Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ever Wondered Who the Hell is Alki David?


Recently the Hollywood Reporter interviewed my husband for an article that came out 2 days ago referring to him as "one of Hollywood's biggest troublemakers", this is true. The below article gives you a good look into our life, whats going on, and tells you exactly "Who the Hell" Alki David is.

Jennifer Stano and Alki David





















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"At his Beverly Hills mansion, Alki David, one of Hollywood's biggest troublemakers, is showing his guests the 16,200-square-foot palace that, according to records, cost him $16.5 million in 2010. It's one of many places that Alki -- as everyone calls him -- likes to relax. The others include a mansion in Greece, a ski lodge in Switzerland and several properties in the U.K. His stateside residence allows him to consider the Hollywood of years past -- his home used to serve as Mary Pickford's hunting grounds, and his neighbors' mansions once belonged to Sammy Davis Jr. andCharlie Chaplin -- as well as to be navel-to-navel with celebrity neighbors, like newcomers to the hood David and Victoria Beckham.

On this night, the 44-year-old Greek immigrant with a net worth of $1.7 billion is hosting a soiree -- if you can call it that. In truth, producers are filming a "party" for a forthcoming TLC reality show tentatively titled Trophy Wives, which will feature his third wife, model and fashion designer Jennifer Stano (he's got two sons,Andrew, 17, and Alexander, 15, from his first marriage). As a DJ plays what sounds like electro-porn-funk at barely audible levels so as not to interfere with the show's production, the cast moves around the "party" with cameramen tracking them throughout. Alki, after changing $1,500 silk shirts twice so he'll look good on camera, regales a crowd of admirers with the tale of how a few days earlier he phoned his wife's modeling agency pretending to be a john requesting a hooker."

Please note that the last sentence was misquoted - "how a few days earlier he phoned his wife's modeling agency pretending to be a john requesting a hooker.", I do not own an agency- during filming we called another cast members match making agency as a joke.





To read the entire article click here- 



Last week I decided it was time to get my husbands name tattooed on me somewhere since he has had me TWICE on his body for over 3 years; over his heart and on his forearm but more importantly because I wanted to.  I got the idea for the spot from a Gucci model who actually has Redemption (which I have tattooed on my ribs) tattooed on her forearm- I decided it was the perfect place for Alki's name.  Yes, I know what your thinking, But if you think a tattoo is a huge commitment , try being Married!

This tattoo makes my 5th tattoo and I am obsessed with it. It's meaningful, and everything I ever wanted- I LOVE Roman Numerals- and the numbers under Alki's name is our wedding date- 5.14.2011. Everything I have is writing, except for the rosary on my wrist.


Redemption MMIX (2009 in Roman Numerals) is a reminder to me that I can overcome anything- and that I did; I redeemed myself from the MESS I was in, mentally, spiritually and physically.


My husband and I both have 'Have Faith' tattooed on our wrists. I got the tattoo before I decided to use it for my swimwear line and it reminds me to Have Faith in whatever it is I do, want and need. 
My best friend Blair and I got matching rosary tattoos on our wrists pictured above.
We have been best friends since we were 2 years old and she is one day older than me. This tattoo is meaningful for 2 reason- 1. bc its a rosary and it's with me everyday and everywhere and 2. bc Blair and I got it together. Whenever I look at it I think of her- she still lives in my home town in NY and Im all the way in CA. Love and miss you Blair


Here is one of my husbands "Jennifer" tattoos. He got this on his forearm before we were even engaged.
Here is his other tattoo of my name above his heart. That one came first :)

So there you go. I have been meaning to write about my tattoos and the meanings behind them for a while. I have a video of me getting my husbands name tattooed and I will post it once my husband brings home his iPhone lol. x


Some recent pictures from my Instagram.
This dress I bought at Intermix and it is by Helmut Lang. I did my own hair and makeup for the Hollywood Reporter photo shoot.

This shirt I also bought at Intermix AND is currently on sale !!!!!

With Brandin Palestino at Marianna Hewitt's Bday Party ! Dress from Intermix by Yigal Azrouel, my belt is by YSL.

Dinner with my Manooshah ! Keys please.

Last day of Filming. Hair and Makeup by Etienne Ortega.

Have you seen my contouring video on Socialcam ( on iPhones)? Makeup and hair by Etienne Ortega. 
A page from a book I made for Alki for our 1 year anniversary. Book made on iPhoto 

Another page from the book I made for Alki for our 1 year anniversary.

