Style Spotlight: Kendall Rosenberger

My naturally beautiful and fashion-obsessed friend Kendall Rosenberger is someone I look to for guidance in the world of style and aesthetic. Rosenberger truly can’t go unnoticed- with her gorgeous height, features, and style captivating the eyes of modeling agencies and anyone who crosses her path. Her outfits are fun and spunky, yet collected, and she is constantly raising the bar higher for all of her friends and followers. Rosenberger models for Ursula Wiedmann Models in Atlanta, GA, and she will be studying Fashion Merchandising in college. Continue reading for Rosenberger’s favorite brands, makeup, modeling and fashion tips, and must-have items.

Rosenberger gives us all the dramatics and models in all pink. Photo taken by Taylor Bond.

Rosenberger said, “I really enjoy modeling because it has allowed me to become more confident in myself and has also given me the opportunity to meet so many amazing people. I used to be extremely shy and insecure, but after working as a model for almost 3 years now I feel like a completely different person. I am so grateful to be able to work so closely in the fashion industry that I plan on becoming a part of in the future within my career.”

What is Ursula Wiedmann Models? Ursula Weidmann Models is a management agency based in Atlanta, GA. Rosenberger got involved with this agency when she was around 16 years-old. Rosenberger said, “At times, Ursula feels like a second mom to me and she cares for every single one of her models. Even with her agency growing so fast, she still makes the time to work individually with her models and make decisions based on what she knows is best for them and their modeling career. I could not see myself as a part of the modeling industry without her help and guidance.”

Photographer: Katie Parker
Photographer: Alejandro Poveda
Photographer: Ashley Mulaik

How did you get started in the modeling industry? “I had wanted to get into modeling from the age of 13 or 14, but the agency I met with wanted to wait until I was a little older and I got my braces off. After my freshman year I started looking into local agencies that I was interested in, and Ursula Wiedmann Models really stood out to me. A couple of days later I checked my phone after a soccer game and saw that “UWM” requested to follow me on Instagram. I took this as a sign to submit an application to their website. A few days later, I got a response asking me to come in for an interview, and I signed that day!”

What is some advice you would give to aspiring models? “The best advice I could give to any aspiring model is that you can’t take anything that happens in the industry personally. More often than not you’re going to get rejected from castings and jobs, but it’s nothing against you. Clients are just looking for very specific looks to fit their business’ vibe, and if you don’t have that, they’re simply not going to hire you. Eventually, you will come across a job where you have something that others don’t. It can definitely be difficult because sometimes it feels like an attack on your appearance, but I have learned to just move on after each rejection and the hard work will eventually pay off.”

Kendall’s next purchases:

Converse Canvas Platform Chuck Taylor All Star High Top
EVRY JEWELS Ring
Pacun Lightwash Boyfriend Jeans
Princess Polly “Fiery Feelings” Mini Dress

Items on Kendall’s wishlist:

Chanel Mini Flip Bag- Neon Pink
I.AM.GIA Drew Pant
Gucci Slides
Mini Bas Relief Choker- Vivienne Westwood

Kendall’s every day makeup tips and products: “Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen! Every makeup artist I have ever worked with always mentions how much of a difference sunscreen makes on your skin. Even when it’s raining or cloudy out I still put sunscreen on after I cleanse and moisturize my face (that’s also a tip for glowy skin). As for my makeup, my favorite trick is to put blush where your highlighter and contour would go instead of on the apples of your cheeks. It’s a total game changer when it comes to the illusion of a lifted face.”

Here are some of Rosenberger’s favorite products below:

Glossier Cloud Paint blush in the shade “Puff”
L’Oreal Telescopic Mascara

Kendall’s favorite stores:

Zara, Princess Polly, Urban Outfitters, Shophippiekids, Aerie & I.AM.GIA

Shop some of her favorite pieces and products!

Kendall’s personal favorite pieces:

Rosenberger dresses up a simple outfit with this funky jacket from Urban Outfitters.
Rosenberger says these leather I.AM.GIA pants always dress up every outfit.
Rosenberger adds edge to her outfit with Platform Dr. Marten boots.

A real-life look into the modeling industry: “Modeling honestly isn’t at all what I thought it would be. I would say that 90% of it is constantly working to build your portfolio so that you can be considered for jobs and practicing your walk and taking criticism so you can book runway castings. The biggest thing for models who are just starting is to be constantly testing, which means working with photographers who also need images for their portfolios so you can collaborate and shoot together. Clients look at our portfolios and it is really important that our pictures are up to date and that we look like them. If you show up at a job and don’t look like your pictures it’s a huge problem. That’s why most models wear natural makeup for headshots.”

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