Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Celine...I Love You

One of my favorite all time singers (since I was 9 by the way) has been Celine Dion.  I was fortunate enough to see her twice when she in Vegas the first time....and each time, I cried with overwhelming emotion and excitement.  I can't help it. When I'm super passionate about something I always cry get emotional, it's just the way that I am. Sadly, I'm passionate about a lot of things so I'm crying getting emotional a lot.

She is back in VEGAS BABY!!!! Oooooooo and I can't WAIT to go see her again! She has such a warm, welcoming, and loving spirit. I've heard she can be a diva at times...but c'mon. Celine has every right to be. She's freaking amazing! Her heart is so big and her passion reflects in the way she sings.

Here are a few of my favorite songs by her:

Saturday, March 26, 2011


I love the arts. I love theater, art, poetry, music, singing, dancing, anything that is artistic in nature. My heart has always been drawn to theater and to performing.

 This last Sunday, on March 20th, I have fallen in love with WICKED! It was so incredibly entertaining, funny and heartwarming. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to see it! I posted some videos that I found on You Tube of the original Broadway cast. Love love love!!! I can't wait to go see it again!

Friday, March 25, 2011

New Blogs


Okay ~ after staying up for most of the night last night designing and making my blogs "oh so perfect and pretty", they are live! Go check them out & be sure to follow them. And show my posts some love ~ I always love getting comments, it makes my day!

Jodi the Make-Up Artist

Jodi the Professional Model

This blog is going to be my personal blog. I will write about my meanderings, my poems, my adventures and my crazy emotional mood swings. Lol! Now Matt will be able to share that part of me. :)

Today I have been so out of whack and not feeling too good. Feeling light headed, weak and just completely ran down. I know I have "blood" issues and could be the culprit, and hopefully I will feel better in a lil bit because I have a GIRLS NIGHT to get too! I want to be sipping on a Pomegranate Martini with some awesome girls from Royal Fabulosity talking about important girly stuff.

Have a great night! Enjoy this rainy cold weather!! Every day is a gift! Be excited for whatever it brings :)



Thursday, March 24, 2011

New Blogs Coming Soon***

Good morning my few readers that I have :)

I am going to be doing some work on this blog and creating two new blogs: my make-up artistry business and my professional model business.  On this blog, I have combined both.

Please be on the look out! Make sure to invite your friends and family to follow them. :)

This blog will either be deleted or re-vamped to be my personal blog site.

Hugs & Kisses!


*Do yourself a favor today, go to the mirror & look at yourself.  Truly look at yourself. Examine your strengths, your best character features and your beautiful face.  Focus only on the good parts of yourself: your laugh, your character, your integrity, your spunk or your humor.  Now look at your face: the freckles that might be there, your beautifully colored eyes, the shape of them, your gorgeous smile, your elegant neck, the way your hair gently falls around your face.  Everything that makes you- you - fall in love!   Look at your beauty on the outside and in, and know that you are the only one that is like you! YOU are SPECIAL and BEAUTIFUL! Especially to me and those who love you.

We need to stop over analyzing and tearing ourselves down, only focusing on the bad.  To be torn a part, day in and day out, minute by minute, doesn't lift you up. It doesn't ensure goodness to be inside of you or the end of your "perfection". It only wrecks and destroys your gifts, your talents, your dreams, and especially what makes you, you.  We need to stop being our worst critics and the worst voice in our head. We can not grow as people when we rob ourselves of the goodness in the soils of our life.  Realizing and recognizing your strengths and beauty only helps us to grow through our weaknesses and helps up grow through our faults. *

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Social Culture IE

Social Culture IE, an aesthetic firm and publication, is an awesome, local magazine that I have done (3) issues with so far; for both MODELLING and MAKE-UP! It has been a great experience and being able to meet David King and Alexandra Rose is just icing on top of the cake.  The photographer, Alex, emailed me back in May 2010 and asked if I wanted to be a part of their shoot for their Premier Edition of the magazine.  At first I was a little hesitant because on Model Mayhem, you never know who you are going to work with or what type of shoot it's really going to be like.  I was also a little intimidated and thought that I wouldn't be good enough....but then I remembered something that Jasmine Star said: When you feel like giving up or that you're not good enough, it usually means that you're going to be pushed to the next level. So just do it whole heartedly and don't be afraid to take the risk!

