Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Calorie Labels on Wine? Talent Management Discuss

Are calorie labels on wine bottles a bad thing?

Talent Management are the parent company of Models Direct. They are a government regulated employment agency and have been operating in the modelling and talent industry for over 20 years. 

Health experts say that beer, wine and all types of booze are causing an obesity epidemic in the UK but why do they think that we need reminding that alcohol perhaps isn’t the best component of our diets?

Just like chocolate; wine is a good friend of many women but few know how many calories are in each glass, or bottle. If we know that both things aren’t good for us, why should only one of them have a label telling us its properties? Well, there are some who would say that one doesn’t need to know and that the cost of testing and labelling will inevitably be passed onto the consumer. Take a second to guess how many calories there are in a glass of wine.

Talent Management
Talent Management
If you were told that there were 150 calories, would it affect your decision to buy a bottle for a Friday night? It is more likely than not that it wouldn’t change a thing in practice, as it is a habitual activity that most of us don’t like to admit to. Talent Management don't see any harm in labelling as it may help people live healthier lifestyles.

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Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Talent Management Blog: Atkins Diet: Good or Bad?

Is the Atkins Diet Healthy?

Talent Management are Europe's leading agency for talent and modelling and are regulated by the UK government. Modelling diets are always in magazines, but we thought we should stop and have a look at some of them to see what works and what hurts! Today we'll look at the Atkins Diet and find out what it actually involves.
The diet starts with two weeks of a low carb diet which aids rapid weight loss. In these two weeks you are only allowed protein, fat and limited carbs. Atkins allows unlimited fats, which is unusual for a diet, but obviously too much will negate any positive effects on your weight. Phase one is designed to help you lose up to 8kg in two weeks, reducing to 1-2kg during phase two.

Talent Management
Talent Management

Weight loss happens very quickly and this can be a big motivator.
Bad breath, dry mouth, tiredness, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, constipation. Quite a list of negatives but with any dietary change your body will recoil to some degree.
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Talent Management: Reducing Stretch-Marks

Talent Management: Soften those Stretch-Marks

Nobody enjoys it when they notice some new stretch-marks in the mirror and it does happen to every one of us. Luckily, Models Direct, Talent Management's modelling platform, have some easy ways to reduce their appearance over time and return to your regular skin. 

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Models Direct

A study that compared herbal moisturizers discovered that people who used them daily displayed a significant improvement in the appearance of their skin and its elasticity. The logic is that your skin won’t create stretch-marks if it is very well hydrated. 

If you wish to return to modelling after a pregnancy for example, this may be worth a try. You can use lotion on new stretch-marks or on the areas where you might foresee getting them. Lotion on old marks is not as effective as on new ones but will still improve their appearance. 

If you have concerns about the chemicals used in over the counter lotions then you can easily make your own. Take wheat germ oil, olive oil and aloe vera in equal parts and mix them together for a chemical-free lotion.

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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Child Modelling at Models Direct Talent Management

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Models Direct
What should you consider when joining a child modelling agency?

It is so important that when considering joining a child modelling agency like Models Direct that you understand exactly how they propose to represent your child and that you as a parent are comfortable with their methods. An agency should be happy to discuss their means of promotion with you and, if they use an interactive method such as a digital catalogue or website, show you how everything works. In the case of an agency using their website as a means of promotion you should be happy regarding their website security, making sure that the agency's site is only accessible by the agency's clients, not open to hackers and that no personal information, such as your address, is kept on their computers or servers.

Some parents like to sign their child up with more than one agency. If you are considering this option, make sure you ask any agency you are thinking of joining if they have sole agency representation as part of their terms and conditions. If they do you will not be able to enrol your child with any other agency. Every child model agency will work in a slightly different way and set their fee structures accordingly.

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Friday, 1 August 2014

Modelling Tips

Modelling Tips

Most models are extremely strict in their eating and exercising habits, and they don't leave a lot of room for "splurges" with calories or relax too much about exercise.

