My casting look. 

I’m often asked by new or aspiring models, what look they should have when going to castings of Go&See’s. 

I think the issues I see most often is over-done hair, too much makeup and over the top clothing that doesn’t show off your figure. The general idea is to appear groomed but natural – the client doesn’t want to see the finished product, they want to see what they can do with you to represent their brand the way they want it. They want to see the raw product, but in its best form. 

I try to achieve a glowing, dewy look with my skin and I personally believe that this is achieved through the prep rather than just the makeup. I always see girls with foundation that looks almost crusty on their skin, probably because they don’t moisturise or prime properly. It’s a misconception that you shouldn’t moisturise if you have oily skin when in reality, you’d be much better off finding a good oil free moisturiser, such as Dermologica. 

   
 These pics show my skin after applying all of the products to my skin, but before the finishing touches. 

  • I started by applying a serum and moisturiser by Estée Lauder from the Enlighten range. 
  • I continued by applying a thin layer of Clarins Beauty Flash Balm.  I always think my skin looks so radiant and hydrated when I use this. 
  • I immediately applied Estée Lauder Double Wear Light in intensity 2 using the Real Techniques buffing brush. It has an amazing coverage but is still light enough to look natural when applied smoothly. 
  • I dabbed some E.L Double Wear Concealer in 1W Light (Warm)  around my eye area. 
  • I lightly slicked some Soleil Tan De Chanel on my cheek bones and sides of my forehead, and a quick buff over my whole face using the contour brush by Real Techniques.      
  • To finish my look, I slicked a thin flick of liquid eyeliner across the tops of my eyelids to give them some definition. 
  • I coated my lashes in Benefit Roller Lash which I loveeeeee. 
  • I filled in my brows using the Beauty UK High Brow all in one Brow Definition Kit. 
  • I used MAC Spice Liner and some Carmex lip balm on my lips. 
  • I left my hair natural except straightening out the front a little so I looked neat. 

  

       

  • I kept my outfit simple with a black cropped top and skinny jeans but added a gold body chain to make me stand out a little. I was once told that details like this are good to make you be remembered over the other models without trying too hard to draw attention to yourself. 
  • I added my MK watch and bag and my favourite tan Kurt Gieger heels. 

Once I was walking through Manchester in the 23• heat I regretted my jeans! A couple of the other models were wearing simple dresses and I think it’s time for me to transition into dresses this week onwards! 

So to summarise, think neat and groomed but not over done. I wouldn’t recommend wearing your fav sequin dress and sparkly heels but at the same time, it’s probably not a good idea to turn up to a casting in your old joggers and trainers. Keep it casual in jeans and vest tops in neautral colours or a fitted dress to show off your figure. 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in the comments!  

Hels x

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Heel Envy. 

  

They’re every woman’s best friend and worst enemy. They have us wobbling and stumbling like Bambi, but give us the elongated legs of a goddess. We may end a girls night out hobbling to the door from the pain of our 6 inch stillettos but it’s hard to deny how amazing you feel strutting in your favourite pair of heels. 

I tend to be drawn to dainty strappy stillettos with a slim heel and they’re always neautral in colour! I find nude, blush and white are so flattering and match pretty much everything in my wardrobe. I tend to steer clear of black, in favour of lighter colours. 

I recently stumbled accross a website that made me feel like all of my dreams had come true…. Jessica Buurman has one of the most amazing selections of shoes I think I’ve ever seen in one place. There’s such a huge range with an array of styles to suit every preference. What’s more – they’re offering 10% off to new customers and offer free worldwide delivery! I’m yet to place an order because there’s just too many to choose from… But the reviews are fantastic and the prices so reasonable, therefore I can’t wait! 

Here’s a few of my Top Picks from the Jessica Buurman: 

   

A twist on the classic nude courts. I love the cut out detailing on these. 

  

This lace up style is so ‘Kimmy K’ and absolutely on trend this season. Everything is perfect about these from the colour to the cage detail and lace up front.   I adore this whimsical, girly design. They’re not something I’d usually wear but I would sit for hours just lusting after them, so pretty. 

  These are just ideal for me this season – snake print and lace up are two of my favourite styles   I love this edgy design and the Perspex detail and studded toes make these the perfect stand-out heel. Plus, who can say no to a red sole…. These are possibly my favourites as they give a nod towards my dream shoes – Louboutin Impera. The shape is the perfect blend of classic and modern, and the laser cut is delicately eye catching. 

Christian Louboutin is easily the elite of all up-class shoe purveyors. The elegant curve and classic shapes are enough to make any shoe lover melt – add in a red sole and it’s instant shoe-heaven. 

My Top Picks from Christian Louboutin: 

 The eptimome of luxury. These could dazzle from miles away. 

These So Kate’s would match any outfit and add a touch of simplistic class.     These tan Pigalles are a wardrobe staple. They’d look so chic with a crisp white shirt and a pair of blue denim skinnies.   I adore the curvaceous silhouette and the sensual red of these scalloped beauties.   The ultimate for endlessly long legs: Lady Peep Patent. 

The high street has some beautiful heels on offer that give everyone a chance to flaunt the designer look, on a high street budget. 

My Top Pics from the high street: 

   Caged heels are one of my favourite designs this season and I love the gold detail on these River Island beauties. 

  I can’t decided which colour I like best! I love the sexy snake effect on these ones.   Zara never fails to amaze with their chic designs. I’m so glad fringe is back in – I had some sandals just like these when I was younger so this pair is so nostalgic to me.   Zara here gives us some thick strappy sandals that are so ideal for the summer.   I need these in my wardrobe. I wear a lot of white so these electric blue Zara lace ups would brighten up all of my outfits.   These Topshop heels are similar to a few of the others in this post, but I love the Grecian feel of these strappy sandals.   Super cute feather trim chunky strap sandals – thank you Topshop 

Finishing off with some funky, mixed colour snake effect courts, again from Topshop – I LOVE. 

I’m sure I’ve got you all wanting to go on a super mad shopping spree to stock your wardrobe with all of these designs and the millions of others available out there. The choices really are endless –  I know I could buy shoes each and every day. 


Happy shopping! 

Hels xox


Behind The Scenes: ModelWorx Shoot

I’m going to make a conscious effort to post more about model life on here, and show you guys some behind the scenes pictures of what I’m up to! 

I’ve been modelling since I was about 15 after getting scouted and now my degree is almost complete, I can focus more on my modelling career with my amazing agency Nemesis. 

So today I was shooting at ModelWorx Middleton with Nikki Lyons photographing, Georgina Willmore on the styling and Sarah McNiell on the makeup.  Such a fab team! 

Check out the gorgeous makeup! Courtesy of Sarah McNiell (Miss Flawless). 

The shoot had a 90’s Clueless Style and I adoreeeeed the clothes! This included some cute bralets and pleated skirts and adorable fluffy heels! 

Check out the fluffy heels ❤ 

Roller Skates and little PJ’s ❤ 

I just love this little BTS shot! I seriously wanted to take this guy home with me ❤ 

I can’t wait to get the real images back and I know Georgina is going to have some fabulous editions for her book! Also, big thanks for letting me take home the Calvin Klein bralet! (Model perk!). This girl is one to look out for in styling – total fashionista. 

Tomorrow I’m up bright and early for my shoot in Derby! 



Georgina and I couldn’t resist a selfie or two!! 

                            Hels x