GOODBYE SUMMER..

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Summers on its last leg and its obvious that the warm sun and lovely humidity is on its way out. While most of us are dreading winter rearing its ugly head at us and others are anticipating it, I’m over here thinking about all the lovely foliage and amazing photo ops that I will be capturing in the next few months. With this in mind, lets celebrate one of the lovely fall colors: Orange!

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Rock On – What a beauty!

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These look so clean and refined!

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I know you probably don’t want to think about it but yup everything pumpkin is all in!

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Don’t forget to pull out that Orange Lipstick that you forgot you had!

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Love this eye catcher!

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Bright orange flowers are just amazing!

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Quotes that call to your reality!

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Orange Kitty Kat! Actually its my favorite breed of cat, Maine Coon!

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Orange Soda…Yummm!

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Jelly Bellies

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This dress is beautiful!

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Orange shoes on the most important day of your life, now thats different!

As you can see orange is an amazing, bright, fun color and it highly represents a most loved or a most hated season of the year! For me, I love it because of the trees changing and the amazing sunsets but I hate it because it symbolizes that my beloved summer season is almost ending. I have the best of both worlds over here so I might as well embrace it, right?

Is this color one of your favorites? Could it be one of your favorites?

Orange you glad you stopped by….

Till the next post ~ Alice

 

 

 

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BEAUTY AND THE STREETS

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There is no doubt that traveling can be a great source of inspiration especially fashion related inspo. So when I decided to head to NYC for some much needed brainstorming I knew exactly who I needed to link up with to get it, my amazing friend John Ashford of Authentic by John Ashford! Every time I link up with him I just know I’m going to have an epic time! Getting together with John is always interesting because first he’s an amazing photographer and shoe designer and when he does outdoor photoshoots (which I love) its always interesting the way passers by react to the process of it all. So when I attended an outdoor shoot I was so excited because after all, it is a John Ashford Photoshoot and this was the refreshing inspiration I needed.

This particular photoshoot was situated in the Bronx and the location had an amazing art mural that you’ll see in the pics below….Beauty and the streets was definitely Caliente especially with Gabriella Rosado CEO/Designer Talent Coordinator of Break Bread Fashions providing the clothes featured in this post and Model Stephanie turning heads literally stopping traffic! Way to go ladies…you rocked it!

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Making sure that pose is just right!

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It’s all in the details! Dress: by Gabriella Rosado of Break Bread Clothing – Shoes: Authentic by John Ashford

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 Stephanie is such a natural beauty, you go girl!

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Looking Amazing in a designer dress by Gabriella Rosado!

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Check out those heels…fabulous! These are Authentic “Slay Village” boots made by John himself!

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I wonder whats on her mind, LOL!

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She’s looking really hot…you killed it Steph! Dress: Break Bread Fashion

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 Gabriella (CEO and Designer Talent co-ordinator) of Break Bread Fashion wearing her own designer clothing line paired with John Ashford shoes! Awesome!

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Gotta get that pose just right!

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The beauty of street photography…Gabriella Ceo of Break Bread Fashion is looking amazing in her designer clothing!

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John, getting that perfect shot…amazing!

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Those are some badass shoes!

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CEO’s never looked so good …She’s so pretty and she killed it!

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Gotta have some fun in between shots! Look at that smile on Gabriella, isn’t it beautiful?

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This shot is amazing, check out the shoes and dress!

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Oh my, that pose!!

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Yes, yes, yes!

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Check out these beauties!

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These two beautiful ladies did an amazing job, Congrats girls – can’t wait to see the final results!

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Oops, almost forgot this dope backdrop for the shoot..its really cool!

When you see models in magazines and on billboards, you tend to think that they have the easiest job in the world…just pose, always have a smile or a provocative look and be pretty but in all fairness its one of the hardest jobs in the world. These beautiful ladies made it seem easy even though we had to contend with the heat, traffic, and curious people with full blown cellphones out which can be a photographers nightmare. But these ladies killed this shoot and John Ashford was amazing at getting that pose just the right way and made the shoot look effortless and fun. This is why I love outdoor photoshoots, I learn from one of the best in the industry, I take all that inspiration and turn it into beautiful lifelong memories that teach me what fashion and style is all about! These moments are true learning moments and as a photographer myself I appreciate every second that I am in the same room or space with John Ashford!

