October 12

Diplomacy by Design



     In the Fall of 2016, The U.S Department of State’s Office of Protocol and Elle Magazine hosted an intimate event at the Hay-Adam Hotel followed by a reception at the Blair House in Washington D.C. It was night of embracing and highlighting the culture and economic force that is fashion. Elle Magazine’s editor Robbie Myers, fashion designer Derek Lam, Washington Post fashion critic Robin Givhan, and President and CEO of the Council of Fashion Designers of America  Steven Kolb lead a discussion panel breaking down the influence fashion has on politics. T·H·E Artist Agency sponsored and supported the message of diplomacy by design by having our models showcase Derek Lam designs.

Pictured: Audrey Zantzinger,Flavia Dias,Lillian Peter,and Derek Lam

     Fashion has increasingly become a topic of conversation in the world of politics. Embassies now hold jewelry and fashion shows, that let the public obtain a greater understanding and appreciation for foreign cultures. Over 80 countries  participated in the the diplomacy by design event, including  ambassadors from Belgium, Bulgaria, Cabo Verde, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Mauritius, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Serbia, Somalia, Timor-Leste, and Sri Lanka.

Pictured: Amanda Chadwick, Katie Anderson, Eloise Lancsweert,and Derek Lam

     During the panel, former Secretary of State, John Kerry shared a video message with attendees about how fashion binds people with other cultures together. “The clothes we create, the food we eat, the sports we play and the traditions that we honor are all part of a nation’s identity and therefore an integral part of how countries relate to one another,” he said. The event shows how unified the fashion industry is, and how it is affected by not only each others different cultures, but also politics.



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October 5

Talent Spotlight: Amelia Barnard

Step Inside the world of our New Face, Amelia Barnard, and find out if you have what it takes to be a model!

Amelia opens up about what it’s like to be a young girl in the modeling world. She explains how she got started, how she balances school and modeling, how she feels about working in the industry, and more.

Do you have what it takes to be a New Face with THE Artist Agency?

If so, go to our website and submit an application at www.theartistagency.com. Remember, you must meet the height requirement of 5’8 and taller. If you do not live in the Washington Metropolitan area, there are plenty of markets throughout the country, but when submitting your photos and information to agencies, please do your research and be sure the agency is legitimate. As a Junior, make sure you always have approval and supervision from a guardian. Beware and Be Aware: http://theartistagency.com/Join_Us/Model/Important_Information. Let the beauty begin! See you next week~

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September 28

YouTube Tutorial: how to become a professional model pt. 2

Part 2 on how to become a professional model! Elizabeth Centenari, our Vice President, talks about what goes on behind the scenes when a model is requested for a job. She introduces you to our clients and their needs when it comes to hiring a model. For your continued interest, descriptions of the different requests for runway bookings are below-



  • Show/Seminar/Presentation- Any formal or informal presentation to a group of people that involves multiple changes in a short time period and/or includes commentary. One hour minimum
  • Informal/Trunk Show- The models change several times during the booking while interacting with clients throughout the store or in a department about the collection. Three hour minimum
  • Mannequin/Freeze Modeling- The models change several times during the booking and remain in one place with little movement. One hour minimum
  • Platform- The models change several times during the booking while interacting with clients from a platform about the collection. Three hour minimum
  • Fashion Presentation- Will consist of a one hour seminar followed by a one hour informal
  • Two-Day Informal- Allows clients to book models for a two hour informal, as opposed to the typical three hour minimum, as long as the models are booked (for a two hour informal) on two consecutive days
  • Fitting/Rehearsal/Prep- May be required for some bookings. One hour minimum if booked on the same day as the job. Two hour minimum when scheduled on any date prior to the job

To learn more about the booking department and what it entails—watch the video above!


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September 21

Behind The Scenes: Avant Ski

Avant Ski, translating to “pre-ski,” represents the start of the fall season and time to get winter ready!

The Avant Ski party featured backstage access to the pre-ski party featuring beautiful outwear by House of Mackage. Partygoers viewed the men and women’s pieces while mingling over a pop-up ice bar.

Mackage, the featured designer, is a Canadian company that was launched by Eran Elfassy and Elisa Dahan in 1999. It is now one of the most prestigious contemporary outwear brands worldwide. Each collection is designed with intricate detailing and tailored cuts in leather, down and wool. When they first launched in 1999, they started with only a women’s collection but expanded to include men in 2008. The company introduced their first handbag collection in 2013. Mackage is distributed to move renowned retailers and is sold in over twenty countries, with flagship stores in New York City, Montreal and Toronto.

T∙H∙E models kept warm donning these stunning coats while DC’s best admired the unique collection.





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September 7

YouTube Tutorial: How to Become a Professional Model


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August 31

Behind the Scenes: Cemil Ipekçi’s Show at The Turkish Embassy

~Our first behind the scenes segment features Cemil Ipekci’s designer runway show at the Turkish Embassy~

Ipekci was born in Istanbul and graduated from the Department of Design at the Royal Academy of Art in London, specifically from the pattern and design program. He explains his passion for designing, fabrics, and colors started from a very young age. Clothing became a way for him to represent characteristics and expression. After working as a stylist for many years, he founded his own fashion house while introducing his collections in the boutique “Tzagane.” He opened his second boutique “Tzagane” in Nice and has created Haute Couture as well. The Ottoman Empire and Anatolian Civilization inspire his designs, as he is a member of the Ottoman family. In 2002, Ipekci made the costume for Azra Akin, who was the winner of the Turkish Beauty contest. He has also designed diamonds for the Turkish brand “Damra.” Ipekci continues to have a successful career as a Turkish fashion designer.

Step into our world and get an insiders look into the designers runway show featuring T∙H∙E models by watching the vide above!


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