Style Spotlight: Shastan

 

Hey guys, I have been slipping on my spy game. Life has pulled me in several directions which made me neglect my weekly spotlights. However, I am back and I had a chance to kick it with Shastan. I first met Shastan on the set of the home alone video shoot. In the video, shastan played Seseley’s boyfriend. Check it out here: Home Alone: Seseley Monat J

It’s awesome to see him steady pursuing his dreams. I am so honored to use my platform to share with you guys, great talent. Check out his interview below:

Who are you and what do you do? I’m Shastan Johnson. I’m currently a merchant marine and I attend school part time.

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What are your hobbies? My hobbies are modeling and acting.

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Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?  I see myself excelling in modeling or acting, in the other in the near future. My goal is to be signed professionally by a major agency within the next five years. I’m very detailed oriented and understands that great things take time. At this very moment, I’m pacing myself. Being that I have responsibilities, I often time struggle to find a balance but dedication and appreciation to my craft keep me level.

What is your style? I’m a fan of urban culture and it shows in my appearance. I believe that what you wear is a reflection of who you are and what you feel. I’m into earth tone colors. I like my clothes fitted but not too tight.  My dress code is more so “grown and sexy”. I adore bright vibrant Polos and fitted jeans. I also can be dressy and wear layers during the winter. It really all depends on how I’m feeling at the moment. I feel as though I’m authentic in the way I use fashion to express myself.

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You can find out more about Shastan by following him on his social media accounts:

Facebook: ShastanSimbaJohnson
Instagram: simbas_den
Snap chat: simba5

 

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Style Spotlight: Madina Robinson

When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade! There’s something special about a woman who take what seem like a lost and make it out of a profit. To some it looks like you are going through and struggling but to others they see your comeback. They recognize that if you spend a little time alone that everything that seem like a lost will be a WIN! Talk about restitution. I said all this to say that the author of memoirs of a chronically single gal has found away to benefit from her single season. I was granted the opportunity to do an interview on Madina Robinson. Check it out below!

1. Who are you and what do you do?  My name is Madina Robinson and I am a model, actor, and author of Memoirs of a Chronically Single Gal now available on Amazon Kindle.


2. How did you know this is what you wanted to do? I’ve been modeling since the age of 16 so I’ve always known that I love being in front of the camera. Upon moving to Florida I learned that I also love performing which is how acting came into play. I love being in front of a fun crowd. As far as writing goes, that was something I fell into. I was battling with feelings that I suppressed for a long time and writing was my way of releasing those feelings.


3.  Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? In 5-10 years I see myself being a New York Times best sellers list. I also see myself having a few movies under my belt. I see myself getting better at all of my talents and giving them to the world.
4.  What do you like and dislike about today’s fashion/style? I like the fact that fashion is no holds bar these days. I love how it’s the ultimate form of expression. However, I dislike the fact that people abuse this. Every fashion nor style is not fit for everybody. I wish people would dress according to what looks great on them and not abuse fashion the way they do these days.
5.  Describe your ideal closet?  My ideal closet would be a mix of Mariah Carey’s closet and Cher’s closet from the movie Clueless. Wall to wall shoes, a sitting area, racks and racks of organized garments that are computerized to move with my selection of outfit, and a fabulous well lit mirror.


6.A trend that has caught your eye this year?  I am loving the trend of 90’s fashions coming back. Bright colors and bold prints. It gives me an excuse to dress like a Spice Girl and I will be OK.
7. What is style to you? Style to me is the way a person can tell you exactly who they are without speaking. I am a form believer that you should dress in the way you wish to be addressed. Your style and your fashion sense give others a sense of who you are or at least who they think you are.
8. Lastly, what is your influence? What do you think people take from you? I believe I have a positive influence on others. I think people become motivated by my determination. I have my hands in everything and I want to succeed in everything I try. I just want people to be motivated to leap and to take a chance on themselves.

Contact Madina:

Instagram/madinarobinson
Facebook.com/MadinaTRobinson
Email for bookings: mro2003@gmail.com
Link to book: www.amazon.com/dp/B06XCY1DJK

Style Spotlight: Ti Lashun Faite

IMG_0624 There is a new wave of lady bosses rising throughout Florida and it’s due to one boss herself. I have been giving the honor to attend one of the lady bosses events and I can’t wait to show you guys all the stylish people I will meet. However, before the event, I would like to shine some light on the lady BOSS herself, Ti Lashun Faite.  Ti Lashun is the founder of Lady bosses. I was able to get all up in her business and you can too by getting to know her below.

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Who are you and what do you do? I’m a Entrepreneur. I’m a Creative Director, Event Planner, Stylist and more. Those are a few things that I mostly do now. I enjoy and love doing a lot of different things.

How did you know this is what you wanted to do?  I knew I wanted to do this because, nothing else as a career matter, I started my career in fast food and I absolutely love the fashion industry and wouldn’t change it for anything.

 Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?  In 5-10 years, I’ll be 34 years old and I see myself with my own clothing line, I would love to have styled some top models and celebrities for top magazines. I want to see my business Lady Bosses Who Brunch expand and be well known all over the USA.
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What do you like and dislike about today’s fashion/style? A trend that has caught my eye is definitely the choker. I think chokers has definitely came back and has been a big trend this year and last year.

 

Describe your ideal closet? My ideal closet is bold colors, jeans, lots of heels, sneakers for those comfortable days, and a lot of exclusive custom pieces. I love to be different and I love to be the only one in the city with that one and only look.

