Exposing (insta) Lies: Five Models Confess the Truth about their Instagram Addictions

We all like getting likes, right? Sadly, for fashion models collecting Instagram followers isn’t just a hobby but something they are forced to do to promote their careers. The result is a lot of pretty pictures that hide a much darker reality. These five models are sharing the truth about Instagram and the modelling life. 1. Essena […]

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Book Review: Do You Want to be a Model?, a fashion memoir by Ines Crnokrak Skerlic

There is something totally fascinating about seeing bad things happen to pretty people–especially when there is tons of gore involved. Enter Do You Want to be a Model?, the real-life story of a young Serbian teen navigating her way through the stuff of fashion nightmares–from model apartments that would make your skin crawl (literally) to embezzlement-prone fashion agents with a […]

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Film Review: The Model

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The Model, directed by Danish filmmaker Mads Matthiesen, is about an emerging model’s dark journey into the Paris fashion industry. The main character, a 16-year old Danish girl named Emma, spins out of control after getting dumped by her photographer boyfriend, and winds up living her worst nightmare. As you might have noticed by now, I’m a bit […]

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Who’s That Girl? The Secret Identity of my Cover Girl

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A lot of people have asked me if the face on the cover of my book, The Tokyo Cover Girls belongs to me. I get it. With my youthful skin and sleek physique, I basically look like I’m still a teenager. Alas, I thought I should probably give credit to my cover model and introduce […]

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5 Things in Your Closet That Could Kill You

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Forget the boogey man. Though the real threats lurking in your bedroom closet or bathroom cabinet may be a lot cuter than the fat green monster that terrorized your childhood, they are also a lot deadlier. From foot ware to cosmetics, check out these 5 things you use everyday that are way more lethal than you could imagine. 1. […]

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5 Fashion Models Killed (or almost) by Photo Shoots

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Shooting a Vogue cover sounds like a glamorous job but what happened to these girls was more horror show than haute couture! In a weird twist, #4 is almost the exact same thing that happened in one of the scenes in my novel, The Tokyo Cover Girls! Either that is some weird coincidence or I’m starting to […]

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Review of Model: A Memoir by Cheryl Diamond

  Think the Wizard of Oz, but with an orange cat instead of a little black dog…and more eating disorders. Cheryl Diamond is an aspiring model facing the world on her own for the first time…in stillettos. Having landed a contract with a New York agency, this plucky teen packs up her cat and heads for […]

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