Alisha Newton is a self-proclaimed funny girl who cracks herself up and has been affectionately described as a “child trapped in a beautiful woman’s body.” An advertising executive for a casino in Connecticut, Newton was born and raised in Saunderstown, Rhode Island, and has been modeling for the past four years.
I recently facilitated a lively workshop where I spoke to several women about the importance of understanding our body types to dress for success. We have no more than seven seconds to make a great first impression – how we present ourselves nonverbally sets the tone for victory.
The Spring Colors Fashion Show celebrated its third anniversary in March 2104 to benefit the local charity, Carita’s Smile, founded by business consultant and author, Sixcia Devine. The show coordinator, Martha Villar, brought in Domincan designers, Giannina Azar and Martin Polanco, who were joined by New York based underwear designer, Faja Salome La Grenua.
It was the nipple seen around the world, Janet Jackson’s that is. It has now officially been 10 years, (yes, that’s right folks, 10 years), since Miss Jackson infamously experienced a wardrobe malfunction, or so we’re told, that exposed her right breast during the halftime show of Super Bowl XXVIII, which is now known as “nipplegate.” With the FCC raising hell and suing the pants off of CBS and Viacom (owners of MTV), there was much scrutiny over whether or not this stunt was planned to boost ratings of the halftime show, (143.6 million viewers), and of Timberlake’s and Jackson’s albums sales. Of course, all parties involved vehemently denied the wardrobe malfunction as being a part of the halftime show.
One of the keys to finding work in the modeling and talent industry is through ‘word of mouth’ and making new connections; it’s something I practice avidly. So, when a modeling friend of mine, Jen Tashjian, told me about Mike Rossi, a photographer she had worked with in the past, I was all ears. Mike was looking for another model for an upcoming shoot, and I gave her permission to forward my information to him.
Paul Meredith’s favorite quote, “don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back,” by Babe Ruth rings true for him in his everyday life. Between juggling a modeling career, his full-time and part-time jobs, cooking, raising his children 7-year-old Caleb, and 4-year-old Ava, and being a dutiful husband to his beautiful wife Amy, Meredith is always hitting a home run.
In the summer of 2013, ‘The Glam Crew’ from Trade Secrets was able to transform this aged youth into a shiny new “star.” In all my years of getting to this point in my career, (I’ve had the opportunity to work with some very well-known people in the entertainment business), never have I met people like the Trade Secrets crew. It was such a nice experience with Yemi, director of the best modeling agency in town, Donahue Models & Talent. I teach acting at the agency as well; now that’s a real delight.
Hailing from West Greenwich, R.I., 20-year-old Kelsey Shank has her hands full between studying for college, working, modeling, and participating in charitable events. “Right now I am a full-time student at URI, double majoring in psychology and sociology with a focus in crime and criminal justice,” Shank said. Talk about a mouth full!
The eighth season of StyleWeek was a wild one…with Sephora brand cosmetics that is! Director of artistry, Holly Dalton, used refreshingly bright colors, beautiful metallics, and some seriously fierce liner! And although the hair and makeup looks varied drastically from one collection to another, one thing was for sure, perfectly even complexion and highlighted skin was a common theme for fall 2014!
Born and raised in Springfield, Mass., Eddie DeMars is quite the unexpected comedian. Retired from working at the post office for 28 years, Eddie has since been acting and modeling for the past 8 years. Although he’s used to playing the “tough guy” in many of his roles, he would chose to be a stand-up comedian if he weren’t acting. “I’ve always been somewhat of a funny guy, I’m forever making people laugh; I’m very good at one liners. The late George Carlin is the type of comic I would style myself after,” DeMars said.