Thursday, June 29, 2006

Top Model for the July 4th Weekend Char E'

One can't help but think that model Char E' is the total package as a model. When I first was contacted by her it was through her publicist, and I was thinking I finally arrived since I got the attention of a model with a publicist! Char E' is very down to earth and friendly when you talk to her. She's making major moves as well, as her impressive resume shows. With her experience and beauty combined, at the age of 39 she is not only beating her younger competitors, she is also thought to be their age as well! I really liked how intelligent she was in explaining the history of pin ups. With the pin ups as well she transforms her modeling to high art! Tonight she will be at an event in New York City at the Justin's restaurant. Though I cannot be there, I have provided details of the event at the bottom. If you meet her, tell her Robert sent you. Say hello to top model Char E'!

When did you decide to model, and how long have you been in modeling? Over 24 years, it just sort Of happened over night. I was cutting class one day in the 9th grade in my high school in New Mexico when a Modeling Scout stopped me in the halls I thought I was in trouble, I was afraid to give her my full name. She was very pretty. She gave me a card to a modeling school and introduced her self as Star. I told her I was Char not Charlotte my full name. Ironically years later when I married the first letter of my new last name began with an E. After moving to the NYC area to pursue my career further at age 30 and agent accidentally typed an accent mark after the E. There’s where the persona Char E’ came about.

What do you bring to the modeling field or game? Great energy, positive attitude and years of experience.

Who is your role model in the modeling world?Tyra Banks.


I like the pinups.Where do you get the ideas for the designs? Robert, thanks for the observance, first letme explain a little about the history and the definition of the word. A true “Pin-up" was considered a painted image of a model taken from a black and white photograph. The first wascreated in this way in the early 1920’s. The word “Pin-up means perfect, wholesome, flawless, of course this is only representative of the clean and often whimsical poses that come to mind. There is an old fashioned elegance that is appreciated in this form of erotica; therefore it does have its own special place! The Artist Guy Powers creates each design from his own imagination however in some cases prior to the shoot I wanted to re-create a certain pose or time period in which case I conducted extensive research for historical content. Each piece takes days to complete. For more detail as to the process and information on the artist please visit the files section of my Yahoo Group site http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PinUpCharE.

What do you like about being in front of the camera? An opportunity to relieve stress by transforming myself self into another character, mood, time or place.

What do you like to do in your free time? Read, write poetry and stories, surf the net, cook gourmet meals, watch classic films at home with a cup of Indian Chai, go to the movies by myself and eat all the popcorn I want!

Where is your favorite vacation spot?Fiji Islands.

I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Single, waiting to see what develops.

Another question I’m sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the club? LOL, the beach a string bikini only because my bum looks better and does not fit into most full coverage type of bathing suit bottoms. To bed I love 2 piece lounger sets pants or shorts with little girlie prints and bright colors. Sorry guys! To the club, a really hot top and my favorite jeans with heeled sandals or the same great top and a short skirt.

What is your most defining feature? My eyes, ok I know that ones over-rated but I definitely can’t say my toes!


What makes you oh so sexy? My voice, everyone loves it. It’s part Midwest Ohio and part New Mexico.

What turns you on in a man? Turns you off? Being too aggressive.

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most?The great outdoors! I feel at home with trees the sky, water, nature.

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in?Jeans and an alluring top.

You have a Yahoo Group. Are you on any other sites? Yes, too many too list, however I do have some of them are just a few.

If you haven't already, do you plan to put together another site?
I will be using the new Yahoo Groups site as a prelude to the re-launch of the new Charepinups.com

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? People

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? R&B all the way.

What is your favorite part about being a model?International travel, new opportunities, setting your own schedule and l limits, wearing feminine and beautiful clothing, dressing up.

What’s the best advice ever given to you?Don’t give up on yourself, your all youv’e got.

What advice do you give to young, up and coming models? Read all that you can from magazines Ask a lot of questions of anyone you know that is in this business. Take a brief class at a community college on any form of graceful dance such as belly dancing or any dances of the eastern religion and culture. This will give you a wide range of poses and flow when you move. Stay spiritually balanced and try to experiment with adding healthier foods to your diet if you do not presently. Most important remember to smile on the inside first, someone will always be watching the outside!

What are your goals in terms of being a model?I would like to complete my book “Virtual Youth” in 2007, launch my own line of vintage inspired clothing with “Pin-up Girl Jeans” before somebody else does! And see meet the right investor you can have my products such as the tote bags, journals & t-shirts in major shopping malls across the country.

I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word..... Classy!

Char E's sites:

Black Men In America(Interview from June 6)
Erotic Expresssions(same Interview)
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/PinUpCharE/(NEW! My official Fan Site)
www.cafepress.com/charepinups(My Online Pin-up Retail Store)
Elegance Talent Group(Featured model Feb 2006) must type in ID # 2900
BagHatVinyl(Exclusive Interview)
MySpace (My Myspace Page)
DimePiece Models (Model # 444) I have been a feature on this Site several times)
New Trendz(Page #8)( I was a Featured Model in the past)

Char E's favorites

Color-Pink
Type of flower- Pink Rose
Type of car-Kia Amanti
Musician-Jill Scott
Brand of jeans-Apple Bottom
Brand of lingerie-Victoria Secret, who else??
Movie-Set It Off
Type of food-Anything creamy or sweet!
Mixed drink-Martini with olive
Sports Team-Pittsburgh Steelers!
Day of the week-Sunday
Actor or Actress-Dorothy Dandridge
Rapper-Nas, I always give credit to the OG’s out there
Book-The Bible
Free time activity-Writing poetry,short stories
Perfume-Shalamar
Celebrity-Angelina Jolie
Flavor of Ice Cream-Chocolate

Thanks so much for your time Char E'! Thanks so much Robert! And thanks for the opportunity for exposure on your popular weblog!


Meet model Char E' at The Event at Justin's tonight(6/30/2006)
S.T.R.O.B.E Awards VIP Gala
(Showcasing The Resources Of Black Enterprise)
Friday.06.30.06 5pm...
5pm - 7pm Red Carpet VIP Reception & Award Presentation
Awardees:
Cheryl Gentry/GLOW Media
Vince Harden/i.b.Concept Magazine
CharE/Pin Up Model Of The Year
Alfonso Graham/Fashion Stuff Magazine

Featuring:
Live DJ, $4 Beers, $5 Cocktails & $6 Martinis @bar
7pm Video Fashion Show by www.AnthonyEastwick.com

Hosted by Sean 'Diddy' Combs Signature venue...
Justins Restaurant
31 W.21st St.(btw 5th & 6th Ave.)NYC
F,V,1 or Path train to 23rd St.

RSVP A Must to: 212.352.0599
Dinner/Bottle Service Preferred for Tables

21yrs+ older. Fashionable Summer Chic Attire

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Kami-BET B Girl!


Kami is the BET B Girl for this week!

Monday, June 26, 2006

Interview w/Miss Aquarius

One look at Miss Aquarius and you can tell she is the real deal when it comes to modeling. She's got the looks, the experience, drive and ambition that will take her places.
I joined her Yahoo Group shortly after she started it, and I was impressed by her portfolio. Check her out on the many sites that she is on and you will see her classiness, sassiness and creativity. Say hello to Miss Aquarius!

What got you into modeling? I'd never really thought about modeling much until photographer/marketing specialist Troy Julian Gipson asked if I would take some photos. I love being in front of and behind the camera so I agreed. I honestly didn't follow up with it much until Troy told me about the audition for the AppleBottoms fashion show and I then met Leslie of LModelz.

Have you done any modeling before opening your group? Before opening my yahoo group I was a runway model in a fashion show for AppleBottoms jeans. I was scared to death but I learned a lot from the other models and from the AppleBottoms team. I also modeled at a fashion bonanza in Chicago for an up and coming designer, Suzette O. for her, EightTwentyEight Designs. I'd also done photo shoots here and there with different photographers.

Who would you say is your role model when it comes to modeling? I would say Iman and/or Tyra Banks.

I’ve first saw you on your Yahoo group. Are you on any other sites?
Yes, I am on www.lmodelz.com, Explore Talent ,and of course my Yahoo 360 page http://360.yahoo.com/msaquarius1977

Are you planning on getting a site together? I've thought about getting a site together but haven't committed to it yet.

What would you say is your best feature? Physical feature hmmmm I guess my smile or my "assets" LOL Other than that I'd say my personality. I try to stay down-to-earth and treat everyone right!

I’m sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken? Are you sure they want to know? LOL...I am sooooooo single. It's actually been about 4 years since I was in a "relationship". Being single is fun, so I hang out with my uncle alot. So, if some guy is too aggressive, I can say, "I'm here with somebody" or if a guy is cool I can say "WHo him? That's my uncle!" HA HA HA HA

What kind of man do you prefer-"street smart" or "book smart"? I prefer a guy that is a mix of both. I need someone that can be versatile and adapt to any environment.

