Friday, 6 January 2012

Ms Shantal Rosales speaks with the Fashion Police

1) Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?

My name is Shantal Rosales. I am a free lance writer and photographer born in Los Angeles, California, I currently live near Nashville, TN. I have been married 23 years and have a 19 year old son. I am moving to Dominica later this year to open a modeling agency and attend medical school.

2)What word best describe you as a person?


3) When not working what do you enjoy doing for fun?

For most of my life I have been an avid horsewoman but once settled in Dominica I plan to pursue my life long dream of becoming a certified scuba diver.

4) What is one thing you just can't leave the house without?


5) Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman

I don't know, I have had a life long difficulty with fitting completely into any role or category.

6) What music would bring you to the dance floor to shake that booty?

Reggae, Hip Hop or R&B

7) If their was one Caribbean island you could visit right now where would it be and why?

Dominica of course! It has captured my heart completely!

8) What do you think of Fashion Police News Blog?

I love it and I never fail to be inspired by it's originality and uniqueness. There is never a boring read on this blog!!

9) What are your 4 fashion tips?

<Blushing> I don't feel qualified to give fashion advice but here goes:

1. Flaunt your best attributes confidently and tastefully, never wear something that is the equivalent of a "for sale" sign.

2. Always dress appropriately for every individual occasion or event, it is all to common to see girls wearing night club type attire to a funeral or job interview.

3. Understand, embrace and remain loyal your own personal style, don't blindly follow fashion trends.

4. Everyone should have a full length mirror in their house and give it an honest (but not overly critical) look stepping out the door. 

10) We understand you would love to have a modeling agency in Dominica tell us about that and why?

Because I honestly feel that the unique beauty of these people is one of this island's greatest untapped resources. I would like to use my talents in photography and my eye for the photogenic face to better the lives of people and bring recognition and hopefully and economic boost to this magnificent young nation.

11)What makes a man a true gentleman?

A man who truly enjoys the company of women and see them first and foremost as equal human beings. A true gentleman is a man that can participate in an intelligent, thought provoking discussion, taking a sincere interest in the issue at hand and in your views, opinions and related life experiences. A true gentleman's manners are not an act but instead sincerely rooted in his deep rooted love for all women whether he is romantically interested in them or not.

12) If you had to invite the fashion police reporters for dinner what would you cook them?

Hmmmm....perhaps one of my favorite meals, sauteed sea scallops, rice pilaf and steamed asparagus with a crisp Sauvingon Blanc! For dessert, my grandmother's Irish trifle and cappuccino with a shot of Bailey's Irish Creme!

13)What do you think of women in the past and women now?

I think modern women have a lot to learn from certain women in the past. They need to learn to love and appreciate men for the amazing being they are. Of course there are bad men out there, but there are many good ones too. Women today are too cynical and outright aggressive in their dealings with men. Being a bitchy man hater is counterproductive to success. My grandmother, who raised me, was an inspector in the highest, most top secret level of national defense. She was the lone woman in an all male world and they had they highest respect for her because she had respect for herself and also for them. Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were two other prominent women from the past that were widely respected by men for the same reasons.

14) If you had the chance to do a shoot with anyone of your choice who would it be and why?

Iman!! I never tire of looking at photos of her! It is far more than just her stunning beauty, it is her regal presence and the powerful intelligence in her eyes. There will never be another like her.

15)What do you think of size zero models?

I think it is a disturbing, demeaning trend that has run it's course and needs to be replaced with an image that portrays a strong, fit, healthy, intelligent, empowered woman fully in control of her own destiny!

16 )Is there any agencies in Dominica if not how do you plan to show that Dominica has great models?

I am not aware of any modeling agencies on the island currently. I plan to show the world that Dominica has great models by achieving success!! Simple as that!!

17)Describe in your own words what true beauty is?

True beauty is self love and self knowledge without vanity. It is about knowing who you are and where you come from and fully embracing every aspect of that! 

18) What are some things some ladies do that makes you mad?

There are two main things that come to mind and they are intertwined with each other. Insecurity and jealousy. I am been happily married 23 years and one of the main reasons for our happiness is that we are both secure about ourselves and about our relationship. We TRUST each other. We both have friends of the opposite sex and that is very healthy. I do not like the fact that many women cannot appreciate another woman's beauty without feeling jealous and/or threatened. This jealousy is ALWAYS rooted in their own insecurity. 

19) If there was one thing you could change about the fashion world what would it be?

As I mentioned earlier, I'd like to see a more powerful and positive image of women and also of men. Personally, I am pretty tired of advertising images featuring too thin models that look sickly, spaced out and even miserable. I want the models from my agency to turn heads by glowing with an aura of health and physical strength and staring into the camera with pride, intelligence and (gasp) JOY!! 

