JOHNNY PLATINUM PLUS, DJ AyCE INTERNATIONAL PRESENT MIXTAPE VOLUME SWEET 16…IT’S LIT!!!

 

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Here it is again, the dynamic duo Johnny Platinum Plus (The Host with the Most) and DJ AyCE International are once again bringing us fire from Brooklyn, Nyc. This time its the new Volume Sweet 16, and trust me its amazing. I was blessed to be the first one to get my hands on this edition and I have had it on repeat ever since. Let me just state that JOHNNY PlATINUM PLUS and my favorite Dj AyCE International, always kill it every single time. This time, as always, it is awesome in English and Spanish you’ll love what this dynamic duo has in store for you?

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Isn’t Lavenda Monroe beautiful..she was on JOHNNY PLATINUM PLUS’ first tour – currently residing in Los Angeles

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For starters, that intro with Dave Chapelle is brilliant and I couldn’t be more satisfied with this amazing first impression. There is something for everyone to enjoy here and if you are a fave of diverse sound in music, there’s a plethora for your listening enjoyment. There’s the fresh sound of hip hop, a little soul, Reggaeton, and a few other diverse beats/sound/flavors to keep you entertained for hours on end. The music flows beautifully and the MC’s voices can be heard clearly, unlike other mixtapes that I’ve listened to that are extremely hard to understand. This one meshes well with the beats, voices (which are amazing) and the transition from one artist to another is simply smooth and so easy. In this edition, there is a mix of fresh sounds from various eras of the music industry that make you want to get up, dance, or sing – almost like if the artists are there right in front of you which is awesome. Johnny Platinum Plus is definitely killin it in the Underground music industry and DJ AyCE International is always making us all wanna dance when he’s spitting out fire on them 1’s and 2’s. On the English version you will hear the sounds of Wutang (legendary), Mobb Deep, Snoop Dogg, KRS1 (for those that grew up in the amazing 80’s), Jay-Z and, Jay Electronica and Royce Da 5’9. These unsigned MC’s on this project are also fire. It includes Zizzo from Staten Island, Ike Ruffin from Long island, Big Will from St Louis, SB from Chi-Town, Baller Brown, Trble, and The Real Nomaad from the Boogie Down bronx.

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Now Im not finished just yet – I failed to mention that theres more to this than just the mixtape in sound itself  – there is also a visual component added to this dopeness and a free Arizona Iced Tea comes with every CD or thumbdrive you make – how cool is that? Check it below …

www.instagram.com/johnnyplatinumplus or www.instagram.com/dj.ayce_international

If you want to buy this mixtape you can also have it in a USB component for your visual enjoyment.

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Surprises await those that can obtain this thumb drive also!

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I love these legendary Rockstar Stickers…If I’m not mistaken – I believe they aren’t available anymore..huge collectors items!  They come with every mixtape purchase!

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Pure Fire…get it before its gone!!

My final thoughts: Diverse Beats and Diverse MC’s = Diverse Sound which in turn = Fabulousness…simply put – you need this mixtape in your collection! If you’re looking for music thats different from all the garbage out there – go and check this mixtape out. The artistry here is undeniably dope and highly recommended by myself and others who have heard of this duo/trios amazing other mixtapes that have been released in the past. Johnny Platinum Plus and DJ AyCE International together have always been a powerhouse of dope beats and sounds, now with addition of DJ TYONE there’s an addition of hip hop flavor.. You need to really sit back and listen to the sounds, beats, and put it on repeat so you can appreciate what the artists, sounds, and the whole mixtape itself is all about. These three amazing artists are phenomenal together and if you mix in a few other heavy hitters in the MC game then you will have a blast listening to it and sharing it…its just that good! Don’t take my word for it…do yourself the favor!

– Interested in getting your copy of the mixtape – contact DJ AyCE International at ayceinternational@gmail.com or JohnnyPlatinumplus@gmail.com

Go check it out..today, ahora, pronto, rapido — ehhh, you know what I mean LOL!

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Designers Spotlight: Astrid Anderson

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I would like for you to meet Copenhagen’s very own, Astrid Anderson. She’s fashionably fly, hip hop oriented, highly motivated and I can already tell by her designs that this collection will or already is resonating with major hip hop era connoisseurs that seek a different, not the norm, vibe with a kick of fashion fusion in it.

