Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Loss of a Legend: Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta
1932-2014

Yesterday the fashion world lost one of its finest.  The incomparably talented Oscar de la Renta passed away at the age of 82, and the fashion community is mourning this great man.  while reading various tributes to Mr. de la Renta online what stood out to me most is what a kind and loving man he was.  His designs were worn by royalty, multiple First Ladies, celebrities and most recently he designed the wedding dress for Amal Alamuddin who wed George Clooney. To read more about this amazing designer, check out this tribute from style.com.

Pulse Management's Hye Rim Park had the privilege of working with Oscar de la Renta on many occasions, so we are posting a few of her looks from his runway shows over the years.  She was a lucky model to have worked for such a talented designer on so many occasions.

Resort 2008

Resort 2008

Fall 2009 RTW

Fall 2008 RTW

Resort 2009

Spring 2008 RTW

Spring 2009 RTW

Resort 2008

Resort 2009


Monday, October 20, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Karsyn for Harper's Bazaar



It would have been enough for us just to see the tear sheets of Karsyn Bartruff's editorial for Harper's Bazaar Sinagapore, but this behind the scenes video is the icing on the cake.  Karsyn looks like a glamorous Hollywood film star from the 30s, and we always like to be able to share behind the scenes footage from shoots.  It is fun to see the finished pictures from an editorial and then see footage showing how they captured those images.  Congrats on your editorial and this video feature Karsyn, they are both major!

Friday, October 17, 2014

Time is RUNNING OUT!



Watch an episode of the show by clicking here: http://vimeo.com/98450208

Ok everyone, the voting for Model Turned Superstar ends on the 19th (SUNDAY), and BriAnn Rachele needs your vote! BriAnn has been traveling the world modeling since she signed with us, and we are loving watching her as she turns into a superstar.  BriAnn has been privileged to work with Alesandra Ambrosio, as in the Victoria's Secret Angel, who is a guest judge on the show.  So please help BriAnn win $1,000,000 and win the show by voting here.  Voting is just a click of the mouse, no registration is required, so please help our girl out! Thank you.


Model Turned Superstar Judge Alessandra Ambrosio

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Guess Who?!


I can't believe that it is Thursday again already.  I look forward to this day every week, because I absolutely love seeing and posting these adorable pictures of our models when they were little.  This week's TBT is the beautiful Bree Goings, who is not only one of our models, she is also a scout for us and she is an integral part of our growing presence in the Hawaiian Islands.  (We will have a whole post about that soon!) We love Bree, and we can't get over how cute she was as a little girl, but it doesn't surprise us because she sure is a beauty now!



Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BriAnn Needs Your Vote PLEASE!


Ok everyone, we don't ask for a lot from our readers, but we need your help!  Remember this post about Pulse model BriAnn? Well the deadline for voting for her on Model Turned Superstar is almost here.  Please click here to vote for BriAnn, so she can win $1,000,000! Voting ends this week on OCTOBER 19th, so please vote today (and tomorrow, and the next day, until it no longer lets you vote anymore!)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Faces in Tinsel Tokyo Magazine


We have written about Tinsel Tokyo magazine multiple times, so hopefully by this point you all are as big of fans of the magazine as we are!  In their most recent New Faces section three out of the four models featured are from Pulse Management.  We are thrilled that the magazine sees the potential in these new models that we do, and that they already have their first magazine tear sheets.  From the top left, Lauren Lake, Kristina Jordan and then bottom right is Ellie Drapp.  All three of these models were photographed at the Dolls Model Management house at our latest shoot, and we are happy to welcome them to the Pulse Management family!  All three of the models were photographed by Rodney Ray, who continually shows us why he is one of our favorite fashion photographers when he gets shots like these!


Monday, October 13, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Modeling Rites of Passage


When you are a model there are many milestones that you hopefully encounter throughout your career.  A few of these are signing with an agency, the first time you travel for a job, your first photo shoot, first fashion show, etc.  Three of our models recently experienced some exciting milestones, and we wanted to take a moment to congratulate them.  Natalie Keyser had the experience of seeing her magazine cover for La Costa magazine end up on a billboard.  It must be surreal to see a photograph of yourself blown up that large on the side of the road.

Sophie Skloss also had a milestone, when she saw herself in a magazine editorial while working in Asia.  I don't know if a model ever tires of seeing the finished product of her work in print.  


Lastly, Pulse Management model Karsyn Bartruff's mom was at the airport and she saw her daughter's photo looking up at her on the cover of Elle Magazine.  I can only imagine how exciting that was!

We love seeing these models (and their mom's) dream coming true, and seeing the results from their hard work.  Congrats ladies, we are so proud to be a part of your amazing careers.



