Recognizing Christina Han
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1.     Shade name you identify with most and why:

Dreamer and Creator.  I thought ‘dreamer’ at first because I have a tendency to get lost in my own head of ideas (often resulting in a collision with a desk corner), but I also have a tendency to take those ruminations and make them a tangible reality.

2.     Mantra you live by:

BE SHARP.

My mom always said this phrase to me and my brother when we were kids. She said it so often and with such force that it’s been forever seared into my brain; it’s a simple statement that reminds me to always be at the top of our game, wherever I am.

3.     The things you are grateful for:

Retinol.

4.     The person you admire most and why:

Michelle Obama because her words of hope and encouragement are the proverbial safety blanket we all need.

5.     Your Goal(s) for 2017:

Be more like Michelle Obama.

You can follow Christina on Instagram or Twitter

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Recognizing Carla Grande
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1.     Shade name you identify with most and why:

Believer and Warrior. A few years ago I was faced an avalanche of personal challenges that could have resulted in the end of me. A Divorce, and 2 major illnesses. It was an opportunity to show my Self what I was really made of. I felt shock and fear at first and then I decided not to resist or succumb or to look at any of it negatively. Not once did I feel like a victim. This resulted in the most profound experience of my life.

2.     Mantra you live by:

Because I adore humor in a crazy world, what moves me is the following observation because even though I am not a Dog, I have achieved these things for much of my life.

“You are probably a Dog if you can sit quietly after difficult news, if in financial downturns you remain perfectly calm, if you can see your neighbors travel to fantastic places without a twinge of jealousy, if you can happily eat whatever is put on your plate, if you can fall asleep after a day of running around without a drink or a pill, if you can always find contentment just where you are… You are probably a Dog.” – Jack Kornfield

3.     The things you are grateful for:

Every single one of my friends

4.     The person you admire most and why:

I admire my friends who had AIDS. I admire the activists who I joined in the front lines of that disease. I admire those who survived and those who did not. I think of them every day. There were many.

5.     Your Goal(s) for 2017:

I have never been one for goals for a new year. If I search for my higher self and act accordingly each day, or refocus this intention when I falter then I live fully.

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Recognizing Lucia Skwarek
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1.     Shade name you identify with most and why:

BELIEVER because I believe that people have to capacity to take on challenges and keep growing.

2.     Mantra you live by:

No matter how bad things get, the bright side is that they aren’t as bad as they could be.

3.     The things you are grateful for:

My kids, my husband, my friends, the wildnerness.

4.     The person you admire most and why:

Meryl Streep, for being strong, uncompromising, and having a great sense of humor.

5.     Your Goal(s) for 2017:

Get through this 2017 with the least amount of angst as possible and see my kids to college.

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Recognizing Keith Pollick
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1.     Shade name you identify with most and why:

BELIEVER. i am a believer in the infinite potential for all of us to be better. i believe in the power of love. at the end of the day, that is all that truly matters in life, in work + the journey that we are tasked with taking by a universal light greater than ourselves.

i believe i am right where i belong every day to learn new lessons, be taught a new way of looking at the world, to see, to create, to explore. i believe in being curious. to gain knowledge. to never be stagnant. to keep pushing beyond myself + my limitations. i believe in the goodness of every spirit + soul i meet as i travel in my life. everyone has a bit of light inside of them + all of us have a bit of darkness. i believe in working diligently to move from the dark toward the light.

i believe in art, music, literature, theatre, film, fashion, dance, athletics + nature to lift me + to guide me. i believe in joy, laughter + fun. life is not a chore. make it sing. make it dance. revel in the fact that each day we are blessed to be alive. i believe in gratitude for all the adventures, the small pleasures + the paths that i have traveled. i believe in family + friends. the unshakable bonds of comfort, support + solace that help us navigate life on life’s terms. i believe i can. i believe i will. i believe together we all can make a difference in each others’ lives.

2.     Mantra you live by:

” invisible threads are the strongest ties “ – friedrich nietzsche.

carpe diem. be of service to others. be present. give back. take no credit. go with love + grace + kindness. spread peace, not discord. remember nothing is about you. remain humble. carry wood. haul water. many hands make light work for all. let go with a loving heart. travel toward the light. walk in serenity. comfort with solace. be kind to everyone you meet . . .  for you do not know what trials they are going through. say “please” + “thank you”. often + to all. have manners. look everyone in the eye. be patient. the universe does not revolve around you. keep your ego in check. smile. be the best you can be. seize the day.

3.     The things you are grateful for:

i am grateful to wake each day to begin anew because so many of my beloved + cherished + adored angels, who watch over me here and now, and those who do not have that opportunity. they are no longer with me here on earth, but are the bright + brilliant stars that i look to in the heavens + shine down on me with their everlasting love + grace.

i am grateful for the tiniest gifts that i receive. a compliment. a hug. a smile. i am grateful that i am a five year old trapped in this body so i can continue to see the world with innocent wonder + beguiling amazement. i am grateful to laugh. i am grateful for wisdom. advice. suggestions. i am grateful for mistakes, blunders + wrong turns. without them i would not be able to experience growth + to learn valuable lessons.

i am grateful for my heart. it is my most valuable asset. i am grateful to be surrounded by youth, some whom i mentor . . . for they keep my eyes ever young + help me see all about me in unique vibrant ways. i am grateful for my education + my intelligence. i am grateful to still be working in a career that i love + finding new opportunities to creatively collaborate with people i admire, respect + adore.

i am grateful for life’s smallest pleasures : a roof over my head, a warm shower, the sweet serene smell of a scented candle, incredible books i can delve into + music that can lift my spirits or ease my pain. i am grateful to be me. to accept who i am. where i am. where i have been. i am grateful to celebrate life. the joyful abundance of all of it. the pleasure. the pain. the joy. the disappointment. the unknown. the smiles + the tears. i am grateful to embrace my journey.

