Backpackin’ in style!

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March 19th was the big day for fans of the brand.  The most infamous bag for the season re stocked their online store and introduced new colors for the new collection.  I have been a fan since beginning of last year and to think this brand only started 2013.  Let me tell you a little something about MG.

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MEN-Swear!!!!

MEN- Swear!!!!

” Style is primarily a matter of instinct.”

-Bill Blass

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Meet Louis Anthoni.  We met him here in LA and he is signed to one of the best modeling agency, Wilhelmina. I wanted to do a style shoot for guys. For this shoot I wanted to show 5 looks that are easy to emulate.

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Sleeping Beauty.. Princess Aurora by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMedia

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Sleeping Beauty

Princess Aurora was born to King Stefan and Queen Leah.  This is the girl that was cursed by Maleficent on her Christening Day.  On her 16th birthday she would prick her finger from a spindle and would die but was saved by one of the fairies and instead would sleep for all eternity until she is awakened by true love’s kiss.  I loved that Elle Fanning was chosen to play her in the movie Maleficent opposite Angelina Jolie.

** check out our Maleficent shoot

https://travelannestyle.com/2014/05/20/maleficent-by-travelannestyle-and-bemoremedia/

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For our last Princess  of our Disney inspired editorial we chose Ms. Sarah Blades to be Aurora.  She is an amazing ballerina and it was such a surprise that she was actually from Maryland.  We wanted someone to have the same look as Elle Fanning; sweet, innocent and youthful and Sarah was perfect.

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The Little Mermaid by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMedia

Little Mermaid

Ariel

 The Little Mermaid is another famous fairytale that Disney recreated in  1989 but the story was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen.  It is a story about a young mermaid who gave up her life at sea to be able to fall in love with a human Prince.  She gave up her voice for a pair of human legs.  Then she has 3 days to win the heart of the Prince.  This is probably my ultimate favorite Disney Princess.  For this shoot we wanted to capture Ariel in our own element.  What Ariel would look like in person.

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When we first met Deirdre Barnes with her flaming red hair we knew right then and there that she would be perfect as Ariel.  She was one of the people that inspired us to do this Disney editorial of villains and princesses.  Deirdre is one of the top dancers in LA.  She is also a part of the group The Aqualillies.

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” Snow White ” by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMEdia

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A girl who is as white as snow, with lips as red as blood, and with hair as black as ebony. They named her ‘Snow White’,

Snow  White is Disney’s adaptation from the German fairytale by the Brothers Grimm.  Snow White is a princess that is living with her cruel and wicked stepmother after the death of both of her parents.   Her stepmother, the evil queen, is so jealous of Snow White’s beauty that she ordered one of her huntsman to kill  her in the forbidden forest.  The huntsman pitied Snow White; so he just left her there hoping that she will not survive the night.   There, she found a cottage and surprisingly met 7  dwarfs.

( ** check out our version of The Evil Queen )

https://travelannestyle.com/2014/06/04/the-evil-queen-by-travelannestyle-and-bemoremedia/

SNOW WHITE

Our very first princess in this series.  My inspiration for this shoot came from the Snow White movie with Julia Roberts and Lilly Collins.  I wanted her to be simple, innocent and young.  We decided to use Brie Doffing as our Snow White.  Its so happens that she has worked with Disney as one of the princesses in the Disneyland in Japan.  Brie is a model/actress and one of the sweetest people you can ever meet.

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For this shoot we worked with one of the best make up artists in LA, Albert Elizondo.  He is amazing and really captured what we had in mind for Snow White.

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“The EVIL QUEEN” by TravelAnneStyle and BEMOREMEDIA

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THE EVIL QUEEN

The Evil Queen or also known as, “Wicked Queen,” is the main villain in the fairy tale, “Snow White.”  She is a vindictive stepmother who is obsessed about being, ” the fairest of the land.” She owns a, “magical mirror,” that told her that her step daughter, Snow White, has surpassed her beauty.  She became so jealous of Snow White that she ordered one of her huntsman to kill her in the forbidden dark forest.  The Hunstman pitied Snow White and let her go.  When The Queen found out that Snow White was still alive, she decided to take it upon herself to kill her.  She used her dark powers to transform herself into an old lady and gave Snow White a poisoned apple to eliminate her.

