Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Keeping Warm and looking Good!!

Now with the cold weather coming, I decided to give you a few of my fashion secrets on keeping warm and looking good. My first secret is long underwear. I love winter silk undergarments and they keep you warm and they do not make you look bulky. That is one of my pet peeves, not looking to bulky. I don't like those big puffy coats that look like a sleeping bag. Go get a shearling, they look good and are not bulky...LOL I believe in showing what I got and how can I do that if I'm wearing a sleeping bag... Also, cashmere is my friend another material that is warm and makes you look lean not to mention the soft feeling against your skin. Nothing like keeping, warm, looking good and feeling good. Ladies a silk scarf keeps you warm and is gentle on your hair wool drys the hair so silk is the way to go.

Keep Warm!!

Marque

Marque's Secret showcasing John Ashford

Marque's Secret at the Hudson Terrace. What a show!!! Even with the rain, bad lighting and crowd on the runway John gave us shoes. That's what I call talent!!! I actually was introduced to John's shoes at a show where I did hair. I was so blown away I don't even remember the clothes. John I want a pair of special Marque designed shoes. To see more of John Ashfords shoes go to www.johnashford.ws. By the way I loved the John Ashfords shoes that I wore for the show.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

The Time To Change

It's fall and it's a good time to change your look. I myself have put some warm tones in my hair, for the fall. Now it doesn't matter if you decide to cut or color your hair but just have fun with the new season. I love the change in season because I get to play with another side of myself. So go for it and get those new hair extensions that you've been dreaming of, they may just keep you warm this winter.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Artistic Expression

The photographer Edwin that I worked with for two months has made to video's of the photo shoots that we worked on together. One of the viedo's was shot at Me U Spa Salon, my new home. One of my clients made a joke that I was running from the FBI because I had been to so many salons. I feel like I have a new home and a salon that has my back. What a good feeling!!! Hilary and Michel are turning out to be very good bosses....I can exhale....

Dreams Do Come!!!

Marque

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I'm ALIVE!!!

My agency Ken Barboza Associates recommended me to work with a photographer named Edwin Datoc. Well, it has really made my creative juices flow. He is from Australia and has been here for 2 months and I have done a half dozen photo shoots with him. Here is a taste of what we have been doing. Please give me your feedback and check out the rest in my portfolio. I would love to here from you....I'm energized....LOL

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Me U Spa Salon

Well, I'm at a new salon called Me U Spa Salon and we are an Aveda concept salon. Which means we have had so many classes that I feel like I'm in high school again...LOL Well, I worked in an Aveda concept salon many years ago and I must say they have come a "long way baby". I really love the fact that they are natural and environmentally friendly. I really like the Brilliant - anti humectant and the Brilliant humectant pomades. Also, one of my clients loves the Firmata firm hold hair spray. As I learn the line I will keep you posted and give you as many facts as I can. Stay Tuned!!

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Thursday, June 11, 2009

"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

O.K. I have resisted to talk about this for as long as I can, but it keeps raining. And, I know that every women wants to keep her hair safe from the rain, so without further ado. The Totes micron umbrella is my favorite. Mainly because it fits in my bag and is always with me. But, also because of Totes life time warranty, which I have used and, which Totes stands by. If your Totes umbrella brakes in the rain Totes will send you a new one and I have received a new Tote. (You have to follow the instruction) My friends laugh at me when I tell them that I used the warranty on my umbrella, but we are in a recession and Totes cost from approximately $15.00 and up. They are not cheap, but worth the life time warranty and dependability of being able to fit into as small as your clutch purse to save you "Hair Do" at any time. Please go to www.totes.com and check out all the other products Totes have, you will be surprised. My friends don't call me grandma, for nothing...LOL

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Daily News////"Night Under the Stars"








