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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Karina Junker: The New Voice of The Special Olympics!

Congrats to our talent Karina Junker for landing the coveted role as the voice of The Special Olympics! We caught up with her to get the inside scoop. Amazing to see how hard work and dedication can make your dreams come true!






1. What was the experience like?
It was wonderful! I'm so glad to be affiliated with such a beautiful organization. I'm very grateful to everyone at Special Olympics for selecting me to be the voice of their campaign.
2. How did this amazing opportunity come about?
I was actually in Miami for Miami Music Week when I got the email from the producer at LatinWorks. I had worked with LatinWorks on two other occasions. They were interested in hearing my audition for this, so I went to the studio in Miami to record them. LatinWorks contacted me a week later to let me know the creatives were very happy with my auditions and that I had been selected for the job. I was overjoyed!

3. How has Los Angeles been for you?
LA has been phenomenal. I lived there from 2002 to 2003, but then got accepted to Columbia University in NYC, so I left. I never thought I'd be back, but after a meeting with my agents at Page Parkes in 2010 it was very clear I had to return to have opportunities I wouldn't have in NYC. 
Los Angeles has made my career blossom these past three years. I've had quite a few accomplishments; I work relentlessly towards my goals.  Nothing has fallen on my lap -- I hustle 24/7. I definitely think that's an essential part of my success. I also meditate every day and do creative visualization. 

4. How has Page Parkes helped you on this journey?
Page Parkes has been instrumental. I will always be grateful to my first agent there, Michelle Sanchez. She opened the door for me five years ago. I absolutely love everyone there, it's like I have another family, they have my back. 
It's VITAL to have a great working relationship with your agents. You have to remember that your agent could represent you for one year or your whole lifetime... if you're fabulous. 😉
They helped me in setting up meetings with potential agents in LA back in 2011 and I signed with Reign, my commercial agency, because of them. Love you guys! ❤️

Friday, April 25, 2014

Susanne Osborne in People Magazine!

Spotted: Gorgeous Page Parkes Dallas talent Susanne Osborne in this month's issue of People Magazine on Page 122! Congrats Susanne, you look amazing and definitely a real beauty!


Thursday, April 24, 2014

David Peck: Invest in the Dress


We love our girl Marissa McPhaul for David Peck's latest ad campaigns! David is focusing on beautifully tailored and classic pieces that can easily transcend from day to night. To shop the looks, check out the Sorrento dress and the Zeebo dress on his website now!


Here's a recent peek in David's studio/showroom! If you haven't been, stop by and check out his beautiful garments!

Monday, April 21, 2014

#ModelMonday: Jason Bergstrom

Our #ModelMonday goes out to Jason Bergstrom! This down to earth, yet extreme athlete is represented by Page Parkes Houston and Dallas. He has recently been spotted on the this month's cover of 002 Magazine and on the runway of West Ave's Fashion Show. Let's get to know our rising star a little bit better!


1. How were you scouted and why Page Parkes?
I did a commercial for the Houstonian Club with Lisa Malosky.  Lisa, a friend of Page, sent over my video and I got an opportunity to work for Page Parkes. 



2. Tell us a little bit about yourself, I hear you are an AMAZING swimmer!
I like to have fun (ask anyone who’s seen me on the dance floor), I love learning, I read a lot, I love to help others do things they haven’t done before, I enjoy being with friends and family, I have a natural ambition to succeed in all areas of my life, I like leading others and look forward to becoming a role model on a bigger stage. As for swimming, I was a 6-time All-American swimmer at Texas A&M, current school record holder in 3 events, and was off and on for training for the 2012/2016 Olympic Trials. I love the sport of swimming! I’ve had my peace with my personal swim aspirations and continue to help others achieve their personal swim goals through coaching. 


3. Have you faced any major challenges in your life? If so, do tell how you overcame them!
I’ve faced many challenges in life and I continue to find new challenges. Life is full of challenges! I have overcome challenges by keeping a willingness to succeed, courage to face anything, and ability to let things happen as they are supposed to. Things don’t always turn out like I want them to. I’ve learned its how I pick myself up from a loss that builds my true character. 

4. What are your future goals?
I want to book a national campaign with a top designer by the end of 2014, I want to work in multiple markets (LA, NY, Miami, Milan, Paris) after Agent Review in May 2014, I want to start working on my acting skills and step into acting (I always thought I’d play a good boyfriend in a Taylor Swift music video), and inspire others to do what makes them come alive in the process! 

Photo by Zackery Michael

5. What's on your iPod right now?
I’ve been into the Arctic Monkey’s recently. Good vibes! Fun to listen to just about anywhere.

6. What inspires you everyday?
People with courage who do what makes them come alive! We only get one life so I want to live it to the fullest!

Jason wearing a look from Q Clothier & Rye 51 and showcasing an apron from Stash Co. (Photos courtesy of Houstonia.com)

7. Who would you love modeling, walking, or working for?
Too many to choose!!! Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Tom Ford, John Varvatos, Lacoste, Saint Laurent, Burberry, J. Crew, Nike and Tommy Hilfiger.

8. Any tips you can give guys trying to make it in this business?
Be patient with your self! Trust your agents! Don’t take casting personal! Stay in shape and have fun!

Thanks so much Jason and we cannot wait to see more of you on the runway!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Kendra Scott's Marrakech Collection

How gorgeous do our girls Tori Chalmers and Allyson Cook look in Kendra Scott's latest summer campaign?! The Marrakech collection focuses on easy, vibrant statement pieces perfect for the traveling girl! Check out the rest of the Lookbook on their website!





Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Emily Matheny for Neiman Marcus!

After coming back from Australia, Emily Matheny was recently spotted working two Neiman Marcus events in San Francisco: a Fashion Show at the Fairmont Hotel and a Bentley event at a private 42 million dollar estate. Not only was she dripping in jewels and strutting in couture frocks, she had the honor of meeting the legendary Ken Downing (fashion director and senior vice president of Neiman Marcus)! Seriously, this girl is living every fashionista's dream! Way to represent Page Parkes all the way on the West coast!


Friday, April 11, 2014

River Oaks Country Club Tootsies Fashion Show

Yesterday at the River Oaks Country Club, Tootsies held a "Wild for Fashion" runway show featuring Spring looks in the most exotic and ferocious patterns. From snakeskin printed mini dresses to timeless leopard kaftans, this was one event that you did not want to miss. Lenny Matuszewski and Tamara Bonar did an amazing job producing and styling this show!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Page Parkes Models for Sanita Footwear!

Check out Ross Davidson, Jessica Norton, Nicole O'Brian, Brooke Pate, and Diana Gantchev on Sanita Footwear's recent ad campaign on their website! Sanita is known for making comfortable footwear, specifically clogs. They are also currently maintaining fashionable collections with global partnerships.

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

David Peck USA S/S 2014 Runway Show

If you missed out on David Peck's Spring/Summer 2014 runway show this season, no worries! We have your first look here!



How gorgeous were our girls Katelynn Denney, Alyssa Pasek, Winnie Omoleme, and Marissa McPhaul (who is actually the face of David's Look Book!) in the show? From the vibrant ponytails to his vivid custom prints, we already have events in mind where these outfits would be perfect for! Once again, another outstanding collection David!

Shop these new Spring looks on his website and follow his Instagram (@davidpeckusa) for new updates on his collection!

#TalentTuesday

We are super excited for our #TalentTuesday Drew Justice and his new project, Gortimer Gibbon's Life on Normal Street, a 13-episode series just picked up by Amazon Studios! The series portrays "the lives of three quirky, but lovable tweens who survive together in a surreal world of eccentric characters and strange happenings." Our rising star Drew plays starring role Ranger Bowen along with Gortimer (Sloan Morgan Siegel) and Mel (Ashley Boettcher). The show is created by David Anaxagoras and directed by Luke Matheny.

You can now watch the Pilot here on Amazon and read more on The Hollywood Reporter here




After playing Alfalfa on The Little Rascals Save the Day, Drew has been traveling back and forth to Los Angeles non-stop. His mom says he cannot wait to start filming his twelve episodes this summer. We definitely love hearing how passionate he is about his career, especially at such a young age! Watch out Hollywood, Drew Justice has arrived! Way to go Drew!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Jonathan Blake Fall/Winter 2014: A Walk on the Wild Side

Designer Jonathan Tinkle just showcased his Fall/Winter 2014 collection at an invitation-only fashion show at the Omni Hotel. We were totally blown away by the exotic skins, exquisite furs, and a fabulous wolf escorted by Miss Texas USA '13 Ali Nugent! All runway photos provided by Photographer Arthur Garcia of Select Studios.


Fashion Show Production provided by BlinC by Bambi Lynn
Jewelry provided by Valobra
Hair/Makeup provided by Urban Retreat
Emcee was Sharron Melton (KTRK-TV/ABC 13)

Under the Gunn: Almost at the End

Last night on Project Runway's Under the Gunn, the last four contestants battled it out in a Superhero challenge to win a coveted spot in the finale next week. For the challenge, the designers went to a comic book store where they met Cort Lane (Marvel's VP of Animation Development). From there, each chose a Marvel superhero that they were inspired by. The guest judge for this episode was Jaimie Alexander, who plays Lady Sif in Thor and Thor: The Dark World.

Read more to see the judges' final decision (spoilers ahead if you haven't seen it yet!).

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Bianca Linette Does Hair/Makeup for Lorde!

We are excited to finally announce Bianca's latest opportunity: assisting hair and makeup for singer-songwriter Lorde in Fashion Magazine!!! What an amazing and unforgettable experience!

1. What was it like working with one of the top artists this year and the team for Fashion Magazine?
 Working with Lorde and assisting Fashion Magazine was such an amazing experience! The production team was very sweet and the whole time we just had a blast!

2. What was the hair and makeup for the shoot?
The makeup look was just very soft, dewy and natural. The hair was very tossed and the style we were going for is the bed-head look. She actually loves how her hair is naturally!

3. How did the day go?
The day in general was very energetic. As soon as Lorde arrived, everyone just got in gear and did an amazing job! The styling, photographer, and location was too cool!



We are so proud of you Bianca and all of your accomplishments! Feel free to see more behind-the-scene photos and pictures of her work on Instagram (@biancalinettehmu)

Page Parkes & Small Business Magazine on MJWJ!

Page Parkes and her daughter Reagan stopped by the MJWJ talk radio station along with Steve Levine and Barbara Davis-Levine. What a fantastic show celebrating her front page cover of Small Business Today Magazine!

Suzie Ford for Tootsies Spring Trends!

Suzie Ford was recently spotted looking AMAZING in Tootsies' Spring campaign! From flirty frocks to sleek jumpsuits, this season's trends work perfectly for any occasion and style. Stay tuned for more looks from Tootsies!





Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Phenix for Status Magazine

We are loving this "East Meets West" editorial spread with our girl Phenix for Status Magazine!