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Age: 18 Hometown: Woodside, CAWhat is your coffee order? Latte—I can’t stand the taste of black coffee but sometimes you need a little extra boost! How do you say hello where you are from? Hello. What are you wearing right now? Rag & Bone blazer, BCBG Max Azria blouse, and J Brand cargo jeans. What are the three items you always keep in your purse? My iPad (with all my textbooks loaded on it for school), lip moisturizer, and Kiehl’s Creme de Corps Soy Milk & Honey moisturizer (I absolutely love this smell!). How were you discovered? While walking down Bond Street in London with my family when I was twelve, then I was michael kors outlet citadel scouted again at fourteen in Los Angeles at a horseback-riding competition. I decided to give it a try at fifteen, so I signed with a local agency in San Francisco. Elite in Paris later saw my pictures and flew me out to ask me to sign with them as well. Most memorable modeling moment: Shooting the cover of Vogue Italia with Steven Meisel. It was a dream come true. A close second was the Chanel pre-fall show in Scotland at a castle, which was a magical experience. Most embarrassing modeling moment: When someone accidentally cut my underwear off while cutting the skirt I was wearing during a fitting. It was really embarrassing but also really funny. Favorite model of all time: Kate Moss. How do you stay in model shape? Any tricks of the trade? I participate in competitive show jumping (an equestrian sport). So in order to stay in shape for competitions I do a lot of cardio exercises. If you weren’t modeling, what would be your dream job? CEO of a major fashion house. Describe your style in five words: Modern twist on simple sophistication. Favorite designer: There are too many to choose from, but I have to say that I always look forward to seeing Sarah Burton’s dresses for Alexander McQueen. If you could trade closets with someone else, whose would you choose? Probably Anna Dello Russo. What new addition to your wardrobe are you currently craving this season? A new big furry coat. A great coat can make any outfit! What item in your closet do you most cherish? Why? My navy blue leather jacket from 3.1 Phillip Lim. It goes with everything in my closet from summer to winter. What nail polish color are you wearing right now? Nude. Beauty item you cannot live without: Laura Mercier liquid eyeliner. Who is the last person to cut your hair? Erika Gaetano, my hair stylist in Northern California. What is your Twitter handle? Both my Twitter and Instagram handles are @MackenzieDrazan. Simple and direct! What is the first website you go to in the morning? Models.com, because I enjoy looking at the new editorials that have been published. What songs are on repeat on your iPod right now? Sail (Instrumental Version), Drops of Jupiter by Train, Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, Just Give Me a Reason by P!nk. What movie is at the top of your Netflix queue? The Great Gatsby. What’s on your Kindle / Nook / iBook shelf right now? Right now I have not had much time for fun reading, even though I love to read. I’m obsessed with The Economist for a quick break from my schoolbooks. One place you always visit while in New York: I love biking through Central Park and it’s a great workout if you go fast. Favorite destination you have traveled to so far: The Bahamas. I love being in the water, and the color of the ocean there is incredible. I could spend all day swimming and sailing in the water. Where would you like to go on your next vacation? I’m dying to go to Egypt and see the Pyramids, and also to scuba dive the Red Sea. They have tons of amazing sharks and wreck dives. What is the best advice [professional or personal] you’ve ever been given? Happiness is not a destination, happiness is the road taken. So enjoy every moment. What quality is most attractive in a boyfriend? Chivalry and a great sense of humor. What quality do you most appreciate in a friend? Loyal, funny, self-confident. Subject you could wax poetic about / something that fascinates you: My horse! I love horseback riding. What are your words to live by? Always give 200 percent effort.Read our last Model Wall with Karmen Pedaru.
Some people hate Vegas, some can’t live without it. Count me somewhere in between. I’ve visited many times over the last 20 years, both for work and pleasure, and never fail to enjoy myself. I try to visit during the twice-yearly retail sales in late July and January for some amazing price reductions (room rates tend to be lower then, too). And even if you visit for just a night or two, Vegas is the ideal base to explore the natural wonders of the Southwest (I think the most memorable trip I’ve ever taken was a circle trip from Vegas to the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Monument Valley, and Mesa Verde, staying in the iconic national park lodges). Everything–the shopping, the nightclubs, the shows, the restaurants, the museums–are within an easy walk of each other, and except in high summer, the weather is pleasant. Plus, unless there’s a big convention in town, airfares (see a list of current rates) remain more than reasonable almost anytime of year. Here are 10 reasons to visit Vegas, right now:1. They’re practically giving away luxury hotel rooms Did the bank cancel your Platinum Card when you weren’t looking? Whatever, because you no longer need to go into debt to do Vegas right. Check this: Published weekday rates of $169 at Wynn Las Vegas, $129 at Bellagio. Are where else can you stay at a Four Seasons Resort for $200 per night plus tax, plus get a $100 resort credit? (Not for nothing is the Vegas property rated No. 1 on TripAdvisor. Only in Vegas, baby. Click here for more hotels.2. You deserve some pampering The home of the groaning buffet is also a major spa capital. Sophisticated facilities such as the Qua Baths at Caesars and the Bathhouse at Mandalay Bay’s THEhotel are a must. Many resorts are discounting spa experiences right now – over at the Mirage try the “Awaken” package, a massage and a facial, for $135. 