Karen Slade an international swimsuit model in Europe with over fifteen years’ experience in the modeling and fashion industry. She started modeling at the tender age of ten months for clients such as Fisher Price, Osh Kosh B’Gosh and many children catalogs and advertisements, from there she blossom to model in many editorials and print advertisement throughout the world. Karen, a visionary in the fashion industry and the original producer on National Model Boot Camp Weekend, gives inspiring models a real taste of the modeling industry. Which many believed inspired the reality show America’s Next Top Model, produced by Tyra Banks. Among her many accomplishments she founded Elite Image total imaging and brand management, with the ideal of having a positive image and knowledge of the fashion and entertainment industry. Now Elite Image International is one of the nation’s leading image consultant firms.
Karen Slade has had the honor to work over 200 Runway Shows for the Victoria’s Secret and Mercedes Benz Fashion week in New York, Milan and Paris as Lead Stylist for designers such as Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Richard Chai, and Rad Hourani just to name a few. In addition to her runway work Karen has also assist as an art director or coordinator with various fashion editors with Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, Clinique, Revlon, Style, Ocean Style Magazine, Black Men Magazine, Maybe line, 3 Vodka, Nuvo, Jezebel Magazine and BET Rip the Runway. She helped many models get placed with numerous modeling agencies, casting companies for major advertisement campaigns, music videos and movies.
One of Karen’s largest highlights every year is the Elite Image’s International Hottest Model Competition and The iHeart Model and Talent EXPO hosted in upscale resorts in exotic locations around the world. She started this competition to give inspiring models a chance to experience life as a model for a week. Model enjoys industry parties, photo shoots on the beach and network with some of the largest celebrities, clients, industry professionals and talent agencies in the modeling industry. In short, Karen Slade and her image consultant and brand management firm have helped to develop many to be above industry standards. “You never have a second chance to make a first good impression”