20) Any last words to our blog readers?

The world's greatest Irish dancer, Michael Flatley once said something in an interview that I will never forget. He said: "If you can see your life's dream in your mind with pure clarity and in full color and you possess the courage to pursue that dream, it will become a reality".

21) Do you believe in the saying blondes have more fun?

Of course not!! I am after all a READHEAD!! Ha, ha....

Former Ms England Rachel Christie Speaks to the Fashion Police

1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those who are not familiar with you?

My name is Rachel Christie and I was crowned the 'First Black Miss England'.

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

three words thats best describe me is One ina Million!

3)What made you compete in the Miss England pageant?

I decided to compete in the Miss England competition because i was scouted for modelling quite a lot from a young age, and thought id just give it a go! I also had issues with my confidence, I wasn't confident growing up, so i just plucked up the courage to throw myself in front of hundreds of people half naked (in a bikini) and thought "what have i got to lose". it was a great experience over all and winning helped me with my confidence too.

4)Did you ever think one day you would be wearing the Miss England crown?

When i entered Miss England, there were so many girls who had been preened and pruned for the competition, and being an athlete i  was a girl who hardly ever wore makeup and was so in to sports, i had also been in a pretty bad car crash the day before and had a slight black eye and whiplash, so i didn't ever imagine i would ever be the winner of Miss England. When i won i was in complete shock!

5)What did you learn from being in the contest?

I wouldn't say i have learned anything from being in the competition, but it made me so proud of who I am, and I had a lot of encouragement and brilliant support from everyone especially the black community and that made me so happy. i've always believed in 'being yourself' because your true colours show sooner or later when you put on an act, and most of the girls were 'acting' and i suppose the judges could see straight through it.

6)What one thing cant you leave home without?

I cant ever leave home without....lip gloss! or just something to go on my lips, theres nothing worse than having dry lips, yuk! 

7)What would make the former Miss England running to the dance floor to shake her booty?

wow! theres so many songs im loving at the moment, and i love all types of genres of music, but the one that just makes me dance even if im in a mood has got to be Rihanna 'We Found Love' i love it!

8)What are your 3 fashion tips you live by?

My three fashion tips are..... 
1.If im showing my legs on a night out, I don't reveal too much on top
2.I always try to have a bit of individuality in my outfits
3.I love wearing heels and stilettos when i'm out they accentuate the legs and i like to embrace my height.

9)What advice would you have for aspiring ladies who would also love to compete in pageants? 

The advice I would give to ladies who aspire to compete in beauty pageants is to just go for it! i would also say even though it 'is' a competition to just have fun, if you get too serious and you think you've won it already it will spoil the experience (if its your first time) and if you don't win you'll not be happy! and as destiny child once said "if at first you don't succeed, pick yourself up and try again" go in to these competitions with individuality.

10) If you was given 2 tickets to attend any 2 other pageants which 2 would you go to and why?
If I was given 2 tickets to attend two other beauty pageants it would be...Miss Jamaica and Miss G.B 

11)What do you enjoy doing when your free?
I have a pretty busy schedule at the moment with training and looking after my baby! So in my free time i like to have 'me' time and that consists of beauty treatments, like having my nails or hair done or even just sitting down watching TV!

12)Are you single/married/relationship?

Yes I'm in a relationship and have been for nearly 3 years now.

13)Describe in your own words what true beauty is?

I think True beauty is an inner reflection of happiness.

14)What makes a man a real gentleman in your eyes?
A real gentleman is someone who respects women and never stops trying to show a girl how much she means to him, even after he's got her. 

15)If you was put into the kitchen to prepare a meal for the fashion police news reporters what meal what you prepare and why?

I would make you Jerk Chicken and rice! I make my Jerk marinade from scratch, I love West Indian food and I enjoy cooking it.  

16)If you was given the power to change the fashion world what would you change and why?

I wouldn't change anything about the fashion industry, but I would definitely put more black and asian girls on the runway and have a curvy range of models too, skinny girls aren't the only girls who wear clothes! 

17)What are your thought on size zero models and women with curves on the catwalks/bill boards?
I think that size zero models are uncomfortable to look at. Its ok to be slim and healthy, but to be size zero is unhealthy, its women who are pressurised in to being skinny and it has gone over board. when young girls watch fashion shows and see underweight women, they think that that must be beautiful if there on a catwalk, but its seriously unhealthy and dangerous. I think the fashion industry need to promote more women who are more curvy! 

