Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Modellounge Sept Fashion Week Survival Tote

Each fashion week the Modellounge provides an amazing fashion week survival tote stocked full of great products that come in handy during the rough weeks of castings, fittings, and shows. 
Here are the goodies from this seasons tote! 
Feel free to check out last seasons survival kit

Redken Extreme Shampoo & Conditioner

The extreme line is for distressed hair. Which is exactly what your hair is after fashion week. I feel that this shampoo really helps keep my hair soft and healthy. It doesn't dry it out like a lot of other shampoos do. I plan on continuing to use this product. 

Ice Breakers Duo Mints

I eat these pretty much like candy. They're delicious. What's fun is the to share and not to share sides. That way other people aren't taking all of your mints when they try to bum one off of you. 

Ice Breakers Ice Cubes Gum

These are also pretty tasty. They're great to quick refresh your breath before running into a casting or job. 


These are one of my favorite products. They're a lot more powerful than I had expected. Perfect for refreshing your breath. I also like the pick that is on the end to help remove any left over food. 

Biore Make-up Removing Towelettes

Is it not uncommon for the make-up team to roll out before the show is over. Leaving you on your own to remove the crazy make-up they've left on your face. Make-up remover wipes are a perfect way to have your face a little more subway friendly after a show. For me personally, this brand is a little harsh on my skin. 

Precision QTips

These are great for removing make-up or nail polish, make-up touch ups, cleaning jewelry, painting, and a world of other uses. 

Tampax Radiant Tampons & Always Radiant Incredibly Thin Liners

Feminine products are always appreciated. Always. 

Fashion Tape

Fashion tape is one of those industry secrets. It keeps your boobs from popping out, jewelry in place, and shoes on your feet. The uses are endless. 

Schick Quattro Trim

The cool thing about this razor is that along with the typical razor blade, there is also a trimmer. 

Kleenex Tissues

These are going to be amazing to have as the weather turns colder. Or, if you have ever been in the Lincoln Center tents you know that it is practically winter in there. The A/C is pumped so high that it gives you a runny nose. 

Vaseline Body Lotion
This is a great carrying size. It is easy to slip into your bag and quickly apply before hitting the runway. 

Clearasil PerfectaWash
This product is awesome. It is an automatic face wash dispenser. What's better than having soap put in your hand for you? Then when you are washing your layers of runway makeup off and need a little more soap, there's no fumbling around for the soap bottle. Plus it comes with two great smelling soap options, soothing plant extract and superfruit splash. 

Redken Dry Shampoo

I love dry shampoo. If you have dry hair from dye or heat then you want to avoid washing your hair too often. Dry shampoo fills in the gaps between washes. I like that this one has a slight minty smell to it. Sometimes dry shampoos can be too much. This one nailed it. 

Redken Hairspray 
What girl doesn't need hairspray? This is perfect for those big curls. 

Evian Facial Spray

I'm really excited about this product. My skin gets pretty dry. Specially as the weather becomes colder. Any product that keeps my skin hydrated is really appreciated! 

Purell Hand Sanitizer

If you have ever ridden the NYC subway you know some of the outrageous things that happen down there. It's beyond disgusting. When you're running around to 20 places a day during fashion week, there isn't too much extra time to wash your hands. 

OPI Nail Polish Remover
Just like make-up artists leaving you on your own to remove your make-up after a show. You're on your own to remove your nail polish. Every client always wants clean nails. When you have 3 shows a day it's impossible to show up to every show with clean nails. This carrying size makes that possible. 

Totes Micro Umbrella
This guy folds up into the perfect purse size. It's easy carrying size means that I can keep it in my purse and never be drenched again! 

5-Hour Energy

Fashion week is beyond draining. It's a lot of running around, early mornings (I had a 5am call time this season), and late nights. Trust me, sometimes you need the extra help.

MTA Subway Map 

While I live in NYC and am very familiar with the subway there are a lot of foreign girls that come into town just for fashion week. I know what I was new a subway map would have been a life saver.

Ipanema Sandal
One model secret is to wear flats and change into heels before going into your casting. Blisters often develop since clients love to cram your feet in too small of shoes. Ipanema sandals are comfortable and won't rub those new blisters. They're also easy to toss in your bag when you change into heels. 

I want to say a huge thank you to Modellounge and that participating partners.
This seasons tote was amazing.
Thank you =]

Friday, March 16, 2012

Alice and Olivia Fall 2012

My last show for the Fall 2012 Fashion Week was Alice and Olivia. 
This was my third time doing their show and as always it was a blast!
Read about previous shows...
Alice + Olivia Spring 2011
My look....

