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Good Morning New World, 

I know I am behind with this, but better late than never. Anyway, it is a work in progress. 

Thoughts?

TTYL!

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Did I Tell You How Much I Love Old Navy?!

Hello New World,

So, the updates on the latest events.

11168382_10153323438122421_7749843228693420615_nJune 20th- Sasha Bruce Youthwork P.O.W.E.R. Program Launches HIV Testing Social Media Campaign for Teens — #Never2Early

(Teen Day Party)

Sasha Bruce Youthwork Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education and Risk Reduction (P.O.W.E.R.) Program launches an HIV testing social media campaign — #Never2Early — that is specifically targeted to sexually active youth between the ages of 13 and 24 who have never been tested for HIV before.”-Alee of DynamicPR

I will definitely be in attendance. This party will be vicious! Local station WKYS 93.9, will be there. There will be free food and drinks. Also, HIV testing will be available to all the teens. I love this event, mainly because it is showing teens how to take the initiative on their own health.

As far as shoots go, I have a few upcoming ones, that I am trying to narrow down.

On to the subject.Old-Navy-Logo

I think I need to start expanding my blog past photography. Although it is what I love, I need to talk about other things, that I love, as well. Starting with fashion. I’m not “big” on wearing the hottest brands, but I stick with what works for me. I am fan of Old Navy. I love everything they have. Although I am not the “flashiest”, I keep my wardrobe very “plain Jane”. Why, you may ask? Trends never last, and tend to repeat seasonal. Who wants to keep buying clothing on that purpose? Also, my hair, in my opinion, is the trendiest piece I have. Kimora Lee Simmons stated that “Never buy too many trendy pieces. Buy the basics and style it with one or two trendy pieces.” Yeah, I read her book, “Fabulousity”. Oh, I do apologize because that statement isn’t word for word, but that was her intent. I use it as my fashion rule book. So, the main store I tend to splurge is Old Navy. They have a unique blend of basic and trend. Almost every piece of clothing I have, has an Old Navy tag on it. My second favorite clothing store is, yup, the thrift store. But Old Navy, really tends to have awesome sales, extremely cute clothing, and friendly staff. I tend to shop the store in Friendship Heights, in DC. Everyone there, is a sweetheart. Also, to my plus size and in betweenie sistas! Old Navy sizing is off. I think the cut is for German woman. I find that their clothing, for me, fits bigger than what the size states. Don’t get me wrong, I love it because it makes me feel like I lost a lot of weight, but that is where you want to shop, ladies!

Well, I won’t keep running my mouth on the joys of Old Navy.

TTYL!

Sasha Bruce Wants You…..To Come Out and Party!

Hello New World,

I know, I normally blog on photography, but I also want to show the world I am not jus11390088_10153337069567421_3302863561904565379_nt a one-sided coin. So I want to begin to blog about things that are personal, as well as interesting to me, and to you, as well.

One thing that is very near to me is teen health. Anyone that knows me knows that I am quick to say, “Whatever those kids are talking about, I don’t want to hear it!” Mainly, because of the stream of profanities that comes along with somewhat of a statement.

Well, if you don’t know, DC has a high HIV/AIDS rate. Although it has gone down, in recent years, it is still the highest among the African American community. So what is one way to educate our community? One way is by teaching the young. Well, how do you teach a generation that doesn’t seem to be interested in listening? My favorite way is “PARTY UP!”

WOOT, WOOT!

Yeah, old head partying. LOL!

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Jasmine Williams HIV Tester/Counselor Image Courtesy of Sasha Bruce YouthWork Organization.

The Sasha Bruce Youthwork Prevention, Outreach, Wellness, Education and Risk Reduction (P.O.W.E.R.) Program launches an HIV testing social media campaign (#Never2Early), and it is hosting a teen day party, on June 20th. I was able to catch up with one HIV Tester/Counselor, Jasmine Williams, to chat with her on the program and party.

Me: Tell me about “YouthWork”?

Jasmine: The founder’s name is Debra Shore. Debra started the organization in 1974 to help out runaway and homeless teens. Two years later, the organization gained the recognition of Evangeline Bruce, Ambassador David Bruce wife, following the tragic death of their daughter, Sasha. Mrs. Bruce donated the money to the organization in her daughter’s memory.

Me: What is the P.O.W.E.R. Program?

