CHUDNEY ROSS, STYLE POWER, YOUNG HOLLYWOOD. BUSINESS MOGUL I am a creative spirit, Growing up the daughter of a FASHION ICON, one can’t help but be drawn to the world of FASHION.... MY FAVORITE SHOES
My favorite shoes: Louboutin, Michael Kors, YSL, Jimmy Choos, Steven by Steve Madden
LOVE JEWELRY Judith Ripka, Seamstress For The Band by my best friend Pearl Aday
A Home By The Beach, Two Great Dogs, Style Power Of Chudney Ross Chudney Ross lives in a bright, spacious, Fung-Shui home in Venice Beach. Only a short walk from the bustling Venice Boardwalk, her home is quiet, soothing and has the feel of a modern New York City loft. She greets The Power Player team with an electric smile and big bright eyes. Looking at her leggy figure, it is apparent this Fashionista knows how to walk the runway. Chudney’s two dogs Brody and Peanut are excited to have our company as well. (Peanut is a TV dog and has appeared in numerous shows including Ugly Betty). Our Power Player glam squad Derekshawn and Jason, from The Four Season Salon made their way to a quiet corner in Chudney’s room to prepare her for her glamour shots. During the course of the make-up and hairstyling, we all felt as though we were visiting our best friend. Truly, like a friend we have known for years. As the questions began to roll, Chudney spoke highly about her mother, Diana Ross, and how she instilled positive values with her and the Ross siblings. Chudney considers her fashion style pretty laid back. By day, she lives in her Free City sweat pants and Ugg boots, but, by night she's a girly girl. She states, “You will very rarely ever see me in jeans. I pride myself on being FASHION FORWARD and HIP, but with my own twist." Right now, she loves young, hip designers. Some of her favorite fun and flirty dress designers are Alice and Olivia, Meghan Fabulous, Samora and Julia Clansey. She loves to wear party dresses and heels. She especially loves short mini dresses to show off her legs, which she thinks is one of her best features. Chudney, however, is a bit of a frugal fanny. She loves to get a good bargain on a dress and then pair it with designer accessories. "I'll rock a Forever 21 dress with a pair of Louboutins and a Balenciaga bag or leggings and tank from Target with Prada boots and leather jacket." Her favorite high end designers: Prada, Herve Leger, Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs. Her favorite shoes: Louboutin, Michael Kors, YSL, Jimmy Choos, Steven by Steve Madden. Her favorite Jewelry: Judith Ripka, Seamstress For The Band by my best friend Pearl Aday. Last, She loves Judith Lieber purses. She was first drawn to fashion as a child. Sitting backstage in her mom’s dressing room, Chudney would watch wide eyed as her mom transformed from sweatpants clad Mommy to GLITTERING SUPERSTAR DIVA. Chudney would keenly watch as Diana applied on the makeup, the long lashes, brushed on the bright red nail polish and fluffed the magnificent mane of hair. "As she slipped into the sparkling beaded gown and the matching designer stiletto heels, she became my own life-size doll." Growing up the daughter of a FASHION ICON, one can’t help but be drawn to the world of FASHION. Chudney says that even though she was awkward and shy growing up (she hid behind tortoise rimmed glasses, frizzy braids, baggy clothes and sneakers), when no one was around her inner FASHION DIVA emerged. While on tour with her mom, she was assigned to help out with the wardrobe team and pick up beads from off
mane of hair. "As she slipped into the sparkling beaded gown and the matching designer stiletto heels, she became my own life-size doll." Growing up the daughter of a FASHION ICON, one can’t help but be drawn to the world of FASHION. Chudney says that even though she was awkward and shy growing up (she hid behind tortoise rimmed glasses, frizzy braids, baggy clothes and sneakers), when no one was around her inner FASHION DIVA emerged. While on tour with her mom, she was assigned to help out with the wardrobe team and pick up beads from off the stage after every performance. When the backstage dressing room was empty, she would mount the vanity table and paint her own lips, cheeks and nails. She would drape myself in the gowns of beads and sparkles and shuffle around in the stiletto heels. "Posing in the mirror", Chudney states, “I was a FASHION DIVA, though to everyone else I looked like a little girl playing dress up”.
