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!!

We’re ready, lets go…Microphone check please!

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!

 

BEAUTY AND THE SHOES

Travel, Travel, Travel ….I love to travel – its my tranquil moment of relaxation and serenity, the time to reflect on how blessed I am to be able to do what I do and love my experiences along the way. Its also my time to put my brain on auto pilot and let myself enjoy the sights and sounds around me. Ahhh..I love my life! With that thought in mind, my dearest friend shoe designer John Ashford sent me an invitation to his third trunk show in New York City and I was so excited all week for its arrival. The day finally came and even though the weather was a little cold, the trunk show was the highlight of my day!  Knowing that the event was gonna be featuring shoes and beauty products made my braving the cold all worth it!

For those of you that have never attended one of John Ashford’s events, it is truly amazing. This time there were twice as many shoes as the last trunk show and the people that were in attendance couldn’t decide between one pair of shoes or the other! They were all beautiful and for every pair that the lovely ladies tried on there so many fabulous comments. With the shoe shopping being highly successful – we also had Skin care/beauty products to compliment the whole look. The beautiful model and owner of Sensual Beauty Zephorah Nure, was present to feature her amazing Hawaiian Sensual Collection. Her line features a variety of products with exotics scents of Gardenia and Hibiscus and essential oils to relax you after a stressful day…sounds amazing to me!

I always enjoy attending John Ashford’s events because you can learn a lot from his conversations and you can try on and purchase as many pairs of shoes as many shoes as you want in a cozy, comfortable setting. The people are always so warm and inviting, the conversations are intelligent and at times funny – you literally walk in not knowing anyone and walk out with a few friends added to your list. These events will make you wanna stay for hours and never leave but at the end of the day you can be assured that you’ve met your shoe shopping fetish and little extra!

My trip to New York City is always amazing and when I get invited to his events, I feel like a kid in a candy store! Shoes galore and my undecisiveness on which ones to choose from! On this day, I chose an awesome pair that of Mrs.Pacman wedges – check the rest of the pics of the event below …These events will happen monthly and I can’t wait to attend the next one in April!

**Note: If you are interested in attending any one of John Ashford’s Trunk Shows – please send me or John Ashford an email at: aliceincolorland15@gmail.com/johnashford1@gmail.com for more info on future events – don’t miss out**

What better than this…alittle wine, Authentic by John Ashford Shoes, and beauty esssentials, Yes!

These Marilyn Monroe Boots are just awesome!

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These are called “Glitterteria” …check out that glittery heel! So different!

I admit that I didn’t want to put these down, they’re are just stunning!

I tried these Mrs. Pacman wedges on and they somehow came home with me! I had to get them before someone else did. Im such a sucker for comfortable, sexy, shoes!

Detailed View…arent they amazing? Theyre so unique and different!

Check out these goodies… Pick one LOL!

Those thigh highs are looking fierce!

This Hawaiian Sensual Collection smell amazing….I had to get some for myself!

With lovely packaging …these products are infused with exotic floral notes and only the purest of ingredients. Trust me when I say you need to try this!

I always enjoy John Ashford’s events because you can learn a lot from his conversations and the conversations of others that attend. The people are warm and inviting, the conversations are intelligent and at times funny – you walk in not knowing anyone and walk out with a few friends added to your list. These events will make you wanna stay for hours and never leave but at the end of the day you can be assured that you’ve met your shoe shopping fetish and little extra! My trip to New York City is always amazing and when I get invited to his events, I feel like a kid in a candy store! Shoes galore and my undecisiveness on which ones to choose from! I chose an awesome pair that are pictured below – check the rest of the pics…I can’t wait to attend the next one in April!

**Note: If you are interested in attending any one of John Ashford’s Trunk Shows – please send me or John Ashford an email at: aliceincolorland15@gmail.com/johnashford1@gmail.com for more info on future events – don’t miss out**

THE JOHN ASHFORD TRUNK SHOW

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A few days ago, I struck up a conversation with a friend and the subject of my fashion experiences came up. While I reminisced about my invites to various exclusive shows I mentioned that I had been invited to a Trunk Show that would be taking place in a few days. She didn’t know what a trunk show was so I proceeded to inform her of what it was about and how fun they are. She was very excited and wanted to know when the next one would be happening. I informed her that she would personally be invited to the next show and we would go together!

