This year was, without a doubt, a year FULL of gifts (triumphs, challenges, lessons, and all). I wanted to share some of my top fave moments of 2012. It was, indeed, a blessed one. My 2012 Highlights include:
Modeling Monif C. Designs for BET's Rip The Runway with the yummy Robin Thicke, filming NBC's 30 Rock, speaking at Barnard College in addition to signing on as a consultant for Columbia University, and hosting an event at Alex & Ani in Soho, NYC...
Joining a panel for New Jersey Full-Figured Fashion Week, landing my first ever print cover including a 7-page editorial for the Beaute Book magazine, shooting a beautiful campaign for My Girlfriends Closet Boutique with recording artist Briana Collette, radio personality Angela Yee, psychologist Dr. Robi Ludwig and international model Carissa Rosario, and being chosen as Vibe Magazine's Vibe Vixen...
Shooting an editorial for Pose Magazine, being honored in Plus Model Magazines IAMPlus feature, shooting a campaign for 2013 with my 2 best girls, shooting my promo video for my site, booking my 2nd My Girlfriend's Closet Boutique campaign and being the first ever plus size model featured in Kontrol Magazine (currently at Barnes&Noble)...
Having the pleasure of shooting with some of my fave dream photographers including Allen Cooley, Toni Smailagic, Dallas Logan, Inez Lewis, and Gregory Prescott...
My travels! I went to London and attended London Fashion Week, went to Paris and shot an editorial with my mentor Velvet D'Amour, saw good friends and family in Belgium and took a special solo trip to Barcelona...
Overall, the places I was able to see, the people I was able to meet and spend it with, the special events I was able to attend and celebrating 6 years in NYC pursuing my dreams has been the highlight. I run so fast that I rarely stop myself to look at where I've been and I'm so thankful at the opportunities I've received. I'm looking forward to what 2013 has in store for all of us. I'm one day stronger and my heart and mind are open to the journey ahead. Wishing you a safe, happy and healthy year...let go and let God. xo
Hey sugar loves! I hope all of you are smiling and enjoying today. SO much has been going on the past month and I had to update you with the latest. I shot an episode of 30 ROCK with Sherri Shepherd, Alec Baldwin and Tina Fey. It was SUCH an amazing experience to watch the pros in action. I learned a lot being on set with the all-star cast. I did a super funny scene with Sherri but unfortunately it got cut. The experience was awesome and I'm so glad I get to say I was a part of it. I also got to check out the off-Broadway show Fuerza Bruta (which I had seen twice before) with Usher! (shout-out to my girl Cat Peoples for the hook-up!) It was a great way to promote his new album and he did a great job!! It's hard to explain his character in the show but lets just say it invloves lots of running, flying and rain. Ya, I know.
I've also been busy with photoshoots and have a few new fun things to show you this summer! I recently got back from Atlanta and excited to share the editorial I shot which comes out in August. I've been meeting and working with such amazing people that I admire in the industry and feel super blessed to be having all this fun.
And p.s. I had the opportunity to go to my first ever basketball game a week or so ago and it just so happened to be a playoffs game between the Miami Heat and the NY Knicks. I also took a pretty cool shot of Lebron himself :) Words can't express how cool it was! And, you know, being that close to the basketball players was totes fine with me ;) p.p.s. Kanye West and I may or may not have locked eyes a few times but that's a different story for a different day ;)
A very special shout-out to everyone in Germany who got to watch BIG SEXY for the first time. I'm getting lots of fan mail and I so appreciate the support!
I feel like sometimes my life is a movie and I'm so enjoying the ride. I wanted to share a few snapshots from the past month including the game, behind-the-scenes shots of my shoots, people I've met, 30 ROCK, my trip to Atlanta and the collage from PLUS Model Magazine that my mom and I are in.
Love you boos. Take good care of you.
Well boos...I finally have some news for you! BIG SEXY will re-air on Discovery Fit and Health Channel on December 2nd! Bad news is that they are not new episodes, just repeats, but the good news is that if BIG SEXY does well enough on Discovery Fit and Health then we will give you more! Please show your support by tweeting, facebooking, blogging, etc about the December 2nd launch if you can. You just never know who will be watching ;) THANK YOU!
Hi guys!! Check us out being interviewed by Melissa Gorga from the Real Housewives of New Jersey as part of a special feature The Insider did . She was there to cover our event with Lane Bryant for Fashion's Night Out where we got a chance to meet with fans and sign autographs. I had so much fun!!!! Big shout-out to The Insider, Melissa Gorga, and Lane Bryant for giving us this amazing opportunity!
Big thank you to the team at NY Live for having us! I was so excited when Jacque Reid, one of the hosts of the show, greeted us upon our arrival because I had been a fan of her tv work! Also, Rob Shuter was a blast to hang out with! Thank you guys!
Hey guys! I just wanted to give you a quick update on TiffanyPlus. I had to put that project on hold for a few weeks because of another project I am working on. I sincerely appreciate the emails and support and hope to get another video up soon! Suggestions, questions and comments are always appreciated! firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey y'all! Here is the clip of me modeling celebrity fashion on the show "The Fashion Team" on the TV Guide Network, hosted by my good friend Erica Watson. In this clip you'll see my Jordin Sparks and Christina Hendricks looks styled by celebrity stylist Knowme Jones. Special shout-out to Deb, Jeannie and ReDress! I hope you guys enjoy!
Hey all! I will be on a show called "The Fashion Team" on the TV Guide Network where I'll be modeling plus celebrity fashion. My friend and funny gal Erica Watson is hosting this segment and one of my fave plus girls, Jeannie, is modeling with me. We had tons of fun taping at ReDress NYC (which happens to be the most awesome vintage boutique a plus gal has ever seen) and I'm super excited for all of you to see it. It airs this Friday, Nov. 19th at 7:30pm on the TV Guide Network. Set your tivos! (click on photo for listings)
The NYC life of a Cali girl.