Love this all-white-everything shot by NYC-based photographer Adam Pass!!

Really excited about the fashion shoot I just did with photographer Adam Pass.
Photos are in the editing stage… just 1700 frames to look through!

Fashion Model Paula Patrice photographed by Adam Pass (c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Still waiting for you to connect with me on Facebook. Let’s be random friends

Paula Patrice Facebook NYC Soho

Rebuilding a modeling portfolio is a process, especially after 15 years of success as a “brunette” brand.

Photography by editorial visionary Roberto Ligresti.
Hair and makeup by the Internationally-renowned Livio Angileri.

Choices have sacrifices. That means giving up something that you want for something that you want more.

Many people know me from way back, when I was blondish. Not entirely blonde, just enough to soften my hard edges (whether they were real or imagined). 

After my short brunette pixie look caught on my modeling agency was against any changes, with good reason. I was working photoshoots every day, recognized by big brands, casting directors and photographers. A model works years to build a portfolio around a particular look and there’s a point where we need to ride the wave.

I was fortunate in my first career, but it’s time change it up, and now my passion for technology has allowed me a second successful career… Which means I get to look any way I darn well please!

Goodbye Quirky Pixie… Helloooo Empowered Blondie!

 

i am strong

 

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”
– Helen Keller

Paula Patrice Photographed By Adriana Curcio 2014

I had a photoshoot with a fabulous team recently and they turned my Joe Dirt-style mullet into Calvin Klein circa 1980s. I love this classicly styled portrait. 

Details, as always, are shared on my Facebook along with a few Ziggy Stardust jokes.

Alone, all alone. Nobody but nobody can make it out here alone. –Maya Angelou

Models need to shoot “digital polaroids” every few months to show clients how they really look. They’re also the type of pics to snap when submitting to agencies for representation.

It’s important not to retouch, to have a clean no-makeup face and show all angles of your face. Agencies post these online for clients to reference how the model looks in person. You’d better look exactly like your digis when you walk through the door!

Here are my new digi polas, requested for a job in Paris. What do you think?

We’re raised in households where we celebrate children growing up and then one day *kabam* the world decides we’re getting old and heckles us with senility jokes.

The age of 30 seems to be that pivot point, hence the “29 Forever” phrase all adults throw around. Is this what we want to instill in our youth about their fates, that there’re only 29 good years in store?

I’m not without a sense of humor, but finding our intended path in life is hard enough without a timer ticking down the moment we’re hitting our stride. 

So, on this birth day of mine I celebrate all I’ve learned, all I’ve accomplished and the potential of my future.

Birthday’s aren’t a time to judge, it’s a day to reflect and accept that change is happening… in whatever way you choose to shape it.

Model Paula Patrice At Estiatorio Milos Restaurant in NYC

Model Paula Patrice At Estiatorio Milos Restaurant in NYC, March 21st 2014

I can. I will. I must. (repeat)  I CAN! I WILL! I MUST! (repeat)

Paula Patrice Louise Brooks Style

Scars remind us where we’ve been. They don’t have to dictate where we’re going. 

It’s a little late to try convincing you I don’t like this app after 14,168 check ins. Clearly it plays on my user loyalty. :-D So why quit?

paulapatrice-4square-profile

Foursquare’s developers have made a series of moves that made me lose interest. Me, Miss 14k. If I’ve lost interest, I’m sure the 2ks quit long ago.

So what were the dealbreakers?

1- The “game” of Foursquare became a secondary feature. The original appeal for me was competition – against my friends for points, to grab mayorships, badges, and even against myself. I enjoyed trying to remember where my past check ins were and check in consistently (like the game Concentration) in order to gain the Mayorship, if even on a drive-by. 

2- They changed the UI to become unusable. Then changed it again, and again, and again. A checkin was two clicks, then one click, then two forward and one back… I can’t adopt a product if it’s fluid.

3- There’s one big “search” field, and I have no idea what it searches. It’s useless. I’ve tried it a few times to find the nearest Starbucks, seafood restaurant, parking lot, Foursquare friends… I can be in front of a restaurant and it isn’t suggested to me when I search “restaurants.” 

4- This “social media” stream is anything but social. There is very little interactivity or engagement with friends. There’s a “heart this” & “leave comment” button. Whoopeedoo.

Where is the value for me, Foursquare developers? I’m your early adopter, your power user. Who is this core user that you are trying to engage by changing the UI as often as you change your undies? 

I believe there is plenty of room left for more social media streams in the cyber world. I’d love to see something new, where I can engage in a new way with a new network. But Foursquare won’t be it; no, it’ll merely be a button that you hit when you want to add a location to your Instagram check ins.

Foursquare is an afterthought because they made themselves one. #EpicFail