Monday, October 17, 2011

Model Mondays - Sakena Cesar the "Caribbean Queen"

Model Monday's are a spotlight on the new faces in the fashion industry. Models who are making a  name for themselves! This Monday we bring to you the BEAUTIFUL Sakena Cesar. We briefly talked and asked a few questions.  So here we go.

AEJ: Tell me a bit about yourself, the fun and informal?

Sakena Cesar: I'm 21 years young(smiling). I was born in Brooklyn, NY and moved from Staten Island, NY to Durham, NC when I was 5. My family and I lived in Durham for a year before we moved to Cary, NC which is where I was raised and consider my "home." I now live in Palm Coast, FL. I come from a unique ethnic background. I am Indian-Jamaican and Haitian and proud of my heritage. My family is my world and there is nothing I wouldn't do for them. I have 1 niece and 3 nephews whom are growing up too fast for me. I enjoy watching each of them grow into unique individuals. I also love food! My Mom is known for her equisite Jamaican dishes and I love my Grand Mother's Haitian cooking, YUUUM(my mouth is watering just thinking about it). I'm open minded and appreciate the small things in life. I'm always willing to try almost anything at least once. I feel in life that it is not good to be close-minded because you are missing out on the greatness life has to offer you.

AEJ: What got you interested in modeling?

Sakena Cesar: The idea of being a canvas for an artist and the creating of a story without words is absolutely fascinating to me and is what initially interested me in the modeling industry.

AEJ: What sets you apart from others in the modeling industry?

Sakena Cesar: I believe what sets me apart from others in the industry is my fresh and uncommon look. I enjoy observing the industry and I'm intrigued by the many different aspects the modeling industry has to offer such as photography, different types of styling, and editing just to name a few. I hope to branch out and try it all.

AEJ: Who is your favorite designer or who is the fashion industry would you like to work with?

Sakena Cesar: I would love to work with John Galliiano, Alex White, Karl Lagerfield and many many more. I would also love to do prints/adds for Guess and BEBE.

AEJ: What are the popular misconceptions of models?

Sakena Cesar: Popular misconceptions of models are that we just look pretty in front of a camera and do not put much effort into our work, which is far from the truth!

AEJ: What projects are you currently working on?

Sakena Cesar: I'm actually working on submitting to a model search(don't want to give too many details). I have a few photo shoots planned for the next 2 weeks to give my port more sparkle:).

AEJ: If you had only 6 months left to live, what would you do with that time?

Sakena Cesar: With 6 months to live I would spend as much time with my family as possible and travel the world(Jet Setting)!

So enough talking, I'm sure you can tell that Sakena is a very intelligent and family oriented woman. And her ethnic background is very intriguing. And since my husband is Jamaican, I know why she loves food! Just fell in love with Curry Goat! Let's take a look at some more shots and you can check her out on the web.

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Thursday, October 13, 2011

Thirsty Thursday - "Dw" by Kanye West...Thoughts?

Kanye West debuted his fashion line during Paris Fashion Week, October 1st 2011. The result was a cutting edge, cool and luxury collection that you would expect from the incomparable hip-hop visionary.

Named Dw, after his mother Donda West who passed away in 2007, the line offered up a collection of neutrally shaded tough girl chic ensembles, heavy on the layering and texture.

Kanye achieved his desired look with the help of respected British designers Louise Goldin and Katie Eary. The specially designed shoes for the collection were from the mind of Giuseppe Zanotti. The collection was allegedly inspired by Christine Centenera, and editor at Harper's Bazaar Australia.

Held in a Lycee Henri IV, a Paris middle school, a genuine mixture of fashion and celeb royalty were in attendance front and center. A listers included Ciara, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Lindsay Lohan, Mr. Hudson, Sky Ferreira, Carine Roitfeld, Anna Wintour, Jared Leto, and Terry Richardson to name a few. Designers to adorn the Dw presentation included Joseph Altuzarra, Dean and Dan Caton of Dsquared, Alexander Wang and Jeremy Scott. Model Chanel Iman closed the show with Anja Bubik, Karli Kloss and Jourdan Dunn also walked out.

Now I like Kanye. His music is very passionate and at times controversial. But Kanye's line not sure if I like it or not. It is wearable, and I can see it in everyday life, but I'm on the fence. Let me grace you with some more of his collection and you be the judge.