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SHERI AUTRY TATIANA SHABELNIK VIKTORIJA PASHUTA MARIO BARBERIO ALEÉ HASSAN WILLIAM SETIAWAN PATRICE BERCHERY

and... DARCY THARP

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VIKTORIJA PASHUTA

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FASHION ISSUE MAY + JUNE 2016

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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PATRICE BERCHERY

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Photographer MARIO BARBERIO Internationally Published

GUESS Model HEATHER DEPRIEST

Photographer

WILLIAM SETIAWAN

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VIKTORIJA PASHUTA

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ALEÉ HASSAN

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Fashion Blogger + Actress

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Fashion Designer

SHERI AUTRY

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OF COUNTRY CHIC CREATIONS & COUTURE

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Designer + Photographer

TATIANA SHABELNIK

Photographer VIKTORIJA PASHUTA Model + Entrepreneur VIVIANA SOLDANO FABRIZIO

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black couture dress: MARCELL VON BERLIN sliver bold belt: MISTER TRIPLE X cuff: FOR THE STARS FASHION HOUSE silver cross earrings: @THETRENDHAUS

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MARKETTE SHEPPARD

Fashion Blogger, Editor + Model

DARCY THARP

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LETTER FROM OUR ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER & MANAGER EDITOR

      Did he inspire you, take you fishing, coach your team, set an example, melt your heart, build you things, make you safe, make you proud, make you laugh and love you unconditionally? My dad did. What is it to be a daddy’s girl? For me it was and is everything. I can only hope that I am a part of what my dad is. He is loyal, positive, silly, hard working, loving and a gentleman. The best dad anyone could hope for. With Father’s Day drawing near, it is time to recognize these irreplaceable men. In recognition, we dedicate this issue to all of the dads and to those that filled the role. We bring you a personal story about one dad who impacted the fashion industry, leaving his personal style forever on the industry. Our cover model, Viviano Soldano  Fabrizio, shares about her father, renowned italian fashion designer,  Sergio Soldano. When Mr. Soldano started his career, he created a technique of working with furs that made his work sought after industry wide. He applied his talent to film shoots and dressing the stars. His creative mind led to a signature design of perfumes, bags, luggage, and sunglasses. His goal  for everything he did was to be stylish, creative and elegant. Mrs. Soldano Fabrizio shares how he inspired her growing up, as well as  the drive she still embodies because of his influence. Feeling wonderment for your daddy is part of growing up. Make believe is another preoccupation of childhood. Of course make believe is nothing without the fun of dress up. You can imagine the precious child trying to stay atop a pair of oversized high heels with a perfect boa draped around and around. It is about dreaming of a life filled with elegant clothes and saying, “Darling”. Here at MOST Fashion Magazine we love to provide you the ideas for a life filled with elegant clothes and personal style. In this issue of MOST Fashion we have lots of glamorous images and ideas.

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Our cover story captures the glamour of red,  while featuring Mrs. Soldano Fabrizio. This dynamic  entrepreneur is also a  fitness and fashion m o d e l,  shot  elegantly  through the lens of inter na tiona l l y published and a w ard wi n ning fashion photographer, Viktorija Pashuta. Ms. Pashuta also shares her dramatic  Diamond Heart shoot that will have you dreaming in jewel tones. Celebrity Photographer Mario Barberio,  shows off his internationally published sexy  GUESS model, Heather DePreist,  in  I llu m i n a te d L u x ur y , creating elegance with the most basic of colors. Netherland’s William Setiawan ( Dry Gold )  and France’s Patrice Berchery (Urban Soldier)  individually bring you some daring, bold, and colorful fashion. And if color is what you are about, Pakistani, Aleé Hassan, (Rumination)  and Soviet-American,  Tatiana Shabelnik, (Contrast on the Rocks) have proven equally successful desert shoots in their ranges of  subdued to  vibrant  colors.  Also bringing you the unique looks of designer, Sheri Autry; her Country Chic Creations and Couture business re-purposes vintage clothing into a couture look. Special shares presented by our well-dressed fashion bloggers, Italian actress, host and model, Eleonora Albrecht of  The Fashion Screen; and Washington D.C.’s own, Darcy Tharp of VivaciousD, talk about their latest trends and travels.  Included in this issue is a personal interview with TV host  and Beauty Entrepreneur, Markette Sheppard, who is known for her tenacity and empowering voice in the Marketplace; as well as her cosmetic brand, Messenger Beauty.  We hope you enjoy the beauty of this issue, and that you get some great inspiration. Then get dressed up and take your dad out for a special celebration. Happy Father’s Day to all!

