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What to pack for a photo shoot

Now that you’ve got a photo shoot booked, let’s get you ready for it! Getting ready for a photo shoot may seem overwhelming… organization is the key!  Being organized will keep you calm and cool. Speaking from experience there are certain things that are a must regardless of the type shoot. The first thing you will need is a nice spacious bag, my personal favorite is the rac n roll. It’s a large duffel bag style suitcase that has plenty of pockets with telescopic side rods for hanging your clothes to help prevent wrinkles. It’s literally a dressing room on wheels.



At this point you have probably thought about the looks you want to capture. If not, you could hit your local book stores and browse through the latest copies of teen mags to get the ideas popping. You could also check out Pinterest boards or ask your photographer if he or she has any thoughts.


This is my checklist… it is by no means written in stone, you do you!Let’s move on to clothing. Options are a good thing always bring more than you will need. Stray away from crazy patterns and large logos. Coordinate but don’t be matchy matchy, layers are always good.
1.       Little black dress (LBD)   

Your LBD should be a staple piece; it doesn’t necessarily have to be black, just keep it simple. Try knit or polyester to prevent wrinkles. Here are a few of my favorites to get you started.



2.  Jeans/shorts/capris
Choose your favorite jeans, shorts, and/or capris, the ones you feel most comfortable wearing. Make sure they fit you perfectly.



3. Tanks/shirts
Assorted colors and styles of tanks and shirts are a must.  American Apparel is the AMERICAN APPperfect place to purchase these items they have any style or color you could imagine.


4. UndergarmentsVICTORIA
Coordinated flesh colored or nude bra and panty sets are best. There’s nothing worse than seeing colored bras and panties through your clothing in your beautiful photos.   I suggest you bring a robe and flip flops to wear in between changes.


5.  Shoes
High heels in black and tan are the way to go. You can’t go wrong with neutral colors.  Casual flats and sandals are another good choice for shoes.  It’s best to have a variety to choose from, just in case the photographer has a different idea.



6. Hair/Hair accessoriesMOROCIAN
Be sure your locks are clean, styled, and ready to shoot. An assortment of hair accessories such as, a brush, comb, straightener, curling iron, styling products, and hair ties will serve you well. Headbands, head pieces, and hats are a big hit for a fashionista these days.




7. Make up
Even if your shoot involves a makeup artist you will need a complete make up kit with a URBANDECAYmirror. Be sure to have several different shades of lipstick. Don’t forget your bronzer; you will be under bright lights with a very precise camera!


8. Accessories
Your photos will benefit greatly when you incorporate super fly accessories. The bigger the better in my opinion, but this is something that has to be your choice.  It’s a personal preference. Just remember, it’s a camera and if it’s too small you won’t be able to see tiny accessories. But, I also suggest keeping simple. You don’t want to overdo it.  Necklaces, AMARILLOearrings, bracelets, and rings are at the top of my list.  Amarilo and Freepeople are my jam.


Now that we have the ground work done here are a few additional items. Body butter for smooth and glowing skin is a good idea.  Sunscreen, insect repellant, and eye drops are smart items to pack, especially for an outdoor shoot. Pack lots of snacks and water to keep your energy levels up, and my personal fav is a playlist for some tunes while you work.  If you want to look good packing properly is a must!  Most importantly, bring a good attitude, as it reads through the camera.  Best of luck with your shoots…. I look forward to seeing your fabulous pics. Tag me on Insta… I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THE FINISHED PRODUCT! @laceyjadeevans


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Mobile Fashion Week (Promo)

AHHH!!! I am so honored to be apart of the amazing Mobile Fashion Week promo video! ❤️🤤 it is amazing! Thank you so so so much!!!! 😻 much love

Mobile Fashion Week at Alabama Contemporary Art Center

We are proud to launch our 2017 Promotional Video!

Thanks Alabama Contemporary Art Center for allowing us to film at our 2017 location and walk our future guest through this amazing location ending in the actual show location area.

This video features looks from Polish Boutique, Fly Times Boutique, The Wandering Lilly, & BLYNDi which will be presenting Fall Fashion during the 2017 shows Sept. 24th – 30th in Downtown Mobile. These looks were styled by our 2017 Lead Stylist Allison Neidhardt Miller; from head to toe we couldn’t have asked for a better styling partner during the 2017 season!

Talent ran high during the filming of our 2017 promotional video. Roman at Port City Motion worked his magic behind the lens to create a feeling for fashion and movement throughout the entire video. Bella the DJ lended her expertise of music mixing to create an allover atmosphere in this production. Make Up Artist Courtney Dreher Matthews worked her magic behind the brushes to create a subtle mix of natural & fashion makeup trends and hairstylist Jakob Dozen (Aura Holistic Hair) added his own flair-in-hair to help finish off and create the allover look for the beautiful model Lacey.

