The Pantone Color of 2014?

The pantone color of the year is Radiant Orchid, but I this week the bloggers prove the color to be golden mustard.

01: Guerreisms

Top Fashion blogger

This is just a dayum good photo.  I like how relaxed the subject looks on top of the fact he just has great style. I love the gold mustard against the hot burnt teal.  The detail on the wooden necklace just brings everything together.  The bold suit fits him nicely.



02: StylePantry

Top Fashion Blogger

I told you guys every week has some underlying trend.  LOL.  I am feeling this whole preppy school girl look.  I also like how it is slightly androgynous. While the sweater is fun I like how she adds a high button up to it to make it more professional.  Of course there is nothing wrong with Christian Louboutin heels either.  This outfit works as well because it fits her body flawlessly.



03: ExtraPetite

Top Fashion Blogger

Again, another playful look!   This is a great outfit idea for casual Fridays.  I am personally scared of wearing bold colored bottoms, but I think I’m going to try that look more at my new position.  I like how she also adds a fun top and then throws the universally cool jean jacket over it.

Side Note: I could never pull of jean jackets because I have always had really defined and thick biceps for my size.  So jelly of you girsl who could pull them off.



04: Walk in Wonderland

Top Fashion Blogger

White is my favorite color and that old saying that you can’t wear white after Labor Day is 100% false.  I like how Sheryl used the white, gold, and grey color scheme for this outfit.  I like when jackets stop right under the hip.  It makes you look taller.



05: Could I have That?

Top Fashion Blogger

Yes, another white and grey themed outfit.  I personally like this looks because she looks super comfy in those Scavees sneakers.  While she could leave it that simple she glams it up with a bold statement necklace and tons of bracelets.




06: J’adore Fashion

Top Fashion Blogger

While everyone this week rocked a casual work looks… except for my first guy…  Stellla always bring the glam to the party.  She’s like the one girl that always overdresses, but still looks good.  I like the fun this black and white feather skirt brings.  This would be good to an evening shindig.



Sorry it was so short!  I just have been so busy with my photography lately! 



These Dresses Should Be Blacklisted from the Golden Globes

This list wasn’t too hard to make. Furthermore, the first three ladies show know better and that’s 85% of the reason why they made it on to this list! LOL.


01: Heidi Klumworst dress 2014 Golden Globes Heidi Klum


You guys know I live and DIE for Heidi Klum and her red carpet style. Baby girls SLAYS them EVERY TIME, but it seems as though lately the only thing she slayings is my eyesight. To take it one step further the reason why she made it to the number one spot is that fact that Marchesa gave her such a hideous dress to rock at the Golden Globes. I mean it’s Marchesa. I didn’t think this haus made a bad dress. I guess I was proven wrong. The make up, hair, choker, and dress have one thing in common. They are all a mess. Does Heidi no longer have a stylist?


02: Zoe Saldana

Zoe Saldana worst dress 2014 Golden Globes

This is an example of an unfortunate dress on an beautiful woman. Sorry, sometimes even the fairest of them all can’t turn rags into riches. The dress is Prabal Gurung.


03: Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore 2014 Golden Globes

Seriously? Does she think she’s immune to ridicule because she’s wearing this Madea inspired dress? No ma’am you are not. The dress is made by Monique Lhuillier .


04: Caitlin Fitzgerald

Caitlin Fitzgerald Golden Globes 2014


Why would anyone wear this frumpy 50’s inspired sky blue dress? It’s not even a cute 50’s dress either… and furthermore it’s clearly too big for her. The dress is made by Emilia Wickstead. However, I must say I do love those shoes.


05: Rashida Jones

Rashida JOnes Golden Globes 2014

Ummmm… What just happened here?! Why did she wear this? Like seriously why? Are the Golden Globes on a retirement beach? I get she’s supposed to be the smart funny hipster girl… but I guess I’m dumb because I don’t get the irony of this dress. Is it because it’s winter? Dress by Fausto Puglisi .


