Aeri Cohen is an extraordinary model with an artistic eye. When she is not on the runway, you can find her behind the scenes doing makeup for different New York fashion shows. Her ultimate makeup look is something simple yet beautiful where she can add her own creative details. Like a true fashionista at heart, she always carries her brush and concealer.
Healthy – Healthy – Healthy. Did I mention the word healthy? Aeri has a very healthy lifestyle. She never misses her daily yoga and is always drinking a healthy refreshing smoothie. Now that I think about it, even during our interview, she was on her way to a yoga class while sippin’ on a smoothie! You can find her wearing workout clothes during the day and fancy outfits at night.
I really admire Aeri because she lives her life by always moving forward and letting things go. Her biggest accomplishment is that she was able to use meditation to manage her migraines. Now that she accomplished that, she can do ANYTHING!
When I asked her what fruit or vegetable she would be, she started to say that she would be an avocado but then decided she didn’t want to be eaten!
Aeri is the owner of ISHKINart where she creates beautiful artwork which can be found on Etsy.
Happy Halloween! One of my favorite Halloween “traditions” is scrolling through my newsfeed on Facebook and Instagram to see what people decided to dressed up as. Between the selfies and group photos, I love seeing how much creativity goes into each costume. I have to admit – this year’s costumes are inspirational. I love seeing the imagination and thought behind them. SO when I saw that some of the Victoria’s Secret Angels went all out for their Halloween costumes, I just had to share them with you!
Yikes! I wonder what the other guy looked like… #YouShouldHaveSeenTheOtherGuy
2. A hot mess or a bloody mess?!
3. Alessandra’s rockin’ the 70’s look
4. Is this Mama and Baby bones?
5. My eyes are up here
6. Tired eyes much? Maybe some beauty sleep can help 😉
7. Pretty in white
8. Two and a Half Hotdogs
9. Sexy cat vibes 😉
10. Lais shape-shifted into Mystique!
11. Scared of clowns? Not anymore! Face your childhood fears with Lais’s Sexy IT costume.
Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
Jenny A. (Me): Do you have a favorite supermodel that you look up to?
Sophie Levine: Tyra Banks. She has an incredible look and she’s dynamic! She’s soft in photo-shoots and then fierce on the runway.
Me: If there was one designer you could model for, anyone in the world, who would it be?
Sophie Levine: Dolce & Gabbana or Louis Vuitton.
Me: When you’re not dressed in high end designer fashion, what are you normally wearing? What is your style?
Sophie Levine: A leather jacket, punk rock shirt, and leggings or denim trousers. I have a rock ‘n’ roll look.
Me: Do you wear makeup on the daily?
Sophie Levine: I don’t wear too much but when I do, I’ll wear eyeliner, mascara and occasionally lipstick.
Me: What are you favorite makeup brands?
Bobby Brown (top) + M.A.C
Me: What are your hobbies? Please explain.
Sophie Levine: I play lacrosse, tennis, netball and I love horseback riding. I’m very sporty. I have 2 horses and I love cross country jumping. My mom was a show jumper and now I’m a show jumper. I ride both Western & English.
Me: Are you adventurous? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done that you’re willing to have posted on my blog?
Sophie Levine: I’m not really adventurous although I did go to the Cannes without speaking a word of French. I loved it!
Me: If you could be a fruit or vegetable, what fruit or vegetable would you be? And why?
Sophie Levine: Celery because it’s long, slim and incredibly tough.
I won’t show when I’m hurt and won’t cry in front of people. I still got a goal when I injured my pinky during my netball game.
I went to America for a lacrosse game. I was hit on the head 5 times and the last time I got hit, I put my finger in the air and said “I’m good”. I’m surprised I didn’t get a concussion! Now I understand why girls wear goggles. In England, you don’t have to wear them.
I’m also protective. If I see a girl walking on her own and a guy is following, I’ll walk with the girl to make sure she’s okay. I’m very anti-violent. I always try to stop fights and sort them out.
Me: What is something that people don’t know about you that you are willing to share?
Sophie Levine: People think I am a confident person. But if I meet a cute guy, I get very nervous.
Me: What are your goals and dreams?
Sophie Levine: To become an actor and a model – I want to do film. I’ve done theater and a few student films. I would love to do an old time war… maybe with swords! Did you know that I can sword fight? I actually started out fencing.
This blog has been a dream come true and I’m so happy to say that New Style Modé, my fashion blog, has officially turned 1 year old!
I started New Style Modé as a way for you to get to know aspiring fashion models on a more personal level. Now, a year later, not only am I interviewing aspiring fashion models, I started blogging about some of my own fashion experiences and adventures too.
So here is the inside scoop: I am starting to diversify my blog and make it more personal. I will still continue to blog about the aspiring fashion models I meet & I will also be blogging more about my thoughts, feelings and fashion adventures!
This past year in a flash:
I’ve interviewed over 50 aspiring fashion models from all over the world. I was a member of the press for New York Fashion Week in 2016 and 2017. I was trained by international runway coach Mandy Dionne on how to walk the runway. I had my makeup professionally done by Gabriella Golan MUA. I even had my first modeling opportunity with Pause & Unwind, the new self-care subscription box.
Overall, it’s been such a fabulous year!