"Night Under the Stars" is a Prom put on by the The Children's Helping Advisory Team at New York - Presbyterian (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital) and sponsored by The New York Life Foundation Wintergarden Programming Series. Well, I got there and the beautiful young lady (18years old) was waiting having her nails done. So, I got busy working on her hair when a TV crew came in to interview her and the reporter started to ask her questions and one of the questions struck a cord with me. "What Does This Mean To You?" Well, I could not help to think about this and get very emotional. It was an honor to be asked to make someone who was in the hospital feel pretty, this is what it meant to me. I had just started to feel that this profession was a little too superficial, which is one of the reasons that I started this blog (to make a positive impact on the beauty industry). Now my next client for the event was Jasmine a beautiful 15 year old young lady who's mother informed me that Jasmine had attempted to cut her own her. Her mother went on to say "Please work a Miracle!" I proceeded with this and informed her mother that it was not going to take a miracle and that it "the beauty in her daughter's hair" was hiding and that I was going to bring it out. After it was done she said "You did a miracle" which meant that my job was done. Now, I see what I was put here for and it is to make people feel good about themselves through their hair and the manner in which I deliver this service. This is the success that I was looking for, as I go on this journey called, Life. I have arrived!!!

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

re-Powder Puff

I had a business lunch today with Bill Witherspoon a designer that has been showcased in two Marque's Secrets. Bill also, works at the Brown Stone in Harlem which is owned by Princess. After, lunch I stopped by the Brown Stone and had a conversation with Princess and Bill while they casually went about the business of the Boutique. By the way the Brown Stone is a Boutique that caters to the upward mobile women of Harlem. As we were chatting Princess mentioned the story that I wrote called "Powder Puff" which is about Queen Latifah being sued by her make-up artist and stylist. When, Princess made a very important point... She said "That there is always two sides two a story" and "That her verdict was out until she heard Queen Latifah's side." I have to agree with her. When I first wrote the story it seems that the story that I got out of the paper was from one point of view. I would love to here what Queen Latifah's side of the story sounds like. If anyone has any news about this, I would love to here from you. Yes, Princess there are always more than one View... We should all keep this in mind...Thanks, Princess for helping me remember this..

Dreams Do Come True!!!


Marque

"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

It started maybe ten years ago when I decided to give myself a deep conditioner at home with my favorite condition Suave (Coconut). I did not have a dryer so I thought that I would just leave it on for a few hours while I watched T.V. But, when I went to the bathroom to rinse it out and looked in the mirror I loved the way my curls looked. I had never seen my curls look so silky and with so little frizz and still be soft. Until then I had been using "setting lotion" to calm the frizz of my curls, this left my hair crunchy. Thus began a new part to my beauty regiment. I know that I have said here on my blog that I use Jane Carter's "Wrap & Roll" but what I really do is alternate between the two. Which I feel is important because I believe that switching up on what you do with your hair is important and this way it does not get over conditioned by using the conditioner every day. Suave seems to give my curls the best control at the same time keeping it soft and natural looking. Please try this and give me your feed back I would love to here from you.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Sunday, May 31, 2009

"Well Kept Secrets"

ic (inter cellular) from Fantasia "Hair Polisher" oil is one of my well kept secrets. I use this product behind my chair at the salon on my clients every day. I love it because it gives the hair a great shine and the moisture your hair needs without weighing down the hair, like most oils do. You can put as much as you like and you will not get the oily build up on you hair that weighs it down. But, what's even better is the reasonable price. There are many products that work similar but not as good that cost much more. I could name a few but, I'm not because this is my personal favorite...LOL Please try this product and give me your feedback, I would love to here from you.

Dreams Do Come True!!!


Marque

Saturday, May 30, 2009

"These are a Few of My Favorite Things"

Jane Carter Solutions is my favorite natural product. I really enjoy "Wrap and Roll" and the multiple ways you can use it. 1. I use it when I want to wear my hair curly, I just put two pumps of it in my hand after shampooing and let dry natural. 2. When I wear my hair straight, I use 3-4 pumps (depends on thickness and length of your hair) and wrap it in a circle and sit under the dryer until it drys and flat iron. 3. In the salon when I do a wet set I use Wrap and Roll as well, it works well, instead of setting lotion. 4. I use it also, in my flat twist styling at the salon and braids styling 3-4 pumps after shampooing and flat twist or braid it locks the braids and flat twist in place giving these styles a long life.

