Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Big Sexy August!

August was an amazing month! Made a trip down to NYC to celebrate the launch of my friend Tiffany Bank's new television series. Ended up landing during an earthquake and then was trapped in Harlem during Hurricane Irene for three days. Thank God I was trapped with Tiffany and Emma Meyer (a Ford signed Old Navy model) for the entire weekend. Two amazing plus sized models and a fashion photographer stuck together during a deadly hurricane..may as well make the best of it and shoot! Tiffany Bank is a good friend of mine and is the star of TLC's new show Big Sexy, about plus sized women in the fashion industry. I was so grateful to stay with her for the week while her show launched. We attended an amazing launch party in Time Square with other outstanding plus sized women. I myself am plus sized and struggled with being made fun of while I was young, so this was something so special to be apart of! I am very proud of this girl and so happy to see how much media the show has be getting! From people magazine, to TMZ and Entertainment Tonight and The Today Show she is getting great exposure for both herself and big girls out there :-D

The night before the hurricane (Emma, myself, Karen's sister, Karen, who is a famous Opera singer from Belgium and Tiffany)

Hurricane Irene from our window in Harlem

Emma putting tape over the windows in case they break

Watching hurricane updates

Tiffany and I stocking up on food for the hurricane

The closed subways (closed for the first time in NYC history)

Party in Time Square for the launch of TLC's Big Sexy

While I was down in NYC I also had the chance to shoot with Kasia from last season of America's Next Top Model! This girl is a plus size in the fashion industry and what a gorgeous sweet heart she is! We had the chance to shoot at my good friend Mercura's studio in Manhattan. And of course used a few amazing Mercura NYC sunglass designs! Not to mention the crown they just designed for Jay-Z's throne tour! Oh and I also shot her in one of my upcoming tshirt designs. It was definitely a fun day. After the shoot we went out for dinner and then she came as my guest to the TLC party in Time Square :-D Keep an eye out for more shots coming soon!

Kasia and I posing our our waiter after dinner in a pub in Manhattan

Karen (a famous opera singer and plus sized model from Belgium, Kasia and myself at TLC's Big Sexy launch party in Time Square)
Kasia and myself after our photo shoot-shot by one of my fav ladies from Mercura :-D

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