18)If you was granted to do a photo shoot with 4 people of your choice from the uk who would you choose and why?

I would love to do a photo shoot with Naomi Campbell, because she is my idol in the fashion industry. I would also want to do a shoot with Jessica Ennis who's a heptathlete for Great Britain,Romeo from so-solid crew because even after like 9years! I still fancy him, and Catwalk Professor because he's just amazing!   

19)What perfume you love most?
I love 'Black Orchid' by Tom Ford 

20)If you had to attend a red carpet event and had to choose one designer to wear who would you choose and why?
Lorena Sarbu and Victoria Beckham there dresses are elegant and sexy.



Mr Guyana U.k 2010 winner speaks to the Police

1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?

Hello, I am Max Chung. I was the first male to win Mr Guyana and enter the mister world competition in 2010. I am now working as a fibre optic engineer and also training to become a police officer.

2)What word best describe you as a person?

I am known for my confidence, so the word that I think would best describe me is confident. 

3)Do you think your a true representation of a today's man?

I think I am as I am a person of my word and I'm hard working always looks after my partner who ever it may be and I'm very honest. 

4)Are you single/married/divorce/relationship?

Am happly seeing someone

5)What attracts you to someone?

The thing that attracts me the most to someone is their eyes, I have a real weakness for light blue eyes or green eyes makes my day  

6)When dancing with a girl what is one thing you hate?

Someone who pretends to not know what their doing when they damn right do......

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

Not going to lie I wouldn't be cooking as its not something I do sorry :) however I will order in some lovely italian food with a nice bottle of wine and take it from there. As for what I'll be wearing not much as I know it's all going to come off in the end ;) 

8)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake your booty?

The only music that would get me up from my seat with my beers is soca I love it.

9)Would you be turned off if a girl come on to you are you prefer to go after her?

Hell no it makes it a lot easier to start a conversation with them and hopefully they can keep one down.

10)What are 4 fashion tips you live by?

Ive only got one, wear what ever you feel comfortable in and youll have it look good otherwise there is no point.

11)What are 5 tips in your own words that are off putting by women?

I hate women who expect men to pay for everything all the time, don't like it when a lady swears loads, don't like girls that drinks and can't walk home as the end of the night and don't like girls who LIE as I'm good at what I do and always finds out. 

12)What do you think of the Fashion Police Blog

It's really good for the creator, established and up and coming models as its a good way of getting recognised.

13)If you was given 2 tickets to attend any 2 events in the uk which 2 would you attend? 

Anything to see keri hilson and the Red Bull extreme games.

14)If you had to walk the red carpet which designer would you want to wear?

Someone up and coming like me so we can all shine together.

15)If we was a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shock to see?

A fly catcher. 

16)If you had to do a photo shoot who 3 people would you invite with you?

keri hilson,
And Meagan Monique Good "arrr"

17)What do you think of kissing on the first date?

Depends who I'm on the date with, if it's goin good yes sure to try get her out again if not just hug and a good bye kiss on the cheek

18)How do you like your girls?skinny,are with curves?

Ohh I love my girls with curves

19)What is one thing you just cant leave home without?

My iPhone can't get through my day without it.

20)Any last words for our many blog readers?
Just be yourself's people live life and enjoy it as you and don't pretend to me something else as it will always come back and bite you in....... You know what I mean


Mrs Peterson Speaks to the Fashion Police in London

1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you.?

My name is Mrs Francelise A. Mauricia-Peterson and i am working currently with the Island Goverment of St Maarten as a Casino Controller.


2)What word best describe you as a person?

A Social Butterfly

3)What are 2 things you can never leave home without?

My glasses & My smile


4)What are your best assets?

My Family


5)Describe your fashion sense?

hmm what can i say i dress for the occassion,on a regular day its flip flops,jeans and matching tee's


6)What are a few things some women do that makes you say hmmmmmmm?

Expose their body parts to much to the world,we should dress to our age and also have respect for our body.


7)Are you single/married/relationship/divorce?

Happily Married


8)If you had to stay at home with your lover for valentine what would you cook and wear?

His speciality(secret) a nice piece from Victoria Secret(sshh)


9)What makes a man a real gentleman?

When he has respect for his lady no matter how bad life might be


10)Do you think your sexy if yes/no why?

Yes i surely am,Am unique and full of life & i define my clothing not the opposite.


11)What do you think of Fashion Police Blog?

Its the best ever,Love it with all my heart.


12)What was your reaction when the fashion police contacted you?

I was like wow,I'm alive,lol.


