AYCE INTERNATIONAL PRESENTS JOHNNY PLATINUM’S MIXTAPE RELEASE EVENT!

Today I’m veering away from fashion for a bit and instead I’m going to write about some awesome music which I rarely do write about! This music really does merit a special space on my blog especially since its amazing and I really enjoy it.

This past weekend I got an invite from my amazing friend DJ AyCE International to the VIP rooftop Johnny Platinum Plus Mixtape Volume 15 Hot Sauce release event in Brooklyn, New York. Wow… thats alot to say in one sentence LOL but trust me it was well worth the trip and my wordiness.

This VIP rooftop event felt like the right ambience and the visuals I captured on my camera from up there were so amazing I couldn’t believe I was actually there taking it all in. There was also a small fashion show from my favorite designer John Ashford featuring his amazing models who rocked his shoes and made me want to buy every pair. My day went from fabulous to amazing when I saw Johnny Platinum Plus make an appearance and boy was he just as amazing in person. If you haven’t heard of him you have to look him up (Insta:Johnnyplatinumplus) he’s energetic and loves the ladies but his passion is truly in his music. His mixtapes are hot (like hot sauce) and really awesome to listen to. He has two different mixtapes out right now – a Hip Hop version and a Latin version for those that love Reggaeton and latin music. There was also food, drinks and lots of meaningful, intelligent conversation. Okay, I won’t spoil it for you and you can check it out for yourself as the pictures speak for themselves….

Isn’t this view amazing…them clouds though!!

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Turntables and Red Stripe Lager Beer, perfect combination

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DJ AyCE International took over the turntables for a bit – he was killing it!

If you need a change in music choice and your a huge hip hop fan – you gotta listen to the Johnny Platinum Plus Hip Hop Hot Sauce Mixtape …its AliceInColorland approved and its really “HOT”! Not a fan of Hip Hop – no problem, read on…

Johnny Platinum Plus also has a Hot Sauce Latin Mixtape for you! This one is amazing also, I was just listening to it in my car and I wanted to pull over and dance. Its a great mix of Reggaeton, Salsa, and a few Spanish classics that some of us Latin music lovers can relate to. Its perfectly mixed so you’ll be shocked at how great it sounds!

There beer was chilled beer for the beer lovers in attendance…doesnt that look refreshing? Trust me there was a lot more than what you see here!

There was also chicken and “Hot Sauce” which was a was a hit… it was really freakin good! Check out the Lvovpoland Vodka in the background!

Music, Beer, friends, and food…what more could you ask for!

Dj AyCE International and DJ Ty One in the house..they were enjoying themselves!

Oh and can’t forget about John Ashford’s Spring Fashion featuring his amazing, hot, sexy shoes! Here’s the beautiful model Zephora rocking these lovely see through boots out!

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These strappy thigh high boots rocked the house….Fire!!!

The models were making things hot up on this rooftop… those shoes though!

It was hard to pick a favorite out of all these beautiful designs!

Finally!! I was so excited to finally see Johnny Platinum Plus in person and put a face to the name (well almost LOL). Here he is posing with mixtape cover model Khaliseecakes…this made my day!

Johnny Platinum Plus charming the ladies, he’s amazing…you need to look him up today!

I was sad my time in New York City was nearing to an end but I’m happy to have been invited to this event. I got to spend time with DJ AyCE International and John Ashford at this event – I’m stoked I got a two for one LOL. I also got to listen to Johnny Platinums mixtape on a rooftop on the most beautifulest day and enjoy the scenery too. What more could I ask for? Trust me, this to me was priceless and I could never imagine that I would ever have such an awesome experience in Brooklyn, Ny… trust me these people know how to party LOL.

If your interested in any of Johnny Platinum Plus’ Mixtapes or future events please email me at Aliceincolorland15@gmail.com for more info!

Johnny Platinum Plus will be in the following cities: Washington, DC/Dallas, Texas/Atlanta, Georgia….Hit me up for more info!

 

BLOGGERS BREAK: FASHION WEEK CRAZINESS


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It’s here once again – Fashion Week and although I couldn’t attend every single show (I so wish I could) I had the opportunity to attend one amazing hell of a showstopper featuring Authentic by John Ashford Shoes.