P.S. That red fur cardigan next to me, I have it in brown and it's AH-mazing. 

A video of the Make-up from the show
(See me at 0:30)

All of the looks from the show
(See me at 2:51)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Venexiana Fall 2012

This season I was given the opportunity to work with Venexiana again. It is an absolute joy working with everyone there. I adore Kati (the designer) and have pretty much decided I want her to design my wedding dress when that day comes.
The show was as rockin' and glamorous as ever. I got to wear 5 outfits!

This fur was a huge hit at the show! When I came out in this outfit the audience gasped, oh-ed and ah-ed, and started aupplading. Which is something that I have never had happen before.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Douglas Hannant Pink Fall 2012

This show season I didn't go crazy. I did a few shows, got lots of sleep, and kept my sanity. 
The first show I did this season....

Douglas Hannant Pink Fall 2012

You can see me at 0:49 and 0:55

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Model Lounge Fashion Week Survival Kit

This fashion week Model Lounge provided an awesome survival kit! 
Normally with gift bags you figure you'll like maybe a product or two. But they really selected some great stuff for the fashion week gift bags. So here is my review of the products. Now you can know just what a model needs in her survival kit for fashion week!

The Tote Bag

I have around 3 Model Lounge bags now and this one is by far my favorite. There is plenty of room to fit my portfolio, heels, smart water, and whatever else I need. I really like the zipper closure because then I don't have to worry about things falling out or pick pockets on the subway. 
The part that I dislike is that there are like 7,000 other models with the exact same bag. I'm afraid someone will take my bag thinking it's theirs or I'll take someones thinking it's mine. I'm currently coloring the letters pink just to set mine apart. 

This is a great carrying size. Easy to slip into your bag to quick apply before you hit the runway. 
Feels great and smells great too!

Again this is a great carrying size. However I don't like that you have to use your finger to apply it. Running around to castings, fittings, and shows means a lot of subway riding. And if there is one thing I have learned after years of living in NYC, it is that you DO NOT touch your face or food after riding the subway. So many disgusting things happen on the MTA. I've seen people blow snot out of their nose all over the seats. I have seen people poop their pants in subway seats. But probably the winner of most disgusting things I have witness happen on the NYC subway homeless smelly unwashed man who was reaching down his pants, scratching his balls, and then picking the dead skin ball cheese residue out from under his finger nails onto the seats. Just think, you could be the person who sat down in that later in the day. 

But not all is lost! This is a great night time lip mask. Put on a thick layer before bed and you'll wake up with amazing feeling lips =]

I've seen commercials for these before and always thought they were kind of gimmicky. However after trying them I think they're fantastic. The freshening bead is really powerful and between the bristles and the pick they really get your teeth clean quick. It's not something I would use everyday as I'm not looking to start a wisp budget, but they're great for emergencies. 

I always forget to pack snacks. And then an hour into my job I'm dying hungry. Having a little snack pack definitely saved me!

The blades on this are a lot sharper than my previous razor. Which is fantastic. The trimmer is a neat feature but one I don't think I will use. There's no part of me that I shave and would prefer a trim over a clean smooth shave. I don't think clients want me just trimming my armpit hairs either. 

Having been a model for a few years I almost never walk around in my heels. 
1. You'll never make it to all of your castings if you're running around in your heels. 
2. You'll destroy your heels much faster wearing them to do the traveling to castings in. 
Therefore I buy trendy flat shoes (combat styled boots, ballet flats, oxfords) to do the traveling part of my day. 
However, fashion week includes a lot of after parties. To which I'm not carrying a bag along to these parties just for a change of shoes. These "Fast Flats" fit perfectly into my going out clutch. Which is amazing news for my feet on the commute back home. 

This is pretty much may favorite product in the bag. It is standard to wear a nude thong at any job as a model. And I feel like I can never have enough of them. (Although that may be because I'm lazy with laundry and would rather have a 3 month supply of nude thongs than travel down to the laundromat that I live above of to wash clothes). 
These are so soft and leave zero panties lines.
I plan on buying like 10 more. 

Since a good chunk of my hair got burned off this fashion week, again, this is a much appreciated product. It is a leave in product meant to provide heat protection and keep hair strong.

Thanks a lot to Model Lounge and all of the participating fashion week partners!!!

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