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There are many modelling agencies in Dublin and across Ireland. Most agencies provide male and female models for fashion, commercial print advertising, magazine editorial, TV and films. Reputable agencies in Ireland include:
- Morgan The Agency
- 1st Option Model Agency Dublin
- Compton Model Agency
- Assets Models Agency
- De Havalland Model Management
- Andrea Roche Model Agency
- Pulse Model and Event Management
For models signing with a reputable agency can result in making some decent cash. There are a lot of options in modelling such as: catwalk work, magazine layouts, catalogues, advertisements and other opportunities. Height is not as much of an issue as people think. It is only relevant to the catwalk. Many models with smaller statures are generating a lot of work for themselves in other avenues. However, most modelling agencies in Ireland expect you to be 5ft 7in for fashion. If you are not 5ft 7in or above they will more than likely put you in the commercial section. However, don’t let the height restriction put you off I have been featured in many international magazines editorials and photography books and I am only 5ft.4in. It is my experience that modelling is much more than standing in front of the camera no matter what height you are.
Reputable UK modelling agencies:
Fashion: Premier, Storm, Models1, Lenis, Select, FM Agency, M&P, Bookings
Commercial: MOT, Sandra Reynolds, Nevs, BMA, Gingersnap, RMG, Nemesis, Boss, Rage, IMM
Plus Size: IMM, Hughes, Models1
Glamour: Mode, Girl Management, Samantha Bond
If you are considering been a model there advantages and disadvantages to signing with an agency. On the positive side, if the agency is good you will have a team of experts familiar with the industry working very hard to get you bookings and arranging go sees. If you do sign a contract make sure you really understand what it contains, the conditions and what will be expected of you. From talking to other models you also need to be careful not to become just another picture to fill a modelling agency online catalogue. If the work doesn’t come straight away don’t despair becoming a successful model requires hard work, luck and a lot of focus.
If you are not signed with a modelling agency, you can work freelance and have the freedom to accept bookings as they come along. Social media twitter, facebook, etc are very important for new models and can really help to get you noticed.
I have found that modelling has been a great boost to my confidence. Seeing finished photos in FHM and life magazine has been an incredible experience for me. Most people don’t realise how glamorous they can look until they have taken part in a professional shoot. Even if you don’t intend on entering the modelling industry everyone should go and take some professional photographs with a decent photographer. The excitement of seeing the finished pictures and the comments you will get from friends and family both now and in the future are definitely worth the effort. However, don’t fall or the old trick of having a modelling agent tell you that you need professional photos to start with the agency and then suggest a photographer to do the shoot. If the agency are good at their job professional photos are not required, the portfolio images will come with the bookings and the training should be provided free of charge by the agency.
High Neck Lace Dress by Therapy
Above the knee, Long-sleeved, Belt not included, Shell: 100% Cotton. Lining: 100% Cotton, Machine Wash 30°C | Available from House of Fraser, Dundrum, Dublin and you can also purchase online
Dublin Model Piyanuch Chanphet
“Light is meaningful only in relation to darkness, and truth presupposes error. It is these mingled opposites which people our life, which make it pungent, intoxicating. We only exist in terms of this conflict, in the zone where black and white clash.” Louis Aragon
FHM Malaysia RoboSteel Feature: Reduce, Reuse and Roll-Out
The best thing to do with steel junk is not to melt them, but to summon the RoboSteel Autobots
The recycling fad is nothing new. Hippies and NGOs have been pestering us to properly organise and dispose our rubbish for decades. But it’s only now that it’s become popular because plastic bags costs money and because it’s sofa king hot. Maybe the recycling campaign would’ve got off to a much better start if they used such time-tested, classic mascots: massive robots and hot babes.
RoboSteel is a creative sculpture design and steel construction company based in Ireland. They make everything from Darth Vader to a frog bongo drummer, and they’re all made from recycled cars, trucks, ships, aeroplanes and motorbikes. Today, the RoboSteel team consists of 12 hand-picked steel fabrication engineers, who aren’t just expert steel constructors and designers, but also very creative artists. If they’re building a small sculpture (such as their best-selling frog sculptures), it could take a minimum of two hours or a maximum of a week. If they are building something epic (such as the 2.5-metre Optimus Prime), it could take six to 12 weeks.
If you look around RoboSteel’s website (www.robosteel.com), you’ll notice that quite a lot of its sculptures are from comics and movies. We think they are pretty damn cool, but wouldn’t some people (i.e. pesky intellectual property lawyers) think they are copyright infringements? According to RoboSteel “Although our sculptures can mimic iconic comic and movie characters, they are not exact replicas. “All of our sculptures are hand-made and are not mass- produced. Our use of recycled materials is very green and complements the environmental policies of large companies.” RoboSteel has some very impressive customers including commissions from companies such as ActiVision and Google. In fact, they often ask their more than 70,000 Twitter followers for ideas. So if you’ve been aching for a life- sized steel Doraemon, tweet away.
