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Monday, March 20, 2017

Model Crush Monday – Grace Hartzel

Once in a very blue moon a model comes along that sparks the imagination of designers, editors and photographers, with her ability to transform herself and to become different characters to suit each project.  American beauty Grace Hartzel is one of the break out models of the last year with her large, wide-set eyes and willowy body, going from covers to campaigns without batting an eyelash.


At merely twenty years old, Indiana native Grace began modeling when she was scouted in 2011, quickly making the leap from a new face to a standout runway star in short order, quickly racking up runway shows, covers, and campaigns, around the world. 


Grace has loved transforming herself with style and makeup since she was a child, initially planning on an acting career before modeling became an option, so the transition to modeling was an easy one for her, going from goth, to ultra-feminine, to sixties mod, to 90's grunge, all while looking like the coolest girl that everyone wants to hang with.   


Her chameleon-like ability and her willingness to hide her own identity in becoming a character make her a dream model for photographers and editors.  Having a great awareness of movement and instinctually knowing what the camera is seeing gives her an edge over other models who are bound by their look and brand. 


Acting is definitely in the cards, as still photography is proving to be a training ground for Grace who recently shot the new commercial video for Salvatore Ferragamo’s fragrance Signorina Misteriosa and loved every second of it.  Such an animated, imaginative model should surely make the jump from printed pages to the big screen.  No doubt Grace will make it look easy. 
                                                           

                                                                  XOXO Shelley



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Friday, March 17, 2017

Models' Off-Duty Beauty - The Face This Guide

Yes, they are genetically gifted and look gorgeous with or without makeup and hair, but they do have personal beauty rules they stick to on their days off and on travel days, to maintain their skin and hair so it can stand up to the rigors of back to back shows and photo shoots.  With all the makeup switch-ups during show seasons, usually multiple times per day, quick and often extreme hair manipulation, little sleep, irregular eating habits, airplane air, and general stress or the hectic pace of it all, models have to take care of their skin and hair if they want to keep working. 


Giving their skin and hair a rest on down days is first and foremost to models.  Letting their skin breathe and not be coated with different products is essential, as is letting their hair be clean and in its natural state as much as possible. Proper sleep, drinking water, wearing sunscreen, never going to bed without removing makeup, and using a super-hydrating moisturizer twice a day, are standard model beauty rules that go a long way in maintaining a healthy complexion.


We did an informal survey amongst some of the top models in Miami this season and asked them for their favorite products and beauty tips:

Cleanser:  Bioderma

Sunscreen:  Neogen SPF 50

Moisturizer: Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel with Hyaluronic Acid

Lips:  Homeoplasmine

Mascara:  Maybelline Great Lash

Tinted Moisturizer:  Nars Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Vitamin E oil and coconut oil for treating hair, skin, dry patches, body, cuticles, etc.


Take it from these models that what you don’t put on your face is just as important as what you do.  Giving your skin  time to recover and rejuvenate is crucial.  A fresh, glowing, hydrated complexion is beauty at its best. 


                                                              XOXO Shelley

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Model Crush Monday - Supermodel Joan Smalls

You can’t bring up the subject of diversity in modeling and not mention stunning Puerto Rican beauty Joan Smalls.  Born to a black and West Indian father and Latina mother, Joan is an incredible ethnic mix of both, and her entry into the world of fashion was well timed even if she didn’t intend it that way. When she first appeared on the modeling scene a decade ago the industry was beginning to be more receptive to exotic models and her career has set milestones for every ethnic model since.  Joan was the first Latin model to front campaigns for Estee Lauder, an achievement that resonates to this day. 


Entering and losing a modeling contest as a teen, followed by a meeting with a New York agent who told her to straighten her teeth, was not enough to deter Joan from following her dreams of a modeling career.  She spent a year and a half in braces while earning a degree in psychology, and promptly left for NYC where she became successful as a commercial model.  After an agency switch to IMG she realized that her ambitions went far beyond commercial work  and she reinvented herself as an editorial model, working for the biggest names in the industry and covering Vogue and many other magazines around the world.



Campaigns for Chanel, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Versace, Dior, David Yurman and more followed, along with a starring role for Victoria’s Secret for both their catalogues and runway shows, making her a household name and one of the most bankable models of the decade. 


At age 28, Joan is still going strong as she continues to consistently dominate the business.  It’s no small feat that she has flung wide open the doors for other ethnic beauties who have come after her, a fact of which she is well aware.  A model with a voice, an education, a unique look, a strong work ethic, and heart:  if that doesn’t define a supermodel, nothing does. 


                                                              XOXO  Shelley



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