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Friday, May 31, 2013

Bella Petite - a magazine for short models by ANN LAUREN


Ann Lauren is BELLA PETITE

Bella Petite was founded by Ann Laurena petite businesswoman and model with a driving passion for supporting the interests of petite women in fashion.  The brand has grown to include a web community (BellaPetite.com), radio show and podcast (The Bella Petite Hour), and digital magazine (Bella Petite Magazine).   Bella Petite's goal is to enrich the lives of petite women by expanding the opportunities in the fashion, modeling, beauty and the business world.  At the same time we are breaking down negative stereotypes about height, body style and age.  It is time the fashion industry take notice, and for petite women to be represented in a positive way in order to establish greater marketplace identity in the fashion industry.



The Bella Petite Model Search is a great way for aspiring petite models to get discovered and be featured in Bella Petite Magazine.  We have created the only model search, model network and publication in the world exclusively representing petite women 5'5" tall and under."

Who is the shortest "tall" / "Average" runway model? and who is the most petite model currently?  standing at what size?

In the world of high fashion, where the average models stands at 5'9" on the runway, it's refreshing to see petite model 5'3" Devon Aoki hold her own next to the glamazons!


Why height shldnt be important for the runway?

Height should not matter when it comes to showcasing fashions on the runway for many reasons, yet many fashion designers feel their clothing looks better on a taller frame.  

In fact, when clothing is properly scaled proportionally to a woman's frame, height does not matter on the runway or the red carpet!  Petite models Devon Aoki, Twiggy and Kate Moss have proven this, as have many of the world's most beautiful petite latina celebrities 5'2" Salma Hayek, 5'3" Penelope Cruz, 5'1" Eva Longoria and many others! 

Why does height matter at all for a print model? and why it shldnt?

Height actually does not matter at all when it comes to print modeling.  This is another fallacy perpetuated by the old-style fashion rags, fashion designers and consumer brands.

Fashion is all about exaggerating and creating illusion, which is one reason we have discovered that most celebrities (and many models) lie about their true height. We regularly expose and publish "The Truth About Height and Celebrities" on BellaPetite.com

What is the avg height for a print model?

The average height for a print model is 5'9".  There are three main reasons why the fashion and modeling industry practices blatant height discrimination: height disparity between models used in a multi-person shoots, advertiser preference, and lack of market demand by petite female consumers. http://bellapetite.com/commercial-print-agencies-height-and-petite-modeling.html

For more information on height and professional modeling here are some relevant links:



Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Chiquita Chronicles

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Good Things Come in Small Packages, No?

There are stereotypes about beauty ranging from body image, age ... and HEIGHT?

sure!  when's the last time you've seen a short runway model?

Read on about:


  • a magazine for petite models whose founder says: It’s time the fashion industry takes notice and welcomes all women to enjoy fashion! 
  • our covergirl an aspiring petite model and making it in the biz
  • and just to be all inclusive, read about a magazine geared toward amazons....errrr i mean TALL women

As I like to say:  Don't hate me because I'm beautiful!  After all, it could be worse!  I could be tall!


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Monday, May 27, 2013

Latinas Con VISION


A special discussion and network reception for professional women, honoring the achievements of latinas in our community.  

Come learn from their inspiring stories, including out very own, Jennese Torres, network with other area professionals, and learn about career opportunities at New York Life.

Wednesday, May 29, at 5:30pm

Westchester Ballroom 
at DoubleTree Hotel Tarrytown
455 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Hors d'oeuvres will be served.

RSVP to Monica Martinez-Hess
914-373-1636 
monica_martinez@newyorklife.com

Seating is limited!  Call to reserve your spot today!

Friday, May 24, 2013

LaureLuxe Metal Couture - Metal Has No Limits

Laura Luxe Fantastically Bold


Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.

The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.

New York-based designer Laurel DeWitt showcased her latest metal couture creations for her LaureLuxe label at Couture Fashion Week in New York City at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19, 2012. The runway show was held in the famous Grand Ballroom of the luxurious Waldorf Astoria hotel on Park Avenue.

Laurel Mae DeWitt is the designer and creator of the LaureLuxe brand. A native New Yorker, Ms. DeWitt has a youthful creativity and craftiness that can only be described as fantastically bold. Her drive is to continuously evolve and push all boundaries. To her, metal knows no limits.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Jorge Afanador - Colombian Architect Turned Fashion Designer

Jorge Afanador - Architectural Element to Clothing



Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.

The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will be held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.

