Contents Top 10 Hottest “Plus” Sized Celebrities
Natural Tips For Hair Removal
5 THINGS YOU NEVER SAY AT WORK
Mind Blowing Protection of the day
Clover G 15 questions
Amazing, Pocket-Friendly Carnival Makeup Tips and Tricks
Caribe Fashion Specialist
INTERVIEW WITH AMALA CATERSON
Interview with Rachelle Marcial
Interview with Nicole Lewis
Does being beautiful mean being a size 0?? I think not! While most children who develop eating disorders are between 11 and 13, studies have shown that 80% of 3rd through 6th graders are dissatisfied with their bodies or their weight and by age 9 somewhere between 30 and 40% of girls have already been on a diet. Between ages 10 and 16, the statistic jumps to 80%. Many eating disorder experts attribute this behavior to the effects of cultural expectations. Unnatural ideas of beauty bombard our little girls and teens for as long as they can remember, they need to know that they do not have to be as thin as bread sticks to be sexy or beautiful! Here are the Top 10 Sexiest “Plus-sized” (one hates to use the term)
Be happy with who you are, beauty is on the inside!
Models and Entertainers. Be happy with who you are, beauty is on the inside!
10. Christina Schmidt
She is a 19-year-old Canadian plus-size model and actress whose beauty, confidence, and talent have earned her professional acclaim, and have made her a role model for a generation of full-figured girls.
9. Toccara Elaine Jones Jones has modeled for Ashley Stewart, New York and Company, Target, Essence magazine, Vibe magazine, King magazine and Smooth magazine. Jones is currently a host for BET‟s game show series Take the Cake. She made a cameo appearance in Trina‟s music video for the song “I Got a Thang For You”.
8. Johanna Dray Super sexy Dray is a plus-size model based in Paris and notably appeared in John Galliano‟s „Everybody is Beautiful‟ Spring 2006 prêt-à-porter show and subsequent French Vogue editorial of the collection, wearing what turned out to be Galliano‟s best-selling dress of the show. Dray has appeared in editorials for Elle France and Gala magazine. She has worked with some of Europe‟s leading photographers such as Nick Knight and Steve Hiatt, and with European clients such as Marina Rinaldi
and Giani Forte.
7. Charlotte Coyle A plus-size model from Derry, Northern Ireland. She‟s has appeared in ads for Torrid and Marks & Spencer, in an editorial in the U.K. edition of Good Housekeeping magazine, and starred in a Channel 4 documentary titled “Fat Beauty Contest” in which she organized Britain‟s first beauty contest for plus-size women.
6. Crystal Renn Renn suffered from anorexia and became a plus-size model after regaining her health, and has notched up some remarkable successes in the few years she has been working at a larger size; multiple editorials in each of Vogue‟s U.S., Italian, French and German editions, and an appearance on the catwalk of Jean-Paul Gaultier for his Spring 2006 prêt-à-porter collection.
5. Maggie Yumi Brown Maggie Yumi Brown got her big break when, in November 2006, she won “Tyra‟s Thick and Sexy Top Model Contest” on The Tyra Banks Show. Her title included modeling contract with Wilhelmina Models, a 1000$ from Lane Bryant, and photo shoot for an editorial in Bombshell Magazine coming to print in 2008. Since winning the Thick and Sexy Top Model contest, she has been featured on various covers of magazines such as the December 2006 issue of Bombshell magazine.
4.Natalie Laughlin She was the first plus-size model to have an advertisement feature on a billboard in New York‟s Times Square, an honor repeated four times by client Liz Claiborne. Laughlin was also the first plus-size model to appear in the U.S. edition of Glamour magazine.
3.Jill Scott Lovely Jill is a three-time Grammy Award-winning American R&B, soul, and jazz singer, songwriter, actress and poet. In 2007, Scott made her theatrical debut in the films Hounddog (as Big Mama Thornton) and in Tyler Perry‟s feature film, Why Did I Get Married? That same year her third studio album, The Real Thing: Words and Sounds Vol. 3, was released on September 25, 2007.
