Sunday, August 26, 2012

Who's Rockin Their ABC's

Two days before I left for Jacksonville I had the pleasure of being on the set of a New You magazine shoot with recording artist Ali Lee. Best known for her single, "Keep It Right There", Ali Lee is a peppy singer/dancer with a drive like no other and enough energy to power the lights in Vegas! I had contacted her through my internship with Holt and knew she would make a great editorial!! Throughout the summer I worked on bringing together Ali and Holt, and just in the nick of time everything worked out.

I told Ali about my seasonal donation to the MS society through Ali Brin Creations and she loved the idea of supporting the cause. The recycled plastic wristband she is rocking in this behind the scenes pic from the shoot is the perfect fit for this kind-hearted spirit! Ali Lee constantly shares her smile as well as her positive outlook on life with her friends and fans!

She is also rocking some ABC peace sign earrings!

We had a great time shooting with Holt for New You magazine!!
Here are some of the final cut photos from the shoot!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Shows that rocked pt. 2

The rock show I went to was in Jacksonville at my favorite concert venue, Freebird Live on jax beach, this past Wednesday night! The show was Neon Trees with Walk The Moon and Twenty| One| Pilots. I quite literally LOVE all three of these bands! Usually when you go to a smaller show like this the opening band is a no name that is pretty good and maybe has some potential, then the middle band probably has a good song or two and the last band is the one that everyone actually came for BUT THAT WAS NOT THE CASE at this show! Over the past two years I have grown very attached to Neon Trees and Walk the Moon! I discovered Neon Trees from stumbling upon their album "Habits" when it first released. I discovered Walk the Moon through working at American Eagle; their hit song "Anna Sun" was on our summer 2 playlist in 2011...and I was hooked every since.

Twenty| One| Pilots is a totally different story however. I first heard about them when I saw them open for Cobra Starship at UNF last spring for one of Osprey Production's Spring concerts. I have never become to attached to a band this quickly. From the moment that Tyler Joseph (lead vocals) jumped off his piano in a skeleton jump suit I was all in! I HAD to see them again!

Twenty| One| Pilots consists of two Ohio boys (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun). They are so incredible nice and polite when you get the chance to speak with them. Their lyrics speak of life and the struggles of the inner mind. My current favorite song of theirs is Guns For Hands (link at the bottom). I am almost certain that their sound is what the future of music will sound like. Although Im not in the music biz; as someone who has over ten years of classical  training, I can truly see and feel their talent.

Tyler Joseph at piano
Josh Dun on drums and Tyler Joseph at Piano

Walk the Moon, also from Ohio (whats in the water in Ohio??) consists of lead singer Nick Petricca, bassist Kevin Ray, Sean Waugaman on drums and Eli Maiman on guitar. The group has a slew of witty upbeat songs

Shows that rocked! Pt. 1

Hi there viewers!
Hope you have all had a great summer!
In the past few weeks I have upped my summer inventory, held a jewelry show in my home, continued with BTS (back to school) at American Eagle, collected a sizable donation to the MS society and gone to an amazing rock show! The time has gone by so fast and I cant believe im headed back to UNF next week! 

All ABC necklaces laid out 
 My show was held on July 21st and it was open to all my friends and neighbors. As usual I have set aside 15% of my show profits as well as all summer profits for donation to the MS Society!