Bonus? Not only did they featured my face for the opening pic, but they posted this episode on the day of my birthday.
Check it out below!
Here is the third episode of Condé Nast Traveler's 50 People from 50 States segment.
Bonus? Not only did they featured my face for the opening pic, but they posted this episode on the day of my birthday.
Check it out below!
I had the wonderful opportunity of filming with Condé Nast Traveler for their video segment: 50 people from 50 states in America.
When they emailed me to be a part of their video - I SCREAMED! For those of you who don't know. Condé Nast is the publishing company behind VOGUE magazine. Yes, THEE VOGUE MAGAZINE! That's why it was such a big deal to me.
To be able to filmed with their team for a day was a delight. It was nice seeing their office and meeting new people while filming their new video series. I can't wait for you to watch more of the videos (Yes, there's more to come!) Check out the first video and more photos from my time on set.
- Christine Shepherd
Humans of Fashion Foundation Launch Event: Connecting the fashion industry to a pro-bono support network #HOFFoundation
With the recent campaigns such as #metoo and #timesup, social media has been an empowering tool to facilitate a collective voice. Every human deserves to have his or her voice heard. Every human deserves to have his or her rights protected. But not everyone can afford it. In addition to the financial burden, not everyone knows how to navigate the system to get the help they need.
Models come to the bustling global fashion centers from diverse backgrounds, speaking diverse languages with big hopes and open hearts. They deserve good friends who will listen and offer advice if they run into problems. We want to be the welcoming connection to assure dreams don’t end up on the floor like the quick change of clothes before the Runway.
Co-founders fashion model, Kristina Romanova (Vera Wang, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabanna) and singer-songwriter/lawyer, Antoniette Costa (Billboard Classical Charts) have founded the Humans of Fashion Foundation, an NGO working to create a platform that guides and connects individuals in the fashion industry who have experienced sexual harassment, abuse, misconduct and assault in the fashion industry with pro bono and subsidized legal professionals, counselors, and support networks. The Humans of Fashion Foundation wants to create a safer workplace for ALL professionals in the fashion industry from models and designers to stylists and makeup artists.
About Humans of Fashion Foundation
The Humans of Fashion Foundation, co-founded by Kristina Romanova and Antoniette Costa aims to address and prevent sexual harassment, assault, abuse and misconduct in the fashion industry. The Humans of Fashion Foundation aims to achieve this by providing a platform to guide those who have experienced this type of abuse and connect them to pro bono and subsidized legal professionals, counselors, and support networks.
Hello readers! It's been a long while, but I am slowing coming back to updating. I've been going back and forth if I want to re-direct the focus of ChristineSocial.com. Will get more into that, but FIRST!
I shot a music video this summer for the band, I am NOVA. Thanks to Good Company who reached out to me on Backstage.com. Due to that lovely experience, I landed an interview with Backstage!
Check it out below:
This Actor Uses Backstage’s Forums to Get the Most Out of Her Account
Christine Shepherd used Backstage to receive her first-ever straight offer for a role: a gig in a music video!
The shoot was a family affair.
“The cast was nice and the crew was a delight to work with. Each crew member, including the lead singer, shook my hand and took the time to personally thank me. They even included my mom, who was visiting, in the last scene!”
She wears both masks.
“I look for roles that can show my comedic side. I naturally lean toward the dramatic, serious, and vulnerable, but today I’m gravitating toward roles that will allow me to just have fun and laugh. Less crying and more laughing!”
Maximize your acting market.
“I live in Virginia, but I constantly travel to NYC for acting work. I always sign up for the local casting sites and newsletters. It’s important to do your research and sign up for audition notices no matter what city you are in. Of course, always keep Backstage in mind, too.”
Get involved with the Backstage forums.
“Join the forums! Don’t just apply for the endless jobs on Backstage. Also, start small: Submit for the underdog projects, including nonpaying student films. Even if you don’t book the role, it’s nice to stretch your audition muscles. Remember, each audition is a lesson for the next one.”
Communication flows both ways on Backstage.
“[I use Backstage] on a daily basis, whether it’s submitting for a job, reading or participating in the forums, or reading the latest advice article for actors. It’s easy and convenient! Also, I figured casting directors can filter better by using Backstage due to the useful talent search tool. It’s why I keep coming back.”
Thanks to lovely team at Backstage!!
So many changes are happening! I am discovering new hobbies and considering going back to acting. (My first love)
I will post archived interviews and will consider posting past NYFW reviews. It's so great to even write this! Apologies for delay, but it was very much-needed. Thank you for still visiting my site.
Will keep you posted!
