It’s the perfect way to show off a doll that can do more than just look cute.
But is it the right way to do it?
Here are some of the reasons why.1.
Fashionistas can look cool without looking like a model.
“There’s a certain stigma associated with being a fashion model,” says Michelle D’Alessandro, founder of Fashionistas, a nonprofit group that helps fashionistas make money while working in the fashion industry.
“But fashionistas are really just a way to get your hands on products you may not be able to afford in other parts of the world.
It’s an outlet to express yourself, to show your creativity, and to have a great time.”
D’Anella says there are so many models working in this industry that they’re often overlooked when looking at the best-selling items.
“I feel like there’s a misconception of the model’s role, and that we don’t need models to make a living,” she says.
“We need models who are talented and able to get paid to work for us.
And that’s what we’re working toward.”2.
Models can be creative without making money.
“They have a unique skill set, so they can have a big impact in our community,” says Amanda Smith, president of The Fashion Academy, a fashion school in New York.
“And they can take a look at what people are looking for in a dress and be creative about what they want.”
In addition to modeling, Fashionistas offers workshops and tutoring to help aspiring models develop their careers and learn new skills.
The school is also working to expand its student network to include other fashion-related industries, like makeup and jewelry.3.
Model-to-model interaction is a lot of fun.
“The fact that we’re able to connect and connect with each other like that is really great,” says D’Angelo.
“It’s a great way to build up a bond.
I think that’s why the barbershop is such a great place for a model to get their hair cut.”4.
The doll industry can be an incredibly rewarding career.
“A lot of people don’t really think about that, and they think about modeling and fashion, and it’s not so much the industry itself that they have to work in,” says Kelly J. Jones, founder and CEO of Fashion Models for Fashion, a program that helps model trainees and students in the field.
“If you’ve got an interest in the business side of things, the doll business is one of the better opportunities.”
Jones, who has worked in fashion since the age of 11, has been modeling for a decade, and she says modeling in the beauty industry is something that she loves.
“To have that role, I feel like is a great gateway into the fashion world,” she explains.5.
The dolls are real.
“Every fashionista in the world is going to be wearing one of these dolls,” says Smith.
“Whether they’re selling it or just putting it on their head, you can feel the emotion and the feel of it.
It feels like a doll, but it’s a real thing.”
That’s one reason why the dolls can feel so real: “I’m a big fan of dolls because they can feel real, and I love the fact that I can touch them and make them do something,” says Jollibee.
“There’s nothing better than the feel that I get when I touch the doll.”6.
The world is changing.
“You’re not going to see a model in the mainstream, if you’re not in the media, until 2020,” says Jones.
“So the doll industry is evolving and the beauty world is also evolving.
And I think the beauty and beauty-inspired business model has evolved as well.”
So if you are looking to make some money in the doll world, it’s worth it.