KELLY PRICE Managing Director & Associate Publisher


MOST MEDIA GROUP STAFF Publisher/Editor in Chief: Managing Editor & Associate Publisher:

KELLY PRICE

Managing Editor & Art Director:

JENNA BELT Managing Editor:

DARCY THARP Director of Photography:

KIM MIZUNO Fashion Director:

MELODY MINAGAR Fashion Creative Art Director:

FRANK BERLIN

Director of IT & Creative Solutions:

RAJIV GHANGREKAR Contributing Designer:

MIRIAM JAVE

Travel & Leisure Associate Director:

NATALYA GUMINSKA-ANDERSON Culture & Lifestyle Development Man­ager:

MELISSA WILSON

Contributing Hair/Makeup Associate:

MARCELA URIOSTE RACHELLE DALTON

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CONTRIBUTORS

Associate Director of Fashion:

HELENE FRANCE

Social Media Marketing Manager:

BRIAN PRICE

Social Media Strategists:

CHAHAT SHARMA EDNA JONES MARISSA POE MAYELEE WATTS Editors/Proof Readers:

JENNA BELT BEN DONNELLY MARRISA POE MAYELEE WATTS Contribution Writers

DARCY THARP JENNA BELT SABINA BLOOM MIA HANSEN MARISSA POE MICHELLE PRESCOTT BRIAN PRICE ELIZABETH PRICE DENISE SMITH AUSTIN THOMSON KIA VANG LILLY WILNER

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- DARCY THARP

MARIO BARBERIO

a Dolce Vita,” the sweet life, as his photography

blog is called, reveals the behind-the-scenes life of the man behind the lens, Mario Barberio. The talented and highly sought after fashion and lifestyle photographer captures the scenes he creates with vivid imagery, a unique perspective, and an eye for detail. With a knack for photography from a young age and an avid interest in capturing the world around him, Mario’s passions blossomed into a full time career, and he started landing jobs in Southern California. From his first camera when he was five years old, to owning his Aunt Jo’s original Nikon F, to his current use of digital cameras, the famed photographer has earned himself a reputation as one of the top fashion photographers in the industry.

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MARIO BARBERIO

is skills have resulted in a portfolio full of editorial and advertising

spreads worldwide encompassing an A-list of fashion, celebrity, and beauty clients. Somehow Mario always manages to turn the ordinary into extraordinary

by seamlessly merging his vision with the distinctive locations and the talents

of his subjects. Apparent in all of Mario’s work is imagination coming alive.

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HEATHER DE PRIEST aving a natural beauty and experienced top model like Heather DePriest on the other side of the camera is a photographer’s dream. Known as the GUESS Girl to the fashion world, and “Feather Heather” to her friends, Heather DePriest always knew she wanted to be a model and has managed to achieve international recognition. As an athlete growing up with long slender legs and a face able to convey that sexy, smokey look — required from all the best models — Heather clearly made the right career choice.

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photographer: MARIO BARBERIO www.mariobarberio.com

dress designer: MICHELLE HEBERT www.michellehebert.com

model: HEATHER DEPRIEST www.instagram.com/heather_depriest

hair & makeup: MICHELLE VANDERHULE www.michellevanderhule.com

wardrobe styling: JOI SALVADOR www.joisalvador.carbonmade.com

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(left) dress: MICHELLE HEBERT earrings: BCBGENERTATION ring: H&M cuff: STYLIST’S OWN (lower) jacket: SAM EDELMAN earrings: RACHEL ROY necklace: CARY LANE

t was her charisma and energy combined with her looks that made Paul Marciano approach Heather initially, leading to a relationship that has seen the multi-talented model as the face of GUESS and Marciano campaigns. Portraying an innate sense of what it takes to get the signature shot, Heather approaches every shoot with the same panache. With her short hair and willingness to tackle any idea in the name of creativity and highfashion, she is never afraid to be an innovator, which is evidenced in these flowy, yet sexy and edgy looks by dress designer, Michelle Hebert.

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designer & stylist: JAGADI COUTURE

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model: CASSI COLVIN

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autobiography

ALEÉ HASSAN Photography has been an important part of my life that has developed into a passion and aspiration since childhood. I realized this passion in the power of being able to connect people to my imagination. It gives me great pleasure to enable the audience to see through my eyes, while letting them interpret through their own minds. Additionally, I utilized this passion to create an individualistic style which is comprised of implementing conceptual, fashionable, and inspiring elements to my photography, and showcasing them to the audience just the same. Being part of a rich and vibrant culture of Pakistan, my photography is influenced by factors that are not only admired within the nation, but can also be identified in various parts of the world. These include different eras, tales, styles, history and traditions.

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Indonesian fashion photographer based in the Netherlands

WILLIAM SETIAWAN

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photographer: WILLIAM SETIAWAN

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www.facebook.com/williamsetiawanphotography www.instagram.com/iam_wills

designer: M.A.F. COUTURE

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model: ADU FLEXX JOBE

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PATRICE BERCHERY

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military cap: LE MARSOIN jacket: LE MARSOIN panties: SEXY AVENUE boots: TRIPPEN

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photographer: PATRICE BERCHERY www.patrice-berchery-photographe.com

postproduction: FRANCK BURKHALTER model: ORANE for VIP MODELS www.vipmodels.fr

makeup: MARJORIE ALGUAY stylist: LUCIE VERVELLE

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assistant: STEFANIA MINARDO actress, model, host, fashion blogger:

ELEONORA ALBRECHT

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Italian Fashion Blogger

THE FASHION SCREEN Photographer

BRYAN PROULT Fusing together her two great passions of fashion and cinema, Italian actress, model, director, and TV host, Eleonora Albrecht created her blog the Fashion Screen. Â Showcasing her own creative looks, providing inspiration, detailing fashion trends, and presenting everything in videos along with images, her blog has turned into the ultimate destination for viewing fashion and cinema together. Article - DARCY THARP

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As the descendent of a very artistic family, with both parents being classical dancers at the Opera of Rome (her mother was a First Ballerina) and her aunts and grandparents were all painters, it is only natural that Eleonora found a way to express her artistic side. Â

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For her, it has always been about fashion, starting when she was young, sketching and creating fashion collages. At the age of sixteen, she took a summer course in fashion design at the well-known Saint Martin’s School in London. The very next year she moved to Paris to study fashion design at L’Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. It was there that Eleonora discovered the real Haute Couture and the basics of making clothes rather than just the design.  

