Kanye West’s Paris Debut – hot or not

I happened to be surfing around I found an article on Kanye West’s Fashion runway debut in Paris.  all Photos by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Now while I only posted a few here, you can see more at Fashionista.com.  After looking at all of the pieces, I will agree that there is a problem of fit. Models are living and breathing mannequins and everything should fit them well. This is why these girls are chosen for runway. Overall, I personally thought it was a decent first effort but it doesn’t have any cohesion or voice. There was not really a theme to the collection and I am not sure the roughness around the edges of the designs were to represent his roughness around the edges.

If he should want to try again, suggest getting a great design and sewing team. I am also not  sure why he felt the need to rush his debut. He would have probably done better had he waited to debut for fall/winter 2012 show season.

But am I sure he will bounce back from what the article stated. After all , it is Kanye we are talking about here 🙂


Polyvore.com———– LOVE LOVE LOVE this site

I know I am slow when it comes to finding great fashion sites besides STYLE.com ( Fashion OnLine bible) but my friend Danielle ( Thank you) introduced me to this wonderful site called Polyvore.

This site is truly a wonderful site for fashion, interior design and art. When you first get there, you see these wonderful sets of fashion and art all pieced together.  What I learned is that users can make these wonderful sets of pieces that they love. I was in complete awe and amazement. After a few tries of actually making an account, I finally did and within the first 30 mins, made 3 sets. I was totally enamored with it.

I have already entered 2 contests and even if I may not win, truth is my inner stylist is having a great time.  I advise any budding stylist, fashionista or artist to go and check it out and while you are there check out my page and let me know what you think.


Going Across the world to try something new

While surfing around tumblr one day, I saw a post of a sweater I thought was amazing. I did a lil more digging online and found where the sweater could be ordered.  The site is called Yesstyle.com. It is a e-commerce website for Asian Fashions. You can find clothing from designers from Taiwan, Japan and Korea.  What I find amazing is that site has so many designers and styles to choose from and covers both men and women. What I love about Yes Style is the price of the product. Most of the lines they carry on par with places like H&M, Gap, Forever 21, Banana Republic and so on. It really all depends on what you are looking for in particular. If you are interested in shopping with them, definitely sign up to be a member so you can become an Elite Member. You can get savings on most goods when you become one. The more you spend within a year, the higher your membership in the elite club becomes.  You can gain savings almost like most companies have now.

So, I ordered two Items  A color block loose fit top in gray and navy and a contrast trim cardigan Prices being $19.80 and $24.00 respectively. The color block top is see thru so wearing something underneath is in order. The top is very comfy and caring for it means hand washing. I will probably be using a mild detergent like Woolite. The cardigan is great. It has a cupcake pin which you can take off and on depending your mood.

The shipping from there is very fast. I placed my order on 9-24-11 and received today 9-27-11. To me, that is extremely fast considering it is coming from overseas.  The shipping is very reasonable and no tax was charged.. ( Even Better) 🙂

I will definitely be shopping from yes style again. Some of the pieces over there are things that I know I would not be able to readily find here. It is always nice to find a new place to shop.

Very Collegiate looking

Isnt it cute ?

Fashion Night out aka FNO happening on September 8th, 2011

Well lovelies, the time is coming closer to FNO or Fashion Night out.  This night introduces people to shopping after hours at some of the most glamorous places around the world. Fashion with its creatively and expression brings all levels of fashionistas both beginning and experienced.

To make sure your Fashion journey goes well, go the website http://fashionsnightout.com/. They have listed all the events happening around NYC and there is a link to World wide events.

Working in retail I have experienced fashion night out since its inception 3 years ago. The streets of NYC were flooded with shoppers and celebrities were brimming at some of New York’s high-profile stores.  I am having no doubt that this year will be truly spectacular. I look forward to reading all the websites, blogs, and seeing images from the night on various social media outlets. Unfortunately, I will be working early that day but my job is having their own fashion night out in Soho.  It should be a fun time.

I hope I can get a t-shirt this year. 🙂

Interview with a beautiful, up and coming model, Imahn

Thanks to the internet and social media increases,  I have the opportunity to reach USA wide via twitter a hew model citizen Imahn.  Imahn is located in Charlotte, NC. She was gracious enough to take time out to be interviewed.

Thank you Imahn.













1)      How long have you been a Model?

 I started modeling at age four; around twelve years old is when I took my career into my own hands and began searching for work and representation.

2)      Tell me what got you started in modeling?

Initially my mother place me into modeling and acting because of my bright personality, love of the mirror and camera! As I grew older I noticed that I looked different from most kids, I was super tall! I also loved fashion, and wanted to be a fashion designer. I realized that I wasn’t so great at that, and figured I would look better modeling the clothes.

3)      What do you like most about being a model?

 I love learning, especially since learning is something you can never stop. Researching and exploring new poses and facial expressions is a thrill to me. I know that I have much to learn in order to perfect my craft, and I own that. Learning is how I have stayed steadfast in this industry. Even when I am a mainstream model, I will never stop learning.

