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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elizabeth Dunk, author of Arranged to Love

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5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Elizabeth Dunk, author of Arranged to Love
(Escape Publishing)


Madhuri ‘Maddie’ Singh has always believed in both her Indian heritage and her talents as a journalist. Australian-raised, she still sees an arranged marriage as her future.

But then her past rears it’s incredibly attractive head in the form of Jack Faulkner at the very moment her parents find her the perfect prospective husband. Maddie believes it a simple clash of culture versus passion, but there’s more to the story and it will threaten everything she holds dear.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Arranged to Love?

Elizabeth Dunk: I worked as a journalist, so I always wanted to write a story about two journalists. My first job was at the newspaper in Nowra, so it became the fictionalised setting of “Arranged to Love”. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Elizabeth Dunk, author of Arranged to Love

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Billy Blass, producer with Vintage Beatz Productions

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Billy Blass, producer with Vintage Beatz Production
(Bosses That Meet Bosses Group)

Vintage Beatz Productions is a music production company consisting of artist,producers and engineers. Founded in the year 2000 by Jimmie Fingaz and Billy Blass,Vintage Beatz Productions has had the opportunity to produce/engineer work with many of the major and independent greats in the music industry from Hip Hop to R&B.

With the soulfull and very powerful sound, Vintage Beatz has created a new sound in a new age of music. With the addition of engineer/producer P-Nyce to Vintage Beatz Productions, they have created a team that is undeniable.

Working with artists such as Chink Santana, Serius Jones, Cab, Mo Chips, Avery Storm, Lenny White, Tatiana Okupnik, Shan Shizzy,Carty-Yeah, Toe Tag City, Jojo, Lil’ Eazy E, Jabbar, Static, Brasco, Sonni, Kindred The Family Soul & many more, Vintage Beatz is bound to exceed many heights in today and tomorrows music world.

Joey Pinkney: How did your love for music evolve in to becoming a producer?

Billy Blass: From hooking up speakers to make the music louder to getting a mixer for more volume then lil pieces of equipment then it evolved into me becoming a producer.

JP: Many artists have their own sound in mind when recording a song. What is your role as a producer to come with the best sound possible for the projects you work on?

BB: I just let the music take me where it may. Continue reading 5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Billy Blass, producer with Vintage Beatz Productions

5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Polo AKA The Fur King and Fallon Seaborn, Designer vs. Stylist

Ladies first. Ms. Fallon Seaborn, what is your “stylist philosophy”?

Fallon Seaborn: I live by my philosophies and sayings, but the one that really stays with me is: ” Never be afraid to go left if left is really your right!” A lot of people think being different or leading your own path is crazy.

I have my own style, and I do my own thing in life. When people see me, they have so many different opinions on how I should be.  I think that hinders people. They never evolving into ones true self.

When I wardrobe style my clients, I allow them to bring to life what they imagined and add my flavor to the equation.

Now, Polo. What is your philosophy on the “art of fashion design”?

Polo: Fashion is what you make it, Joey. It’s like art. You have to imagine what you want and bring it to life.

Ms. Seaborn, what are some budget-friendly styling tips a person can use when they are coming up with something on their own?

FS: Don’t be afraid to shop on sale, consignment, thrift stores and at outlets. You will probably never be able to guess everything I have on or how much I paid for it. That’s because I love clothing! You should never go by the name; go on how you feel.

Some of the best looks are when the heart and effort is put into the fashion aspect of what they are wearing as opposed to a person just buying something for the sake of having a designer name. I shop all over for my clients. I rarely ever buy everything for my clients in one store. I like to see what’s out there.

There are so many up-and-coming designers that are majorly hot. But people are sticking to what they are accustomed to. I venture out because Louis Vuitton was once a new designer. You never know when you will find a diamond in the rough.

Polo, what is your view on fashion as a business? How has fashion become a business for you?

Polo: It was just a hobby at first. I was spending more and more on the clothes I was buying. I was like, “Whoa, I can do the same thing and go into business for myself!” And that’s exactly what I did!

Ms. Seaborn, what are some of your favorite brands? And why?

FS: Wow! Great question, Joey! I love so many. For my personal style, I’m a jean and purse fanatic. I love Escada, Versace, Joe’s, Moci and DCuts for my denim.

My favorite purse designers would be Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Prada, Fendi and Hermes. I’ve never owned a Hermes bag yet, but trust you me I’m working on it. I love these designers because of there cuts and designs.

I personally wear all the jeans by the designers I just named, and they have stood the test of time. Their designs are always hot and the fit is incredible for a mast majority of people.

My picks on the bags have been tested over time. I’m always carrying a lot of stuff, and I need to have a very durable bag I need space, but still be fly.

Polo, what is some good advice for up-and-coming fashion designers?

Stay focused. Stay at least 10 steps ahead of the game as well as the people that you are around. Keep you mind right, your time right and your grind right and you will be fine.

Ms. Seaborn, where do you get your inspiration from when coming up with new and exciting ideas?

FS: I’m loving the questions, Joey! I pull inspiration from all types of places: my friends, people, magazines, music and myself. I’m constantly trying to improve and be better then I was 5 minutes ago.

I know some really creative people, and theykeep me on my toes and make me feel comfortable to know that it’s ok to be different.

Polo, what is most challenging about work now?

Polo: Making the customer happy. It’s hard work, but I do a good job at it. I love seeing the customer walking out with that smile on there face its a beautiful feeling.

Ms. Seaborn. If you could pick one person to style you for a photo shoot, with no involvement on your part, who would that person be? And why?

FS: For women, I would have to pick two people and for men one person. I love June Ambrose and Brea Stinson. They are really talented, and I love there style.

The man I would choose would be none other than my manager himself, Polo AKA The Fur King. Polo knows my edgy side.

It’s funny because I think it’s hard for a person to dress me because I’m a moody dresser. I can literally be over a look in two minutes! It’s annoying sometimes! FYI: I never make it to the club until it’s time to close.

Polo, how has you birthplace influenced your designs?

Polo: I was born in the Bronx where the people are fresh, but I was raised in Teaneck, NJ, where people are the best. Considering I’m only 10 minutes from Harlem AKA The Mecca, the influence was easy. My style is like no other, so it made it that more easier.


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