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yellow wooden rectangular bag: D-MADERA grey linen dress: NEVER ENOUGH

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Like all artists, Eleonora is very passionate and has multiple interests, and for her that meant acting and movies which had her flying internationally to learn all about the industry. She enrolled in a drama school in Paris called Les Cours Florent, and later moved to Los Angeles to study acting at The Lee Strasburg Institute. After that, it was NYC and then back to Rome, Italy, where she started to work as an actress in movies and television and started modeling again. She also directed two short movies and other video art projects. Her love of video turned into her own YouTube channel, Eleonora Moda, where she helped young girls pursue their dreams in the fashion and show business. From there, she realized she loved having a place to put her ideas and desired to share with other readers her feelings about fashion and cinema, resulting in... The Fashion Screen.

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striped blue + white dress: GIORGIA & JOHN’S white leather bag + camel details: HABANERO STYLE

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Sharing one of the street style trends for this summer, Eleonora tells MOST Fashion that it is the Boho Chic look, inspired from the celebrities who attended the Coachella music festival.

“This summer, I will definitely wear a pair of short jeans, a crop top in crochet, fringed gilet in suede, a fringed bag, and gladiator sandals. The colors have to be as neutral as possible with a touch of color permitted, with accessories.”

@ THEFASHIONSCREEN

For more inspiration visit: www.thefashionscreen.com www.facebook.com/EleonoraAlbrecht www.instagram.com /eleonoraalbrecht

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designer: SHERI AUTRY,
COUNTRY CHIC CREATIONS & COUTURE www.countrychiccreations.com www.etsy.com/shop.countrychiccouturemd
 photo: DCPROSTUDIO www.dcprostudio.com model: YANA GONCHARENKO www.instagram.com/yaninagon makeup/hair: RACHELLE DALTON www.nefertaribeauty.viewbook.com article: JENNA BELT

www.instagram.com /jennabeltcd

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SHERI AUTRY

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ountry Chic Creations & Couture

designs, creates, and sells handmade, refashioned vintage alternative wedding and special event dresses and accessories, as well as new, unique, custom designed dresses for non-traditional weddings and events. The joy of upcycling and

Shabby Chic Upcycled 1920 ’s Flapper Dress

repurposing things comes not only from a great find, but also from that moment when you figure out how to give new life to an old piece. Born a lefty (the only one in my family), I was blessed with being creative, using the “right” side of my brain, and having the ability to see the potential in things that most people wouldn’t be able to see.

This dress is made from an original, dusty rose colored, 1920s flapper dress that had some damage to it and had been poorly restored. I saw how beautiful that the dress could be if done right and decided to repurpose it into an alternative wedding/bridesmaid/prom dress! The base of the dress is an ivory colored 1940s/1950s dress slip. Various shades of tulle and organza (ivory, light pink, light peach) that I added are also mostly vintage that I have repurposed from other dresses. The sheer organza fabric has been cut into a bunch of handkerchief-size pieces with unfinished, slightly frayed edges to give it a more shabby chic look.

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The dress closes in the back with a zipper, snaps and three hooks. The hooks are attached to the beaded trim that goes across the middleof the back. This beaded trim is from an original 1910s evening gown that was badly deteriorating, but luckily I was able to save most of the beaded tulle from it by applying a clear, flexible, washable fabric sealer on the back of the beaded design to reinforce it.

@ DCPROSTUDIO

brand: SHERI AUTRY,
COUNTRY CHIC CREATIONS & COUTURE

Angelic Ivory Lace and Tulle Corset Dress

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This dress is made up of a corset top and tulle skirt. The corset is made from an ivory colored lace and champagne colored satin, which is embellished with rhinestone trim and white feathers along the bottom and white lace along the top edge. The bottom of the dress consists of two tiers of multiple layers of ivory and white tulle, and the top tier of tulle has a vintage lace overlay.

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drawing and painting things that actually looked like what it was supposed to be and not just a bunch of scribbles, my parents decided to turn one of the unfinished rooms in the basement into an "art room" for my sister and me to let our creative imaginations run wild. For me, going down in the art room to create something new was the highlightof my day! Because my parents gave us that art room as kids, I made sure that I had my very own art room when my husband and I bought our first house so I could continue creating things. Thus, my current “art room� is where I design and sew all of my custom dresses.

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forward, I absolutely LOVED to sew - both by using a pattern and by creating unique, one-of-a-kind things from my own ideas and visions. The dresses I have created are the result of a combination of using patterns and my own ideas to create a truly unique, chic, and elegant piece that you cannot buy in any ole store. The two things that I love using most in my creations are old antique and vintage findings that are in need of a new life (such as buttons, flowers, lace, tattered and torn clothing from decades past, etc.) and crystals (but only if they're Swarovski!). So, that's when I decided to incorporate those into my creations to make them modern, trendy, fashionable, and different from the competition. I have always loved being able to make and wear things that I knew no one else would have, because it sets you apart from the same boring things you see everyday. I like all of my pieces to be conversation starters, hence, the reason I use lots of antique and vintage findings and repurpose them to give them new life and a new purpose.

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The idea to create unique, nontraditional wedding and special event dresses stemmed from a dress project I assumed while planning my little sister’s

I continued to sew various creations after the wedding, but never actually considered selling my dresses until someone saw me wearing one of my

wedding in May 2014.

dresses at a fundraising

With about four months

gala in November 2014

left until the wedding, I

and asked me if I took

realized I still hadn’t

orders. When I realized

picked out my Matron of

she was being serious,

Honor dress. I mentioned

I started thinking

this to my sister and mom

about how I could start

who suggested that I take

a legitimate business

my grandma’s wedding dress

making dresses. So, in

(which was from the 1940s

January 2015 I decided

and also worn by my mom

to start an Etsy store,

on her wedding day) to see

selling my one-of-a-

if I could dye and alter

kind refashioned vintage

it to wear as my Matron of

dresses. I was working

Honor dress. I immediately

fulltime when I started

jumped at the idea and my

the Etsy store, so I

creative brain juices started flowing!

thought it would be nice as a little

The colors of the wedding were navy blue

side job for a little extra income.

and coral, so I dyed the dress navy blue

Never did I think that it would have

and the veil coral, which I used as a sash for the dress. When the wedding guests learned the story of my dress, it was a huge hit.

taken off so fast, as I ended up quitting my full time job in August 2015 to run my dress making business full time. I could not be happier!

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Elegant, beautiful, and

creations that stood out

feminine with a touch of

and told the story of a

se x i n e s s , t h a t w a s w h at

woman who is both classy

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designer, Sergio Soldano

touch of mystery.

strived for in all of his pi e c e s . T h e innovative

Having worked world wide

virtuoso was

known

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ye t a l s o p r o d u c e d h i s

on multiple film shoots

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Sergio’s most charming

signature crisscrossed

per s o n a l i t y

initials.

be l o v e d b y a l l . T h i s

best

made

him

resulted in the greatest The film and fashion world flocked

of friendships shared with actresses

to Sergio for his inventive techniques

he designed for — most notably, the

and his un failing ability to think up

one and only, Elizabeth Taylor.

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ergio’s dominance in the

fashion world throughout his entire life came from his originality and his devotion to consitently come up with something new and fresh. He had an unwavering commitment to quality, and his prestigious collections were featured in all of the top fashion magazines. Fashion was his passion from a young age, and he quickly established himself as the epitome of a fashion mastermind. Debuting his first collection in 1968, Sergio lit up the fashion world with his glamorous furs. From that point on, the spotlight shown on his imaginative clothing while celebrities vied for his precious suggestions and specially made garments. Soldano was also one of the first to participate in the Milano Collezioni, a team of creatives in the industry. Called the “Enfant Terrible,” in the fashion world — meaning genius — (and it’s easy to see why), he invented the technique for making furs lighter and more fabric-like.  @ VIKTORIJA_PASHUTA


His legacy lives on now

Viviana also found herself

She has always had a passion

through the scent of his

drawn into the fitness world

for dogs and animals, and

perfumes with aromas that

when she moved to the U.S.,

found the perfect way to

adhere to his elegant style,

obtaining her personal training

combine her many talents by

as well as through his family,

license and starting to compete

modeling and directing various

especially that of his daughter,

in body building, making it all

photo projects to raise funds

model and entrepreneur,

the way to the Nationals!

for the foundation. Working

Viviana Soldano Fabrizio.

with rescue shelters and As the face of her husband’s

families, the foundation

MOST Fashion presents Sergio

company Simple Green, Viviana

rescues and treats dogs that

through the lens of Viviana,

has modeled in countless

have been abused or forgotten.

who is living out her family’s

commercials and ads, having

creative affinities in her

also been featured in national

For the 2015-2016 year,

own signature style. Viviana

and international magazines,

Viviana made their first

translated her experience in

as well as TV commercials as

16-month calendar featuring

the fashion industry into her

both a glamour and fitness

both her dogs and some of

own niche with style and grace,

model. Always coming up with

the other dogs they have

becoming a famous glamour and

artistic themes for her photo

rescued and sponsored.

fitness model and the creative

shoots, the blonde bombshell

She most recently created

director of fashion shoots.

infuses ingenuity with elegance

a postcard collection with her

in a way that MOST Fashion is

sponsored dogs, and is always

Growing up watching her mother

sure would make her father

planning her next creative

and father, Viviana saw

very proud.

project.

dedication that it takes to

Just like her father, not one

Viviana’s success in

make your passion a reality.

to settle, Viviana knew she

everything she does can be

Hence, she took that with her

wanted to do more and give

attributed to a bloodline of

when she started her own career

back, so in 2014, with her

energetic adventurous minds

— modeling first in Europe and

husband as a partner, Viviana

that are always creating and

Japan, then later in the U.S.

started her own dog foundation,

always giving inspiration to

where she now resides.