4.     The person you admire most and why:

since i was a young child, the person i most admire is Eleanor Roosevelt. she is my spiritual idol. if i can live my life + be of service to humanity as she was . . . even if it is by helping one person achieve their dreams, ease their journey, or right an injustice . . . then i will be content.

5.     Your Goal(s) for 2017:

to be of more service to others. to find more serenity + balance in my life. to establish a creative laboratory in my home to explore my talents. to be more present in each moment. to walk with grace through life.

You can follow Keith on Instagram or Twitter

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Jenny Shimizu for Hourglass Cosmetics

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An iconic image transcends convention and resonates with meaning beyond its surface. No truer words describe the work of Jenny Shimizu. More than a decade after stepping in front of the camera lens, the supermodel, actress and media personality has shined whether dominating the catwalk, working in independent cinema or serving as a judge on the hit Bravo reality show, Make Me A Supermodel.

Born in San Jose, California in June 1967, Jenny grew up in Santa Maria, California and attended California State University, Northridge on a basketball scholarship. She later moved to Los Angeles to open a car garage. Soon after, Jenny was approached by a casting director while saddling her motorcycle outside an L.A. nightclub and introduced to Calvin and Kelly Klein. The designers were looking for a singular, androgynous face to represent their new fragrance, CK One. She landed her first fashion show for Calvin Klein at the Hollywood Bowl, followed by the pioneering black and white ad campaign. After came Banana Republic’s “American Beauty” campaign by Bruce Weber, which cast Jenny front and center on a Times Square billboard. From there, Jenny worked for such designers as Versace, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier, Yohji Yamamoto, Donna Karan, Anna Sui, Thierry Mugler, Levi’s, J. Crew, The Gap, L.A. Eyeworks and the United Colors of Benetton. In addition, she also modeled in the world renowned Pirelli calendar and was featured in beauty campaigns for Clinique and Shiseido. Throughout the 90’s Jenny appeared in magazine editorials for Italian Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, Allure, Elle, Marie Clare, Italian Glamour, French Glamour and the cover of Australian Vogue. Jenny has shot with fashion’s most celebrated photographers including Richard Avedon, Bruce Weber, Irving Penn, Steven Meisel, Michael Thompson, Mario Sorrenti, Michel Comte, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Paolo Roversi, David LaChapelle, Sean Mortensen, Dusan Reljin and David Sims to name a few.

Likewise, her image is exhibited in museums and books all over the world. Exhibits include The Model as Muse (Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2009) and Catherine Opie: American Photographer, Retrospective (Guggenheim Museum, 2008); as well as a permanent exhibit at the Pirelli Museum. Books include Any Objections? by Mario Testino; Couples by Ellen Von Unwerth; The Art of Makeup by Kevyn Aucoin; Fifty Years of Fashion: New Look to Now by Valerie Steele; and The House of Klein: Fashion, Controversy and Business Obsession by Lisa Marsh.

In 1993 Jenny became personally involved with Madonna, after making a cameo in the music video “Rain” (1993). Then came Foxfire (1996), Jenny’s first feature film and leading role, cast opposite of former love, Angelina Jolie. Despite the flood of gossip she received, Jenny has never been shy or apologetic of her high profile relationships. While in her early 20’s Todd Hughes cast Jenny in the madcap, John Waters-esque murder mystery Ding Dong (1995) and in the early 2000’s the two reunited in The New Women (2001). Jenny’s recent works includes the award-winning feature film, Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007) directed by Jamie Babbitt; two short films, Four Steps (2009) and Tools 4 Fools (2009); and the feature film, Bob’s New Suit (2009).

Jenny’s television roles include a special appearance on the “coming-out” episode of Ellen (1997) and playing Elena on Here Television’s Dante’s Cove (2007). Since 2005, Jenny has been celebrated for her unique beauty in E Television’s Sexiest Top Models (2005) and UK Channel 4’s 100 Greatest Sex Symbols (2007). Making a critically acclaimed shift into reality television, Jenny appeared on “America’s Next Top Model,” (2005), Logo Television’s Curl Girls (2007), and as a guest judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race (2009). Jenny is currently a series regular judge, with fellow supermodel Tyson Beckford, on Bravo’s Make Me a Supermodel (2009).

To date, Jenny was ranked as one of the 10 Most Amazing Women in Show Business by Power Up and one of A Magazine’s “100 Most Influential Asian Americans of the Decade 1989-1999” and the “Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival 2006 Lesbian Icon Award.” When she’s not acting or modeling, Jenny can be found restoring Bentleys, Rolls Royces and Cadillacs from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. She is also an avid motorcycle rider with a love for Ducati’s.

Learn why Jenny is a Protector, Futurist, and Icon.

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