Avon is seeking talent for “Avon Voices,” a worldwide online singing talent search in which 10 finalists will vie for a record deal. The “Avon Voices Singing Talent Search” is presented by Avon and produced by Intero. Celebrity judges include Fergie, Natasha Bedingfield, Diane Warren, Ivete Sangalo, Lea Salonga, Valeriya, Delta Goodrem, Maía, and David Pack. Finalists and winners will perform live at the Avon Foundation for Women Gala Nov. 2, 2011 in NYC.
Seeking—Female Singers: 18+.
Global video auditions will be held online through Feb. 13, 2011. For more info and to apply, visit http://audition.avonvoices.com/backstage; register online, then select a song from the provided song list, create a 30-second a cappella audition video, and upload your video. Submission deadline is February 13. Global contenders will be announced March 8. Registration is free; no fees or purchases required. Approx. 200 contenders will fly to international destinations, receive Avon makeovers, and shoot performance videos with music industry professionals in the search for the final two global singing sensations; up to 10 finalists will join together with Avon Voices celebrities to sing and record the “Avon Voices Anthem,” an original song written by Diane Warren; two winners will receive the opportunity to record a professional album to be produced, marketed, and distributed by a major label.
Diddy is doing again with VH1 to look for personal assistant and are now accepting resumes for potential candidates to compete for the position on the reality TV show, “I WANT TO WORK FOR DIDDY 2.” Last year Suzanne Siegel and Mic Barber won. Auditions will be held in New York on May 9th from 11am-1pm at a location to be determined.
Diddy, will once again hold a nationwide search for an assistant with the mental and physical stamina it takes to work for one of the world’s most high profile CEOs.
A batch of new hopefuls will once again be put through the rigors of what it takes to win one of the toughest, but most rewarding jobs in “the business.”
Whether you call him P.Diddy, Puffy or Sean Combs…Now is your chance to call this legend of hip-hop “Boss.”
If you think you have what it takes to be P.Diddy’s Assistant, then you should deffinately take this opportunity to go sign up.
- Applicants must be 21 or older by June 2009.
- Must have a “WHATEVER IT TAKES” attitude.
- You’ll need a big personality to stand out amongst the other candidates.
- Must be available and on-call 24/7 & able to cater to the BAD BOY Chairman of the Board, P.Diddy.
- Characters welcome.
We will keep you informed of the locations of the castings as they become available. Below is a list of cities where the castings will be held.
New York City, NY
May 9, 2009 – 11pm-1pm
264 W. 47th (between Broadway and 8th Ave.)
Ny, NY. 10011
May 23, 2009 – 11am-1pm
Utopia Tapas & Sushi Lounge
840 Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, Ga 30318
May 10, 2009 – 5pm – 7pm
157 W. Ontario St.
Chicago, Il 60654
May 3, 2009 – 10am – 12pm
6525 W Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, Ca 90028
May 16 – 10am – 12pm
18912 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, Ca 92612
May 23, 2009 4pm – 6pm
Wish Ultra Lounge
3001 Knox St.
Dallas, Tx 75205
May 16, 2009 – 11am – 1pm
The Side Line
880 Capital Cener Blvd.
Largo, MD 20774
May 17, 2009 – 9pm – 11pm
1235 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Go here to sign up.
Stylist to the Stars…
Where were you born?
Where do you live?
When did you decide that this is what you want to do?
After I got injured during my college athlete days, and working in the music industry with My two god-Fathers John Monoply and Datu Fasion who managed Kanye West with their company call Hustle.
Do you sew as well as style?
Haven’t master that skill of sewing yet but I’m working on it.(smile) but honestly I just style.
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with?
Musiq Soulchild, Anthony Hamilton, Ludacris, Chingy, Tisha Campbell, Tasha Smith, Jagged Edge, Lloyd and others.
Which Celebrities fit your style, and that you would want to work with?
Celebs that fit my style is Pharrell, Kanye, and Andre 300 is one celeb I would like to work with.
Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female)
Male- my homie Pharrell, and female I would say Victoria Beckham.
Would you rather style something around a pair of boots or open toe pumps?
I would say pumps because they are sexy on a women to me.
Who would you rather see in a fitted mini dress…a size 7 with curves or a size 1 with no curves?
I’ll take the fitted mini dress size 7 with curves, I love a beautiful women with a figure.
Do you have a favorite color or fabric that you like to work with? And why?
Honestly I don’t really it all just depends on the project at the time.
What is some advice for girls out there that want to model?
