Guess Who’s Back?! Not Slim Shaddy…

So this blog first started as a means to chart my progress is fashion and modeling… However, after taking a lengthy hiatus, my priorities have changed. I started working for All Saints over this past summer- more will come from that- and being so busy with school and work, modeling has gone to the back burner. I decided that I will pursue hardcore when I am able to move to NYC full time. Also, I’m in Sydney, Australia.

Slash— Read my first published article!

http://www.samesame.com.au/news/local/6523/ChillOut-in-Daylesford-this-weekend.htm

Also check out some awesome photography and some of my newest pictures @ Meyer Inspired!

Sydney is amazing. This city is beautiful and way bigger and metropolitan than I thought. Not having to go through a Boston this winter this year is a definite positive in being here as well. The flight here was miserable. I had to fly Tampa NYCLASydney. I was so tired after but being here is surreal. Today was the first moment that I realized where I was. After a day of a scavenger hunt through the city, seeing a ton of amazing sights. Being at Bondi Beach was too great. Pictures to come soon!
I am going to keep this blog as a means to keep people posted on my experiences here in Sydney AND… Sydney fashion is pretty sick. I see so much awesome-ness that I need to share with my fellow Americans and others!
I wrote that first part when I first got to Sydney—- camera broke so that has hindered my ability to post some of Sydney street looks. Yet, I find myself still coming back here and trying to figure what the hell I am going to write about. This past month has been filled with drag kings and queens, launch of Mardi Gras- the Gay and Lesbian parade, a wonderful trip to Melbourne, lots of beach action, and TONS of food!
My favorite part of Melbourne, besides the sick hotel- Mantra at the Bay, was the bar culture. It was very similar to the underground bar scene in New York, the one that comes to mind is Cabin Below in New York. There a lot of lane ways in Melbourne that might seem to lead to nowhere, but not until you go down one that you discover little cafes and bars that only lone stragglers or the in-the-know Melbs would know about.
One day at Coogee beach, exploring the rocky shore with Laura (the Wife) and Car, we found ourselves against the crashing waves at the edge of a low rock cliff. I thought it would be a good idea to go to the very edge and sit down, but of course, as soon as I sit, a huge wave knocks me over and I get thrown across the barnacle covered rocks that hurt just to walk on. I got cut all over my hands and legs and a huge cut on my knee. IT WAS AWESOME.
I have gone to a couple of music events in Sydney- Big Day Out and Kaskade. Pictures to follow.

Also, if you have never heard of Trop Fest it is AWESOME! It is the largest short film festival in the world! Google it 🙂

This past weekend was Mardi Gras as well! It is the Gay Lesbian Parade in Sydney and I got to be in it! It was so much fun! Best thing I have done in Australia for sure 🙂

Also- I know this is a tad late but better late than never! right? –> NYC Fashion Week- My favorites

Burberry Prorsum- This collection was beautiful. I feel like it strayed a little from its typical look, but in a VERY good way. I loved the blending of colors that fused classing fall colors with subtle hints into the winter scene. The collection definitely had a story to tell and there will most surely be a happy-ending. Take a look at some of the photos below and let me know what you think!

Douglas Hannant- I just love collections that are inspired by the flapper. He takes this iconic image of a woman, makes her sexier, more chic, and definitely fashion forward.

Marc by Marc Jacobs- The first thing I thought of when I saw this collection was The Lovely Bones. I love it! I love the color palate of this line the most. I can’t wait to see his influence on the streets come fall!

RAD by Rad Hourani- If I had to pick a collection to wear until the next NYC Fashion Week (or for the rest of my life), it would be this one. This take on fall is definitely a lot darker, which I love. There are so many angles and it is so dramatic I could die! I’m obsessed. Also, I want to note the androgynous models, another theme seen on the runway this season. I don’t know if I’m more obsessed with the models or the clothes!

The Row- speechless.

Robert Geller- If I had to choose a collection for the entirety of the male population to where this fall. It would be this. Omfg.

Christian Siriano- Always amazing. Love the classic pieces. Love the edginess. Love him.

Wayne- Looks like Marilyn Manson and Kelly Cutrone made love on an orange farm. Good or bad? Check below!

Wes Gordon- As a collection- eh. There were some pieces I loved and some I threw up on.

