Monthly Archives: October 2014

Drumming Up Support!

Hey New World,

I know my times have been sooo off. My schedule has been picking up, recently. FullSizeRenderMy apologies. I have been horrible with my social networking skills.

So, first, I wanted to tell you about upcoming events. I have to cancel a few events I had planned for New York, due to some scheduling conflicts. I will be, for sure, in New York for November 23, for a class for MshopNYC. They have a “How to Become a Fashion Stylist” class, which to me, is very interesting.

On December 7th, the Bobbi Boss America’s Next Top Stylist competition will be held at the Washington Convention Center. This is definitely an event to see, trust me! I loved every bit of it! Here is the press release from my friend Alee, of DynamicPR:America_s_next_top_stylist_2

Who will be the 2014 BOBBI BOSS® America’s Next Top Stylist? Find out on Dec. 7 at the Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C., during the 23rd Annual Golden Scissors Awards – HairGames 2014.

The finalists for the 2014 BOBBI BOSS® America’s Next Top Stylist are some of the most talented and creative hairstylists in the country. They are: Shivonne J — Houston, Texas; Cocca Mane — New York City, NY; Richard Grant of Brenton Lee Salon and Studio — Pasadena, Calif.; and Tarina Akbari — Atlanta, Ga. Who will current BOBBI BOSS® America’s Next Top Stylist winner Travis Douglas of Columbia, SC, pass the title to? You have to be there to find out!”

So, as you know, I recently did a shoot, and the images were awesome. Mainly because I did not use my own camera. People, please learn from my mistakes! I left my camera battery in the house. How horrible was that. My friend, Leah Jones of LLJ Photography, had her Canon. I will say that I am a “Nikon Girl”, and will be fo’ life! I used her Canon and I am shocked at the images. I’m not switching teams! I am not sure if I gave my opinion on this previously, but Canon’s are great for portrait, and Nikon’s are excellent for scenery. Anyway, I am drumming up support for one of my latest ventures. WTTG Fox 5has a segment called “Allison Seymour’s Fab 5 Pics”. The first week she did this venture, a local photographer was selected. I thought to myself, “Damn, his business is through the roof, now!” So I thought to myself, “Hey, why not try?!” IMG_0010and I did. I uploaded 2 images to Instagram, with the hashtag “Fab5pics”. So, if you are feeling froggy, stop by and leave me some love.



You Need To See This!

Hey New World,

This really isn’t a post, just a good word, thanks to the good folks at MshopNYC!






FACE-TO-FACE INTERVIEWS: NY is hosting the season’s only, fashion-industry recruiting event in New York at the Penn Plaza Pavilion (7th at 33rd) on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 from 2pm to 7pm.

On-the-spot interviews with recruiters representing the best apparel, footwear, accessory, textile, home fashion and vertical retailers in the country.

Positions include (but are not limited to): Designers, Pattern Makers, Brand Managers, Technical Designers, Line Builders, CAD Designers, Graphic Designers, Textile Colorists, Buyers, Print/Surface Designers, PDM Specialists, Merchandisers, Textile Designers, Sourcing, Planners, Allocators, Product Managers, Quality Auditors, Stylists, Production, Manufacturing, Corporate Visuals, Account Execs, Etc…

The GROWING list of exhibitors include: Amazon, Bemis Associates Inc., C & C California, Club Monaco, Destination Maternity Corporation, dressbarn, FGX International, Fossil Group, H & M, Haddad Brands, J. Jill, Kohl’s Department Stores, Laundry by Shelli Segal, LF Americas, MCG (Market Connect Group), Original Penguin, Perry Ellis International, PRADA, Ralph Lauren Corporation, Randa Accessories, Ross Stores New York Buying Office, Steve Madden, Trafalgar Leather, Triboro Quilt Manufacturing, Tri-Coastal Design and 3 recruitment agencies: fourthFLOOR fashion talent, Pyramid Consulting Group, LLC and Solomon Page Group…and more to be added soon!