For starters, you can witness by her runway pics that she plays around and/or is inspired by this fly as can be, you’re cool as f*ck culture that I myself grew up witnessing. So this collection to me is so epic in every way possible. I mean, come on! How can you not love the designs? They’re so different …I love different!

Astrid uses sultry slouchy looking tracksuits, burgundy galore, high slits, banded waist lines with tummy revealing crop tops, and even a basketball inspired logo throughout. See for yourself, I myself have fallen in love with this designer and I hope you have too. She’s amazing!

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See told you she had that fly as can be factor….check out that slit though!

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Nice Jumpsuit and here she’s using that burgundy color.. amazing!

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Hip Hop never looks so awesome!

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That vest is awesome but the leggings complete the look!

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I love this look!

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Its coat season and this one looks just right – love that hat too!

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Check out this pattern, don’t you love it?

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Hmmm this ones little different.. which ones your fave?

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Another nice long coat…perfect!

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Looks very Warm and comfy!

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There’s that basketball inspired logo!

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I really like this look!

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Here’s that crop top and that sexy slit, are you loving this designer yet? I am…

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and for the grand final… check out this beauty of a look! So tell me how much you’re loving this designer, isn’t she badass? Yup, she killed it!

Astrid Anderson, you are amazing and you really did a fabulous job at capturing that hip hop flare! I congratulate you and look forward to seeing your future designs on the runway!

Till next time my friends…

Alice!

RUNWAY THE REAL WAY AND ANOTHER FABULOUS JOHN ASHFORD EXPERIENCE!

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Left: Alexis wearing Authentic “Cheetah, Cheetah” thigh high boots made by John Ashford. Right: Kamille wearing Authentic “Lace Shoe Pants” made by John Ashford. Black Hoodie made by John Ashford.

I remember ages ago mentioning that I would love to attend fashion runway shows or to be able to have a dream job thats fashion related and I also remember stating that one day I would like to walk into the Yotel in Nyc and stay there for a week or a weekend. Staying there didn’t happened but I at least got to walk in and see what this hotel looked like inside, it was beautiful. Let me tell  you how this opportunity came about…

Last week my amazing friend Shoe Desingner John Ashford asked me if I was able to attend a Fall fashion show called Runway the Real Way hosted by Catherine Schuller. It was going to be held at The Yotel in NYC so of course I jumped on the opportunity to attend. It was Halloween weekend so I figured why not plus I would never pass up an invite to attend one of his amazing shows if its in my power to be there – trust me I will attend, LOL. I couldn’t wait to see what kinds of shoes John Ashford would feature at the show but I know that it would be a phenomenal show and the shoes would be on fire!

The event was called Runway the Real Way hosted by Catherine Schuller and I was excited because John Ashford’s models were wearing some his new never before seen handmade boots. The boots were beautiful, hot, and the models were looking sexy. I had the opportunity to style some of them and assist Mr. Ashford in any way needed. The Yotel NYC also provided us all with an amazing breakfast which I myself highly appreciated – Thank you Yotel. This event was quite an experience, I am beyond happy and I thank you, John Ashford, for trusting in my abilities to get the job done efficiently. Check out some of the pics from the show and our awesome sponsors below..

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These are beautiful – Authentic “Jimi” boots made by John Ashford

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Model (Love) on the left is wearing Authentic “Blu Nile” boots made by John Ashford. Model (Whitney) on the right is wearing Authentic “Crouching Tiger, Hidden snake thigh high boots made by John Ashford. Sheer and Leather top also made by John Ashford. Jewelry: http://www.shopmgboutique

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Authentic “The Skin I’m In” made by John Ashford

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Authentic “White Tiger Express” thigh high boots made by John Ashford

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 Shoutouts to our very lovely beautiful models for an awesome job on the runway – Left to Right: Kamille, John Ashford, Jasmine, Whitney, Kelly and Love! Jewelry by: http://www.shopmgboutique.com

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Thank you to Runway the Real Way and our host Catherine Schuller for allowing me to attend this amazing event!

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Thank you to Hubert’s Lemonade for the delicious refreshments provided – they were delicious! Oh and I love your lil Winky Lemon, so cute LOL!

