@2019 by Helen Martin. Proudly created by Wisdom House Books.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Helen Martin is a fashion model, television actress, spokeswoman, fashion consultant, stylist, outdoors woman, and published writer. She formerly served as Style Editor and feature writer for Today’s Dallas Woman magazine.

 

As a sought-after, high-fashion model, Helen has appeared in dozens of designer shows, including: Christian Dior, Balenciaga, James Galanos, Kritzia, Marc Bohan, Yves Saint Laurent, Armani, Bob Mackie, Oscar de la Renta, Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel, Donna Karan, Pauline Trigere, Todd Oldham, Fendi Furs, Valentino, and Givenchy. She was a model with modeling agencies A + in Chicago and Kim Dawson Agency in Dallas. She has been profiled in the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times, and was named one of three top photography models in Chicago Magazine where she was described as “add(ing) several hundred dollars to any price tag.”

 

Featured in numerous editorials and print layouts, Helen treasures her portrait in People Magazine with Stanley Marcus of Neiman Marcus. For this unforgettable shoot, she was selected to model a James Galanos gown, symbolizing the “Best” for Marcus’ book called Quest for the Best. She was highlighted in the book, Texas Women (Taylor Publishing). Her fashion and commercial background included bookings with internationally known fashion photographer, Victor Skrebneski.

 

In the fashion industry, Ms. Martin was named Regional Fashion Manager of Neiman Marcus stores where her responsibilities included serving as liaison with the Chicago fashion press, supervising all major fashion events in a three-store area and presenting fashion clinics to community and civic groups.

Currently, Helen is devotes her expertise to helping the next generations achieve their professional and creative goals KD Conservatory of Film and Dramatic Arts in Dallas.

 

Other professional highlights: 

  • Produced and narrated Fashion segmentFox 4 TV Morning Show

  • Co-Executive Producer and Host TV Special: Broadcast on WFAA TV ABC

  • Style Editor, feature writer, Today's Dallas Woman

  • Midwest Fashion Director Neiman Marcus, three Chicago stores: Michigan Avenue, Oakbrook and Northbrook

  • Instructor, Style and Image, KD Conservatory

  • Runway Model/Photography Model, Neiman Marcus

  • Fashion Model/Talent, Kim Dawson Agency

  • TV segment host, Channel 27 “Weekend Magazine” Fashion segment (13 weeks)

 

Professional Leadership:

  • Founder and Chairman “The Sporting Clays Invitational” benefiting The Dallas Opera

  • Guest Speaker/Lectures: Tuesday Talk Series  

  • Speaker Northwood University, “The History of Fashion” Costume Collection

  • Producer and Narrator Fashion Shows

  • National Women’s Advocacy Institute -“Seminar for the Woman Litigator”

  • Junior and High School Career Day Speaker

  • Fashion Consultant and Speaker on “Style and Image”

  • Creator and Lecturer: The Ten Principals of a Polished Image + One

 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Fashion Group International

  • Executive member level