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januar 2011

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The british trade union Equity has set up a set of guidlines to ensure safe and healthy working conditions for models working at London Fashion week in England.

A variety of groups (Equity, Association of Model Agents, The British Fashion Council, and the Greater London Authority) agreed upon these regulations:

– A minimum rate of pay per show for emerging designers.

– Fees for fitting sessions.

– Photographs and footage of shows to be used for reporting/editorial purposes only.

– A minimum break during each show.

– Food and drink to be provided backstage at each show.

– Reasonable working temperature during shows.

– Privacy for models in the changing area.

– No models under 16 years of age.

– Models must be told in advance of any requirements for nudity or semi-nudity.

– Transport to be provided for late/early working sessions.

– Model’s employers are responsible for all aspects of health and safety and will undertake risk assessments.

Read about the impressive initiative here. There are a lot of great links on this site, so remember to check them out:)

This initiative seems to me like a concrete and tangible version of DK’s Ethical Charter (remember? Otherwise go here for an english version) from 2007, wich was nice indeed, but nothing ever really happened about it..

I am very excited to learn more about how these guidlines worked in real life, by reading posts like this and hopefully talk to DaMo’s members about it on Friday the 4th after the Malene Birger show, where I will be sitting on a bar with others from the board drinking beers. We will send out more info about when and where so stay tuned on our facebook site.

On Thursday the 3’d of feb, 8 pm DR 1 is showing the documentary Bag facaden: Syge modeller. Afterwards I will be on a board along with some of the models from the show on dr.dk chatting with everybody who is interested in knowing more or asking questions.

Till then, have a great weekend and a wonderful Fashion Week in Copenhagen next week!!

29. januar 2011 0 comment
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Jeg er i KBH for at lade lide op til den kommende modeuge.. I hvert fald er det min officielle grund til at være her. Danske Modeller skal i Go’aften Danmark på Mandag, og indtil da har jeg tænkt mig at holde møder og drikke kaffe i Køvenhavn. Så ring på 42488660 hvis der er noget vi skal snakke om.

Kram Ida

27. januar 2011 0 comment
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Undskyld jeg har været lidt stille. Jeg har haft travlt med eksamen og praktiksøgninger. Eksamenen gik fint og jeg har fået praktikplads på reklamebureauet Recommended hvor jeg starter som Gnom sammen med 4 andre d. 1. feb.

Jeg tog til København for at holde møde med Christel, men hun havde travlt på Cover, så jeg lavede præsentation og drak kaffe i stedet. Bagefter tog jeg forbi Steen på LMS og aftalte at gå i gang med at facilitere nogle selvhjælpsgrupper i Århus. Det sidder jeg så og arbejder på nu. Desuden hjælper jeg lidt til med tilblivelsen af et undervisningsmateriale til 6-9 klasser i folkeskolen. Vi har også snakket lidt med Politiken i forbindelse med Isabelle Caro’s død i november.

Vi er desuden i gang med at planlægge noget i forbindelse med modeugen – Vi tror det bliver noget med en pub, nogle fadøl og en masse smukke og dejlige mennesker.

Billederne er fra en workshop jeg deltog i på Recommended – Jeg ved godt de er lidt out of place her på bloggen, men det optager mig super meget for tiden – Her skal jeg være det næste halve år og det bliver fantastisk!




17. januar 2011 0 comment
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Hvor har det bare været et vildt år. Tænk at 2010 blev året hvor der blev startet en forening for modeller?! Når jeg skriver det, kan jeg stadigvæk ikke helt forstå det. Jeg VED godt at det mest er i mit hovede det fylder meget, men når vi bliver kontaktet af modeller som har noget på hjerte bliver jeg simpelthen så glad og tænker at det er det hele værd.

Fik jeg sagt at den søde Christel Winther har sagt ja tak til en bestyrelsesplads?

Rigtig glædelig 2011 alle sammen!!

This has been a crazy year. I can’t believe that 2010 would be the year where an association for models was founded?! I still have a hard time understanding when I write it. I KNOW that it is mostly taking up space in my head, but every time we get contacted by models with something to say, I get convinced that it is worth all the blood, sweat and tears.

Did I mention that the lovely Christel Winther has agreed to become a member of the board?

Happy 2011 everybody!!

1. januar 2011 0 comment
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