Sadie Dayton Photoshoot, Rag and Bone- STORM

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 Roneil- my faithful follower!- for posting comments on the last entry!

Fashion and Entertainment

Fashion by Michelle!

After my interview with Jeff last week, I’ve become engrossed with Lookbook.nu again. There’s just so much inspiration on the site. You can definitely sense the passion in everyone’s photographs. Fashion is a form of art and self-expression for all of these people.

One of my favorite Lookbooks of all time is that of Pascal Grob [http://lookbook.nu/user/13336-Pascal-G], a 21 year old student from Zurich, Switzerland. The thing I really enjoy about his look is that he never goes over the top. His style is very streamline, classic and toned down; to me, simplicity has always been the key. To quote Tim Gunn, “The simpler the clothes, the more impact they have.” The two aspects I have to say that I like most about Pascal’s outfits are that he reuses a lot of the same pieces and techniques [i.e. cuffing], and his ability to expertly pair expensive designer clothing with items he finds at popular budget friendly places like H&M or American Apparel. It goes to show that you don’t have to buy new [or pricey] clothes whenever a new trend pops up to look polished and fashionable.

Check out Pascal’s blog: http://www.fashionbitsandbobs.com/

Here are some of my favorite looks:


Diet

4-8-10

Breakfast- Granola and yogurt

Snack- apple and granola bar, green tea

Dinner- granola, apple, tea.

4-9-10

Snack- protein bar

Lunch- two pieces of pizza, froyo

Dinner- organic burrito from Cosmic Cantina

Dessert- raspberry beer ice cream and chocolate chip and coconut cookie.

Snack?- ONE POUND OF FROYO, dorritos and rice krispie treat

4-10-10

Breakfast- apple,

Snack- 2 cookies

Dinner- veggie sandwich from Panera, chips, strawberry and cream scone. Ice cream with fruity pebbles waffle cone.

4-11-10

Breakfast- Bagel, 1 apple.

Snack- ice cream with M&M covered waffle cone. 1 crab Rangoon.

Snack- curly fries

Dinner- tuna, fries, cookies

4-12-10-

Breakfast- granola, yogurt, fruit.

Snack- 4 cookies

Dinner- fries, 2 tuna sandwiches on whole wheat, ice cream.

4-13-10-

Breakfast- two pieces of toast, one with peanut butter. Scrambled eggs, some hash browns, granola and yogurt. Egg sandwich.

Dinner- burrito, fries, few bites of pasta. Ice cream.

4-14-10

Breakfast- fruit and yogurt, coffee.

Lunch- A ton of fruit, one piece of thin crust pizza, a few fries and some ice cream.

Dinner- tuna and raison cole-slaw wrap, fruit with a dollop of ice cream. A few bites of veggie rice, granola and yogurt.

Exercise

4-8-10- 20 minutes of cardio and abs.

4-9-10- none

4-10-10- none

4-11-10- 45 minutes on AMT machine and abs. Afternoon- lift and abs

4-12-10- Morning- 30 minutes run 15 minutes AMT and abs- Afternoon- 15 minutes bike and lift and abs.

4-13-10- Morning- 35 minutes Stairmaster and abs.

4-14-10-Morning- 35 minutes AMT, 10 minute run. Abs. Afternoon- circuit lift and abs.

The Happenings

I posted some new digitals that lovely K Po took for me while I was in NYC last weekend. BTW had so much fun. Finally have an apartment- thanks to Tommy’s reference! Can’t wait for summer to be here. I saw Katie’s play- Rehearsal- so effing funny! She did an awesome job and I’m truly proud to say she is one of my best friends! We went to Cosmic Cantina and had organic burritos, later I ate a pound of froyo. Of course- per tradition- I went to Union Square farmers market… I go every time I’m in the city. I can’t wait to get all my fresh produce from there this summer! Saturday morning tradition!

I also posted photos from the shoot with Sadie Dayton from a few weeks ago! Let me know what you think!

As for agencies- I dropped off pictures in NYC but haven’t heard anything- but I am not freaking out… yet. I did submit pictures to Storm Models in London- Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Alex Wek, Alessandra Ambrosio are all signed with them- and they requested more pictures from me- we know how that goes haha. Haven’t heard anything back since… keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, do a spell, and all the stuff that would get me signed haha.

I also put some pictures from an event I did for Rag and Bone at Saks in Boston- got to meet the designers it was sick!

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Welcome Michelle to the Blazing to Avenue Family!!

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!

I recently met someone via facebook who is a fashion journalist. I told him about my blog and he said he has already seen it! BTW HES FROM POLAND.

Fashion and Entertainment

Your Entertainment Update With Jordan Diaz!

Introducing Michelle!!

Hey everyone! My name’s Michelle, and I go to Boston University with Taylor. I’m the new girl that he mentioned last week who will be taking over the men’s fashion section! I’m very excited to finally have an outlet to express my views on menswear to people who will listen!
I just wanted to give you a little background on me – fashion has been a huge part of my life in recent years. But, style itself has always influenced me. I used to want to be an interior designer, and my ridiculous, pipe dream was [and still is, to be honest] to be a bespoke tailor on Savile Row in London. I think that’s why I’m such a big fan of classic, streamline looks on men. A man in a suit can do no wrong in my eyes. 🙂

For my first article, I thought I would talk about something close to my heart, which is Asian fashion, because I’m Chinese. In the past couple of years, there’s been a rise in the number of young Asian-American designers in the fashion industry. The Wall Street Journal stated in an article last September that many of the designers attribute their success to the cultural shift within their respective communities that has allowed them to steer away from traditional career expectations.

