Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I have to admit this was one amazing shoot and I am so thankful to work with them. The whole concept and feel of this shoot worked perfectly. I loved my make up of course( ty Krystal Hardy Mua) , my (hair by Jessica Leboa ) , the glasses , and of course all the vintage clothing Ace the Stylista Provided in this shoot.

It was amazing so amazing that I am still overwhelmed by the whole outcome. All shots were taken by the amazing Maksimilian Dirakev. I am so happy to be apart of something so classic as this.

Here are some of my favorite shots in this ensemble below

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*
Model Above: Anaiyah Sunshine*

Monday, September 20, 2010

VirDiko Modeling Promotion

I have to say I thank the people at VirDiko For taking their time out to support me as a model. This is the place to be when you are an artist or model. Every week they send out a blast promoting artists,models and more.

They really take the time to try the best in all they can do and I think this is a nice place to start .

I love getting emails from them because I would see the latest in music and the hottest models who made their page and I'm so grateful and thankful for them.

Thank you so much in all that you do.

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Shown above in Flyer
Anaiyah Sunshine shot taken by Driven models

Razzle Dazzle Barbershop GrandOpening & Fundraiser for SafeSpace

What an amazing event ! What an amazing woman who made this event possible. Razzle Dazzle Barbershop is a great place for men to go and get pampered. It's a vintage barbershop catered to the men we love and it's an amazing place . Razzle Dazzle Barbershop is owned by the beautiful Elena. This woman is an inspiration and a wonderful person.

She wanted to do an event supporting the victims of domestic violence. With that subject in mind there are millions of women and children who are in need of assistance in this situation. I used to work as a social worker for SAFESPACE and when approached by Angelina from ACFG girls dance squad and Elena I had to support.

Elena made a star studded event full of glamour, fashion, dance and fun . She has been an inspiration to us all in the community of Miami Dade County and we all love her for it. Being a survivor of domestic violence and an advocate myself I want to say to you Elena " You are truly beautiful inside as you are outside and truly you are one of God's angels."

Here are some of the clips with co hosts from Miami's Deco Drive channel 7 of us rocking this event as well as Elena cutting the ribbon to her new shop in Mary Brickel Village in Miami Florida.

Elena shown above with three hosts from Deco Dive and me smiling on the left as the crowd
cheers her on for cutting the ribbon
Me on the left alongside Deco Drive's main Diva before ribbon cutting.

Me on the right white and feather & Silver Outfit along side the Acfg girl dance squad
which I am now one as well.
Me in routine

Hair and make up were provided by PAUL MITCHELL and costumes were made by Elena.

Want to get a shave or a nice hair cut please go to Razzle Dazzle!!

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Anaiyah : Behind the Scenes : One on One Exclusive

When i first started modeling I was a pin up model as in pinned up for my great grandmother's clothing. She would sew uniforms for the children in the neighborhood in Jamaica. Wow was she talented. After she was done with her outfits I would take the scraps and create dresses, shorts, hats, pants, and skirts for my dolls with a neighborhood friend of mine since my mother couldn't afford to buy me doll clothes. It was fun I started sewing around the age of seven.

                  Later on I continued to learn off my mother since well practically every female in my mother's family knew how to sew, design and illustrate fashions. I recall when I was eight years old I was watching the fashion netowrk channel at the time and I made a blue rayon dress with a long train for my doll and something remotely simular came up on the screen. My auntie Winsome was estatic and ran and told my mother I will grow up having a passion for fashion.

                 As I grew older around the age of 12 or thirteen I began doing local runway venues for small boutiques around the North Miami area. I was the town favorite. As time passed on I struggled my way through into becoming some what of a success story for my mother. She put me in alot of things. Dance , Music Appreciation, Chorus, and even Basketball. My mother made it an effort for me to grow up with so many outlets of opportunities. I am so thankful for her.

Around 16 or 17 I decided to make clothing for my best friend Darlene. Her mother couldn't afford school clothes so I would either make them from scratch or what most call today creatively style her clothing. I would resuchure her clothing, do her hair , nails and feet so she would look super original for class everyday.
On my senior year of high school I became a featured columnist for my high school newspaper as a fashion critic. Ironically enough , I am now a part owner to a online high fashion publication.

Later on in my early twenties I regained all my strength and became who I am today. A struggling artist who's motivation started from the age of seven.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs and learning more and more about me.

                                      Toodles for Now,
                                     Anaiyah Sunshine*

The new Wave to Photography: Spex Photo

I ran into this photographer and graffix extrodinaire in Kim's Closet Boutique Fashion show. I was truly amazed with his work and in one of the behind the scenes photos he decided to dib and dab with one of my shots.