I want to take a moment to give a HUGE SHOUT OUT to all of the models who I have interviewed. Thank you for giving me your time and opening up about your lives. Thank you to all the fashion show producers, designers and members of the press who have given me the opportunity to become a part of the fashion world. Thank you to my New Style Modé family for always being there for me! I love you so much!
Thank you to all of you who have shown your love and support through following, subscribing and reading my blog. I am so honored. You inspire me every day. You are absolutely wonderful. You have been nothing but supportive!
It’s New York Fashion Week and what better way to celebrate than to introduce you to Joi Simoné?! I met Joi back in February during last New York Fashion Week. She was wearing a beautiful long black dress with butterflies on the top and flowers cascading down the dress.
1.) What was your favorite part of modeling for Couture Fashion Week?
My favorite part was meeting all of the wonderful people from different parts of the world!
2.) What was it like to be the last model to walk on the runway for a fashion designer at Couture Fashion Week?
It was absolutely amazing! Initially, I was somewhat nervous. However, I knew I could do it. I felt very honored to walk for a celebrity designer Cory Couture Tran. Ultimately, I knew I had to work the runway and I did it!
3.) Do you wear makeup every day? Do you have a favorite brand?
I don’t wear makeup every day but I do enjoy wearing makeup occasionally. Some of my favorite cosmetics brands are L.A. Girl, NXY Cosmetics and BH Cosmetics.
4.) Who is your favorite animated character?
Lola Bunny because she is all about girl power. She may look beautiful on the outside but she never let the cute face fool anyone. She says girls can do just as much as boys can. She stands up for us girls. #girlpower #bossbabe
5.) Are you athletic or on any teams?
Yes, I dance. In high school I was on the “Basketball Dance Team” where we performed during the halftime games. Dancing definitely keeps me in shape and energetic!
6.) Are you adventurous? What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done (that I can publish on my blog haha) ?
Yes! I went zip lining. It is so incredible just to feel the adrenaline rush through your body while you are above the trees just looking at the beautiful skyline. It’s amazing!
7.) What are some of your hobbies?
Dancing – Dance has always come naturally to me. At the age of four, I started taking ballet. I worked my way up to Modern dance, African dance, Jazz (which is my favorite), and Hip Hop. Throughout high school I participated in the Tri-Cities High School Dance Magnet Program.
Creating different fashions – “Fashion Is My Passion.” Fashion has always been a part of my life. As a young child, my parents dressed me in beautiful fashions. Sometimes I spend my day on a fashion website named “Polyvore” where I create different fashion styles.
Making videos – I love to make videos for my “YouTube” channel [“Ms.Joi Simoné” ]. I mostly create makeup tutorials but in the future, I plan on including different activities.
8.) If you could be a fruit or vegetable, what fruit or vegetable would you be?
I would be a kiwi because most people don’t expect it to look so beautiful on the inside. It’s kinda like judging someone before you actually get a chance to know them.
9.) What are your goals and dreams?
To become successful in the modeling and fashion world. I want to secure agency representation and become a featured high fashion model in editorials and campaigns. I also dream of walking the runway internationally. Lastly, I would like to be a mentor to females globally.
Honestly, I have made my own career path by fumbling through the modeling world and just learning along the way. The most important thing I would say is you don’t need to wait for a top agency to accept you in order to become a model. When I was 16, I was really excited about modeling. When I first got rejected from the top New York agencies, I assumed that path was permanently closed to me. It wasn’t until I was 24, when I was living in Jordan and started freelancing as a model there for local designers, that I realized there are 100 different pathways into this industry.
You should never feel that your fate rests with a few individuals who might have the power to tell you if you have “the look” or not. Obviously, working with a top agency is ideal if that is an option for you. If not, that should not stop you from modeling. I started modeling for local designers until I built up my portfolio. I would also go to castings for runway shows which even allowed me to walk during New York Fashion Week. Finally, after a year of working on my own, I was offered representation.
For models interested specifically in walking during the Cannes Film Festival, I would advise them to attend a casting held by Andres Aquino for New York Fashion Week. He holds castings for his New York shows but not for his Cannes ones. But if you can slip into New York, you can ask about attending Cannes.
I would also advise keeping an eye out for information about castings or fashion shows in Cannes starting in April or the beginning of May. Even if you don’t see a notice that is specifically about a casting, there is nothing wrong with contacting the organizer of a fashion show and asking if models are still needed. I have ended up on the runway more than once by simply reaching out and asking.
Model Tanasha shared her top 5 ways of how to spend the summer like a model.
Wear your outfit like it’s a statement! Whether it’s a simple t-shirt & shorts, or a sassy dress, always rock your unique style. Bring out your best self!
Go outdoors and shoot. Meet with your local photographers. If you have your own camera, bring your tripod with you and shoot in unexpected places. You’ll be in love with how amazing you feel afterwards.
Travel! Travel & modeling go hand in hand! It’s really an exciting feeling to just get out of your comfort zone and shoot with photographers from different states. Personally, I can’t wait to begin my summer travels where I will get to create and network.
Bebody positive! Always keep a light spirit. As a model, I have to be able to be myself in the best way possible. That is what brings out the beauty of a model. My authentic self is everything.
Love yourself. Before anything, know that you’re a model and love yourself in your own skin. Believe in you!