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2. Whitney Thompson
Beautiful Whitney is the first plus-size model to win the reality-based TV show America‟s Next Top Model. Thompson began her modeling career at age 15 in her home state of Florida, appearing several times on the cover of her local “Jacksonville” community magazine. Thompson is 5‟10″, has declared herself to fluctuate between U.S. sizes 8-10, and was 20 years of age at the time of her appearances on ANTM. Thompson will be the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of Seventeen magazine, on the July 2008 issue.
Musician, Actor and Model, Queen Latifah is a a force to be reckoned with. Besides movies, TV and even her own talk show, she is a celebrity spokesperson for Cover Girl cosmetics and Curvation ladies underwear among others. Latifah is one of two hip-hop artists to receive an Academy Award nomination in an acting category (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago, 2002). The other is Will Smith. Go Figure. Contributor: Tiffany H (Listverse)
How To Get Rid of Unwanted Hairs: Natural Tips For Hair Removal Every girl loves to wear beautiful short skirts, evening gowns etc, but if you have a lot of hair on your body, this might not be so possible. And let‟s face it, the world currently loves the „no body hair‟ look. So what‟s a girl to do, what is the solution to your problem? Removal of hairs, seem to be a painful problem. Not only the pain, but waxing and using of the razors make your skin hair hard to touch. Women have been looking for effective, pain free ways to remove hair for decades. Sensitive areas of the body cannot bear the pain of waxing or blade. We spend more time on our hair than on any other portion of our body. We do several procedures to make them look beautiful and healthy. Many of us have too little hair, others have too much in the wrong places. Ingrown hairs are also common around the upper, inner thigh. Excessive hair growth on the face is particularly troublesome to some women. This may be the result of some hormonal disturbances. Tumors arising in the ovaries, adrenal glands and other endocrine organs have sometimes contributed to this problem. But in most neither cases there is
nor specific cause for excessive growth of hair. Hair growth is directly related to estrogen levels, hormones and ancestry. In today‟s society facial and body hair have become increasingly unwelcome. These unwanted hairs disturbs the beauty of the women. They have become curious to remove them. There are many procedures for the removal of these unwanted hairs. Excessive hair on the face can be removed by electrolysis, but this is a tedious and somewhat expensive process. Laser is normally a permanent method of hair removal, although there are no 100% guarantees. It doesn‟t work very well on darker skins or on lighter hair. Essentially the hair that responds best to laser treatment is dark, thick hair on lighter skin. Natural Hair Removal Methods: Waxing: Waxing is one of the easiest and most convenient ways to remove unwanted hair. Yes, waxing can be painful but the results are good and after waxing the hair taken much longer to grow back.
To make homemade wax take two cups of sugar, one fourth cup of water and one fourth cup of lemon juice. Heat this mixture over a low flame and stir regularly until you get a thick brown liquid which is your wax. Once the wax has cooled down to a temperature that you are comfortable with you can apply in onto your skin and place a clean cloth or waxing strip over it. Once it has cooled down completely pull the cloth or strip in the opposite direction of hair growth so that the hair is pulled from its roots. Make sure that you apply ice and astringent to the waxed area to tighten the pores. Sugaring: Often the natural beauty treatments require the use of ingredients right from our kitchen. This hair removal method is the real example for this. Mix a cup of sugar and the juice of a half lemon a quarter of cup honey, and there you go! You made the most organic and ecofriendly sugar paste ready to eliminate undesired hair with. Similarly to waxing apply the warm (not hot) sugar to your legs
or the critical spots. Then use the specific cloth, then remove the hair with a sudden move.
