HARVEY JAMES MANAGEMENT
Welcome to HJM!
Although I am now a highly respected business woman and a champion for the modelling industry it wasn’t always this way…
My dream at a very early age of becoming a famous model was almost over before it could even begin.
I didn’t give up instead using my painful lessons as fuel to drive my perseverance and hunger to learn, advance and fulfil my dream.
My efforts and work ethic started to pay off as I was given a lucky break that I used as a springboard to reaching my goal of becoming a top model.
It become apparent to me after being let down and continuously taken advantage of time and time again that most people did not have my best interest at heart and that my dream of being a famous model was quickly turning into a nightmare.
I decided to stay and fight taking on the unscrupulous companies and going about revolutionising the industry for the better for all by taking my lessons and adversity and turning it into real opportunities for up and coming models.
After 20 years in the modelling industry, I’m proud to say that we have completely turned the industry on its head and have built from the ground up a new and ground breaking concept.
One of caring fairness, innovation and opportunities for all to advance and enhance their abilities and reach their dreams in a supportive industry-leading and thriving environment.
Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t. Because with our help you absolutely can!
Emily Thompson started her role as the HJM Development Co-Ordinator in March 2021 whilst studying a Bachelor of Commerce degree, with a Major in Marketing.
As HJM front of house, Emily spends her time following up with potential model leads, interviewing new prospects, nurturing the model/academy relationship, initiates training for new models in development and guides them through the training process. Emily also oversees many of the day-to-day duties in the Perth office.
When applying to join the HJM family, Emily will most likely be the first friendly face you encounter.
Jirach is a fashion professional holding certificates in Personal and Editorial styling from Australian Style Institute, complemented by a Bachelor of Design majoring in Fashion Design from Edith Cowan University. With a genuine passion for the industry and a keen eye for style, Jirach was the perfect candidate to lead the newly curated HJM styling module, designed specifically with male models in mind.
During these personalised sessions, Jirach will collaborate closely with each male model, seeking to grasp their unique style perspective and desired aesthetic outcome. Through practical demonstrations, Jirach will showcase the importance of proportion and elucidate the principles of complementary dressing. Engaging in discussions about current trends, he will leverage the model’s existing wardrobe to provide expert guidance, offering valuable insights and suggestions for refining their looks.
This training will give you the knowledge and skills to confidently express your personal style, make informed choices about fit and tailoring, understand the importance of proportion, and curate a versatile wardrobe that reflects your unique personality.
THE MODEL MASTERCLASS
Kate is a Sydney-based creative, model and coach with big dreams of helping aspiring models make their way into the industry. She is a qualified graphic designer, marketing & social media consultant with 15+ years working in Australia, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. Kate also has a client portfolio spanning 10+ years as a professional model across commercial campaigns, editorial covers and features, television commercials and runway.
Kate joins the Harvey James Management Team as a multifaceted businesswoman, proud minimalist, and devoted mother; inspiring our models to get out of their comfort zone and find a pathway that is authentic to them, sustainable and profitable. She is a strong advocate for tackling self esteem and body confidence issues amongst today’s youth; the premise of her online school ‘The Model Masterclass’. Through her Branding + Reputation Management and Casting + Audition Techniques sessions here at HJM, our students will learn the essentials of getting started in the industry.
“I have always lived by my truth that success in the model industry doesn’t have to cost you your health, compromise your self worth or sacrifice your personal values. The most attractive thing about you should have less to do with your face or body and more to do with your heart and how you treat people.”
10+ years industry experience as a Professional Model (campaigns, catalogues, TVC, runway)
5+ years coaching aspiring Models
15+ years experience mentoring teens as an Instructor in the Australian Air Force Cadets
12+ years design/marketing experience in AU, USA and UK markets
Mrs Australia 2014 (International Top 5)
Bachelor Visual Arts (maj) Digital Design + Photography, Advanced Diploma Business, Advanced Diploma Leadership + Management
Working With Children Check (NSW)
Proud supporter of animal advocacy, cancer awareness + domestic violence prevention charities.
