No wonder we don’t feel so great about ourselves when looking at the magazine and television shows? I worked on the fashion business for years, and owned and operated two modeling schools (one in Texas and one in CA). Sadly, the agents who would come in to see if we had any new girls they could sign and take to NY or LA–for large jobs. Always, they would pick the E.T.–from the movie ET who had the large head and long thin arms and legs. No desprespect (If this will make you feel better) being a ET would quarantee a girl who had worked on her movement, hair, teeth–would get the job. What they were looking for is a young girl, before 14 and before her Estrogen started “filling her legs, arms, and tush out.
Now, here we are, the average girl in your town, comparing yourself to a 14 or 15-year-old girl, and her photo has been touched out also, with experts on hair and makeup. So, the next time you walk past one of those magazines…really pick up the cover….and study how young you would think this girl would be, without all the makeup hair extensions and false lashes.
Hopefully this helps you in some way, who wants to be ET anyway, and it is a short lived job. Most go to school and get their education while modeling. Watch more for the attractive girl/woman/ who is more your size and shape. Catalogs: I have stopped picking my outfits my catagots, as the girls are so much younger and thinner.
They use tricks such as pinning the blouse tight, or pinning the skirt in the back, or pulling the pants legs in to look thinner. So, really look for your body type and what will look good on you and not what looks good on her!! Take your time to shop. If you leave with nothing, that is okay…it is better to have a few fab piece and come back for more shopping and have a piece that fits. Find show stores that specializes in larger size and have them shipped, if you have a wide foot, look for wide or an open toe, or a strap in the back which can be opened for more room.