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Perfection is not of this world but greatness is possible - DjameeOpen Call 08.07.13
** YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED **
08-07-13 * 3 PM - 5 PM
243 West 30th Street, 3rd Fl. (btwn 7th & 8th Ave.)
his is right around the corner from Penn Station, so it's fast and easy for anyone to get to from any part of the tri-state area.
This event is free to all models candidates and open to
males and females new faces or experienced models. If you are under 18 years of
bring a legal guardian. Djamee Models is registered with Casting Networks
Inc. We are looking forward to meet you Wednesday. Please share with anyone you
think should come to our open call 08.07.13, Thanks.
A,C, E, 1, 2, 3 Train to Penn Station
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Open your favorite magazines from Seventeen to Another to GQ to Vogue or Essence... Check out the advertisement and editorials and you notice that the models on the pages keep repeating themselves; they are always the same. As long as you buy a magazine that reflects and responds to the needs of the people in your niche you will feel represented but interestingly; no matter the niche or the publication you will see the same models for each niche featured over and over.
This is the same thing during runway season. Check out the videos post shows on your favorite fashion blogs or designers' websites and you will see the same faces over and over. Most models will never make it BIG because they don't want it bad enough. They will not be humble enough to learn how to become a professional model. They will not want to change or forget what they think they know and learn what they need to know. They will not want to spend money on themselves. They assume they should never pay for anything but rather be paid even though they are not PROfesional models yet.
You have often read that there is a lot of discrimination in this industry. In some cases this is true; but it is half the truth. More often models come up with all kind of excuses as for why they can't be as successful as the next model. They have all the reasons as for WHY they are not getting as much work castings or gigs as the next guys or girls. They will be online on Facebook /Twitter via there SMART phones ranting for hours on why others get the jobs but not them; blaming it on race skin color height and size; but never their own shortcomings. It came upon me trough my dealings with models from every races sizes or heights that the ones that make it BIG and stay BIG know that "SUCCESS REQUIRES NO APOLOGIES, FAILURE PERMITS NO ALIBIS." Napoleon Hill.
When I was a teen I did some modeling in Paris. I appeared in drink commercials, in one music video They made me look like a man Grace Jones. I did some artistic portraits that were exhibited in Japan and nudes for a photographer here in NYC. More recently I even had bit parts in Jamie Fox featuring Ludacris; Rob Thomas & Stephanie Mills videos. I am barely 6'; I may be 5.11'... lol far from the 6.1' standard...
Yes it is true nowadays I get the info first hand as a modeling company owner; but it was not always the case. I modeled and designed my own line of spectacle clothing before I started sending my first model to castings in 2001.
I realize I did what most models I see succeed do:
1) I would see myself modeling long before I got my first booking; I used my imagination for it. I felt good about what I saw myself doing. I smiled and felt truly happy about my progress way before I got my first check. I listened to what my Booker/Manager would tell me to do. If he told me to grow my hair I would do it; if he asked me to come meet him or if he asked me to call him right after a casting; I would call right after the casting; not when I got home or after dinner or when done chatting with all my friends lol. I did not question his expertise. I would do what I was told to do.
2) I spent money on myself and my dream. I got my pictures printed; I set up my composite cards and bought myself the best portfolio. I stretched my dollars and I got everything that would help me make the best first impression to the clients that were interested in meeting me. By investing on me and taking action I signified to the universe that I was committed to my desire to model and the universe scrambled to do as it is said in the scriptures it "Must:" give me what I had sought. When you have enveloped yourself with a certain desire; what you desire is attracted to you.
I met CALVIN KLEIN, after I was picked up on the street by one of his associate or PR person. I remember how she spotted me walking on the street in the East Village and gave me right there and then the location for the casting call which was happening the next day. I did not get that job but I Iwas seen by CALVIN KLEIN, in person and I knew then that if this could happen to me it could happen to anyone. You need to have the right mind set to make it BIG as a model you need to make yourself ready for it to happen.
2) Last but not the least I learned for hours; I practiced in front of a mirror I looked at all the publications that interested me; I saw what the models were doing the way they were posing. I collected all the info on designers and I read about them. I became passionate about it and while I wanted to do it It became my sole and only interest. I was not surprised when I landed a spoof as a "Black Napoleon," Laughing when they zoomed back to my face from the recognizable dictator famous posture with my right hand on my belly and that stupid hat. I pat myself on the back when a video I was in as a model traveled around the world and my parents got to see me dancing and grinning at the camera in a way that they never imagined I could; right from their TV set for days.
