Darrin Henson Vs. RL (from Next)!
Thursday, June 9th, 2011
1374 West Peachtree St, NW., Atlanta, Ga 30309
Doors open at 7pm!!!
The world tuned into American Idol last night to see the major production big budget video premiere of Beyonce’s “Run The World” video. What did YOU think of it?
Ze-Enna Jenkins is our Miss May…I call her MyZZ and yes I am showing favoritism! She defies all odds in order to pursue her dreams and I love it!
Bio from ZZ: I’m a cool, Experienced Model/Actress with 7 years Broadcast Media Experience. I design and hand make precious stone jewelry. I enjoy great food, laughing, spending time with family and friends, dancing, traveling and enjoying life. Music is my fuel, and Hip Hop Drives me! The sun is my sustainer and i do it for my Mom. She is my Everything!
When did you start modeling? About 7 years ago
What drives/drove you to pursue a career in the modeling/fashion industry? It’s been a passion since i was able to walk. Mom collected Vogue, Essence, and other Fashion/Beauty Magazines. I was in awe of the Virginia Slim Models and always dreamed of being like them. Intrigued by fashion at such a young age & would dog ear pages in Spiegel regularly. Mom got me in Sears commercial & that was the beginning of my journey.
What are some of your best/worst experiences modeling? One of my Best fashion shows was during All Star in Dallas for the NBA wives.. I rocked VERSACE. The shoes were 8-9 inch platforms and not a WOBBLE! The worst experience is not gettin paid when you’re promised compensation.
What advice would you give to hopeful models? Observe! Learn how to walk & be confident. Develop relationships with designers you work with. Be nice, cordial and remember that it’s not about YOU; You are selling a product. Keep your attitude to yourself & HAVE FUN!
How can you be booked? for now…i’m freelance email firstname.lastname@example.org but i am seeking representation. visit www.zjenkins.com
What would you consider your best feature? My cheekbones are something SERIOUS! i’m growing to appreciate them
What are some of the jobs/campaigns you’ve been booked for or are recognized in? I was on the cover of Hair Revolution. I was a featured lingerie Model in The Deep End TV series.
How do you stay in Model shape? When I’m on my best behavior, i do Pilates and strength training. Blessed with a high metabolism.
We salute you Ze-Enna, a striking reminder that black is indeed beautiful.
Beyoncé is definitely living the sweet life. The young superstar is to be honored with the prestigious Billboard Millennium Award at the Billboard Music Awards that will air on May 22nd.
Beyoncé will be honored with Billboard Millennium Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards, it was announced today (May 9). The iconic performer and international star will receive the honor at the May 22 show, which will air on ABC at 8-11pm ET/PT from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
The Billboard Millennium Award will recognize Beyoncé’s career achievements and influence in the music industry, from her role as the frontwoman of Destiny’s Child to her three-chart-topping solo albums, which have collectively earned her 16 Grammy awards and ASCAP’s Pop Songwriter of the Year award. Previously, Billboard named Beyoncé its Woman of the Year in October 2009, and Top Female Artist of the Decade in December 2009.
Beyoncé’s Billboard Millennium Award will arrive just as the star puts the finishing touches on her fourth studio album, due out later this year. The album, whose debut single “Run the World (Girls)” premiered in April, will be her first since 2009’s “I Am…Sasha Fierce,” which sold 2.9 million copies, according to Nielsen Soundscan.
I have to admit that seeing this headline on the NY Times site this morning was a bit saddening. One of our more celebrated designers, Patrick Robinson, who designed for Anne Klein, Giorgio Armani and Perry Ellis, became GAP’s design chief back in 2007. Not only minority fashion heads celebrated but the industry as a whole. Mr. Robinson has enjoyed fashion celebrity because of his acclaimed fashion genius.
Its disheartening to see that the GAP is releasing him from his position due to lagging sales.
You can read more of the article here on the NY Times website.
We truly wish the best for Mr. Robinson but we already know bigger and better things are in store for this immensely talented designer.