You’re a model! You’ve been booked to a shoot! You have the mood board and the call sheet! Are you ready … almost. Now you need your model bag. EVERY MODEL NEEDS TO BRING A MODEL BAG to their photoshoot.
OK, so what’s a model bag and what should it contain? Good question.
A model bag is a large handbag, roll-a-board case, backpack, etc. that contains photoshoot day essentials and “just in case” items you may need during a photoshoot. Ask 10 different models, or 10 agencies, or read 10 articles and they will all give you different things you need to bring. However, you will find there are some common items a model should bring. This applies to both female AND male models. Here is what SEEN Model recommends for your model bag:
In Both Men & Women’s Bags
black & white t-shirts
snacks / a book or magazine (wifi may not be available for you mobile device)
face wash / makeup wipe
phone charger or battery pack
a small pair of scissors
small sewing kit
In Women Only Bags
black slacks or tights
black & nude pumps
black & nude heels
nude / black underwear / thong
nude / black strapless or convertible bras
small makeup kit
straws (for drinking and not screwing up makeup)
Men’s Only Bags
Assortment of black shoes
That’s really all you need. OK, you can add other things you think you might might need, but this list should cover you. Simply put it together, put it in your car or in a closet and bring it to every photoshoot. Your creative team will love you!