Monthly Archives: January 2014

Featuring International Cover Model and Celebrity Anais Zanotti

Anais Zanotti is a Miami-based, French-Italian born and raised in St. Tropez, France. After relocating to the USA to learn English, Anais quickly became an internationally-known cover model.

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In just a little over a year, she has graced the covers of over 35 magazines that most models can only dream of. Not only that, but she has become an inspiration to many aspiring models worldwide.

Some of the magazines and publications that she has been featured in include: FHM, Maxim, Playboy, GQ, Cosmopolitan, People Magazine, Fighters Only, New York Post and  many more!

What’s really cool about Anais is that she is not just a pretty face. She is also an actress and stuntwoman with over 900 jumps under her belt. She’s just awesome!

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AVIVA: Have you always wanted to be a model or did you have other career aspirations when you were younger?
ANAIS ZANOTTI: When I was younger, I did not really think about modeling until I got close to 14. I was approached by a photographer while I was at the beach with my mom. He asked if he could do a few shots of me. It ended up being a few hours. It was my first time and I was a natural.

I discovered that I liked to pose. I never thought it could be my career one day. After that shoot, I went to a modeling agency with my mom and started to do teen work, in between school. I did not take my career seriously until I was 19 when I started to work in St. Tropez, France, at the beach and traveling in the winter to bigger cities like Paris, Lyon, Nice, Milano, and etc..

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AVIVA: What inspired you to become a model?
AZ: A few people inspire me. One of them was Brigitte Bardot, one of the first glamour models we had in France, she was a bombshell. There is also Monica Bellucci, Italian actress and model. and Cindy Crawford, who still inspires me.

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AVIVA: What do you feel is the best part about your job?
AZ: Traveling and meeting new people in the same field. Getting published all over the world is very cool too and being able to have a flexible schedule.

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AVIVA: What achievements in your career are you most proud of?
AZ: Really, so many things. I thought it was probably just a dream. I have been published in FHM France and Entrevue France, which was huge because it’s my own country. Also, I was stoked to have 4 pages in Entrevue. It’s a celebrity magazine. I’ve been in Playboy, which is very nice as well. Recently, I found myself in Cosmopolitan and People Magazine. That was pretty intimidating to me.

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AVIVA: What do you believe is the key to getting published in magazines (apart from your look)?
AZ: I think lots of magazines are looking for someone who has something different and can be interesting to the audience.

There are so many beautiful models, but I have something else, other than just being pretty. I am a stunt woman, I have over 950 skydives. I’ve jumped from airplanes and helicopters, and soon, a hot-air balloon 🙂 I have done a few stunts for TV and commercials.

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AVIVA: What piece of advice would you offer to an aspiring model who could be reading your interview?
AZ: I think if you believe in your dreams, they will come true. It’s very important to build a strong portfolio. First, get some nice head shots and body shots, so you can apply to a modeling agency to get more catalogue work and commercials. After that is done, you can start doing other types of shoots and being creative.

I think it’s very important to shoot with people who are very talented. Having a strong portfolio will get you more work quickly and they will not think of you as an amateur who shoots with just anybody.

After my shoot is done I always ask the photographers to send me a link on Smugmug or wherever I can see all images from our shoot. It’s very good because you learn about your poses, what to do better, what to avoid doing, your best poses, etc. When a photographer sends your shots, make sure they send them to you in Hi-Res without the watermarks, so you can use it to print for your portfolio or for publications.

Last thing, if you ever shoot nudes, it’s better to do it with a photographer that you know and trust. You want to be in control of your images and want to know where they are going to be seen.

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AVIVA: How long after you started modeling did it take before you got noticed by the editors of major publications?
AZ: It’s hard to say. When I was in France, all I did it was agency jobs. I had no clue that I could published myself. I was published through the agency. When I restarted my career here it took 6 months and I was doing small magazines and a lot of online blogs. After a year, I was getting covers and from that I started to grow quickly.

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AVIVA: Do you have any additional comments?
AZ: Big thanks to Model Mayhem who helped me come back into modeling. I met so many people through that modeling site.

You can check out Anais’ website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. 🙂

The photos published here have been submitted by Anais.

 

 

Featuring: BonnyWood.com

BonnyWood.com is a lingerie and accessories retailer with headquarters based in Tallinn, Estonia. They currently carry in stock over 700 different references (with different products, sizes and colours) and its keeps growing.

Their lingerie and accessories collections have been especially selected for their uniqueness, exclusivity and astonishing look. All their products are manufactured in the European Union, following the highest quality standards, both on materials, handling and packaging.

