Thursday, April 30, 2009

The New Asian Persuasian

Do the names Derek Lam, Alexander Wang, Phillip Lim, and Jason Wu ring a bell? The 4 mentioned names are some of the most raved about fashion designers right now! What do they all have in common...they are all asian! Pardon the pride, but it's refreshing to see young ambitious asians follow their dreams. Especially since "fashion" in many asian households isn't considered the most stable or respectable career path. Below are some of my favorite looks from the designers' Fall RTW 2009 lines.

Jason Wu- Fall RTW 2009

Alexander Wang- Fall RTW 2009

Derek Lam- Fall RTW 2009

Phillip Lim- Fall RTW 2009

Sneak Peek of Test Shoots With Christine Hahn

A week or so ago I was able to work with LA based fashion photographer Christine Hahn. This is just a sneak peek. More photos to come! I can't wait to see the rest of them. To see more of Christine Hahn's work visit

Kristen of TCM. Thanks to Strut and Moksha for letting me pull some outfits to style this shoot.

Megan Patterson. Thanks to Su the poodle lady and all her fabulous poodles.

Featured Local Models : The Sweet, The Sassy, and The Sexy

I could never be a model. I'm 5'2" and my measurements are very...sausage like. Flat chested, big bellied, and love handles for days. Sure I'm "cute", but nevertheless I am plump! However, I'm not insecure about it. I love fashion, but I love food just as much. My two passions conflict, that's why I opt to work behind the scenes of fashion instead. I love my cupcakes, all fat mocha, and hamburgers past midnight. With that said, I can appreciate beauty in the 5'8" and above, and the 32-24-34 physique.

I was able to work with a number of beautiful models the past couple of months and I have developed a roster of "favorites". Some who are signed with an agency, and some who are not. I hope they don't mind this little shout out.

Meet Giselle. This young, vibrant actress/ model is someone I can picture in Teen Vogue. I would compare her to Kristen Dunst. I would recommend her to any designer and photographer any day. Photo by Evan Carlye.

Meet Ashley Chanel. She is an exotic beauty mixed Japanese and Spanish. Great on the runway, perfect in front of the camera, and a face of an angel. I could see her gracing the pages of Nylon Magazine and ads for any mainstream beauty line.

Meet Zjanna. This Romanian beauty has it all. The height, the bubbly personality, and legs for miles. She brought the crowd at SFW to their feet when she came out in Logan Neitzel's finale piece. Love her! Photo by Barry Druxman.

This concludes my first installment of Favorite Local Models! More lovely ladies to come.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Naomi B.

My ultimate career goal is to run a boutique fashion PR/ image consultation agency. I want to help brands and designers with their brand identity, help them with press releases, coordinate events, etc...pretty much help them get famous. So for starters I have been helping out my good friend Naomi with her budding career as a designer. Visit her site...