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February 2013



what love really is

and are you in it?

Britian’s ANTM contestant Why women Annaliese Dayes LOVE TO SHOP Model, Presenter & Businesswoman

and what they love shopping for

Mallika Sherawat

India’s hottest singer & actress poised to ROCK THE WORLD.

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lika Sherawat

literally exploded on the Indian screen in 2003 in the groundbreaking film Khwahish and created history by opening the doors to kissing in the Indian cinema and has gone on to become the original Bollywood Bombshell. She went on to star in “Murder”, the biggest box office success of 2004, which again broke new ground in the depiction of extra-marital affairs. After having graced every cover from Cosmopolitan, Filmfare, Femina, Man’s World and the London based Snoop magazine, she’s gone on to experiment with a variety of roles in Kis Kis Ki Kismat, Bachke Rehna Rebaba, Shaadi Se Pehle and Darna Zaroori Hai. In between she became the first Indian actress to star in a Jackie Chan movie (The Myth), which took her to Cannes and Toronto and her pictures were splashed across magazines and newspapers all across the world including Time magazine. With her 7Up commercials on air, a great line up of films and a variety of roles with new and established directors; Mallika Sherawat is poised to rock the world.

Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Photographer: Viktorija Pashuta for 838 Media Group Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Anthony Swain MUA: Vanessa Perez Hair: Traci Garrett

Mallika Sherawat

Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Photographer: Viktorija Pashuta for 838 Media Group Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Anthony Swain MUA: Vanessa Perez Hair: Traci Garrett

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Hollywood Music industry’s legendary Multiple Oscar and Grammy music producer Ric Wake and World Famous New Age Composer Yanni, have asked Bollywood sensation

Mallika Sherawat

to participate in an upcoming special concert, which will be heralded as a triumphant return to India. Yanni was, and still is, hailed as the only artist to ever stage a concert performance at India’s most famous and fabled landmark, the Taj Mahal.

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Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Photographer: Viktorija Pashuta for 838 Media Group Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Anthony Swain MUA: Vanessa Perez Hair: Traci Garrett

awat Recently she was hanging out with rock stars at the famed Sunset Strip music venue The House of Blues. As a special guest of Donovan Leitch (son of legendary musician Donovan) at his Camp Freddy gig, Mallika met and hobnobbed with Ace Frehely of the band KISS, Duff McKagan of GUNS n ROSES, Dave Navarro of JANES ADDICTION, Billy Duffy of THE CULT and Ozzy Ozbourne. Accompanied by her Los Angeles entourage, Mallika hung out backstage before the show, and then enjoyed her very first rock concert down front of the stage for the full experience. She “tweeted” throughout the night on her Twitter social networking account, saying to her followers “OMG! Ozzy’s on right now! I have no eardrums left!” and that notorious rake of rock Dave Navarro was “very charming and a perfect gentlemen.” When asked what she thought of the concert, she replied “She had great fun. Donovan was the perfect host. For my first rock concert, it couldn’t have been better!”

m a l l i k a s h e r awat wow. c o m Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Photographer: Viktorija Pashuta for 838 Media Group Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Anthony Swain MUA: Vanessa Perez Hair: Traci Garrett

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While having dinner at the famed LA eatery the Ivy with producers of her first American-Indo film HISSS, Mallika met Ric Wake, record producer of Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Diana Ross, and Yanni, who talked about working together on various projects with the dynamic duo who are currently on a world tour and are slated to perform at LA’s Nokia Theatre on June 23rd with their current musical tour de force, “Yanni’s Voices.” Hollywood TV reports that Mallika may be attending Yanni’s concert in LA and is in talks with Ric Wake and Yanni for their up and coming trip to India. According to close sources Mallika might be doing a snake goddess dance from HISSS. Hollywood TV spies say that Yanni invited Mallika to his concert Tuesday in LA, to which she replied “Only if you dedicate a song to me.” Yanni has never dedicated a song on stage to anyone before. Will he? Will she be there to hear it?

