Exclusive Interview With Rowan Summers OTSM'S Best Male Model Of The Month. #Fashion #MM

Photo By - Gabe Araujo New York 

Rowan Summers is a successful male model and also the founder of his own agency [Synergy Scouting & Management], He is Dynamic, self-motivated, disciplined, spontaneous, professional, ambitious and a determined person who likes to read, socialize, sing, swim and exercise amongst others. 
He is a Qualified Biochemist/Chemist who expanded into the modeling industry as he discovered a strong passion within. 

Photo By- Atlanta and New York Based Photographer - Jameal Monte
Tell Us more about yourself and your personal Background. 

I grew up in a Country Southwest of Africa called Namibia. My great grandfather from my mother’s side was an English man that started the Summers generation in Namibia and my great grandfather from my father’s side was a pure African man. I was raised by my mother as my father passed away when I was 10 years old. I come from a big family having many cousins, aunts, uncles etc. I finished high school when I was 17 years old, then went on to manage a DVD shop that was established by my mother. Three years later taking a bad economy and online availability of movies into consideration, the business closed down. During the decline of the business 2nd year in, I went to University to study a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Chemistry. Four years later I graduated and went to work in the beer industry as a Lab Technologist and six months later in the fishing industry as a Lab Supervisor. After working for more than a year in science, I decided to take a risk and left to India to model with Sujal Associates. I returned to Namibia three months later and took a job as a lab supervisor again in the meat industry. Worked there for 6 months then took another risk and left for Cape Town to model and act with Topco Models for 5 months. Returned to Namibia and went on to work in the tourism industry this time focusing on working more with international people. 9 months later, I left for a job in Manzanillo, Mexico on a resort which then took me to Atlanta and New York where I signed with Wilson Model Management. After New York, I came to Mexico City and signed with Deluxe Models which is where I am currently.

Photo By- New York Based Photographer Gabe Araujo 
How did you first get into modeling? And how long have you been modeling?
I booked a fashion show in my home city that was hosted by a Namibian London based designer. After 5 months of little jobs here and there in my country, I decided to pursue the career internationally which led me to India. I have been modelling now for over 3 years.
Rowan Summers Featured On The Summer Personality Cover Issue of Cool Korea Magazine (@coolkoreamag)
What do you enjoy most about your career? 
The places, opportunities, and people it introduces me to. I can say without a doubt with respect to these principles that it has been life-changing.
What’s your most memorable shoot? 
I have two- Shooting an editorial for Coolamerica in New York and shooting in the streets of New York with photographer Gabe Araujo. 
Photo By - Gabe Araujo.
What are the pros of being a model? 
The fact that when you are suitable to work in a market, headache expenses like accommodation, plane ticket, and pocket money is advanced by agencies making it easier for you to go and work in another country. Having huge opportunities available/ exposed to you.
Photo By- Marnus Meyer  
What’s the biggest misconception about the male modeling industry? 
A lot of people think that the healthy defined shapes of male models is mainly due to good genes but in truth, we actually work very hard on our body and diets in order to maintain this good shape and appearance. It requires a lot of discipline, perseverance, and focus.

What are your other passions outside of modeling? 
I love science (Chemistry and mathematics), cooking, socializing, acting, singing and running a business.
Photo By- Atlanta and New York Based Photographer - Jameal Monte
What are some of your best tips for someone who wants to break into the modeling world? 
Prepare yourself mentally and physically to be able to handle living in another country for periods longer than 3 months at a time and when starting out the best thing to do is to take good polaroids and accurate measurements and send them to the closest agencies and then take it from there. You could also send your material to a mother agency (does not necessarily have to be close to you) and they can help you as well.
Any upcoming projects you are working on? 
Right now, I am fully focussing on my modelling and acting career here in Mexico City and later this year I will be heading back to New York or Europe.
What are your future goals, dreams, and plans? 
I dream to have my own business (which I currently have but at this moment still getting all the right tools in place to launch it professionally) and financially establishing myself in huge influential and powerful cities all over the world doing what I love as a career and not just chasing money. I also believe strongly in establishing good relationships with people I meet all over the world and strengthening my family ties as well.

