Wednesday, 29 May 2013

"Crown Magnet"...Ms Aishira Cicilia Speaks To The Fashion Police In London Town

Ms Aishira Cicilia
1)Please tell us who you are for those not familiar with you?
My name is Aishira Cicilia. I recently returned from the Netherlands to my beautiful island, St. Maarten. Law graduate, Policy worker, born Bachanalist (loves carnival :D), with talent and passion for pageantry that has grown over the years and someone who loves to get involved in community activities.

2)What 3 words best describe you as a person?
Hmm.. Loyal, passionate and open minded.

3)Do you think you’re a true representation of a today's woman if yes no why?
I believe women can and should run the world! (haha) I believe today’s women uses her talents, knowledge and experience to empower herself and the people around her. I try my best to be that kind of woman.
4)Describe your fashion sense?
Hmmm, oddly enough Fashion police, I really just go with how I’m feeling. I don’t put too much thought into fashion, but I do like unique things. The European style has rubbed off on me quite a bit I must say. And I love fashion jewelry! lol

5)Tell us all about the pageants you have participated in?
Teen carnival queen 2003à Queen.
Antillean queen 2003à Queen
Senior carnival queen 2004àQueen and I won my very first car!!
Jaycees Caribbean pageant in Antigua 2004à I placed 3rd runner up.
Miss Sunset Bikini contest 2010à ‘Queen’ and I won my second car!
Rotterdam Summer Carnival Queen in the Netherlandsà 2nd runner up.

6)What are your secrets to winning?
 In every segment I try to bring out my personality the best I can, find a balance between entertainment and the message I want to convey and practice, practice practice. Oh and I have a dream team behind me, they have thought me all the tricks in the trade.

7)If you was giving 2 tickets to fly anywhere in the world where would you fly to and why?
I would definitely take a flight to visit OPRAH while she is having Maya Angelou, Tyler Perry and Beyonce over. Because if you want to talk about today’s women and movers in the world, those are the people! Secondly I’ll take a much anticipated trip to England! Unfortunately I did not get to visit England while living in the Netherlands, but I’d want Fashion police to take me to the hot stops and shops ;)

8)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
I would wear one of my aunt Sheila Sorton’s designs. She is hands down St.Maarten’s best eveningwear designer. Always a couple years ahead when it comes to her designs!

9)How did you use to prepare for your past pageants?
First think about what I want to do/portray. Then sit with my dream team and then we work our magic (question 6). I have to big up my dream team, each has contributed to one of more of my pageants and help form the woman I am today. My aunt Sheila Sorton, Bevil Byam, Garfield Young, Glenis Thomas, my grandma and family and friends for being my best critics and supporters.

10)What are a few things you see contestants doing on stage that is so wrong?
When contestants come out of character. You can’t suddenly become a professional dancer or musician after a few weeks of serious training. Use your natural talents. Another thing you can immediately tell Is when they haven’t seriously put thought and practice into their segments.
Or when they enter the pageant for other reasons then inner self-enrichment, those are the ones that get demotivated and give up quickly.

11)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
Fashion Police News Blog is great! I enjoy reading the interviews of fellow St. Maarteners and other interesting people in the industry.

13)If you had the power to change the pageant world what would you change and why?
The fact that the pageant world seems to be a reflection of the fashion industry when it comes to height and fashion. Pageants should be more about substance!

14)What have you learnt from competing in all these pageants?
WOW so many things! That women are beautiful, talented and patriotic, especially on the inside. Most importantly for me, these pageants have brought me out of my shell, I’ve learnt that I have something to say and people listen when I speak.

15)Our question to you is why is it that when our local queens go out to represent the island 97%of the time they don't place nor win what do you think we can do to improve on this?
It’s a combination of financing, support and the candidate herself. My dynamic team (Lysette, Fabiana and Melisa ) together with the St.Maarten Carnival Foundation hope to make a change in that. I see a few crowns in our future!!

