Only 5 days till Christmas…eeeek! Have you spotted our Boss Babes and Juniors in this year’s Manchester Arndale Christmas Campaign? Gerry, Calla, Georgia, and Boss Juniors, Petra and Geva had a ball on this year’s shoot.
As always we are super honoured to a part of this year’s campaign, a Manchester-born agency working with the cities successful shopping centre which represents some of the greatest stores, events, and food!
Meet Drey, Aaron and Tristan, Boss Juniors and the face of 11 Degrees Kids clothing.
From humble beginnings to global domination 11 Degrees has become a favourite amongst celebs and sports personalities. With a huge following and strong talents representing the brands, there was no chance the clothing line was slowing down.
11 Degrees kids dropped in this week and we’re super proud to see our Boss Juniors, Drey, Aaron and Tristan representing the brand. See below the awesome video that was aired across social this week along with some shots of our super cool dudes bossing it!
Earlier this week the world celebrated International Youth Day. What is it? Established by the UN back in 1999, aims to raise awareness and encourage young people to become active and create positive changes.
At Boss, supporting young talent and creating opportunities for our people is in our blood, and we’re super proud to coach and mentor a range of young faces.
Meet Kaiden Williams, Boss model and ambassador who is breaking down the ‘norm’ of the industry and he isn’t holding back!
Following in the footsteps of the iconic Winnie Harlow, Kaiden has taken the industry by storm and secured some major bookings to kick start his modelling career.
As well as launching two major high street campaigns, Kaiden featured in a BBC News article about his condition which is known as vitiligo; having once covered up his patches he is now a role model and inspiration to other young people with this unusual condition which affects only 1% of the world’s population.
We are so proud to have him on board and he is an absolute winner to work with. Confident, polite and impeccably professional, this boy will get noticed and we predict he will be one of our major rising stars this year.
Last weekend the Dragon Boat Festival saw us come 2nd for the second year running.
With glorious weather and a lot of laughter, Boss Model Management would like to thank everyone for their support and donations to Barnabus.
We would also like to honour our team captain Jennifer Overend who put all this together, it wouldn’t have been possible without her.
From the woman herself, here are a few words 🙌
”Thank you so much for all your help in raising money and awareness for Barnabus and the success that was Dragon Boat Day! It was a great day, the perfect line-up, blue skies and we had such an amazing turnout for support.Also, a special thanks to Gareth our Planning and Strategy Master for ensuring everything was organised in my absence the week before and leading up to race day, and to our Vice-Captain Matt who led all the team talks and kept motivation up especially when we needed it most.
With everyone in good spirits, our first race saw us finish first place in a speedy time of 0.57.87 seconds, which is a massive improvement from last year’s first race time.
Out of 18 boats who took part in the event over three heats throughout the day, only three of us qualified for the final which is such an achievement in itself.
For the final race the excitement was high, teamwork was on form and the team did not disappoint. We rowed our way to a 2nd place victory and I could not be any prouder!
Thank you again to everyone, the whole team, supporters and all who donated to such a good cause and helped spread the word via social media. Carol and Yvonne from Barnabus were touched by everyone’s generosity and even though they raced their own boat on the day, they routed for us right through to the finish. The Just Giving page is still open so please keep spreading the word if you can: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/boss-models2– Jennifer Overend, Boss Model Management Accountant & Dragon Boat Team Captain
It is that time of year again. The Dragon Boat Festival is back for 2019!
Over the past two years, Boss has been a part of the Dragon Boat Race which is a team-building charity event. We like to raise as much money as possible for our chosen charity Barnabus.
The day is full of fun and laughter where we boat race over the beautiful Salford Quays against 19 other teams/organisations. Last year we were the underdogs going into the final but with hard work and determination, we walked away with a second-place trophy!
Barnabus is our chosen charity that is close to our hearts. Supporting our local community by helping the less fortunate and vulnerable. Being based and working in the centre of Manchester we see first-hand the effects of homelessness and people living on the streets. We understand that it is a challenging time for many so we try to do what we can. The whole team here are passionate about giving and helping others, so the more we can do to help the better.
As well as participating to raise money for Barnabus, the overall boat race is a great event to be a part of. It’s family friendly and the competition offers lots of fun and excitement for all teams and anyone supporting. It’s also important for us to spend quality time with our artist and models outside of the work environment. With plenty of food, music and laughter it isn’t one to miss.
As well as having a super awesome and inspirational female owner, Boss boasts many incredible women within our 22x strong staff. All with varied backgrounds, qualifications and individual talents, we love to champion amazing ladies.
To celebrate International Women’s Day the staff here at Boss told me who their favourite inspirational lady is and gave their reasons why!
Debra Burns, MD
Michelle Obama is my current crush. From a difficult start in life with no privileges and rising to be a totally dignified and respected First Lady of the first black president of the USA is impressive on many levels. I’m reading her autobiography at the moment, a rich and diverse account of her life. I’d love to meet her. What a tremendous ambassador for her favourite charitable work with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, Healthy Child Healthy World, and Peace Players International. You are much admired
Phil, Casting Booker
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez was the first name that sprung to my mind! After my wife and Debs, obviously…and all the other Boss ladies… You’re all amazing!