For more info on John Ashford Shoes please visit www.authenticbyJohnashford.com or visit his instagram at: JohnAshfordShoes

For more info on the clothing used in this post please contact CEO/Designer Talent Coordinator Gabriella Rosado at Ceo.BreakBreadFashion@gmail.com. Also visit her site on Instagram at BreakBreadFashions

Thank you John…. I appreciate everything about you!

 

 

 

EXPLORE YOUR SENSUALITY HAWAIIAN STYLE!

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Is skincare important to you? Do you pamper your skin the way you should?  Is your skincare regimen up to par? If you answered maybe or absolutely not to these questions, I may have the perfect solution for you.

I have sensitive skin and I learned the hard way that I cannot put anything that hits the market on my face without researching it vigorously. I tend break out in bumps and blotches that almost look like hives. When I carelessly apply products the allergic reactions to the by products in certain beauty items is instant. I also found out that I cannot use products that contain Alpha Hydroxy or Retinol. These ingredients can almost burn my skin to the point that I need to wash them off as soon as possible. So that changed the whole beauty game for me since I needed to search for skincare that would cater to my sensitivity! I only use a handful of items that are safe for me and it sucks to be limited to those few. But I believe I was at the right place at the right time and I have found my holy grail in body and skincare…Let me share what works for me!

Let me introduce you to Sensual Beauty and boy is this gonna change the way you take care of your face and body.

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Miss Zephorah Nure – Orangina heels and Photo by Authentic By John Ashford

Let me introduce you to the beautiful owner of Sensual Beauty. Her name is Miss Zephorah Nure and this beautiful lady is also known for her famous legs! Hmmmm? I wonder why -Vava Voom LOL!

Did you lose your train of thought? Yeah I’m sure you did so let’s focus on this skincare  then come back to check out the pic of Miss Nure laterz. Okay so as I was saying, these Hawaiian Spa Bath & Beauty products are the bomb.com and I really cannot lie about it. Lets look at each of these products as a whole and individually shall we?

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There are many products to this Hawaiian Spa Bath and Beauty Line but I decided to purchase a set for myself. I believe they may be purchased individually but I suggest purchasing a whole package as they all seem to compliment each other in one way or another.

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I’m in love with this Mint Mud Masque!!!

Let’s start with my favorite product from the line – The Mint Mud Masque.  Before I discovered this masque I was using various products that were safe for sensitive skin but they weren’t my holy grail. This heavenly product came along and wow am I so excited with my results that I’ve almost ditched my other products. I use it two to three times a week as recommended and its made such a difference in the appearance of my skin. Before I had some pimples on my jawline and I’m highly allergic to Alpha Hydroxy and Retinol products and ever since I’ve been using this masque faithfully, my pimples have disappeared and my face is so much smoother and softer. All you do is apply some of this product on and wait for it to slightly dry and rinse or wipe off, thats it! That to me is fabulous and it smells like fresh mint just picked out of your garden. Gotta love it!

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Next is the Gorgeous Gardenia Sea Minerals Hydra-Silk Renewing Lotion and this is also a gem in this product line. Its smells just like if you’re in a field of soft gardenia’s. So imagine putting this on your face and experiencing it for yourself. It smells yummy and I apply this after using my mint masque and my skin feels so soft and smooth and I’m ready for my day or night whichever one I prefer to use it for. Just apply and enjoy the way it makes you feel!

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But wait …there’s more and here’s another gem to this line. The Sensual Sugar Scrub but this isn’t just any ordinary sugar scrub it has natural shea butter and honey. So when you smooth this on your skin it feels buttery soft and (please don’t do this LOL) its good enough to almost eat. You put it on your body, massage for a few minutes and it melts instantly making your application a pleasantly soft experience. This is a great product for your body but its also good for a before or after bikini wax soother. Note* Even though it says sugar scrub and it smells fabulous, do not apply this to the face area – only use on your body!

