Model Lashira Moné

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Photographed by: Jenny A.

Meet Lashira:

Through her bright and bubbly personality, you can just feel Lashira Moné’s smile from across the room. She is a runway, catalog, editorial & commercial model. She is a spokes-model, mentor and soon to be fashion designer. Lashira is also a vlogger and fashion stylist. She grew up watching Tyra Banks, her role model on America’s Next Top Model.

Lashira dreams of starting her own online boutique. Her style can be classified as chic. Even though her favorite color is pink, she wears black 95% of the time. Lashira’s go to outfit is high waisted pants, thigh high boots, a blazer and to top it off a choker. Her go to makeup is lip gloss.

You can find her listening to ’90s music and sketching. She loves to sing even if she’s not good at it. Her favorite movie is Matilda. She can’t live without chicken and rice. If she was a fruit or vegetable, she would be a strawberry… sweet and vibrant.

“2017 is my year of growth” – She looks forward to branching out and traveling the world to collaborate on projects and build her brand.

This past week Lashira modeled for New York Fashion Week’s Small Boutique Fashion Week. She also walked in Stevie Boi show and was live streamed on CBS New York.

Lashira was the Miss Maryland USA 2017 finalist. She has modeled for Macy’s, Surreal Beauty Magazine and different fashion shows in D.C. Lashira did a fashion segment for channel 8 in D.C. She also walked for Henry Picado twice in 2 different fashion shows.

You can follow her on Instagram: lashiramone

-Jenny A.

Model DAVID BLACKWELL

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Photographed by: Jenny A.

Meet David:

David Blackwell is a model who has a passion for sports, music and cooking. You can find him shooting hoops on the basketball court, creating & writing music or cooking a delicious meal. His favorite dish is boneless fried chicken, mashed potatoes and macaroni.

His style is preppy. David’s go to outfit is a pair of slim fit jeans, a button down shirt and a blazer. If he could walk down the runway with anyone, it would be with supermodel Gigi Hadid.

David’s biggest accomplishment is finishing school and playing collegiate basketball. David is a movie buff. If he could be a fruit or vegetable, he would be grapes because everyone enjoys them.

He competed in the 2017 PLITZ Fashion Marketing Emerging Model Competition.

You can follow him on Instagram: dwellonmics_rhythm

-Jenny A.

NYFW Night of Envision Fantasies and Fashion

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Photographed by Jenny A.

Between the gorgeous fashion and breathtaking views, I had a fabulous time at the NYFW Night of Envision Fantasies and Fashion. The show was held at the Sky Room NYC rooftop lounge which overlooks New York City. The fashion show debuted fashion stylist Monique Obeze’s wardrobe, the CEO & Founder of House of Style By Monique. Each model wore a fashionable outfit and piece including a signature mask.

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Stylist: House of Style by Monique & Team
Makeup: Ivennt Glam & Team
Designs: Lyndon Freed (Blue Anchor Productions)
Location: Skyroom NYC
Photographer: Isadora B. Photography

-Jenny A.

Model Shyla Brianne Chism

 

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Photographed by: John Gladman

Meet Shyla:

Shyla Brianne Chism is a creative and unique fashionista from Arkansas who wants to get as much into her life as she can. You can find her broadcasting on Live.me or painting with oils and acrylics. If she could be a fruit or vegetable she would be a pineapple because of its unique characteristics – rough on the outside, sweet on the inside and wears a crown on top. #queen

When she’s not modeling, Shyla does the makeup for different fashion events. She’s traveled from her hometown to do makeup jobs in Texas and even traveled to New York to do for makeup for New York Fashion Week. While she does all sorts of makeup, her favorite is special effects makeup. Her craziest makeup experience was when she made it look like a dart was stuck in somebody’s arm – with blood and all.

Black leather is her go to outfit. Her style is edgy, grungy and chic. You can find her wearing a black leather jumpsuit one day and a poodle skirt the next. She’s obsessed with chocolate, tattoos, shoes and most importantly unicorns. Her superhero is Harley Quinn. If she could walk down the runway with any celebrity, it would be Little Wayne, one of her favorite artists.

