Hi friends! My name is Chelsey PeCoy and I'd love to just say I'm a 'freelance creative' but my current most relevant title would have to be a fit model and social media influencer. I fell in love with modeling and photography in high school and have spent the years following graduation truly chasing anything creative and fun! Though my only dream as a kid was to make money while traveling, I've picked up so many little passions and learned so much along the way.
I moved alone to Hollywood at 19, signed with a fit modeling agency, ran social media accounts (other than my own), started to get paid to create content, and so much more! Fit modeling threw me straight into the behind the scenes of fashion and what it really looks like to make clothes. It's allowed me to work with brands like Revolve, Joie, Billabong, RVCA, etc. which is something I never saw happening already in my younger years. When I'm not working, you can find me in Orange County or Los Angeles perusing the farmer's markets, cooking, hanging with my family and friends or laying out on the beach. :-)
Let's Talk Fit Modeling
Generally, a fit model is someone who tries on clothing for fashion designers. They check things like the fit and drape of the fabric, as well as the overall appearance. Fit models are basically live mannequins, who meet specific height, bust-waist-hip, arm, leg, and other measurement requirements.
When designers and manufacturers make clothing for the consumer market, it is important to use standard sizing with which consumers are familiar. Although a designer may use very tall and thin models when showing their collections on the runway, they know that the buying public can rarely fit into model sizing. Also, it would be much too expensive to hire high fashion models to spend hours in the workroom, so fit models are a more cost-effective choice.