A new model agency based in Northampton is set to showcase the talent already signed and scout for new models at a fashion show this Friday (7th June) featuring wearable vintage clothing from Vintage Guru St Giles.
Eden Model Management was founded in April 2018 and, after 4 months spent recruiting local and London based talent, started marketing models to potential clients.
Since then models and actors at Eden Model Management have secured assignments in the UK, Eastern Europe, Germany and Japan. The agency has potential bookings awaiting confirmation for the USA during the summer months.
The founder of Eden, Anne Bell-Glenister, was born in Northampton and started her career as a model aged 16 years working also an actor, singer and dancer. She also spent 5 years outside of the industry working as a recruitment consultant which, she believes, has given her the edge she needs:
“With my knowledge and experience of the modelling industry as well as training in recruitment I have a clear idea of what it takes to successfully place models with the right clients and offer value for money.”
Anne is aware of the mistakes models make when they choose it as a career and advises that preparation is key:
“Arm yourself with great photos, confidence and be realistic. You get from this what you put in. Many dream of making it big and feel that if they are represented by an agent that this is a guarantee of success. The reality however is that this is a very competitive industry and a very small percentage of models or actors work full time. “
Anne has seen the industry change over the years and specialises in ‘normal’ models that are always in demand for commercials, catalogues and live catwalk shows. She finds herself scouting for new talent where ever she goes and hopes that at the catwalk show this coming Friday 7th June there will be a good array of people at the show who might well be approached by the agent and her team.
“You can be absolutely any age to start modelling there is a market for everyone. If you want to come down to the Platform on Friday and have a chat with the team about modelling and how it works then we would be happy to meet you.”
The show will be featuring wearable vintage clothing from Vintage Guru St Giles and the models, male and female, who represent a range of ages, sizes and styles will be demonstrating that pre-loved clothes are not simply a way of making a stand against throwaway fashion in favour of a more sustainable way of living, but also to show how stylish and original we can dress if we move away from high street, mass produced clothing. Owner of Vintage Guru St Giles, Julie Teckman says:
“We’re finding that large numbers of customers to the shop, of all ages and backgrounds, want to explore vintage clothing as an alternative to new high street. We hunt out the best examples for them and have more than twenty different traders selling beautiful and affordable vintage clothes.
“Vintage traders work hard to demonstrate that dressing in ‘old’ clothes need not make a person look like they are going to a fancy dress party or stuck in a time warp! And seeing a teenager rocking a look that her mother or even grandmother might have worn in a different time never fails to excite us!”
The Vintage Catwalk Show is being staged at The Platform Club (the old Black Bottom Club) in Northampton and the doors open at 6.30pm with the runway show starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8 or £5 (students and concessions) and can be bought in advance from Vintage Guru St Giles or on the door. All profits will go to Dementia UK and Cancer Research. Come and show your support for these two amazing charities and enjoy vintage stalls and clothing which can be purchased on the night.