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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Barbizon Midwest Siblings Working Hard For The Holidays

Barbizon Wisconsin graduate, Sierra Vazquez, was recently chosen for the LTD Holiday Catalog. This is the second print booking that Sierra has landed recently; a few weeks ago she was featured in Walgreens advertisements around the country. To the left is the interactive pet ad that she appeared in, and below are a couple shots from previous bookings. With her cute dimples and beautiful blue eyes, we are sure to see more of her in the future!

Her brother Chase is another very active Barbizon Wisconsin Grad. He has also been chosen to appear in print work with such companies as Quaker Oats, Cooked Perfect, and Kohl’s (to the right). Below are some of the ads that he has been selected for. Similar to his sister, I am sure we will be hearing more about this dashing young man soon!

Friday, November 25, 2011

“The Tie Guy!” Barbizon Midwest’s Tornu snags Western Union Commercial

A few weeks ago, 2007 Schaumburg Graduate Tornu was booked for the new Rosie O’Donnell talk show on OWN-the Oprah Winfrey Network. And now you can see him in another national commercial, this one as the “Tie Guy” for Western Union.

Below you can find the commercial as seen on television.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Barbizon Midwest’s Karena Steir Stops Traffic!

Stilettos are perfect for the runway. Their sleek and sexy look can give a confident look to any woman, but when Barbizon Instructor Karena Steir donned a pair of these 4 inch heels on October 21st, it defiantly wasn’t for a fashion show. The model and actress completed the 13.1 mile Des Moines Half Marathon wearing a very stylish pair of strappy black stilettos.

Definitely not the most practical kind of footwear for such an adventure, but it was for a good cause. Steir is an avid advocate against human trafficking, and she felt that the marathon was a perfect platform on which to send a message. Strutting confidently down the pavement in her heels, and bold “Girls Are Not For Sale” t-shirt (above), Steir set a precedent with every step.

“I got passed by almost everyone in the half marathon and half of the people in the full marathon, but I didn’t care—that just meant more people got to see my shirt."
-Karena Steir

Steir began her career after competing in the IMTA at the age of 16. During high school and college she landed numerous acting and modeling opportunities, and then decided to test her luck in the City of Angels. There Karena broke into the other side of modeling industry as an agent. After seven years in Los Angeles Karena decided move back home, and currently instructs classes for Barbizon Midwest in Des Moines, Omaha, and Kansas City.

“While I still enjoy modeling/acting, my true passion in teaching! My biggest success stories come from personal growth I see in my students and the heartfelt messages I get from their parents.”
-Karena Steir

Monday, November 21, 2011

Here She Comes Again! Barbizon Midwest Presents…Katrina!

You know who she is, how could you not? This past year Barbizon Midwest-Schaumburg talent Katrina has been almost everywhere a young and gorgeous model could want to be; Milan, New York City, Paris, London. She been in fashion shoots and shows all over the globe!

In June, donning a fabulous outfit from the Louis Vuitton spring collection, she appeared on the cover of Velvet magazine. A favorite of Marc Jacobs She was also featured in their Fall/Winter 2011 fashion show in NYC and has also been booked in another show for the company in early 2012.Recently she was used in another event profiling the work of clothing designer Charlotte Ronson. The show was profiled, with pictures, in The New York Times!

She’s always in something, and we just wanted to share a little of her success with you! Below you will find recent shots of Katrina, taken by Evan Browning. Enjoy! And, as always, stay in touch! There’s going to be more of Katrina to come!

Monday, November 14, 2011

For Healthy, Shiny Hair, Try Barbizon Midwest!

Eight Barbizon Midwest graduates hit the runway in October for the Redken and Pureology Beauty and Hair show! As you can see our ladies spent the day rocking elaborate up-dos, down-dos, and fabulous Make up(-dos?). Representatives from the company set up a runway stage and applied their products to the girls live!

Aren’t they lovely? All Michigan Graduates, a complete list of the girls follows:

Subrina, Hannah, Sarah, Alyssa, Anita, Nichole, Brooke, and Emily were all selected for the show, and they look like they had a blast!

I’m sure you’ll be hearing more about them soon!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Barbizon Midwest…It Runs in the Family


Connor and Christian are talented, good looking, and…siblings? The two Barbizon Des Moines graduates are currently (and successfully!) pursuing acting careers. Together the brothers booked a national commercial campaign for AARP that aired in 2009 and since then have appeared in movies, hit TV shows, and short films.

Connor is best known for his appearance in Mother and Child (2009) staring Naomi Watts and Annette Bening. He had a guest role in the ICarly episode; IGot a Hot Room, as well as appearing alongside Glee’s Jane Lynch in Alex’s Halloween. You can also find him in Spring Sing, Showtime’s The Big C, and others!


Christian just landed a speaking role in the CSI: New York episode Justified, and can also be found on the independent film circuit in productions such as The History of Spaceflight, Ima, Out of the Water, and others.

Below is the trailer for Alex’s Halloween! Enjoy, and stay tuned! There’s definitely more coming from these two!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Barbizon Midwest Meets 17 Magazine: Tori in the City


Barbizon Midwest beauty Victoria recently won a NATIONWIDE modeling competition and appeared in Seventeen Magazine. She was flown to New York for a photo shoot for a full page ad featured in the November issue.

Victoria was a Moline Barbizon graduate in 2010, and since then has had opportunities in California and New York. She says that “…all the things I learned at Barbizon come in handy everyday.” We here at Barbizon are so proud of all that she has accomplished, and look forward to seeing what her future has in store!

 Remember run, don’t walk, to the nearest news stand and get your copy of Seventeen Magazine today!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Someone's Been a Good Barbizon Midwest!

Last year he got the part, and this year an award? Jeremy Torres, Barbizon Schaumburg graduate and Royal talent, landed a role in the 2010 Columbia College student film, The Christmas Tree. A drama centered on a family during the Holidays, the production went on to win Best in Show at the 2011 Weisman Award Exhibition!

Jeremy Torres
Angel Kristi Williams directed the project as part of her Graduate Directing III class, and is of course pleased by its success. The Weisman Program provides production grants to select students with need for significant funding in order to complete a piece. The Christmas Tree is now anticipating  a year of film festivals, and (fingers crossed!) more awards to come in 2012!

Keep it up Torres!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Commercial Booking News!!


Siara V
Joey W
Julia  M
Barbizon Midwest Talent Siara V, Joey W, and Julia M recently 
booked a commercial for LG Appliances! The commercial will be shown on the LG Appliances Website.