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Posted in contests, fashion & beauty on February 15, 2012 by Clayton Hall

HEY EVERYBODY…we need your help!  This is an incredible opportunity for some lucky young lady to break into modeling.  If you know a friend or family member that fits the following criteria please let them know about our EWS 2012 Fashion Model of the Year search ASAP…

Empire West Studios (EWS), the leading Model & Talent Photography studio in Phoenix and one of the best in the nation, in association with the International Talent Showcase (ITS), Boca Raton, FL is currently seeking an outstanding young lady to feature as Empire West Studios 2012 Fashion Model of the Year.  If you’ve ever dreamed of walking the Paris, London or New York Fashion Week runways, shooting with the major fashion magazines and traveling around the world, you do not want to pass up this incredible opportunity.

The Empire West Studios 2012 Fashion Model of the Year will receive an exclusive one year photography contract with Empire West Studios, Inc. involving up to 10 custom photo shoots for the purpose of model and portfolio development. . .including an outstanding EWS custom portfolio. . .worth over $12,000 and an all-expenses* paid, fee free entry into The International Talent Showcase (ITS) worth over $3000 and held in Boca Raton, FL at the prestigious Boca Raton Resort & Spa,, in July, 2012. Model agents from all over the world attend the ITS convention each year looking for new faces! It’s an incredible opportunity for the 2012 EWS Fashion Model of the Year to break into international modeling.

Accordingly, we are looking for an outstanding female model type with a uniquely beautiful look for EWS 2012 Fashion Model of the Year and requirements parallel strict Fashion Industry “sample size” standards: Sex: Female, Age: 15-22 years old, Height: 5′ 9″ + (bare feet), Dress Size: 0-4, Hip: 34″ (35″ if height is over 5’9″), Clear Skin, Good Bone (Facial) Structure, Beautiful Hair, Great Attitude, Good Social Skills and no visible braces on teeth. Dance or movement training a plus. In addition, you’ll need to be available for one year of modeling training and photo shoots re this project, be able to attend ITS in Boca Raton from July 5 – 9, 2012 and be free to take advantage of possible top agency representation in a major fashion capital such as Paris, London, New York or Milan following the ITS event. With the exception of the winner, all serious “model type” applicants will receive a $100 gift certificate** towards an Empire West Studios Three-Look Photo Shoot.

If you think that you meet these requirements, please e-mail Clayton Hall,, four small digital JPEG images (medium resolution @ 72 ppi) of yourself shot up against a bare wall. The images should be: a) straight on headshot, b) headshot profile (side view), c) full length front view d) full length side view. The full length shots need to be barefoot, in a two piece swimsuit, not wearing any make-up for any shots and hair should be left down and not covering the face. Please put the images in the body of the e-mail and not as attachments. In the e-mail include a short paragraph explaining “Why you’d like to be EWS 2012 Fashion Model of the Year”. Please include your name, height (barefoot), measurements and contact information. Please make sure to review our website If you have further questions please call Clayton Hall at Empire West Studios. . .480-303-9359

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Posted in contests, press with tags , , , , on June 3, 2011 by Clayton Hall

Empire West Studios (EWS) the leading Model & Talent Photography studio located in Tempe, AZ  has been selected, along with Vitamin Water,  to co-sponsor The Phoenix Fashion Week Model of the Year 2011 competition held in conjunction with Phoenix Fashion Week.  The event will include a series of Model Challenges which will begin in July and run through October at which time a winner will be announced during Phoenix Fashion Week.   Full details will be forthcoming very shortly.  The winner will receive a one year photography contract with Empire West Studios worth over $12,000 as well as an all expenses paid entry into The International Talent Showcase (ITS) model and talent convention held annually (in July) in Boca Raton and worth over $3000.   Model agents come to the ITS convention from all over the world looking for new faces and it’s a huge opportunity for the PFW Model of the Year to break into international fashion modeling.

At the same time that Empire West Studios procured the co-sponsorship of the Phoenix Fashion Week Model of the Year event, the ITS chose EWS to be their new Phoenix Director, responsible for finding and preparing ITS’s clients to showcase at the convention.  This simply means that now all Phoenix area models and talent that desire the best in Model & Talent Photography as well as direct access to the top model agencies from around the world can find it all in one place…that’s Empire West Studios!   These are very exciting developments, folks!  More info will be forthcoming shortly.  Whew, what a week!!!