Meeting with potential clients
In the modeling industry the term "go and sees" is use to describe a model meeting with any number of people who may have work or who would like to meet you up close and in person. You may meet with the model editor and /or the fashion editor of a magazine, photographers, catalog clients, advertising clients, and / or executives from major advertising agencies.
Although some go and sees are for specific jobs, they're also for you to introduce yourself to the fashion and adverising industry and get to know as many people as possible-any one of whom could be a possible future employer. You may be sent to meet with a photographer, who then may refer you to a model editor trying to book a job. You may see a fashion designer who's not hiring any models at the present time but whom your agent wanted you to meet so she'd consider you for future runway shows.
One of the most important aspects of go and sees is as mention earlier, is the opportunity for clients to see you up close and personal. Although a model may have a book full of wonderful test shots, clients want to know what she is like in person. Sometimes models photograph different from how they look in person due to the lighting, the makeup, the pose, or just some intangible quality that makes them photogenc. During a go and see, clients are looking for a model's unique, individual qualities. Is she at ease with strangers? Does she come off as a haughty princess, a gregarious best friend,or a sweet and naive littlegirl? Is she fun and bubbly, sexy and sultry, or quiet and moody?
Your agent/agency will set up your go and see as much as a week or as little as a day in advance. Every evening you must call the agency to find out all your go and see appointments for the following day, including the clients name, street address, suite or floor number, and any special requests the client has.
Note: Casting is another word for "go and sees". In America, a casting usually refers to a go and see for a Print ad or TV commmercial. In Europe, the term is used more often for all types of go and sees.
What to wear on a go and see
Dress For Comfort
Casual clothes are an acceptable attire for going on go and sees from a comfort point of view. Jeans, a short skirt, a T-shirt, a sweater or denim jacket, and comfortable shoes( even sneakers) are perfect. Avoid wearing clothes that are too tight or baggy. Makeup should be clean and simple or none at all. Remember, agents and agencies and clients want to see what can be done to you, not what you've done to yourself. Don't wear high heels if you're spending your day doing go and sees. You're going to be on your feet a lot, and high heels will just add to your misery. For runway go and sees, you might want to put a pair of high heels in your bag in case the client wants to see you walk in heels.