Held in an impressive ballroom his show featured sexy models wearing his amazing shoe designs on a beautiful mosaic runway.  It also featured one of the youngest of the John Ashford models who in my opinion was just as professional or even more so as the veteran models walking the show. The atmosphere felt electric with energy as his beautiful models walked the runway and showed the audience what the Authentic shoe line was all about. It was an amazing show and the way that it was coordinated and its finale just rocked the crowds socks off.

 If you haven’t seen or heard of John Ashford (seriously where have you been – www.authenticbyjohnashford.com..visit his site now), you’re missing out on the best shoes and shoe designs ever. Check out the pics below for my experience at this event!

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This is what I love about John Ashford’s shoes, they’re colorful, beautiful, sexy, and unique…now that to me is hot! but wait there’s more…

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Beautiful color combinations and attention to details

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He also designs mens shoes, guys – these look really comfy and stylish hit him up for more info!


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Here’s another pair of awesome mens shoes..love the color combo on them!

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These heels can go with every outfit in anyones closet and the print is so pretty!

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This model rocked these heels, they’re one of my favorites in this collection!

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Closer look…check out those spikes, too sexy!

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Gold…who doesn’t like gold and they’re thigh highs, What!! These were made for a queen and they’re truly my definition of show stoppers!

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More thigh highs..of course, it wouldn’t be a John Ashford fashion show without at least a few of these amazing heels on hand!

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For those Grecian Goddesses who dare to be fierce…work it girl!

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Oh Yes..more sexiness!

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For those ladies that love that green color, I think these will appeal to you!

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and finally, these were the highlight of the show. There were many in the crowd that all gawked at the sight of these showstoppers. It really made many look twice and the audience went photo crazy as the model strutted the runway in these gold heels made for many sexy goddesses!

This fashion show was definitely one of John Ashford’s best of the best. Thank you John for inviting me and letting me experience the craziness (which I love) and the atmosphere of Fashion Week. Your shoes always continue to shock me every year with all the creativity and lovely designs you present to the fashion lovers everywhere.

Thank you to all the sponsors who helped make this event possible: Huberts Lemonade, Paula’s Pretzels, Smart Models, Maleku Jewelry, Fashion Frenzy Atl., High Fashion Music & Models, and Fashion Sizzle.

Till the next one…

 AlC

MODEL CRUSH: CHARLEE FRASER

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Me being the fashionista that is all about fashion, style, and anything remotely related to such, I am obsessed with models and their careers. You could say sincerely that I have “Model Crush” LOL but seriously what person that loves fashion doesn’t. You gotta either love them, envy them, or follow their careers.

We have all seen endless model images all over magazine pages and social media. I seriously believe models always blaze trails wherever they stand. From Alek Wek, Heidi Klum, Cindy Crawford, and Linda Evangelista just to name a few, these beautiful ladies have made their mark in the modeling industry. They have laid the foundation for future models and have left them a few pages in the book on how to be successful in this demanding industry. Yes its grueling but if it weren’t for some of these ladies, we wouldn’t have the beauties that are popping up in various social media outlets, magazines and elsewhere. Agreed? Yes?

Today I would love to introduce you to one phenomenal model and she’s a true bombshell. Her name is Charlee Fraser and she’s worked with several high end Australian photographers.  She’s from New South Wales and she’s is making true waves in the modeling industry by appearing in several campaigns, editorial shoots, and runway shows. She is also from the indigenous Awabakal people of New South Wales. How cool is that? She’s very photogenic and its obvious that the camera loves her in every way possible. She is signed to Ford New York and Premier in London. We should be seeing more of this Australian beauty all over social media, runways, and magazines. Let’s check out her pics and really envy this beauty, shall we?

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Speechless..this picture speaks to me!

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She really does look amazing from every angle!

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Seriously? Is she stunning or what?

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She is fierce – this image has so many levels to it!

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Even in Black and White she rocks the images, Ughhhh I’m so jealous LOL!

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She’s on fire…Girl, you are rocking it!

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Her eyes look into your soul, can you feel her passion?

These pictures definitely take me back to a time when at 15 years old and I wanted to be a model. At 5 feet tall and 100 pounds I was told I was too short therefore I quickly deferred my love of modeling for photography, reading about fashion and blogging about it. Since then, I have not felt discouraged but it has empowered me to find a different outlet to express my love of fashion. I now read as many fashion magazines, blogs, and keep up with my social media accounts as much as I can. Some may say its excessive but I beg to differ. The more you keep up with whats going on in the fashion industry the more you learn and apply that toward your ultimate goal of success. Besides fashion is always evolving its never consistent and still therefore my career needs to be evolving as well.