I love the play with color and the way he evened out the tone. Thank you Spex for everything and I can't wait to shoot with you very soon.

I think it's beautiful and I appreciate him for the time spent on enhancing my photograph.

Behind the Specs with Spex :

Full Name is Mackinley Madhere

Company Name Spex Photo -

Location: Miami Gardens Florida

Have been shooting for only 2 yrs (rookie) lol

Very passionate about my work - I also do graphic design









Mackinley Madhere

Spectacular Mixx LLC



[Spectacular Mix Designs & Modeling]
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Model: Anaiyah Sunshine

Wardrobe: Kim's Closet Boutique

Make up: Sheba

Hair: Celebrity Glam Squad

Accessories: Kim's Closet Boutique

Photography: Spex Photo

Well ladies and gents , don't hesitate to schedule a shoot with him.

Toodles for now
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Paparazzi Magazine : Omdaya Couture: Mega Tv Exclusive

Omdaya couture is a line full of color passion and creativity. The owner of Omdaya clothing is a beautiful singer and performance artist( Daynami Sanchez )  and has been featured many times on the Mega Tv Latin American Television Station.When you wear Omdaya clothing you feel unique and special. I know i did when I was chosen to model for her.

She has styled some of the star studded hosts on Paparazzi Magazine Tv which is a Latin American Television show that comments about the latest in celebrity gossip, fashion, movies, music and more.

Omdaya Couture is highly recommended here on Anaiyah Magazine because I love the way she expresses her creative style.

Omdaya-( Daynami Sanchez) Shown in photograph speaking to the hosts of
Paparazzi Magazine on Mega Tv smiling with her featured models for her amazing line.
Anaiyah shown on the left in a beautiful dress with combination of patterns.

Omdaya- shown on the left with her models before the designer spotlight on Paparazzi Magazine TV on Mega Tv.

Thank you Omdaya Couture for the amazing opportunity , thank you Paparazzi Magazine TV and a big thank you to Mega Tv as well.

Eso es todo ahora,
Toodles for now
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Do you want to shop or see more of Omdaya clothing?
click here

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fierce: Shooting with Maksimilian Dirakev & Le Premier Eyewear

Futuristic , funky , fun and retro 80 glam! Here I am shooting once again this time with the innovative Maksimilian Direkev . He chose me to shoot with a new hip eyewear line Le Premier. I jumped for the challenge and I'm so happy that I did. I had so much fun and I can't wait to shoot with him again.
Styling was from Ace the Sylista , Make up Krystal Hardy and Hair Styling By Jasmin Leboa. Hair Extensions were done by Lydia Davis from Studio 61 Salon in Coral Gables Florida.

Here are some of the clips from me at the shoot below

Well Toodles for Now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Model : Anaiyah Sunshine
Photography by Maksimilian Direkev
Make up: Krystal Hardy
Stylist(Wardrobe) Ace the Stylista
Hair Styling : Jasmin Leboa
Extensions and Original Styling: Studio 61 Lydia Davis
Eyewear Provided by : Le Premier Eyewear

Friday, September 10, 2010


I've noticed  that so many people love these photos, but still havent pieced the guy who shot them. He is the exclusive photographer to my High Fashion Magazine "THE MIAMI STYLE". He has shot two covers so far flawlessly but I was his protoge model for many years. Throughout the time working with Leon, he has taught me to become stronger in my posing , presence and overall presentation.

Many people have mixed opinions about him , but folks he is the real deal. By presentation alone his gear isn't just a camera and a flash. Leon comes to everyshoot with the best camera equippment, sufficient lighting, and he's really a great guy to work with.

He also is good wtih runway images, stock photography , calendars, posters , model and actor's portfolios and musicians photos. Basically his images are so good you can get them processed at any Photo Development center around your neighborhood and get good quality photographs.

He believes that presentation and delivery is key. I thank Leon for the effortless times he has gone far and beyond by developing me as a model and taking that extra mile for the magazine. Once again Leon old chap , Bravo !

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Model : Anaiyah Sunshine
MUA & Hair:
Various photographs: Richette Pierre & Anaiyah Sunshine
Photography: Leon


I am so thankful for Jon Gorr and Diana Castro for this photograph of me. This photograph will be in the Fall for Arts Showat Adrienne Arscht Sunday, September 12,2010. I am so excited for this opportunity and it's to be expected to be shown to about approximately 25,000 viewers to this show. I won't lie folks with new like this you want to cry tears of joy.

