IM2 Models

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IM2 Models

“Be a model 24 hours a day!”

Illusion Model Management, a Limited Liability Company, is a fashion show production and model management company based in Houston, TX. We work with male and female models of ALL ethnicities, as well as businesses of any size. On this page, you can view our models, watch our recent fashion shows, find out how to become a model, find out about runway coaching, find out about our upcoming events, view our press coverage, see our list of services, view our list of client and partners, or find out how to hire IM2.

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Illusion Model Management models are well-trained, highly-skilled models specializing in runway, print, promotional, and fitness modeling. Need models for other projects or special events? We can help you. Book an IM2 model today! (Photography by Sonny B. James, Jr.)


Fashion Shows

Whether it’s a fashion presentation or entertainment for your special event, we can produce the best fashion show for your occasion. Check out our recent fashion shows. To hire IM2 Models to produce your fashion show, call Sonny at (713) 828-5699 or email me.

“IM2 Fall 2016 Fashion Show”

Exceprts from Illusion Model Management’s “Fall 2106 Fashion Show” in Houston, TX.

“Queen’s Attic Boutique – OKC 1st Annual Fashion Show”

Exceprts from the “1st Annual Fashion Show” for Queen’s Attic Boutique – OKC in Oklahoma City, OK.

“Queen’s Attic Boutique Spring 2016 Fashion Party”

Exceprts from the “Spring 2016 Fashion Party” for Queen’s Attic Boutique in LaMarque, TX.

“Summer 2015 Fashion Party”

Exceprts from our “Summer 2015 Fashion Party” at Exclusive Dance Studio in Houston, TX.

“Fall 2014 Fashion Event”

Exceprts from our “Fall 2014 Fashion Event” at The Power Center in Houston, TX.

“Fall 2013 Fashion Event”

Excerpts from our March 23, 2013 event “FASHION! The Spring 2013 Runway Show” at the 1940 Air Terminal Museum at William P. Hobby Airport in Houston, TX.

Visit the Illusion Model Management channel on YouTube or Vimeo to view more of our fashion shows.

Special Appearances

For LAMIK Beauty on Great Day Houston
For Dwight Woodbury Designs on Great Day Houston

Become a Model

Do people tell you that you look like a model? Have you always fantasized about being a model? Think you have what it takes to be a model? If you feel you have what it takes to become an Illusion model, we want to meet you. We work with male and female models of all ethnicities. Previous modeling experience not required.

Basic Requirements

  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Minimum Height (for runway models): 5 ft. 6 in. (w/o high heel shoes on)
  • Thin: Dress size 0-4
  • Plus-Size: Dress size 6-12
  • Full-Figured: Dress size 14-22
  • Minimum Age: 15
  • Minimum Height (for runway models): 5 ft. 10 in.
  • Maximum Waist Size: 36
  • Minimum Age: 7
  • Outgoing personality…not shy.

Sumbit Your Photos

  • One (1) headshot
  • One (1) head-to-toe full-body shot, in form-fitting clothing
  • For models with long hair, please photograph with hair pulled back off of face into a ponytail or clipped up into a bun
  • Include your phone number with your submission

PLEASE E-MAIL ONLY ONE OF EACH TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPH to Do not submit ANY nude photos. Professional photographs are appreciated, but not required. Simple snapshots will suffice, even clear, good quality cameraphone photos. Since we want to see a natural you, no make-up is needed. Once we have received your photos, they will be reviewed and, if selected, you will receive an invitation to meet with us for an interview and evaluation. All model interviews are by appointment only.

Models under 18 years of age must be accompanied to open calls/interviews by parent/legal guardians. No exceptions. GOOD LUCK!

Runway Coaching

Need models trained for an upcoming fashion show? Are you a model who needs to learn or fine tune your runway walk? Contact Sonny for private one-on-one or group runway coaching locally in Houston, TX or in your city.


“A Twist on Hats”
Great Day Houston – KHOU Channel 11
July 25, 2014

“Race and the Runway: Does Houston Have a Problem?”
The Houston Press
October 14, 2013

“Illusion Model Management Spring Runway Show Saturday at Air Terminal Museum”
The Pasadena Citizen
March 14, 2013

“Woman Take Stores On The Road” Local Channel 2
January 13, 2013

“Stiletto Steppin’ Van Coming to a Street Near You”
NewsFix Houston for KIAH-TV (CW39 Houston)
September 11, 2012

“Beauty is More Than an Illusion”
August 8, 2012


Illusion Model Management has successfully provided talent and service to businesses and individuals who’ve sought unique and creative ways to promote their business. From advertising projects and promotional events, to in-store fashion shows and TV appearances, we’ve demonstrated the ability to deliver high-quality and professional work, exceeding the expectations of our clients. Check out the list of services we provide, then hire Illusion Model Management for your next project.

  • Staffing for promotional event/conventions
  • Trunk shows
  • Look book photo shoots

Clients & Partners

  • Affordable Sound Productions
  • BC2DR (“Bac2DaRoots”)
  • Banana Republic (Highland Village – Houston, TX)
  • CJ’s Masterpiece
  • The Charnele Brown School of Acting
  • Clifford Johnson for CIEAURA Products
  • Diamond Cut Studio
  • DJ Slim Citi/Local Playaz Entertainment
  • DL Woodbury Designs
  • Econns
  • Events with Darrell
  • Exclusive Taste
  • Faces by Suwuan – Suwuan English, Makeup Artist
  • Fox Den 3D Sports Bar & Grill
  • Golden Divine Touch – Rasheeda Golden, Jewelry Designer
  • Guyz ‘n Style
  • High Heel Junkie
  • K&D Home and Design Studio
  • KSTC – Fashions by Kevin Sandles
  • Keisha Mobley, Hairstylist
  • LJ’s Catering
  • LAMIK Beauty
  • M2M Style Lounge (dba “Fashion Studio Houston”)
  • My Sistas Closet
  • Official Cutz by Webb
  • P-Jai’s Fashion for Modern Men
  • Paul Mitchell – The School
  • Queen’s Attic Boutique – LaMarque, TX
  • Queen’s Attic Boutique – Oklahoma City, OK
  • Sharon Dickerson for the “The Sharon Collection” Jewelry
  • Stiletto Steppin’
  • Tekay Designs
  • Texas Sunshine Tea
  • Trunk Show Mobile Boutique
  • Village Girls Boutique (a.k.a. Rouge Boutique)
  • LeRoy Reed, Jr. for Xtreme Illusions Hair Studio

Hire IM2!

Call IM2 at (713) 828-5699 or email Sonny to hire IM2 to produce your next fashion show or special event or to book models for your upcoming photos shoots, projects, or promotional events.

Sonny B. James, Jr.

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