12.08.2011

TOODALOO!!

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I AM SO EXCITED BECAUSE ON SATURDAY I AM GOING TO VIETNAM!!!!!! OMG!!!!! CATCH YA WHEN I RETURN..... LOTS OF LUH XXXX

12.04.2011

ALLSTARS

INSTAGRAM ALLSTARS OF THE WEEK.....
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FOLLOW ME @KISSSER !

11.28.2011

2 KOOL 4 SKOOL

I LOVE THIS SHOOT I DID WITH PETER ROSA! THE CLOTHES ARE GORGE AND THOSE LOUIS VUITTON BOOTS REALLY DO TAKE AN HOUR TO PUT ON. JEEEEEZE! IT WAS FUN CHANNELING MY INNER 'HEATHER' MEGA BRAT!
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MEXIKO

IS SUPER FANTASTICO! I TOOK A LIL TRIP DOWN TO LA PAZ FOR A SHOOT A FEW WEEKS AGO... WORKED WITH AN AWESOME CREW AND I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE STORIES TO COME OUT! HERES A SNEAK PEEK....
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PERFECTAMUNDO!!!
I'M REALLY REALLY FEELING INSTAGRAM RIGHT NOW SO YOU GUYS SHOULD DEFINITELY BE FOLLOWING MOI....... @KISSSER XXXXX

11.07.2011

TAKE CARE

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BIKINI BY LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ AND SUNGLASSES BY PRADA
SHOT BY VAN ALPERT AT SOHO BEACH HOUSE IN MIAMI

10.15.2011

HI FROM NYC!!

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PIC BY VAN ALPERT

EVERYONE SHOULD CHECK OUT THE NEW FUTURE ISLANDS ALBUM.... AWESOME!

10.12.2011

I LOVE...

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VAN ALPERT! HE IS THE MAN BEHIND A LOT OF MY PICTURES AND FAVORITE SHOES AND MY BOYFRIEND! WE HAVE AWESOME PROJECTS COMING UP TOGETHER SO WATCH THIS SPACE! THE ARTIST, DIRECTOR AND PHOTOGRAPHER IS PICTURED HERE BY OUR FRIEND AKIRA RUIZ. HOW GOOD IS THIS VIDEO?!

SONS & DAUGHTERS from Van Alpert on Vimeo.


TO SEE MORE AWESOME VIDEOS LIKE THIS YOU GOTTA GO TO THE BRAND NEW VANALPERT.COM!
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I'M SO PROUD OF MY MAN AND KNOW YOU ALL WILL LOVE HIS WORK!
FOLLOW HIS TUMBLR, YOUTUBE, AND VIMEO!

10.04.2011

NYLON!!!

WOWOWOWOW!
A HUGE HUGE THANK YOU TO THE AWESOME PEOPLE AT NYLON FOR CHOOSING ME AS ONE OF THEIR IT GIRLS THIS YEAR!

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THESE PICTURES WERE SHOT BY THE DARLING STELLA BERKOFSKY AND STYLED BY KRIS ZERO!!!! I'M LOVING THESE CLOTHES FROM GAP... SO ME! AND HOW GOOD IS THAT EARRING? NEEEED THAT! TONIGHT IS THE PARTY IN NYC TO CELEBRATE THE IT-GIRL ISSUE AND I'M SO EXCITED! MORE FUN ON THE WAY!
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Michele Ouellet is a very happy person. It might have something to do with being born and raised in sunny Napa Valley, California. Or with her current status as a buzzed-about model who just signed with a new agency, S Models. But really, we think it is related to her other profession: vintner. Yes, when Ouellet is not in front of the camera she is busy tending her family's wine company, Lorenza Rosé, in Napa Valley, whose signature bottle will have anyone seeing the world through rose-colored glasses. RWD

WHAT'S CURRENTLY ON YOUR TO-DO LIST?
I need to do some blogging. I only put something up [on my blog, kissser.com] when I feel I want to; if I don't have anything fun or cool to say, then I don't. Everything on there- and really what I'm all about- is positive. If I'm feeling bummed out for some reason, that's not the message that I want to send out there. I want to keep everything on the up and up.
WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE THING IN YOUR CLOSET?
My boyfriend made these Vans for me- he drew on them- and that was a really cool little gift. They're definitely my favorite shoes to wear when I'm rocking sneakers.
WHEN YOU WERE A KID, WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GREW UP?
I grew up riding horses- I competed in dressage, so I wanted to be in the Olympics.
DO YOU HAVE A PHILOSOPHY THAT YOU LIVE BY?
It just goes back to positivity: Always [take] the high road, don't get bogged down by the little details, stay positive, believe in yourself, and go for it. I pretty much say yes to everything.
IF YOU HAD AN ENTIRE DAY FREE TO DO ANYTHING YOU WANTED WHAT WOULD YOU DO?
I would gather all of my friends and we would go do something fun outside, something crazy, just have a big daytime celebration... a rosé fiesta!
WHO IS YOUR IT GIRL?
I don't know if she could be called an It Girl, but I'm really, really, really into Beyoncé right now. She's so lovely, she's done so much in her life already, and I find her totally inspirational. You've got to watch this YouTube video about her year off called "Year of 4," I show everybody. You have 20 minutes? Sit down.

