Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show…Did you see me on CBS?

Alean Elston CBS 3 Victorias Secret

If you are in Philadelphia Area and stayed up to watch the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, I hope you stayed up a bit longer and watched the news to see me giving you my runway and smizing tips!

 

Special thanks to CBS 3 and Tori Woodill for having me! I hope to come back for the 2018 show!

 

Just in case you missed it click here to watch!

 

If you learned anything from it, be sure to comment below and let me know what you think.

And if you are looking for my tips on what you should wear on a casting click here!

Prime Example – The wrong pose can make or break an outfit #PromBat #Rihanna

I saw this on Complex and I couldn’t stop laughing. Its a shame that Rih came at one of her fans like that but its hilarious! lol

Source: Complex
Source: Complex

 

 

Seeing this has further proved my point. Those that have taken any one of my modeling classes know that I preach, about the right pose, that the way you pose, stand, sit, etc. can make you look great or it can make you look horrible! You have to know how to properly pose according to your outfit and body shape.

Rih does it correctly, in a standard posing stance, cant go wrong with it no matter what your shape or outfit, but #prombat, as they call her, thought she was “doing it” and ended up looking like she was about to take flight and therefore ruined what could have been a great prom look.

 

Remember, its all about the pose when you doin it for the ‘gram!

Source: Complex
Source: Complex

Have you taken a look at the @NickiMinaj Summer Collection? Its really cute!

Doing my usual scrolling and checking out various videos on YouTube, I was getting ready to watch a video when the ad for the Nicki Minaj Collection came across my screen. Like most people when those youtube ads come on you wait the 5 or 10 seconds and click forward but this time after watching the required 10 seconds, I like the outfits that I saw. The collection is really cute and fun for the summer!

My favs from the commercial include the red swimsuit, and the cutoff white shorts with the pockets exposed.

Check out a few more of my favs:

Floral Print Crop Top and Pencil Skirt
Floral Print Crop Top and Pencil Skirt

 

Cut Off Overalls
Cut Off Overalls
Chevron Shorts
Chevron Shorts

 

Check out more of the collection here – http://www.shopyourway.com/nickiminaj/store

Oh and  “Baby Naomi” was servin in that video wasn’t she?!….WERK!!!

Do You Need Professional Pictures to Start a Modeling Career? #modeltip #modeladvice

One of my blog readers had a really good question about starting off as a model. On my blog post – 3 Resaons You Didn’t Book That Modeling Gig (http://aleanelston.com/ae/2012/03/02/3-reasons-why-you-didnt-book-that-modeling-gig-modeltip-modeladvice/) Amanda asks what are you supposed to do if you don’t have any professional pictures to submit in order to start getting work? Check out the post and the comment to see the advice I gave her, and if you have more to add to this subject, please comment and discuss below.

 

BTW please excuse brevity this video, I’ve been playing catch up with my blogging/vlogging and in my haste to make this vid, I’m not wearing any makeup 😛
Share this blog post  if you like this vid and want to see more!

So I decided to start #Vlogging…

So I’ve come to a point in my life where I’m like, #justdoit, lol. There are so many things that I want to accomplish and try and see, that If I wait for things to be perfect, it will never happen.

I’ve always wanted to video blog and I’m stepping out and just doing it and letting it take me where ever it may.

So here goes!

The video blogs will be released once a week, beginning the week of 8/5/13 and will cover a range of topics. If there is something you’d like me to vlog about, explain a blog post in more detail, let me know. Comment my posts and videos, email me, tweet me, facebook me send me smoke signals or whatever! The more you talk to me the more I can shape the content to best help you all.

I hope you enjoy!

Alean

So I bought these purple pumps… #shoes #fashion

Purple Pumps

 

…and I after I bought them I couldn’t figure out what to wear with them! lol If you follow me on Instagram youd see the pic that is above when I wasn’t sure if I was going to get them or not. I snagged these at JC Penny on clearance for $10 and according to my IG family I definitely had to get them, so I did and now the research had to begin on what to wear these with lol

 

So I did some researching and I found a few examples of how i’m going to freak these shoes…

With Neon and Pastels


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3 of My Favorite Spring Fashion Trends

The calendar says that Spring is here! But with all the seasons that Mother Nature seems to want to throw at NJ, I don’t know what to wear out of the house anymore! So in my limited free time, I’ve been skimming a few magazines and sites, and out of all of the spring fashion trends that are forecasted out there, I came of with 3 of my favs. Check ’em out and let me know what you think!

 

Varsity Jackets

Varsity Jacket
Varsity Jacket

Spring is here, the ups and downs with this weather requires a good windbreaker for those chilly days and breezy nights as summer comes about. My favorite look for the unpredictable weather happens to be the Varsity Jacket. They look great no matter if you wear it with a dress or jeans. Depending on the style of your jacket you can make it the focal-point of your look with jackets made with non traditional fabrics, such as floral print and metallic colors. Make your look with a Varsity Jacket completely your own!