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Chudney went to Georgetown U in D.C. where she studied English. After being bitten by the acting bug she performed with an improvisational troupe. She then hosted red-carpet events for Young Hollywood. Right now her focus is on writing a children’s book about a young girl and her life experiences – reminiscent of Beverly Cleary books. She signed a deal with Harper Collins and the book should be released in 2010. Her dad, Robert Ellis Silberstein, who she affectionately calls Bob, is a former music manager/promoter who now lives in Connecticut. Today, she has become more confident and embraces the FASHIONISTA within. With modeling, she found a way to let her inner diva shine. She states, “I set her free while posing and strutting my stuff on the runway in different designers' fashions and designs”. Chudney thanks her mother for supporting her and allowing her to grow and mature in her own time. By raising her and her siblings out of LA, she was able to have a pretty normal childhood which makes her the strong, independent woman that she is today. - By L. Christine & Brent Lowe, Photography by Yvette Hammond
Visit Chudney Ross at www.ChudneyRoss.com
Each month our team will select our favorite beauty products we have tested and made our own. Tis the season to be jolly. Check out the best products for December 2008 you should place in your beauty baskets this month. First up is a pure earth, friendly aromatheraphy product line called Lolablue. Click picture to go directly to the website. Indulge yourself.
Holiday Style Glam 101 Why Not Treat Yourself DESIGNER COLLECTIONS
Samora Caroline D’Amore Gucci
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Lolablue Samora Spring 2009
STYLE FASHION PROFILE - DESIGN BY SAMORA Our Holiday Designer pick goes to Samora. She is smart, savvy, truly nice and a joy to be around. Influenced early on by her mother’s flair for couture and elegant sense of style, Samora’s love of fashion began at a young age. While growing up in Italy and Egypt, she began creating clothing for her friends and herself. She found she had an incredible talent with an eye for style and design and was able to translate that into a full-scale brand.After graduating from USC with a Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Samora completed an internship at Stefanel, one of Milan’s most exclusive design houses, where she learned the necessary design skills. As a result of this experience, she perfected the craft and intricacies of Italian couture, which are evident in her designs today. On her travels throughout the Middle East and Europe, Samora acquired an abiding love for combining many cultural influences, which she has beautifully blended with the invigorating glamour of Hollywood in her collections. One of the first designers to show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Los Angeles, Samora launched her first collection during Fall 2002. She has been at the forefront of Italian couture, earning her a stellar reputation with Hollywood and fashionistas alike. She is best known for her exquisite, luxurious and high quality fabrics, as well as her romantic and elegant looks. Her clientele includes some of today’s most notable trendsetters such as Teri Hatcher, Eva Longoria and Aisha Tyler among dozen of celebrity talent throughout USA.
Our team gives a 4 star rating for the Hamidi line of beauty products for your hair. The man behind this wonderful product is Jamal Hammadi. His celebrity portfolio list includes Sharon Stone, Lisa Marie Presley, and Meg Ryan.One of the main ingredients in Hamadi Beauty is Shea Butter. Click here on the picture to review the entire product line. Tell The Power Player team sent you with high recommendations.
Vist Samora at www.samoradesigns.com
Holiday Beauty Tips by Derekshawn Celebrity Make-Up Artist YOUR EYES Shimmer Lengthy Eye Lashes
Holiday Beauty Tips by Derekshawn Celebrity Make-Up Artist YOUR EYES Shimmer Lengthy Eye Lashes Defined Brows FAB CHEEKS Rose to peachy tones LIP GLOSS BEAUTY 101 Camelia/Sparkling Ruby Peach Mandarin Shine Pink Shimmer/Passion Flower Cool Pink/Raspberry Glace
Samora’s Spring 2009 Looks: A must have in any woman’s collection.
If you are planning to attend a holiday party, then you will probably want to look your best. Makeup is a great way to not only enhance your natural features, but to also give some insight as to your personality.
Derekshawn’s Power Glam Holiday Picks: left, Aqua Eyes Collection, FacedWorld Domination Tour All Access Backstage Beauty Collection, Tart - Natural Beauty Cheek Stain and theDior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect.
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