I had a fantastic time Saturday at TVPC and Sunday on my photo shoot.
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
Thank you for the experience and I look forward to the work that is to come.
Lori Anne Luera
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
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.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
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
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
The 2010 Miss Houston Prom Queen Contest!
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Be sure to include a photo, the high school you attend, date of your prom, age & phone number
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THE PAGE PARKES HOUSTON BLOG (HERE!) ON APRIL 26, 2010!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
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!