Fashion - The Latest Trends In Celebrity Red Carpet Prep. #CelebFashion #Trending

Heavily publicized gala events and red carpet ‘runways’ universally set standards when it comes to fashion and looks. Every girl who wants to stay in vogue follows such live-streaming occasions closely and obsessively looks for new tips and aesthetic solutions. It is not a banal feat of staying hip – it is a matter of art. Each self-grooming individual treats their body as a canvas that needs to be painted to the best of their ability, and if you proudly count yourself among such individuals here are the latest trends in celebrity red carpet prep.

It begins with the hair color

Some decades can be easily defined by the most popular haircuts and, of course, hair colors that were adopted by many. Still, you are not looking for a trend when it comes to predominant hues and popular pastels. You want to show you are your own boss who enjoys making the most of what nature has given her, so the tweaks are mostly retained in the controlled areas. For example, the tone of your natural color can be corrected a bit so it pops with vivacity when it should. Highlights can be refreshed and uneven tones can be blended seamlessly. It is all a matter of what cannot be seen – if it’s noticeable it means it is tasteless.
Take a note all of you who are having a haircut the day before your random special occasion: if you truly want to flaunt the hairography you’ve dreamed about, you actually have to get the intended haircut at least a week or preferably two weeks in advance and proceed to do a just bit of conditioning the night before. The natural state of hair strands is what it is all about these days – it’s all about using the usual state of your hair to accentuate the best of your face and create an elegant demeanour. This means no forced straightening or heinous curling, and if you are truly into some sort of experimentation or a change, do it after the occasion. Still, you should know that extensions are absolutely in and if you truly want to feel like a diva, go for the dazzling hair extensions Las Vegas style!

Brightened up wide eyes

New methods to keep your face looking fresh are springing up every day, and a new realm of radiofrequency and ultrasound treatments has just recently opened up to the world. Such treatments can be used to brighten up the face and especially the eye area. It naturally encourages your face to tighten up by heating fibroblast cells deep within your dermis, and this, in turn, stimulates collagen productions. At the end of the day, you’ll end up with smoother skin and a fresh look no matter how little you’ve slept the night (or a week) before the event.

Compliment your own figure

Even if you want to look good in your designated dress, you don’t have to starve yourself. Most stars that walk the red carpet actually go through a fitness regime before the event. The reasoning behind this is actually very positive – as both anorexia and obesity became wide-spread issues, these stars are trying to set an example, showing the world that one can easily look good and be healthy if they invest some time and effort and persevere through the initial physical difficulties of fitness. The most important thing is to track the intake of calories as well as the amount that is burned – Fitbit is very popular among celebrities, and it can also be tracked from the computer. The key mantra is “my body doesn’t lie.”

Walk on clouds

High heels are an inescapable accessory of glamour, but they can really do a number on your feet. If you truly want to save your soles and feel like you’re walking on clouds, jump on the bandwagon of the latest ‘plastic surgery’ trend among the celebs that proudly walk the red carpet. Instead of stuffing your face with hyaluronic dermal fillers, certified surgeons will inject the layer into your feet, which creates a cushion that releases the pressure on your toes and soles.
Beauty standards are not only a matter of body lines that are set in stone, including the shape of the face, the size of the nose or the size of the hips. More than anything else, they are a matter of expressing yourself and using the best of what you have with a sense of taste. You don’t have to feel flawless (as a matter of fact, most stars do not), but you can take tips that, once applied, will make you feel elegant and comfortable in your own skin. That’s what these trends are all about.

Home And Lifestyle : Choose the Best Kitchen and Kitchen Renovations . #Interiordesign #interiordecor

Trendy Kitchen A domestic or commercial kitchen has to be modern in today’s time. Trendy decorators insist that well-designed interiors can inspire people. To make your kitchen an easy place to cook, ensure that all the tools and ingredients are handy, and your work surface is clean. If your kitchen has become dull you can opt for best kitchens and kitchen renovations to give it a fresh look.

