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(L to R: Maryam, Tasneem, myself, and Fatimah)

 

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Black & Gold Birthday Soiree

September 28, 2015

Downtown Detroit, MI

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(All photos courtesy of Scott Mitchell of Worldiction Arts)

The wait is over. I am finally blogging about my Black & Gold Birthday Soiree photos last month. Although it was stressful, we had a great time. I was even able to style the models above with wardrobe courtesy of Thrift on the Ave and Green and Glamorous. Thanks loves 🙂

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My big sis came and boogied down.

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The owners of Thrift on the Ave! Go check them out in Downtown Detroit.

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The photographer of the night, Scott.

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The hubby and I.

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My friends, thanks for coming and helping and taking the verbal abuse. Ha. And of course, thanks to Madinah for the makeup.

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More of my friends!

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My buddy Dierdra and Mike.

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Model Shia and I.

Oh, and my dress was designed by myself and brought to life by two designers/seamstresses: Mahgrib of Chimiwear and Taqwa of Ziarra Collection.

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Nafeesa and Fatima.

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We had a lil’ runway competition. And Maryam won!

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My cake cutting ceremony.

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Roberto’s Bakery did a wonderful job. We smashed it.

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Thanks everyone for a fun filled evening.

And I’ll send you off with a pic of my sis dropping it like its hot. Oh, boy. lol

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