Thursday, 27 December 2012

Top Plus Size Model Ms Cherry Red Rachy Speaks To The Fashion Police

Top Plus size model Ms Cherry Red Rachy
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?

Hello there. I am Cherry Red Rachy - I am an alternative BBW model

2)What 3 word best describe you as a person?


3)Describe your fashion sense?

As a mature alternative woman who is also interested in fashion I describle my fashion sense as ROCK N ROLL QUEEN. There is no reason as one matures, to ignore the faithfullness to ones style. However age does dictate an appropriateness required.

4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman if yes/no why?

Most definiately. Women of age and size are shockingly under represented in the mainstream - as is ANY alternative fashion. 

5)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear?

I love designers .. Jean Paul Gaultier would be dramatic and fun... Michael Kors would be interesting and appropriate. Ben De Lisi would produce a stunningly beautiful gown... Vivienne Westwood would have fun clashing with my style.. however... the late great Alexander McQueen would probably have encapsulated my personality and my curves.

6)If you was given 1 ticket to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?

I have seen little of the world so anywhere would be greatfully received - although I would like to visit the Americas first. Friends in Texas and Florida would be sooo excited :)

7)Tell us all about you as a person,we want to know everything.......

Im a challange even to myself. I have found my niche late in life after a difficult childhood and aimless wanderings. I am fiercely loyal, sarcastic and funny. I enjoy the solitude of my own company and love to cook, draw and decorate. I am a strong believer in doing what is right - no matter the cost. Animal lover with a penchant for Terry Pratchett books and costume drama TV and a collection of over 200 pairs of shoes.

8)If you had the power to change the fashion world what would you change and why?

The fashion world is changing - but far too slowly. The idea that a 'plus sized' model is a size 14 (the national average) still grates at me. I am not dissing the more slender models but.... ALL SIZES should be represented AND labelled correctly.... starting IMMEDIATELY... and if JPG can use BBW models on his runways, so can everyone else.

9)What makes a good model?

Attitude.... quite simply put.... if you have the presence to be photogenic or lucky enough to be able to walk.. your natural talent WILL take you so far. A good model will be easy to work with, pleasant to converse with, amenable to difficult situations, focused, creative  PATIENT and controlled.

10)If the fashion police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shock to see?

My sleeping attire..... I have a penchant for sleeping in t shirts and boy shorts....

11)What do you love most when doing photo shoots?

The banter... when on set we are ALL equal..I love talking to the make up artists and hairdressers, lighting techs and the photographer.

12)What would you say is your best assets?

HAHAHAH. ;)p .. in all honesty... my eyes.... I can use them to draw people into an image.

13)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?

Im addicted.... nuff said :)

14)Who are your 2 best friends you would ride and die for?

My friends Shelley and Danella (and a quick mention to my ex husband Sid.. still my best friend)

15)What are 4 things men do that makes you mad?

I couldnt possibly keep it to just four... :)

16)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?

Guns and Roses still moves me even after 20 years... im currently obsessing about a group called the Black Veil Brides....

17)What is the worse chat up line that i guy ever said to you?

Trust me - the worst is unpublishable....

18)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?

Women dont walk (a certain way) for women - we should celebrate men strong enough to embrace both the masculine and the feminine AND convey themselves to teach.

19)What is more sexy a man in the following......(1)boxers.......(2)briefs........(3)thongs?

Man in a thong??!!!!!!!!! noooooooooo - lol... I personally prefer briefs.. nice... tight... black.... cough - anyone got some water - Im feeling a little flushed ;)

20)If you was given the chance to do a shoot with 3 other plus size models of your choice who would you choose?

Sadly the choices are not such that I have many to choose from. Velvet D'Amour and Tess Munster would most definitely feature.

21)If you was to stay home on valentines with your lover what would you wear and cook?

You cant go wrong with suspenders and stockings under a LBD...... as for food..... I do an amazing moroccan roast lamb..roasted veggies and red wine followed by amaretto infused chocolate mousse... YUM.

22)What advice do you have for anyone looking to walk into your footsteps?


23)What is one thing people may say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?

