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Behind The Scenes w/ Wardrobe Stylist Trina Patterson & Celeb Photographer Michael Antonio

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Days before the New Year I was presented with the opportunity to work with Wardrobe Stylist Trina Patterson and Celebrity Photographer Michael Antonio for an upcoming shoot featuring a few pairs of Spiked Intuition customized shoes. Not only was I excited about working with these talented professionals, I was beyond blessed to start my year off jumping right into work!

The almost 2 hour drive only felt like 30 minutes because the non-stop laughter stemming from the great convo Ricky and I had nearly the entire ride & a banging mix including music from; French Montana, Waka, Jeezy, Meek Mill, Wale, Rick Ross, Drake, Fabolous, & 2 CHAINNNS! Lol (I had to).

The shoot started a bit late, but once it started everyone’s creative juices started flowing. The MUAs, Mitzi Terry & Derek Medina, started face painting, Trina started directing, & Michael Antonio captured it all.

And of course…the Behind the Scene pics…

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Model Mina on arrival

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Ricky

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What I call paint…

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MUA Derek Medina

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MUA Mitzi Terry

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MazStyle dropped in with their little men before they headed to Times Square

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Azua & I

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1st look// Michael Antonio & Mina

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Model Ni in Spiked Intuition customized shoes

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Premium Petro

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Effortless

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The shoot was long but I don’t mind long days as long as I’m learning and building contacts. Everyone, for the most part, was great and although the day didn’t go as smooth as it was planned it was a success.

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Taking 5 with Mike

Who is Michael Antonio? The man behind the lens. The visionary behind the finished product. Michael is most recently known for the 2012 Lil’ Kim promotional pics that were leaked and posted on virtually every entertainment & fashion blog online.

See Below

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His portfolio and resume both are amazing and his work speaks for itself. I was able to get him to show me some of his unveiled work but I pinky promised I wouldn’t share…yet. *Fingers crossed* I’ll be the one of the first blogs to receive those exclusive pics followed by an interview. Amazing is an understatement. Michael Antonio’s down-to-earth personality and overflowing talent makes him standout from other industry professionals and will continue to open doors for him.

Trina Patterson…Thank You! You are the mastermind who tied everyone and all the looks together. I’m sure you had a few glasses of wine after everything was over and totally deserved it. Derek & Mitzi, 2 thumbs up! Ricky & MazStyle, XOXO! & a round of applause for all the models:)

What’s next? Something epic…but you’ll have to stay tuned to find out.

Be Connected!

Michael Antonio www.michaelantonio.net // @MikeAntonio

Trina Patterson www.trinapatterson.com // @Trina_Patterson

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December’s Own

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Sometime a couple of years ago I created the blueprint for my 5-year plan. Shortly after it went completely out the window.

Not that those goals weren’t important to me…we all know we can dream up all the timelines we want, but that’s just not how life works. It’s not just about the timing of things, it’s about the many adventures that make up the grand one…and being able to handle the unexpected with a smile (*coughs* My adorable son Cameron born July 1st, 2009).

While my life is far from perfect right now, I am happy with the way things are going. I’m doing the things I love and surrounded by people who love me.

The most helpful advice I could give to anyone right now is to listen to your intuition & pray about what it’s telling you.

I’m just a small town girl with big city dreams actively seeking inspiration to live a purposeful life and be a contributing member of society. I find inspiration in family, friends, and virtually everything around me. I’ve got a lot to live for, a lot to thank God for, a lot of love to give and good reasons to seek my full potential in all aspects of my life.

*Today is my 23rd birthday and I’m not even gonna try to plan exactly where I’m going in the coming years. I’ll just listen to my intuition, pray, and enjoy the ride.

“The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, & lie about your age.” -Lucille Ball

XOXO,
Ash

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*Last Thursday= “Today” in blogging time.

Behind the Scenes with MAZStyle

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Spiked Intuition Customized Shoes By Ashlei Banks

Yesterday started off horrible but ended with a bang! After a hectic morning my afternoon picked up dramatically. First thing I did was pray (my day & mood seems to be better when I do). My morning meditation session was followed by replying to emails, contacting stylist regarding ongoing projects, shipping out pulls, retrieving merchandise, working on the look for my models in Ricky Da’Vista’s 3rd Annual Fashion Show, MAZstyle photo shoot & then a divine appointment with my big sis Tai at Bible Study. I had to do all of this while managing Cam’s afternoon dates as well. Insane.

I had the opportunity to work with the incredible women behind MAZstyle, Mariselle Serrano & Azua Azurveda, during a recent photo shoot with professional photographer Sam Chyung for their new website scheduled to launch January 2012. Model Mina Echevarria totally conquered the final look, wearing eyewear by Ricky Da’Vista & Spiked Intuition customized shoes. MAZstyle will offer services including wardrobe, hair & makeup styling, as well as instructional makeup classes. Both women have their own incredible story and resume’s to brag about that is consigned by their work. I won’t say too much because the site isn’t launched yet but here’s a few BTS (Behind the Scenes) pics.

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(Left to Right) Me, Marisellie (MAH-di-Sell-E), & Azua (AH-juh)

 Yes, that’s me pictured above with absolutely no make-up on. I had no time for a make-up appointment and that is exactly why I will be the first to sign up for MAZstyle’s make-up classes. My 1st appointment with MAZstyle was for the BlackOut party that I attended early November. I am a skeptic when it comes to full face make-up, so take it from me-BOOK THEM!

MAZstyle www.MAZstyle.com Sign up now for updates! Connect with them on twitter! @Marisellie & @AzuaAzurveda