16)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
We have grown to be more like soul sisters! These 4 ladies have my back no matter what and I learn from their strength, motivation, determination, failure, success and the way they carry it all with class. Everonique, Nerissa, Wilmina and Nadine absolutely love them!

17)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake that booty?
Soca and dancehall! Did I tell you I’m a bachanalist?! hahaha
18)What are 4 things men do that makes you mad?
Not contribute in the upbringing of their kids. Being lazy, unambitious, lies and cheat.
19)What's the worse chat up line you  ever heard from a guy?
I really tune out after I hear: hey gyal, psst or come hear nuh.. I don’t wait for the line lol.
20)If the Fashion Police was to have dinner at your home what would you prepare them?
I would cook my favorite porkchop! Anyway you like it!
21)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shocked to see?
That I’m basically ‘living’ out of my suitcases. Waiting for my boxes to arrive any day now LOL.

22)What advice do you have for young ladies looking to enter pageants?
Having done pageants, being a chaperon and now co-pageant coordinator I see how ladies grow from the experience. If you are thinking about it, do it! It’s hardwork but I promise win or lose it’s worth it in the end.

23)What do you love doing in your free time?
If I’m not dancing, I’m playing football, involved in a pageant somehow, reading a book or watching one of my favorite TV shows.

24)Who are your role models and why?
My grandma, mom, best friends. I admire and look up to different women for different things.

25)Any last words for our many blog readers worldwide?
Fashion police readers, Thank you for reading my interview. I envision your someone with or working on your goals and ambitions. Keep at it, every setback is a set up for a better comeback!

Sunday, 26 May 2013

General Manager To Bershka Oxford Circus Emese Ferenczy Speaks To The Fashion Police In London Town

