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Chicago models–are you giving up the goods for free?

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I’ve noticed a growing number of models participating in high- and low-profile fashion shows in the Chicago market for free. Exposure is a great thing–if you’re modeling in New York Fashion Week–but to be honest, most shows in Chicago lack the glitz and glam of New York Fashion Week and rarely garner local press or attention from local influencers. True, some models in high-profile markets often work for no pay, but there is usually a pay-off. For instance, models who are not paid for walking, may receive free clothes, photos or other bartered product or service.

In Chicago, free usually equals free, meaning no pay, no clothes, no pics and no opportunities for exposure to industry movers-and-shakers. In short, the trade-off is usually not worth the time and energy donated by these poor models.

So, if you’re a Chicago model, what’s the best way for you to turn down a non-paying modeling gig? Chicago Fashion Designer offers great tips on doing so firmly, yet professionally.


Boosting your clothing line with a trunk show

A few months back, I wrote a piece on planning a trunk show for one of the net’s leading fashion public relations blogs: PRCouture.com. At the time, I didn’t have my own blog, so I thought I’d share it with you today. It’s an oldie, but goodie.

Check out “Fashion PR Events: How to Plan a Trunk Show” for timeless tips on planning a trunk show for your clothing line

Have you planned a trunk show before? What lessons did you learn?


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