Thats it for now. If you have any questions please leave it below. And don't forget to check out my Blog Sale above- the link is under my main picture :)

xoxox
Jennifer



45 comments:

  1. Jen, I have a personal question that you may not feel comfortable answering. You mention with you redemption tattoo is a reminder of you redeeming yourself from the mess you were in. Do you mind ellaborating and sharing how you got yourself out?

    I am going through such a hard time in my life right now and it has truly been my most roughest year. I've been using my blog as a space to let go when I am comfortable enough but I've recently hit my breaking point. I'm searching for anything that can help inspire me to keep going. I'm running low on my fight. I always read your blog and think you and your life are fascinating so I was wondering if you would be ok with sharing.

    Anyway, cant wait to see you on trophy wives!

    Take care!

    Kristine

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  2. You're going to be on a reality show? Please tell us when it is going to air so we can watch it! Also, why are you doing the reality show? I'm excited for it because I love you and your blog, but it doesn't really seem like something you would be do since you are a fashion designer, not a singer/actress, etc.

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  3. Hi Jen,
    I really like you-your style, the way you've transformed over the past years into the women you are today. In a sense, I look up to you for class, elegance, and style. I hope the reality show you'll be on will let you still be you--won't be scripted/you won't have to play a type of part to get ratings. Either way, do let us all know how it is! I love checking out your blog.
    Best,
    -Victoria

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  4. I'm so happy every time I see there's a new post on your blog! It makes my day!
    Some time ago you mentioned to write about how you keep the "flame" in your relationship and I would be really glad to read that and I'm sure a lot of your lovely readers would too!
    xoxo, agnes

    P.S. You have the sweetest dogs on the world! I just watched the videos

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  5. Congrats on the reality show, Jen! Awesome news! I was curious, what is Alki's skincare regimen? It'll be awesome if you can share a few things. I take absolute joy in reading your blog and can relate on many levels. I'm 24 and my bf of 3 years is 41 and he's slowly getting into skincare products and such. Anything you can share to help him out would be great. Thanks a bunchies! XO

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  6. You are such a beautiful person inside and out ! Your life is such an inspiring story. I'm sure with your new show people are going to fall more in love with you! Bless you and your husband, such a beautiful couple (:

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  7. I enjoy reading your blog a lot, thanks for sharing so much with us! The header is hot!

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  8. Arghhh your just to Beautiful, Normal skinny and so very not conceited living this amazing life, How do your keep your feet on the ground. I love this blog. I literally check everyday for an update. Its just a fun place to come for ten minutes and look at all the beautiful things in your life. Elesha

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  9. Omg sooooooo excited to watch this show :D gunna be awesome!! <3 Love the new tatoos :) Laura x

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  10. Hi Jennifer, Congrats on the reality show!!! I've always wonder the meaning behind your tattoos so thanks for sharing.. The article is really cool and Alki's pic came out sick.. Congrats again!!
    Betsy

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  11. That is so exciting. I can NOT wait to watch. Please let us know!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  12. Congratulations on your reality show! I wanna be on it with you! Lol as one of your loyal blog friends.. anyway sounds amazing

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  13. hey jen i have been searching high and low for the brush you use in your crease in the make up tutorial on youtube... it has a baby blue handle
    can u please let me know
    BTW i was so excited for another post!!! i check every day

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  14. I knew it!! A TV-show!!! First a thought you might be filming for the Real Housewifes of Beverly Hills or something...well, even better! Can´t wait!!!!
    Anyhow, love how honest you are about everything, with you and your husband!!
    You look gorgeous as always!

    jezzdallasmakeup.blogspot.com

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  15. This is so beautiful Jen! Shows that true love can exist! x

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  16. Jennifer!! I can't wait to see the show!! You are so beautiful and humble- I check often to see if you updated. I am too deeply in love with my man. I love seeing other women cherish and love their partner-- BECAUSE: YOU ALWAYS WILL GET WHAT YOU GIVE!

    I know you're busy doing numerous things, but don't ever forget the women that love reading your blog- so update often :)))


    xo Bia

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  17. I wanted to ask you for the size of your chanel bag, is it maxi or xl?
    Pleasee i want to get the exact bag and does it have a douple flap?

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  18. Love your blog!! Thank you Jennifer, you are such an inspiration! <3

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  19. I love when you post! a few months ago i spent the whole night reading your blog and since, i get so excited whenever you post a new one! You are such an inspiration and i love how you pour your heart out in your writing. <3

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  20. Congrats !! You have a blessed life and wonderful husband by the sound of it. Can you post more about how you stay in shape ? Would love to know what protein shakes are good.