Another question Im sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed? To the beach, a dark colored bikini so that I can attract as much sun as possible. To bed, not a damn thing if my man is in bed with me. :-)

When you model, what settings do you like to do the most? Doesn't really matter to me. They are all fun to me! If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? DIME MAGAZINE(because I love sports, but I know you have to be an athlete to grace their cover) KING, Jane, XXL, or Sports Illustrated

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go R&B? Probably R&B, but I love Crunk too. Dang that was a hard question!

In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in? Dresses and skirts

What do you bring to the modeling field or game?A warm and welcoming personality. Not enough people are humble these days.

What are your goals in terms of being a model? Magazine covers, more fashion shows, and a video or two.

I’m glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word.....NATURAL


Miss Aquarius's favorites:

Color BLUE
Type of flower ROSES
Type of car No favorite really, but luxury is ALWAYS nice.
Musician Between Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder
Brand of jeans Antik Denim jeans
Brand of lingerie Victoria's Secret
Movie The Five Heartbeats
Type of food Seafood
Mixed drink Not a drinker but about three times a year I'll have a Sex on the Beach with extra juice.
Sports Team PLEEEEAAASSSEE, I don't have a favorite. I love all football and basketball teams. I don't even answer the phone on Sundays during football season.
Day of the week
Monday
Actor or Actress Robert Deniro
Rapper For lyrics Mos Def, for looks LL COOL J :-)
Book The Coldest Winter Ever by Sista Souljah
Free time activity Surf the Net
Perfume Lolita Lempicka
Celebrity OPRAH
Flavor of Ice Cream Mint Chocolate Chip

Sunday, June 25, 2006

Player Watch:America's Next Top Model's Bre

Harlem student turned model Bre earned the respect of supermodel Tyra Banks as well as the attention of millions of households worldwide by appearing on "America's Next Top Model". Although she didn't go home with the top honors, Bre has gone on to manage her own modeling career, successfully landing herself modeling jobs with SoftSheen-Carson and BET's "Rip the Runway"- making the Uptown beauty a Player to Watch in 2006.

Most followers of Tyra Banks' hit show "America's Next Top Model" can tell you that the best woman does not always win the title. Many might say that was the case when Bre finished third during the show's 5th season, but the 19-year-old took her loss in stride and has parlayed the skills from the show into a full-time hustle.

"My best experience on the show was just getting picked. That was a wonderful feeling. I stayed focused for two months. I went to L.A., I went to London, I met people I never would have met. That show was tiring, but it was a good experience. All in all it taught me how to model and how to take pictures," Bre told SOHH.

While many viewers tune in to ANTM precisely for the drama factor, Bre told SOHH that she tried to block out her housemates and often used her Uptown roots as a motivational reminder."It's hard living with 13 girls; that never gets easier... As far as females go and the competition, what gave me my drive was that I had a purpose for coming. I could always remember that I live in a two bedroom apartment with my mother and my two brothers. Whether or not I won I knew I was there to be successful and that was my focus," Bre explained.

While many of the ANTM runners-up have signed with top modeling agencies after their TV debuts, Bre opted to book her own jobs rather than be one of many faces at a large agency."Everything I've done I've been freelancing. I've booked some wonderful things for myself, plus that money is coming to me, I don't have to pay anybody but me. As far as agencies are concerned, I have a management team, I have a great publicist and we're doing a great job. I'm not rushing into the limelight because I'd rather have longevity than two minutes of fame. You only have one shot and I just want to do it right, that's it," Bre told SOHH.

Although she's no longer appearing in front of a panel of judges, Bre has continued to raise the bar for herself, rising to new challenges she's given herself taken from feedback received on the show.

"As soon as the show was over I did a photo shoot to give myself another portfolio. On the show they weren't sure I could be edgy, so I went in and took really edgy pictures. I proved to myself that I could do it," Bre recalled.

In the months since her ANTM stint Bre has proven herself to a number of big name clients. In addition to walking in Alice + Olivia's New York Fashion Week show, Bre has graced the pages of ESSENCE and VIBE magazines and been named a spokeswoman for SoftSheen-Carson.