Now I am assuming that most of my followers who read my blog would know the fashion terminology but for those that don’t, I will tell you what a trunk show is and no it isn’t a show that sells or shows off trunks for you to buy LOL. Heres the definition of trunk show: a sales event for showing merchandise to staff and select customers. That, my readers was exactly what it was and more…

 Last week, Shoe designer John Ashford called me with some amazing news – he was having his private trunk show event in Clinton Hills Brooklyn, Ny and I had first dibs as blogger/photographer for that day! You can imagine how excited I was and I didn’t hesitate to accept his invitation. My excitement for the rest of the week till then as you can imagine was through the roof. Being a fashion blogger does have its perks and I’m so glad I could experience it and share this with my readers! Take peek at the pictures from the Authentic by John Ashford’s private trunk show sponsored by Barefoot Wines! Oh and I purchased a few pairs of amazing shoes of course!

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Check out these beauties (Anubis shoes) modeled by a happy customer

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These looked fabulous on her too!

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Gold Beauties…Im in love with these amazing pair of showstoppers!

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Check these “Pick Up The Pieces” platforms – so different and unique!

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Killer boots and they’re in one of my favorite colors too!

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“Gothonia” boots

These Gothonia’s are incredible!

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Shoe Designer John Ashford providing special shoe fitting services for those Gothonia’s ..its all in the little details!

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“Power Bubbles”

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“Paisley Parktime” booties, aren’t these amazing!

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Different sizes, different styles – there was definitely something here for the die hard shoe devotee!

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Crablegs were provided for us hungry shoppers

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These tasted so good paired with the wine that was provided

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Once again …Thank you to Barefoot Wines for sponsoring our event, wine was amazing! If you’ve never attended a trunk show you’re missing out on an awesome event. food, shoes and awesome people – what’s better than that? The next trunk show will be in the beginning of January 2017 email me at: Aliceincolorland15@gmail if you’d like more info on the next upcoming event.

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

WHAT’S UP IN MENSWEAR!

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When I think of shoes my mind tends to gravitate towards women’s shoes. Not sure why that happens but its time for me to give some of the guys that are reading or browsing my blog some inspiration to put their shoes to good fashion use.

The ladies have it golden when it comes to shoes because there are after all, millions of possibilities such as styles, heel height, material, colors, and designers we could ever think of.  It almost seems like the shoes business is specifically made for us females – sorry fella’s, I sympathize with your dilemma. But don’t fret, I’m here to bring you a few shoe designs and a full outfit design to give you ideas on how to dress those shoes you’ve been wanting to buy or use and have never quite figured out how to dress it accordingly.

Fella’s this post is for you, enjoy…Love Alice!!

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If you have sneakers in your closet, break those out! This is proof that you can wear a sport jacket with sneakers and jeans!

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Here’s proof that you can wear shoes without socks….no shame in that game!

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This guy has the right idea. Wear a suit and tie but do wear that long jacket to accentuate your shoe game…Fab!!

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This guy above is wearing light colors with tassel loafers and of course no socks…see what did I tell ya? Socks are sometimes not a requirement in the men’s department.

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Of course, wearing a full Clements and Church suit and tie, London Sock Company socks with a Bera Bera tie and Tassel Loafers does wonders for you also.

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Love these double monk strap shoes!!

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Last but not least, you can wear a vest over a polo with sockless shoes or you can roll up your pants at the bottom making a minimal cuff with a sport jacket to finally get the look you’ve been seeing in many men’s magazines. It’s all up to you – own it and feel as cool and comfortable wearing your look! I hope I’ve inspired you to look in your closet and break out the wardrobe you’ve been longing to show off –

Till next time..

