A Fashion Story in Havana

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Models, photographers, a designer, and make-up artist all walk into a bar…..then they all plan a trip to Cuba! Well, not exactly how it this trip happened, but it did feel pretty spontaneous.

I have always wanted to travel to Cuba and with the right amount of luck I was fortunate to meet the right poeple at the right time and 3 weeks later, here I was.

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Photo By: Lance Curry

 

Organized and led by talented D.C. photographer Derrel Todd, a group of talented and creative individuals all came together to create some amazing images with Havana as their backdrop.

 

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Photo By: Tony Brown
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Photo by: Derrel Todd

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Photo by: Marcus Green

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Photo by: Lance Curry

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Photo by: Tony Brown

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Photo by: Lance Curry

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Photo by: Lance Curry

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Photo By: Derrel Todd

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Photo by: Marcus Green

Photographers:

Derrel Todd

Marcus Green

Lance Curry

Tony Brown

Damon Fleming

Make-up Artist: Melissa Michelle

Designer: Kim Elleen

 

A Rustic Vineyard Wedding In Vegas?

When people think of weddings in Vegas, it usually involves and small walk-in chapel, an Elvis impersonator, a showgirl and sometimes even a drive-thru! Its all about the frills and gimmicks. But did you know you can have beautiful, intimate, and romantic wedding at small rustic vineyard right outside the city that never sleeps? Well don’t worry I didn’t either until this year when I was asked to do a wedding styled photoshoot there.

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Pahrump Valley Winery is a local winery that produces its own brand of wine as well as supplies grapes to other Nevada brands. Located only 45min away from Vegas, Pahrump,NV is a great weekend getaway option that I will write a post about at later time. If you are looking to have a in wedding in Las Vegas that is not your typical “Vegas” wedding. I would definitely consider this amazing undiscovered venue.

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Photography  and Creative Direction: Gaby J

Hair and Make-up: Ruby Finch Salon

Bridal Gown: Bella Bridesmaids

Necklace: Wandering Woman

 

My Favorite Quick Smoothie!

After a long weekend in Cali for my brother’s wedding, I needed a good detox breakfast smoothie. I might of had one too many cocktails and foods that are not on anybody’s diet program. This is one of my favorite go to smoothies. I love smoothies that have greens but not overpowering, some sweetness but not to sugary. This one has the tropical taste of mangos, pineapples, and coconuts.

Try it, love it!

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Ingredients:

Frozen Mangos and Pineapples

Almond Coconut Milk (sweetened or unsweetened)

Mixed Power Greens or Spinach

Vanilla Whey Protein Powder

Ground Flax Seeds

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After blending in my nurti-bullet, I sprinkle a little ground flax seed on top.

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With the protein and fiber packed in this jar…this will hold me over for a few hours.

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