Still, for the young woman who says her dream job would be walking the runway in couture Chanel, Ralph Lauren or Marc Jacobs or appearing as a Victoria's Secret girl for their Juniors line Pink, Bre is enjoying the control she can exercise over her own career.

"The best part of my job is waking up everyday and knowing I work hard for myself, and everything I get out is what I put in for myself and my business," Bre told SOHH.

Bre's Play-o-Graphy
Projects
Soft Sheen-Carson spokesperson - "I'm one of the new faces of "Dark and Lovely" they cut my hair and they colored it. It's like an auburn red."
Essence Magazine April & May issues
Vibe Magazine May issue
BET's "Rip the Runway"
Fashion Week- Walked for Alice + Olivia
Relocating to Los Angeles


Watchlist
Chris Brown- "I think he's gonna do really really good"
Troy Monaco- Mega Management, Bre's Publicist
Ashuntu- makeup artist (MAC)
T.D. Entertainment - Management company
Bre- "I have to say myself. Stay on the look out for me."


Quote of the Year
"You have to crawl before you can walk."

Source:Shades of Hip Hop

Internet Diva Forum:Do you need Ass to be a model?

From the site Internet Diva:
I just started modeling and i think i'm a good looking girl but the only thing is i dont have as much ass as a lot of the other models i see out there such as Buffie.

Don't get me wrong now I love Buffie, she's true to herself, but i have to wonder if Buffie didn't have all that ass would she be where she's at now?

Sometimes when i go out to a photo shoot. i feel out of place because i see other girls with ass and here i am with a lil' booty.

I know i should love my body and i do but i need some advice.

Post your response to this forum on Internet Diva!

Friday, June 23, 2006

Emy hot pic




Haven't had much time for a real update, its been mostly just blog and run! But, I will keep the hot pics coming!

Check out Emy...she has a Musecube site
and a Yahoo Group!

She's also on One Model Place!

Thursday, June 22, 2006

"Video Vixens"

Video Vixens is a Reality Show that chronicles the journey to become, not just another pretty face, but a VIDEO VIXEN.We will take 30 or more potential females of all shapes, sizes and styles to eliminate them one by one until we crown the ultimate Video Vixen. This lovely lady will win over 25k in cash and prizes, not to mention national exposure.

In the initial preliminary round of VV we hosted 16 girls at a music video boot camp hosted at Carolina Pinnacle Studios. CPS is a remote, 400 acre movie studio in Yanceyville, NC. Through a series of challenges we eliminated 6 ladies leaving 10 potential video vixens. Once we have 20 of the most beautiful, vivacious, sexy Video Vixen potentials, they will compete in a music video open call to determine which 12 girls will go to the final Challenge in Atlanta.

The ladies will reside in a mansion together while competing in various VV challenges and music video shoots with some of R&B and Raps Hottest artist.We are producing a video for the hit single "Whoop His Ass – Featuring Petey Pablo, Sab Young, & Young Soulja. This is a great video for this challenge because the models have to look good as well as act out and lip sync the song as the lead singer, since its shot in the style of George Michael's song FREEDOM (models lip sync the entire song).

Currently, we have completed the first preliminary round in which we chose 10 women. We are in post production from that segment and are seeking developmental funds from a network or private investor to capture the following content and complete the show.Second Preliminary Round – Selecting the second group of 10Video Casting Challenge – Eliminate the Vixens from 20 to 12Atlanta Challenge – Challenges, Music Videos, and other obstacles to go from 12 to 1 crowing the ULTIMATE VIDEO VIXEN

We are in the process of acquiring various LOI's from celebrities to be on the show.You may contact us if you are interested in the show and would like a budget and/or a private screening. vv@oentinc.com SincerelyOmar J. McCallopExecutive Producer O ENTTroy "Malik" McNishExecutive Producer/DirectorMacktown Productions

Tarneisha hot pic.....


Super sexy diva on Myspace! Check her out!

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Innocense is the name, "I'm Too Sexy To Be Naughty"


Innocence AKA Sharelle is one of my favorite models in the game. She has a beauty that is overwhelming and enticing. However, one of her sayings is "Beauty is worth a day, but beauty and brains are worth a lifetime."In every photo she takes, she knows how to display her bomb body and beautiful smile. At the same time, she just reminds you of that good girl next door because she's just got that look, which makes her nickname appropriate. Say hello to Innocense!

What got you into modeling?

It actually happened pretty fast(within a year) of meeting a great Chicago photographer named Percy Greenwood, who is now my manager. I started working with him in his business for about 6 months then he asked me if I would do a shoot with him and here I am!