General Manager to Bershka Oxford Street Ms Emese Ferenczy
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
Hello Fashion Police:-) my name is Emese, and i'm the store manager for Bershka at Oxford street.I'm working with the company over 8 years now....I started here as a sales assistant in 2005 when the first Bershka opened in London.
Actually this was my first job, and at the moment the last:-)
Emese strikes a pose with her husband
2)What 3 words best describe you as a person?
realible,organized and i also feel, i'm a very lucky person.
3)Describe your Fashion Sense?'really's a kind of mixed.After 8 years in Bershka, where you have to wear only the company clothes 5 days a week, not easy to tell. (Imagine how much clothes i have from Bershka:-))But i like to look feminine, even if I go to the gym:-)
And I feel I like to dress comfortable even if I go out.I think this is very important.If you feel comfortable what you wear,- ( doesn't mean it can't be sexy) -you will feel more confident. (For example, I wouldn't wear a very high platform shoes, just because it's fashion, and after an hour ,walk like an ostrich,or bare foot , like many girls do.
4)Do you think your a true representation of a today's woman if yes/no why? would you describe the today's women?! Honestly, I don't really know.
Most of my friends, and schoolmates are mothers already, and I just got married about 3 month ago. And to be honest I still feel I'm a child to have babys:-)...and actually I'm really not!!!:-(
I feel I can stand on my own feet. In my career what  I achived so far, I did it on my own.
5)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
I think I would chose Valentino or Anthony Vacarrello(i loved JLo's look recently in his dress) .But nowadays I really like Michael Kors.
6)Tell us all about your role as a manager for and how you manage your timing with your personal life?
I have about 45 people to manage, and also thousands of customers every day.But I feel i have a very good team now, which make my work easyer.
Use to i did so much overtime.I went earlyer to work, and stayed hours longer to get things done.But since i found the love of my life:-), i want to spend with him as much time as possible.I know that work is important, but you can't forget the people around you. I don't like to bring work  home.If I'm off, I want to be 100% off, and concentrate on other things.
What I always say, you will know how good manager you are, when you are not in the store. If it's runs without you smoothly, you will know you have a well trained team, and you will have even less to do:-)
7)What makes a good worker at your store?
Good image, friendly look,realible, energetic, and independent. I like when someone knows what he/she has to do without me saying it.
Mr/Ms Ferenczy makes amazing models as well
8)What are 4 things men do that makes you mad?
Hmm, i really have to think...I would say I don't like when they can't make decisions, and they ask you "where do you want to go, what would you like to do, we can do what you want"I like when they use their imagination and surprise me.
I don't like if they love themselves, and talking about themselves too much, and If they spend more time in the bathroom than I do.
If they are leaving their dirty things around the house.
Thanks God my husband only do the last one:-) But I always think, I shouldn' be mad at him leaving his dirty socks everywhere, as I know I would miss it if I wouldn't have him anymore...
9)If you was given 2 tickets to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?
Definitely Seychelles! That's my dream right now, and actually i'm already looking the travel websites:-) I 'm planning my honeymoon there.
10)If the Fashion Police was to have dinner at your home what would you prepare them?
I think i would do some kind of soup (i started to try to cook some recently) and than i would ask my husband to do my favourite chiken with honey-garlic-and camambert:-) would love it as well:-)
11)When not running your busy store on oxford street what do you enjoy doing when your free?
Travel!!! If i have minimum 3 days off together, i never stay at home.I book a cheap trip somewhere in Europe. Also on my holidays, I never stay in the country. I love to see other parts of the World.We live once, and I think it's a good thing to know and see how is the life in the other side of the world. This experience what never nobody can take away from me.
On my days off i just rest,and usually going to my pole dance class:-).sometimes  we go out to have a dinner, or cinema with friends.But nothing special.
12)What advice do you have for anyone looking to walk into your footsteps?
Work hard, to listen the others (important to have good people skills)and be patient...Some people running away from really good opportunities because they can't wait.
13)What perfume are you wearing as we speak?
14)Where do you see yourself in 7 years time?
I hope I will be a mother of two:-) I can see myself working in our headoffice. If I could chose preferably in the recruitment center, or as an Hr manager. But definitely after 7 years I would need to slow down....
15)What music would have you running on the dance floor to shake your booty?
When I'm out I like the songs what is on the charts.You know, the popular ones, what everyone knows.  Or I like the 80's 90's partys as well. That can be so funny.
16) Describe what true beauty is in your own words?
True beauty definitely starts from inside.You can be the most beautiful person outside,but have a horrible, or boring personality.That can completely destroy the outer beauty.
17)Plus size women can they also shop at your store if not what is being done to change that?
Use to we only went up to Large, and size 12.But now we have size Xl, and size 16. 
18)What are you thoughts on plus size models?
We need them for sure! Huge part of the population are oversized, so actually that's reality. What's really not normal in my opinion the size 0 models. Why the fashion world think they can advertise clothes better than the bigger sizes? I just don't understand. So unrealistic.
19)Tell us briefly about the indetex company which you work for?
It's actually the number 1 retailer of the World It' also own the brands like Zara , Pull and Bear, Massimo Dutti , Stradivariud, Oysho, Uterque.
Bershka is 15years old now, and has 885 stores in 64 countries around the world.
20)What makes you most happy about your job?
That I know what I'm doing at work.
And my staff. It' much easyer to work in a good and happy atmosphere.
21)If the Fashion Police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be so shocked to see?
Omg...., i think you expecting me to say something crazy.....but unfortunately I won't....... I just fell asleep sooooo quickly. Every night we watch series, but me I usually fall asleep at the "what's happened in the previous episode"part:-) So really, you would see me sleeping...,
22)What would you say is your best assets?
I would say my height.I like to be tall, I like my long legs:-)
23)Any Last words for our many blog readers world
Well, I would like to say something to You Catwalk Professor:-)
Thanks for this opportunity, I feel really honored that you interviewed me. Honestly, I was really surprised when u asked me. Thank You!
"Now let me see you walk":-)

Monday, 20 May 2013

Ms Teen Queen 2013 Jeanille Gibs Speaks To The Fashion Police In London Town

Ms Teen Queen 2013 Jeanille Gibs(St.Maarten)
I am 16 year old Jeanille Gibs your 2013\2014 Miss Teen Carnival Queen. Attending the Milton Peter's College. I am a dancer and young dance instructer who portrays her art through dance. I also model and play softball.

