Lorelei Shellist knew from a young age what she wanted to be when she grew up — but when her parents decided to move from LA, fashion mecca, to San Diego, where not much was happening, she decided to run away to make her dreams a reality. At 16, she was living in New York, working three jobs and going to school — although it was a hard life, paying her bills with quarters earned through waitressing, her roommates were dreamers and they supported each other in their dreams.
From being a supermodel, Lorelei Shellist went onto write her memoir “Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock ‘n Roll”. Her latest project, “Skin on Skin” a fashion film about the dreams that lie just under the skin, about following your dreams and discovering your true inner beauty, which will premier at La Jolla Fashion Film Festival in July. Writing her memoirs made Lorelei realize she had a story that resonated with people, and wants the film to inspire others to follow their heart. Listen in to find out the magical way the project started.
“Empowering people is my passion. When we give ourselves permission to follow our dreams, our genius takes over and no one can stop us! ” – Lorelei Shellist
Giving something back and helping others thrive is now a big part of Lorelei’s life. Through her non-profit organization I Am Dreams with Wings, she teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei is also a facilitating counsellor with the Freedom to Choose foundation, working with inmates at the Valley State Prison to help bring them peace and joy. Her line of clothes is designed for every shape and size — elegant, fashionable, divine, affordable, comfortable clothes that fit like a second skin.
Tune in to find out more about Lorelei’s inspirational story, how she came about making her fashion film, making time for gratitude in life and how to follow your dreams. Don’t miss Part 2 of this interview next week, where we’ll be asking Lorelei about the love of her life and how she survived after tragically losing him.
Lorelei Shellist’s Bio
Author, speaker, Fashion Icon Archetypes™ founder, image consultant and inner beauty empowerment coach Lorelei Shellist brings new meaning to the definition of “supermodel.” Having been a graceful and spirited muse for Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Bob Mackie, Geoffrey Beene and Giorgio Armani, Lorelei received first-hand experience on how to bring art and dreams to life from many of the world’s greatest designers.In her memoir, “Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock ‘n Roll,” Lorelei inspires with her perseverance, determination, survival skills, and wit.
Beyond the runway, Lorelei has appeared internationally in films, TV, commercials, and print, and has gone on the road as a singer/songwriter. She holds degrees from the Masters program in Spiritual Psychology and Consciousness, Health, and Healing from the University of Santa Monica, and is a graduate of Alison Armstrong’s “PAX Programs: Peace Between Men and Women.” In addition, she is a facilitating counselor with the Freedom to Choose Foundation 501(c)(3), working with inmates at Valley State Prison for Women. Her own non-profit organization, I AM Dreams With Wings, teaches critical life skills to at-risk teens. Lorelei also offers two scholarships at Mesa College in San Diego. The “Shellist Music Scholarship” which provides a full tuition for vocational students of music, and the Runway Runaway Fashion Design scholarship.
Currently Lorelei has created her own brand label Runway Runaway Collection® featuring her Signature wardrobe staple The Dream Dress® “For the Woman on the run – who thrives in her skin!” She is producing a “fashion film” titled Peau sur Peau – Skin on Skin directed by award winning director Robert E. Ball Jr. based on her memoir about a teenage girl who runs away from home to follow her dreams…. Her film is slated as a world premiere at the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival in July 2016. Lorelei would be honored to have you as part of her Siren Star Angel Dream Team -Please check out her project Dreams With Wings to learn how to help launch her inspiring film to inspire the pursuit of your dreams and the dreams of all those around you.
Lorelei Shellist’s Links
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“Runway Runaway: A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock ‘n Roll,”by Lorelei Shellist
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