The kitchen is a beautiful and necessary part of any home. Those in the food business also have to furnish their kitchen spaces with care. Food and beverage are integral to any celebration or joyful occasion. Restaurants and eateries have to assure tasty menus for higher profits. A state of art modern kitchen is a valuable addition to any home or business. The equipment, supplies, and servings will have the much-deserved space. This way, the residents, cooks, or chefs will be able to use the space efficiently. The best kitchens and kitchen renovations are elegant and functional. Also, the renovation designs that are used by professionals add to the beauty of the place. They use high-quality materials that are strong and durable. The plan or blueprint is also perfectly executed to render a stunning scullery.

Exquisite Designs

The sophisticated decor is a combination of trendy art and modern science. The designers focus on fashionable forms and effective functions. They add personal flair or customize the room to satisfy the customer's taste. The best kitchens and kitchen renovations are innovative and stylish. They are designed for a unique look without comprising functional efficiency.

Advantages of Getting Your Kitchen Renovated from Professionals

· Customized decor can create a unique touch to space. The appliances are also comfortable and up-to-date with global standards.
·The counter tops, floor cabinetry and wall mounts are technically built. Machine crafted cabinetry appears to have superior polish and attractiveness.
·Colors and textures enhance the visual appeal of the entire space. The room's dimensions are factored into a design for space optimization.
·Professionals carry out many steps while renovating the kitchen. They include inspection, material selection, and precise fabrication. The stunning installation is also delivered without any difficulties.
·The best kitchens and kitchen renovations get to the heart of the matter. Backsplashes, chimneys, trolleys, modular and island designs are used to beautify the whole room.
·Technicalities like structural integrity and detailed elevation are also considered carefully. The furnishing and finishing enhance cooking experience and visibility of the kitchen equipment. 
·Decorative effects, multi-purpose accessories and space-saving utilities are added to ensure better functionality.

Renovation Ideas

People who cook deserve clean, trendy, and creative spaces. Their cooking efficiency gets a boost if the kitchen has visual appeal and accessibility. The best kitchens and kitchen renovations assure quick access to tools and food items.  Have a look at these fashionable, new models –

1.      Painted Cabinets - Give a sleek and stylish look to the cabinetry. Install freshly minted shelves for bright and hygienic quality. Paint white or light colors and dark handles.
2.      Open Spaces - An L-shaped design is spacious and visible. Sliding drawers can extend from the floor to the kitchen top level. Open shelves should be fixed 1 ½ feet from the oven.
3.      Elegant Countertops - Dark and flamboyant countertop has a stunning effect. Stylish granite is not only robust, but also attractive and eye-catchy.
4.      Modern Appliances - Best kitchens and kitchen renovations are done to upgraded appliances. Get an energy efficient fridge or microwave, and water saving dishwasher to enhance the functionality of the space.
5.      Durable Floors - A beautiful transformation is achieved with delightful floors; opt for durable and easy to clean materials like hardwood, ceramic tiles, and vinyl.

Exclusive Interview With Real Housewives Of Miami Star, Entrepreneur,Philanthropist And Novelist - Lea Black

