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Royal Oak

Pink Pump

October 24, 2013

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This was an amazing event. Tawny, the owner of Pink Pump (left) in Royal Oak, MI threw a female entrepreneur empowerment event. We also got to see a sneak preview of her segment on Start Up USA, a nationally broadcast PBS television program.

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(Left) Trish, a fellow entrepreneur. (Right) Tawny and an audience member.

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DJ mixing it up on the turntables.

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Fashion bloggers in the house!

 

 

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I had a photo shoot with Langston Hues last week and I wanted to go for army chic with a pop of color.

***(How do you guys like my new editing skills?)

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This photo is not edited. Big difference, eh? Let’s do a quick OOTD breakdown!

The two scarves I wore for my turban twist were from Forever 21, the yellow blazer and peach kitten heels were from Torrid, the army fatigue peplum top and pants were from Rainbow Clothing.

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Ohhh kill em! Got the beat down by Madinah.

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Throwing up the deuces (Chris Brown).

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I am so blessed to have a wonderful makeup artist. I love the lashes. I loved the colors. I am a makeup fanatic.

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Tionna Smalls is an author, relationship advisor, television personality, youth advocate, diva, outspoken glam queen who doesn’t take crap from anyone. She tells it like it is, but she is a very sweet woman, who has the business sense of a top CEO. We’ve seen her on Vh1 before with Chilli from the all girl R&B group, TLC. Now she hosts a show on MTV “Girl Get Your Mind Right” where she helps young women build self-esteem and confidence, and hopefully find love in the meantime.

LV: How was it growing up for you?

TS: I grew up in a two parent household. It was three girls, and it was crazy. My parents taught us early on not take “no stuff” from guys.

 

LV: Were you always confident?

TS: When I was 8 years old, I was very skinny. One day, I started to gain weight and got breast…

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Eid Prayer was early, early in the morning. I borrowed this amazing hijab (head scarf) from my friend. I’m not sure the exact color name, but I called it burnt orange or pumpkin.

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Ahhh, no make-up on….Well at least no foundation. I felt a little naked.

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My friends and I after Eid prayer. The leaves are changing. It’s officially Fall!

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Outfit of the Day (OOTD): Headchain from eBay. Scarf from my friend. Earrings from Lane Bryant. Sequined blazer and dress from Torrid. And shoes from Macy’s.

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Fall Fashion. Hijabi-Style 🙂

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The fashion and beauty blogger, Mia Ray.

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My OOTD. My long blue dress is from Baby Phat and the army fatigue vest was from Rainbow stores.

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The kids were making there own vintage T-shirts at the event.

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Mia Ray with one of the staff members of EMU Fashionality and Fashion Week.

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Mia Ray with the girls.

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We were in Royal Oak at Vega’s Lunch Box Drive at Susan Gray Boutique. Follow them on Instagram @ShopSusanGray

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This was my Outfit Of The Day. The dress was from Forever 21, the jacket was from Deb’s, and the head chain was from eBay.

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I had my lashes done. I felt like super woman.

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Lunch boxes that were donated. Find out more about the “Lunch Box Drive” at www.crowdrise.com/TheLunchBoxDrive

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We went to the hookah spot afterwards. I love my stylish friends.

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Carson’s

Livonia, MI

Trendevous Fall Fashion Show

September 2013

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The show was hosted by Karen Buschemi, the editor of Styleline Magazine and began at 8:30am!

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The DJ was turning those tables early in the AM.

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The fashion show started out with some chic pieces, blazers and peacoats.

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Bomber jackets, shades, and heel booties. Rockin’ out!

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My favorite look of the morning. I love the leopard print shirt with the dark washed jeans.

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I love this look as well. So flirty yet edgy.

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She rocked that gown on the runway.

 

 

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Mark England “Fashion Fights Cancer” Fashion Show

Detroit, MI

The Detroit Opera House

September 28, 2013

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My OOTD as I helped behind the scenes styling the models.

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I always have time to search for fashionistas in the audience.

(Left) A vintage flapper look with pearls.

(Right) Urban chic. She pairs her a metallic micro mini with a bold outlined heel.

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Our models behind the scenes.

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The ladies (and gents) did an awesome job at the Mark England Fashion Show.

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(Left) Robere Lett, stylist, editor of Hauteis Magazine, and modeling agent.

(Right) Diamond, she was the head lady in charge backstage. She’s a sweetie pie.

 

 

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And last but not least, my favorite gown of the entire show… Details, the bodice. This gown is everything.

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Birmingham Community House

September 20, 2013

Michigan Fashion Week

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The models did a wonderful job. They also walked in the main show in Southfield.

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I found some style stars in the building.

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(Left) Simple and chic. The points on her shoes and earrings, deliberate? Either way i’m loving the cohesion.

(Right) Haute Hijabis in the building.

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I loved this model’s sheer paneled top. She said it was originally lingerie but she wore it as a top. Stylish creativity at its best.

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The founder of Michigan Fashion Week, Loren (in the zebra print dress).

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Detroit Design Festival

Eastern Market

Detroit, MI

“Fashion After Dark”

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We had a great time at the “Fashion After Dark” fashion show.

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All the models after the show.

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(Left) Kat, the model and Madinah MUA.

(Right) Lilapop, the photographer, in her Kroger bag dress and .

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It was a hair-raising experience.

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(Left) It was a full house.

(Right) Our looks for the evening.

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Some of the fashions from local designers.

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The audience got to see sleek and wild styles!

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Hair raising afros, leather, and chains.

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An entire dress made out of bubble wrap. I love it.

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Noir Leather has some awesome pieces.


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