Friday, October 10, 2014

Olivia for UNIQLO Jeans


As a model management company, obviously we love anytime one of our models books an advertising campaign.  It is always fun when they book a commercial because we get to see some movement out of our models.  Not only do we think this Uniqlo video is a great concept, but we love seeing Pulse model, Olivia Hamilton do a handstand at 11 seconds.  Actually it is a pretty effective ad, because now I'm thinking I want to go pick up a pair of these jeans.  I'll have to ask Olivia if they are as comfortable as they look. Congrats on a great booking Olivia, we can't wait to see what you do next. Happy Friday everyone, have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Have You Met Ashley?


Over the next few weeks we are going to introduce you to some of our newer models that you may not have seen yet.  We love this part of our job.  It is always exciting scouting potential models, developing them, and then introducing them to the fashion industry and to the world.  This is Ashley Graves from Washington, but we don't think she will be there for long.  We have big plans for Ashley, and the first stop we have planned for her is Hollywood.  Stay tuned everyone, we think you are going to see some exciting things from this model.











Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tear Sheets from Tokyo


We have posted before about when Liz Kennedy was working in Japan, but we just received these tear sheets and we had to share them with you.  To share a little backstory with you, we signed Liz about a year ago.  We knew that she had amazing potential, but we weren't ready to send her to New York right at the beginning.  She is from a small town in Minnesota, and we wanted to make sure she was ready for the crazy New York fashion industry before we sent her out there.  So we sent her first to Asia, Tokyo to be specific.  In Tokyo, we placed her with an agency that guaranteed her an agreed upon sum of money and also it helped her gain a great deal of experience.  With each job that she booked in Tokyo she gained her footing as a model, and gained confidence in herself and her modeling.  When she returned to the states both her wallet and her portfolio were richer and she was ready to take on NYC.  






Tuesday, October 7, 2014

A Letter to Potential, Previous, and Current Clients

Shayna and Stacey Eastman

This message is for all of our models and their families.  At Pulse Management we try our best to keep our models all working and happy, but unfortunately we are not able to please everyone all the time.  We can not control our industry and we have never been able to guarantee jobs, but we are honest about that from the beginning, and we work our hardest to give each model the best chances to succeed that we can.

These days with the anonymity the internet provides, we are well aware that there are some negative comments about us online, as there are with most companies.  For the past 15 years we have been contacted by companies telling us that if we pay them they will remove any negativity about us online.  We were just contacted by one last week, and we refuse to give into that kind of scam.  The website Ripoff Report generates its revenue by bullying businesses into paying them to remove complaints about them on their site.  At Pulse Management we would rather use our hard-earned profits for other things, and out of principle will not allow ourselves to be bullied into paying a site like Ripoff Report.

We love this article from Entrepreneur's Source that references credible resources like Forbes Magazine, the Huffington Post, and The O'Reilly Factor.  The article is all about how to determine the validity of the information you find online, by recognizing the difference between reliable and unreliable sources.  Please watch the video in the article to shed some more light on this topic.

The first resource this article recommends for consumers to reference is the BBB (Better Business Bureau).  Please click here to see Pulse Management's "A+" rating.  (We are not a BBB Accredited business, but we do have the highest rating offered by the BBB.  In order to be BBB Accredited you have to pay an annual fee and we do not see the need to do that at this current time.) Pulse Management President, Stacey Eastman, wants all of you to know the following:

"We are aware that there are internet hate sites talk badly about us. However we do hold a global A+ rating with the BBB with Zero Complaints in over 23 years of global business and no legitimate news, or Legal Action has EVER been about Pulse Mgmt and/or its Owners. That is  a pretty amazing record, especially for being an american company within any industry, let alone the entertainment industry which is wrought with scandal."

We encourage all of our potential clients to do their research before deciding to sign with us, we just want to make sure that everyone is considering who their sources of information are when they do so.  We also want to share with you this link where we have compiled the messages we have received from our models and their parents over the years.  If you are going to listen to anyones testimonials about us, we would like it to be the people that we actually represent and have a working relationship with.  If you have further questions about us, we welcome you to ask Stacey personally during your video meetings with him.

Monday, October 6, 2014

MAJOR MOMENT MONDAY: Ali Stephens for Glamour France


Oh Boy! is the title of the editorial that ran in Glamour France in May 2013.  Looking through these pictures, Oh Boy! is right. Ali Stephens is looking as incredible as ever in this editorial.  We love the styling of these photos, the clothing is obviously inspired by menswear, but there is still a feminine softness to the clothing that make a wonderful juxtaposition.  Ali has come a long way in her modeling career since we launched her, and we are so proud of the longevity of her career.  Keep up the good work Ali!










Friday, October 3, 2014

Karsyn's on the Move!


You all remember Karsyn don't you?  We wrote about her recently in this Major Moment Monday post.  Well Karsyn has been a busy model, and these are some images from her recent test shoots.  Our partners have been so pleased with how her photos are turning out that now she in headed for New York, Los Angeles and Paris.  Not bad for a girl from North Carolina.  Good Luck Karsyn, and we look forward to seeing your work from each of these cities, because judging from your photos lately, it will all be amazing.