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The Columbus Book Project is on the journey to publishing a coffee table book about Columbus Fashion, Art, and Culture. Columbus is filled with top creatives, artists, brands, designers, musicians, trend starters, entrepreneurs, BLOGGERS! who make our city dynamic and cultured. So far they have secured local and national brands such as Easton, Columbus Zoo, CAPA, Le Meredien, Jeni’s, Short North Alliance, and South Drive-in Theater. Many more participants can be found on their website.

From their website:

“The Columbus Book Project is a 250 page coffee table book that is not only visually stunning, but is a collaboration powered by artists, photographers, designers etc.  Inside you will see Columbus as you’ve never seen it before. As an incubator of art, cuisine, design & fashion, this book captures Columbus trends & the people that defy the odds by breaking all the rules in their industry. Some go on to start small businesses, while others become leaders and experts. The Columbus book project serves to inform & inspire the reader of a picturesque, hard-cover book. Visually compelling with attention to every detail we’re binding art, cosmetics, fashion, visual art, & culture into a quality, coffee table book.”

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We are going on our 30th photo-shoot around the city and one thing we’ve learned, is the skill and level of commitment it takes to have a career in modeling. Karen Sigal, the owner/director, believes in making positive role models out of the young career driven models. Karen shares her wisdom and teachings of the importance of giving back to their communities. Karen has mentioned “I’m thrilled to have a book to send our clients outside of Ohio and beyond who often inquire about Columbus”. Sigal models have worked with The Columbus Book Project, bringing their talents to a local project for their city.

Sigal Models & Talent supports new and continued growth for each and every model they work with. To become a Sigal Model the individual must go through a selective process. They are evaluated on their ability to model as well as professional traits such as being refined, timely, and confident. Sigal Models’ have determination and well-balanced skills that make them desirable to the fashion industry. Career development can advance into many categories such as; catalog, editorial, runway, fit, and TV commercial modeling.

Sigal Model & Talent agency provides models for bookings with local, national, and international agencies. Many model requests come from local brands like Limited Brands, Abercrombie & Fitch, Justice, Lane Bryant, and DSW. Major modeling agencies such as Ford Chicago, LA Models, IMG Models, Bananas Paris, and Storm Models London have also requested to work with models from Sigal Models & Talent Agency.

Advise from the Director Karen Sigal:  “I would advise any new model to know their options, research for reputable agencies before investing their time, efforts and money into the business. It’s not for everyone and it takes time to build and establish a reputable image as a working professional model. It also takes persistence, patience and perseverance for greater success in anything you pursue in modeling and in life.”

As these models travel the world working in street fashion to high fashion, we are thrilled they have been a part of this journey with us. We have been fortunate enough to work with Sigal Models’ on many of our photo-shoots. We would not have been able to complete the photo-shoot’s without the help of the talented Sigal Models’. Make sure to check out these talented models and keep an eye open to see them in the book!