Mobile Fashion Week wants to thank all the talent and supporters that have helped bring 2017 season to life, there is still time to join this runway event happening Sept. 24th – 30th in Downtown Mobile at the ACAC! Email to become a presenter at the “Largest Fashion Event” in Alabama!

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Friendship Characteristics

Friendship Characteristics by POSH Child Magazine’s Teen Fashion Blogger, Lacey Evans.

“People are like dirt.  They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt & die.”  Plato~

The People that we surround ourselves with will either pull us up or drag us down.  Therefore, we must choose them carefully.  It’s ok to give everyone a chance to be a friend.  However, choosing who remains long-term is incredibly important.  Unfortunately, not everyone will make the cut and that’s not a bad thing.  Friends are often times considered to be a “part of the family”, so to speak.  This makes the job even more important, you are not only picking who you involve yourself with but you are also picking for others that are connected to you as well.  Always embrace those that will encourage you to become the best you that you can be.  No man becomes great on his own.  We all need friends in our lives whom we thrive around and that will influence us in a positive way.

Here are 5 ways that I’ve found help me to choose jam up friends…

  1. First and foremost, we have to like ourselves.  We can’t possibly be a friend to someone else if we don’t even like being around ourselves.  So love you and be comfortable with exactly who you are.  After all, we are our own worst critics, so chances are if you love you, your friends will too.
  2. Have a pure heart… You see, if you are a good friend and truly love then you will get that in return.  What you give is what you will receive.  When you are sincere and are striving to be an amazing friend, with the right heart and honest intention you won’t even have to think on it much… “it’s like butta”!
  3. Red Flags!!  Always look for those red flags…  Since friends can make us or break us, we use guidelines to help pinpoint who pairs well and who doesn’t.  For example, your friend is consistently talking about other friends when they are around you, chances are they are doing it to you too… Or not telling the truth. These are red flags. You may want to steer clear from this type behavioral pattern.
  4. Practice the balance between give and take… It is easy to fall into the trap of being one who always takes.  We are all guilty, myself included.  Be mindful, this gets old quickly.  You have to be thoughtful and put your friends first.  For example, buy them lunch or greet them with a cup of Starbucks one morning.  Even a card, text, or hug will do the trick.  It’s the simple things in life that we sometimes all together miss the beat on.
  5. Don’t get caught up in the popularity contest and think you have to surround yourself with the wrong crowd… Seek higher ground.  Look for those that inspire you to make right choices and avoid the negative situations.  If they are true friends, they will get you and respect you for what you believe in or stand for.  You will exhibit the same qualities and embrace boundaries and standards that each set.  There’s a unique respect that comes with a true friend and I encourage each of you to explore the dynamic, It’s pretty KOOL!   Remember… Your Vibe Attracts your Tribe!!

Lacey Jade

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So, chances are that you have heard of a little app called Instagram, or the gram. It is merely one of the biggest social media networks out there, no big deal. People are raving and striving to grow their Instagram page each and every day. The idea of growing your followers is the ultimate purpose of the gram. Your popularity is in the hands of others and is basically stated in raw numbers (followers and likes). But how do we actually gain fans and followers? Here are a few tips to help ya out…

First and foremost, post consistently. Posting once a day or every other day will guarantee followers to come your way. Believe it or nah, it is proven that accounts with the most followers tend to post with a higher frequency. Now with this being said, don’t be obnoxious and post four times a day. This will drive away people, which defeats the purpose. Top instagramers such as Gabby Epstein, Rocky Barnes, and Jay Alvarez lean towards posting every day. This point leads me to my next tip.

To keep people intrigued, generate content that your followers like. This means taking unique and desirable pics for everyone to see. For instance, instead of posting a basic half-hug and smile pic (the everyday pose in today’s society), try coming up with a different pose that no one thinks to do. Also, choose a setting that is easy on the eyes. A beachy environment would be considered as a desirable setting that gives life to your page. No one wants to follow a deadbeat page. To go along with your edgy pics and poses, you should edit them. Choose and maintain a chill vibe to your gram. It is also important to keep the same color scheme throughout the page.

