this was an ABSOLUTE flawless shoot! 
photographer: Itaysha Jordan
there are several more on the Vogue website, I just picked a few of my favorites! 
what I love most about these photos: first, her make-up (secret's out people: MAKE-UP MAKES YOU LOOK BEAUTIFUL) second, on a serious note, the locations. my favorite preparation for a shoot is to scout out thee perfect location!  


vogue brasil

rihanna on the cover of Vogue Brasil
shoot by: Mariano Vivanco
ninamdot thoughts: *goals*

more bright ideas

photo by myself
quote from Dominique (-DYL)




complete graditude

thank God I was molded at a young age that "I was  going to work for myself".
planting seeds in your kids is real! *video coming soon*


nia is naked

nia long is (one of) my all time favorite actresses of all time! you also may remember she ranked #4 on my list for FANTASY PHOTO SHOOTS.  and clearly she bared it all for ALLURE magazine!

from the interview:

Nia Long's Allure shoot wasn't exactly easy: "Posing nude is probably the most uncomfortable thing ever, and not from a spiritual sense," says the 43-year-old actress (The Divide, The Single Moms Club). That's not to suggest Long is new to this—she bared all on Ebony cover while pregnant. "I'm still going naked. I can still take it off—two babies later," she says. "The point is to capture the true essence of beauty in our most comfortable state—and that is nude."

photo from ALLURE

character post

"Collabo Season"

look at your circle and ask yourself, Now who can I create with?

Dominique LaCour is a friend of mine, who is a very talented writer aslo known as the handle

In the future I plan to produce some things we will be working on that I'm really excited about!
Its important to know your strengths and hone in on what YOUR good at and be great!  

*hand claps for -DYL*


me letting it "breathe on the track" 

that gap though!!! 
*hand claps for self-love*

ducked & tucked

Let me tell you, I love absorbing in the hood, the burbs, downtown(s), in general everywhere people are!
I think I was watching a couple walking down the street...
"My super exciting life" right?! HA!

oh what's my name

you all know her Amber Rose... Well so do I, HA! 
Yeah so, Amber Rose on the cover of Unleash’d  magazine and I love and it's amazing! 

In the kitchen

thank you Sebastien, Lauren and Chris! 
The fine staff from nada that granted me backstage passes to the KITCHEN! 

DEAR Olive,

Images for your baby to look back on! 

"a mother's love"


I really needed to share this picture of the time I was involved in a friend's dream come true!
Read the insert below from the email she sent me today!
If you happen to be harping on what's been happening to you lately, after you read her words to me:
I think it will CHANGE YOUR MIND about your current situation! 


June 2013

"Today I woke up thinking of the things that went totally wrong this past weekend. I felt awful and wanted to cry all over again. Until I had one memory that immediately changed the emotion. There was a day that I experienced almost a year ago that went perfectly wrong for all the right reasons. In that moment of reflection I was able to find an outlet which gently covered my space in absolute joy. I remember it like yesterday. I mean there is no way I could have been happier in that moment, and I was so glad it found me once again.
You must understand the joys a memory can bring to ones soul. It is not just a thought, it is being able to access the very emotion that thought can bring. We live our lives day to day and often do not have time to tap into the joys life has afforded us; but today I am exercising my right to tap into the past, visit the very place I once felt the happiest in effort to stir up a joy that can replace the current situation. The problem is not half as large and the joy I have experienced.
I owe this smile on this day to you Nina! I want to thank you for the surprise party you threw for me. It was an extremely huge surprise and a dream come true. It was so unexpected and so very flawless. The secret never got out and the surprise was indescribable! I mean for 29 years I was screaming for a surprise party! I never thought it would come true until I had a husband that loved me enough to pull it off. As always, you were there to show me that no single soul loves me the way "my sista girl" does. It is an absolute pleasure and honor to call you a friend."