The World of Models´ anniversary with agent Matteo Mazzi
07 dez, 2014
My message to all followers of World of Models is to live their lives in the best way and to not forget who they are and what they want for themselves!!!
My name is Matteo Mazzi, I was born in Italy in a very nice city on the sea, La Spezia, and I started to live in Milan 8 years ago when Fashion Model Management called me. Before I start working as a booker I studied Pharmacy at the University of Pisa, in Tuscany, but I always been interested in the world of models since I was 11 yerars old.
The man behind Fashion Model Management´s men division
From 2001 to 2007 I worked for 2 small agencies in my hometown, first as a junior and then as a headbooker; In November 2007 I was called to work in Milan for The Fashion Model management and has been for me a dream came true after years of hard work! I am vey gratefull to my headbooker Lisa Ovadia.
I´ve worked with several major clients such as MONCLER, DSQUARED, BALMAIN, MARNI, HARPER’S BAZAAR, GQ, VOGUE, VALENTINO, DOLCE&GABBANA, FRANKIE MORELLO, PORTS1961, MILAN FASHION WEEK and more and more…
I can tell you that I’m feeling very lucky as I found a job that I really like and it is what I was dreaming since years.
Two years ago I started also with the photography and I realized that it is a passion that I want to grow more and more…you can see some of my shootings on my instagram ( matteomazzi ) ;-)
I had the chance to work with great models: Will Chalker, Ryan Burns, Wouter Peelen, Edward Wilding, Daan Van Der Deen, Elliot Vulliod, Mikkel Jensen, Thorben Gartner, Hao Yun Xiang, R.J. King, Casey Taylor, James Smith, Paul Boche, Juan Betancourt, Felipe Hulse, Colton Haynes, Marcel Carstenmiller, Reid Prebenda, Andre Ziehe, Terron Wood, Jeremy Young, Lucas Mascarini, , Alex Wilms, Jean Carlos Santos, Alfred Kovac etc etc etc :-)))
The fashion world and the models:glamorous?
The Fashion world is constantly changing, a world full of initiatives and rich inventivness and enthusiasm, it is a fast-paced world where you always need to stay productive and in touch with the whole world, different cultures and different people!!!
Glamorous does not necessarily mean to be beautiful, elegant or keeping up with fashion! Glamorous is knowing how to live fashion, making it unique and standing out for this…it’s a way of being!!!
The market is extremely competitive in Milan but it is so all over the world!!! It is constantly changing and full of opportunities for both beginners and veterans!!! Surly stand out models that have a strong personality!
IN and OUT on fashion trends
Honestly as scouter / agent I can tell you that the search of models is a feeling and for our choice we always try to keep in mind the needs of all our clients! Trends are always changing from season to season so I think it is very hard to tell you exactly what is IN and OUT for modeling! For sure Personality is IN always!!!
Worldwide economic crisis really affected this industry?
The worldwide economic crisis has impacted greatly on many industries and changing the fees for agencies and models in the last years. By the way Milan is always very busy and still a good market for modeling; we always try to satisfy the needs of our clients in the best way with the right balance being very efficient and selective.
I can see that the Brazilian market is growing and growing and I think it has become very competitive comparing to the other ones!!!
Making a guy really successful in this business
A lot of guys try to pursue a modeling career but only a few manage to became famous!!! There is a big competition in this business and what makes a model succesfull is: personality, professionalism, passion and desire to do and to reach high levels!
They need to find the way how to sell themselves.
It is something that a successful model has naturally…if not, there is nothing to do!
Models have to be very flexible to travel and spend a lot of time far away from their family, friends and loves! This is a chance to be in touch with different cultures and people everyday, learning a lot, a good experience of life for many t not for all.
To be a model is required to be not only photogenic! A model is successful when is the only one for style and character.
If you could have a super power what would it be?
To fly and see through walls and my fav superhero is Spiderman
Earliest childhood memory: one of the most funny dayspent with my grandmother, playing hide and seek
Nickname in school: simply Teo
Yourself in 10 years
who knows? This business is always full of surprises and twists!!! For sure I hope to be with the right people in the right team and may be still with the same person that let me grow up in this business!
His tips for aspiring models
My tip is to be always very professional and a kind of person that can look himself in the mirror everyday!
Projects: to work hard and do my best to be a good agent / scouter and to grow up more and more and more and keep very high the level of the agency and our models:)
An unforgettable moment: November 12th 2007
Places you go for fun: m birth place, La Spezia!
Motto: carpe diem
Greets from model Phillip B
instagram: thefashionmodelmanagementmen or matteomazzi