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(Photos by my crazy little brother. He did a good job. hehe.)

 

Fall Fashion

“Rockin’ The Hoodie”

Dearborn, MI

November 2 2015

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Got an email from Idakoos wanting to send me a customized hoodie. I am in love with hoodies. So warm and snuggly. And it being customized was even better.

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It took me a long time to come up with something to put on the front. I’m a writer. This should be easy for me, right? There was so many things I wanted to say, but I wanted the hoodie to reflect who I am to the person whose reading it.

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Since hashtags are trendy, I stared with those.

#Curvy

#Black

#Hijabi

Killen’ The Game.

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I chose these words because they are who I am. And frankly, I am a quite unapologetic about each one. I’m curvy, so there is a stigma that I’m lazy or unhealthy. I am Black, so I am ghetto or poor. I am Muslim, so I am oppressed or a terrorist. I can be all of those words and be none of the stigmas attached. So I put the last phrase on there to solidify it all. I kill the game, which means I am confident in my abilities to go above and beyond. So boom!

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The Idakoos sweater was easy to create and shipped pretty fast. The material is heavy duty and the inside is warm and soft. You have the option to buy one or 100+ Definitely check them out.

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Back view.

Yeah. #LeahVDaily

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Was trying to get a shot of myself throwing leaves in the air, but it was a total fail. Ha.

Wardrobe Breakdown:

Shades: Flossy’s Suitcase in Highland Park MI

Hoodie: Idakoos

Jeans: One 5 One Woman (the best!)

Ballet Flats: Torrid

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Photo: Reel Clever Films

October 17th, 2015

Downtown Detroit

Detroit Garment Group Feature

“Style It Local”

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Jewelry:

Earrings, necklace, and bracelet: F21

Midi Rings: Torrid

I was chosen to be featured in Detroit Garment Group‘s blog “Style It Local” for the month of October.

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As you can see, I was very much excited.

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Clutch: Avenue

My makeup was courtesy of Madinah. And the photos were taken by my buddies at Reel Clever Films. Thanks guys.

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Diva much?

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Turban: Caniff Gift & Variety

Faux Fur Vest: Burlington

Dress: F21

Turtleneck: Wal-Mart

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(Photo: Worldiction Edited: Leah V.)

Playing with filters on PicMonkey.

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These photos were taken after the Eastern Market After Dark DDF (Detroit Design Festival) Fashion Showcase. Boy, was that a looooong day. But there is always time for taking impromptu photos.

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Wardrobe Breakdown:

Hat and Sunnies: Forever 21

Neck piece: Burlington Coat Factory

Scarf: Caniff Gift & Variety

Dress: Ann Nahari (Designed by me)

Belt: Rainbow

Lipstick: Kat Von D Beauty

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(Photos Courtesy of Worldiction)

 

October 12th 2015

Blogger Meet & Greet with Leah V.

Lakeside Mall: Lord & Taylor

Sterling Heights, MI

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(I’m searching for the perfect fall ensemble for my model for the event.)

I was contacted by Nicole, store manager of Lord & Taylor, to talk about their new and improved Plus-Size section including brands from Jessica Simpson, Calvin Klein, and Michel Kors, just to name a few.

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(My beautiful model, Amanda Sweet, in her 1st outfit.)

This was Lord & Taylor’s first blogger meet and greet in-store. I decided to get two models and style them live. I also was able to style myself from head to toe in L&T’s plus section.

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Strutting her stuff. All black with a splash of flair and color.

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Outfit #2 with paparazzi…A.K.A Style bloggers.

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Outfit #3 says I work hard, but I play harder.

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I also styled my bff, Madinah. Love the warm-toned accents.

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Want to give a huge shout-out to all my blogger buddies that came out to support.

Here are my ladies from Style Trifecta.

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Lil Miss JB Style was in the house!

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Thanks to the friendly customers who stopped by.

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Thanks to Nicole who allowed us to rummage through her store. Haha.

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Oh, hey, there’s Eden from Chic in the Tropics.

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Baby Dallas, Eden, and Thaad.

All smiles 🙂

 

 

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(Thanks for the pics JB!)

 

September 24, 2015

The Fillmore

Hour Detroit’s Best Dressed

Downtown Detroit

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(Custom lace gown by Ann Nahari)

I heard about Hour Detroit’s Best Dressed for two years in a row and somehow never got a chance to attend. I called Somerset. I emailed and even called Hour Magazine. And no response. Maybe it wasn’t meant to be, I thought. Finally, a few days before the event, their PR firm contacted me with a press pass. I was ecstatic.

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I felt like an all black dress would’ve been too blah…I wanted to make a splash at the event. I decided what better color to wear: red!

Hawt like fire.

Explosive like lava.

Spicy like peppers.

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I adore this photo. It says curvy fashionista conquers the world.

By the way: hat and sunnies from Forever 21, neck piece from Burlington, and belt was from Rainbow Clothing.

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Close-up. Tried new foundation from Lancome. Lipstick by Kat Von D. No, Madinah didn’t beat my face. I had to do it all by my lonesome. My wing liner is getting a little better.

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Oh, Hey at Lil Miss JB Style and Colour and Grace.