06: Julie Bowen

Julie Bowen Golden Globes 2014

Ihaveno idea who Julie or why she is wearing this velvet Carolina Herrera. Seriously… why was velvet ever a thing in the first place? Who was the person that said, “I’m going to rock velvet and it’s going to be the next hot thing.” I like to meet this person so I can formally slap them for a dual. I feel like Julie is about to cast a spell.


07: Sofia Vergara

Sofia Vergara 2014 GOlden Globes

Why? I honestly don’t care who argues with me, but no one will ever be able to validate that this dress is hot. I guess Sofia wanted to do couture, but she should have take a note from Paula’s playbook. Dress by Zac Posen.


08: Tina Fey

Tina Fey 2014 Golden Globes

Tina did this on purpose. She knew this dress was going to be ugly so she wore it so she could go through the hate the critics were going to give her any way. She looks like a geisha gone wrong. I have no idea what’s going on with Carolina Herrera , but her dresses have not been on point for awhile.


09: Zooey Deschanel

2014 Golden Globes Zooey Deschanel

Zooey is like a hipster’s dream girl. She really has that quirky yet smart thing down. I kinda think she makes her eyes rounder on purpose. I’m not a hater because girl is using all this to move herself up in the world so I say do you boo… but not in this Oscar de la Renta. She just looks frumpy… and yes, skinny girls can look frumpy.


10: 2014 Golden GLobes Bérénice Bejo


This Giambattista Valli dress does not work because it doesn’t fit her height. They needed to alert it because eit’s much to long for her.


Who was your worst dress for the Golden Globes?




The Golden Girls

I have to say that this top 10 list was not easy.   There were plenty of ladies that brought their A game to the Golden Globes.  Here goes!

01: Jenna Dewan-Tatum

Golden Globe Jenna Tatum

I hate this bitch.   She sickens me.  She was genetically blessed and she’s married to my man, Channing Tatum.  *ugh* However, I have to give props were they are due.  Baby girl BROUGHT IT to the Golden Globes.  This was a MMA fight and she came for blood.  This is a great representation of a simple color scheme, fitting your frame correctly, and showing off your womanly figure.  She also knows how to pose so it allows the photographers to get a good pose of her.  She’s not shy or awkward so it just makes for an all around good photo.  I love the design of this Roberto Cavalli dress.  Just magnificent.


02: Kate Beckinsale

Golden Globe, Kate Beckinsale

Geez!  This woman knows how to DRESS for award shows.  Girl you better WERK!  *In my RuPaul voice*  She is another great example of how to wear a dress to an award ceremony.  Good walking length, interesting and shiny design, great hair, wonderful make up, and she knows how to pose.  It also helps that her skin looks flawless.  This is a Zuhair Murad dress.


03: Maria Menounos

Golden Globes, Maria Menounos

She looks like the future of fashion.  While I love monochrome she, like Kate and Jenna, wore an interesting dress that is both sexy but subtle. I love the beautiful design, color, clutch, and the fact her hair is in a ponytail to show off this Max Azria Atelier dress.


04: Paula Patton

Golden Globes, Paula Patton

I love when people take risk and that’s why I dig Paula Patton.  She’s really not scare to experiment and not follow the molds and it has paid off for her in this Stéphane Rolland gown.  I love the fact she went straight couture.  She brought glamour back to Hollywood.  How much do you love her David Yurman earrings?!  Can you say GORGY?!


05: Sosie Bacon

Golden Globes, Sosie Bacon

I have no idea who this girl is, but her name is making me hungry.  Sosie is just WORKING this Rhea Costa dress.  I have no idea who she is or why she is famous, but if she keeps working the award shows like this then everyone will soon learn her name.


06: Kaley Cuoco

Golden Globes, Kaley Cuoco

I have no idea who this woman is but this dress jaw dropping.  Typically I would hiss at something like this, but I have to admit it just… works… Dress by Rani Zakhem


07:  Margot Robbie

Golden Globes, Margot Robbie

This Gucci dress made it in the top 10 because of the sexy simplicity to it.  I like how Gucci laced oversized jewels around the sleeves , waist, and side of dress.  She looks like a warrior queen in this number.  Her MUA did a great job matching the tone of her dress to her eyes.


