Frock Fashions - "Date Night"

Hey Friends!

Im so Excited to release the first look book from our shoot with Frock Fashions!  I produced 4 mini look book shoots all in one day.  It was long and we battled the rain, but it was such a thrilling day as well!  As a creative, I felt challenged and this is what drives me to work harder.  I absolutely loved working for Jacqui from Frock on this project!

This first shoot as you can see in the video above is the "Date Night" look book.  I wanted to create a feel of nice, dressier outfits that you would wear out to parties, events, or dates!  The fashion from this store made this so easy to style these outfits.  They are also transitional from day to night.  Throw on those sequins with a jacket and booties for office hours and then grab your heels and a darker lipstick out of your metallic bag to hit the town after!  Take a look at these awesome photos below!

All Wardrobe and Accessories and most shoes from Frock Fashions!

Photograher: Sharon Coker of JEA Model Mgmt

Hair/Makeup: Tracy Branch of JEA Model Mgmt

Models: Mckenzie Kersen, Shemah Crosby, and Danielle Bergeron from JEA Model Mgmt

Producing and Styling: Jamie Ainsworth // Owner of JEA Model Mgmt

Go to Frock Fashions in Madison or Oxford to purchase these awesome goodies and stay tuned for 3 more look books to be posted soon!

Have a great weekend!

- Jamie

Travel, Fashion

Strolling Down Abbot Kinney

Hey Friends!

When you are walking down the cutest street in California and see a beautiful bleeding heart wall, what would you do?  Take photos of course!

I took a group of models and my photographer friend, Sharon Coker, to Los Angeles a couple weeks ago and needless to say we had the best time!  This evening we had a little free time, so we took an uber over to Abbot Kinney Blvd. to have a nice dinner and do a little shopping. 

If you have never been to Abbot Kinney Blvd., I have a few recommendations of places to try. 

// FOOD \\

1. Gjelina - www.gjelina.com // This place is fabulous for dinner!  We enjoyed everything from appetizers to drinks.  Call ahead for reservations, but it will be worth it!

2. Kreation Kafe & Jucery - www.kreationjuice.com // They create their own organic juices which is great for a grab and go while youre shopping on Abbot Kinney.

3.  Lemonade - lemonadela.com //  I stopped here for lunch one day and it was a buffet of choices. So good by the way!  Also, any flavor of lemonade you can imagine!

// SHOPPING \\

1.  LF Stores - www.lfstores.com // Give this store a follow on insta @lfabbotkinney and you'll be inspired by their trendy, edgy, and affordable fashion.

2.  Beach House Brand - www.beachhousebrand.com // I just love the idea of endless summer!  As they say "It's always summer somewhere"!

3. Aust - www.thisisaust.com // You all know how much I love Australian Fashion and this store is full of it!  Male or Female you gotta check this one out.

Check this places out and give them a follow on instagram! Even if you cant go to Cali, there is always online shopping. =)

// Outfit Info \\

My outfit for my shopping/dinner date with the ladies was inspired after getting this new skirt.  Im a sucker for gilt.com and I found this little white number on sale on gilt.  Its a great brand called style stalker.  The front detail gives it a feminine touch which is why I paired it with black to bring back in the edgy side. 

The rest of the outfit are a few things Ive had in my closet for a little while.  Gotta stick to the classics!  Black mock neck from Zara, Black leather crop Jacket from LA Made, Slip on heels by Dolce Vita, and Chunky gold necklace bought used from a friend.

Check out the rest of the photos for black and white outfit inspiration!  All photos by Sharon Coker Photography!

Spring Fashion

Pretty in Pink

The Amazing photographer Graeme Wilson brought out my inner girly self with this pink on pink shoot.  I really had so much fun though...i guess a little pink never hurt anyone. =) 

For this shoot, i was feeling a little like Beyonce by wearing the shorty shorts and making it look like a leotard underneath.  We all need those "feeling myself" moments! =)  If I were to wear this out though, it could be easily paired with a fitted skirt, shorts, or even a body con dress or tunic tucked in.  This would make it more wearable for everyday.  Also, when is it ever not fun to wear a flowy skirt?  Something you can swing around in and dance in all day! Yes Please!

Outfit Details //  Shoes: Free People, Sheer Skirt: American Apparel, Shorty shorts: Free People, and Stretch Tank: Free People \\

Arco Avenue Spring Look Book

You know its time for spring and summer when you see pastels everywhere!  If you know me, then you know I love black and white so this was especially fun to come out of my comfort zone and play with color!

Arco Avenue, is a fabulous shoe and accessory store in Ridgeland, MS.  If you haven't had a chance to check it out, you should!  Katie, the owner, hired me and my team at JEA Model Management to put together this whole shoot.  I had the pleasure of producing this shoot with Katie.  We planned everything from outfits, to poses, to what colors should coordinate.  Im so pleased with how this shoot turned out!

