can being 'Too good' be a bad thing?

Even though Gideon was stealing my attention from Billy, Woo was still ever present in my life. However this time, I would lose Gideon if I didn't cut ties completely with Woo. Woo was my first love. It felt like he was a part of me and he was and not in the sense you think. I had to remove that part or else I wouldn't really be able to move on, to give my heart to someone who actually wanted it. Woo had taken my heart and left me empty, just barely existing. To be with Woo I had to shut off part of me, the part that wanted to be loved, deeply and honestly....more

Would You Get Your Child into Modeling?

I remember as a pre-teen, my mom would watch TV shows about modeling and the catwalk. She loved the fashions and always talked about how she thought I should be a model. She used to say, "you could get paid so much money and see the world!" It seemed like a great life. I was 5'8" (which is almost Amazonian in Hawaii where most of my friends were less than 5'5") and a beanpole in junior high. Her coaxing made me want to pursue it, so I took modeling classes at John Robert Powers in Hawaii....more
@Polish Mama I couldn't agree more. I want my boys to be the same - appreciate their ...more

Memoirs of a Run-away Model, Part 1

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BEAUTY is Perceptual Symmetry.

Beautiful. All beauty is, actually is perceptual symmetry.  The perception can be one's own or another's perception.  A quick review of any level Mathematics can remind one of what is Symmetry.  As in, symmetrical.  Have a look at any face shot of Christy Turlington, and you'll see what I mean!   One's style look (hair; makeup; skin; fashion) is so obviously who one actually is.  ...more

Dressing Sensibly When on Trail

Acknowledging the gravity of the trial, we were for once spared the histrionics, the tantrums and frosty, arched eyebrows as Naomi Campbell gave perhaps the most serious and sombre performance of her life.In fashion-speak that meant ditching the “diva” outfits. To date she has turned up to court in thigh-skimming, clingy dresses, “I’m a celebrity” shades, 4in stilettos and dripping in jewellery....more

Tribute to Bettie Page

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 Denise.  I think you have hit the nail on the head. That is... the younger generation sees ...more