Showing posts with label model secrets. Show all posts
Showing posts with label model secrets. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Walk in Heels like a Supermodel - Tips from the Runway

Shelley Goodstein Dec 2014

I have to admit, I banned myself from runway modeling for a few years because I had a tremendous fear of falling from the sky high heels required to walk in these shows. The photo above is from a couple months ago  - I guess this goes to show that I've learned a few things over the years to help me get "back on the horse."

In the words of Right Said Fred,  "I'm a model if you know what I mean. And I do my little turn on the catwalk, Yeah on the catwalk!"

Some tips to walking in heels:
  • Buy your sky high heels a half size too small. All my runway shoes are just a tad small. After all you're not buying stilettos for comfort anyway. This way your foot and shoe plant solidly together and there is no risk of one stepping out without the other. You know Cinderella would concur!

  • Lean into your hips and push off your back foot for a long, graceful stride.

  • Posture is key and this goes straight to confidence. Chin should be parallel to the ground. Shoulders back and arms should be ever so slightly bent at the elbows behind you.

  • You should be walking in a straight line with one foot in front of the other  -landing on the ball of your foot. Don't let your feet cross over each other. 

  • Practice makes perfect!!!


XOXO,
Shelley

Check out fellow model Karlie Kloss and her tips below:

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

2 million views for A Model's Secrets - beauty blog!





Thank you for choosing to read this blog! I write and share information that I have learned as a model, with the hope that you might find some value for yourself  on this journey to having a more beautiful life. 



A Model's Secrets was started after I published my book Face This: Real Advice from Real Models. Even if no-one wanted to read my posts, I wanted to write. The success of this beauty blog never ceases to surprise me and that I feel like I can make a difference in this little way to inspire and empower. I joke .. all you ever wanted to know about everything that's not really important! Afterall, my comparison is the doctor husband I love who saves lives for a living.

But, what I have found out is that this beauty stuff is important. Feeling beautiful makes us become more confident and confidence is attractive! Knowing what celebrities and models do to look their best helps us do that. We are all drawn to beauty, connected to it and it's origin. Whether that be a painting, a person or a kiss. We are like moths to a flame to learn more about the source.

I think that the Internet and this platform  enables real women to open up and join in the conversation to understand that even supermodels feel insecure and rely on tricks and tips. The world of beauty is not so intimidating when you understand the illusions that can help keep you looking radiant, and that true beauty really starts from the inside out - even photoshop can't give your eyes that magic twinkle like genuine happy does. The right lighting helps too which is why I want YOU to know how to get in it.

I hope in the coming year I can heat things up, with more beauty - mind - body image topics and discussions. It took over a year to hit 1,000,000 views, but only 6 months to get to 2 million so I will continue to write. Check in with me before it hits 3, I promise to do my best to make in fun and of course beautiful. 

XO
Shelley