To draw attention to your page, use hashtags! Hashtags are used to connect people with common interests. Once you hashtag a word, it automatically goes to a page along with millions of other pictures with the same hashtag. If you are a teen like myself and into fashion and trying to grab the attention of other people with the same interest, then you may want to hashtag things like “teen vogue” (#teenvogue). This allows for a bigger chance of being noticed and gaining followers. Also, tagging the company of the clothing that you are wearing grabs the attention of that account and everyone who is interested in that account. One of my pictures that I posted, I was sporting some Fossil sunnies. When I uploaded it, I tagged Fossil and they liked my pic and started following me. I have various brands like Alex and Ani, Fossil, Hangout Fest, Amarilo, Minimale Animale, Brandy Melville, Secret Scientist, and many many more just because I hashtagged and directly tagged them in my post.

Now that I have preached to the choir, you can start building your empire over social media! Sounds good to me. Looking cute for a living is not a bad idea. Be sure to keep up with me on Instagram @laceyjadeevans


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Make Up Tutorial

As a little girl I remember Santa leaving those dope (age 10ish) value pack makeup gift sets under the tree.  Boi did I think I was something else!  I could hardly wait to get my sticky lil fingers on that multi-color shadow palette.  Of course, the glitter pink was my favorite.  Thank goodness, in this case, things changed as I got a little older (oh, maybe like 12ish) I always looked forward to receiving the free bonus that Clinique, Lancôme, or Estee Lauder used to probe customers to buy their product.  I had quite the collection with both my grandmother and great-grandmother handing over the bonus after their purchase.  That was a game changer.  I began to study the art & fads of makeup via You Tube, Instagram, and/or Pinterest.  So you see, my love for makeup started at a very young age and through the years I’ve discovered some of my fav products by trial and error.  I’m dishing out several of those amazing products and tips below in my video.  If you’re looking to up your beauty game take a look at my basic make up tutorial! Feel free to comment below and give us some tips and tricks. Hope you enjoy! @laceyjadeevans

Makeup Tutorial

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Summer Must Havs

Summer Must Havs

Summer Must Havs by Lacey Evans

Want to start your summer 17 with a sizzle…?

  1. Dai*sy Dukes… Tight-fitting denim shorts for women, typically made from a pair of cutoff jeans. These are no doubt number one on my list for summer. Pair your fav DD’s up with just about any top in your closet and you can’t go wrong.


2. White Jeans… Are a canvas you can create anything around them. Expect compliments when you wear any type of trendy white jean whether it be straight leg, skinny, bell bottom, boot cut or capri’s.


3. Crop tops… Are a must to add to your wardrobe for summer. Show off your midriff with your favorite glam or causal style crop day or night. They will keep you looking stylish throughout the season without busting your budget. I like to pair my crops with daisy dukes, gladiator sandals, and a cute bandana in my hair.


4. Sunnies… “Go big or go home” is my motto this summer. While protecting your eyes from the rays, you gotta look gucci fo sho. That’s why I have chosen the cat eye this year it adds an extra dose of flare on a nice sunny day.


5. Dewy Makeup… For a light summery natural look, ditch the heavy makeup and add a highlighter. Skip liquid foundations in the summer and just go with a light powder foundation with an SPF. Apply bronzer to the cheeks, forehead, and around the hairline. Use a neutral, shimmery shade of eye shadow, and a little mascara & eyeliner to make your eyes pop. Add color to your lips, I stick to natural colors. Tada you will look like you have just been kissed by the sun.


6. Pura Vida… Do I have any Pura Vida fans in the house? Bracelets are a groovy way to accessorize this summer; you can never have too many. Each Pura Vida bracelet is handmade in Costa Rica. They are a simple string bracelet that comes in a variety of colors and are adjustable. These bracelets are boss this summer. Check them out and don’t forget to stack.


7. Birkenstock’s… The sandal that has been around since the 1960’s has made a comeback, and boy are they a hit. With over 300 styles you are sure to find the perfect pair. No doubt they are the most comfortable sandals I have ever worn. According to Vogue the sandal is said to look “sexy” with a fresh pedicure and a lady like dress.


8. Gladiators… These epic Roman shoes have been spotted on the runway this summer. Gladiators are the bomb they come in mucho styles. You can sport a pair of gladiators in a sandal or a heel. They come in three different types: mid-calf, knee, and ankle. Gladiators can be worn with shorts, skirts, or dresses. They are great to wear on a hot summer day.


9. Handbag…The crossbody style has been my go to this summer. Love that it keeps your hands free. Another style trending on fashion lane is the backpack; it has made it into an everyday wardrobe.

10. Mani/Pedi… Is the best way to celebrate your fingers and toes now that summer is in full swing.  With a little help from foot friendly products or a trip to the salon, you can maintain the health of your hands and feet. Be adventurous with all the awesome color combos. I have a thing for OPI pinks: Mod About You, and Second Honeymoon. These three are fab and especially with a little tan. Take a break and treat yourself to a mani/pedi they are a great stress reliever.