For this shoot we worked with the beautiful Maria Foti.  She is one of the first talented dancers/choreographers here in LA that we met when we moved here to LA 9 months ago.  When I thought of adding Snow White and the Evil Queen to our editorial series, I imagined Maria to be the Queen.  She has that royal look to her and I thought she would be perfect.

The Evil QUeen by BemoreMedia and Travelannestyle

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” Ursula ” by BeMoreMedia and TravelAnneStyle

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Ursula is a part human / part octopus sea witch that, “helps,” the unfortunate merfolk achieve their goals, with her motives at the forefront.  She is Disney’s famous villain that made a deal with  Ariel; ( The Little Mermaid ) she agreed to turn her  into a human for three days.  If Ariel can receive the, “kiss of true love,” from Prince Eric before sunset on the third day, her transformation will be permanent. However, if Ariel fails, she will turn back into a mermaid and belong to Ursula forever. But there’s always a price, and in this case, Ariel will have to pay Ursula with her voice to gain her human legs.

As part of the beauty editorial series we have planned for this summer we wanted to share the second villain, Ursula.  For this photo-shoot we worked with one of the most talented and sought after dancers in LA, Ms. Carlena Britch.  She is an artist of many talents; from dance/choreography,  make up, hair, style, and nail art; she has a TON going for her!

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“MALEFICENT” by TravelAnneStyle and BeMoreMEdia!!!!!!

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Maleficent

Maleficent is known to be one of the most sinister Disney villains.  She is a character from Sleeping Beauty who curses baby Princess Aurora on her christening day; cursed so that on her 16th birthday, she will prick her finger on a spindle of a spinning wheel that plummets her into a deep sleep for all of eternity. The only thing that can break the spell is to be awakened by her one true love.

I have seen Angelina Jolie’s pictures  all over LA and I can’t imagine anyone else better to play Maleficent.   It gave me inspiration to do a series of beauty editorial shoots and we wanted to share with you this first set of the series since the movie is coming out in less than 2 weeks.

So for this photo shoot/blog, I wanted to bring out Maleficent.  The couture side of her and what it would be like if BeMoreMEdia actually did her editorial.  For this shoot, we worked with one of the talented artists here in LA., Valentina Azul (www.facebook.com/valentinaazul ).  She is one of the make up artist and hairstylist that we go to for our clients.  She is also a costume designer, and she actually did the headpiece/ outfit.

BEMOREMEDIA featuring MALEFICENT

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CARRIE-d AWAY!!!!

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Ms. Carrie Bradshaw

Who could ever forget Carrie? I never started watching SATC until they started airing it on TBS, so I was pretty much late with all the craze.  But ever since then, I have fallen in love with Carrie and the girls.  The main reason is purely because of the style in the show.  Each character has her own unique style and all very perfect, but my favorite of them is Carrie’s style.  I love that she is not afraid to play around with fashion.  She can literally wear anything and look amazing.  She is the kind of girl that dresses for herself and does not care what anyone will think of her.  But then again, anything you wear with Louboutins will look great.  So for this post I would like to dedicate this to my favorite style guru, Ms Carrie Bradshaw.

**I summed up the top 4 of my favorite outfits from the show and decided to put a spin on it.

” the Fannypack ( gucci ) “

Carrie Bradshaw inspired outfit

I can still remember the episode when she wore the infamous fanny pack.  She visited Aiden at his bar ( that he owned with Steve ) and there she caught him flirting with one of the bartenders.  This was the second time they got together after Carrie cheated on him with Mr. Big.  Aiden was trying to get back at her for what she did.  Anyway, the moment she walked in with the orange striped skirt and the fanny pack, I wanted to buy that bag for myself. I love love that outfit. It was so effortlessly cool.