I hate bullys and sometimes standing up to them you have to be a little hard.. inevitably there are two sides to every argument and I have been accused of being a bully myself. This is one of the most untrue things ever said about me. I have a strong personality but I most certainly do not go out of my way to hinder people for my own satisfaction..... quite the reverse.

Ian Brock Photography

24)Any last words for our readers?

Stay true to yourself.... NEVER let an injustice go unrectified if it is within your power to do so.... love as many people as you can... buy local produce... support animal charities ...... hold your head high and NEVER EVER forget to read FASHION POLICE NEWS BLOG. All the best for 2013 xxx

Photographer Nathan Thompson
Make up by.....Karen Salandy
Models...Rachel,Mr Fierce,Busta Seal

Wednesday, 19 December 2012

The World Youngest Supermodel Diva Davanna Speaks To The Fashion Police

The World youngest Supermodel Diva Davanna
(Photography by Joe Clarke)
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you? Hi, My name is Davanna Booker, better known as Diva Davanna, I been modelling since the age of 4 yrs, I'm now 13 yrs old. I have walked in over 1000 fashion shows all over the US and the Virgin Islands, also been on several TV shows.

2)What 2 words best describe you as a person? Nice, Quite.

3)What do you enjoy doing when your free? I love going to the mall, movies and hanging with my two sisters and my best friends


4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's teenager? I think so; I'm fun, outgoing, and love to have lots of fun like teenagers do. Good student in school, I go to church and love to stay on my cell

5)Who are your 4 best friends you would do anything for? My mom (Carrie) My grandma (Corine), my twin sister (dejohnna) & my other sister (Ashley).

6)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why? I'm becoming a designer myself so I would love to wear my own collections: The D.D. Diva Davanna but if it had to be someone really famous it would Vera Wang.

7)If you was given 1 ticket to fly any where in the world where would you go to and why? Disney World, so I could have so much fun for a few days.

8)What makes a good model in your own eyes? I'm being thought that a model should not only have confidence on the runway, and be a good walker but able to be a good role model and be able to do things to help other people. That is the kind of good model I'm trying to be.

9)If you had the power to change 2 things about the fashion world what would you change? That you should not have to be really tall to be a model, and if we could see a lot more African American models in the big high fashion runway shows.

10)What music do you love listening to? Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, Taylor Swift, Alicia Keys.

11)Tell us all about you as a person and your experience when you graced the Tyra Banks TV Show? I'm very quit and I stay to myself except when I'm in the house or around friends and family, but I'm most outgoing when I'm on the runway, I love fashion and going to the mall with my friends. Well on the Tyra show I was so nervous and scared because I was going to meet a big super star like Tyra Banks, I didn't know what she was going to ask me or if she was going to like me so that made me scared and nervous. But when it was time for me to walk I felt good because I knew that I was not nervous to do that. But I had a lot of fun meeting Tyra Banks and she was so nice to me.

12)Which 3 models would you say is the best walkers? Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell & Chanel Iman

13)Tell us all about your experience when you met Ms Jay? Ms Jay was so much fun, he had me  laughing and feeling comfortable while I was at the taping of ANTM.

14)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog? When my mom first let me see the blog I was trying to read everything in one night because it was so much fashion stuff on there, and I love reading all about fashion, I like all the updates and new stories on the site and I really like the celebrity pictures. I'm so glad to be a part of the blog.

15)What's the secret to having such a FIERCE walk? Well you have to do a lot of practice and have confidence on the runway and just be yourself.

16)Where do you see yourself in 10 years time? Right now I'm in the 8th grade, good student in school so I have to keep that up so I could get in a good college for business. Right now I'm working on my own clothing line with my mom (photo attached), I also have my own line of glamour boxes for young girls (photo attached) it’s called The Glamour Box Collections. So hopefully in 10 years I will have my own designs on high fashion runways and on high fashion models and in boutiques.

17)How can anyone from the other side of the world learn more about you? They can always go to my web site  and there they can follow me on face book, twitter, or sign up on my fan page.

18)If you was to make the Fashion Police News reporters breakfast what would you prepare? What kind of cereal do you like…lol, if my mom don't cook me breakfast then that’s my morning breakfast so we can have cereal and toast and orange juice.

