26 Nov 2007 19:46 Africa/Lagos
DrJays.Com Introduces Model Search Contest, 'Fresh Faces Of Spring 2008'
NEW YORK, Nov. 26 /PRNewswire/ --
DrJays.com, the leading online retailer of street fashion and DJ Networks' flagship website, introduces their inaugural model search contest, Fresh Faces of Spring 2008. Participants upload their 30-second video entry onto the site, which is then viewed by an audience of approximately 1.7 million unique visitors per month. Two winners - - one male, one female -- will be flown to New York City in January 2008 to shoot the DrJays.com Spring 2008 fashion campaign, with additional major prizes. Entries close January 9, 2008; winners will be announced 14 days after.
"Fresh Faces of Spring was created in response to the overwhelming feedback we receive from our customers, who contact us daily looking for the chance to appear on the site," says Simone Kapsalides, DrJays.com's Content Manager. "Instead of booking professional models for our Spring 2008 campaign, we're giving two winners the chance to come to New York and star in a photo shoot for the leading online retailer of street fashion."
"DrJays.com is partnering with Brightcove, the leading Internet TV service, as one of the first launches utilizing Brightcove's Private Label Consumer Media functionality," says Doug Stradley, Brightcove's Business Development Manager. "This will allow DrJays.com consumers to upload videos to the site and compete for the chance to star in their next fashion campaign."
About DJ Networks
DJ Networks is a multiplatform business that seamlessly integrates activities into what is essentially a platform for online living. Headquartered in New York City, DJ Networks owns and operates DrJays.com, the premier shopping site for street fashion, upscale style destination DJPremium.com, online solutions provider DJ Agency and upcoming social networking site, StreetStyle.com.
Brightcove is an Internet TV service that empowers video producers and programmers to build broadband businesses while giving viewers more choices and control over their use of video and television. Founded by Internet pioneer Jeremy Allaire in 2004 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Brightcove is the market-leading Internet video partner for international news and entertainment businesses, including CBS Corporation, Discovery Communications Inc., Dow Jones & Company, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group, MTV Networks, The New York Times Company, Reuters, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Time Life, Warner Music Group, and Washington Post.
Source: DJ Networks
CONTACT: Simone "Boss Lady" Kapsalides, Content Manager, +1-212-334-7999,
Ext. 220, firstname.lastname@example.org, for DJ Networks
Web site: http://www.drjays.com/
PLEASE, SIMPLY FOLLOW THE DIRECTIVE ABOVE IF YOU ARE REALLY QUALIFIED AND IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE LOOK, DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Models may look pretty, but can they hold a TV show together? The truth is, while the still camera may love leggy models, the TV camera is another beast altogether; it takes a certain gregarious presence to work that small screen. In honor of the return of Heidi Klum and another season of "Project Runway," here's a rundown of the stars who have worked it both in high fashion and in TV-land.
Tyra Banks, "America's Next Top Model"
Honestly, you can't turn on the TV anymore without seeing fresh episodes or reruns of "Top Model," or Tyra's talk show, or … well, Tyra in pretty much anything. Earlier in her career, she was lovely but still a bit awkward as she tried to play traditional acting roles ("Higher Learning," "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"), but once she realized her own persona was the best role ever, she's been rocking it. Her critiques of the models can sometimes be brutal, but she's been there and always tempers her comments with a nice gravitas. And she's still in the running toward becoming America's Next Top Mogul.
The willowy Klum was an early '90s runway phenom who rocketed back to the A-list with the brilliant competitive reality show "Project Runway." Klum's beauty and straightforward presentation work well on the show, where she's the host and head of the panel of judges, but wisely lets contestant coach Tim Gunn have the lion's share of the attention. And her cute German accent somehow makes hearing "Nick, you ahr aught" a little easier to take. Auf Wiedersehen, hiatus; welcome Season 4!
Janice Dickinson, "The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency"
The self-billed "world's first supermodel" splashed back into consciousness in early seasons of "ANTM." Yes, she borders on being a caricature, but you can't deny her entertainment value. She jazzed up "The Surreal Life" and has written several books, all snarky. And she's got a healthy ego: "I was Versace's muse, I was Valentino's muse, I was Alaia's muse, Lancetti's muse, Calvin Klein's, Halston's. I could go on and on."
Twiggy, "America's Next Top Model"
This lady has some great genes. Ever since she was the waifish pinup girl for Swinging London and Carnaby Street, she's evolved into a strong actress and is as lovely as ever. She's taken a stab at traditional acting ("The Boy Friend" anyone?) as well as the short-lived 1991 series "Princesses." But she's hit her stride on "ANTM" as a gentle but articulate critic of model performance, and seems to have the modeling biz in good perspective.