Know about models & product Photography

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“A picture is worth a thousand online sales”

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Hey! Doing fine I believe. On this side we had a great achievement of being the face behind Enkaya Designs, Shooting with Wachira one of the best product photographers, an awesome Makeup Artist Sly and working with the Purple Kanga Brand. Fashion product sale is getting a wide marketplace online like Purple Kanga site.

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As a product owner, one needs to show potential customers products in their best light & high quality images. After all, the image is the only visual confirmation before a buyer pays. This calls for good professional photography.

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For the buyer, one needs to see and know how the product can be used or worn. It helps put the products into a lifestyle frame of mind. There is an option of using a mannequin but a model makes it more real.

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In product photography, the task of finding a model shouldn’t be taken easily. One needs a good professional Model because he/she will ultimately become the face of the brand for a season at least. Some models are skilled with product photography the likes of Anjili Laura.

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As a model, one is super lucky to work for a brand. Interested to know more? It’s tiring yes! But so much fun, pays well depending on each contract and most importantly you get competent professional photos for your portfolio since portfolios include variety & display experience. Product shoot photos result as the best since the product owner, the online brand shop, the brand Photographer put all their skills & efforts to perfect the photos.

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You can now purchase that Enkaya designed jewellery, el_afrique designed dashiki or PK hoodie tops among other designs. Looking forward to doing more of this, helping product owners & purchasers and models learn more about it and how to get such opportunities.

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Thanks for stopping by my blog.

 

Makeup By: Glamgirlsly

Photography By: Mwangiwachira

Designs By: Enkaya Designs

Brand: Purple Kanga

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Fashion Design Copycats

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Hey! Do you know those clothes you envy in a designers collection are difficult to make? Yes! Especially the styles you see on the runway and red carpets.

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Due to unavailability of originals, some of us request our designers to make an imitation of Giorgio Armani design or that Coco Chanel dress. It’s advisable to just let your designer be inspired by the designs than being a “copycat”.

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Can you sketch a design, Can you draft a pattern? Can you sew prototypes? Make a buttonhole? When you place the design on a mannequin-like dress stand can you know how the material will drape or hang on a human form? If the designer is a killer seamstress imitating will be possible.

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Since fashion thrives on imitation of ideas, there’s no harm in being inspired by the silhouette of a designer. So Good luck! Should you really manage to copy a designer’s work, however, be warned. Legally you should be informed that you might be an infringer if the design had a design patent. But many designers fail to protect their designs and therefore their designs end up in other collections.

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Mostly you find, the minute a design is on the catwalk-often 3-7 months before it appears in the stores-someone is copying it. When images of Runway collections are shared across the internet in close to real-time, copies can hit the market before the originals.

And though designers rarely trademark their work, it would be hard to determine if the one you’ve decided to copy has done so. So what happens if you copy and the design was registered? Subscribe and stay updated will blog about it.

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Do you have any issues or comments on the topic you would like us to discuss? Let me know on the comment section & Let’s inform our friends and designers of this intellectual property information by sharing the article.

Dressed By: Designer Eva Owiti
Makeup By: Heer Soni & Shan Sham
Photography By: Ikua Visuals & StevenchY Photography

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The Fashion Show Glamour

Hey! Some months now with nothing up on the blog. The Fashion event I am blogging about, took all my time and energy, but I am excited I am back with more. Organizing the Fashion Show was nerve racking but I marked my fifth year in the Modeling Industry with a great Achievement.

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About three weeks ago, Jarl Entertainment, a new talent management company run by my partners and I in partnership with Cancer Awareness Centre of Kenya and EM Models Africa, held its first Fashion show, The 2017 Ovarian Cancer Awareness Fashion Show (OCAFS) held at Sentrim Hotel 680 Kenyatta Avenue Nairobi. The Show included Ovarian Cancer Awareness, model support and design Showcasing. The atmosphere was electric and the air was thick with love-love for Ovarian Cancer Victims, models and designers.

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Substantially a Fashion Show includes Designers, stylists, photographers and Models. Stakes are too high for a neophyte producer. The cost of producing a Couture Show can run into millions-witness any Galiano’s, Chanel’s’ extravaganzas or any Mercedes Benz Fashion Show, but Jarl Entertainment we were lucky to produce a big show for established designers like Designs by Gitonga, Cittificial Klothing, Menshion, major designers like Eva Owiti, Tuzo Iscah, Gideon’s Fashion Point, Nguzo wear by Sheila, Angelique by Claire and new designers like Sumeiyah Fashion, Kareem Styles, and designer bags by Ezina.

