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(Photos: Lala Trips)

11/11/15

Feelin’ Blue

Detroit Institute of Arts

Detroit, MI

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My blogger friend, Lala and I, took a trip to the Detroit Institute of Arts. Before the snow fell in Michigan, we had a mini photo taking session.

 

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Jeans are so hard to find for mostly all body shapes, especially since I have short, fat legs. So finally, I went to Burlington Coat Factory and found a pair of stretch jeans. OMG. They are nice and comfortable. Doesn’t even pinch my belly rolls either.

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I got this peplum jacket from Torrid last year. Had to pull this staple piece out the back of the closet. I really love this shot! So laid back, which I rarely am. Haha.

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Turban: Can’t remember

Neckpiece: Go Go Lush

Peplum: Torrid

Shirt and Shades: Forever 21

Jeans and Boots: Burlington Coat Factory

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I’m ‘so-called’ handling business.

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Hope you guys enjoyed my OOTD set 🙂

 

 

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(Photo Cred and Makeup: Madinah M.)

May 5, 2015

Max M. Fisher Music Center

Detroit, MI

Ford Freedom Awards 2015

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Before I begin going into the awards show and the unforgettable musical performances. I just want to shout out my ‘glam’ team. Madinah hooked me up once again with this dramatic, yet subtle makeup look. She and her daughter, Lamiah, also helped me get dressed and accessorized 🙂 The owner of Ann Nahari, shipped my couture gown overnight. I designed this gown with her a few months ago, and she brought my idea to life. Thanks!

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I styled this entire look. I haven’t really worn red that much, but I am experimenting with new textures and colors this season.

Dress: Ann Nahari

Lace Turban: Indo/Paki Flea Market

Belt: Dots

Head piece, Earrings, and Bracelet: Forever 21

20150505_213458I never would’ve found out about this event unless Carlotta didn’t mention it on her Facebook page. Thanks for the invite. We were definitely the ‘Ladies in Red’.

20150505_205847Special musical guests for the evening was Big Sean and award winning singer, Ledisi. She can blow!

20150505_222617Shout out to White Castle for being open 24 hours!

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The Women’s Empowerment Expo

July 12, 2014

Cobo Arena

Detroit, MI

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I got up close (and almost personal) with Tyler Perry. He was keynote speaker at the Women’s Empowerment Expo. I must say he definitely did some empowering. He encouraged us to follow our dreams and delete negative energies from our circles.

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Of course I was on the prowl for some of Detroit’s eclectic styles. And I found some.

WEE6This naturalista had the hair and  attitude to match.

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I really loved her carefree spirit and laid-back girly look with the floral skirt.

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A fellow blogger and her stylish posse!

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An after show selfie!

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Gosh. I just love when Madinah does my make-up. She wanted to try a soft face with a blue lip.

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She also wrapped my turban for me. I love the new style.

#Turbinista

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I wish my skin looked this smooth everyday. The struggle.

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Yes, it’s a photo shoot. All black everything ‘curvy style’ with polka dot leggings underneath a sheer maxi dress from

Forever 21.

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I (heart) my MUA!

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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.

20140514_192249One of the models getting her wild hair done. The theme reminded me of urban forest fairies.

20140514_192630Negash designs was in the building.

20140514_192425Where art and fashion collide.

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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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Because I model, sometimes I feel as if I just shouldn’t have low self esteem. Because I’m a body-positive activist, I feel I have a duty to be “on”. To be okay with my body all the time publicly. To not deal with body dysmorphia because I take photos that others see as “perfect”. I have so many girls and women inbox me about how much my photos give them life. Give them courage. Allow them to go out and take up space. I do not want to let them down. Ya know? Sometimes, I feel like social media is like an overly perfect Tinder profile. We all are trying to create the perfect narrative. I get it. I shot this outfit last week. These were the only black jeans I had. And the only pair that matched. I was able to wear them comfortably last year. This time around I was busting out of them. When you can’t fit something that you used to fit or try on your size at the store and it doesn’t or no longer fits, it’s like the world is coming down. I spazzed out. I am huge. I am big. I am huge-r than the hugest person. Why can’t I fit into them? Why do you insist on eating a bag of chips every night? Why can’t you just drink water instead of juice? Empty calories! I wanted to throw the whole outfit away, but my job dictates that I take photos and show off clothes. So, I took the photo. Do you feel the need to uphold a certain standard in life, on social media? And, was there a time where you spazzed out when something hadn’t fit the way you wanted it to? How’d you manage? All bodies can chime in. Photo: @being_madinah Jacket: @fashionnovacurve #detroitblogger #psootd #plussize #instafashion #bodypositive #bgki #highfashion #honormycurves #effyourbeautystandards #pizzasisters4lyfe #blackgirlswhoblog #fashion #londonblogger #psfashion #novababe #blackgirlmagic #muslimgirl #90sfashion #plusmodel #feminist #wiw #intersectionalfeminism #hijabi #bodydysmorphia #fatacceptance #teenvogue #selflove #streetstyle #summerstyle #goldenconfidence

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