Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Barbizon of Akron Graduate Takes On The Red Carpet in Hollywood!

Pro-Model & Talent's Shaila Vaidya, originally from Wooster, Ohio, now calls Los Angeles home! Many of you may remember this Barbizon of Akron graduate from reading about the various shows and national commercials Shaila has done including the Amica Insurance commercial that is still airing today.

Now Shaila walks the red carpet at the new media film festival for the world premier of her husband’s video “Down in the Sand”.

If that is not impressive enough her husband, Brandon James, was just nominated for 3 nominations at the Los Angeles Music Awards! Brandon was nominated for: County Album of the Year, Country Artist of the Year, and Country Single of the Year! Wow, is that not impressive?!?

Pro-Model & Talent’s Executive Director has met Brandon and reports back that in addition to being a great performer he is a very nice guy! Everyone here wishes him and Shaila the best!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Look For Gold Tones This Black Friday!


Thanksgiving is here! And while some of us are thinking food, family and friends…most of us are thinking BLACK FRIDAY! Sure Thanksgiving is a wonderful time to share delicious food and friendly company, but it also means the biggest door-busting deals at all of your favorite stores. It’s come to be the part of the holiday season that some of us look forward to most.
Get your holiday shopping done early this year and make sure you snag all of this years hottest trends in fashions for your family and friends. Follow a few of these fashion guidelines and everyone in your family will look straight out of a magazine when they show up for Christmas dinner or that big New Years Eve bash.

For the ladies this year it’s all about these two words: ANIMAL PRINT. It’s going to be HUGE this year. Start the year off two steps ahead of your gal pals and rock an animal print sequined tunic with gold leggings and a pair of brown wedges. If an animal print top is too much pattern for you, don a pair of brown wide-leg tweeds with a form fitting blouse of a lighter gold hue and simply accessorize with a cheetah print head piece! The key is to think fall colors like gold’s, tans and browns.

Guys you can rock gold tones as well, this is not a color left to the ladies alone. Choose a pair of khakis and pair them with a cocoa colored argyle sweater. Or for a more laid back look pair your khakis with a long-sleeved ribbed t-shirt with a brown leather jacket to polish off your look. If khakis are too preppy, go ahead and wear jeans, but make sure there a dark wash! Pair the jeans with a caramel colored button-down and a pair of fresh white Chuck’s for a laid-back but classy holiday look.

So while you’re up and at ‘em with the rest of the early birds this Black Friday, pick up some of these hot trends for your friends and family. Although, since you’re out shopping for everyone else, pick up a little something nice for yourself while you’re at it. You and yours will be the best-dressed at any holiday party this year!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Mother-Son Duo From Barbizon of Akron Tackle Hollywood!

Jodie and Matt Coffey are a mother and son team from Uniontown, Ohio who both are Barbizon of Akron graduates that are listed with Pro-Model & Talent. They have a life that many people only dream of; they spend their winters in Ohio and their summers in Hollywood where they both pursue their dreams in the industry. Both, Jodie and Matt, got their starts here at Barbizon of Akron and Pro-Model & Talent so we love to keep everyone up-to-date as to what they are up to.

Both Jodie and Matt have been staying busy taking acting classes and workshops in Los Angeles. Matt had a whole host of auditions and received a ton of callbacks. Here are just a few of the super cool auditions he went on: The Muppet Movie, Modern Family, Ant Farm, a Vin Diesal movie and a John Heder pilot. He also did commercial auditions for Aflac, Hunts, Old Navy, Foot Locker, Hot Wheels, Coke, Bank of America and Xbox.

As for Jodie, she had an audition for a national Geico commercial that had come down to her and one other women; while the part went to the other lady, Jodie was thrilled that she got that far in the process and was excited to follow-up that she and Matt booked an episode on the new Disney show call “Prankstars” which will be airing this fall. We all have to watch for that show so we can see Jodie & Matt in action together.

In addition to “Prankstars” keep your eyes open for the promo for the new Phineas & Ferb movie on Disney XD that will be airing soon as you will be able to catch Matt throughout that promo spot. Jodie said they had a jam packed 2 months and have been really pleased as summer is typically a slower time in Los Angeles – it sure has not slowed for this mother and son! Jodie & Matt’s goal is to start spending more time in Los Angeles as they both love the acting capitol of the world… HOLLYWOOD!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Hot Tips For The Cold Holiday Season!

The holiday season is upon us once again! Sure we're all excited to wrap and unwrap our gifts (who wouldn't be?!) but another and possibly bigger plus is switching our wardrobe by pulling out some of our favorite pieces again. Winter fashions can be just as glamorous and exciting as summer. The following are some tips to keep you warm, yet oh-so fashionable this holiday season:

First off, lets talk about things that keep us warm during these cold months. Big, lumpy coats are warm but not very attractive sometimes, especially if you're going to one of the many holiday parties that are just around the corner. Don't hide your outfit with a bulky jacket, instead pull out your super wide-legged trousers and pair them with a jewel-toned blouse and a fitted shrug. Now the tip to keep warm: wear a pair of thermals under the trousers. The wide-legged pants are super fashionable and also the perfect cover for your thermals!


If pants aren't your thing; pull out your pencil skirt and pair it with a pair of patterned stockings and those bootie heels that are so hot right now! Keep your top more demure with this type of outfit as to showcase the bottom half of your emsamble.

Accessories, accessories, accessories!! They can glam up even the most boring of outfits! If your look is more subtle, add a chunky/blinged-out necklace. Everything's about glitz, glam and grandeur during the holiday season, so don't be afraid to go a little over the top when it comes to your accessories. Sometimes we don't realize that shoes are most often the greatest tool in our closet. They also have the power to amp up your outfit and act as the perfect accessory. If your going for a dressed up look, pick the bootie heels; for a more casual look riding-boots look amazing with skinny jeans or leggings and are a must to add to your shoe collection.

So there you have it. Just because it's cold out does not mean we have to skimp on being fashionable. Its all about mixing and matching. Pair some of your old classics with new trends and you'll surely be be ready for all of the holiday festivities to come!