Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass To Fashion, Romance, & Rock 'n Roll

Rock n Roll, Def Leppard, Steve Clark and The Eagles Don Henley Designs Dresses - Runway Runaway Collection


From the streets, as a teenage runaway, to the catwalks of Paris, Milan, Rome, & New York, working as a model/muse to Chanel, YSL, Karl Lagerfeld, Armani, and Christian Lacroix, Lorelei Shellist has led a life full of gritty and glamorous extremes. Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance and Rock ’n Roll, is a 300 page memoir that at the surface may seem all glitz and glam, but whose beauty runs deep. An every woman's quest for strength, hope, happiness, understanding and inner peace. Fortitude and sheer will jetted her off to Europe, where she met the doomed love her life; fiancé Steve Clark, of the multi-platinum selling, recently inducted Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band, Def Leppard.

Theirs was a relationship with dizzying highs and bottomless lows, as she watched Steve Clark drink and drug himself to death, and caught herself in the wake of his spiraling cycle of addiction and depression, unable to help.

Ultimately fleeing and finding the strength to save herself, Lorelei shares her candid and blatant truth of how she survived the greatest loss in her life, the aftermath and the determination to not only survive, but to heal her-self and help to heal others.

Runway Runaway is highlighted by never before seen photos of the music and fashion industries, hand written journal entries, agenda pages, and backstage passes illustrating the story of a neglected child turned teenage runaway, who follows her dreams to become an international model, eventually finding herself in the process.

Rebellious, headstrong, independent - and on her own at age 15 - Lorelei dreamed of being a model, and made that happen through serendipity; a chance meeting with a '70s SoCal Rock Star The Eagles Don Henley opened the A-list Hollywood doors to a wondrous world, as well as a full-blown romance. Pounding the pavement in L.A. and New York taught her the hard knocks of being a working class model. Sheer will and determination jetted her off to Europe, where she became a top runway and magazine model, and where she met her soon to be fiancé Steve Clark of Def Leppard. While this is not The Def Leppard Steve Clark Story, or The Eagles Don Henley Story, it is Lorelei’s courageous story told with humor, pathos, and a world map of insight. It is a story of perseverance, determination, compassion, loss and following your dreams no matter what. 


Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance and Rock ’n Roll takes readers on a breathless journey around the globe with a backstage pass to high fashion, true romance, and Rock 'n Roll from some of the biggest names in the business.


Runway Runaway illustrates the story of a neglected child turned teenage runaway who follows her dreams to become an international model, eventually finding herself in the process. Runway RunAway is A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance and Rock ’n Roll  Filled with pictures, journal entries & backstage passes, it offers readers an entrance into a private world of being a rock star. But more importantly, Lorelei's story is honest, heady and intimately healing!  It's a must-read for any man who ever wondered what living life in the fast lane is really like, any parent who ever wanted to guide their teenagers with authority, any girl who's ever wanted to be a model, and any woman who has ever loved too much. This book is for you!


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Vicki W.
United States United States

honest and soul searching

Great book! Sometimes it got overwhelming and I had to put it down for a bit. It touched me. Love the story of life and love and how to come out the other side a better version of yourself.


Runway Runaway Collection

Thank you Vicki, I appreciate your feedback. Don't forget to check out The Dream Dress - It comes in all sizes and three colors! Bring your style to Life! Lorelei

Lisa V.
United States United States

Runway RunAway A Backstage Pass to Fashion, Romance & Rock 'n Roll

Absolutely loved this book! Couldn't put it down after I started reading it. Also loved all the beautiful photographs in the book as well.


Runway Runaway Collection

Thank you Lisa - you are such a sweetie. Don't forget to check out the Dream Dress - it comes in 3 colors and all sizes. Bring your style to lIfe! :-) Lorelei

Crystal S.
United States United States

Love it

I’m not a hat person but I bought the Def Leppard bucket hat and I absolutely love it. Fits perfectly and does a great job shielding the sun from my eyes. I highly recommend and shipping was fast. Received my hat less than a week after placing my order


Runway Runaway Collection

I So appreciate your review. I have only 6 more left - so you are in an Elite Group!

Darla G.
United States United States

Great read

This book really gives an insiders look at the fashion and music industries. It showcased the pitfalls of growing up/trying to be survive in those environments but also made me route for her as a strong woman. It's an inspiring story.


Runway Runaway Collection

Thank you - My intentions is to inspire others to follow their dreams. I wanted my experiences - even the tough ones to show how perseverance and diligence get you through adversity. They say... that which doesn't kill you only makes you stronger!

Lora L.
United States United States

Book review

So far I’m about 1/2 way through the book and I absolutely love it!! You haven’t sugar coated life and are truly up front and honest. Thank you for sharing your life.


Runway Runaway Collection

Hi Lora, Thank you! keep reading :-) Lorelei

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