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Rocco Gaglioti is a self-made triple threat — creator, producer and host. He founded the televised on-line fashion magazine,FashionNewsLive.com, which almost overnight has become ranked as one of the top ten out of the 150 million fashion and celebrity sites around the world.
He hit the ground running in 2004 with his very first interview on the red carpet with Anna Nicole Smith. Not bad for a rookie. And the fact that she tried to make out with him didn’t even scare him away from pursuing his lifelong dream of working in the fashion industry. But making dreams come true takes more than good looks and charm. It takes hard work and determination as well.
Even though he makes it look easy, Rocco came from humble, though very loving beginnings. He learned to communicate with his hands through sign language before he could even speak because of his mother, who was born deaf. This naturally gave him a lifelong appreciation for the underdog, along with the advantage of a much more enhanced “sixth sense”.
Being in the right place at the right time doesn’t hurt either. And so it was a Miami model scout with an obvious eye for spotting talent who advised Rocco in 1994 to try his hand at modeling. Miami quickly turned into Milan and Paris, which turned into New York and the rest is history as they say.
Within a short time, he was signed with Boss and Zoli. Rocco wanted more though, and it was when he picked up a camera in Germany that he discovered his own eye for photography. He was a natural behind the camera, impressed several major publishers and soon after secured gigs from Maxim Magazine and Ocean Drive. But the model-turned-photographer still wasn’t satisfied.In 2000 he moved to Orlando, founded his own production company, RLG Productions, Inc., and set up shop at the back lot at Universal Studios.
His vision for a unique televised fashion magazine format was soon picked up by the now defunct UPN and maintained a strong presence on the network until its demise.He quickly transitioned his vision into an online media empire, which continues to grow and thrive today as he provides a steady stream of compelling entertainment and fashion content for millions of fashionistas around the world.
The 6’3” former model may dress from head to toe in Marc Jacobs and Gucci, but that is not what makes him fashion’s latest “It Guy”. It’s more than likely the combination of his soulfulness, his uncanny ability for discerning the next big thing and his beguiling quintessence that landed him on the pop culture radar and will undoubtedly make him a household name.
And with his eye on television or radio as a next step, the rising star is certainly not going to slow down anytime soon. Rocco currently resides in Los Angeles, California. For more information on Rocco or to arrange an interview, please contact his publicist found on the contact page.
Jewel Mignon was born into a family of fashion lovers. Unfortunately, Jewel didn’t fit in as a child, so she was sent to live at the School for the Socially Awkward and Fashionably Upsetting. It was in the thirteenth year of her education, in her “Super Senior” year, that Jewel finally had a fashion epiphany. After graduation, Jewel‘s mission in life was to find fashion errors and correct them.Zealous in pursuit of her new found calling, shoppers at WalMart, United States Postal Workers and Strangers on the street would find themselves getting a complimentary “Make Over By Jewel”. Luckily, Jewel’s friends heard about this and Jewel is now nicely settled into a very “Special” cottage and can blog about fashion and shoes to her heart’s content. Jewel blogs for Fashion News Live when she is not pursuing her new hobby from the balcony of her suite after getting a pair of night vision binoculars. You can check out her other blog called “guesswhatmyneighborsaredoingnow.justkidding”
Angela Simmons is the star of two Hit MTV Shows: “Run’s House”, in which America gets an insider’s look at the lives of the first family of hip-hop, as well as her own MTV Show,” Daddy’s Girls” chronicling Angela and her sister’s jet-setting bi-coastal lives as they navigate Hollywood and step out as role models for their millions of young fans.At 23, Angela is the second eldest sibling in the Simmons family and has already accomplished a great deal both personally and professionally. She graduated from the High School of Fashion Industries and has continued to pursue fashion by attending the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City.
That same year Angela and her sister Vanessa founded the ultra-popular clothing, sneaker and handbag/accessory line PASTRY, which has catapulted into a million dollar brand and has become a hit with girls across the country. The success of Pastry has established Angela into a fashion powerhouse and entrepreneur in her own right.With international appeal, Angela alongside her sister Vanessa have graced the pages of PEOPLE, ESSENCE, TEEN VOGUE, SEVENTEEN, VIBE, OK! Weekly, Star Magazine, US Weekly, InTouch Weekly, Life & Style. They’ve appeared on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT, ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, EXTRA, GOOD DAY NY, FOX BUSINESS and many more media outlets. They turn heads on A-list red carpets such as The EMMY Awards, MTV Video Music Awards, NAACP Awards and New York Fashion Week.In addition, Angela is committed to empowering and uplifting young people and have become an ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network – visiting children in hospitals and providing them with hope and inspiration.
