Level 21 Magazine Feature

Imagine how excited I was when I was approached by the CEO of Level 21 Magazine, Tempest Harris about being featured in the OCT/NOV issue.  I was overwhelmed...my first print magazine. I thought I would share with you some of the photos and details from the shoot. You can access the online version now by visiting their website and also to subscribe to receive a copy of the print version out November 1st.  

Thanks to my amazing photographer, Ben Clark, for his keen eye and wicked editing style for helping to make this shoot a success.  This is also Ben's first print magazine.  I have a feeling his future is bright and we will see more of his amazing shots in magazines around the country and around the world.  Ben was also instrumental in securing the perfect backdrop for the shoot at the gorgeous Westin Charlotte.

Let's talk about styling for the shoot.  I did it all by myself...hair, makeup, and wardrobe.  For my first look, I wore a black and white peplum gown with jeweled pockets from BCBGMaxAzria, a simple, yet elegant strand of pearls with a matching three-strand pearl and diamond bracelet from Mikimoto,  and a gorgeous pair of Christian Louboutin,  suede, camel peep-toe pumps.  

I wanted my second look to be a bit more edgy, so I decided on Free People's, Swing Swing Mini dress in black.  I paired this dress with a silver metallic choker from Forever 21, and a perfect pair of black suede, thigh high boots from Stuart Weitzman.  

I was so happy that my partner in Fashion and Food, Peter Carey from PAC Public Relations, was by my side the entire shoot fluffing my hair and making sure every shot was to perfection.  Peter and I work so well together.  We support each other's brands and have built a long-lasting partnership.  We will be bringing you the best of Fashion and Food in Charlotte, and beyond. We have a ton of exciting things planned in the coming year!

Lastly, I just want to extend my deepest gratitude to Level 21 Magazine, Tempest Harris and Desi Williams and all that made my feature amazing!  I feel so honored and blessed!