Colombian designer Jorge Afanador is an experienced architect with a background in industrial and interior design, fashion and arts. Creativity is the hallmark of his AFANADOR brand. In his designs fresh ideas are matched with raw materials, diversity of form and avant-garde concepts are mixed with art to bring an architectural element to clothing and jewelry with an environmental awareness. For spring/summer 2013, AFANADOR presents an exquisite collection which brings the past into the future, featuring a mixture of textures and raw organic materials made with traditional techniques.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Gotta look good for MDW- Memorial Day Weekend!

The countdown to MDW is almost over and we have the bargain beauty essentials you can’t do without courtesy of wet n wild!! From chubby stick lip balms to lightweight bronzer with SPF, these amazing $5 and under drugstore beauty finds are just what your beach bag needs. Sure to keep you gorgeous from the beach and beyond this summer, these must-haves are no-fuss for effortless beauty from dawn to dusk.


         Need a little kick of color to start off the summer? Now you can get that glow without...


Monday, May 20, 2013

Allex Kangala - Angolian Model Turned Fashion Designer

Allex Kangala's Fashion - Classic, Harmonious, Spiritual

Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.


The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.


Rising menswear design star Allex Kangala presented his latest collection at Couture Fashion Week in New York City at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday February 17, 2013. The runway fashion show was held at the New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple's Fashion District.

Allex Kangala began his design career in 2003 working with the innovative menswear brand Shunnoz & Tekasala in his native Angola. In 2005 he launched his own Dianthus D'kangala label, a brand focused on classic, harmonious, spiritual and refined designs. He made his New York design debut in 2012 at Africa Fashion Week.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Senate Confirms Judge Analisa Torres for US District Judge


Torres Confirmation Adds Another Exceptional Female Jurist to Federal Bench


Gillibrand: “Judge Torres Is Extremely Well Qualified, Well Suited To Serve As Federal Court Judge”

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced today that the U.S. Senate confirmed her second judicial nominee, Ms. Analisa Torres, to serve as a U.S. District Court Judge for the Southern District of New York.  Senator Gillibrand recommended her for the position last November in an effort to add another exceptional female jurist to the federal bench.

Judge Torres currently serves as ...


Middle Eastern Fashion Designer Laila Wazna - Romantic, Contemporary, Bold

Laila Wazna's  Elegant Couture Style


Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.


The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.



Prominent Middle Eastern designer Laila Wazna presented her latest collection in New York City at the upcoming Couture Fashion Week. The fashion show was held at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday February 16, 2013 in the Grand Ballroom of the landmark New Yorker Hotel, 481 Eighth Avenue, in the heart of the city's Fashion District.



Laila Wazna's unique creative designs are romantic, contemporary and bold. Her creations are known for their artistic flair and impeccable craftsmanship.


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Get the Look of MAITE PERRONI #50MasBellos by People en Espanol

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Maite Perroni shined at People en Español‘s 50 Most Beautiful Gala in NYC!

The beautiful actress and singer Maite Perroni dazzled everyone last night at Marquee in New York city, in a very modern silver and gold sequined short- length jumpsuit, to celebrate her fifth nomination as one of People en Español’s  50 Most Beautiful. Maite was styled by Irma Martinez, ambassador for P&G. Renowned hairstylist, Antonio Rosales tells us how he created that wavy loose hairstyle to complement Maite’s look and how to get those soft, voluminous and seductive waves.

Get the Look:
  • Step 1: To start transforming Maite’s natural straight hair, I applied Pantene Heat Protection Spray to protect hair from heat damage and prepare for styling.
  • Step 2

Fashion Designer Marisol Henriquez - Authentic Dominican Design

Marisol Henriquez's Fall Magic Collection  


Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.


The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.



Prominent Dominican designer Marisol Henriquez presented her latest collection of hand made creations at Couture Fashion Week New York at 6:00 pm on Friday February 15, 2013. The runway show was  held in the Grand Ballroom of the New Yorker Hotel, in the city's Fashion District. This event marks the designer's second appearance at Couture Fashion Week New York.


Ms. Henriquez's collection is entitled "Fall Magic" and is in keeping with her tradition of incorporating the best features of authentic Dominican design into her creations.


Monday, May 13, 2013

Katya Zol Mongolian Fashion Designs for the Young Professional

Katya.Zol Brand Represents Young Generation of Mongolian Designers




Since 2003, Couture Fashion Week has presented a series of couture and luxury fashion shows multiple times each year in New York City, Palm Beach, and other selected cities.

