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New York Fashion after Hurricane Sandy, organizing for November

I haven’t been around on this blog lately. I’ve been taking on a lot and havent had time for everything. But today is November 1st and I have decide to organize my life. Take one step at a time instead of trying to do everything all at once. As someone wise said “it takes one step to head into the right direction but it will take a life time for the journey.” Since I am here for the long haul I can only take one step at a time.

With that, I have decide to write only one blog per month on the 1st of each month. Although that might not seem like enough, I can for-sure keep to that schedule without feeling overwhelmed. And hopefully deliver better posts.

Over the past months I have been MIA, the fashion world has continued to spin along. Fashion’s night out came and went, Fashion week happened all over the world and only Sweden’s fashion week is left set to happen this month, November 19-22.

I was in Tokyo during fashion week Japan and big crowds came out to celebrate Fashion’s night out. I was busy shooting some TV drama shows since I have now decided to move in the direction of an actress instead of a model. I didn’t get to participate in the shows however the vibe seemed lively.

Now I am in Los Angeles and have had to deal with much change. I feel positive about the future and yet scared at the same time. I think everyone feels this way and it’s probably the challenge this generation has to deal with.

I grew up on the east coast in New Jersey and with the destruction of my beloved beach towns and the tragic challenges everyone there has to face since this “Sandy” came flooding, and blowing away buildings it’s a sad time. I can only pray the east coast will rebuild and survive this tragedy. I know they can do it.

So at this time New Yorks fashion is at a halt. Agencies are closed since agents can’t even get out from where they are and left without electricity or heat as one of my friends who is a big shot Top Agency owner has posted all over his Facebook. In times like this everyone realizes it doesn’t matter if your rich, poor, where your from, what you look like, what your job title is, nature has no prejudice.

Everyone is hopeful that New York and the entire East Coast will be back on their feet and running better than ever in no time. Only time will tell, but we all have hope. I know I have had a few jobs canceled do to the photographers being stuck somewhere in New York. It’s a scary time. However I’m sure there will be acts of extreme kindness amongst the chaos during this time. Also, the entire industry is not closed. There are still some areas where the electricity works and the trains run. So, those business are still chugging along. Organize, rebuild and hopefully everyone can have a Thanksgiving this November. Hope these pics I found online will make you smile 🙂

2009 Jonathan Saunders Turkey dresses.

Go to the website to look at more turkey dresses.

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Posted by on 02/23/2011 in Getting Started, Life Style


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Short shorts and Short hair in Tokyo!

It’s hot out here! But not as hot as you are going to be showing off those legs. I’m now in Tokyo and everyone is picking Fun cuts, prints and colors  to go along with their funky summer hair styles.


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Stay the way you are?

Buddha was approached by a monk who asked ” How can I reach nirvana and become as enlightened as you?” Buddha replied “Your purpose in this life is to be a monk not to become buddha. You are perfect the way you are.” The monk went home and then killed himself. He’d give it a go in the next life. Buddha was deeply saddened. He didn’t mean for the monk to kill himself. Buddha would have to work hard, strive to explain better, so that was to never happen again.

The point? Everyone should work hard to be the best. Everyone should strive to become an excellent human being. Even Buddha had to work hard. No one is perfect. No one is born the best, the smartest, the most emotionally balanced and/or the most physically fit. Don’t lie to kids or adults and tell them to stay just the way they are. Tell them to work hard and strive to be excellent, to always better themselves, and always reach for the stars.


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Fun in the Sun


Rio Summer 2012: Salinas Swimwear

Picking up a bathing suit and putting it on can be a frustrating thing for most. But every year we do it. So mine as well have a little fun with bright colors and cute designs. Don’t forget the SPF and your ready to get out there and have fun in the sun.


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Make these Summer Night’s Memorable

Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 Lookbook

The Best Formal Short Dresses by Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen spring/summer  2012 collection is pretty in pink and black.

Make these summer night’s memorable by adding a little bit of fairy tale to an evening. Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer collection does just that with these elegant shaped dress’s. Love the ruffles! Love the Lace! And Love this pale pink! I’m ready to step into the fairy tale.

