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  • Mollie Amelia - Be true and be you

    Mollie Amelia - Be true and be you

    The best piece of advice from me would be “Don't ever think that anything makes you not good enough to be a model”. I’m still finding my feet and I stumble sometimes but nothing should stop you from wanting to do something! I’ve been very lucky but once upon a time, I was a different person. I had no confidence, self belief and would never have been comfortable enough to model, remember to be yourself and never let anyone change that! Be true and be you.

    In the words of Ru Paul “if you can’t love yourself, then how in the hell, you gonna love somebody else!”

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  • Jade Alexia - I wanna encourage other women to be a model if they want to

    Jade Alexia - I wanna encourage other women to be a model if they want to

    Pin up style is typically retro fashion. It can also include lingerie and be more boudoir. Typically, Pin Up shoots are very feminine with lots of glamour, class, and, if you are like me, red lipstick is a must. Pin Up models in the US are historically known for being posters that men had while they were away at war. Now, Pin Up has became a great way for women to creatively express themselves. I love that the Pin Up community is so welcoming to models of all looks and body types. I model Freelance. I completely do it myself and I wanna encourage other women to do this if they want to. Nothing has to hold you back and you don't have to meet other peoples standards for body types or looks

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  • Tanja - Inked German Beauty

    Tanja - Inked German Beauty


    Mit sich im reinen sein,sich zu lieben, sich treu zu bleiben sind grundsätzliche Dinge die ein Modell haben sollte dann steht nichts mehr im Wege seine Ziele zu erreichen.

    Being pure, loving each other, staying true to oneself are basic things that should have a model, then there is nothing left to achieve your goals. 

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  • Spoochy - Jewel from Philippines

    Spoochy - Jewel from Philippines

    Be bold and confident. 

    Enjoy every photo shoot.

    Take out the emotions and speak out to the camera.

    Don't expect for too much and always be humble.

    Love your self everyday and your pictures will speak that self love.

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This Is England

https://www.timeout.com

‘This is England’ was the title under which Humphrey Jennings’s 10-minute paean to beleaguered but indomitable British pluck, ‘The Heart of Britain’, was presented in the US in 1941. After showing the wreckage of Coventry and life in the shadow of the Blitz, the narration forecast that ‘the Nazis will learn, once and for all, that no one with impunity troubles the heart of Britain’. As the opening montage of Shane Meadows’s new film makes clear, the heart of Britain was troubled in 1983.

Cross-cutting between Roland Rat and Maggie Thatcher, rioting and the royal wedding, it’s a nifty scene-setter for a deft, heartfelt local story in which the nation is at a different kind of war, and violent bigotry is not an external threat but literally wraps itself in the flag.

Grieving a father lost in the Falklands, lonely 12-year-old Shaun (Thomas Turgoose) is taken under the wing of a local skinhead gang, which includes the dryly charismatic Woody (Joe Gilgun), appealingly dippy Smell (Rosamund Hanson) and cheerful Milky (Andrew Shim), whose parents are Caribbean. As in any pack, there are pecking orders and face-offs, but the generous-minded ‘spirit of ’69’ prevails – until the older Combo (Stephen Graham) returns from jail exuding the stench of aggressive racism, which can’t quite mask the whiff of something lost, desperate and sad. Soon there is speechifying; vulnerable spots are exploited, lines are drawn and a summer of happy belonging mutates into something darker.

With his Nottingham-centric trilogy (‘Twentyfourseven’, ‘A Room for Romeo Brass’ and ‘Once Upon a Time in the Midlands’) and 2004’s ‘Dead Man’s Shoes’, Meadows has created a body of unmistakably English work, but ‘This Is England’ is the first time nationalism has explicitly underpinned the action. Drawing on the director’s own experiences, the film offers assured insights into the pleasures and wages of tribalism, and the ease with which both the urge to belong and individual insecurities and resentments can be grievously spun into political capital. The St George cross initially seen on a poster of the England squad on Shaun’s bedroom wall becomes a coddling blanket of self-justification, then a badge of self-loathing.

If Shaun’s progress can feel a bit schematic and there’s the odd formal lapse into melodrama, these are outweighed by Meadows’s confident pacing and the superb performances of the young ensemble. Turgoose marvellously captures that awkward stage of early adolescence where a yearning for self-determination can’t quite stretch to independence – he goes to buy bovver boots with his mum – and Graham ensures that Combo is pitiable even at his most vile, while the rest of the gang – many of whom studied together – are relaxed, enjoyable company. The film also pays tribute to the music whose enjoyment initially marked skinheads as early adopters of multiculturalism. Even Combo retains his love of ska – a capacity for transcendence that rhymes with the scenes in Jennings’s film in which a Huddersfield choir sings Handel and Beethoven at the height of hostilities.


BY: BEN WALTERS