Check out our Model of the Month and fit model superstar, Katie Ward Mason! Not only have millions of garments been based off of her body, but she is a super athlete on top of being a mom-read a bit here about how she juggles it all!
Where you are from?
I grew up in a very small town on the Jersey Shore called Spring Lake. After HS I moved to Manhattan and received a bachelors in Business focussing in Fashion Merchandising/Marketing from Parsons School of Design. In my first year at Parson’s, the entire freshman class took foundations which exposed me to Life Drawing, Pattern Making and many more things beyond the business side. Who knew how handy pattern making would come into play in my career!
What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
I’m from an active family. While attending Parson’s, I didn’t get that athletic college experience. Pretty soon afterward graduating , I got into the sport of triathlon and never looked back. While at a tri-camp I had the opportunity to try Nordic Skiing. My husband and I now chase snow on weekends and vacations to enjoy some “fresh corduroy”. We are also avid SUPers and body surfers. Our passion to live an active lifestyle has taken us around the world from Brazil, Kona to the waves on the Portugal coast. This helps keep up with my Portuguese and French!
Favorite clients from the biz?
I’ve had some absolutely wonderful and diverse clients in the fit world. From junior accounts like Delia’s and and Target, to contemporary at Theory and couture with Narciso Rodriguez, Kaufman Franco and Donna Karan. This experience has taken me to China, HK, Vietnam, Italy, Jakarta, Dominican Republic, as well as some awesome domestic factories.
Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
As I continue on this awesome journey fitting, my goal is to fully incorporate my diverse skill set into an Innovations position in the athletic apparel world. With my degree, my knowledge of fit, fabric, construction, to the high uncompromising standards I hold for all gear I test. Whether racing in the Hawaii heat, -10 degrees in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks or in downward dog there is no excuse to not be dry, comfortable as well as being on trend and looking good.
How did you get into modeling or acting?
After Parson’s I went on to open a business. I was young, overwhelmed and knew it was to much to soon; I was looking for a change. One of my regular clients turned out to be the Creative Director at Theory. She asked me to come up and try some things on. I had fit during my days at Parson’s for free clothes and never thought of making it my career. I made comments on the samples and she had my measurements taken. I stared fitting the next day!
We are so excited to welcome the vivacious and multi-talented Sarah Moliski to our boards! Not only is she a comedian (and hilarious to be around) but she was running around all NYFW interviewing designers for Richard Magazine where she’s a host!
Continue reading to learn more about Sarah!
Where are you from?
I am from East Hampton, New York where I transitioned into a career in film, tv, modeling and theatrical arts.
Where did you study?
I attended Hunter College for film and media studies and then trained professionally at the Maggie Flannigan acting conservatory in Manhattan.
Where can we find you?
I am known as a stand up comedian in NYC and LA and have appeared at comedy clubs including Gotham Comedy club, Greenwich Comedy club, Broadway Comedy club, Comedy Cellar and is highly trained in improv and sketch Comedian and writer.
What other kinds of things are you doing lately?
I am a corespondent for Disney Japan. I also had a reoccurring role on the Michael J Fox show. I just finished shooting a feature film called “Out of State – a Gothic Romance” where I played the lead. I also produce and host a new innovative fashion series focusing on all aspects of the fashion / beauty industry! It’s called RICHARD MAGAZINE. While working on all these productions I am also in intensive rehearsals and breaking down my character for a new feature film starting production this winter, a Lou Di Giorgio original film we will be shooting in Portugal starting in January.
We are so excited to have the gorgeous and charming #BICOASTALMGMT model, Katie Nolan, as our Model of the Month! Having Katie has been such a great addition to our fashion board, we only see bright things for her modeling career. See below to learn more about this beauty:
1. Where you are from?
I was born and raised in Virginia. Little known fact, the first Thanksgiving in North America was held in Virginia. But now I think of New York City as my home.
2. What you are into… studies, hobbies, special skills etc..?
While I study Accounting by night, my true talent is in making balloon animals. Before modeling I worked for the Parks and Recreation Department and would help run free activities for kids around NYC, which is where I got into the balloon artist trade. I’d love to make you a balloon animal, just let me know!
3. Favorite clients from the biz?
I’ve honestly been so lucky. Everyone I have worked for has been so gracious and personable. Rag and Bone is really wonderful as is KAUFMANFRANCO.
4. Dreams/goals any thing else of interest (any other dream clients?)?
I’d love to appear in Vogue, mostly just to show my parents! Aside from my current *very dreamy* clients, some of the dream designers I would love the opportunity to work for include DVF, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein, Vera Wang and Donna Karen! As I learn more about fashion, this list gets longer 🙂
5. Career highlights?
Paris with KAUFMANFRANCO this past fashion cycle was really exciting. Not only was it fun to be with the team in a different country, the clothes were gorgeous, and I got to see how a successful market week is made! I also ate tartare for the first time, that was really tasty.
6. How did you get into modeling or acting?
Great question! Malissa and Josh actually spotted me in my Parks and Rec uniform walking around the UES. I owe everything to them and the Bicoastal family.
To keep up with Katie, make sure to follow her here!
#BICOASTALMGMT model/actor, Hadasa Isolino, shot an advertising campaign with casting director Donna Grossman, for her project with Andy Batt’s Northrop/Gruman: The Pilot and the Student.
We are happy to be able to sit down with Hadasa and ask her a few questions about herself and her experience on set.
BICOASTAL: Tell us a little bit about yourself.
HADASA: I was born and raised in the Dominican Republic of a multicultural family. My mother is Dominican and my father of Italian and Argentinean descent. Currently I’m living the dream in NYC pursuing an acting career. I enjoy cooking, painting, writing songs and going to the beach-especially the ones in my country!
BICOASTAL: How did you feel shooting as someone in the military?
HADASA: The only contact I’ve had with someone in the military was on this shoot, a former pilot on set. I recall with respect and admiration his character, pride and passion to every single detail to the uniform and our performance. His presence encouraged me to do my very best.
BICOASTAL: What was your favorite thing about shooting that day?
HADASA: One of my favorite things about the shoot was that the team, clients and crew where so great to work with and made the shoot go smooth and fun and when I say fun they had a DJ playing…
Our stunning plus size models walked the runway at this years Plus Night Out. We were honored to sponsor such a great event and welcome Model Search Winner Wema Enofe to the Bicoastal Models Family!
For full coverage go to Curvysta Magazine
Not only do we have some stunning models but our models aren’t all looks, they are brains and talent too! This month, inspirational Bicoastal Model, Joselyn Martinez has contributed a book review of the motivational book “The Artist Way” by: Julia Cameron.
“We like to pretend it is hard to follow our heart’s dreams. The truth is, it is difficult to avoid walking through the many doors that will open. Turn aside your dream and it will come back to you again and a second mysterious door will swing open.” -Julia Cameron.
Yay. I am reading the Artist’s Way again! Written by Julia Cameron; it is one of my favorite books. I first heard about this book through my writer friend, Erasmo Guerra. We met at an office job I had way back during college years.He told me how much he liked the book and I purchased it in in May of 2004. I just realized that was ten years ago. It changed my life. Many times between college classes, work and unfortunately TV, I caught myself saying things like: “I want to take Salsa Lessons” (I think everyone says that one) or, I want to “try Yoga one day….