Honestly, stop doing the music videos because every girl that is cute with a shape thinks she is a model, which then it limits you. Go for being the next Naiomi Campbell and go check the iconic check.
A past video/magazine experience on set…Good and Bad…
Honestly , I’m blessed to have only good experiences so far.
What helps you get creative (music,people,movies)
Everything from music, people, everyday life.
Any projects coming up that we should know about?
First go get Musiq Soulchilds “ONMYRADIO” album, and I just teamed up super celeb photographer Derek Blanks so we are teaming up on different projects.
Any shout outs?
First ,You thank you (Jami) for wanting to interview me, Musiq Soulchild, His management team, Kevin Liles the Atlantic Records family, my business partner Paris Kirk, and my publicist Tahaira Wright(branded Pr) and You again.
Website, myspace, links etc…
Myspace.com/RenaldoNehemiah and RenaldoNehemiah.com is coming soon
Tierra:Where were you born?
D Blanks:Jackson, Mississippi
Tierra:Where do you live?
D. Blanks:Atlanta, Georgia
Tierra:When did you decide that this is what you want to do?
D. Blanks:In the 3rd Grade. I was introduced to photographer at a fairly young age during my tenure in Creative Arts School. I became attached to it because of the instant gratification. I have a background in Illustraion and with this, portraits take 20-30 hrs where as a photo is instant.
Tierra: Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with?
D.Blanks: Jennifer Hudson, Ciara, Beyonce, Akon, Estelle, Eva Pigford, Rockmond Dunbar, Angela Bassett, Faith Evans and more, just to name a few LOL
Tierra:Which Celebrities fit your style, and that you would want to work with?
D. Blanks: Any Celebrity who is fashion forward and is driven by creativity.
Tierra:Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female)
D. Blanks: Eva Pigford hands down! Eva is a traditional model. Any great model can put on anything and make it look good, as she does so effortlessly.
Tierra: What’s the worst thing about shooting a new model?
D. Blanks: Lack of experience, knowledge and posing in front of the camera, but not in all cases.
Tierra: Do you work better with gels, lights or natural light?
D. Blanks: I’m confident enough in my craft to say that I feel as though I work well with all. It is in my experience that any good photographer can work well with all lighting scenarios and environments.
Tierra: Do you enjoy shooting by the water?
D. Blanks: Yes…
Tierra: Do you make your own sets or you enjoy going on location?
D. Blanks: Depending upon the project, yes. It keeps the concept fresh and creative. I enjoy locations as well because they sometimes present challenges and provide refreshing, new environments.
Tierra: What is some advice that you can give to a future male/female model?
D. Blanks: Study your craft, own it, profect it and continued to be a work in progress.
Tierra: If there is one celebrity who you could shoot who would it be?
D. Blanks: Angelina Jolie
Tierra: If there was one magazine that you could shoot for who would that be?
D. Blanks: Vogue
Tierra: What do you hate most when it comes to a photoshoot?
D.Blanks: The delay. Sometimes all of the componets (hair, make-up, wardrobe) can prove to be extremely intollerable as far as the time length because I shoot rather quickly.
Tierra: What type of atmosphere do you like to work in? (a lot of people on set,
music, drinks, etc.)
D. Blanks: I like being around creative and positve people (my team), lots of music and great clients with positive attitudes who are willing to take direction and be creative.
Tierra: Any projects coming up that we should know about?
D Blanks: My Alter-Ego Pictorial book. Also, I’m working on something BIG that everyone will just have to stay tuned for.
Boutique name- DYMOND WAYZ Accessories Heav’n
Where were you born? Riverside, California
Where do you live? Castleberry Hill- Downtown Atlanta, Georgia
When did you decide that this is what you want to do? My freshman Year of College I was 19 working for $8 an hour with Sisley(united colors of benneton), & I was hired @ Phipps Plaza but I was 2 be moving to the new perimeter location when it opened. This experience really was the birth of my Brand “Dymond Wayz”. I gained visual and store build out skills, I already had 4yrs experience in retail; because I landed my 1st job @ 15 with Macy’s @ the Beverly Center. I worked for Sisley for 9months & had my 1st $2,500 sale with a wealthy client, who basically purchased everything that I picked out. Funny thing about it the young mgr, I was cool with rang up my sale under her I’d # 2 get my commission, so when I confronted my mgr. she showed me that she was really not cool &, I even got written up about confronting her, oh but I got my commission. After that experience I realized maybe working for some1 else was not my destiny & I might want 2 consider working 4 myself, 6months later I made a trip 2 NyC & bought my 1st merchandise & returned to Cau in the Fall as an Entrepreneur Sophomore with Dymond Wayz, and I have been working for my self ever since.