9.13.2011

RIP DJ MEHDI


VIDEO FROM MY FIRST CARTE BLANCHE SHOW. MAY 2010 AT FABRIC IN LONDON.

I AM BEYOND UPSET TO HEAR ABOUT MY FRIEND MEHDI. MEHDI'S ENERGY IS LEGENDARY. HE WAS SO NICE TO ME. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE SEEN HIM AND HENRY LAST MONTH IN LA. WE ALL HAD SO MUCH FUN. I WILL ALWAYS BE INSPIRED BY HIS KIND SPIRIT. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HENRY, SIMON, ALLEGRIA, LOUISE, ROMAIN, BELINDA AND ALL THOSE WHO LOVED AND STILL LOVE THE WONDERFUL MEHDI.

9.08.2011

8.29.2011

KISSSER

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ALOHA! SORRY I'M NOT SORRY FOR THE LACK OF POSTING! LOTS AND LOTS OF COOL THINGS COMING UP. HUGE THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR BEING SO REAL! I LOVE YOU BACK!!!

FOR BOOKINGS IN UK AND EUROPE CONTACT UNION MODELS
FOR BOOKINGS IN USA CONTACT S MANAGEMENT

8.05.2011

♥ REFINERY 29

I AM THRILLED TO BE FEATURED BY ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITES REFINERY 29! HERE IS A LOOK AT MY HOME TOWN IN NAPA VALLEY, MY WINE LABEL LORENZA ROSÉ AND SOME OF MY FAVORITE PIECES IN MY CLOSET!

HUGE LOVE TO KATIE HINTZ-ZAMBRANO OF REFINERY 29 AND THE DARLING PHOTOGRAPHER MICHELLE DREWES! XXXXXX
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Michele in one of her signature J.Crew button-ups and Ksubi cut-off shorts out in the vineyard.

It’s hard to think of a cooler life than that of St. Helena resident Michele Ouellet. The 23-year-old stunner not only circles the globe modeling, but when she’s back home in Napa Valley, the super-down-to-earth gal is out in the vines, playing vintner at Lorenza Rosé, the wine company Ouellet and her mother own. To find out what a Day in the Bay with Ouellet looks like, we caught up with the local lady and had her play tour-guide around her St. Helena home and 'hood. Naturally, a little dress-up ensued, as well. Take a look at the gorgeous results below, and get ready to schedule a trip up north, pronto.

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"This is one of my first 'girly' purchases," says Michele of the itsy-bitsy Prada frock she dons in her backyard. "I've been dressing a bit more feminine after being a tomboy all my life!"

Tell us a little bit about your job and why you love it.
“I am a model and a vintner. My mom and I have a wine brand called Lorenza Rosé. My two careers are complimentary and both benefit from each other. There's a great balance between fashion and city life and a slower pace back in Napa making wine."

You and your mother are involved in an organization to help promote women in wine. Tell us about it.

“Wine Entre Femmes is a non-competitive group of women in the wine business. We share information, education, and experiences, and on occasion, we get together and pour all of our wines for marketing and educational events. It’s a really fun, beautiful thing to be a part of.”

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Michele kicks back in her stand-by, in-the-vineyard Frye boots.

How much are you involved in the wine-making?

“We produce the wine in Lodi, which is also where we source our grapes, and I'm involved every step of the way! During the summer, I go out to the vineyards to check for ripeness and make sure everything is looking good. I'm there from harvest to fermentation, from blending to bottling, and to selling!”

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A picture of Michele as a child and one of her modeling shots hang on the fridge.

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Michele in her backyard in an Equipment shirt, a vintage hat scored in Paris, ballet flats from the Flats shop in St. Helena, shorts stolen from one of her best friends, holding a glass of Lorenza Rosé.

You’re on the front of your own wine bottle! How would you describe the product?
“Lorenza Rosé is a true rosé. We love the dry, pink wine of Southern France and model our rosé after it. It’s low in alcohol, light in color, and made with old-vine Rhone varietals. It's fun wine for all-the-time!”

You're constantly on the road. Can you share any packing tips?

