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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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Because I model, sometimes I feel as if I just shouldn’t have low self esteem. Because I’m a body-positive activist, I feel I have a duty to be “on”. To be okay with my body all the time publicly. To not deal with body dysmorphia because I take photos that others see as “perfect”. I have so many girls and women inbox me about how much my photos give them life. Give them courage. Allow them to go out and take up space. I do not want to let them down. Ya know? Sometimes, I feel like social media is like an overly perfect Tinder profile. We all are trying to create the perfect narrative. I get it. I shot this outfit last week. These were the only black jeans I had. And the only pair that matched. I was able to wear them comfortably last year. This time around I was busting out of them. When you can’t fit something that you used to fit or try on your size at the store and it doesn’t or no longer fits, it’s like the world is coming down. I spazzed out. I am huge. I am big. I am huge-r than the hugest person. Why can’t I fit into them? Why do you insist on eating a bag of chips every night? Why can’t you just drink water instead of juice? Empty calories! I wanted to throw the whole outfit away, but my job dictates that I take photos and show off clothes. So, I took the photo. Do you feel the need to uphold a certain standard in life, on social media? And, was there a time where you spazzed out when something hadn’t fit the way you wanted it to? How’d you manage? All bodies can chime in. Photo: @being_madinah Jacket: @fashionnovacurve #detroitblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #highfashion #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #novababe #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #90sfashion #plusmodel #feminist #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #hijabi #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #teenvogue #selflove #streetstyle #summerstyle #goldenconfidence

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