Michaela McClure for Interior Gilt
BEAUTIFUL NEW WORK from MICHAELA MCCLURE! Interior Gilt, OKC Shot by Shevaun Williams Styling by Jack Odell Makeup by Chelsey Ann Hair by Ali Earnhart
16 Jun 2016 in Development, Work, by
Chloe Richards • Digitals
HEIGHT: 5′ 9″ • 175cm BUST: 31″ • 78cm WAIST: 23″ • 58cm HIP: 34″ • 87cm DRESS: 0US SHOE: 9US • 25cm EYES: Brown HAIR: Black
13 May 2016 in Digitals, by
Latifah Gist for Teen Vogue, May 2016
Fresh editorial: Latifah Gist with APM Models NY for Teen Vogue, May 2016. Shot by Jeff Henrikson Styled by John Colver
19 Apr 2016 in Editorials, Mother Agency, by
Chloe Richards in Elléments Magazine November 2015!
Elléments Magazine URBANE EDGE Photographs: Kenn Perry Art Direction/Styling: Frank Christon Hair: Sarah Woolly Makeup: Toni Marlo Apparel design by: Kickie  
07 Nov 2015 in Editorials, by
About Philip
When people ask what I do, they follow with: Is that something people do? How did you know that’s what you wanted to do? How did you end up here? The following is the short answer: I was born in Oklahoma, specifically, Stillwater. I took interest in clothes watching my grandmothers craft everything from slippers to dresses. My focus shifted from clothes to models, as a result of Tim Walker’s work with supermodel Lily Cole, when I found myself wondering, “Who is that girl? How did she get there?” From there, I researched, I went through magazines to write in names of models that I knew, so I could research the ones I didn’t. I had flashcards with stats, agencies, home countries, etc., for each. After high school, I applied to school in San Francisco to study fashion journalism (and do everything I could to work at an agency). I spent my early years in SF honing my styling skills as a merchandiser. Then, I overheard a classmate say she was finishing up an internship at an agency in SF. I immediately sent my resume knowing they had a position to fill. Simultaneously, I got a lead about an opportunity […]
17 Oct 2015 in Mother Agency, by
Targeted Model Testing
We’ve all heard it, no matter the industry: “You’re only as good as your last (insert professional accomplishment here).” As a fashion model you are only as good as your last shot. Before booking paid work, an aspiring model completes a series of test shoots to start a portfolio that will showcase their abilities to potential clients or large market agencies. It is ideal for a model to find an agent before starting to build a portfolio, so they may receive direction, guidance and instruction regarding their development. As a mother agent in Oklahoma, it is important to be involved in the testing process.  For me, as involved as possible. I start by shooting each PRIM model myself. When a model is working toward placement in a major market, each image in their book should be a curated, intentional reflection of that goal. For an agent, model or photographer, there is nothing more frustrating than getting photos back that aren’t quite what you had envisioned or realizing a look would have worked better on another model,  especially if something as simple as a bit more communication or observation could have made the difference. Re-shooting anything, if it is even an […]
What is a mother agency?
What is a mother agent? It is a question I have heard more times than I can count, especially having a modeling agency in Oklahoma. I have heard just as many answers. A mother agent is so much more than just an agent. A mother agent provides models with training, knowledge of the fashion, ad, and talent industries, confidence in their ability and counseling about the ups and downs of the industry; in short, their foundation. The most common misconception about modeling is that it is easy. Anyone who has ever modeled will tell you the opposite. Modeling is about storytelling, referencing emotions and conveying them through nothing more than your body and face. On top of all that, the model can’t forget about the product. Oh yeah, the PRODUCT! Whether selling a story, idea, lifestyle, or just a sweater, the product must always be at the forefront of the model’s focus. This all seems to be a lot to keep in mind at once, but the trick is to practice, practice, practice, until the thinking subsides. My favorite part of working with any aspiring model in Oklahoma or elsewhere is trying to figure them out. By getting to know […]
02 Apr 2015 in Mother Agency, by