In this industry, as we all must know , it is very hard. It takes a devoted and dedicated individual to accept the norms and extremes and to keep on pushing forward. In plain speech, to have the heart to keep fighting for your dreams and never allowing them to die.

I have worked so hard throughout the years and it's not in me really to stop but I pray for more and more opportunities.

I'm so honored and so proud to be showcased in a museum. I loved the arts all my life and if my photograph is being showcased not only do I feel so very proud but it means that I am now in the making of history.

Thank you guys so much.

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine

Anaiyah Sunshine
Photographer: Jon Gorr
Mua & Hair: Diana Castro
Location of photograph:
Adrienne Arscht
1300 Biscayne Boulevard

Miami, FL 33132-1608

(305) 949-6722

Themed Photography: Shooting With Jon Gorr

These photographs to me are very personal and are full of emotion.The whole shoot was very exciting because I was able to show emotion in these photographs. Just with a male blazer and a cap I was able to transform into the child who appeared malnourished , overworked, and depressed. The same jacket I showed pride and other emotions which I will get more photos later on to place on this page.

 As you can see, the photographs show more and more of that innocent child that we all have inside of us dying to come out. The make up was really basic and non dramatic . I didn't want to overshadow the whole theme.

I love this photograph because it's mysterious. You can't see the detail of the face in the photograph too much but you can see the detail in my lips, hair nose , and of course the jacket. I really love these photographs.

I really want to say thank you Jon Gorr for all the lessons you have taught me throughout the years and I really appreciate it.

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*
Photography by Jonn Gorr
Make up and Hair : Anaiyah Sunshine
Model : Anaiyah Sunshine

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Starstudded Hair Show with Studio 61: The Dance of Hair

( Johnny Diol shown above .. You are truly an artist) 
This was an experience of a lifetime. I was looking for this location to a dance casting near Coral Gables with my bestie Chris and I stumbled upon one of the most amazing hair salons I have ever been; Studio 61. The  star hair stylist Johnny Diol who is known for his amazing hair cutting technique actually requested for me to come back to the salon for they were participating in the hair show this past August at the Miami Beach Convention center.

(Lydia Davis shown above .. You rawk girlie!!)
I was so amazed because I never seen such a salon I personally made sure to sleep over a friend's house who lived nearby just so I can be on time for the transformation. My hair was used by the best in the making in haircare Paul Mitchell. My hair was relaxed , treated styled and Microbeaded by another amazing Hair Stylist Lydia Davis.

I was truly impressed because this salon believes in unity. Everyone works together and no one is divided. If a stylist needs help wtih flatironing an assistant which Lydia's assistant that day was Chris helped her along the way to my hair transformation.

(Berta Zayas shown above. You are amazing)
When enetering this fine salon you are welcomed by the beautiful Berta Zayas who welcomes everyone to this beautiful salon. In studio 61 you can also get the best treatment from teeth whitening ,paraffin treatment for those rough hands to be silky smooth, and even a calming hair treatment with natural brown sugar. ( Trust me guys I soooo wanna go back for that and I shall.) As the clients are receiving their wash or treatment you also have tuturials showing what are the services of the salon as well as their portfolio work in hair and make up. Yes they are on facebook and model mayhem so models please look them up!

(Katia Lopez shown above. Can you please do my nails again lol)
My nails were styled by the nail extrodinaire Katia Lopez. I loved my nails I really really did they were awesome!

The hair show was a complete success and completely choreographed by the amazing star stylist Jonny Diol and owner to Studio 61.I was so happy to be there and I am so thankful for getting lost to that casting that day. (which by the way I did find it and I made it !  details soon)

Thank you so much Johnny, Berta, Lydia, Eve, Katia and all of you . Thank you guys so so much for this blessing and I pray that there is more for you guys in the years to come because I truly feel you guys are the best salon in Miami Florida.

Below are some of the portfolio shots and  above is a cool hair Stylist Eve Verduga . She didn't get to do my hair but honey she's fierce.

I am so amazed that on my online high fashion magazine THE MIAMI STYLE , I am going to write about them again on my quarterly publication this Fall / Winter Spread entitled "The Director's Cut debuts October 2010." By the way Hi I'm the director of fashion and Co Owner to the High Fashion online magazine  The Miami Style Magazine .
Studio 61 portfolio

I would like to present to you Studio 61, The Dance of Hair.

Want to go to this amazing place or see their site here it is

Inside the laboratory the amazing Studio 61

So relax and be pampered by the finest salons in Miami can offer.
Studio 61
Studio 61 Hair Boutique

61 Miracle Mile
Coral Gables, FL 33134

Toodles for now,
Anaiyah Sunshine*

Updated photos of the show will be shown later.