As a model, I had learned a lot in 20 years in the making and one of them is that a model SHOULD ALWAYS carry a tote bag with items necessary for any castings, runway shows, tv shows or any photoshoot. I will describe the top 25 items needed at any model’s tote bag but if you need to add anything that personally you feel you need just pack it. It is better to remedy than having to regret, and when you’re there it is late to get whatever it’s necessary to make it smooth. You will have the basic items and the advanced ones, I always carry all of them, just in case.
This Cute Tote looks chic and has the perfect size for everything!
1- Nude and black underwear, bras and thongs. You don’t want to model a couture dress with the wrong underwear that’s a big NO! I also recommend nude pasties cover for See-through clothing.
Some examples of this kind of underwear:
2- Personal grooming items as a hairbrush or lip balm. Those are personal items you shouldn’t share them by any means
3- A bottle of water to stay hydrated
4-A book or Ipad ( I love to read during any casting while I’m getting prepared)
5- Your Phone ( to take pics or to add any contact)
5- Swimsuit- Always bring a swimsuit to a casting if you’re 16 years or older, even if they didn’t ask for it. Being prepared is the key
6- Your portfolio, Comp Card, Model’s resume. ( On a casting is very probably they will ask for it if not well you still have it, you never know who you can meet in a casting or event)
7- Appointment Book or Calendar ( I use my phone, but a lot of people loves the fact of having an appointment book or calendar just for the modeling jobs)
8- Pen or pencil
10- All the above
11- Hair styling tools as bobby pins, elastics, and flat iron.
12- A silky scarf to put on the face while changing clothing that way you make sure you don’t stain them with makeup
13- Variety of shoes: Nude, black, silver, gold and white as basics
14- Bring Basic Makeup Brushes with you, that’s a personal item that shouldn’t be shared or use another’s person makeup brushes.
15- Stand Up Mirror ( so you can retouch or see yourself)
16- Safety Pins ( They had saved my life on the backstage rush so many times)
17- Lint Roller
18- Scotch Tape ( They are a savior, they fix everything and anything)
19- Light Snacks ( Make sure they are healthy and light, you don’t want to have a bulge before a casting, photo or a runway)
20- Tylenol, Benadryl, Bandaids
21- Clear Deodorant
22- Dental Floss
23- Razor ( for those last minute hair bumps)
24- Mouth Wash
Remember anything that you think is necessary just pack it, is better to have it that need it! These 25 items are the most necessary to endure long hours of what you love to do and learn on the way while doing it!