MOTIVATION: Five ways to update your style!

Happy New Year! It’s the season of ‘New Year, New Me’! On Instagram, I asked my followers if they were thinking about changing their style for the new year. Most answered, “no”, stating that cost and not knowing where to start. I thought I’d share FIVE easy tips to help you update your style!

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MY LIFE: Face model for the AMUA

A couple weeks ago, one of my favorite photographer, Ernie Passwaters, put up a Facebook post. She was asking for women of color to be face models for the Academy of Makeup Arts. I submitted my picture and they chose me! I was impressed that the school wanted to work on women of color. The instructors felt that their students needed to practice on the different tones that are found in our community.

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When I walked into the AMUA studio I was met with 20 models, of various shades from toasted vanilla to mocha brown, being worked on by mostly artists who were white. Well! Yes, let’s do it! I know they students were nervous, but the models were nervous too. Most models have horror stories of white make-up artists either ignore them or make them look casket ready (ie ASHY-McGEE!). AMUA is making sure to send their student artist out in the world, ready to tackle ALL skin tones.

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VLOG | Follow Me to the Odysseo – Cavalia Show in Nashville

Y’all! Y’all! Y’all! Go see Odysseo – Cavalia! I have to admit, when I was contacted by the Odysseo team, I wasn’t too hype to see the ‘fancy horse show’. If you live in Nashville, you’ve seen the, almost, cryptic banners, posters, signs, billboards, and yard signs, telling you that Odysseo by Cavalia is the ‘GREATEST show you’ll ever see’. Seriously, I was over it. But then . . . GIRL, I saw the show! It IS THE GREATEST SHOW YOU’LL EVER SEE! Let’s talk about it!

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MY LIFE: I’m on the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ podcast

I’m obsessed with podcasts! I listen to no more than 10 a week on a regular basis. So, when the team at the ‘Mirror, Mirror‘ podcast asked me to be on their show I was SO hype! I said, “yes!”, immediately!  The Mirror, Mirror Podcast is: “A weekly podcast about the beauty routines and philosophies of remarkable women from all walks of life.” The team, … Continue reading MY LIFE: I’m on the ‘Mirror, Mirror’ podcast

YouTube: Happy Birthday – Faith not Fear!

Oh snap! It’s my birthday! To tell you the truth, I wasn’t so jazzed about this birthday. Admittedly, quitting my job has been the best and most difficult time in my life. Sometimes I feel like I did the right thing, others times, not so much. However, I talked to a couple friends, prayed, and counted my blessings. Things could be worse, and the aren’t … Continue reading YouTube: Happy Birthday – Faith not Fear!

MY STYLE: It’s art for your body!

Excited to shoot at the Frist Museum I love when an idea just comes together and the images created are pure joy! This year, I wanted to take the ‘Outfit of the Day‘ posts to the next level. I wanted to share some of my favorite spots in the city. This month, I’m focusing on The Frist Museum, one of my favorite museums and one … Continue reading MY STYLE: It’s art for your body!