#MakeoverMonday: Tasania McPherson

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF

Born in Jamaica, I’ve lived in New York since 8 years-old, and officially grew up in Mount Vernon.  I am 23 years-old, and currently attend LIM college, of which I will graduate in December 2016 with a B.A. in Fashion Merchandising.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?

To work in the fashion industry and become a District Manager by the age of 30.

 WHAT IS A QUOTE THAT YOU LIVE BY?

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I– I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” – Robert Frost

I relate to this quote, because I haven’t always taken the easy road, nor have I been dealt an easy hand in life. However, although it has been tough, and full of obstacles, my experience has made a difference. It has taught me that I don’t always have to follow a certain path. I can go my own way and still be successful and great in everything that I do.

HOW DOES MAKEOVER MONDAY MAKE YOU FEEL?

#MakeoverMonday has left me feeling optimistic and hopeful for the future. I realized that I needed to step outside of my comfort zone and challenge myself.

~Ashley Dalton~

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#MakeoverMonday: Morelis Figueroa

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF

My name is Morelis Figueroa. I was born in Brooklyn, but I was raised in Washington Heights, NY. I just turned 23 years-old, and I am currently attending LaGuardia Community College. 

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB? 

My dream job is to become an actress or a chef. I have many aspirations in life that I hope to accomplish through hard work and dedication. 

WHAT IS A QUOTE THAT YOU LIVE BY? 

“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” by Maya Angelou. I can relate to this quote, because everyday I try to make the people in my life, remember me for who I am. I am always there to give a helping hand, and I do things for others without expecting anything in return. 

~Ashley Dalton~

If you’re in the NYC area, and interested in a Makeover Monday, please contact Ashley at AshleyLDalton@gmail.com. 

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#MakeoverMonday: Aleah Waksor

TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF

Born in Atlanta, raised in Brooklyn NY.

I am 20 years old, and currently studying film and journalism. I am an aspiring filmmaker, who loves to write and travel. A little shy at times, but once I open up, I am very energetic and spunky.

WHAT’S YOUR DREAM JOB?

A Documentarian.

WHAT IS A QUOTE THAT YOU LIVE BY?

“Speak what you seek until you’ve seen what you said.”

~Ashley Dalton~

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#MakeoverMonday: Jenelle Forrester

This week’s #MondayMakeover features the gorgeous Jenelle Forrester, a radio personality for the Fashion Institute of Technology’s radio show “The Trap.” I had such a great time styling this young lady in trap trendy attire that helped showcase her bubbly personality.

Tell Me About Yourself

My name is Jenelle Forrester, and I was born and raised in Queens, New York. I am currently a radio personality on F.I.T’s radio show “THE TRAP,” where I discuss trending topics relevant to the entertainment industry. I also interview underground music artists, and play the best songs in Hip Hop and R&B. I am a naturalista with HUGE curly hair that I like to say is my staple that everyone knows me for. I tell it like it is. I am that friend that will let you know when you have lipstick on your teeth.

What’s Your Dream Job? 

My dream job would be for me to work at either Power 105.1 or Hot 97 as a radio personality. I would also like to manage artists in the future, but ultimately I would like to play a huge role in the entertainment industry. 

What is a quote that you live by? 

Never hold yourself back due to fear, because the future holds remarkable things that you could have never imagined. 

~Ashley Dalton~

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#MakeoverMonday: Tassoni

Today we feature the fit and fabulous Tassoni Henry who was made over head to toe!  Here’s her story:

Tell me about yourself?

My name is Tassoni Henry and I am 22 years young. I was born in Jamaica but raised in Long Island. Im am also a recent graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

What’s your dream job?

My dream job would be a job that is a combination of both fitness and fashion. Something like showing someone how to beast out in the gym and be beautiful in their personal style afterwards.

What is a quote that you live by?

A quote that I live by is, “Fashion is art, style is priceless, and fitness is a lifestyle.”

~Ashley Dalton~

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#MakeoverMonday: Kayon

Today we feature the beautiful Kayon Rudolph who was made over head to toe in beautiful spring brights. Here’s her story:

Tell me about yourself?
My name is Kayon Rudolph, I am 24 years old, and I was born on February 13, 1991. I was born and raised in Jamaica and moved to the U.S. in 2006 at the age of 15.
 
What’s your dream job? 
 
Hmmm I’m still pondering that; however, I love modeling and I’m considering being a pediatric nurse or flight attendant. 
 
What is a quote that you live by? 
 
My daily motto is prayer + hardwork = success. Amen! 
~Ashley~

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#MondayMakeover: Yasmeen

Welcome to Monday Makeovers! During this weekly series, a new young lady will be “made over and under” by yours truly. For this special, I am searching for men and women who aren’t confident with their look, but are in search of something fun and different.

This week features Yasmeen an aspiring model from Harlem, New York.

Tell me about yourself?

My name is Yasmeen and I’m eighteen-years-old from Harlem, New York. I am a mix of African American and Cherokee Indian.

What’s your dream job?

My dream is… Well I don’t really have a dream job, but as I grow and learn I just know for certain that I want to be able to help those that can’t help themselves. I believe when you do good, good comes to you. I also want to provide for my family. 

What is a quote you live by?

“A minor setback for a major comeback”

Why?

Because, when you lose something you always gain more in the future, so a loss is not really a loss it’s more of a gain. 

Check out Yasmeen’s before and after photos below. 

~Ashley~

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Fall Styles 2014

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The fall season is guaranteed to wrap us up in plush, furry, fuzzy and fun textures. People across various cities will be draped in the thickest of knits and comforted by colorful lavish fur throws.

This fall season, I encourage you to tap into your most elegant self; however, on those not so fabulous days you can over indulge in bright metallic and deep jeweled toned colors to make yourself feel and look great! Rich colors such as eggplant, forest green and cobalt blue will easily add luster to those cold and callous winter days.

Additionally, midi dresses, ankle length skirts and wide leg pants will make you feel like you’re straight out of a scene of “Mahogany.” This season will offer color and comfort. Embrace it! 

~Ashley Dalton~

(Photo credits included below)

METALLICS –  Alberta Ferretti

METALLICS –  H&M

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METALLICS –  House of Holland

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MIDI SKIRTS – Kate Spade

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MIDI SKIRTS – Alice & Olivia

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FUR – BCBG Max Azria

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FUR – Roberto Cavalli

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Cheap & Sweet

On a hot summer day in August, as women, we need something cheap, sweet and easy breezy. Whenever I find myself having to head out to an outdoor photo-shoot for work, I try my best NOT to wear anything that will restrict me from doing my job.

This one-piece romper (pictured above) from Mystic Boutique in New York was on sale for $24.99. That’s right! You heard right, only $24. I paired it with some cute black flats, a gold Michael Kors watch and some cute shades I scored from H&M. Voila! 

Do you think that I pulled the look above off perfectly? I definitely do. Comment below and let me know how you would wear it differently. 

~Ashley Lauren Dalton~

 

Make Up Tip: Make It Last

We’ve all been there before. Running late for work, rushing to put your make up on and you realize that your mascara is drying out. 
If not, you may be one of those women whose mascara is running low, or getting clunky, and you think to yourself – Didn’t I just buy this? 
 
Well here’s a quick tip to make it last:
 
If you have eye drops or contact solution add 4-5 drops to the bottle, stir, and your mascara will be like NEW! 
 
OR
 
Get a mug, fill it with hot water, and sit the mascara in there for 5-7 minutes. The heat will loosen and make it like a fresh tube of mascara.
Hope this helps! Comment below and share any home remedies you may have. 
~DeAnna James~
(Photo by So Sue Me)