Playing Catch Up

Wow, it’s almost 2017! Like seriously WTF! And as I’m writing this, I’m realizing that I haven’t made a single since the the beginning of the year. 😩 Please forgive me. This year has been so tremendous for me. I’ve gone through so many life changing experiences, full of up and downs but life lessons nonetheless.

 Just to catch you up on things, I just recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia with my best friend. We are finally kind of settled into our apartment, jobs and new life. It’s definitely been a transition, to say the least. But with things getting back on track, I can focus on getting back into my grove. I’m still happily in a relationship, I got published in two magazines and I haven’t been on a runway since last year. You’ll have to stay tuned for the details. 

I have some new adventures for you and I can kind of fill you in on some things in between. Enjoy! 🙂

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Happy Birthday Domino J!

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A quarter of a century! Yep, I had my 25th birthday! Not today, but my birthday was January 7th, 2016. I’ve always wanted to do an extravagant party like a Sweet Sixteen or something but I never had the chance. This year, I decided to change that by having a Harlem Nights themed birthday party.

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The venue was so perfect. It was a 1920’s themed lounge in Columbia! How cool is that?! It’s called Empire Supper Club. They always have something new going on too. From burlesque shows and fire breathers to international food and music nights. It was an amazing night to say the least.

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I had two dresses and this one (above) has to be my favorite dress! I walked into this vintage store in Columbia, called Hip*Wa*Zee, and it was in front on  a mannequin waiting for me to make it my own. I heard the voice of angels with light shining down it. *queues ahhh* I got this beautiful headpiece from there too. And I was so excited to find my shoes at Charlotte Russe for $10!! You guys know how much I love a good sale, especially a shoe sale.

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(Dress, Headpiece, Cigarette holder – Hip*Wa*Zee; Shoes & Earrings – Charlotte Russe; Bracelet/Ring set – RUE 21)

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My cake and cupcakes were done by no one other than my good friend, Chef Pebbles. When I tell you her cakes are crack, they are addictive. And in honor of Sugar Ray’s, I had my very own candy bar set up. We had jelly beans, rock candy, sixlets, and some pretty silver gumballs. The funny thing is that I didn’t know the coloration between the candy and the movie (being that I watched it for the first time 2 days before my party), until after I watched it. I’d wanted the candy bar from the start and when I figured it out, I really thought of myself as a genius lol! (A girl can dream, right?)

I also had a photo booth with 1920’s themed photo props! (more party pics coming soon) And yes, I planned this whole shindig myself! I mean, I am an event planner ;-)!

All in all, I HAD SO MUCH DAMN FUN! I’m grateful that I was able to celebrate another year with people in my life that support, love, and care for you. And, of course, I feel that way about you guys so I had to share! I hope you enjoy!

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Hairwalk: #BTS

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Hair Walk: The Movement took flight August 15, 2015 and I was so excited to be apart of this show. If you’ve ever be backstage at a fashion show, you know how fast and crazy things can be. Between quick changes, new hair & makeup, and model line-ups, it can get pretty hectic back there. Even through all the madness, the models found time to take pictures (as models do best)! Here are just a few behind the scenes photos of all the fun!

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(Photography: Tamyia Allen Photography)

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South Carolina Music Awards #BTS

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(Skirt: Page XVII, Shirt: Forever 21, Shoes: Rag-O-Rama, Accessories: World Imports)

As some of you may know, and for those who don’t, I was nominated for South Carolina Music Awards 2015 Model of the Year Award! Super exciting for me to be among some of the state’s top models. I recently attended the event this past weekend in Florence, SC. I loved the experience, even though I was exhausted by the end of the night. I didn’t take home the award this year but it was definitely an honor to be there. I got to meet new people in the industry and it was my first awards show!

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Rapper Freddy P and Domino J

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Model Ashley Myers, Recording Artist Mo Beats, and Domino J

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Domino J, Queen and Mani Millss

….but there’s more….

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Music Monday – Michaeyla Adrienna

Michaeyla Adrienna
Writer | Vocalist | Actor | Model

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Everyone has a lyric, a song, an album that is the anthem that speaks to their rhythm; the heart beat of their life. You wait to hear an artist with that sound that grabs your attention, making you a fan for life-that artist is musical darling Michaeyla Adrienna. She has grace the stage as a hit maker with her debut single, “Song Of My Body” off her debut EP “Wild Flower”. “Song Of My Body” is the perfect blend of beauty and soul with relatable lyrics and beats that make you want to sway, “Song Of My Body” is sure to become DJ’s around the country and abroad favorite track to play.

Michaeyla Adrienna began her music career as young girl standing in front of mirror with her hairbrush microphone and an imaginary crowd. She grew in to a determined young woman who began performing in pageants and at local community events. Her drive took her to California where she continued to pursue her music career along with modeling and acting. In 2012 She landed roles as an extra on the critically acclaimed television series Homeland and box office hit The Hunger Games.

She returned to her hometown of Columbia, SC to answer the call of life changes and needs of her family. She continued to use the experiences and lessons life taught her to deliver a stellar performance on her “Wild Flower” EP. With the sweet soulful tone of Aaliyah and the ethereal feel of Sade’, Michaeyla Adrienna is a rising star who’s shine you will not be able to miss.

Check out more of Michaeyla here in the More Money More Problems Fashion Show!

Vote For Domino J – #SCModelOfTheYear – SC Music Awards

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Yay!! I’m so happy with where I am in my modeling career and I am honored to say that I have been nominated for my first award! That’s right, I’ve been nominated for Model of the Year in the South Carolina Music Awards. This is a huge accomplishment for me and I couldn’t have made it possible without my supporters who nominated me. Now I need your help to help me take home the win. Voting is open to the public from May 11th – July 2nd. Click here to vote for me!

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The 8th Annual SCMA will be held in Florence, South Carolina at the Florence Civic Center July 18th with events July 17-19th. Join Us & Visit http://www.SCMusicAwards.com for More Information @SCMusicAwards #SCMusicAwards

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