Monday, April 9, 2012

Fashion and model buzz that caught my eye

I hope you had a lovely Easter

Hey Girls,

It might be hard to work as a fashion model when your 5'2" but fashion isn't everything. Also sometimes I think the fashion world gets too much attention, and the behind the scenes can be gritty and not so beautiful and kind. And there is such an amount of celebration consumption, getting the latest this and that, buy this and that, you gotta have this and that, blah blah, I wish more often celebrated was the latest in compassion and having and giving could be in the same news segment or article or ad campaign. I read Vogue and Elle and all of them but I've become more of a selctive shopper thinking about if this dress will last me a couple seasons, if this pair of shoes is not just pretty but durable and won't break while I pound the pavement or run for a cab, I don't want something just for the sake of wanting it, I want something that will last, that's quality, that comes from a brand I respect for how they created the product in the first place and the love and care they put into it. (and if they give back to the world in a charitable way, even better). Remember with all this fashion news and fashion buzz of who is wearing what, it's good to give your mind some time to think about the world, not just your own bubble or the bubbles of those wearing what, but the whole green and blue floating in space, I also like reading through Time, National Geographic and Smithsonian magazine.

However when it comes to fashion and modeling buzz here is some that caught my eye:

This is more 'fashion modeling' related, the documentary "Girl Model" but it might appeal to girls of all sizes and types curious about modeling, for the sake that the perception of the glamour and allure of modeling is easily misleading. "And the idea of being a top model was probably something she had considered. But at 13, 14, 15, how much can they really understand about the dreams versus the reality?”

Video game characters/models shows off the latest Prada fashions:

Are you a plus size model and wear a D-Cup?
Fuller-bust British lingerie brand Curvy Kate is celebrating its U.S. debut with Star in a Bra, a model search of impressive proportions that is open to all confident and naturally curvaceous women who are D plus cup size. "The average American breast size is now a 36DD, and the average dress size is a 14 or larger, but many fashion brands still choose a model that is, on average, 23 percent lighter than the typical woman," said Steve Hudson, Curvy Kate managing director. Read more here:

A new fashion magazine for women with Curves:

Model and fashion blogger Lauren Scruggs lost her left eye and hand after walking into a plane propeller in December and her strength and inspiring story will be shared in a book titled "Still Lolo," which will be out in November. Read more:

Aim high and strive on,

Well, if you are a shorter girl curious about modeling consider print modeling and the commercial print side of the industry, which isn't as often covered in the media but it is the largest area of modeling for people of all sizes. On my blog you can find insight on print modeling and how to start and the right photos to create to market yourself.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

At the SHAPE Magazine and L'OCCITANE en Provence event at their Flatiron Boutique

Tonight I was at the SHAPE Magazine and L'OCCITANE en Provence event at their Flatiron Boutique, eating green beans and fruit and learning tips on fitness, great skin and eating well from Shape magazine's Lifestyle editor Bahar Takhtehchian. I'll be posted her tips on caring for your body and skin inside and out soon.

Here I am holding my cute little L'OCCITANE gift bag.

I look forward to trying the Angelica protective face lotion with SPF and I saw a few items that will become Favorite Little Things.

Check out the April issue of Shape magazine.


Wednesday, April 4, 2012

At the Guam Beauty Mud Pop Up Shop Opening Event

Hey Girls,

This evening I stopped by the (Italian based) Guam Beauty Mud Pop Up Shop Opening Event at the Roger Smith Hotel Pop Up Shop – 501 Lexington Avenue (b/t 47th &48th), NYC 10017. There was a sample table of the Guam beauty products and I opened up Guam alga anti-cellulite marine exfoliating scrub, and stuck my finger right in, it was soft and light weight not a chunky rough scrub, and smells like peppermint, soothing. It's open for a month. Check it out!  Catch the pop up shop while it's in town and stop by

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

For the month of April I'm doing a reader special

Hey here is some Petite Pride for my USA readers!

For the month of April I'm doing a reader special for Short Stuff: on the job with an x-small model that also includes a signed copy of my modeling memoir Almost 5'4". 

Get both books personalized for $25 / includes shipping.

Almost 5'4" is my true life memoir of my early modeling pursuits in New York City, it includes the grit and the glory involved with taking a chance on yourself, despite the risk and doubt, it's me, sharing the tough moments and the attitude that believing in yourself IS everything when it comes to chasing a challenging dream.  You can read an excerpt of Almost 5'4" here. And you might find where I wrote the book to be also intriguing, read about it here.

Short Stuff, shares on the job modeling adventures that happened after Almost 5'4", and also includes modeling tips for short chicks. This book was inspired by my blog readers actually. Read sample here.

If you'd like a personalized copy of Short Stuff and Almost 5'4" please contact me through my website and let me know who to personalize the book for. Or put your name below so I can sign the book for you!

Please put your name here so I can sign the book for you!

If you live outside the US but are interested in this special promotion you can let me know of your interest by emailing me through my website and we'll try to work something out.


P.s: If you have an iPhone remember you can read the mobile edition of Model Life, my graphic novel on your device, just download the free Comics + app, and then search for Model Life. :) Enjoy it!