Do you sew as well as style? Yes I’ve been hand sewing since I was 7, I learned on the machine when I got 2 College, it is not my favorite thing cause I’m a bit antsy & sewing you must have a lot of patience.
Do you do personal styling? Yes I do personal, wardrobe reconstruction, image mgt, personal shopping, product knowledge & Rolling Out Magazine dubbed me as “Atlanta Fashion Forecaster” in August 2007.
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with? I have worked with Mr. Bangladesh of Bangladesh Prod., Tiny(T.I.’s wife), Mz. Shanicka (107.9), Megan Rochelle, Nikki Turner, Redd Xmaz, 5 Mic’s, Don Cannon,Nikki Minaj, Muffy Cupcakeopia, & host of other celebrities I can’t remember off the top of my head.
Which Celebrities fit your boutique style, and that you would want to work with? I would like 2 work with more male artist like umh… Young Jeezy or Diamond & Princess of Crime Mob, for some strange reason in Atlanta, labels leave image as last on the budget & usually don’t outsource stylist. That job will be left to the artist mgr or the artist themselves, its sad to me because Image is so vital in a celebrities career it should be more like # 1 on the budget and all other components fall after Image, just my opinion based on my experience of working with celebrities.
Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female) Female of course Beyonce. Male I must say Diddy.
Would you rather style something around a pair of boots or open toe pumps? I’m a Cali girl all day break out them toes girl. (Giggles) Who would you rather see in a fitted mini dress…a size 7 with curves or a size 1 with no curves? I love all shapes & sizes, I can work with all silhouettes.
Do you have a favorite color or fabric that you like to work with? And why? Right now I’m in Love with Green, but 2mrrw it might be Blue, I love all colors like a Vibrant Miami Rainbow. I love natural fibers like cotton, linen, but my favorite is fur I am mesmerized by dyed furs Sabel, Mink, Chinchilla, vintage Leopard, I even love faux Suede & Mink. I can create such a great illusion when working with furs, I can use the annual, thanks 2 fashionista’s like Lil Kim (chinchilla bikini).
What is some advice for girls out there that want to model? I feel like if you are pursing a career where your face or body is the product 2 be sold, than you must love yourself unconditionally, inside & out. I believe with that foundation you will have a healthy mind, & you can manifest a successful career.
A past video/magazine experience on set…Good and Bad… OMG bad, I was styling for a new artist video & one of the extras was wearing a ring I purchased in Paris @ a flea market 5years prior, she comes up to me with maybe an hour left 2 shoot saying she can’t find my ring & she thinks she lost it @ the last set location. Instantly I’m thinking why are you just now telling me this? But I kept my composure & brought it to the casting company that hired me as the stylist. They said well if the ring does not surface @ wrap time than the extra will have to pay for it out of her day rate. I was still a bit frustrated because even though I would of been monetary compensated for the lost, my ring that had sentimental value would be gone 4ever. I knew it was time for me to project my ability to work under pressure, I worked with the extra and directors interns as a team & within an hour the extra found my ring. A good experience is seeing all the ppl that I style happy faces when they like my final decision for there wardrobe & seeing them walk around set with confidence knowing the look Swagged up by Kesh.
What helps you get creative (music,people,movies) MUSIC,MUSIC,MUSIC, everyday people(mainly my college girls & boys) All movies even Sci Fi stuff. My biggest creative moments come from Daydreaming, and reading Fashion Magazines that I subscribe to.
Any projects coming up that we should know about? Yesss I’m so excited to finally be at a point where I can give back, Clark Atlanta University Fashion Design & Merchandising Dept & Bauder College & myself will be hosting a workshop the 3rd week of April. The workshop is free and I will be interviewing & selecting 10 interns to work with 5 different avenues of my Brand Dymond Wayz, I plan to bring in a small panel of about 2 of my close friends so they can speak to the students & possibly select the candidates that Dymond Wayz does not select so this way at least 20 students out of about 400 will be selected to complete an hands on internship working with some1(me) they can relate to because there is not that much of an age gap & I was in there shoes less than 5years ago.
Any shout outs? Yesss Thank you Jami Z at The Carinae Agency for this great interview. Dymond Wayz Alwayz, Dymond Bar Music, and Thank you for every1 who has supported & believed in my Brand, especially GOD.
