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Ultimate Style Expo 2014

The Westin

1500 Town Center Road

Southfield, MI

August 3, 2014

I was asked by Scotta Intimates owner, Shaneia Caldwell, to participate in a Street Style Blogger Competition along side Colours By Numbrs, Kori and StyleMile, Bruna (pictured above). Although, I didn’t win I had a blast.

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I had to prepare my fierce face and walk before the competition started.

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My older sister came to support, and I taught her some new poses.

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One of the lingerie models before she rocked the runway.

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Before the show started, you know we had to get some photos in!

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I am so silly. Gorgeously silly. DIY skirt by the way!

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A few of the models, waiting their turn on the runway.

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Thank you Madinah for the BeatFace 🙂 Thanks to my sister for coming out. The models looked fabulous, and congrats to all the bloggers who came out and supported.

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