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