Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Happy Holidays

I tried to send holiday good cheer and best wishes on Christmas day, but my wifi connection was not being cooperative so I'm a few days late. Anyway, I hope everyone had a happy time no matter what you  celebrate at this time of the year.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Speedo

I worked at a SPeedo show this past Tuesday and Wednsday. Some of the top olympic swimmers were there for the show/presentaion. I guess the will be providing the swimgear for the US Olympic swim team next year. I  got a peak of Michael Phelps. He hwasn't as tall as I thought he would be, but then I wasn't up on him. He is, I believe, 6'3" and that is rather tall. He wsa absolutely broad in his shoulders like you would expect a swimmer to be. Ryan Lochte was also ther, but I didn't see him. We were of course backstage so we couldn't see much without peeking through the curtains...and we did!




Outdoor statues in New York / Randomness

I saw this at Union Square on 14th street. It was raining and I didn't want to take my camera out of my bag, but I like how the colors of the trees and the buildings look behind the statue and I was already there...


Eye Candy

This months eye candy is Ingo Deirs. I know nothing about him. I think he is German, but don't quote me. I did work with him about seven or eight years ago at a Lloyd Klein fashion show (see last pic). He was really sweet and he let me run my hands all in his luxurious mane of hair! *sigh* It was so silky soft! Alas, I saw a couple of years back he had cut off all his hair, he was still  looked good though.  Enjoy!



Me and Ingo! I was channeling Whoopi Goldberg that day. The little hearts on the card was because there was a girl at the show who was a big fan of Ingo and used that card to let let him know how much! I was a good show. I have a picture of Carol Alt as well from that show, but I don't think I had that picture put on cd from 33mm. Oh well...

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! Eat well and stay safe everyone!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Victoria's Secret

I was at the taping of Victoria's Secret annual Angel show last week. The last time I did this show was 2009 when Heidi Klume retired her angel wings. The highlight was that Jay-Z, Kanye West and Niki Minaj were the entertainment, even though I didn't get to see any of them personally. I saw Jay-Z at a Tommy Hilfiger show in 2003 though. Other than that, the show went well. I worked with a pretty Brazilain model, Izabel, who said she was nervous and did lose fher freakingmind for a minuter during the taping of the first show( there were two show tapings). She had calmed down by the second show. I was glad to see one of my personal favorite angels back, Adriana Lima. Another pretty brazilain model( must be the water down there!) She wasn't at the show in 2009 cuz she was pregnant. She's a favorite of a lot of people because she is just so sweet and friendly. Too bad they all can't be like her.Anyway, Mrs Orlando Bloom( Miranda Kerr) wore the million dollar bra. It was 2.5 million dollars to be exact! I took some covert pics and even got a token from the show! The show airs on CBS( I think) on November 29th!


                                          The t-shirt we wore as part of backstage production.



The 2.5 million dollar bra worn by Mrs. Orlando Bloom, Miranda Kerr. I'm a bit peeved the first pic was  blurry, but I wa trying to by sly taking the picture since we usually can't take pictures.

Some wings backstage after the show

                                                                 More wings backstage.

                                              The wings that went with one of my models looks. I forgot the name of this group, something sexy romantic. It was my favorite of all the groups. I wish I could have gotten a picture of the story borad to post so everyone could see each group and thier tittle.

        The other set of wings that went with another look my model wore for  the Angel super hero group.
I got a robe this year! I claimed it whe it was left behind. Some models were kind and gave up thier robes to thier dresser. We usually get nothing at all beyond our pay, which is on the very low end compared to everyone else, so it's nice to get a little somethin', somethin' every now and then.

                                  *The section of pictures below are form a Yahoo search.

                                                   Miranda Kerr in the 2.5 million dollar bra!


                                               My model, Izabel in the superhero angel wings.

                                         And Izabel in the sexy romantic, with the umbrella wings.

 This is Bregje, the model that was next to me and Izabel. I just liked this dress. This was in the ballet group. The shoe laces were a mutha f**a to deal with because the wanted them even and for them to stay up.
Bregje again. I justy liked this, thought it was cool. And her name is pronounced like you are clearing your throat. I moment of hillarity ensued when her dresser asked about how she pronounced herr name. Too funny!

