion world, created the course with his aim of not only coming up with an Internet-based fashion design school that will teach the history, aesthetics, and skills required of Italy’s fashion, but extending the Italian fashion sense to the world as well.
With more than 15 years of collaborative experience as a creative assistant to different companies the world over, like Versace, Gruppo Max Mara, Marzotto, Miroglio Vestebene in Italy; Induyco and El Corte Ingles in Spain; and Fujii, Chori, King Company, and World Company in Japan, Russica was able to talk to numerous young students from an array of famous fashion design schools who
Any “initial lesson” for starters, this will be a simple description involving some associated with the almost all common Tapas that guests can assume to locate in virtually any typical Ziryab Tapas eatery. Tapas are some sort of variety associated with delicious Spanish pots and pans, often offered as any snack along with drinks, or perhaps with additional tapas while a food. This is usually an important part involving the public culture involving Spain, particularly in typically the south, and also is a thing that each and every visitor for you to Spain must expertise. Due to the fact tapas are generally informal, along with the night clubs are generally busy, these people are frequently eaten standing up up with the pub or with small platforms or actually barrels, and the actual environment is actually convivial and also boisterous.
Throughout most bars a person will notice traditional treated hams suspending from the particular rafters, as well as many night clubs are embellished with cards for Semana (holy week), bullfights and typically the Spring fair. Look for night clubs that tend to be full associated with locals – they can probably get the greatest tapas. In the event that the
Vintage Fashion: Artifacts From Years Gone By
Look at the pages of the latest issue of a prominent fashion magazine and you are sure to find it. Look online at the numerous
celebrity blogs and you will be sure to find it. Visit your local consignment clothing store and you are absolutely sure to
What is this “it?” The “it” is vintage fashion and it continues to be all the rage in fashion circles year after year. The
definitely of vintage, or retro fashion, depends on the person writing about or wearing the artifacts from years gone by.
But one thing in fashion is apparent: fashion comes and goes in cycles and what was in style when you were young will most
likely be considered vintage fashion when you grow up and have children of your own.
For several years, vintage fashion boasted artifacts from the 1960’s: mini-dresses and knee high boots. Then it was the
1970’s vintage fashions of afro hair styles and bell bottom pants along with wedge heels and flowing disco tops.
Now, look on the pages of fashion magazines or blogs and the newest fashion artifacts are considered fashions from not that
long ago: the 1980’s. Slouch