hair growth by the continuous pricking even though it may take lot of time. Threading:
This method has endless benefits, besides the fact that unlike wax it wonâ€&#x;t irritate or hurt your skin. Thepain will be also less harsh, still the method will remove all the unwanted hair. It can be easily done at home with a DIY kit, without assuming any risk. The effect will last almost as long as with waxing. Tweezing: Tweezing is another method for removing facial hair by using tweezers. It is a painstaking as well as time consuming job. Usually used for bushy eyebrows. Tweezing eventually stops your
Threading is a common hair removal method that can be used on any part of the body. The usual parts of the body where threading is used are upper lips, chin and eyebrows. But even other parts of the body where there is a patch of hair, threading is useful. Threading requires a lot of attention and detail and is great for people with sensitive skin. Pumice stones can also be used for removing hair from the body except facial hair. Turmeric:
in Asian and Indian cooking. Turmeric is one of the spices used in curry dishes. You can use turmeric mixed with flour to make a paste that will not only remove fine hair, but will also deter hair growth over time with continued use. This paste is perfect for female facial hair. It also softens and brightens the skin. What a bonus. Bleaching: You can naturally bleach your hair with lemon juice and chamomile tea. One should not use lemon juice undiluted so you can mix honey with lemon juice. You can also use pumice stone to remove excess hair on every place other than your face.
Turmeric is a common spice used
â€œWomen have been looking for effective, pain free ways to remove hair for decades.
5 THINGS YOU
NEVER SAY AT WORK
In times when people are losing their jobs, those that have them should do all that they can to make sure they keep them. Here are 5 things "experts" say you should never say/do at work: 5) Talk about how stressed out (or busy) you are. 4) Discuss the fact that you haven't gotten a raise (many companies are now dolling out raised based on productivity as opposed to longevity) 3) Refrain from starting any sentence with, "Don't tell anyone I said this..." 2) Never begrudgingly say you "don't mind helping" when indeed you do. 1) Never say, "That's not my job..." (If you're unioned, I'm not sure how you can abide by this one...as most of their existence involves pointing out that things aren't in their job description...)
Mind Blowing Protection of the day: This is the condom with teeth. It is specifically made to protect women from rape. It is inserted like a tampon, and won‟t hurt the girl, only her attacker. When the man
thrusts into her, the condom clasps down and can only be removed surgically. It was invented by Dr. Sonnet Ehlers, and it was inspired when the Dr. treated victim
who said sadly, „If only i had teeth down there.‟ The condom is being given out in South Africa, and to women in the military. -YMB
Clover G â€œ15 Questionsâ€? by Mahalia Joseph 1.What genre of music do you? RAP 2.What made you decide to choose this Genre? I always
6.What struggles did you go through or are going through to come out into the world of music? A lot of financial issues and little time to do it.
had a love for the rap game and it look easy so I gave it a try.
7.What were some of your turning points? Joining Calico in October.
3.Who inspired you to do music? MY COUSIN
8.What gave you the encouragement to move on? When I look around I see a lot of other
4.Who is your favourite international star? THE GAME
5.Who is your favourite Local star? DON'T HAVE ANY
local rappers trying to come up the same way so I decided to help with the fight.
9. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? Well truthfully I see myself in the US with my calico label grinding hard to push our music further.
10.What have you done thus far to market yourself?I have released songs and videos on face-
book and I want to try something in the clothing industry.
11. How many songs have you written or released? I cannot say how much is written and re-
corded...but we got a lot more coming for the public so look out!
12.Who do you hope to do collaborations with in the future? I'd have to say, artists like
movado, THE GAME, juelz santana and many more....
13. Do you produce your own music? NO! everything is done at calico clip entertainment.
14. Besides your music, what would you do, if you had a chance at it? I would take a try in the clothing industry and try to bring a new brand of my own alive on the market.
15. Any words of advice for young upcoming artists such as yourself? Keep grinding, never lost faith in what you love and always stay true and positive to yourself.
