Monday, April 13, 2015

POSING LIKE A MODEL - HOW TO TAKE GREAT PICTURES FOR THE RED CARPET - PROM - WEDDINGS - INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK


Shelley Goodstein & Dr Kevin Pounds
I've had my share of red carpet photo ops. Being a model certainly helps when it comes to knowing how to pose year after year. So I thought I'd share a few tricks I've learned for perfect red carpet moments.  Besides sucking it in and good posture, here's how to pull off a perfect pic!


The Classic.
This is your fail safe, go-to pose. Turn to an angle, one foot in front of the other - one leg bent and one hand on the hip! This might be the absolute, most photographed pose of ALL time. Definitely flattering for any "booty"!

Kim Kardashian - photo credit: Getty image


Cross your legs. 
Yes, imagine you are in need of a bathroom and VOILA you have the super slimming forward facing pose. 

Emily Ratajkowski - Photo credit : HuffingtonPost.com



Unladylike - Legs apart.
 JLow repeats this pose often and may be one of the few that can get away with it. Keep in mind this pose is only flattering from the right angle though HINT: Always know where the camera is. Your legs appear slimmer because of the space between. Point your front foot. 
Jennifer Lopez - Photo credit: Grammy.com

The BFF pose
Let's face it, life and photos are always better with your bestie by your side. Plus if you're the "smarter" friend, you'll cheat yourself a little behind to hide a little extra-whatever. This pose always works well as long as you both don't have the same "better" side!
Madison Reed and Victoria Justice - Photo credit : Wire Image 

Twice as nice. Double bent arms.

For this you need the perfect dress and the confidence of a warrior princess or Greek goddess! 
Taylor Swift from Grammys.com


Working the crowd - Air KISS pose


Adrianna Lim - photo credit: Wire image


Using a Prop - Polly Pocket Style

Katy Perry/Rosie Huntington Whitely - Photos: Hollywood Gossip




Avoid a seated pose - standing will always look more flattering ... unless of course you are half naked with this crew at a bonfire in Puerto Rico!
Photo credit: Victoria Secret 















Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello Beautiful! 4 million views at A Model's Secrets blog by Shelley Goodstein

Book Launch - February 2011


Milestones ... these are the moments in life we pause and breathe in, cherish and remember.







My little blog, A Model's Secrets, hit 4 million views today, and for this I am extremely grateful. It reminds me of how far this journey has brought me.

I began my blog to help promote my book and to empower women to look their best using the tricks that models use and have access to. I had no idea that such a simple way of sharing secrets, could bring so many wonderful women and sisterhood to my life. 

My purpose is to help everyday women look and feel more beautiful, more confident because they too know the tricks that celebrities and models use to look their best. It's no secret that if you feel good about yourself inside, it will emanate outside.

Thank you for logging in, visiting and leaving your comments. For sharing and caring. 


XOXO
Shelley


Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Ketchup for Green Hair and more DIY natural Beauty Recipes that really Work!


Most blondes will tell you that they are very careful about avoiding too much pool time in the summer for fear of the "martian" effect on their locks. You might be surprised to learn that the real culprit in this is COPPER. And if you have copper pipes you might end up with that green tint as well.

Chlorine does play a part however, in that the copper in the water will be oxidized by the chlorine and causes binding of proteins to the hair shaft, turning it green. 

An easy DIY at home fix? Ketchup! The tomatoes and the vinegar will neutralize this chemical reaction. Simply use ketchup on your hair, wrap with plastic or a shower cap. Leave on for 20 minutes and shampoo out.

Here are a few more inexpensive recipes to help with common hair problems that I shared yesterday with the viewers of ARIZONA Midday on Channel 12 in Phoenix using all natural ingredients you can find in the grocery store. Watch the video below.


Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Walk in Heels like a Supermodel - Tips from the Runway

Shelley Goodstein Dec 2014

I have to admit, I banned myself from runway modeling for a few years because I had a tremendous fear of falling from the sky high heels required to walk in these shows. The photo above is from a couple months ago  - I guess this goes to show that I've learned a few things over the years to help me get "back on the horse."

In the words of Right Said Fred,  "I'm a model if you know what I mean. And I do my little turn on the catwalk, Yeah on the catwalk!"

Some tips to walking in heels:
  • Buy your sky high heels a half size too small. All my runway shoes are just a tad small. After all you're not buying stilettos for comfort anyway. This way your foot and shoe plant solidly together and there is no risk of one stepping out without the other. You know Cinderella would concur!

  • Lean into your hips and push off your back foot for a long, graceful stride.

  • Posture is key and this goes straight to confidence. Chin should be parallel to the ground. Shoulders back and arms should be ever so slightly bent at the elbows behind you.

  • You should be walking in a straight line with one foot in front of the other  -landing on the ball of your foot. Don't let your feet cross over each other. 

  • Practice makes perfect!!!


XOXO,
Shelley

Check out fellow model Karlie Kloss and her tips below:

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Halo Couture vs Hidden Crown halo shaped hair extensions comparison. Which is better - the differences HERE!



I just attended the International Beauty Show (IBS) in New York City. This is where stylists and industry wholesalers go to learn about the hottest, newest and best selling products in the beauty biz! Trust me this is the place you see it all!

Attendees at the IBS show
I met a lot of women with questions about the halo designed hair extension and so I thought I would write about the differences of these ingenious products!

There are a couple companies in the US that sell this type of hair extension and were displaying their goods at the IBS Show - namely HaloCouture and Hidden Crown.

Both companies sell 100% human REMY hair, not synthetic. REMY HAIR is considered premium in quality because the hair cuticles are kept in tact unlike other type of extensions and created in such a way that they look completely natural!

Both HaloCouture and Hidden Crowns' halo shaped hair extensions are similar in width and both are lace backed layered wefts. One of the biggest differences outside of retail pricing (See below $$), is in the way each is fitted/attached and the amount of hair on each halo which is measured by weight (grams).


HaloCouture Closure

Here is a photo of the way HaloCouture halo's are fitted - they use a bra like strap attached to a wire. The issue with this is that it can be bulky and irritate the scalp and if you have a small head like I do it can bunch up. 
Hidden Crown fastener




The Hidden Crown's design is much simpler - a single micro clip and knot. 



RETAIL PRICING:
  • HaloCouture 16 inch Original Halo, 100 grams - $350 [20 inch is $460]
  • HaloCouture 16 inch Layered Halo 145 grams - $480 [20 inch is $580]
  • Hidden Crown 16 inch 140 grams - $249 [20 inch is $269]

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The retail pricing for HaloCouture's original halo is more than $100 difference over Hidden Crown AND it's 40% LESS hair than Hidden Crown. The pricing for HaloCouture's layered halo which is just 5 grams more hair, is nearly double ($480)!

If you really want layers, to save the $200 to $ 300+ price difference, you could easily take the Hidden Crown Extension to your stylist and customize layers perfectly for your hairstyle.

Hidden Crown has thick ends. This is called "double drawn" hair in the industry. 

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