I have to say now that I'm super excited and privileged to work for them and with them. The magazine is getting started and it has the potential to become huge. David is a creative genius and is also a fashion designer. He definitely knows a lot about this industry. Alex is a great photographer and such a sweet person. I'm so thankful to have both of them in my life.

My handsome husband even got in on some of the pictures. I don't know why he doesn't do it more often! He's definitely the most sexy man ever. Period. :)

Enjoy some of the pics! They are all unedited; no photo-shopping!

All are Copyrighted by Social Culture IE and all rights are reserved to them. All photos were taken by Alexandra Rose. Styled/Aestetics done by David King & Daniel Gonzalez/Jessica Fox Team.

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Hair & Make-Up: Hair by V & David King
Clothing:  JoongWon Fashion

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Hair & : David King
Make-Up: Me & David King
Clothing:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Myself & David King
Clothing:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Myself & David King
Clothing:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me & David King
Clothing:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me
 *Used in the Fall Issue*

Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me
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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me
 My Make-Up: Cover of the July Issue! :)

Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me
 *Used in the Premier May Edition*
Hair & Make-Up: Hair by V
Skirt/Dress:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair & Make-Up: David King
Dress:  JoongWon Fashion
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Hair & Make-Up: Hair by V
Dress: JoongWon Fashion

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Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me & David King
 Behind the Scenes :)
 Behind the Scenes :)
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Hair & Make-Up: Hair by V
Dress:  JoongWon Fashion
The whole team from the Fall Issue!
My Beautiful Niece Kaitlyn!
*Fall Issue*
Hair: David King
Make-Up: Me :)
Clothing: JoongWon Fashion

Thursday, October 21, 2010


If you don't believe in yourself and exude that confidence, how would anyone else believe that you are capable?

I'm a timid person when it comes to presenting my capabilities. I'm always afraid that they're going to think that I'm not good enough, that I'm not experienced enough, that I'm not...yadda yadda yadda. I realized that I'm quick to say that I'm not this....I'm not that....and then I get these weird looks that are both confused and a little annoyed. I am annoyed with myself at that point so I can't blame them.

I absolutely believe in myself and I know that I am fully capable to rock it. I love what I do and I believe I am talented (with still a lot to learn). I give my whole heart into everything that I do for both the make-up and modeling world. It is a passion of mine and I want to grow in, allowing it to be a very close part of my present and future.

BUT my insecurity is that someone will think of what I do as less than what I am fully able to do.  So I tell them before they can think it or realize it.  Lame I know! And I'm seriously shooting myself in the foot, hindering my walk in accomplishing my dreams. I have to look at myself and truly analyze what needs to change, to grow and to become better....all by the grace of God and His willingness to reflect in my eyes what He sees and wants to change.

***I need to stop being a timid little mouse****
Or I won't go anywhere.

 I don't want to give the wrong impression to the people that I work with that I'm this huge professional: doing make-up and modeling my whole life. I'm not and haven't been. And I don't pretend to be either. But I make sure that they know it too before I do anything.  Unfortunately, I'm afraid that this mind set of showing what I'm not before they do is going to hold me back. Then an epiphany happened. A light bulb flickered in my little head of mine. No one is going to believe in me if I don't show them that I believe in myself. Period. 

I will exude confidence, I will reflect the belief I have in myself, and I will shine from the passion within me. I will show them that I am fully capable and that I am a professional in my own right, working towards being the best that I can possibly be. I have a lot of dreams that I want to see come into reality and one of them is to become a truly working and professional model and make-up artist. Lord willing. And I want to work hard towards what I want no matter what obstacles lay in my way. Successful people didn't find success by stumbling across it. Success happened to those who worked hard and sacrificed to make it happen.

Always believe that you are beautiful because you are unique and there is no one else like you.

Always remember that no one will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.

