Jacksonville Magazine’s Fashion Project

For years Jacksonville Magazine has hosted a fashion project. I’ve had the honor to participate in two them and I was excited to see all of the teams and help backstage for the 2018 fashion show. Each year has gotten better and better!  Many of the designers showcased their work from all over. My favorite part is there were a lot of African American designers showcasing in this year’s project.

Although, I am a Jacksonville native my heart is in New York during fashion week. Tonight, felt like home for me as a lover of fashion, I truly enjoyed every designer that showcased. The setup was AMAZING! This event was held at WJCT, who would’ve thought that a broadcasting studio could turn into a runway show!

The fashion project is an event that takes place once a year that allows models the opportunity to grace the front page of Jacksonville Magazine as well as get a full spread. Tonight, 25 models competed in hopes of winning the grand prize. The designers were also competing to win the grand prize as the winning designer.

Enough of my ranting here are some highlights from tonight’s show:

Winning Designer: Kathleen Balbona

JMFP18 winner is Danielle!

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Jacksonville’s Magazine Fashion Project Winner: Danielle

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6 Showstopping Mother’s Day Gifts

Are you tired of the boring mother’s day flowers or cards? Your mom is secretly wishing that you give her something that she can actually use. So why not give her a fashion makeover? Give her some of these show-stopping handpicked pieces this holiday.

 

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Grab one of these items and make your mom’s heart melt this Mother’s Day!

Metgala 2018 Recap

The Met gala is the biggest night in fashion. Many celebrities prepare for this night in advance because this is the time they can really be creative and show off their costume. This years theme was “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.”

As usual some celebrities stormed those stairs looking basic AF! While others gave us the life we have been waiting on. Here are my top best dressed:

Zendaya went as Joan of Arc and is wearing Versace, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany and Co. I would like to say she was favorite!

Blake Lively looks stunning in this Versace gown!

Dear Rihanna, can you really do any wrong? I thinks NOT!! She stunned us in this hand beaded John Galliano ensemble. “It will be a sin not to wear it.”-Rihanna

Arianna Grande looks angelic in this lovely Vera Wang gown! Who ever said you couldn’t wear art is a lie; she is wearing Michael Angelo’s Last judgement art.

Cardi B is wearing a custom Moschino gown! Cardi B is proving to the world that she is indeed a house hold name!

If you’re going to be a nun, you might as well be a fly one! Lily J Collins has been a fave of mine for a few years. She is the quiet storm that nobody sees she is wearing Givenchy.

Now I will say there were others who looked great. However, I was only a fan of pieces of their looks.

My worst dressed will go to Auntie Mary J Blige and Nicki Minaj. Yes, you read it right, Nicki! Please tell her to come back because I miss her!

Mutha Madonna is giving me witch vibes. Lol but I love her!

She is like Solange, you know they don’t care and is so secure in who they are so they do WTF they want!

This concludes my Met Gala recap!

Johnakeshia,

Summer faves:Kimono + Mules

I have this obsession with kimono’s and mules! Therefore, it was no surprise that when the sun came out, so did my Kimono. Today, I decided to rock my pretty pieces kimono and mules.

The kimono has become my go-to attire because it hides my unlikable areas. I am sure every woman has something on them that they dislike and for me, it’s my breast and somedays my arms.

Therefore, I layer up to disguise it and it works like magic… Check out my summer look for today

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Kimono: Pretty Pieces

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Shades: Rainbow

Watch: Rainbow

Jeans: Marshalls

Earrings: Walmart

Image by: Maria Davis

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Summer Daze: Outfit of the day

Since spring has totally decided not to participate in the seasons this year. Perhaps, summer will come out and play.  Summer is one of my least favorite seasons because of the heat but the snacks are dope! My favorite summer snacks are watermelon, cotton candy, and icees.

I am ready for summer so I brighten my hair and packed away my winter clothes because I am telling winter I have had enough.  Check out my look from today.

Images shot Maria Davis

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Thank Gawd, The sun is coming out!

Outfit details:

Kimono: Rainbow

Shoes: lilys Shoes

Pants: Marshalls

Purse: Thrift Store

Shades: Karfe Boutique

Diamond Ball Highlights

On Thursday night, Rihanna had her annual diamond ball. The Diamond Ball is a charity event. Donations made during the Ball is dedicated to the Clara Lionel Foundation. This foundation was created in 2012 in an effort to help students all around the globe have higher education, especially in the Caribbean. Many celebrities stormed the venue in their designer gowns. Here are some highlights:

CARDI was the Bella of the Ball!

Of course, we anticipated Rih to bring it! I mean come on she is the same person that makes a trash bag looks good!