Jasmine: P.O.W.E.R., which stands for prevention, outreach, wellness, education, and risk reduction, is one of the 16 programs. This program is to educate young people on issues surrounding their sexual health. The primary focus is on HIV-AIDS and teen pregnancy prevention. We (the organization), also, offer other services that include testing, teen counseling, and workshops.

Me: Why did the P.O.W.E.R. program create the #Never2Early Social Media Campaign?

Jasmine: During our HIV testing and counseling sessions, we (the counselors) are finding out that a lot of the young people are engaging in sexual activity, as well as engaged in unsafe risky behaviors but they’ve never been tested. This is very dangerous because, given the nature of STDs and HIV, a lot of times, no symptoms initially and he/she will continue  to have sex with different partners spreading the disease unknowingly to their partners because they’ve never been  tested. So this campaign is to target teens that have never tested before, given their current life activities. We want the teens to incorporate this as a part of their overall healthcare.

Me: What age group does the campaign focus on?

Jasmine: The campaign focuses on ages 13 to 24, as well as the organization. So, we have encountered young people that have told us that they been sexual active as early as 11 years old, so honestly, if it was up to me, I would have the age for consent for sexual services start at 11 or 12, but 13 is the age for our services.

*Side Note-Jasmine just sent me a link on DC minor’s consent. It state, “A minor of any age may consent to health services which he or she requests for the

prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of the following medical situations:

(a) Pregnancy or its lawful termination;

(b) Substance abuse, including drug and alcohol abuse; and

(c) A mental or emotional condition and sexually transmitted disease.”

Minor Consent Link.*

Me: To mark the launch, of the campaign, the program has an event, on June 20th. Can you tell me more about it?

Jasmine: The program will be hosting a day party for teens between the ages of 14 and 18. This day party is simply an opportunity for young people to  be in a safe environment, so they can enjoy themselves with the company of their peers and food, but to also have important information at their fingertips. It’s not in a setting that  the school mandated. The event is going to be very casual music dancing, and we’ll be able to bring some of the services that we offer, to the teen community like HIV testing.

So, on June 20, 2015, come out to Liv Night Club, located at 2001 11th St. NW, Washington, DC, and check it! It’s from 2 p.m.–6 p.m. It’s going to be free food, music, and testing. I will be there shooting.

TTYL!

!!!!Welcome Back!!!!

FullSizeRender1 Hey New World,

How goes it?

I know, since March, and I know I should receive quite a few backlash or loss of readers. I would expect that and to the faithful set of readers, I do greatly apologize. My personal life has overcome my professional life. None the less, God, or the Higher Creator, your choice, is good and has chosen to bless me with all opportunities, good or bad.

So, I will give you the current lineup, once I play catch up.

So, I finally shot my tribal shoot. I thought they were absolutely my best work, to date. Playing with shadows was more work than what I expected. However, the work was well worth it! The images were beautiful. I was able to use my Nikon D5500 and it was absolutely THE NEW BABY! I love my Nikon D7000, and it will always be my first. However, this Nikon is VICIOUS to the tenth power. I can’t wait until they come out with the book to redo my settings on the camera. Then you will really see what I can do. Insert evil laugh and palm rolling!

Okay, now moving into the lineup.

June 14th-Red Carpet Screening for Dana’s Lane

“The world of television is filled with programming that, quite frankly, lacks substance. This is seen most frequently by talk shows using tabloid antics to engage their audiences. “Dana’s Lane,” a 30-minute talk show hosted by celebrity commentator, host, producer and entrepreneur, Dana Hicks—aka Dana Dane—is the exception. “Dana’s Lane” is an informative yet fun program that will intrigue viewers.”-Alee of Dynamic

This leads me to my next part. Prior to the Red Carpet event, I will be interviewing Ms. Dana Dane, for the blog. This will be an exciting feat, for me.  To be able to start off interviewing, with a celebrity host, is pretty decent.  Also, she has an exciting line up going.

“• VH1 Love and Hip Hop Reality TV star and Grammy Award-winning producer Chink Santana
• Ex-NBA basketball star and entrepreneur Steve Francis
• Hollywood actor and stuntman Tim R. McAdams who was Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges’ stunt double in the hit film “Furious 7”-Alee of Dynamic PR

July 11th-Fashion on the HudsonFullSizeRender

“25 Designers, 150 Models and loads of entertainment presented by Fashion Avenue News Magazine.  This year we will feature:  Couture, Ready to Wear, Plus Size, Resort Wear & Teen Designers.  Fashion Icon Awards, SuperModel Awards, and much, much more.  This is a Family Friendly show, bring everyone.”(EventBrite, 2014)

There are a few other events, coming up, but I need to double check. Either way, I have so much coming down the line, I really don’t know how I am going to do all of this.

