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Photographer

Robert Sawin

Posts: 6740

Carlsbad, California, US

I have noticed there is not very manny of them.  trying to do a doll shoot but found that most women have long faces.  at least the ones that are model specs.  Not sure why we don't have more models with baby faces.  I know a few that are baby faced but most of them are shorter then standerd hight and dress size. 

I honestly wonder if round faces have anything to do with the way our fat and muscle is shaped around our skull. 

Don't get me wrong I am not looking for a ball of a face but just round like a porcelain doll. 

Here is a good example

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/70/d/AAAADDnVp4oAAAAAAHDezg.jpg?v=1252787607000
http://i1.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens6598232_1251038557victorian-porcelain-dolls.JPG

I know this is a particular look but I am really starting to wonder if there is a trend with only women with long faces really thinking they are model materiel or of they are getting filtered out.  that is the round face models not getting a chance.   I think out of all the people I looked for maybe 3-4 people even remotely came close.  Most of them are really green models.  doesn't matter to me I like them both but for the most part I think there is a trend here.

Jul 20 11 09:47 pm Link

Model

Sultan Blackwell In LA

Posts: 1000

Venice, California, US

Asian women tend to have that bone structure more often than caucasian.

You might have to put a wig on an asian.

Jul 20 11 10:05 pm Link

Model

Laura Fillisch

Posts: 338

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Lily Cole!

Jul 21 11 06:39 am Link

Photographer

Robert Sawin

Posts: 6740

Carlsbad, California, US

Laura Fillisch wrote:
Lily Cole!

I love her.  I wish she was in more stuff.

Jul 21 11 06:43 am Link

Model

Z A N Z A N

Posts: 2861

York Harbour, Guam, US

Or perhaps the taller you are, the longer your bones including the ones in your face? Just a guess....

Jul 21 11 07:27 am Link

Model

Laura Fillisch

Posts: 338

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Robert Sawin wrote:

I love her.  I wish she was in more stuff.

I recall a photoshoot she did back in the day, story book themed. There was a gorgeous edited shot of loads of Lily's in a tree. It was very sweet, I will have to track it down when I am on my PC

Jul 21 11 08:40 am Link

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E_V_A

Posts: 1722

Redondo Beach, California, US

Miranda Kerr
http://www.hairstyle1.tk/resimler/sexy-long-hairstyle-from-miranda-kerr-6.jpg
Lily Cole
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_GHT9TV-E8OQ/TNMzT0NToZI/AAAAAAAAAQM/YKaXNsU3xRk/s1600/lily-cole.jpg
Alek Wek
http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/assets/images/EAN/Large/9781844084425.jpg
Angela Marcello
http://www.plunderguide.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/Angela-Marcello-15.jpg

Jul 21 11 08:52 am Link

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Koryn

Posts: 36710

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Miss Eva Marie  wrote:
Alek Wek
http://www.littlebrown.co.uk/assets/images/EAN/Large/9781844084425.jpg

I think Alek Wek is one of the most beautiful women alive.

Jul 21 11 08:53 am Link

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Charlotte Hawes

Posts: 34

Wallasey, England, United Kingdom

Laura Fillisch wrote:
Lily Cole!

Definitly Lilly Cole! She has the perfect round shaped face. She'd make a great doll model smile

Jul 21 11 09:04 am Link

Photographer

Shon D.- Femme

Posts: 24388

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Usually round faces lack bone structure or come off looking pudgy. I assume that's why they're not prefered in models. Lily Cole (and pretty much all the other models listed) have faces that are, IMO, more heart-shaped than round.

Jul 21 11 09:11 am Link

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Kam Arose

Posts: 6014

Berkeley, California, US

I'm pretty round-faced.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090709/19/4a56abf66766c_m.jpg

Jul 21 11 09:21 am Link

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JadeDRed

Posts: 5460

London, England, United Kingdom

DP

Jul 21 11 09:32 am Link

Model

JadeDRed

Posts: 5460

London, England, United Kingdom

Shon D.- Femme wrote:
Lily Cole...have faces that are, IMO, more heart-shaped than round.

I was going to say that, i never would have thought of Lily Cole as having a round face, she seems to have a wide forehead and cheekboes leading down to a dainty little chin, heart-shaped IMO.

I think i have a round face but i'm not sure hmm

http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs11/i/2006/252/9/2/Smiling_by_JadedRed.jpg

Jul 21 11 09:34 am Link

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YvonneEmilie

Posts: 3641

Brooklyn, New York, US

Kamarose wrote:
I'm pretty round-faced.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/090709/19/4a56abf66766c_m.jpg

I would say you are much more oval/possibly heart shaped than round.


