Wild Child To Couture Style: The Shailah Edmonds Story

Wild Child To Couture Style: The Shailah Edmonds Story


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Starting from the most unlikely and humble beginnings, Shailah Edmonds left her native Oregon in pursuit of her dream, ascending to the most rarefied realm of the modeling profession and traveling the globe to serve as a muse to the world's legendary fashion designers. Her story is a testament to the power of faith and fate, of courage, love, persistence and endurance, and her life is an example to all young women daring to reach out for a better life to let them know that where there's a will, there's a runway!

This book is a must read for any young woman who dares to venture into this most demanding and high paying profession of modeling. Ms. Edmonds, shows how a novice can survive daily rigors of rejection and acceptance and how to stay focused to make this their lifelong profession. Her journey is an admiration of her strength as she crosses the globe with grace and beauty.
- Walter Jones - playwright in-residence at the Public Theater in New York, Term writer for Norman Lear TV show, What's Happening and a Rockefeller grant recipient for playwriting

Modeling History!
- Ruth Turner, Model Coach

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971233843
Publisher: Shailah Edmonds
Publication date: 05/19/2018
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 274,753
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Shailah Edmonds had a launch party for her debut memoir, and within a week was reviewed and featured in a prominent New York newspaper, the Amsterdam News. A native of Portland, Oregon, the mother of three children, she has also been an inspirational speaker for aspiring models at several model conventions, a producer and principal of her instructional DVD's on modeling, "The Runway To Success" which sold Nationwide for years, an actor and a singer. She co-wrote a song for soul legend Betty Wright, and her latest jazz CD, "Happiness Is Shailah Edmonds" is available on any music channel or CD Baby. She performs regularly with her jazz band in the New York City area.
Shailah relocated to New York, to pursue her modeling career. After signing with the Ford agency, she soon moved to Paris, where she lived for over two years, and became a much sought after, International Couture model. She traveled throughout Europe, modeling for the most prestigious designers in the world, including Yves St. Laurent, Givenchy, Dior, Valentino, Versace, Armani, just to name a few. She currently coaches models for top runway shows and photo shoots in New York City.
Her premiere as an author, teamed with associate editor, Chester Fultz, is published in a memoir entitled "Wild Child To Couture Style", is getting RAVE reviews. Her writing has a unique sense of reality, humor, despair and life lessons which keeps her audience immersed as it chronicles her tumultuous journey from Portland to Paris, as well as a tutorial for aspiring models.
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