Katherine is a Clinical Nutritionist and the Founder of Kaptured Nutrition. Katherine has a BA of Health Science majoring in Nutritional Medicine and is an Accredited member of the Australian Natural Therapists Association. Her core philosophies and values lie within supporting the whole person and treating the root cause of a presenting health complaint rather than a signs and symptom approach. Katherine modelled full-time in Melbourne when she was 18-22 and then part-time until she was 26. She walked the runway for many Australian Fashion week designers, featured in Harpers Bazaar magazine, Jeans West and Life without Andy. She has experienced first-hand the pressure of trying to stay fit, healthy and maintain a healthy relationship with food.
Katherine believes that there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to health and everyone is extremely different, therefore treatment plans are personalised to the individual.
There are many myths about what is considered ‘healthy’ and ‘diet’ trends these days. Katherine will provide you with the latest scientific research about nutritional medicine – a simple, attainable, realistic, non-restrictive approach to health care that does not leave you feeling confused or overwhelmed.
Kaptured Nutrition was an idea born from Katherine’s mantra:
“Encompassing holistic health with adventure, nutritional medicine, wellbeing, using food as medicine and mindfulness”
THE PAGEANT INSTITUTE
Peter Sereno is Australia’s first professional pageant coach and is credited solely for putting Australia back on the beauty pageant map.
His first gig coaching Jennifer Hawkins resulted in Australia’s second Miss Universe winner and since 2004 every single talent he has coached has successfully placed, earning Australia the reputation of being a pageant powerhouse in the region.
He continues to be one of the most sought after runway trainers in the country, is the Director of The Pageant Institute and is the creator of Australia’s first pageant resource centre, Dear Pageant Girl.
Edward Mulvihill Started his photographic career in New York city in 2010. Assisting photographers such as Mario Testino and David Sims. During this time, Edward obtained extensive knowledge in photographic studio lighting, portrait photography, and the fashion industry at large.
Since his return to Australia, Mulvihill has exhibited international shoots for magazines such as GQ Australia, Harpers Bazaar Australia and other publications in the News Media Group. He retains clients such as Bangarra Dance Theatre, Alex Perry, Aje, the Australian Orchestra, Akin, and Mcgraw.
Edward is currently working towards solo shows in Sydney while continuing to expand his career in photography and fine arts. Edward is currently represented by Lion management in Sydney Australia where he currently resides.
Ben’s portfolio spans across portrait, landscape, interiors and lifestyle. Through the use of subtle colour and light his images evoke an emotion drawn from various influences, including a love for cinema and the outdoors.
Having just recently returned to his home state of Tasmania after almost two decades living in Sydney, NSW, Ben is keen to get out and explore the once familiar territory and meet the people that call it home.
He has recently been published in House and Garden Australia, Adore Magazine, Fete life and various websites.
Cal’s photographic journey began in 2013 as nothing more than a class subject. But a year after graduation the passion and excitement grew.
His portfolio is strongly enriched with a dominant editorial style mixed with commercial elements. With years of experience, naturally, he formed a keen eye for posing, lighting, styling and retouching.
Inspired by European art forms, Cal stands out from the Australian market and produces images that captivate you.
Cal has worked with models who are just beginning their careers; To models who are at the top of the agency. Through this he has learnt many techniques that are utilized to create dynamic poses that get the best out of the models.
A history of retouching and styling has encouraged Cal to be a very well-rounded photographer capable of anything thrown his way.
With all his experience, Passion and knowledge going into every shoot, the most important thing for Cal is fun. For everyone to have a great time, and to feel excited about what is being created!
Heidi Hannele is a fashion and beauty photographer with a distinct feminine signature and passion for storytelling. Her editorial and campaign work has been featured across both Australian and international print publications as well as her commercial work landing her shopfront window exposure, brand packaging and catalogues.
Heidi’s impressive commercial skill set includes videography, e-commerce, lookbook, ghost imagery and flat lay. She regularly works with private international clients for retouching campaign and editorial work as well as retouching all her own editorial and campaign work.
As founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Australian brand, Lita Magazine. Heidi holds creative control of the Australian based platform, working alongside a team of editors, she creates powerful fashion narratives delivering content to Australia’s most prominent brands and retailers including the likes of Alice McCall, Sass and Bide and Wittner.
Under Heidi’s watchful creative eye, Lita Magazine has thrived and been highly commended within the industry for allowing the next generation of Australian talent to have a defining platform be heard on. Her commanding fashion and beauty photography continues to inspire.
SOCIAL MEDIA COACH
Amanda Gardner, HJM’s Social Media Coach and Personal Trainer is ideally positioned, having been a student who previously completed the Top Model Program and is a signed model of HJM.
As a sixteen-year-old under the guidance of the HJM Team, Amanda rapidly found success in the modelling industry and had the privilege to model for several internationally recognised brands such as ASICS, Pyra Elements, and Francesca Jewellery.
Overcoming self-doubt and learning to embrace individuality through her modelling career inspired Amanda’s growth in the online and fitness spaces. She was able to monetise social media platforms to expand her business online and increase her exposure as a model and fitness coach. Currently, Amanda is collaborating with brands such as Rimmel London.
As HJM Top Model Trainer, Amanda works closely with new models to develop a unique brand identity that aligns with their individual styles and aspirations. With an interactive approach, she provides invaluable guidance on optimising social media profiles and curating eye-catching content in line with current trends.
INTRO TO INDUSTRY/MEDIA COACH
Alexander Circosta was born in Perth, Western Australia. After graduating from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Creative Arts, he then went on to study acting and improvisational comedy in Los Angeles.
Since returning home he has appeared in countless television commercials, two feature films and keeps busy as a TV presenter, Master of Ceremonies and Performer.
He has hosted events for the City of Perth, Channel 7, Telethon, Murdoch University and performed in stage musicals Beauty and the Beast and Mamma Mia! at the Regal Theatre in 2021, along with WA Opera’s ‘Carmen’, ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ and ‘Don Giovanni’ at His Majesty’s Theatre.
Alexander Circosta possesses a very unique set of skills applying them effortlessly from TV presenting on screen to musical performing on stage, large scale event emceeing. to education workshops, public speaking to modelling to standup comedy and creative content creation and consultancy.
Stef King is a fashion, beauty, editorial and advertising photographer from Perth, Western Australia. Her work regularly appears in local and international magazines, advertisements and media campaigns. Stef’s personable, relaxed demeanour, combined with her ability to bring out the inner strength and beauty in her subject, has made her one of WA’s most favourite advertising and editorial photographers. Today she has photographed some of Australia’s best and brightest talents, from politicians and celebrities to athletes and supermodels to everyday people making positive global change.
Stef’s photographic work has appeared in local and international magazines, advertisements and media campaigns throughout Australia and overseas, for brands and publications such as: Disney, Apple, Seven Network, The Times UK, Harpers Bazaar, and Grazia AU just to name a few.
Eliza Hedley is a Holistic Nutritionist who specialises in gut, skin, stress and hormones. Eliza completed her undergrad from Deakin University (BHSc), where she then fused a holistic and personalised approach with a clinical understanding of nutrition – seeing as there was a gap between the two.
Eliza’s passion for human biology and understanding how nutrients are utilised within the body is what drew her to pursuing Nutrition as a career.
Eliza hyper-personalises every nutrition plan for her clients and works from the lens of food as medicine, utilising nutrition and functional testing to support optimal health and erase symptoms which are “common but not normal” such as bloating, headaches and painful periods.
Operating under the social media handle The Holistic Sister, Eliza is a refreshing voice in the wellness space offering a no BS approach to supermarket shopping and debunking common myths and supplements. Her podcast of the same name
Eliza has been featured in numerous publications, such as the West Australian, Women’s Health and Girls Living Well and currently works out of LoveBeauty Skin Clinic in South Perth, Australia.