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About the Models! Jarl Entertainment being a talent management company has a number of models who have signed in. By now you may have known that High Fashion Runway is very strict with the type of models. The Fashion industry has a thin obsessed culture. Most girls on the designers list are bone-thin while the male models are average built to showcase the cruise and capsule collections. Without an external casting, the company together with our partners EM Models Africa there were enough models to showcase for the fall collection. New models can sign in and our models can be booked for professional modeling jobs by contacting me.

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Fashion is indeed a comic world, filled with overblown characters that are tantalizing to some and odious to others. I would encourage all my readers to ensure that you attend at least one Fashion Show a year if not all. Make it real to appear and garner all love and camera flashlights on the Red Carpet Shows, because when you are watching the red carpet through the screens it’s surreal. In real, the part with the cameras is all a bit of performance. Attend fashion events and be informed of fashion & Style and instead of watching models on TV fashion programs or streaming the most trending shows online all through, come watch live and levitate as the models give that Versace walk!

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We were excited to see 20% of our attendees were families affected by Ovarian Cancer and the company was particularly proud of the efforts to reach out to the women community in Kenya with 70% women attending. I thank God, my family, friends and readers for the continued support.

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Outfits By: Designer Tuzo Iscah

Hair and Nails By: Angelas Hair Styles

Makeup By: Heer Soni

Photography By: Stephen Rich & Stevenchy Photography  & Ikua Visuals

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The call to being fashion conscious

Hi! It’s been a minute. Happy New Year!

“It’s not about a total wardrobe overhaul or dropping tons of cash on the Season’s biggest trend. Real style starts with you”

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Fashion! Style! Trends! We are aiming at being Fashionable. Appearance matters, do not forget, people have and will continue to judge you by your appearance. Before you open your mouth you have been sized up and profiled.

 

You need to be fashion conscious. You might blame it on your profession, like say to yourself, I work at the laboratory and always have a lab coat on, or my profession is so casual or so strict (like the legal profession) so I can’t be fashionable. Others will reason that there is no need to pull together the best outfit today since I just have one class and later am not meeting up with anyone. It’s disturbing how that one day that you decide not to care about your looks is when you bump into that one person you have always wanted to get a sparkle of you as a trendy person. Or who knows, someone important might walk into your office or classroom over lunch break looking for you.

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Most importantly it’s worth noting that it’s not always about dressing to please. Dressing fashionably should play the key satisfaction of boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Remember, there is no room for “a day to dress down” or walk in your loose PJs thinking you will convince anyone you are being creative.

 

The fashionable chics and gents you see in the streets, on Shows or on socials like Instagram and Pinterest aren’t Superhuman. They are just aware and well prepared. If you do not see them walking around in creased clothes, dresses covered in moth holes, trousers decked with trailing hems, scuffed shoes, dragging sandals in town or hobbling in painful heels, it’s not because those things can’t happen to them, it’s because they know how to deal.

 

Being fashionable can be a struggle at times and for most people whether a model or not. The questions like what to wear, how to wear it, what accessories go with which outfit, what kind of socks to put on for gents and the questions go on and on. Do you realize that as you grow, the lesser you want to look like everyone else? Not ready to wear what is popular because you might be wearing the same outfit with every Tom Dick and Harry on the streets?Yes! You are able to differentiate uniformity and trends plus kudos you got the right sense of style.

 

For you to be fashionable, you need fashionable wardrobe items. They must not be expensive (Do not break the bank), less expensive items can work just as well. Fashionable cheap clothes require effort to find. Not all expensive things are nice, some look to me like they come from Imelda Marcos’s garage sale. The difference is that for the expensive stuff you just need to pick at the mall or store shelves but for cheap stuff it requires some nosing out on your part.

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Before getting items know your body type since body type is the number 1 determinant, know or identify your personal style by jotting down your traits since your style defines your personality. Know also how much is too much to spend on an outfit and lastly know places to find and buy fashionable items such as local stores like Store 66, Woolworths, Deacons, Mr price, Open Markets like Toi and Gikomba or online shops such as Sasha Collections and MIMI.

 

The key secret of remaining fashionable is by watching worldwide fashion trends on international shows and events, read blogs, follow the fashionable men and women on socials and read top fashion magazines such as Allure, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Instyle, Cosmo, VMAN of V magazine and all others more easy if you do so online. I would advice that as you follow trends, there are trends that fade out quickly so be keen to avoid purchasing tons of such outfits. If you are completely new in being fashionable, following trends or reading about fashion might not help big-time. Ask a friend to tell you what looks good on you or tag along a friend who understands fashion while going to shop for them to tell you what flatters your body. (Or simply contact me through mail on the contact page).

