The Model Manifesto
talking to a model agency owner!

talking to a model agency owner!

February 21, 2020

 In this episode, (we) Leanne & Rebecca talk to Lauren Wyper, owner of Phoenix Model Management. Lauren gives an incredible insight into the reality of being a model booker - how they get models work, whether they have 'favourites', how to join a good agency, how they negotiate rates, contracts, the current UK modelling market - everything you ever wanted to know about this often hidden side of the industry. It can be really scary to ask all these questions to your booker, so thank you so much to Lauren for being so open and transparent. 

@phoenixmodelmanagement
@1rebeccapearson
@themodelmanifesto

THRIFTY FEB & FASHION WEEK!

THRIFTY FEB & FASHION WEEK!

February 9, 2020

In this episode, we share our ‘thrifty February’ challenge of saving money and spending more mindfully - which has already seen us cut down on half of our spending in a week. February also means Fashion Week, so we share our top survival tips during this what can be pretty hellish month - good luck!

ROUTINE

ROUTINE

February 3, 2020

In this we discuss ROUTINE! We know how hard it is to maintain routines when you have no control over your time, but it’s especially important for models because we’re either travelling, crazy busy or DOING ABSOLUTELY NOTHING! The latter, especially, can make us stir crazy. So we look at what to do to maintain self-discipline in your days and how to stay focused on building for your future.

USAGE

USAGE

January 31, 2020

Usage is SO important for models to understand because it is what makes up the rates of pay for jobs! By understanding what usage has been agreed for a job you can understand how much is being negotiated for your work and why, and keep track of usage breaches that mean clients owe you money - which agents aren’t always able to chase. We also discuss how much to charge as a freelance model and how to protect yourself if a client breaches the usage agreement!

OBJECTIFICATION

OBJECTIFICATION

January 10, 2020

In this episode we talk about how modelling, social media and the world in general can make you feel objectified and objectify yourself! Feeling like we need to sell ourselves all the time inevitably leads to not living up to your own perfected image and a lack of clear identity.

Rebecca - @1rebecceapearson Leanne - @themodelmanifesto

Goodbye 2019 Hello 2020!

Goodbye 2019 Hello 2020!

December 31, 2019

We say goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020 in this podcast, reflecting on what an incredible year it has been and manifesting for the future! Thank you all so much for being a part of this journey and for all of your support this year - here’s to 2020!

CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE

CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE

December 11, 2019

Christmas can be a mega stressful time of year for everyone, but especially models! Being asked by your relatives about ‘what you’re doing after modelling’, trying to navigate quality street and Christmas dinners with the fear of never working again if you put on any weight, the ‘quiet’ period of December... and January, and trying not to compare yourself to everyone else on Instagram! Giving advice with Rebecca Pearson gleamed from years of surviving Christmas! 🎄

how to work outside of your model agency!

how to work outside of your model agency!

November 27, 2019

In this episode, Leanne & Rebecca discuss what models can do with the large amount of free time modelling gives them and how they can financially survive whilst waiting for jobs to come up! This ranges from writing, to studying, to modelling for other types of agencies (like fittings agencies) if your contract allows.. it is so important to be financially independent so that nobody can exploit you!

Rebecca - @1rebeccapearson Leanne - @themodelmanifesto

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Model-Manifesto-Z-anti-exploitation-industry/dp/1788600657/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+model+manifesto&qid=1566720734&s=gateway&sprefix=the+model+manife&sr=8-1

PEOPLE PLEASING

PEOPLE PLEASING

November 16, 2019

Today we speak about people pleasing and how to stop it! ’No’ can be a very hard word for anyone, let alone models - who can have every aspect of their lives under the control of their agency & risk never working again if they say no to something. We talk about how to stop apologising for existing, people pleasing and how to start prioritising yourself!

Rebecca - @1rebeccapearson Leanne - @themodelmanifesto

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Model-Manifesto-Z-anti-exploitation-industry/dp/1788600657/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+model+manifesto&qid=1566720734&s=gateway&sprefix=the+model+manife&sr=8-1

Living with ADHD

Living with ADHD

November 12, 2019

In this episode Rebecca talks to Leanne about her journey with ADHD - from being diagnosed, to medication and living a ‘normal’ life with it. A brutally honest podcast in the hope that it helps others start their own conversation about mental health, or even better join our mental health group at Shoe Lane Library on 27 November! Get in touch for more details.

@1rebeccapearson @leannemaskell

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Model-Manifesto-Z-anti-exploitation-industry/dp/1788600657/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=the+model+manifesto&qid=1566720734&s=gateway&sprefix=the+model+manife&sr=8-1