Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition rookie Damaris Lewis wearing a swimsuit by Pompei Beach.
Damris Lewis in a candid photo for SI at the subway in New York: "It's 11 o'clock in the morning, there aren't many people there, and we went all the way to the end of the platform. It's just Calvin, myself and one other guy, who's standing there, very confused.
"The confusion's just starting. In between trains and waiting for the people to clear out, I take off my dress and we just start taking pictures. Took one sitting down, took one where I'm leaning over the platform to see if a train is coming. Took only a minute. Slipped my dress back on, and we were out of there. I've never had a bathing suit on in the subway, and it was kind of a challenge to see how scared I would be or how much fun I would have. I ended up having so much fun.
"And that guy at the end of the platform? He forgot to get on the next train."
For her SI shoot Damaris Lewis was photographed by Yu Tsai in Cappadocia, Turkey. Here Damaris is wearing a swimsuit by Beach Bunny Swimwear. The sexy model believes that NBA's LeBron James is the sexiest athlete.
Because of her unique looks, people mistake Damaris Lewis for a foreigner: "Somebody asked me the other day, 'What country are you from?' and I said, 'I'm from Brooklyn.' Like, I'm from Coney Island, I was born here."
Damaris Lewis is the face of Yves Saint Laurent's makeup line in Europe. Barely out of high school, Damaris has worked with top fashion photographers like Mario Sorrenti, David Sims, Richard Burbridge, and Solve Sunsbo.
Damaris Lewis was still in school when she got the chance to model and she reasons: "When handed something in life, you should take it, because you never know how it will unfold." Damaris has appeared in advertisements for Benetton, Clarins, Fresh Look Contacts, and Yves Saint Laurent makeup."My first shoot was for Freshlook contacts and it was kind of weird having my first shoot be a beauty shoot where they're right in my face and I didn't know how to move. I mean I was 15 and missing a day of school for it. It turned out really well, but I remember everything about that day."
Damaris Lewis has done fashion shows for Baby Phat (above), Barbara Tfank, Elie Tahari. Despite her fashion success Damaris says, "It's fun but I am definitely going to college."
And the fashion model says that she feels sexy in sweatpants: "I can wear sweatpants and they're long enough -- because sweatpants are never made for my leg length -- and look in the mirror and say my body looks good underneath these sweatpants, there's nothing sexier than that."
The Brooklyn girl is classically trained in dancing since the age of seven. Damaris is a dance major at the world-renowned LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. The 16-year old was scouted by a model agent from Elite while dancing at a benefit dinner at the Chelsea Piers in New York City. Lewis is 5'9" and has a figure of 34-26-34; people say that she gets fewer fashion shows because of her comparatively curvy figure and prominent bust.
Damaris Lewis has started going to the gym to keep her body in shape: "I always try and stay active and go to gym and eat healthy. I'm also a dancer. As a dancer I used to eat whatever I wanted and burn it off by dancing, but little did I know that all changes when you don't dance five hours a day every day. It's very important as you get older. When you're younger you can eat whatever you want and not look at the calories, but as you get older you realize your body starts to shift with the things you eat."
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The delicate Emmy Rossum.
Emmy Rossum learned breath control, language dexterity, and voice discipline when she sang in the childrens chorus, sometimes with the great tenor Placido Domingo or with Dolly Parton, at the Metropolitan Opera. Emmy took her vocal education to new heights when she came out with her debut album, Inside Out in 2007: "I call it ambient pop. I took a year off from films to find my sonic landscape and worked with people in rock, pop and electronic. The voice is just such a powerful instrument, and I wanted to stretch the human voice as much as we could."
Emmy Rossum also developed a taste for good clothes and proper makeup from her time in the Opera. "That was also my introduction to costumes and makeup and hair and really gaining an appreciation of the work involved and in what an art it all really is."
Starting with a string of TV and movie roles, Emmy Rossum had her breakout role in The Phantom of the Opera, for which she won many awards: "The costumes were so ornate, and I got to wear these beautiful dresses made just for me." With her movie successes Emmy Rossum got to wear designer gowns by Ralph Lauren, Dior, and Chanel. "I like having relationships directly with designers. They really get to know me, and then they can make something that really reflects who I am." Emmy describes her personal style as feminine, chic, comfortable, but not slouchy.
Designer clothes were common at Rossum's Manhattan school, the elite all-girl Spence School, where Emmy stood apart because of her modest background. "All those girls are really, really affluent. My mom's a single mom and worked really hard to put me into that great school," she told Steppin' Out magazine. "But it was so catty! You definitely know your place when you're not as affluent. I wouldn't want my own children to ever go there." In school the other girls called her 'Emmy Possum'.
She was born Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (September 12, 1986) in New York, but chose to be called Emmy because it was easier for people to pronounce. Her family is Jewish with Dutch and Scottish-Irish roots. Eventually she left school to focus on her acting: "When I was little I wanted to be a doctor and a lawyer and an astronaut and, especially, an opera singer. With this, through acting, I can really do that."
At 13 Emmy Rossum played a toothless Appalachian orphan in Songcatcher, honored as the "best debut" of 2000. Two years later, she played Sean Penn's murdered daughter in Clint Eastwood's critically acclaimed Mystic River.
Emmy Rossum signed on as PiNKiTUDE's official spokesperson because: "My godmother had breast cancer and recently underwent a double mastectomy. She's now cancer-free so I am here for her and to hope we can help others, too." Emmy is also an ambassador for Cartier's LOVE campaign and chose Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Awareness Foundation as her charity of choice.
Emmy Rossum saw action in movies like The Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon, and Dragonball Evolution. For this new movie Emmy Rossum learned how to shoot three guns and ride a motorcycle; she also got martial arts training for playing the part of Japanese Manga comic character Bulma.