If your living relied upon your body and your looks for your "bread and butter," you'd probably be extremely diligent about your diet and workouts too. The fact is, most of us would be.

That being said, it's true that most models and other celebrities have more money to put into looking and feeling their best. The average models dieting tips may include such drastic measures as liposuction, tummy tucks, other plastic surgeries, an hour or more a day of strenuous exercise, and even hiring personal trainers to teach them how to exercise with proper form and intensity. With a strict regiment, you can sculpt your body into looking it's best for every assisgnment.

For more practical modelling tips, you can try any of the following:

- Take a photograph of yourself once a week, or have a friend do so, in your bikini. This will help you to see your progress visually, and can be a strong motivator to keep going!

- Sometimes we mistake thirst for hunger.

Make sure you drink plenty of water and other fluids, staying hydrated is your best defense against over-eating, snacking and other bad eating habits. This can make a real difference in whether you lose weight or not. However, not eating enough can make you unhealthy and give you headaches. Find out more Models Direct advice on their blog.

- Don't "inhale" your food.

Chew slowly, savor each bite, and don't eat simply for the sake of eating. If you allow yourself plenty of time to chew and savor each bite, your brain will give the signal much quicker that you are full. This prevents eating past the point of satisfying hunger.

- Don't be afraid to give yourself a "treat" now and then.

The occasional ice cream sundae or slice of cake isn't going to cause you to gain weight. It's when we start feeling deprived that we are far more likely to over-eat. Indulge your cravings once in awhile, just limit portions.

- Don't skip breakfast.

This seems like a "no-brainer," but often people skip breakfast for "lack of time," or in the mistaken belief that skipping meals will help with weight loss. The truth is, making sure to eat a low-fat breakfast will actually increase your metabolism, and will give you more energy throughout the day.

Although these models dieting tips are a great start, and can be very helpful in losing weight or following a weight loss program- these are only the beginning. The real key to losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight is staying consistent with your diet and exercise habits. Visit the Talent Management Facebook page to learn more.

Monday, 2 June 2014

Talent Management Reviews

Welcome to Talent Management 

Talent Management Reviews

Here is a recent review written by one of our models, Lauren, after her assignment. At Talent Management we publish our reviews because we are open and transparent about our  business. We have been established over 10 years, and so have the experience necessary to manage your modelling career and get you the jobs you want. Find out more about Talent Management on their Facebook page or follow Talent Management on Twitter. 


Having already spoken to the client the night before the shoot, I felt very much at ease as I knew what was expected from me.  I had so much fun modelling the client's fashion designs which consisted of a gorgeous silk gown, and some beautiful scarfs and handbags. It was so nice to hear everyone involved were really pleased with the outcome and I'm looking forward to seeing the final images, and hopefully soon the designers clothes out in the shops!  Thank you Talent Management.

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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Welcome to Models Direct

Talent Management

Welcome to Talent Management, Europe's Premiere Talent and Modelling agency. We are a team of real people - not just a website! Apply for fun, part-time, paid appearances in film, TV, advertising, photography, catalogues, fashion, extras & walk-on's in the entertainment industry with Models Direct, supported by Talent Management.

At Talent Management Talent Agency we welcome talent and models in all forms. Our unique network of talent agents across the UK represents talented performers from singers, dancers and musicians to models, entertainers and look-a-likes. Whatever your talent, create your free profile now, register your talent and let Talent Management take you to new heights.
As an Employment Agency there are very strict do’s and don’ts and big penalties for getting it wrong. It is no longer legal to charge for registration simply as a model and therefore, our service for this is free.

To be considered for opportunities in the entertainment industries, Talent Management charge a small, one-off admin fee. Our talent and clients know this and that’s why after 20 years of being in the business, we are known for saying what we do and doing what we say.

For more information about Talent Managment/ Models Direct, read our Models Direct reviews blog.