Piya on bitchy models, outer space and size 32D distractions
The FHM facts
Name: Piyanuch Chanphet (Piya)
From: Thailand; now living in Dublin, Ireland Favourite food: Thai, of course!
Favourite booty-shaker: Sandstorm by Darude
Hi Piya, you don’t have a very Irish name. What does it mean, and where does it come from?
My name is Thai and Piyanuch means “the lovely last one” and Chanphet translates into “the moon that looks like a diamond”.
Exotic! You own a pretty successful business, but you also model. How do you find time for both?
I love my work, and I’m very lucky to have a lot of amazing people around me. The creativity of the team at RoboSteel is such an inspiration. On the modelling side, there are some amazing photographers, including Edina Valentova, that have been very kind to me. I know some fabulous designers who let me borrow their clothes. It can get hectic sometimes, but somehow I manage to find the time to do both.
Are you doubly-intimidating to guys, considering you’re a successful businesswoman and a model?
Yes, sometimes men can find me a little too hot to handle. But once they get to know my personality, most men don’t seem to mind. It’s a lot of fun being the boss!
Which is more fun – photo shoots or crafting steel sculptures?
I love to do both there are a lot of similarities between photo shoots and steel sculptures. To get a photo or a large sculpture perfect, you need to be creative, persistent and work well as part of a team. I get a great buzz when everything comes together and when the ‘wow’ factor is achieved.
In the photos, you’re with the steel sculptures a lot. Do you prefer working with them or actual models?
Working with sculptures is very challenging, because they are not alive and have no personality. It can be a real challenge to make steel sculptures come to life for the photo. When I’m around bitchy models, I don’t let their attitude affect me. I tend to just work harder and focus on my job. If you remain positive with negative people, you will eventually win every time.
We’ve been losing too much lately… What’s your favourite kind of photo shoot?
I love to do anything that is inspirational, but my personal favourites are glamour and FHM-style. It can be cold in Ireland, so wearing skimpy glamour outfits, lingerie and bikinis can be challenging.
Do you get (and like) all of the attention from the nerds and the fans?
Yes sometimes, but to be honest, I am a bit of a nerd myself. I love technology and gadgets, and I find clever people a real turn-on.
There goes us then but how can a guy get your attention?
I am usually very interested in a man who shows no interest in me. I am used to getting a lot of attention, and when I don’t get it, I want to know why. It’s more of a challenge if the man plays hard to get.
Where should he take you on your dream first date?
Anywhere where we can see the stars clearly, the closer we get to outer space, the better.
What would totally destroy that first date?
If he asks too many personal questions, and if he smokes 🙂
Time to butt out. What’s your number one guilty pleasure?
I love to buy expensive lingerie and bikinis. Wearing Agent Provocateur makes me feel so sexy, and going shopping with the girls is great fun.
You’re in Ireland, we’re in Malaysia. Are you okay with long-distance relationships?
Technology has made the world a smaller place, and I travel to Asia at least twice a year. If you want to contact me, you can send me a tweet or leave a message on my Facebook wall. So far no one has invited me to visit them in Malaysia, so I am open to offers!
Woohoo! Finally, if someone made a sculpture of you, what are the features you’d ask them to change?
I’d like a twin. Could you please make both of our boobs smaller? I am a 32D, and most of the time, my boobs get all the attention…
Claire Garvey — queen of fantasy, costume-like fashion, always to be relied upon to create extraordinary, one-off garments and capsule ready-to-wear collections of a soft, romantic, slightly medieval nature — has changed.
Welcome, then, Mistress Garvey, designer of audacious garb for vampy-fairy, 21st-birthday chicks who look as if they have stepped out of the world of manga. If Lord of the Rings had seen Claire’s dresses, I bet the elves would have been dressed differently and Liv Tyler could have smouldered her way through Mordor, instead of being all fey and virginal, and as inspiring as a wet sheet.
It was attending a debs’ show last year and meeting a whole new generation of exciting, unbound clients that brought about the change in Claire. Since then, commissions have rolled in from gorgeous young things, mainly for 21st-birthday parties. Now Claire finds herself having the most fun she has ever had in her design career.
“I never even thought I was fed up with fashion until I did these commissions! Since I started this, it is the most excited I have been,” she said. “Dealing with people who are still interested in fashion . . . You have more life in you when you embrace modernity. A lot of people I know are dwelling on the recession, but young people aren’t. They are still full of enthusiasm, and they make you feel that way,” Claire told me, her voice brimming with excitement.