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Bollywood Actress Mallika Sherawat Photographer: Viktorija Pashuta for 838 Media Group Los Angeles Wardrobe Stylist: Jordan Anthony Swain MUA: Vanessa Perez Hair: Traci Garrett

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GENEVIEVE NECKLACE $495 The heroine of her own story, Genevieve posesses a shrewd wit, a sharp eye, and a piercing beauty. 14 karat yellow gold necklace. Pear cut emerald with black diamond drop. Total of .4 carats of black diamonds on finding. 18 inches in length. BARBARA STUDS $125 Barbara is a subtle yet timeless beauty. She belongs in a beautiful old library reading a classic novel. 925 sterling silver earrings. Button stud design. Post backing requires pierced ears. ANYA BRACELET $895 You may claim to be unimpressed by Anya’s beauty and sheer opulence, but we know you’re just green with sapphire envy. 14 karat white gold bracelet. Rough cut green sapphire slices along length of bracelet. Due to the unique nature of the stones, size, color, and shape may vary slightly.

A i m e e Ta b l e t C a s e Jade Metallic $128.00 A leather padded Tablet case made for the woman who needs it all! Fashion, function, and fun! Best of all, an inside mirror and credit card slots to make sure you’re covered for everything.

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Born and raised in Melbourne, Australia, Aimee studied Industrial Design at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. She made the bold move to New York City upon acceptance into the prestigious Parsons The New School for Design. While attending Parsons, Aimee completed design internships with various luxury brands including Ralph Lauren Collection, Isaac Mizrahi Couture, Sass & Bide, Jill Stuart and Alexander McQueen. Aimee is also a three-time finalist and two-time winner of Independent Handbag Designer Awards. For three years, Aimee worked as an apprentice at The House of Couture. She was hand-picked and trained as the protégé of one of New York’s master craftsman and was trained in the key skills and techniques required to master the construction of couture accessories. Over the past five years, Aimee has designed Runway and RTW accessory collections for various luxury brands worldwide. Aimee’s unique training as both an industrial and accessory designer has distinguished her amongst her peers. Her 3-D vision of objects gives her the ability to create product not only for its aesthetic look but also for its function, the magic combination for today’s modern woman. Her dedication and drive fused with her relentless attention to quality and detail has carved her space successfully in a frenzied industry. With this notable global success, Aimee is continuing to push the limits in design and creation with her namesake brand, Aimee Kestenberg.

J e s s i e To t e Watermelon $278.00

A fun new light-weight Tote for the free-spirited girl. Easy-breezy fringe detail with tons of function make this the perfect choice for women that love fringe. Two pockets on the outside plus four inside, including a padded tablet pocket for added protection.

Aleah was born and raised in Shakespeare’s county of Warwickshire, England in 1987. At age 16 she had the opportunity to work and train in the house at Diaz Salon where she began her fashion, stylist and make-up artist career. The invaluable experience gained from working within Diaz and qualifying in an ICS nail technician diploma, all together inspired Aleah Leigh to fulfil her lifelong dream and launch into fashion design. With a signature style of recyclable materials, natural confidence and ability to make something out of nothing, Aleah Leigh’s talent was immediately apparent in her first collection.

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A n n a lInternational i e s e Model Da

British born Annaliese Dayes is an International Model and presenter. Her career has spanned from modelling Nike, Adidas, Runway and Britain’s Next Top Model to America’s Next Top Model British Invasion, as well as various presenting and hosting on shows on stage, TV and radio.

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Annaliese began her modeling career at the young age of 13 with full support from her father. She appeared on many British Day Time shows and Teen magazines modeling. From this her career spiraled. Her extensive experience includes work with beauty and fashion brands, large sports companies as well as other established brands. These include Ponds Skincare, Jemma Kidd, Nichole De Carle, Louis Mariette, Nike, Adidas and Puma. As well as magnificent beauty, there is an intelligent brain; she graduated from University in Media studies specializing in TV broadcasting.


