Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Read this Christmas Story for sure to be one of 09 Top Fashion Models all the way from "WHERE?" IDAHO! KEEP KILLING IT GIRL WE HAVE MUCH FAITH IN YOU!
(AKA SANTA)...STACEY EASTMAN
Our daughter Nicole has been approached and told by many "You should model".
Words that many parents with thin, leggy daughters have heard I'm sure. After years of this Nicole finally told us she would like to try modeling, we said okay. We took her to a call for a catalog, she was called back, tried on the sample clothes, and told she was" too tall and too skinny for their clothing".
Nicole wanted to go to another call, I told her I would keep an eye out in the papers. Time passed and I didn't find anything for her to go to. Then this happened. One year ago at family time we were all writing our Christmas lists.
Nicole had clearly grown impatient with me (mom) acting as her agent and decided to turn
to SANTA. On her list was "a modeling contract". We laughed and I mentioned to my husband that maybe one of us should take her to New York and just visit agencies???
More time passed, we didn't go to New York , modeling was once again put on the back burner.
A few months later Nicole was approached at a mall and immediately our walls went up, we were skeptical and sure this was some sort of sales scam. We are VERY protective of our children. So I did what Oprah said......LOL, I called elite NY to make sure they knew who you were, and they said "if your daughter was approached by Stacey Eastman it was a real contact, he is a reputable name in the industry". Then I called Pulse and to my surprise was connected with you immediately.
I was still skeptical and waiting for the "Big sales pitch", it never came. You took the time then and still do, answering all of our crazy questions and calming our concerns. You, in a very short period of time have arranged for our daughter to meet some of the most talented people in this industry.........we talk to Karen Lee of elite on a regular basis and that is just amazing to us.
Nicole has been given advice, and put on a path where she knows what she needs to work on to model. YOU and everyone you have connected her with have been so kind to her and given her real goals and tips to help her on her way. Last but not least, Nicole did get that modeling contract she asked SANTA for last year, with elite no less, and while we are thanking you Stacey.... we still kind of wonder if SANTA didn't have his hand in that chance meeting at the mall that day?
Happy Holidays! We wish you and your family all the best,
Jeff and Martha Lichtenberg
You are a great and blessed family! And we are happy to have played Santa inyour life! Ho..ho..ho.. from the north pole! Well Miami via NYC viaaaaaaa. Always on my sleigh.
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New York, Paris, Milan, SoSaLa?
November 18th, 2008
Could South Salt Lake become the next fashion capital?
by Rebecca Edwards
If it seems unlikely that South Salt Lake, or SoSaLa as it has been coined recently, could become the latest hot spot for fashion and entertainment, it may be time to reconsider. With the likes of East High becoming forever imprinted on the pop culture psyche via the High School Musical (HSM) movies, and the hottest literary phenomenon since Harry Potter, the Twilight series, being penned by a BYU alum, it seems the time is ripe for Utah to splash onto the fashion scene as well.
Central Point South Salt Lake
One man has a big vision for the future of SoSaLa and Utah's place on the world fashion stage. Stacey Eastman, founder and president of Pulse Management, has partnered with Elite Model Management to open a full-fledged talent agency in SoSaLa. Eastman's hip office is the cornerstone of the new Market Street Station shopping and urban living center being developed at 2100 South and Main.
Despite swanky, new digs and the recent attention the entertainment world has given Utah thanks to HSM and American Idol runner-up David Archuleta, the question still remains: Why Utah?
"I have operated in seven different cities for over 21 years in many different markets," Eastman said. "And all of our superbowl rings (Vogue covers) have been procured by Utah talent alone."
For the past two decades Eastman has discovered and represented some of the biggest models in the world, including Utah discovery Hye Rim Park who has walked runways for top designers all over the world and graced the covers of magazines like Vogue.
