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(My mom is in the middle, and my big sis, Tonisha, is on the end)

 

I have worked with Leslie Ann Pilling before last year on a fashion show, and I just love what she is doing in Detroit, meshing local fashion, art, and music. She invited us to The ‘Reveal’ Beauty and Trend Showcase at the Fillmore in Downtown Detroit. We had a blast watching the ballet dancers, listening to the opera singers, and the electro-funk pop band play.

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I got to wear my new Forever 21 Plus dress and shades.

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20140514_192802This hair model has been practicing pointe/ballet for over thirteen years. She was an exceptionally graceful dancer.

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First, let me take a selfie!

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My big sis came out. We had a blast.

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You know I had to take photos after the show.

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Ah, it was that time again, and the smell of new and emerging fashion was in the air. I hopped on a plane and flew over to NY not knowing if I would get into a show or even get inside the building.

I got into the building. I didn’t get into any shows 😦 It’s ok though. I met some cool people.

And I got a ton of photographers taking pictures of me. I felt like a real celeb. I was featured on a clip on New York Times Instagram page. Whoop! And I got to do an interview on style with Papyrus.

I am coming up.

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Check out her candy package purse. Don’t you love it?

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Fashion. Fashion. And need I say more fashion. New York baby!

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Style Network was in the building. I wish my girl Riri was really there.

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Fellow fashion bloggers and stylists. Looking fab ladies.

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This pic was taken outside on the deck (Left).

Giuliana Rancic from the Style Network told me that she liked my style. Bad pic? I know right. She was speed walking! (Right)

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More stylistahs in the lobby of the Mercedes Benz lobby.

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New York Fashion Week had the colorful to the simple styles.

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I believe these two girls were models. But I just liked their ensembles. (left)

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The woman on the left designed both of these looks. Original. I love it!

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I met these girls outside. I told her to walk so I can get a pic of her dress flowing. So Paris and Nicky Hilton photo bombed our shoot. Lol. See the picture in the right hand corner. Hilarious.

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Paris and Nicky Hilton looking real fab.

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More fashionistas. I love the black stud chic. Rock on!

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A few months ago, I sought out some styling work in the fashion industry, and I stumbled upon Leslie Ann Philing and F.A.S.H Fest, boy was I excited to work with her and her team on this fashion show. As a “dresser” behind the scenes, we had to wear all black. I went for an edgy chic look.

Let’s break down the look: The scarf, shirt, half jacket, and pants were from Dot’s Fashion, the necklace was from Deb’s, the bracelets were given to me by a friend, the ring was from Claire’s, the studded flats are from Cato’s. Oh, and the shades are from Forever 21. You likey?

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More pics of my OOTD 🙂

 

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My good friend and stylish MUA, Madinah, came along. (left)

I met a really cool, and chic blogger from Detroit for the second time, Liz. (right)

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Fest6 The runway. It was truly an amazing setup.

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Hair stylists at work. Look at the dedication in those faces.

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Fest4 Two local models. They were cool, calm, and collected.

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The models were gearing up to rip that runway. Great job ladies.

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Corsets and styles by Ivy’s Custom Corsetry by Robin  Richardson.

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A stylist at work. Creating art.

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This forest inspired dress was mesmerizing. The best dress in the show for me.

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Madinah with a fellow male model .

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Jireh, an awesome photographer, Liz, a blogger, and Madinah, MUA.

 


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