Richard Chai- Loved. One thing was missing though and not quite sure what. Maybe a little more color?
Some collections to look at: Matthew Williamson, Simon Spurr, Jason Wu, Duckie Brown.
Were there any collections you loved or hated! Comment and let me know!
Came by this on accident, and so glad it happened. From London Fashion week

David Koma- Love- edgy, but hot. Very funky and definitely not your typical fall collection.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/alltherage/2011/02/london-fashion-week-david-koma-hits-the-spot.html
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Long Live the Queen

Hey! Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope that you decided to support and follow my journey onto becoming successful in modeling. My blog focuses on the male modeling industry, fashion and my life in getting made. I hope that my blog will serve as a guide to getting started in the industry, diet and exercise and behind the scenes of the industry itself. Feel free to leave comments and feedback and help spread the word to your friends! Thanks again and enjoy!

Thanks to Nikki, Lindsey and Blaire for posting comments on the last entry!

Fashion and Entertainment

Here is your Entertainment Update with Jordan Diaz! What do you guys think of the updates? Do you like them? Do you not? Do you want to see more of something in particular?

Fashion Week! As it comes to an end, I posted some of my favorite looks below! Also, if you recall my slight rant about Luis- DNA model who sort of looks like me, he is pictured below in the Y-3 show. I like the looks for this year’s Fall/Winter… do you?

Diet

2/11/10- blueberries, granola, Greek yogurt and strawberries. Non-fat latte. Half veggie burger fruit and fries. Cool ranch Doritos, peanut MMs grapes, fried rice and vegan nuggets. Veggie sandwich, ice cream. Blueberries, granola, yogurt and strawberries.

2/12/10-scambeled eggs with onions and mushrooms. Less than half bagel with cream cheese. Fruit smoothie. Non-fate latte, fruit cup, 3 oatmeal cookies, fruit granola and yogurt. Veggie pita. Fries ice cream and veggie sandwich.

2/13/10- scrambled eggs, waffle, half bagel. Veggie sandwich. Granola, Greek yogurt and blueberries.

2/14/10- scrambled egg whites with onions, mushrooms, and spinach. Protein shake. Veggie sandwich, fruit. A WHOLE BAG OF TORTILLA CHIPS AND GUAC. 4 chocolate chip cookies.

2/15/10- veggie sandwich and fruit. Protein shake. Protein bar, fruit smoothie. Veggie sandwich, cantaloupe and melon. Oats and honey granola bar. One piece of Ezekiel cinnamon raison bread. Nutri-grain bar.

2/16/10- scrambled egg whites with mushrooms. Smoothies. Whole wheat bread and peanut butter. Pretzels. Protein shake. Med. Veggie sandwich, potato chips and chocolate chip cookie for Panera. Protein shake. 2 veggie sandwiches and peanut butter sandwich. Banana. Cinnamon Granola bar. Chewy bar. Nutrigrain bar.

2/17/10- two pieces of whole wheat toast with peanut butter and honey. Veggie sandwich, fruit. Protein shake. Two servings of salad with onions, peas, feta cheese, green peppers and cucumber.

Exercise

2/11/10- 30 cardio, upper body lift and abs. 9

2/12/10- 15 minute run warm—up. box jumps, squat thrust- military press combo, mountain climbs, mile sprint workout, abs.

2/13/10- nothing

2/14/10- 40 minutes bike and 10 minute row. Abs

2/15/10- 8 mile run in 54 minutes.

2/16/10- 30 minute bike ride. Upper body lift. Abs.

2/17/10- 15 minute warm up run. Squat thrust medicine ball swing combo. Box jumps. 1 mile sprint interval. Abs.

The Happenings

I have been really boring this week. The weekend was fun but super chill. I just hung out with friends. A lot of people were out of town for the long weekend.

I am still trying to find a place for the summer, but I haven’t been looking that hard lately.

Is there anything you guys want to see in my blog? I have a few ideas, but I want to hear from you!

Also, Kelly showed this to me… soo funny!

http://verymarykate.com/

2-14…Kill yourself if you’re single Day… fml

Hey! Thanks for checking out my blog! I hope that you decided to support and follow my journey onto becoming successful in modeling. My blog focuses on the male modeling industry, fashion and my life in getting made. I hope that my blog will serve as a guide to getting started in the industry, diet and exercise and behind the scenes of the industry itself. Feel free to leave comments and feedback and help spread the word to your friends! Thanks again and enjoy!

Thanks to Erica, Brian and Kayvon for posting comments on the last entry!

June- NOODLE STREET is bomb. Nuff said!

Edward- Love the site!

Roneil- Topshop is amazing!

