“bind.” (part of “WITHIN.” series by BeMoreMEdia)

“We are not trapped by our thoughts.

What we generally do, however, is create thoughts that trap us.”

– Joshua David Stone

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This past summer, we decided to do another editorial series.  This time, we wanted a darker, edgier, and more emotional look.  We decided to do a series called “WITHIN.” and these pictures are a part of a mini collection that make up the series.

This mini collection is called, “bind.” because we are often trapped within ourselves by emotions that we sometimes create;  and those can be the toughest kind of binds to break away from.

Society dictates what is right and wrong and can often limit us on what we want to say, feel or do.

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Goonies never say die!!!!!!!! ( Cannon Beach and Ecola State Park Oregon )

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Cannon Beach

If you grew up in the 80’s I know you’ve seen the movie ” Goonies “.  That was one of my favorite movies of all time. I was 8 yrs old when I saw it and I wanted to be one of the Goonies.  Adventure, romance, action and cute Sean Astin.  I loved that movie.  The reason we came to Cannon Beach was because of that movie.  This beach was in the intro scene and ever since then I have always wanted to visit this place.  We had a week off last march and we did a road trip from LA to Oregon. Our last stop of our Pacific Coast road trip was this gorgeous beach.

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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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” 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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The Plain White TEE!!!!!

The Plain white tee

In my white tee…

I never leave the house without my white tee. It is the number one must have in all my wardrobe for all season. For this post I wanted to show how versatile it can be. When I travel its the only style of top I have. Its available everywhere and very affordable. One of my favorite is from JCREW in vintage cotton. In this post I styled it with shorts, maxi skirt, an LBD, slouchy pants and BF jeans. Nothing says summer more than a white tee..

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Country Grammar!!!

City girl.. in the country

” I’m going down, down baby, yo street in a Range Rover”

-Nelly

This blog got “country” written all over it. When I think of ‘Country” Nelly’s Country Grammar seems to be the first thing that pops in my head. So why not name this Country Grammar.. We all know summer is right around the corner, more like this friday. For this post, Nothing say summer than Gingham print. I recently purchased Church’s loafer in gingham print. I wanted to style it for this shoot. My husband been eyeing this one barn near us and he thought this outfit was perfect.

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SKORT-ing around town!!!!!!!

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Skorts are back!

What the hell is a Skort? A skort is pretty much a skirt and shorts in one.  I remembered I had a pair of white skorts when I was a freshman in high school which was back in the 90’s.  When I saw this pair at Zara it brought me back to my teen years.  They are the most comfortable skirt/shorts I have ever owned and can be both casual or dressy.  Unfortunately, Zara only has them available  in black now. I was lucky that I was able to get this.  The white pair became popular with most of the fashion bloggers.  I love how everyone wears it so differently.  I wanted to dress it up a bit so I wore heels with my skorts.

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Avenue of the Giants…….REDWOODS!!!!

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Avenue of the Giants

I had a pleasure to visit the Redwoods in Northern California. I have always wanted to see these gentle giants. They are the oldest and tallest trees in the entire world. They stand from 200-350 ft with diameters of 10 to 15 feet but the widest measured with the circumference of 52 feet. The Coastal Redwoods can live up to 2000 years old. They got the name from the color of their bark and heartwood.

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