I second the suggestion for asian models....have you tried searching for them on here?

Jul 21 11 10:34 am Link

Photographer

Robert Sawin

Posts: 6740

Carlsbad, California, US

YvonneEmilie wrote:

I would say you are much more oval/possibly heart shaped than round.


I second the suggestion for asian models....have you tried searching for them on here?

I don't care if its oval shaped.  I am more concerned that it os more round then long.  Most dolls have round faces.  if its close its fine.  as for the two lovely models interested the requirements must be a dress size 0-2. and 5'6'' - 5'8'' 

the designers dress can ONLY fit those body types

Jul 21 11 10:52 am Link

Model

JadeDRed

Posts: 5460

London, England, United Kingdom

Robert Sawin wrote:

I don't care if its oval shaped.  I am more concerned that it os more round then long.  Most dolls have round faces.  if its close its fine.  as for the two lovely models interested the requirements must be a dress size 0-2. and 5'6'' - 5'8'' 

the designers dress can ONLY fit those body types

I wasn't applying for the job or anything, just illustrating the whole face shape thing smile

Jul 21 11 10:56 am Link

Model

Allure Lies

Posts: 15

Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, US

Sorry! I live on the other side of the country or else I'd gladly let you paint me up like a porcelain doll!

Jul 21 11 09:59 pm Link

Model

Jolly Rauncher

Posts: 1517

Seattle, Washington, US

I'm round-faced and doll-sized, good luck finding a 5'8'' dolly tongue

My suggestion would be find an asian gal, they make the cutest dolls anyway IMHO.
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CyZqAPhc_0w/TQKUHjn5DRI/AAAAAAAAABE/x1K2UlZGtoU/s400/tumblr_ku8xhfrM9m1qa20ryo1_400.jpg

Jul 22 11 06:36 am Link

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Kam Arose

Posts: 6014

Berkeley, California, US

Robert Sawin wrote:

I don't care if its oval shaped.  I am more concerned that it os more round then long.  Most dolls have round faces.  if its close its fine.  as for the two lovely models interested the requirements must be a dress size 0-2. and 5'6'' - 5'8'' 

the designers dress can ONLY fit those body types

Uh, I was discussing an issue in a thread, not replying to a casting call.

Jul 22 11 08:21 am Link

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Elderberry

Posts: 15

Mountain View, California, US

Shon D.- Femme wrote:
Usually round faces lack bone structure or come off looking pudgy. I assume that's why they're not prefered in models.

^This~ The more defined, "chiseled jaw" structure and thin, pointed nose generally tends to photograph better.  I guess that might be why the fashion modeling world often seems to favor an androgynous look. 

I'm 5'8" and fairly slim by most standards but have a rather oval face, and often end up finding that my face looks "fat" in most photo angles. Sadly it's because of the way my jawbones are set so even if I lost more weight it wouldn't really slim down my profile. I do have a shorter, somewhat chubbier friend who claims her round face is due to fat buildup in her cheeks, so it could go either way (but she also has a pointy, defined chin and is probably more of a heart-shaped face).

Jul 23 11 01:52 am Link

Model

SuperMary

Posts: 1294

Culver City, California, US

I wish I had the pixie face but mines definitely more rounded. Its something I'm most conscious about.

Jul 23 11 02:10 am Link

Model

K_N_S

Posts: 77

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Yes me too, I think my face is round, or at least wider because of my polish cheekbones.
It is something I am trying to embrace as beautiful, although in actuality I wish I had more narrow bone structure. My boyfriend says he loves my cheeks... Bleh, we all want what we don't have :p

Jul 23 11 11:46 am Link

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Sandra Vixen

Posts: 1010

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm Asian, but I have a long "white" face, all of my family have typical round Asian faces, wierd. hmm

Jul 29 11 10:36 pm Link

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ZeldaTetraSheik

Posts: 73

Detroit, Michigan, US

My face isn't too chiseled, although I don't think it's all too round either. Idk.

Jul 31 11 07:45 am Link

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John Ujjjjjjj Xghp

Posts: 2298

Ķızıltepa, Navoi, Uzbekistan

Mary Elizabeth Thomson wrote:
I wish I had the pixie face but mines definitely more rounded. Its something I'm most conscious about.

Same here! My mom's Asian genes won over my dad's for this one.

