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Goodbye summer!

Goodbye summer!

Sofia at GAP CorporateHi All!

We hope you enjoyed your summer. Sofia just finished up her first full week of school, and we are finally settling in.

Sofia was very busy this summer working as a “fit model”. For those of you who are not familiar with fit modeling, Wikipedia defines a Fit Model as:
“a person who is used by a fashion designer or clothing manufacturer to check the fit, drape and visual appearance of a design on a ‘real’ human being, effectively acting as a live mannequin.”

Sofia has been working steadily for GAP, and has done several sessions for Autumn Cashmere, and most recently, LEI (Jones Jeans).

She really enjoys it. I definitely wouldn’t call it easy work. Your child must be calm, able to take instruction, okay with changing quickly into and out of wardrobe, and at times must have the stamina and focus to go as many as 4 hours (with a break of course!)

Most recently, while at GAP, one of the designers made it a point to come over to me and comment on how obvious it was that Sofia genuinely enjoyed what she was doing. And she really does! It is like one big dress up session for her. She is also old enough to understand now that she is getting paid, and that her bank account is growing. Saving has become her newest obsession! :-)

Sofia is currently a perfect Size 8 Girls, and from what I understand, fit models can work quite steadily all through size 10 as well.

I guess that means that as long as she keeps enjoying herself, and keeping up her academics, we will be quite busy!

Sending booking vibes to all of your beautiful and fabulous children! Remember to always keep it fun. That’s what it’s all about. Sofia has taught me so much by watching her. She thoroughly enjoys the business, and it is obvious in the level of professionalism that she displays at all times. If they don’t enjoy it, they shouldn’t be doing it. Bottom line.

Be well and book those jobs! :-) xo

Sofia Autumn Cashmere

Martelli Photography Mini Sessions – August 28th!

Martelli Photography Mini Sessions – August 28th!

GOT HEADSHOTS?!

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Well, summer is winding down, and it’s that time of year again. Tans are fading, and if your children have grown anywhere near the rate mine have over this summer, then you definitely need to update photos.

I haven’t been this excited about a photographer since Olesja Mueller, so I just have to share these gorgeous images from Martelli Photography

Martelli Photography is offering Mini Sessions on August 28th in Long Island. We will be updating Sofia’s headshots with them in the fall, and I couldn’t be more excited! Check out the flyer below, and these gorgeous images of our friends, Alyssa, and Adriana Camposano. Amazing images, of amazing young ladies!

Space is limited, so if you are interested, contact them soon!
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Longest Week Ever lol Not complaining though! :-)

Longest Week Ever lol Not complaining though! :-)

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Happy Thursday Everyone! I keep promising myself that I will be more diligent about updating this blog, so here I am :-) This week has been a crazy one so far. In this business, it can often feel like “feast or famine”. This week is proving to be a feast, and it’s not over yet.

Monday we were “booked out”. (This is VERY important to do if you or your child will not be available. It is crucial that you tell your manager or agent in advance so that they will not submit your child for jobs on the dates that you are unavailable. Firstly, if a casting director asks for a certain amount of kids, let’s say 10 for example, and your child is submitted for a job that shoots on a day when you are on vacation, because the agent did not know you were booked out, then a spot was taken from another child from your agency or manager, who may have had a shot at booking that job. That can also translate into a loss of money for your agency or manager. So please, remember to simply email your agent or manager with “BOOKING OUT” in the subject line, and let them know in advance when you need to be booked out.)

Now, back to this week (I happen to be deliriously tired right now, so forgive me if this entry is all over the place). Tuesday Sofia worked a fit modeling job for GAP for the better part of the afternoon.

Yesterday we were back in Manhattan for a go-see for a big name sports brand, and today, we have one audition set up for the morning, and one for the afternoon. Both are pretty exciting, so please send all your positive vibes this way!

As for tomorrow…who knows what tomorrow will bring, but if it is anything like the past few days, it is sure to be exciting! I’ll keep you all posted :-)

xo

Summer Update

Summer Update


Hi Everyone!
We hope you are having a fabulous summer. Sofia and I have been quite busy this summer, traveling into Manhattan several times a week on auditions, go-sees, and regular “fit” modeling work. Sofia has been working as a “fit” model for GAP, and she absolutely loves it!

We had a few close calls this summer, which were pretty exciting. One was a callback for a European TV show that is filming in Belgium. Sofia went in against some very seasoned and lovely young ladies, and was called back. Haven’t seen anyone book it yet, but just getting called back was amazing!

She was also on hold for another campaign, which fell through, and went to a friend in the business.

While it may sometimes be frustrating to get put on hold, or called back, and then not book a job, it is important to remain hopeful. It is also a reassurance that she is in the right place. She loves what she does, and she is definitely catching the eye of the casting director.

As always, I am an optimist, and believe that what is meant to be, is meant to be. In the meantime, we are having a blast!

We hope you are all enjoying this gorgeous summer.

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Olesja is back in town!

Olesja is back in town!

Hello friends and Happy Summer Solstice!

Many of you have asked for reputable photographers, and to update when Olesja from Gallery Row Studios will be back in town. She will finally be back early July. There are limited slots left, so I suggest contacting her ASAP if you are interested. You will not be disappointed. Her work is amazing!

You can email them at info@galleryrowstudio.com

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Happy Spring Y’all!

Happy Spring Y’all!

Sofia RodriguezSpring Fever came in like a whirlwind, and we are finally back in the game. After a very slow winter (and believe me, I am not complaining… I HATE THE COLD!), Sofia has been averaging a go-see / audition a week. The above photo is a recent photo from last week when we had two appointments in one day. One was for fit, and the other was for a TV project, which she got a call-back for. We are keeping our fingers crossed for that one. It is the first audition that she has been on that she has voiced adamantly that she thinks the role is hers, and that she “really, really, really wants to book this”.

It has been so great seeing her really come into her own. She handled an 8 page script last week with grace and enthusiasm. I’m hoping this one comes through. I think she is perfect for the project, and she is super excited about it.

We will keep you posted!

Stay tuned for Sofia as Jennifer Lawrence again!

Stay tuned for Sofia as Jennifer Lawrence again!

Once again, Tricia Messeroux, along with her Toddlewood team, has worked her magic recreating this year’s Oscar nominated movie posters. Sofia was so excited to get to work with Giulia Ciccari again on the American Hustle movie poster. Here is a sneak peek of Sofia as Jennifer Lawrence.

Inside Edition was there and I will keep you posted on viewing information!

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Sofia’s Toddlewood Hairstylist – DANIELLE WRIGHT

Sofia’s Toddlewood Hairstylist – DANIELLE WRIGHT


How amazing was Sofia’s transformation into Jennifer Lawerence for Tricia Messeroux’s Golden Globe re-enactment? When Sofia was booked for this, I thought that they would for sure just creatively pin her hair up in the back and use her existing bangs to re-create Jennifer’s hairstyle, and then spray it blonde. I was shocked when they pulled a blonde wig out!

Hairstylist Danielle Wright was the mastermind behind Sofia’s amazing hair transformation (and of course all the other children’s amazing hair styles as well.) I just wanted to give her a shout out and to say how wonderful it was to work with her.

She was so humble, sweet, and patient with all of the children and parents there.

You can check out Danielle’s work on her website, by clicking the link below:

www.dwrighthair.com

Her work speaks for itself. Amazing woman, inside and out.