In the salon, when I come across a client that has a dry scalp I use "Scalp Renew", as a salon treatment and I recommend my clients to purchase scalp "Nourishing Serum" for home use. These two product are full of pure essential oils and ingredients like peppermint, lavender, and tea tree to just name a few.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Friday, May 22, 2009

Marque's Secret Showcasing Stacey Angela


Stay by Stacey Angela was a huge success last night at Imperial where the designer was Marque's Secret's latest showcased artist. Stacey showed that crochet is not just for grandma making a blanket for her grand-baby but also, for the fashionista. Stacey even made me blush with the crochet top she made for me. I was very surprised by the denim pieces, in which Stacey seemed to be forecasting the rise of denim in haute couture (keep a look out). I've got a funny feeling that we will be seeing a lot from this talented Designer.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Thursday, May 21, 2009

"Working with What you Have!"

It's very hard to work with what you have in a society that tells you, what you have is not good, if you are not white. This started at the end of slavery when blacks had to start getting jobs. Because slavery was over, the blacks that assimilated with white society more got better jobs. In the early 1900's black women started to straighten their hair and use make up that was lighter than there skin, in order to get work. With slavery in this country ending and the growth that this country has gone through with the electing of a half white and half black president, there should be a shift in the clamouring, for recognition in this way. Therefore, making it easy to work with what you have, in your natural black beauty.

What I mean by this is, if your hair doesn't grow very long wear a short style and not get a weave. Weave can actually weaken the hair, that you can actually grow. Or, if your hair breaks when you relax it wear your hair in it's natural texture. Work with your own natural beauty!! But, first we as black people have to see the beauty in ourselves and not get our sense of beauty from others. This has to start at several levels and in several areas of life. First it has to start with the children by telling them that they are beautiful the way they are. Second as adults we must use our words wisely and not use the words such as nappy as a bad word. Nappy or straight hair are not good or bad descriptions but just different from each other. Which I believe is part of the excitement of life. The differences in people makes the world a beautiful place and that sentiment is what should be taught.

I have found in working in the hair industry, for over 25 years, when you fight your natural beauty is when you have the most trouble, in looking good. One of the most common mistakes that I see is a black woman or any person of color trying to be blonde. The darker your hair is the more it takes you to be blonde. Which means the lighter you lift your hair the dryer it will become and the more breakage you will cause to your hair. Here is one of the best examples of working with what you have by staying closer to your natural color. I will give more examples of this and advise on what to do, in time.

Now with all this said I am not saying don't relax, color, or play with your hair. I just want people of color to know the reasons behind there decisions and the consequences. And help you make an informed choice with the best results. And above all help you work with what you have. Working with your curly hair for example is easy with all the new products on the market for curly hair. Just as working with with your straight and fine hair, there are also many products on the market to help it look fuller and thicker. I am here to guide you through this process with my experience and expertise with an easy and straight forward hand or mouth...LOL I will show you the way to "working with what you have" and making an informed decision.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Marque's Secret May 21st. At Imperial

The Marque's Secret show on May 21st @ Imperial will feature the designs of Stacey Angela. I hope to see you there the doors will open at 9:30p.m. with 2 for 1 drinks and the showtime is 10:45p.m.

Dreams Do Come True!!

Marque

Remembering my Mother


Jima Deloise Johnson was my mother and I decided to give you a glance at the women who made me who I am today. It was the first Thanksgiving after my mom left my father and my mom set the feast for thanksgiving on the floor of our apartment on a shower curtain. Even though we had no furniture my mother made this one of the most special memories of my childhood, with all the trimmings turkey, stuffing, collard greens, etc. All without mentioning the lack of furniture. It was a celebration of Thanksgiving and independence. My mother had not finished high school at this time and was working part time as a cashier and going full time to school to get her G.E.D. I never heard my mother complain, you see this was my mother's quiet dignity and strong work ethic, that she passed to me without ever saying a word. My mother had not finished school because she had children young and my father had taken care of us. My mother had been a stay at home mom, until now. With the same grace that I watched her prepare this meal my mother got her G.E.D. And, the next Thanksgiving was served on a beautiful new dinning room table that my mother got with her new job after getting her G.E.D... without a word. I Learned from her that it is not what you say but what you do that is important. I remember the grace and dignity in which my mother prepared this meal and the sense of comfort that she made me feel. I carry this comfort with me to this day. Listen to what is not said you can learn a lot.