Who would you say is your role model when it comes to modeling?

My role models would have to be Iman, Tyra Banks, and Adriana Lima. I choose Iman because she is such a strong force to be reckoned with, she came into the industry with her eyes and ears open, she has really taught me to pay attention. I just love Adriana Lima, she is sooo beautiful! As for Ms. Tyra Banks, at first I didn't like her, I thought she was stuck up. But after watching her shows, "America's Next Top Model" and "The Tyra Banks Show", I have definitely had a change of heart. I realized she was just like me, that all that makeup didn't change her she was just ty-ty. It reminded me of the way I feel about myself, I'm just Sharelle.

Tell me about your model search tour and any other projects you have going.

Well we(my manager and I) just finished the Midwest and east coast part of our tour:
MIDWEST
Detroit, March 10-12Th Indianapolis, March 12-14Th Milwaukee, March 16Th Detroit, March 25-27Th Ohio, March 27-29Th
EAST COAST
New York, April 23-25Th Boston, April 25Th-26Th Virginia April 27Th-29Th Maryland, April 29Th-30Th
Unfortunately we did not get to finish the southern part(Atlanta,Houston, and Jacksonville,FL). My manager became terribly ill at the end of our tour, but he is doing better now, so Southern Belles, expect us between June and July!!!!

I've seen your Yahoo Group. Are you on any other sites?

www.Models-N-Action.com - My managers Website
http://www.xpozrinc.com/ladies.php?page=4
www.myspace.com/model_innocense
OMP#113655
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Models-N-Action
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Model_Innocense
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Modelinnocense


Are you planning on getting a site together?

Yes and very soon!!! I can't give out the name of it yet, its a secret!!!My manager, our web designer, and myself are already putting my vision into creation.

What would you say is your best feature?

My best feature would be my eyes, but I have been told that my eyes, lips,smile,behind,legs, and/or my thighs are my best feature. What do you think?

I'm sure the fellas will want to know-are you single or taken?

Well Fellas, I am happily in love. But please believe, I still aim to please, just in my photos...and behind the scenes videos soon to come ...

Another question I'm sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach? To bed?

To the Beach: A SEXY 2PC swimsuit that hugs in all the right places...
To Bed: Baby Oil Gel....Sweet Perfume...and NOTHING else...

When you model, what do you feel most comfortable in?

When modeling, I feel the most comfortable in Lingerie. I love feeling and looking sexy!

What do you bring to the modeling field or game?

I bring versatility, personality, class, charm, and enthusiasm to modeling. I am also a very hard working, determined individual. When I am in front of the camera, I give my all, and it shines from my heart into my soul and through my eyes! I try to give all that I have. I feel that God gave me something special, and God knows I'm gonna use it!

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of?

If given a choice I would be on the cover of all of them(Black Men's,Smooth, XXL,FHM,Maxim,King,Elle,Essence-That's how deep my versatility goes...).

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go with a r&b video?

I would prefer a r&b video.

I'm glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word.....Intriguing...

She's also on ModelPlace and ModelMayhem!

Innocense's Favorites:

Color - Blue
Type of flower - White Roses
Type of car - Any and every Cadillac!
Musician - Don't have one
Brand of jeans - C'est toi
Brand of lingerie - Frederick's of Hollywood
Movie - Love Jones, Jason's Lyric, Seven
Type of food - Spaghetti
Mixed drink - Smirnoff Apple Martini, Hypnotiq, and Red Bull
Sports Team - I have favorite players, not teams.
Day of the week - Depends on my mood
Actor or Actress - Vin Diesel, Whoopi Goldberg
Rapper - No favorites
Book - Any by Eric Jerome Dickey, Anthony D. Carr, and Omar Tyree
Free time activity - Basketball(Yes I hoop!),Computers, Working out
Perfume - Obsession and Pleasure
Celebrity - Too many to name!
Flavor of Ice Cream - Butter Pecan and Peppermint

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Hot pic....Innocense


Check out the stunning model Innocense on her Yahoo!group
She also has a 2nd Yahoo!Group. My interview with Innocense is coming soon!