19)What are 3 things you see models doing on the runway that's a NO NO? walking to fast and when they get to the front they turn back around to fast, so the photographers can't get any pictures. And never walk to the music, always try to tune it out and just be yourself and walk.

20)If the fashion Police was to be a fly in your home what would we be shock to see? I love to dance and act crazy to my just dance video’s, you would be shock to see me have so much fun while not on the runway


21)Do you think everyone can be a model? Yes, it don't matter your size or color, everybody can be a model.

22)What advice do you have for young girls growing up that would love to follow in your footsteps? A lot of young girls my age always think they can't be a at modeling or singing or anything that they want to do, I always tell my friends and other kids that you can be whatever you want to be, but it is a lot of hard work so you have to work hard to be the best. Some time I want to go to the movies with my friends but I have a show so I can't go, but I go the next time because modeling is something that I want to do so you have to work hard first then I have lots of fun the next time. So be whatever you want to be but put church and school first.

23)What would you say is your best assets? my mom tells me just like foot ball players their best assets are there legs and hands, and singers have their voice, so I would say my legs because most models need them for walking in so many fashion shows.

24)Who taught you how to walk? His name is Timothous Smart, he’s my mom’s best friendand when my mom used to give her fashion shows he used to do the make-up for all the models,  he was also a runway trainer and he also gave fashion shows to, he would be at my mom’s practices and her fashion shows and he said to my mom that Davanna has a fierce little walk to be so young and that he wanted to work with me so I could really know how to walk and do my turns and really be a diva on the runway, so he started training me and that’s how I got really good on the runway.

25)What's your favorite food that you would clean the dish empty? Shrimp, oh my goodness that is the best food ever. I love, love shrimp.

26)If you had a chance to meet the catwalk professor who is also known as Mr Fierce what would you say to him? Just like it was so much fun to meet Ms Jay Alexander I know it would be so much fun to meet you. I would like to ask you how did you get started and how did you the name catwalk professor.

27)Any last words for our many blog readers world wide? First I want to thank the catwalk professor/ Mr Fierce for giving the opportunity to be featured on  Fashion Police News, and I say to all my friends & fans to please continue to support me.

Thank you once again for featuring Ms Diva Davanna on the Fashion Police News.

Look out for Diva Davanna clothing line,we have enclosed a picture teaser of her designs below:

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Ms Humanity International 2012 Lesa-Gayle Speaks to the Fashion Police

Ms Humananity International 2012 Ms Lesa-Gayle from the island of Jamaica
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?

-My name is Lesa-gayle "Milan" Wee Tom,  I'm a model/ fashion designer who was recently crowned Miss Humanity International.

2)What 3 words best describe you as a person?

- Three words that best describe me are; confident, loving and self-motivated.

3)Describe your fashion sense?

- From a very young age my parents gave me the creative freedom to express myself through fashion, as an adult my style is very chic with a little edge.

4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman?yes/no and why?

- I think I'm a true representation of myself. Women come from many different backgrounds, and I believe being different is what makes meeting people for the 1st time so interesting.

Official photographer to Ms Humanity International was Mr Andre Browne

5)What perfume are you wearing as we speak?

- I'm wearing Première by Gucci

6)Did you have any feeling you were going to win after meeting the rest of the contestants?

- I had no idea I was going to win, the pageant had beautiful women from all around world who were very confident, elegant and self assured. Any of them could've won.

7)What do you think you did that won the hearts of the judges?

- I think I won because I was the most prepared and I was myself the entire time. I've learned over the years that the best person I can be is me and I think the judges appreciated that.

8)Tell us all about this pageant Ms Humanity International?

-Miss Humanity International is in it's 2nd year, this pageant promotes selflessness and humanity, it also enforces the specific obligations that comes with being a positive role model.

9)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?

- If I was to work the red carpet I would wear a dress from my own collection, FIERCE INTERNATIONAL with shoes by Christian Louboutin and simple accessories by Harry Winston.

10)If you were given 2 tickets to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?

- I would go to the Maldive Islands because it is said to be very tranquil and romantic.

11)What are 4 things men do that makes you mad?

- Lie. Cheat. Forgetful and Ungrateful

12)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?