Fashion and Entertainment

Your Entertainment update for the week courtesy of Jordan Diaz!

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week starts today in New York City and next week I will have some highlights of shows! With fashion week, a lot of the agencies put up pictures of the men and women they will have in shows. I was on DNA’s website looking at the models they will have and then I found Luis. Thank you Luis, you are probably the reason I will not have the chance to sign with DNA. Should have dropped out and moved to Manhattan when they offered!

Jarrod is a friend that I met last summer when I worked the opening week of Epic Hollister in Soho in Manhattan. He graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, no big deal, and is signed with Red Models in New York. I recently emailed Jarrod about preparing for Fashion Week.

What, if anything, do you do different to prepare for fashion week castings and shows themselves? I don’t do much differently for fashion week castings – maybe just a little more concerned about what I’m wearing (look taller, leaner, more fashionable, skinnier jeans, etc.) but because of the hectic schedule it’s good to make sure you’re getting enough rest/sleep, and enough water. Coffee is a life-saver for the 2-3 weeks haha

What is the typical process you go through for a casting for fashion week? Typical process is sign-in, hand over book/show cards, take a Polaroid or 2 (amount of clothing for this varies, I’ve had to go all the way down to my briefs haha), and walk. A good sign is if they make you try on their clothes for fit and/or walk again in their clothes…

How did you feel walking in your first show? My first show was cool… I wasn’t worried about falling or anything like that, I was just excited to get out there and give ‘em the eyes haha jk
Best part of fashion week? Best part is being busy – awesome castings, meeting designers, getting your face out there more, and enjoying a drink after the show =D
How are the after parties? After-parties are awesome… good time to network and unwind; that is, if you can before your next casting/show.
Most memorable moment? Most memorable moment was walking down the runway for Sean john with P. Diddy at the end judging us. Despite being nervous it was exciting to meet him, and he was so nice and having just as much fun as we were.

What, in your opinion, is the key to booking a job for fashion week? Key to booking a job: confidence. Go to castings with it. Walk with it. Talk with it. For some guys confidence is in the eyes, others in a smile, others in a book full of great work… fashion week can turn stressful very quickly, but it’s important to keep your head up and keep going.
Did you book any shows? If so, which? Did I book shows? Let’s wait and see… 😉

Also, below I posted some pictures that I took yesterday. I also submitted these pictures for the VMAN Ford Model search. Crossing my fingers, but not likely anything will happen. I do need your votes though, so take just a minute to go to this website — http://scouting.fordmodels.com/vman/voting/ — and find my pictures and vote!

Diet

2/4/2010- Cinnamon oatmeal. Non-fat Hazelnut latte. Veggie sandwich. Protein fruit smoothie. Salad with cucumbers, feta cheese. Mini blueberry scone and bagel with cream cheese. Half a cupcake. Nonfat short latte. Scoop of ice cream.

2/5/2010- Egg white omelet and fruit. Smoothie. Two servings of shrimp and scallops with onions, chives and mushrooms with rice and three soft sheel tacos. Salad and Edamame. Hot fudge sundae with vanilla gelato and half a peanut butter cookie.

2/6/2010- peanut butter toast, fruit and smoothie. 2non-fat latte. Two veggie sandwiches with fries and ice cream. two pieces of cheese pizza.

2/7/2010- Scrambled eggs, smoothie. Non fat Latte. Veggie sandwich, fries and ice cream.

2/8/2010- Oatmeal. Nutrigrain bar, berries Odwalla bar. Pesto, tomato and mozzarella sandwich, chocolate chip cookie. 3 pieces of mini Twix candies.

2/9/2010- Two pieces of peanut butter toast. Fruit smoothie. Veggie sandwich. Peanut MMs, cinnamon nature valley bar. Veggie sandwich, salad, banana and bowl of Kashi granola cereal. Strawberries, blueberries, granola and Greek yogurt.

2/10/2010-Tater tots and raisin bran cereal. Peanut MMs. Greek yogurt and blueberries. Non-fat hazelnut latte. strawberries and more Peanut MMs. Veggie sandwich. fries, ice cream. Some Kashi cereal, blueberries, MMs. Curly fries, fruit smoothie and like 3/4s of a HUGE bag of cool ranch Doritos. KILL ME. 🙂

Exercise

2/4/2010- 30 min- 4 mile run. Mountain climbs. Box leg raises, dumbbell shoulder press combo. Chest pull ups. Abs.

