Meet Megan. AVE Styles' first intern.

Yay! Yay! Yay! I'm so happy to share that I have hired my first intern, and she is pretty darn awesome. Megan Bryant is a communications student at Arizona State University, and she will be contributing her style and taste to this blog, pinterest and photo shoots for AVE Styles. How did I meet Megan? Well, she was the model of one of my VERY first photo shoots. Remember this picture by Lonnie Webb?...

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She also happens to be the sister of one of best friends. I seriously lucked out.

I thought a great way to virtually "meet" her would be to share a little Q & A with Miss Megan.

Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a senior at ASU, graduating this semester. My major is Communications and I'm finishing my minor in French.

How would you describe your personal style? My personal style could probably be described as relaxed tomboy. Although I do love to throw on a dress and heels from time to time, I'm usually pretty casual and laid back.

What are some of your favorite places to shop? My favorite place to shop is Nasty Gal, I'm a big online shopper and their website is perfect! I also like Urban, Free People and Topshop.

Do you have any favorite designers? I have A LOT of favorite designers, but these are the ones I favor the most: Phillip Lim, David Neville & Marcus Wainwright of Rag & Bone, and Kate & Laura Mulleavy are my top favorites!

What are the top three fashion trends you are loving lately? I still love the lace trend, even if it's been going on for awhile. Another trend I love is boyfriend jeans! They're hard to pull off, but so cute if you can! The last trend I'm loving is hats. I love floppy hats, snapbacks, beanies, all of that stuff!

Well, there you have it. You can look forward to Megan's picks and finds for the next couple of months. (Photos by Lonnie Webb)

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Farewell Summer, Hello Winter Photo Shoot

Looking back to see how this shoot formulated makes me SO thankful for technology. Lonnie Webb found me through Promise Tangeman's blog, made a comment on my site, and from there we started conversing through social media about fashion and photography. A month later, Lonnie booked a flight down to Arizona to spend time with his sister, but also to collaborate on a shoot. Photo by Lonnie Webb

The theme wasn't set when we decided to work together. It actually came to me as I was dreaming about cooler weather and getting sick of Arizona's intense summer heat. I thought it would be cool to create outfits that share summer and winter. I completely bypassed fall, well, because Arizona doesn't have a fall. haha.

Lonnie loved the idea! So, then I thought all we need is an all-American girl to be our model. Someone that has a great smile and that is simply beautiful - enter Megan Bryant. A girl with her own style and love of fashion.

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We created multiple looks based on three different pieces - a bright red dress, denim cut-offs and black skinny jeans. All of the clothes came from her closet and were put together by me. We kept her feet bare because it evoked the summer, and added fur, hats and jackets to incorporate winter.

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We decided to shoot at the Rio Salado Audubon Center which offered us six miles of paved nature paths to walk under trees, stand in the desert and play with the water.

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Lonnie did a fabulous job capturing the carefree spirit of summer and winter. It really reminds me of something Urban Outfitters would publish or Nylon Magazine.

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I hope you guys enjoy it. =)

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Life Update: New Job

It has been awhile since I gave a life update, and I have some happy news to share with all of you... In addition to styling and my job with AIA Arizona, I've become the new Project Manager for Promise Tangeman Creative. YAY!

I'm so excited about my partnership with Promise. She is a very dear friend and creative genius. It's truly inspiring working alongside her and manage her creative projects such as SiteHouse and custom identity work.

I decided to work with Promise because I very much enjoy organizing, communications and art. I'm finding that being around creative people, no matter what the art form, translates into my love of fashion. I can see architecture and graphic design influences in my tastes, and I think this position will really grow me as a business woman.

Don't worry though, you'll still see me posting about fashion, doing photo shoots, shows, etc. My dreams still remain. You can check out my official interview and announcement on Promise's blog:

You'll also find a couple sneak peaks of some photo shoots I did this summer. More to come. =)