Mother, wife, philanthropist, author, television personality, political fundraiser and entrepreneurial titan.
A Texas native, she moved to Miami in the late 1980's and brought with her an unbridled passion and compassion, dynamism and focus, business acumen and civic responsibility, that together has left an indelible mark on Miami. As head of a home, a business and community leader, she believes woman can accomplish whatever they set their minds to and what they are passionate about. Lea has a prominent role on the current “Real Housewives of Miami” and has had numerous appearances on CNN HLN; EXTRA; KTLA; NBC6 Miami; and many other national news and entertainment shows. She also blogs for the Huffington Post.
Outspoken and uncompromising in her beliefs, Lea divides her time between fulfilling her philanthropic missions centered around children and teens and furthering her international business interests with her health, beauty, accessory and jewelry endeavors. 
Lea what was life like growing up and what was your Biggest Motivation as a young woman?
I grew up in a small town – very country. I was motivated to see what life in the big city would be like.
You wrote a bestseller- “Red Carpets & White Lies." What inspired you to write this book and would you be publishing any more books in the nearest future?
I have always written for magazines. I loved just being able to create something from nothing. Also, I had a lot of Miami personalities to work from in creating composites of interesting, complex, crazy, fascinating characters. I am considering the next book.
You host one of the most successful charities in Miami once a year "Blacks Annual gala" with lots of glamour and A-listers; I have to say you are amazing! How did you grow from starting your charity in 1994 in your "Backyard" to where it is today? What was your biggest Motivation?
Watching my husband's clients suffer, children and families suffer because of circumstances or bad choices motivated me. I wanted to try help them at an early age to prevent them from a life of crime.
What inspired you to create your Business Empire "LeaBlack.com"?
I have always worked and been driven. Always had a lot of people I wanted to do things for, and money, when used properly can help a lot of people
Photo By -Greg Lotus Photography
What advice would you give aspiring male and female entrepreneurs hoping to build their own businesses and become independent & successful in their career?
Don’t give up. Do not get in over your head. Be sure it is something you want to do enough, that when times get tough you have the persistence and dedication you will need to see it through. Vet the people who you work with and trust carefully.

What is your definition of “Women Empowerment”?

Women supporting each other and working for them – not being jealous or backstabbing – realizing there is plenty for everyone.
What is your Philosophy and Mantra?
Maintain integrity and character as a foundation for any endeavor.
What are some of your latest and upcoming projects this year?
Filming, details will be announced. Radio, co-hosting on the Jeff Lewis show Radio Andy Sirius XM. Real estate projects. Helping my son get into a college he can thrive in. A new breakthrough in skin care.

What are your top Six Health and Beauty tips on how you keep your skin looking ever so radiant?
No or minimum sun. 
Drink lots of water. 
Minimum sugar and dairy.
Eat clean. 
In the world today, sadly I have noticed women are always very negative towards other females chasing their dreams instead of showing support they derive pleasure in dragging the other woman down and derailing her from her success, what advice would you give to a woman in this situation to help her stay focused on her dreams?
If it doesn’t affect you - why ever think about it. Put your energy into your own projects. Always remember, the only person you compete with is yourself.
You are a very Fashionable woman; tell us about your Personal Style and who is your Style Icon of All Time?
My personal style is basic, simple, practical, timeless and add fabulous accessories. My style icon is Audrey Hepburn, classic, iconic and timeless.

Lifestyle - Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations for Meditation Lovers. #Innerpeace #Meditation

If the hectic nature of modern, everyday life is starting to weigh you down and all you can think about is
escaping for a few days into a serene, natural setting where you can unwind and recharge your batteries,
then you’ve come to the right place. Sure, you could book a holiday at one of the popular vacation hotspots
teeming with tourists, but that wouldn’t be very restorative for your mind, body, and soul, would it?

Instead, if you’re really looking to unwind, you’ve got to be on the lookout for those hidden gems of peace
and mindfulness that can be found all over the world if you just look closely. So here to make your search way
easier is a short and sweet list of the five best off-the-beaten-path destinations for meditation lovers.
Patagonia Park, Chile

Shared by Chile and Argentina, Patagonia is a vast region that encompasses the southernmost tip of South
America, a beautiful natural setting perfect for a mindful holiday escapade into the tranquil world of meditation
and serenity. This is truly an isolated place where you will have the chance to reconnect with nature and
rejuvenate your senses.
Don’t let the seemingly peaceful setting fool you, though, this place also offers diverse outdoor activities such as hiking, kayaking, fly fishing, and of course, plenty of peaceful spots for mindful meditation. Located in Valle Chacabuco, the park remains an untouched natural setting save for a few lodges and amenities, so you’re guaranteed to enjoy an uninterrupted vacation.
Halibut Cove, Alaska, US