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

Independent, Intelligent and determined.

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

Yes I do for one not only did I won the Teen carnival queen pageant but I play a positive role in my life by being a outstanding student in school, participating in various positive activities, helping others,I present myself in a well mannered way and I must say no one is perfect but that doesn't mean ill stop trying to be the best I can be.

4)Why have you decided to compete in the Carnival Teen Pageant 2013?

I decided to join the 2013 Teen Carnival Queen Pageant because I believe that it could open many opportunities and strengthen my performing skills.

5)After your first meet with all the contestants did you know you was going to win?

I always have confidence in myself but I do not under estimate anyone. All my contestant are very beautiful and special in their own way. 

6)What do you think won the hearts of the judges to make you the winner?

I Believe it was my confidence. In every segment I did my best and put my heart on the stage, especially in my Evening wear and Culture wear segment.

7)What are 4 things teens do that makes you mad?

The way some young ladies and young men carry themselves,  the way some teens would sit and  gossip about someone or something instead of getting up and doing something about it or looking at themselves, Some teen would even try to find the easy way out of everything that they do and Their attitude towards keeping St.maarten clean.

8)Who was your chaperone tell us a little about her/him?

My chaperone was none other then Miss Angelique Romou. Angelique Romou is an educator by profession, she holds a bachelor's  degree in English and a Master's Degree in Educational Science and Technology. She is also the president of The St. Martin Promoting Young Ambassadors foundation, a foundation which aims to promote the youth of SXM in their God given talents. She is also the vice-president of the Safe Haven foundation, a foundation which offers shelter, counseling and rehabilitation for battered women and their children. She is also the host of "A BETTA PLACE" a TV program geared towards the empowerment of Families. She also hosts a radio program called "The Kids Place". She was also St. Martin's representative in the 2000 Ms. Universe pageant. Angelique is also a proud mother of 2 blessings from God as she calls them and as recent as 3 years ago entered the arena of politics with her goal being to empower the young, intelligent and outspoken St. Martin youngsters to strive for excellence and in order for them to be all that they can be it is her intention to make sure that the facilities in all aspects of the word are in place to guarantee such success. Angelique Romou is a young dedicated and inspirational Role Model for youngsters all around St. Maarten.

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

Oscar de la renta, Because he is  one of the best designers in the world ,his pieces are one of a kind and I adore his creativity.

10)Your eveningwear was so fab who design and made that beautiful gown?

Angelique Romou designed my lovely gown  and  Rosie Cassel         Made my gown.

11)Now that your reign has begun what next for you?

Right now I'm participating in various activities, helping out the youth, Up coming talents shows,  baking sales, the Schools. I also take part in the kids place on Radio  every week discussing about various topics and situation with other teens and finding solutions. I'm also planning on participating in other pageants. 

12)Tell us a little about your costume design by who?made by who and why you have chosen the costume you displayed on the night?

My costume was design by Miss Janice Phillips and made by Wallace Leonard. I chose this costume because my theme  was all about to pay homage to our Queen Beatrix who in her last visit to SXM asked the people to honor her wish which was for the people of SXM to preserve the hills, the trees and all of the natural environment of St. Maarten.  

13)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?

(Mother) Felicia Glue, (Father) Camille Gibs, (Cousin) Ginara Lammar and (Cousin) Shyenne Johnson 

14)What music would have you running on the dance floor ?

Beautiful people by: Chris brown

15)What advice do you have for other young ladies looking to enter a pageant?