Happy Mother's Day

Dreams Do Come True!!

Marque

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

RuPaul's Drag Race


Miss Teal Ashton one of my good friends is trying to win a spot on RuPauls Drag Race. Please go to http://rupaulcasting.com/people/tealashton1 and vote for Teal Ashton. Remember you have to become a member to vote. Teal Darling, I love your Alicia Keys video. Like RuPaul say's "You Betta Work"!

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Monday, April 27, 2009

Finding your workout motivation

When I was Doing...LOL... D Woods hair for the Spike Lee premiere, we had a conversation about going to the gym. So, I decided to talk about using what motivates you to getting into shape and going to the gym or just excercising period. Personally I like going to the gym because I like the male comradery that I get when going to the gym. So, use what every it is to put excercise in your life. Being in shape has a lot to do with how you look and feel about yourself. Stay fit and look good and find your own motivation for excercise.

Dreams Do Come True!!

Marque

Marque's Secret Casting


I'm having a casting at Dima Salon at 228 8th. Ave. April 28th from 7pm-9pm. for my show at Imperial on May 14th. I will be showcasing the designs of Stacey Angela and Timothy Kokott. Please be prepared to show a swimsuit body. We are looking for men and women to walk in the show. There is no pay but there will be a photo shoot the day of the show and you will be able to get pictures in the designer's clothes and hair and makeup.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Going Green and Staying Positive

I had the pleasure of doing the tresses of D Woods hair today. And, during an interview she explained that her and her circle of friends have gone green in their attitude. By this she explained that she has no energy for negativity. This in my opinion is a very progressive idea that I plan to steal.

Dreams Do Come!!!

Marque

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Ty Scott's Thank you party




I had a blast at Ty's thank you party. Several of the models were there dancing and carrying on. I took a few turns on the floor as well. There was a pole and when a guy got on the pole the DJ stopped the music...LOL as Wendy Williams would say "How you doin"...LOL

Thanks! Ty

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Fashionably late

Ty Scott was over 2 hours late for his own show at the Imperial on March 26th. I bet Ty was waiting for those shoes to dry. Even though I was informed by my Make-up Artist Tanisha Faye that he brought the heat!!! By the way those shoes were bronze. But, this made my production look bad. I did love the show and I think it was a great way to start the spring season. Ty next time can you bring the fire and be on time or I'm going to sprinkle you with punctuality dust. Ty were are my valentino pants??? LOL... I wish I could go on a cruise after that, but work calls.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Cancellation of April's Marque's

La China Loca decided not to do April's Show a few days after seeing Ty Scott's show at The Imperial. I'm a man of my word, to bad we all aren't. The saying "The show must go on" comes to mine. And, the show will go on. I have decided to use this time to take a needed brake. May 14th. will be the next Marque's Secret. I have teamed with a New Jersey fashion production company (stay tuned). Please keep your eyes open for these future collaborations this fall.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Brain Surgery

What is this new fad where the women look like they are science projects? Answer, Lace Front Wigs!! Since when is looking like Frankenstein hot? Answer, when people started thinking just because something cost more you get more. Just because your favorite celebrity is doing it does not mean it is for you. For your information lace front wigs are for stage and screen. Where you are far enough away you can not see the lace or screen where it can be digitally erased. Girls STOP!!! Start loving who you are and working with what you have.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Powder Puff

Roxanna Floyd and Susan Moses have filed separate breach of contract suits against Queen Latifah who's real name is Dana Owens. Moses says she is due $300,000 and Floyd says she is due $700,000. The women worked on the Curvations Line and "Queen Collection." This was reported in the Daily News by Thomas Zambito on March 31st 2009.