Shyla modeled on the cover of Glitz Magazine. She has also modeled for pinup shoots at John Gladman’s Photographer’s Convention.

 

You can follow her on Instagram: i.am.queen.shyla

-Jenny A.

Judging for PILTZS Fashion Marketing

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Photographed by Jenny A.

I had the honor of being one of the show judges for the PLITZS Fashion Marketing’s 2017 KIDS Fashion Democracy show & the Model of the Year Competition. It was a fantastic experience.

Each model brought their own style to the runway. As a judge, I was looking for the models that really captured the essence of what it is to be a model. I focused on each model’s walk, posture, energy, outfit and air of confidence.

  1. Walk – It’s important to have a strong walk. If not, it could be extremely distracting to the audience. For example: walking too fast or too slow, randomly stopping in the middle of the runway and flailing your arms back and forth can all take away from the moment.
  2. Posture – You want to keep your posture straight. Good posture often gives off a good impression in the fashion world.
  3. Energy – The energy a model brings to a fashion show is essential. You want to give off a positive vibe through your facial expressions and body language.
  4. Outfit – Each model showed 3 outfits: a white shirt & jeans, a bathing suit and evening attire. For these fashion shows, picking the right outfit which fits you well only enhances your overall appearance on the runway.
  5. Confidence – Confidence is key. I want to see that you feel comfortable in your own skin while walking on the runway and keeping that confidence while posing in front of the camera.

Congratulations to everyone who competed!

The shows took place in the heart of Manhattan at Hotel Pennsylvania on January 7th. PLITZS Fashion Marketing connects the fashion world to diversity, affordability and creativity.

For more information about PLITZS Fashion Marketing, click here. You can also follow them on Instagram here.

-Jenny A.

Runway Model Jennifer Liu

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Photographer: Marcus Isaac ; Designer: Rose Berger; Published in Elegant Magazine

Meet Jennifer:

From skydiving to bungee jumping, Jennifer Liu is a model who loves extreme sports! She wants to fly – but actually, she loves the feeling of flying. In fact, if she could have any superpower, it would be flying. She hopes that her next adventure will be paragliding this summer.

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Photographer: Austin Donohue

Jennifer came to New York for 2 things: modeling and finance. She works in the fiance world by day and models on the runway by night. On her free time she loves tasting food and wine. One of the top things on her bucket list is seeing every single country in the world!


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Photographer: Susana Rico; Designer: Shaazia Adam

Modeling on the runway, being in front of the camera and doing extreme sports give Jennifer a rush of adrenaline. gives Jennifer the same feeling as when she is doing extreme sports. Jennifer has modeled in a number of fashion shows and for a number of designers in their print and media campaigns. Her editorial work with designers has also been published in various magazines.

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Photographer: Michael Fromholtz

Jennifer has modeled on the runway for the Lord and Taylor in store fashion shows & the 2016 Plitz Fashion Show.

View Jennifer’s modeling profile here.

-Jenny A.

Top 5 Ways to Stay in Shape

With New York Fashion Week less than a month away, staying in shape is important for your mind, body and soul.

Here are the top 5 ways to stay in shape:

  1. Yoga – Grab a yoga mat and join a class at your local yoga studio.
  2. Dance – Get up off the couch and start dancing! Join a hip-hop, salsa, ballet, Latin, ballroom or jazz dance class…just to name a few.
  3. Join a sports team – There are intramural teams and sports clubs that have various sports such as volleyball, tennis, basketball, baseball, soccer and/or hockey.
  4. Work out at the gym – Do you even you lift? Lift weights, run on the treadmill and finish your work out with a swim in the pool.
  5. Winter sports – ‘Tis the season to hit the ski slopes and the ice skating rinks. There is of course snow tubing and sledding for those of you who just like to play in the snow.

Have a great weekend! #weekendvibes

-Jenny A.