Putting her academic skills into practice, Annaliese’s passion and drive in hosting and presenting has gained invaluable experience interviewing the likes of Janet and Jermaine Jackson, Kelly Rowland, Kimberly Wyatt, Peter Andre, N Dubz, JLS and Arlene Philips along with others. Annaliese’s introduction to radio began with making it to the final 5 of the Kiss Radio (UK) presenter search in 2011. This was closely followed by her current engagement that is presenting the breakfast show on Bang Radio (UK).

But what gave Annalise’s British National exposure was in 2009 Season 5, as she competed against 13 contestants on Britain’s Next Top Model and was down to the 7th contestant. But this just acted as a springboard to the other side of the Atlantic. Tyra Bank’s team were interested in this beautiful British Model and was asked to compete in America’s Next Top Model: British Invasion (ANTMBI) at the end of 2011. The series was aired in Feb 2012 in the USA and then Sept 2012 in UK followed by 88 countries around the world throughout the coming year. When asked what it was like to live in the house in America’s Next Top Model; British Invasion Annaliese stated, “We had cameras in our face all the time. It took a few days to get used too. But as I had similar experience to this with Britain’s Next Top Model, I felt at ease quicker than the other girls who may have been through this for the first time.” On-screen drama was highlighted throughout the season of ANTMBI, but Annaliese stated, “Yes we did have a few disagreements, but when you are living with a group of strangers there are a few ups and downs, but generally we got on really well. There always needed to be a bit of a push to clean up but I was good; I always cleaned up after myself. The video diary was edited in such a way that we may have appeared to have strong opinions of each other. But that is downside to editing. Overall I had fun in the house.”

‘She is beautiful and inspirational. We met a few times in a group. My only regret is that I would have loved to have spent more time with her and sit with her to have a one-on-one chat and get her advice on things.’Annaliese on Tyra Banks


“I knew it was my time to go at that point. Some models who left before me were really upset. But when I was eliminated, I was pleased that I had made it that far and what a great opportunity it was for me.”

Annaliese did the UK proud being one of the final three. She was graceful and poised when she left the show and is looking forward to new exciting challenges in the future. Annaliese loves to model but has great skills at presenting and hosting shows. Hosting a TV show on National TV is one of her ambitions. But this International Model has already started a fashion business venture: Frills by AD.

One would think dresses or maybe lingerie…but its neither...its frilly socks!! Annaliese was questioned, ‘Why socks?’ She simply responded, “I love socks! I got with a seamstress and then I experienced a light bulb moment and FS by AD was born!”

Annaliese is a successful supermodel, host, presenter and now businesswoman, but the most enduring quality about her is her passion and drive to succeed and the humbleness about her.



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PRO O F MONEY CAN BU Y H A P PI N ES S . by Sam Russell with The Wardrope Dept

Neil Lane

If the person you are in cahoots with ever hands you a Neil Lane box on a special holiday, you found a keeper. The love of your life has every reason to trust the masterful eye of Hollywood’s top jeweler. This geometric diamond, onyx and white gold ring captured our attention with this bold rectangular shaped onyx further accented with 16 diamonds. You can find more of his vintage inspired rings at various Kay Jewelers or make an appointment at the Mother Ship, The Neil Lane Boutique in Los Angeles. 708 North La Cienega Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA.


K a n u p r i ya Named for the robust tadka spice, the Blue Tadka ring is overflowing with just the right amount of flavor of its own. I see the host of a magical fashion event wearing this ebony wood ring studded with turquoise drops, waving good-bye by to her guests as they leave the manor. The same mystique applies when waving out of the veranda of your country home. But in retrospect, if your waving good bye on Valentine’s night; you did something wrong. On Sale for $90.00 (original price $150.00)


Turquoise R ing If you are hearing voices and seeing darkness, you may have just fainted when he coyly slipped you a Tacori ring for Valentines. The allure of this masterfully designed Neolite Turquoise Cocktail Ring screams glamour and will have you shrieking gratitude. Wedding bands for Him and Her, the sublime selection of earrings, engagement rings and more will re-ignignte even the dullest connection.