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Okay, now I introduce to you the ultimate me time incentive. You have to admit that we all need that amazing quiet me time – I know I do and this is where I highly appreciate this product line. In the above picture I share with you the Gorgeous Gardenia Luxury Bubble Bath. Just turn the water on and pour little of this in there and Voila your ready for your ultimate take away relaxation moment. Get in and soak for as long as you like, when you’re done you will truly smell and feel the difference on your skin. If you love the smell of Gardenia and soft, silky, skin then you need this in your life!

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Okay so there are a number of products in the Sensual Beauty line as you can see and  they can really make you feel sensuous and sexy. But here I give you another item that I simply LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Okay I have discovered that this Heavenly Hibiscus Silky Body Oil is an essential part of this beauty line. Why? Because this oil in my opinion completes the product line – its truly a must have! I love to use this oil after I wash my face at night, I just pour alittle on the palm of my hands and apply to my face and the next morning my face feels rejuvenated. You can also use this for your body especially your legs. Ladies, it’s summer and if you want those silky, soft, amazing looking legs – this is your go to product. You need this in your life! We all need this in our lives LOL!

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Finally there’s one last product I want you to check out and thats the Pleasure Potion Tea! This tea is made with natural herbs and from what I’ve heard its an amazing relaxation drink. I can’t wait to try it myself – lord knows I need that! Check out the beautiful packaging and the can the product comes in…so pretty! If you’re not into all the spa products then at least try that pleasure potion tea – I’m sure once you try the tea the rest of the line will be of your interest!

Oh and I totally forgot to mention that this line was created with sensuality in mind so don’t be afraid to explore the sensuous side if these products with your significant other! Oh and Mothers day is coming up soon, doesn’t she deserve a day of spa treatment?

Hint, Hint: That sensuous oil sure does spark curiosity and the lovers imagination – okay, moving on….place your order today I highly recommend this for all the ladies that love  100 percent natural products in their body and skincare!

Order your products here: Sensual Beauty

Email – Zephorah Nure: Aloha@sensualbeauty.boutique for more product info and questions you may have!

“COMPLETELY BARE,” DOWN THERE?

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Yes, there’s a reason for this season and thats for you to go “COMPLETELY BARE” – you know where! No, I’m not talking about landing strips or Brazilians…as much as you’d prolly like to hear about that if you you were a guy. I’m referring to getting rid of that unsightly winter coat and the recurring stubble that comes with leg and underarm hair. Yes, that yearly (for some) weekly ritual (for others) that is a must do in every woman’s itinerary. I would go the permeant hair removal route but thats for another post altogether LOL! My frustration with hair removal come with several gripes and so far I have 3 and here they are…

1. The need to go out and buy new razors every few weeks!

2. After you find your razor, you need to find an amazing shaving cream, thats where this post kicks in! No fear ladies, I’ve got a possible solution.

3. The attempt to shave without looking like you just got into a fight with a cat walking on your way to work…the band-aid company truly loves us LOL!

Let me elaborate on what its like to be a female in this era…we get our periods, we have babies which means we get stretch marks (which are beautiful in my opinion), we get menopause and all its symptoms because mother nature wasn’t finished with us yet, then when that’s settled and in its usual rhythm we still have to take off our body hair! Fellas, you sure do have it easy if you really think about it! But in all seriousness, us females just need a damn break every once in a while or for those that have money permanent solutions. No money no problem…lets refer to number one on my list, shall we?

Oh, the weekly or bi-weekly struggle – buying razors. I would love to congratulate the inventor of the razor – King Camp Gillette…you sir are a genius although you have made it a relentless struggle for most woman nowadays! There are about hundreds of brands of razors to choose from and if you’re like me you’ve got your personal favorite brand or you decide to skimp and buy the cheapest disposable brand there is (bad idea). If you’re in neither of these categories then you my lady are the one in the razor aisle looking and overlooking the descriptions and styles of all the different brands on the market! Buying razors is a trial and error scenario – you buy, try, and if it works for you hooray! You’ve been successful – at least in that area of your life. next on the list…Shaving creams!

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In this criteria, its also your preference but here is where I give you a heads up! I was a fervent user of the Skintimate line of shaving creams which were good but I wanted a different kind of shave. One that left my skin with the ultimate baby smooth feel and appearance – this cream did that but I felt like I was needing to try other shaving creams just to shake up my routine a bit. So I took advantage of Ulta’s 21 days of beauty and purchased the Completely Bare Moisturizing No-Bump Shave Gel and I think I have found an amazing product that is one of the best creams for us ladies that are shave happy!