The BonnyWood.com team  strives to make sure their suppliers enforce a strict fair trade policy, so that along the design, production and distribution chain everyone plays an important, but fairly compensated role into bringing you each piece you choose from their online store.

If you do decide to buy anything at BonnyWood.com, take note of the fact that they offer FREE shipping worldwide via FedEx.

I especially think that their Renaissance collection has a lot of beautiful products that are worth featuring.

First, I really like the BonBon Renaissance Kimono. It’s absolutely stunning and very unique. Check out the photo below:

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The second piece that I like is BonBon Renaissance Knee-highs. They look super cool and would enhance any outfit. They will add some uniqueness to your style and make you stand out from the crowd.

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Happy shopping!! 🙂

Featuring: Clothing From Ariane Atlass

Ariane Atlass is an online store offering high quality clothing and fashion accessories made ​​in Montreal. Ariane’s designs are something that you can wear to make yourself feel special and stylish.

Ariane really focuses on producing a product that people will be proud to wear. Not only that, but she is also very passionate about developing an environmentally friendly and sustainable clothing line.

Ariane’s priorities include: promoting vertical integration and making sure that all activities involving creation and manufacturing take place in Montreal, thus ensuring the best quality control  as well as supporting the local economy.

The clothing is distributed mostly around North America to follow the concept of sustainability and pursue the idea that every mindful purchase makes a difference.

Check out two featured products here:

The first one is the hooded jumpsuit, called Naveen. The Naveen jumpsuit can be worn with its large hood casually draped around the neck or with the hood popped up for that urban chic look. See photo below: ARIANE ATLASS NAVEEN JUMPSUIT

The second is the Hooded Goddess Dress called Pygargue. It’s draped with kimono style sleeves with a generous cowl drape and a hood. This dress enhances the beauty of your curves.

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I believe these pieces look great and will definitely make you stand out from the crowd. Check it out!

Featuring: Pin-Up Darling Vintage Women’s Fashions and Sexy Dresses

Pin-up Darling was founded in 2011 as a style source and inspiration for fun, classy dames across the world who embrace their strength and femininity.

They have a huge variety of apparel, which includes: shoes, sexy dresses, tops, accessories, outerwear and more.

Pin-up Darling’s mischievous, yet angelic boutique collection is brought to you with one goal in mind: fusing timeless bombshell looks of the past, with sexy modern styles of today.

If you are looking for some unique fashions to add to your closet, then you should definitely check out their store. Their fabulous style is derived from the iconic pin-up girls of the 1940’s and 50’s and their irresistible, almost indefinable charm.

The greatest thing about vintage clothing is that it’s not the same cookie-cutter stuff that everyone owns now. You have a chance to be in charge of your own style and experiment with different looks.

You can mix modern-day fashions with retro glam and look absolutely amazing.

First, check out the Sophisticated Crush Dress, which is pictured below. This is the perfect dress between comfort and business. For a cute business casual look, add a cardigan! Pair this cutie up with soft tights, flats or ankle booties for the complete look. I really like it.

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Second, check out Billion Dollar Baby Dress because it looks amazing. It’s stylish and classy. Check out the photo below:

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This Red dress by Stop Staring will make any woman feel like a firey Vixen! The gorgeous sweetheart neckline and bust emphasize your best assets beautifully. The cap sleeves have fabric folds to make them stand out.

There is a bell-shaped cut out on the back of the dress that buttons at the top of the neck. There is a bow applique that snaps in place to cover the zipper. The zipper runs up 1/3 of the back of the dress to ensure a perfect fit. The bottom of the dress has a 6 in. slit.

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There are many other awesome pieces that you can see on their website. Happy Shopping! 🙂

 

 

Featuring: Style Steal

Style Steal is a fresh and exciting online clothing retailer, which showcases undiscovered, affordable, unique high class apparel.

What sets Style Steal apart from other retailers is that not only is the clothing unique but also customers don’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it.

The Style Steal team is constantly searching for new fashion trends and celebrity inspired fashions.

They take pride in helping their customers have a great online shopping experience and delivering upon their promises.

Check out a couple of their featured products below:

1. W Faux Leather High-Waisted Shorts.

The W Faux Leather High-Waisted Shorts in Black compliment any outfit and are essential in every collection. They look great!

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2. D-Struct Project The Velasco Chino Shorts.

The D-Struct Men’s Velasco Chino Shorts in Sky Blue features a zip fly with tab button closure, front side pockets with a right coin pocket and back pockets with a button closure.

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HAPPY SHOPPING! 🙂