Amore For Dogs.

those around them.

the amount of hard work and

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Most Your father, Sergio Soldano, was known for his furs, initially. What made his fur coats so unique and loved by everyone?

Viviana “He had his own unique technique the he re-invented the for furs. He made the fur look like fabric, and it was super light. He treated it so well so that it wasn’t heavy at all, and they are doing them now that way. I have a friend who has a store here, and the furs there are exactly how my dad used to make them. However, that was back in the 70’s and 80’s without all of the technology we have today, so he really invented that technique.  At that time there weren’t that many furriers, and he was definitely the most unique and the best at continually inventing things. In the 80’s he made mink look like jaguar, leopard, and tiger using very special techniques of inserts. It was NOT done with printing, as it can be done nowadays, so he had to be much more creative and inventive. The business was very competitive too because the other designers were always looking up to him.”

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Viviana “He designed really amazing bags, luggage, and leather belts using different techniques and fabrics, all with his signature crisscrossed logo “SS”. He also had a sunglasses

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line, but his big hit was the perfume line. He started one for women and one for men. Two of the originals were called,

Aside from his

“Nero” for men, and “Yes” for women. Those

clothing, accessories

were his biggest hits, and then he started

and perfumes, what are

making more and more different kinds. The

your father’s best known

perfumes can be found today on Amazon or

designs outside of furs?

at certain specialty boutiques or online.”

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Most Sergio styled film stars and shoots, offering his fashion advice to many stars and celebrities. What was one of the most important film shoots that he styled?

Viviana “He worked on so many, but the one I want to mention is “Ash Wednesday” with Elizabeth Taylor. It was the one where she went skiing in Italy in Cortina and wears all the fur coats. Of course it was my dad there helping her. They actually show a shot of my dad doing something in the film. The other one was called “X, Y, & Zee” (Zee & Company), which both he and my mother worked on. One of the most memorable stories is when my parents traveled for Elizabeth Taylor’s 40th birthday. They stayed in a beautiful house during the time she was married to Richard Burton. There was another film being recorded there at the time.”

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Favorite moments

with famous females... british-american actress: ELIZABETH TAYLOR

swiss actress: URSULA ANDRESS

Most How did he create his perfumes for both men and women? What was his italian actress: MARILU TOLO

inspiration or process?

Viviana “He wanted to have an unforgettable scent, but at the same time not too strong and very elegant, like everything he created. He wanted the perfumes to be very feminine and something that would catch attention, so that people wouldn’t forget. There is one I use which really stands out so much. It just gives you a sense of elegance, powerful, glamour, and makes you feel luxurious and beautiful. I use it when I go out in the evenings sometimes. Smelling a good perfume is just like music; it makes you remember a specific moment. The one I wear is called Atelier (which means a big boutique in French). It’s strong and sweet, but not too overpowering; it is just right!”

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italian actress: GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA

...international faces and fur!

Most What do you remember as the most important lesson you learned from him growing up about fashion or the fashion industry?

Viviana “To always be stylish, creative, and elegant. Just by growing up and watching everyone working in the fashion industry, it was a lesson in being creative and developing that creativity. It was all about expressing yourself somehow, and developing that. 

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I wanted to expose my own creativity. I love modeling, and at a very young age, I wanted to be a top fashion model. I was walking his shows as a little girl, holding hands with tall women, so I wanted to develop that creativity. That was definitely a lesson for me because he taught me that I could do it, no matter what! There is always a way to develop your passion, and my whole family always worked hard, long hours, and long days living their passions.”

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How did your father first catch the attention of celebrities and get noticed in the fashion industry?

Viviana “He had his technique, and then when you make something for someone, it just takes one and then everybody wants to do the same thing pretty much. So when he started doing things for big stars like Elizabeth Taylor, and Abrigi (Italian actress), they actually became really good friends and sometimes would travel together for work and also for fun and for marketing. He wasn’t just a designer; he became a really good friend, and everybody loved him.  What he created was so beautiful. Women were drawn to him and his work. He was very enigmatic and big actresses couldn’t wait to meet him and wear something of his or his newest creation. Ultimately, he just loved to create!”

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Did he always advise you and your family cape: MARCELL VON BERLIN body suit: ROCKY GATHERCOLE

on how to dress growing up?

Viviana

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“Absolutely, all of the time! My sister, my mom,

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and I had to wear his clothes and perfume and use

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his bags. We always had to wear all of his things and perfumes, especially when we worked with him and were doing things with him. It’s understandable, and we were young, and when you grow up, you don’t want to do it, but it was really great actually.  He also designed everything for my mother. Whether she felt like wearing it or not. I remember seeing my mom looking sexy, but again elegant, and my mom is more of a shy, private person, but she would still wear it. She always looked like a movie star.”

Most Described as being “the pure spirit of Italian fashion,” how did Sergio’s designs embody Italian fashion? Also how did he initially get into fashion and learn how to design?

Viviana “It was the 70’s, the rebel and free age, and his  inventive talent made him loved and famous. Hence, “The Enfant Terrible!!” Sergio was inventive; he was constantly inventing new items, a new style, a new something. Everybody came out and tried to copy him.  He was Italian first of all, and his goal was creating beautiful and feminine pieces. Whoever it was that came through, whether it was a regular client or a celebrity, he wanted to make sure that they felt the most beautiful, elegant, and feminine with just the right amount of sexiness.”