Interview w/Darnell "Unique"Haggans

Every model should know the Candyman if they don't already. I have always found him to be consistent, with a neverending presence. If you are a member of his Yahoo Group, you always know whats going down with him. One Saturday night I was listening to Funkadelic and he IM'd me, and this interview below is the resulting conversation. We had a lot in common, we both like Funkadelic and hot models, and we both have long term ambitions or one day working with Beyonce. With his talent, abilities, and genius, he'll get there long before me! Check out my conversation with the Candyman!

Im talking to fashion impressario darnell unique haggans, the genius behind the unique candy wraps...let me first ask u to tell us about yourself....

Briefly or in details?(lol)

Give me details.....

Ok.......I was born in Clarksdale, MS. ( along with my belated twin-brother "Carnell" ).We both were gifted by GOD. I started sewing at the age of 14 From that point on, I decided to explore what it was like to take fabric to make it into several forms of garments in many styles and sizes.Briefly.... I AM molded into a "master fashion designer".

What is the concept behind "Unique Candy Wraps"?

Well..... it all started in Atlanta, Ga........I was having a break at a downtown strip club.......I was sitting at the bar enjoying myself talking with a dancer.... I saw another dancer all upset. So, I asked her "What's wrong my dear?" She had such a sour and bitter attitude. I simply told her that I was a fashion designer at that particular moment. I also told her that she needs to be sweet like candy with her attitude. She says "Why?" I answered with...I will start wrapping you up in my unique designs and you will become a sweet candy. Transforming into UNIQUE CANDY WRAPS! Unique is my designer name / Candy is a female ( model / dancer / woman ) and......... Wraps are the garments that are custom-made to fit her body accordingly.

Tell me about the Unique Candy Wraps line....is it tailor made for models, or is it for even like the common woman.....

It's for ANY woman ( not little girls )...... that comes in all sizes ( regardless of her nationality ).All tailor made to fit precisely well.

Is it available to be purchased online?

Not at this point. But can be done in person.

Do you make hats, shirts, pants, or all of these?

Hats ( some ).......... but other items mentioned ( yes )

What is your vision for Unique Candy Wraps, or I guess the future vision you have for it?

Well, basically Unique Candy Wraps is my women clothing line. Along with my men's line: Unique Candyman Collection. However, I do plan to conduct my own apparel clothing manufactory.... namimg it: I AM UNIQUE, Inc. That's my ultimate vision.

Thats hot...so you also can do mens clothes as well....when will you show those designs....??

I will reveal my men's line as soon as I have my very own runway fashion show. Perhaps, in Atlanta, GA. or N.Y.C. I do have on a walking suit .... on the cover of http://www.UniqueCandyWraps.net, which is designed by me and my twin-brother ( Carnell ).

You have a twin brother...i did not know that...thats double trouble...lol....well let me get down to the nitty gritty....you've interacted with a lot of models and this is a weblog about models....so what are your observations about models???Anything that you like or dislike???

Before I answer that good question. I must confess that my twin-brother died in 1999. But I AM looking forwards to carry out our goal. Now, for the models....... I learned that very few of them are aware of the difference between retailed garments and tailored garments. Very few knows how to WEAR clothings during a particular photoshoot. Same applies to the photographers. It seems to me that the models are more focused on promoting their body instead of the product. It's takes a prefessional model to comprehend that a real model is a "saleperson". A model MUST sell the product. NOT her body.

So for some of these young models starting yahoo groups, hooking up with photographers and building portfolios, what advice do you give so they can step up their game.....

I suggest that they stay away from these un-real photographers........... they need to stop taking A & T photos.......... and stop focusing too much on fast money.

Do you have any favorite models?

OF COURSE I DO!! (LOL)

Who would you say is your favorite??

MAXINE SCOTTTT!! ( # 1 )....NEFERTITI.......eBONII.......MONICA DYAMONDZ\...... so many!!! (lol)

LOL......if you had a chance to work with a "supermodel" or celebrity, which one would be your first choice?

BEYONCE, lol

Yeah me too....LOL.....what do you think about the urban fashion world...you know, Fubu, Sean John, Rocafella.....and do you have a favorite fashion designer or role model?

To be honest........ I was designing before they existed (lol) but, my favorite role model is ME. Every1 should be themselves. Be unique

I feel ya there.......as you are unique.....

Just being Darnell Unique Haggans. We all have a gift from God.Being creative is power.

I've asked all the questions I can think of, and so my last question is, what's next for the Candyman?

My next mission is to create jobs for young high school graduates. To conduct the APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING PROGRAM for any1 who wants to learn the true trade of "master tailoring". We need more "tailors", not just seamstresses and fashion designers.