Leaving small town Utah at the age of 15, Andrea launched her career as a model in Europe where she worked the catwalks, graced the pages of catalogues, and adorned magazine covers in Milan, Paris, Hamburg, Munich and Switzerland. While modeling, Andrea recognized her talent behind the camera and mentored a new generation of models by working at a local modeling agency as a runway instructor as well as a booker and a photography coach. Before ever picking up a camera, she critiqued thousands of photos allowing her a greater awareness of what she wanted to create through the lens.
Currently, Andrea balances her efforts between the demanding schedule of both local and international destination weddings, and her roles as a freelance and contracted photographer. Her work has received positive peer reviews from David Beckstead, one of the top ten wedding photographers in the world, on her work. She is currently the Utah representative for a national photo product firm where she coaches other photographers.
Andrea has worked LA Fashion and NY Fashion Week where her photos have landed on magazine covers as well as in Apparel News. She has worked with many music artists, such as Nelly, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Mike Posner, Nikki Lund, Richie Sambora, Christina Milian, Brian McKnight, Vanilla Ice, Far East Movement, Slash of Guns and Roses and most recently Grammy Award Winner Jonny Lang to name a few. Andrea was the house photographer for The House of Blues this past year at The Sundance Film Festival and was also the photographer for many private venues during the film festival. Andrea has photographed many celebrities including Heather Locklear, Brody Jenner, and Kyle Korver along with many others backstage as well as on the red carpet.
Andrea’s success stems from not only her technical and creative abilities but her ability to connect with people. She has a natural, effortless way of making those whom she is photographing feel at ease, and it comes through in her photographs.
Veronica Staehle is a very dynamic female who loves to connect and intertwine all sorts of things into one gracefully unified outcome. Currently attending The Fashion Institute of Technology, she is studying Graphic Design with higher hopes to master the craft of visual communication in all intentions of the term.
The spark for her interests in aesthetics, design, and communicating visually comes from her bilingual, duel cultured background. Raised by two incredible Deaf parents who bred and instilled a sense of pride and empowerment she grew up fully embracing Deaf Culture and American Sign Language (ASL). Their passion and lessons became the foundation behind Veronica’s involvement with the Deaf community and Interpreter field; She learned early on that her Child Of Deaf Adults (CODA) identity would not just be a role to hold, but a beautiful detail of herself she loves to share and express. She has lived in several cities domestically and internationally and never seems to lose interest in finding new things to grab a hold of and become inspired by. It’s this sense of unlimited possibilities and delight found in anything provoking her to work harder to find something she’s never seen.
Sean James was born and raised in Australia, where his career as a hairstylist began to flourish when he trained with Australia’s leading hairstylist Oscar Cullinan. In 1989, Sean moved to London where he trained with Vidal Sassoon. A few years later in 1992, Sean moved to Los Angeles, where
he became an educator and color specialist working at the Los Angeles Flagship store for L’Oreal. In 2001, Sean was brought on as a valued member of the prestigious creative team for Redken, where he began doing many years of fashion weeks in Los Angeles, New York, and Paris.
Sean has worked with celebrities such as Jaime Pressly, Jamie Lee Curtis, Rufus Wainwright, Emily Blunt, Rita Wilson, Lindsay Lohan, Jamie Chung and many more. He works consistently on films, commercials, television, advertising campaigns, and he is sought after all over the world. Most recently, Sean was a member of the exclusive Balmain team as the US representative at Paris Fashion week and has just come back from NY fashion week , where he lead the Rusk team or the Monarchy collection . He has been featured on the E! newtork, the Style networks “How do I look” And is a panel member on “Beautyfix” a Nation wide product review, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and MTV’s The Hills. He has also been featured in world renowned publications such as Harper’ Bazaar, InStyle, WWD, The New York Times, and More, just to name a few.
Sean’s adventures in hair are ongoing and groundbreaking as he continues to have a drive to explore the new and exciting ways to express inner beauty through the ever growing medium of hair. Sean’s mantra as a true artist is “explore yourself and express your inner beauty.”
As if she stepped right out of the pages of a Jackie Collins novel, Elaine Lancaster is as glamorous and beautiful as the characters of Hollywood Wives. Elaine Lancaster was actually named after two characters from that very novel, Elaine Conti and Karen Lancaster. As befitting a Jackie Collins novel, Elaine’s life has been filled with glamour, travel, celebrities and a few twisted scenarios. One being the fact that the gorgeous Elaine Lancaster is in reality a man when not performing.
