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Leandra Cole
Posts: 15
Dallas, Texas, US


I really do need to practice my runway walk, but I have a little problem; I'm bow-legged.  Is there any method that can help me improve my walk, or am I doomed?
Jun 20 12 03:00 pm  Link  Quote 
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Fifi
Posts: 58,130
Annapolis, Maryland, US


Post hidden on Jun 20, 2012 08:08 pm
Reason: not helpful
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Julia Francesca
Posts: 2,357
Maumee, Ohio, US


just grab a full length mirror, place it at the end of the hall, and try a gazillion different walks until you find your signature walk that works for you. then practice it to death until it's second nature. good luck! smile
Jun 20 12 08:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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IrisSwope
Posts: 14,797
Dallas, Texas, US


I feel like Fifi's answer was probably the most helpful honestly
Jun 20 12 08:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


try walking on all fours smile
Jun 21 12 07:09 am  Link  Quote 
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Abby Hawkins
Posts: 2,002
Boston, Massachusetts, US


You might be able to compensate with a more exaggerated "walking the tightrope".  I've seen some models downright cross their legs one after the other when they walk, so much so that they almost zig-zag down the catwalk.  That might help create the illusion that your legs are straighter together?
Jun 21 12 07:23 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Leandra Cole
Posts: 15
Dallas, Texas, US


Thanks for the tips guys!  I'll keep those in mind, except the orthopedist one, lol.
Jun 22 12 06:39 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sabine Luise
Posts: 890
Boston, Massachusetts, US


Sorry for bringing this up from the past. Great tip that someone else might need to look for.
Apr 02 13 04:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
picturephotos
Posts: 521
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Leandra Cole wrote:
I really do need to practice my runway walk, but I have a little problem; I'm bow-legged.  Is there any method that can help me improve my walk, or am I doomed?

The best you can do is perfect your runway walk, with bowed legs.  Expect to only be booked for shows where the designer doesn't mind bow-legged llamas.

Apr 02 13 05:42 pm  Link  Quote 
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Bravo Magic Images
Posts: 765
Temple City, California, US


Try Walking like Mick Jaguar and then you have the moves like jaguar.
Apr 02 13 05:46 pm  Link  Quote 
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Beautifully Soft Focus
Posts: 526
Peoria, Illinois, US


I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin
Apr 02 13 06:12 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Carter
Posts: 7,630
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Bravo Magic Images wrote:
Try Walking like Mick Jaguar and then you have the moves like jaguar.

Who is Mick Jaguar?

Apr 02 13 06:25 pm  Link  Quote 
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Patrick Walberg
Posts: 42,426
Salinas, California, US


Mnemosyne Photography wrote:
Who is Mick Jaguar?

A handsome male model who can sing pretty good too. 




...    At least that's what my mom told me.  wink

Apr 02 13 10:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Mnemosyne Photography wrote:

Who is Mick Jaguar?

He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

.

Apr 02 13 10:09 pm  Link  Quote 
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Christopher Carter
Posts: 7,630
Indianapolis, Indiana, US


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:
He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

.

Wait is he the one who made out with David Birdie?

Apr 02 13 11:08 pm  Link  Quote 
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Raoul Isidro Images
Posts: 5,930
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Mnemosyne Photography wrote:

Wait is he the one who made out with David Birdie?

Yes, the man who fell to Earth.

There was talk of a sequel "The Man Who Fell From A Tree" but poor Kiss Richards did it in real life...

.

Apr 02 13 11:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
sybarite photography
Posts: 140
Zwolle, Overijssel, Netherlands


Atelier57  wrote:
I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin

Exactly... you have normal legs girl... just practice a good walk... get your confidence.

Apr 03 13 06:02 am  Link  Quote 
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Yan Tan Tethera
Posts: 4,153
Biggleswade, England, United Kingdom


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

Yes, the man who fell to Earth.

There was talk of a sequel "The Man Who Fell From A Tree" but poor Kiss Richards did it in real life...

.

Haha

Apr 03 13 06:10 am  Link  Quote 
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KMP
Posts: 4,652
Houston, Texas, US


Raoul Isidro Images wrote:

He is with Kiss Richards of the Rolling Bones.

.

LOL....  This is too funny..

Apr 03 13 06:17 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Francisco Castro
Posts: 1,648
Cincinnati, Ohio, US


Atelier57  wrote:
I wonder if anyone replying to this post bothered to even look at her port and images. She is not that bowlegged.  In fact her images barely show it if at all. My advise practice your walk, posing and presence. Because you look is stunning.

Be easy,

Alvin

I did, and none of the images she had posted will show whether she does or does not have bowed legs; no shots that are "straight on and standing straight". Before anyone can say if she does or does not have a problem for a fair assessment, a photo without the posing "tricks" will need to be seen.

Apr 03 13 06:44 am  Link  Quote 
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