I want to give credit to everyone who worked so hard on this amazing day! Photographer: Sharon Coker, Hair/Makeup Artist: Tracy Branch, Models from JEA Model Management: Bri Hoccut, Morgan Hollis, and Abby Tyner, Assistants: Anna Goodson, Molly Boyer, and Caroline Thomas.  Also, a special thanks to our pets and pet owners from bringing the most amazing photogenic animals! =)

Check out this amazing set below and contact Arco Avenue if you want to buy any fun products! www.arcoavenue.com

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Behind the scenes video created by me! =)

Thanks to everyone for working so hard on this shoot!  It was so much fun and I cant wait to work with everyone again!

Client: Arco Avenue (All shoes and accessories are from this awesome store!)

Producer: Jamie Ainsworth

Photographer: Sharon Coker

Hair/Makeup: Tracy Branch

Models: Bri Hocutt, Abby Tyner, and Morgan Hollis

Assistants: Anna Goodson, Molly Boyer, and Caroline Thomas

Willow the dog provided by Kristen Ley and Sky the Bird provided by Dustin and Bobby!

Contact: jamieelysa@gmail.com or info@jeamodels.com if you would like to work with us!

Thanks!!! =)

Jamie

Fashion, Travel

Black and White All day Everyday!

Hey There!

Here is one more set from my shoot with Sharon Coker in New York.  This was taken in the middle of central park on a super hot day!  Don't worry though, the hardest part was climbing the rocks in these skinny heels and trying not to fall!

Tracy Branch did my hair and makeup and snuck in some bright colored streaks with Hair chalk.  I felt super cool! ;)

This outfit was easy for me.  I basically wear black and white everyday!  It is a must have for every closet.  I took these oversized one teaspoon pants and paired with a simple black top and shoe.  The pants definitely speak for themselves and easily steal the show!  Not to mention, they are the best dance britches! Yes, emphasis on the britches! =)

Check out these photos below! 

Thanks again to Sharon Coker and Tracy Branch for spending time with me and making this shoot extra fun!

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Fashion, Travel

Summer Time in New York

Summer Time in New York

Ive been waiting so long to show off these photos!  The next two posts will be a little throwback to our summer shoots in New York from last July.

I planned a trip to New York to take one of my models to agency meetings.  While we were there we stayed and hung out with my other JEA models that were currently living in New York.  It was an amazing experience for all of the girls, and the parents would agree, a definite growth and learning phase of life!

This trip turned into photo-shoots everyday!  Sharon Coker and Tracy Branch teamed up and joined us in New York.  We did two looks on each model, including myself.  You can see the other girls on jeamodels.com.  I'm finally showing off mine here! =)

My first look is this two piece Cmeo Collective outfit.  Its absolutely stunning!  You've probably seen me post photos of it before because I cant get enough of it.  The blue and tan flow perfectly with just a hint of sexy and sophistication.

Ive also been known to shoot with animals.  I feel like its becoming my specialty! ;) However, i had no clue I would run into a guy with a snake in central park!  So, i took advantage of this situation and put on a show.  One look from Sharon and it was on!  I was a one man circus with all the tourists watching!  I think the snake enjoyed it just as much too! =) 

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Photographer: Sharon Coker

Hair/Makeup: Tracy Branch

Styled from my closet using Cmeo Collective two piece outfit and Steve Madden Shoes.

 

fall fashion, Winter Fashion

Mimi's Vintage Fur

Sometimes photos just happen! =) It was my last day in Colorado, and luckily I got snowed in and stayed another day! Yay!  While we were eating lunch at the cute bowling alley on main street in Westcliffe, Colorado, we watched the snow storm head our way.  Of course, why not take photos in this gorgeous weather changing atmosphere!?! 

I happened to be wearing my Mimi's vintage fur which I think makes the outfit pull together.  Mixing the browns and blacks gives this a great smart tone and texture.  Adding the hat and the view of the mountains made the mix of the vintage and western vibe really come together.

I'm all about proportions too!  If I'm going to wear something bulky like the fur vest then I will mix it with something that will make me look taller.  Like these fleece lined leggings and sweater that hits at the top of the thigh.  This creates the elongating look while still wearing the oversized sweater and fur on top.

Take a look at these fun spontaneous photos!  Hope you enjoy!

Hat: Style Revel, Sweater: Eternal Sunshine Creations, Vest: Mimi's Closet ;), Fleece lined leather leggings: Mulberry dreams original store, Over the knee boots: Vince Camuto from Arco Avenue.

Photographer: My lovely Momma, Staci! Love you!

