Saturday, February 24, 2018

Supermodel Candice Swanepoel Creates Her Debut Swimwear Brand And It's HOT!

Who better to create this year’s most coveted debut swim collection than a supermodel with legendary curves who has spent much of her life in shooting swimwear on beaches?  Candice Swanepoel’s new line Tropic of C celebrates women’s bodies without frill or fluff, playing up not just a woman’s sexuality, but her sensuality as well.  

High-waisted bikinis and high-cut one pieces lengthen legs and show off hips, sport bralettte tops are made for movement, balconette tops are delicate and feminine, and bra tops with cap sleeve straps offer super comfortable support.  The color palette ranges from earth tones, to black, white, and navy,  all in solid colors.  Surprisingly these pieces seem to be suited to many different body types, from angular to sporty, curvy to voluptuous. 

swimwear inspired by vintage silhouette with a modern approach
a mix of European elegance and Brazilian ease

a focus on fit and the curves of the female form 
the collection features a signature high cut leg, corset inspired tops and silhouettes that express a passion for dance
the earth is my color palette, and inspires texture and pattern
made with the utmost respect for the planet

More glamorous than beach bunny, this new collection is guaranteed to be the hottest tag on Instagram this spring and summer.  

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Monday, February 19, 2018

Cheat Sheet: Fake a Winter Getaway Glow with the Newest Beauty Treats

Spend ten minutes on Instagram and you come to the conclusion that everyone is either on a spectacular winter vacation, or they are prepping and packing for an escape to somewhere warm and sunny.  But a tropical respite isn’t in the cards for everyone and hearing forecasts of snow and cold temperatures does nothing for the sting of the constant barrage of images filled with palm trees, bikinis, and drinks with little umbrellas.  Ouch.  

We all know, really, that most of what we see on Instagram is a total fabrication and no one’s life is ever as perfect as they depict with filters, cropping, and angles.  Lots of people save vacation photos or even those of their family or fiends and post them with intuitive timing to give the idea they are blessed enough to be jetting off into a sunset somewhere, when in fact they are most likely holed up at home just like you or me, dreaming about sand in their toes and how pretty their pedicure will look in those beaded sandals…… 

Time for a few tricks of your own to chase the sun, even if that means a little pampering at home, followed up by some clever selfies and well-edited old vacation photos.  We all know you have to “fake it ’til you make it”, and the best way to look like you have been kissed by the sun is to get your glow on using the new crop of makeup products that you will end up wearing all spring and summer.  Consider them a good investment, including for your mental health and wellbeing since that actual trip to Tulum you’ve been dreaming about is just not on this year.  

Here are some of the new products I’ll be using, amped up for sunset-light selfies (using Instagram’s Mayfair filter of course, and shooting against a clear blue sky or in the last five minutes of light as it streams through the window), and toned down for everyday wear, making everyone think I’ve just returned from somewhere exotic:

 All products available at Sephora 

                                                               XOXO Shelley

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Vinyl Lip - Shine on with the Hottest New Lip

One of the most statement-making lips from the latest runway collections is the vibrant vinyl lip in electric shades.  Not to be confused with lip gloss, lip vinyl is highly pigmented, and less goopy and sticky.  The shades range from the palest to the darkest colors, and have a rich depth.  

This modern take on a solid color matte lip can work with any complexion, and depending on the shade can work boldly on its own, or more subdued with an interesting graphic eye makeup.  

This new trend isn't just for the makeup obsessed who want to rock a new look, as it can be worn in any shade you would normally wear whether that's a pale or a strong lip.  It's the texture and luster that is key.  The shiny finish gives dimension to the deep pigment, creating a luscious lip that is versatile and modern.  

                                                      XOXO Shelley

All products available at Sephora 

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Sunday, February 11, 2018

Supermodel Kate Upton Calls Out Paul Marciano of Guess for Sexual Harassment

The fashion and modeling industries were in a negative spotlight this past week when supermodel Kate Upton accused Paul Marciano of the mega-brand Guess of sexual harassing her after grabbing her breasts when she was eighteen years old, clearly taking advantage of his power and position over the young model.  

