TFP debuts David Broadway fashion magazineWritten by Brandi Barhite | Community Ombudsman | email@example.com
Beautiful people aren’t just walking the streets of New York City and Los Angeles. They are turning heads in Northwest Ohio, too, according to local salon owner and national fashion expert David Broadway.
They are at the mall, in supermarkets and at the movies.
And now these beautiful people will be in Free Style, a new full-color, glossy monthly magazine Toledo Free Press is producing in conjunction with Broadway.
The magazine debuts Aug. 30 with Corey Woods, a BGSU student Broadway discovered at Kazmaier’s in Perrysburg.
The magazine makes note on the makeup, hairstyles and clothing worn by the models. Copies of the fashion magazine are inserted into selected ZIP codes that receive home-delivered copies of Toledo Free Press.
Broadway said Woods will be shocked when she sees these photos, which he compared to those that run in Cosmo and Vogue.
Broadway said the purpose of the magazine is as much about local beauty as it is about interesting stories and people. Woods and her boyfriend, who also works at Kazmaier’s, are a little love story themselves, he said.
Broadway doesn’t plan to limit his models to young and thin, either. He said he recognizes beauty in all ages, all figures and all races.
An upcoming issue might feature a learning disabled resident from East Toledo and her athletic boyfriend.
“She is beautiful and has a body like Marilyn Monroe,” Broadway said. “She won’t be a runway model, yet she has the looks where she could be a print model. Not everyone is 6 foot 3 inches tall.”
Broadway has worked with local photographer Rick Luettke for years. Luettke is the person who shot Woods and will take photos of future models. Broadway and Luettke want to hear from Northwest Ohio residents about people who should be featured in Free Style.
“I want to keep all of our shenanigans in the city,” Broadway said. “A lot of people don’t realize how beautiful people are in Toledo.”
One way Broadway plans to recruit models is through David Broadway Salon. That’s how he has discovered beauties in the past.
“They come through the salon,” he said. “That is the great part.”
He also wants them to share more than their good looks.
“That is the whole deal — tell us [your] story,” Broadway said.
Part of Woods’ appeal was her Ralph Lauren look, which includes a lean physique and freckles, he said.
While some of his models may aspire to work beyond Toledo, and eventually do, Broadway said, the main purpose of the new magazine is to show the city that beautiful people live and work in Northwest Ohio.
“If nothing else, it will be a self-esteem boost and something that they can keep forever,” Broadway said.
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