Creative Girl Hang Out

This past Saturday all the creatives joined together for a festive event hosted by Jan’ee Barbre!

Amongst the crowd of creatives was a mixture of bloggers, influencers, designers and fashion stylist.

The hangout was full of Creme of Nature Giveaways. As the crowd mingle and chatted with one another they enjoy some appetizers.

Something’s are better with visuals so check out my vlog but before you go I would like to say congratulations to Jan’ee Barbre on her new styling position with Creme OF Nature.You can find more about Jan’ee at www.Janeebarbre.com

YSL inspired Boots

Hey guys, I know you all have seen the 10k YSL Boots. I loved them but let’s be honest my taste is more than my finances right so that was a No go! However, I decided that I could do my own version of the Boots. I did and it took me four months! 😔 sigh! Between running out of the gems and having to order more or running out of glue an easy project became a four-month TASK! It was worth it! Below you will find step by step ways to create your very own!

Things you will need: 
E6000 clear glue tubes
7 1440 gem packs in size 16


Stencil


metallic boots

Step 1: Lay the boots flat


2: apply glue to the boots in your desired location. I started at the bottom doing row by row and worked my way to the top of the boot.

Step 3: put some glue on the end of your stencil

Step 4: Apply gems to the boots

Check out my youtube tutorial: https://youtu.be/sh7e6CS7aQk

Finish product

 

FNTM, D2R Filmz,and GS presents Model Mansion

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1. Who’s Leamber and why do we need to know her? LeAmber is the owner of Florida’s Next Top Model. She is a professional model developer. She meets models in their raw state and helps them grow into something worth booking!

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2. What is your background and where did you get your start in business from?

Fresh out of high school I went to cosmetology school and graduated but did not obtain my license. So I was working in a hair salon as an assistant. Helped out with hair at this fashion show and realized I paid more attention to the models rather their hair. I went home I started brainstorming on what I could do to bring something different to Jax that wasn’t of the norm. At that moment Florida’s Next Top model was born. My business background comes from my father. He owned a Security Company that made hundreds of thousands for 23 years. So I’ve always known I wanted my own like my father

3. What’s the inspiration behind model mansion and how did you come up with the theme? The Inspiration came from America’s Next Top Model I’ve always wanted to have my models in a house and shoot with different challenges. It’s an experience for them, but also for the team and I.

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4. What information can the model’s expect to gain from the model mansion?

Constructive Activities – 2 Swimwear shoots – Commercial Directed by LeAmber J. Stephens – How to be a professional model – Learn basic Model Etiquette on & off set – What is your brand? What’s your category? – How to sustain as an independent model until you are signed! – How to increase bookings Fun Activities – Model 101 – Pool Party – Snap Chat Session – Meet & Greet

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5. Tell us why this event is the place to be?

The event is the place to be because this is an experience as a model you won’t forget! Networking and Working with a professional team like us not only will you leave with the great knowledge you will leave With confidence, hope and the best fun of your life!

6. Will the models really be living in a mansion?

The Model Mansion is not a real Mansion however it’s a really really big house.

Where will this event be located? It’s located in Orlando, Florida

7. How often will Model Mansion be held?

The Model Mansion is expected to be held once every 3-4 months.

8. What’s the number one thing that you hope that your team and those who have invested in this weekend will take away from this experience?

Honestly overall A GOOD TIME!

9. What advice would you give an aspiring model that would like to come to model mansion but isn’t quite sure?

You have to start somewhere. In order to become what you want you must sacrifice and invest. The Model Mansion is an experience that is vital to your future. The teachings, networking, photo shoots, and the direction you will get will be worth your money and worth your time.

10. Last but not least; how can a model pay to be apart of this event? Are you still accepting models? We have 1 spot left for The Model Mansion

Grab this last spot for the model mansion or catch my highlights from it, but some things are worth the experiencing. Until next time, I am Johnakeshia and as always I keep you up to date on the latest.

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Canadian Tuxedo OOTD

Life will leave you uncertain, heartbroken, revengeful, and disappointed. However, despite all of the pain that is felt in this image. It’s up to me to push through all over it. My heart is broken but my friend launched her lipstick line by the name of red heaven. She needed me to be a brand ambassador for her company so I threw on some denim to make her shades of red POP!