VivArte participating organizations Caring for Colombia, First Step Big Step, and Primero Lo Primero hosted a cocktail reception and silent auction to celebrate Colombian contemporary art in support of Colombian early childhood programs on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at PHILLIPS.
VivArte is a joint philanthropic effort to empower and transform the lives of vulnerable children in Colombia, while giving international visibility to a select group of Colombian artists. This dual mission seeks to shape the social reality on the ground and broaden cultural perceptions of Colombia worldwide. Funds raised during the auctions will directly benefit early childhood programs in areas of extreme poverty in Colombia.
The silent and public auction showcased works by thirty-one Colombian artists in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, works on paper, embroidery, photography and animation. 11 of the 14 VivArte works in the public auction sold for a total net profit of $242,912.50, which will directly benefit early childhood programs in Colombia. Records were set for six artists: Olga de Amaral ($449,000), Fanny Sanin ($50,000), Santiago Parra ($15,000), Johanna Calle ($10,000), Monika Bravo ($9,000) and Humberto Junca ($8,750) as well as setting an auction precedent for Ivan Argote ($9,375).
Highlights included works by recent award winning artists such as Carlos Motta, recipient of the Future Generation Art Prize 2014, awarded by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation; Juan Fernando Herrán, recipient of the 2014 Prix Pictet, the global award in photography and sustainability; Fanny Sanin, whose work is currently the subject of a retrospective at the Museo Nacional in Bogotá; Monika Bravo and Carlos Castro Arias, whose work is now on view at the Venice Biennale and Bienal de Mercosur, respectively.
Guests included: Founders of VivArte, Mercedes Fernandez and Genevieve Maquinay Deseglise; donating artists Fanny Sanin, Monika Bravo, Santiago Parra and Adriana Echavarria; host committee members Tony Bechara, Julian Iragorri, Christophe Janet, Isabelle Kowal & François Odermatt, Laura Laurence, Javier Lumbreras, Violy McCausland, Beatriz de la Mora, María Isabel Nieto, Leon Tovar; Curators Liz Christensen, Julia Herzberg and Monica Espinel, and many more.
The participating Artists included Olga de Amaral, Ivan Argote, Natalia Arias, Monika Bravo, Johanna Calle, Natalia Castañeda, Jaime Castellanos, Carlos Castro Arias, Fernando Cruz, Adriana Echavarría, Gonzalo Fuenmayor, Jaime Franco, Ana González Rojas, Manuel Hernández, Juan Fernando Herrán, Humberto Junca, Alberto Lezaca, Luz Angela Lizarazo, Adriana Marmorek, Carlos Motta, Jorge Mario Múnera Edgar Negret, Santiago Parra, Luis Fernando Peláez, Esteban Peña, Ruby Rumie, Luis Alejandro Saiz, Fanny Sanin, Gabriel Silva, Giovanni Vargas and Hugo Zapata.
The Event Sponsors included: ArtNexus, Aviatur, Bombay Sapphire, Citrico Inc., Diego Salazar Antique Frames, Dietl International, Horizon Asset Management, Martini Prosecco, Morgan Stanley, New York Life, Prodigy Network, Servex Colombia, Tata Harper Skincare and Tiffany & Co.
Photos: BARRY WILLIAMS/ANNIEWATT.COM
Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, Nico and Jim Morrison were alive and well on September 23rd, at the Players Theater in New York City, through rare footage in Danny Fields’ new documentary Danny Says. Gillian McCain and Legs McNeil, the authors of Please Kill Me, The Uncensored Oral History of Punk, hosted the private screening for over 200 guests with director Brendan Toller and producer Pamela Lubell alongside. Danny was the brilliant agent, editor, and provocateur who worked with and inspired Morrison, Iggy Pop, MC5, The Ramones, and many more.
In her welcoming remarks, Gillian mimicked her dedication in Please Kill Me, how Danny inspired the book and was “forever the coolest guy in the room.” Danny, who could not be there, wrote to Gillian of the coincidental date the screening fell on, as it was the same day, many many years ago, that the Stooges and MC5 were signed and that it was also his parents anniversary, for which none of this would be possible without.
Guests attended include David Cook, Sophia Coppola and Thomas Mars, Vincent and Shelly Fremont, Janeane Garofalo, Anthony Haden-Guest, Duncan Hannah, Richard Hell, Glenn Horowitz and Tracey Jackson, David Ilku, Phoebe Legere, Richard Lloyd, Kurt Loder, James Marshall, Thurston Moore, Anita Sarko, Anna Sui, and Steven Van Zandt.
Following the screening, Wild Restaurant catered a variety of gourmet pizzas to the after-party at 49 Grove and guests were able to relive their era with music by DJ Freddie.
