On Sunday, April 29, 2012, Jacque Saladino was the victim of a deliberate hit and run. She is currently in a medically induced coma and undergoing treatment for brain trauma and bone fractures at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Hollywood, California. Her injuries include a shattered pelvis, numerous broken ribs, and extensive brain trauma. Read the rest of the story here and PLEASE contribute to help Jacqueline Saladino with the cost of tragedy...
Below is the beginning of a now bittersweet editorial piece written before Jacque's tragic accident:
We are young, and we are only getting younger. Jacque Saladino is turning the veteran filled age of 26, already with an established PR Styling House located in a chic showroom on 9th and Los Angeles where T & A Showroom does business as well as her collaborative showroom partner, Fashion Forwards. She is a business entrepreneur, a brilliant woman, and if you thought that Earth could stop Jacque, think again. She has her eyes set on conquering another frontier besides the fashion industry – space.
Fashion is leaving no room for the empty handed – talking number of fingers with another skill ringing off each fingertip. Jacque is singularly in the majority of young up and comers in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills who have an all inclusive, semi-transparent approach to their careers: to do it all, do it all well, then do more.
They carry the same fierce integrity of kids who hustle, and have to hustle – hard. She is a capitalist who just so happens to love fashion. Meeting her first as the director of Projections at Drai’s Hollywood, Projections II with Brian Ziff and DJKeith2.0 is soon to come – this time? In an actual rocket, not just a backdrop lit with screened special elements exploding.
The idea behind her ambitions explores the direction of not only fashion, but culture in general. Incorporating creative content into Space PR. Jacque has launched BlackStarr, “a collective of experience architects specializing in integrating space, biotech, and high technology into popular culture.”
Photography By Christopher Hernandez.