Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Testimonial from Television & Print Camper: Lori Anne Luera

Good afternoon!

I had a fantastic time Saturday at TVPC and Sunday on my photo shoot.

The staff on both days were so professional, upbeat, and informative. I would like to give recognition to four people in particular.

Wendy Martin presented herself on Saturday morning to a tried group of children, teens, and adults with radiance and energy that quickly caught the attention of the room. Skin care is not an interesting subject for everyone, however every person in the room was genuinely paying attention and learning from her. Wendy presented the cosmetic products with precise knowledge of the product lines, the individual products, application techniques, and the importance of cleaning brushes and changing sponges. I can attest that even the teenage boys walked out knowing how to choose their concealer and powder and apply them appropriately. On Sunday I was very pleased that Wendy was at the studio to apply my makeup and style my hair. I have never felt as beautiful as I did that day. Wendy explained to me exactly what she was doing with the makeup, asked for input for my hair, and asked if I liked what she had done. I was never made to feel that she was the expert (and she is) and I was to sit and be quiet. Wendy was also very good with the children. They appeared to enjoy their time with her.

Mandi Friestad surprised me with her wardrobe selection. I was very pleased with the wardrobe that was pulled. Armed with only my measurements and possibly my hair and eye colors, Mandi managed to put together clothing that not only suited my body type, but also complemented my figure and the colors made my features pop. I observed each person that she had dressed and if it were not for being with them at Select Studios, I would have thought the parents had chosen the perfect outfits for their children and the other adult woman looked as if she had spent time shopping for herself. Mandi was patient with the children and worked well with everyone. She did well incorporating the wardrobe she had pulled with the clothing others had brought along with them.

Arthur Garcia was great to work with. He was happy and upbeat, and gave instruction to me when needed. I was very aware that he had worked with seasoned models, yet I felt at ease and never inferior. I enjoyed watching him interact with the children and bring out their laughter when otherwise they would have had blank expressions on their little faces. Arthur was good to pay compliments while photographing me, which as you know is not only nice to hear but also encouraging.

Eric Jackson from Blue Mambo was great. I have been on the search for a trustworthy and knowledgeable stylist. I have found that in Eric. I was nervous as to what he was going to do with my hair on Friday, but was quickly put at ease by his disposition. He knew what would look best for my hair and how to manage my texture. I referred a colleague and friend to Blue Mambo, and the word is quickly spreading around my office.

Although Sunday was a busy day for everyone involved, I never felt rushed, pushed, or herded. Any and all questions were answered with smiles and understanding. Photopsing was easy because I knew I looked flawless from head to toe, and I did not have to think of anything other than enjoying myself in front of the camera. I am glad that I had the chance to see children being prepped and photographed. I myself am a parent of a child that is almost 11. I know exactly how trying children can be. Never once did I see one of the children look fearful of who they were working with, or seem scared to approach any adult. Each child was treated with respect and patience. I would trust my daughter to be in the hands of the staff. I cannot tell you enough how much I enjoyed my experience and I encourage anyone who is interested in entering this industry to seek out the guidance offered by the staff of Page Parkes. It is an educational experience and truly sets the standards for what one should expect.

Thank you for the experience and I look forward to the work that is to come.


Lori Anne Luera

Simon Fashion Now: Houston

Page Parkes Models will walk the runways for the Simon Fashion Now shows April 9th & 10th. All shows are open to the public, so be sure to catch them!

Friday, April 9: Shows at 6 & 7 pm
Saturday, April 10: Show at 2, 3, 4 & 5 pm

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Update on Mother's Milk Premiere!

Mother’s Milk starring Page Parkes Talent Nicole O'Brian, will premiere at WorldFest Houston International Film Festival on Sunday, April 18, 2010 at

3:00 p.m. at the AMC Dunvale Theatre. The short will be part of Program 12.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking here.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Here Comes the Bride...

Tricia Rollo, former Page Parkes Model Camper, ties the knot in Tribeza!

Ashlee Disney's Test Shoot with Fashion Photographer Arthur Garcia

March 2010 Shoot!

Jourdana Phillips in Women's Wear Daily!

Catch Jourdana in the March 23 issue of Women's Wear Daily in a feature on new designers. She is wearing up-and-coming designer Blaise Kavanagh and looks absolutely stunning!


Check Out the Page Parkes Management New Faces!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Sofia Maneth in LA!

Page Parkes talent Sofia Maneth in LA
during Pilot Season with the Osbrink Agency!

PP Talent Tommy Townsend on FOX!

Page Parkes Talent Actor Tommy Townsend has been cast in the FOX pilot MIDLAND, directed by Marc Webb. The new drama series, currently shooting in Dallas, TX, stars Oscar winner Jon Voight and David Keith. It follows a con artist juggling his complicated double life, between two Texas cities and two women. Way to go Tommy!!!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Page Parkes Model, Brenda Arens, on ANTM!

Page Parkes model, Brenda Arens, made the semi-finalist list on America's Next Top Model and is vying her way to the top! Check out some of this footage below! BTW, Page Parkes is not the "evil" agency, we are soooo rooting for our hometown model!

Katherine Hodge Shoots Test With Kevin Sinclair in NY!

Katherine just got back from NY meeting with agents and shooting!

Here's the results of her latest test with noted photographer Kevin Sinclair who has shot for every top model under the sun and for high profile clients like Marie Claire.

Fashion runs thick in this family. Brother Bo Hodge is a rising star over at DNA Models! We're guessing their parents are proud of the beautiful duo.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Calling All Houston High School Girls!

H. Harloquin & Page Parkes
The 2010 Miss Houston Prom Queen Contest!

Contest is open to all high school girls in Houston.
All submissions will be reviewed & the finalists chosen
will participate in the final event fashion show
on April 23, 2010, 7:30 pm at H. Harloquin
located in Galleria III (713 552 9440)

Miss Houston USA will also be making an appearance
and signing autographs, don’t miss this photo-op!

The lucky girl named Prom Queen will be
awarded with a special Prom Package which includes:
Makeup for Prom by Makeup Artist: Jessica Broussard
A corsage & boutonniere for Prom from Flowers by Nino
A dinner for the Prom Queen & Her Date at Avalon Diner
Jewelry from H. Harloquin
If the winner’s prom has already passed,
she will receive a scholarship to the
Page Parkes Center of Modeling & Acting

The 2010 Miss HoustonProm Queen Contest will also be offering
discounts at H. Harloquin for those who donate to

The Cinderella Project Prom Drive.

Donate your old prom dress during the final event and receive

$20 off your purchase of a new dress, $10 off a cocktail dress,

and $5 off jewelry or a pair of shoes!

PLEASE EMAIL ALL SUBMISSIONS TO: Be sure to include a photo, the high school you attend, date of your prom, age & phone number


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Page Parkes Talent Erica Worzel Update!

Check out Page Parkes Talent, Erica Worzel, in New York with Ann Curry of the Today Show!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Page Parkes Grad Alexis Bledel in People Mag!

Check out Alexis in Style Watch on People Magazine's March 8th issue! Her look is definitely fashionable and affordable!
Steal this Page Parkes Grad's look: check out

Ashlee Disney Shoots Tribeza!

One of PPM's top discoveries, Ashlee Disney, is on the cover and featured in the new
Tribeza magazine based out of Austin.

The fun, sexy shoot was helmed by photographer Steve Visneau.

Ashlee signed with Trump Models last year after meeting with all the top agencies in New York! She's shooting straight to the top!