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Bumped into these rowdy youngins’ outside the venue.

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Best Dressed Trio goes to this beaded and laced gang.

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Best Dressed Male goes to this velvet suit and embellished loafer gentleman.

 

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Fashion Blogger Alliance: Happy Hour

Bobcat Bonnie’s

Downtown Detroit

October 2, 2015

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When bloggers get together, it gets a little crazy. We take random usies.

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We pretend to act cool. Haha.

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We even stick our tongues out.

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But deep down, we genuinely share a love for fashion and art. We strive to inspire through our creations.

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We come from different backgrounds.

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Somehow we just fit together.

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Creating new friendships.

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I am always the crazy one. Lol

Shout out to Bobcat Bonnie’s for housing us rowdy bloggers. Food was good and the service was on point.

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(Fan pic at Chanel’s Pop-Up Exhibit: Boyfriend Watch Launch)

 

Leah V. Daily Crashes NYFW

New York City

NYFW Headquarters

September 13, 2015

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(Wilhelmina Model: Weston Serame @westonserame wearing the crown.)

 

As you all know, my blogger friends and I planned on doing a series on what we would wear to NYFW if we had a chance to go. Of course, I’d wear my tutu! I was on Instagram the next day and saw all my buddies at NYFW: posting selfies, street style, and clips from high-profile shows. At that very moment, I decided that I was actually going to fly to NY for the day and crash the Rachel Zoe show.

Here’s what happened…

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(NYFW isn’t NYFW without the street style photograpers.)

 

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(Fan pics with the crown and Coca-Cola)

I took the subway to Washington St. I then got lost. I hailed a cab. Got changed in the back of said cab. He dropped me off on the side of the building. I hopped out. Laid my tutu down. Threw on my crown and strutted into a barrage of hungry street photographers. They didn’t know my name, but they snapped. And snapped. And I posed and blew kisses. I even twirled. My time in the limelight was over once a ‘real’ celeb by. I was ok with that. I got my three seconds of fame. Ha.

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(Fan pics: Nikki Minaj face. lol)

I got in line to the Rachel Zoe show as if I had an invite. I stood patiently, more pics were taken of me. Fashionistas stood beside me, in front of me, and in back. The doors opened. People began taking their invites out. I gulped. When it was my turn to go up. I explained to the chic gate-keepers dressed in all black. I told them I was a blogger from Detroit. I flew in just on the belief that I would get into the Rachel Zoe show.

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(Dude’s face in the back: priceless)

The girls in black looked at me like I was crazy for wasting their precious time and politely said no. No ticket. No entry. I nodded and took the walk of shame out the opening. I fluffed my tutu and hailed a cab to NYFW Headquarters. I wouldn’t be defeated.

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I stopped by Chanel’s Meet My Boyfriend (the watch’s name) Exhibit. And received all the fan love after I was just denied access to Rachel Zoe’s show. I felt better already.

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(They offered me a customized Coca-Cola.)

 

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(They even let me try on a very expensive, fancy, schmancy watch encrusted with diamonds.)

 

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(A student photographer from Europe.)

After I left Chanel, I went across the street to NYFW Headquarters. Some of the people were a little snooty, but then I met this cool student and her friend (who took the pic).

 

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(Chloe Schnell, designer)

I asked Chloe if I could capture her style, and then we started talking. She’s an indie designer living in NYC.

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(Model: Maureen from Amsterdam. Her hair compliments my ensemble.)

 

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(I got to see my good friend, Kait. Style is definitely on Mars.)

So that is half of my story of how I crashed (or tried to crash) NYFW in my tutu and crown!

The 2nd part of my journey will be posted soon.

The story doesn’t stop here…

 

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Y’all know I like to dance. For me, dancing is such a major form of body positivity. Especially because once I started gaining the majority of my weight, I swore off dancing in public because of my massive wiggles and jiggles. I didn’t want people to judge me, stare at the blob dropping it like it’s hot. One day, I decided to dance again. Just as unapologetically as the other girls on the dance floor. I decided to go dancing while in LA during my trip. I’m walking around the venue scoping out the scene, in search of the hypest dancers. I see a big girl, a fat girl in a group with her thinner counterparts all dressed in bodycon dresses. The plus-size gal was modest and wore a faux fur vest. She wasn’t dancing, either. I made my way to her at once, tapped her on the shoulder, and said, “I love the way you rock that vest.” She looked over her shoulder with surprise, shock. So, I said it again. Her eyes widened and the biggest smile ran across her big cheeks. The fat friend. I was the fat friend. I am the fat friend. Who was picked over in a group of thinner women to be hit on, to be asked out, to be complimented. Invisible was what I felt like. A compliment goes a long way for marginalized bodies from very big to very thin. Have you ever felt invisible or the odd one around a certain group of friends or felt insecure? Also, do you compliment others? When’s the last time you’ve received a compliment? Any body type can chime in. Let’s chat. 📸 @oliviajlphoto #detroitblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #californiablogger #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #plusmodel #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #turbanista #bodygoals #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #instastyle #modestfashion #streetstyle #hijabi #selfconfidence #selflove

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