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The New Nerd is Beautiful

The bigger the better for glasses. Bright colored rims are great! White, Pink, Purples are my favorite.


Faux Collar necklaces really transform an outfit! Mix a faux collar with a plain sweater or a lace blouse.


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Supermodel evolution

  • The 60’s

Records show that these first female “supermodels” ranged in looks and heights from 5’5 Twiggy ~ 6’3 Verushka

 Verushka’s height is 6’3

 Twiggy stands at 5’5

 First Japanese “supermodel” Hiroko Matsumoto. Height unknown.

 Naomi Sims regarded as the first black supermodel.

In February 1968, an article in Glamour described 19 models as “supermodels,” of whom were: Cheryl Tiegs, Verushka, Lisa Palmer, Peggy Moffitt, Susan Murray, Twiggy, Susan Harnett, Marisa Berenson, Gretchen Harris, Heide Wiedeck, Irish Bianchi, Hiroko Matsumoto, Anne DeZagher, Kathie Carpenter, Jean Shrimpton, Jean Patchett, Benedetta Barzini, Claudia Duxbury, and Agneta Frieberg.

Naomi Sims, who is sometimes regarded as the first black supermodel, became the first African American to feature on the cover of Ladies’ Home Journal in 1968

  • The 70’s

In 1970, the model wore a very conservative long sleeve top

Sports Illustrated editor Jule Campbell abandoned then-current modeling trends for its fledgling Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue by photographing “bigger and healthier” California models[48] and printing their names by their photos, thus turning many of them into household names.

At the end of the 70's the focus is definitely more on the model and her body, but her suit still isn't super revealing

The first African American model to be on the cover of American Vogue was Beverly Johnson in 1974.

  • The 80’s


 Brook Sheilds

During the early 1980s, fashion designers began advertising on television and billboards. Catwalk regulars like Gia Carangi,[57] Cheryl Tiegs,[57] Carol Alt, Christie Brinkley,[15][58] Kim Alexis,[57] Paulina Porizkova, Brooke Shields, Heather Locklear, and Elle Macpherson began to endorse products with their names, as well as their faces, through the marketing of brands such as the beverage Diet Pepsi to the extension of car title Ford Trucks.

  • The 90’s

This is when Supermodels began to make Millions of dollars instead of thousands.

1990 began with a January British Vogue cover presenting five of the top modeling stars of the era hand-picked and photographed by Peter Lindbergh. The five models were Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, and Tatjana Patitz.[62] In 1990, their status as top models ended and a new era for the “supermodel” began.

These new Supermodels did talk shows, were cited in gossip columns, partied at the trendiest nightspots,[59] landed movie roles, inspired franchises, dated or married film stars, and earned themselves millions.[15] Fame empowered them to take charge of their careers, to market themselves, and to command higher fees.

As the 1990s progressed, the supermodels were joined by Claudia Schiffer and then Kate Moss. They were the most heavily in demand, collectively dominating magazine covers, fashion runways, editorial pages, and both print and broadcast advertising.

 Kate Moss credited with beginning the “heroin chic” look.

  • Late 90’s

Emerging in the late 1990s, Gisele Bündchen became the first in a wave of Brazilian models to gain popularity in the industry and with the public. With numerous covers of Vogue under her belt, including an issue that dubbed her the “Return of the Sexy Model,”.

 Tyra Banks

  • 2000

 Jessica Stam

 Chanel Iman

American Vogue dubbed ten models (Doutzen Kroes, Agyness Deyn, Hilary Rhoda, Raquel Zimmermann, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson, Chanel Iman, Sasha Pivovarova, Caroline Trentini, and Jessica Stam) as the new crop of supermodels in their May 2007 cover story. They get critisized for looking anorexic.

Again I think they got it right in the beginning. In the 1960’s they had all types of female models from 5’5 – 6’3. They had very skinny Twiggy to larger sized women as supermodels. They all had a different look and I think that’s better than just seeing the same type of models. I think fashion needs to go back to the basics.


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