My advice would be to stay focus, Practice as much as you can, Read the newspaper everyday, Always know what is going on around you, Gather your family and friends and always be prepare remember to have fun and with god you can do anything.

16)If you had the chance to change the pageantry world what is one think you would quickly change?

My opinion on what I would change is the criteria on some of the segments.

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

I think its a splendid idea, using the internet in a positive way to show everyone your skills and other talented young ladies.

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

Well I believe that it is not so much what I think about men who teach women to walk but I believe that women accept advice be it positive or negative from the male gender better therefore a male trainer, be it for exercise or in this case walking, will yield better results. 

19)What are your 4 secret tips to winning a crown?

Always have Confidence in yourself, be determined, Be Prepared and be yourself by bringing  out your personality to the stage.

20)Are the contestants still staying in contact with each other since the official nite?

Most of the contestants attend the same school including me and we all stay in contact.

21)Where do you see yourself in 8 years time?

I would like to see myself as a Dance Instructer\Pageant trainer and air traffic controller in the future.

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

I would prepare a Home made Lasagna dish with a beverage of their choice.

Ms Teen Queen 2013 strikes a pose with her chaperone Ms Angelique Romou
23)What perfume do you love best?

Midnight breeze

24)Any last words for our many blog readers world wide?

You can truly reach your goals once you set your mind to it. Be determine and follow yours dreams for example like I did on winning this years teen carnival pageant.

Striking a pose after rehearsing with the award winning"Best Model Tainer"in the UK Catwalk Professor who is also a TV personality to ITV2 and MTV
25)What advice do you have for all teens out there?

My advice to all the teens out their is to strive for excellence, be the best you can be and remember that education is the key. 

Top Caribbean Model Tiffany Matthews Speaks To The Fashion Police In London Town

Top Caribbean Model Tiffany Matthews
1)Please tell us who you are and what you do for those not familiar with you?
I am 21 year old Tiffany M Matthews, Model/Actress in the entertainment industry I'm better known as Epiffany DareToBe Different Matthews. I have been a professional model for 5 years.

2)Which 2 words best describe you as a person?
I am indeed a Unique and Definitely Determined individual.

3)Describe your fashion sense?
I would say that my fashion / style should be described as way out the box or in colloquial terms "on another level" .... Trendy, classy, funky, fresh, and fierce.

