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    Friday, April 3, 2009

    Ms. Tavia Jenkins

    This blog posting has been a long time coming. And what's really fantabulous is that this posting will be a double feature!

    Meet a long time client of mine: Tavia. She's a powerhouse of talent: hairstylist, recording artist, business woman, and the list goes on.

    You can find her at Double Take Salon (916.451.4600).

    The reason for this particular shoot was to create images for her new album titled, "The Forecast". The idea was to create 2 images--One would be serious, dark and gloomy and the other would be happy, bright and sunny as if she made it through the storm. Here's what we came up with:

    Photo #1: "What else can be said but, Bootylicious!"
    Tavia did her own hair for this shoot. Ain't it fabulous?! Check out the diamonds on the glove--hot!

    Photo #2: "Serious Beauty." One of my favorites from the session.

    Just in case you missed it, here's a close-up of the diamond encrusted umbrella handle designed by stylist, Debbie.
    Much credit has to be given to Debbie Milanova. She is a BOMB stylist!! She provided Tavia's clothes, shoes, jewelry, props, and most of the ideas for the shoot. Plus, she is a total sweetheart! Be sure to look her up at: http://www.myspace.com/legacystyling

    Debbie's email: Legacy.styling@gmail.com
    Phone: 916 248 0866

    Here's Debbie and the fabulous, Joyce Anderson (makeup artist) in action.

    "Pause For a Picture!" We had to get a photo of the 3 of them together...

    Photo #3: "Candy Girl." This one looks scratch and sniff-lickable!

    Photo #4: "Oh Happy Day!" This is our upbeat, made-it-through-the-storm image. The Hello Kitty Beach Cruiser is just darling, my dear! There's even Hello Kitty heads on the tire rubber. Love it!

    You can find more info on Tavia's album (plus listen to samples) at: http://www.myspace.com/taviajenkins

    We did the next shoot to create images for Tavia's DVD: "How we Livin' in Hair Vol.2." The images in this shoot featured a bit of the retro, Pinup vibe (yay!).

    Photo #5: "Doo Whop that thang!" Is this straight out of a 1950's scene, or what?

    Photo #6: "The Sexy Cherry Drop." I love the eyelashes!

    Photo #7: "Whip that Bad Boy in Shape." ...and send him on his way!
    Photo #8: "A Couch Full of Glam Bam!" Gorgeous ladies! These are all the models Tavia used for her DVD. The following solos showcase some of Tavia's hairstyles and her lovely hair models:

    "The Beaming Smile"

    "Miss Jen--the Knockout." Hands down, this is my favorite short hair-do of them all!

    "Serene and Thoughtful"

    You guys should know the lovely Jessica by now--this is her 3rd appearance on the blog (first) (second).
    She's a Blog-Hog! ;)

    "Oh So Sizzlin' She Needs a Fan!"

    "Don't Be Coy!"

    "Sweetheart Minnie"

    Be sure to vote for your favorite photo so that Tavia can receive her free 8x10 print. The winning photo needs only 15 votes! Post your vote by clicking on the "Comments" link below.


    Anonymous said...

    i vote for #3

    Anonymous said...

    I like 3 and 6 =)

    Saimese said...

    I vote for #6: The sexy cherry drop

    Anonymous said...

    Hey Nellie!!! I like all of them but Im going to have to go with #2 as being my Fav!!!! Get it Tavia!!!

    Ashley said...

    #3 is beautiful!

    逆援助 said...

    セレブ達は一般の人達とは接する機会もなく、その出会う唯一の場所が「逆援助倶楽部」です。 男性はお金、女性はSEXを要求する場合が多いようです。これは女性に圧倒的な財力があるから成り立つことの出来る関係ではないでしょうか?

    Anonymous said...

    Number 1 definitely has my vote! BEAUTIFUL! OMG! GET IT NELLIE!