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 […]

The COLLECTIV | Alexandra Butler

Whether or not it is our intention to influence those around us, each of us have either done, said or shared some part of our lives that has lit a flame inside a fellow human being. By simply sharing our passions on social media we’ve created more influence in an array of ways greater than […]

THE COLLECTIV | JESSICA CRUZ

The first time I was introduced to the work of Jessica Cruz, I believe I may have stopped breathing for a second. It’s a collection of nude photographs that she’d captured using the shadows cast by natural lighting through a window. It’s pure perfection!! Soon after, I started my quest for an opportunity to speak […]

THE COLLECTIV | Mark A. Mathews

There is nothing in this world that I love more than a well-dressed man! When I encounter a gentleman in suit and tie…Child. Let. Me. Tell. You!! Hold up…Pause. Where was I? Ah, yes…Dapper Gentleman Style. There is an art to executing true gentleman style. Having the ability to tap into that gift requires a […]