Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Prom 2011

If I were to go to Prom again.
Here's the outfit I'd rock (of course it would also rock my parents wallets)

Betsey Johnson Dress
Christian Louboutin heels
Louis Mariette Alexandra Tiara
Sugar Mama organic nail polish

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Eggcream Trunk Show

Saturday I worked for an upcoming designer called Eggcream.
Their spring collection was recently picked up by a store, DDC Lab, in the meat packing district of Nyc.
To celebrate, they had a trunk show.
Myself and a few other models posed around the store wearing the collection.
They had a DJ, drinks, and food as well as a guest appearance by Raja from Drag Race.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Ballet Vs. Modeling

It seems like a lifetime ago ballet was my life. And I seriously mean my LIFE.
I started dancing before I even knew what dancing was. I used to make up dances for my grandmother.
Then at the age of 5 my family enrolled me in Ballet classes.
At first it was just a hobby, but before long I was dancing every day.
Eventually I was dancing 6-7 days a week. 2-6 hours a day.
At the age of 11 I started going away to summer intensives.

Summer intensives are sort of like ballet summer camp.
You dance all day from 9am to 5pm mon-fri. They usually last around 6 weeks.
I got the opportunity to go to summer intensives in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Miami, and Milwaukee.
I also participated in competitions in Nyc and Ukraine.
In 10th grade I dropped out of regular high school and finished school online so that I could spend more hours of the day dancing.

Ballet really helped me transfer into modeling. Surprisingly there are a lot of similarities as well as differences you wouldn't expect.

Ballet Vs. Modeling

Mean Girls
Modeling: People have the idea that models are mean and catty. While there may be one or two here and there, over all models are normal people. Models are often traveling and living in different places. It can be a very lonely lifestyle so you make friends where you can.

Ballet: Models are NOTHING compared to ballet dancers. Everything is so competitive. You are always being watched, always being sized up, and always being talked about. Even by your "friends". I've seen girls do purposely harmful things to other girls and I've never experienced such intense jealousy anywhere else.

Mean Superiors
Modeling: This would include agency, bookers, and clients. You always hear that you have to have thick skin to be a model. That people will always say nasty things to you. Overall, I don't think I've ever shed a single tear over what anyone has said to me. Sure I've been told to eat only ice cubes or put in "time out" to loose weight or told I'm not womanly enough. And I can only imagine what is said when I'm not in the room. But overall, clients keep mean comments to themselves.

Ballet: This includes teachers and directors. Maybe the "insults" I've taken in modeling don't seem so insulting because they don't even compare to what I heard in ballet. I've been told I look like a dead fish, have crazy eyes, and to stop eating. I've been poked, hit, pulled, stretched, yanked, shoved, and man handled. It's serious business training to be a ballet dancer.

Physical Pain
Modeling: I wear a size 10 shoe. And I often have to cram my feet into a size 9. Which is pretty painful. Having your hair pulled and yanked can hurt. And I'm some how always painfully cold at every job.

Ballet: Two words....Point shoes. I've had bloody toes, skin ripped off my toes, bruised toe nails, and corns. I've also suffered a few injuries such as pulled muscles.

Modeling: This is what I love about modeling the most (along with traveling). Getting in front of a camera or on a runway and feeling the rush.

Ballet: There is nothing like dancing on stage. It's an amazing feeling and I miss it dearly.

Ballet: When I was dancing I ate anything and everything. I was dancing so much that the calories didn't matter. And during summer intensives I could never eat enough. A typical summer intensive day looked a little like this...
Breakfast - eggs, sausage, pancakes with lots of syrup, hash browns, and fruit.
Snack on the bus - Dry cereal.
Lunch - Sandwich, chips, and a cookie or two.
Dinner - Chicken, Pasta, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, and a brownie.
Snack before bed - Fried chicken sandwich, and a brownie.

Modeling: Sadly I can't follow the same diet as I once could. I need to watch what I eat more and make sure I exercise. This was extremely hard for me to get used to when I made the switch from ballet to modeling. Now a typical day (when I'm being good lol) looks a little like....
Breakfast - I have a hard time eating breakfast so I usually nibble on a little bit of cereal.
Lunch - Grilled chicken either with a salad or rice.
Snacks - Fruit or carrots with hummus
Diner - Grilled chicken with either salad, rice, or vegetables.
I do cheat here and there.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Swimwear 2011

Since my last post for Express Swimwear (You can view that HERE if you missed it)
I've done a little browsing to pick out some of my favorite bathing suits for 2011.
Here's what I came across!

I'd love to know what sexy swimwear you're crushing on!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hair History

Modeling over the years has caused me to make a few changes to my hair.
This is pretty typical of every model. At some point, some client will want to color it, your bookers will decide you look better with bangs, or it'll just be too damaged and need a major cut.

Here's a timeline, a history of my hair
and how it has changed with modeling.

Before I started Modeling

Before I started modeling I was pretty much Rapunzel.
In this photo, my hair is tied up in a ponytail on top of my head
and I'm arching my back a little just to get it all in the photo.
So it's actually longer than what it looks like in this photo.

First Started Modeling

I was still pretty much all hair when I started modeling.

First Major Cut

Elite and I decided to cut my hair to better appease more clients.
We cut about 7 inches off. I remember going to a casting right after cutting it,
the casting director commented on my how long my hair was. I thought he was crazy, it felt so short to me!
However, as you can see it was still really long.

Second Major Cut

I booked a hair job. The client wanted to do Before and After shots for their salon.
They cut a ton of hair off, put in layers, and made my hair a lot blonder.
It's a job I regret doing, as you can book hair jobs that pay $10,000 + to do the same thing.
This was not one of them. I never even saw the photos from the shoot.

End of Elite
When my time at Elite came to an end my hair had grown quite a bit more.
I kept blond highlights, but a more subtle tone.

Signed with Major Models

When I signed with Major I dyed my hair red.
Since then I've fallen in love with my red hair.
And so have many clients.

What major hair changes have you experienced??

Express Swimwear

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Express. All opinions are 100% mine.

The weather here in Nyc is starting to warm up (knock on wood!)
Which means that it's time to hit the gym to work on that beach bod 
Shop for a new cute swim suit to show it off!


Express has out their new super cute swimwear for 2011.
women's swimwear

There is a range of sizes and styles for all body types available in always-popular monokini, sexiest string bikini and must-have strapless and halter bikini styles.

I love that the tops have removable padding. That way you can control how much cleavage you want to show. The bottoms fit smaller to size for moderate back coverage.

 The other thing I love about Express Swimsuits, is that they are reasonably priced!


 Here's a few of my favorites!

I love white swimwear because it makes you look tanner!


This swimsuit is super flirty and would look good on any skin tone.


I love monokinis! They're reveling yet covering.



Express is giving away TEN $200 giftcards.
Sign up for Express e-mail for a chance to win one of ten $200 Express Giftcards.
Express e-mail
The contest ends April 21st so definitely make sure to get in on the chance, actually ten chances, to win before then!
You can see the full
sweepstakes rules


Visit Sponsor's Site

Monday, April 4, 2011

Fashion of the Future

I came across an interesting video. Designers in 1930 predicted what fashion would be like in 2000, 70 years later. How close do you think they came?

What do you think fashion will look like 70 years from now?
I hope men are still fitted with containers with candy for cuties!
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...