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October 29, 2016

INTO THE BOND BOUDOIR WITH KENDRA ERIKA HALLOWEEN EDITION

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One of my favorite and most fun Holidays is almost here and that's Halloween!

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My love for style and dressing up has been with me since I was a young girl. I love the many elements of the Holiday such as the thrilling and scary films of the season, the creativity of the makeup and DIY styles and decorations. A big highlight for me is seeing children smiling and having a great time with their friends and family, dressing up and going trick or treating.

I love the genre films that represent the Halloween season, from horror to spooky thrillers and more.

Currently, the string of great genre shows on television such as: ​ Scream Queens, ​ Supernatural, American Horror Story and ​The Walking Dead are different examples that horror, thriller, supernatural inspired are entertaining and just as good as anything else out there.

The formula that goes into the films has intrigued; I can relate to them. The good girl that survives and conquers the Big Bad... shows strength and courage just like a Bond Girl. All the elements of the films, from direction, camera angles, the haunting feeling and the pay off really excited me.

Some of my favorite Female Horror Film Icons embrace strength, style, character and are real kick butt heroines.

Here is My Top 5 Favorites:

5) Naomi Watts from ​ The Ring

Newspaper reporter Rachel Keller (Naomi Watts) is at first skeptical of the story until four teenagers all die mysteriously exactly one week after watching just such a tape. This brings her to investigating curiously and tracks down the video and watches it. Now she has just seven days to unravel the mystery, you must watch on how exactly our heroine overcomes this horror!

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4) Sarah Michelle Gellar from ​ The Grudge
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The Grudge describes a curse that is born when someone dies in the grip of a powerful rage or extreme sorrow. The curse is an entity created where the person died. Those who encounter this evil supernatural force die; and the curse is reborn repeatedly, passed from victim to victim in an endless, growing chain of horror. Our heroine Jennifer is quickly consumed by the curse and what follows is pure horror.

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3) Milla Jovovich from ​ Resident Evil
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This series of films feature the true badass Milla Jovovich as the protagonist Alice, an original, who was once a security operative working for Umbrella, becomes an enemy of the corporation. Fighting hordes of zombies, demons, and other scary creations she battles fiercely and with style. I am very excited for the final installment of the films coming out this year as well.


2) Vera Farmiga from ​ The Conjuring and The Conjuring 2
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Together with her husband paranormal investigators and demonologists Lorraine (Vera Farmiga) and Ed (Patrick Wilson) Warren help families with the demonic possessions that haunt and endanger their lives in 2 amazingly scary and true stories. Lorraine is strong, a mother, a fashionista in her own right and challenges the beyond with her gifts and her heart.

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1) Jamie Lee Curtis, ​ Halloween

One of the Original Scream Queens and Horror film Heroines is Jamie Lee Curtis as Laurie Strode who becomes the target of the Shape known as ​ Michael Myers in one of the defining horror films of the genre. Laurie not only protects the children she is babysitting but fights back against an unknown entity within Michael and lets her true strength and survival skills shine as she faces him. This is a film that will always be looked at as a Originator and a Classic!

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I hope you liked my top picks for Halloween films to enjoy and Now here are some of my favorite Costume Ideas that combine style, makeup and a perfect look for me!

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Happy Halloween Everyone! Be safe, Have Fun, think outside the Box and please feel free to download my new single "After Hours" It's perfect for the Halloween season and beyond!

KE


September 5th, 2016

INTO THE BOND BOUDOIR WITH KENDRA ERIKA

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Hello everyone! Please check out my second fashion blog posts and it is in honor of our Labor Day weekend.

Many people start off with the commonly discussed topic, no-white-after-Labor-Day "rule." But my blog is not about that at all. My Blog is about passion and my love for the beautiful women of the Bond world whom I can relate to and hopefully to who.you can relate to as well.

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My love for summer and it coming to an end makes me think about all the empowered, tough and gorgeous women through the decades who started new fashions and launched new trends as a result.

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Yes "Bond girl" style time! My honorable mention not only brings us style worn so beautifully in "Die Another Day" by Halle Berry but with respect, attitude and strength.

And rule of thumb, accessories can always make a outfit, bikini, beachwear, whatever may be so much brighter!

As a woman that lives in Florida, I love the beach and I respect the style shown in all the Bond films. I believe in being comfortable, feeling beautiful and helping to reveal the person you are by the way you dress.

I can only speak from my heart. I love fashion and I love the style of Bond girls throughout the years! I hope my favorite picks bring you all innovation and inspiration!!!

MY TOP 4 BOND GIRLS WITH THE BEACH WEAR TO REMEMBER ARE….

Labor day is a day to celebrate the workforce, hard workers and all the men and women who support families; helping to make the world a better place. It's a day of appreciation and respect.

Being a Bond girl means being strong, not staying silent, speaking your mind, showing your passion, defining your style and being powerful by using your mind while looking fabulous!

So this Labor Day Weekend, get out enjoy your friends, find the beauty in the world, wear something that makes you feel special and end the summer in style and good company.

With Love to all of you, Happy Labor Day!!!

KE


Innagural Blog Entry

August 25, 2016

INTO THE BOND BOUDOIR WITH KENDRA ERIKA

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My passion to make music is something that defines my personality but my style is something that defines me as a woman. My Bond Girl persona represents my attitude towards change and inspiring others to be the most they can be with security, beauty and intelligence.

Since I was a small girl, I"ve always been obsessed with shoes! Shoes are the start and finish to every outfit. Your shoe can be a tell all into your personality and reveal who you are and what your message is to the world.

I’m a modern woman that believes that individual style and art are shown though the clothes you wear and how you feel in them! When I slip on one of my favorite pair of shoes; I am confident that I can accomplish what I need to for the day.

My favorite shoe designers help me find inspiration in all types of styles, it's hard not to amass a collection that puts a smile on my face and inspiration into my heart. Some of my favorites are: Stuart Weitzman, Vince Camuto, Steve Madden, Aldo and the great Louboutin

The higher end which you perhaps treat yourself to once in a while to the more affordable shoes that you can count on for all occasions ... let’s break it down:

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The Sophisticated designer platforms, wedges, and pumps from the brilliant mind of Stuart Weitzman. I feel his shoes aren’t always easily wearable but definitely works of art. His various styles of wedges, booties, and pumps provide perfected style during many events. His usage of fabrics are always a favorite and mine.

The shoes that can add a finishing touch to any outfit are Vince Camuto. If I’m planning on a night out to a performance or opening his shoes hit the target. Camuto’s diverse collection of strappy sandals that can go wonderfully with many different looks and present an outfit with an overall perfect style.

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Steve Madden shoes have my favorite. I"ve been wearing them since I was a teenager. They’re perfect for the contemporary woman/ fashionista who's living a busy, fulfilling life.

Aldo shoes always offer a variety designed for the current trend. Many of my most favorite styles from their clearance section to the new arrivals won’t break the bank and stand up to wear. There are always new designers and inspiring styles on the rise so my eyes are always open. I will share them with you in my next blog that will feature new and inspiring designers to check out!

KE

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