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!

 

 

 

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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!

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!

 

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!!

THE RED EDITION!

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I know Valentines Day is long gone and celebrated but it still merits a post that I know you probably will enjoy. Did you celebrate the day with your loved one? I truly hope you did because I think that this is the most beautiful holiday on the American calendar and it deserves a special place on my blog! Hey, people even get married on this day so why not, right?

Why is this day so anticipated with us Americans? Well, for starters, V-Day  is associated with cupid – you know that cute little guy shooting arrows with his bow, the color red, red roses in a vase with a cute bow, chocolates in cute heart shaped boxes, sexy greeting cards with spicy quotes and pure anticipated steamy love! Boy that was a lot of saucy thinking on my part LOL. Cheesy for some, delicious for others…your choice.

Let’s see what it is about this holiday that makes it so awesome ….shall we?

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I couldn’t have said it better myself!

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The spice of life…..or maybe your sex life? Hmmm…

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Fifty Shades of Red…choose at your discretion!

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Apple Bottom or Bottoms up…Putting the Kink In Kinky, are we?

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Red Sweet Goodness!

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What an amazing dress…don’t you think?

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The chair of passion!

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Red Stairs…Wonder where it leads to? Perhaps to a much anticipated rendezvous?

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Roses are red, violets are Blue, this blog is awesome and so are you?

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Yes, Yes, and Yes!!

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The Red Horizon!

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Red nails and lips do tend to sink your sultry ships!

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So after you’ve viewed the images above, don’t you think that Valentine’s day is worth all the hoopla after all? You’ve gotta admit it is one of the sexiest holidays ever and there are so many ways to celebrate it. You decide for yourself and thank me later…better yet go back and review the images above then come back and visit the blog again for more inspiration and sexiness…

Gotta run… Love Alice!

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.

COLOR: WINTER WHITE

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In the mainstream world, the majority of fashion conscious individuals who are aware of trends will notice that winter is a good time to break out that white color of everything. If you would ask me today what my least favorite color in fashion would be, I will honestly tell you its white. All type and shades of white.. winter white, white white, soft white, eggshell white, bright white, Ultra  white — heck every white color there is out there. I love white in other areas like interior design, makeup, underwear, hair color etc – but white fashion wise, there is no way in hell you will catch me wearing white in any form unless its flattering to my figure. Lets face it, one reason I have a love/hate relationship with white is that white does not look amazing on every silhouette and mine is one of them. If you can pull if off, I say more power to ya! Congratulations..I envy you! White also looks amazing in other areas that are not fashion related which we will take a closer look at below too just for fun.

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[All White Bedroom] – love the crisp, pureness, of it all!

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[Pretty White Hair]

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[All White Kitchen] – that chandelier is gorgeous!

While checking emails on my computer today I received an email sent to me from a blog subscriber that stated “white is the trending {it} color for this season.” This person is correct, if you notice it is really trending.

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[Above: White made its strong presence among the actresses]

The red carpet was the best place to see this shade in all its glory and brightness. The actresses were looking stunning in the various designs in white. Another place where this clean cut color was noticed was in the Republican National Convention where Melania Trump wore her white Roksana Dress and it was stated that it wasn’t like her to wear such color. On the flip side, we also saw Hilary Clinton wear a white pantsuit at the Democratic National Convention. Hmm, see a trend here?

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[Hillary Rodham Clinton]

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[Above: Good example of how white brings out the obvious in other colors]

So what give with white being a popular color this particular season?

Well, for starters – white is considered powerful, neutral, clean, pure and it matches or coordinates well with most other colors. Its a good reason to look at your wardrobe and start considering the possibilities.

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My second reason that the color white for me is such a huge fashion faux pas is because I also know that my wardrobe wouldn’t be able to stay crispy white for very long. Klutz Central here….beware or walk on eggshells!

Good luck and wear “WHITE” to your hearts content! Someday, I will feel comfortable with this evasive “beautifully pure” color that is white but till then in fashion – I will avoid it like the plague – unless its a scarf, handbag or a hat then I will truly embrace it wholeheartedly. Hoping for the best of luck in every “WHITE” color love ..may the fashion angels be with you today and always!

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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!