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does it feel being a new female ar.. i feel blessed but its very hard being ale in this industry. I guess it has its adges and disadvantages.
are/were your biggest influences? a, Alison Hinds Patrice Roberts
is your first memory of being ind by music? listening to Mariah Carey ero (laughs)……. i was interested in the otes, the curls and the song itself!
has been the hardest part in getting your music ere? being new most of all and not knowing anyone we call it “not having enough links” and the whole f getting people to know who you are and to be the opportunity of being heard!
d you like to thank anybody for their support? s to my band Traffik as they gave me the opportunity there for me to embrace; they support me 100%. on Vergil the producer and also Kernal Roberts for me the self confidence as him being a seasoned writer he influenced me into song writing and helped
me! Also everyone else like family and friends can’t call all names because there are a lot who support me for which im very thankful! Where do you hope to be by 2012? 2012 boy????? You never know wat the future will bring and things may not shape up according to plan and your hopes may be crushed but i hope to reach and achieve a lot more than this year and im in preparation now! (grins) What advice would you give to other musicians trying to get off the ground? To make sure and discover your true talent and if u believe in yourself that music is for u indeed and u have the love and passion for it, then start asking around to get people to help u let them know of your talent be brave that's the only way they will see that u are serious get yourself enrolled in opportunities such as competitions, whether u be successful or not u may meet people there that have connections that may just see the talent within that other people don't seem to recognize never ever give up and keep going u will be heard of eventually , go backstage in parties, find out the producers where they are located go and ask them for the opportunity to hear your stuff and keep knocking on the door one must open one day! Where can we buy your music? well “wine on me” and “wining low” are really my first two i have written. i haven't put them out there to sell but it is available on sites like reverbnation, youtube, facebook, myspace, just search for Jadel from the band Traffik or use these links http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jadel-LegereTraffik/187488857946893 http://www.reverbnation.com/jadellegere
Amazing, Pocket-Friendly Carnival Makeup Tips and Tricks By: Tenille T. Quamina Rhinestones/Glitter Dust- Be creative, Bedazzle The Carnival season is here again, and even though we all look forward to it, year after year it is never easy on the pocket. We are talking, about fetes, clothes, carnival costumes and so much more!
your face by purchasing cheap rhinestones and glitter for the big days. Visit any fabric or trimmings store for theses. Accompanied with makeup, rhinestones and glitter complete your look.
Ladies, what would you say if I told you I had the solution to making carnival makeup quick, easy and most importantly, inexpensive? Consider this your guide to easy pocket-friendly Carnival makeup, for Monday and Tuesday and throughout the season. Carnival Makeup Essentials, Tips & Tricks: SUN-BLOCK/SUN SCREEN!!!!- Ladies and gentlemen this is a must have, on Carnival Monday
This puts the icing on the cake for your carnival makeup and also makes it look like your makeup was professionally done! Eye-shadow- Purchase any cheap, glittery, eyeshadow for your Carnival look. For added vibrancy to any eye colour, dip the brush or applicator you would usually use into a little water or makeup solution to give the colours an extra
and Tuesday please ensure that you protect your skin from the harsh sunlight. I recommend any sun block with at least an SPF 15, this should be sufficient in protecting the skin throughout the days. Ladies apply sunscreen in the place of your moisturizer.
â€œHave a safe and enjoyable Carnival and of course look great without spending a bundle!â€? pop! Bright Colours- Ladies do not over do with the colours for eye-shadow and lipstick or lip-gloss. If the eyes are your focus for the day, down-play the look by neutralizing the lips. Choose a lighter more neutral lip colour and your look will catch more than one eye!
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1.What genre of music do you? I mainly do on hip hop/R&B.
2.What made you decide to choose this Genre? That's what I feel the most, it completely agrees with me thus far.
3.Who inspired you to do music? Really, its homies on the block that doing their thing, that's when I started writing my own rhymes and everything turn out good.
4.Who is your favourite international star? Eminem.
5.Who is your favourite Local star? Don't got none really, but I gotta say, its calico, cause everyone is a star in they own way.
6.What struggles did you go through or are going through to come out into the world of music? I've been with about three teams before calico, and they never really use to be doing nothing other than talk, no movements, so my struggle was being with them homies.
