Archive | September, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are?

27 Sep
I love that novel.

But that’s not the topic of this post – I’m referring to the beautifully wild things that prance down the fanatastical runways of Victoria’s Secret! Have you ever dreamed of being a part of this particular runway? If your 5’8 and above in bare feet, your chance is now. You can apply in two ways: either online via vsallaccess.com or cbs.com/victoria with a 90 second video essay OR attend one of the open castings in New York (October 1st) , Miami (October 10th), LA (October 17th), or Chicago (October 24rd)

However, I suggest you read this document fully, outlining rules, regulations, and information about the MODEL BOOT CAMP that the top ten finalists enter on November 3rd. Check this out, Victoria’s Secret will be providing a loft apartment for the contestants and will be subject to videographing and photography “24 hours a weeks, 7 days a week and may have little or no privacy”. A small price to pay, I say!

To get to that point, however, you will be judged on the following criteria:
-potential public appeal
-presence
-how photogenic you are
-and the consistency of your appearance with the Victoria’s Secret brand image

As if stomping the runway is not enough, the finalist will also win a $5,000 Victoria’s Secret Gift Card. Yeah, possibly every girl’s dream.
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My suggestions to the entrants:
Be nice, all of the women who will make it to the finals will be just as beautiful you. However, your personality and character will take you a long way. Especially since the world will have the opportunity to vote on the final 3, final 2, and finally the one lucky lady that will grace the runway. Public Voting is as follows: Round 1 Nov.9th-11th, Round 2 Nov.16th-18th, and Round 3 Nov.23-Dec.1st

My other suggestion? Grab a pair of wings from the nearest costume store and practice that alluring Victoria’s Secret walk!

Online entries (of which requires a video) must be submitted by Oct.1st. Go now: vsallaccess.com

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A legitmate explanation ;-)

27 Sep

This is first Sunday I’ve woken up at 9am with no alarm clock and sipped on some Lipton team…on my on accord. No meeting. No obligations either. A Sunday morning to myself…

Nonetheless, I owe some people who read my blog a serious explanation as to why an enormous gaps exists btwn my posts; yeah I know, it’s been one whole month plus!

I got back to school mid September and hit the ground running; mind and body doing the same running motion, together at least. To be honest, this post does not certify my halt license, believe me Finance Principles and Quantitative Business Analysis will not allow me to take a break. However, I am enjoying a few classes that are challenging me in unexpected ways such as Principles of International Business and Principles of Marketing (of which by the way, I received a stellar ‘A’ on our first exam :-). These classes have already added many components to my ongoing project this semester – Project DC. Yes, it’s still alive, breathing, and turning into one extremely large BHAG – and I’m so excited! I met with my good friend and business/fashion partner Gabby last weekend to discuss Project DC and was reminded to continue doing research and being inspired by the many things that inspire me daily. So, I will. Thanks Gabby! (By the way, you need to check out my singing song bird friend: myspace.com/gabology and her single “Dangerous”)

Thus, although, I’m in a most peculiar place of unbalance with classes, work, and a myriad of other things. I’m thankful for their relevancy to the moves I’m making.

My most important commitment, besides Project DC, is my official capacity as part of the Gbomai Bestman Foundation. After 3 years of planning in my mother’s cul-de-sac of brilliant ideas, the Gbomai Bestman Foundation was birthed as a 501 c3 non-profit organization that is now in the works of changing healthcare in Liberia. So, do you believe me now? As you can see, this is going to be the year for me so forgive me if my posts lapses after a week or two. However, I found out last night – or rather early this morning – around 3:30am is that I think much clearer in the 30 minutes right before I hit the sack. During the week that’s usually the time I take to plan for the next day and cross of items on my to-do list. On the weekend, however, it can be prime time for blogging. So there we go!

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Not possible…

27 Sep

To have both two of my favorites in the same video: Rachael Roy & Grafitti art by artist George “SEN one” Morrillo. Can I just say that Rachel Roy is on the verge of being etched onto my “femme de style et de substance” list because of this. She is genius for this one. Take a pertinent looksy:

And to add to her accolades, here are some of my love looks from her 2009 PF collection:
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If your loving Ms. Roy as much as I do, you’ve got to do your eyes justice by viewing her affordable collection Rachel by Rachel Roy.

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Eva! Eva! Eva!

27 Sep

One of my favorite films,Evita, happens to star Madonna as Argentine political leader and one of my humanitarian idols Eva Perón. Directed by Alan Parker, other heavy hitters included Antonia Banderas as Che and Jonathan Pryce as Perón. Most people I’ve asked about this movie have never seen it but can remember hearing these lyrics to a tune: “Don’t cry for me Argentina. The truth is I never left you!”. Nonetheless, I had a bit of nostalgia this morning as I was listening to a playlist and came across one of my favorite songs from the soundtrack, “I’d be surprisingly Good for You”, that has a very pretty latin flair with the light sambas in the background.

Take a look at the song’s scene from the movie.

After a short history lesson on Eva Peron in a class in high school, I think I read just about every book that was ever written about her. Her story of passion, triumph, and persistence moved me and has ever since been a woman that I admired. Her repertoire included a strong stance for the descamisados (working class) of Argentina, women’s suffrage, and most poignant, her work with children via the Eva Perón Foundation. Not to mention she was solely responsible for the establishment of Argentina’s first female political party – Just a little history lesson!
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Besides the political and biographical elements of the movie, the reason it still has such resonance in my mind is because of the fantastical fashion. The movie channeled a very 40s Argentinian glamour that rivals what political royalty were wearing around the world at the time. I don’t know you guys, I think she may have put a little dirt on Jackie O when it came to her fashion sense! Ha!

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