Workshop for fashion models to be held

Aspiring models and young people interested in a career in fashion are invited to attend the three day “Making of a Fashion Model” workshop, hosted by Guavaberry Marketing, producers of Cayman Fashion Solstice.

The workshop, which will take place on 15-16 August and 27 August, will help future models understand how the industry works and realise their full potential. Participants will have the opportunity to work with stylists, photographers, modelling agency representatives and runway coaches.

“The workshop idea came as a direct request from the public based on the success of the 2011 Solstice event and the need for formal training of our local models,” said Cindy Rosan-Jones, managing director for Guavaberry and producer of Cayman Fashion Solstice.

Some of the classes scheduled for the workshop include: runway training, working with a photographer, casting, healthy diet and exercise and proper make-up application.

The workshop culminates in a casting call at Royal Palms on 17 August, where male and female models present themselves as potential models for the Fashion Solstice show.

“The casting call is an opportunity for our local models to come and try out for an opportunity to take part in the 2011 Solstice event. Taking part in the workshop is so important to helping you secure a position as you undergo a lot of training valuable to your career and how to present yourself at such opportunities” Mrs. Jones said.

The casting call is free and open to the public, although there are certain age and height restrictions. The public is invited to take part or simply support Cayman’s potential models.