Marie Bruns

Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Have fun, fall in love, host a Marie Bruns jewelry party; regret nothing and don’t let people bring you down. Learn more on the web-site about becoming a MB stylist and discover how to spread this joy. Re-route the latest jewelry finds from the runway to your living room; its so easy to layer your favorite pieces and wake up any outfit with this uber affordable collection. Good news is you get to be the DJ. Bad news: champagne is not included. Gold Vermeil G emstack R ings $65.00

The rings shown are gold vermeil with seafoam chalcedony, smoky topaz, and moonstone. (from top to bottom)

Buddha Ring $25 Pull together your spiritual powers this month. Whether he pops the question, or if you have yet to attract your mate; your foundation has to be solid. The Lisa’s attracted lots of praise this season for a vast selection of Buddha bracelets, Inspirational necklaces and their new downtown hip Buddha ring. Worn for protection (or to better yet separate the hipsters from the conservative droids). Add this to your collection of Bee Charming tassel necklaces. At just the right price, you will not feel the sting after seeing the bill.

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Charlotte from “Sex and The City� would appreciate a gift like this to herself. Something the neighborhood vixen has in common with the wasp-y good girl next door is the glitz-y bow ring from Ily couture. Fresh in spirit, there is an attitude that comes with these rings. Handbags, scarves, apparel; the online store offers so much more than just rings. The magic to costume jewelry is that it should not break the bank, and we have been heard loud and clear. G l i t z R i n g $ 1 5 (right) Black Bow Ring $30



Ily Couture

V i l a i wa n


Every season, visionary Joe Polthakorn inspires the art world with his unique love of jewelry. No stranger to the luxurious world of accessories; he makes one-of-a-kind pieces which often intertwine beauty and art.


You will often see influences from nature in his pieces; semi-precious stones,emeralds even metal in some instances. Fashion Maven Sue Wong & Beverly Hills socialite Lisa Vanderpump are often adorned in his pieces, which means I doubt this humble artist will stay under the radar much longer.



Photographer: Steven Paul Hair Stylist: Darren & Sasha Bay MUA: Kirsten Sylvester Robyn Williamson @ RED Model Management NYC Assistant: Jeff Weber


e’ve all seen Charlie’s Angels. They’re that gorgeous, crime-fighting, cinematic Super Trio of the 20th century that you used to see on TV all the time. But here and now, fresh into the year 2013, Steven Paul and his team of beauty experts puts a new spin on that concept... Introducing the masterminds behind Steven Paul’s “Angels” beauty shoot: First up, hair stylists Darren & Sasha Bay, who were mentioned in last issue’s “Poison Ivy” article. Sasha and Darren, twins from New York City, are happy to be back working on another project with Steven. The feeling is mutual: “Sasha and Darren are in high demand. They are extremely creative, incredibly talented, and they bring our projects to a new level,” says Steven of the duo. “And the girls are drawn to them, so relaxed when they’re around them. They all want a Sasha/Darren image of their own.” New to the team is Makeup Artist Kirsten Sylvester, also from NYC. “Kirsten is a very accomplished artist. She does fabulous work, is frequently published in the industry, and she’s a great addition to the team.”

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Models Katrina Topacio, Katherine Farmer, and Robyn Williamson of RED Model Management NYC.

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he session begins with a communal meeting; one in which smiles break the ice as jokes are spilled and everyone gets to know each other. Next, the topic of conversation shifts to goals: What’s the story? Who’s the hero of the story? How will she be portrayed through face, hair, mood, and gesture? What is the appeal and what are we trying to accomplish? As ideas dance around, these questions become the foreplay to the main event.

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s shots are fired, mood is constantly shifting and ideas are continually being recycled and reincarnated. Each gesture, each movement spurrs a new train of thought in the models’, photographer’s, and artists’ minds. A story is manifested, created, and captured through the lens of Steven’s camera.

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he teams’ climb towards a successful session can be thought of like this: Each member of the team, a gifted entity of creativity, brings their own spice to the table. As the shoot begins to unfold, sparks generate, and each movement and gesture starts to lead to the next idea. Moods become looks as a constant flow of energy, artism, and creation. Finally everyone is in the zone, magic is again happing in the studio and we have our Angels.

