Fashion Wrap Up

Bryant Wood ~ Man of Style

In between running errands, racing, hanging with pals at Coachella, and sailing around Staniel Cay, Bryant Wood took time out of his busy schedule to chat with me. If this California native's name strikes a familiar chord with you it could be that you've probably seen him somewhere, like the cover of a book or perhaps on television strutting his stuff on America's Next Top Model.

Fun Fact: Bryant is a Triplet.

Bryant's breakthrough into the modeling industry was working with famed photographer Michael Stokes.

The twenty-two year-old actor is currently staring as Austin in the comedy TV show, This Just In on the POP channel. Things are very exciting for Bryant right now. Aside from working on multiple projects, This Just In is up for an Emmy in the category for Best Children's Series. The thirty minute program follows a group of eclectic teens who find a unique bond with one another centered around the high school's media channels.

Check out a special episode of This Just In here.

(Bryant is the one with the long hair)

Fun Fact: Bryant earned a wrestling scholarship to Grand Canyon University.

Want to know more about our Man of Style? Check out our interview with Bryant below.


FWU: What’s your ‘go-to’ outfit/look?

Bryant: I have a go-to for each mood, honestly. I’ve been trying to mix it up a little, but I always have favorites to go back to for the days I wake up feeling great and for the days where I need a little encouragement.

FWU: Favorite thing about working on This Just In?

Bryant: The variety. I love my castmates, and we are really close, which is awesome, but I really think variety is key to keeping everything fresh. We get to go on so many adventures, and it's something new every day. I’ve learned so much from being a part of it.

FWU: When you want to relax, what’s the first thing that comes to mind?

Bryant: Painting. I unwind best either with artistic expression or by doing something that will inspire me, like reading. So I would have to say either a good book or a blank canvas.

FWU: If you could go anywhere in the world, where and why?

Bryant: I’d go back to India. I had such an eye opening experience there, and I’d love to go back and explore that part of the world. There are so many things there that I feel like I haven’t done.

FWU: What’s your favorite childhood memory? 

Bryant: I live an incredibly fast paced life right now, so I think my favorite memories all have to do with family dinners, with my brothers and my sister, and mom’s cooking, simple stuff like that.

FWU: What’s at the top of your bucket list?

Bryant: I want to have a family. That’s a huge thing for me, and the realization that I wanted that at all is relatively new for me, but it’s something I really want.

FWU: And finally, Bryant, summer is almost here. What is your idea of the perfect romantic summer date?

Bryant: I like dates that surprise me. Like, running errands with a girl is such a good way to get to know her, and it can be so much fun. You learn so much more from her by participating in her life than you do by taking her out to a restaurant and putting so much pressure on her to look nice and be perfect.

Thank you! Best wishes and lots of luck to you and your castmates this Sunday at the Daytime Emmys, Bryant!

Bryant's Favorite Things

Favorite drink: Martini. Dry.

Movie: Silence Of The Lambs

Singer/Band: My sister and I love Twenty-One Pilots.

Restaurant: Anything Korean BBQ 

Sport to watch: Hockey

Sport to play: Wrestling

Celebrity Crush: Lily Collins 

Clothing Accessory: Jewelry. I love my rings and wristwear.

Book: Anything by Hunter S. Thompson


Follow Bryant on Instagram @bryantwoodtv and Twitter @bryantwoodtv 

Tune into the Daytime Emmy's this Sunday, April 30th, 2017 8 P.M. EDT/5 P.M. PDT. The braodcast will be live streamed on both Facebook and Twitter. #DaytimeEmmys

~Christy Pastore @christypastore 

Images provided by: Ashley Erin and Bryant Wood

Best of FWU

By Christy Pastore

Celebrating our one year anniversary got us thinking about past photo shoots and our favorite memories. We had a chance to talk about some of our favorite shoots with the models that helped us bring those editorials to life and here is what they had to say-

Taylor Holden participated in our very first fashion editorial featuring clothing from Indy Swank boutique that took place in April of 2010 and was featured in our June 2010 issue. It’s been amazing to see Taylor grow and develop her modeling career over the past year. Taylor participated in our July, August, October, and April and May Issues. “My favorite memory from this past year working with Fashion Wrap Up I would have to say was waiting for the final pictures from the Tavik shoot. It was the first time I had modeled swimsuits, so I wasn’t sure how it would go. When the issue came out I couldn’t believe it was me!”   

