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Exclusive Viewing of Oday Shakar

2017 kicked off with a big fashion bang with Oday Shakar showing his Spring collection right here in the Valley. The venue was absolutely stunning with black and white checkered flooring (also doubled as our runway) cocktails, a view of Camelback Mountain and of course an amazing guest list.

The Oday Shakar spring collection was something out of Khaleesi’s own private collection. It was the perfect balance of strength and romance from immaculately tailored leather bodices to free flowing high-waisted skirts. I truly felt like I was about to be swooped up by my dragons and overthrow King’s Landing – I mean seriously someone needs to call up Emilia Clarke to let her know we have found her next outfit!

Oday’s collection was simply stunning and there was no surprise how quickly the pieces were selling! I was so lucky to be selected as a model for the exclusive show put on by the always wonderful Merritt Productions, and I’m finally here to give a little look behind-the-scenes of the show.

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Heavy Metal Jacket

A leather jacket is a true closet staple. Unfortunately for me, I lost mine last spring so I have been on the hunt for a new one. After months of searching with no real luck, I stumbled into Zara where I found exactly what I didn’t know I was looking for.

 

This season I’m trying a new bold look in a metallic silver leather jacket! Truly obsessed!

Emphatics: The behind the scenes look

I was recently lucky enough to have been asked to be a part of a special project showcasing the most amazing clothing collection featuring some major designers. The shoot was inspired by the 80’s woman. With diva attitude that only Iman could carry and shoulder pads up to your ears how could you not love the 80’s? The woman of the 80’s had strength (you could see it in her power suits) style, and plenty of character. We were lucky enough to embody these women today and all the while doing so while wearing some of the most fabulous pieces of runway-ready clothing.

If names such as McQueen or Galliano means anything to you, or maybe you are just dying to revisit the  awesomeness that was the 80’s, than I highly recommend catching a glimpse of this glamour collection. The Emphatics installation will soon be featured in the Phoenix Art Museum so watch out for updates!

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Production by: Margaret Merritt
Hair & Makeup by: Diane Aiello
Photography* by: Thomas Ingersoll
Models with The Agency Arizona
*images posted are personal photos from behind the scenes – final images published were shot by Thomas Ingersoll

A day in ETRO

9:00 A.M. and my Uber driver calls to let me know he’s outside waiting. With only my ASU backpack and vintage Dooney & Bourke in tow, I prefer to travel light, I make my way to the airport to catch my morning flight to Vegas. Why Vegas you ask? Well today I escape my 9 to 5 job today to walk in an ETRO show with Saks Fifth Avenue!

It’s not everyday I get to be a real model, you know the ones that actually jet set and make runway and photoshoots a full-time gig, so when I get the opportunity I pounce! Today I  share my behind-the-scenes moments of what life is like as a model on the go and walking for ETRO and Saks.

 

 

 
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In My Home: Zephyr Magazine

Check out the latest issues of Zephyr Magazine where I was interviewed in my new home. Issue 39 is out now, click here to see for yourself!

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Ballet Slippers by Nine West

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Back in the day the only time you’d see me lacing up ballet slippers is practicing my grand jetes in my parents living room. Now it’s become my go-to shoe for work and going out. 

I’m loving these Nine West black ballet flats. I found these little cuties at my last Nordstrom Rack run and since my budget wasn’t quite ready for the Stuart Weitzman version, these were the perfect find! 

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Bridal Behavior

Here’s a behind the scenes look of me and my gorgeous gang at Tucson’s bridal show.

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Evening at Saks Fifth Avenue

What a wonderful night playing dress up in Oscar de la Renta for a night out at Saks!

Let the Runway Season Begin

Ciao!

It’s almost that amazing time of year again where the Valley’s runways are illuminated to showcase the latest Fall/Spring fashions. I’m so excited to be going into my 8th year of shows! (Can you believe it?!) Check out Agency AZ for their 2015 show package. Great things to come this Fall, hope to see you all there! xx

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Style of the Day: 70’s Child

As a model you don’t always have full control over your look. When the client or designer needs you to be blonde, you dye your hair. When they need you to slim down, you go to yoga and eat healthier. 

A model is meant to be a canvas that can mold and transform to fully embody the artist’s vision. When the artist is a swimwear designer, well I get my pale booty over to the tanning salon.  That’s what I did to prepare for our next swimwear runway happening tomorrow. I can’t wait to strut in these gorgeous bikinis with my favorite model ladies! In honor of my new 70’s glow I thought I’d wear my new boho dress from Forever 21. What do you think, keep the glow?