Friday, August 8, 2008

Liu Dan in Nordstrom Catalog, January 2008

This is Liu Dan's third appearance in a Nordstrom's catalog this year. The company must really love her. But then again, what's not to love -- she's gorgeous and versatile. The first two photos are spectacular; the rest are above average catalog stuff.

Catalog shoots are the bread and butter of most working models. They pay really well, sometimes as much as $3,000/day for brands like JCrew and Ann Taylor or stores like Macys and Nordstrom. In addition, there are so many catalog shoots that a successful catalog model can book a job almost every month. Magazine covers and editorials, on the other hand, are great for recognition and exposure but they rarely pay more than $300/day, even for top-notch magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.

Model: Liu Dan
Editorial: What If
Catalog: Nordstrom, January 2008
Photographer: Unknown



Thu said...

i don't like the third one as much. it seems to lack the artistic aspect the other ones have. do models usually finish a shoot in one day?

Chic Noir said...

With so many designers paying for runway work with clothes, catalog is very important.

One of the popular blk models, Antong, of the Alec Wek look alike fame does almost total commercial work as of late. I guess she says whatever pays the billls.

Chic Noir said...

Liu Dan is a reall cutie and versatile. I will ad her to my list of favorites fashion models.

Anonymous said...

yeap catalogs pay well. Out of LA you can make $3000/day so I imagine even more out of NYC

Linda said...

hyoni recently did 2 spreads for teen vogue.. the september and i think, august editions? both very happy, lighthearted, etc.

Anonymous said...

Great blog. But check typos on "Nordstrom".

Asian Models Blogger said...

Anon - Thanks for catching the typo.