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Mary Mother Mary

One of the amazing things about today’s world is that we have the power to tell our own story. Collectively our family of Mother Models are making their mark in the fashion world. We couldn’t possibly list all of our models and their accomplishments. Here are just a few of the major milestones that happened in the first six months …



Jeff Mother Mary

The key to success as a model, is not to focus on “having” a career, but “building” a career. It is the key to building something with longevity. As we launch a new face, in some ways, it’s the easy part. You find, groom, and develop. When it’s time, you launch into the fashion stratosphere & you see what happens. As …


Not “I have to”, rather “I get to.” – A message to aspiring models, working models and top models.

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I am inspired by a lot of people. I always want to know I am learning, growing, and expanding my view. Recently one of those people, Michael Hyatt, woke me up to the reality of a powerful shift in our vocabulary and the world of difference it can make. We don’t have to go on another scouting trip, we get …



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Being a professional model in the fashion industry isn’t a reality for 99% of the population. What people believe to be true: 1. You look pretty in a picture 2. Your mom, aunt, neighbor, and friends tell you that you should be a model 3. You post pictures on social media and people tell you that you are beautiful and …



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During all the current press regarding the Golden Globe winning film, Boyhood, I have related so much to the actors involved in the film. Ethan Hawk said on The View, “The whole making of the movie was an act of faith.” They all knew going in to it that it would take twelve years to complete it, and none of …



Mary Mother Mary

There has been something on my mind for quite a while.  Our society has an epidemic of people living their lives with an identity crisis. To the extreme, I literally see people every day on social media, creating false identities by taking pictures from other peoples Instagram and posting them as their own. People making false claims about their occupation, …



Mary Mother Mary

The first model I ever placed many years ago has remained a cherished friend in my life. Sarah (Olson) Hitman modeled in high school and again when she was living in Chicago and starting a family. She has always been incredibly artistic and for many years has had a very successful jewelry business. Last year she shared with me a …


What makes TRIBUTE so special?

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What makes TRIBUTE so special? It’s hard to put into words!! Imagine the excitement of a room filled with anticipation, models from the heartland flying in from around the world to come home and celebrate ANOTHER incredibly successful year. A fashion show styled by a brilliant team, a production filled with the unexpected, & an energy that is electric!! What …


Another Show Season, A Whole New Meaning

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There are times as show season rolls around that it feels a bit like Ground Hog Day. For six years now, we have been traveling every fashion show season. We have had the opportunity to partake in the top shows, with the most prestigious designers in the world. Every show season was filled with excitement, but an equal amount of …


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It’s amazing how something you have been seeing for years, out of the blue hits you like a ton of bricks….. We have lived in our home almost ten years. When we moved in, I took some laminated posters we used to have in our office in Iowa in the late 90’s, and hung them in our garage. When you …