To pre-register for the New York FashionCareerFair, log-in to your profile, click the “View/Update My Information” link near the top of the page and check the box next to: “NEW YORK – Thur, Oct 23rd 2014” Don’t have a profile? You can create one here:

Sorry, entry and store-level candidates will not be able to attend this event; all resumes will be screened. Follow this link to view our admission policies:

Pre-registered candidates DO NOT have to wait in the general admission line. You will save on average of 45 minutes to an hour of waiting time!

Pre-registered candidates DO NOT have to fill-out forms the day of the fair.

Pre-registered candidates can apply to jobs prior to the career fair.

Pre-registered candidates will receive career fair information (floor map, exhibitor needs, promotions, etc…) PRIOR to the event.

Date: Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
Time: 2 PM to 7 PM
Location: Penn Plaza Pavilion (401 Seventh Ave at 33rd St)
Tickets: $10 at the door (cash only).

Learning Fashion

Hey New World,

Yesterday, I started to plan for upcoming events, and came across quite a few events that caught my eye. Needless to say, my calendar is filling up, quick.

One event, which is free, is from FAN magazine (Fashion Avenue News). That was the first magazine I wanted to become a part of, but I guess God had other plans. Anyway, they are hosting a Sip and Shop event. The event will have 2 fashion show, as well as a casting call. I will be attending that event.

Also, I ran across a workshop that seems very interesting. The company is called “MShopNYC“, and they offer classes in fashion styling. At first I thought, ” That sounds interesting, but not for me”. Then, it hit me, “That’s not business minded of you”! I need to listen to that voice, more often. That voice has guided me to great places and adventures that have yet to fail me. So I did a little bit of research, and this company has worked with Mary J. Blige (one of my R&B idols), and not to mention, she has a really funky cut!

Well, there is this company, out there, that is looking out for upcoming fashion entrepreneurs. If you are just starting out in the industry, or just a little confused, like myself, then you will definitely want to check out one, or all, of their workshops. The stylist class really sparked my interest, because when I do shoots, I normally do the styling, and get a little swayed, after a few days. This usually happens when I’m doing the shopping, because I start to think, within the shopping trip, this looks good, as oppose to shopping by theme. It usually falls together, but it takes time for me because my focus goes in ten different directions. I felt like this really could help me, in my endeavors in becoming an accomplished fashion photographer. The workshop will be on October 19th, but I will try to attend another one on a later date. Check out the site!


Pinterest for Photo Ideas

Hey New World,

IMG_0499.JPGSo, first off, my timing is all screwed up! I just been that busy. So here are some quick updates.

On October 4th, 1-5pm, I will be doing another set! I soooooo can’t wait! I have my lighting ratios together, make up artist ready, and wardrobe almost complete. Although, earlier this week, I had issues with studio space. I learned a very valuable lesson. Jealousy is a horrible monster, paid or not! Now that this situation is now in my past, on to the future.

On October 17th, brings Latin Fashion Awards Gala, in DC. Now, I did LNYFW, and I thought it was absolutely awesome. So, now that Sobeidy Vidal will be bringing the awards show to the District, it’s needless to say, I’m excited! This will be a huge award event, with what I believe will be very Avant Garde.

On to the topic!

So, every now and then, I do internet searches for lighting set ups. Google search gives an amazing amount of creative ideas for lighting set ups. You get some really creative ideas! Anyway, one of the times I did an internet search, brought me to Pinterest. I thought to myself, “Really?!”, but I was actually shocked. Pinterest has an abundance of set ups. It has pics with settings. I thought to myself, “This should be very interesting.” I plan on trying it, on Saturday. I know when you see the images, you may think, this looks pretty ordinary, but it will be exciting for me based on the set up I use. I don’t know. I will get a little nerdy about that. Anyway, if you need ideas for lighting set ups, check out Pinterest for ideas.