08:  Lena Dunham

Golden Globes, Lena Dunham, yellow Dress

Have you seen the show Girls on HBO?  It’s the one where I binged watched for two days and was tweeting about it every night before bed.  This show is the epitome of #FirstWorldPRoblems  Trust me when I say that even for #FirstWorldProblems these girls act really… self entitled… which a lot of the BS circumstance that happens on this show is self inflicted.  Lena Dunham’s character on the show is Hannah.  Hannah is a narcissistic hypochondriac that has more sex than anyone I know.  She character is frumpy and dresses HORRIBLE yet this girl is pulling men from every corner.  It’s like… how do you have all these guys catering to you, you look like… THAT… and then you still complain about life?! I want to tell her character to GROW THE FUCK UP… Let me have YOUR problems.

Okay… I went on a little tangent.  I just really dislike this show… but I will continue to watch it because I want to hate watch it with Shanna.

Nonetheless, Lena typically looks a hot mess at award shows.  She looks frumpy, uncomfortable, and awkward… which is weird because she takes her top off and shows her bare breast pretty much every episode of Girls.  I have to thank God that she found her inner hot girl and posed with complete confidence in this beautiful yellow Zac Posen dress.


09: Reese Witherspoon

Golden Globes, Reese Witherspoon

Can Reese do no wrong?  Reese Whiterspoon is the queen of monochromatic dresses.  Case in point in this dark teal Calvin Klein Dress.

10: Cate Blanchett

Golden Globes, Cate Blanchet

I feel like I shouldn’t like this dress, but I can’t help it.  It’s like Mortia Adams passed this Armani Privé  over to Cate and was like… please take it because I no longer fit in it.

All photos via

Who was your favorite of them all?

Happy Sunday Guys!

Weekly Goals

Sorry it’s so late in the evening but I had a full week.  For someone who has been unemployed for all  these weeks I sure have stayed busy.  I was doing something all day everyday.  I haven’t had a chance to watch one episode of Maury.

He is NOT the father!

 Maury, You Are Not the Father gif

(I’m not ashamed to admit it.  I love that shit. )

 January Week 02 Review


So I totally failed out my crossfit and work out goals.  Like Epic Fail…

Attend Crossfit class 4 times this week [FAIL]

Run three days this week [FAIL]

Not Eat Out  [FAIL]


For business I like to think that I did a pretty good job.  I didn’t have time to work on the UrbanJunglePhotography blog and sending out the shot list totally skipped my mind.

Create flyers for Couples Valentine Mini Session

Create Flyer for Boudoir Mini Session

Finish Alex’s Photos

Contact Clients and advise of dates

Send out shot list and other wedding questions requirements [FAIL]

Begin working on blog site for UrbanJunglePhotography [FAIL]

Email Boudoir Group and request thoughts on a different site from main work

Sign up for two bridal trade shows in Dallas Area


For business I like to think that I did a pretty good job.  I didn’t have time to work on the UrbanJunglePhotography blog and sending out the shot list totally skipped my mind.

Clean Carpets

Sand and paint side of desk [FAIL]

Look for wall paper for inside the desk [FAIL]

Make drawers work for desk [FAIL]


I didn’t do anything towards Jax’s blog.

For my apartment the only thing I got done was the carpet cleaning.  I didn’t touch that desk.  I was too dayum busy.

Start 365 blog today: Take for picture and rough design of blog

Update Jax’s site with three photos for next week [FAIL]

Goals for January Week 3


Crossfit 3 Times this week

Running 2 Times this week

Not Eat Out


Finish Edits for: Amber, Ashley, Amanda, Nene, and Fitness Club

Contact Clients Monday & Thursday for Reminders

Send out shot list to client

Beginning Working on UrbanJunglephoto Blog

Begin Outline for Boudoir


Wash All Clothes


Update 365 Blog Everyday

Two uploads to Jax’s Blog

Jazzy’s Video

Okay there you have it people.   These are you goals for the week.