Hope you liked this featured model and look out for more of her work online and in magazines. Check out her instagram here: @Charleefraser – Tumblr: Charleefraser.tumbler.com

Stay fabulous my friends!!!

DESIGNERS SPOTLIGHT: KATIE ERMILIO

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Today on designers spotlight I would love to feature NYC based designer Katie Ermilio. If you haven’t heard of her – pay close attention – class is in session! This amazing young lady is the granddaughter of Grace Kelly’s personal clothier and you can tell that some of that talent is evident in her designs – how awesome is that! Ugh…I am so jealous but in a giddy way, LOL. Even though she is talented and amazing her accomplishments as a fashion designer are not all due to her family member rubbing elbows with the monarchy. She also worked beside her father in his bespoke menswear shop at a young age and its truly evident in her amazing designs with soft draping and impeccable tailoring. She has also achieved quite a bit on her own, go Katie! In 2013, Forbes named her one of the magazines 30 under 30 of art and design. She has also been featured in several publications like Elle and Vanity Fair just to name a few of her accomplishments. A few celebrities that have worn her designs are Katie Perry, Taylor Swift, and Michelle Williams.

Check out the pics below of her beautifully tailored 2015 ready to wear designs…I love her designs but let me know what you think anyway?

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I love this seafoam color and those shoes are amazing!

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What a beautiful skirt, so long and flowy my favorite!

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Love the design and fabric on this dress!

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Beautiful Silhouette – fave number 3!

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Theres no better way to represent summer in all its glory…Chic indeed!

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Such a unique dress, I love it!

After seeing all of her amazing designs I am truly putting Katie Ermilio on my Style Watch list. She really understands that women want to be classy, sexy, and well put together. Her tailoring is impeccable and flawless but most of all, her designs just want to make you want to shop and invest in at least one piece (if you can afford) in her collection. I myself need to have at least a few pieces in my collection and I really don’t care if I break the bank doing it. To me its well worth it – I love fashion and frankly fashion loves me too. Happy Shopping my friends…till the next post!

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

DESIGNERS SPOTLIGHT: JULIA KALMANOVICH

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Today on designers spotlight, I would like you to meet Russian designer Julia Kalmanovich. Based out of Moscow and New York City, her brand, Kalmanovich is a fascinating, sexy, brand to keep your eye on for the ultimate jaw dropping fashion experience. With soft flowy materials and tailored draped fabrics centered around the modern woman – Kalmanovich is a brand for those women who love clothing that make a bold statement all while enhancing the modern womanly silhouette.

Designer Julia Kalmanovich was inspired by her mothers sense of fashion and style. Her fascination with dramatic style was encouraged at home and upon graduating in the area of finance, Julia’s first love emerged which was her love of elaborate dress making. She was mentored by designer Slava Zaitsev, patriarch of Russian fashion who encourage her to stick to what she loved most in fashion – Russian street style. This form of fashion has been a major inspiration of what is now her current collection as of today.

Launching her first collection in 2006 and having opened her own couture studio, Julia Kalmanovich has been popularly recognized and also functions as a well known independent fashion house. Check out her amazing designs below…

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Loving the black and white stripes, fabulous!

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As you can see her designs are just gorgeous!

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Love that jacket, this ensemble is just chic!

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This dress is amazing!

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I’m in love with this whole ensemble!

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This is adorable, don’t you agree?

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I don’t usually like florals but this is just beautiful!

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Love the mix of fabrics in this ensemble, it just goes very well together!

Kalmanovich is one label that you truly have to look out for from on. From the chicness of the clothing to the patterns that are on them, everything about it is just fascinating. I am sure gonna be keeping tabs on what beautiful and sexy must haves come out of this lovely fashion house. As you can tell its well worth waiting for! Which one of these items are your favorites?

Happy Shopping my lovelies!

Credits: Kalmanovich.net

JAY GODFREY’S SS2015 SPRING COLLECTION PRESENTATION… SO CHIC AND AMAZING!

