When I opened Plus Bklyn in May of 2017, I was floored by the number of inquiries I received about modeling. Aspiring models flooded by DMs, wanting to get experience. Most model agencies stop casting plus-size models at a US size 14 (UGH), so most plus-size models find themselves working as free agents.
So, to support representation, and in an effort to be transparent, I’ve shared my #RealTalk points for how you can model for Plus Bklyn. We book models in sizes US 14 to US 30 (i’m a 24/26 and you can see me rocking it out on the website!) because we know that fat and plus-size babes want to see clothing on people that look like them! We pride ourselves on having models of diverse ages, races and gender identities as well.
Tip #1: Be Located in the New York City Area (For Now)
Most indie brands and plus-size boutiques don’t have a regular shoot schedule, and we generally have a week (ish) lead time on when we’re going to shoot. If you’re from out of town, be sure to stop by the shop and introduce yourself and leave a card/some photos, as we’ll be able to schedule further out as we grow! For now, we can only shoot plus-size and curve models in the NYC area.
Tip #2: Join the PBK Community!
In 2018, we’re going to have quite a few events for plus-size babes in NYC. Coming to these events is a great chance for you to network (landing other gigs?!), and also gives us a chance to meet you in person. We almost never book people we haven’t chatted with IRL. This gives us a chance to get a feel for you and your personality, talk about what type of clothes you love/your style, etc.
Tip #3: Have an Instagram/Photos to Share
Okay, you don’t need to go out and spend $$$ on a fancy photographer. But! We do need to see images of you. We recommend holding an “Instagram Girlfriend” shoot and going out and taking street style photos with a friend, trading who is playing photographer. We need to see that you know how to pose, and we also need to see your whole body! (Selfies are great, but not super helpful when we’re choosing models!)
Tip #4: Support Plus Bklyn!
Whether it’s engaging with us on social media (like Instagram), posting OOTD photos in pieces you got at the shop, or sharing events – we want to support people who support us! I’m not saying your whole wardrobe needs to be PBK (hell no), but, real talk, seeing photos of you in PBK clothes shows us that you really want to work together. <3
How to Submit To Model
OKAY! Now for the info you need. You can submit to model via this form. Sharing your email gives PBK permission to contact you via email and we will add you to our newsletter.