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earrings: CHANEL

What projects are you currently working on?

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Viviana

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“I work for my foundation all of the time, and I just created postcards with the animals I sponsored. I help a lot of families that are in trouble with their pets, find out who they are and what I can do to help. If someone can’t afford to pay for surgery and are going to lose their dog, the whole family is going to suffer! This year with the postcards, I’m going to invite other people to join if they want to be part of the collection with their pet. They will donate to Amore

For Dogs, and they will be featured on a postcard with a certain theme with their dogs. It definitely always has to be a theme, and that’s fun for me to create and keeps me busy. That is the glamour part of the foundation. Then you have the not-so-glamorous part like when you go to the shelter and take the dogs to the vet. I have two rescues that I particularly work with that do more the vetting, while I do more of the glamour.  I love to do modeling and love even more that I have found a way to do more than fitness. 2013 was my last fitness show. I went all the way to the Nationals. I felt like, “this is great but,” it took all of my time, and I realized that I wanted to do something to give back to the world and to help people. I love dogs, so I started the foundation.” 

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Most How would you describe his signature style? What was your father’s vision for his clothing and perfume?

Viviana “Unique, elegant, and avant-garde! He always wanted women to be feminine, not vulgar, but sexy and elegant with a bit of mystery! He always had to come up with new ideas and new creativity, and he never gave up. He dedicated his whole life to his work. When you are on the top, everybody wants to bring you down so you can’t stop.”

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How did you follow in your creative family’s footsteps; and how is fashion a part of your life because of your father?

“When you are born into fashion, it comes natural to be in it. I’m also very creative in many ways, especially with photos, wardrobe, and directing a lot of my photo shoots; that’s how I express myself. Fitness and exercise is part of it all, and I developed my own style bringing my own hints of creativity to each shoot regardless of what type.”

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Most

more comfortable when I’m in

that if you have a passion, you

front of the camera; I breathe

should really go for it! If you

Your father felt alive and

better when I am, and I feel

want

happy designing clothes. What

the same way through my fitness

don’t ever give up and don’t

makes you feel the same way?

as well. In fashion you have to

ever let somebody say to you

be super tall, and I had all of

that

the connections in the world,

will really damage your heart,

but I didn’t have the height

and there are always ways to

“My fitness and my modeling

for runway. However, I didn’t

do

make me happy; especially

give up my desire, and instead,

just have to work really hard,

modeling and being in front

I did other types of modeling

market

and discovered editorials and

direction, and find your niche.”

Viviana of the camera which makes me feel alive, even if it’s just

glamour and fitness modeling.

for a second! I definitely feel

I tell young girls all the time

to

take

you

things

it

can’t

seriously,

do

it! That

no matter what! You

yourself

in

the

right

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MOST Fashion had the chance to catch up with Markette to find out what her daily life is like as a popular TV host, how she managed to follow her passion, and why we should all be looking a lot more carefully at the products and brands we are putting on our bodies. If we want to end up as radiant as Markette that as!

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Your workday starts earlier than most. What do you eat for a healthy breakfast?

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I think I stood out in the competition because I didn’t take anything for granted. I didn’t take

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I worked tirelessly around the clock and even

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took days off from work in order to strategize on

going on in D.C.that viewers want to know about?

a game plan and campaign for votes. I worked very hard, and I think it was one of those things where the effort paid off.(NOTE: The show

“I believe I do have a good amount of influence

was renamed, “Live! with Kelly & Michael” once

over the content that appears on the program.

Michael Strahan was chosen as Regis Philbin’s

I not only host the show, but I also produce

permanent replacement.)”

segments, pre-interview guests, write scripts, and work with producers on developing ongoing topics. It’s fun and allows me to flex my creativity, which is a major plus as some productions don’t allow hosts to wear so many hats. I’ve been on shows where all they want you to do is read lines, and that can be stifling.”

Congrats on making it so far in the Coast-to-Coast Cohost Search, where you became a Top 4 candidate, the youngest and last woman standing in the nationally televised competition.

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“Thank you! I think the absolute best part of that experience was actually seeing how far I could go. Each time I made it to a higher place in the competition, I was shocked! I couldn’t believe I was winning, and felt this overwhelming sense of validation and reassurance for following my dreams of becoming a TV host. Up until that point, hosting on television, was just something that I really, really, really wanted to do. But when I made it on to “Live!

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of rising to the top of that competition, I

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Who is the most interesting guest you have had on Great Day Washington?

“There are so many interesting people who have come through, from Kevin Costner to Ice Cube. We’ve had Grammy-winning recording artists and Pulitzer prizewinning authors. I’d say it would be very difficult to single out just one, but I do find that the most down-to-earth and genuine people seem to also be the most interesting.”

