Model and personal trainer Roger Frampton is taking a fresh approach to fitness without the use of gyms and weights. His Re-Model-Me personal training has been employed by everyone from designer Patrick Cox to Ryan Barrett as he fronted Versace’s underwear campaign. Roger’s approach is accessible and tailored to each individuals needs and goals without employing fad diets and gimmicks. Craig Palmer spoke with Roger about his philosophy on fitness and his goals for the future in this insightful look into the world of personal fitness.
What advice would you give to someone wanting to embark on a fitness regime that may be daunted by the idea?
The best advice I could give to someone wanting to start any fitness regime would be to not run before they can walk. There is a lot of hype in the media e.g. “Get ripped in 12 weeks”. It is not really like that. It is a journey that never ends. It’s important the individual learns to work with their body.
What is your philosophy on wellness and fitness?
Personally, I am very open-minded, as is our company. People want a simple answer, but there is none, and I believe the day we realize that there is no answer we can actually start to enjoy life more.
34X25X36 Are They Really The Perfect Measurements? Mannequin manufacturer, Patina V Mannequin Factory outside Los Angeles, thinks so.
Owner Norman Glazer, “All it is is to stir up the adrenaline in the buyer and say hmm, I could look like that.”
Designer George Martin compares mannequins to religious art, specifically the images and statues the Church created of Saints. Which raises another topic for conversation. If these mannequins, which portray an image of the perfect female form, are meant to conjure this spiritual and emotional response, what is going to be our salvation?
Film maker Jesse Epstein captures the art form of mannequin creation in a short film entitles 34X25X36.
“There are no perfect bodies out there, we make the perfect body.”
Trudi Tapscott, former model bookings editor for Vogue and DNA model agent, one of the most respected scouts in fashion, sounds off on the highly competitive world of modeling. This you have what it takes to make it to the dizzying heaights of the fashion industry? Hint: it takes more than just a dream and following someone on Twitter. In the second part of her conversation with Matters of Today, Trudi speaks candidly in this must hear interview.
Lawyer Anna Timon. Anna is the chief compliance officer and general counsel for Diam USA as well, the developing founder of MoneyYouandLife.com. Today we got Anna’s insight into her recent run in with former President Bill Clinton and his daughter Chelsea at a conversation moderated by actor and philanthropist Edward Norton. Also a reporter for Digital Journal, she’s here to tell us all about the latest in the Clinton Foundation and the new Millennial Philanthropists.
We also spoke with Donald Simrock, rockstar makeup artist. Donald recently launched a collection of nails for Minx called Sextet. The nails are earthy, tough, beautiful and designed with men in mind. You can view them at Minxtastingroom.com
Listen to Donald discuss his collection and the evolution of nails throughout history. Fun fact I learned today: acrylic nails were created by a dentist.
World renowned makeup artist Donald Simrock has spent his career creating looks for Lady Gaga, Pink, Niki Minaj, Madonna, Shirley Manson, Brooke Shields, Milla Jovovitch, me… you get the idea. This is the go to creator for the unusual and the beautiful. Donald is a contributing beauty editor for Flaunt and shoots with Vogue, Harpers Bazaar as well as Rolling Stone and Interview.
Donald began his career painting the faces of professional clubbers in New York and Europe. These beginnings still influence his work as you can see in one of Gaga’s first videos. (Also note the nails… eh, hem. Those are Minx!)
Donald has been working with Minx co-founds Dawn Lynch-Goodwin and Janice Jordan since they first launched 5 years ago. And now, Donald has created his own collection!
“I photographed the entire collection in the moment that I was inspired, and specifically with this project in mind,” confides Donald. “I really wanted to start with Minx using photographs. I tried to offer an urban view to the more natural elements, and a colorful, artistic view to the more industrial styles. I have started off with a collection of six patterns… And I’m really excited to see where we go from here!!”
Launching later this month, Donald will feature the collection in select nail boutiques as well as online in Minx’s “Tasting Room” where both consumers and professionals can purchase the designs. Each self-applied nail coating pack includes 18 templates for a perfectly prideful manicure/pedicure with absolutely no drying time.
Check out the “Sextet” collection to see the unique vision Donald has in finding beauty in natural surroundings.
It is always a big deal when Trudi calls your agent to bring you in for polaroids. Things are probably going very well for you in terms of a modeling career when that phone call comes. This is the woman who advised Anna Wintour as the new faces editor at Vogue, which means Trudi knows better than your mom if you’ll make it in the business or not. And, if you do have a chance, she’s the person that understands exactly what it will take to shape you into the next Giselle or Karolina Kurkova, who she managed during her time at DNA model management.
Trudi was one of the people in fashion that believed in my talent. She first introduced me to Anna and later represented me at DNA. What a relief if was to walk into my new agency and see Trudi sitting there. I knew I’d be in good hands with her on my side. I’m forever grateful for the guidance and support Trudi has given me over the years.
If you’re wondering if you’ve got what it takes or you want to hear more from Trudi herself, you’ve got a few options to connect with her.
Forget the size zero supermodels – “Bigger girls can mean bigger profits.” say researchers from Warwick Business School.
Bad news for big fashion brands. Today a new study reveals that adverts which predominantly feature less-than-buxom beauties like Victoria’s Secret model Miranda Kerr and Irina Shayk are actually more likely to discourage a sale as they make women feel bad about themselves.
…so basically this study tells us what many have been suggesting for years what isn’t working for us or for the brands.
What does sell is a product that works, content that is interesting and a personality that is intelligent and well rounded. What doesn’t work and hasn’t for quite some decades is putting unrealistic images for intelligent women to live up to and expecting them to take your advertising seriously.
I would be shocked if this study does anything to affect the advertising practices of fashion brands. They seem to be more invested in being right and selling to a demographic that only exists in their ad execs imagination. But we can always hope. At the very least there’s a lot of us that feel validated in our requests for real images that inspire and exude health.
In case you’re listening ad execs, please stop using underage prepubescent ultra skinny models and expect us to feel inspired. It’s not working.