I headed down to Friendship Heights (Chevy Chase) DC for the premiere of the new Style Black collection by MAC. Yes, Goth is in and it’s sexy. From ’80s Sprouse-in-the-House kohl and fringe to London New Goth, going back to black changes the mood, deepens the drama. Eyeliner, beehives and beyond, this is a celebration of going madly, deliriously noir. Don’t wait ’til midnight!
I arrived at the store around 6:30 for my “compliementary” makeover. There was a line! Hmph! But, it was so worth the wait. I found a make-up artist (he’s going to kill me, I forgot his name, it’s on the card he gave me at home, I think it was J) and got in the chair. Isn’t he fab!
I’m always nervous to get my make up done, and I wasn’t sure how well I could pull of the dark eye and dark lip look. But, J made it happen, and the results were so seductive. This is the before 🙂
And here is the after!
How am I supposed to kiss with these lips lol, I guess they’re just for watching ;). Being on that starving model artist budget, I couldn’t afford to get everything I wanted. The lady getting made over next to me swore she was going to buy the whole line!
But, I could only manage to snag the lip gloss (I actually wore it out that very night! I won’t be sharing this gloss with my friends thou! Get your own).
Here are some other products from the line.
Sooooo, I’ve been signed to the Keyvn Mattison Agency for a one year contract! Awesome right? What makes it even better is that the agency is moving to New York City in the fall. Sound familiar? I’m moving to New York City in the fall. Even better, Monica (my model soul mate) is trying to get in with them too.
Check me out here on the New Faces page and then also here on the women’s board. It’s a small boutique agency. I also work with T.H.E. Artist Agency, which is huge, over 500 models/actors. So you can imagine how easy it is to get lost in the mix. Hopefully I’ll be able to book more jobs with this agency.
I just came across this competition online for Project Runway! Apparantly, they are voting models on to the next season of the show on Lifetime.
Please click here and VOTE for me!
I love to go out dancing, especially with my friend Monica (plus, she’s tall too). It never fails that where ever we are out at, we meet these lame guys with even lamer mannerisms. So I felt the need to blog about the mistakes guys make when hitting on a girl at the club.
Stalker Stare: Be it known, girls size up the room just like guys do, it just takes us way less time and we aren’t as obvious. Within 30 seconds, we have determined who is cute, horrific, who we will talk to, might talk to, and won’t talk to. So you standing 5 feet away from me giving me your “come hither” look isn’t going to work. I haven’t given you eye contact because I don’t wan’t you to come over. Yes, I see you staring. Guys please be aware that girls know when you are looking at them, and if they haven’t looked back, move on (or atleast blink).
Excuse-me Touching: Cousin to the accidental elbow-to-boob move, the excuse-me touching happens when a guy needs to get by you in the club, and for some reason feels the need to carress your lower back or stomach. Not a wise move, minus-5. No one gave you permission to touch me.
Arm Snatcher: I want nothing more than to be walking casually one second and then to be snatched and pulled in another direction.Yes, a delightful and gentle way to gain my attention. This is RUDE fellas. Again, don’t touch me lol.
Abrupt Rapid Dry Hump: So I guess we are not asking ladies if they would like to dance anymore? I guess is it now acceptable to suprisingly mount them and begin dry humping? No, this is not dancing. Also, I do not appreciate that if I dance with you and do it face to face, you try to swing me around to the other side. No means no!
Loitering Comment Shout: First of all why are you posted up on the wall anyway? It lets me know that you have be attempting to get at any and all women who walk by, and I am no more special than the others.
Outdated Lines: Ugh. I’m not your baby, ma, babe, girl, or shorty. Damn girl let me holla at you for a second? Ay girl come here? all these FAIL. Hi. How are you? Are you having a good time tonite? You look nice. All these are ACCEPTABLE! Here is a real true life scenario from when I was out in the K street area (I also feel the need to mention that this guy was not wearing a shirt for some reason):
“Lil Wayne” wanna be: Ay girl can I get at you for a second
Me (very politely): Sorry I have a boyfriend
“Lil Wayne” wanna be: Ay furreal, I don’t give a fuck about your boyfriend right now.
Me: ((walks away))((SMH face))
That’s one way to NOT win me over. Okay that’s all I have to say on the topic for now. Oh yea tall girls don’t like shorter guys (sorry) just had to throw that out there since last weekend I got hit on by a midget, no really, actual midget.
I use online shopping to kill time at work. Okay there, I said it. Anyway, I happened to be on the Target website and they were having a 70% off clearance sale!
Don’t hate on Target! They have some cute stuff! Anyway this is what I brought…
Floral Ruffle Mini Skirt – $6.74!!
