Essential Items for Models When Going on Modeling Jobs



modeling-jobs-beauty-kitThe more prepared you are, the more professional you will be. Being professional regardless of experience and age is essential to survive and succeed in the modeling industry.

In an industry as competitive as modeling, these qualities can often determine how much work you get. Acting as a professional at all times and being prepared for any situation that may arise will ensure that you get noticed and get booked.

  • A model should always be prepared. Clients, photographers and stylists appreciate it when you are professional.
  • It is essential that you are contactable at all times. Keep your mobile phone with you always to receive calls and check your emails.
  • Always carry a street map with you and make sure to plan how you are going to get to where you need to be.
  • Always be on time. If you are running late, make sure to let the client know straight away.
  • When you walk into a room you should smile and greet people pleasantly and show enthusiasm. A great personality is far more important than just good looks.
  • Be patient. You will work long hours so make sure to bring along a book, a magazines or games to keep you busy for when you are not needed on set.
  • Have a designated model bag for bookings, castings, shoots and shows.


See below to find out what to keep in your Model Bag.


  • Book/portfolio
  • Comp cards
  • Mobile phone
  • Street map
  • Diary
  • Pens

Beauty Products:

  • Make-up and mirror
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hairbrush
  • Hair bands
  • Nail file
  • Natural nail polish
  • Face wash and moisturizer


  • White, nude, black underwear
  • T-shirt bras (incl. Convertible or strapless bra)
  • Flesh-colored body stocking
  • Spare pairs of tights
  • Gel pads
  • Heels


  • Book or magazine
  • Safety pins
  • Healthy Snacks
  • Mints
  • Water
  • Pack of straws
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunglasses
  • Tampons
Source : Equity, 2009. A Model’s Guide to Manners in your Handbag

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