Interview: Anne Atkinson, Classic / Mature Model

August 6, 2013 under News

I would like to introduce Anne Atkinson, a UK-based mature model who has an excellent portfolio of fashion and lingerie photos.  She agreed to answer a few questions about her life and career.

 

Q: It’s very interesting to see a woman who works as a model beyond
the age of 25.  I’ve heard before that for commercial photoshoots all
different age groups were in demand just so that the companies could
appeal to various age groups.  Do you feel that being a mature model
you have less competition than all the 21-year-olds running from
casting to casting?

A: In my age group there are fewer models with what seems to be a greater variety of looks for different types of shoots. However, getting paid work is harder as there seem to be fewer opportunities, so I have been working on generating some ideas of my own to work on.

 

Q: Some people say that modeling is fun.  Do you agree?  I personally
see it as work that is physically and mentally demanding, at least
based on my own experience.

A: While modelling can be very physically and mentally demanding, it can also be good fun. It’s good to be able to develop a rapport with the photographer and exchange a few jokes. I prefer not to take myself TO seriously but I feel I have to give the job everything I’ve got.

It’s important to keep fit and eat healthily though, so modelling isn’t just about turning up for jobs but also about maintaining a healthy approach to life all the time. It’s important also to bring ideas of your own to a shoot. The photographers appreciate your input and generating creative ideas adds to the enjoyment of the job.

 

Q: Have you ever thought of starting your own modelling agency?

A: Starting a modelling agency is not something I have thought of. I would think it would be very hard to get started in what is quite an uncertain area of business.

 

Q: What are your thoughts about parents putting their kids in modeling
and beauty pageants at an early age?  If it would be up to you, would
you put a certain age minimum on that?

A: When my sons were younger, as they were both attractive children, it crossed my mind to try and get them into the child modelling world. I think parents need to think very carefully about what it could involve and make sure that the child’s happiness and welfare is always foremost.

I have sometimes been concerned that some parents are fulfilling a need of their own and maybe forget to think too deeply about the welfare of the child. I certainly think the child beauty pageants are wrong on many levels. They can give a child an unrealistic set of values and could even lead to problems of self esteem as they get older.

Having said all this, there are obviously children who love all the attention, the opportunities to dress up etc. With the proper safeguards, (including proper checks from outside agencies) I think it can be OK.

 

Q: Great to see that you enjoy lingerie.  Do you have any favourite
lingerie outfits that you would like to share with us?

A: I enjoy posing in lingerie but, being older, there are areas of my body that I prefer to keep covered. So my favourite types of lingerie are usually items such as bodies, teddies and corsets. One of my favourites is this one (displayed below) – the frill and the different materials accentuates my figure and makes me feel sexy.

Anne Atkinson Fashion Model in Lingerie

Visit Anne’s website:

http://www.anneatkinsonmodel.co.uk

Follow Anne on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/anne_model

 

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Natalia Vodianova, Topmodel and a Philanthropist

September 28, 2012 under Famous

Natalia Vodianova is the face of Sochi 2014 Olympics.

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Natalia Vodianova is the ambassador for Sochi Olympics in 2014.  “As an ambassador of Sochi-2014, I am focusing my efforts to raise awareness specifically towards Paralympic Games,” says Natalia.  This is close to her heart since one of her sisters is disabled.

Natalia Vodianova is my favourite fashion model and she is often referred to as Cinderella because she literally went from rags to riches.  While selling fruits and vegetables on the street to help her mother pay the bills, she was discovered by a modeling scout at the age of 16.

At 17 years old, Vodianova moved to Paris and started modeling for advertising campaigns for Cavin Klein, Louis Vuitton, L’Oreal, Marc Jacobs, Pepe jeans, Diane von Furstenberg and Chanel as well as appearing on the catwalks of Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Chloe, Marc Jacobs and many more.

It could also be that she is called Cinderella because of her marriage to the Honourable Justin Trevor Berkeley Portman, heir to a rich family that owns large parts of central London.  They have three children and to the surprise of many people Natalia still has an amazing body with even no after-pregnancy adjustments.   Sadly, her marriage didn’t last.

Not everyone was thrilled with her success.  When she came back to her city after modeling in Paris, she was met with a lot of jealousy from other people.  In one of her interviews she even mentioned that people threatened to cut her face, despite the noble reasons for her return.
The reason why she returned was to do something good for her country.  In 2004 she started the Naked Heart Foundation, an organization that builds play parks for disadvantaged children across Russia.

To me this person is a source of inspiration and a perfect example of a woman who is beautiful on the inside just as much as she is on the outside.

natalia-vodianova-garter belt and corset stockings Natalia Vodianova Etam lingerie and stockings model

Natalia pour Etam: this Russian beauty had a 3 year contract with a French lingerie company.

 

natalia vodianova in stockings

 

Date of birth:  28 February 1982, Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia

Birth Name:  Natalya Mikhaylovna Vodianova

Nick: Supernova

Height:  5.9" (1.75 cm), according to IMDB

Current place of residence: West Sussex (England)

Natalia Vodianova Etam lingerie and stockings

natalia_vodianova_dolce gabbana

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