“Bring nothing! I can be ruthless when it comes to packing. I stick to a uniform and never feel like I wish I had brought more clothes. I always bring a cashmere wrap for the plane and a bikini, just in case I end up somewhere tropical!”

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"This is my standard summer outfit!" says Michele. "All stripes, all the time!"

What are three pieces you find yourself wearing constantly?

“I always wear St. James striped T-shirts, black April 77 jeans, and chambray shirts from J.Crew.”

What would you never be caught dead wearing?

“I've worn probably everything imaginable on photo-shoots, so not wearing something is an option I've given up! Overall, though, I'm pretty open-minded and love all kinds of style.”

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Michele chills at the St. Helena skatepark while her brother shreds. "I love this Libertine dress. People always comment on it," she says of her philosophy-themed frock. "The shoes were customized by my boyfriend and are the coolest!"

What's the most treasured piece of clothing in your closet?

“My custom Vans made by my boyfriend Van Alpert.”

You’ve worn all kind of designer brands. Who are your favorite designers and why?

“I love fun clothing that make me smile and laugh! My friend Johnson Hartig's line Libertine always makes me smile! I'm also into Balenciaga, Prada, Miu Miu, Proenza Schouler, Chanel, Givenchy, Alexander McQueen...on and on! I love beautiful clothes!”

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Michele and her brother pause for a family picture.

What trends are you digging right now?
“Denim and stripes! I love all shiny things, as well!”

What's in your closet that you've never worn?

“A vintage velvet Chanel suit. It doesn't fit, but the price was right and I couldn't pass it up!”

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"This is a rubber neoprene bikini by Lisa Marie Fernandez," says Michele of her super-hot bathing suit. "She gave it to me after working together."

What do you love most about your Napa Valley-St. Helena ‘hood?

“St. Helena is where I'm from and I have so much love for Napa Valley! I love everything about it: The food, the wine, and the surroundings are unbeatable. The people in Napa Valley make it my favorite place in the world. I'm so lucky to be from such a beautiful place.”

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Kickin' it.

What would you miss most if you left the Bay Area?

“Everything. I leave quite often and am always so happy to come back! It’s paradise. Northern California has such a great vibe, just super chill and natural.”

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Michele at two of her top St. Helena haunts, Ana's Cantina (left) and Sogni di Dolci coffee shop (right), wearing her mother's vintage YSL shirt, cut-offs, and shoes from Flats.

What are you top five favorite spots in Napa?

“Solage in Calistoga, and in St. Helena: Ana's Cantina on karaoke night, Sogni di Dolci coffee shop, Sunshine Market, and just hangin' with my friends eating and drinking and swimming!”

What's a secret store you love that you're willing to let our readers in on?

“My local secret is Flats shoe store. I always wear their ballet slippers. They last forever! 10 years and counting for me! The quality is tip-top!”

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Checking out the long-lasting "tip-top" quality shoes at Flats in St. Helena.


Best cheap score of late?

“I buy lots of men's shirts at the J.Crew outlet in Napa!”

What are some of your favorite beauty products?
“I use Kevin Murphy hair products. They smell soooo good. And my facialist Toni Rigdon turned me onto an organic line called Pevonia. It’s very soothing! I have also just recently got into lipstick! It’s so fun! I have a red one from YSL and a berry color from Boots.”

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Ballet flats, Vans, and Prada pumps...a pretty good summary of Michele's overall style.


What are your favorite spots to visit abroad and what is the coolest hotel you’ve stayed in?

“Brazil and Japan are both soooo cool. So different from where I'm from. And I usually stay with friends when I travel, but I like the Bowery Hotel in NYC and Solage in Calistoga for a staycation!”



What's up next for you: In both wine and modeling?

“I'll be harvesting my 2011 vintage and as far as modeling goes there are some surprises coming up! You’ll have to wait and see.”

MIAMI

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SO EVERYONE OVER ON MY TUMBLR IS LUVIN' THIS PIC FROM MIAMI!
THIS IS IN THE PARKING GARAGE OFF LINCOLN RD. WHERE ALCHEMIST IS....
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BUT THE STORE WAS CLOSED AND THE LIGHT WAS GOOD SO WE TOOK SUM PIX...
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SHIRT BY VAN ALPERT X MR. HIDE FOR CIAO PANIC TOKYO
SHORTS STOLEN FROM A FRIEND
FLATS BY FLATS
BAG BY PRADA


PIX BY VAN ALPERT
MAKE SURE YOU GUYS CHECK OUT LE TUMBLR BECAUSE IT RULES!
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7.22.2011

FLORIDA FILM

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FEATURING VAN AND MICHELE!!
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BIKINI BY LISA MARIE FERNANDEZ