A trend that has caught your eye this year? A trend that has caught my eye is definitely the choker. I think chokers has definitely came back and has been a big trend this year and last year.

What is style to you? Lastly, what is your influence? My style is women of business, I love to be different and I like when people look at me and say who made your clothes? Where did you get your clothes from? Even when I style I like for my models and clients to have their own style and be exclusive and different at the same time. IMG_0533

What do you think people take from you? I think people take from me that being different isn’t always bad. Never Give Up.

For many years women have been making power moves and I am not surprised by this new movement of lady bosses! Come join one of the lady boss networking events. You can connect with Ti Lashun:

Business Social Media : Ig: @LadyBossesWhoBrunchFL  FB :LadybosseswhobrunchFL
Personal Social Media:
FB: Tianna Lashun Wimes
IG: Tilashun
Snap Chat: Tilashun

Style Spotlight: iOne Fashions

My spotlight’s just keep getting doper and doper. 🙂 every week you can expect a dose of dopeness. This week’s spotlight is iOne Fashions, I recently participated in one of their invite only fashion shows and the show was EVERYTHING! I am sorry if you missed it because pictures does it know justice. Jacksonville has longed for a nice fashion event but let me get off that subject. iOne Fashions is def. making their own pave way so wake up from your slumber about them. Lucky me, my fashion eyes never fail me and therefore, I would like for you to get to know iOne Fashions.

Who are you and what do you do?  We Are iOne Fashion . We are a Fashion Event Co based out of Jacksonville .

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What do we do ? We plan and coordinate our own fashion shows and other fashion events , we do fashion show consultations , backstage management and more … we help models build their portfolios,We coach and teach models about the business, we help local businesses brand themselves and promote them , we create art ! Anything fashion we try to get involved and anything we get involved in we include fashion!

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How did you know this is what you wanted to do? We both have backgrounds in fashion so we already knew we would always stay in that field. We believe we both found out for sure while helping coordinate and manage a show in Tampa few years ago . After all the hard work and backstage madness and watching everything fall into place , we knew we were hooked !

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?  Planning and coordinating fashions shows all over the world ! Fashion weeks all over the world ! WE ARE CLAIMING IT !

What do you like and dislike about today’s fashion/style? We love that old trends are coming back , like the chokers and OOOOOHHH,the fake furs … thank you for the furs!

Describe your ideal closet?  Flowy Dresses , Big Ball Gowns , little black dresses , Fur coats , Jackets ! More Flowy Dresses …. Heels ! No Wedges 😦

A trend that has caught your eye this year? Hand written messages on Jackets and purses , designers have something to say and they are saying it via their creation. whether it’s F#$# Off or Stop Killing us ! (COMMERCIAL BREAK: You can get your Kill fashion not us tee at www.shopjakyt.com, LOL) We see you!

What is style to you? Style is a representation of you . Its how you feel that day , evening or season , its whatever statement you want to make .

Lastly, what is your influence? What do you think people take from you?  We believe our influence is showing the world that you do not have to stay in a box,you can break rules.

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You can find more on iOne Fashions at  https://www.facebook.com/ionefashions/,instagram  : ione_fashionstwitter : ione fashions

Style Spotlight: Keisha Burr

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I can’t wait until the day that the world gets to see and appreciate the gift that Keisha Burr has. I believe sometimes we don’t recognize how gifted and talented we truly are and it takes others to sometime coach it out of us. I was thinking who can I feature next and without a doubt I knew I had to shine light on my girl. Some may read this and think I am bias since she is one of my closest friends in the industry, but honestly, I love her work. I am really a FAN and you will be too after you get to know her. Check out her interview below!

1. Who are you and what do you doI am Ms Burr; most know me as Keisha, a wardrobe stylist & Costume Designer

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2. How did you know this is what you wanted to do? When I was about 15, I would watch music videos & wonder who picked the clothes for the artist in the videos later learning that there was a job called stylist. They were responsible for being the director’s/artist’s dream come to life. 
3. Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? In California working on major motion films, red carpet events & have a solid client base. (Let’s just say, I am touching and agreeing)
4. What do you like and dislike about today’s fashion/style?  Likes: the artistry is coming back into fashion. Dislikes: everyone wants to look the same. It’s only hot if a celeb is wearing it or something similar. 
5. Describe your ideal closet? It has to be walk-in with good blazers, eclectic shoes, hats, amazing accessories & a variety of clothing.
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6. A trend that has caught your eye this year? I’d have to say the 90’s trend. It was a dope era. 
7. What is style to you? Style to me is art. It’s how an individual chooses to  interpret how they feel using clothing.
8. Lastly, what is your influence? My influence is to make sure a story is told. This is whether I’m styling a shoot or show even costuming a film or play. I consider myself an artist. We get to show people how we see things. Some use paint, metal or wood; I prefer fabric. 
 What do you think people take from you? That I am who I am. I don’t allow societal norms to dictate my style. 
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Catch more from Ms. Burr via social media at  IG: @msburrberry,FB: MsKeisha Burr

Twitter: @iammsburr,SC: HeyyyYoKeis

Ps. I am still waiting on that ACCESSORY store! If you all know Ms. Burr personally, ask her what’s up with the accessory store. Matter of fact, even if you don’t know her…go to her social media profile and ask her! 2017 is the year of action and the way has already been made!  🙂 Lets pull out the best in each other!