Try on clothes and make money. All shapes, sizes and ages can get paid as "FIT" models. Michelle Mokalla, director of FIT Modeling for Marla Dell Talent in San Francisco, came to tell us more about FIT Modeling.
Marla Dell Talent
2124 Union St.
San Francisco, CA 94123
Phone: (415) 563-9213
About Fit Modeling:
Marla Dell Talent: FIT Modeling Division
When people think of "modeling" they think of fashion shows and photo shoots, but this is a special kind of modeling. Fit models get the rare opportunity to work closely with designers, merchandisers, and buyers. This job requires models to try on sample clothing so the technical design staff can determine if there are garment imperfections or if style changes are needed before it is mass-produced and distributed to stores.
A fit model's schedule will vary depending on their particular measurements; there are opportunities to work part-time on a daily basis or only 1 to 3 hours per week. Fit rates for adults range from $85-$187.50 per hour and children range $82-$130 per hour.
About Michelle Mokalla
Fit Modeling Director
Michelle graduated summa cum laude from San Francisco State University with a B.A in Intercultural Communication and a minor in Ethnic Studies in 2001. After graduation, Michelle decided to explore her love of foreign films by working with the International Latino Film Festival. During this time, she also worked as a host for Peralta TV's "Talk Back" and as a television correspondent for KTSF's "The Nightshift". She has interviewed celebrities such as John Leguizamo, Damian Alcazar, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Wanda Sykes, Lilly Tomlin, Virginia Madsen, and Larry Clark.
Michelle decided to return to the fashion industry in 2007 when she took on the role of Fit Modeling Director at MDT. It is her commitment to her clients, attention to details, and passion for the industry that makes her a perfect fit for the job!