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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( photo cred: Disney Maleficent )

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 ).

Carrie Bradshaw Paris Ballerina outfit

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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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

http://www.Madewell.com

Madewell and TravelAnneStyle.. perfect combo!!!!!

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Chambrays all you need!!!

As you reach a certain age, you tend to only have a few stores in mind when shopping… for clothes ( with shoes it’s another story ). I always seem to gravitate towards Madewell and Jcrew.  It so happens that both are actually sister stores and have the same effortlessly cool style to them.  Before Madewell, I was a Jcrew addict.  I love every single thing in that store ( after Jenna Lyons took over as Creative director ).  A mix of basics and classics which you would find a lot in my wardrobe.  But when Madewell started popping up in Baltimore, I fell in love.  The style is a bit more casual and the prices are definitely lower than Jcrew.  Ever since then I have found myself shopping there almost 90% of the time.  So, for this post, I wanted to share my most favorite piece from Madewell; their Chambray Shirts.  This should be added to the new basics, right next to our white tees.

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Lighter Hue…

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Madewell Chambray

For something casual to wear for meetings, brunch with the girls or even a coffee break with your significant other.  Here I paired my chambray with a mini wool skirt, both from Madewell and with a navy oxford by Christian Louboutin ( I purchased during my trip to Paris ). I chose the ” boyish ” style shoes since the skirt is a bit short.  It balances the look so it won’t be too sexy for day to day wear.  You can also pair this with ballet flats or even low top chucks in white, then add a baseball cap.  You can play around with accessories with this look since it’s simple.

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For a easy movie date look: I paired  it with skinny jeans and a jeweled sweatshirt; both from Madewell. This is a more monochromatic look so I decided to pair it with my Missoni colorful pumps.  I chose a bigger style top for this since i’m wearing skinny jeans.  Basic rule: Loose top tighter bottom and vice versa.

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Darker hue…

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Madewell Chambray and lace

Summer ready look:  I paired my darker color chambray with my lace shorts both from Madewell.  The shorts are high waisted so I decided to wear it with my bikini top just to show a little skin.  The chambray acts as a cover up.  You can wear this while walking along the boardwalk or just to chill before dipping in the pool or beach.  I chose the green suede ballet flats to match the bikini and to add a pop of color.  ( ballet flats: Madewell ).

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For the office:  Instead of wearing jeans for ” casual ” Fridays at work, try a chambray instead and pair it with printed pants.  I chose nude heels ( by Christian Louboutin ) for this look to add length to my legs.

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stores:

http://www.Madewell.com

http://www.Jcrew.com

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

Basic Instinct with the talented MrB!!!!

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  You think jeans and tee is good enough, but why just be good enough when you can be your best.  For this blog I wanted to share the dude’s side of the basics.  This will  pretty much emulate my previous Parisian Chic blog.  I picked out five top basic things a dude needs in his closet.  It’s easy and available everywhere.

The BLAZER

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Instead of light jacket try using a blazer with your tees and pair it with nice chinos, cords or even jeans.  It will keep you warm and still be in style.

The CARDIGAN

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JCrew Cardigan

I wanted to use a cardigan instead of a V-neck sweater.  A sweater on guys are overly used so why not stand out amongst the rest and use a navy cardigan.  It has the same effect as a sweater but a bit more edgy.  Keep the color simple and solid.  Printed cardigans kind of remind me of a grandpa.

The WHITE TEE

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When you reach a certain age, it’s time to give the graphic tees a rest.  Try a simple white tee. It’s a classic and really easy to style.  Plus, it’s cheap.

The LEATHER JACKET

Zara Letterman jacket

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Now this is a personal choice.  I think some guys can totally pull off the bad boy motorcycle jacket but B definitely can’t.  So, I chose this letterman jacket for him.. It fits his personality and is easy to wear.

The BLACK SUIT

black suit by Zara

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This is the equivalent to a LBD for the ladies.  Every man ( I mean anyone above the age of 21 ) should have a nice fitted black suit.  It can really save the day.  It can be formal or casual.  For this, it’s pretty casual but just add a bow tie or even a skinny black tie then you can wear it to a black tie event.  The best way to stand out with a black suit is pairing it with one awesome shoes.  His favorite Dragan Mrdja blue suede shoes just pop with this outfit.

I love how guys nowadays are concerned about their own personal style. Especially here in Los Angeles.   The best designers out there are men; Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Nicolas Ghesquiere, Elie Saab and Alber Elbaz.  It’s not that difficult to add some style into your day to day outfit.   It’s as easy as switching your hoodie for a nice blazer or trench.   I hope this will inspire you guys out there.  Nothing says sexy more than a nice confident man.

Photo and style cred: TravelAnneStyle

Blazer: http://www.Zara.com

Cardigan: http://www.Jcrew.com

white tee: Hanes

Leather Jacket: http://www.Zara.com

Black suit: http://www.Zara.com

model: http://www.LuisGuanzon.com / http://www.BeMoreMedia.com