Wednesday, June 27, 2012


                         MONA LAFE

Born and raised in the sunshine state of Florida.  Described as the sexy, humble, friendlycountry girl. Model Mona Lafe appeared with the glow of energy to intensify theentire state. From the small city of Cocoa, Fl, Mona was the outgoing athleticgirl that stayed focused in school. Sports played a major role in Mona’s personality development. Geared with her beautiful smile and attitude for success, Mona moved to Tallahassee,Florida to continue her higher education. In 2008, Mona Lafe receive her Bachelor of Science in Information Technology. Working a 9 to 5 was not Mona’s ideal career in life. Inspired by family and friends Mona Lafe decided to conquer her dreams.

 With her giftof beauty, Mona Lafe ventured out to take on her dream to model and be a fashion jewelry designer.  Compliments toher slim waist and size 45 hips, she has captured the attention of many photographers, promoters and artists. Three months ago, Mona made her debut in BDM artist Lboogies’s  “I see you looking” video. Becoming the first model for Backdoor Movement South ( BDMSouth). Then after, she as appeared in videos with Mook Boy Fly Goon, Lens Baller, Wesfif and many more.  MonaLafe is breaking ground and has begun to lay her foundation. With such a greatstart, Mona’s career continues to elevate to the next level.

 3375  Tell us a bit about what you do?

 MONA  Currently I’m a full time model and promoter. I mostly do print and video modeling. I make appearance with artist,as a promo model, at events. I’m grinding everyday getting my fan base numbers up. I want to start hosting at night clubs so I been busy planning my first event. 

3375  When was the first time you thought you might be interested in modeling?

MONA  A friend of mines was shooting a video and he needed a model. He ask me would I be interested in doing it and that all I had to do is look cute on the beach. During the shoot, which was shot at Fort Lauderdale beach, I got so much attention. Duded were asking me who I was? If I was a model? I enjoyed making that extra money so much I decide to get in the game.

3375  How long have you been modeling?

MONA  Three months and counting

3375  When you first found out you want to do a shoot, What was the thought going through your head about actually shooting?

MONA  I was stupid nervous for one, being that I had no idea on how to pose or what to wear. I real was doubting myself. I’m a woman of confidence and adventure. So I over boosted my ego. I went to the shoot and rocked it.

3375  What have you learn as a model so far that can aspired some else?

MONA  Beauty is within. It’s up to you(The model) to out shine and display your individuality of beauty for people to notice. People love confidence so embrace who you are and let the world get to know you.

3375  Was you nervous on your first video set?

MONA  Of course. We where shooting on fort Lauderdale beach during spring break and there where so many people out there. (OMG) Then I had on a two piece bathing suit for the first time and about a year. So I was a lil worried about my butt hanging out everywhere. But the OMG’s and whispers of “ who is that” confirmed that the people were loving what they saw. So the nervousness went away 

3375 How many video have you appear in?


3375 What are some great piece of advice you have receive?

MONA  1. Don’t let nobody define who I am.
2. Keep my image where I can have a full range of opportunities.
3. Build a business relationship before you build a sexual relationship if you want to make real money in this game. 

3375 Will we see you in any movies in the future?

MONA  Hopefully. I actually just received a script for a movie this week that I’m going to audition for. If all goes well, I’ll start shooting the beginning of July. I’ll keep you posted.

3375 Are you single? Married?

MONA  I'M very single 

3375  What do you look for in a mate?

MONA  WOW! Uummmmm The number one thing is a humorous personality. I am a clown at heart and I love to smile and joke around. He must be a motivated go- getter. I also look for someone that can understand my upcoming ( the struggle).

love to smile and joke around. He must be a motivated go- getter. I also look for someone that can understand my upcoming ( the struggle).

3375  What is your biggest turn-off?

MONA  Bad teeth and breath 

3375  What sports did you play in school?

MONA  I played vollyball, basketball and ran track. Basketball was my favorite. I even played basketball for my junior college.

3375  I understand you have a Bachelor in Science Information Technology? How do you feel about accomplishment? 

MONA  My biggest accomplishment to date. I’m very proud of myself . I am proven fact that hard work and dedication pays off. There were many obstacles that tested my strength. Those obstacles are what motivated me to continue because I love to prove people wrong and dance in my spotlight of achievements.

3375  Tell us about your other passion of being a jewelry designer?

MONA  I have always loved fashion jewelry. Jewelry is like the foundation of an outfit. It helps transform any outfit into what you want it to be. It gives that sense of confidence and completeness to your style. It can increase ones self confidence knowing they have on an eye catching piece of jewelry. I want to use my passion for fashion jewelry to design unique pieces that can be diverse in all genres of fashion.

3375  Thanks for allowing us to interview you? What are your contact information?

MONA  For booking
Twitter: @monalafe
Facebook: mona lafe
Instagram : monalafe

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

 MONA  S/o to my BDM ( backdoormovemt) Family, photographer Eddie Taylor, Otis jackson, My friends and Famil. S/o to all my fans that continue to motivate me to do more. Thanks a Lot!!!

