Friday, May 13, 2016

IN Magazine Mother's Day Makeover Recap

I hope all the wonderful mothers out there had an awesome Mother’s Day! This year I teamed up again with IN Magazine to give one mom a dream makeover! The magazine is out on stands now, but here’s a recap plus behind the scene pictures! 

Mothers are some of the most cherished people on the planet. They’re also some of the hardest working and have very little time for themselves. This is why I’m excited to give a hardworking mother a day of pampering and appreciation while transitioning her into a super model mom!

Meet Vanessa Perez, 37, mother of three handsome young men (ages 17, 15, 10) and a beautiful baby girl (10 months). Vanessa’s mornings can start a little chaotic with everyone running into one other getting ready for school and work.

Her mornings sometimes begin with signing a school permission slip or document and brushing her teeth at the same time. There are days she’s lucky to walk out of the house with matching clothes and shoes. Vanessa says a few times she has actually came out the house with two different shoes on.


Let the makeover begin! The glam session started in Tyler, Texas with hair by hairstylist Milka Hernandez, owner of New Image salon. Vanessa had already made the decision to change her bronze locks into golden strands. After a few hours of the color process for blonde highlights and ombre’, Milka managed to get to Vanessa washed and dried and then added beautiful curls as the finishing touches.

Makeup artist Keriana Gainer graced our lovely mommy model with a natural makeup look that would be easy for Vanessa to accomplish on her own. For eye shadow, Keriana did a light smoky eye. To enhance the look, Keriana added false lashes and a pop of color with the matte lip gloss Electric Raine by Coloured Raine Cosmetics (

Although Vanessa might not have all the time in the world to do her hair and makeup in the morning, busy moms like her have the option to do a cute high bun or a side braid. Let’s not forget head bands! This one accessory can make a significant difference to a head full of messy hair.

As for makeup, there are three items that will always get you through the day: concealer for any dark circles under the eyes or for blemishes, mascara to brighten your eyes and make you look awake and lip gloss.


For the wardrobe, styling is all about items that transition from day events to evening outings. This was the perfect opportunity for me to play dress up with spring and summer trends like the button-up dress, off-the-shoulder tops, flowing A-line skirts, wide leg pants, and, of course, denim.

For Vanessa, I wanted to do a simple but chic look that she can maintain. The trending button-down dress is an easy garment that any woman can dress up or down. It’s perfect for a day out with the kiddos and then transitioning to an outside dinner with the hubby.

I love a dress like this because it’s like a blank canvas and it easy to mix and match. Let’s not forget about the many different accessories that can be added! With a huge selection of scarves, statement necklaces, hats, oversized handbags, and sunglasses, there are plenty of ways to add to an outfit.

The hat for this outfit definitely adds attitude. I love that the large rim fedora is a bold blue color that brings out the blue stripes in the dress. You can match any type of shoe with this dress. You can select a heel to dress it up or rock it with some All-Star Converse to dress it down. For this makeover, I chose a wedge sandal. Wedge sandals are great if you’re not really into really high heels but want to add just a couple of inches.

Outfit Details
Fedora- Forever 21 RED
Dress- Marshall’s
Shoes- BCBGeneration
Belt- BCBGeneration
Scarf-Vince Camuto
Bracelet- Forever 21 RED

What better location to take outdoor photos than the heart of Tyler at Bergfeld Park. With sunny weather and green grass, the scenery made the completion of the makeover absolutely perfect!

This makeover was all about being effortless stylish and I hope that Vanessa takes away some fun and great tips on how to dress on busy mornings. Vanessa is already a gorgeous lady, so the transition was not hard at all.

“I loved every part of the makeover leading up to the final look! If it was up to me, I would do it again,” says Vanessa.

Any mom who can juggle four children and a spouse, work all day and then spend evenings attending basketball and soccer games is a winner in my book!

Hair Stylist-Milka Hernandez
Makeup Artist-Keriana Gainer
Photographer- Marcus Owens
Creative Director/ Writer/Stylist-Joyce-Lynn Williams

Under The Boardwalk

The power of networking is when you’re having a dinner with your friend who’s a photographer and your waiter is an inspiring model, and you’re a fashion stylist! Talk about WINNING! This was perfect opportunity to brush up everyone’s portfolio and get some awesome shots!

For the new model, Colby Casey, I wanted to create a clean look. I went more of a nautical vibe with classic Ralph Lauren button down, khaki shorts, and Ralph Lauren canvas shoes. To add some attitude to the outfit we added the aviator sunglasses from Aldo.

Great head shots done by Dashown Jaques-Patton. With her direction she made Colby look like he’s a modeling professional!

Catch up more with Colby Casey as he shares his modeling journey on Instagram @colbycasey.

