[private] Who & Where From?: Janakie Stanley, 27, was born in Oak Ridge, Roatan, and has lived in Sandy Bay for 10 years. Her first premier as a model was in the Roatan map, produced by the Bay Islands Voice. This experience gave her a taste for the world of modeling, and an opportunity to follow that passion in Guatemala. She was recruited by a scout at her job at Anthony’s Key Resort to attend school at Guate’s Fashion Top Models. Following her education, she was taken to another contractor to demonstrate her skills on the runway. She was offered a year contract and subsequently showcased on the runway and in Amiga and Style magazines.
What & Why: Presenting herself in fashion for “an afternoon dining with a friend,” Janackie donned loose-fitting 100% cotton pants, purchased in Zara Store for $100 in Guatemala City. Her blue tank was a gift from friend, accented with a white top underneath, which she bought in Malibu in French Harbour for Lps. 100. “I love tank tops. They are my favorite. They are comfortable and you can mix and match them.” Her shoes were a scoop heel of tan rope weave, with black strap and gold buckle, purchased in Marshall’s in Miami on sale for $10. Her faux black leather bag was also bought at Marshall’s for $25. She accented her outfit with a gold bracelet with dangling gemstones, a gift from a friend. Janakie had her hair prepared in a wave braid of tight plaits leading to the end of her hair so that she can tie it back easily.
In Conclusion: Janakie’s aspirations for the future are to stay with modeling or interior design. She feels she has a natural feel for fashion, organizing, and combining fashionable elements, not only with clothing, but with furniture. “I like to present a cultural style, and appropriate to the situation,” she said. “If I’m going clubbing, I would dress completely different.” Comfortable, elegant, and fashionable, Janackie would turn heads at any event. [/private]