Cici Ali: Somalian Beauty

Since her discovery by scout master Elmer Olsen, Canadian model Cici Ali has brought her gorgeous brown eyes, killer legs, and most importantly diversity to catwalks around the world. Hailing from Richmond Hill, just north of Toronto, she studied fashion at Humber College before deciding to pursue a full time modeling career. Today the 5’9 … Continue reading

Marihenny Rivera Passilbe Dominican Princess

New face at New York Model Management. Height – 5’9” Bust – 34 Waist – 24 Hips – 34 Eyes – Brown Hair – Black Marihenny Rivera  New York Model Management New Faces Poster 2011 Dominican Models are making a strong presence in the Fashion Industry, from veteran Omahyra Mota, to new stars Sessilee Lopez, … Continue reading

Looking to the past thinking of the Future

Caroline Ribeiro Thinking about moving into the next year, I decided to dig up an oldie but goodie from Steven Meisel Italian Vogue 2001. The Fashions of the East, past and present, have proven to be timeless and it seems as if their allure will never fade. I had always noticed this growing up looking … Continue reading

Melodie Monrose

Fresh Face Melodie Monrose! Her stunning beauty is a mix of elegance, sophistication & quirkiness. This French newcomer has to be the most impressive of all: She’s a style.com Top 10 new face!, She made COACD’s Top Ten!, & On E! news they mentioned Melodie in a little segment about fashion week. She was one … Continue reading

Mia Aminata Niara

Hailing from France by way of Senegal, Mia Aminata Niara is what I would call a Tender Beauty. She’s long, she’s lean, she’s strong, and she’s gentle. She Gives Face and Attitude. She transforms! She’s Wonderful. Women or Girls always ask me what it takes to be a model. I will say it takes Self … Continue reading

We Love Jeneil Williams

It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged about anything. Since The beginning of my Mom’s recovery from her illness I have relocated to My hometown of Detroit. It’s been interesting to say the least. I am happy to add that I am now totally immersed in its rich art scene. And after a very … Continue reading

Rosario Dawson: Fashionably Delicious

This is Black History Month and in honor of those who paved the way for all of us I’m celebrating the history we are making right now. We no longer have to fight to eat at a lunch counter but we must still fight ignorance (our real enemy).I am exploring different avenues to hit the … Continue reading

  • Fashion is increasingly a visual part of our global reality. the studioArena explores moving fashion beyond the development of European mercantile capitalism, commodity fetishism, and the politics of production (the way fashion emphasizes consumption at the expense of production.
  • Fashion has always played a leading role in constructing images and meanings during periods of rapid social, economic and technological change. It can act out instability or loss, or it can stake out the territory of new social and sexual identities.