The 18th fabulous season of Couture Fashion Week will held September 5-8, 2013 at the landmark New Yorker Hotel. For the upcoming season, CFW has added a full extra day to the schedule, as well as an additional show time on Saturday afternoon. A dazzling roster of top-notch designers and performers is being scheduled.


Rising design star Katya Zol premiered her latest collection at the Couture Fashion Week in New York City, February 2013.

The Katya.Zol brand represents the young generation of Mongolian modern and elite designers. 


Friday, May 10, 2013

Andres Aquino's Fashion Show EXTRAVAGANZA

Andres Aquino is EXTRAVAGANT

Andres Aquino, his models, and La Diva Latina, Jennese Torres
Andres Aquino's fashion show is more of an EXTRAVAGANZA than anything else.  Why?

Well, first mix in International fashion designers.  Let's say from Angola, Vietnam, Columbia, the Phillipines, Dominican Republic, India....


Keep It LATINO- Manolo


So why was at the PRBA Gala last night and bumped into my new friend, who just became an attorney just last week. 

I congratulated him, "Licenciado, felicidades!"

Then I said: 


Your name is..... Manolo.  Well, can I call you MANNY?

and he truly told me:  "NO.  Please don't. My name is MANOLO."

:)

#keepitLATINO


Thursday, May 9, 2013

There's a Wedding in BRAZIL and can you believe...

My BFF's cousin announces she's getting married.  in a month.  in BRAZIL!

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Why Brazil? ... 'cuz he's Brazilian!  A-ha!

My BFF and her mom book a flight to Brazil for the wedding.

Well now, the family is scandalized! 'cuz my BFF is not taking her husband with her to the wedding in BRAZIL!

She says:  if me and my husband are fine with it, what is the big deal?

The big deal is.... 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Quick Beauty Under $20!



From all the things that cost money in life it can be hard to look great without breaking the bank. Throw kids into the mix and it can seem like a nearly impossible feat to find a routine that really delivers without taking from the kid’s college fund. Now you can look fab and send junior to college with these budget beauty buys - all under $20!


Every quality beauty routine starts with fresh scrubbed skin so turn to the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase HydraBalance Foaming Cleanser ($8.97; Walmart.com) to dissolve dirt and makeup without stripping the skin. Perfect for restoring the skin’s natural protective barrier, the extra-gentle formula helps skin hold onto moisture so start the day with the freshest face. ........>

Cameron Russell - Defines Beauty as Tall, Slender, and of course WHITE

Image is POWERFUL. 

Therefore HOW YOU LOOK is very powerful.You must dress the part.  It sounds superficial as Cameron Russell, a Victoria Secret Model says.  She should know!

Cameron Russell is also an educated woman, or more specifically an educated white model.

She has dared step out and say what few dare say and what so many of us painfully know.  That image is POWERFUL.

She explains exactly what image is.  She makes it clear that RACE is part of your image.  She goes on to say that it is a privilege to be white.  

Modern Art for Young Ones- Art, Culture, FUN! - ArtsByMia

Picasso, Keith Herring, Frida Kahlo....  sounds like an advanced college art class.  But really it's a cozy classroom filled with a children painting replicas of famous art pieces.  



ArtsByMia is a session of classes taught by Mia Roman in which each class focuses on an artist or an art from.  

She teaches the children about the history of the art or the artist as they paint away on the canvas she hands to them one by one with what she calls soothing music in the background.  

It seems to work.  The children are quietly mesmerized and busy painting away.  Or is it Mia Roman's serenity emanating from her artful soul?  Whatever it is, ...


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

You deserve perfect looking skin….

There are many foundations that “cover” imperfections, but they often look fake, heavy and caked-on. And while other foundations may look light and natural, they do not provide great coverage. Now there is Sheer Cover Studio, the ONE makeup that can give you both the coverage you need and the natural look you want. With just the swirl of a brush, you can achieve flawless, radiant skin that still feels completely natural.

http://www.sheercover.com/success-stories.html
The magic in Sheer Cover Studio’s new PERFECT SHADE® MINERAL FOUNDATION (available in Light, Medium, Tan or Dark) comes from our exclusive, patented True Shade™ color-matching technology with “superior optical performance.” It adapts to any light, day or night, from bright sun to glaring fluorescents. 

The technology’s light-reflecting...

Congrats to the newest CoverGirl from #MiamiBeachModels reality show


Last week the NuevOn YouTube® channel released the finale episode of its 1st season of Miami Beach Models -- crowning Puerto Rican model Ruth Feliciano as the winner of the popular Latin-model-search reality series, sponsored by COVERGIRL®. 

