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February fashion week is just around the corner and will kick off in NYC on the 6th, before finishing in Paris.

During this time, your stamina is tested to the limit, combined with the last minute nature castings, which ultimately require a strong focus on health and fitness, alongside general organisation and self care. But, as competition increases, how can you stand out amongst the crowd to get that booking?

Read on to find out the do’s and don’ts of casting, so you are ready for this season.

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Taking care of yourself is the essential first step to ensure you look and feel, your absolute best.

Get plenty of water and rest before any casting or job, these small but helpful changes can help you glow from the inside out.

Preparation is hard during this time of year, due to daily schedule changes, but when you can, take time to detox so you can focus on you. 

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When it comes to fashion week you can assured that your style, will be a key focus for any street style photographer who is seeking to highlight new trends.

But, for castings sometimes less is more. That’s why we recommend you wear something that fits your body and your identity.

Also, nude colours for undergarments are going be your go-to and you will need to make sure that it doesn’t make any lines under your clothing, so you can always be ready. 

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Creating a lasting impression is key, to ensure you are remembered during the shortlist process – especially since casting directors often see so many faces.

That’s why we recommend, that as you continue to bring the essentials with you, such as heels, you also remember to highlight who you are and why you are different.

This can easily be achieved by being present and doing your research, for example, why not find out what the designer did last season, so you can spark a conversation?

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As mentioned, fashion week is an extremely busy time of the year, between running from castings to shows, to picking up extra cards for your book.

Consequently, whilst this should be a no-brainer, remember to eat – you can even keep healthy snack bars in your bag, just incase you are stuck in a long casting.

Above all it’s important to stay healthy and fit for the shows and indeed throughout the year, in order to avoid fainting or feeling sick.

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@squirrelsisters on the go! snacking in between castings 🖤 #SquirrelSisters #TreatYourHealth #spon #lfw

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Always be active

Be fierce

Be confident

Be kind

Embrace your nerves

Above all, remember to have fun and document your experience – these bespoke behind the scenes moments are inspiring for your audience, so during your day continue crafting storytelling content that will enhance your digital portfolio.

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