Mother & Daughter Ashro Photo Shoot
Mother (Michelle) and Daughter (Taylore), native to South Carolina, partnered with Ashro to do a review of our products as a Mother/Daughter story for us! Don’t they look amazing?
Mother & Daughter Wearing Ashro Afrocentric Fashions
Photo Credit: Colin Myers of Colin Myers Photography
Daughter: Taylore wearing Ashro’s Afia Pant Set & Temptress Choker
AFIA PANT SET
•Lightweight, Airy/Cooling/Breathable, Comfortable
•The splits on the shirt and pants are a nice touch/detail to the outfit
•Casual yet fashionable/trendy
•Hem of pants could be longer for us tall girls
-Definitely a statement piece
-Wanted the choker to fit closer to my neck for a closer fight
“Made me feel regal/royal.”
Mom: Michelle’s wearing Ashro’s Kehlani Smocked Maxi & Lanesha Headwrap
KEHLANI SMOCKED MAXI
•Love the length
•Love how the dress can easily slip over the head and how it can be easily adjusted/ “Easy dress n’ go”
•For those who are conservative, this dress really does hug curves and showcases figure especially from the side
LANESHA HEADWRAP (3-pack)
-Beautiful, rich color
-Long length gives wide styling options
“Felt like royalty.”
LANESHA HEADWRAP (3-pack)
*About the Headwrap: Michelle wished it gave further instructions on what temperature to wash it in because I really like the color richness of it and want to wash it in the correct temperature so it doesn’t mess up.
Message from Ashro Merch Team: Thanks for the feedback Michelle. Here are more detailed instructions:
Wash instructions are Hand wash cold with like colors, only non-chlorine bleach when needed, line dry, do not iron.
About Michelle Hunter
Michelle Hunter is a native of South Carolina and is a wife, mother and born-again Christian. Jesus Christ has been the foundation of her life since accepting Him as Lord and Savior at the age of fourteen years old. She loves soul-winning, strengthening and encouraging others. She also loves decorating interior and exterior spaces, fashion, crafting and photographing nature. She enjoys these activities because of the infinite possibilities of combining color, pattern and texture. She knows her gifts come from God and wants to use them for His glory to help people see the beauty around them and within them.
About Taylore Simone:
I am a freelance model and actress who uses her platform to inspire others with a foundational theme of not compromising. I am known for showing others who relate to me that they can do the same things that I am doing as well and even more. Recently, I have been giving industry knowledge on how to break into the industry and start booking paid work to aspiring and established models and actors/actresses.
I am most proud of being able to be reachable to those who are seeking my knowledge because they are seeing value in what I am doing. Brands that I have modeled for and developed a relationship with have requested my creative input and direction for shoots. Film directors and crew have also requested my creative input and industry knowledge. That just goes to show that people are watching you. I am just honored that people are seeking my knowledge. It took numerous experiences and wisdom to get to this point and I still have a lot to learn.
What sets me apart from others is being myself. The fact that there is no other you in the world makes you unique automatically. I am also a Christian, so I have to ensure that I am a representative of God and a good example to others. I have turned down roles because some did not align with my morals and values, and that is ok. There will always be more opportunities and even better ones. With my knowledge of the industry, I am thinking about creating an educational series to remove the secrets of breaking into the industry all while being ambassadors of Jesus Christ.
Of course, it has not been a smooth road. What road is truly smooth without any bumps in it? I had to learn through experience what to look out for, especially in this industry. There are people with ill intentions who exploit this industry. There was one instance where I was scheduled to go to a house to get pictures taken, which is not the safest environment for a model. However, thank God, my parents came with me, and the photographer was legit. However, now I know how to determine scams, ill intentions, and any red flags. I am also saved, so I do not accept any gigs that would make me compromise my relationship with God. In the entertainment industry, some do not regard God, so I have to be careful which gigs I choose. I have to frequently check myself to make sure I do not compromise by getting caught up in the glitz and glamour of this industry.
Moreover, I, at one point of time, did not have any social media, which is a free marketing tool that can push a talent’s brand. I did not want to be caught up in a virtual reality to the point where I was not in tune with actual reality. However, my makeup mentor, at the time, suggested that I make social media accounts because it is needed in this industry, so I decided to establish my social media presence to have further reach. It proved to assist with booking more gigs through networking, which is really important because you never know how well connected your connection is. I also booked more gigs through social media by consistently posting content that shows I am constantly working, which creates value.
Consistency is definitely key. As a freelance model and actress, I am responsible for booking all of my gigs. It was definitely a struggle initially because I was not well connected. However, over time, I gained numerous connections, and I am constantly being booked. Another challenge that I have faced was being located in a place that is not known for being a hub for this industry. However, I have learned that it does not matter where I am located but where I want to go. I had to change my mindset. Once your mindset changes, everything changes. What I realized throughout my career is when you want something to happen, you make it happen yourself. I realized that I have to be my own “Agent of Change” to make things happen, and it did. With my being able to take charge of my career, I have booked 4 films, 1 national episodic, 10 commercials, 2 music videos, numerous bookings as a brand model, and more gigs in counting.