Wet Seal clothing company hires special needs fan as model

Karrie Brown’s dream came true last month when her favorite clothing company, Wet Seal, asked her to model for them.  The 17-year-old high school junior isn't like most other models –  she has Down Syndrome.  "It was really fun," said Karrie, who describes her style as "biker chick."

Karrie’s mom has started "Karried Away," a non-profit foundation that aims to help young people with disabilities find meaningful employment. "I just want people to understand my daughter is very capable of doing other things," she said, noting that many young adults with Down Syndrome have difficulty finding work outside the service industry.

For Karrie, the future is an open book.  “On some days she wants to model more clothes," says her mom, while "other times she wants to be a librarian."  Karrie also dreams of meeting Ellen Degeneres and dancing with her on her daytime talk show.

 

Marty,

The Good World News

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Elizabeth Hurley reveals her simple healthy skin secret

  • Published in Health

Elizabeth Hurley, the model, actress, and superstar has revealed the secret to her perfect skin.....Drum roll.......SLEEP!  That's it?  Well that's the main ingredient. 

"Nothing is more important than sleep - after that, diet, fresh air and sun protection". Hurley stated to OK! Magazine. "I like spending time in the sun, but always wear a high SPF"

She does keep a healthy diet as well.  Hurley owns an 162 hectare organic farm in Gloucestershire. "I am very proud of my son, who is 10 and eats only organic meat and eggs from my farm," Hurley said.

So lots of sleep, eating well, and protecting the skin is her secret.  Elizabeth will help many by revealing these healthy habits.  Doing these tasks are not only good for the skin, but they benefit the entire body and your overall well-being. 

Thanks Elizabeth Hurley!

 

Peace & Love,

Jon

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A Cinderella Story: Supermodel Fior Mendez Rises From The Orphanage To The Runway

There aren’t many options for abandoned youth, when they are deemed too old to stay at the orphanage. In an environment where female orphans are just numbers that eventually fade to black in a cold system, and forced into prostitution to escape poverty, Fior Mendez has beaten the unlikeliest of odds.  The 22 year old Dominican beauty moved to New York just two weeks ago, thanks to a friend and member of The Orphaned Starfish Foundation, in hope for a better life. Well, she can consider her mission accomplished. Fior is now a bonafide supermodel, and stomped the runway Friday night for Nzinga Knight at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week.

The designer explains the casting call that changed Fior’s life:

“Just as my third casting session was about to be over, Fior Mendez walked in the room and did her walk and had this wonderful expression on her face, plus natural beauty. I was sold.”

Fior is quickly becoming a fashion darling, and has caught the attention of the nation. Now that she’s in the spotlight, she wants to shine it on the orphans who need the support she was afforded, so that they can have the opportunity to pursue their dreams:

“I want to be a light for those kids. I want to show them that if you are dedicated, you can do something, and that even if you’re sad, you always have hope.”

 

Gomez-Lacayo, Jada. "A Cinderella Story: Supermodel Fior Mendez Rises From The Orphanage To The Runway". STYLEBLAZER. September 2012. Web. 

View original article at styleblazer.com:

http://styleblazer.com/82421/a-cinderella-story-supermodel-fior-mendez-rises-from-the-orphanage-to-the-runway/

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