Hey Olivia, what’s going on besides the latest season of “Jerseylicious”? Oh, that’s right, YOU’VE GOT A BOOK!
The GLAMOUR STATE!
The “Jerseylicious” stars are now published Authors! Olivia and Anthony Lombardi, along with Karl Giant, have created a love letter to the garden state of New Jersey!
As you’ll see soon, Anthony wanted to create a book that celebrated everything about the Garden State, and since Frank Sinatra was a good Jersey Boy, Ant dressed up just like him! Great shot by Karl Giant!~
Amazon’s Got It!
Click this link to order a copy!
Behold the terrific photographic work of Karl Giant!
Karl is featured regular on “Jerseylicious”, and an amazing photographer/art director/fashion photographer, and so much more…for example, the work he has done on the cast is amazing! Here are some shots of Karl and the cast from the style Jerseylicious fan page!
Karl shot the front cover of the book, of course, as well as great shots of the cast for the interior of the book..here is Karl in action:
Karl shot all of the great shots in the book, like the cool cover – and here is the back cover!
There is a ton of press out right now to promote the release of the book – here is the great article from OK magazine that just hit stands!
‘Jerseylicious’ Stars Anthony and Olivia Talk New Book ‘The Glamour State’
By Kelly Bryant
Photography by: Karl Giant
If you think the cast of Style Network’s Jerseylicious only loves drama, you’re wrong. They also have major adoration for their home state. In honor of Jersey’s 225th birthday this year, cast members Anthony Lombardi and Olivia Blois Sharpe, along with series guest star Karl Giant, set out to create “The Glamour State”, a book paying homage to the area’s major achievements since its inception.
“I’ve been wanting to do a book for a couple of years now but I wasn’t sure what to do,” says Anthony. “I stumbled on this story that New Jersey is turning 225 years old and I was like, ‘I’m on a show about New Jersey. I’m a proud New Jerseyan. How can I somehow incorporate the state that I live in and still keep it in the world of fashion and makeup?’
I approached Olivia about it and we came up with doing a retrospective of New Jersey through the years. It was too impossible to get everything so we picked out some key things, iconic figures and brought it all back to the hair and beauty industry.”
Aside from well-known New Jersey icons like Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, what else can the Garden State claim? Glitter, for one! Here is Olivia laying glitter on Michelle for the book!
“One fact that really made me happy and made complete sense is that glitter was invented here,” says Olivia. “I had no idea but it makes sense because we love glitter. There’s glitter in everything we do.”
The Jerseylicious cast supported Anthony and Olivia’s project so much that they offered themselves up to be photographed in an array of wild, but stylish, scenarios, and even set their personal conflicts aside for two days to make it happen.
Gigi’s Cranberry Dish!
Yes, Gigi braved the cold cranberries for the sake of art!
“Everybody was so cool and whatever we told them to do, they did,” says Anthony. “I’ve been around these people for a long time and I’ve seen them freak out over the stupidest things but this couldn’t have gone smoother. The only one that gave me a problem was Alexa not wanting to be in the book because at the time she was 8 ½ months pregnant. The one thing I’ve learned is you don’t mess with an 8 ½ month pregnant woman because you’re not going to win that battle.
When she told me no I tried to convince her a little bit but she didn’t really love the way she looked and, like I said, I get it.
Here Is Alexa And Her Husband Danny!
Back To Anthony:
I thought Gigi was going to give me a problem with getting into the pool of cranberries. No, she put that bathing suit on and jumped in that tub without a second guess.”
What a terrific shot by Karl!
When it comes to choosing a favorite image from the book, Olivia admits she just can’t do it.
“All of the pictures are so amazing,” gushes Olivia. “I really love every single one of them. I really like the cranberry one because I think Gigi looks flawless and phenomenal in it. I love that she’s bathing in cranberries but, overall, I really love every single one. There wasn’t one picture where it was a nightmare to do. Every single picture I had a blast. We had two days to get all of those shots in and we accomplished it and everyone had a good time. It wasn’t easy but I had so much fun with every single picture.”
“The Glamour State”, which will be available for purchase on Amazon beginning March 31, already had a fabulous book launch party that was filmed for this Sunday’s episode of Jerseylicious.
You will also see great pics of Tracy DiMarco, along with Gayle and Christy, Filipo and his Mom…the whole gang from the show!
And read Karl’s thoughts on putting together the amazing photo shoot – from this interview on the style website!
Catch all of the drama on Jerseylicious, airing Sunday at 8/7c on Style. And here is some additional fun “Jerseylicioius” stuff!
Olivia’s Cheeseburger Cap!
Well, it’s actually my wife Alex’s hat, thanks to the terrific knitting work of Alex Sim-Wise…you can read more about Sim-Wise’s handiwork HERE!
Alex Sim-Wise makes great knitted stuff, and of course, Olivia just HAD to try on my wife’s Christmas present: a knitted Cheeseburger cap!
Get Even MORE Jerseylicious!
Here is my post of previous Jersey fun facts and behind-the-scenes pics: