The COLLECTIV | Terrace Sherman

When I first met Terrace, I immediately recognized the queen in her. Through introductions, I learned that she too was raised in Michigan (we just get it), a graduate of Michigan State University (like many of my family members), and our love for the fashion and beauty industries is rooted in who we are and […]

The COLLECTIV | Checking in with Jessica Cruz

I first sat down with Tampa Bay photographer, Jessica Cruz in 2013. I met with her at a Tampa area tea lounge and we conversed about her life as a budding photographer, her styles of photography, and so much more. Need to catch up? Dive into our first interview here. After nearly five years, things […]

The COLLECTIV | Melissa A. Mitchell of Abeille Creations

All Images Courtesy of Melissa A. Mitchell | via Denim J Studio We went years attending the same university and sharing many acquaintances, yet she and I have never formally met. I found myself researching more about her and her art through social media. Unless you have been living under a rock, Melissa A. Mitchell is the founder […]

THE COLLECTIV | MONICA BLAIRE

Photography | Clifford L. Johnson  Make Up | Natalie Nicole Johnson  Styling | Crystal Lariece If my words were to fail me and I was only able to define authenticity through sound, it would be her. Despite growing up in neighboring cities, our paths did not cross until we were both well into our adult lives and I subsequently had my LIFE […]