So stop making excuses and start looking at how you are looking at yourself. Be honest with yourself, but do not limit yourself. BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and be grateful for the opportunity you have NOW. Life secret is more simple than you think it is. Trough faith and persistence you can open doors that others have left half open BECAUSE THEY GAVE UP ON THEMSELVES. You can walk right trough that door when you accept that you are worthy of being there. The one who are there believed in themselves. They trusted that they belonged. They listened to the advices of people who know and had been there before them. They accepted to change their bad habits and preconceived notion of what works. They were not cut a break; instead they cut themselves one. They created the circumstances they wanted for themselves and they grew to do and be who they wanted to be instead of talking and procrastinating about what they don't get or the opportunities that are not there for them.
Happy bookings and Fashion week and please smile when you go to your next casting; it will go a long way in transforming you into a success story... This life could be much worse - DR
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More models are branching out to acting and singing careers. I always encourage models to explore more. I believe in multi tasking and in offering a broader array of talent to our clients. Check out BEST MODELING AGENCIES a new tool for models looking for modeling agencies in NYC as Fashion Week is just around the corner-DR
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In uncertain time you need a "Certain Income." My new website is a reflection of our times "I am a designer and a Marketer." A designer must be ahead of his/her time. A designer/Businessman must have depth and vision. A marketer makes sure people know about a new product they should use. Traditional jobs are losing their value some are simply disappearing. I am aware that things are not getting better but that does not mean it all ends here. Look around you or just log in to Social Media. You will agree that some sectors of the economy are not affected by the global crisis and recession. Why are you bombarded only with bad news by the media. In fact Facebook, has a growing population of 750 million; Twitter has 200 million subscribers; Google introduced Google+ with more than 20 million in the last 3 weeks and you can only join by invite at this time!!! Groupon was making a reported $50 million a month last year offerring coupons locally online when they turned down Google 6 billion Buy out offer. meanwhile Apple as 48 billion in cash in it's coffers... At a"Certain Income," I share live opportunities with anyone visiting the site.
There are tones of money opportunities out there but a lot of people think that these are only gimmicks and they believe that only a bench of geeks are gravitating on these sites. Wrong, you would be surprised to find out who is taking advantage of those fast growing money opportunities on the internet. Check out "Certain income." Most of the opportunities don't even require a fee at registration!! Pretty much you earn credits so you are in business while you re learning about the business. Some will pay you to join! Yes, it takes a little effort. Yes, it takes a little investment; so is your lousy day job! The difference is in the income. When you think that a weekly metro card cost $29 and the average worker's check comes to less than 400$ per week; would it be a crazy idea to invest $10 or even $25 into an affiliate program that will generate up to $16,000 in a month? I guess it is for you to decide what will work for you and how long you can afford to live from pay check to pay check. One of my mentor said " When it comes to making money; those who are introduced at the ground floor level make the most money."
On my site I will let you in the opportunities as soon as I do.
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DJAMEE MODELS FASHION WEEK+ SOLOMON CORTES UNIQLO & VIDEO+LUKE SAGE LIVE @ TRUMP TOWERS feat DJ STILETTO
SOLOMON CORTES Cry Nomad album
The World Bar @ TRUMP TOWERS
Saturday, February 12 at 9:30pm - February 13 at 4:00am TRUMP TOWERS World Bar 845 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 1ST AVE 47/48 STREET.
DJ NSEW-DJ SANTA-DJ STILETTO aka MARI LIVE Performance by BROMS
Featured live performance by LUKE & SAGE
The World Trump Bar Feb 12, 2011 Doors open 9pm say DJ STILETTO @ door d(*_*)bOPEN BAR 930-1130pm.
I am humbled to inform you that SOLOMON CORTES, is represented by DJAMEE go to Celebrity Board.
Check this out: This link contains a compressed folder of 10 songs and 5 instrumentals by SOLOMON CORTES go here to listen.
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PABLO photos by DJAMEE 09/08/10 THE ROCK
Mercedes Benz, Fashion Week, has hit NYC. Fever everywhere; models on the stairs, what will you wear - DR
Today Pablo, and I went to the beach acting on a desire we had more than a month ago. Pablo is the new face for StuddedSpikes latest campaign 2011. The young model energy is incredible. Timing?? Perfect - DR
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So I walked by my neighboring new tents at the Lincoln Center a very talkative worker told me that they are building a 200.000 square ft tent! tbc... Last week I went to Red Bull, space for the semi finale VH1 Break N' Through love the bar. Our own Prince Jamir, attended the red carpet event that featured Diddy's son Justin Combs, as special host. See photos and watch video!