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 their modeling dreams despite the odds that may be against them. Shortstack encourages a healthy body image and self esteem in the youth that they work with all while participating...
By Jessica Lyons
The Queens Courier - Healthwise section
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 talking to families and parents, I started to get a feel that there were additional...
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 & Leadership Program and “The Inner You” Program for Eating Disorders, a new addition to WOO’s...
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 bliss threaten to cancel each other out
as the mercury rises and air conditioning beckons....
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 accept that her 5’2” limitation was going to keep her from her dream – being a runway model. To overcome the industry’s...