It’s every girl’s dream, at one point or another, to become a model. Walking the runway, modeling clothes by famous designers, being on the cover of Vogue, Elle, Seventeen…what’s not to want? However, as much as being a cover girl may seem easy and breezy, so many things happen behind the scenes: Photoshop, body-shaming, height-shaming and the pressure to be and look like the ideal, just to name a few.
Posted by Chandraisgreat on May 30th, 2011 Have you ever dreamed of walking in a fashion show but didn’t think you had what it takes to be a model? You are not alone, many young girls have high fashion dreams but lack the height requirements that are expected in the fashion industry for runway modeling. That is one of the reasons why Olivia Mignone created “Shortstack” a program for teens who wish to pursue [...]
By Jessica Lyons The Queens Courier – Healthwise section June 2008 Windows of Opportunity (WOO), the Barbara Harmon Institute, is encouraging high school girls to believe in themselves while also raising money for charity through their Shortstack Program and 2nd Annual Charity Fashion Show. WOO was founded in 2002 and gained non-profit status in 2005. Its founder and Executive Director Hal Eisenberg had been working with parents and children in the community for many years. “From being active in the community and [...]
September 2008 A&U Magazine June 20th, Flushing Town Hall in Queens, New York, was the setting for making a fashion statement – one that combined awareness about HIV/AIDS, eating disorders, and the power of teens to make a positive difference in the world. Members of the jazz trio, In Pure Thought, Shortstack’s second annual Charity Fashion Show saw its program’s models take to the runway in front of a packed house in order to raise funds for Windows of Opportunity’s HIV Empowerment [...]
August 2007 Shortstack Cover Models: Olivia Mignone and Tany Rios Shortstack models Featured on the cover A&U Magazine – Appearing in the 7 page spread are Iasia Stewart, Kati Johnson, Olivia Mignone and Tanya Rios. High school and college students know summer reading lists quite well. Composed to help students prep for the coming year, the pages and pages assigned inevitably clash with the pull of the city park, the beach, the blockbuster movie, or even the daydream. Education and following one’s [...]
New York City, New York (PRWEB) April 7, 2010 Inspired by a vision and a dream, teen model and business woman Olivia Mignone created Shortstack to prove that anyone could achieve their goals without limitations. The modeling industry may say they are too short, but Olivia spends 8 months of every year training and empowering girls to think otherwise, culminating in a professional and classy 5th Avenue Charity Fashion Show. 4 Years ago, at the age of 15, Olivia Mignone could not [...]