Phoebe, Junior Assistant
I have a couple, couldn’t just pick one!
Lady Gaga – The only woman to win the 5 big awards all in one season (Oscar, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, Grammy, BAFTA). She also officially supports over 20 charities and 24 causes.
Ruth E. Carter – Costume designer on Black Panther (one of the first major movies to have a predominantly black cast with accurate references to African culture including within the costume design) and she has just won an Oscar for her work on the movie.
Brie Larson – Captain Marvel comes out 8th March, TODAY! (International Women’s Day). She is the first female lead in a Marvel movie and is really inspiring for young women.
Emily, Model Booker
I really admire Ellie Goulding! Alongside being a super talented singer/songwriter, she is also the Global Goodwill Ambassador for the UN Environment programme. Her passion and contribution towards raising awareness of issues such as plastic pollution and illegal wildlife trade, I find so inspiring.
I was lucky enough to swim alongside sea turtles in Australia. However, video’s like the below highlight the ongoing issue of pollution & make me worry about the future of the animals in our oceans.
Everyone, please recycle so that we can help save our planet!
Robyn, Model Booker
Mine is definitely Amal Clooney – A self-acknowledged refugee born in Lebanon, Oxford-educated barrister dedicating her life to helping people fight injustice, with her work covering the rights of women and refugees, as well as gun control, freedom of information and terrorism.
“Feminism, for me, is about choice, about women having choices. The challenges that women face today are completely different based on where they’re born. In some places, women are fighting for the right not to be genitally mutilated, in others it’s the right to choose who to marry, in others to have equal pay.” – Amal Clooney
I LOVE her style and grace. She’s definitely a female Boss.
Ella, Junior Division Model Booker
JK Rowling for me, for many reasons her incredible imagination and charitable work.
Despite a publicly difficult past she inspires me to keep going and to never give up 💫
Arooj, Digital Content Coordinator
Mine would have to be both Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie.
As well as adopting and giving children a better home, Angelina Jolie has done a lot with Syrian refugees and has called for an end to war. The media can often be biased to how we see things and how we see people, so when I see people who have a huge presence in the industry being open-minded and doing what’s right, it makes me feel good.
Amal Clooney, literally echoing what Robyn said above. She’s amazing and so is her wardrobe!
Lauren, Head Booker
I have recently finished Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life and I was most inspired. Born into poverty and brought up in an orphanage, Coco Chanel had the vision, courage and passion to turn her life around for the better.
A genius of her time, a sheer hard grafter, a visionary and a party girl. Coco changed the face and shape of fashion; relaxing the restricted styles of time past. I love nothing more than frolicking on the beach and thank you Coco, we have beachwear! Along with wearing trousers, she made it de rigour that menswear wasn’t just for men and we are all equal. Happy International Women’s Day everyone!
On Friday the Boss team took an outing to see Dynamo’s ‘Abandoned Room’ show at The Lowry Hotel. This was perfectly suited to Boss’ very own in-house magician, Mags who works Front of House.
You may have seen her make a few appearances on the Boss Instagram story showing off some tricks, however on Friday she performed her signature card trick in front of world-renowned magician Dynamo, which was then featured on his Instagram to his near ¾ of a million followers!
The video has received over 68,000 views and lots of supportive comments for Mags and young magicians in the industry. Here are a few words from the woman herself:
Eek! How was it performing in front of Dynamo?
It was cool, felt strange to perform in front of a famous magician! Felt the pressure!
What did he say to you after you performed the trick?
He said it “was sick” and it was nice to see young magicians learning the art. His team filmed my chat with him and the magic trick and asked for my Instagram handle. It was so nice of him to post the clip on his social media!
So, will we expect to see you on stage soon?
I do perform locally in pubs and at friends parties but would love to progress to stage shows. Watch this space!
Anything you want to say to your new fans? 😉
Thank you for the support and to the new followers. Expect some magic on my Instagram soon!
You can keep up to date with what Mags gets up to over on her Instagram page: @LrnMag
Today the world of fashion pays tribute to one of the most iconic fashion designers, creative directors and innovators. Best known for his association with Chanel, he had also worked with high fashion brands Fendi, Chloe, and supermodels such as Giselle, Kendall Jenner, Cara Delevingne, Naomi Campbell and many more.
His name will always be remembered in the industry.
Valentine’s Day originated from a man known as Saint Valentine of Terni, he was a third-century Roman saint whose embodiment of medieval European ideals of love is still recognised today.
Each year we see people all over the world celebrate February 14th around their nearest and dearest. It’s the day of spending quality time, gifting and eating good food.
Here at Boss, we thought we would give you something that’ll sweeten up your Valentine’s Day perfectly. Our gorgeous Boss babe Ksenija has shared her vegan Ferrero Rocher recipe, it’s time to get making!