- I love Fashion Police News Blog and I'm super excited to be featured on it!

13)What do you think of men who teach women how to walk?

- I think being Fierce is a lifestyle, It has no race or gender so I think it's great if a man can teach a woman how to walk.. especially a purring catwalk!

14)Tell us all about yourself......we want to get to know you.

- I'm a fun, outgoing girl who enjoys traveling, going to the beach, getting dressed up and making a difference in the world. I'm in love with love, I love being in love and spreading love!

15)What music would have you running on the dance floor to do that 2 step dance?

- No matter where I am if reggae/ dancehall music comes on, it's a guarantee that I will be dancing.. and I mean really getting down on the dance floor

16)What do you enjoy doing when your free?

- I enjoy shopping, sleeping, eating my favorite food, spending time with my friends/ loved ones or volunteering at a local charity

17)Since winning this title what have you been doing?

- I'm finishing up my degree at Florida Atlantic University so I have been juggling my studies, traveling and doing charity work since winning Miss Humanity International.

18)Who are your role models (2)?

-My mother because she's the strongest, most hard working woman I know. She continues to inspire me every day, such an amazing mother to my brother Joshua and I. I also admire Oprah because she rose above what society thought she should be and excelled despite all obstacles.

19)If the Fashion Police was to have dinner at your home what would you prepare for them?

- I would prepare Jamaican style curried shrimp with Jasmine rice and sweet plantains.

20)Describe what true beauty is?

- True beauty is very rare, it's a natural glow that radiates from within. Beautiful is the person who loves and gives with her heart. She is kind, selfless and people gravitate to her positive energy.

21)If you had one wish what would it be?

- If I had one wish, it would be to have 9 more wishes because there's so much I would change about the world we live in (such as poverty, inequality, violence etc) and 1 wish doesn't cover it all.

22)How did you prepare for this pageant give us all in details?

- First I read the judging criteria, then I used that to guide me throughout my preparations. I took dance lessons, went on a healthy diet, increased my daily exercise, took runway lessons and did a lot of reading to enhance my vocabulary & knowledge on world issues.

23)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly in your home what would we be shocked to see?

- My super fab "domestic kit". At my house in Miami, I don't have a housekeeper so I do all the cleaning and cooking myself. Domestic work is not my favorite thing to do so I jazzed it up a bit and bought a set that came with bling (swarovski crystals), from my gloves to my broom.

25)Are you going to do anymore pageant if so which one?

- I don't plan on participating in any more pageants but if the opportunity came up again, depending on where I am in my life I may or may not do it.

26)What message do you have for all women out there reading this and have no confidence?

- In this life you can't count on anyone to make your dreams a reality, u have to do it yourself and this 1st step to achieving this is by believing in yourself. If you can think it, you can achieve it with hard work, perseverance, determination and a little help from God.

27)What advice do you have for other young women who would love to walk in your footsteps?

- My advice would be not to. Make your own mark on the world, one step at a time.

28)Any last words for our many blog readers?

- Yes, together we can be the change we want to see in the world. Be kind to everyone, speak out and take action on issues that matter to you, we can make the world a better place for our children.  

29)Please tell us all about your island Jamaica and why we should visit?

- Jamaica is a beautiful island! We're rich in culture; from our music, food and scenery to our "yardie" way of life.. it's infectious! "Once you go, you will know"

Friday, 14 December 2012

Award Winning Best Model Salisu Speaks To Fashion Police

Top Male Model Salisu Abdulai
1) Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
    My name is Salisu Abdulai popularly known as Sal and I’m a London Fashion Model.
2)What words best describe you as a person?
    I’m a very simple and down to earth person.
3)Describe your fashion sense?
    I’m not really the flamboyant type, but when I want to dress up I like to keep it very formal and   
    classy. I love blazers, bow ties and great smart shoes. Think Zara.

4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's man if yes/no why?
    Yes, I think I’m a true representation of a today’s man, because I’m very current, I’m
    confident, I’m educated and I respect women.
5)Tell us about your awards you may have received?
    A couple of months ago I was fortunate to win the BEFFTA Award 2012 for ‘Best Male Model’
   and shortly after that I also won the Fashions Finest Award for ‘Male Model of the Year’. They
   are really humbling I must say.

