Eileen Ford, SuperModel Maker, Set the Gold Standard

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Eileen Ford, Ford Modeling Agency

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Beverly Johnson, supermodel

As an always tall, always lover of fashion and beauty, my first dream was to become a model.  As a child, I gobbled up (and collected – much to my parent’s frustration) magazines like Seventeen, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar and, of course Vogue.  I knew all of the models by name, along with their height, weight and measurements.  I almost worshipped Cheryl Tiegs, Christie Brinkley, Iman and my idol, Beverly Johnson.  As I dug deeper into my great love, I discovered Eileen Ford, the founder of The Ford Modeling Agency.  Anyone who was anybody wanted to or did belong to her agency.

 

 

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Cheryl Tiegs, supermodel

In my opinion, that’s why we now have ‘super models’ with big paydays. Long before Tyra Banks and America’s Top Model, she demanded excellence and settled for nothing less. I read books about her and she was quite an inspiration on being a lady, being excellent and being an Entrepreneur.   I haven’t thought about her in a while, but she profoundly touched my life and the lives of many others who may not even know it.  She helped to create the images and ads that have influenced what we wear, eat, drive and more. I salute her and know that her legacy will live on.  RIP Eileen Ford

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Miki Wright recently received “The Legend Award” by Bronner Bros. International Beauty Shows and with more than 23 years’ experience as Stylist, Salon and Spa Owner and now Salon Business Coach, she is considered one of the top authorities in the Beauty Industry. She is the author of the “$ecrets of the Millionaire Stylist!” Series “The Ultimate Guide to Building a Thriving Clientele” and “Get More Clients, Make More Money, FAST!” and “Seeds for the Future; The Stylist Guide to Financial Success” as well as the creator of www.BeautySuperStars.com which is featured in the December 2008 issue of Beauty Store Business Magazine. Wright, known for her down to earth style, is the former owner of Fabulous Finishes Salon and Day Spa in Silver Spring, MD, featured in Essence and Washingtonian Magazines and selected by Salon Today magazine for three consecutive years as one of the 200 fastest growing salons in the country!

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