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6 Tips To Prepare For Your First Fashion Show

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For aspiring runway models in their late teens, nothing can be more exciting than hearing the words “you got the job!” for the first time. This feeling of eagerness, though, can be quickly replaced by anxiety and nervousness. After all, your first fashion show can make or break your foray into the world of runway modeling

To make your first fashion show the piece de resistance of your resume and ensure it will be a great starting point for your modeling career, follow these helpful prep tips shared by the best modeling agencies for teens

  1. Go on a healthy diet 

Whether the fashion show is only a few weeks or several months away, you need to be in your best shape. You can maintain and improve your figure by getting enough exercise and having a healthy diet

Having a well-balanced diet is important in helping you stay healthy and energetic enough to handle the physical demands of spending hours on rehearsals and the actual fashion show. A healthy diet is also important in keeping you from feeling bloated. 

Before the show, eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and lean proteins. You can go back to your regular menu after the show. 

But if you want to be in great shape to be always prepared for any modeling job that comes your way, maintain a healthy diet and try to squeeze in some exercise or moderate physical activity. And to not feel totally deprived, sneak in a few cheat meals every week. 

2. Increase your water intake 

Staying hydrated is an important part of being healthy. However, limit your intake of sodas and sugary drinks since they will leave you feeling bloated. Instead, focus on drinking more water

When you drink more water, your skin will be moisturized from the inside so your skin looks better. Drinking more water will speed up your metabolism as well. 

And take it from professional models: being hydrated is important on the day of the fashion show. It will prevent dizziness and fainting caused by dehydration

You can also take a page from a former Victoria’s Secret model and drink warm water regularly to experience more health benefits. 

3. Get plenty of sleep 

Lack of sleep is bad for your health. If you don’t get enough sleep every night, it will impact your appearance as well. 

To keep up your energy and look amazing on your first fashion show, get enough sleep especially on the nights leading up to the event. If you have been spending a lot of nights studying for an exam or completing school assignments, try to manage your time better to finish them earlier. 

Make sure that you get enough sleep on the night before the fashion show to be well-rested, alert and ready to conquer the runway. 

4. Prep your model bag 

The night before the fashion show, make sure you pack in your bag everything you need to bring. These should include essentials such as: 

  • Bottled water 
  • Easy to eat snacks 
  • Fashion tape 
  • A book 
  • An extra outfit (if you don’t want to wear the one you wore going to the venue) 

Be sure to have some music on your mobile phone or MP3/music player so that you can listen to your favorite tunes during makeup, or whenever you’re feeling bored but can’t read your book. 

5. Groom yourself 

Wash your hair before showing up at the event. You can do this the night before or during the day of the fashion show. By doing so, the hairstylist will have an easier time working on your hair. 

If you are wearing nail polish, remove it and apply a clear base coat. Your nails may be painted with a required color during the event, and you will speed things up a lot if you arrive with colorless nails. 

Lastly, make sure you thoroughly cleanse, exfoliate, tone, and moisturize your skin from your face to your feet with healthy skincare products. This will make you glow more and look amazing on and off the runway.   

6. Prepare your outfit 

To avoid wasting time looking for an outfit to wear for your first fashion show, choose and prepare it days before the event. 

It is best to select a button up shirt since it would be easy to take off after getting your hair done.  Choose a pair of pants or a skirt that’s easy to take off as well. 

For your shoes, pick a pair that is comfortable to wear. Give your feet time to rest after walking and standing for hours wearing high-heeled shoes. 

On the day of the fashion show, arrive early.  

More importantly, relax and stay confident. Enjoy the whole experience and do your best. When you have a high level of professionalism and have the look and talent, you will go far in the glamorous world of runway modeling. 


Adam Jacobs is the Managing Director of Bubblegum Casting, the longest running agency specialising in babies, children and teen talent in Australia. Bubblegum Casting works with some of Australia’s biggest brands, media properties and agencies to secure talented children to work in Television, Film and Modelling roles. 

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