VALM would like to welcome you to our 4th issue and our February edition. VALM | LIVING LEGENDS is a Women’s Spring lookbook that features three beautiful and hardworking models. We wanted to feature these ladies because they are go getters not only in their own lives but for their community as well. These ladies have started their own brands and are working towards a bright future! They shine bright and do it with the most impeccable style of this millennium. We would like to thank our beautiful models for their positivity and fierce faces, without them this issue wouldn’t be possible! VALM loves you! Now, indulge with the LIVING LEGENDS of VALM.
Models Featured by appearance: Zoe Jones and I’shanee Ford.
Zoe Jones is a 20 year old singer and songwriter from Elgin, IL who spends most of her time ministering through song and worship. She started what she likes to call “Kick Back N’ Worship”, a relaxed environment for young adults to get together, hang out and be in the presence of God. There’s poetry, hip hop, dance and of course music, all to the Glory of God. “We had our first session back in November and the turn out was great! It was just us young folk, a whole bunch of bean bag chairs, futons, food and Holy Spirit. People were healed, lives were changed and people received Jesus!” Zoe’s zeal and her passion for Christ is what keeps her going! Seeing people’s lives transformed and seeing what God does when she allows God to use her is definitely her motivation. Even when She stops believing and looks to man for the fix to her problems and her issues that seem impossible, God always proves himself to be faithful when she’s faithless and she just wants the world to experience the same Grace, Love and Faithfulness she does everyday.
Kick Back N’ Worship is still in the works and more people are getting involved!
Zoe believes that being featured in VALM has taking her outside of her comfort zone and has given her exposure to a different side of herself. To show case that you can be saved and still be fierce! She was very honored and excited to be apart of the Spring Lookbook and is looking forward to all the positive feedback!
You can follow Zoe on
Facebook @Zoe Jay
Twitter @zgabriel_le and
You can also Like and Follow the
Kick Back N’ Worship page on Facebook and if you would like to book a Worship Night for your next event you can E-mail the KBNW Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
“Embrace yourself, find out who you are through the one who made you! Evolve and bear good fruit, somebody might be waiting for the manifestation of you!”
I’shanee Ford, also known as Nari is a multi- talented artist. A singer, songwriter, actress, director, producer, and filmmaker. she began showcasing her talents at an early age. She hopes to use her platform as a way to inspire her community and peers. Her platform entitled NARI is a display of her talents and is used to connect with other young artist and perform. She believes if she can touch and inspire one person with her talents, she has made an accomplishment. Her parents have been her biggest supporters, and she always puts God first in everything she does, and believes that what is meant for her will be, and fall into place. I am honored to be featured in this issue of VALM Magazine, this magazine displays many young talented artists such as myself, pushing forth and inspiring each artist and helping build their platform. Ishanee hopes to share her talents with others and make a difference.
I’shanee plans to further develop her brand by showcasing her talents through various media platforms in hopes to inspire and utilize her God given talents.
“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t do something, remember the only person that can stand in your way, is yourself, so keep it pushing and make it happen”- I’shanee Ford
One quote that she likes is:
“Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly”
She is available for booking at:
VALM would like to thank our beautiful featured models yet again, you all are true gems and we enjoyed every minute of working with you! VALM would also like to give a HUGE thank you to our photographer for this shoot! Thank you Briyana Ford for you patience and bringing all your creativity to the table. We look forward to working with you again! Check Bri’s interview out down below!
Outrageously couth is one way to describe Briyana Ford’s current portfolio. Utilizing LED lights and her personal favorite, fur, she is able to tastefully challenge the photographic norms with clients who come to her looking for more than just a photoshoot. They come for an experience.
– What is your business entitled?
Her business is entitled “Gold Soul”
– What kind of business do you have?
Gold Soul is a photography business that incorporates the celebration of self in all aspects of its creative direction. Her mission is to help the model get their unconventional artistic vision out while helping them find what makes them a “Gold Soul”. Through personable consultations & a strong team, she is able to heal as well as curate with clients.
– How long have you been in the industry?
Roughly two years
– What or who inspires you most to keep going?
She gets inspired to keep going when she sees what it takes to make a photo shoot come to fruition. Briyana looks at all of the people involved and see how everyone’s individual skills aided in the production of a quality photo. From makeup to hair and even creative direction, all of these thoughts manifested into the outcome of a single product. These individuals come together for this common goal of producing quality and find out they have more in common than the photo shoot This concept is really beautiful to Briyana.
– Are you available for booking?
Yes, for further inquires Email GoldSoul.Style@Gmail.com
– Where can people find and follow you? (Website, social media???)
– What do you hope to gain being featured in VALM?
Exposure to individuals who are interested in finding their “Gold Soul”
– Any last words you would like your audience to know? (Quotes or encouragement)
The hardest part is starting. Once you pass all of that self doubt and over thinking, whatever you want to do in life is more than possible. What makes you a Gold Soul?
Thank you all for your love and support continue to reach for the stars, VALM loves you so much!