13)If you had the prepare a dinner for the Fashion Police Reporters what would you prepare?

starters(1)oyster soup (2) green salad (3)m.c. brocoli/garlic mash potatoes/Sirloin steak (4)vanilla ice cream with oreo on top.


14)If you got 1 ticket to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?

Hawaii , just love the tranquility


15)If we was a fly on your house wall what are some things we would be shock to see?

Me crying

16)What are a few things people may say about you that's not true that you would like to make clear here for the blog?

That i think i'm it,but yes i am,original and outspoken love it or hate it,aint gonna change for the world!!


17)Who are your 5 best friends you would ride and die for?

My mom,3 children,nephew


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

Caribbean Music,i love me some!!


19)What do you think is more nice a man in boxers.......a man in bikini briefs..... are a man in a


In Nothing at all.


20)Describe what true beauty is in your own words?

Good Heart,when u have a good and clean heart that is the most precious gift,the face hides what the heart feels!!!


21)What makes you really mad?

When i have to repeat myself to get something done,but now that's over with,i just do it myself.


22) What's the secret to a man heart in your words?

Food and good Loving


23)Which 3 men you admire most just on how they dress

Sorry dont have any


Ms Myrna Rombley is under Fashion Police investigation in London

1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?

1. My name is Myrna Rombley I do  finance administration.


2)What word best describe you?
2. I'm a mother to a very handsome 8 year old boy and a wife. I am a simple ordinary person handling what life brings me. I am a natural beauty. There is no one else quite like me. I am an original and distinctive design created for a special purpose everyday I'm learning what that exactly is.

3)What is one thing you just can't leave your house without?
3. My blackberry and my lip gloss.

4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman yes/no explaine?
4. Yes I think I am very much so. I am 40 years old and many people never want to believe me when I tell them that. I take very good care of my self. I have allot of respect for my self and others.

5)What do you enjoy doing when your free?
5. I enjoy talking with my girlfriends building up each other. Spending time with my family. Reading romance novels or self help books. Love taking pictures of my family and friends.

6)Who are your 5 best friends who you would ride and die for?
6. My husband, my sister, my cousins Maza and Sherma and my friend Joy.

7)Describe your fashion sense?
7.OHHHH LORDDDD since I made my son 8 years ago and my body changed I am still in the process of finding my fashion sense where I'm comfortable. I try at times I look all put together and sometimes I have to change a hundred times till I feel it. There should be some where where women like me can go after they have children to help them get their style back.......

8)Are you married/single/divorce/relationship?
I am married to a very handsome intelligent man we are married for 3 years but are together for 11 years.

9)What is most attractive to you a man in boxers,bikini briefs are a man in a thong?

9. Am man in tight boxers ohhhhh so sexy....

10)What are a few thing men do that makes you mad name 3?
10. 1) Leaving the toilet seat up
      2) When they shave and leave the hair in the sink
      3) When they can't pick up after them selves drives me absolutely nuts

11)If you had to stay at home for valentines with your lover what would you cook and wear?
11. hmmmmmm I would cook a 4 course meal starting with a nice salad with butterfly shrimp, follow by a nice pumpkin soup with pan fried scallops and then coconut curry shrimp with pasta and for dessert me and cheese
I would wear a nice sexy dress with high heels.

12)What do you think about Fashion Police News Blog
12. I love it I love it I love it. It's very unique and informative. Am always looking forward for what's next.

13)What was your reaction when you was contacted by the fashion police?
13. I was totally scared but yet touched.

14)If you was given 2 tickets to travel to two places in the world where would you go and why?
14: I would go to St. Maarten cause I would love to see my family this year and New York cause I really want to go back there and shop till I drop.

15)What makes a man sexy in your eyes?
15: A kind hearted man. A man that gives his time and does special things to keep you wanting more.

16)If we was a fly on your bedroom wall what would we be shock to see?
16: hmmmmmm a lady on the street a ---------- between the sheets....LOL

17)If the Fashion Police was to have dinner at your house what would you cook?
17: What do you like?????? I can cook anything

18)What perfume are you now wearing as we speak?
18. Am wearing Guess

19)What are some things people say about you that is just not true that you would like to clear right here?
19 I really don't know.... what did you hear??????

20)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?
20: Zouk am there

21)What kind of swimsuit do you wear on the beach bikini are one piece?
21: I wear tankini ... yes I do

22)What is your best assets?
22 my best assets are my lips and eyes.....

23)What's your best dance move?
23 sexy zouk

24)Any last words for our blog readers all over the world?
24: Let us just enjoy life, and make the best of what ever time we have left on this earth. Always be kind and considerate with others. Remember everyone have a story to tell. Respect that.

Fashion Police on duty