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Hypo-allergenic and a People’s beauty Award favorite…awesome!

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Ladies, I’ve been using this product and I kid you not – I got an amazing shave out of this product. What makes this product different is that its a gel and not a foam which to me makes a heck of a difference when shaving and the smell is truly a fresh scent but in a happy sense. Trust me, I’m not one to buy items that have harsh, rub me the wrong way scents. I love clean, soft, flowery, happy scents and this is totally it. The shave that you get from this product is different but in an awesome way and the blade just glides across your skin giving you an effortless, soft, smooth shave.

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No foam here just a clear gel that is heaven on your skin!

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Love how smooth my legs look..

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Now on to my third gripe…

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Oh yes, the cat fight LOL! Well, don’t tell me you haven’t experience scrapes, cuts, and nicks from shaving. I have and yes the band-aid company was and sometimes is still my best friend LOL. You may argue that it could be your dull razor – Yes, it could be your razor but it could also be your shaving product. You may not believe it but it does make a heck of a difference what kind of shaving cream you use. At least for me it does and I’m currently in love with this gel and I highly do recommend it if you’re looking for a different product to replace what you are using at the moment.

Oh and for the final thought…

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Did you actually think I was gonna even remotely talk about the hair down there LOL…I didn’t but at least now you have options. Thanks for stopping by…..

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!

Check these out…love the colors!

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!

 

IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE!

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Its definitely cold outside with this heavy hitter of a blizzard this side of the country is experiencing today but lets just take a moment to put this all away and think about what’s coming after this is all gone! You know it….Summer is right around the corner and this blog post will surely put you there front and center. What do most of us do in the summertime – we travel or relax in one way or another. Traveling can be either physical or mental – either way we tend to think of lots of the sun in your face, floating in the pool, sand in your toes, Caribbean breeze while on the beach sipping on a yummy island drink or a cold one! Ughhh, I’m so there right now!

Okay, let me just stop and show you what I mean with the following pics …thank me for it later!

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Get your swimsuits ready or at least start looking for the one you would love to wear!

Circle of flip flops on grass.

It’s also flip flop season …there are those that love these, I prefer sandals!

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I love this season because of the awesome road trips you can take anywhere your heart desires! Start thinking of where you’d like to go…c’mon get going!

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Alittle surfing here or there…

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Drinks by the beach…how delicious!

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Sunbathing or just snoozing on a yacht is always a great day of relaxing

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Maybe you’d rather enjoy a late night swim or a pool gathering with friends in a gorgeous pool like this one… I know I would!

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Oh, I almost forgot about the best part of the warm weather … the smell of food in the air! Mmmmm….Ribs on the barbi!

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At night the most rewarding thing for me is watching a gorgeous sunset on the horizon! Beautiful, isn’t it?

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Now’s a great time to start putting your summer reading list together…I’m already working on mine, are you?

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Ice cold drinks to go with that amazing food….Yessss!

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Oops, can’t forget about the kids…let them go out, run around and explore their surroundings! If you take my advice they will sleep better at night…more quiet time for you!

So there it is…what did you think? Is it hot enough for you? These pictures sure brought me to a warm happy existence and it took my mind off of the mess that we have going on outside…Summer is surely my favorite time of the year. So much to do and see, so many friends to meet with, so many relaxation options to choose from. Whatever you choose to plan for this summer enjoy it, take lots of pics but best of all smile. Enjoy the time that summer has to offer and look forward to it the next year!

Happy Summer!!

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! 

Hair and Makeup: David Stella Traylor

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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

TIME FOR A MUCH NEEDED BLOGGER BREAK!

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This Tuesday I took a much needed bloggers break, yup – I actually did. I took time off from social media, reading my infinite amount of magazines, and the constant checking important emails and phone calls to head off for the day with a few friends of mine to the beautiful state of New Hampshire. We actually had an invitation to a friends house who is now living the beach life over there. It was a very convenient invite as she only lives minutes away from Hampton Beach in New Hampshire. I have been to this beach before and till this day I still say its one of the most beautiful beaches in the state.