Here are the details from the shoot:

Images: Maria Davis

Top: Ross

Denim pants: Charlotte Russe

Purse: Christian Siriano

Lipstick: Love Bite by Ravishing beauty

Rekindle Your Flame

This past week I came to New York to work with Full Figured Fashion Week. I will admit that I tried to get out of it. At first, I was excited that I was chosen to work with them despite the fact that I lived in Florida and the event would be held in New York. Life started throwing blows after another and I was literally fighting to stay afloat. It was too heavy so I had to confide in a few people.  To be honest, I needed their prayers. It’s easy to be surrounded by a room full of people and nobody can see or feel your sorrows.  This has been a skill that I have learned over the years to mask. I am so good at it to the point it becomes too heavy until I have to tell someone something.  So here I am trying to put together a puzzle that I have no clue where the pieces are. I tried to back out of coming to New York but I kept receiving emails until the last day that was due for me to confirm that I could make it after I had already confirmed that I wouldn’t be attending.  I figured that this trip was what I needed so I changed my mind and decided that I wouldn’t share about this trip.

I have no issues with getting in the room with anyone that I deem to be successful. However, it feels like when I get in the room, it doesn’t go any further because I shared things too soon with people who could really careless… Just for a couple superficial likes. I have nothing to prove! I owe it to myself to see the dreams unfold! I won’t discuss the details of this trip but it was the fuel that I needed to light a dimming flame. What do you do when your flame is dimming…find others whose flame is lit and find inspiration to rekindle your own flame.

My close friends and family are witnessing a miracle firsthand and don’t even know it. When God decided it’s time to move in my life and open major doors in my life, please understand it was not me at all. A part of me feels like I am chasing a dream that’s superficial and the other part is too passionate to give up.

This week has made me check myself; It reminded me of who I am and more importantly whose I am. Sometimes, I become timid like I am not GREAT! Not to be cocky but my skills will always speak for itself. It reminded me that if another black woman can do it then who am I that I can’ t! It also reminded me that my access has been granted and that I can get in the room, so I need to take ownership of it.

I hope this long post reminds someone to pick up every dream and go after it full force! Take ownership of your dreams and walk in the Godfidence that God has given you! He won’t lead you wrong or let you fall!

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

More Highlights:

Overcoming Betrayal

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Over these past few months, I have been gathering my emotions back together. I experienced a season that was hard. I wanted revenge, I wanted to be spiteful and to be quite honest I wasn’t stopping until I received my justice. I am pretty sure I can relate to Taraji in Acrimony. Although my situation wasn’t the same as hers because let’s be clear I wouldn’t have blown my money on that NI****; that’s another rant for a later time. In my case, it was the betrayal of a family member that tried to sabotage my family.

I am really known for turning the other cheek but the disrespect and the nonchalant attitude is what did it for me. I won’t be going into details because I am at peace. However, I figured it would be great to discuss how to overcome betrayal. Let’s be clear when someone close to you betrays you; it’s not a walk in the park. You’re not sweet, you’re not kind and sometimes you say or do things out of anger. People will paint a pretty picture and make you believe that’s something wrong with you for retaliating but the truth is we are all humans who have feelings.

I had sunk to a sunken place that I wasn’t trying to hear nothing. The only thing that made me come down is God. He woke me out of my sleep from a horrible dream and was like if you don’t stop this will be the outcome. I wasn’t giving him the time to validate me. I wasn’t allowing him to be God in my life; when it comes to every situation in my life. Which made me look as if I didn’t trust him. I honestly do but in this case, I wanted revenge and therefore, only he could’ve gotten my attention. I know it’s other people out there that are dealing with this or have dealt with this and haven’t healed. Sharing is caring so here are some tips to overcome betrayal:

  1. Pray, Pray and PRAY! even if you don’t feel like it or you are too angry…My nanny has always taught me to call on JESUS; when I don’t have the right words or I don’t have enough strength to pray. I spent days crying and calling on him.
  2. Separate from the noise! Stop giving life to the situation. Stop telling your friends. Stop talking about it! Just stop feeding it. Nothing can grow if you kill it before it can.
  3. Refocus! The enemy only sends stumbling blocks like setbacks or betrayal to get you so caught up in the problem that you lose sight of what really matters.
  4. Have fun! get out and do something that you enjoy!
  5. Did I forget to mention to pray
  6. Have positive people around you that care about you and don’t want to see you fall

As the days go by the sting will leave and the reason you’ve mad won’t even matter! More importantly, forgive them and let it go! Your heart doesn’t need to be contaminated with bitterness, hatred or rage! Those are blessing blockers! Go get everything God has called for you to get!

🙂 Johnakeshia

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.

 

Click Here Kate Spade Purse

 

 

Click here or picture Maxi Dress

Click here Bamboo Handbag

Click Here: Wedge Sandals

Click Here: Outerwear

Click Here: Two Piece Set

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,