The actor (James Davis) behind Elaine was born in Alabama and raised in Georgia, while Elaine was born in the lap of luxury, pampered by all, and spoiled rotten. Like the true diva she became, she managed to spend every dime thrown her way developing an unquenchable quest for more. Not just more jewels and designer fashions, luxury brands, but more of everything. Driven by the need to live life in the spotlight, fame had to be hers so the world became her stage.
Elaine is a Style & Beauty icon, as well as an Advice & Lifestyle columnist for Miami Monthly Magazine. She’s in demand as a hostess all over the world in clubs, for charities, DJ & emcee. Elaine travels the Globe DJ-ing for Fortune 500 companies. Elaine hosted The Aspen Gay Ski Week from 1995`2002. Executive host committee member for the Blacks Annual Gala. Hostess for the crown jewel of HIV/AIDS fund raiser since 1997, White Party Week. Louis Vuttion Global store openings. Polo Ralph Lauren store opening. Host Pamela Anderson’s parfum launch, Malibu. Visionaire Magazine Parties. Bulgari Jewelry Store opening. House of Field fashion show celebrity guest.. plus way too many to list. Since 1997 has helped raise over 20 million dollars for numerous non-profit charities.
Elaine Lancaster has caused waves ever since she first landed on the sandy shores of South Beach. In less than a year the diva earned celebrity status from local to Global Diva gracing the pages of every local publication The national glossy Genre selected Elaine as one of the top 10 Drag Queens of the decade while TIME reported on her antics hosting the political fund raiser for Janet Reno. Fresh back from Vienna, Austria where Elaine Entertained the party goers along side; Patti LaBelle, Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O’Connell, Kenneth Cole, President Bill Clinton, Whoopi Goldberg, Diane von Furstenberg, Richie Rich etc. For Life Ball 2010. Elaine continues to spread glamour, beauty, and share the goodness of her heart with the men of the world while entertaining everyone else. Elaine lives in Miami & Aspen, but works all over the world. There is no denying Elaine Lancaster has achieved Star status through hard work & integrity. Jackie Collins would be proud to have created Elaine.
Internationally known for her groundbreaking work with makeup, Sharon Gault has created iconic looks for some of the biggest names in show business and fashion, and in the process, defined emerging trends for two decades in modern pop culture.
At the age of 16, Sharon became very interested in photography, and later trained with Vidal Sassoon as a hairstylist. A few years later, she discovered her passion for makeup, and chose to focus her energy in this direction. Already a veteran of the Hollywood fashion scene, it was not until she toured with Madonna on the “Blonde Ambition” tour, and was featured in the candid documentary “In bed with Madonna” that Sharon came to the attention of the world.
To this day, many people know her simply as “Mama Makeup”, a nickname given to her by the dancers on the tour. Sharon has collaborated with some of the world’s most acclaimed photographers including, David La Chapelle, Ellen Von Unwerth, Isabel Snyder, Matthew Rolston, Tony Duran, Richard McLaren, Michel Comte and Herb Ritts. Her work is constantly in demand by Hollywood celebrities, who need to look their best for red carpet awards shows, interviews, and photo shoots, giving her a client roster that includes Drea Matteo, Hilary Duff, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Garner, Rachel Griffith, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger, Cameron Diaz, Robert Downey Jr, Britney Spears, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Demi Moore, Johnny Depp, Madonna, Enrique Iglesias, Cindy Crawford, Hilary Swank, Kate Bosworth, Gwen Stefani, Thora Birch, and many more.
With such a background, it is not surprising to find that Sharon’s work has featured in such renowned publications as Italian Vogue, British Vogue, Interview, The Face, Arena, Vanity Fair, ID, In Style, Glamour, Allure, Marie Claire, GQ, Elle, Harper’s, Queen, and Rolling Stone. In addition, she has worked on music videos for artists such as Britney Spears, Lady Gaga, Elton John, Moby, KD Lang, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera, Madonna, Avril Lavigne, and The Vines.
Freeway; Kosha Dillz
New Jersey native Kosha Dillz would never be mistaken for the guy Mos Def was referring to when he rapped the now infamous line, “some tall Israeli is running this rap shit.” Despite his Jewish wink-of-a-stage name, Dillz is not that tall — nor is he cashing in on hip-hop on the same plane as former Island/Def Jam exec Lyor Cohen. Not yet, anyway. The closest the unsigned MC with a penchant for rhyming in Hebrew has probably come to seeing a fat a$$ check is when he toured the Czech Republic last year — get it, Czech Republic — with former Roc-A-Fella rapper and practicing Muslim Freeway. Though the two come from opposite sides of the religious aisle, they were both there to represent hip-hop — as they will again on the HipHopDX stage at this year’s A3C Fest. With the cross-cultural connect already established, CL eavesdropped on a conversation between them in preview of the show.