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This beach is so beautiful and there was ample space for beachgoers

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Condos are being built by the beach but as I was told they were too expensive, Oh and those seagulls are just too cute!

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Here they are again, these birds were everywhere!

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This one was fascinated by me or my phone, he kept getting closer and closer!

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Me and my friend, I cropped her out on purpose as she chose to remain anonymous – Ughhh my hair look horrible here LOL!

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There were more people on the beach but we opted for a more minimal quiet spot!

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He inched a little closer in order for me to get this pic….loved watching these little creatures!

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Heres a whole group of them but this lil guy is the only one that wanted my attention!

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Hi, Its me relaxing!

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Shameless selfie with a little sun in my eyes shining through the clouds!

Soon after the picture above we had all decided to take the trip to an exclusive upscale neighborhood via another friend that joined us and was willing to show us around for a little while. She’s also living the beach life and is building a home from the ground up in an exclusive part of Rye, New Hampshire just minutes from the beach. But for now she rents a Spanish Villa for $3,500 a week until her house is totally finished. God, 3,500 a week times how many weeks? Well, you do the math LOL.  From what she stated the Villa belongs to a brain surgeon that has 7 kids and only uses the house for about 2 months out of the year. In the meantime he rents it to people that want an exclusive mansion near the beach available for certain times of the year.

This mansion was gorgeous, elaborately decorated, and enormous. I totally felt like I was in an episode of MTV Cribs! From the elaborate granite counters, winding staircase, white glove kitchen, huge master bedroom that could fit my house alone in this room and the beautiful bathroom with a jet tub and stand up shower with marble tiles. I mean – lord have mercy, this mansion was seriously mesmerizing me. I forgot to take a picture of the outside but the inside was beautiful enough to make up for this loss.  I must admit that I had a tinge of jealousy in the works but then I got over it and felt privileged to even step in one these mansion.  See the pics below…

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Here’s the stair case you see as soon as you walk in, I love the ironwork and that chair is so comfy!

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Glass Sink in Bathroom

Diningroom

Formal Dining Room

Pillars

I love those pillars leading to the other wing of the house !

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Formal Living Room

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More Comfy Chairs

Kitchen

Beautiful Kitchen

*on to the second floor*

Staircase

Beautiful Oak Staircase!

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View from the top of the stairs at the front door

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Beautiful Crystal Chandelier

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Cute scroll rod painting hanging on the wall in the hallway

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Better view of that beautiful window and chandelier

Bedroom

Master Bedroom, this room was three times the size of my bedroom!

Fireplace

Fireplace in the bedroom with two Juliette balconies

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The master bath

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Better view with lights on

Shower

Master Bath: Marble shower with intricate and numerous shower heads

Bathtub

Beautiful white soaking Jacuzzi Tub

Bathroom

This bathroom was in one of the numerous spare bedrooms off of the master

I’m so upset that I couldn’t take pictures of the other wing of the mansion as the battery to my phone had just died after taking the last picture above. That alone teaches me to at least bring my smaller camera so that I can take numerous pictures without having the battery run out so quickly. But I think that you get the idea from the pics above of what this elaborate abode really looked like so you can probably imagine what the other wing of the looked like also.

Oh and I forgot to mention that her neighbor was Dan Brown! Yes indeed! The author of The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons was her next door neighbor. Now I couldn’t see his house from where we were. His house was so far in from the road and surrounded by lots of trees but I wish I could have seen him or at least gotten a small glimpse of his house. She also stated that Adam Sandler has a house in that area also but we didn’t go searching for it as she wasn’t sure where it was. It was an exciting day for sure and I enjoyed every minute of it.  It’s not every day that this happens to me so I really appreciated and took advantage of the opportunity given. I’ve been so fortunate to have such amazing friends, I really enjoyed myself and learned so much on this day but most of all I really enjoyed the downtime and tranquility of the day. I love what I do but there comes a time when you need the quiet and tranquility to reflect and gather your thoughts and this has been it. This felt amazingly good…on to the next adventure! Peace, Love, and Serenity to all of my readers!!