There's never really a bad time to be young, tall and beautiful — but some times are better for milking it than others. This is one of those times. Grab your comp cards, throw on some skinny jeans and stilettos and hit the pavement, because there's a bounty of modeling opportunities coming up in the next few weeks. Here's a rundown:
Wilhelmina Brown, an affiliate of Wilhelmina Models, is opening a New Orleans location and seeks models and actors for representation. There will be an open call from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 22 at La Nuit Theater (5039 Freret St.) Actors should bring headshots and a resume and be prepared to perform a monologue. All are encouraged to submit materials at www.wilhelminabrown.com prior to the casting. More info on their craigslist ad here.
Fashion Week New Orleans holds a casting for female models (minimum height 5'7", sizes 0-6, ages 16-28), plus-size models (minimum height 5'9", sizes 12-18, ages 16-28) and male models (minimum height 5'11", pants sizes 30-34, ages 19-32) Sunday, Jan. 29 at Cathedral Creative Studios (527 Julia St., 333-6713). Show dates are March 22-25.
NOLA Fashion Week holds a series of castings beginning Monday, Jan. 30 at Paris Parker salons throughout New Orleans and Baton Rouge. All castings are from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., and the dates and locations are as follows: Monday, Jan. 30 at Paris Parker Prytania (4900 Prytania St.); Wed., Feb. 1 at Paris Parker Jefferson (8349 Jefferson Hwy., Baton Rouge); Monday, Feb. 6 at Paris Parker Prytania; Thursday, Feb. 9 at Paris Parker Jefferson; Monday, Feb. 13 at Paris Parker LSU (4410 Highland Road, Baton Rouge) and Paris Parker Tulane (Lavin-Bernick Center, first floor). Final callbacks are Monday, Feb. 27 at Paris Parker Prytania. Models should be at least 5'6" and wear a solid-color T-shirt, fitted jeans or shorts and heels. Show dates are March 3-10.
Finally, now through Feb. 13, women can enter a model search for maurices.com (1200 S. Clearview Pkwy.,
Harahan, 731-6620). The young women's fashion retailer is seeking "12 real girls in all sizes to model maurices clothing in upcoming fall, holiday and spring campaigns," according to a press release issued by maurices. Visit the website to enter for a chance to appear in the campaign and win a $1,500 gift card and a $7,500 charitable makeover donation for an area nonprofit.
And, last but not least, I'm always looking for models to appear in CUE, Gambit's monthly fashion, home and beauty publication. Send photos and stats (height, weight, bust, waist and hip measurements, dress size, age) to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!