Which one goal do you want to accomplish this week?



Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2013, GQ, Maxim

I really thought I had a post up for yesterday and then today I see my last post was on the ninth.  *ugh*  Well, it’s only one day.  I’m not trying to make this a habit or anything.  I have been so busy editing, shooting, editing, fashion shows, editing, networking.  It’s really about my photography right now and I can’t believe how much I’m growing and getting better.  I guess I can finally see it.  Right now I am still working on getting my style and technique down and I feel like i’m finally getting to the point where I may have a signature style.  It’s just really important to be the stand out in a staturated market.

Well, tomorrow I will be working on my boudoir style.  Tomorrow morning we are  going to guerrilla style it. I have a model and we are going to shoot in a public place in Downtown Dallas in full lingerie.  This should be fuckin’ amazing! My goal is to be done with the shoot w/in 45 minutes.  There will only be one look and this model has worked with some well known names in the Dallas area so she should be able to bring it.  Anywho… one of the ways I get ready is, not only be Pinterest, but by magazines.  There is something about feeling the pages between your fingers and using a tab to highlight pages.  I get most of my magazines through half prices books.  You can can get on the stands magazines for about a dollar.  You guys know I rarely buy retail. LOLOLOL.

Once I find a look I like I study it and then write a note as to why it worked for me.  This helps me remember this look and lets me use it for my own work on how to instruct the model to stand.  Once I get my D800 in a couple of months I will use my D7100 as a video camera and take you guys on a behind the scenes shoot with me.  I can show you guys exactly what I do and whom I work with.  I think it would be great for everyone to see what a real production looks like.

This week I will hit you guys up with a lot of my most recent work!

I have a Fitness model shoot on Monday.  My first ever! So tomorrow I will also be hitting up Half Priced books for Fitness Magazines.

Well, My friends i about to come over so we can have movie night and I still need to run to Target!

Have a fantastic Saturday Night!

The New Year is Starting Off Right!

Dallas, Hip Hop, Photography, Culture

Well, how has the first week into the New Year been for y’all?  Mine has been good thus far.  I have had a number of great shoots already with some popping up this coming weekend and early next week  so I will stay busy.  However, I wanted to do a quick post of some recent published work.  I REALLY want to be published every month of the rest of the year, but I’m going to settle for at least 6 times this year.

Also, I will post more of my recent work in the coming days!

If you like to see the complete spread please check out the free online version HERE.  Turn to page 14!

Have a Great Weekend!


This Life is the Only Thing We will Ever Know

That is the God honest truth. 

The video above is by one of my favorite YouTubers WongFuProductions.  I love pretty much every single video they have ever made.   They examine life through glasses of people who are looking to grow through self actualization.  There is maturity in their words and thoughts that is more than clear in the production and writing of their work.  This type of thinking and thought process seems to be long forgotten in both society and Hollywood.

Wong Fu must have been sent by God because this video is the thing I needed to see tonight.  I needed a post of inspiration. Something to make me understand why I must follow my dreams and desires and  not get detoured by life, the what-ifs, and the self doubts.  If our dream is what we want, we should make it happen.  This is the only life we will know.  Do you really want to sit on the sidelines and watch it go by?  Do you want to be the person sitting there and envying the players or do you want to the quarterback?

Me?  I have to play the game.  I cannot sit around.  I get so tired of seeing people around me make it happen with their passions and desires that I… I get… geez… I get lazy.  I mean, at the end of the day I am the only one setting up my own hurdles and then I get mad that they are there.  I function in chaos because I am so used to it.  I am so used to struggling that when things go smooth I feel as though I have to put a mental hurtle up because it can’t possibly go this easy.  I know I need to change this about myself.

However, I cannot do this anymore.  I can no longer detour greatness.  I have everything that I will ever need to be successful and now I’m just realizing that I am not giving it my 100% all.  That will change.

Because it’s our life.. and why not…

…Why not make it everything that you want it to be?

Thank You Wong Fu for the reminder.