Rather than a situation of “he said, she said” the incident was witness and corroborated by fashion photographer Yu Tsai.  Upton told her agency about the initial incident and rather than receiving their support, she was led to believe she had to “pay to play”, and that this was normal in the fashion business.  Insulting her vocally on set by calling her “a pig” added to the abuse.  It brings to question the entire culture of fashion advertising, including the actual production of the images.  Surely Marciano’s comments did not fall upon deaf ears, and yet not one person stood up for Upton or called into question her treatment.  

Upton has bravely come forward and shared her story in the media, putting a spotlight on a part of her life that she has managed to cope with, relegating it to her past.  In no was is Kate’s experience unique or atypical in the modeling industry. Nearly every model has experienced some sort of harassment and lack of support. Young models need to understand that predatory behavior and abuse of power to exploit young people is not acceptable.  

When other supermodels come forward with their own allegations and experiences and make Upton’s voice not a solo but a chorus, it will surely begin to balance the power between models and the industry.  The more influential the model, the more attention will be drawn to the prevalence of this predatory behavior, and the industry’s lack of desire to correct it.  What the fashion and modeling industry will look like, how it will function, and how transparent will become depends on the courage of these models who name names, agents who support their models and seek to protect them, and when designers, editors, and studios finally respect the model's human rights.  Only then will their be a positive change in the business. 

I firmly believe there is potential to denounce this culture of sexual harassment and abuse, and the subsequent ignorance and lack of defense for the models, and to shine a light on the truly status-quo-altering talent and creative vision that shape the world of fashion, editorial, and advertising, a process in which the models play a critical role.  

If you are a model, know that you have a right to be respected.  Agencies must listen and take a proactive approach if a model has allegations of abuse or harassment.  Speak up and don’t be afraid to protect yourself.  Success achieved at great personal expense can lead to health and wellbeing issues.  Talk to other models, be fearless, and stand up for yourself and your future.  It’s not only about your career as a model, but as a woman, and a valuable human being.

Kate Upton news via Vogue:

Kate Upton on Yahoo news:

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Condé Nast International Announces Code Of Conduct

The culture of the fashion and modeling world is in the early stages of a polar shift, as the #metoo movement filters over into the industry, exposing the darker side of the business, naming predators and perpetrators, and all those complicit either by acceptance of a status quo or by denying victims and voice and justice.

All models, at any stage of their career can be victimized, simply because they do not know their rights, their vulnerability, language barriers, their need to work at all costs, and the long-held belief that models have to pay to play.  Steps are being taken to finally change the industry to acknowledge models’ right to respect, dignity, adherence to labor laws, and justice when their rights are violated, without a loss of reputation, or work.  Powerhouse publisher Conde Nast has created a Code of Conduct that will define all their productions going forward, creating a benchmark for the rest of the industry to follow suit.  

In the wake of sexual harassment allegations in Hollywood and more recently in fashion, Condé Nast International has published behavioural guidelines for partners working on Condé Nast shoots.

Condé Nast International has issued a new Code of Conduct, effective immediately, to safeguard the dignity and well-being of all who work with its brands. The guidelines, which will be rolled out to partners in all owned and operated markets, stipulate that:

- All models on set must be 18 years old. Where exceptions need to be made - such as when children are essential a story - they must be accompanied by an agency-provided chaperone.

- Any shoot requiring nudity, sheer clothing, lingerie, swimwear, animals, simulated drug or alcohol use or sexually suggestive poses must be signed off in advance by the subject. No shoot participant may be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.

A private dressing space must be provided to every subject on set. At all other times, subjects should not be left alone with a photographer, makeup artist or any other participant any time during a shoot.

Condé Nast U.S. and Condé Nast International began work on the Code - an update to the Model Health Initiative in place since 2012 - in October, following a New York Times report outlining decades of sexual harassment allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. To develop the guidelines, Condé Nast spoke with more than 150 bookers, publicists, agents, models, stylists, editors and others working across the publishing spectrum.

