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OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

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OFW Model Calls.....We Want You!

Have you ever thought about walking the runway in fabulous designer clothing? Now is your chance! Omaha Fashion Week is holding 4 model calls to fill the nearly 700 spots on the runway for the August shows! We are traveling the Midwest to find YOU! 

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Model Hopefuls

Looking to strut the runway in the OFW March 2013 shows? Join us for the OFW open model calls on Dec 3. and Dec. 10. Don't miss your chance to gain experience and exposure with the industry's top scouts and fashion influencers.

We highly recommend all models attend the OFW Casting Prep Workshop prior to attending a model call. This is a great opportunity to ask questions about the new 2013 model procedures. Alyssa Dilts, founder of Develop Model Management, will cover all the basic topics to prepare you for auditions including; what to wear, how to walk, what to say to the judges and more. OFW Producers Nick and Brook Hudson will also be on hand to answer questions. The Casting Prep Workshop will be held on November 11, from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. at Develop Model Management, 1307 Leavenworth Street.  Please park in the lot to the south of the building.

Models cast for the OFW 2013 will have the opportunity to train with model coach Alyssa Dilts. Those who are cast will be required to attend model boot camp, where they will learn how to interact with photographers on the runway and improve their walking technique.

Attendees should not bring pictures or portfolios/model books to model calls or the casting workshop or model calls. At model calls, the OFW team will collect measurements, photos, video and contact information that will be used by designers to cast their shows.

Casting Prep Workshop:

Nov. 11 from 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. @ Develop Model Management on 1307 Leavenworth St. in Omaha

OFW Model Calls:

Dec. 3 @ 6 p.m.  Omaha Marriott on 10220 Regency Circle in Omaha, NE 68114 (near Regency Court/Whole Foods in Omaha)

Dec. 10  @ 6 p.m. Hilton Omaha on 1001 Cass St. Omaha (attached to Qwest Center in downtown Omaha)

Model Boot Camp (for those who are cast in the shows):

Feb. 7 @ Develop Model Management. From 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Feb. 14 @ Develop Model Management. From 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Feb. 21 @ Develop Model Management.  From 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

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OFW Fall 2011 Model Call 4

We are having a new model call for those who haven't made it to one of our past three calls.  If you have already been to one of our calls for the fall 2011 shows, do not come to this one as we've already got your paperwork on file. Thursday, June 2 5-7 p.m. Nomad Lounge, 1013 Jones St. Facebook

Here are some pointers for OFW Model Calls:

Q: What can I expect when I arrive?

A:  You will be given a short form to fill out, your measurements will be taken, you will meet our panel of industry experts who will ask you a few questions, and then you will demonstrate your walk.  At past calls, we have had approximately 200 applicants, so be prepared to wait.

Q: What should I bring?

A: Bring a pen to fill out your form and your BEST HANDWRITING. We can't emphasize the handwriting enough.  If we can't decipher your writing, we can't notify you about your selection.

Q: What kinds of models are you looking for?

A:  We often get questions about height, weight and age for models.  Our goal is to provide models that will allow our designers to bring their creative vision to life.  Therefore, models are selected based on the needs of designers.

Q: What information will I be required to provide on the form?

A:  You will provide your name, email address, phone number, mailing address and measurements (measurements will be verified by OFW volunteers).  This form will also include a preliminary commitment statement that you will need to sign, which states that you will make yourself available for fittings with your designer and that you will be available the week of August 22-27 to walk in Omaha Fashion Week, should you be selected.  Remember to write legibly – this is our only way to reach you with news about your participation in the fall show.  Also, if you are under 19 please have a parent or guardian with you to sign the commitment statement on your behalf.

Q: What should I wear?

A: The panel of industry experts will want to see your bodyline, how you move and your face.  For ladies, we recommend something form-fitting, such as jeggings/leggings with a simple top and high-heels.  For gentlemen, we recommend jeans and t-shirts.  As for make-up, hair and accessories, keep it simple…again, the panel is looking for natural beauty.

Q: What happens if I am selected?

A:  If selected, you will be required to sign a release to walk in Omaha Fashion Week (if under 19, you will need to have a parent/guardian sign for you).  You will also be expected to meet with your designer as needed for fittings and do your part to help bring their creativity to life on the runway.  The designer is the leader of his/her creative team, which includes a set of models, make-up artists and hairstylists.  Participation in OFW is an exciting opportunity to work as a team and all members of the team are expected to do their part to deliver upon the creative vision of the designer.

Q: When will I know if I am selected?

A: You will be notified via email in the second week of June if you are selected.  This will be our only method of communication about the selection process, so please make sure you check the email you included on your model call form for notification.  If you are unsure about whether or not notifications have been sent out, check the Omaha Fashion Week facebook page – we will post a status update when notifications go out.

Q: What if I have other questions?

A: Post a question in the comment box below this entry and we’ll do our best to get you an answer quickly.  Thanks!

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