With the recent introduction of these unique designers, one has to wonder where they get their inspiration. Seeing as I, unfortunately, can’t get into their heads, I’m unable to give you the facts. However, I have a feeling that many of them are influenced by their home country’s culture. One of the Asian cultures that most fascinate me is that of Japan.

I visited Tokyo two years ago, and the mix of both tradition and modernity was amazing. I half expected everyone to be dressed in kimonos. Oh boy, how wrong I could’ve been! Just as cultural shifts have liberated the work force, they’ve also made way for a new generation of fashion-conscious youth. The young people of Japan have such creativity in their style, whether it’s in the form of a subculture such as Lolita fashion or just someone who loves to experiment with colors and textures. The street style of Tokyo is something to envy; they must have some innovative gene that the rest of us don’t carry. What’s even cooler is that there’s a unique style depending on what area of Tokyo one ventures to. From Harajuku, the eclectic area made famous by Gwen Stefani, to Omotesando [known for its upscale shopping], there’s never a shortage of impressive fashion statements.

Photos taken from style-arena.jp:

Diet

3/11/10- Breakfast- scrambled egg whites with onion, spinach and mushrooms, one piece of wheat toast. Snack- chex mix. Lunch- strawberry shortcake, fried snickers bar, and cheesy bread. Snack- fruit, hardboiled egg whites, kasha crackers. Dinner- veggie/ vegan chili I TEMPORARILY FORGOT ABOUT NO FRY MONTH SO I ATE 5 FRENCH FRIES- but in my defense- they are healthy air fries J. Cupcake two cookies and brownie. Granola and fruit loops cerea13

3/12/10- Breakfast- Protein shake, cantaloupe, handful of fruit loops, chewy bar. One shot of espresso. Egg whites scrambled with onions, mushrooms, spinach. Protein shake. Stir fry- peppers, broc, onion, peas, carrots, zucchini, black beans and brown rice. Banana bread, fruit loops, Ice cream.

3/13/10- egg whites scrambled with veggies. Protein shake. Salad and soup from Panera.

3/14/10- applesauce. Half bagel. 3 girl scout thin mints. One piece of peanut butter  toast, applesauce and pasta.

3/15/10- smoothie, one piece of raison bread with peanut butter and bowl of cheerios. Assorted girl scout cookies. 2 bowls of cheerios and 3 cans of tuna.

3/16/10- mini protein bar, 4 thin mints. 2 shortbread Girl Scout cookies. Grapes and strawberry Greek yogurt. Fruit smoothie. Salad, applesauce and one piece of peanut butter toast with honey. Granola bar and mini applesauce.

3/17/10- piece of peanut butter toast with honey. Bowl of fruit and granola and yogurt. Half a tuna, apple and raison salad wrap. Vanilla Froyo with strawberries, banana and honey graham. Cantaloupe, blueberry Greek yogurt and 5 fruit frenzy Smoothie from Jamba Juice.

Exercise

3/11/10- none

3/12/10- 4 mile bike. 4 mile run, circuit work out and abs.

3/13/10- 30 mins on Arch trainer. 2 x 10 squat thrusts military press combo. Abs.

3/14/10- none

3/15/10- none

3/16/10- 35 minutes on bike. Circuit workout and abs.

3/17/10- 40 minute run and abs.

The Happenings

Next week I am taking new digitals which will be the ones I submit to agencies a week from this Friday! So Look out for those!

So I tried to go see Shutter Island my last night home with my sister. We went to Panera and I got soup and salad, but that whole day I didn’t have much of an appetite but I thought nothing of it. So after dinner I was increasingly feeling nauseous but I figured sitting in a movie would be fine. We walked into the theater and my sister got all this food but I was nauseated at the smell of it all and then waiting for the movie to start I turned to my sister and said I had to go throw up. I ran out of the theater and threw up. Best part… I come back to my sister, tried to watch the movie but couldn’t so I said I wanted to go home. My sister made me drive myself home so she could stay and watch the movie. AT LEAST ONE OF US ENJOYED THE MOVIE! Haha So that started the 48 hours of Hell. I didn’t sleep at all that night but instead had a hallucinogenic fever. The next morning I had to make myself finish laundry and pack for the 10 am flight that I had to catch, which I wasn’t even sure if I was on… Then I got back to Boston, which was pouring rain, with two suitcases and a carryon bag. Got to my room to find the fire alarm going off because of the LEAKS in the roof. I pulled out the fire alarm, put down buckets for the water and went to bed. Only good thing about the stomach flu was I lost 5 pounds…. So wrong but so riiiight…

Check out this link! The shoot I did for the Boston University BUZZ Magazine is featured! Some of my pictures are up with Kacy and Chantal!

http://www.collegefashionista.com/2010/03/10/fashion-news-whats-the-buzz/

It is also to by extreme regret and embarrassment that in NO FRY MARCH that I ate 5 fries from Evos over spring break. I remembered as potatoes and Lent came up so I stopped… I am sorry.

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