Model-Colby Casey
Photographer- Dashown Jaques-Patton
Creative Director/ Wardrobe Stylist- Joyce-Lynn Williams

Friday, April 8, 2016

The Jeremy Scott

Today I’ve been up and down Interstate 20 but it was so worth it! There a book signing for the Creative Director of Moschino, Jeremy Scott at the luxury shop Forty Five Ten in Dallas, TX. 

 Knowing that this creative soul was only a couple hours away, there was no reason for me to not miss this awesome opportunity of meeting a legend. Jeremy Scott is definitely an inspiration for the FYI brand and his “outside the box” visuals has helped me explore my fashion possibilities.

His work is definitely not for the boring! It’s like whatever he comes up with in his mind he is able to transfer it to the Moschino brand!

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen his work on your favorite stars like, Taraji P.Henson, Katy Perry, and Nicki Minaj to name a few! 

When I got to FortyFive Ten it was so nice to know that others dress up for the occasion! Check out some of the fashion forward guest below! 


Since it was my first time in the store Forty Five Ten, I also had time to scope out the place and admire some of the other luxury brands line Celine, Givenchy, and Marc Jacobs. There’s also an eatery inside, how cool is that?! Also, a big thank you for the Forty Five Ten staff for their hospitality, they all were so nice!

I had an awesome time meeting new people and sharing our Moschino inspiration stories! Can’t wait for the next event! 


Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Shivonne J Experience

Happy Thursday! I hope everyone one has been out enjoying this great spring weather!

So I got the awesome opportunity to speak with Houston native Shivonne J, celebrity and award winning hairstylist. Check out the interview below to find out what are going to be some big trends for the season and how to maintain your hair between your visits to the salon!

How did you get started with becoming a hairstylist, not to mention a celebrity hairstylist?

Doing hair is something that I was naturally good at. I always would do my friends and family hair. I made the big moved to Atlanta, GA and stayed for about five years and moved back to Houston in 2011. Once I got back to Houston I brought a technique back to which was wand curls. This style brought me recognition and made me popular pretty fast because no one was doing it at the time, and in 2014, I entered my first hair competition for Bobbi Boss where I won first place.

What is the Shivonne J Experience?

It’s a luxury brand that caters to women that still care about quality hair care. The cuts and installations are the best. It’s definitely luxury hair that lasts. You’ll be ready for a red carpet or for any occasion. You’ll be able to take on whatever after the Shivonne J experience! ousjkljsk

What are some or the hair trends we can expect to see this spring and summer?

Vibrant colors, warm tones, and blunt cuts will be trending. I love cuts! Whether it’s a bob, mid-length style, I’m loving it right now! 

I can tell from your Instagram that fashion is also a big part of you. How do you describe your personal style?

I like timeless and edgy pieces. I think of it being more effortless sexy. I love layers, I really enjoy putting outfits together, opposed to just throwing something on. I want to be an inspiration to women to let them know that you don’t always have to wear something low, short, or tight to be sexy.

I love fashion! It’s really second nature. One day I want to transition into the fashion world. 

What keeps you motivated to do what you do?

My children motivate me. When I look at them I want them to have the best of the best. The positive feedback I get back from supporters make me want to do more. Sometimes I don’t know how good I am and feel like I have so much room for improvement because I’m a perfectionist, but others make me feel like I’m already there. 

What are some of your goals that you want to accomplish for your brand?

I would love to do some classes with some other well known stylists. I want a chain of salons in different cities like Los Angeles, Atlanta, and of course Houston. I want everyone to be able to get the Shivonne J Experience!

How CHIC is Ms. Shivonne J! She was beyond sweet and it was a pleasure speaking with her. I will be heading to Houston soon to get my bob trimmed up!

Check out below to get some awesome hair care tips from Shivonne J! Be sure to catch more of her hair tips and work on her blog www.shivonne and Instagram @shivonnejexperience @shivonnej

Hair Tips:
  •     To keep your hair healthy, shiny, and beautiful, use an intense hydrating mask. Then go under a hydration steamer or hooded dryer with plastic cap for 30 min. Add protein treatment for strengthening or repairing. Rinse with cool water to lock in moisture.
  •          Thermal protection products are very important when using frequent heat. It helps prevent heat damage while straighten or curling the hair.
  •          Get rid of dead and split ends. Keep hair trimmed every 8-12 weeks or as needed. This helps to keep ends from splitting up the hair shaft causing the ends to look thin and uneven.
  •          Protective styles are a great option for maintaining healthy hair. Wearing a modern day wig or extensions is a great way to give your hair a break from heat or chemicals, while having a natural look.
  •          Use professional tools with heat settings to control the amount of heat used on the hair. Avoid very high settings daily, especially after using products to keep from damaging the hair. Try ceramic tools with tourmaline or titanium for a smoother, shiner finish. 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Aunt COCO Taught Me

Aunt COCO Taught Me

David Koma mini dress
$1,535 -

Chanel tweed jacket
$1,325 -

Olgana stilettos shoes

Chanel hand bag
$3,730 -

Chanel jewelry

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