Another successful shoot with my main man, Louis Cuthbert! New hairstyle called for new headshots, and Louis never disappoints! Please contact him for your beauty, fashion, or headshots!
2016, I’m ready. Let’s book!
Why do I thank God for McDonald’s? There are many reasons…
- 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.
- 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!
- 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!)
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.
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!!
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.
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!
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!
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.
I had the pleasure of representing NIKOL Talent Group as an event sponsor for the soft launch of the new basketball phone app, Ballerz World at H.O.M.E. Beverly Hills over Memorial Day weekend. The event was nice, the venue was beautiful, and the crowd was lovely. Special thanks to Ballerz World owner, Kyle Cox, who invited us out and included our NTG logo on the media wall. Also, special thanks to the ladies who came out to support and represent NTG: Nicole, Spencer, Elle, Lisa, and Fay!
Check out some pics below!
Photos Courtesy of PR Photos & Jeff Knight Photography
January 2015, I was fortunate to book a catalog shoot for Ben Marc, which sells women’s church and business dresses and suits. Surprisingly, my friend, and NTG model, Fay, also booked the shoot, which made the day that much better! 🙂
I have to admit though, this was one of the most difficult photo shoots I have ever done. Simply because I’m so used to photographers wanting me to move and change poses between shots. This photographer also wanted the same, however I had to move less fluid, and more in a stiff, mannequin manner to ensure that the garments don’t bunch up or wrinkle. No hands on hips (as I would normally hold like on the runway), no awkward bending, no serious faces. All smiles, all straight, light touching, show off the garment highlights (pockets, jackets, stripes, design, etc.)! It took me awhile to get the hang of what they wanted, but after a few looks (I shot in approximately 20-25 different garments), I had it down, and no longer had to be directed by the owner. LOL! Check out some of my fave photos below for Ben Marc and Stacy Adams!
Note: People have been saying that Fay & I look like twins! Hilarious! … lucky her! lol
Note 2: The short hair is a wig, and I have not cut my hair! Comment below & let me know your thoughts on my short look.
I had the pleasure of working with Eileen Isagholian of BLVD Couture on the Cure the Runway fashion show, which raised awareness about childhood cancer, and donated event proceeds to Children’s Hospital LA. I thought it was a great cause, since I’ve had a number of family members that have fought the cancer battle.
NIKOL Talent Group came in for model booking, and I was able to confirm 6 models for the event, including 2 NTG models, and 1 model who attended my runway workshop in February! The models looked great, and had a lot of personality on the runway. The event had a great turnout, and I’m extremely happy to have been a part of such an amazing cause!
Photos Below courtesy of Maya Hernandez.
LA Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015 was awesome!! Beautiful designs, and of course NIKOL Talent Group models were everywhere!!
Art Hearts Fashion and Style Fashion Week are the two biggest LA Fashion Week events every season. Last season in October, we were able to book 14 models in 3 different events. This season, we booked 8 models in 3 different events: LA Fashion Council, Art Hearts Fashion, and Le Petite Cirque Circus Couture, an exclusive event by Nickii Jean Magazine. I always enjoy attending shows to support NTG models!!!!
Behind the scenes, I was working hard representing NTG on the Nickii Jean Magazine event. It began with the audition I hosted, where we had over 50 models attend! Then as we got closer to show time, I ran rehearsals with the models, taught some NTG choreography for two fashion installations, and cued the models backstage during the show. Special thanks to Tina Summers and Nickii Jean for inviting me to come on in this role once again for them during LA Fashion Week. It’s always a pleasure working with them, and I’m super excited to do it again in October!! Woop!
I also had the opportunity to travel with NTG Client, SkinTone Clothing, to New Orleans, Louisiana for New Orleans Fashion Week to do runway coaching & runway choreography. Just like when I worked NYFW, it was so exciting to see a fashion event in another city, and how they run things. The New Orleans models were awesome! I only spent about an hour with them, teaching them choreography: partner walking, pattern walking, and the individual mood I wanted them to portray on the runway. They all seemed to be very excited about the choreo, and caught on quickly. Working backstage, I didn’t get to watch the scene, but the feedback from the attendees was all positive! Plus, NTG models Spencer & Ieva came out to New Orleans to walk in the show, and really added that extra flair that we needed! I was so excited that they were able to make it out! I’m so proud of them! They represented NTG so well! We brought LA (Los Angeles) to LA (Louisiana)!! Bravo to SkinTone Clothing and all of the models for an amazing show!
Now, I can officially say that NIKOL Talent Group has made its mark on LA, New York, & now New Orleans Fashion Weeks!!! …on to the next city!! Pics below…
Wow! What a great write-up on The Fashion Hub by fashion blogger, Jennifer Chen about my Runway Workshop on February 28th. How exciting!! Check it out here!!
It’s been nearly a year since my last Runway Workshop, and it was well overdue! …not to mention, just in time for LA Fashion Week auditions!! With two auditions down, and many auditions to come, the February 28th workshop came right before the madness of March auditions, fittings, and shows! The threat of rain didn’t stop the models from coming out, one even flying down to Los Angeles from San Jose, California just to attend!
The models were attentive, and followed instruction well! Now, with some new audition technique, correction of their individual walk, and a few new options of what to do at the tip of the runway, they feel much stronger about fashion week auditions!! Break a leg, Ladies!!
Special thanks to Louis Cuthbert for providing the venue, Jennifer Chen of The Fashion Hub for covering the event, and our very own NTG photographer, Nick Woods, for capturing the photos & videos! Check out a few pics below (videos coming soon!):