As you can see these Authentic by John Ashford shoes are amazing and the models really made the boots on the runway look hot together with the amazing jewelry by Material Girlz Boutique, heck this event was pure sexiness. Theres no doubt that I will always consider myself an Authentic by John Ashford fan, his designs and shows are always different as you never know what he has in store for us ladies. The element of surprise and the anticipation of what kinds of shoes or boots he will break out at a show just makes attending his shows fun and exciting.

I would like to send a special thank you to the Yotel for providing the amazing breakfast and an awesome space to hold this event, Sponsors – Stylaga, Runway the Realway and host: Catherine Schuller – thank you for your sponsorship and of course John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford!

If you haven’t attended one I highly recommend you attend one. His shoes are handmade so if you want a certain custom made shoe or boot, visit his site at www.authenticbyjohnashford.com. Send him a friendly email and order a pair today!

Happy Shopping my friends!

Photos: John Ashford

HOOTI COUTURE AND THE SILKY SIRENS SERVE UP BURLESQUE IN BROOKLYN!

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While on one of my walks window shopping through Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn, I never really realized how many amazing people you can meet by just stopping into a local shop and having a decent conversation with the shop owner. Thats what happened to me and I really wonder why it occurred this way, it was a true blessing.

One this day I met a shop owner called Alison of Hooti Couture located at 321 Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn. If you’ve never stopped in and met her yet, you gotta get there and say hello. She is a very smart, savvy, business oriented lady with an energetic, high spirited attitude which I truly love. She is beautiful! But we will leave the story about her and her store for another post. It will be amazing one for sure!

So on the day that I met Allison, I mindlessly browsed through her amazing store and had mentioned to her that I loved her merchandise. She excitedly handed me a flyer and invited me to her burlesque show. I was surprised because I had always wanted to attend one of these shows but in my neck of the woods these are far and few. I kindly thanked her and told her that I would happily attend and she stated that I would be her designated photographer for the day and we would meet and greet people at the door. Whoa, designated photographer LOL…I was in shock! How could a lady that just met me designate me a perfect stranger to take pictures of her most important event. My god, the pressure was on and I was happy to accept the invitation but was feeling the heat by the time I walked out the store!

When the day finally arrived and I saw a lot of friendly faces surrounding me. I also noted how smoothly Alison moved from guest to guest greeting and making conversations with everyone as she walked back and forth among the crowd. She was a true hostess and I truly admired her ability to make friends with everyone that walked through the door. I must admit I myself am too shy to even try to work a room like she did so flawlessly. This lady amazed me, for sure!!

In light of how the event went and how it was a huge success, I hope that these pictures below represent all that is Hooti Couture and The Silky Sirens! I’m your number one fan ladies!! You sure did represent Brooklyn really well!

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Sexy ladies and beautiful smiles!

Darlene looks like she's enjoying herself, she's all smiles!

Darlene looks like she’s enjoying herself, she’s all smiles!

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White looks like the perfect color for a day like today! Perfection!

Check out that jewelry, she sure is a sexy boss!

Check out that jewelry, she sure is a sexy boss!

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Nicole Cherry was displaying some of her jewelry for sale. I can’t lie I had my eye on a few of those pieces, they were so pretty!

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The Cherri Jewel Collection

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Rosie 151….She done outdid her sexy self, her performance was steaming up the place, Good Lord!!

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Ladies repeat after me – “Say SEXY” !!!

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Lola “Luscious” is dangerous….check out that mischievous face. Need I say more!

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These ladies are all about laughing and having fun, now I definitely got time for that!!

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Lola “Luscious” and Me – I told you all that Lola Luscious was dangerous … that face says it all!!

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Me and Sake Feva, I’m so happy to have finally met her…she’s amazing!

It was an amazing evening and I would highly recommend one of the burlesque events to all that are considering attending but have second thoughts. Its enjoyable and the performances will make you laugh. You will be in awe with all the talent and sexiness on stage. You won’t regret it. To my dear newfound friend Alison – you really did put together an amazing event, it was fabulous! Thank you so much for your trust in me and thanks to all the attendees that made me feel welcome on this day. I really appreciate it! It was so much fun, hope to attend another one soon.