4)There are many other models like you out there what makes you different from all the rest?
Comparing myself to others is a definite no no in my book, however Tiffany is the shy sweet girl while my alter ego Epiffany turns it up a million notches, she's Bold,she's Fierce, she runs her own race and she has no desire to play the game of being better than anyone in any way shape or form, she strives to improve and be better than she was the day before. Lets just say she is fully determined to succeed.
5)What makes a good model?
 A good model has to be marketable, driven and willing step out of his or her comfort zone.
He/She also has to possess a pleasant personality that would appeal to their clientele.
6)If you was to walk the red carpet which designer would you wear and why?
Walking the red carpet would be an Honor and I would definitely arrive in a Sexy /Classy ensemble created by Jacqueline Simeon, Of Jacuqie's Melange  From St. Martin.......... Mainly because her designs are heart throbbing and they speak very highly of the sophisticated woman, also our Caribbean people are extremely talented and its time the world  witness our splendor.
7)What would you say is your best asset?
My most valuable asset is indeed my Mind. Before any step is taken in my life it's given great thought. I think that models should give more thought to their actions when in an industry as complicated as this one.
8)Tell us all about how you started to this very date?
 My arrival in the industry wasn't planned at all, I was discovered by 2 photographers Keiroy Robinson Brown and Lawrence Stott of Anguilla who both saw potential in me after taking a few random photos one day, after which we did a photo shoot that went viral and sparked my Career. To Date I have worked with Various Photographers across the Caribbean, participated in fashion shows, modeling competitions and I am currently working on taking my Career to the next level ,beyond the Caribbean.
9)Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
 In 5 years I'd hope to be in school or a college grad. As I said previously my mind is the most important asset I own and improving my knowledge is very vital to my life. Education is indeed the key to success and I want nothing more than to be successful.
10)What do you think of the Fashion Police News Blog?
Personally I think the Fashion Police Blog is irresistibly REFRESHING! The information is always new and exciting. It show cases talent and beauty worldwide while promoting Caribbean Exposure which I think is  wonderful for people like myself striving to make it in the international modeling industry.
11)If you was given 2 tickets to fly any where in the world where would you go and why?
 I would go to Paris and Los Angeles as these are great cities for model exposure.
12)Who are your 4 best friends you would ride and die for?
My grandma, my mommy, Kym W. and Christopher Hodge as they would do the same for me.
13)What do you think of men who teaches women how to walk?
I love the idea because its not something I usually see and it also shows me that there is no limit to what any individual can do or teach and it is inspirational.
14)What is the worse chat up line you ever heard from a guy?
 I have heard them all and then some but the worst would have to be "you're the straw to my berry, you're the peanut butter to my jelly, baby if it does'nt have rims, then it's not a completed car...all im trying to say is.... i forever wanna be where you are" - I wish these guys would grow up, it's a tad bit ridiculous.
15)When not working what do you enjoy doing when your free?
My free time consists of reading, traveling, dancing and doing makeup as all 4 have become an obsession of mine.
16)What advice do you have for any lady loooking to walk into your footsteps?
Follow your heart and not others... I don't consider myself as a role model however I know of many people who do look up to me and I'm quite fond of it. But the advice I'd give to someone with dreams, aspirations or goals such as mine would definitely consist of being yourself, being marketable, being confident, being determined, turning all negative experiences into positive lessons, and most importantly ensure that you're work is Consistent and Captivating that way your followers / fans will be so intrigued and wanting more..
17)What are 4 things women do that gets you mad?
1. Bashing guys without knowing them or even giving them a chance.
2. Talking other people's business.
3. Being untidy
4. Taking their heels off in the club to be bare footed (disgusting)
18)How can someone from the other side of the world learn more about you?
The ultimate media tools to date would be Facebook,Instagram and Twitter @iAmEpiffany. Here are my social media url - Facebook  : and
Twitter and Instagram @iAmEpiffany
19)What music would have you running to the dance floor to shake your booty?
 I'm definitely a Soca and Dancehall junkie.
20)If the fashion police was to be a fly on your bedroom wall what would they be shocked to see?
 They would be shocked to see how obsessed I am with Shoes, Makeup and Sponge Bob.... by the way did I mention Sponge Bob????
21)What are some things people may say about you that is not true that you would love to address here?
Firstly, I'm not a stuck up individual I do take pride in my look however I am extremely approachable.
Secondly, I'd like the public to understand that my personal Life is off limits... Whether it be relationships or friendships my personal life and career are completely separate.
Thirdly, when it comes to rumors, kindly ask me what you need to know, id like to think That id serve as the best source to answer any questions whatsoever when it comes to my life or alleged actions.

22)Any last words for our many blog readers world wide?
 Growing up I have always been the black sheep, picked on and always overlooked, after finding my way into the modeling industry, i gained self confidence and modeling became my passion. All my negative experiences have turned into positive lessons which has caused me to perfect my craft and Strive for excellence.. My hardships and trials led to the birth of "Epiffany Dare To Be different Matthews." Epiffany is a sudden epic perception or incite of something / a revelation. Epiffany is my alter ego- she is the strong, confident and bold side of me that evolved after I launched my Career. I urge everyone to find their inner Epiffany's and strive for what matters most in your lives and fill all empty voids. We only live once!
23)What perfume are you wearing as we speak?
  I am currently wearing an exclusive scent not yet released its called "Epiffany" by CaribbeanGlamour Owned by Kimberly Sashe Ward. I currently have an eye Color and nail polish Color under her label and the perfume will be launching this year so please look out for it.