Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Hey Hey Hey!!!

August 22, 2015 was epic. Emjay C's very first photo shoot. Can I just let you in on a little secret??? This was supposed to be a simple low-key photo session. It turned into a full on production!

My sister often tells me that I go from 0 to 100 in two seconds whenever I'm planning a business event. What can I say? I love what I do!  We had some AMAZING talent on this project. From the set staff to the videographer, to the photographer, model coach, and oh!  THE MODELS. These ladies were spectacular. One of the most beautiful bunch of women that I've ever seen.

I'm so excited to share the results of the experience with you all.  The photos by Marion's Photography are indescribable. Marion is patient, interactive, detailed, and very professional. The moments she captured are captivating. Her images are balanced and accentuate the great features of each model.

Videography: Listen, if you have never worked with Ahmed Rahman of Black Wunda Films, you just have to.  His work is wonderfully creative and results are prompt. When Ahmed completes a job he is in constant communication and I know that I can always count on him to give me excellence.

What would the photo shoot be without an inventive model coach.? A. Cullen Lewis of Style Pandamomium is a stylist and model coach all wrapped in one! This shoot would not have been the same without his talent. From runway to print, if a model ever needs pointers this is your guy.

Hair by Kim "Glamour Girl" Hampton. There are no words that can describe the enormity of this hair stylists talent.  She is dedicated to creating the best looks possible.  Having her on our team is imperative as she works tirelessly to make sure hair styles are appropriately finished with perfection.

Make up by Tiana Moody of Mood Beauty was spectacular. Tiana is efficient, enthusiastic and great at what she does.  She nailed every look that was assigned to her; Simply awesome.

Make up by Tawanya Athey of Blush Out Loud was fierce. Tawyana is excited about her work. She was informative and energetic as she completed the looks.  I absolutely loved working with her, as always.

Emjay C, would like to thank EVERYONE that participated in this summer's photo shoot.  We can't wait until the next one.  Every Model was breath taking. This was truly a team effort and I just cannot take all of the credit! Love you guys!

Carolyn Melton
Keila Jones
Lafaun Cain
Robin Minozzi
Claire Blakely
Tiffany Fells

Set Staff:
Justine Barbour
Ashlie Carey Evans
Latasha Bates

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Model Maker

Kade Spade says "Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends." I am inclined to agree with Kate. I love playing dress up, which is why I had to take out time and schedule a glam session with Vision of Rose Photography. Rosey Slocum, of Vision of Rose,  puts together these photo opportunities for the "everyday woman" to feel oh so glamorous. Pictured here, Vision of Rose Photography provided the dress, the eye make up and the jewelry pieces. However, if you ever want to freestyle your shoot and bring your own garments that is totally acceptable as well. Since I am always dressing someone or gathering items for myself, I thought it would be nice to relax and let someone else prepare me for a change!!!! This was a true challenge!

Rosey's photography style is natural, fun, and distinctive in my opinion.
I particularly appreciated the carefully chosen pose and position ideas that Rosey gave confidently without hesitation. I felt comfortable and eager completing the shoot. As I explained to Rosey, I am no model but I certainly felt like one during our photo shoot. I call her a Model Maker!!!!  Making the everyday woman feel like a supermodel even just for short period of time is special. It can be a great confidence booster or apart of a wonderful pamper-me session.
Be sure to check out her magazine "She's So  Glamorous". Let us know what you think!


Photos: Vision of Rose Photography
Emjay's Dress: Aria Murphy
Emjay's Necklace: The Oak Antique Mall
Emjay's Hair: Kimberly Hampton


Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Dazzled Meets Destroyed

Hey Friends!!!!

Oh goodness, I can't believe we are saying goodbye to Summer and hello to Fall. Personally, summer temperatures are my favorite. Therefore, while the weather is still sunny and warm I'm going to take advantage and wear as many tank tops and pairs of sandals as I can.

In a previous post, we discussed distressed jeans and a simple white ribbed tank. Today I decided to glam things up a bit with a dazzled tank. I played it with destroyed jeans and simple nude point pumps.  I could have worn open toe sandals with this outfit as well, but I've had these pumps by Charles David for a while and haven't worn them.
I was so excited to wear this tank because I purchased it from Bonnie's Boutique in Richmond. This store has it all, from clothes to designer watches, designer purses, shoes, and more.  The customer service is superb and you can even have alterations done on site.
The jeans are from Express and destroyed by, Yep! You guessed it! Me!

 Did I mention I sell these jeans?  You can get them distressed or destroyed; made to order.


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