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Jessica White Models Style – #ModelStyle #ModelTip #ModelAdvice

Model Jessica White is working this look that I came across in Pinterest the other day. I was searching for some suggestions on what models should wear to casting calls and this image popped up!
Jessica-White
What makes this look perfect is that it is great for attending castings and go sees and for everyday style. How would you wear this style if you don’t have a super model budget? Check out my suggestions where all pieces are priced under $100, enjoy!

 

Jessica White Style

**Suggestion for wearing this to a Casting Call – If you are going to wear this look, be sure that whatever shirt you wear with this look is form fitting!

Model Professionalism #modeltip #modeladvice

It has come to my attention that a lot of models don’t understand that professionalism goes a long way in this business. Maybe its because, a lot don’t think of it as a business, but more so as something to do because they find it to be fun for them and love the attention and the way they look and feel in a photo-shoot. While all of that is fine, one must understand that it may be fun for you, but for others, its a business, lifestyle, and a way of supporting their families. You mess any of that up or you rub someone the wrong way, you can be sure that your fun career will not move and prevent you from moving forward.

 

Here’s a list of 3 things that models do that industry insiders say can prevent them from working with that model again:

 

Arriving Late to a Booking

Personally, I think we can all understand that time is money, in any industry. But what I seem to see quite often are models who think that things revolve around their schedule… Let me be the first to let those of you who think this is the case know: YOU CAN BE REPLACED!!! Sure there are circumstances that may have held you up and prevented you from getting you there on time, but when you decide not to call anyone and let them know that you are running late. You are holding up the production and wasting money and possibly light (daylight) to get the job done! What will usually happen if you don’t call AHEAD of time when you are running late (and by that I mean, call when you know you are running late not when you are running late and its 5 minutes before you are supposed to be there) is that there will be another model willing and waiting in the wings who is available and will take your job. Then because they were such a lifesaver and time saver, they will be called upon for more gigs. Lesson: BE ON TIME and if your not, let somebody know ASAP!

 

Having an attitude

TUDE TUDE TUDE!!!!!! ATTI-TUDE that is… It says a lot about your work ethic, your personality, and your state of mind. One thing people must begin to master is the ability to control their attitude in what is often known as checking your emotions at the door. This is very important when on set, or backstage because to be frank, NOBODY CARES about whatever is bothering you!!! There is a task at hand that needs to be taken care of and you need to execute. If you want your bad attitude get in the way of that, or if it rubs someone the wrong way or if you just can’t seem to contain it. Don’t bother coming in. Bad attitude can effect everyone and no one (especially me) wants to be hanging around a dark cloud or negativity. I’ve seen plenty of girls be replaced simply because they couldn’t suck up their feeling about what happened outside of a photo-shoot or outside of a show and get down to business. Attitude is an emotion, and emotions are personal, and Personal issues can inhibit proper business. When you get an attitude remember the saying, “Nothing personal, just business” and get the job done.

 

Talking bad about others

NOBODY ASKED YOU!!! Well maybe somebody did ask you… but that doesn’t mean you have to spill the beans about everything that you didn’t like about the way they did things. This industry is very small. Especially if you are working in a particular area, and begin to advance in the industry. you will start to see that you will see some of the same people over and over again. All of those people talk and you don’t need to fuel any fire talking about another one of the members of the already small industry circle. When in doubt about discussing another photographer, MUA or stylist, just smile or look shocked and act like they are the best thing since sliced bread. lol! You never know who is related to who, or could be friends with the person they are asking you about.
Stay tuned… next tip will about being professional in reaching out about modeling jobs!
Stay pretty!
Alean

Style Inspiration on a Budget: Christina Milian

C. Milian Pretty in Pink!

I came across this picture and I LOVE this look. I have no clue what labels she is wearing or how much it costs all I know is that I think she pulls off all of that pink without it looking like its too much. And in case you didn’t know, PINK is one of my FAVORITE colors. I think Christina is giving off a Barbie vibe without it looking too teenie bopperish, well done Christina!

So looking at her look, I decided to put together an online look that I would purchase in order to come close to this look.

The Deets:

Crop top – American Apparel – $22.00 (this color featured is Mossy Green)

Jeans – dELiAs – $14.99

Dangling Crescent Necklace – Forever 21 – $6.80

The reason why I added a necklace to this look is because, Christina has pretty embellishments on her shirt. the AA shirt comes super plain. If your are handy with a needle and thread or even some hardware and a glue gun, get to work and create a shirt similar to hers. But if your a little pressed for time and maybe a bit lazy (lol) opt for a bib necklace to jazz this look up.

Hope you enjoy my take on this. Tell me how you would do this or change it up.

Stay beautiful!

@CompleteBeauty