3. 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Based on published rates that start at $24.95 at the Tropicana or $23 per night at Circus Circus (found via Hotels.com recently), you’re looking at a bill for, say, the month of June, of about $1,350 before taxes. Just think, though – that includes utilities. And daily maid service! A nice pool! You won’t even have to change a light bulb (they have staff for that). 5. Asia without flying to Asia It seems weird calling Spring Mountain Road – just off the Strip – “Chinatown,” seeing as it’s really “Asiatown.” Name a country or a type of cooking and you should be able to find it. Strong suits are regional Chinese, Japanese (Raku at 5030 Spring Mountain is a must), Korean and Vietnamese, but don’t stop there — Las Vegas is jam-packed with Thai restaurants, many of them better than you might be used to back home, unless home is, say, Thailand. Make your first stop Lotus of Siam, for their tasty Northern specialties menu. Warning: Do not be tempted by the bad lunch buffet (953 E. Sahara Ave.) Click here for our complete Vegas travel guide.6. You’ll feel better about not finishing that home improvement project You remember how that last trip to, say, Puerto Vallarta, you noticed all these weathered concrete stubs, complete with with rebar sticking out – construction projects at a dead halt, due to lack of funding? My, you said to yourself – that’s so strange that they just leave it sitting there. Well ha ha ha, that’s Las Vegas these days, both on and off the strip. Check out Echelon at Las Vegas Blvd. and Desert Inn Road, where work stopped months ago on a project that was to include four hotels, including a Delano and a Mondrian, iconic brands dreamed up by Ian Schrager a couple of decades ago. Oh, and what’s that construction project towering over the Doge’s Palace at The Venetian? Nothing to see here – just a half-finished St. Regis Hotel. Whoops, maybe later! 7. 99-cent ‘Ritas The Vegas so many of us grew up loving is back in full force, with the craziest drink deals (got to love those margaritas) and some pretty terrific happy hours. Of course, at Bill’s Gamblin’ Hall & Saloon, right at the corner of Flamingo & Las Vegas Boulevard, happy hour runs all day, and the margaritas really are just 99 cents. Need something slightly more high brow? Hit Las Horas Loca at Agave, a classy Mexican restaurant out by the Red Rock Resort. Every day, from precisely 4:05 p.m. to 6:27 p.m. (for real), they’ve got 25-cent tacos and $1 Coronitas (10820 W. Charleston Ave.). 8. It’s naturally beautiful Maybe not Vegas itself, but minutes from town, you can be hiking in Red Rock Canyon, which certainly hasn’t cut back on its beauty michael kors outlet okc in these tough times, while just north of the city, there’s cool, green towering 12,000 feet above the valley floor. Don’t forget Death Valley. Or the Grand Canyon. In fact, Vegas is the perfect jumping off point for a tour of the Southwest’s most memorable natural attractions–the so-called “Grand Circle”… Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, and of course the Grand Canyon itself. 9. Don’t gamble? See some museums Such as the Atomic Testing museum, the Erotic Heritage Museum (where you can “behold and explore the vast array of socio-cultural perspectives depicting our erotic heritage, including a special emphasis on the unfolding of the American Sexual Revolution of the 20th Century”), the Neon Museum, and the recently-opened Mob Museum (“dedicated to the thrilling story of organized crime and law enforcement”). For more ideas click here and here.10. The shows must go on The best ones are still going to cost you — the acclaimed Cirque du Soleil show, LOVE (it’s the Beatles one) just now started offering locals discounts, while for the rest of us, tickets are still running $99 and up. Discounts to “O” at Bellagio? Don’t even ask. (Yet.) Still, how about 35 percent off Criss Angel’s Believe (also a Cirque production) at Luxor? Not shabby. Get the discount (based on availability) at his website – . Also check out one of the Tix4Tonight booths, scattered around town. So maybe Nathan Burton at the Flamingo isn’t your first pick, but for 50 percent off the $34 ticket price, you can’t fail.George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and founder of the low-airfare listing site Airfarewatchdog.com. George Hobica is a syndicated travel journalist and founder of the low-airfare listing site Airfarewatchdog.com.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Banana Republic just announced a third Mad Men-themed collection, which (like the first two) is sure to sell just as fast as you can say vodka gimlet. [WWD]The same adage holds true for movies. Zoolander 2 is officially happening, promising more hilarious spoofs of the modeling world and certainly some cameos by big name models. (Remember back in the last one, when Paris Hilton was still primarily known as a model? Yeah.) [Huffington Post]A pair of Marie Antoinette’s silk slippers just sold for $81,275 at auction, which is about the cost of 115 brand new Louboutins, if they’re each about $700 a pop. History and vintage and artifacts are cool and all, but we might take the latter. [NY Daily News]Stewards (that’s P.C. for male flight attendants) on the Abercrombie Fitch CEO’s jet wear this uniform: boxers, flip flops, a spritz of the brand’s cologne. And that’s not even the most ridiculous part of their job demands. [Bloomberg]Alas, a revealing look at how the Victoria’s Secret fashion show went from a quiet trade event to a Beyoncé SuperBowl half time show bonanza. (1999 was the turning point; that’s when the brand webcast the show to 2 million viewers. Which michael kors outlet rosemont is a lot considering they were probably using dial-up or AOL connections back then.) [Entertainment Weekly]Photo Credit: Fairchild ArchiveMore on Luckymag.com:Download Our Digital Edition NowFashion Week Street Style From Around the WorldUnder $50: Fall Trends50 Dream Fall Coats Get More Lucky
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