“They are an interesting group of people to design for. Most of them are in college, or working. They want one-offs and difference. They might ask to be a tree, or a butterfly, or for a ballet dress in leather, but they are interested in the couture end of things. They are informed about fashion, and they’re into modernity, and designers such as Alexander McQueen. So it has been a different angle,” she explained. “It is like the 21st has replaced the wedding as a rite of passage. I mean, the dress does cost nearly as much as a bridal dress.
I think also it is from MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 — they go all-out and hire nightclubs and have all kinds of themes and things. And I think a lot of it is Cheryl Cole, too. I think my sexiness is back!”
Has it made her feel younger? “About a hundred million per cent!” was Claire’s prompt reply. “I still like the romantic, but I prefer modernity. It is a completely different swing. I don’t think I could go back. I don’t know what it is about ageing, but you either love or hate youth. I realise I was working so hard I wasn’t seeing. My eyes are open again,” she told me And how. Go, Claire!
PHOTOGRAPHY BY EDINA VALENTOVA
MODEL PIYANUCH CHANPHET
STYLED BY JEMMA CONNOLLY
FASHION EDITED BY CONSTANCE HARRIS
Make-up and hair by Beata Ryba
Published Life Magazine 2010
Modeling for David Brisco is a real pleasure.
Dave is a photographer who has many skills including creative illustration, digital art, design and creative multimedia expertise. Taking photos with this Irish artist was a lot of fun but the real reward is when you get a chance to see the final edits of the photos. Simple materials such as cashmere can become multi coloured body raps in Dave’s world.
This fabulous Bugatti Veyron 16.4liter Super Sport is officially the fastest production ever built. 267.81 mph! yes 430.99 km/h.! was recently achieved by Bugatti’s test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel who drove the Veyron around the high speed oval test track at Ehra-Lessian. On hand to witness and record the results were officials of the Guinness book of records and the German Technical Inspection Agency. Raphanel made passes around the huge oval track in both directions just to be sure.
This white Veyron Super Sport in the photos is owned by Afzal Kahn owner of Project Kahn who I had the pleasure of meeting in London. This amazing car comes with the unique UK registered “F1” number plate.
The price for both…… well if you have to ask that question it properly too expensive for you x
UpDate 25th August 2013
News Source: The Daily Mail
Afzal Khan has a lot of money. This is, after all, the guy that spent $870,000 for the United Kingdom vanity plate F1. Now, as further proof of the high-end tuner’s wealth, he’s turned down a 6-million quid offer for the rare license plate. Who offers $9.3 million for a pair of rectangular pieces of metal? And… more importantly, who turns it down?
According to The Daily Mail, Khan rejected the offer, with a spokesman explaining that, “Mr. Kahn has no interest in selling F1, which is his favorite plate.” As The Mail points out, Khan’s move to snap up F1 when it went on the market in 2008 was a prudent financial move if he’s getting multi-million-pound offers for it.
F1, which spends most of its time on Khan’s Bugatti Veyron, isn’t the only rare plate in Khan’s garage – he also counts 4HRH and NO1 as part of his collection, although it doesn’t sound like either one is quite as valuable.
By Brandon Turkus
Piyanuch Chanphet a freelance model in Dublin with no matrix agents or modeling Agencies.
Trinity: I know why you’re here, Neo. I know what you’ve been doing… why you hardly sleep, why you live alone and why night after night, you sit by your computer. You’re looking for him. I know because I was once looking for the same thing. And when he found me, he told me I wasn’t really looking for him. I was looking for an answer. It’s the question, Neo. It’s the question that drives us. It’s the question that brought you here. You know the question, just as I did.
Neo: What is the Matrix?
Trinity: The answer is out there, Neo, and it’s looking for you, and it will find you if you want it to.
“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes”
Well all I know is that I took the red pill. Working an Asian model in Dublin and Thailand I have often observed what seemed like glitches in the Matrix. Going to places you have never been before and feeling like you have been there. Every now and again you meet someone and you get the same feeling that you know the person.
The term red pill and its opposite, blue pill, are pop culture terms that have become a common symbol for the choice between the blissful ignorance of illusion (blue) and embracing the sometimes painful truth of reality (red).
I know you’re out there. I can feel you now. I know that you’re afraid. You’re afraid of us. You’re afraid of change. I don’t know the future. I didn’t come here to tell you how this is going to end. I came here to tell you how it’s going to begin. I’m going to hang up this phone, and then I’m going to show these people what you don’t want them to see. I’m going to show them a world … without you. A world without rules and controls, without borders or boundaries; a world where anything is possible. Where we go from there is a choice I leave to you.
A model in Dublin, professional and freelance and fighting the global matrix.