Signature Walk

fb_img_1452048268484.jpgEarlier this year, I was invited to talk to young aspiring models here in the Carolinas! (I totally forgot to post before the event, so forgive me). Signature Walk took place in Sumter, SC on January 16, 2016. It was such a great experience. I love sharing my experiences and stories to people with the same dream as me. They understand the struggle and scarifies that have to be made in order to get where you want to be. There will be more classes to attend and I will be there to be a model coach.

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Me with Signature Walk Founder, LaTonya Franklin of Mood Swing Photography

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All of  the models did such an amazing job! They taught me so much. It was  such a success that I’ve decided to be a model coach. It was never something I’d thought about early on, but that class made me realize I could do it.

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Here are the details on my makeup look that day.

(Face – Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream in Sienna, Gerard Cosmetics Star Powder in Lucy; Brows – NYX Brow Pencil in Dark Brown, LA Girl PRO Concealer in Toffee; Eyes – Bare Minerals Eye Shadow in Thank You, Maybelline Expert Wear Eye Shadow in Forest Green, NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder in Brunette (used as shadow), NYX Liquid Eyeliner in Black, Kiss NY i-Envy Mascara; Lips – NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Amsterdam over Black Radiance Lipstick in 5016)

Working As A Promotional Model & BA

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Most of you all know that I do various types of modeling, one being a promo model or BA. What’s a BA, you ask? Well a BA is short for brand ambassador and as a BA, it’s my job to help promote and get the word out about a particular brand. It could be from a social media standpoint, where brands send me items or merchandise to review and rep on Facebook or Instagram. Or, like most of my BA work, a promotional event held at a convention, sporting event, festival, or even bars. You know that person at the festival that has some cool free items for you as long as you signup for an email list or something, well that’s me lol. It’s my duty to educate you about the brand I’m working for and excite you about what they can offer you. I’ve worked with such brands as SVEDKA Vodka, Sports Illustrated, Hennessy, Bosch, Aleve, Delta, 5 Hr Energy Drinks, Allstate, Geico and even on a food truck with WingStop just to name a few.

It’s super fun, meeting new people, and the best part is that I get to travel anywhere! So far I’ve had the chance to travel all over the southeast doing promos. There is always an event somewhere and a lot of BA’s do it full time. And as much as I am an introvert, being in this field where I’m meeting and interacting with new people is pretty cool. Maybe you’ll catch me in your city one day! Until then, see you next blog post.

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#WhoIsDominoJ Website Launch Recap

Yes yes yes!!! I know I’m super late but let’s go back to my website launch for a second. It was absolutely amazing! I definitely suffered from my anxiety, wanting everything to be perfect, but I was so grateful. I really appreciate and is thankful for everybody invovled. And I definiitly wouldn’t have been able to pull this off without all of my supporters. I really can’t explain the many emotions I felt.. ok…enough of my feelings and on to the good stuff.

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First off, the event was held at one of my favorite place in Columbia, Rue 77 on September 26 2015 at 6pm. We had a photo backdrop, chocolate covered strawberries, complimentary wine, giveaways and of course swag bags! The event was put together by my agency, I AM ME Consulting. I couldn’t have possibly done this without my sponsors Rue 77, Chris E. Productions, Wanda’s Health Massage Therapy, Aaron D Smalls Photography, Seventh Division, Beauty Amour Eyebrow Bar, Chef Pebbles, Pif Boyz Ent, Careese Digital Photography.

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Special thank you to my models Chris Crosby, Michaeyla Adrienna, J. Young aka Fro, La’Shawn Rembert, Mekaela B., and Brandon St Cloud. OMG, they were the cool kids of the night and did an awesome job.

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Special thank you to good friend and host, Mani Millss and music was provided by the infamous DJ Loui Vee of 100.1 The Beat.

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All the glory be to my styling team and the gods of slaying lol. I am in love with this dress from Page XVII by Jasmyne S. My makeup artist, Shaunell Davis of Beauty Amour Eyebrow Bar is always on point and was also apart of my hair team alongside Morcia Bradley. And I have to love my styling team, LaKera Woodberry and Vanessa The Designer always keep me looking amazing!

You can find more photos on the Domino J Facebook Page and from Careese Digital Photography here.

Again, none of this would’ve been possible if I didn’t have you guys supporting me! Seriously, THANK YOU!!!