2/5/2010- 30 minute run and knee lifts should press combo. Mountain climbs. Abs.

2/6/2010- 30 minutes cardio and abs.

2/7/2010- 30 minute run and circuit work out. Abs.

2/8/2010- 20 minute bike and abs.

2/9/2010- 15 minute warm up- incline and speed interval. 2 x 15 squat thrusts and military press combo. 3 x 20 box jumps. 2 x 30 seconds mountain climbs. Abs.

2/10/2010- 15 minutes on bike. Abs- Recovery day.

The Happenings

I would like to say that as of now, I am not looking forward to Valentine ’s Day that is on Sunday. Once again, I am alone… unless I get a date in the next 72 hours… any takers?

Also, my Aunt Blaire sent me a huge bag of Peanut M&Ms, which I love, so you will seeing a lot of those in the diet section…

I went to a couple of “eventful” parties, to say the least, last weekend. I got to hang out with people that I haven’t really seen in a while. Friday was my friend Mike’s birthday. He, John and I went to Fire and Ice, it’s like a Mongolian BBQ. It’s so good and all you can eat for $17. After dinner, we went to Finale. To say that it was amazing was an understatement. I got a hot fudge sundae, made with vanilla gelato. It had brownie bites and hot fudge. So Good. I also got a peanut butter cookie but I was so full I only ate half. I also had a nice glass of wine! After I recovered from my food coma, Mike and I went to a Disney Party where I dressed up as Jett Jackson…Google him if you don’t know, or remember, who he is. It was great night!

Monday, I had a shoot with Bob Packert. I have wanted to work him for a while now, and was so happy to finally have the opportunity. It was a great shoot. I shot with 4 other models, Tessa, Sam, Meg and Kacy, who I have work with before aka the pregnancy pictures on my Facebook. While shooting pictures, a film was being shot. It was a combo of the holiday Victoria Secret commercial and the videos on the Hollister website. We got champagne, cool lights and awesome clothes. I would like to thank Bob Packert (Photographer) Lisa Roche (Make-up), Reena (Stylist), Patrick (Camera guy), Al (Our awesome cab driver), also anyone that I may have forgot- Sorry! If you like what you see, contact me and I can give you their information if you would like to work with them! Some of the pictures from the shoot are above and I also put some pictures of the set.

Here are some links to check out:

College Sumo- A social networking site aimed at only college students. It launches in one week and a few schools in the Boston area, but if you think it would be something that you and others at your university would be interested in contact me! http://collegesumo.com/

Funny Commercial, courtesy of my cousin Lindsey!

Also I found out a few days ago that I am going to be featured on a website called Worldofmodels.com. The editor emailed me a list of questions to answer for an interview along with a request to be sent some pictures. I am not sure when it will go up but I will keep you guys updated on when it will launch!

Don’t worry, still haven’t found a place in the city yet! Keep your eyes out for me!

JaN3 20-10 bABYyyY

Hey everyone! Thanks for checking out the blog! I want to start off by thanking some people for posting comments on the previous entry… Kayvon, Blaire, Lindsey, Claudia, Katie, Dennifer, Desiree, Roneil, Sir Pent

Keep it up guys!

Entertainment

So the trailer for Sex and the City 2 came out not to long ago. I see the scene that I did, lets just hope I’m in it. If not, I have already seen some of the amazing new people I met on set, Congrats guys!… Here is the link!

Saw Avatar today… so good. I wanna be one!

Fashion

Now, here are some of my favorite looks from the past week from…

http://lookbook.nu/

Here is the first look –> http://lookbook.nu/look/383635-It-wasn-t-complicated-wasn-t-premeditated-It-wasn-t-underrated

Now, here are a few looks from a couple Paris shows for Fall 2010… definitely notice if there are similarities from these shows to the fast approaching NYC fashion week which starts the second week of February… sorry for the links… they wont let me save the pictures from the website…

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/01/fancy_scarves.html#photo=4

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/01/fancy_scarves.html#photo=8

http://nymag.com/daily/fashion/2009/01/fancy_scarves.html#photo=10

Diet-

As I mentioned in the last blog, I ate a bit too much on NYE. But hopefully I can fix that with the help of recording everything, or most of it, I eat on here… I decided that on 1/2/2010 I am going to do a 48 hour detox to cleanse my body and during the two days only eat fruits and veggies. Its a great way to rid your body of toxins, shed a few pounds and start from scratch. For me anyways, it tends to help the frequent cravings I get for sweet or processed foods.

