So if you had a chance to read my last post I was heading out to Atlanta.Well I am just too hype to tell you about everything that went down. It got off to a rocky start due to some oldhead at the airport giving hubs a hard time about finding parking and threatening him with a parking ticket. By the time we checked our bags we were too late for our flight (insert expletives here) , which put us on stand by.We were to be in the A at 8:40 am and didn’t get there til 5pm.Honestly, by the time I got there and was greeted by my bestie all was right in the world!
Me and this girl have been rocking since freshman year at NC State and been holding tight every since.
You guys let me introduce you to my bestie Ashley Love-Mills. She is amazing she says I stay gassing her up , but bih that’s what you do for friends. Every word I say is true.She is a model and actress. Currently you can catch her on Tyler Perrys’ TLC hit drama Too Close to Home as Valerie. When she is not being bad and bougie on tv she is on the go modeling for the likes of TJ Maxx, Belks, and Saks Fifth Avenue just to name a few (I'm being humble ,on her behalf).Did I forget to mention she was Miss NCUSA 2013 and was in the top 10 of the Miss USA competition? She was also the cover model for Rolling Out in November and they did an exclusive interview with her you can read more about my awesome friend here.
My friend Ashley is and always has been my dream client guys! Its easier for me to style someone when I can vibe to them and know them well.I know everything about my her including her fashion likes, dislikes, her fave brands, just everything about her not to mention she is drop –dead EVERYTHING ,GORGEOUS, LIKE… WOW, THOUGH!!! So when she asked me to style her and for hubs to shoot her I was more than honored!The fact that I have never been to Atlanta and always wanted to go was icing on the cake!
Military style Blazer-Zara (old, shop here similar now %50 off)
White wide leg Pants-Zara (old,shop similar here they are %50 too!)
This was my first time actually styling and giving direction all on a 2 day timeline (with someone else) so I was nervous going in to say the least.I am so used to doing everything myself and prepping all week. Because Ashley models professionally, and I am still learning about the business I was so anxious to learn but also not to mess up all while be a professional on set. Luckily my bestie was more than willing to give both me and hubs great tips.As this was a full on professional shoot ,there was a team of people involved. A full team of hair, makeup , and videography were on deck. My anxiety ,that I so dramatically created in my head, all went away. Everyone was so accommodating and we were all on the same page when it came to the direction of the shoot. We scouted a location in Little Five points and went to work! Meet the team below:
The only behind the scenes shot I got.Look at me working y'all!
Of course I had to get a quick shoot in since I was in the “A”! The vibe here was so inviting to a little country mouse like me.My friend so graciously showed us around town and spoiled us with food and drinks the whole weekend. We worked hard and partied even harder in to the wee hours of the morning.I would have taken some pics if only I didn’t forget to charge my phone , like a lame.I always get so caught up in the moment that snapping pics are the least of my concerns.I guess you would call that being “oldschool”, huh? Jk.
Shirt-Target x Altuzurra (old)
Pants-Target X Victoria Beckham
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I learned so much about me and the direction I want to take while on this trip:
I'm on the airplane trying to stay alive like:
Dear Ash, if you are reading this (you betta bih) this trip means more to me than you ever know and I love you forever friend! The answer is no by the way. I'm not sharing my friend. I'm gonna keep her to myself, get your own! lol
We shot 3 different looks so stay tuned I will debut the others next week guys!
Get you a best friend that can do both.lol
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