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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel (Fall/Winer 2014 / Part 2)

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Welcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Fall/Winter 2014 Photo Shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.

Part 2 of the Fall/Winter shoot  is a continuation from F/W Part 1 – highlighting the girl’s experiences in New York, including an impromptu session at the Eat The Cake Studios in Brooklyn.

Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-Jean, Whitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.

 Scene: “In-Thought”

IMG_3460model: boshia rae-jean / zip-hoodie: compass

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel (Fall/Winer 2014 / Part 1)

dream_girls_nyc_logosWelcome to Part 1 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Fall/Winter Photo Shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.

The Fall/Winter shoot  finds the girls enjoying NYC mainstays, as they did in Part 1, of the Summer shoot, with those experiences helping to inspire the moves they make, later,  in Part 2.

Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-Jean, Whitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.

Scene: “Coffee Shop Vibes”

IMG_3083model: dyesha hicks / hoodie: bones

IMG_3099model: laura weyl / t-shirt: shapes

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel (Summer 2014 / Part 2)

dream_girls_nyc_logosWelcome to Part 2 of the SHAOLIN JAZZ  DREAM GIRLS  – NYC photo shoot for SHAOLIN JAZZ – Apparel.  Part 2 finds the girls progressing from their day in Part 1 as they enjoy a summer day in Brooklyn.

Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), featuring Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-Jean, Whitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.  Enjoy…

Scene: “The Corner”

IMG_2787models: whitney brown, dyesha hicks, melanie jb charlesboshia rae-jean / t-shirts: hi-fi, meditation, shapes

IMG_2801models: whitney brown, dyesha hicks, melanie jb charlesboshia rae-jean / t-shirts: hi-fi, meditation, shapes

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DREAM GIRLS – NYC Interviews: Boshia Rae-Jean

boshia1What’s your name and where are you from?

My name is Boshia Rae-Jean and I’m from Orange, New Jersey.

What do you do?

I’m a femcee, songwriter, and entertainer.

Talk about style, who or what are some of your style influences?

Some of my style influences would have to be Queen Latifah, Grace Jones, Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill.

What role does music play in your life?

Music is my oxygen, my way to express my journey and even the future. Without music I would be incomplete.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition for SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel (Summer 2014 / Part 1)

dream_girls_nyc_logos Introducing the next installment of the SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS series with DREAM GIRLS – NYC.

For those of you who are unfamiliar, DREAM GIRLS is a nod to the 90′s female Hip-Hop head, who is just as knowledgeable, confident, participatory, and literate in Hip-Hop culture as her male counterparts – essentially a male Hip-Hop head’s ‘Dream Girl.’

Similar to our DREAM GIRLS – DC edition, our NYC photo shoot highlights a day in the life of four friends (during a summer in Brooklyn, NY), Hip-Hop enthusiasts, who are rocking product  from our newly expanded range of SHAOLIN JAZZ Apparel.

Instead of women playing “the-back” the DREAM GIRLS are in the forefront: hardcore yet tempting, raw yet feminine, strong yet alluring, casual yet striking.

Welcome to Part 1 of  our Summer 2014 DREAM GIRLS – NYC photo shoot.  Shot by Chris Carr (Eat The Cake NYC), featuring Dyesha Hicks, Melanie J.B. Charles, Boshia Rae-Jean, Whitney Brown, and Laura Weyl.

Scene: “McKibbin Vibes”

IMG_2347models: whitney brown, melanie jb charles, dyesha hicks, boshia rae-jean / t-shirts: compass, faces, bones

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SHAOLIN JAZZ DREAM GIRLS – NYC Edition (behind-the-scenes)

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When your work doesn’t feel like work then you’re doing something right and SHAOLIN JAZZ (despite the occasional hurdles) does precisely that for me.  Enter DREAM GIRLS.

For those of you that have been following our various projects, about two years ago you’ll remember that 2-Tone and I developed a concept photo shoot, to help market and promote our SHAOLIN JAZZ T-shirts, called DREAM GIRLS.  And as a reminder (and for you new people) the concept behind DREAM GIRLS is a nod to the 90′s female Hip-Hop head, who is just as knowledgeable, confident, participatory, and literate in Hip-Hop culture as her male counterparts – essentially a male Hip-Hop head’s ‘Dream Girl.’

Due to the positive feedback received from our first DREAM GIRLS shoot we’d always planned on doing another edition and last Thursday DREAM GIRLS – BKNYC was shot in Brooklyn by Chris Carr (Eat the Cake Photography/Brooklyn Wildlife), who shot our DC Edition as well as having shot some of our marquee events.  We ended up getting great weather, chemistry between all of the girls, which led to some amazing shots.

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SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber – The Full Project

SHAOLIN JAZZ – The 37th Chamber.  The project is done and I’m not going to say much at all because 2-Tone and I want people to simply check the music:

Thank you