Always fight for what you want and work your butt off to get it...laziness doesn't get you anywhere but to the road of compromise and regrets.

Always laugh from the depths of your soul and embrace every moment that is given to you for they are all gifts.

Always have as much fun as possible, even at the risk of getting weird and dirty looks from others. :)

And always....

Jodi Rae

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Lara Fabian - Part of me

One of my favorite songs of all time. And by one of my favorite singers.

"Part Of Me"

Look in these eyes you'll see the dark
That little space inside my heart
The darkest side withholds the light
The light that brightens me inside
You don't know
Angels don't fly, they have no wings
It is another of those things
That we make up
That we believe
The real thing is not what we conceive

You don't know
I won't let you see me
I will hide, I will lie
As true as can be
You just don't have
What it would take
To be a part of me

These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart
The darkest side withholds the light
The light that shines
You can't deny

These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart
These arms are my heart 

Petal & Thorn

I recently modeled for a sweet and very talented friend, Kristin Brancaleone. She is the owner and creator of the The Treasured Petal, a very successful wedding florist company in Orange County. Kristin's heart and passion for flowers is amazing and has now transcended into unique, beautiful accessory creations that every girl who wants to feel prettier will want! Petal & Thorn is definitely a place to go to buy all your Christmas presents for all the girls in your life. Her creativity and attention to detail is astounding and the items are to die for!!! And I'm so happy and proud that she asked me to be the face of her first line. I'm on her website and all over her Etsy store. :) The shoot took about the whole day and I seriously did like a gazillion different looks. It was so much fun! The photographer, Marlin Munoz, did a great job and the images turned out beautiful.

Hope you enjoy! I'm very proud of these :)

Jodi Rae

Thursday, September 30, 2010

My Future Bike

When my eyes first met you, my heart was stolen and my breath was enraptured with your beauty.  I knew that you would be mine and I would be yours.....forever.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jackie Evancho (WOW!!!!) Such a cutie pie

Quick Recap of My Life

Well...since I have been horrible unproductive at writing in my blog, here's to a new start and hopefully more diligent in keeping up with it.  I know all of my 2 readers have to stay entertained in the life of Jodi. Haha. Modelling & Make-up posts to come! I PROMISE!

1. Our computer officially died and there was no recessitating it.  It was buried and gone, and hopefully with the new hard drive: a new creation.  Matt and I seriously were heartbroken and sick to our stomachs about what we have lost.  There were a ton of pictures that are now forever gone: vacations, date nights, modelling, make-up pics, family gatherings, etc. I also lost all of my poems that I wrote on my computer and not in my notebooks. We also lost Matt's graphic design work and editing for the past couple of years.  All gone. Bye-bye. To be forever in our hearts and memories and not on our hard-drive. So sad! But there is light at the end of the rainbow our computer was fixed by our friend Jaymen and we are slowly rebuilding our memories.  This time we are buying a back-up hard drive to hopefully avoid this in the future. TAKE THIS AS A WARNING to those who don't have one! Get one!!!

2.  Matt is starting to teach me how to ride his street bike! And let me tell you - I AM IN LOVE!  It wasn't as scary as I thought it was going to be. By my third time on the bike, I was pushing throttle, topped off at 30mph, and was leaning into turns (only around our block mind you. Lol.)  I'm proud if I do say so myself! Now I'm driving around the neighborhood with no fear and the fastest I have gone is about 40mph. It has come pretty naturally to me but there is still a ton to learn. It is a dangerous sport and I want to master it.  Hopefully, I will be able to buy a brand new bike like his but prettier (see below)  hehehe.....maybe if I bat my eyes and say pretty please?!  I'm going o go take my motorcycle permit test on Monday so wish me luck! Because it's definitely time for me to get on the road and actually get into 2nd gear :)

3.  I was in my first Fashion Show this last Sunday and I have to say, it was SO MUCH FUN! I have met so many amazing people there and am excited for future events. I will post more on this later as a separate post.  Now that things in our lives are beginning to settle down from the whirlwind of pure craziness that has been our lives, I'm going to start focusing on modelling opportunities more.