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  21. You are very beautiful...and so adorable. My inspiration to getting in shape, I am skinny so I do not have the urge to go to the gym. I have a huge question, I hope you do a post. Do you have Hermes bags? I would so love to see them...I am on the waiting list and so sad about it ;(

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  22. Oh Jen, I love you! Lea (from Czech republic)

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  23. I'm so happy to be able to see you on TV!! Congrats

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  24. I don't get people who get their husband's/wife's name tattooed on them. It just screams "I have something to prove." I've heard so many tattoo artists say they always laugh when they do these tattoos because most people don't realise just how difficult tattoos are to remove.

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    1. If it is not tattooed on you, then why do you even care. If this is their way of expressing their love for one another then more power to them.

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    2. I think most people realise removing a tattoo is not an easy process. I think getting a tattoo with your partners name is not a sign of "i have something to prove" maybe if you are 18 and get it done but when you are old enough and married its totally different. My husband and I have matching quotes in his native language.. I have nothing to prove to anyone.

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  25. I read the full article and I loved how it seemed to show how unique and full of life your husband is. By keeping up with your blog, which I have these past few months, I have really grown to respect and admire you and your husband. You both seem like such genuine heartfelt people and I appreciate that<3 Take care!

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  26. Hey Jennifer!
    Love your blog and just recently found you! I wonder if you'd ever sell that yellow Yigel dress! I am from Australia and since summer is coming up I want one so bad but I seem to be having bad luck every where and it's sold out online. ! It looks amazing you! xx

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  27. Jen, I've been following your blog and I have to say. I love your style!!! It's edgy yet classy. I've been using your photo's as inspiration for my daily outfits. You've also inspired me to hit the gym and eat healthier. I love making smoothies with fruit and veggies everyone. Thanks!

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  28. If i were an $1.7 billion net worth guy... i go and crush that Eriq Gardner just for being a wanker. A misquoted is unacceptable.

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  29. Hey Jennifer! I just found your blog via IG. Good for you for wanting to have optimal health/diet! I want to put you on my diet for 30 days so you can see how youthful you feel & look. I am a Sports nutrition coach & author out of Fl. You can email me at R3FitWorld@gmail.com & I will set up an evaluation call and then get ya going! Cheers to living, eating & feeling good *lifts green smoothie in the air*!
    Joy

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  30. Please explain why you sometimes wear your wedding band and engagement ring on your left hand and at other times on your right....is it a cultural thing? Or a comfort thing?? I'm super curious! Either way, beautiful beautiful ring!!! Alki has amazing taste and style!!!

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  31. Hey Jen! I don't have twitter so I wanted to congratulate you on here!! CONGRATS! I am so happy for you and Alki! I hope you blog about it and take us along for the ride. :) Hope you have a happy, healthy and enjoyable 9 months!!

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  32. My Beautiful Jenn, I know this post has nothing to do with this, ok well maybe it does I mean its for you and your hubby!! I hope you don't get upset that i put this here, ok let me get to the point! CONGRATS!!!!!!!! I do not have a twitter account but I have been following you for so long since you aired on that show I cant even remember what it was called because I didn't really keep up with it something about you following another celeb to get your bikini line out? well idk if that was what it was about, that episode all I know is I saw your Beautiful face and googled you right away :)) I am so excited for the both of you!!!! Wishing you both the Best! I cried this am when I checked your twitter and saw the pic! I was so excited for you two. Love, Chrissie

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  33. Jen, I am a long time reader! Congrats on your pregnancy!! I can't wait for you to blog about your journey of getting and being prego!!

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  34. Hi Jennifer :) I have som blog/video requests for you.
    How to make your sleek, big bun, updated closet tour and a fall fashion video/blogpost where you show the outfits on
    xoxo

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  35. Miss your daily mirror pic... lol

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  36. Hey jen ! Can you do a diet and workout routine please you're such an inspiration ^^

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  37. Hey Jen! I'm a long time reader and I follow your instagram. I LOVE both of them, but I miss your daily mirror pics :( Also, when are you doing your closet tour? I can't wait for more posts! And... Congratulations on becoming pregnant!!! Your and Alki's baby is going to be a hottie! haha

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  38. Jen way to go. Nice bod! haha.. i'll follow you on twitter too. peace out!

    Alex
    proteinfactory.com
    hydrolyzed whey protein

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  39. Jennifer, you are gorgeous and congratulations on your pregnancy. You are so sweet to share all your little secrets with the rest of us. Hope you don't mind my asking, but where in LA do you get your eyebrows done? They are perfect.

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  40. How did you two meet??

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  41. How old are you? How old is your husband?

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