Film #6: DEXTRIA SAPP

 

PERSONAL TRAINER: Dextria Sapp is a 30 year old graduate from The University of Louisiana at Lafayette with a Bachelor of Exercise Science degree. She is currently studying to pursue her MBA in the spring of 2013.  Dextria was also a member of the University’s Ragin’ Jazz Dance team. The north Louisiana native resides in Lafayette, Louisiana, where she works as a Cooper certified personal trainer and fitness spokesman.  This 2-time NPC Bodybuilding (Figure) Champion is no stranger to the world of television, as Dextria has appeared on an episode NBC’s Best Friends Fear Factor, competed as a contestant winning over 30 pageant and fitness titles, including Miss Black Louisiana, Miss Fitness Louisiana, and Miss Black United States. 16 years of dance experience landed her an appearance on VH1 and CMT as a featured dancer for a local country recording artist. Additionally, she has been an aerobics instructor, traveling fitness/advertising model and pageant coach for over 9 years.  
Dextria has launched and branded a successful new workout series called “DEXercise” which involves cardiovascular and strength training camps for women, along with education on nutrition, physical, emotional and spiritual wellness. Her hobbies include horseback riding/competitive equestrian jumping, golf, traveling the world and spending time with her family, horses and her dog.  In her spare time she volunteers for favorite charity-Hearts of Hope, a local non-profit organization for sexually abused women and children. Dextria’s Native American roots, her passion for horses and helping people has inspired her to one day open an Equine Therapy Center for women and children of domestic violence and abuse.   

Film #5: Paul Eastin

HAIR STYLIST: Paul Eastin started his journey at the Lockworks Academy in Baton Rouge, LA, as a student of Sam Brocato in 1998 and has received specialized training at the Sasson academy in Miami as well as training with leading companies such as Wella, Rusk,Brocato, Paul Mitchell and Aveda. Since 2002 Eastin has worked for Paris Parker Salons and Spas, the largest Aveda concept salon group in the southern region, and is now an educator, team leader, and their editorial director. In this role, he produces editorial photo shoots for Paris Parker and designs current styles and trends in hair cutting and serves on a steering comittee that is dedicated to the growth and development of Paris Parker’s salon and spa division.

Specializing in hair design, Paul loves the process of helping his clients discover their overall look through great hair. Eastin is passionate about his craft and stays inspired by apprenticing with industry greats such as Maurice Tidy ,Tim Hartley, Michael Baker, Randy Taylor, Antionette Beenders and Vivian Mackinders just to name a few. Over the course of his career, he has worked backstage at New York Fashion Week on high end shows including Sophie Theailet and Rodarte, Christian Seriano as well as the Oscar De La Renta show for the re-opening of the Sacs fifth avenue store in New Orleans in 2005, while traveling extensively to participate in industry hair shows to help create on stage productions. In 2010 he was nominated for the prestigious North American Hairdresser Awards for the avant guard category. His most recent projects include being named Lead Hair Director for New Orleans Fashion Week and producing his own collections of innovative hair designs for his clients that address suitability and innovation in style and cutting.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF FILMING PAUL EASTIN

Photos by: Brian C Miller Richard & Katherine Lemoine

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FILM#4: DENISE GALLAGHER

ARTIST/ILLUSTRATOR: Denise Gallagher is an artist who draws incessantly and loves to make beautiful things. Her images provide glimpses of a grand and sprawling story, a mysterious tale that is yet to be written. Denise’s work was included in the New York Society of Illustrators’ 51st Annual Show, the Los Angeles Society of Illustrators’ Illustration West 50 Show and most recently in Communication Arts Magazine’s 2012 Illustration Annual.

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Film #3: Silvia Bertolazzi

GELATO ARTIST: Silvia Bertolazzi  “In Italy gelato is a way of life”, says Silvia. She moved from northern Italy to Lafayette, LA and recently fulfilled her dream of opening a gelateria. Silvia strongly believes that making gelato is not just a culinary creation. “It’s about the energy and passion you have when creating, and when people taste it, they can feel it”.

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Behind the Scenes of Filming Silvia Bertolazzi

Photos by: Brian C Miller Richard, Katherine Lemoine & Kee Byung-keun  

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Film #2: Johanna Divine

WRITER & MUSICIAN: Johanna Divine is a songwriter, singer, filmmaker and writer whose roots in the most culturally rich pockets of the South – from Tennessee to Texas, Florida to Louisiana – have inspired a soulful and wide-ranging body of work. As a songwriter, Divine digs through the dusty things of beauty in our attics, finding lost treasures and painting them up until they’re new again. Her songs carry with them traces of the honky-tonk, swing, and blues absorbed in her native South – but the sultry voice that delivers them, and the open heart behind that voice, are all her own. This rooted yet personal approach inspired TimeOut New York to call her music “lovely and impressive,” while Offbeat Magazine says she’s an artist “to keep an eye on.”

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Behind the Scenes of filming Johanna Divine & Denise Gallagher

Photos by: Katherine Lemoine & Brian C Miller Richard

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