Explain your favorite part of prepping for the show. Do you get nerves? If so, how do you channel it and use them? Describe your everyday style and list a few of your favorite designers. “I get nervous every single day, partly because it’s live and partly because I really care about doing my part to put on a good show. I think if I weren’t

“My everyday style is pretty much yuppie

nervous, then I wouldn’t be having fun. It’s that

(young urban professional) with a flare.

feeling you get when you are at the top of a roller

For example, I love a nicely tailored sheath

coaster ride right before the drop. You know it’s

dress. I actually live for the sheath; I feel

going to be an adrenaline rush; you know there will

like it’s my silhouette. I’ll sometimes pair

be some fun, but you still get those butterflies

a simple black sheath with a bright red or

in your stomach and feel like, “Here we go!”

pink heel and some earrings made in Africa by a woman who started a jewelry business with a micro-loan. I’ll shop all of the couture designers, but I’ll also shop for

Tell our readers a blooper or time when someone

a cause and try to support designers when

said something on camera that was a noticeable mistake?

I come across them or have an opportunity to do so.

“Well, you can pretty much find me making a blooper any

As far as my favorite designers: Nannette

day of the week! Although I strive for excellence, it’s

Lepore has been a long-time favorite

still live TV, and sometimes I can’t control the words

(I used to browse her SoHo store soon after I

that come out of my mouth. There was this one occasion

graduated from college and hope that someday

when I had the opportunity to interview Oscar-winning

I could wear her clothes regularly). I also

actress Sally Field. I am such a huge fan of hers, and

love DVF (I feel like she’s always a good

I prepared diligently before the interview to ask her

safe choice), but when I want to wow and

the most relevant questions. We had a great chat, and

stun, then it’s hands down Le Petite Robe

I really had her going until I blurted out, “We like

de Chiara Boni. I have a growing interest

you! We really, really like you!” at the end as I was

in Osman and Derek Lam: these two designers

thanking her. I could just see her face deflate as

in particular have a wonderful knack for

the words were coming out of my mouth, and I thought,

creating unique and fun designs that

“Oh no, I offended her. She’s probably heard that

are flattering and feminine and still

two million times!” I wish I would have just left

appropriate for such a serious-minded

the common phrases out and simply thanked her.”

town as Washington, D.C.”

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You also were awarded The Los Angeles Times Scholarship for Excellence in Student Journalism. What was the best story you produced during that time?

“Yes, that was another moment where I was just so happy, surprised, and delighted. I cried during the scholarship dinner because it was another one of those moments of validation for me. I think one of my most memorable experiences was reporting live from Arianna

Huffington’s Shadow Convention at Patriotic Hall in Downtown Los Angeles for my campus TV station. I was down there, interviewing people, and then calling in reports from my cell phone. The campus news station didn’t have the capability to do live shots, so they would just put up a graphic with my photo and my beat. I just thought the whole thing was amazing.”

“My typical workday starts with rising in the 5 o’clock hour. It’s very fast-paced and I love every minute of it.

Describe your typical day for a show.

“My typical workday starts with rising in the 5 o’clock hour. I wake up, check e-mail, take a shower, apply sunscreen from my shop, eat breakfast, and go.

Once

I get to work, I read my script, attend a pre-show production meeting, and then I get dressed, do my hair, and finish applying my makeup. Everything that I do before 9:00am is focused on the day’s show. I try not to answer any e-mails, calls, or texts that do not have to do with it. Then after the show, I focus on writing my scripts and doing background research for the next day’s show. I also work on booking interesting segments for the future. It’s very fast-paced and I love every minute of it.”

Share your top tips for aspiring TV hosts and presenters!

@ DCPROSTUDIO

“Ha! I would say that I am still learning and growing and developing my talent, and I hope to achieve so much more. But given where I am on this journey, which is hosting a new morning show in our nation’s capital with a very educated and knowledgeable viewership, I would say the best advice I could give is to over prepare. You should really know your subject matter, know your role, and know your audience. It’s all about trying to nail it every single day.” www. M O S T mag.com //

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What is an on-camera skill that you are still working on to improve?

You made a huge career shift in your life-what is your advice for someone contemplating a career move who is scared to “start-over” or experience a drop in pay?

“I am always looking to improve my on-air delivery: when to laugh, when to pause and let there be silence, when to ask

“There a great song by Diana Ross in “The Whiz”

a follow up question, and when to just

where she says, “believe what you feel and

listen. Having total command of these

know you’re right.” I really think it’s that

skills is what the greats have figured out,

simple. People tend to complicate things that

like Barbara Walters and Oprah Winfrey, but

don’t need to be. Right before I made the

I’m still a caterpillar amongst those two

career shift from working as a web producer to

gigantic butterflies in that respect.”

pursuing television I remember sitting in my cube, miserable in my then position and saying to myself, “I believe in myself.” Shortly

How are you able to balance a TV career with a family?

thereafter, I ripped the band-aid off and quit my job. That was about seven years ago, and I would say the only time since then when I felt myself faltering was when I forgot to believe

“Well, it always helps to work for a great company and have understanding managers, and that is the only way I can do it. I am truly blessed to work for producers who

in myself and focus in on that inner knowing that I “could” and it was “possible.” So, yes, start by believing in yourself and back that up with good old-fashioned hard work.”

know first-hand the incredible balancing act that being a working mother can be. In return, I try to be a super-responsible employee. I try to arrive early, and be accessible and available when needed.

What was the biggest challenge

Many times I find myself over producing

you faced on your journey to becoming

my work product because I know that I am

a television host?

the only mother and host on the show.” “I think the uncertainty of the media industry: everything is changing with social media and How do you deal with the unexpected during the show or when a guest doesn’t say or do what you were expecting?

on-demand viewing. Companies are trying to figure out new business models and that affects jobs.”

