Esther Nash
"Absolutely! To be a professional fashion designer, formal training is a must."
 

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The City Never Sleeps


FASHION
A day or evening in New York is never a dull moment. Whether You're strolling along the Brooklyn Bridge or getting messy at the bodega, you'll always find a good time. With so many activities and lounges in the city, surely you'll find something to do. So ladies grab your purses and fellas gab your wallets and hit the town! In New York, there's nothing wrong about "rolling" dolo!!! The Hottest Photographer, Or shall I say "The Freshest" Photographer out right now, NEEF FRESH caught up with Rabbit from "Vh1's Chance of Love" to explore The excitement of New York!!!










Photographer: Neef Fresh Photography (www.modelmayhem.com/NeefFresh)
Written By: Ashley Jagmohan
Model: Jessica Rich Aka Rabbit From "Vh1's Real Chance of Love"
Fashion Director: Tamara Albertini


Demi- The Triple Threat



MUSIC
Why choose one when you can have them all. Demi is a talented young lady with a lot to offer. She is the next best thing to take the music world by storm. She is a triple threat. She is involved with acting modeling and music. Her first love is music. Music is the creative outlet that inspires her to keep going. She the girl grabbing the first piece of paper she can find to write down the next great feel good song. She is inspired by everyday life and sings of a very sincere story about love and life.



When did you first start getting involved with the entertainment industry?I would say around 3.

You’re a jack of all trades…how did you start acting?
As far as acting goes, I did off Broadway plays, mostly theater, my mom was involved in acting so she helped me along.

How about music?
As far as music goes, when I was little I always liked to sing…I didn’t get into it until 13...I got a karaoke machine and it was great....I put an ad out in myspace. .and Craig's about wanting to start making music..

Do you do anything else besides music and acting?
I do some modeling. Modeling started when I was younger as well. My mom put me in a runway competition and I won second place. I won a portfolio and a little photo shoot…I had a picture in a text book

If you had to choose one what would it be?
Music, music is my first love there is something about music that you can feel with modeling and acting you are really for fulfilling someone else's vision, with music I can fulfill my own

So would you say your moms a big influence?
She got me into everything but she never pushed me into it she just let me do what I want…she is very supportive.

What inspires you?
Everyday life, day to day everything that happens around me

Is it passion or pastime?
Passion definitely, my aim is not necessarily to be famous but to make good music

Do you write your own music?
Yes I have written all of my songs…most of everything I do is on my hand…I co-produced all of music

Your name is very unique does it have a meaning?
Demi! It does have a meaning we shall leave that a mystery.

What playing on your ipod lately?
Lady gaga

Where is your home town?
Queens New York…new jersey is where I currently live

Where do u want to be doing in 5 years?
I see myself being at a good place career wise hopefully that will be my job

Favorite song right now?
The sound , painting by numbers


Written By: Danielle Miller



Check out Demi online...
www.myspace.com/demi360
www.rhapsody.com/demi/genesis




ONEWAY2 w/ Maino


CELEB
ONEWAY2 caught up with Maino Behind the scenes of his New Music Video 'My Life' check out his latest single 'All the Above' featuring T-Pain from the 'If Tomorrow Comes' album!!

Maino will be performing Live in the Hampton's May 2, 2009!!! Make Sure Your There!!

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ONEWAY2 w/ Esther Nash



TAKE NOTE
At 18 years of age, Esther began her studies at FIT part-time while she operated three fashion boutiques. While she tackled that she also acted as a fashion Editor for Talent in Motion Magazine. For Talent in Motion she submitted monthly articles on fashion trends, reviews of fashion events as well as practical advice.

At FIT she studied fashion design, life drawing, fashion illustration, graphic design, sewing, draping and pattern making. Esther admits she owes a lot of her perseverance and talents to her mother. Her mother was an honors graduate from Brooklyn College and holds a Masters in Fine Arts. She also worked many years as a NYC Public High School Art Teacher.

Within those 6 years she has also held the title of fashion editor for the Improper Hamptonian Magazine which has a distribution totaling 250,000 subscribers. Besides these achievements her designs have also been featured on the HBO series "Sex in the City", is presently an IKON model Celebrity designer, Fashion Host, Commentator and model, and also showcased her 2008 Fashion Collection at Eli Klien Fine Art in Soho.



Can you tell us what have been up to lately?
I am working on my new line to be presented April 12, 2009 during BK fashion weekend. I am also starting my outline for a book on fashion. Which should be exciting. In addition to that I putting together a business plan and soon traveling to South America,

How was NY fashion week?
It was a great season. The looks are definitely influenced by the recession. Less zippers more luxury fabrics and embroidery along with ethnic styles and colors. As well as a return to the 80's and women in corporate America.

What plans do you have in the near future?
Attending Fashion week in Miami in July. Presenting a new line at the St. Charles Fashion week in September. I will be a fashion host for EXO- TV and am starting a hair accessory line.

Where can people purchase your designs?
Online at www.esthernash.com or at the Allan and Suzi Boutique, 416 Amsterdam Avenue.

What kind of advice would you give to a novice in this industry?
Persevere, stay focused, learn to accept constructive criticism, be disciplined and dedicated, and do not be afraid of sacrificing in exchange for pursuing your dreams.

Hire a good publicist, like Miami Fancy girl and NY socialite Shelly Nash and you may have a chance. Not only is she a really GOOD lawyer but she is a great connector. Events are created and executed in less than half the time and with 1/4 of the budget. Of course there is a waiting list and I have her on an exclusive non-compete contract.

Do you believe it is a very difficult field to pursue?
Fashion Design is one of the hardest professions in the art world. It is not for the weak of spirit or the faint of heart. You have to have nerves of steel. If you are not talented you will not make it. A professional artist knows that it has to be a way of life not just a 9-5 job.

What kind of preparation is needed to be a success in this field?
Extensive years of training in all areas and mediums of Art education and business.

How many years have you dedicated to this business?
I have been in this business since I am five years old, so I hope that gives you an idea. I work 24/7, every conversation I have is about my craft.

What is more difficult modeling or fashion?
I would say both are difficult, as a fashion designer and a model I have double the stress and absolutely no free time. Sleeping is a treat, a luxury that I do not have at this time.

Do you believe formal training is a must?
Absolutely! To be a professional fashion designer, formal training is a must.

Lastly, how do you stay looking so gorgeous? What is your secret?
My secrets to remaining gorgeous are following a vegetarian diet, no alcohol, no illegal drugs, no smoking. Exercise daily; drink plenty of water with lemon. Always moisturize my face and body seven days a week.

Yoga helps, along with plenty of speed walking, no TV only live theater and comedy shows when possible. I like to engage in young activities like ice skating and attending the circus on my birthday, it keeps me feeling 7 years old.

I also have a big sister who always makes me feel like the baby. Shelly really helps me by filling in all the gaps, she is six professionals rolled into one and she is still skinny



Written By: Nick Christophers









The Dope Girl Project


FASHION
Woman come in all forms of Beauty & Talent. Seeing us come together to express such a rendition of unity brings bliss to most. Combining Art, Photography, & Personality is a creation that only a few can pull off. Talented New Jersey based Photographer Nakeya B. has originated such an outstanding Exhibition of Portraits to be seen at The Brooklyn Renaissance Sat. April 25, 2009.















Photographer: Nakeya B. Photography
(www.ModelMayhem.com/NakeyaB), (www.NakeyaB.blogspot.com)
Models: Jen, Kiran, Ash, Nike, Claudeen, Sophia, Wa

"The Dope Girl Project" Exhibition-Photographs By Nakeya B. @ The Brooklyn Renaissance (Brooklyn, NY) Sat. April 25, 2009.