                                                  Adriana Lima, just because she is fabulous!

                                                                          The finally!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Eye Candy

As much as I love the youngin's, there are some mature men that I find extremely attractive. This months eye candy is a particular favorite of mine since he has the great capability to smile, something I find a ot of models don't seem to like to do too often. His name is Joe Kloenne. He is a handsome silver fox! And has a straight back, as Wendy Williams would say of a man of a particular age. He is 6'3". Tall, like I lik 'em! Enjoy!


Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! Have fun and be safe!

Brunch with The Ladies

I had brunch at Cafe Espanol downtown (between Bleecker and MacDougal) with some ladies from an online group I frequent when my wifi works.

This is the paella I had.

And the tres leches cake I had for dessert.

This was another ladies choice for dessert, chocolate cake.

And yet another choice for dessert, molten lava cake with vanilla ice cream.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Random art on display

I was walking with some people down 8th ave(I think) between 18th and 17th street on the east side of the street, when someone spotted this on the ground next to a payphone(they still have some around!)

I was walking downtown, lower eastside, when I saw this statue on the rooftop of this building. I wrote down the exact street, but I have misplaced the paper I wrote it on, so I will insert the location later. If you zoom in close,you will see that  it's a statue of Stalin. There was this thing going on around the city  last year or so, where these statues were being placed on roof tops of buildings, this may or may not be one. I recall a report on the news someone thought one of the statues was a real person about to jump off the building!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Eye Candy


This month's eye candy is Andrei Beliakov. Don't know much else about him, but he is nice to look at! Enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Nike

I didn't do many shows during fashion week because I was doing Nike for three and  a half days. I did Nike last year, but that was a presentation for share holders I think and it was more fashion (sport)and had dancers as models. This time, it was to announced that Nike would be the official gear of the NFL next year. The Official announcement will be April 1, 2012. I am trying to find some of the video that they took of the backstage and rehearsals.  When I find it I will post it.  I hope they post the video cuz it looked cool in rehearsals.

The models they used this time were trainors from all over the country. I have never seen so many hard bodies in one place in my life! I so wish I had been able to take pictures as proof, but being that it was top secret unti it was announced, I had to be good least I loose my privilages. I can't do that, too many perks! The models had to sign confidentiality papers to not talk about this to anyone. Me and the rest of the people who I work with, were simply trusted to keep it to our selves until it was announced. being that only a very few people I know would even cara bout such stuff made it easy for my to keep it all to  my self. On show day they told a large room full of sports retailes so I guess it's safe for me to talk about it now. Michael Irving from the Dallas Cowboys(gag, not a Dallas fan) was there and so was Darelle Revis from the Jets. Didn't get to meet them. I was very tired after three and a half days so I will get over it. I love Dan marino anyway!

My Fashion Week: L'wren Scott

Some personal infor from wikipedia:

L'Wren Scott (born Luann Bambrough in 1967) is an American fashion designer, costume designer, stylist and model.
Born and raised in Utah, USA. She is noted for her height of 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in). Her legs measure 42 inches. Today she splits her time between London, New York and Paris.

At the suggestion of photographer Bruce Weber who spotted her at a Calvin Klein photo shoot, she left Utah aged 18 for Paris to pursue a career as a model. In Paris, she went on to work for Thierry Mugler and Chanel - and model for renowned photographers Guy Bourdin, David Bailey and Jean-Paul Goude. Modelling gave her an entree into the world of fashion - where she befriended designers and patten cutters.

The following review and pictures are from style.com:
NEW YORK, September 15, 2011