I have had the pleasure of working with Roxanna and found her to be a very honest and caring person. I hope this matter will be taking care of with speed and grace. If anyone has any information about this please leave me a comment. I would love to here from you Roxanna.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ty Scott's Afro Disco Circus Collection!!

It is just before 1pm the day of Ty's show and Ty informed me that his assistant was going to get paint. To spray paint the shoes that the model's were wearing...LOL Will they be dry for the 7:45 call time? If you come to the show and I can't stop looking at the model's feet you will know why. This collection is called Afro Disco Circus, be careful what you name your children they have a way of becoming there names...LOL

Dreams Do Come True!!!
Marque

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Is Going Green a Sham?

Now, I wore this white fun fur to a "Green Party" to be honest, I had no idea that this party was green. But, I do believe in saving the planet and doing what is healthy for all of us (earthlings). I did not wear the fur because I even recognize PETA. I just love fur fun or real. I believe in looking good and keeping warm and fur works. I was not making a political statement in anyway, just having fun. I would like to here your thoughts on this.

Marque,
Dreams Do Come True!!!


Photo by Suz
Is going green a sham? Saving the environment is quite the noble sentiment, but with all the faddish vegan diets, eco-friendly couture and designer hemp grocery bags, I have to wonder if “green” is nothing more than our decade’s version of heroin chic.

This was the question I hoped to answer during Thursday’s organic-themed cocktail reception for New York City’s Television Industry.

Held at Greenhouse, New York’s first eco-friendly nightclub, the party was packed with a perplexing breed of urban tree-huggers. Clad in Stella McCartney and Marc Jacobs, the earthy guests swayed to Simian Mobile Disco and MGMT while indulging in the open bar’s organic beer. Master of ceremonies were the magnificent ‘Way over Budget Productions’ courtesy of Poull Brien.

Observing from our designated VIP location, $13 organic vodka soda in hand (I would have preferred to poison myself with a standard toxic martini but one must make difficult sacrifices when drinking to save Mother Earth), I spotted my first member of the Green Elite: the ruggedly handsome Adrian Grenier. Judging by his shaggy hair and bohemian ensemble, I assumed that the Entourage star, like all good celebrities, would be a steadfast advocate of the green initiative.

“Adrian, would you consider yourself to be very green?”

“Um, not very.”

“Do you think the green trend is a total sham?”

Pause

“No…Do you?”

“Yes. Yes I do.”

Surprised by my shameless skepticism, Grenier went on to assert his unwavering endorsement of all things green.

“I support people who are making an effort…But, you know, there are haters out there. And it’s no good to be a hater.”

Subtle yet poignant, I couldn’t help but think that Mr. Grenier’s closing comment suggested that I was, in fact, a hater; a social-eco-terrorist who was polluting the pure atmosphere of this environmentally friendly celebration with my noxious negativity.

Nevertheless, I was inspired by the star’s seemingly strong organic convictions and set out to find some proof that the green initiative is more than a mass marketing scheme. I found it in a character named Rowell. With a razor-sharp Mohawk and a look that mixed the raw punk of Sid Vicious with the suave style of Justin Timberlake, he dispelled my belief that the only thing green about Greenhouse was its moss-covered walls. Come to find out, the innovative downtown hotspot is constructed of recycled materials, exclusively serves organic alcohol and, of course, recycles each empty beer and liquor bottle. Maybe there’s something to be said for the green fad after all.

