Jun 23, 2015

Mary John Frank

MaryJohn.jpgHouston native and New York-based artist Mary John Frank's creativity has taken her in several different directions. The choreographer and director has worked in film, on stage, music videos, fashion, multi-media and installation art. Her latest project - Debutaunt, is an inter-active dance-based show that explores the age old tradition of being presented to society. In her adapation, the audience is invited to attend a debutante ball and gets to know 5 VERY different debs. In a time when 'coming out' has taken on an entirely new meaning, the concept of a young woman being formally introduced to society is jarring. Oh, by the way, Mary John is a former deb herself.

May 19, 2015

Hera Navassardian

FullSizeRender.jpgHera Navassardian was 21 when she began modeling for Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene, Zandra Rhodes and other famous designers. During her 30+ years in the fashion business, Hera has also worked as a makeup artist and stylist. In 2007 she opened Klymaxx Unlimited, a boutique and transformation studio in Provincetown, Mass. for women AND men that includes the LGBT community. Hera's got plenty to share in this engaging conversation.

Apr 14, 2015

Nicole Bryl

nicole-bryl-212x300.jpgNicole Bryl's mission? To make people look and feel their most beautiful whether they're walking the Red Carpet, posing for a fashion spread or making a television appearance. The celebrity make up artist has been doing just that for the last 30 years. Her client list includes Brooke Shields, Debra Messing, Naomi Watts, Melania and Ivanka Trump. She's created and developed her own product line - Nicole Bryl Artisanal Vitamin C Skin Care. Hear Nicole's personal and professional story.

Mar 10, 2015

Wendy Crawford - Revisited

Wendychair1.jpgThis week we revisit our conversation with Wendy Crawford. On a summer day in 1984, while driving to the airport for her first international modeling gig, 19 year old Canadian Wendy Crawford was hit by a drunk driver. Wendy never walked again. As she struggled to come to terms with life as a quadriplegic, Wendy saw the need to develop a way to raise awareness of, and become an advocate for, women facing physical challenges. So, in 2002, she founded mobileWomen.org, an online magazine that provides information and a community for women in wheelchairs. Her story is one we all need to hear.

Jan 20, 2015

Lisa Anderson

LisaAnderson.jpgIn her more than 30 years working in broadcast, print and digital journalism, Lisa Anderson has covered a lot of territory - fashion, politics, war, terrorism. Twenty-five of those years was spent as a reporter at the Chicago Tribune and its New York Bureau Chief. Most recently, Lisa developed TrustLaw Women, a web site devoted to global women's legal rights and issues for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. She also covers women's rights, good governance, anti-corruption and humanitarian issues.

Nov 18, 2014

Idiosyncratic Fashionistas

Fashionistas.jpgMeet Valerie and Jean, aka the Idiosyncratic Fashionistas. Since 2009 these style and fashion bloggers have been working to raise the visibility of older women, and as such, are role models for those often ignored by designers and society. The IF's credo is 'growing old with verve,' while at the same time, to set a bad, bad example for older women everywhere!

Nov 4, 2014

Lisa Small

LisaSmall.pngThe Brooklyn Museum's "Killer Heels: The Art of the High Heeled Shoe" is a stunning, fascinating and jaw-dropping exhibit that's been generating a lot of buzz. It's organized by Lisa Small, the Museum's curator of exhibitions. She takes us on the journey from the 17th century to present day - from traditional Chinese Manchu platforms to Christian Louboutin's 8-inch stilettos, just two of the more than 160 pieces of footwear on display through February, 2015. Tune in and walk a mile in her shoes.

Sep 30, 2014

Wendy Crawford

Wendychair1.jpgOn a summer day in 1984, while driving to the airport for her first international modeling gig, 19 year old Canadian Wendy Crawford was hit by a drunk driver. Wendy never walked again. As she struggled to come to terms with life as a quadriplegic, Wendy saw the need to develop a way to raise awareness of, and become an advocate for, women facing physical challenges. So, in 2002, she founded mobileWomen.org, an online magazine that provides information and a community for women in wheelchairs. Her story is one we all need to hear.

Sep 9, 2014

Natasha Silver Bell

NatashaSilverBell.jpgBorn and raised on a farm in the Midwest, Natasha Silver Bell struggled with undiagnosed learning disabilities. Despite those obstacles, she became a star athlete, entered a local beauty pageant and at 19 won Miss Michigan USA. Being selected in the top 6 of Miss USA, led her to New York where she worked as a Ford model. That glamorous, exciting time was also marked by an eating disorder and substance abuse. Natasha managed to turn things around and "move to the winning side." And so today, the divorced mother of 3 and former addict, is a certified Addiction Recovery Coach who works with individuals to help them create healthy lifestyles, make positive choices and find their authentic selves.

Jun 17, 2014

Deborah Koeningsberger

8207DeborahKoenigsberger.jpgDeborah Koenigsberger is a force of nature. A successful businesswoman/entrepreneur, her boutique Noir et Blanc has been around since 1989. But, a walk through a Manhattan park 20 years ago, with her young sons proved to be a seminal, life-changing moment. It was there she came upon a mom and her child sleeping in a cardboard box. That prompted Deborah to start Hearts of Gold, a non-profit that provides sustainable changes in the lifestyles and levels of self-sufficiency for homeless moms and their children. More than 30,000 families have benefited from her dedication, commitment and hard work.

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