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Women’s March

Image: Jessica Sabogal


Hello New World, 
I awoke this morning to a Trump Presidency, and my heart went into dismay. The very first action he takes, is to use executive order to dismantle Affordable Care Act (aka “Obamacare). I was hurt. I want to be a living testimony of “Obamacare”. For the past few years, I have been hired and fired way too many times to count. In fact, this has effected my self esteem, as well as financial security. The stress has taken a huge toll on my health. I have stress induced migraines, high blood pressure, and a past foot injury that haunts me to this day. I know someone who is reading this is probably stating “So what!”, but hey, this is my story. I could not afford my medication, nor my surgery, and I thank God that Obamacare was available to me. Granted, I am not the best person with change, but I am learning that it is a part of life. However, a Trump presidency that dismantles the Affordable Care Act, should not be a part of it. I am better, but not to the point where I can stand of sit for long periods of time. I was hurt that I could not attend today’s march. I heard that it was a lot of people that attended today’s event. It was so many people that DC was closed until 6pm. I thank God for all the people that came out and stood up for rights. This administration can not stand. 

TTYL!

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One Thing Everyone Must Do

Good Morning New World,

dsc_0005I know it has been a while, and I do apologize. I am in the process of putting my life in a position where I can be back to being me. I realized that during the process of unemployment, you go through a process of redefining. It is very hard, to say the least. In the midst of unemployment, school bankruptcy, etc., we get clouded with moving forward and feel comfortable staying where we are. Wait a minute, you didn’t come here to read about my philosophy. Did you?! Probably not.

So, I will chat about something everyone needs to do. The African American Museum, in Washington DC, is finally built. The outside of the building, is a really eccentric design, but it’s what’s inside that really counts. “The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the only national museum devoted exclusively to the documentation of African American life, history, and culture. It was established by Act of Congress in 2003, following decades of efforts to promote and highlight the contributions of African Americans. To date, the museum has collected more than 36,000 artifacts. Nearly 100,000 individuals have become charter members of the museum. When the NMAAHC opens on September 24, 2016, it will be the 19th and newest museum of the Smithsonian Institution.” (nmaahc.si.edu, 2016) It has seven floor of history and, from my understanding, the floors goes from the darkest hours, on the bottom floors, to the lighter times. Unfortunately, due to my past injury, I could not view the entire museum. However, I will show you what I did see.

TTYL!
And Enjoy

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DC, Are You Ready? The Hair Games Review

150165_10205351887587143_1021390835517423317_nGood Morning New World,

So……………I finally have a break, coming!

Phew!

I am overly excited, to have nothing but rest, for a while. It seems as though it has been a while since I had a one of those. This, I think, would be good for me because I need to do so much, as far as catching up with friends, revamping the site, reorder and adding a new set to my business cards, new shoot ideas, etc..

So, okay…..you’re reading because you want to know about the Hair Games, right?!

This time, for this event, I brought my daughter to the show. She is starting out in photography and fashion, and I felt like this would be a good event for her to attend. Also, I wanted to show her that, with a proper education, along with set determination, you can attain your goals. I mean, granted, I’m not where I want to be, but the journey to the goal, has been great. I know, you are saying, “Wait, didn’t you learn photography, on your own?”. Yes I did, but my education in Multimedia catapulted me into Photography. I’m rambling off the subject. So, the show was great. Once again, Derek J was there with his vicious self. He had on an awesome pair of brown heels, judging the show. Also, this year, the show added Tre Majors, to the judging line up. He has done hair for Patti LaBelle and Aaliyah, to name a few. I must say, he is a very humble man. Also, the co founder of Dudley Q, Joe Dudley, had made an appearance, along with Ean Williams and Harvey “Star” Washington. The show performances were great. The stylist, that competed, were very talented. The styles were so amazing. The only problem was the lack of enthusiasm, from the crowd. I would say, the was a decent amount of enthusiasm, at the beginning of the show, then died towards the end. Great show, lacklustered audience. Here are a few images from the show.

Enjoy and TTYL!

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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.

TTYL!

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The BOBBI BOSS® 2014 Live on Stage Tour Secacus Highlights

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Hello New World, Happy Friday and Early Memorial Day to all. I have so much to show you. So, in a previous post, I mentioned that I was going to the Bobbi Boss Live on Stage hair show. I will … Continue reading

Battle of the Tri States………..You In?!

Hello New World,

Well, it’s that time! The “Battle of the Tri States” is going down on May 18th, in Seacacus, NJ. This is a no brainer for me. I will be there, and I gotta get my look right! This is a hair competition for barbers, hair stylist, and just enjoyers of “Good Hair”. Here is a quote from the press release:

“Watch your favorite hair professionals work their magic on the main stage. Some of the hottest celebrity stylists in the country will present the BOBBI BOSS® luxury brands INDIREMI® and GENESIS® with breathtaking trend models. The Pinnacle of Luxury meets GENESIS™ The Beginning of Natural Essence of Luxury with celebrity host Glynn Jackson. These stunning models will be sporting exclusive hair trends for 2014-2015. Come and be a part of this unprecedented hair experience.
Don’t miss BOBBI BOSS® America’s Next Top Stylist winner Travis Douglas of Columbia, South Carolina. He was America’s big winner as thousands of people went online — http://www.bobbiboss.com — and voted for him as “America’s Next Top Stylist.”

So…………what are you waiting for?!

TTYL!

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A New Idea

Hello New World,

I have been doing some thinking, and I have come to a conclusion. Anyone one that truly knows me, knows that I am a seasonal photographer. I know there are quiet a few people, out the asking themselves, “What the heck, is a seasonal photographer?” Well, I will explain. The is a person who only shots during good seasons. The best season, to shoot, would be during spring and fall. I hate to sweat, and I hate the cold! If I am unhappy, then that means no shooting.

Anyway, during these times, I would like to have a goal of doing a photoshoot, at least once a month. Here is the dilemma. I have too many faces, that I would like to work with, but I am confused on who to work with. So next month, I will begin a polling contest. I will give out a list of models, and you can vote on the model you would like me shoot. After the second week, I will announce the winner.

Give me some feedback. It would be greatly appreciated.

TTYL