Photographer: Steven Paul Hair Stylist: Darren & Sasha Bay MUA: Kirsten Sylvester Robyn Williamson @ RED Model Management NYC Assistant: Jeff Weber

Inner F A S H I O N

& Beauty Oh the release of endorphins and the feeling of being on cloud nine. The late night phone calls, ‘I miss you’ and I can’t wait to see you all felt so great. It was everything Sheila imagined love would feel like. She felt as though things could not be better between her and Greg. Six months down the road, the phone calls stopped and ‘I miss you’ was no longer a common phrase. Endorphins were no longer being released and what was once cloud nine seemed to become a gloomy place. She thought as BB King would say, “The Thrill is Gone”. Sheila decided one morning to express to Greg how she felt. She said to him, “I just don’t feel like we have anything between us anymore. I don’t feel the sparks that we once had”. Greg couldn’t believe his ears. He thought everything in the relationship was fine. “What do you mean?” he exclaimed. “I don’t see our relationship going anywhere. I think we should see other people”, she replied. Greg was shocked and saddened by her decision, but decided he had no choice but to respect it. And thus, Sheila’s search for love


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continued. “Will I ever find true love?” she thought. Sheila went to visit her longtime mentor over the weekend. When she arrived, her mentor Sarah could tell that something was different. “What’s wrong?” Sarah asked. Shelia began to tell her what had happened between her and Greg. She said, “I miss him so much, but there just wasn’t a spark between us anymore.” Sarah didn’t chime in immediately, but only listened. When Shelia was done expressing her feelings, Sarah asked her the big question, “Are you looking for love, good companionship or for a feeling?” Sheila replied, “I’m looking for love.” “If you are looking for love, it is important to distinguish it from feelings, which are often described as infatuation. Love is eternal, but feelings can change with the wind.” Sarah said. Seeing that Shelia was eager to hear more, Sarah continued to elaborate. “Love is difficult to describe. In fact, if someone can tell you why they love you, that’s not love. What’s being expressed is the reward or feelings they receive

and are you in it?

If someone can tell you why they love you, that’s not love. What’s being expressed is a reward or feeling they receive from being with you.

from being with you. This is merely a chemical reaction to outside stimuli. Rather than looking for love or temporary feelings, I would suggest looking for good companionship.” Sheila seemed puzzled so Sarah started in again, “A person can love their brother, sister, mother, daughter or even a pet. Love is a Universal force we often mistake for mere feelings. While love should exist in any relationship, what you really want to focus on is good companionship. Good companionship can be more easily defined. Does this person bring joy into your life? Do you bring joy to theirs? Does having that person around make your life better and vice versa? Will they be there for you through thick and thin and do you offer the same. It’s really that simple.”

Sheila left that weekend with a newfound perspective. She had a different outlook on love, feelings and good companionship. For the rest of her life she vowed to base her relationship on the quality of companionship rather than changeable feelings. She knew it wouldn’t mean that she would live happily ever after, but this enlightenment helped her to find the right person and that is made her happy.

Photographed by Paul Kang Designer: Tumbler & Tipsy by Michael Kuluva Artistic Director/Stylist: Rosy Muto Stylist: Alarick Mcglory Hair: Roxy Garvan and Jenny Carey MUA: Cristina Underwood, Angelica Suarez and Summer Mullif Models: Chris Jastrem, Kaylen Meunier, Cailey Long, Shannon Clara and Brittanie Weaver with

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Photographer: Ikonix Studios Model: Travis Lee Ferguson

