Beauty and the Muse

Get To Know ME

 IMG_9263(Photographer: Barakah Photography, MUA: Madinah, and Stylist: Leah V.)

 

 

Note: I’ve changed blog sites! Check out my new one: www.beautyandthemuse.net

 

Leah V., Wardrobe Stylist, Freelance Writer, and Fashion Blogger.

I’m and African-American Muslim living in the D (Detroit). I have many roles, some of which include wardrobe styling, fashion curating, and creative writing. I style all sizes, plus or straight, demure or bizarre.

I have a B.S. in business, an M.A. in creative fiction, and an M.F.A. in publishing. I’m currently working on an interracial young adult novel set in the future. I blog about anything: fashion, how-to, non-fiction, culture, diversity, and body acceptance. The list goes on.

If you have any questions, would like an interview, would like to book me to style your next photo-shoot, ad, or show email me @ Lvernon20@yahoo.com and don’t forget to follow me on Instagram @ Lvernon2000

Features/Interviews:
• GorgeousInGrey.com
• Detroit Free Press
• Ultimate Style Expo
• NatashaToffa.com
• DailyVenusDiva.com
• StylishCurves
• TurbanistaParis
• Turbinista.com
• NaturallyFlyy
• Embrace The Natural You
• CurvyNStyle
• Bbbgirls4Ever
• Fire91 New York Radio
• HourDetroit
Curated Photo-shoots:
• Modern Mod
• Ragin’ Turbans
• “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”
• Color Explosion
• + DARK
Fashion Shows:
• Walk Fashion Show
• Pam Shainhouse, Designer and founder of Allistyles
• Curves Rock Weekend and Fashion Show
• F.A.S.H Fest, Leslie Ann-Philing
• Michigan Fashion Week
• Mark England’s “Fashion Fights Cancer” Fashion Show
• The Runway Boutique’s Tryst
• The International Headwrap Expo and Fashion Show (Stylist/Model Coordinator)

Coming Soon…
Detroit Design Festival (DDF) “Future Totem” Fashion/Architecture

Blogger Photoshoot “Women Empowerment”

*New* YouTube Vlog Launch

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I couldn’t even post yesterday because I was over it. For a long time I racked my brain. What could I say that had meaning. Impact. How could I make someone else’s day better instead of dwelling in my own existential crisis? Nothing. I felt like giving up... Truth is, that sometimes I feel like I am living the lives of two or three very different people. There’s the internet persona. The IRL me. And, the me when I’m alone with my own thoughts. Sometimes they intersect and other times they fly in different directions, dragging me along. In 2013, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. I felt as though I’d been branded. Where I came from, you just prayed your mental problems away. You just hid them. You dealt with it. Privately. Because having mental issues meant that something was wrong with you. Your faith was weak. I have these bouts where I have no clue who I am. I am floating. I am imbalanced. And on edge. Crying at any little thing. I look at photos of myself, cringe, and find the most hideous things to nitpick at. I feel like the hugest person in the room. I’m taking up too much space. I don’t deserve the things that I have. There’s this pressure on my chest, on my back to perform. Because that’s what everyone else does here. They perform. For likes. I’m sharing this because I know that in my current state, sharing my ugly non-IG worthy struggles with identity and mental illness will touch someone else. Someone else needs to hear this. That we ain’t all okay all the time and that’s okay. I’m sending you love. How does this confessional make you feel? Are you okay today or are you not okay? Let’s normalize conversations about mental illness. This is a safe space to chat ❤️ 📸 @awake.dreaming #detroitblogger #psootd #mentalhealth #instafashion #bodypositive #portraitphotography #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #fatacceptance #seventeen #queen #turbanista #honormycurves #bodydysmorphia #instabeauty #intersectionalfeminism #fashionblogger #sequindress #eatingdisorderrecovery #editorial #hijabi #modestfashion #selfcare #monochromatic #highfashion

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