Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

Chrystal Copland for Anna Sui Cosmetics shot by Steven Meisel

Mad props go out to Fusion Model Management, " a high fashion boutique modeling agency based in New York City. Made up of lots of interesting characters that get to tell a story." 
I think the most fascinating story is that of its owner & founder, Jody Gordon.

An agent with a crazy work ethic, I have watched Fusion evolve from a concept, and grow into one of the top 10 agencies in New York City. Jody has smarts, savvy, a great eye and killer instinct. As an agent, she's disciplined, with a 'tell it like it is' integrity, a no nonsense drive that comes with firsthand experience. She's an expert in fashion and has built an impressive, model & client portfolio. As a woman, I couldn't be more proud of her accomplishments. I love it when a lady kicks butt in a man's world. Fusion continues to grow leaps and bounds. When persistence pays off, success happens. 

Anna Sui Autumn Collection
Can we talk about the fierce, Anna Sui makeup campaign? Featuring Fusion model, Chrystal Copland? The picture is stunning, soft, pretty, edgy, modern & mysterious all at once. The makeup is GORGE. Anna's favorite color, purple, blended with black. There are 8 different shades of purple to mix & match, in the signature compact. Eye Shadow Palette can be paired with 41 shades. The Rebel Girl wears her makeup how she wants, when she wants. The neutral, barely there lip, is oh so sexy, paired with a rocker chick eye. The ever so slight, lavender hair extensions, lovely. Steven Meisel, the master of illusion keeps his edge and creates a story. Every time.
Anna Sui Limited Edition Autumn Lip

Fusion's Evolution
"Jody’s decision to open her own agency was never a preconceived notion―it happened by chance and luck.
Seventeen years ago, she was a successful model in Australia. An agent from Ford Models saw her in a catalog, contacted the ad agency she worked for and asked her to come to New York City.
Going from a small town of 600 to New York City was one of the most profound moments of her life. She loved the fast pace of the city and had a blossoming career. But in order to stay in America she really wanted to work for herself, so when an opportunity presented itself, one thing led to another and she found herself the owner of Fusion Model Management."
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