Comfortable in her own skin. Her flaws are purposely revealed on camera for the world to see, and her presentation includes no obvious filters.
I instantly noticed natural black hair with no real formation; pretty dark skin with an occasional trace of acne here and there, no body briefer or any direct restraint to make this black woman appear to be smaller and “in tact.” Instead you get a raw, authentic Nigerian-American woman who looks like someone you may know personally. The self-image that she displays is awe-inspiring, and conveys a message that she has all creative control.
Imagine being a part of a mission to assist inner city youth in expanding their horizons. Not just by taking them on a few field trips, but you show them how to “fish,” by educating them about the aviation industry, a skill that isn’t a part of your average public or private school curriculum.
9TH and North is where it all goes down. Merging the best of both worlds, the fashion brand makes people feel good and look good. But it also challenges them intellectually by highlighting wearable thought-provoking artwork, forcing people to think beyond what they see on the surface.
She’s known worldwide for transforming interiors, and bringing visions to life for her clients. However, Jamye Barnes, a Chicago-native now residing in Atlanta, had no idea that her hardest task would be rebuilding the interior of her very own heart and soul.
“Capturing Every Moment from Another Point of View.”
“If you look up the definition of Aerial and Nomics, that’s what we perceived the business to be, when we put the name together,” Chris Andrews, owner of Aerial Nomics, an Atlanta-based aerospace company explained.
“What’s most important to me is to be relatable. I don’t want to be out of reach, I want people to know that I am a regular person…I’m not out here to compete with anyone.
I’m going to try to outdo myself every single time.”
Introverted, laid back and down to earth, she is the epitome of a “girl next door.” At 5’4 and 125 pounds, the singer/dancer/songwriter is simple and low key, embracing her very own authentic flavor and style.
Models from all walks of life graced the “runway” for the 2018 Global Runway Atlanta fashion presentation—sporting pieces from well-known brands like Brooks Brothers, Spanx, Sean John, and ExOfficio. Each model had their own distinctive style giving you a wide range of vibes from suburban, preppy to the latest chic, effortless fashions.
“My team wanted to ensure we embodied the essence of each brand. For example, ExOfficio is a travel apparel brand, so when we styled the models selected for this show, we ensured [that] we included key accessories that really told the story about why the brand exists. Our team also styled the selected items to ensure they were on trend, giving the audience a sense of what is cool to wear in the marketplace today,” explained Fashion Entrepreneur and Wardrobe Stylist Robert “MiddleMan Fresh” Flood, of the Middleman Styling Firm.