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I design and model clothes I have designed myself. I love vintage inspired items and wild colours and prints.
Madeleine, what are your passion and aspiration in life? How did you start as a Model?
I aspire to travel the world and to teach English to refugees looking for better opportunities in America. I started as a model because I love exploring abandoned buildings- I am a hands-on learner, and I find I learn the most about an area by exploring and researching why things have been abandoned and what has happened in the area. I started just modelling for friends and messing around in abandoned places in my hometown.
Who is your inspiration in life Madeleine? How do you keep inspired?
I find the most inspiration in my friends. I am very proud of many of my friends, who are talented photographers, poets, and musicians, and seeing them perform keeps me inspired and pushes me to work myself artistically.
We all make mistakes Madeleine; we wish we could take back. Please tell us about time being a Model; you wish you’d handled a situation differently with a colleague.
I went to California for a modelling shoot. Everyone involved was very wonderful and talented, but the shoot went poorly because of no planning and almost zero communication. I wish I had planned the event with everyone a bit better, and we had met up and discussed ideas before just jumping into them.
Madeleine, when you’re working with a large number of clients, it’s tricky to deliver excellent service to them all. As a Model, how do you go about prioritising your clients’ needs?
I will work with those who seem the most inspired and the most passionate about their work. I mostly work with female photographers and refuse to work with anyone who is oversexualizing the feminine form.
Please tell us, Madeleine, about a time you had to be very strategic to meet all your top priorities as a Model?
Communication is key in any event. If I am uncomfortable in a shoot, it is important to me to communicate so. I have gone on several multiple day shoots, and it was important to communicate and organise them before going out for the day to make sure everyone's needs were met.
Madeleine, please give us an example of a time when you were able to persuade someone to see things your way at work successfully.
Again, communication is key. There was a photo shoot recently where the photographer wanted to do a lot of jumping action shots. I can't jump haha. I persuaded him in a friendly manner to shoot from a different angle to create the illusion of jumping higher than I was able to. The shots turned out wonderfully.
Madeleine, please tell us about your proudest professional accomplishment as a Model. There might be many, but there is always this proudest moment that you just want to share with everyone. What is it and why?
Getting to shoot in clothes I designed myself. The clothes fit perfectly, and I felt like I created something beautiful.
Madeleine, please give us an example of a time you were able to be creative with your work. What was exciting or difficult about it?
Again, being able to design clothes and then shoot in them. It is exciting because I feel like the shoot is all my own and I get to display my art on my body.
What advice would you give to the people who want to be successful as a Model?
Put yourself out there! Never be afraid to message a photographer or ask around for recommendations. Form human relationships with photographers and be yourself and you will have fun and enjoy what you are producing.
Are you looking for collaboration with fashion talents, brands and creatives? If yes, please state what type of collaboration you are looking for?
I am always down to collaborate. I love working with other models, designers, and stylists. My dream is to walk in New York Fashion Week.
Check out my Instagram! @madeleinemodPhoto 1 by Kendall Ahern at @kendallbrierPhoto 2 by Clare Welsh @clarewelshPhoto 3 by Kendall BrierPhoto 4 by Erick Moriquimper @the.illiterate.poetphoto five by Kendall BrierPhoto 6 by Erick Moriquimper