Alaska is quite different from anything you might have seen before, as it is a state that emphasizes the
preservation of nature, and it’s not exactly a bustling urban region. Instead, Alaska boasts a picturesque
landscape rich with diverse flora and fauna, safeguarding the in-touch-with-nature lifestyle. Needless to say,
Alaska is a wonderful place to lose yourself deep in the tranquility of your own thoughts.
In Halibut Cove, a secluded lodge resides nestled between mountain ranges and the open sea, providing
plenty of outdoor activities as well as beautiful natural spots where you can enjoy your restorative sessions.
You can also enjoy the spa, and an occasional yoga class here as well.

Byron Bay, NSW, Australia

If you’re looking for a fully healing, active, and serene package, then the Land Down Under has got you covered.
This perpetually warm and sunny part of the world is famous for its honey-hued beaches, breathtaking natural
scenery, and dynamic outdoor activities to please every taste and preference.
This is a place that nurtures and emphasizes mindfulness, privacy, and total body healing.
Above all, modern Byron Bay accommodation offers packages specifically designed for mindful travelers,
offering tranquil rainforest walks, outdoor Yoga sessions, professional massages, healthy eating, and
much more. This is a place you should definitely visit at least once in a lifetime.
Plus, Chris Hemsworth lives here, so what are you waiting for?
Big Sur, California, US

Traveling back across the globe, we find ourselves in the sunny state of California. Big Sur is a famous 90-mile
stretch of breathtaking beaches and mountain ranges that provide the traveler with plenty of activities ranging
from trekking, hiking, and rock climbing, all the way to peaceful meditation overlooking the expansive
Pacific Ocean.
This is another place for an active vacation where you want to combine mindful activities such as yoga and
meditation with outdoor fitness and exploration of the surrounding countryside. With that in mind, be sure
to hike up to the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park and enjoy the tranquil sounds of McWay Creek.

Half Moon Caye, Belize

Lifestyle - Tips On How To Choose The Best Wedding Caterer. #Weddings #Celebration

Wedding is a celebration of a lifetime and great food makes the day even more memorable. There are many wedding venues that provide onsite catering services. So, while looking for a wedding caterer there are few tips to follow that will surely help in choosing the best services for the occasion. You need to choose the best wedding caterers who have enough knowledge in this field and they must provide you best dishes at affordable prices. You can taste their preparations and then choose the best one for your wedding. Rather an individual wedding catering service, you can choose the wedding planners because they can arrange the catering, venue, decoration, invitation and guest relation at a fixed rate.

#6 tips to choose the best wedding caterer:

  1. Know your Budget
A planned budget will also help to get the best proposal from the catering team and it can also help
you to avoid waste. When every amount is carefully calculated, the couple will know whether they a
re making any unnecessary expenditure or not. Once the budget has been created, look for catering
options that fit your budget and needs.

  1. Ask the Venue management Company for Ideas
You should ask the venue management team for any suggestions related to catering and they should
be able to add up ideas and requirements relating to food and beverage for the day. Many banquets,
hotels, and restaurants have their own catering services and if your book their venue then they can
provide you their catering at an affordable rate.

  1. Look for options to fit your needs
There are many options available in the market and the couple can go for the one that fits their needs.
After thorough research, shortlist some options to discuss your ideas and plans with them to come to
a decision. Grab all the proposals from caterers and compare them to choose the best from the
bucket list.

  1. Ask about the dining theme
Weddings are beautiful time and when a particular theme is incorporated into the wedding,
it becomes more memorable. Similarly, food can also be decided according to the theme.
Ask the wedding caterer to make sure they are up to par. If the wedding venue does not offer the
dining tables, linens, chairs, and dinnerware then ask the wedding caterers to arrange all these things.
Make sure the cost of dinnerware is covered in the proposal and they should provide you a complete
estimate for your wedding.