It was back to school this week at Monmouth University where I styled the students and professors on set for their new college brochure. Some behind the scenes images of the students and the breathtakingly beautiful campus. Can’t wait to see the final images of what the talented photographer, John Decker captured.
There’s a hair epidemic and you’re probably affected and don’t even know it. So many of us are running around with split ends, the wrong hair color (especially all you over processed blondes) and the wrong style. Why? Oh Why? If you’re still sporting the Jennifer Anniston cut from the 90′s or even better the “feathered birds nest” look (you know who you are) then PLEASE CALL ME I will steer you in the right direction. It will change your life. Yes, cutting or coloring your hair, having a small change in your personal appearance will change the way people look at you, react to you, and most importantly how you feel about yourself. I recently caught a glimpse of myself (pictured below) with long hair taking over my face. My hair grows like a weed and sometimes I think it looks like a squirrel might have died up in there.
When I saw the photo below I knew I had to cut at least 5 inches off by the talented stylist David Kastin at Cutler Salon in midtown Manhattan.
(Left: hair looking looking like a squirrel is hiding in there & Right: 5 inches off and dead squirrel look is gone. Better right?)
I spoke at the Safe to Be Seen event Sunday, August 24, 2014 curated by my colleague and friend Natalie Berthhold who holds family constellations and is a certified Reiki master. I styled a beautifully diverse group of women and showed them how to own their gifts and walk down the runway. The ladies were so confident and cool that it was an honor and joy working with them and teaching them what look best defines their figure. The right fit and color will always boost your confidence. Trust me and try it.
Working the runway, learning to pose in a photo and feeling good about it!
The art of a proper #selfie. I jumped in with these gorgeous blondes.
It’s always a good day when you wake up at 5am to appear live on a fashion segment for Pix11 Morning Show! (waking up at 5am hooray!)
The stylist for People Style Watch dressed me in my new favorite plus size/full figured/curvy/stylish/gorgeous/trendy line called ELOQUII. Seriously check them out now. I mean it. Drop everything and take a look. The clothing is beautifully tailored and the trends are gorgeous. You will feel sexy & confident. Is there anything better?
Here’s what I wore with details below:
Getting down to the business of styling a client for her upcoming video release.
New to New York City, Eliza needed to look the part for her new job.
I am a self proclaimed perfume addict. I j’adore a fine Eau de Parfum. Here are some tips on finding the right one for you from my friends at the Barneys perfume counter. Remember to spritz away just don’t over do it. No one wants to be in a room with a skunk.
Perfumes contain layers of scents to create their unique bouquet. These layers are referred to as notes. Initially you may only notice … Read More »
Vintage and consignment shops have never looked better! Please stand up right now and march to your local salvation army, flea market and boutique vintage stores in your area for clothing/books/furniture/jewelry that won’t break the budget (some will but it’s worth it). I spotted this beautiful DVF (Diane von Furstenberg) for dare I say it…$20! Here it is hanging out waiting for me to put her on.
I’m still in a state of shock over my find. I found more online for $320. Look for classic items that will last you years vs trendy items that last a season.
Here are a few stores that I frequent:
Buffalo Exchange (locations all across the country)
Brooklyn Flea (if you’re a lover of all things cool go here)
Ina (brands, brands, and more brands)
And then there’s one more I just discovered. But my mom always told me to keep a secret….but if you really want to know, email me.
Have you ever wanted to call in sick to work because you had cramps, heavy bleeding, been emotionally and physically exhausted and didn’t feel like being half naked in a room full of people, where you are the main focus? I found myself facing that very situation. At a recent shoot for O, the Oprah Magazine, where I’d been asked to model lingerie for their yearly Body Issue, a testament to body love and self acceptance, but this time, I couldn’t call out sick.
As I walked into the brightly lit photography studio, I saw the racks of nude lingerie awaiting me, as well as my co-model for the shoot, a beautiful, elegant size-zero model resembling Lupita Nyong’o. You’d think the idea of disrobing and taking full-length shots in the nude body suit they’d prepared for me would be the part of this story making me pause—hardly. As an international model, I’d been taking shots like this for more than 10 years. No, today, I was feeling vulnerable for an entirely different reason. I’d recently had two very different and serious health scares—and if I hadn’t advocated for myself with multiple doctors—I might not even be standing in the room.
Just a few weeks prior to the body shoot, I had 20 fibroids removed … Read More »
Don’t you just love affordable trends? Watch as I was featured as one of the models with Kate Dimmock from People Style Watch on the Katie Couric Show.
Watch the segment here and see what Katie says about my hair. It’s a red headed thing!
Here are a couple behind the scene pictures with some of the other models from that day. Thank you Katie!