To look pretty Emmy Rossum takes care of her skin by drinking enough water and not getting too much sun exposure. As for makeup she believes less is more: "I try to do as little as I can with makeup. I just like everything to look natural and pretty, simple and fresh."
Emmy Rossum out shopping with her teacup Maltese named Chrissie. Emmy does not smoke but has a favorite cocktail: "I love a whiskey sour, and I know most people can't believe a small-framed girl like me can drink a whiskey sour, but I can. And I like Bellinis."
Her favorite role model is Halle Berry. "She's a terrific actress, and breathtakingly beautiful. She finds a great balance between making big blockbusters and smaller movies that are obviously labors of love."
The 5'8" tall Emmy Rossum has a big sweet tooth and loves eating ice-cream, chocolates, and desserts. She even cooks her own desserts: "I do an excellent chocolate soufflè and excellent crème brule." Rossum took cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu, London Culinary Arts Institute. "I'm not a person for going out and partying," she says, "My mom always cooked when I was growing up, and I like to do the same. It's a way to entertain people and do something nice for them."
Emmy Rossum is not a vegetarian, but she is not a big meat eater either, and likes to go fishing. "I try to eat foods that are very simple, like fish. I don’t adhere to any diet per see, but I am careful. I just don’t deprive myself. Life's too short." Rossum stays in shape by hiking, dancing, or kickboxing.
Emmy Rossum photographed by Jake Guy for Vegas Magazine. Rossum surprised people by saying that she is open to posing in the nude: "But I don't think I could ever do full-frontal (nudity)."
Friday, May 15, 2009
A surprise number one in this year's list of the Maxim Hot 100 beautiful girls, sexy female Olivia Wilde of House MD, wearing a $4500 dress by Alexander McQueen for Capitol File Magazine. 2 Megan Fox looking classy in a dress and heels; she'll be wearing hot pants and riding bikes in Transformers 2. 3 It's more than just riding horses; this is how Bar Refaeli's body stays in shape! The gorgeous SI swimsuit model launches Jukari, the new Reebok Fitness Programme for women in Madrid, Spain. 4 Malin Åkerman, the Swedish-born Canadian model and actress, stars in Watchmen. Misa Campo service 5 Actress Mila Kunis looks so cute modeling for The Gap! 6 Albanian import Eliza Dushku dolled up in her TV show Dollhouse. Those are not "white stockings" but knee-high socks, with a short skirt, transparent vest, and sweater....the shoes complete the schoolgirl look for Eliza. 7 Brazilian model Adriana Lima couldn't find a better place to hang her cell phone! 8 Singer Rihanna looks good in feminine clothes; not in that Dolce & Gabbana power suit she wore to the Costume Institute Gala. 9 Sweet Jordana Brewster, known more for her role in Fast and Furious than for her lesbian kisses in DEBS! 10 Jennifer Love Hewitt has posed three times for Maxim Magazine. The remaining girls in the Maxim Hot-100 are: 11 Jessica Biel, 12 Leighton Meester, 13 Jessica Alba, 14 Christina Aguilera, 15 Katy Perry, 16 Gina Carano, 17 Britney Spears, 18 Marisa Miller, 19 Chan Marshall, 20 Moon Bloodgood, 21 AnnaLynne McCord, 22 Kate Beckinsale, 23 Lindsay Lohan, 24 Eva Mendes, 25 Julianne Hough, 26 Angelina Jolie, 27 Vanessa Hudgens, 28 Daneel Harris, 29 Zoe Saldana, 30 Penélope Cruz, 31 Hilary Duff, 32 Ciara, 33 Blake Lively, 34 Scarlett Johansson, 35 Anna Kournikova, 36 Hayden Panettiere, 37 Cameron Diaz, 38 Charlize Theron, 39 Anna Faris, 40 Lily Allen, 41 Nadine Velazquez, 42 Nikki Reed, 43 Elisha Cuthbert, 44 Avril Lavigne, 45 Fergie, 46 Nicole Scherzinger, 47 Katie Cassidy, 48 Arielle Kebbel, 49 Freida Pinto, 50 Taylor Swift, 51 Sienna Miller, 52 Beyoncé Knowles, 53 Kim Kardashian, 54 Rachel Bilson, 55 Christina Milan, 56 Amber Heard, 57 Audrina Patridge, 58 Miranda Kerr, 59 Ana Ivanovic, 60 Carrie Underwood, 61 Dania Ramirez, 62 Heidi Klum, 63 Milla Jovovich, 64 Diora Baird, 65 Amanda Righetti, 66 Emma Stone, 67 Emmy Rossum, 68 Ashley Greene, 69 Jennifer Morrison, 70 Maria Menounos, 71 Gabrielle Union, 72 Camilla Belle, 73 Ashley Tisdale, 74 Amanda Bynes, 75 Tricia Helfer, 76 Cameron Richardson, 77 Stacy Kiebler, 78 Danica Patrick, 79 Jaime King, 80 Jamie Gunns, 81 Heidi Montag, 82 Emma Watson, 83 Whitney Port, 84 Minka Kelly, 85 Michelle Trachtenberg, 86 Ali Campoverdi, 87 Summer Glau, 88 eco-friendly Diane Kruger, 89 Jamie Chung, 90 Roselyn Sanchez, 91 Chelsea Handler, 92 Joanna Krupa, 93 Michelle Obama, 94 Yvonne Strahovski, 95 Padma Lakshmi, 96 Olivia Munn, 97 Marisa Tomei, 98 Rebecca Mader, 99 Melissa Rycroft, 100 Deanna Russo.Read More......