Brooklyn Museum 'Target First Saturday'



CULTURE
Brooklyn Museum "Target First Saturday” is the cornucopia of diversity and culture. Upon walking in you just get this feel good feeling. The atmosphere feels free and the first thing I wanted to do was kick off my shoes and start dancing. Music is playing by the live band. Young and old a like are all appreciating the classic feeling of the music. You appreciate the smiles on the faces of everyone because in today's times it seems as though smiles are in rare form. The first thing you notice is the diversity. It was a combination of all ages all backgrounds enjoying themselves in the culture that surrounds them. I had the opportunity to make small talk with some of the people who attended and it was nothing but pleasant. The conversation was inspiring and warming. It was as if we were all there to feed our souls for a little while and store enough to walk back into the New York air. The event was free and that must be appreciated. It is very difficult to find anything free in New York let alone something that I guarantee you will enjoy. There was a small food selection and as far as beverages go there was wine, beer, soda and water. There was floor upon floor of great things to get into. You could dance, listen to some poetry, or just take in the ambience of everything. The event is held every first Saturday of the month and I would recommended this event to anyone of any age, race, or creed…it was great!


Written By: Danielle Miller









Visit the Brooklyn Museum
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/


Fashionista Rebels


FASHION
Walking down the street is even more fun when you know who you are. Some people spend there entire lives walking past others and envying there being .The morning seems so calming, it's almost like all the evil has to turn its head just for a few hours until the sun bids its fare wells and then the party begins. For some this party never ends and when the night comes it is only the tip of the ice berg. The precedence is simply, their names are Night and Day. You see Night is the kind of girl who owns her shit. She knows it and so does everyone around her. She has a particular aura that surrounds her that makes one ask, who might that be?



Her dear friend Day, she is quite different. She holds a different vibe. She is a little more reserved and in some aspects can get lost in the shadows. Don't get me wrong she stands out of the crowd as well but what she holds is the ability to say so much without saying a word. Opposites attract I suppose because they are tighter than jeans fresh out of the dryer. Both of them were submerged in vibrant colors and spirit but the world doesn’t t know how to combine the light with the dark. From the outside they were punks, beautiful alluring punks, but on the inside they held something more. They themselves did not see that there friendship would be there greatest downfall because both were competing for the same crown.



There can only be one queen of this fashion world because a queen needs subjects. Young Night didn't know it but before her very eyes things would change. They wouldn’t change like minutes but more like seasons. Night recognized Day as a threat all along. She was waiting for the opportunity to just overcome her identity and make it her own. In a society where who you are is where you are, she needed to be on top. Given the fact that they were both on top one had to go. The very essence when they would walk into a room would stir up that kind of fascination conversation, the sort of conversation that only starts when something is worth noticing. Night stood under the no smoking sign of the club and lit her cig. With Day by her side she calmly suggests that’s not the best idea but at this point it didn’t matter because the spot light was on them.

Night loved Day but she also envied the mystery in her face. Night couldn’t help herself, she had no filter to her thoughts and often found herself in sticky situations because at times it was a turn off. The one thing they both had in common was Dusk. He was beautiful. He brought a presence that calmed and reminded you that the future was here and here to stay. He said the right things and he was so cool that it was undeniable. The problem with human nature is we constantly are wanting and often never satisfied. They shared him, neither one knowing the power in which he held to break apart love in the process of trying to find it. During the morning hours , he would take Day in his arms and remind her why she was so wonderful. He would kiss her finger tips and tell her they were his little rays of sunshine. However when the evening would come Night was there. He would take her and run away into a place many find unbearable. He would take her to a place where demons could hit them both and they would not be phased. They were in love: Day, Night ,Dusk. They were in love with one another. The problem was that together none of them existed but alone they couldn't survive. When Day and Night discovered they were both in love with Dusk, everything was forced to change.



To Be Continued...







Fashionista Rebels

Fashion Director: Tamara Albertini
Photographer: Melanie Washeim
Writer: Danielle Miller
Stylist & All Accessories: Albertini Addiction
(www.myspace.com/AlbertiniAddiction)
Models: Ashley & Candaice
Dresses: Eminent Fash
(www.myspace.com/Eminent_Fash)

'This is a ONEWAY2 Creation'




The City Never Sleeps

FASHION

Photographer: Neef Fresh Photography (www.modelmayhem.com/NeefFresh)
Written By: Ashley Jagmohan
Model: Jessica Rich Aka Rabbit From "Vh1's Real Chance of Love"
Fashion Director: Tamara Albertini




Demi- The Triple Threat

MUSIC

Check out Demi online...
www.myspace.com/demi360
www.rhapsody.com/demi/genesis
Written By: Danielle Miller
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