1/1/2010

Lowfat vanilla yogurt with frozen blueberries

Honey Oat nature valley bar

*** I am not ano, but legit am still full form everything I ate last night, including the 3 slices of pizza I ate after midnight- starting off the new year right!

Protein Shake (water based)- about an hour after my workout

Dinner- small- a bit of turkey, mashed potatoes, peas, corn, stuffing- sounds like a lot, but didnt have much of any

then my weakness… I had some bomb apple pie and a mini scoop of vanilla ice cream

slice of pizza at like 330am— reoccurring trend?

1/2/2010

Hot chocolate and blueberries

Protein shake

small fry from chick-fil-a

Frozen pink lemonade, some peanut m&ms and like 4 twizzlers

vanilla yogurt and blueberries, peanut butter granola bar

egg whites scrambled with two pieces toast

1/3/2010

*”*I started my 48 detox diet today… so nothing but this juice stuff from GNC and fruits and veggies for two days… wish me luck!!

Workouts

1/1/2010

Today was a light workout. I seemed to not have much energy, probably because I haven’t eaten much today. I only did a 15 minute warm up run then a circuit workout and some ab exercises.

1/2/2010

60 minutes on stair master and ab exercises was my plan but I get to the gym at 730 and then I hear announcement… Gym will be closing in 30 minutes… really? So I only did 25 minutes of cardio… its ok though cause I’m a bit burnt out

The Happenings

So this summer, I am going to live in Manhattan. Hopefully I can sign with an agency, hopefully DNA, and book some jobs. But regardless, I saved enough money to live from May through August in the city. Not gonna lie, its gonna be sick so if you are able to, come visit and stay with me. I have already been searching for places to live. It has been an interesting process to say the least.

The other night, I was emailing so many people, via craigslist ads, about apartments. I got a reply back from one particular lady who I did not remember emailing but saw that she was offering an apartment for 650 a month, utilities included and furnished. the pictures she sent were beautiful. The apartment is in Greenwich Village, a high rise, doorman, gym= perfect. But too perfect?

So I explained to the woman that I was extremely interested, but could not move in until May and that the apartment was probably going to be no longer available by then. But I guess I made an impression on her and her husband (who I talked to on the phone and clarified their motives. They were relocated to the UK for at least 8 years, but recently bought the apartment and did not want to sell it. They were not concerned about money but just wanted someone to look after the apartment. Sounds good to me! But again… too perfect?

So I was talking to my aunt Blaire, who has experience in all this stuff and she thought it was fishy, so she began trying to find information on these people. Meanwhile, I told them that in order to ensure I could have the apartment, that I would look after it from Jan- to May, meaning I would go twice a month and care for it and what not and not pay rent until I actually moved in. They agreed. So they asked for money to cover the costs of sending the keys and other information (access codes and lease information). While this all sounds good, it was small things that made me nervous. For instance, I am only 19, and most people would not just give a 19 year old an apartment that normal rent is about 6ooo a month. Also they would avoid certain questions such as the unit number and their business’s name. While they did send a copy of the man’s Driver’s license, registered to NJ… there were some articles about a older couple, near the name age, who were charged with fraud and embezzlement… SKETCHY… at that point I decided this was too weird.

But good news is, found another apartment in Gramercy, cheap, nice, but same sort of situation. could possibly be to perfect. But if there is any lesson I learned from watching The City, and specifically Olivia, never sign for the first apartment you see… So the fraud one was the first, right? So this one in Gramercy, should work out… lets hope!

In other news, Friday night was interesting. My friend James ordered me to go out with him and some of his friends in town. I did. We went to Ybor city, and for all you Tampons, you are familiar with Ybor, non-Tampons, you are not. It is the main club, bar area but also known for sketchiness. We went to a place called Czar. First time going. very different than places I have every been. (Estate- Boston, The Gates, Hudson Terrace, Veranda, La Pomme, Tenjune, 1oak, etc- NYC) Very different scene but I thought it was fun-ny. So I decided to dance on the booth/ table and have a good time. Pictures were taken but they are not up yet so those will be posted soon…

Funny

Its from a few weeks ago, but its still funny– Thanks to Kevin D.

And remember, leave comments, get shout outs! Thanks for the support already! Follow me on Twitter (TMart90) and join the blog fan page on facebook! Also taking suggestions for anything you guys want to see in the blog. specific people, topics, other features, etc

You know you love me… xoxo… Ill stop

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