This is to confirm that fashion director xxxxx has full authority to pull clothing and accessories for use in xxxx Magazine. She will be pulling samples for the cover and editorial shoot, which will be shot November 20th, 2011 in Santa Barbara, CA by
photographer xxxxx. By doing so, xxxxxx Magazine assumes
full responsibility for the safekeeping and prompt return of all items loaned. Furthermore this confirms that all boutiques and/or designers will be fully credited in stories appearing in xxxx Magazine.
xxxx Magazine is a luxury bridal fashion publication, seeking to present brides and grooms with aspirational upscale content.
Please donít hesitate to contact me with any questions/concerns.
i think you should just go to the store and ask a floor manager who you would speak to regarding borrowing or renting clothes for a photoshoot-plain and simple.
i don't think the people in human resources would have a clue...
they basically just handle stuff like health insurance and vacation days, etc...
they barely know what anyone actually does at the place...
Haha ...yes I'll definitely do this. I can already see the blank stares and "uuuuuh"'s I'm gonna get
i think that letter looks fine basically. the wording is ok.
if anyone has a problem with the language you can always ask them to be more specific about what they need it to say and revise accordingly.
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
Ok gotcha; thanks guys. I think the problem was that I titled it "pull letter" and maybe they didnt look at it. I sent them essentially the same thing titled "LOR" and it was fine. (so basically I freaked out over nothing. Oops.)
How to build relationships with advertising agencies?
I wonder if there is any advice out there regarding the best way to approach advertising agencies.
I have been working as a freelance stylist for just over a year now after starting off assisting for a few years. This last year or so I have been very busy testing and building my portfolio but have also had some works published and have produced a couple of look books.
I have recently redesigned my website, printed my work and have a PDF portfolio ready to mail out. I think it's about time I started to distribute it so I can start to make some money from this and build up my client base.
I have a list already of London based agencies but I don't really know what to write!
Is a PDF acceptable to send out? I hope so because i have spent quite a bit of time on it
First, I would suggest that you do some more research. If it doesn't already have information on their web site about hiring stylists and their policy about portfolio submissions, you need to contact them and ask.
A lot of larger advertising agencies would have an in house styling staff, so you would need to actually apply for a regular job, if they do.
If they say they use freelance stylists, ask if they will consider a non repped stylist or if they only go through artists reps. If they want to consider non repped stylists, they wil be able to advise you how they want you to submit your portfolio.
If you find that the majority of ad agencies use only repped stylists, then you need to start thinking about getting a rep ... usually a company who reps photographers, stylists and makeup/hair artists.
I don't know about London artists' reps., but in the US, they usually want stylists who have a strong list of existing clients. It's sort of a "catch 22" ... you want a rep so you can find work with their clients, and they want stylists who already are working for clients. It's a tough call whether or no it's even worth it. But for sure ... you have to be actively working before they will want to rep you. However ... if they love your work and you've only just got a few lower end clients they sometimes will put you on the "Assistants" list for thier own stylists to choose from ... and evenually, it can lead to full representation.
Hi guys, a quick question about LORs. Can you give a personal LOR to a showroom if you are not shooting for an editorial? I've been asked to bring one and they are aware the shoot is not being conducted through a mag. What would this type of letter look like? I've tried searching to no avail. Posted via Mobile Device