Jul 31 11 08:16 am Link

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Midnight

Posts: 22

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

I think my face is round. I think that's what makes me look unique. It definitely makes me look way younger than my age. I should try a doll shoot, I think I would do great at that. Thanks for the idea

Jul 31 11 08:25 am Link

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Andy Virus

Posts: 2230

Richmond, Virginia, US

*Waves*

Jul 31 11 07:40 pm Link

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Jessie Michele

Posts: 27

Fort Collins, Colorado, US

I don't think that it's the longer, more oval shaped faces that are the trend..it's more due to that fact that tall, thin women trend in the modeling world. If you're body is built long and thin,  your face will have the genetic tendency to be long and thin, too. You wont often see a woman that has a long,lean body with a round, plump face. Though I guess Miranda Kerr is the best example I can think of, but she's a rare breed.

If you're wanting models with this type of face, you'll have to search for the ones that have the types of bodies that generally go with doll faces; shorter and curvier.

Jul 31 11 09:39 pm Link

Photographer

Shutterbug5269

Posts: 16084

West Winfield, New York, US

Jessie Michele wrote:
I don't think that it's the longer, more oval shaped faces that are the trend..it's more due to that fact that tall, thin women trend in the modeling world. If you're body is built long and thin,  your face will have the genetic tendency to be long and thin, too. You wont often see a woman that has a long,lean body with a round, plump face. Though I guess Miranda Kerr is the best example I can think of, but she's a rare breed.

If you're wanting models with this type of face, you'll have to search for the ones that have the types of bodies that generally go with doll faces; shorter and curvier.

^^^^

This.

Jul 31 11 09:41 pm Link

Model

_MIA

Posts: 988

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

My face is both square and flat so it comes off as round, but certain angles make give more distinction than others.

Some of my more rounder looks:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v96/thing/24-1.jpg?t=1312193950
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v96/thing/25.jpg?t=1312194986

I give different looks that appeal to a larger frequency, but the downside is that they expect the look stable and consistent. Photographers end up exhausting more test shots to find the angle that works. It comes with having a multi dimensional face shape. In my port, you'll see that I collect more oval or heart shaped since they're more desirable... sad

Aug 01 11 03:04 am Link

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Sierra Sunshine

Posts: 11876

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I have a round face. In fact, people call me Pumpkin, after the pumpkin faced girl in Memoirs of a Geisha. Your body is proportionate based on the golden ratio. So I believe we have more miniaturized features, and the lack of distinct chin/jaw area and cheekbones is a result of that. Also, people in Asia tend to walk around a lot, as well as general exercise. The muscles in your face don't get as much exercise, or toning.

Aug 01 11 04:17 am Link

Model

AllisonZ

Posts: 1422

Los Angeles, California, US

People tell me I have a round face.

Anddddd I'll be in Cali next month wink

Aug 01 11 01:54 pm Link

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Logan Heath Wolfrhamn

Posts: 11

Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Haha, ME! And I'm a boy but I pull off China doll pretty well.

Jul 26 12 03:48 am Link

Photographer

Rob Photosby

Posts: 2975

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

According to psychology research, a smaller jaw makes women more sexually attractive (it is the opposite for men), so I am not too surprised that there is a relative shortage of rounder faces because that would mean a larger jaw.

Jul 26 12 03:52 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

I would reinvent the doll and make it so awesome with a long face, that no one notices the difference. *SHRUG*

Jul 26 12 04:45 am Link

Photographer

Orcatek Photography

Posts: 1689

Tempe, Arizona, US

Short girls.

Of course Photoshop and easily round out a face.

Jul 26 12 04:57 am Link

Model

J Jessica

Posts: 2330

Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, US

I wish I had a round face.
Well, sometimes I do.
=/

Jul 26 12 06:43 am Link

Model

n p

Posts: 257

New York, New York, US

Robert Sawin wrote:
Not sure why we don't have more models with baby faces.

HI!
My name's Nicole! lol!
I have a baby face. I'm not round in the jawline but very round in the cheeks.
Which I believe is a modeling flaw. Only because I'm aiming to do editorial work with agencies and there girls have such sleek faces.

As you look through my port you can see that I'm able to angle and manipulate my face so that my cheeks don't seem so round.
But I'll always get shots where you can see my obvious cheeks squish my face. (which makes my lips seem even smaller) but I don't normally add them to my port.
example
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 2#26848037

huh..I guess I do have a bit of a round jaw line
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … =3&theater

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid … =3&theater

Jul 26 12 09:54 am Link

Model

Sarah_

Posts: 1487

Denver, Colorado, US

Everyone always wants to dress me up like a doll.  I'm not sure if it's my face shape, though.  I just have huge eyeballs.

For example... lol
https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/179876_163736727007087_6530380_n.jpg

Jul 26 12 11:43 am Link