Photos Credit: Patrick McMullan Company
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) honored cultural patron, collector, and journalist Barbara Tober for her 35 years of commitment to the Museum, and Vacheron Constantin, the world’s oldest watch manufacturer, on Monday, September 28, 2015 at the LOOT 2015: MAD ABOUT JEWELRY gala benefit. The evening began with a preview of 50 emerging and acclaimed artists’ jewelry at LOOT, the annual one-of-a-kind jewelry exhibition and sale and a cocktail party. Guests enjoyed four hours of shopping with the designers, along with gourmet sushi, a variety of Baked by Melissa Cupcakes, wine was provided by l’Escargot Sauvignon Blanc and Tre Vini. Dinner followed at the Robert Restaurant, upstairs at MAD, overlooking Columbus Circle. Guests dined on, a Goat Cheese and Papaya Salad, a main course of Beef Tenderloin Au Poivre, and a Chocolate Cake for dessert.
MAD’s Nanette L. Laitman Director, Glenn Adamson, wore a black and white Cor Sine Labe Doli ceramic bow tie and welcomed shoppers to LOOT 2015. Honoree, Barbara Tober wore a Sylvie & Christophe Tissot necklace that she purchased at the event. Michele Cohen, LOOT’s Chairman, wore an amazing felt necklace from designer Gori-Montanelli. Bryna Pomp, LOOT’s Curator, wore a beautiful set from Finnish designer Chao-Hsien Kuo.
The Honorary Dinner Committee Chairs were Iris Apfel, Corice Arman, Susan Gutfreund, Patricia Pastor, Deborah Roberts, Malini Shah, Liz Smith, and Isabel Toledo.
Guests that attended included: Susan Ach and Larry Ach and Sylvia Lavietes, Muna Rihani Al-Nasser, Edgar Batista, Thomas Bell, Beth Rudin DeWoody, Bonnie Comley, Joanne Brecker, Vincent Brun, Aileen Brunner, Marian and Rusty Burke, Giosetta Capriati, Michael Cestone, Michele and Marty Cohen, Michael and Nick Cohn, Talea de Freese, Barbara de Portago, Philippe Delouvrier, Jacqueline Weld Drake, Anita Durst, Michael Dweck, Patti Dweck, John Eason, Lisa Eatroff, Sarah L. Elson, Emily Cutler, Dorit Engel, Helen W. Drutt English, Susan Falk, Elizabeth Falk, Patricia Falkenberg, Fe and Alessandro Fendi, Patricia and John Forelle. Michelle Gerber Klein, Karyn Gershon, Amy Gold, Marjorie Reed Gordon, Boo Grace, Maria Eugenia Maury Haseltine, Lillian Heidenberg, Jana Jaffe, Howard and Judy Karasik, Karen Klopp, Stewart Lane, Marcia Levine, Nancy Jane Lowey, Betsy McCaughey, Gillian Miniter, Sadie Mitnick, Marsy Mittlemann, Satoru and Hiroko Murase, Maureen M. Nash, Pamela J. Newman, Nicole Dicocco, Allison Niles. Nana Onishi, Rafael Ortiz, Bryna and Martin Pomp, Judy and Peter Price, Deborah Roberts, Bette Saltzman, Edwina Sandys, Sara Sant'Ambrogio, Randi Schatz, Jean Shaffiroff, Dorothy Sprague, Valerie Steele, Clarice Oliveira Tavares, Pat K. Tigrett, Barbara and Donald Tober, Kay Unger, Adrienne Vittadini and Gianluigi Vittadini, and Alessandra Zorgniotti
LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is the Museum of Arts and Design's annual six-day exhibition and sale featuring designs from emerging and acclaimed jewelry artists. Championing the vision and craftsmanship of international studio and art jewelers—many of whom have never before shown work in the US—LOOT often serves as a launch pad for the next generation of designers. Since its launch, LOOT has become a premier pop-up shop for contemporary art jewelry, offering the public a rare opportunity to meet and acquire pieces directly from some of the most skilled creators in the field. With over 50 designers on-site throughout the exhibition and sale, LOOT offers one of New York's most unique shopping experiences. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Museum's exhibition and education programs. LOOT: MAD About Jewelry is a striking example of the enduring vitality and evolving possibilities of jewelry as an art form.
The Museum of Arts and Design (MAD) champions contemporary makers across creative fields, presenting artists, designers, and artisans who apply the highest level of ingenuity and skill to their work. Since the Museum's founding in 1956 by philanthropist and visionary Aileen Osborn Webb, MAD has celebrated all facets of making and the creative processes by which materials are transformed, from traditional techniques to cutting-edge technologies. Today, the Museum's curatorial program builds upon a rich history of exhibitions that emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach to art and design, and reveals the workmanship behind the objects and environments that shape our everyday lives. MAD provides an international platform for practitioners who are influencing the direction of cultural production and driving 21st-century innovation, fostering a participatory setting for visitors to have direct encounters with skilled making and compelling works of art and design.