Batwing Cropped Cardigan – $8.04!!
Rib Waisted Sweater Dress – $8.74!!
Navy Double Breasted Jacket – $13.99!!
Coral Woven Flat – $13.98!!!
And free shipping!! Okay I’m not supposed to be shopping but I can’t resist a steal…ever!
Okay now, I think it’s time I accepted that Harlem pants are here. I was anti-leggings and they haven’t gone anywhere, so I can only guess that these pants are going to be around.
How to spot a Harlem pant? Well it’s just a loose fitting pant that is flowing, often tapered at the end. These pants can be tre chic depending on how you wear them. I would automatically pair them with a tight fitting top/jacket/vest and definately some high heels.
Seen here on the runway of Ralph Lauren and YSL…
And seen here on celebs…
Okay I can’t do it they look silly!!! Rihanna’s are kinda chic, but it’s not the full on flowy pant shape. It’s like wearing a trashbag. The only other decently cute pair I could find were these…
Cynthia Rowley Black Silk Blend Harlem Pant for $99. And they are only cute because they are not super loose.
I’m not on board for this trend. I know Harlem pants have been around for a while now but I think they are going to get popular. What do you think? Would you wear them?
Don’t judge me! But I am a fan of the Rachel Zoe Project! I love that show. It’s filled with glamorous fashion and a hilarious cast (I say cast because all reality TV is partially scripted).
But if you did not know, Rachel Zoe has joined forces with the QVC fashion show, which will showcase the great unveiling of Rachel Zoe’s first accessories line. The line includes jewelry, scarves, sunglasses, bags — a “ton of stuff,” Zoe said. “I think [every woman] should have a selection of basic jewelry. You know, a great, like, statement necklace, a great pair of earrings, a big ring.”
Okay not gonna lie, when I think of QVC I think of housewives sitting at home watching TV and shopping while eating a twinkie. I could be wrong. I also don’t picture those same twinkie eaters in haute couture. But maybe Rachel Zoe found a way to blend the two worlds together.
Well well well, some of her pieces (scheduled to be revealed later this month) were leaked onto the internet for our viewing and ripping to shreads. See for yourself…
Prices range from $32.50 to $130. The line also includes sunglasses and scarves. So clearly this is faux fur, can’t murder an animal for $32.50 to $130.
I’m not sure how I feel about the line. Maybe I like the ring, but I would have to try on that fur vest. What happens when it rains? Does it smell like wolverine?
Actually, this was my first official shoot and what started it all. I found David Butterman through my agency, T.H.E. Artist Agency in Georgetown, DC. We set up the shoot for the end of February.
Sidebar: Deciding to go for it all in modeling was my New Year’s Resolution. I had tried out for America’s Next Top Model in August of 2008. After making it to the next round, but then getting lost in the clutter, I started to think if this was something I could really do in real life. So over the next few months I just continued to think about it, then when January came around, I decided it’s all or nothing. So it’s ALL!
Anyway, so the shoot was going to take place at a diner in Towson, Maryland. It was across from Towson Town Center mall off York Rd. I met him bright and early (and snowing) that morning.
There was no stylist for the shoot, so I had to do the shopping myself. After we put together some outfits, I got my make-up done by JennQuinn from the Stylista Agency. T.H.E. Artist Agency had told me to have a clean natural look, but I didn’t think that the make-up artist got it right. It threw me off a little because I was expecting one thing, and I looked in the mirror and it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be.
Anyway, my hair was done by Khalil Oliver of the same agency, and that looked great. I got into my first look and we began shooting. Here is the results.
David was a great photographer! He did his best to make me feel comfortable. Even though I loved him, after my agency got the pics, they weren’t pleased at all 😦 They thought the make-up artist didn’t know how to apply natural looking make-up to African American skin. I was upset because I paid money for this shoot! And I wanted it to be perfect because I thought it was going to set the tone for my whole career. I put so much pressure on myself. The night before, I had cut out poses from magazines that I was going to do. I think I put too much pressure on myself and made myself nervous.
In the end, T.H.E. Artist Agency asked me to redo the shoot with David Butterman (at no cost to me).
Also, I’ll tell you the advice he gave me and you can take from it what you may. He told me the story of a girl, who as soon as she walked in a casting, she got the part. As they saw her walk out, she lost it (i.e. booty troubles).
So there you have it, that was my first ever photoshoot. I won’t say it was great (only because the agency wasn’t thrilled by the results) but it was definately a learning experience. I learned to speak up about my concerns at a shoot if I think a look isn’t inline with what I’m going for. I also learned not to put pressure on myself, you should be relaxed and content when shooting. Every emotion, even fear and overthinking, show up on the camera.