I will be working on blog posts in the coming weeks so be on the look out for more posts! I still have a ton of shoots to blog about and hopefully I have the pictures of them.



We are all beautiful.  We all are supermodels.  We all are unique. We all dazzle.

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Adventures Coming Soon! @~>~~

Sorry for the absence of writing.....I've been super busy with a lot of stuff lately!

More modelling adventures to come soon!

1) America's Next Top Model Audition (I didn't make it: no news is bad news in this case ~ But still had a blast!)
2) Social Culture IE Magazine Photo-Shoot
2) Treasure Petal Boutique's New Website
3) In The Now Wedding Events & Jasmine Star (I know again, right?! I'm a lucky girl!)



Don't be afraid to follow your dreams! Learn to love yourself for the unique & beautiful person that you are! Embrace your passions and allow them to shine brightly in your life! And remember, we are all super-models. :)

Saturday, April 17, 2010


I l.o.v.e. animals. I always have since I was a little girl. I used to rescue birds, lady bugs, puppies, butterflies, kitties, anything that I thought needed my help. I used to gather lady bugs and put them in a plastic container with just plants. I never knew that they ate bugs until after Matt and I got married. I always wondered why they died so quickly. I even ran a dog rescue where I had about 14 dogs total, including 7 puppies. I would take dogs off of the streets, nurse them back to health if needed, and then I would screen calls for future families. :) That was fun. I don't want to do that again but it was definitely worth it then. A lot of families got wonderful pets.

One of my favorite things to do is go to zoos, Sea World, etc. Thankfully, my husband shares in this passion. When we went to Sea World this last December, I cried during the Dog & Cat show because I was so excited. I know I'm weird but I truly get emotional over things that I have a love for.

Matt loves dolphins. I love big cats. His are intelligent and sleek. Mine are independent and graceful. His are playful and extraordinary. Mine are beautiful and powerful. His are gentle and family-oriented. Mine are dangerous and alluring. His are amazing. Mine will eat you. :)

I also love pot-bellied pigs, horses, exotic birds, vipers, cats and dogs. But that's the short list.

Right now, Matt and I have a total of (5) animals. Bullet, our German Shepherd that I rescued last summer. Snickers, our Himalayan that we got at the animal shelter. And (2) tortoises and (1) water turtle. These next few pictures are of my little people pets. I have to remind our moms that this is it as far as grandchildren go for a little while longer. :) They don't mind. They love their animals as much as we love ours.


This is me. Most of the time. Seriously. :)

Me having fun on the 1930's Hollywood Glam photo-shoot. Laughing & enjoying the moment.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Juneberry Photography 4.13.10

I'm so thankful for the people that I meet in this industry. They are blessings in so many different ways. Especially Jessie Kenney. She was the hairstylist who contacted me to model for the Avant Garde Hairstyle photo-shoot in February. She has now started her own photography business, Juneberry Photography and she is really talented! She is a natural lighting photographer and I hope she suceeds!!! Jessie is great with the camera and with all of her ideas and cuteness, people will just fall in love with her and her skill! Jessie has the cutest quote for her business:

"You are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive that is youer than you."- Dr. Seuss

Love it! How adorable is that? Now she is able to capture those moments that emphasize who you are and the moments in life that are precious. Jessie is also a very talented hairdresser and is becoming a fantastically great photographer! And it helps that she's cute as a button.

Matt and I really enjoyed our evening with her! We laughed, moved furniture, dug some holes, tackled each other, and just had a good time. So grateful to have met her and hopefully we can work with her again in the future. I love the opportunity to work with Matt, being able to showcase and emulate the love that we have for each other in pictures. :) One of my favorites things.

Enjoy the pictures!

Hairstyle: Jessie Kenney
Make-up: Me (Jessie wanted a certain look)
Wardrobe: Me (Jessie wanted a certain look)


One. Of. The. Best. Pictures. Ever.
Me literally jumping into Matt - taking both of our breaths away. Matt told me that I didn't have to tackle him like a linebacker. :) Jessie captured at the moment of impact. I can be so graceful sometimes. Lol!