7.What were some of your turning points? Never really had none, don't live for regrets.
8.What gave you the encouragement to move on? hmmm, well since I've met up wit my homie Neszy, he really pushed me like a lot, so I gotta say he encourages me to continue doing my music thing.
9. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? With my team Calico, still blazing, making hits for the fans, touring the world and stuff. 10.What have you done thus far to market yourself? I have been hitting up reverbnation, that's like an international rap industry, that makes people know that your doing your thing, been hitting up mixtapes on youtube and itunes.
11. How many songs have you written or released? I can't really say, because I been at this for a pretty long while
12.Who do you hope to do collaborations with in the future? Eminem, Jay-z, Ne-yo etc
13. Do you produce your own music? Sometimes, but Neszy really does most of my producing
14. Besides your music, what would you do, if you had a chance at it? PC Programming, cause that's what I do when I'm not doing my music.
15. Any words of advice for young upcoming artists such as yourself? Well, I just want everyone in the music industry to just to keep doing them.
Contributed by: Mahalia Joseph
Caribe Fashion Specialist
is a Model Training business which was launch in November 2010 by Natifa Alexander. Caribe Fashion Specialist also known as C.F.S. will train individuals to be professional models to serve the budding fashion industry. C.F.S. will also provide training for individuals who wish to learn how to enhance their
personal image but do not want to pursue a modeling career. The firm also offers a set of services that complement its core services; Beauty and Fashion Event Planning, Photo Studio Rental, Fashion Directory via the firmâ€™s website.
Natifa has been an active part of the industry over the last several years in different capacities as model, agent, assistant coordinator, and trainer. She has been a part of such show as Miss P.O.S. Carnival Queen, Miss Great Race and Fashion Festival 2009 to name a few. CFS believes that local
models can be competitive in the international market and we intend to provide them with the tools they need to achieve this. CFS intends to be the name synonymous this model training local as well as providing opportunities for models to achieve international and regional contracts. Having trained models for varies beauty pageants, model competitions and promotions I know what works and what skill set is needed to be a successful local model. My diverse background and understanding of creativity and customer service will also play a integral role in the delivery and content of my courses. CaribeÂ´Fashion Specialist will apply creativity and innovation to the delivery of it's services, while maintain a local perspective it will utilizing cutting edge international trends to create a fully comprehensive service; delivered by educated, experienced and cordial staff and service providers who are devoted to giving the highest level of customer service and satisfaction.
1)What/ who inspired you to get into modeling? Watching America’s next top model, going to fashion show and beauty pageants inspired me to be a model and also my aunts were models so I got to see things close up as well. 2) How old are you now? I am currently 21 years old. 3) How long have you been into the industry? I have been modeling for the past 2 years. 4) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? I am currently perusing my bachelor’s degree in business management so I definitely see my self owning a modeling agency. 5) Is it hard to balance modeling and a personal life? It is not hard for me to balance modeling and my personal life because I love it and you always make time for what you love. 6) Other than modeling, tell me, what do you do for fun? I like hiking, going
1)What/ who inspired
you to get into modeling? Watching America’s next top model, going to fashion show and beauty pageants inspired me to be a model and also my aunts were models so I got to see things close up as well. 2) How old are you now? I am currently 21 years old. 3) How long have you been into the industry? I have been modeling for the past 2 years. 4) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? I am currently perusing my bachelor’s degree in business management so I definitely see my self owning a modeling agency. 5) Is it hard to balance modeling and a personal life? It is not hard for me to balance modeling and my personal life because I love it and you always make time for what you love. 6) Other than modeling, tell me, what do you do for fun? I like hiking, going to the movies and shopping of course. 7) Is there any advice you will give