But Greenhouse wasn’t the only pro-active force of the event. Marque Marque, a five-time Emmy Award winning hairstylist and larger-than-life eco-eccentric, makes PETA proud and preserves the animal kingdom with his plush faux fur (or as he calls it, “fun fur”) coat.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Temple Hair

Did you know that in India there is a ritual called Tonsuring? Which is a shaving off of all of your hair. Which is a gesture of devotion and gratitude to the gods. This happens in a place called Tirumala, a temple of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism above the town of Tirupati. The men and women that participate in this ritual are religious pilgrims coming here to pay their respect to the resident deity. The visit is completed with the ritual Tonsuring or shaving off all of ones hair. This is a custom that has been practiced since the ninth century. But, what is a new practice, in the twenty first century is the selling of the hair, which the particpants are not aware of. But, when told that the hair is being sold around the world most of the pilgrims seem to be honored that the hair of India is appreciated by the world and very happy with there gift offered to there beloved deity. Most of the participants do not know that the hair is being sold. Now, the question I ask. Should they know? Would it matter? Should they get to profit from there gift? The pilgrims believe that they are thanking there gods, for there good fortune. Are there dreams coming True?

I would love to here what you think.

Marque

For more Allure (March 2009)

Marque's Secret showcasing Ty Scott

Ty Scott is here again. I loved his collection in January so much so that I asked him to do another show right away. Ty will be showing swim wear. There will be lots of eye candy for the boys and girls and all in between. I really wanted to get this swim wear seen before it gets hot. I want the anticipation of the the summer to fill the air. The show is at Club Imperial 17 W. 19th. St. on Thursday March 26th. I will see you there.

Marque

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Thanks...

A model from the Darius Wobil's Marque's Secret showcase texted me to ask if I were going to Darius's thank you party. I told her that, I was not invited. Now I see, how a designer (Darius) could show garments that were not finished and falling apart. And, the answer is, no class. Darius does not have manners to invite the person who produced and financed a show, for his collection.

This is a perfect opportunity to let the designers interested in participating in future Marque's Secret, know that, after this season is over, there will be a cost. I am booked through the end of the year. Starting January 2010, I will no longer cover all of the expenses to showcase the designers. This has been a learning experience, in so many ways. The most important is to appreciate the gifts in life.

Thanks, Darius for giving me this gift and opportunity to inform the fashion network, that I am building of the true beauty of the fashion world.

Dreams Do Come True!!!

Marque

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Following my Dreams

Following, your heart and dreams can be a bumpy ride. And, I have had my share of bumps. Robert E. Knight decided to back out of the show because there was going to be a $10.00 cover. This was very surprising to me since I cover all expenses and cost to produce Marque's Secret. Robert went as far as to say that I was pimping him. Who's pimping who? As it turns out Robert is only a pebble. The next show is March 26th. showcasing the swimwear of Ty Scott.

Dreams Do Come True!!

Marque

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Marque's Secret Showcasing Robert E. Knight

Robert E. Knight is a designer that I have known since I arrived in New York from Washiongton, D.C. over 15 years ago. Believe it or not this is our first time working together. Robert is a man with great style and he always stands out in a crowd, something that I like in a person, which tells me that he is very sure of himself. This style and confidence is what really made me ask him to be showcased in Marque's Secret. His show will be at the Imperial Club on March 5th here in New York City. This will be my first show at the Imperial Club, I look forward to seeing Robert's collection and working with the Imperial Club.

Dreams Do Come True!!

Marque

Friday, February 20, 2009

The Yellow Wig


Where is the fun in fashion? Your answer is right here in me (Marque). I'm in love with fashion and I believe that fashion should be fun. I think some in the fashion world & the world are taking it much too serious. This yellow ensemble was created by three designers that I happen to respect a great deal. First the skirt was done by Alan Kittrell a designer from Washington, D.C. where I grew up. He has been designing things for me for more than 20 years. The top that was a redesign of a shirt in my closet by Ty Scott, a designer I showcased in my January's Marque's Secret. The wig was done by yours truely (Marque). This was inspired by my mother who's favorite color was yellow. She was the person in my life who taught me to believe in myself. And, taught me that "Dreams Do Come True"

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Darius Wobil -Marque's Secret Jan 17th

Darius Wobil is a wonderful designer but it was a lesson learned for me in controlling my show. I allowed the designer, Darius to pick his own music without listening to it. The result; ending with the music putting the audience to sleep. My second mistake was relying on the venue's lighting. This will not happen again.
Now what was not in my control was the holes in the garments and strings hanging. Not to mention the rumpled undergarments that made one of the models look like she had on a diaper.
With time and hard work this young talent will reach his dreams.



DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

East Coast Fashion Show- Jan 15th





The show was great and I enjoyed it very much. I could really see the work and planning that went into the show. I too feel that you and Ron make a good team. I've known Ron for many years and it was an honor to be in the front row of your East Coast Floor Show. I look forward to your up coming shows. I also look forward to using your models as my show (Marque Secret) grows.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

Haute Hippie- Fashion Week- Friday 13th


The designer Trish Wes coat-Pound has a "Cock Skirt" that she wore to her showing which I wanted to rip off...paired with a white ribbed Tee and another item from her collection that I loved her "Dicklace" which is a combo necklace & dicky. The cock skirt by the way is made from cock feathers hence the name. Trish is a wonderful spirit with a great sense of style and humor.
Also I was honored to work with my colleagues from Xac Anthony Salon & Spa. I give them a gold star after all I've only been there 1 month. We provided hair & make up for the fabulous models, which turned out to be a blast.

DREAM DO COME TRUE!!

TY SCOTT-Marque's Secret Jan 27th 2009

I am a big fan of the backs out and Ty is also, looking at his collection. I'm still waiting for mine.
Photography by Suz


DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

Bill Witherspoon- Marque's Secret Dec 30th 2008

His collection was called "What You Wear When You Dont Have A Ticket To The Ball"
Bill hit the needle on the head with these dresses.

DREAMS DO COME TRUE!!

KIKI MORGAIN-Marque's Secret Oct 28th 2008




KIKI dazzled with her collection of body conscious clothing, for the jet set. I love her signature use of color and sparkle.
DREAMS DO COME TRUE!

MARQUE

DOS & DONT'S (FASHION)

Do wear clothes that make you feel sexy.
Do wear clothes that are comfortable and fashionable.
Do dress for the occasion.
Do wear clothes that hug your body, even if you are full figured.
Do keep abreast of shapes and cuts so that you are present, in the now.



Don't wear clothes that are not your size.
Don't wear clothes that make you feel uncomfortable, even if you do see it in all the fashion magazines.
Don't dress so relaxed that you always look like you are doing the laundry.
Don't wear a midriff top if you look 3 months pregnant and you aren't.
Don't wear big shoulder pads for the past (Dynasty).

DOS & DONTS (HAIR)

Do wear color and have fun with different natural shades & combinations
Do use molding paste for a piecey look.
Do take chances with different shapes and lengths to see what looks good on you.
Do go to professionals to help you select proper hair when doing hair extensions.
Do shop around for a colorist that is in your price range and area to insure that you keep regular appointments.


Don't wear color that is not natural to hair, unless you are under 25.
Don't use so much hair spray that your hair looks like a plastic plant.
Don't go so long between hair cuts that the ends look transparent.
Don't wear hair extensions that don't match your hair (texture or color).
Don't wait so long between color touch ups that you start to look like a zebra.



"You Are What You Eat"

"The saying you are what you eat", well it's true. Salon's tell you get a protein treatment, for your hair. I say eat a piece of fish. When you put a product on your hair it only goes on the top. You need to put the things that are good for you, inside, so that you get the benefit. Just imagine, the doctor tells you that you need more vitamin C, and you smear oranges on your body. I don't think so. In order for you to get the benefit, you need to get the vitamin C in your system. Take this approach of doctoring on your hair. I'm not saying that putting the protein on your hair wouldn't have a benefit but getting it in your system is where you need it. We need to start working on our hair from the inside. So Start drinking alot of water and eating foods that are high in natural oils (such as Avocado's) if your hair tends to be dry. You can also, put the avocado on your hair for a temperary fix. But remember work on the problems from the inside. I'm a true believer of taking care of you hair from the inside. If you take this approach you will also be a believer.

Marque