Kosha Dillz: I actually had grown up listening to you when I was about 18, 19 and it’s kinda funny because as a teen, I had come from more of a street life, too. We were listening to Freeway, doing whatever we were doing in New Brunswick, N.J., and then I had gone away and done time. Then I came out as Kosha Dillz and I became this sort of Jewish rapper, kind of iconic figure for Jewish kids. And Freeway, you’ve been one of the more successful rappers that converted to Islam and traveled to Mecca. And now we’re doing a show together and having this interview. So I just think that’s kinda ill.
Freeway: Yeah, definitely.
KD: What made you make the switch from your old life to your current life?
F: Well, you know I’m from Philadelphia and it’s basically a predominantly Islamic community that I grew up in. My mother was Christian and my father was in something kind of like a cult — it was this thing called the Nation of Alkebulan. It was this church where we talked about the betterment of black people, you know. So I was raised on that. Basically my father was the man of the household, so we had to do what he said to do. But once I was old enough, I explored religion I realized Islam is the religion for me.
KD: Are a lot of people reaching out to you as far as you becoming more publicly visible the longer you stay with it?
F: It’s people that know about me being Muslim that follow my music, and it’s people that follow my music that aren’t aware I’m a Muslim. It depends on how deep they listen and how much they observe my music, you know. But I do get people that say they’re happy to see me doing what I’m doing, and I do get people that say I need to leave that music alone. So it comes from both angles.
KD: I went to Jerusalem to learn how to Yeshiva — kinda like when you went out to Mecca and made the Hajj, Jewish kids go and study with rabbis and scholars and that’s a good place for me to create a lot of cool music in Israel. Is there any place like that that you might go, like take six months off to go study?
F: I definitely have plans to go back to Saudi Arabia and perform another Umrah and a Hajj. And definitely, I’m sitting down and studying with some people.
KD: Do you think you’ll record out there?
F: Oh naw, I don’t think I’ll be doing any recording out there. The thing that I do when I’m out there is I try to talk to the kids in that country and let them know how blessed they are in the Holy Land. ‘Cause a lotta kids over there look at the things we’re doing over here and think that it’s better than what they’re doing. When, in all actuality, it’s better where they’re at, ’cause they’re right there in the Holy Land where the Kaaba is, they’re in the land where we pray to, they’re in the land where all the scholars are — whereas we have to travel 15 hours on a plane to get over there, you know what I’m sayin’?
KD: For sure.
F: Do you feel like you’ve got more to prove to fans who might prejudge you based on what they see?
KD: Yeah, I just don’t think that Jews have had the largest success at being dope MCs. I mean, [we] had MC Serch and [we] have the Beastie Boys. I kinda have a lot of barriers, but I think persistence, commitment and perseverance is something that I want to [use to] prove myself. I’ve always been in that boat — always being doubted when I step into the arena.
F: Yeah, that’s like me. When I first got in the game I was counted out. They told me wouldn’t nobody want to hear a whole album of my raps cause my voice is annoying. I heard all kinds of stuff: Like I was the first rapper with a beard, young guy with this, like, weird Islam — it’s a lot of stuff that I’ve overcome, so I feel you.
KD: I always like the odd-ball-out because I’ve always been the odd-ball-out. I was at Rock the Bells and RZA brought me on stage and people were backstage thinking I was like his lawyer or something. So it’s always like something to prove. Do you think you would ever go and study in Israel, because the Golden Rock is out there and it’s the third holiest site for Muslims out in Israel?
F: Definitely, if the opportunity presented itself.
KD: I think it would be really cool. Everyone really knows you out there because Israel’s really big on that level of hip-hop. You would be the most prominent figure from hip-hop and Islam to study there, so I think that’d be a really cool bridging the gap, and positive even for Israel.
F: That’s what’s up, man.
KD: Have you had a lot of Jewish friends, like just around the way?
F: In Philly it’s not really a lot of Jewish people. In my hood it’s either you’re Christian or you’re Muslim. I mean I’m sure it’s Jewish people there, but they’re not on the forefront like that so I didn’t really have too many Jewish friends growing up.
KD: Well I’d love to invite you over for a Shabbat dinner or something like that when you come out to L.A. If there’s anything you want me to find out for you while [I'm] in Israel, if I can help you get out there with some of the Muslim dudes — [the rapper] Shine’s out there studying, so we could get the whole thing going on, you know.
F: Definitely, I’m open to it so we’ll do it.
KD: Freeway, man, let’s build. Let’s try to bang out a joint and shock the world, you know.