Photos Credit: Patrick McMullan Company
Please mark your calendars and include the Wooster Group's upcoming benefit in your calendar listing.
Frances McDormand is hosting a couscous dinner, The Wooster Group 2015 Benefit, on Monday, October 5th at The Performing Garage, 33 Wooster Street, NYC.
The benefit co-chairs are Laurie Anderson, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard, Juman Malouf and Wes Anderson, Sarah Jessica Parker, Norman Reedus, Maura Tierney, and Martha Wainwright.
The Benefit Committee includes: George Ahl, Yesim Ak, Antonia and David Belt, Molly Davies, Bernard Dikman, Elizabeth Diller and Ricardo Scofidio, Susan Feldman, Robert Gober and Donald Moffett, April Gornik and Eric Fischl, Laurie Hawkinson and Henry Smith-Miller, Siri Hustvedt and Paul Auster, Christine Larsen and Vincent Dopulos, Robert Longo, Jack Pierson, The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, David Salle, Cindy Sherman, Carole Shorenstein Hays / SF Curran, Casey Spooner, Michael Stipe, and Willard Taylor.
Cocktails begin at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:30pm, catered by Chef Alejandro Alcocer of Green Brown Orange. Martha Wainwright will sing Edith Piaf at 8:30pm.
$1,000 Single Ticket(s)
$5,000 Party of 4 seated with 1 host
$8,000 Party of 6 seated with 2 hosts
Tickets can be purchased at www.thewoostergroup.org/benefit or by mailing a check to The Wooster Group, PO Box 654 Canal St Station, New York NY 10013.
All benefit ticket buyers are invited to a special performance of The Wooster Group's new production of Harold Pinter’s The Room this fall.
Event Sponsored By: HBO, New York Distilling Company, Sean Thackrey Wine Maker, and United Talent Agency.
About The Wooster Group: The Wooster Group is a company of artists who make works for theater, dance, and media. They are based in New York City at The Performing Garage at 33 Wooster Street, where they develop and perform their work. The Group also performs at larger theaters in New York and their productions tour nationally and internationally.
Casita Maria Center for Arts and Education’s annual “Fiesta 2015” will honor John Bernbach, Baz Luhrmann, and Veronique and Bob Pittman, on Tuesday, October 13 at the Plaza Hotel, 768 Fifth Avenue, New York City. As is their tradition, the gala co-chairs are Jacqueline Weld Drake, Aileen Mehle, and H. R. H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia. Carolina Alvarez-Mathies will serve as this year’s Pachanga chairman.
Casita Maria's annual gala benefit is an elegant and fun evening that begins with cocktails, followed by a seated dinner, music and dance. Past honorees have included outstanding personalities such as Santiago Calatrava, Roberto Cavalli, Patricia Cisneros, John Demsey, France Desmarais, Marta and Placido Domingo, Emilia and J. Pepe Fanjul, Carlos Fuentes, Audrey Gruss, Agnes Gund, Audrey Hepburn, Carolina Herrera, Julio Iglesias, Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, Eddie Palmieri, Rodman C. Rockefeller, Daisy Soros, and Lynn Wyatt.
The mission of Casita Maria Center for Arts & Educations is to empower youth and their families by creating a culture of learning through high quality social, cultural, and educational opportunities.
Ticket and Table information:
Gold Sponsor Table of 10 @ $75,000
Silver Sponsor Table of 10 @ $50,000
Benefactor Table of 10 @ $25,000
Supporter Table of 10 @ $12,500
Silver Tickets @ $5,000 each
Benefactor Tickets @ $2,500 each
Patron Tickets @ $1,500 each
Supportive Tickets @ $1,250 each
Pachanga (Limited Availability for those 40 and under):
Pachanga Patron Table of 10 @ $5,000
Pachanga Supporter Table of 10 @ $3,500
Pachanga Patron Tickets @ $500 Each
For Ticket information contact: MK Event Studio, Ashley Campbell, Ashley@mkeventstudio.com, O:203.298.4722
With their blockbuster debut movie grossing over $625 million worldwide, it’s official that the whole world has got Minion fever! And who would have thought that the small, mischievous yellow army would make such an impact on the fashion world?! These accidental style icons are fashion’s biggest breakout stars of 2015 with a Vogue cover and a fashion collaboration with the likes of Giles Deacon and Rupert Sanderson under their belt already. With their ever growing style credentials we decided to turn the tables and imagine what the biggest names in fashion would look like with a Minion makeover…:
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