Let's start at the beginning...I went to see one of my most favorite plays ever!! I was super excited to finally get to see Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart in "Chicago" and I had FRONT ROW SEATS!!! I was even more excited to share this moment with one of my dearest friends. My 2015 wouldn't have been much without her love and support and I KNOW I annoyed her by singing every single song, but she loved it and so did I!! What are we gonna see this year Alexis Burks?
So as if "All That Jazz" wasn't enough...I got to see and MEET my two favorite R&B singers at the same time!!! This was my first ever concert (don't judge me)...You will notice a LOT of firsts in this post. I was totally starstruck when I met both Tank and Avant and I almost passed out when Avant sang "Read Your Mind" in my ear...it was an "Amazing" night!!!!
Okay Okay soooooooooooooo after I managed to cool down from all that hotness...I had to start getting myself together for my very first trip EVER! Oh I wasn't just going anywhere...I was "Going Back to Cali" lol...okay so I've never been but it seemed a fitting insert. Now its no secret if you know me why I was headed to California. I was going to spend the weekend learning from my mentor Mimi G of MimiGStyle! Now at this particular point I had met Mimi once for about 7 minutes at her Meet and Greet in New York Sept 2014. Anyone that knows me knows I was literally counting down the seconds before I would get to see her again. Boy was I nervous...I had NEVER flown before and I was understandably nervous but more excited...I felt like I was starting to live! Here are a few highlights...I wish I could post them all but...
|Arriving to Newark Airport in style of course!|
|who was waiting for me when I landed...I finally got to meet my "sewstie" Cree|
|some of my favorite darlings|
|Kelly Horton the glue to our group and she was guarding my present to Mimi like a hawk!|
|My Audrey Hepburn blanket I presented to Mimi...this blanket put me in Crochet retirement!|
|Chatting it up with my girl!|
|I walked in my first fashion show, wearing my own creation and it felt AMAZING!|
|I got too see Mimi twice this year again in NY Oct 2015|
One of the biggest things I did this year was finally commit to doing a blog and taking my sewing to the next level with Tickled Pink. by Lawana Lavon
|created a logo|
|and got labels!!!|
I got lots of support from family and friends but these 3 hold a very special place in my heart and closet! When I launched my first closet sale these 3 literally cleaned me out...and I don't know where I would be without my TPVIP! Thanks Sameerah, Monireh and Marcia!
The year I had up until this point has been amazing and I can truly see me going nowhere but up from here! Nevertheless I couldn't have gotten through this year without my family, for without their love and support I could not go on...
|My lifeline...my children|
|Almost a college graduate|
So the best is yet to come for me and I can't wait to see...here are some of my best looks from 2015. As I was putting this compilation together I realize most of my best work came at the end of the year and that is because I am getting better with my sewing and I am very proud of how far I've come in 2 and a half years...
I can not end this post without taking some time out to thank one very special person in my life...without his love, support, honesty, and commitment I don't think this year would have been quite the same...so to "He who makes my cheeks hurt" Keep making my cheeks hurt and I'll keep making you proud...I love you!!!
So in 2016 continue to
Keep it Sassy, Classy, Sexy, Period.