Man Crush Monday

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Woody McClain, Social Media Star turned Actor.  He is known for playing Bobby Brown in the New Edition Story and will be playing Bobby Brown in the upcoming Bobby Brown movie that is slated to be released in the fall. ARRRDDDNOW, so forgive me as I hadn’t watched The New Edition Story until two weeks ago, although the movie came out in January of 2017, but I must say Woody played the hell out of his role.  I never really payed any attention to any of the actors from the New Edition Story, well, I lied, I paid attention to Keith Powers but that’s only because he’s dating Ryan Destiny, somebody I admire, LOL.  However I noticed that the boys from NES all hung out and Keith would post on his IG story and Woody would be in them and I just started following him.  On both IG and Twitter.  He really just seems like a cool guy! I’ve watched a couple of his interviews and I find his path interesting! He started out dancing background for Chris Brown, started making IG skits, which landed him making videos acting out different Kevin Hart comedic stand ups to now acting in movies and TV Shows! Now… I know God has a person out there for everybody and my person may just be a celebrity, HOWEVER, I personally wouldn’t want to date a celebrity or anybody whose name holds weight, just a personal preference due to the lifestyle that comes with it, however Woody is somebody I feel like would be so down-to-earth to date. His personality and his ambition is all attractive to me. Every time he tweets or post something on his IG story, I’m always like “Damn bro, me too.  I feel the same exact way.” LOL

Woman Crush Wednesday

Woman Crush Wednesday this week is Kahlana Barfield Brown.  I first found out about this beaut at Essence Music Festival 2017, which is also why my yearning to be in the Journalism/Editorial/Blogging industry heightened.  Brown is the Beauty Director for Instyle Magazine.  She writes and edits beauty stories, oversees celebrity beauty shoots and represents the magazine at industry events.

Her road to becoming the Beauty Director for Instyle Magazine goes as follows: She started out as an intern with Suede Magazine, a short lived fashion magazine and shortly gained a general intern position with her now employer, InStyle.  After her internship, her boss asked if a job opportunity opened, would she be willing to move to New York for a job with them, she replied Yes! In 2005, she was offered a job as a Beauty Assistant, in 2008, she was promoted to Associate Beauty Editor, Beauty Editor in 2009, Senior Beauty Editor in 2011, and now as we know her title to be Beauty Director in 2013.

She graduated from Howard University as a Journalism major and Fashion minor.  I chose Kahlana as this week’s WCW because I admire her and her work and her journey to get to where she is today.  I want to be the Beauty/Fashion Director of a fashion magazine someday and I’m almost to the point where I’m impatient, but she did it.  It took a little under 10 years to get to where she is, but she did.  Everyday I come up with blog post ideas, type them up, and schedule them to be published and everyday I want to give up.  Nobody is reading my blog post, nobody is promoting my blog, nobody its talking about my blog post, so why am I doing it? Because of the love I have for writing and the passion and dedication I have to someday get to her status.

Keep shining Kahlana, hope to see you at the top someday.

xoxo

Jas ❤

Day 16 of Self Love Challenge

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The most loving thing I’ve ever done for myself..that’s a good question.  I recently bought a ticket to the Friend Zone Live show in Atlanta on March 30th, most times I don’t like to spend my money because of fear of being broke or spending way too much. I originally was only going to go on Saturday, the day that it is, but I decided to stay down there for the entire weekend