[AIC]

 

DESIGNERS SPOTLIGHT: ANGEL SANCHEZ

Developing an appreciation for fashion at an early age, Angel Sanchez was surrounded by the reminders of the fashion industry in his mothers atelier. He practiced and studied architecture for many years but soon realized that fashion was his calling. Sanchez started his own fashion house rising to fame quickly in Latin America. Soon afterwards, his fashion house and company established roots in New York City.

Today he is well known for his bridal and evening wear collections that include a touch of drama with every piece. His amazing designs are also considered contemporary, architectural, and amazingly feminine. Let’s take a look at a few, shall we…

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As you can see designer Angel Sanchez is all about color, different designs, and sophistication! You can clearly see hints of architecture in his collections which is truly amazing. You get the best of both worlds with Sanchez which is okay in my book. Can’t wait to see what designs he has for us in the future. This man is truly amazing and I appreciate his abilities to make us all look at his designs and want to try them all on. I know I would – what about you?

DO YOU HAVE THE BLUES?

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BLUE is a staple color in the rainbow of our lives. Almost all of us have something in this beautiful color in our closets. Whether it be a hat, shoes, shirt, pants, gloves or even a scarf we all adore the color blue in one way, shape, or form. Its one of the most important colors of the rainbow so I decided to start posting about colors on this blog but I’m doing it in picture form…Join me and check out my visual happiness in fashion related color form! Hope this BLUES you away….

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Our beautiful BLUE moon

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The BLUE man group, seeing these guys perform is on my to do list!

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Flowers in BLUE

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BLUE on BLUE

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BLUE stairs to nowhere

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BLUE M&M’s ..Yummm!

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Oceans BLUE

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The majestic BLUE jay

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Eyes BLUE, the windows to your soul

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BLUE suede shoes

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BLUE clock in a BLUE colored room

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Makeup shades in BLUE

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 and finally….Bathrooms in beautiful BLUE

So there it is ..hope I have solved your obsession for all things true blue and then some. Wondering what color will be next on my mind..you’ll have to tune in later this week to see…Love, Light, and Peace to you all!

BALMAIN X H&M LOOKBOOK…YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS!

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Its about time…I heard about this collection via close friends of mine who were gawking over it online and I thought …no way is Balmain the brand of chicness collaborating with H&M. I mean come on how unusual is that right?

Well its becoming the norm in the fashion scene. Big designers are now hooking up with corporate brands in order to cater to the younger fashionistas who normally wouldn’t shop in the major designer stores. I don’t know if this would be great for fashion lovers everywhere but I will take it and strut down my chic runway happily.

The name Balmain speaks so much to me. Its classy, sexy, chic and its one brand that will never get old with time. I think Balmain is starting to come of age with the new generations of future fashionistas. Now they can wear a piece of the Balmain collection.

The collection itself is embellished with silk, embroidery, and even beading. This collection looks very sexy and chic to me so let me show you what Balmain has designed for us fashionistas. Hope you like it!

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These colors are so beautiful together

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The jacket to die for …sequins, sequins and more sequins!

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I want this dress ..its stunning!

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This is a dream..what wouldn’t I do for this look. I mean, how chic is this?

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The pants go very well with these jackets…I want it! Look at those shoes and that sexy clutch!

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Yes…love it!

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Red is always a fabulous color and it makes these outfits just call to you! Notice the beautiful red clutch on the model (right) and the sexy handle that accentuates the sexy red color!

There you have it, Balmain x H&M are really tugging at our heart strings with this collection. With that said, who’s getting at least one piece from this collection? Let me know, I would love to see your pics!

Happy Shopping my friends!

LOVE IT OR HATE IT – PINK HAS ARRIVED AGAIN AND ITS HERE TO STAY!

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I can’t deny that the color pink is one of my favorite colors. There are so many variations of it that you are bound to find a color that will lure you in. I love all shades of pink but it has to look right whether its in fashion, makeup or hair color. If its not the right shade or the items don’t look right in this color …I pass!

Years ago, this color was considered a highly feminine color due to its association with girls in general. Pink is a cool, calm, vibrant and at times a sexy color depending on how its presented and also how your eyes visualize it. In some people this color evokes emotions of happiness, calmness, serenity and even promotes senses of peace and tranquility. Its a happy, sexy, trendy color that if played out right screams “buy me, please!” Today its saturated the market so much that its everywhere, even men and boys are wearing pink..I’ll get to that in a few!