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Travis Lee Ferguson

Growing up with dreams of becoming an elite athlete,

he began to live a life revolving around fitness and health at a very young age. Travis also developed a passion and dream of becoming an actor, but due to a lack of opportunities in Iowa, he focused on athletics. Excelling in football, basketball, and track, Travis has essentially spent his whole life turning his body into a machine. This hard work paid off after his sophomore year of high school when receiving a full ride scholarship from Iowa State University to play football. While there, as a student athlete, he managed to get his degree in sociology, graduating in 2009. While still in college, Travis was blessed with an opportunity to follow his dreams of becoming a model/actor, when approached by a local modeling agency. Travis began building his portfolio by booking photo shoots with local photographers and learning to perfect his craft as a new model. Still focusing on school and football at the time, his availability was very limited. Immediately after his graduation from Iowa State, he was able to kick his career into full throttle, by booking shoots throughout the entire country, working with over 100 photographers, designers, and producers. Travis has also had the opportunity to begin growing his acting career by taking acting classes, and being casted in numerous commercials, including a lead role in an advertisement for Veridian Credit Union in 2012. While print and runway modeling consume the majority of his experience, Travis is slowly breaking ground into the acting industry, and steadily looking for other opportunities. Travis’ experience has caught the attention of a very loyal fan base that has supported and followed his career extremely closely. Travis says that his fans are the reason that he does what he does, and loves to get to know and interact with the people that have gotten him so far in this business. Travis is constantly finding new ways to show his appreciation to his supporters through social media, appearances, and other events. Travis’ physique has graced the cover of Sensual Horizon, a romance novel by well known author Langston John Blaze. He has also been featured in publications, such as Seriously Sensual, Juice Magazine, Tightrope Magazine, Underground Joyride, Diamond Lifestyles, and Gloss Magazine Online along with other publications. Adding to his extremely lengthy resume as a known print model, Travis has begun to break into the runway market nationwide. He has recently blazed the runways as a featured celebrity model for numerous runway projects, and recently the XY runway show, and iCandy 2 in Chicago IL, both produced by the legendary Blake Martin. In addition to molding himself into a nationally known entertainer, Travis has begun using his teaching skills to help new and aspiring models follow their dream. Travis has worked with numerous aspiring models to learn the business side of the industry, and start or add to their portfolio with amazing images. Travis Lee Ferguson is becoming more and more a hot commodity in the fashion/ modeling world. Each day, he is making progress toward maximizing his full potential, gaining experience in print modeling, runway, editorial, event hosting, and acting. Traveling from coast to coast, Travis Lee Ferguson is becoming a familiar name, and face in the entertainment industry!

Photographer: Chris Berndt Model: Travis Lee Ferguson

While in college, Travis welcomed the most influential part of his life: a baby boy. As a new father, Travis had a sense of urgency to fulfill his dreams and set an example to his son on how to follow his goals relentlessly. The birth of his son taught Travis the importance of managing his priorities and staying grounded to what he believes in, which has propelled his career to new heights in this fast moving industry.

Photographer: Ikonix Studios Model: Travis Lee Ferguson

Travis Lee Ferguson

Photographer: Ikonix Studios Model: Travis Lee Ferguson

Travis Lee Ferguson

Photographed by Chris Berndt

Boyfriends Come and Go, but FASHION is Forever My l i f el o n g o b s e s s i o n By Alaina Brandenburger

From the moment I trie d on my first pair of my grandmother’s shoes ,

I knew that one day I would fill them. My grandma was a classy, elegant woman with refined taste. She never had a hair out of place and always left the house with her face on. I remember playing in her closet for hours. Be it shoes, makeup, scarves, purses or jewelry, I passed time at my grandma’s house making mental notes of what kinds of accessories she had, and how she put her outfits together. When I was little, I took scraps of fabric from whatever craft project my mom was working on and creatively draped and taped them into Barbie clothes. (I never had the Ken doll or the dream house. My Barbie lived in Manhattan and edited magazines.) These days, I tend to use fashion as an escape. While I do not possess a Kardashian-style shopping budget, I do like scouring consignment shops, boutique stores and fast fashion retailers for new outfits. I also stream New York Fashion Week on my computer, and regularly read Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar to see what’s new. Some people consider this to be superficial. Contrary to my social circle, some women couldn’t care less about what they are wearing. They are fine walking out the door in ripped jeans and a Rush concert tee. They also routinely turn up their noses at haute couture and conceptual fashion shows.