Christy Wilson participated in our very first editorial alongside Taylor. Over this past year Christy has been featured in our November, March, and May Issues. “Being a part of FWU is a wonderful experience of a group that strives to encourage + excel at something we all have in common: fashion!” Christy was also named one of our “Midwest’s Most Beautiful” and was featured in our special edition December issue at the end of last year. “My favorite photo shoot with Fashion Wrap Up was the Painted Lady Dresses (May 2011) Issue. I love high fashion shoots. The combination of factors: location, fashion, makeup, hair and styling were a delight.”

Steve Sebree was the first male model we had a chance to work with this past year. Our Twilight inspired shoot was an opportunity to create something special and have some fun bringing these characters to life. Steve participated in several of our shoots and is featured in many of our issues including September, October, November, December, and January. Steve, like Christy was also honored in our “Midwest’s Most Beautiful” feature. Steve was accommodating to each shoot whether he was the main model or just a prop.   We asked Steve to tell us what his favorite shoot with Fashion Wrap Up was “Definitely the October 2010 outdoor picnic shoot for B.E. Humble. Having a lot of close friends present made for an awesome and hilarious day.” 



Ryan Dowden participated in a casting call we held last fall. Ryan had never modeled before but he told us he had always been interested in the industry and would love to gain more experience. Ryan participated in our March issue for House of 5th and we heard nothing but praise from the international design house about Ryan’s positive attitude and professionalism! We knew we had found someone special to work with after hearing such high praise from the companies Creative Director, Truen Jaimes.  Ryan is also in our March Trend Report if you look closely the male that appears in the second photo should look familiar! “This is my first year I have done anything like this it’s been an amazing experience getting my feet wet in the modeling industry. I couldn’t be happier or feel luckier than I do being able to start out with FWU.”

We met Chelsea Kouns last fall at a round table discussion regarding fashion, modeling and industry at Starbucks. We were very impressed with this young woman’s spirit and willingness to work hard so much in fact we thought she would be a great representative for our brand and work with Fashion Wrap Up in our new monthly “Trend Report” feature. We had a great time shooting in a blizzard and extreme windy conditions made for long lasting memories and gave us a story behind every picture! “It’s so hard for me to pick my favorite photo shoot with Fashion Wrap Up. I was lucky enough to have my Trend Report in every issue of FWU for five months. To be featured in the Anniversary Issue and the Pillow Talk lingerie shoot makes it hard to choose! I think they were all my favorites!”

A.J. Jones like Steve has been one of our “go to” male models over the past year. A.J. has been featured in several issues of Fashion Wrap Up and was the first guy model to get a solo cover! A.J. has been asked to tackle some uncomfortable modeling situations this past year from modeling in just his underwear, developing his acting skills and wearing skinny jeans he does it all in stride and never complains. “The best part about modeling with FWU is the “family” atmosphere and more opportunities have opened up for me because of my experience gained from working with this team.” 

Hannah File sent us an email last summer and told us that she was a huge fan of Fashion Wrap Up and would love the opportunity to work with the team! We met with Hannah and her mom Sue and we instantly connected a true creative fashion match! “My favorite memory from this past year in working with Fashion Wrap Up has been meeting all the great people involved with the magazine and being able to call them my FWU Family.” Hannah made her debut in our October issue alongside A.J. in a feature with Grace Boutique (formerly Faith Boutique). She participated in countless events for us including live modeling for the First Friday event with Allure Salon and Apricot Lane boutique style show for the Allure Salon grand opening in February. FWU underwent a little facelift last fall and our new look was revealed in January with Hannah on the cover featuring national online boutique ModCloth! “Marvelous in ModCloth" was my favorite photo shoot, it was my second shoot with FWU and it was so much fun!” 

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