La Boricua, Ruth, "La Positiva", because she was always cheerful and smiling,  won the grand prize of $10,000 and the opportunity to become a COVERGIRL® digital ambassador as a Latina voice within COVERGIRL®’s online platforms.

COVERGIRL’s official spokesperson, Sofia Vergara, ...


Monday, May 6, 2013

Changes on the Fashion Runway

Quest to Change the Fashion Industry


Ever been to a fashion show during Fashion Week?
Dare I say you haven't missed too much.

Tall, slanky, skinny women slither down the runway with the latest fashions.

And it doesn't seem to be changing anytime soon.


Sunday, May 5, 2013

100 Year Old Barefoot Diva -Bi Kidude- Legacy Will Live ON!

World Music mourns the passing of Bi Kidude, the Diva of Taraab music- a Arab-Swahili music form. She was teeny and tiny, bold and old, revolutionary and modern, Muslim woman from Zanzibar. (Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous island of Tanzania, a country in East Africa.)

Bi Kidude - africareview.com
Her funeral was attended by the President of Tanzania, the President of Zanzibar, the First and Second Vice Presidents and the Regional Commissioner.  And as fitting a Queen, even the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, postponed the House session to allow lawmakers to attend the funeral.  Read more here-> 
http://allafrica.com/stories/201304190115.html

Bold and modern, Kidude (key-do-dee) shocks Islam culture by drinking and smoking.  But she first shocked the Muslim world by revealing her face and taking off her veil. She was the first Muslim woman to unveil her face to sing!  A revolutionary woman whose music is just as shocking because it is really... well... Rated. X.  

Allow me to explain....


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Cinco de Mayo the Boricua Way


My GringaMom decided to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.


I tried to remind her.... Mother, we are PUERTO RICAN!  

But it was no use!

So we all went over to Mom's house for the Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!

She starts with an appetizer of Ceviche de Camarones. 

So I had to tell her... Mother, ceviche is PERUVIAN. ...

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Get the Great Gatsby 1920's LOOK! Perfect for Spring!


With all the buzz surrounding the upcoming and highly anticipated release of the ‘The Great Gatsby’, fans can’t help but want to recreate the chic 20’s ensembles and sophisticated beauty looks. From her perfectly coifed locks to her clean and flawless complexion, now you can look like Daisy with these quick and easy beauty essentials.


·         To prep for the perfect wide-eyed Daisy look, apply the Kinerase Advanced Eye Cream ($56; Kinerase.comto your under eyes for instant hydration. The extra-gentle formula hydrates while never irritating the skin for a lasting look sure to keep Gatsby guessing how you do it.

·         Be ready for close dancing and plenty of gossip by evening out your skin for a flawless complexion with the Dr. LeWinn by Kinerase Instant Perfecting B.B. Cream SPF 15 ($15.97; Walmart.com). Never cakey and safe for even the most delicate skin, this all new B.B. will keep your complexion flawless, but never overdone.

·         How to get that subtle Daisy glow? The Dermablend Quick-Fix Illuminator ($25; Dermablend.comis the perfect 6-in-1 miracle product that conceals and highlights with natural mineral pigment for a flawless finish every timeThis wonder stick covers any dirty little secrets you want covered without ever being heavy.
·         Don’t forget a fluff of the Jurlique Rose Silk Finishing Powder ($36; Jurlique.comto keep shine at bay during those warm Long Island summers. This talk-free wonder powder is packed with the ever-glamorous essence of rose and an array of all-natural ingredients to ensure your skin feels as lovely as you look. Powdering your nose has never looked so eco-chic1
·         Top off your eyes with a subtle cat eye creation with the Fergie by wet n wild On Edge Crème Liner ($4.99; Drugstore.com). The creamy, waterproof formula gives endless staying power that won’t budge in the summer warmth.
·         Complete Daisy’s effortlessly chic makeup look with a shimmery pink lip stain like the wet n wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color ($2.99; Drugstore.com).  A light and sheer formula makes this lipstick smooth and soft while adding vibrancy to your lips that will leave you with the perfect youthful pout.  
·         Don’t neglect those tresses; rely on the Bosley Professional Non-Aerosol Hairspray & FiberHold Spray ($16.95, Ulta.comfor a fast-drying, humidity-resistant hairspray that creates thicker, fuller-looking hair to perfect the Daisy bob. The formula is the perfect blend of ingredients to plump hair while blocking humidity so your do stays flawless despite the Long Island humidity.

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