Too Young for the Runway

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Mommas, don't let your babies be models. I know I've talked about this before and here's why I'm telling it to you again. Recently a a young model opened Dior's couture show. As the story goes, Israeli teen Sofia Mechetner went to Paris in search of modeling opportunities, ran into designer Raf Simmons at the Dior store and the rest is history. Sounds like a dream, a fairy tale. Who gets scouted and lands one of the most epic debuts ever?! But when I saw the photos from the show, I was furious. Waltzing down the runway in a sheer white gown for all the world to see her goodies was this 14-year-old girl. If you're a teen reading this, maybe you don't see anything wrong with this story. If you're a bit older, you smell what I'm cooking.


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New Faces Wanted

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Now's your time to shine! The team at K is for Kinky and Model Liberation are looking for new faces to be featured in beauty editorials and shoot with me. This is a wonderful opportunity for models to learn and work with a highly respected and established model!

When: Sat Jul 25th 9:00am to 12:00pm
Where: Space Station Casting Studios 950 N Cahuenga Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90038
Who: Females 21-34, AA/Multi Ethnic.Should have natural hair (all textures okay). Must have CLEAR and smooth skin. Minor blemishes and discoloration okay, but remember this is a beauty shoot.
Wear To Casting: Tank, fitted jeans, and no makeup. Please wear your hair down.

To RSVP and for more information go to: KisforKinky.com

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Beauty Love for Darker Skin

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Beauty is not defined by the color of one's skin, but the way darker skinned women are left out of mainstream conversations about beauty you'd think just the opposite. If you don't know what I'm talking about, take a trip to a makeup counter at a department store. Look at the various foundations your typical beauty brand sells. You can find lots of selections from ivory to tan, but when it comes to the darker hues there are only a few. Imagine how it feels for a woman of color with African roots who can't find makeup that works for her complexion. And when you do find the right foundation that's dark enough and still brings out your rich undertones be it red or blue, you're like Hallelujah! Sure the big beauty brands may actually manufacture makeup for darker skin, but finding those colors actually in stock can pose a challenge.


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Model Bites: Maqui Smoothie Bowl

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

I know it's been a little bit since we've done a recipe for Model Bites. Trust me when I say, I've always got food on my mind. But there's no reason to leave you hanging while I concoct new dishes so in the meantime, I've enlisted the help of my dear model friend Mirte. She's a Dutchy-turned-Aussie with a killer personality who's big on healthy eating. Oh, and she's been featured before on the blog for Who's That Girl. I love this chick! Without further ado, here's Mirte....

Hello guys, it’s fruit soup time! 
Unsure what to have for breakfast? Smoothie bowls are a fool proof way to start your day right. I usually keep the main ingredients to the potassium rich banana but be creative, taste along the way and you always end up with a delicious bowl of healthy goodness.


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