6)There are so many male models out there like yourself what makes you different from all the rest?
    I think my personality makes me different from every other male model out there, because
    most times you hear professionals in the game tell you, you have the same look as some
    other male model, but our personalities at he end of the day makes us different from one
    another irrespective.

7)What makes a good model?
    I don’t really think I’m in the best position to answer this question, but I would say great looks
    combined with passion and hard work makes a good model, because it’s one thing for you to
    be good looking and it’s another thing for you to have passion for what you do so you can
    give it your all at all times.
8)Which other 3 UK male models do you look up to and why?
   The 3 UK male models I look up to are definitely O’shea Robertson, Jeremy Boateng and
   Guetan Elito. Firstly, the  guys I named are black and no, I’m not being racist. Looolz.
   The truth is we all know how difficult it is for black models in this industry here in London, but
   these three lads as well as some others have worked really hard and managed to break into
   mainstream and that is very commendable. They have done the undoable and I have great
   respect for each of them.
9)If you had the chance to do a shoot with 1 model of your choice who would it be and why?
   Hmmm, that would have to be Kate Menson, she was one time winner of Face of Africa and
   she’s a stunning model. I met her once in the tube in London en route casting.

10)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
     I don’t have best friends; the only people I would ride and die for are my brother and my
     sister. They are all I have got left in this world and can trust with all my heart.

11)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
     I would love to walk the red carpet wearing Zara or Ozwald Boateng, because their styles
     truly represent the kind of person I am and want to be. I love both designers.
12)If you was given 2 tickets to fly to anywhere in the world where would you go and why?
      I think Dubai, because I want to stay in that 7 star hotel. Hahahaa
13)What are a few things people may say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?
     I really do not know the kind of things people say behind me and it does not really bother me,
     because no matter how good you try to live your life people will definitely say things about
     you that are not true. It’s part of life and I’m fine with that.

14)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
     I think the Blog is definitely one to watch and I love the exposure it gives to people in the
     fashion industry. That’s very great.
15)What do you think of men who teaches women to walk?
     I don’t think anything bad of that, as long as the men are teaching them the right stuff.
16)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shocked to see?
     Hahahahahaa. They would be shocked to see how neat and tidy my bedroom is. Looolz
17)Are you single/married/divorce/seeing someone?
     I am single at the moment.

19)What would you say is your best assets?
     I would say my personality is my best asset.
20)If you had the power to change the fashion world what would you change and why?
     The first thing I would do is pass a law prohibiting the hiring of models for pro bono services,
     because people should understand that modeling is a work, that is, the provision of services
     just like every other job that needs a reward at the end by means of payment of money. 
     I just really find it very annoying and selfish when people just want to use you for free.
     Time is money as they say.

21)What's your views on models of colour on the runways?
     I’m also a model of colour and I definitely would love to see more models of colour in big
     campaigns and fashion weeks here in London and other major fashion cities like Milan and
     Paris. Blacks sell very well and there are so many coloured models that are so passionate
     and hardworking as well. Do not ignore them just because of their skin colour. At this point I
     would love to commend Models of Diversity on their Campaign so far. They are really doing
     a great job.

22)If the fashion police was to have dinner at your home what would you cook them?
     I would cook the fashion police jollof rice, my Nigerian delicacy. Loolz
23)What advice do you have for aspiring models?
     Every aspiring model out there should be very confident, hardworking, look good and set
     high standards for themselves. Be ready for the ‘NOs’, but don’t let them bring you down
     because the ‘YESes’ shall come as well.
24)Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
     In 5 years I see myself managing my own business and more in the corporate world, but still
     attending Fashion weeks and supporting great causes God willing.
25)Are you with an agency if so which one?
     Yes, im with Vibe International Models.

26)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?
     I actually love music a lot so there are a lot, but ‘Titanium’ by David Guetta would do the deal
     any day anytime. Lol

27)Any last words for our many blog readers worldwide?
     I would like to say thanks to Fashion police for stopping by to speak with me. To all the blog
     readers, keep doing what you know how to do best. Work hard, pray and you will definitely
     live your dreams.