“I feel like I can take over the world when I am wearing something I like. It makes me feel more confident and powerful.” -Lilli

“My favorite outfits are the ones that make me feel young and beautiful! When I dress up, I want the whole world to stop and stare at me.” -Colleen I don’t consider a love of clothes to be superficial. For me, fashion is the ultimate form of art, because you can see it anywhere and everyone has a unique spin. I understand the process that goes into designing and showing a collection, and it’s no different than making a series of paintings for a gallery installment. For some reason, going to an art opening is considered “cultured” while going to a fashion show is considered “snobbish.” Fashion is just as much an art as photography, painting, sculpting, etc. Seeing a truly awe-inspiring piece walk the runway moves me as much as a painting by one of the greats. Who can forget the angels and demons-themed collection that would be Alexander McQueen’s last? Though there was a bittersweet quality to it, it was a moving tribute to the late designer. The collection was inspired by Byzantine-era art, which could be seen in the details of each and every piece. Much like art, fashion has the power to be very uplifting. Most of the people I know have that go-to piece in their closet that makes them feel like a sexy vixen, or a confident person, or a serious person. I have a pair of 5-inch stilettos with a colorful, fun print that I can swear make me walk like a supermodel. People always compliment them, and it makes me feel good. At the very least, I feel like I’ve provided a moment of joy in someone’s day. Maybe they will be inspired to take a fashion risk simply by looking at my shoes.

I know that I am not alone in this. Women everywhere use fashion as a way to perk themselves up. My friend Lilli says, “I feel like I can take over the world when I am wearing something I like. It makes me feel more confident and powerful.” Colleen has certain clothes reserved for days when she needs them. “My favorite outfits are the ones that make me feel young and beautiful! When I dress up, I want the whole world to stop and stare at me.” Clothes that fit correctly and flatter get you noticed. The right pair of jeans can lift up your butt and make you feel perfect in your own skin. Shari also likes shopping for items that make her feel good about herself. “My favorite outfit makes me feel like a million bucks! It’s a wrap dress, and I wear it with knee high boots in the winter and open toes pumps in the summer. I always get compliments on it and it looks like I took a lot longer to get ready that I actually did.” Like me, Shari also window shops when feeling bored or blue. “It’s so fun to look and feel.” Friends of mine think that I’m crazy when I go to the mall without money. I don’t buy anything. I just think it’s fun to people watch or try new makeup products to buy later. I also like looking at people and window displays to see how outfits are put together. While sitting in a plush chair eating a pretzel, I may see someone walk by who is wearing an outfit that I never would have come up with on my own. I can put it in my memory and draw on it during future outings. I appreciate people with all different styles. You don’t have to be a Jackie O or an Audrey Hepburn. I appreciate people who take their fashion cues from Sid Vicious or the National Western complex too. It’s all in the way they carry themselves.

“I like buying items that are classic but unique. I would rather invest in items that I can wear for a long time.” -Krystal

Fashion is all about finding what works for you and working it. My friend Krystal and I are like minded in shopping habits. She usually gravitates toward more high end merchandise than me. “I like buying items that are classic but unique. I would rather invest in items that I can wear for a long time.” Gretchen also makes trends work for her. “I buy clothes that are on-trend but with my own style. They make me feel confident and attractive. I do shop when I need to ‘reward’ myself for working hard or having a bad day.”

When it comes down to it, even people who don’t consider themselves to be trendy find comfort in fashion. My sister reminds me of Anne Hathaway at the beginning of ‘The Devil Wears Prada,’ but only because I can imagine myself giving her the cerulean belt lecture. She is not entirely in the dark about fashion. She gravitates toward clothing that makes her look cute. Every woman holds her head a little higher when wearing a flattering outfit. We all have those go-to items that make us happy when we put them on. Some people even hang onto clothing for sentimental reasons. Although you probably won’t wear your wedding dress again, you will always remember how it made you feel. And that feeling is priceless.

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Emily Briceland (of Travel4Souls), received a small package in the mail. After eagerly opening it, her heart melted. Inside, she found a hand-written letter from Mr. Reynolds. He assists Travel4Souls when it comes time to ship shoes to Honduras for our distribution trips. He was recently in the country when he came across a little boy who desperately needed a pair of shoes. He wrote:

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Revealing Fashion Around the Globe.