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 Today I am in New York City and fashion week is in full swing, I’m loving it because you can feel it in the air (well at least I did LOL) . Today I attended J. Godfrey’s SS2015 Presentation and boy was it amazing. It wasn’t like a traditional runway show like I thought it would be but to me it was even better. The models wore his designs and were all on a rectangular platform and we got to take as many photos as we wanted to. I really loved this presentation as it let you take a good look at the models and the amazing designs that J. Godfrey put forth for Spring. Every little detail was worth looking at – from the shoes to the accessories and hair, it was all amazing. I loved the way this event was all put together, from the friendly staff, to the beautiful models, to the music which felt so eclectic and fun. I really really enjoyed the music it was different and I love different. But most of all his creative designs were amazing. Check out the pictures below and see how beautiful and chic J. Godfrey’s designs really are. They truly are made for that classy, modern woman who knows what she wants to wear and she wears it well. Let me know what you think…

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Love this ensemble

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That print and the dress just rocks, love, love, love!

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Now this model looks stunning in this zig zag print!

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She looking absolutely Tres Chic!

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I love her makeup, so soft and beautiful!

I had an awesome time at this show and the concept was really amazing. The music was fun and the models makeup was looking absolutely stunning. Words could not describe the ambience and the vibe I was getting from just being there and experiencing the whole event. Thank you J. Godfrey for the invite and hope to attend more of you amazing fashion events in the future!

Happy Shopping Everyone!

STEVEN BAGLEY: A PHOTOGRAPHER AND HIS BEAUTIFUL VISION

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I have mentioned in some of my blog posts that I am appreciative of the people that I meet in this new chapter of my life. I feel so excited and am so eager to learn from every experience along the way. While attending a photoshoot in New York City, I had been introduced to a phenomenal photographer named Steven Bagley. I didn’t know who he was until I was told that he has photographed major models and celebrities, now I was intrigued. The rich and famous fly him all over the world to be photographed and his work does not lie, he also specializing in photographing the most beautiful women using natural light and his surroundings.  He has also won Model Mayhem’s Photographer of the year, now thats a huge accomplishment, congrats to you Steven – well deserved. I have seen his amazing photos and they are truly works of beauty and art. Heck, I even want to purchase one of his photos so that I can frame it and hang it in my bedroom, thats how amazing his work is. He has a vision and he produces the most amazing photographs I have ever laid my eyes upon.

Who is this phenomenal photographer? Steven Bagley was born in Philadephia in a family of photography lovers. He left home at the age of 19 to travel and in Rome he studied to become a film editor and worked as an assistant film editor for NDR in Hamburg and Radio Bremen in Germany. He currently lives in New York City where he works from his midtown Manhattan studio. He also has access to his rooftop so that means amazingly beautiful Manhattan backdrops with beautiful models. Check out the pictures below, these do no lie!

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(Above) Model:Apryl Thornton – She’s beautiful! 

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Model: Laree Starke – Beautiful face! 

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Model: KariJo Goodwin – Sexy!! 

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Model: Jennifer Lynn – She has the body and the looks, stunning! 

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Model: Karim Kamala Agstam – I had the privilege of seeing her photoshoot she’s just as beautiful in person! 

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Model: Nihan Arpacayir – This is one of my favorite photos! 

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Model: Noella Diaz – I love this lady, she has a unique look to her! 

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Model: Ermina Mila – Amazing! 

Hair and Makeup Artist: Emina Mila

Model: Veronica LaVery – I love black and white photography, I find it so beautiful! 

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Model: Elmira Minnakhmetova – Stunning! 

Hair Makeup: Vjolica Broca

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Model: KariJo Goodwin – Check out this rooftop pic and her face, Lord! 

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Miss New Jersey: Jennifer Lynn – She has a pretty smile! 

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Model: Jennifer Lynn – Those eyes! 

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Model: Heidi Fahrenbach – This pic is amazing! 

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Model: Keely Bellamy – Those eyes are mesmerizing! 

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Beautiful, just beautiful!

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Model: Veronica LaVery – She has a unique look! 

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This black and white photo is amazing, great job Steven! 

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Steven Bagley, an amazing, talented photographer!

Now what do you think of his work! Amazing right? This man is so talented and he is such a professional at what he does that even the models at a photoshoot that I was invited to were feeling so comfortable in their environment. Now that should tell you what kind of person he is. He is always smiling, is very polite, and accommodating. So if your ever in NYC and want to do a photoshoot with him for whatever occasion it may be, get ahold of him. I recommend him for all your photo needs and from the looks of his work its so worth it! Check out the links below for more info on his work and how to contact him…

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/steven.bagley.33

Instagram:http://www.instagram.com/STEVEN_BAGLEY007

ModelMayhem:http://www.modelmayhem.com/833982

Twitter:https://twitter.com/nycstefano