*For my outfit I used a high waisted pencil skirt from http://www.TopShop.com since I really do not have the abs to match her outfit.  I chose strappy heels from Proenza Schouler that I purchased in ’08 from http://www.Barneys.com to add a bit of sporty twist to it.

top: Topshop

skirt: Topshop

bag: Gucci

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” The Tulle “

Can you recognize this scene?  Carrie in Paris.  Where for the first time in history Mr. Big finally told her she was the ONE. ( also, this was the scene where she realized that she made a mistake with  Alexander Petrovsky and he accidentally slapped her ).

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I loved the Tulle skirt but I do not or would feel too comfortable with the material.  So for this outfit I decided to wear an A line skirt of the same color as hers, except its made out of Cotton.  I also decided to wear a longer style coat, unlike her blazer.

skirt: Anthropologie

tank: Express

coat: Elie
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shoes: Manolo Blahnik

clutch: Louis Vuitton

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” Off the shoulders “

This was the last episode of the 1st season where Carrie and Big supposedly about to go on vacation together.  She had a moment where she asked Big if He could see her as being ” the One. ” Well If you saw this then you would know that this was the 1st breakup they ever had of so many.

Carrie BRadshaw Inspired outfit

The biggest thing that stands out from all of Carrie’s outfits, her shoes.  With this outfit I decided to wear my yellow Louboutins against the black and white.  She always makes sure that her shoes is the center of her outfits.

skirt: Ann Taylor ( actually got this from my mom-in-law’s closet. This was her skirt in the 90s )

top: Topshop

heels: Christian Louboutin

clutch: Vintage Gucci

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” Oscar de la Renta “

This dress was perfection.  If I had couple grand with me when I first saw this episode, I would have bought this dress.  This was the perfect pink dress.  I have to give some points to Mr. Petrovsky for giving her this.

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I was at Topshop couple nights ago and I actually saw this dress on their prom section.  Its as perfect as hers but with lesser price tag.

dress: http://www.Topshop.com ( $100 )

jacket: Zara

I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did making it.  This made me miss Sex and the City more.  Thank you Patricia Field ( Stylist of the show ) for all the amazing and beautiful outfits you have made for Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte.  She truly is the reason why the show got the best style.  So girls, have fun and dress for you.

photo cred: http://www.BeMoreMEdia.com

 

Girl meets BOY!!!!!!

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Girl Meets BOY…

I was recently at Jcrew this weekend and I saw their catalog.  They featured a ” borrow from the boys ” kind of editorial for their summer collection.  I got inspired and decided I should do one since my style really does have a dose of boyish feel to it.  So where can I steal some boy clothes?? Obviously my hubby’s closet.  For this blog I chose 4 things that is easy to borrow from your significant other.

1.  his Button Down

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I paired his button up with one of my slouchy black shorts and my wedges.  I would just add a black blazer then it could be a new take on a summer suit.

Shirt: H&M

Shorts: Express

Wedge: Wythe NY

Bag: My own design  made of Nubuck leather

2. his Sweater

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I paired his sweater with my silk pants  and a white tank.  It is perfect for summer nights when it gets a bit chilly.

Sweater: Jcrew

Silk Cargo: Jcrew

white tank: Madewell

3. his Shorts

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girl meets boy shorts

This pair of shorts was purchased from the men’s section at H&M because B would not be caught wearing these itty bitty shorts.  But we can really borrow our boy’s shorts every now and then.  I love the slouchy comfy feel of it and you can pair it anything from sweaters, tanks or tees.

Shorts: H&M

Sweater: Jcrew

Sandals: Renly

4.  his Watch

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This is actually the easiest thing to steal from your man and very trendy right now.  I chose his Timex for this look and I just added some bangles to add my own touch to it.

Watch: Timex

Tank: Madewell

Cargo: Jcrew

The next time you run out of outfit ideas and really have no time to go and shop,  just go straight to his closet and steal a few things.

photo cred: http://www.BeMoreMEdia.com

stores: http://www.Jcrew.com

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