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Domino J Website Launch & Poster Signing

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This is really happening! You guys don’t know how hard I have worked on this project. This is my baby! From date changes to DJ changes, there have been a lot of just that, changes lol. All my hard work is finally about to pay off and I can feel it. I’m just so happy and excited to share this with you. That’s right, this event is open to public and you’re invited. There will be prizes and giveaways, a fashion presentation, and of course, a hella of a night of fun! The event will take place at Rue 77 I 1301 Assembly Street, Columbia, SC 29201, September 26, 2015 6-9pm. You can grab your tickets here! See you there!!!

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#WhoIsDougieHendrix Listening Party Recap

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What an amazing weekend! There were so many things going on in the city, it surprised me. Columbia, SC is a little on the slow side being a retirement state and all lol. I was invited to attend the EP listening party for a local artist from Florence, SC, Dougie HendrixDougie Hendrix is a 21-year-old phenom ready to make good on his second chance.  Raised in church, his craft sword was sharpened in the solidarity of a jail cell.  Not looking back since his release, the budding star has already recreating his future, touring with the likes of Carl Thomas and recently opening for R&B Diva Chrisette Michelle.  Bold enough to serenade Real Housewife Claudia Jordan on a crowded step and repeat, Hendrix has no problem claiming his place in the R&B conversation.  Music, fashion, and showmanship; Dougie Hendrix is definitely writing himself as a main character in the next chapter of R&B music.

With his single, “Show and Prove” he definitely proves his talents in music, fashion, and charming the ladies. Now available on iTunes, be sure to download it today! You can watch the video below.

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Me & Chef Pebbles

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MC S. Needs of A Special Needs Media

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Sheen Magazine

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Darren Love of Sheen Magazine

Photography by: A Special Needs Media & Tamyia Allen

#HairWalk: The Movement & #Giveaway

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I am super excited about walking the runway this year’s HairWalk! HairWalk: The Movement is a tri-event charity fundraiser focused on raising funds and awareness for causes of action. The singular event comprises of the HeadHunterz Competition for student stylists; the Pink Tie Charity Sponsor and VIP Reception for men affected by cancer to support, raise funds and awareness; and the “mane” event, HairWalk: The Movement runway show. I had the awesome opportunity to partner with another model from the show for my first giveaway! The event will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Airport on August 15, 2015 with the reception starting at 7pm and show starting at 8pm.

I’m giving away (1) VIP Ticket to this year’s show! VIP tickets(valued at $85) include front row access to 2015 show, VIP Swag Bag, Complimentary glass of Wine upon entry, and exclusive entry to VIP reception.  Enter by doing the following:

1. Follow Real Domino J on Instagram @realdominoj

2. Follow HairWalk: The Movement on Instagram @_hairwalk

3. Repost either image on Instagram using #WhoIsDominoJ #HairWalk

Once you have entered, comment below with your email! Simple as that. You must be 21 years or older and in the Columbia, SC or surrounding areas. Contest entry ends Wednesday August 12 at 3pm EST. Good luck !

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More Money More Problems Fashion Show

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(Shirt: Thrifted, Necklace: Flaw by Jai, Boots: Shoedazzle)

Yay!! I finally have pictures from the More Money More Problems fashion show!! I hope you all enjoyed the behind the scenes look at all fun. Of course, we were running around backstage like chickens with our heads cut off but once we hit the stage, it was all good. It was such a huge success that my girl, Mani Millss is already preparing the next one! More information coming soon, so be on the lookout. I hope you guys enjoy!

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(Photography: Patrick Oates Photography)

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(Photography: Gene Breeland)

(Shirt: Fresh Gang, Shorts: Hips & Rips by Mani Millss)

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More Money More Problems #BTS

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Last night was such a huge success! I had the pleasure of walking in More Money More Problems Fashion Show presented by Mani Millss! I’ve know Mani for quite some time now. She always has some new venture up her sleeve. She was a feature on my previous blog (I’ll have to get her to do another one). A big thank you goes to our hair and makeup team, Taquisa LaDavia of Kiss & Makeup, Kristy Quattlebaum of #LIFTEDbyLadyKay, and Kevin Quattlebaum of REVKEV.

Here are just a few behind the scenes pictures! Hope you enjoy!

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(Models: Me, Sincere, Shanti, Andrea, Mani, Tiffany, Arriell, Michaeyla, Tweecy)

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(Add me on Snapchat: realdominoj :))

CBA Hair & Fashion Show #BTS 4•19•15

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I know I know! Please don’t kill me for being so late. I promise to get better with posting on time. I just like to have everything together before I present it to you. I have not gotten pictures from the event yet so I wanted to share some behind the scenes photos taken by myself and some other models. We had the opportunity to walk for a good designer friend of mine, Nadia McQueen of Beyond Measures. Be sure to stay tuned for more!

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