“We are committed to collaborating to find solutions to the problem of sexual harassment in our industry,” says Jonathan Newhouse, chairman and chief executive of Condé Nast International. “By adopting these recommendations all those involved in the creative process will be doing their part to ensure a safe and respectful work environment.”
In conjunction with the new guidelines, a committee of senior Condé Nast executives has been established to review any complaints brought forward. Should the committee discover any violations to the Code did occur, the company pledges to immediately terminate its working relationship with the individual in violation, and ensure that all other necessary steps will be taken.

Read the Code of Conduct in full below.

Condé Nast Code of Conduct: No Harassment or Discrimination

Everyone working on projects for Condé Nast should be treated with dignity and respect. All work done for Condé Nast must be performed in a professional manner, free of any form of discrimination or harassment. Any inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, color, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, will not be tolerated.

We expect that all companies and vendors working with Condé Nast have clearly communicated equal employment opportunity and anti-harassment policies. Condé Nast may request a copy of these policies.

Shoot Guidelines

Photo and video shoots must be professional environments. Any disrespectful or inappropriate conduct toward others, including but not limited to that based on an individual’s sex, race, colour, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or domestic-partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, will not be tolerated. 

Every shoot performed for Condé Nast must adhere to the following guidelines:

· All models must be at least 18 years old. Exceptions will be made for subjects appearing as themselves as part of a profile or news report. In the event a shoot calls for subjects younger than 18, a chaperone must be provided by the agency, and the agency must ensure compliance with any applicable labour laws, including child labour laws.

· All work performed during a photo or video shoot must be in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to labour, wage and hour, and immigration laws.

· Photo shoot participants may not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs (including unauthorised prescription drugs), and the consumption or use of alcohol and illegal drugs (including the misuse of prescription drugs) on the premises of a shoot is strictly prohibited.

· A brief describing any nudity, sheer clothing, lingerie, swimwear, animals, simulated drug or alcohol use or sexually suggestive poses planned to be incorporated in a shoot will be distributed to all concerned parties and must be agreed to in advance by the subject of the images. All attendees at the shoot will be notified of any planned nudity.

· A private dressing space must be available to everyone appearing in a shoot.

· If sheer clothing is to be included, appropriate undergarments must be provided unless otherwise agreed to in advance by the subject of the images.
· Any concerns a subject has regarding the amount of skin exposure of wardrobe must be considered, and no subject should be pressured to expose themselves more than they feel comfortable.

· While Condé Nast maintains control over creative and aesthetic decisions, any concerns of a subject’s agent or other representative should be given respectful consideration.

· We recommend that a model should not be alone with a photographer, makeup artist or other contributor participating in a Condé Nast shoot.

· Throughout the shoot, including any related travel, photographers and videographers may not shoot anyone engaged by or through Condé Nast other than as requested by Condé Nast.

All participants in a photo or video shoot must act professionally and refrain from harassment of any kind. Unacceptable conduct includes but is not limited to the following:

· Sexual advances or propositions.

· Any type of sexual activity or contact.

· Any suggestion, direct or implied, that submission to or rejection of sexual advances will affect an individual’s ability to perform services for the shoot or any other Condé Nast project.

· Display of pornographic or obscene material.

· Offensive comments regarding a person’s sex, race, color, weight, body shape, size, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression, including epithets and slurs.

· Physical threats or assaults.

Anyone who has concerns about conduct occurring on a photo shoot may contact the Condé Nast contact listed on the call sheet for the shoot that has been provided and/or posted on-set.

I am optimistic that other publications, brands, studios, and agencies will adapt these guidelines, as more models speak out, find their voice, and demand the respect that is anyone’s right in any other industry.  The fashion and modeling industries have a culture that puts the balance of power anywhere except in the hands of the model, taking away basic human rights for someone to earn a living without compromising their health, safety, and respect.  If you are model who has been victimized, you can find support through the Model Alliance at .  We hear you.  We support you.  

                                                           XOXO Shelley

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