I was very lucky to have Michael Flores from Flores Photography, photograph my fall photoshoot!!! Here are some of the picutres... A few weeks ago I showed some pictures from the "behind the scenes" taken from my iphone instagram app, but here are the final ones! 

First watch my go-pro video put together by Black Oak Creative

Special thanks to Michael, Sarrah (our beautiful model)  and Perry Oakley (make-up artist) :) Perry also just started her very own make-up blog! Check it out...
For more pictures check out our album on facebook!

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Make-up artist Perry L. Oakley did a little show and tell yesterday and wooed us with her Halloween tricks and treats! A fun little get together with host Keira at her new consignment shop, A Pretty Penny and some awesome make-up tricks by Perry!

First Perry did some cheetah print on me! So cool...

She started out with the basics...foundation, bronzer, blush, highlighter, some pretty eye shadow, and a little extra gold tint around the eyes...

The evolution of the intricate cheetah spots...

She used some pink eyeshadow and lined each with black eyeliner...

Viola! Now all I need is some cheetah ears and tail and I am ready for Halloween! 

Next she did a replication of the beautiful Black Swan on Iris...

She started out by airbrushing Iris to give her the porcelain swan look...

The evolution of the Black Swan...

She used eyeliner on the top and bottom and three or four different eye shadow shades to get the brush stroke look and topped the Black Swan off with some dark red lipstick...

Viola! What a pretty Black Swan Iris makes ;)

 Hope you are inspired! Happy Halloween!!! Check out Perry's page! (<---click on the link) She's a make-up guru!

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p.s. Perry did an awesome art trick on her sister Lauren's arm check it out here ---> Perry's page.



It's beginning to feel like fall!!! The weather is cooling off a bit and I can wear my boots a bit more without getting stares :) Obvi. the vest isn't used for warmth with this outfit, more of a fun accessory but that's ok, when it cools off just a tab more I can use it for it's purpose. The best thing about the vest is the pockets! Even better we have two left at m.marie and they are also available on our online shop! Visit here. This is a little pre-fur action to my first article I put together for Polk Kids Directory. This mag is going to be for families used as a resource guide dedicated to helping parents in our area identify businesses and services that can be of benefit to their family. It's great and the first issue is due to come out next month! Look for my article on how to wear faux fur dedicated to the mommy fashionistas out there!

Faux fur vest: m.marie (only two left!), Dress: Torn by Ronny Kobo, Boots: Frye harness boot, Watch: Nixon, Sunnies: Rayban folding wayfarers

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Apparently this is my favorite shirt this fall heehee

Top: Free People... worn like this and like this.... Jeans: Blank, Boots: Free Bird, Bag: JJ Winters

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Thanks Mrs. Mandy for my cute little gift :)

P-rose with her cookie :)

Yum... the goods!

Cutie pa-tootie! popping hers!

Em! Popping her balloon! 

Friends :)

Mrs. Mandy popping her balloon.

Cammie Kay doing her thing!

The boys being silly.

My right hand man- Jacob!

We had a blast at m.marie! Thanks everyone for your support and kind words :)

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Here's a little history and a lot of memories...

Getting ready....
Sis and I playing with our first shipment in... from Local Celebrity
Cutting the ribbon... Oct. 3rd. 3009
Our first photo shoot... 2009- Seola Edwards
Our first fashion show... -These boots are made for walking- 2009
Our second photo shoot spring 2010- Michael Flores
Summer of Love- summer 2010. The girls stole the show wearing one of a kind m.marie
Third photo shoot, former KA Jones Photography, now: Augustine Grace Photography
Before the fall fashion show 2010
Our most recent, a few weeks ago... Michael Flores Photography
My work buddy, Jacob Leigh
The shop a few weeks ago :)

One of my all time favorites from Michael Flores

I just want to say THANK YOU. I don't know how to thank you enough friends, you are the BEST! This adventure, could not be possible with out you. Some people ask me: "Why Winter Haven", I always had a dream to move away and work in NYC surrounded by socialites and fashion, but Winter Haven is home. Home is where the love is... right?! I wouldn't want to be anywhere else in the world right now. I can't believe it's already been two years, so surreal. I wish I could name each and every person who has been there for me along this journey but the list would go on forever! You all know who you are and each one of you has helped me succeed in different ways. Thanks to the...friends who have worked on a Saturday for me so I could have the day off, friends who came to every single event I have, friends who drop in to say hello when they are in town, friends who are honest haha (Why would you buy that dress? Who would where that?! lol), friends who drop in just to say hi (sometimes just to say hi to my doggie Jacob) :), friends who worked hours on hours with me to put on a fashion show, friends who hosted shows... from fashion shows to trunk shows, friends who modeled for me, friends who did make-up and hair for me, friends from Junior League, friends who are technologically talented, friends who bring me lunch lol, friends who follow my facebook (I love facebook heehee), friends from college, friends who did photography, family who would be here at the drop of a hat if I needed them and the list could go on and on.... I feel like the luckiest girl in the world and I just want to say... thank you. 

Cheers to two years and many more to come...

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Cheers to Monday and some more outfit posts! We have m.marie's two year anniversary party to look forward to on Thursday! Can't wait. I am loving this burnt, nude color sheer top, I think I wore it last week too!  heehee

Top: Free People, Skirt: Sparkle & Fade, Boots: Jeffrey Campbell, Watch: Nixon 

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