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My Grammy Experience!

Hey All :0)

I just got back about a week ago from being in LA for the Grammy’s! It was so amazing being out there during all of the excitment! My hair stylist/sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris came  with me for the week and we totally worked it, lol! We went to a variety of Pre Grammy parties including The Senate Music Group’s, Jermaine Dupre’s and Vibe Magazine’s. There were many celebrity sightings (I def had to wipe the star struck look off my face when I randomly realized I was standing right next to Usher, LOL! ) but more importantly, we got to network with some very important and accomplished people in the game (you know I had my business cards ready!).  That alone made the trip worth it :0)

For the Grammys I wore a dress custom made for me by local Boston designer Polina Pantuyshina- http://www.pantyushina.com/ – my hair was done by my sponsor Oriana Harris of Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street- www.salonmarcharris.com – and my makeup was by LA makeup artist Joanne Kang. I def got teary eyed when I was getting ready- going to the Grammys is something I have dreamed about since I was a little girl.

At first our seats were… Well, not that great lol. But, I was just grateful to be there. Then, about halfway through the show, my friend Printz hit me up and asked if  we wanted to come to one of the VIP suites… We were like UMM, YES! So, we had to wait till commercial break to leave our seats because that’s the rule there. The suite was freakin amazing! We were with the owner of the Grammy record label, so we had literally the best possible view, right in the center of the floor! Not to mention the free champagne, oer d’oeuvres and desserts… We were just like omg is this real life?! Lol! Afterwards we went to the official Grammy Afterparty, which was pretty fun as well.

Another teary-eyed moment for me was seeing one of my very good friends, Sean, with my friend Kevin, performing at the Grammys with Justin Timberlake and Jay Z.  Sean plays trumpet and Kevin plays trombone, they both went to Berklee College of Music with me. Oriana and I went to hang out with them the next day and we were reminiscing of all the fun times we had in Boston… I can’t really explain the feeling I had when I was watching Sean on stage with JT, I’ve only had it a couple of times in my life, but it’s like this: you see someone you know so well work there asses off for a long time at something they are passionate about and finally one day you see them on stage performing the freakin Grammys. I was just so overwhelmed with pride…

My last night in LA I went to go visit my good friend and talented producer/engineer/songwriter/musician Devine Evans at the studio. Although Devine was the very reason I even got the opportunity to go to the Grammy’s, I didn’t get to hang out with him very much at all when I was there because he was also a part of the production of Justin Timberlake’s Grammy performance, not to mention he was the main man behind his songwriting team The Senate- www.thesenateonline.com – Pre Grammy Party which was quite the production itself! When I was at the studio, I got to hear a sneak peek of The Senate’s upcoming mixtape “Red Moon” and all I have to say is this: absolutely amazing. Oh, and I can’t forget that when I left the studio to use the bathroom, I found myself standing outside of Alicia Keys’s rehearsal which was happening in the very next room! My heart was pounding so hard lol… I love me some Alicia Keys :0)

You can check out photos from my LA/Grammy adventures on my Facebook page www.facebook.com/melissajanesings (if you haven’t already, please “like” my page while you are at it ;0) Please stay tuned for more on my journey to the top of the charts :0)

 

Much Love,

Melissa Jane xoxo

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Salon Marc Harris wins Boston’s Best Salon! ♥

Hey Everyone!

I am very proud to say that my amazing hair sponsor-Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street- has won the Improper Bostonian Magazine’s Boston’s Best Salon for 2012! Salon Marc Harris is where I get beautified for all of my events, shows and photoshoots! My stylist, Oriana, is so talented and a total sweetheart! If you are looking to get your hair done DEF go there and tell her I sent you!

CONGRATS SALON MARC HARRIS! ♥

http://www.improper.com/bostons-best/beauty-health/

www.salonmarcharris.com

Love, Melissa Jane xoxo ♥
www.facebook.com/MelissaJaneSings

 

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Photoshoot Madness!

By Melissa Jane

Hey hey hey! This past week has been another crazy busy one with my photoshoot-which turned out to be a success- Yay! We did 3 looks total, and I can’t wait, can’t wait, can’t wait to share them all with you! Here is a teaser photo for you! The gloves were hand made by my stylist/roommate/homegirl Emily! Another dress I wore we both made and stayed up till 3am the night before to finish it! I just had a vision of what I wanted my looks to be and when they couldn’t be found in stores we just made them, lol!

I want to give a few shout outs to those who made this shoot possible to happen:

My amazing hair sponsor, Salon Marc Harris on Newbury Street and my fab hair stylist Oriana www.salonmarcharris.com

My awesome wardrobe stylist Emily Tailer

The talented Dana Lane who was the photographer for the shoot

Makeup artist Katie from Mac on Newbury Street

My wonderful assistants whose help was so much appreciated- Rich Gilmartin from FIT (my lil cousin!) and Sarah Konops from Emmanuel College

Photographer/Hair stylist Steven Doherty for lending us his gorgeous location and helping out during the shoot as well

And of course my Dad who helped me out with a few things needed for the shoot too!

Stay tuned for the rest of the pics! We are sorting through them now picking the ones we want to use… Also stay tuned for more blogs, I have some good news on the way that I can’t share just yet ;0)

Much Love!
MJ xoxo

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