See full schedule of A3C Hip Hop Festival performances, panel discussions and demos atwww.a3cfestival.com.
Have you heard of Jonny Lang? If you haven’t you are going to be blown away by his talent. I was able to photograph him at The House of Blues in January of this year. At only 30 years he has accomplished more than most do in a lifetime. I was stoked when I was contacted by his manager two weeks ago who said that Jonny loved one of the photos I took of him and that they wanted to purchase the photo. It is great to have people of this caliper appreciate and pay for my work and it was just last year I sold some images to RCA/Sony music label for a different group.
Jonny came to town last week where he performed at Red Butte Gardens. I was asked to shoot the concert and guess what everyone was wearing? A lanyard with my photo of Jonny on it for his official tour image! They told me as soon as I signed the contract they made the tags and are getting ready to use the image for Jonny’s official glossy as well! CHEERS!
Jonny Lang’s Bio
Jonny Lang started playing the guitar at the age of twelve, after his father took him to see the Bad Medicine Blues Band, one of the few blues bands in Fargo, North Dakota. Lang soon started taking guitar lessons from Ted Larsen, the Bad Medicine Blues Band’s guitar player. Several months after Lang began, he joined the Bad Medicine Blues Band, which was then renamed Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang.
The band moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota and independently released the album Smokin’ when Lang was fourteen. Lang was signed to A&M Records in 1996. He released the critically acclaimed multi-platinum Lie to Me on January 28, 1997. The next album, Wander this World was released on October 20, 1998 and earned a Grammy nomination. This was followed by the more soulful Long Time Coming on October 14, 2003. Lang also made a cover of Edgar Winter’s “Dying to Live”. Lang’s newest album, the gospel-influenced Turn Around, was released in 2006, and most recently won Lang his first Grammy Award.
In more than ten years on the road, Lang has toured with the Rolling Stones, Buddy Guy, Aerosmith, B.B. King, Blues Traveler, Jeff Beck and Sting. In 1999, he was invited to play for a White House audience including President and Mrs. Clinton. Lang also makes a cameo appearance in the film Blues Brothers 2000 as a janitor. In 2004, Eric Clapton asked Lang to play a the Crossroads Guitar Festival to raise money for the Crossroads Centre Antigua.
Does the name Vanilla Ice bring back memories of a time filled with fluorescent clothing, large hoop earrings, peg legged stone washed jeans, and of course big, big bangs? Well, don’t be fooled into thinking that Vanilla Ice is stuck in the 90′s. Yes, he is back and but with his come back he is not singing rap…Vanilla has a cool new sound. I think Vanilla is a wonderful performer…but what is he like backstage? Even cooler. Yep, he is one down to earth guy who puts everyone around him at ease. Enjoy the photos and the slideshow, but don’t fooled into thinking that “Ice, Ice Baby” is the only song Ice will be known for. Check out his new stuff here.
Here is a video from the night I shot Vanilla Ice performing. (You can see me in the bottom right hand corner of the frame photographing the show!)
Third Eye Blind is another group I was able to cover at Candlelight Serenade. I am sure most of you will recognize them as a really popular group in the 90′s. Also, Abraham Millet, the bass player for the band is really cool! Once again, thanks to Michael Mangum, the director of photography for the event, for asking me to be the backstage photographer with an all access pass for the day. Enjoy the slideshow!
I have a new favorite artist. Her name is Priscilla Ahn. One of the things that is so great about this girl is that she has become a star just by traveling around the country in her car with her guitar, harmonica and of course her haunting voice. One of her songs has touched me to the core, and I could NOT believe I had the opportunity to photograph this down to earth musician. I was asked by Michael Mangum, who was director of photography for Candlelight Serenade , to work as the backstage photographer with an all access pass for the day. Michael is not only one fantastic photographer, but has also become a very dear friend. To top off the coolness of the day, Nathan Pickett Films was also there as a videographer. He is putting together a killer promotional video for me and I am STOKED to share it with you. Patience dear ones, Nathan is wrapping up an insane wedding season, so as soon as it is ready you know I will post it! For the time being, enjoy the slideshow!
Nathan Pickett and Me capturing Priscilla Ahn on stage. Photo courtesy of Michael Mangum.
Photo courtesy of Michael Mangum Photography
What can I say? I am a huge Posner fan. This is the second time I have been able to photograph him. Go here to see the first set of photos. I was THE HOUSE PHOTOGRAPHER for this V.I.P. event. Make sure to check out 3Four Group and all of the cool events they have lined up. Chances are you will see me there as the photographer! Enjoy the pics!