Rachelle Marcial 1)What/who inspired you to get into modeling? My best friend Crystal Hamilton encouraged me to take up modeling when we were in high school. Once I started modeling she and Wynice Joseph continued to encourage and support me. My little sister SherryAnna Joseph, only twelve years of age has inspired most profoundly. She is smart, a fashionista and is always cheering on her big sister. When I had just started modeling she was my main supporter and my little personal trainer...lol. 2) How old are you now? I am twenty one(21) years of age. 3) How long have you been into the industry? It has been two years since I have been in the modeling industry. In 2009,I participated in the Fashion Festival at Crown Plaza and the Trinidad and Tobago Miss World pageant in 2010. 4) Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years? In 5years I hope to complete my studies in the medical field and later specialize in cardiology or engage in some form of engineering. In aspect to the fashion industry I would like to attain international exposure and I would also like to help individuals to get into modeling . 5) Is it hard to balance modeling and a personal life? At time it can be strenuous to balance personal life and modeling but once there is a love and an inner drive to succeed it is fun and becomes easy. Modeling can help you relax and give you experiences in all walks of life. i personally think it is a good way to get away from academics, have fun and still engage in something productive. 6) Other than modeling, tell me, what do you do for fun? I am all for the adventure. I relish outdoor activities. Currently I have eschewed rigorous activities to maintain my weight. Activities such as kayaking, lawn tennis, netball, football, beach, climbing and swimming I find enjoyable. I love shopping for dresses,
reading, chatting , writing and taking pictures main activities I engage in at any instance. 7) Is there any advice you will give to aspiring models? I would advise not just models but any one that want to engage in some form of activity to just go for it. Do not limit yourself or dwell on your faults. Use what you have and make the best out of it. Discipline dedication, respect and honesty can make you or break you. Let wisdom be your guide and make God your best friend. 8) What type of modeling do you do? I am a runway model. 9 How did you hear about CFS and how has your experience been thus far? I became knowledgeable about CFS from a few of my friends that were models for the company and also from advertisement via facebook. The experience so far has been great and truly educating for me. I think anyone would feel right at home if they were to enroll at this institute. I have been given the foundation I needed right here at CFS. Learning here is a must and the manager is respectful, helpful and very involved in the development of all the models. So far I have learned about skin care, hair care, cosmetology and several runway activities. 10) What do you think of the local modeling industry? 10. I think that local modeling industry is quite competitive and has many opportunities variation of individuals. Once an individual is willing and ready to work the basic infrastructure is present and a lot of opportunities are available.
Nicole Lewis 1– Who or what inspired you to get into modeling? loving to dress, style, creating new looks, getting the "wow" factor reaction ,loving my body and wanting to "use what I was blessed with". 2– How old are you now? I am 21 3– Where do you see yourself in 5 years? in 5 years I see myself in the designing aspect of the fashion world focusing on the true art of creating styles to truly compliment ones body. also i see my self getting into cosmetology. 4– Is it hard to balance modeling and personal life? no it isn't ,because once you are sure of your goals , making the time for it would not be difficult. And currently there isn't a great or strenuous demand for any projects which makes the projects i do get even easier to handle. however when the time arises and more projects come my way proper time management will be the key 5– What do you do for fun? usually I go out alot,- from hiking to parties. I like watching TV, chilling with friends, dancing and getting in touch with nature. 6– Are there any advice
you will give to assisting models? yes there is ....I will advise them to take care of themselves both inner and outwardly....love
themselves, love their body - their body is their temple, be confident , have self respect and humility. 7– What type of modelling do you do? runway, ads, photo shoots 8– How did you hear about CFS and how has the experience been so far? I heard about it through the hard work and dedication of my cousin slash personal assistant. she has always believed in me and she discovered CFS and believed that i can expand my career with CFS. my experience has been fun, a learning process- learnt about my body, make up , self motivation. cant wait to see where it all takes me. 9– What do you think of the local modeling
I don't think it is very easy, very competitive and challenging especially for a woman of colour. More local designers need to get involved in the fashion world which would and should in turn open the doors for a more vibrant modeling industry.
The March 2011 issue of Pellau Magazine