TTYL!

Updates………….Again?!

Hey New World,

Oh wow!

Once again, I am running again!

Courtesy of All Star Latin

Courtesy of All Star Latin

I want to give a quick “heads up” to any photographers, press, PR, and any media mediums out there. A friend of mine, in New York, is hosting an event. She is looking for media, to come out to her event. This is a major event and she is looking for media mediums to come out and show out! The event will be held at the Library Theater. I will link the show at the bottom of the post. If you’re interested in press passes, please click the link below, as well.

So, here are the updates.

Tonight, is Touché. The opening of Touché Supper Club is happening tonight. This will take place at 1123 H Street, in Northeast DC. The doors open at 4pm and the tour of the establishment starts at 5pm. There will be live local entertainment and menu samples.  So, come on and show out!

February 18-20, is the Cattura Vanity Magazine Fashion Week party. Now, with this one, it caught my eye because of the location. It will be held at the Museum of Sex in New York. I know, and the freak in me screams, “CAN’T WAIT!” Yes, smiling and blushing. I figured, since Valentines is the weekend, I would invite my boyfriend to the show. I mean, why not?! This place seems like a great spot for couples. I saw the site for the location, and it seemed like an “interesting” place to visit. The will be a fashion show and I upgraded to the VIP section. WOOT, WOOT!

February 20th, is two events that I need to choose from. I have the Glitter and Glowbal, at the Museum of Sex (yes that spot again!) and NYFW with Malph. This one is a rooftop event. The only part that may prevent me from doing that event, would be the fact that we are talking New York, in February, on a ROOFTOP! It’s going to be freezing! So that one, seems very swank, but still deciding if it’s doable.

Oh, and while I am in New York, I plan on visiting B&H photo. Yes, it’s the photographer’s toy store. The conveyer belts and every piece of equipment a photographer could think of? My idea of heaven.

Anyway, TTYL!

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Lady Tre’s Year Wrap Up!

Hello New World,

10453376_10203973787575504_1122884582315844469_nWell……………Good bye 2014 and Hello 2015!

Yup!

For me, 2014 was an amazing year!

If there is one piece of advice I can give to you, it would be to follow your dreams! Regardless to whatever the odds may be or whomever thinks whatever, do it! This year, I traveled, made new connects, I’ve gotten more “in depth” in my chosen path, I made Manhattan my second home, and over all, I learned more about myself than I did before. In 2015, I need to make is much more amazing! I want to do way more in photography, in terms of fashion, and become more business savy, within the field.

January, other than the birth of me, was a proclamation month, for me. That month, brought me more into the studio. I believe I wrapped up my lighting classes, which gave me more confidence to be in the studio. It also introduced me to the goal of becoming a published photographer. That was a goal I was able to accomplish, twice!

20140326-101712.jpgFebruary,opened me up to what New York has in store for me! It showed me a world beyond the political rhetoric of DC. Spring was very interesting. It introduced me to more events. I did the “Get Radical” Women’s Conference and my first Bobbi Boss Hair Show, thanks to Ms. Alee of Dynamic PR. The summer lends itself more towards creativity. I did more themed shoots, such as “Candy Coated” and “Flashdance”. Also, in August, was the premiere issue of “Dame”, and the very first time I was published in a publication. It is still available through JooMag! I still remember when Sisqo sang in my phone! 20140702-182807-66487231.jpgThe fall, I was blessed enough to go backto NYC, twice. Once to be a participant in the Race for the Cure, NYC, and then to obtained a press pass for latin-fashion-week-galeria-expo-and-showroom-2012_239x200Latin Fashion Week. What a thrilling experiencefor me! I also had the opportunity to take a stylist course, through MShopNYC and did the Hair Games, which came to DC. Winter is wrapping up, for me, on a blessed note. I was able to get some rest, and life is settling down. Rest, seems to be something, now a days, I don’t get enough of and I am finally getting some of that! So, once again, not to sound like a broken record, but if you didn’t do it, in 2014, make it work in 2015.

See Ya in the New Year!




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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