I’m on Apple News!!

Y’all!!!!!!! I’m super excited about this! I guess people really do read my Runway Monday posts! LOL

I’d like to give a special thank you to Warith Niallah of FTC Publications for reaching out about posting an article based on my last Runway Monday post, How to Determine Your Model Rate. I’m juiced that this post resonated with him because I think it’s really important for freelance models to take charge of their ability to make money, and I hope that my post can help someone to determine how much they should be charging for their services. Know your worth, models!

So, Warith’s article is on two different platforms, which you can see below. Please check them out! 💋

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Hello, 2017!

At the start of each year, I imagine where I would be on December 31st of that year…

who will be in my life?

who will no longer be in my life?

where will I live?

what am I proud of?

what did I learn?

 

2016 had a few bumps in the road, but I made it through, I accomplished, I conquered, and I learned. As 2017 begins, I’m excited for the opportunities to come, and I challenge myself to walk in my strongest confidence, to be unapologetically me, trust my gut, and no longer care what others’ think about me. Those are my big goals for this year, and I expect be that and more! We can do it together! No more fear, stand strong, walk boldly, and take no mess! #STRUT #WalkInLifeLikeOnTheRunway

 

Check out my vid below. It is a reminder to me of the confidence I exude when I’m walking in my purpose and passion. This is how I will walk through life. 

 

 

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Have You Heard? They’re Calling My Name On the Radio!

It’s on again!! Yet another 102.3 KJLH, NTG & Onlavé fashion collaboration!

 

Saturday, August 20th is the Beauty & Fashion Affair, featuring the Strut Your Shade Runway Show produced by NTG & Onlavé.

 

Plus, we’re holding a Model Search this Saturday, July 30th at Sage Hyundai from 12-3p. Judges include actor, Lamon Archey, Ontwanet Moran & Lauren LaGrone of Onlavé Signature Productions, Nicole Spruill of Project Working Model, and yours truly!!

 

We’re looking for STRONG walks with BIG runway presence. Grand prize winner gets $500, and the opportunity to walk in the upcoming Strut Your Shade Runway Show. The winner will be announced on 102.3 KJLH on Monday, August 1st at 5pm.

 

Models, bring two photos, and be prepared to walk!

 

Check out the KJLH radio commercial airing now, in this vid I put together with some added pics! 😉

 

 

Here’s the flyer for more info…

 

KJLH Model Search 2016

 

See you there!

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Awesome Runway Workshop! Pics!

Another great two hour Beginner Runway Workshop: LA Fashion Week Edition in Hollywood on Feb 27th. We had a six-model turnout, and one even traveled all the way from New Mexico! They’re already asking about the next one. I love what I do!

Congrats to the ladies who attended!

Special thanks to NTG Photographer Nick Woods of Angle & Attitude Photography for the photos, and Brandi Allen for assisting with music, etc.

Check out pics below!

 

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You Ask Why I’m Single. Here’s Why…

She has walls because she’s been stabbed before, those walls have built higher standards. She’s looking for a man that won’t crumble when he hears the word commitment or consistency. She finally realized that all of those sorrys should have been goodbyes, and that she was only holding on because she still felt it. What she felt was pain & pain isn’t validation that he deserves a spot in her life anymore. She was tired of being ‘used to’ that. She doesn’t want someone perfect, because love isn’t perfect. She wants [someone] worth it & a man that won’t force her to prove her own worth. She’s ready to give love a second chance because the cheap love of her past doesn’t define her as a woman. She realized that her past of what she’s been through has made her ready & capable to meet someone who stays. That the heartbreaks & damage was a test so she didn’t settle for cheap. Words mean nothing [from] a man that can’t follow with action. She’s not willing to make the same mistakes anymore. – @Pinelopis

 

You Deserve...

 

I’m ready to open my heart again, with new qualifications…

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TWO Runway Workshops Feb 2016 – LAFW Edition

It’s that time of year again! LA Fashion Week (LAFW) is coming back in March. What better way to prepare for LAFW auditions than with one of these two workshops coming up on February 27th in Hollywood, CA:

 

Workshops Feb 2016

ADVANCED Runway Refresher, 12-1p

Perfect your runway walk at this ADVANCED Runway Refresher, and return to STRUT STATUS just days before LAFW auditions begin. This fast-paced, one-hour coaching session is NOT for beginners. Refresh your audition technique, tip skills, and correct walk blunders all in the same time it will take to watch one episode of Scandal!

 

BEGINNER Runway Workshop, 1-3p

Sign up for the Beginner Runway Workshop with Nikol Davis, days before LA Fashion Week auditions begin! Learn how to walk with confidence, get great action photos, and have astrong runway presence through specific techniques only taught here!

 

Space is limited, don’t wait… Register here!

