Beauty and the Muse

Archive for October 2014

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My bestie came all the way from Minnesota to celebrate with us for our Islamic holiday.

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I am really loving black lipstick. I kind of want to wear it everyday now.

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So I got this pink dress from Ashley Stewart on the clearance rack!

The pink and white scarf and the shades are from Forever 21.

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The pics are kind of dark but you get the picture.

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I have a lot of fun with my fashion. Since it’s fall it’s time to start working those layered looks.

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(Model after the show)

 

October 4, 2014

Detroit, MI

Blue Velvet Vintage

Streetheart

Salon Detroit Collaboration

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I am a big fan of the Great Gatsby era and this model totally pulls it off.

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Vintage boutique owners and fashionistas

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Such an amazing personality and she’s wearing vintage Betsey Johnson.

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It was an amazing show!

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The stylist behind it all. Thanks Jessica for the invite.

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Model Behavior

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I was in love with my goth chic outfit for that evening. The dress is from Forever 21 and I paired it with a lace up boot and a turban.


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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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