Winter Fashion

Snow Day in Westcliffe

Snow day means staying an extra day on vacation!  Yes!!!!  Don't mind if I do! =) 

I was scheduled to fly out last Tuesday morning, but when the weather determines if you should get a hotel by yourself or change your flight then option B seems like the only logical explanation! =)

We started watching the snow fall on Monday afternoon, and by the time I woke up this is what it looked like!  I threw on my comfy For love and Lemons Raindeer sweater (that my mom and I share now, ha!), Imogene and willie jeans (all with layers underneath of course!), snow boots, and new beanie from Lady Unique boutique and hit the ground running.  Or in this case sunk in the snow to the ground and pranced like a little rabbit!

What better way to spend the last day of my vacation than in the snow (and with my goofy parents)!  Colorado is so beautiful with snow or not, and its one of those places that reminds you of everything God created and what he created it to be.  Sometimes in our everyday lives we get caught up in routine and take the things for granted around us, so its nice to step back and be reminded about the meaning of life, love, and beauty. 

Enjoy the snow photos and take time to find your own beauty everyday!

Lady Unique

While I was in Colorado I had time to do a few fashion blogs.  So get ready for some mountains, snow, and fashion photos!  Hopefully, I can keep some fashion and lifestyle blogging going even when I return to my crazy busy life!

Here, I had the opportunity to model for a local store, Lady Unique Boutique.  I am honored to help her out with her business adventures!  I loved this poncho so much that I walked right outside her door to main street in Westcliffe, Colorado, to do a fun fashion shoot.  The town and the mountains in the back ground help give this look the western vibe it needed.

The poncho itself is just under $50! What!?!  That is a steal! I should order one in every color! =)  I modeled the red here, but I bought the black one. =) She also has grey and tan.   

This poncho is great for any location and weather.  I paired it here with fleece lined leather leggings and my Vince Camuto over the knee boots.  I'll most likely wear it back home in Mississippi with shorts and a short booty heel.

Check out her website and and give her a follow on Facebook.  I'll be happy knowing you purchased from a locally owned friend of mine. =)

Thanks Renee, for asking me to model!  Good luck with your upcoming business ventures!

www.ladyuniqueboutique.com

Dog Sledding!

Hey There!

If you haven't been dog sledding then i highly recommend it!  I found Monarch Dog Sled rides online and thought it would be a great family experience.  My parents and I had the best time!  Not only are the views beautiful, but these Alaskan Huskies will instantly be your best friend!

As soon as you arrive you get to meet and greet all the dogs.  Some will shake your hand and paw at you, and some will immediately turn around and stick their doggy booty in the air.  Dont worry, they arent trying to doggy poot on you!  They just want a good ol' back/booty scratch!

The team gives you a great history lesson on how dog sledding originated and how these dogs are bred to pull.  The dogs are watching the whole time getting excited because they know what is next!  Once they start lining them up in front of the sled they are jumping up and down and barking with so much excitement that you cant help but smile! =)

Once the driver says go, they take off with no hesitation!  It is amazing to see these dogs run and work as a team.  Of course, we take mini breaks for photo opps and the dogs immediately stick their heads in the snow to cool off.  I am back here freezing and they are burning up!  Guess i need to do some running myself! =)

Check out these cute photos of the furry dogs.  Youll say "Awww!" at least twice! =)

Thanks to Monarch Dog Sled Rides for an awesome trip!


J. McLaughlin Coat arrives part 2

So here is part 2 of this fabulous coat giving you a bit more casual way to style it.  I decided to dress it down with ripped boyfriend jeans from One Teaspoon.  This makes it transitional for different occasions.  Adding the chunky silver necklace from style revel on top of the free people tank, and classic black Jessica Simpson pumps, helps keep this in the perfect amount of dressy vs. Grungy.  I could wear this to meetings, lunches, dinners, etc. This outfit is transitional from day to night and pairing the coat with this look makes it a bit more trendy.  Of course, when taking these photos in the woods your heels will sink so why not embrace your bare foot country girl side!?! 

Thanks to my lovely mom for taking the photos! =)

Building a Cabin

My dad has always been a huge inspiration in my life and he never ceases to amaze me.  He is the most talented man I know and if he cant do it he will figure out how!  On his list of new projects, he has decided to build a new log cabin.  I wanted to capture the very beginning stages to show what hard work really is, and to brag on my wilderness preacher daddy! =) So check out this video and photos of one tough country man! 

I do love learning from my dad because no matter what he is doing he is always able to relate it to real life.  Through the start up of building this cabin he taught me that just because something seems hard or crazy doesn't mean you shouldn't try it.  We all need to be a little more brave in life and take those steps to better ourselves.  This is a step my daddy took to bring inspiration even to himself, which of course in turn inspires his little princess! =)  I even helped for a day and loved it!  It was hard work, but i would do it again. (for a few days ;))  Just don't wear your mother's frog togs because they will be covered in sap!

Stay tuned for more updates on this log cabin and check out my daddy's blog, www.wildernesspreacher.com.  If you don't at least smile or laugh at a few of them then something is wrong with you! ;)  But maybe you'll be inspired too!

Happy New Year! - Jamie