Beauty and the Muse

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 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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Went to Jummah (Friday prayer for Muslims) today and got a chance to meditate and pray, if only for a few minutes, I took the time out. I’ve been missing Friday prayer lately because I’m too busy doing everything else. Worried about everything else. A journalist and crew came to my apartment yesterday and interviewed me about modest fashion about my relationship with hijab. I told them straight up, I don’t have to dress modestly. I can go buy a pair of short-shorts, show my whole ass. Cuz it’s there *tongue pop* I can throw on my polka dot two-piece bikini and pop it on the gram and get three, four times more likes cuz that’s what folks wanna see all the time now. Like it or not, I could do that and still be Muslim. But my modesty, my head covering (hijab)is something that I choose to do, when it wasn’t a choice a long time ago. It was something forced upon me. That I had to do or else I didn’t love God enough as the next covered gal. It’s something that I do because it connects me spiritually and I’ve reclaimed my choice to dress the way I want. Despite other folk’s opinions on the matter. So, when you see me wrapping my crown, my hijab don’t go “dang, she must be forced to wear that” or “she must be married”. My crown, my hijab isn’t a symbol of oppression. It’s just the opposite. It’s my power that I’ve reclaimed as an individual to express myself how I see fit. So, here’s the video I promised a lot of y’all who’ve been asking for me to show you how to wrap your crown—Muslim or not. Rock what inspires you. Head over to YouTube to watch the step by step process 💁🏽‍♀️ Do you practice modesty in your dress? How do you stay modest in the summer heat? What’s some of the stereotypes you’ve heard or thought about the hijab? All bodies can chime in. Let’s chat. #newyorkblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #wamfam #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #modestfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #bodyconfidence #plusmodel #feminist #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #selflove #goldenconfidence #hijabfashion #beautyblogger #instavideo #musically

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