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Thank God for McDonald’s!

Why do I thank God for McDonald’s? There are many reasons…

  1. I LOVE McDonald’s! The food is delicious (and I’m not just talking about the fries!) If I didn’t feel a societal (and personal) pressure to maintain a healthy diet, I’d probably eat there every day.
  2. McDonald’s is there for me when I don’t have a lot of money to spend. I’m a sucker for a Mini Meal!
  3. McDonald’s is EVERYWHERE! International! Plus, we’ve all been on a roadtrip in the middle of nowhere, and can always find a McDonald’s not too far away.

But there’s another BIG reason why I thank God for McDonald’s. When I signed with my first commercial agent back in 2007, my number one goal was to book a McDonald’s commercial. It took until I joined the SAG-AFTRA union before I was able to even get in the door for a McDonald’s audition, but I was always excited and ready for the opportunity. I just felt like I belonged in a McDonald’s commercial!

Over the last 3 or so years, I’ve auditioned for McDonald’s a number of times. Sometimes I’d get called back. I was even on avail (meaning I have to keep all of my days available for booking because I’m in the last stage) once last year. But nothing…

This past July, I was on the beautiful island of St. Thomas, one of the US Virigin Islands with some other beautiful ladies for Fashionista Now Boarding. During some down time, I made mention of my love for McDonald’s and my goal of booking a McDonald’s commercial. And the result is this…

Island shenanigans! Special thanks to Erin, Des, Ontwanet, Tico, and of course, our camera man, Junie! Little did I know that less than 4 months later, I’d be a principal actor in an actual McDonald’s commercial (now airing)…

 

So, this is why I say: Thank God for McDonald’s!! Dream come true! Not only did I speak it into existence, I showed God I was serious by creating my own.

 

(It’s the small things that make me happy!)

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Yay!! Runway Coaching 3 Shows for LAFW Oct. 2015!!

So blessed and excited to be runway coaching LA Fashion Week events again this October! 

 

First, I’ll be working as Model Director and Runway Coach for Metropolitan Fashion Week on Saturday, October 10th at Warner Bros. Studios! It’s my first time working with MFW, and I’m super excited to be able to work with a brand new client, and meet new models! Tickets can be purchased at www.metropolitanfashionweek.net.

Metropolitan Fashion Week

 

Next, I will be working at LAFW Design Competition’s Design Warz! I am proud to be returning to LAFWDC for the second year in a row as Runway Coach! This time, I’ll also be producing the event! This design competition will feature international emerging designers, and will even feature judge, Urbana Chappa, whose NYFW & LAFW shows I walked in and coached in 2013! This event is also taking place on Saturday, October 17th. Tickets can be purchased at www.lawfdc.com – seats are limited, so get your ticket today!!

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Finally, I’ll be coaching the models for the Sun & Seeds Designs runway show during Style Fashion Week LA. This show will take place on Sunday, October 18th, however the event takes place October 14th-18th. Check out www.stylefashionweek.com to view the schedule.

StyleFW

I really thank God for these opportunities to utilize the gift that He gave me, and to shine in my purpose! Hope to see you at one of these fabulous events!

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Virgin Islands, Here I Come!!

It’s been years in the making, but thanks to Ishmael Queeley, I will be traveling to the US Virgin Islands to hold my first runway workshop in St. Thomas, and be a featured model in the 6th Annual Fashionista runway show!! St. Thomas is the new fashion capital of the Virgin Islands, and a huge tourist location. I’m super excited to share my runway knowledge with the models of this beautiful, tropical island!

 

Fashi

 

Here’s a breakdown of the weekend of events:

Thursday, July 23rd – Meet & Greet

Friday, July 24th – Runway Workshop & Comedy Show (featuring Michael Colyar & Rodney Perry)

Saturday, July 25th – Hair Show

Sunday, July 26th – Runway Show (hosted by the beautiful Tico Armond and featuring Nikol Davis, Ontwanet Moran, Desiree Glover & Erin Green)

 

To top it all off, I’ll be able to travel with my friends, Ontwanet, and twins, Desiree & Erin… who are all business owners/entrepreneurs (and NTG models, by the way)! We’ll just call it a Girls’ Business Vaycay!! We’ve modeled and choreographed together for years, and between us have years of experience ranging from LA Fashion Week, to New York Fashion Week, to Ebony Fashion Fair, and numerous TV appearances.

 

St. Thomas, here we come! Prepare yourself for a spectacular fashion collaboration between NIKOL Talent Group, Onlave Signature Productions, and Twin of a Kind at Fashionista! This is something you won’t want to miss!

 

Register for my runway workshop in St. Thomas on July 24th by clicking the flyer below.

 

Nikol Davis in St Thomas

 

 

 

 

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