Good luck Darnell!

Check out his Yahoo!Group , his page on Modelplace , and his Musecube site.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Top Model of the Week:Tachaka


She has a Yahoo Profile and she's on the TMF New Faces. Shes got mad potential!

Monday, June 12, 2006

Interview with Antonia Lewis AKA La Sponge the model


Standing at 6'1.5" Antonia Lewis has never been able to blend in, she was always the tallest girl in her class and of all her friends. Now she hopes her success in the modeling field will bring back the classic pinup should be. She also hopes she can prove that darker-skinned models/DIVAS are just as beautiful as caramel or lighter-toned models.

Antonia has been preparing to take the world by storm since the age of 5 when she first came to AMERICA.After dabbling in singing, metal shop, drama, and writing in her high school years, she decided to concentrate fully on modeling and getting her FORENSIC SCIENCE degree.

Not only is she starting online, but offline she is helping young girls get into modeling and helps promotes local models looking for exposure. Antonia is so much more than just another pretty face. She's a talented woman with intelligence and the blessings of ambition as well as the strength.


What got you into modeling? A Couple of things starting with my height and ending with the places you can go.

How long have you been modeling? I have been modeling on and off since high school and have been full fledged for about a year now so all together it about 6 years.

What would you say is your best feature?I have been told my best feature have been my face, my legs, my body and so on so now I say I am my best feature.

Do you plan on putting together a pay site? Yes, I definitely plan on a pay site I have to look for the one that can suite my budget and then it will be up and running.

What are your goals in the modeling world? I have many goals starting with showing up and coming models that you don't have to do anything that you think is degrading to make it, also my Main goal for me is to walk the VICTORIA SECRET RUNWAY.

When you model, what do you feel most comfortable in? I feel most comfortable in my skin which means I am versatile I can model in anything as long as the photographer stays professional and does not make me uncomfortable I will model.

If you had a choice, what magazine would you be on the cover of? I have always wanted the cover of Swimsuit Illustrated, or VIBE

If you had a choice of videos, which one would you be in? A dirty south crunk video or would you go with a "hyphy" video? I would go with a dirty south video but i wouldn't mind either way.

I'm glad that I got a chance to catch up with you, so for my last question, I want you to sum up your style and yourself with one word..... UNIQUE

Check her out at her Yahoo Group, Hi5,her Yahoo Profile and on MySpace.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Breaking model news:Vida goes nude for Playboy


Vida Guerra is gracing the cover of Playboy Magazine's July issue which is slated to hit newsstands today (June 9). Word is the model took the flicks as early as last July. The curvaceous pin-up's nude motivation was apparently sparked by the leak of her sidekick photos. The photos had Miss Guerra revealing her apple bottom on several spreads. Hopefully, Vida's layout will spark a trend.

Source:Shades of Hip Hop

Friday, June 09, 2006

Amber and Ambra


Don't you just love 'em? Check out Amber and Ambra on their new site!
They are also on
Myspace!

Industry stuff......

Tarynn is beauty of the week for PLP Photography!
Jazzyville is nominating models for "Favorite Internet Model"
Nominations:Tiara,Lyric,Deeca,Amber Fox,Tomika Skanes,Sapphira Chanel,Montana Taye and Amber,Cleney,Arekah,Anneliese Lynd
Also on Jazzyville, Tiara makes the Hall of Fame thread with 5000 plus page views and counting!
Anna is model of the month for Hood Tech Pro!
69 Flavors is having an Ocean City Car & Bike Show on 6/10/2006
Maeja Exposure is doing a city wide search, looking for girls to participate in the highly anticipated documentary "My Xpozed Diary" that will be reviewed by the producers of HBO & other Cable TV Networks. If you will like to tell your story in this highly anticipated documentary that will shock the pants off of our viewers then send me your name, photo and contact number for further details. Email:risque718@yahoo.com
Sultry Models:check out the new group called JK Photography and just launched Sultry Models.This database will showcase the hottest models and talent in the south.If you're sexy and from the south please follow instruction on what to do to be a part of the Sultry Models!
Model of the week on Black Female Model Place is Egypt's Angel. She has an interview!
InternetDiva.net is looking for a SpokesModel.....all you need to do is send an email to admin@internetdiva.net with a few pics and why they feel that they are good for the job!

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Top Model of the Week


My first top model of the week is Miss Irene Thomas! She calls herself the "IT" girl.
She has a Yahoo Group! She's just starting her group, so show her some love!

