It’s official! After months and months of planning and rewiring and uploading photos, I’ve finally made the move. Check out my new website below…
You can now visit me at www.Beautyandthemuse.net !!!!
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Beauty and the Muse
I haven’t blogged in about a month, because I have big news! I am switching my blog over to an actual website. I’m working with some amazing people and can’t wait to show off my new page. It should be done soon, so please be patient with me.
I will keep you all in the loop on my new ventures in 2016.
But I’d like to take a moment to give a big cyber hug to all of the readers, followers, and supporters who have been there with me since day one of my blogging journey.
Again hugs and kisses, and I’ll see ya soon.
P.S. You can still follow me on IG: Lvernon2000 or on crazy Snapchat @LeahVDaily
Photo Courtesy of Amanda Sweet @amandasweet106
Styling by Flossy’s Suitcase @Flossyssuitcase
Makeup by me! 🙂
(Photos Courtesy of Reel Clever Films)
Eastern Market Shed
Steve Madden Poncho Coat
It is so hard to find coats that are stylish and fits my pear/apple shaped physique.
I took a trip to TJ Maxx and laid eyes on this beauty. It’s a poncho coat with buttons and a hood. Super warm. Has an adjustable cinched waist and it’s oh-so-stylish. It cost $89.
On this day, I was soooo tired. I didn’t feel like getting dressed or putting on any makeup. But Eden of Reel Clever Films had a booth at Eastern Market and I had to support. So, I dragged myself out of the house. Did a little beat. And went. Sometimes you just have to take that first step.
I am so thankful to have photographers in my life, especially since my camera gave out on me. Ugh! That’s another story.
But at the end of the day, these pictures came out super fab. Thanks boo.
Detroit Institute of Arts
Turban: Can’t remember
Neckpiece: Go Go Lush
Shirt and Shades: Forever 21
Jeans and Boots: Burlington Coat Factory
(Photos Courtesy of Ready To Stare)
Ready To Stare
Holiday Collection Launch
(Owner: Alysse Dalessandro)
Around the time I started my own blog, I searched Instagram for a few fabulous fatties such as myself. I came across Alysse Dalessandro of Ready To Stare. I loved the name of her business. I loved her attitude. Her style is quirky, funky, and most importantly unapologetic.
Not only is she creative and cool. She’s a writer and is also a huge body positive advocate. In everything she does, there is intent and purpose. She’s fearful and pushes the boundaries of not only fashion but the status quo.
(Model: April Raquel)
I’ve never met Alysse in person, but I follow her on basically every social media network and can see the changes she’s making in the industry. I feel as though we have a connection, because she paves her own path of style and business as she sees fit. And frankly, she does a stellar job at it. With that said, she is absolutely kick-ass! She’s one of my fave bloggers and businesswoman. I am sooooooooo excited to be one of the + bloggers to view her first holiday collection.
And Psst. I heard they already sold out some of the exclusive pieces already!
Ready To Stare: “The collection was inspired by taboo silhouettes for fat bodies and the idea that the use of the word “flattering” in plus size fashion is just another way that our society polices fat bodies.”
“Instead of only presenting items that “hug your curves” or “create an hourglass illusion,” this collection is about a love of fashion. If Rihanna can wear a pouffy hot pink gown to the Grammy’s, why can’t a fat person wear a similar silhouette to their Holiday party?”
So, here’s my verdict. Wear what you want, when you want, and how YOU want. Don’t let trends or bloggers or the catwalk dictate what YOU feel good in. It seems like the world has become this super critical ball of confusion. You’re too this or too that! How about you be the best YOU. And I’ll leave my little rant at that. Haha.
I love the colors, the prints, the velvety textures, the ridiculously huge bows, and fierceness accompanying the shoot.
So yall go cop these sweet high-quality pieces. And check out the website for the entire lookbook @ http://www.readytostare.com/
ABOUT READY TO STARE
Ready to Stare is the brainchild of Alysse Dalessandro. A jewelry designer, trained metalsmith, creator and selfempowerment advocate, she handcrafts statement jewelry and bold size inclusive apparel with an unapologetic confident attitude. Ready to Stare is designed for those who believe in following their passion, loving themselves and inspiring others to do the same.