By Meenal Mistry

Beau Monde: The name of L'Wren Scott's Spring collection was a reference to beautiful people in the heyday of the French Riviera. But by the designer's own admission, the women who dressed for lunch at the Hotel du Cap didn't figure quite so literally. You saw the reference here and there in the sunny yellows and sky blues, the candy stripe on a high-neck blouse or the lining of a coat, and in soft Gatsby-esque dresses, a continuation of Scott's experiments with a looser silhouette—but really it was more a feeling. The golden era meant a cranked-up glamour with high-shine sequins and major jewels ("Everything is a bit sparkly," Scott said), but also a luxurious sense of ease. For the latter, look no further than a dusty-hued shirtdress gown worn with rolled sleeves and Scott's jaunty disk-shaped straw chapeau ni├žois. These mixed it up with her signatures. (Fans of the headmistress dress will find a new va-va-voom version, now ruched and in Valentine's Day red.)
But ultimately, the result felt a bit more all over the map from look to look than the designer's usual finely tuned composition. Scott's beau monde could easily refer to the women who wear her clothes, whether Daphne Guinness and Ellen Barkin, both at today's show, or the woman who clicks to buy on Net-a-Porter. For all her flourishes, Scott is a pragmatist and her clientele serves as her true muse. When the collection is pulled out in pieces, they'll be a typically happy group. As for her new line of bags, which debuted last season, there weren't many on the runway. But Scott wanted to see them elsewhere, tucked under the long tables that seated the lunching editors at Milk Gallery. "If I see them coming through the front door," she said, "I know it's a good sign."





Hanna Rundlof

Michaela Hlavackova

Samira Carvalho, the first model I dressed.

Kristina Romanova, the second model I dressed.

Yulia Kharlapanova, the third Model I dressed. Each model had one look so dressing three was no problem.

Shena Moulton. Poor girl had hair spray sprayed into her eyes right before the show started by a careless hair dresser who didn't seem all that concerned from where I was standing and I was standing really close and saw it happen. He was fixing the hair of the model in front of her and when he did a flourish with the spray can, he got Shena in her eyes. Since I once sprayed perfume in my eyes, I know how she felt. It stings like a Muthaf*cka!

The designer, L'wren Scott. And she really is that tall..even taller in heels! And you won't believe the surprise we all got at this show...L'wren's boyfriend!  It's none other than....



...Mick Jagger! He is shorter that I expected and he looks as old as he does in this picture! He sure does love his women tall.

The pictures are from a yahoo search on Mick.











My Fashion Week: United Bamboo

I found this little blurb abput who they are in New York magazine:

"Japanese-born F.I.T. alum Miho Aoki and Vietnamese-born Thuy Pham founded United Bamboo in 1998, making their New York runway debut for fall 2004. The pair employs innovative patterns, fabrics, and construction, like origami pleats, asymmetrical shapes, and architectural lines."


The review and pictures are from style.com:NEW YORK, September 9, 2011


By Maya Singer

"You know, we just wanted to make real clothes," designer Thuy Pham said with a shrug after the United Bamboo show today. "Like, the kind of thing people could wear to work or whatever." Pham's matter-of-factness seemed appropriate, considering the collection he and United Bamboo co-designer Miho Aoki sent down the runway today: crisp cotton and silk shirting, frilled here and there with girlish detail. Clean, almost-basic leather jackets and skirts. Dress-up/dress-down high-waisted trousers, wispy silk dresses, and linen shorts. Microdots. Chambray. Barely there stripes. Lots and lots of neutrals. As Pham said, he and Aoki weren't trying to reinvent the wheel this season. But there were a lot of niceties that shoppers will appreciate, such as the contrast collar on a striped blouse, or the flutter of fabric on the sleeve of a drop-waist, printed maxi.
And then there were pieces that made you think Pham might have been underselling the ambition here. A pair of gauzy gray harem pants, for instance, had a particular volume and movement that suggested a lot of care had gone into their construction. And a blazer toward the close of the show that had an internal crisscross-strap closure turned out, on inspection, to be comprised of two different patterns, front and back, that had been made to conform to one another. Pham owned up: "I was looking at this old Miyake stuff; it was something on YouTube," he said. "But that stuff was pretty crazy. I wanted to see if you could take those ideas and do them in, I guess, a more reasonable way."




Monica Sawicka

Iris Egbers. Loved the shoes!

Dovile Virsilaite. Shoes again in a different color.

Ming Xaio, the model I dressed for this show.

Ming Xiao

The designers, Thuy Pham and Miho Aoki

 In my opinion, this show could have used a punch of color, olther wise it was cute and wearable. The hair was really nice, very pretty. Hopefully you canmaximize the picture and get a better look.