 I love the color pink but its got to be presented in a way that would make me want to touch, buy, and wear it. If it looks horrid to me I will never even think to take a second look at it. As for men, a man that braves wearing pink to me is sexy. I’ve seen it on male models and boy do they look amazing in this color. I guess its obvious that for me pink is the go-to color  but for others it may be the most repulsive, silly, feminine color they have ever laid their eyes on. I don’t blame you ..to each his own. Its not a color thats for everyone and I highly respect that!

Lets look at a few ways that the color pink is represented in general from the pale pink for men and the bright pink hues for women. I’ll let you be the judge and see if its your most or least favorite color thus far! Check out the pics below…

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For those that are sunglass collectors, these pink shades are really cool. Would look amazing with any outfit

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I’m a huge makeup lover but its not my favorite color in this area. Most colors or shades of pink do not look great on me – I have a few that look amazing but I wish I could wear them in all shades and variations. I tend to pass on some pink shades of makeup because they make my face look washed out. Kudos to you if you can pull it off

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This dress and the shoes are my perfect pink color….not too keen on the hair though

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Roses and Tulle

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I’ve always wanted a coat like this one…

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Mens pink socks…I think this is really cute and fun

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The pink sport jacket…he looks really sexy in it too

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Blush pink watch…telling time in this color can also be awesome

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Pharrelle isn’t afraid to wear pink…its even on his watch! Thats hot

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Would you as a male dare to wear?

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Amazing what a little pop of color can do, huh?

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Can you relate to this?

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I love scarves, this ones beautiful

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Even Paris Hilton is all about her pink..

So there you have it …You can now decide if Pink will be incorporated into your wardrobe or lifestyle. If not its okay I will be posting more lovely colors of the rainbow soon. I love color so this will be the first in a series of colors to follow.

As for me, I will keep lovin my pink. To me its one of the most beautiful colors ever created and it calls to me always. So please continue to visit so you won’t miss the next episode in the color series.

Till next time …happy shopping my friends!

AUTHENTIC BY JOHN ASHFORD AND KARO SWIMWEAR – WALKING ON WATER HAS NEVER LOOKED SO SEXY!

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This weekend has been amazing! I attended two fashion shows though the city that never sleeps was a literal icebox…..I mean it felt like someone really pissed mother nature off. Even though it was frigid that didn’t stop me from getting to anything fashion related.

Despite today’s weather I attended Authentic by John Ashford and Karo’s Swimwear Summer Collection. Karo’s swimwear line consists of chic bathing suits and jeweled monokinis with delicate embellishments that are the epitome of today’s modern woman. John Ashford brings you unique shoe designs that make woman beautiful and feel sexy with every step taken in his shoes. This show was truly amazing and if you weren’t there, you definitely missed out on an great, sexy, show! It was frigid outside but these models were holding their own with so much sexiness in the building. But let me not spoil the details for you, check out the sexy models in the pictures below!

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Sexy Shoes and Beautiful Swimwear – what more can a girl really ask for?

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Beautiful Authentic by John Ashford Shoes and Swimsuits by Karo Swimwear….I love it!

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These models were amazing! They really made me want to step out in heels and swimwear this summer!

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Check out that swimwear and those shoes again!

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A few of the Authentic by John Ashford Collection…I want those pink and black ones and the ones with the orange laces please! Scrap that I want them all LOL!!

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More shoes, I seriously want all of these…so chic and fashionably sexy!

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John Ashford and designer Kasia of Karo Swimwear thanking the guests for attending the poolside presentation

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Thank you, Blondie”s Divine Desserts for the delicious cupcakes!

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Grand Finale with designer Kasia of Karo Swimwear with the models! What an amazing presentation!

I would also like to take mention some truly important people that truly made this event a successful show: Jack Daniels, Natural Style by Fubu, Huberts Lemonade, and Blondie’s Divine Desserts…thank you all so much but special thanks to John Ashford for the invitation – it was truly amazing !!