4)      What is your least favorite part of being a model?

 Modeling is my passion but there are some times I am discouraged. Runway models are typically rail thin, and I am not. But I am still in shape, but I believe my bustier build sometimes hinders me. This is why I have learned how to photograph less busty. Modeling is a illusion, and a great model makes positives out of the negatives.

5)      Where do you see your career going?

This is a question I ask myself every day; I aspire to be a high fashion model. But I also see myself doing an abundance of commercial work. Commercial work is awesome; it is very flexible with a models everyday lifestyle. I have a degree and plan to utilize that degree and model; so that path would be fitting for me as well.

6)      Have you participated in a modeling/photography workshop?

Yes, since the age of twelve I have done several workshops and even attended Barbizon modeling school. With any experience you have to try and obtain something valuable from the experience, which I did. But I believe a model is born not made, and I was never taught to be a model, a model is who I am.

7)      What advice would you give to those who want to become a model?

An aspiring model should always stay zealous and aware. Love the industry, love your craft and beware of scams or people trying to take advantage of you. Also remember if you are going to go down this career path be ready for the ride, and don’t take any short cuts. A true model was never handed her career.

8)      Who would be your dream person to work with?

I am a fan of duo photo shoots, it is a amazing to feed off another person’s energy in a shoot. Skin tone, weight, or height contrast is great for this style of shoot as well.

9)      What was your most creative shoot?

I am my biggest critic, so I believe that I have not yet reached my most creative shoot. I have done several outside shoots, but I think the most thrilling shoot was a shot right in the heart of busy downtown Washington, DC. It was February and freezing, with thousands of tourists parading by.

10)  What magazine is your dream to work with?

 I grew up reading Harper’s Bazaar magazine. Some of the most beautiful faces have graced their covers. I think Harper’s Bazaar represents every woman, with a touch of glam. As a model I want to be that sparkling, dazzling, high fashion model but I also want to be the relatable, down to earth model. So in short, I would be honored to grace Bazaar’s cover. 

11)  Any favorite time period that inspires you?

The 1940’s and 1950’s fashion is a amazing time in history. Women looked so feminine and confident in their appearance. I absolutely love how the hugged women’s bodies. These styles of clothing allowed women to be sophisticated, fun, classy, but most importantly SEXY! I plan to do a shoot inspired by these time periods. I have been waiting for the right wardrobe choice, the goodwill of the thrift store will have the best choices.

12)  What do you think a model should do to prepare for a shoot?

 Preparing for a shoot can be nerve wracking, especially if you are shooting for the first time with a photographer.  I am a Christian, so first and foremost I pray. But that’s just me. If a model has her shoot planned out ahead of time, she/he definitely needs to get exercise in. Cut down on sodium intake you DO NOT want to be bloated. Absolutely no drinking alcohol the night before a shoot, but do get plenty of water prior to the shoot. Relaxation and rest the night before is essential and by far the most important. Personally, I have lazy eyes, and if I am tired, that is not going to go over well on the camera. Wardrobe and model back should be pack day before shoot, rushing lead to a disoriented model. Models need to channel positive energy, as we are artist and we need to go in ready to work.

13)  What’s your trade beauty tip?

 Try using a great bronzer if you have skin that allows you to be light on foundation. Over the years I have worked on clearing my acne, and I have become successful. Now I do not need a lot of make up on a daily basis. A golden bronzer will give you a clean, chic look with a hint of pizzazz.

14)  What might we find in your model bag?

Goodness, that bag is going to be a mess to dig through. But you would find foundation, eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow,  Blush (a must have), bronzer, lip gloss, tweezers, a washcloth, tooth paste, toothbrush, face wash, nail polish, razor, baby oil, comb, brush, hairspray, extra pair of shoes, underwear, a snack, water, vitamin water, business cards. Anything you think a model needs I am sure I have it in my bag! As you may notice, I didn’t say flat iron; I stay away from unnecessary heat on my hair.

15)  Do you have any favorite photographers and which one would you most want to work with?

Gilles Bensimon essentially transforms the way a model comes through the camera, and I love that about his work. Models and photographers depend on each other and I would love to depend on a man with work like his!

16)  Are you multitalented (doing more than just modeling)?

I have some experience in commercial acting, and I am also a wedding planner in for the Levine Museum of the new South.

17)  What is the one thing a model should always have with them? 

 Wow! One thing, that is hard to decide on. But I will say a model must always have…Drum Roll…Blush. Blush accentuates cheek bones, looks simple and beautiful.

18)  Anything else we should know about you?

 I mentioned earlier that modeling is a talent and passion of mine. When I first started in the industry as a child, my manager engulfed me into acting. I am proficient at scripts and sold reads. I hope to dabble in acting as my career progresses.

Thanks you SO MUCH IMAHN!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish you much success.

If you wish to reach out to Imahn, you can reach her at http://www.jnsqmodels.com/