Pulse, whose mission includes "slamming forth an intense revolution of raw, clean, talent" was established two decades ago by Eastman, a successful fashion photographer. In that time, Eastman has discovered some of the top models in the business, including recent phenom (and Utah native) Ali Stephens. Ali is the latest in a long line of successful models that Eastman and his team have discovered in Utah. Within three days of Pulse discovering her, she was walking the runway in Milan. Another Utah discovery, Hye Rim Park, has not only graced the cover of Vogue, but has been heralded by editors and photographers alike as one of the top ten models in the world.
SoSaLa is in good company. Elite also has modeling agencies in Chicago, Miami and New York.
The success of talent discovered in Utah caught Eastman's attention, and it's not letting go. Over the past ten years, he has been working more and more with Utah models, leading to the opening of the SoSaLa office in June, 2008. This is the first office Elite, one of the world's leading agencies, has opened in a market that is virtually unknown to the fashion world at large.
"This is the first time since 1965 that Elite has entered into a partnership like this, and it's in South Salt Lake. There's something in the water," Eastman jokes. "When Brigham Young said that 'this is the place,' he didn't know how right he was. Elite has launched more industry icons over the past 65 years than anyone else, and we have been able to accomplish this partnership solely because of the people we have been blessed to work with."
Eastman is not shy about crediting the lifestyle and family values of Utahans as contributors to the success of his models. "I haven't been able to put my thumb on it, but in 21 years the only thing I can come up with is that it's got to be the lifestyle. Whether part of the predominant religion or not, religion attracts other religious people, and that is accompanied by a certain lifestyle."
Pulse models are selected not just for physical beauty, but for being well-rounded and having a strong family support system. Eastman has found that although Utah is not immune to the typical pitfalls of being a modern teenager, such as rebellion and drugs, the kids he works with from Utah seem to display behavior that is contrary to what he finds in the rest of the country.
Central Point apartments have attracted young hip professionals, like Justin Erikson pictured above.
"Predominantly, kids are the best here," he said. "It has a lot to do with the parents and the entrepreneurial attitude of the state. People here are industrious. They live up to the slogan of the beehive state. They are healthy, driven, very entrepreneurial-minded, and passionate. If I go to Portland, to get the kids to do anything is like pulling teeth."
Eastman prefers to sign models who are more than just a pretty face, with involvement in school activities, sports, church, and good grades being crucial factors. Since 1992, he says he has found those qualities most often in kids from Utah. The contradiction of Utah's image and that of the fashion industry is not lost on Eastman, but he remains confident that the move to Utah is the right one. And Utah seems to be welcoming Pulse Management with open arms.
"We had so much political support," Eastman said, describing the grand opening street party he held in SoSaLa that was attended by 4,000 people. "This is not what you are used to in the fashion world. If Elite opened a second office in Manhattan, the mayor wouldn't go out of his way to endorse it. We received so much support from the president of the Utah Film Commission, Governor Huntsman, the mayor of South Salt Lake, and the police and fire chiefs. The support has been overwhelming for us."
The welcoming and supportive attitude of the Utah community has even caught the attention of the Elite office in Manhattan, according to Eastman. Attention that Eastman looks forward to keeping. Pulse has a variety of upcoming events planned, including partnerships with the Twilight movie premiere this coming weekend, the Sundance Film Festival, and an upcoming fundraiser for Huntington's disease.
Eastman has a powerful vision for what he calls the "New SoSaLa," and he plans to bring that vision to fruition through creative partnerships with local and worldwide entertainment and fashion leaders. Pulse has partnered with Wasatch Helicopters to offer sightseeing tours, heli-boarding, and heli-skiing, leading to a new helicopter pad across from the Pulse office. In addition, the number one casting director in Utah is putting in an office right next door.
"We're in the process of building a production capital, encompassing all aspects of the entertainment industry," Eastman said. "We're partnering with local clothing designers, the film industry, spas, salons, sound stages. This is what keeps us at the top of the totem pole, and I'm the only one in the world with the relationships to pull it off."
Eastman is committed to making a difference in the entertainment industry, and unbelievably to some, Utah is one of the keys to making that happen. As he said, "When we find a girl we can't always tell when she will make it, but we can tell if. In South Salt Lake, it might take months, a year, or longer, but it will happen. It's only a matter of time. We're changing this town."
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