How To Look Your Best in Photos (Video)

Friday, March 27, 2015

I'm a professional poser. No, I don't mean the kind who pretends to be something they're not. What I'm trying to say is that I'm always prepared for a photo opp. You can catch me in a candid moment and I'll still look fantabulous. How is that possible? Call it model intuition, but I usually know when a camera's on me. When I'm at an event or a party, best believe I know that every second could be a picture perfect moment. Sure there are definitely some odd photos of me somewhere on social media, but good luck finding them. I don't have a staff of folks out there destroying all evidence of bad and awkward pics. If only! This isn't necessarily because I'm a model or I'm photogenic. I just know what works for me and believe me that took some work. If you're that person who thinks you look bad in photos, yours truly is here to help.


Beauty Blast: DHC Deep Cleansing Oil

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This is something many women don't want to admit, but we often wake up with last night's makeup still on our faces. Yeah, yeah. Don't judge. Maybe it's because we fell asleep watching tv or we were out partying until the wee hours of the morning. Whatever the reason, it happens. I'm definitely guilty of having smudged mascara on my eyes in the a.m. which means that stuff is definitely long-lasting. The problem with not washing your face before you fall asleep is that your pores are getting super clogged. That makeup has been seeping into your skin all day and all night along with all the dirt and grime that's collected on you throughout your daily routine. Go ahead and say it... Ewww! Normally I use coconut oil to remove makeup, but I recently discovered a great product that cleanses and moisturizes your face at the same freaking time. It's even a great alternative to beauty wipes.


Real Model 101: Let's Get It Started!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Welcome back class. In our last lesson we discussed the reasons people decide to become models. Hopefully you completed your homework assignment and you now know the reasons YOU want to be a model. You're doing it for you, right? Great. Let's move on to the next topic: what you need to get your career started. Aspiring models are always asking me what they need to get an agency or work. Well, the obvious thing is a set of photos. How are clients supposed to know how you look or how you photograph if you don't send them pictures? But you can't just give someone a few crappy Polaroids and expect a miracle. There's a method to the madness and it definitely helps you get your foot in the door. Ready? Here's what you need to do to get this adventure started...


Flip the Script

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I've been thinking a lot about opportunities and limitations. What is given to us and what we must take. And also the things that separate the haves from the have nots. While some opportunities are pure luck, there's also a percentage that's based on drive and self conviction. Have you ever wondered why some of the most talented people aren't on everyone's A-list? Why you're not where you'd like to be and why someone you know is? Because of social media, it appears as if everyone is living the life. You're supposed to put your best foot forward. I get that, but where's the reality? Tell me if I'm wrong. Doesn't it often look like you're only seeing the fairy tale version leading you to believe that maybe so-and-so is always on top...never has a bad day... has everything going for them? Last month I posted an inspiration photo that read "I will not compare myself to strangers on the internet." Let me just expand that. I will not compare myself to strangers, acquaintances, and colleagues. Trust me when I say this is a struggle and the struggle is real.