Monday, June 25, 2012


                      SARINE MARIE

 Sarine Marie is an up and coming designer for an up and coming high-end women's contemporary line called Sarine Marie. They are based in the heart of Los Angeles, Hollywood, where they design and manufacture in house merchandise . With over 35 years of experience in the industry, her father has a background in men's tailoring along with costume construction and stage costuming. He has worked with many celebrities from Lionel Richie to Neil Diamond, doing their stage costuming for concerts and tours. He is also the legendary creator of Michael Jackson's glove! My mother has experience with being a contractor for high-end women's clothing.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, she  have been exposed to an assortment of different styles and personalities which has helped bring out my inner fashionista. Sarine is a fashion school graduate with a strong background in fashion; with a dream of owning my own clothing line. She's  launching her first collection for Fall/Winter 2012-2013. Fashion has been in her blood and it's what she been raised with all her life. It led Sarine to attend Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)  and she graduated in 2009. Since then she have been researching trends and different consumer habits that led her to create her collection for Fall 2012. Sarine have contributed her father’s expertise in tailoring and construction into her collection. Sarine Marie is defined for using the finest fabrics along with a strong eye for detailing.

3375 After the artistic touches that you added to your everyday life did it then strike you that you wanted to be involved in the world of design and fashion?

SARINE  Fashion has been in my blood and it's what I've been raised with all my life. With over 35 years of experience in the industry, my father has a background in men's tailoring along with costume construction and stage costuming. He has worked with many celebrities from Lionel Richie to Neil Diamond, doing their stage costuming for concerts and tours. He is also the legendary creator of Michael Jackson's glove! I was raised in that atmosphere and knew I would be a part of it one day. My parents were opposed to it. They wanted to guide me into a more stable career. I agreed. I had planned to go to college and major in Business Administration then continue on into Business Law. I did that for a year and it wasn’t for me. It led me to attend Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)  and I graduated in 2009.

3375  Who is your inspiration?

SARINE  My grandmother. My grandmother has inspired me to get into fashion while my parents have inspired me to start my own business. In Beirut, Lebanon, my grandmother was a very well known seamstress with clients ranging from socialites to royalty. With my grandfather passing away while my father was only 6 years old, my grandmother had to raise 2 young boys all on her own. She’s a great inspiration not only to me but for others.

3375  How do you put your chosen colors together?

SARINE  I want my collection to have a happy and bright vibe without looking tacky. I have a lot of classic and tailored pieces in my collection and I feel that bright yet settle colors makes it more lively and wearable.

3375  When you create something, what goes through your mind?

SARINE  Fit, versatility, and femininity.

3375  You serve a wide range of colors and designs; when a woman is looking for something suitable to wear, how should they choose the outfit most suitable for them?

SARINE  They should choose pieces that best represent their personality and character.
The first thing people notice is color. People who have a vibrant personality tend to go towards the more brighter colors. People who have a more mellow personality tend to go for the more settle colors. After choosing the color, they go for the style. According to your body type, you will pick the styles that best represents your assets.

3375  Does the preparation of a season's collection take time?

SARINE  Yes! It takes months to prepare a collection. You must do your research before starting on sketches, colors, and fabrics. See what’s trending for the following season. Keep an eye out for colors, silhouettes, and fabric textures. From then on create your sketches, pick the colors you want to work with, then find fabrics and prints in the colors you have chosen.

3375  How do you intend women to feel when wearing Sarine Berberian labeled clothing?

SARINE  Stylish, classy, and feminine.

3375  Is there anything you think that will be big this fall?

SARINE  Yes! I believe bright colored coats will be big this fall. The pastel color trend in Spring/Summer will evolve to bright colors in Fall/Winter.

3375  What is the best fashion or styling tip you have ever received?

SARINE  Timeless pieces are a must have in your closet but be sure to pair them up with a current trend. Whether it’s a trendy top or a trendy piece of jewelry. It will freshen up your look.

3375  What is the best fashion or styling tip you could now give?

SARINE  Your outfit must be proportional in order for your body to look proportional. If you’re wearing wide-legged pants/jeans, don’t wear a loose top. It will make you look shorter and wider. Make sure you pair wide-legged pants with a fitted top.

3375  What’s the most challenging event you have ever worked on and why?

SARINE  Getting the fitting and patterns correct. That took a lot of time, especially with the leather pieces. Leather is very difficult to work with and perfect.

3375  How would you describe your creations?

SARINE  "Fall I is described as classy..." , sophisticated, feminine because of the soft silhouettes and delicate fabrics. Fall II is described to be edgier because of our leather pieces and constructed jackets.

3375  What do you have to say to the next generation, particularly for those hoping to follow in your footsteps?

SARINE  Go after what you have a passion for. It’s never too late to do so. Have faith in yourself and believe that things always fall into place. Before getting serious about this industry, work or intern in the fashion field so you can get a better understanding of what you’re getting into.

3375  How can we stay update with you?

SARINEBy visiting my website Make sure to check out our Facebook, Twitter, Blog, and Instagram. The links are found at the bottom of our website.

3375  Do you have any shout outs?

SARINE  Thanks to my wonderful family for believing in me, from my parents to my aunts and uncles and grandparents. Hi Raffi and Mano! Love you guys!

Sarine Berberian Collection