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Interview w/Amber H


Amber is a beautiful and intelligent commercial, print and promotional model from Austin,Texas. Not only is she a model, but she is also a diligent student and aspiring educator and teacher . She is now keeping herself busy going to summer school and starting a group of models for a record label in Dallas. Despite that, she's not too busy to talk to people and network on her Yahoo! group called Commercial Models. Through this group she is trying to put a name out for commercial and print models. Check out her group and say hello to sexy model Amber!

1. What got you into modeling?
The fact that I have a beautiful smile as well as I wanted to show others it off and make them smile as well.

2. I find it interesting you named your group "commercial models". Most models name their groups after themselves. Whats behind that name?
Everyone can not be 5’7’’ or taller and I wanted to encourage others who do not have “the look” or the body type that many people in the industry who are promoted as fashionable to also consider themselves as desirable models.

3. Talk about your schooling, you are in college studying what? What are you planning to do with your education?
I attend the University of Texas at Austin. ‘hook em horns.’ My major is Government with a minor in History and I hate to brag but I am---I have a 3.1698 GPA. Oh, I graduate this August. Yeah me! I inspire to become the first female principal of Lincoln High School Humanities/Communities Magnet (located in Dallas, TX) because I believe that low socio-economic students are displaying poor progress in academic success because they lack the self-esteem needed to excel in the classroom.

4. For the fellas reading this blog, I got a question. R u single or taken?
Awwwwww. I love this question. Sorry to say but I am in a committed relationship of four years. That is 1/5 of my life. Lol

5. Another question I’m sure the fellas will want to know, what are you most likely to wear to the beach?
Shorts and a sports bra. Hey, I like to be sexy and comfortable. Who knows, I’ll end up being the strong safety for beach football.


6. To bed?
Usually boy-cut panties with a sexy top, but every once in a while my birthday suit. (Wink, wink)

7. In taking photos, what are you most comfortable in?
Any clothing but lingerie or a bathing suit. I tend to look thicker than what I am.

8. What do you bring to the modeling field or game?
I bring my beauty pageant experience and my public speaking skills.

9. What would you say is your best feature?
Smile, Personality and then my turkey-legs.

10. Which magazine would you appear on the cover of if you had a choice?
Anything but Playboy and other nudity type magazines because I have respect for my family, community, and myself; yet, more power to other models that grace the cover of Playboy.


11. Do you have any plans on making a website?
Maybe, it depends how far I do in this industry. Remember, modeling is my hobbie and not future career.


12. Sum up yourself or your style with one word, any word......(PIZZAZ)

Amber's favorites:
Color:
Purple = Royalty
Type of flower: Tulip and Oriental Lily
Type of car: 94-96 Chevy Impala SS, 67’ Mustang and all other classic cars
Musical artist: Prince, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson = all are musically talented and can play more than two instruments
Brand of jeans: Anything I can get my butt into.
Brand of lingerie: Wal-mart (Gretchen Wilson said it best, “I don’t need no designer tag, to make my man want me.)
Movie: The Program, Shrek 2
Food: Grandma’s cooking, Mexican and Chinese
Mixed Drink: at 7 Eleven mixing up flavors, long island “ice tea”, my own = tea Kool-Aid
Sports Team: N/A used to be the Dallas Cowboys in 97’
Day of the week: Friday---I get to go home from college
Actor (or actress) too many to say
Rapper: Z-ro, lil Keke and other southern rappers that I cannot think of
Book: I do not do much leisure reading because school takes up all my reading time.
Thing to do in free time: Play football, gen rummy or spades with my family.
Perfume and Cologne: I really do not wear any accept on rare occasions but if I had to choose, I will choose DESIGN. I think Dove Soap makes me smell just fine.
Celebrity: I prefer hometown heroes who have made a difference in the South Dallas community such as Kathleen Gilliam, A. Maceo Smith, H.S. Thompson and many others. Look them up on the internet to learn more about who I consider a hero.
Flavor of Ice Cream: Daiquiri Ice from Baskin Robins then my second fav is cookie dough ice cream

Sites: Musecube,New Faces,OneModelPlace, her Yahoo Group

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Shatava Lindsey


Shatava is the latest b-girl on BET.com

She's also on NewTrendz, Cash Back Alliance , and Model Mayhem! She also has a Yahoo Group!

Her measurements are an amazing 34-26-44!