What a show Midnight Metropolis turned out to be! I arrived and found that the designer I was modeling for had no outfit for me, so a couple students took me on a shopping excursion, which lasted two hours and we wound up going to five big stores. We finally found a red dress with slits and a halter at Forever XII and then rushed back to the club so I could do hair and make-up. Since I was not going to walk in the show, the fashion crew decided to make me a greeter and sell canvas fashion dept. bags up front with Diane Greene, the head of the department. Later, I went on stage and did the raffle with the main host and supermodel/runway coach Charleston Pierce as a Vanna White character. I had fun walking up and down the runway beforehand and getting glamour shots! The show went well. There were about 52 models walking the catwalk as well as some Alonzo King’s Lines Ballet dancers performing for part of the show. I went through quite a fire storm that day, but when things fall apart, they are really just falling into place. The end result was truly magical!
I did an awesome runway casting at Academy of Art for one of the top shows in the city! They were looking for extras for the show. I didn’t get picked, but I felt like a real winner walking on the long Victoria’s Secret style runway with a big video screen capturing us as we walked back! I had a Giant’s stadium moment from when I had done a color guard performance during my senior year of high school. There were so many cameras on cranes zooming in to capture the models as we strutted down the catwalk. It was a magical moment I won’t ever forget! Bless Charleston Pierce for inviting me and a few other models to be a part of this special opportunity! We had some glazed donuts and Starbucks coffee to get fired up before practice. Big thanks to Joanna Hidalgo, the director, who gave expert instruction on the choreography! I hope to work with the AAU runway crew next year and be in the show!
Rocker chic! ~Philip Lim patchwork jeans from Neiman’s ~Candy apple red studded booties from a Japan Center boutique ~David Bowie red tee by Archive from the boutique Crush in Rockridge ~Erica Anenberg black leather shoulder bag from HauteLook.com ~Michael Kors … Continue reading →
It was an evening of James Bond suits, women in black dresses, champagne, lemon meringue tarts, and craps and Blackjack! The British Motor Car Distributors dealership was full with the sounds of Bond music permeating the space and clips of Bond movies playing in the background. The ultimate car to sit in was a Union Jack painted Jag convertible. I stepped inside, wrapped my hands around the black leather steering wheel, and prayed on my lucky stars I’d have this baby on the road in no time towards Hollywood Blvd. A nice gentleman in a black suit helped me out of the car. I tried my hand at craps as a complete and utter novice, not sure as to how to play with those underlying probabilities, which a 5 or 6 year old kid clearly had in her awareness, as she gave the whole group of adults a run for their money. People were calling me the lucky winner for the evening, but I was just a newcomer to the whole gambling thing. In Tahoe this January, I went at the slot machines like a bull fresh out of a pen, but I came back to the hotel with no earnings, just the memory of bright shiny machines spinning out some unknown prophecy of the “jackpot winner.” That elusive 1 in 100 champ who took it all away with him, the spill of potent tequila gracing the machine after a sad cowboy made his last shot towards the “big one” and got the stars back in his eyes with a triple whammy winning streak. I munched on shrimp, filet mignon on potato chips, and artichoke puffs. The grand prizes listed at the bar put a “gun shot” of ecstatic hope through my chest as I prayed on any or all of the possibilities. Steve Padis diamond jewelry was for sale at the bar, listed on the “Bling Menu.” I ran out of chips after my last run at Blackjack and accidentally spilling champagne on a young uptight 20-something Asian girl and I hobbled my down the street in 5-inch heels, happy from the champagne I had drunk. It was a cinematic evening! I hope I get to be the next Bond girl and ride in the Union Jack Jag convertible!
It was a neon kind of day at the CCSF Ocean Campus cafeteria, where people from my modeling class and some new models stepped up on blocks to Cyndi Lauper’s “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!” They gave me a Farrah Fawcett wavy hairdo and candy pink lips and blue eyeshadow. The first outfit consisted of American Apparel spray-on mint pants with blue and white stripes on the sides, a denim wrap-around jacket with a hood, colorful bangles, and clear lens purple statement glasses! Statement clear lens glasses are seriously in right now! The last outfit consisted of a black pleather F21 skirt and black faux leather jacket, a creamsicle orange tank top, aviators, and Vivienne Westwood bright blue pumps. It was hot as hell outside, but we had quite a successful show! Stay tuned for the next City College fashion show happening next Tuesday same time same place!