The all-in-one service for models by models
Got signed as a model? Congrats. The world is your oyster. A runway in Paris, a commercial in London a shoot in New York. Sounds like the dream. Until tax season comes around the corner. You don’t know where to start or who to ask your questions. An agency can only help you so far. We can not expect our bookers to be tax experts, accountants and bookers in one.
Let Monest help you.
Created by models for models coming from the conviction that specialized advice should not have to cost an arm and a leg. Transparent, understable and in-depth knowlege at a reasonable fixed price. So you never have to worry about the financial and legal aspects of modelling. Ask us any question you encounter as a model. We got you so you can get back to doing what you love doing most.
ARE YOU AN AGENCY?
Model & Founder of Monest
Starting to work as a model after being scouted at the young age of 13 has given me the opportunity to live in some of the most interesting cities around the world. It was an incredible experience that came with its challenges. I remember being completely overwhelmed when I just started out. From setting up your company, declaring and paying taxes in different countries, trying to decipher statements from your agencies while juggling a hectic travel and work schedule. It’s a lot to take in.
The fashion world was a world I haphazardly got pulled into. Besides that I’ve always had a dream to study law which was further ignited by my own struggles I was experiencing as a model. It’s safe to say I had an insatiable hunger to learn more about the not so creative side of our job. Managing my master’s degree while traveling and working as a model has been a challenging but rewarding experience. I gradutated from Ghent University as Master of Laws in 2015 specialized in Belgian tax and international tax law.
A lot of creatives feel alienated in the world of taxes, administration and legal issues. These worlds seem like a contradiction but they never were to me. Building a new business where I can unite my two worlds has been a longstanding dream. Being a model for the last 15 years I know the ins and outs of the business. I’ve pinpointed the pain spots and came up with solutions. Helping models to avoid the pitfalls I made and help them manage their finances so they can focus on their career felt like the next natural step.