Who’s behind that handsome face and luscious lips?
Me!! *Happy Dance*
I’m so excited to finally share this with you guys! Though I knew I was going to be in this issue, I still screamed, jumped, did my ‘AshMo Dance‘, and basically acted a fool when I finally saw it in person (good thing I was in my kitchen and not in the middle of Walgreens). But I’m in freakin’ Essence Magazine!! How cool is that?
I must tell you how this happened, as it’s kind of a funny story. I actually saw Essence make a Facebook post about looking for street style photos of people wearing ‘pops of color‘, and you all know me, I love color so I knew I could easily find a picture to send in just to see what happens. So I type up a little email about me and the blog and send it over to Essence.
About a week goes by, and I’ve kind of forgotten the whole thing, when I get an email from their intern? Assistant? Editor? I’m not so sure, but essentially silly Ashlei forgot to actually attach the picture! I know, such a rookie mistake! And I’m sure theyÂ receivedÂ thousands of emails of photos, so you would think if they came to an email without a photo attached, they’d move on to the next one, too bad so sad. But as luck would have it, whoever was sifting through those emails was a totally awesome person and shot me a quick email back letting me know I didn’t actually attach a photo.
Of course I’m at work when IÂ receiveÂ this email, with only my phone, so I’m scrambling to download the picture from my blog onto my phone and actually attach it to the email and send it back. Such. A. Hot. Mess. Haha! After another 2 weeks go by, and again I kind of forgot about the whole ordeal, plus I kind of assumed it wasn’t going to happen anyways, I get another email and surprise! They’ve chosen my picture to be featured! Yayyyyyy!
So a big thank you to whoever saw my original email with the photo unattached, for without them, I wouldn’t be sharing this with you all today. And of course, thanks to Essence for choosing my picture in the end! You guys rock!
Thanks for reading and Happy Wednesday!
p.s. you all just got a sneak peak at my first outfit for the 30×40 challenge