“I always want my guests to look good and come across well, so I’m silently rooting for all of them when they get up there. Unfortunately, we do have the occasional guest who gets speechless, trembles and

You have to be “on” everyday-what do you do in your downtime and to relax/hobbies? And what are your future plans?

shakes, or misses the point. Once, I even had a woman close her eyes and stutter throughout the interview. My heart just sinks when I see this happening. There is nothing I can do to save them once the camera starts rolling. All I can do is try to

“I try to be with family and friends when I am not at work.

I also just got a new bike and

plan on riding it along the trails near where I live. The Future... to be determined!”

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Interview by DARCY THARP

Q: A:

Top three common non-toxic facial products ... Facial Cleanser, Sunscreen & Lip balm

Q: A:

Womens’ reactions... People love it! I get messages

on Facebook and Twitter from happy

Q: A:

Number one beauty tip... Try to go natural with your cosmetics as much

as you can. Everything you put on your face has the

customers all the time, people that I like to call “Messenger Beauties.”

strongly consider using the best offerings from

Q: A:

conscious, environmentally minded brands. That’s

funding campaign to produce a beauty

the message of Messenger Beauty: to enlighten and

show where I host experts and explore

inform women, while also offering women options

the benefits of natural cosmetics in

for greening up their beauty routines.

a laid-back forum and relatable way.

opportunity to seep into your system, so you should

Q: A:

The future of Messenger Beauty... I am currently working on a crowd

The obstacles faced starting Messenger Beauty... Nothing outside of the normal starting a business

with a child under the age of one obstacles!

Q: A:

The most rewarding aspect of this business... Knowing that I can share my passion with women across

the country with a business I started from my kitchen table.

Q: A:

How you continually find more and newer products... I test and refine. I also constantly add new products

and switch out others.

Q:

Which product was the biggest surprise to you once you

@ DCPROSTUDIO

started researching the harmful effects of toxic chemicals...

A:

The research is overwhelming. I think the most shocking

experience I had was when I downloaded the “Think Dirty” app, which allows you to scan the bar codes of items in your make-up bag, and they get a “dirty” score. Almost everything

Vegan Eyeliner in Chic Black Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow in Cairo Vegan Face Cream Cleanser Makeup Brush Honeybee Gardens Liptick in Desire

I owned was in the red alert section. I threw out a lot of stuff and basically started from scratch.

www.messengerbeauty.com www.twitter.com /messengerbeauty www.facebook.com /messengerbeauty

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Sashay

into

Summer

Fashion Blogger, Editor + Model

DARCY THARP of VIVACIOUSD.COM

Slink into summer with the slip dress, taking

underwear

straight

from

the

bedroom to the street. Pair a camisole with a denim mini for a contrast that

Short shorts, tanks, mini-skirts, and the ubiquitous maxi dress-it’s time to show some skin, let loose, and dig out those summer pieces that have been hiding in

encapsulates which

is

again

thanks

a

second

having in

a

trend:

major part

denim,

appearance

to

newcomer

and cult obsession, Vetements.

the closet for far too long. These summer staples never fail to do the trick, making sexy as effortless as waking up to run outside into the sunshine. But this summer why not elevate your style, infusing chic, sexy, and relaxed into your wardrobe by adding some of the hot styles and moods that Summer 2016 is all about. Tap into the emotion and drama that are behind every elegant style this season with romantic lady like pieces, modern fairytale dresses, and luscious bedroom looks. Not one to follow trends because real style is about wearing what looks good on you and finding pieces that work for you and your body, I am, however, all for garnering inspiration

and

unique

ideas

from

the

current trends and looks parading down the runway. Fashion is meant to excite, and this summer shake things up a bit and opt for revitalizing your wardrobe.

@ DCPROSTUDIO

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For your outdoor don’t-care look, how about a drop waist floral dress topped with some modern accessories to make it a little less like Little House on the Prairie and more like a sweet reminder of your youth. Throw on a rucksack over your dress (who doesn’t like hands-free) and add your initials to it for signature style.

...Forget cleavage and belly baring. Instead wear tops that nonchalantly slip off the shoulder, showing a much forgotten if not sexier body part that leaves more to the imagination while adding that bit of necessary mystery that modern women oft forget.

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@ DCPROSTUDIO


And don’t forget that sparkles in motion and stand out sequins along with metallic and silver are everywhere this summer, so have some fun with those party outfits! Voluminous sleeves, tie-dye, big stripes and fine lines, utilitarian bombers, and the bombardment of logos that are back in a big way (French Connection re-launches the FCUK t-shirts) are more of the eclectic, yet familiar trends of this season.

@ DCPROSTUDIO

Above all else, avoid boring at all costs. Only wear what works for

photographer: DCPROSTUDIO

your body, and hit the refresh button on last

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su m m er’s style. Be bold,

model + fashion blogger: DARCY THARP www.vivaciousd.com

colorful, confident, and vivacious!

make-up: YOUNIQUE BY DONNITA hair: GOBY GEOHAGHAN,LLC-GWYNN GEOHAGHAN JOHNSON wardrobe styling: VIVACIOUSD location: EMBASSY ROW HOTEL, WASHINGTON DC

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