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Last year, I won a contest in Toronto and was given a $200 shopping spree by SexyPlus Boutique. I picked out this magenta colored dress by SWAK designs. It fits my wide hips and falls perfectly. I am short, so usually dresses are too short or too long.

20141025_181400So, I was at a wedding recently and paired this dress with a polka dot cardigan and a magenta colored scarf to match. It was cute yet simple.

 

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So, this one was taken at a picnic this summer. I wanted to be a little edgy so I paired the dress with pearls, a twist turban, and some killer 70’s inspired shades from Forever 21.

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Which style do you like best? And why?

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Oh, yes. The sun is out. And hopefully here to stay. The sun gives me life and so does color. I haven’t blogged in a long time since I am still wrapping up my master’s program, but I am back now y’all! Are you ready to be glamorized?

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OOTD Details: This dress is from Dot’s Fashions. I bought it like five years ago!

The undershirt was also from the same store and unfortunately they are going out of business!

The turban and neck scarves are from Forever 21 and so are the shades. $5.80 for the shades too. Can’t beat that price.

And the bracelet I got from Jamaica.

20140427_172755I was out and about with my nieces. She is posing like auntie. lol.

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My other niece. Check out those leopard print flats. She is trying to be fancy as well 🙂

 

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(Photo Courtesy: Barakah Photography MUA: Madinah M.)

Madinah planned on doing one last photo shoot for 2013. We both have learned so much about the fashion, photography, and makeup industry. So here are some photos that I styled.

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I wanted to go for an edgy glamorous look that mixed prints and utilized pearls. The shades are from Forever 21 and the pearl necklace I purchased from VictoriousMe Online Boutique.

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I want to give a huge shout out to Brianna of Barakah Photography who is a beast at editing!

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Twirl. Twirl. Twirl.

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You guys know that I am goofy!

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Outfit details:

Boots: Dot’s Fashion

Red pants: Rainbow Fashion

Dress Shirt: Wal-Mart

Blazer: Torrid

Gloves: JC Penney

Pearls: VictoriousMe

Scarf: Thrift Store

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My friend, Madinah, asked me if I’d like to model with her for Yemisi, seamstress and owner of La Bon Fabrics in Detroit. How could I oblige?

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I got my makeup done by none other than the queen of beat faces, Madinah.

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Our heads were wrapped by Yemisi and Zarinah El- Amin Naeem (above), author and creator of the “Beautifully Wrapped” movement, which celebrates the vast cultural world of headwrapping. She even has a cool calender she produces every year, the proceeds go to helping children in Africa.

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I felt amazing in these custom made threads. The top was giving me life!

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Madinah was killing her look. So regal!

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Bloopers 🙂

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Yaaaaaassss hunty. Makeup. On point. Headwrap. On point.

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africa9I felt like a geisha in this ensemble. The skirt was amazing.

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Madinha, Zarinah, and I. If you want more information on her head wrap calenders go to http://www.beautifully-wrapped.com

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The end of the day.

The models and the creative and talented seamstress, Yemisi Olorunsola (in the black pants). For more info on any of these custom made pieces at La Bon Fabrics call (313) 341-0634 or go to 18999 Livernois Ave, Detroit Michigan.


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