Website, myspace, links etc… www.dymondwayzonline.com www.myspace.com/dymondwayzaccessories www.blogspot.com/streetschic www.myspace.com/keshmonroe Youtube: dymond wayz commercial
Where were you born? Chicago Illinois
Where do you live? Hazel Crest IL suburb outside of chicago
When did you decide that this is what you want to do? I wanted to design clothes since high school 1999 I always loved to dress fresh and create my own trend so I felt with my fashion sense, hustle and drive I could create my own brand of clothing so I did
Do you sew as well as style? No I have people who sew for me
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with? Project Pat, Kia Shine, Sean Paul, Isley Brothers.
Which Celebrities fit your style, and that you would want to work with? Mikkey Halsted, Cool Kids, Cool and Dre, T.I., Tyga, Lil Wayne, Muffy
Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female) Keri Hilson
Are your clothes for male and female? Both male and female
Do you draw all of your characters for your shirts or do you have a team? I come up with my ideas sketch them out and give my team of graphic designers my vision and they implement my vision
Whats a word that would describe your clothes? Legendary
Would you rather style something around a pair of boots or open toe pumps? Boots Who would you rather see in a fitted mini dress…a size 7 with curves or a size 1 with no curves? Beyonce fitted mini dress
Do you have a favorite color or fabric that you like to work with? And why? I love to work with purple because it stands out and so many colors can be matched with purple its just my ish
What is some advice for girls out there that want to model? send all media kits to ceothepolitician [at] gmail [dot] com we are looking for models for upcoming shoots and ads
What helps you get creative (music,people,movies) just sitting down and doing what I call power thinking on my goals while sitting back listening to Mikkey Halsted and Voyce G.I. Go
Any projects coming up that we should know about? The Rich Kidz Music Video as well as The Rich Kidz Cartoon
Any shout outs? Def whats up to my partner Rico Nance, Mikkey Halsted, Voyce G.I. Go, Dice Clay, Dropaband, Nikki Lynette, Project Pat, Kiashine, Resse P, Effie, the whole Rich Kidz Staff , The whole Official Hustle Staff, Tenn St Univ, Dj Fingatipz, Dj Paperchaser, Tyler Brown, Kendall, Flare everyone thanks for your support
Website, myspace, links etc…Myspace.com/Richkidzclothing2k www.Richkidzclothing.com
Where were you born? Sacramento, CA
Where do you live? Sacramento, CA via everywhere.
When did you decide that this is what you want to do? When I was in my 3rd year in college, I met a student that wanted to go into a company together and we just kept having meetings, but there was never any progress. I decide to take matters into my own hands. I produced my very first fashion show, June of 2004 and the rest is history.
Are there any celebrities that you’ve worked with? Not yet…but the year is still young . =)
Which Celebrities fit your style, and that you would want to work with? I would love to see people like Kelis, Kid Cudi, Rihanna, Tracee Ellis Ross, Joy Bryant, Jean Grae,Keri Hilson,Electrik Red and Kid Sister in some Faedrah Clothing…I have a bigger list but that’s a few names that’s on my list.
Which celebrity could put on anything and look good? (male or female) I think Pharell can put on anything and make it look good…he can wear some sweatpants and a plain white tee and still look like a million bucks!!
Do you have a favorite color or fabric that you like to work with? And why? I am a color fanatic…every color of the rainbow is my favorite color. My favorite fabric is jersey material…I just like how it hugs and fits on the body. Especially if you have curves, it definitely brings it out.
What helps you get creative (music, people, movies)? I love going to different places and people watching…just checking out their style and peeping what’s stylish on the streets. I listen to a various number of artists and all genres of music. Music motivates me and gets my creative juices flowing. I have 3 movies I always turn to for inspiration whenever I get into a “creative stump”. My 3 “old faithfuls” are Party Girl (w/Parker Posey), Beat Street (Rae Dawn Chong cold rockin’ it) and last but not least The Wiz (the Emerald City scene with all the color changes and all the dancers is Halston-enough said!!)
Any projects coming up that we should know about? I am co-styling with an accessory company based out in Oakland for their commercial this month (hopefully it goes well), I have a few shows lined up in California for the next few months. I’m also a stylist so I have photo shoots lined up. I’m working on getting my clothing in store locations in Atlanta, New York, and San Francisco to name a few. Be on the lookout for www.faedrah916.com to launch this summer.
For now you can visit me at www.myspace.com/faedrah_co
Noelle C. Tavares Fashion Designer/Stylist/Coordinator: myspace.com/faedrah_co