“These women are creative innovators and visionaries, ”says Maven Founder and President Sarah Vargo. “They really know how to get business done and will inspire many women who are watching their strategic moves.”
Maven Chicago, a publicity and promotions, "connection"
The Diva Series honors influential and successful women in Media, PR, Fashion, Fitness, Culinary Arts, Beauty, Performing Arts and much more. "I have mixed emotions, " admits Asha. "I hold this industry at such a high regard, I feel that while I may be on to certain concepts and have obtained some successes, my voyage has just begun- I have so many things I want for the artists, models, and my personal brand, but for now, I am more than gracious and appreciative of this acknowledgment."
“I love the Diva Series because I get to meet the crème de la crème in each industry and inspire the emerging Divas by making these women accessible,”
Maven also hosts the male-version of the Diva Series (appropriately titled the Divo Series) at the House of Blues Foundation Room the second Wednesday of each month.
According to Vargo, the word Divo means ‘male superstar’ in Italian. The Diva Series is male-friendly and many men come out to support the successful ladies they know and love. The Divo Series honors influential and successful men in Media, Marketing, Sports, Fashion, Music TV and much more.
The group of Divas and Divos consistently grows each month and many attendees walk away with new Facebook friends, business cards, dinner plans and business connections.
For more information, please contact Sarah Vargo at:
224-622-1759 or http://maven-
REALLY ABOUT ASHA:
First the facts:
Asha Spacek is the Artistic Director and Founder of UR SuperModels, recently appointed contributing event writer for FCM Magazine, 2012 image consultant for a pro status trainer, and pending board member for a local non-profit organization. She is often called upon as a youth & female guest speaker and volunteer within the Chicago and surrounding communities.
What you should know:
Some of the footprint comments left by clients and industry professionals are: 'outside the box,' 'right on,' 'personable,' 'trendsetter,' and 'an advocate of the arts,' which is often implemented when she produces ad campaigns and live fashion events.
When Asha is not developing the works of artists or models, she loves image styling/consulting media personalities, some celebs, and high profile women. "Successful women are like models, Asha notes, "and sometimes more willing to listen to lifestyle advisory," she laughs. One of the lead managers for UR SuperModels, she can be found teaching them industry basics, business branding for life after modeling, and truly developing their inside and outside imagery, which [she's been told] is becoming more of a rarity with management companies today. Spacek is growing in popularity, since deciding to go public about being the lead artist for the UR Artists Division. Finally the world knows it has been her creative works behind the company visual collateral and work used to develop models and artists. She is making herself more available in styling, editorial and ad campaign art & creative direction, fashion show producing and consulting.
A bit of reality:
UR SuperModels was advised after similar local companies continued taking credit for creative works and "firsts" initiated with Asha's direction. Her modest and behind the scenes approach shifted after models and artists were being boldly coerced, and her clients aggressively approached- even at company showcases, bookings, and their sites monitored. This meant that competitors-
Some of her personal beliefs:
Despite many thinking she is in her early to mid twenties, Spacek is a single parent (early thirties) of a teenage son, twice divorced. She suggests to the models that hard work and determination should be shared with a significant other, not instead of. "I have lost so many talented models to boyfriends/girlfriends, or family not understanding the measures of sacrifice and separation from daily activity to become a successful model." She reinforces, "You are extraordinary, not ordinary, so have faith and not fear, that you have what it takes, but it will not happen overnight." Select models take her advice, and others become uninterested or eventually released from the company for questionable behavior.
About the company: Est. in 2008, UR SUPERMODELS, INC. is a boutique management firm that supports local and international artists. Creating many local firsts in model
management, UR represents female/male models 14-mature adult in: fashion,
print/commercial, glamour, lifestyle, fitness, and plus modeling. The UR Artists Division houses and has developed the portfolios of hair, makeup, performance artists, designers, and other unconventional artists with a proven focus in fashion show and fashion ad campaign production.
asha direct: 773.315.9344
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