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Review your current wardrobe and create new outfits using a combination of new and old items. Unless you are a Calvin Klein or Victoria Secret Model, it might take time to purchase a new wardrobe. You might have what you need in your Wadrobe, just check, if not we will go into knowing where to start together.

 

Do not forget to be simple. Simplicity regards the outfit, accessories, makeup, haircuts and hairdo’s. Remember once you over do, it will scare people away.To be fashionable Darling, you do not have to put on expensive clothes, master some complex styling tricks or wear the trendiest outfits. You might not be carrying the channel swag about your person, but you still looking good so enjoy it!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Model and lifestyle blog by miss Ami – Life of a model: Miss Ami

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“Walk with me and your fashion & style will get better, photography sessions will be easier and you will be a runway model citizen. Who better to write in this genre than a model? Information is pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.”

Hey! Thanks for visiting my blog

Do you love modeling, fashion and photography? Then you will feel right at home here. I’m Mukami Njeru, a Christian, law student, a Kenyan based Model and fashion lover behind www.miss-ami.com. This is an online website I have created geared towards helping and interacting with aspiring models, beginners, fellow models, model enthusiasts and model critics.

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I grew up in Embu, Kenya and currently living in Nairobi, Kenya. If Embu is the town that wouldn’t watch you sleep, then Nairobi is the city that never sleeps and I have to balance Law and modeling. I became passionate about modeling back in Kangaru High School when the school organized Miss Journalism Club and it was the first time I saw  girls catwalk. I joined Mount Kenya University (2012) and during my first year the university held its inaugural Mr&Miss University pageant. I did not know how to catwalk or simply put, I knew nothing about modeling, but I prayed, gathered courage, went for the auditions and surprisingly I pushed through for the two day training (six hours). On the third day, I was on a glass runway with six inch heel shoes on, contesting. Sometimes doing your best is not enough; you must do what is required. Miraculously I was crowned Miss Mount Kenya University, a crown which I retained for the rest of my campus life.

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I leapt from one inch-kitten heels to six inch-spikes without a chance to learn how to walk the walk. From the beauty pageant videos I could see myself clomping at some point and tripping at another. Sure, you might have experienced this and its okay, but won’t allow it to happen to any beginner.  I learnt not to be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you cannot cross a chasm in two small jumps.

After I was crowned I have been on law books and actively modeling. It feels good to own the MISS title, put a tiara and sash on to all events, feeling all beautiful and appreciated, being able to do society projects with adequate funding and all the benefits that come with the title. It is not always easy to dress up aptly at beck and call like the administration would require me to accompany them to pick guests from the airport, attend Impromptu meetings and conferences and above all having a bevy of malevolent ones making your life uncomfortable as it would for any human. On top of it all I had to deal with the hectic law syllabus. However it all helped me be in the saddle.

 

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I have contested in National, Regional and Continental beauty pageants held in Kenya (losing some and being a runners up in some), but I didn’t and won’t give up because great things happen to those who don’t stop believing, trying, learning and being grateful. Photo and video shoots have become part of me, I have done advertisements the best being Kenya @ 50 and also done high fashion runway. Been a model choreographer several times (which merely started as an invite to model training session at Vision Institute of Professional Studies). Out of the experience of practicing in front of the mirror and friends, involving myself in surrounding modeling events which I might or not have been invited to and thanks to law school for mental stimulation and intellectual challenges I have become a runway and fashion judge at various universities and colleges across the country.

I have been learning, I’m still determined to contest in other pageants and very ready to learn from the events and you. Inspired  by very many modeling and photography  inquiries from modeling enthusiasts and critics alike, I realized that there are so many asked queries about this field with little or no answers available for all and as such the birth of this blog.

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I want something very personal, which will give me the chance to live deeply my modeling journey, share inspirations that stem from the beauty I see in the people , events and modeling instances around me as well as meet and learn from (critics, enthusiasts), lovely fellow models and bloggers. I will maintain simple but effortful modeling tips. I am willing to provide professional modeling services at any level.

I hope you will enjoy following along and will get inspired to explore your whims in this pursuit!!!

Do not forget to leave a comment below and interact with me.

For commercials, bookings, advertisings, collaborations and model interviews please email me at chokunjeru@gmail.com

Do not forget to say “hello” on my socials.

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INSTAGRAM:     @ mss_ami

FACEBOOK:        mss ami

TWITTER:             @mss ami

PINTEREST:         mss ami

SNAPCHAT:        mss ami

 

credits…

MakeUp by: ZamonapKenya

Shoes by: ChocoJoy

Dress by: Iryncollecection

Photography by: Perrpixxphotography

 

 

 

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