ELLE Czech Republic October 2014

ELLE Czech Republic October 2014

The 20th anniversary issue of ELLE Czech Republic is featuring four top models on the cover and in the main fashion editorial. I had the honor to have been selected as one of them.

I was photographed with Linda Vojtova, Denisa Dvorakova, and the legendary Daniela Pestova. The theme of the cover shoot was "All-American Girls." All of us are originally from Czech (or Slovakia), and we all have lived in New York for a couple of years.

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From Monogamy to Polyamory

From Monogamy to Polyamory

What I appreciate about polyamory the most is its flexibility and its emphasis on communication, understanding, honesty, and emotional intelligence. You make your own rules. You stick to them, but you may change them as you need or as your circumstances evolve. You talk about everything with your partner(s).

Nowadays I like entering new relationships that are already open because I learned how to orient myself in an open/poly environment, I know what to expect, and I understand jealousy. However I believe there is something really interesting about starting out in a monogamous relationship and opening it up after a while.

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Back To School Beauty

This is the last part of the "Back to School" series: and a very important one. Sitting at school all day is exhausting and certainly very dehydrating for our body and skin. I don't like to buy packaged water, I always bring my own water bottle and refill it multiple times a day. From the outside, I like to hydrate with Josie Maran Infinity Cream infused with argan oil, which I find to be a miracle ingredient! Argan oil may be used for skin and hair, and it perfectly balances out moisture levels. Most of Josie Maran's products contain argan oil– so does the Argan Love Your Lips Hydrating Lipstick"- which is a color-tinted lipstick in the middle enveloped by a moisturizing argan oil lip treatment. With this product, you get  a little bit of a color with a moisturized feel!

The whole lineup of Josie Maran's Argan Lipsticks!
The whole lineup of Josie Maran's Argan Lipsticks!

I usually wear minimal makeup at school, just a little mascara and a blush. I love this MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit (you can see me wearing it in this post!) With two colors in a set (you can choose a lighter or a darker version) you mix and blend until you achieve your desired shade and strength of contour. With this set I also purchased a good large contouring brush. I have to say that application of contouring powder (or a blush) is SO MUCH easier with a nice large brush like this! The evenness of application doesn't rival small size brushes– until recently I have been using only this small Kabuki brush, and I can see the difference right away- the result looks so much more professional (I like the little brush for travelling though, it can work for application of translucent powder and a blush as well).

And lastly, Bobbi Brown Beach Fragrance is a nice way to prolong memories of enjoyable, warm, sunny days!

A Culture At Rest Tends to Stay At Rest

A Culture At Rest Tends to Stay At Rest

I am certainly skeptical of some of the views expressed on this blog. I am neither polyamorous or steeped in the glamor of the fashion industry. I am politically conservative on not only economic but social issues as well, I believe that religion has value that science cannot replace, I hesitate to equate what’s natural with what’s normative, and as a business consultant I spend most of my time in airports and board rooms. Obviously, my beliefs and lifestyle aren’t exactly aligned with the themes of this blog. Yet, Polyglamorous and I have a couple of fundamental beliefs in common. We believe that constant questioning is critical to human progress and that young people today aren't doing enough of it.

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Storm by Epic Dragon

Storm by Epic Dragon

I had the pleasure to be a part of a project produced by Offhollywood and Boom Productions several months ago. It was one of the first shoots to ever use the RED Epic Dragon camera.

I was transformed into three looks by Deanna Meluso (makeup), Joshua Ristaino (hair) and Daphna Guttin (styling)- first I was an icy white blonde, then a dark femme fatale, and lastly natural and wet. They used a lot of slow motion capture to create a strong female portrait: a fierce, beautiful, and enchanting.

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Saturday Morning Refresher

Saturday Morning Refresher

It's Saturday afternoon, and I had (not unlike many people) a long night. Even though I don't party or stay up late too often (I love my sleep!), I am very precautious about how I prepare and execute my nights out to prevent non-productive, hungover days.

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    The Fun Starts Here–Let's Get Fit!

    The Fun Starts Here–Let's Get Fit!

    We like getting fit not just because we model. We are #Junglers and we stay fit because we want to be agile, flexible, strong, and able to defend ourselves in a zombie apocalypse. We want to be able to enjoy our lives to their full potential!

    Jules and I have always been very active. As young children we both loved rough play, horsing and running around (we still do). I started doing kickboxing when I was sixteen and stopped for my modeling career (I always had too many bruises). When Jules was in high school he was on the cross country, wrestling, and track teams

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